Bonnie Doon Community League and its hall are safe and respectful of the LGBTQ community. The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues - EFCL has hired Hope Jubenvill as a LGBTQ+ Project Lead summer student in order to help facilitate a more inclusive and respectful environment for the LGBTQ+ community in Community Leagues as well as to address certain barriers that may prevent engagement. More information available here:https://efcl.org/events--projects/lgbtq-project/
The Old Time Canada Day Picnic 2019 was a lot of fun. Thank you to Jeanne for organizing and to Margaret, Jed, Merin, Rita, Karen and many others that stepped in to help run the games. Thank you to Bonnie Doon Corner Market for supplying all the frozen desserts. Thank you to Bonnie Doon Bowling Lanes for supplying the mobile bowling lane and 25 free bowling games as bowling prizes. Thank you to Bonnie Doon Mall Administration, O Canada Gear and SEESA for supplying the other games prizes. Thank you to the following companies for supplying Silent Auction Items: Audrey’s Photography, Carlton’s Cards Bonnie Doon, O Canada Gear, Kuhlman's Greenhouse and Shoppers Drug Mart Bonnie Doon. We hope all enjoyed the event even if the weather did not cooperate.
Residents of Bonnie Doon are invited to Supper's On Us, Bonnie Doon Community League's annual free BBQ and membership drive. Enjoy hot dogs, burgers, bouncy tents and more!
Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Bonnie Doon Park, 9240 93 Street (next to Bonnie Doon Hall)
It's a fun way to meet your neighbours and support your community league.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please consider signing up for a short shift, to help out. Sign Up Sheet here.
BDCL encourages residents to renew their membership at Supper's on Us, held every September in conjunction with Community League Day in Edmonton.
Similar to the past few summers, the City of Edmonton will enforce parking restrictions in north Bonnie Doon during the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. This is not a community league initiative, however our volunteers are giving of their time to hand out passes to affected residents. In general, parking will be restricted from 92 Avenue to Connors Road, between Mill Creek Ravine and 91 Street. Obey posted parking restrictions to avoid having your vehicle ticketed and towed. See detailed info on parking restrictions.
When: Thursday, August 8 through Sunday, August 11, 2018
Where: As per City signage. Generally north of 92 Ave in Bonnie Doon
Parking permits will be available to residents who live in the affected area. To get a permit, you must drop by Bonnie Doon Park on one of the following 2 days. This will be your only opportunity to get a permit.
When: When: Thursday, August 1, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm And Wednesday August 7, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Bonnie Doon Park (or in the hall if it's raining), 9240 93 Street
Bring: Government-issued photo ID showing your address
Volunteers will be verifying id and giving out permits (thanks Don, Karmen and Dwayne).
Help spread the word and make sure your neighbors know about parking restrictions and permits during Folk Fest.
If you recently moved to your home and don't yet have id showing your address, bring your current government-issued id with something like a utility bill addressed to your home in the affected area.
A flyer will also be delivered to residents.
Parking Passes may NOT be sold.
We will give parking permits to people living in the area below. This map is not meant to show where the City will restrict parking.
Bonnie Doon has once again been 'planted' with the little yellow 'Front Yards in Bloom' signs. A hardy team of volunteers surveyed the entire neighbourhood in June (yes, in the rain!), noting the gardens that made us stop and smile; gardens that were at least 25% planted. In July the teams returned to 'plant' the signs. This year we had over 125 yards nominated. We have also forwarded specific gardens to the next level of competition, in the categories of Tiny, Natural, Public and General. The Edmonton Horticultural Society is the final arbiter; decisions for City-wide winners will be made soon.
Thank you to the returning and new volunteers: Karen, Daniel & Kerri (& kiddos), Don, Bill & Claudette, Cindy, Sherry, Debbie and Élizabeth.
Keep gardening Bonnie Doon! The neighbourhood looks amazing!
Bonnie Doon Community League is hosting an Old Time Canada Day Picnic, July 1, 1-4pm.
