Non-Medical Masks Available

The City of Edmonton is moving to mandatory face coverings in all indoor public spaces and public vehicles effective Saturday, August 1, 2020. 

The Beverly Heights Community League has secured a limited number of non-medical, disposable face masks for community league members. Please contact our President, Jim Trudel, at 780-918-8177, to arrange for pick-up at his home.

June 2020 Board Meeting

After a brief hiatus due to COVID-19, your Beverly Heights Board met for our June meeting, adhering to social distancing protocols to ensure our safety.

Most of our discussion was around the potential re-opening of our community league and services. Community leagues are included in phase 2 of the province’s reopening plan. We agreed to create a sub-committee to focus on fulfilling the requirements for our league to reopen safely. We will revisit the discussion at our August meeting. For now, our hall will remain closed to all programs, and rentals.

Our 2020 Annual General Meeting has been rescheduled for September 15 at 7:00 pm. Please note that due to COVID-19, we will be following all social distancing requirements, as determined by Alberta Health Services. The meeting will be held in the Main Hall. All attendees will be required to wear a mask, as per the City of Edmonton face-covering bylaw.

We will elect the following term positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Facility Maintenance Director, Fundraising Director, Neighbourhood Watch Director, Programs/Social Director, and Publicity/Communications Director.

For information on the positions, please click here to read more.

Please come out and have your voice heard at our AGM!

COVID-19 Update

Dear Community League Members:

It is with regret that in light of the recent announcements regarding the need for social distancing as outlined by the Alberta Government, all current social programming at the hall is now cancelled, and all future going forward postponed.

We will continue to monitor the situation going forward and make announcements regarding further events as they come closer in date.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter, please stay safe and healthy.

Sincerely;

Meighan Jones

Vice President, Beverly Heights Community League Board

*If you have concerns about your own health, please phone Health Link at 811.

*Alberta Health Services has published a number of resources regarding COVID-19 online. Access through their website here.

Variety Show Cancellations

We are very sorry to inform everyone that the remainder of the Variety Show evenings are cancelled. This is due to the Alberta Health Services directive, issued at 3:30 pm today, March 12. All large gatherings of more than 250 people should be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. For more information on the coronavirus, please visit the AHS website or phone Health Link at 811.

The following shows are cancelled:

  • March 13
  • March 14
  • March 20
  • March 21
  • March 27
  • March 28

While we are, of course, disappointed to have this during our 50th year, the health, safety, and well-being of our volunteers, community members, and attendees is our top priority. We are grateful for your support and patience. We look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2021!

If you have any questions or wish to receive a refund for your tickets, please email varietyshow.bhcl@gmail.com or phone 780-471-3600.

Tonight’s the Night!

After a year of planning and hard work, tonight is the opening night of our 50th Annual Variety Show – Hindsight’s 2020!

Tables are set and ready to go for our Gala Event!

Countless volunteer hours go into the production of the Variety Show, which is our community’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The funds raised through the Variety Show allow the community league to host programs and events throughout the year. We are always looking for more volunteers. If you would like to donate your time, please email us at varietyshow.bhcl@gmail.com or submit a volunteer form.

Tickets are still available for many of our shows. You may purchase tickets online through Eventbrite or by phoning our ticket line at 780-461-3600. Please note this is an adult event (18+).

We offer a Ukrainian Dinner option on three evenings, catered by Paulina’s Catering. Tickets are $15 for a plated dinner, and tickets must be purchased in advance. Ukrainian Dinner nights are February 28, March 6, and March 13.

Save the Date – 2020 AGM

Mark your calendars – the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Beverly Heights Community League will be held on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 pm.

Come to hear what your community league has accomplished over the past year. We will elect the following term positions:

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Facility/Maintenance Director
  • Fundraising Director
  • Neighbourhood Watch Director
  • Programs/Social Director
  • Publicity/Communications Director

If you are interested in joining the board, please read the position descriptions posted here.

December 2019 Board Meeting

Already our last meeting of 2019! Please see the summary of discussion items below:

  • The Abundant Communities Committee has just hired our Neighbourhood Coordinator! Look for more information to come in early 2020. For more information on the Abundant Communities initiative, please see here.
  • Latest edition of the Community News went out, including information from our league. For a digital edition, click here.
  • Three buses of festive community members will take part in the 2nd Annual Christmas Lights Tour on December 13. Thank you to Crystal Boyde for organizing!
  • Join us on Sunday, December 15 from 2:00 – 5:00 for our 2nd Annual Merry Little Christmas Party. Free showing of The Polar Express with popcorn in the Main Hall, and a pub afternoon in the Family Centre. Please no drop-offs!
  • New Year’s events are quickly approaching. Check out our events page to find out more. A special thank you to DJ Curtis from Grindstone Productions for donating his time to DJ the dance on New Year’s Eve, and to Worry Free Plumbing & Heating for providing complimentary hot chocolate and popcorn at the New Year’s Day Wobbly Skate.
  • The outdoor rink is now OPEN! Join us weekends from 12:00 – 6:00 pm, and weekdays from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. For more information, click here.
  • Variety Show tickets are on sale now! Click here for more information. This is our 50th show, if you can believe it, so you won’t want to miss the fun!

