Current News

…as of Wednesday, July 11, 2018

  • Natsu Matsuri EJCA Summer Festival
  • Parent & Tot PlayGroup
  • Rowing Camps this summer
  • The Jammers
  • Garbage Pick Up
  • Dogs in the Park
  • Natsu Matsuri 2018

    EJCA Summer Festival

    Come to the community hall on Saturday July 14 from 2:00 to 8:00 PM for the Third annual EJCA Summer Festival.

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    It's called a 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 discover 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.

    Parent & Tot Playgroup

    Our Parent & Tot Playgroup operates out of the community hall. The group 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.

    Edmonton Rowing Club Summer Day Camps

    People rowing on a river

    Get out of the heat and join the Edmonton Rowing Club on the North Saskatchewan River for a week of rowing. For first time rowers or just to improve, they have a spot for you.

    Multiple Weeks are available. Choose 1 day or come for more. Rowing is a good activity for anyone age 13 or older. More dates may become available if there is interest in doing more.

    Dates are:

    1. July 16 – 20
    2. July 23 – 27
    3. July 30 – August 03

    All weekly rowing days begin at 09:00 and run through to 15:00. Cost is $350.00 per week.

    To register – or for more information – contact: Alexander Patton, Summer Camp Director.
    Or you can visit:

    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.

    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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    Our mailing address is:
    Argyll CL Social Events
    6750 88 Street
    Edmonton, AB T6E 5H6

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    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.

    There is more local information on our Contact page.

    Our address is:

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