A Little History

…as of Thursday, July 04, 2024

Our Community Centre is located at 6750 – 88 Street NW in the City of Edmonton within the Province of Alberta, which is in Western Canada [postal code: T6E 5H6]. As one of the smaller neighbourhoods in the city there are only 340 residences and a variable population of around 800 people. We are fortunate to be surrounded by park land and nestled between two segments of the Mill Creek Ravine.

Access into the neighbourhood is only from the South and there are only a few streets and avenues here. We are serviced by one regular daytime bus route and one peak hour service bus route. Some younger children travel by school bus. The neighbourhood has a large number of dogs and a few cats and many rabbits visit the residential area from the ravine. Over the years there have been reports of wildlife emerging from the ravine as our location is not too many kilometers from the North Saskatchewan river. The ravine slope on the East side of our neighbourhood is also considered, by some, to be the best place to toboggan in winter.

Our neighbourhood hosts a 'district level' outdoor sports park where many people from around the city play softball, baseball, rugby, soccer, and where many people begin their trail rides, hiking, or walk their dog through a special off-leash area. A prominent feature of this sports park is a 333 meter, banked, cycling race track known as the Argyll Velodrome (Lat. 53 30 25' 62"N – Long. 113 27' 46.00" W Elevation: 667m).

The neighbourhood was established (and building of homes began) in 1953. Some original residents still live in this community although new families are arriving each year. At the time it was established it was on the edge of the city. Today it is considered a centrally located neighbourhood. The name of this neighbourhood honours John Douglas Sutherland Campbell (the Marquess of Lorne and the 9th Duke of Argyll) who was Governor General of Canada between 1878 and 1883 and a son-in-law of Queen Victoria.

We are represented in Edmonton City Council by Michael Janz. There are 12 wards in the City of Edmonton. Our ward has the name "papastew" in recognition of the history of the indigenous people who are the original inhabitants of this area. We are represented provincially by a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Edmonton-Strathcona and currently that person is Rachel Notley (NDP). And our federal Member of Parliament (MP) currently is Heather McPherson (NDP) who represents the Edmonton-Strathcona constituency.

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