January 2022 - Newsletter
Aspen News
Making the neighborhood you want to live in!
Community Skating Rinks


Rinks are open all day until 9pm.

Please continue to take care to keep sticks and pucks to the boarded rinks only.

The pond skating area is for free skating (No pucks or sticks).

Thanks to our ice maker and crew for taking such great care of these rinks.
Little Aspen Playschool
Open house and registration
Casino Fundraiser
We will be looking for volunteers to work various shifts on January 31 & February 1, 2022. Please keep these dates in mind as we need your community support.
There will be more details to follow in the coming weeks.
Message from the Petrolia Seniors Group
It is very disappointing and frustrating, but prudent, that we once again have to postpone another of our meetings! Because of the current daily increase in the number of COVID cases we will NOT meet in January. Hopefully we will be able to meet February 15th in the Greenfield Hall when Bob Layton and his ventriloquist “friends” are scheduled to come to entertain us. Please call Betty (780-434-0711) or Claire (780-435-3051) for more information.
New Storage Shed and Merry & Bright update
If you haven’t been to the Hall lately, you may not have noticed our new addition! Hours of volunteer work came to fruition when our new storage shed was delivered in November. This new building will provide us with much needed additional storage space and house our ice making equipment.

Thank you to all who came out in December to donate to our Food Bank Drive - you contributed 354lbs in donations to the Edmonton Food Bank! A big “shout out” to all the volunteers who braved the chill to help make the evening a success.
Community Membership
Community Membership is available for purchase online and has it's benefits, including discounts at:

  • 15% on multi-admission passes to City of Edmonton recreation centres
  • 20% on annual passes to City of Edmonton recreation centres 
  •  discounts at the following local retailers:
  • 5% at Petrolia Liquor Store
  • 10% at Square One Coffee
  • 10% at Blue Sky Dogs
  • 10% at Stone & Wheel Pizza
  • 10% at Roma Pizza & Donair
  • 10% at Anava Esthetics Studio
  • No GST at Westbrook Drycleaners
  • Good Stock Restuarant & Catering
  • 10% at REP Physio for Therapeutic Massage

Membership Fees
The 2021/2022 Membership Fees are $40 and include all of the benefits listed above, in addition to supporting your community.
How to Purchase a Membership

AGCL Board Positions
Are you interested in making a difference in our community? Nominations and elections will be held at the AGM in March 2022.

If you have any questions regarding any positions please reach out to the AGCL.
For our 55+ Neighbours
Babysitting Corner
Looking for occasional child care from teens right in your neighborhood? Look no further!

Brooke Tyson: Aged 14. She has completed the Red Cross babysitting course. She is very good with children and can do housework (e.g., dishes, cleaning, cooking) when kids are asleep. Contact Brooke @ 780-720-9067

Maddy Dublenko. Aged 14. Maddy has completed her babysitting course and lives in Aspen Gardens. Contact via Nicki @ 780-267-4277.

Megan Tyson: Age 13 Megan is a very responsible babysitter 780-451-3095

Adrian McCurdy: Aged 19 - They love band, art and being creative. Adrian has a part time job at Build-A-Bear and is in their first year of a Bachelors of music. As well as a child development assistant certification, they have completed 2 babysitting courses. Contact Adrian @ 780-935-2803 or adrianmcc@gmail.com

Sarah Veale: Aged 16. She has her babysitting certificate and lives in Aspen Gardens. She has 3 regular clients and is great with kids of all ages, babysitting for over 2 year. She is in French immersion and is a great singer so often sings with the kids. Contact via Jenny @ 780-699-1256

*If you wish to be added to the Babysitting Corner please let us know.
Community Bulletin Board

Dog walking, Pet Sitting, and Pet Visits. Licensed, Insured and Bonded. Visit blueskydogs.ca, email tim@blueskydogs.ca or call 780-903-8016. 10% discount for AGCL members!

Nicole Gilbert, certified teacher and learning coach of 30 years, is continuing to offer private tutoring and mentoring in the neighbourhood. Tailoring my approach to the learning styles of each child, I offer assistance to students of all ages and competencies. Committed to developing long-standing rapport with families in the community, I now offer both online and in-home services employing full AHS protocols. Please contact me at 780-218-1319 or westbrooktutoring@telus.net

Piano lessons in your own home, beginners a specialty. Evening, afternoon, daytime spots avail. Richard Van oosterom, B.Mus, [M. Mus (courses)] piano, theory, harmony, RCM, and university exam preparation. 780-437-2391 (home), 780-292-3489 (cell), rjvano@primus.ca or www.mauranuimusic

Experience with plumbing, painting, install and repair of toilets, faucet, drywall, cleaning roofs, gutters, grout and silicone bathtubs. $30/hr, 20% off AGCL members. Jimxu4808@gmail.com

100% Alberta grown ALPACA wool. Eco-friendly, hypo-allergenic, soft & soothing. Great for gifts! See some of the Alpaca products on Kijiji, under the heading of Alpaca Cowls (buy and sell section). Contact Monica: mmerrikka@gmail.com

Family, maternal, newborn and personal branding photography sessions offered. 10% off for all AGCL members. Please contact Tara Needham at 780-916-3294 or email happinessisyouphotography@gmail.com. Visit my website at happinessisyouphotography.com

Elena is a certified and licensed R.M.T offering mobile massage therapy in Aspen Gardens and the surrounding communities. Appointments available between the hours of 10 AM and 1:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Flexible hours available on the weekends. For bookings, please contact Elena via call or text at 780-655-1669.
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