Current News

…as of Monday, July 11, 2022


  • Parking Signs
  • Argyll Babysitting Registry
  • The Green Shack
  • Dog Walking in Park and Ravine
  • LOST and Found
  • Appeal for Blood Donations
  • Ukulele Ladies & Gentlemen Music
  • The Jammers
  • Argyll Pre-School

  • New Parking Signs

    Sign on lamp post

    You may have noticed signs in the area of the sports park along 88 Street and along 69 Avenue. These were installed to restrict parking in front of homes to only those who have a parking permit. This is similar to other communities next to sport venues and large public spaces.

    The Traffic department delivered paper permits to households affected by the parking restrictions. Everyone should have received two permits for each household which can be shared with visitors during the months in which the restrictions apply.

    These restrictions still allow parking along the park side of those streets but they protect the spaces in front of homes from vehicles occupying them. Bad behaviour of people visiting the park should still be reported to 311 and dangerous behaviour should still be reported to the Police. Argyll has made contact with many of the stakeholder groups who have outdoor activities in the District Park about the restrictions and explain what their options are.

    The signs are up, enforcement is happening. Please be patient with this process as they work out who is permitted and who is not. As well, be ready this winter to find a survey in the mail as the City will follow up on the program and ask for people's response to the initiative.



    Argyll Babysitting Registry

    Argyll now has a babysitting registry. Qualified local teens are ready to babysit kids within the neighbourhood. We are pleased to offer this service as a way for families & teens to connect. (We are not responsible for matchmaking or interviewing)

    A list of qualified sitters can be provided by sending an e-mail to: argyllsocial@gmail.com with your home and e-mail address.

    If you know of any other sitters seeking work, please e-mail their contact information so they could be added to the list.



    image of a greenshack in our playground

    Green Shack program returns

    Argyll will have a morning program at the Green Shack in the Playground area (near the Gazebo) this summer. The program time will be 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM weekdays. The starting date is be posted on the shack once the program has enough program coordinators.

    These programs are made possible through our partnership with the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues.



    Dog Walking in the Park and Ravine

    New signs and instructions in the Off Leash areas

    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.



    Lost and Found

    Image of rooftop sensor

    In recent months, going back to last winter, there have been many more instances of personal items being left in the playground and garden area. Normally these are left in clearly visible places in the hope someone might return in search of them. These instances have increased to the extent that we feel some obligation to make it easier to return them to their owner(s).

    As we are unable to provide an actual space where people might search for a lost item, we recommend checking in with the Facility Manager either by phone or e-mail with a description of a lost item so that some arrangement might be made to return it. This doesn't mean all items are retrieved by the Manager, but it means you have some chance of checking to see if some kind person deposited it with the Manager.

    The office hours for our Manager are posted elsewhere on this web site for an in-person visit to retrieve some items. If you have lost something there is no guarantee it was delivered to the hall. But on the chance it might have been, you can e-mail the Manager or leave a phone message on the office number describing what was lost. Our Manager will follow up with you whenever they can, and make some arrangement for it to be picked up. It might either be left in the foyer to be picked up when some other groups are using the facility, or it might be possible to meet the manager at an appointed time to have it handed over.

    As with most things there will be a limit on how long items will be held. Legacy items will be disposed of after a couple of months in order not to accumulate items which may have been abandoned. If you think you want to check to see if something recently lost is being kept at the hall then phone 780-466-8166 and leave a message with the description and a way of contacting you to pick it up. The facility e-mail address is office.manager@argyllcl.ab.ca



    Canada's Blood Service always needs 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).


    Ukulele Ladies & Gentlemen

    This program is run by an Argyll resident, Pat Murray

    Ukuladies and Gentlemen is a ukulele group who has adopted Argyll Community League as their 'home away from home'. The group started at Wellspring, a facility that offers support to cancer patients, their caregivers, and those grieving someone who has passed away from cancer. So we are all connected through one of those channels. When the pandemic hit in March 2020, Wellspring closed and before long we were looking for somewhere safe that we could still gather. I live in Argyll, so I suggested the parking lot near the BMX track, and in May 2020 we started meeting there. Brr! It was chilly! We were well spaced out, but still we had Peace Officers coming around telling us to move our chairs farther apart!

    Eventually we moved from the parking lot into Argyll Park, and continued meeting throughout the summer. As the fall came along that first winter, we went on hiatus. We started meeting up again in the spring, weather permitting. And so we carried on this way, meeting and going on hiatus as the various waves moved through. When the second fall came around, we wondered if it would be possible to meet up in Argyll Hall. I wrote to Dave Trautman, and Lo and Behold, we could, with the restrictions that AHS had in place at that time. We have been gathering in Argyll ever since.

    We get together every week either in Argyll Park, or in the Hall. We play, sing, and laugh a lot. For many of us, this band has been the thing that has helped us cope in these trying times - through cancer and also through Covid 19. We are very grateful to ACL and EJCA for making the Hall available to us!



    The Jammers

    Jammer Group playing in the hall together

    All musicians (at any level of skill) are invited to spend a little time together playing songs and keeping time each week. 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. Singing on key is optional :-)

    If you want to sit-in on what they get up to each week, 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.



    Pre-School

    Plans to operate a Pre-School Programme this fall are still on hold. The recent health crisis has interrupted our efforts. We continue to move closer to establishing the programme.

    We've come to an agreement with a non-profit organization to operate our program. We are still seeking out interested Parents who want their children to attend our programme. We are asking parents to contact the Pre-School teachers to get answers to questions directly from those who will be teaching the children.

    Parents can still send an e-mail to yegeducationalprograms@gmail.com and begin the discussion about their lesson approach and what rates they are going to set.

    The success of this program will depend entirely on the number of registered children so if you can share this invitation with any other families who might be interested in our programme it would help us get things going.

    Keep an eye out for an announcement during the winter season regarding our plans for fall of 2022.



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