Current News

…as of Tuesday, April 06, 2021

  • J H Picard School Fundraiser
  • Air Quality Detector at Argyll
  • Community Hall — Still Closed
  • Appeal for Blood Donations
  • The Jammers
  • Dogs in the Park

  • École J H Picard Spring Plant Fundraiser

    Cluster of plant images

    J H Picard Parent Council Society is selling plants to raise money for ChromeBook computers in their school. You can find a host of planters and potted plant options on their web page by following this link: J H Picard Parent Council.

    Deadline for ordering is April 22, 2021 so get your order in right away. Pick up dates should be withing 4 weeks.

    Measuring Air Quality for the Alberta Capital Airshed

    Air Sensor Installation

    We were invited to participate in a program for monitoring the air quality across Edmonton using a device mounted on our roof. It's a constantly monitoring sensor which feeds into an increasing number of locations across the city, sending data to an online map where you can investigate the quality of our air and compare it to other locations, as well as other jurisdictions, and even other countries.

    Have a peek at what our readings are by visiting; Capital Airshed Map and learn more by looking around their web site. You can also see a 10-level Air Quality Index for each location to compare. The site also includes links to other regions and see what they're experiencing. To view the "Purple Air" map for this area check in at: Purple Air's Real Time map.

    View of Center in 2020

    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, on the GiveBlood app or call 1 888 2 DONATE (1.888.236.6283).

    Argyll YOGA

    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.

    The Jammers

    This programme is expected to return in autumn

    Jammer Group playing in the hall together

    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:

    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.

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    6750 88 Street
    Edmonton, AB T6E 5H6

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