…as of Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Argyll Green Shack Programme
Some of you may have noticed the installation of a "Green Shack" beside the playground. We have been chosen this year to have the programme and encourage all families to take advantage of it throughout the summer months.
Every weekday this summer, children can get active as well as experience a variety of crafts, games, sports, and free play. This programme is targeted for children aged 6 – 12 years, but all children accompanied by an adult are welcome to attend.
TIMES: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Monday to Friday
DATES: July 12 – August 27
For more information, please visit: edmonton.ca/Greenshacks -or- Call 311 directly.
NOTE: The City of Edmonton continues to follow Government of Alberta health guidelines and start dates may be subject to change.
Argyll is Planning a Pre-School programme.
A recent decision from City Council has helped Argyll move forward with plans to operate a Pre-School Programme in our facility this fall. We’ve been working on this project, for a couple of years now, and recent health issues have delayed our efforts. But with this approval of an amended agreement between Leagues and the City we can now move closer to establishing the programme.
We’ve been working with a non-profit organization to operate the program on our behalf. We now invite interested Parents who may be interested in having their children attend our programme to contact the Pre-School teachers directly and convey their interest as well as get answers to questions directly from those who will be teaching the children.
We encourage interested parents to send an e-mail to the program people and begin the discussion about what they will be offering and what rates they are going to set. Send a message to: email@example.com.
The success of this program will depend entirely on the number of registered children so we also encourage parents to share this information among their circle if they know of other families who might be interested in our programme.
All indoor community activity is still suspended
As things continue to improve across Alberta, no use of the community hall is permitted under the current extended restrictions. Sport and fitness activities continue to be suspended until conditions change in our region. We continue to NOT allow outside rentals and are monitoring for when guidelines, are revised by AHS and the City of Edmonton.
Argyll's collective response to the situation will continue. Our COVID 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.
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).
Classes may return in the autumn
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.
This programme is expected to return in autumn
Under normal conditions a group of musicians will spend a little time together playing songs and keeping time each week. They usually met 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. Singing on key is optional :-)
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:
- leashed and on an Improved Trail or an Unimproved Trail;
- leashed and on a Boulevard;
- leashed and in an area governed by signage permitting dogs; or
- 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.
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Our mailing address is:
Argyll CL Social Events
6750 88 Street
Edmonton, AB T6E 5H6
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Our address is:
- Argyll Community Hall
- 6750 - 88 Street
- Edmonton, AB
- Canada T6E 5H6
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