Current News

…as of Thursday, November 19, 2020


  • Restricted use of Community Hall
  • Appeal for Blood Donations
  • Yoga moved to Wednesdays
  • Neighbours Drop in
  • The Jammers
  • Garbage Pick Up
  • View of Center in 2020

    Most community activity is now suspended

    Yoga and other programming will resume when requirements allow

    As you've probably seen, new Guidelines for Community Activities were announced on Thursday November 12. This means use of the community hall is permitted under the current restrictions around distancing and cleaning as well as designated group sizes for indoor activity. Sport and fitness activities will be suspended until conditions change in our region. We continue to NOT allow for outside rentals and are monitoring the risk factors, which may change these guidelines, are revised by AHS and the City of Edmonton.

    Both ACL and EJCA have been working together to ensure proper procedures are explained and followed by all visitors.

    Argyll's collective response to the situation will continue. Our Response Team still operates for anyone needing some help with things. I continue to encourage everyone to reach out to your neighbours and stay in contact with them so we don't find anyone feeling alone, or who may need assistance. Sometimes just knowing there are people around us willing to help is enough of a comfort to people.

    Fortunately Argyll Community League has not experienced income difficulties which many other leagues have reported. We've been fortunate to keep costs down and already have held our Casino in early 2020, so our finances are still good for the coming year. We will, of course, experience a drop in revenue from outside rentals.

    Continue to Watch: Alberta Health Services for updates on their web site with details and for dealing with worried children or adults. I recommend having a bookmark of the AHS site on your favourite browser to consult for their evolving response. AHS



    Canada's Blood Service needs your help

    The need for blood and blood products increases every day, with someone needing blood every 60 seconds. Due to the impact of Covid-19, Canadian Blood Services are struggling to keep up with demand and have 20,500 more appointments to fill over the next month. They are asking the public for help fulfilling this need.

    What you need to know about blood donation

    Blood and blood products are a critical part of everyday medical care. Blood donations help patients undergo major surgeries, routine medical procedures, cancer treatments, and much more. Everything Canadian Blood Services do to help patients in Canada depends on donors. Blood donors are essential to Canada’s Lifeline.

    The need for blood is constant. Each year, over 100,000 new blood donors are needed to ensure patients have reliable access, where and when they need it. If you are in good health, book now at blood.ca, on the GiveBlood app or call 1 888 2 DONATE (1.888.236.6283).


    Argyll YOGA

    Classes have been suspended until after November 30

    Yoga for Strength, Alignment and Flexibility

    Wednesdays 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM in the Main Hall for distancing.

    This programme is instructed by Renee Giammarioli, a Physiotherapist and YAA Certified Hatha yoga instructor. Renee blends both easy and challenging poses, flow sequences and mindfulness meditation practice into each class. The class is geared towards increasing your body awareness, stretching out chronically tight muscles, for improving postural alignment and increasing awareness of the breath. Core strength and overall body strengthening will also be challenged. Renee is skilled at adapting the yoga practice for people with an injury or limitation, using props and adaptations as required. Feel free to contact Renee at 780.903.1911 to be registered.

    Argyll Community is pleased to be able to present this Hatha Yoga Programme to both residents and the general public. Classes are held during winter and spring (in the main hall) each Wednesday evening from 7:30 — 9:00 PM.

    We limit the class to 12 students. Contact Renee if you are planning to register. Also be sure to let her know if you have a recent injury or some physical limitations.



    Sundays with Neighbours – in the Playground

    This programme has been suspended until after November 30

    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.



    The Jammers

    This programme has been suspended until after November 30

    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.



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