Beverly Heights Christmas Craft & Gift Show

After a year off due to Covid-19, the Beverly Heights Community League is excited to continue the Christmas Craft Show tradition into the 27th year! This fundraiser supports programming and events in our community throughout the year.

A few handmade/artisan vendor tables are available – email volunteer.bhcl@gmail.com for an application.

A note from our board: As we transition to more in-person activities, the health, safety and wellness of our community league members and partners is a top priority for the Beverly Heights Community League Board when considering and planning community events.

We want to share that as a Board, we have made the decision to implement the Restrictions Exemption Program at our facilities – the Beverly Heights Community League Hall, Family Centre and Sports Building/Rink. In addition, a vaccine policy for staff and volunteers has been approved to ensure our patrons and renters feel comfortable while enjoying our venue.

Masking will continue to be required.  We will also continue to be conscious of physical distancing requirements and will space display tables, etc. to allow for proper distancing. Attendees will be offered hand sanitizer and reminded to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing when in attendance.

We continue to be mindful that there are differing levels of comfort around transitioning back to in person events and participating in activities and welcome suggestions and feedback from our membership on how we can create a safe environment to bring our community back together.

Community League Day Update

Community League Day update - Saturday September 11, 2021 Beverly Heights Community Hall Green Space, 4209 111 Avenue

With the rise in COVID-19 cases and increased precautions in the province the Beverly Heights Community League is adjusting plans for Community League Day on Saturday September 11, 2021. The health, safety and wellness of our community league members and partners is a top priority for the Beverly Heights Community League Board when planning community events.

  1. The event will be outside with indoor access for washrooms only. Masks are required inside the building, and are recommended outside when interacting with others. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
  2. We encourage physical distancing between members of different households.
  3. If you are sick, are a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, or have travelled outside of the country in the last two weeks we ask that you do not attend. There will be other opportunities to purchase a membership.
  4. Please bring chairs or a blanket to enjoy your meal and the entertainment at a safe distance from others.
  5. Rather than a bbq, the provided meal will be tacos-in-a-bag with pre-packaged toppings you add yourself.
  6. The planned kids games will not be available, however kids can play in Floden Park and chalk will be available. The Sparkle Tattoo artist will be masked and available 2-4pm.

2:00-4:30: Information Displays, Tacos in a bag

Displays include:

  • Membership and pick up a “Welcome to Beverly” newsletter, door prize entry and "thanks for joining us" swag!
  • Programs and Social Event info and tickets
  • Rundle Heights Park Redevelopment
  • Abundant Community
  • Civic Affairs
  • Sports/Soccer Programming
  • Variety Show
  • Hall Rental information
  • Communication, Fundraising & “100 Community Actions” - collecting non-perishable food donations for the Veterans Food Bank Association and collecting messages for “100 things we love about our community” display
  • Community Engagement Team officers
  • Girl Guides/Scouts
  • Edmonton Covid Rapid Response Collaborative
  • Edmonton Public Library
  • Beacon Heights Mens Shed
  • Epcor
  • Beverly Daycare
  • Beverly Historical Society

Stop at the debit machine with your “Program Fee” page to pay for your selections, then visit the display booths to collect. Selections include:

  • Community League Membership
  • Oktoberfest - Taste of Germany dinner tickets
  • Calendar - Picassos of Beverly
  • Belly Dancing (8 weeks on Wednesdays starting Oct 6)
  • Mavens of Beverly membership for the year
  • Rundle Heights Park Redevelopment Donation - tax receipt provided for amounts over $20.

2:30-3:30pm (weather dependent): Entertainment - “Roy Waselenchuk & Friends”

4:30-5:30 pm: Entertainment “The Parklanders” - 60’s, 70’s, 80’s country and rock


A Fresh Fundraiser!

Order a biweekly produce box and support your community league!

