Monthly News!

Although the monthly eNewsletter was a great way to share news with you, it became very time consuming to prepare. Instead, we will add news "as it happens" here - with each month having a different section and newer news added on top so be sure to scroll down to see it all.

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June 2022 News

 

Planning an Outdoor Event on City Land this Summer?

Neighbourhood Services provides support to citizens, community groups and event organizers who are coordinating activities on City parkland including district parks, neighbourhood parks, and smaller green spaces within the community.

Events on City parkland and roadways may require a licence and insurance to proceed so start planning early, at least 4-6 weeks in advance. Larger events should apply at least 8 weeks in advance as approvals are often required from other City departments or external regulators. Please check with your Neighbourhood Resource Coordinator (NRC) to confirm any timelines and ensure your event has the required permits and insurance in place!

The City of Edmonton has an Application Form Selection Tool that is designed to display the appropriate application form information based on your location choice. It can be found on the Festivals and Events Planning page at edmonton.ca

Neighbourhood Services provides two types of event licences:

For Neighbourhood Events - If the event is happening in a neighbourhood park, district park or community green space please complete a Neighbourhood Event Application.

For questions, please reach out to your NRC (call 311 if you are unsure who the NRC is for your neighbourhood).

For Residential Block Parties and Play Streets, If you want to close a residential street for the purposes of a neighbourhood block party or play street, please complete a Block Party/Play Street Application.

Contact blockpartyplaystreet@edmonton.ca if you have any questions.

Civic Events provides licences for

Festivals and Larger Events - If your event is happening in a City-level park, in the River Valley or a roadway, please complete a Civic Event Application.

For questions, please email civic.events@edmonton.ca.

City of Edmonton Registered Day Camps
The City of Edmonton is offering a variety of opportunities for children to take part in registered Day camps. Register today through MLP, as space is limited. Locations include River Valley parks and Recreation/ leisure centres.

The Leaders in Training (LIT) Program is Back!
The LIT program is returning for Summer of 2022! This registered program is for youth 13-17 years who want to develop leadership skills and gain valuable volunteering experience, while having fun with children at recreation programs. To register, please visit the Move Learn Play Website

Safe Speeds Toolkit - Community Signs
2022 distribution of Safe Speeds Toolkit community signs will be through recreation centres this year. The tool is available as of May 21 and can be picked up at a number of Recreation Centres around the City, including Clareview - 3804 139 Avenue or Commonwealth - 11000 Stadium Road. There is no need to submit a google request beforehand; simply head to one of the above locations to pick up the signs.

June 25 - Pollinator Planting Join Root for Trees and help local pollinators! Come plant local wildflowers and learn more about the local wildlife that relies on native plants. We’ll also be giving away some wildflowers for you to plant in your own garden.
Date: Saturday June 25, 2022     Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Cloverdale Hill
Visit the Root For Trees events page for more information.

Ready, Set, READ!
EPL has a brand new partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. In this pilot program, eligible children will receive a FREE age-appropriate book delivered straight to their home every month until age five. This means that if a child is signed up right at birth, they could receive up to 60 free books! Growing up in a home full of books sets children on the path to be strong readers, which impacts everything from their success at school to their happiness and health as adults! Right now, this is a pilot program offered only at a select number of neighborhoods INCLUDING RUNDLE HEIGHTS!! Visit the EPL website to find out if
your neighborhood is eligible, get more information and apply online.

July 2022 News

Coming soon!