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Game On - So Watch Out!

Give Our Kids a Brake sign Spring has arrived, which means that the kids are out on our local playgrounds, sports fields and streets. Please drive carefully!

Changing Our Communities, One Block Party at a Time

As a mother of two young boys, community is very important to me.  Community in every sense of the word.  I love seeing our sons connect and have fun with other children in our neighborhood. Events such as block parties create a welcoming, comfortable and safe environment in our communities for children and adults alike.

Last fall, I had the pleasure of co-hosting our communities first ever block party. Block parties can be what you want to make it, a potluck, a bbq, just a get together with games or a large event with a bouncy castle. Ours was a bbq. We delivered invites about a month ahead of the event.  We also requested $10 per family to help cover costs. Neighbors rsvp'd via email and we got permission from the families who were affected by the block off on the street. Organizing the event was straightforward; we got permission, a permit, organized for the roadblocks, bought some hot dogs, drinks and snacks and planned a few activities for the kids. Not only did the kids have a blast playing and connecting with their peers, but the adults did too. Good company and good conversation drove our block party well into the evening. There is nothing quite like seeing your neighbors come together and become friends. We received only positive feedback from our event, everyone loved it and they are looking forward to the next one!


Want to get to know your neighbors?

Want to feel safe and secure in your own neighborhood?

Want a sense of community within your community?

Want to kick back and have some fun?


Host a block party, your neighbors will thank you.

~Lynn Jongsma

The City of Edmonton has resources and information about hosting a block party on its website, here.



Pets in the City

Being a responsible owner is much more than just giving your pet adequate care, food, water and shelter. You are also responsible for their actions. 

Control, license and clean up after your pet to keep Edmonton safe, clean and healthy for everyone – including you and your pet.

As a reminder, dogs are only allowed to be off-leash within the boundaries of designated off-leash areas. Beyond your yard, please make sure you keep your dog on a leash. You can walk your dog on-leash along any trail on parkland, city boulevards, or area that is signed on-leash.

According to City of Edmonton by-laws, dogs are not permitted on school grounds, playgrounds, sports fields or picnic sites.

Off-leash parks around our community league boundaries include Orval Allen Park and Berm (grassy berm east of 127 St from 153 to 167 Ave, including Orval Allen Park), Caernarvon (south boulevard on 153 Ave from 126 St to Castle Downs Road), and Wellington (west boulevard on 141 St. from 137 to 132 Ave., south side of 132 Ave. and 135 St.).

The City of Edmonton maintains a full listing of off-leash dog parks on their website.
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