We will be missing fresh veggies and fruit once the Beverly Farmers Market closes for the season… To keep things “fresh” the Beverly Heights Community League is partnering with The Güd Box! Produce boxes purchased through The Beverly Heights Güd Box raise funds that will be used to enhance green spaces and parks within the community.

www.thegudbox.ca/beverlyheights 

The Beverly Heights Güd Box is a large box of fresh, seasonal produce. Selection is always changing but boxes will feature staples such as carrots, apples, potatoes, onions, and a variety of other fresh produce based on seasonal availability. There is significant savings to families over shopping at the grocery store, anywhere from 20-40%. The photo below and on the website are actual photos of past boxes.

Boxes ordered online are available to pick up at the Beverly Heights Sports Building (rink) at 10906 40 Street NW on the scheduled Friday. Boxes are available twice a month with the order deadline at 9am Monday and pick up from 4:30-6:30pm that Friday. Our first order deadline is October 11 and pick up is October 15!

The Beverly Heights Community League can offer a limited number of volunteer home deliveries for seniors or those with mobility issues. Interested in volunteering? We are looking for delivery drivers (as needed) and for helpers at the sports building from 4-7pm on Fridays.

Please contact Tracey at volunteer.bhcl@gmail.com to request delivery or to volunteer.

Order your produce box for only $30! The products are seasonal, include fruit and vegetable staples and usually one cool unique item such as jackfruit, cousa squash or cara cara oranges.
Worried the box is too big for your family? Ask a friend or neighbour to split the order with you.
The Güd Box logo
The Güd Box is a local, Edmonton based company, sister to The Organic Box. We are passionate about getting fresh, affordable and seasonal produce to families and in turn support social programs in communities, schools and sports teams by helping raise funds as a fundraiser.  

Celebrate Community!

We are so excited to get our community league members together again! Join us on Saturday, September 11 starting at 2pm and wrapping up with our headliner musicians from 5-6pm (come early – some activities wrap up at 4:30). Purchase your 2021/2022 membership and enter for door prizes, learn more about the community league, check out the information displays, enjoy a free BBQ and family fun. Entertainment includes two bands from 2:30-3:30 and 5-6 pm. The location is the BHCL hall and green space at 4209-111 Avenue. See the Event poster below, as well as four ways the Beverly Heights Community League is offering for you to participate in the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues “100 Community Actions” theme.

The BHCL board is closely monitoring the pandemic situation, and has added a note about precautions below.

A note from our board: After more than a year of strict COVID-19 regulations, the province has opted to remove many of the previous restrictions including mandatory masking and social distancing. As we transition to more in-person activities, the health, safety and wellness of our community league members and partners is a top priority for the Beverly Heights Community League Board when considering and planning community events.

We want to share that as a Board, we have made the decision to operate above the provincial standard and that masking will continue to be required for staff and volunteers at all community hosted events when interacting with the public.  We will also continue to be conscious of physical distancing requirements and will space display tables, etc. to allow for proper distancing. Attendees will be offered hand sanitizer and encouraged to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing when in attendance. If additional provincial or municipal restrictions are in place we will, of course, comply with those as well. 

We continue to be mindful that there are differing levels of comfort around transitioning back to in person events and participating in activities and welcome suggestions and feedback from our membership on how we can create a safe environment to bring our community back together.

Enjoying spring and looking towards summer…

Pop-Up Community Garden: After the snow we are thrilled to see the sunshine! Are you excited to grow some fresh vegetables this summer? The Beverly/Rundle area was granted a Pop-Up Community Garden from the City of Edmonton with 15 garden plots. Learn more about the garden and how to apply by clicking here.

Even if you do not need garden space, if you have seeds, plants or gardening knowledge to share please reach out! Another option is https://www.yardshareyeg.com - if you have yard space to share or would like to see if someone in the area has space check it out! I've seen several lovely front-yard gardens that look very successful - and what a rewarding feeling to grow your own food.