On behalf of the Beverly Heights Community League, we wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year!

November 2019 Meeting

Your Beverly Heights Community League Board met this week. Please see the updates below from our discussion.

  • Many of you have already noticed the new signage at the hall, denoting the Family Centre and Main Hall. Thank you to everyone involved getting this printed and up!
  • The Playground Revitalization Committee now has its Terms of Reference approved by all three supporting Boards. Next up will be moving into the fundraising phase and community engagement.
  • Thank you to the City of Edmonton for supporting our Abundant Communities initiative. We were grateful to receive a grant to get us up and running.
  • Again, we saw an increase in our membership numbers from this time last year. Many new faces are out at our programs!
  • We discussed methods of communication to the community – Community News, Facebook group, and website. Potential to explore the Communibee app (developed locally).
  • Check out the Events page for all the upcoming Christmas and New Years events. As we know the details for programs, they will be posted to the website.
  • It’s almost time to start flooding the rink! Once the ice is ready to go, we will post the hours here to the website.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, please let your Board know! Contact us via our online form or by email to volunteer.bhcl@gmail.com.

50th Annual Variety Show

We’ve come a long way since our first Variety Show! What started as an idea for a fun way to raise funds in our community has turned into Edmonton’s longest-running community-based fundraiser. This year we are celebrating 50 years!

Our Planning Committee has been hard at work (basically since the end of the 49th show) on ideas and plans for 2020. We want you to be aware of a number of important upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday, November 27 at 7:00 pmVolunteer Recruitment Night. Join us to learn about the various volunteer roles and some exciting news about the show!
  • Sunday, December 1 – tickets go on sale! More details to come.

Volunteers are integral to the success of this event. We couldn’t do it without our dedicated volunteers. To find out more about the volunteer roles available, click here. To sign up now, please complete our online form.

Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see all the latest from the Variety Show! We will be posting behind-the-scenes for the 2020 show plus some great historical content from years’ past.

Our 2020 Show Dates have been announced. Doors open at 6:30, with everyone seated by 7:30.

  • Friday, February 21 – Gala VIP Event – Tickets are $50 per person, includes dinner, commemorative souvenirs, and more!
  • Saturday, February 22
  • Friday, February 28 – Ukrainian Dinner by Paulina’s Catering available for a cost of $15 per person
  • Saturday, February 29
  • Friday, March 6 – Ukrainian Dinner by Paulina’s Catering available for a cost of $15 per person
  • Saturday, March 7
  • Friday, March 13 – Ukrainian Dinner by Paulina’s Catering available for a cost of $15 per person
  • Saturday, March 14
  • Friday, March 20
  • Saturday, March 21
  • Friday, March 27
  • Saturday, March 28

We can’t wait to share our 50th Show with you! If you have any questions or comments, please email varietyshow.bhcl@gmail.com or submit our online form.

Christmas at the Hall

Can’t believe it’s almost that time of year again? Neither can we! But we want you to mark your calendars for some upcoming events!

Saturday, November 23 from 10am – 4pm will be the 26th Annual Christmas Craft & Gift Show. Plan to join us for some shopping for that special person on your list (or for yourself)! Our vendor tables are sold out, and we are pleased to welcome many new vendors this year.

Plan to come hungry and enjoy a light lunch at our concession. This year we will be offering the following items: hamburgers, cheeseburgers, soup & a bun, chili & a bun, pulled pork on a bun, hot dogs, chili cheese dogs, cheese dogs, and chips/cookies.

Friday, December 13 – 2nd Annual Christmas Lights Tour

Join us as we take a bus tour to Candy Cane Lane and Castrol Raceway.

You must purchase tickets for this event. Tickets will be on sale Mondays and Wednesdays from November 4 – December 4 from 6:00 – 7:30, and Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:00 in the Family Centre at the Hall. Contact Crystal Boyde for more information at (780) 289-0995 or email membersbhcl@hotmail.com.

Details:

  • Meet in front of the Beverly Heights Community League by 5:45pm.
  • Board bus at 6:00pm. No latecomers will be admitted.
  • Tickets are $10 per person (no reduced price for children).
  • Tickets are limited and non-refundable.
  • You must notify if using a wheelchair or a stroller when purchasing tickets to ensure everyone can be accommodated.

Sunday, December 15 from 2:00 – 5:00 will be our 2nd Annual Merry Little Christmas Party!

Bring your blankets and pillows to enjoy The Polar Express in the Main Hall, with free popcorn. After the movie, you might just catch a visit with Santa Clause.

During the movie, we will be hosting a pub afternoon in the Family Centre. Alcoholic beverages are a separate cost.

We have some exciting things planned for New Year’s and will have new and ongoing programs for Winter 2020. Check back on our website for more information!