Volume 45 Issue 9 | November 2018
Aspen News
Making the neighborhood you want to live in!
Message from the President
Exciting times in Aspen!

Hi all. I will be giving monthly reports from the building committee so that all of the Aspen residents can stay informed. It’s an exciting time here in Aspen with plans to do a community league expansion off of our current building!!

 To give a little history there was a feasibility study done two years ago to tear down and rebuild, but those costs we coming in around 2 million. That would put the league at risk financially and the more responsible route to go is an expansion of the current structure. This new addition will allow us to host events, our AGM, regular meetings and fitness and social programs for all ages. Currently we are working to get the transformer moved and it is looking like spring of 2019 that will happen. It will be relocated to the “to code” area by the parking lot. It has taken two years and a lot of work to just get that far.
The next steps are the “concept phase” in the city of Edmonton planning guide. While our team works on the paperwork we will be trying to do fundraising. If you have a business and can donate a silent auction item please email me at [email protected] .

We will be promoting all businesses that donate in every newsletter until our Spring Fling and silent Auction in 2019. They are also being promoted on our Facebook page!
 If you have time to join our fundraising team that would be great! Please let me know. Any funds we collect during this year will be able to be matched by city and provincial grants!!

This is some of the feedback we have gotten so far and we will be mindful to take everything to heart during the concept phase.

Q: We don’t want it to big to draw weddings etc how will you design it?
A: It will be just a room and a shared kitchen with the playschool. There will not be multiple rooms. We will be visiting multiple halls to get a feel for a size that will work to be a usable space, but not overkill.  

Q: Will the league be able to cover the costs of running it?
A: Yes, with our casino/grant money/rent from the playschool we will be fine. We will be able to be selective in who we rent to that will suit it the communities needs and feedback we get on what type of programs we run.

Q: What will it look like?
A: Our goal is to have a warm and inviting space. We will concentrate on durable commercial grade surfaces while incorporating great design.

As we get farther down the planning process I will send out drawings in newsletters and eblasts. Please keep an eye out to watch the progress and provide feedback.

Cheers, Kim Ruff
President of Aspen Gardens Community League

We Need YOU!
We think we live in one of the best communities in all of Edmonton, and we are sure our neighbours agree! Please help support Aspen Gardens Community League by volunteering for a variety of opportunities.
Aspen Gardens Community League Executive Board positions available:

Come work directly with us! We are in need to fill three important positions on the board. Come bring your ideas and passion to the board! Current members of the board are found on our website .

  • President - needs to be filled
  • Vice President - needs to be filled
  • Treasurer - needs to be filled
Membership Drive:

We still have 10 routes in the neighbourhood that require canvassing.
Membership purchases ensure continuity for savings at community merchants, access to the community swim at Confederation Pool and registration for indoor and community soccer.
Please contact Gabriella at  [email protected]
Casino Volunteers Needed!!!! URGENT HELP REQUIRED!

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!
For our 55+ neighbours
CRAFT NIGHT at Studio YEG Art!!

November 29th from 7-9 pm Aspen Gardens seniors with a current membership card are invited to an evening of laughing, treats and creativity at Studio YEG Art. For $20 attendees will be provided with two drinks, treats, and be carving and painting unfinished clay bowls. Remember how much fun we had at the paint night and making terrariums? This will be just as great an evening out.

Email  [email protected]  to reserve your spot.
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). 

November 20th -John Chalmers, Historian for Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame: "A Centennial Tribute to the First World War” – Stories of Canadian Combat Pilots

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
Community Programs
Home Alone Program
The Home Alone Program will be coming soon! We are busy finalizing the details on this. Please watch for email updates on this.
From the City of Edmonton
The City of Edmonton's Park Bench provides an overview of city events and information.

Green Shack in the Winter?
Yes, there is year round green shack at select community sites! Please check out the city's website here for more information and scroll down to monthly schedules for Fall.
Community Notices
Looking for some Christmas Inspiration? Check out the amazing works of Sandra Paetsch at the:
Orange Avocado Jewelry Christmas Show
Wednesday Nov 28th
10am - 7pm
Banff Room, Derrick Golf and Winter Club (3500 119 ST)

Featuring one of a kind bronze and fine silver handcrafted jewelry by Sandra Paetsch. All are Welcome.
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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