Green Shacks are back! From July 5 to August 27 kids aged 6-12 (or any age accompanied by an adult) are welcome to join the FREE fun at the City of Edmonton Green Shacks. At Rundle Heights Playground programming is offered M-F from 10:30-5:30, and at Floden Park programming is M-F 10:30-1:30.  The posters are here if you'd like more information.

BHCL AGM: Our AGM was held on April 13, and at our May 11 board meeting we appointed volunteers into the last two board positions.  Click here to see who is on our current Beverly Heights Community League board. We are excited to get to work, start planning activities, events, sports and skating this year - things are looking up to the re-opening of our province over the next few months. We've missed hanging out with the community members 🙂

Monthly eNewsletters: Be sure to visit the Newsletter page to keep up on what's going on in our community each month. If you would like to be on the mailing list to get the link sent to you each month, please email volunteer.bhcl@gmail.com or add your email address when you buy your community league membership in September.

Join us! The VIRTUAL BHCL Annual General Meeting is Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7pm

  • View the board positions up for election this year HERE – the “odd” year executive and director positions, in addition to the Treasurer position. Hope you can join us!
  • The meeting link is: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1483447271
  • To join by telephone, call 1-780-666-9719 and enter meeting ID 148 344 7271
  • Please email volunteer.BHCL@gmail.com if you have questions.

Community Connections

As we approach a full year of dealing with the changes COVID-19 has brought to our lives, it is even more important than ever to connect with friends, family and neighbours – even if it is in a new way. We hope you are finding resources you need to keep you and your family physically and mentally healthy, and are able to reach out for help. We hope you find balance and are able to find moments of peace. We never expected the impact of this virus to go on so long, but hopefully we can see the light at the end of a long year where so many things have challenged us and changed the world in which we live.

This month’s eNewsletter includes links and information about services in our area on our Community Partner Page. We encourage you to reach out to them if you need help, or if you would like to volunteer. Throughout the eNewletter, the links in bold, blue, underlined font take you directly to a website or Facebook link for more information.

Links to ideas to help you reach out to your neighbours through the Abundant Community initiative are on page 3. It’s as easy as dropping a note or friendly card in someone’s mail box! Maybe some Valentine’s cards to brighten a family’s day…

We are looking forward to resuming programs, events, and connecting in person as soon as we are able. In the mean time, enjoy this month’s eNewsletter! Other editions are under “About Us”, “Newsletters”. Stay safe, and lets keep connected.

~Tracey Hirtle, Communications Director

August 2020 Board Meeting

A few highlights from our August meeting:

  • Our hall remains closed to both programs and rentals. We have a sub-committee working on a re-opening plan.
  • Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel the Christmas Craft & Gift Show, which is usually held in November.
  • The pop-up garden near Rundle School is growing! Thank you to our Abundant Communities Coordinator, Rayna, for getting this up and running.
  • The Rundle Heights Park Redevelopment Committee is hosting a bottle drive fundraiser on August 23 from 10:00 – 3:00. You may either drop off your bottles (location TBD) or we will pick up from your house. You may also drop your bottles off at the Beverly Bottle Depot and ask for the proceeds to go to the Rundle Heights Park Redevelopment.
  • 2020/2021 Membership Sales:
    • In person at our AGM, where you can pay with debit, Visa, Mastercard, cheque, or cash.
    • Email Crystal Boyde at membersbhcl@hotmail.com if you wish to arrange for a membership card to be mailed to you. We must receive payment first, either via cheque, cash, or e-transfer to treasurer.bhcl@gmail.com.
  • Our AGM will be held on September 15 at 7:00 pm in the Main Hall. For a list of available positions, please see here. All social distancing measures will be in place. We hope to see you there!

Fundraiser!

The Rundle Heights Park Redevelopment Committee is hosting a fundraiser in August, in collaboration with the Beverly Bottle Depot.

Simply bring your bottles to the Beverly Bottle Depot and ask to donate to the Rundle Heights Park Redevelopment. Alternately, we will be out in the community on August 23, 2020 collecting bottles.

For more information on the Rundle Heights Park Redevelopment, please click here.