Welcome to our community!
We are passionate about our simple mandate: Enriching life in our community. Come share the passion, and join the Ermineskin Community League today!
Happy Holidays to everyone
Our Office will be closed from December 19th, 2014 to January 5th, 2015
Free Family Movie Night On January 2, 2015 @6:00PM
Popcorn and Drink free for members ($2 for non-members)
Movie Showing: How to Train You Dragon 2
Would you be interested in a cross country ski loop set up in our area?
Cross country ski lessons?
Let us know if this is of interest to you.
There are a couple of areas that are possibilities so if this is something you would like to see please contact us so that we can explore this possibility.
Christmas is quickly approaching — 30 days to go — we’re working hard at the Christmas Bureau to provide a festive meal to 65,000 Edmontonians in need this season!
Christmas is a time of caring and sharing, a time for family and friends. For 74 years, we have worked to make sure every Edmontonian in need enjoys a festive meal at Christmastime — warming hearts one plate at a time. Please help us provide families, seniors and individuals in need in our community with the means to serve up their own traditions:
· Donate today to help us reach our goal of providing for 65,000 Edmontonians
· Hold a fundraiser at your office, school, church or club
· Sponsor a hamper for a family, senior or individual in need
· Volunteer to help at our donation desks or events
· Share our messages on Twitter and Facebook
Last year alone, we provided food hampers or food gift cards for 62,000 Edmontonians in need with the support of our generous donors, partners and team of over 500 volunteers. As Edmonton’s Christmas Charity, we truly are about neighbour helping neighbour during the festive season.
Many clients turn to the Christmas Bureau for a year or two for help during a difficult time. Some have lost their jobs or faced a medical crisis that has left them unable to work. Some, particularly single parents, have returned to school to improve their family’s circumstances. Some have moved to Canada for a better life but struggle with the costs of settling in a new city. And some, especially seniors and Edmonton’s working poor, face a day-to-day battle to meet their needs on a fixed- or low-income.
We work with over 100 social service agencies who refer their clients to the Christmas Bureau. Non-denominational and available to all in need, we provide a one-stop application process for Edmontonians in need of a festive meal, toys for children under 12 (630 CHED Santa’s Anonymous) and teen gift cards (Edmonton Sun Adopt-A-Teen Program).
Please check out our website for more info http://www.christmasbureau.ca/home
Chelsea has a big smile as she was the winner of
the beautiful quilt that was kindly donated by the Sew & Sews for the Ermineskin Craft Fair!
Thanks so much for for the wonderful work on the quilt and we know that Chelsea is happy she bought the winning ticket!!
Here are a few more pictures from the craft fair!
What a fabulous event!!
It's that time of year when sometimes your neighbors need help shoveling snow.
Will you be a snow angel to someone?
To be a Snow Angel, all you need to do is shovel snow for a person in need in your neighbourhood. Your efforts will help create a safer community for everyone and will help people meet their responsibility to remove ice and snow from their sidewalks within 48 hours of snowfall.
And, if you have had someone help you, say thanks to your volunteer by nominating them as
Winter is on its way, and The City of Edmonton is planning for an exciting season of our new program, Front Yards in Bloom: Winterscapes! Let's celebrate winter in our city by creating and nominating winterscapes in our neighbourhoods!
Winterscapes is family-friendly program in which all Edmonton residents, including community leagues, businesses and schools, can participate. You can also nominate your or someone else's winterscape for an award by taking a photo and submitting it online this January. Submitted nominations will be entered into a Weekly Prize Draw for some cool prizes.
This winter, why not include winterscaping as a fun activity during your league's winter festival, or advertise the program as a fun way for families to get outside and create a beautiful winter yard in your neighbourhood? All you need is your imagination and:
- some cold weather
- a bit of snow/ice for building and shaping
- you can also add plant materials, colour, tree ornaments, even a bird feeder, or winter lights.
Please visit our website for more program details: www.edmonton.ca/winterscapes
Responsibilities of Municipal Enforcement Officers:
Interested in Free Drop-In programs for children ages 0-6
Click here for more info on the South West Family Resource Center, now offering new programs for parents and children.
Community Swim, 2014-2015
September 6 - June 30
Current ECL members in good standing can enjoy free community swim as follows:
September - December 2014
Confederation Leisure Centre
11204 - 43 Avenue
Saturdays, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
January - June 2015
Millwoods Recreation Center
Sundays, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Remember to bring your current Ermineskin membership card for admission.
For assistance with snowshovelling, contact the organization in your area. Workers are interested in helping seniors, pre-screened and provide reasonable rates.
City-wideSeniors Association of Greater Edmonton (SAGE)
SouthsideSociety of Seniors Caring about Seniors
SouthwestLifestyle Helping Hands Seniors' Association
The City of Edmonton’s Housing Opportunities Program for Edmonton (HOPE) offers a grant of up to $20,000 to help low-income Edmontonians make repairs to their homes. HOPE will help qualifying homeowners bring their homes to a minimum standard of health and safety relating to plumbing, heating, electrical, structural, fire safety, disability modifications and energy efficiency. Applicants must own and occupy their homes. Seniors and persons with disabilities are given priority. Review the HOPE website for more information on eligibility requirements.