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Note From Your AGCL President
It occurred to me that we haven’t done a “note from the President” for a long time, so I thought it’s about time we got back on track. Let me introduce myself; my name is Terri Tityk, and I am your current AGCL President. I took over this role on an interim basis in September 2021, and signed on for an additional 2-year term in March 2022 at our League’s AGM. My husband and I moved to this community in 2013 and I have been an active board member in this League for over 4 years. While the jump to the President role has been a steep learning curve, and sometimes an exercise in just keeping my head above water, I feel I am now settling into steady ‘treading’ pace, and I am keeping the shoreline in sight! Well, at least most of the time..... :)

We all know that the past 2 years of pandemic life has taken it’s toll on everyone, and touched all aspects of our day-to-day lives. Our League has seen a lot of turnover on the Board in the past 12 months, but I feel we have been able to re-assemble a great team of neighbours who are excited to get involved and get back to community engagement! While all of our primary
Board Positions are filled, we always welcome help from volunteers who want to get involved in a lesser capacity, and if you are one of those people, please keep an eye on our emails or social media pages for opportunities to help us out - it is always greatly appreciated and it’s a great way to get a feel for what this League is about - connecting with neighbours and creating a space for all to be included.

We are excited about our remaining events in 2022 and are hoping to make Harvest Fest our first big event as pandemic life recedes some. Please note on your calendars: Sunday, September 18th - it’s going to be some fun! Part of the afternoons activities will include an update on our Building Project. Yes, we are continuing to move forward with plans that we hope will see us create a functional and inviting space for all the community to enjoy. That being said, we have had to re-assess our circumstances, and due to several factors, make adjustments. Unfortunately the building expansion that we had hoped for has become unattainable in the foreseeable future. However, in collaboration with Little Aspen Playschool, we will pursue an extensive renovation that will see the creation of a shared space that will meet the needs of the League, the Playschool and the community at large. We are excited that this opportunity remains possible for us. We will have up to date information available at Harvest Fest, and will continue to share information in future newsletters.

In short, there is lots to be excited about in our neighbourhood! We are a community full of warm and welcoming people, and we look forward to being able to gather with you all again; to reconnect with those of you who may not have been in our “pandemic bubble”, and to meet those of you new to the ‘hood in the past 2 years. Have a great summer everyone, and I hope to see you all on a beautiful, sunny afternoon in September!
Hot Cars In The 'Hood - Success!
A huge THANK YOU to all those who came out to enjoy our Hot Cars in the 'Hood & Summer kick off! The weather gods gave us a window of sunshine and we took it! Also a shout out to The Frolics - you were awesome and we hope you'll come back next year And finally, kudos to our AGCL crew who organized & served up 120 'Kind' ice cream cones - they were a huge hit for sure!
Girl Strong Weekend
Aspen Gardens was the lucky community selected to run a FREE Girl Strong Weekend!
Date: July 16 & 17th
Cost: FREE
Ages: 8-12 years old
Location: Aspen Garden Community League (12015 39a Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 6P7)

Registration Open!
Looks what's coming this Summer to our own Community Hall!! Check out this link for info on a variety of summer camps running in both July & August!
Registration now open:

Green Shack is Back!
HARVEST FEST - September 18th
Please mark your calendars for Sunday, September 18th for Harvest Fest, 2-5pm. As part of Community League weekend, we are planning an afternoon of entertainment for all ages! This is a great opportunity to come out with your neighbours to enjoy what your AGCL has to offer - membership purchases will be available on site and we hope you will continue to support our League by getting your membership as part of this city-wide initiative. Stay tuned for more details later in August - this is gonna be one you won't want to miss!
Youth Services For Hire

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.

Matthew Herd: Age 14. Lives in Aspen Gardens (west half). Matthew has completed Babysitting and Home Alone courses and has prior babysitting experience (references available). Keen interest in basketball, Lego, and all things Star Wars. Please contact via Emily @ 780-655-7508

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

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

Jack Hamm: age 12 has completed his Red Cross babysitters training course and is interested in babysitting children aged four and older. He attends Vernon Barford junior high school and is offering to walk kids home from Westbrook school and babysit until parents are home from work as well. If interested please contact Lisa at

Juliet Robertson: Age 12 has completed her Red Cross babysitters training course. She is a qualified babysitter with experience taking care of children of age 3 - 9. She has excellent communication skills, is enthusiastic, responsible, safe, and patient. She charges $10 an hour. If interested please contact 780-433-7972


Summer/ongoing weekend tutoring and mentoring available for grades 5-8 students. Teacher is one of the top students in Grade 9 at VB, headed for Grade 10 at Old Scona in Fall 2022. Contact Saras Agrawal, or phone 7802677298.

*If you wish to be added to the Youth For Hire please let us know.
Community Memberships
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 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 2022/2023 Membership Fees are $40 and include all of the benefits listed above, in addition to supporting your community.
How to Purchase a Membership
Community Bulletin Board

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

Dog walking, Pet Sitting, and Pet Visits. Licensed, Insured and Bonded. Visit, email or call 780-903-8016.

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), 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.

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:

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 Visit my website at

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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