YEGyouth

The Neighbourhood Recreation Experiences Team from the City of Edmonton is excited to introduce a new program model for youth that will be offered year round. Starting in July a free, drop-in youth program will be offered in six major City of Edmonton Recreation Centres:

  • Terwillegar
  • The Meadows
  • Clareview
  • Commonwealth
  • St. FX
  • Millwoods

The program branded “ YEGyouth” will be open to youth ages 13-17 who are members and non-members. No fee is attached to the program-participation is free, and no registration is required. Youth can drop in to the program, which runs for three hours once a week, to participate in sports, art, fitness, cultural activities etc. We will continually be exploring with, and introducing youth to new experiences and activities. In the fall this program will be expanded to include up to 6 neighbourhood/school locations. 

Information about the Summer Youth Drop-In program can be found on the COE website here.

The poster for all of our Summer Youth Programs and Events can be found here.

The NRE Team will continue to host Free Youth Events this summer. Information for these events can be found on the COE website here. Youth can follow us on facebook and Instagram as well @yegyouth. 

This summer, Neighbourhood Recreation Experiences is animating the parking lot at the Coliseum. Basketball hoops, hockey nets and temporary skateboard equipment will be made available for unsupervised, spontaneous, public use, daily, from 5am-11pm.  The space will also be utilized for both City of Edmonton events and other user groups. The poster for the Drop-In Recreation Activity Area can be found here. Basic information about the activities at the Coliseum can be found here

Please direct any and all questions regarding our programs to me or Andrea Tarasenko @ andrea.tarasenko@edmonton.ca 

Redevelopment of Bonnie Doon Mall

Plans for the redevelopment of the 30 acres of land around Bonnie Doon Mall, including the mall itself, are underway. The land is owned by Morguard, a real estate company based in Toronto, which is planning major changes for the area, into what they call a “mixed-use transit oriented development with a range of uses”. The redevelopment is planned to take place in phases, and is projected to last up to 30 years.

No plans have been determined yet, and an ‘inspiration centre’ is now open at the South end of the mall. This will be open to the public, and will have information available as it is released. For now, Morguard is seeking public input on what people would like to see on this land. Input can be provided in-person at the inspiration centre, or through their website http://connectbonniedoon.com/

There are five guiding principles for the redevelopment, which aims to create a community in the area that will draw people in from around Edmonton. These principles are: Sustainable Development, Healthy Streets, Distinct and Authentic Design, Inclusive Public Spaces and Evolve Bonnie Doon. Examples of what these principles mean can be found in the Inspiration Centre.

If you would like to have input into the early stages of this process, including the overarching intent of the design, you are encouraged to provide input through the avenues listed above. An open house is also scheduled for January 30, 2018.

Civic Election

The Civic Election is Monday October 16th, 2017

King Edward Park residents can vote for:

  • Mayor
  • Ward 11 Councillor candidates (Candidate information is here and here)
  • Edmonton Catholic School District Ward 75 candidates
    • OR
  • Edmonton Public School Board Ward G candidates

 

Two public debates are being held for Ward 11 candidates:

  1. September 27th 2017 from 6pm-9pm at Ritchie Hall ( 7727 - 98 street) Details
  2. October 5th 2017 from 7-9pm at J. Percy Page School (2707 Mill Woods Road NW) Details

Find out where to vote here