Volume 45 Issue 12| December 2018
Aspen News
Making the neighborhood you want to live in!
Thank you to all volunteers
A big thank you to all who volunteer within our community and a special thank you to the volunteers for the casino! We know everyone's time is extra busy this time of year, so we really appreciate the time you took to help keep our community great! This casino will earn for the league $75,000 - $80,000, meaning EACH SHIFT that EACH VOLUNTEER works provides us with $1500 - $2000. It’s a small time commitment but makes a huge difference for us financially. Special shout out to Avril, Jim and Thomas for working two shifts each! A sincere thank you.
How does volunteering benefit our community?
There are many direct and indirect benefits of volunteering. Some of it we can directly see, such as having funds to make and maintain the community skating rinks, maintaining and updating our community hall, being able to host events and so on. But did you know volunteering also:
  • helps empower members of the community
  • ensures ongoing programming and events
  • builds social networks within our community and beyond
  • builds a sense of sanctification, pride and accomplishment individually and within the community
  • positively impacts the lives of others
  • promotes community transformation
We need to ensure that our community remains vibrant, active and inclusive of all it's members. We are looking for new community league members to take on board roles. No experience is necessary to sit on the board and all voices are welcome. Time commitment of each position does vary, but you can expect to meet monthly for about 1 to 1.5 hours. We are lucky to have a larger board, so that means there is lots of hands to help one another out!

If you are interested, please contact president@aspengardens.ca
We look forward to hearing from you!
Save the Date!
We have two important community events coming in 2019!
  • Winter Festival Feb 24

  • Annual General Meeting March 12

Soccer registration will also be happening in the new year and will be moved to a totally online system!
For our 55+ neighbours

CRAFT NIGHT at Studio YEG Art was a success! thank you to all who came out and participated!
PETROLIA SENIORS GROUP (55+) Invites YOU to come to ENJOY: LUNCH and a PROGRAM ($15 except December). Every Third Tuesday, 11:45 a.m. (sharp) to 2:00 p.m. at Greenfield Community Hall (3803 – 114th Street NW). 

December 11th –Hula Honeys will bring Hawaii to Us! Also Christmas Carol Sing

January 15th, 2019 - Bob Layton –Newscaster and 630 CHED Radio Personality. Hear Bob tell Hilarious Stories from his Radio Experiences- (seating is limited)

To CONFIRM your attendance or for more information, call: Nick  780-435-1045  or  Betty 780-434-0712

An additional “outing” is offered each month for your enjoyment. For information call Joyce – 780-435-6388
As always, keep up to date with other seniors activities in Southwest Edmonton by following SWESA
Community Programs
Home Alone Program
Thanks to all who had their children register for the Home Alone program that was hosted in November. We had full participation and it was a great success! For those who weren’t able to register, stay tuned for our next session to come in Spring 2019.
Winter Green Shack!
Aspen Gardens has once again been selected for Winter Green Shack! 4 weeks of programming will be running from January 5th - February 1, 2019 at the community park.

Tues & Thurs 3:30-6:00 pm
Saturday 1-5 pm
From the City of Edmonton
The City of Edmonton's Park Bench provides an overview of city events and information.
Community Membership
Community Membership 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
Community Notices
Resolve Physio is opening a clinic in our community at 23 Fairway Dr.

We are excited to meet you and help you with any injury, pain, or rehabilitation needs you may have.

Opening in early 2019

We are happy to offer:
  • Experienced Therapists
  • Direct Billing
  • IMS/Dry Needling
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Personal Training
  • Shockwave
  • Women's Pelvic Health
  • MVA/WCB Exceptional Client Care
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!

Certified Teacher with 25 years experience is interviewing new families for the Fall 2018 school year. Students of all ages and abilities welcome. I tailor my approach to the unique learning styles of each child. Committed to developing longstanding rapport with families in the community. References available, call Nicole @ 780-218-1319.

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

Gabriella Rozsa B.A., R.M.T. is accepting patients weekday mornings and weekends. Professional home based business; 15 years clinical experience, licensed RMTA. Call 780-757-3848 or email grozsa@shaw.ca

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

Light yard and home maintenance, rototilling, small projects, long time recently retired (early) AG resident, building a small local client base. Give Tim a call to see if he can help you. 780-940-6800, Bigtracker@shaw.ca

100% Alberta grown ALPACA wool. Eco-friendly, non-allergenic, soft & soothing. Great for gifts! Contact: mmerrikka@gmail.com

2.5 inch wide crocheted wrist bands, with removable Angel Bear finger puppet. Also in Andromeda cowls and skinny wrist band party favours. Makes great You and Me gifts/ friendship gifts. Made with Merino wool, silk noil, mohair, firestar Art Yarn. Puppet in cotton and merino. Please email Monica at mmerrikka@gmail.com

My name is Lisa and I am a wellness advocate with Doterra essential oils, living in Aspen Gardens. These oils are a certified pure, therapeutic grade, do not contain fillers or synthetics as many other brands do; they are utterly amazing. They are versatile in their use and can support your health and vitality as aromatherapy and by making natural household cleaners. For interest, please contact me by phone:  780-695-4443 , email  lisamichellehamm@gmail.com or website: www.mydoterra.com/lisahamm2 /#/
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