Memories of Bonnie Doon
The Memories of Bonnie Doon Project is underway with community members interviewing seniors from Bonnie Doon. We are gathering their memories from living in Bonnie Doon in years gone by. Our goal is to compile 50 stories in 2016, ahead of Bonnie Doon Community League's 100th anniversary in 2018. Anyone with story ideas or photographs is invited to contact Margaret Russell, coordinator for this Bonnie Doon Community League email@example.com or phone 780-469-1179
July Seniors Get Together
Our next monthly Seniors Get-Together is coming up on Thursday, July 28 at 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 a.m. to enjoy an eclectic mix of films produced by the National Film Board.
There is no charge for the films. Lunch (a cost of $2) will be served at 11:30 a.m.
Mark your calendar for the August get together on 25th of the month.
For more information, contact Margaret, 780-469-1179.
Community Archives Project
Emily Kaliel was hired to work on our Community Archives Project under the Canada Summer Jobs program. She started on May 16 and will work until mid-July. She is meeting with people in Bonnie Doon who have records of earlier
Bonnie Doon Community League projects.
Rink Construction Underway
It's hard to think about skating now, but next winter we'll have a new rink at Bonnie Doon Hall. Canadian Arena, the company that is building the new rink, began work the end of June with demolition of the old rink.
If you want to find out the tentative schedule, you can check out our google calendar. We'll provide updates here as often as possible.
Thanks to Stephanie Wold and major financial support from the City of Edmonton and Alberta Culture who have made the new rink possible.
Mill Creek Pedestrian Bridges
During the summer, City of Edmonton staff will be assessing five wooden pedestrian bridges in Mill Creek Ravine to determine if the bridges need to be rehabilitated or replaced.
Given that three of the bridges are trestle-type bridges once used in railway service in the early part of the 20th century, the City of Edmonton is conducting a survey to gather feedback from residents and trail users.
The City would like your opinion on whether the historical look of the trestle bridges should be preserved during rehabilitation, and ask you to highlight any issues the design team should consider during the rehabilitation work.
To take part in the survey please use this link: https://www.edmontoninsightcommunity.ca/S.aspx?s=469&r=ua5qS9VW80Ex0RP9OB7yK6&so=true&a=1102&as=i3Py3xX6Ba&fromdetect=1
Or visit www.edmonton.ca/MillCreekPedBridges
Green Shack is Back
The Green Shack Playground Program in Bonnie Doon is gearing up for another summer. The program gives kids between the ages of six and twelve a chance to join in games, sports, crafts, music, drama and special events. Children under the age of six are welcome as well but must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.
The fun starts at Bonnie Doon Park on July 4, 2016. Green Shack Playground Program will be offered from 2:30 p.m.. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. It will run until August 25, 2016.
The program is free to use and is offered by the City with support from Bonnie Doon Community League.
Programs are led by staff who:
• Ensure participants play safely; parents are responsible for their children at all times and must be available in the event of an emergency.
• Are easily identifiable by their blue shirts and name tags.
• May be assisted by volunteer Leaders in Training.
• Have completed a Security Clearance process, are trained in First Aid and are certified specialists in FUN!
Programming is still available on rainy days but will be cancelled during severely inclement weather.
For complete neighbourhood Green Shack listings, please call 311 or visit HERE.
June 16th, 2016
Dear Bonnie Doon resident,
As part of the Bonnie Doon Neighborhood renewal project, a new sidewalk will be constructed on the south side of [Connors Hill Gospel Hall], along 93 Avenue between the existing boulevard ash trees and the [church]. This space is currently occupied by two City owned spruce trees.
The original project plan included relocating these spruce trees within the community. After further inspection and analysis it has been determined that these trees cannot be relocated without causing significant damage to the adjacent boulevard ash trees.
As per the City’s Corporate Tree Management Policy, the project will provide compensation for the loss of the two spruce trees. These funds will be used to plant five more trees within Bonnie Doon, generating urban forest growth in the neighborhood.
We are interested in hearing from residents of the Bonnie Doon neighborhood about ideas for locations where these trees could be planted, or what species’ would be desired.
Please forward your suggestions on to myself, Trevor Thistle, Urban Forester for the City of Edmonton. You can reach me at 780-944-7833, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trevor Thistle Bsc. Forestry | Urban Forester PR-4760AM |
Parks Operations NE District
The Park Bench
Read more about the City of Edmonton's neighbourhood and recreation programs in the June Park Bench. From summer camps to a block party and training for Abundant Community Edmonton. There is so much going on!
The BDCL Blog
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