Aspen News
Making the neighborhood you want to live in!
Mark Your Calendars!
Upcoming Events!

Saturday, June 4th - Big Bin

Thursday, June 23rd - 3rd Annual Hot Cars in the ‘Hood Community Cruise

**Your AGCL is looking for Volunteers for Big Bin to assist with checking/selling memberships and/or directing traffic. If you can donate an hour of your time please email president@aspengardens.ca 
to sign up!

More details to come soon!
AGCL Board Position Vacancy
Your AGCL Board is in need of assistance!

We are looking for someone willing to get involved as an Aspen Gardens Social Director. This position involves working collaboratively with the Board, while taking a lead role in planning and hosting community events. If you have an interest in getting involved and helping out with some of the fun stuff that happens in our community, please be in touch - we would love to hear from you!
The more hands on deck, the better! Please send inquiries to president @aspengardens.ca
For our 55+ Neighbours

Petrolia Seniors Luncheon meetings are up and running once again, and all seniors are welcome!
There is no membership fee, only a registration fee that covers the buffet lunch and our fixed costs!

Need a Little Help?
The Edmonton Newcomer Zonal Outreach program (ENZO) is intended to collaborate efforts to connect with and support newcomers to Canada.
The Newcomer Community Connection Team - under the Edmonton Newcomer Zonal Outreach Initiative - connects newcomers to essential free services and resources. 
If you are looking for: 
- A job 
- Meeting essential needs in daily life 
- Improving English/French language skills 
- Learning about and improving health and wellness skills or getting immigration and legal support 
- Education 
- Getting income and financial support information 
- Finding childcare and learning about parenting skills 
- Connecting to and integrating into the community and more… 

ENZO is here to connect you! See below for your Southwest Coordinator.
Green & Gold Gardens
Registration Still Open!
Youth Services For Hire
Babysitters:

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 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


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 lisamichellehamm@gmail.com

Tutors:

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 agrawalsaras0714@gmail.com, 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 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

Community Bulletin Board

WESTBROOK TUTORING SERVICES:
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

BLUE SKY DOGS PROFESSIONAL DOG WALKING AND PET CARE:
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!

MUSIC LESSONS:
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

JIM’S HOME MAINTENANCE SERVICE:
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

HANDMADE CROCHET NECK COWLS, WRIST BANDS, & NECK WARMERS:
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

HAPPINESS IS YOU PHOTOGRAPHY
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

MASSAGE THERAPY
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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