Free games for all ages and abilities, including:
Pin the Maple leaf on the Flag
Gunny Sack Race
Ball Roll Race
Bobbing for Apples
Axe Throw ( * using plastic axes :) )
Cane/Wheelchair Obstacle Race
Three Legged Race
Pie Eating Contest
Silent Auction for Bonnie Doon Hall's Renovation Fund.
Purchase a copy of Bonnie Doon's history book! On sale for $25, limited quantities available.
Hot dogs, potato salad, refreshments, deserts available for $2 per person for community league members and $5 per person for non-members. Proceeds to Bonnie Doon Hall's Renovations Fund.
We rely on our community to pull off this fun event! Please email Jeanne at email@example.com if you can help out with this new event.
Bonnie Doon will once again be participating in Edmonton’s Front Yards in Bloom (FYiB)!
FYiB recognizes our friends and neighbours' efforts to create more beautiful communities
FYiB was founded in 1999 by the Edmonton Horticultural Society, Canada Post, and the City of Edmonton to celebrate attractive front yards in Edmonton.
Edmonton's Front Yards in Bloom is now the largest program of its kind in Canada. Last year Bonnie Doon had over 100 gardens nominated in the various categories. Our neighbourhood was happily covered with the little yellow signs!
Although anyone can nominate a garden, Bonnie Doon has an active team that gets together to make sure that every possible garden is considered. We always have room for more residents to join.
If you are interested and are available to walk the neighbourhood in late June, please contact Karen Doucet at firstname.lastname@example.org. You might meet some new neighbours and probably see a corner of Bonnie Doon that you don’t regularly visit!
Join in with games, sports, crafts, music, drama and special events. A complete list of activities and special events are posted on the side of Green Shacks each week. If there is a game or activity that peaks your child's interest that you would like to have included in programming, just ask the Program Leader.
Programs Leaders are easily identified by their blue shirts and may be assisted by volunteer leaders in training. All leaders:
Summer Green Shack runs from July 3 - August 23 at Bonnie Doon playground.
News from our Soccer Coordinator, Diane, email@example.com...
Good-day families, the countdown to the start of Soccer season is here. You will be hearing from your coaching teams next week if you have not yet already been contacted.
If you have not been contacted by Friday April 26th, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, stating your player's age, group and name.
We had 26 U9 boys ask for or live in BD this season, team size is 16, thus we are hosting 1 team, and then others are helping bring other community teams up to size.
U5 and U7 coaching teams - you will receive your rosters on Tuesday; along with equipment pickup info.
We need of another U5 coach. If you are willing to help out, please let me know. email@example.com. A free U5 coach training is Tuesday April 23 at the South Soccer Centre; all you need to get started in one 2-hour course.
Please help ensure all our U5's get to play.
Join The Keepers of Mill Creek on Sunday, May 5th from 10am-1pm for Spring cleaning in Mill Creek Ravine.
The Keepers of Mill Creek are pleased to once again be collaborating with The City of Edmonton, local community leagues and Edmonton's French Quarter's Business Association to organize its annual clean-up in Mill Creek Ravine Park.
The clean-up will start at the Peace Mile Rock at the north end of Mill Creek Pool's Parking lot. Please bring your own gloves and water bottle. Garbage bags and disposable gloves will be provided. The clean-up area is from Mill Creek Bridge north to Connors Rd.
A free BBQ compliments of the French Quarter's Business Association and M&M Meats from Bonnie Doon Centre, will be held from 12-1pm at the base of 87th Ave, across from the two homes that mark this location.
Everyone welcome. The clean-up will proceed rain or shine.
A few things to note about the upcoming clean up:
1. We will meet at the North end of the upper Mill Creek Pool parking lot (by the peace mile marker). Cleaning supplies will be provided there. Volunteers can make their way North as far as Connors Road, and can take any route they choose for cleaning.
2. Once you've filled up a garbage bag during the clean up, leave it anywhere on one of the main trails (paved or gravel). City staff will be coming by later to collect the garbage bags.
3. If you come across a camp set up of some kind, or any needles, try to make note of your location (i.e. screen shot where you are on Google maps if you have a cell phone). Do not pick up any needles or campsite items. City of Edmonton staff will be notified of these locations following the clean up.
Thanks so much, and see you this Sunday
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