Messages from the Ermineskin Community League Board
I would like to thank Councillor Walters for hosting a working breakfast with the Presidents of the Ward 10 Community League which took place on February 9. An increase in crime was a concern for all Leagues. Councillor Walters will extend an invitation to the new Chief of the Edmonton Police Service to attend the next Ward 10 League meeting. We also discussed the solar panel and LED light installations at Blue Quill Community League. A briefing session, organized by South West Area Council of Community Leagues is being planned for other leagues to learn from Blue Quills experience.
In the last few newsletters I have written about crime. Here is another reminder, three weeks ago I was up at 4:30 a.m. and working in my living room. I looked up and saw two males with three very full backpacks standing under the street light. It was 4:30 a.m. and it was -40C and they were causally looking at what they had stolen. When they went to my neighbours minivan and tried to get in, I opened my front door and yelled at them. They quickly ran off. I did call 911 and reported what I saw. If you see something suspicious please, safely, look into it and if there is a crime please call 911 and report the incident and the address so the information is logged into the neighbourhood crime map.
We have had a a long cold stretch and during it all Piet den Besten has kept the ice in as good shape as possible for the brave few who still want to skate and play hockey. Once again, thanks Piet.
Jo Nicholas, one of our two hard working office assistants, with help from the Scouts and Pathfinders, organized a fun afternoon of lantern making on Feb 2. The lantern parade and fire needed to be postponed due to cold weather. We will keep you updated as to when it is rescheduled for. Thanks Jo for the idea and perseverance through all the cold days.
Our Annual General Meeting is coming up on May 14.
Everyone is invited!
6:00 – 6:30 we will have an open house, pizza and pop provided. As in years past we will invite EPCOR, Procurra and community services to attend so you can speak directly to them about initiatives and programs that will affect our community league. We are always looking for volunteers to work with us to build the community that we all want to live in.
We don’t ask for a lot of time from our volunteers but many hands do make light work. We look forward to meeting new friends and community builders!
Kent McMullin, President