Refugee Family Sponsorship
A group of residents from Bonnie Doon has come together to sponsor a refugee family from Syria. They are working with Mennonite Central Committee to bring a family to Edmonton. The Bonnie Doon Refugee Sponsorship Group is looking for people who would like to get involved with this community-based project. Volunteers are needed to assist with areas such as fundraising, finding rental accommodation, assisting with finding a doctor, enrolling children in school, and helping the family feel welcome and settled in Edmonton once they arrive. For more information, please contact Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Share this with others who may also be interested.
May Seniors Get-Together
Our next monthly Seniors Get-Together is coming up on Thursday, May 19th., Bonnie Doon Hall, 9240 93 Street. If you would like to connect with other seniors in Bonnie Doon, this is a great way to do it. We meet at 10:30 for National Film Board films. This is followed by a light lunch for $2.
At our May get-together,the films we’ll watch include Prairie Women and Great Collections from the Montreal Botanical Garden.
For more information, contact Margaret, 780-469-1179.
Soccer success in Bonnie Doon
Outdoor soccer season is here! Bonnie Doon has a long history of offering community soccer for children aged 4 to 18. Relying on a strong group of dedicated coordinators, coaches and parent supporters, the Bonnie Doon soccer program has a reputation of fielding quality outdoor and indoor teams that perform well, foster individual and team performance skills, and most importantly, have a lot of fun!
This spring we have 14 teams and 150 players. Due to the success of our soccer program the majority of the U14 girls have moved on to the STORM Premiere team along with many other players from Bonnie Doon's U10, U12 and U14 teams. We are extremely proud to have helped develop these players into the elite athletes they have become.
A big thank you to Darla Bodnar, Patti Kehoe and all the other volunteers who work so hard to bring community soccer to Edmonton.
For more information, please contact our awesome coordinators at:email@example.com
Opus@12 Chamber Concert
Opus@12 Chamber Concert Society presents "Scènes de la forêt", music by Mel Bonis, Dario Castello and G.F. Haendel. Great for seniors, families and young children. Bring your lunch, come and get up close to the musicians! Free parking upper level of parkade.
La Cité Francophone
8627 91st Street
Friday May 13th, 12 PM - 1PM
2016 AGM Elections
Bonnie Doon Community League extends a warm welcome to our newest board member, Karen Doucet. Karen accepted the position of Secretary at our Annual General Meeting on April 24. She joins returning board members Mark Gordon, Daniel Kaliel, Don Masson, Ian Gray and Shauna Kuiper. Mark & Daniel are halfway through two year terms. Don, Ian and Shauna reoffered and were elected to new two-year terms.
Our tireless Social Chair, Margaret Russell has stepped down to focus on planning and organizing seniors activities in the community. This leaves us short one board member, someone who cares about community and who wants to join an amazing group of volunteers. For details, write to Mark, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are extraordinarily grateful to to Margaret and to our outgoing Secretary, Suzi Radke. Our board is now:
This is a good time to thank these Bonnie Dooners, volunteers who are way too busy getting things done to be board members(!):
Jane's Walk - Come walk with us!
Join City staffers as they explore the mature neighbourhood of Bonnie Doon to discuss what "character" means in well-established neighbourhoods like Bonnie Doon. Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. Meet at Central Baptist Church parking lot (Connors Road & 94 Street). For more information, see here.
New Community Garden
A new community garden is being planned in Bonnie Doon. A big thank you to Rutherford School which is providing Bonnie Doon Community League space for the garden. Planning for the garden is currently underway with an eye towards planting in 2017.
If you would like to get involved, please contact email@example.com. If you have experience in garden design, we would especially like to hear from you! We are also looking for donations of new or used garden tools in good condition.
Mill Creek Clean Up
Mill Creek Clean Up is coming up May 1. The Keepers of Mill Creek look forward to seeing everyone pitching in to make our emerald oasis in the city litter-free once again. All volunteers are invited to enjoy a post-clean up BBQ lunch, provided again this year by the generous Francophone Business Association.
Here are the basics for the day:
Mill Creek Clean Up
Date: Sunday May 1, 2016 10am-1pm (rain or shine)
Meeting Location: Peace Mile Rock in the Mill Creek Pool Upper Parking Lot at 10am
Direction: We will clean the ravine from North of Mill Creek Bridge towards Connors Rd.
Gloves and bags provided
BBQ to follow at the base of 87th Ave (just north of the two homes) next to the creek.
If you would like to contribute in any way, please contact Nancy Rempel, President, The Keepers of Mill Creek
Archaeological Dig in Mill Creek?
The City of Edmonton has "received a request from a PhD student of Anthropology at the University of Chicago who is interested in performing limited archaeological survey and excavation in Mill Creek Ravine Park (north) to locate and study the material remains of one of the first industrial areas of the city. She hopes to identify, map, and excavate one of the earliest meatpacking plants in the city (Vogel’s Meats, founded 1902) as well as a workman’s shantytown adjacent to the packing plant. She has already received a survey and excavation permit from the Archaeology Branch of the Albertan Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The permit is for work between June 20 and August 20, 2016. No trees or shrubs would be removed but some undergrowth would be cut back. As well, excavation may impact tree roots."
Yo, Bonnie Doon; what are your thoughts?
Supporting Syrian Refugees
A group of residents from Bonnie Doon are interested in sponsoring a refugee family from Syria. Like so many other Canadians, they have watched the refugee crisis in Syria and wanted to do something to help. They have met a couple of times to discuss sponsoring a family as a community-based project, with Bonnie Dooners coming together to offer support. The response has been enthusiastic. A representative from Mennonite Central Committee Alberta, the refugee sponsorship agreement holder, attended one of the group’s meetings to answer questions and was very supportive of the group’s plans. If you would like to get involved, please contact Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Share this with others who may also be interested.
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