Volume 45 Issue 7 | Sept 1 2018
Aspen News
Making the neighborhood you want to live in!
Get ready for Fall! The Harvest Festival, new kids programs and the casino are all upcoming events!
Harvest Festival
Sunday Sept 23, 2-5 p.m.
Come out and join your neighbours at the annual Harvest Festival in the community park. Featuring:

  • Chicken Johns Petting Zoo
  • Kanga Inflatables & Photo Booth
  • Square 1 Coffee
  • La Poutine Food Truck
  • Hot Dogs and Chips
  • Beer Gardens
  • Pie and Chili contests
See you there!!

Remember to bring your pie and/or chili
Casino Volunteers Needed
It’s AGCL Casino time again! November 19 & 20, 2018 at the Argyll Casino – come out and work a shift to support all the wonderful programs and events we hold throughout the year. We are trying something new this year due to the longer hours the casinos are open – 3 shifts instead of 2 per day, so check out the shift times carefully. Also, we are trying online sign up with  signup.com

1.  Click (or enter) this link  to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com:  http://signup.com/login/entry/647002299553724084  
2.  Enter your email address:  (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com) 
3.  Sign up!  Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you are not comfortable using that system, email Tracy at  [email protected]  and I will get you set up. Thanks for signing up and helping your community!
Community Programs
NEW for Fall 2018 :

Home Alone Program (ages 10-13)
AGCL will be bringing you Canada Safety Council's Home Alone program. This 3 hour course is designed to provide children with the necessary skills and knowledge to safely stay home for short periods of time.
Stay tuned to community updates for dates and registration information.

Young Aspen-ites Get Cooking! (ages 6-10)
AGCL and Palates Kitchen is teaming up together to offer a half day cooking class for your children on Oct 19th, 1-430 pm (Westbrook School PD day). Space is limited.
Cost: $80
Community Swim at Confederation Pool (Sept- June 2019)

Enjoy a swim at Confederation pool on Saturdays and Sundays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

You MUST bring proof of league membership, so don't forget your AGCL membership card.
From the City of Edmonton
The City of Edmonton is seeking feedback from community members on several important issues:

  1. Bicycle Ridership and Traffic Stress Survey https://www.edmontoninsightcommunity.ca/c/a/5rJHaGEb5SRERVR954vU2Y
  2. Budget Survey https://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/budget_taxes/my-budget-survey.aspx?utm_source=virtualaddress&utm_campaign=mybudget
Community Reflections
What's in a name?
Plums and apples, cherries and berries. Zucchini and beans and beets and lettuce and kale. Many hues and flavours of tomatoes and squash. Earlier in the season there were other berries, from the early honeyberries to the raspberries and saskatoons to the chokecherries and currents – red and black. And don’t forget the rhubarb. The “Garden” in Aspen Gardens is certainly true.

What is also true is the term “Community”. As I walk my dog neighbours call out asking if I want any of their over-abundance. Sometimes it is just they want to share the taste of something new that they have grown. The delight in the harvest is doubled if it is shared, and share they do.

Yep, this is truly Aspen GARDENS COMMUNITY.

-Valerie Kennedy

Valerie enjoys living in the community with her dog, Mystery, and has been a resident since 1987.
Community Bulletin Board

Dog walking, Pet Sitting, and Pet Visits. Licensed, Insured and Bonded. Visit blueskydogs.ca, email [email protected] 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), [email protected] 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 [email protected]

Experience with plumbing, painting, install and repair of toilets, faucet, drywall, cleaning roofs, gutters, grout and silicone bathtubs. $30/hr, 20% off AGCL members. [email protected]

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, [email protected]

100% Alberta grown ALPACA wool. Eco-friendly, non-allergenic, soft & soothing. Great for gifts! Contact: [email protected]

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 [email protected]
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