Current News

…as of Friday, May 31, 2019


  • Natsu Matsuri EJCA Summer Festival
  • Neighbours Drop in
  • Parent & Tot PlayGroup
  • The Jammers
  • Dogs in the Park
  • Garbage Pick Up
  • Natsu Matsuri 2019

    EJCA Summer Festival

    Come to the community hall on Saturday July 13 from 2:00 to 8:00 PM for the Fourth Annual EJCA Summer Festival. This year is extra special because we will be honouring our partnership with the EJCA by unveiling a plaque recognizing 25 years together. As well we plan to have daytime fireworks for the occasion.

    Nasumatsuri Logo image

    The festival is called Natsu Matsuri which sets out to create an atmosphere of people gathering to enjoy and interpret Japanese Culture. The purpose of this Natsu Matsuri is to increase awareness of Japanese culture by providing a Traditional Japanese experience for people in the greater Edmonton area.

    The event will offer visitors entertainment, exhibits, food, and activities which highlight some of the cultural contributions Japan has made to global culture. Enjoy some traditional music, dance, and foods. For children there will be traditional activities, some prizes, as well as a chance to dress in the traditional costumes of Japan (Yukata and Jinbei). Bon-odori is an audience participation line dance set to traditional bon-odori music.

    Everything will be held in the courtyard to the North of the main hall. If the weather does not cooperate everything will continue inside the hall. All residents of Edmonton are welcome to visit, but residents of Argyll are especially welcome to celebrate our collaborative partnership while discovering more about our community partners, their customs, and their programming in the community centre.

    Put this event on your calendar today and be sure to allow plenty of time to experience the whole event.



    Sundays with Neighbours – in the Playground

    A casual gathering of neighbours have been continuing their Sundays in the Park, 3:00 – 5:00 PM every Sunday. This is an informal time to drop by, knowing there will be other families hanging out there as well.

    There is no agenda or organized play. Just parents and kids getting familiar with each other.



    Is there a Parent & Tot Playgroup?

    Our Parent & Tot Playgroup is taking a break until next fall. The group normally use the lounge area of the hall on the last Friday of each month from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon. The program is for parents/caregivers and their young children ages 0-5 to drop by and make friends with other families in Argyll as well as have fun. This is a free service for community residents and we ask you to bring your own snacks and beverages.

    Look for news about this next fall.



    Who are "The Jammers"?

    Jammer Group playing in the hall together

    Each week a group of musicians spend a little time together playing songs and keeping time. They meet on Thursdays from noon until 3:00 PM in the main hall of the Argyll Community Centre. They welcome any instrument you are willing to jam with. Electric and Acoustic instruments are both welcome.

    If you want to sit-in on what they get up to each week, then contact Ken by phone and get the details for their next jam. You can come and sing, play along or just relax and enjoy the music. Call Ken 780.466.8127 for more information. There is a $2.00 fee for use of the hall.



    Dogs in the Park

    It is that time again when dog owners like to bring their four-legged kids to the park. While most of us are dog fans, not every one is. This is why the City of Edmonton has regulations concerning dogs in our parks. There are two bylaws which every dog owner needs to be aware of. Both the Animal and Licensing Bylaw and the Parkland Bylaw apply to dog owners. The following is a quote from bylaw 2202:

    Unless otherwise permitted by this bylaw no person shall allow any animal under their control, or for which they are responsible, to be on Parkland. A person may have a dog on parkland so long as the Dog is:

    1. leashed and on an Improved Trail or an Unimproved Trail;
    2. leashed and on a Boulevard;
    3. leashed and in an area governed by signage permitting dogs; or
    4. in an Off Leash Area; but only if the dog is, at all times, kept at least 10 meters from any developed playground or picnic site

    Please be respectful for all the other children and families who use the parks, while we love our pets and they are a part of our families, not everyone likes dogs, some even have allergies.



    An example of what the proper containers look like.

    Garbage Pick up

    The City of Edmonton Waste Management Branch is asking people to use the proper size of garbage container. Oversize garbage cans increase the risk of injury to waste collectors and are no longer being collected.

    Bylaw #13777 limits the size of a container to less than 100 litres.



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