Big Bin EVENT and AGM in the Park Sept 12

On Saturday, September 12, we will be in the Summerlea Park for two major events.

Big Bin Event and Membership Sale

From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Big Bins will be along 175 St. and south of 93 Ave next to the park.
You can buy your membership at the same time.

Here’s your chance to get rid of trash, including electronics and appliances.

  • Electronics: Television sets, monitors, microwaves, etc.
  • Household appliances: Please remove the doors from refrigerators and freezers

Sorry, no toxic substances (chemicals, paint, etc.)

Annual General Meeting “COVID-19 Protocol Edition”

Starts at 11 a.m.

When:  Saturday, September 12 at 11am
Location:  In the field adjacent the bins at the end of 175 Street
Bring your own lawn chair and umbrella.

Please wear your mask and maintain physical distance, while we visit! Individually packaged snacks and drinks.

Agenda

  1. Financial statement review and approval
  2. Elections – There are many positions up for election this year:  Treasurer, Vice President, Secretary, Casino Chair and Member at Large
  3. Updates:  Park upgrades, Community Garden, WEM Zoning applications, Temporary Transit Centre mitigation.

If you have any questions about the AGM or the Big Bin Event, you can email info@summerlea.org

Summerlea Park play program starts July 13

The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL) is putting on a drop-in play program this summer in our park. The program starts July 13th and will run until the end of August.

Program Location: The program will be held in Summerlea Park, in the playground/field area. 

Program Hours: Monday-Thursday, 1:30 – 3:30 pm.  There will be one leader on site with a maximum of 25 participants.

Who can participate: The target audience is children ages 8-12 years old.

How it works: Because the site will be run as a drop in, children are free to come and go as they please. They will be asked to check in with the leader as they come and go for ratio purposes.

The leader will collect name and emergency contact information from the children as they drop. This is necessary in case there is an emergency or a health alert that needs to be passed on to parents/guardians.

Leaders will also do a short health screening with participants before the program begins to ensure everyone’s safety. 

Washroom use: Children will be asked to return home to use the washroom during the program. 

If you have any questions about the program, send us an email to info@summerlea.org

Summerlea Plants a Pop-up Garden

If you’ve been at the Summerlea Park lately, you may have noticed a new feature. Summerlea is participating in the City of Edmonton’s Pop-Up Community Garden Program. The pilot program was set up by the City to ease the worry about food security.

To participate in the program, the Summerlea Community Garden Committee submitted an application form, which included a statement about how the garden would contribute to the food security of our community.

Our response was as follows :

  • The pop-up garden will raise awareness about the potential for growing our own food. Most residents live either in houses with small yards shaded by mature trees or in condos, which makes growing vegetables difficult. The pop-up garden will demonstrate the value of community gardening, especially during the harvest season.
  • The children of the neighborhood will be exposed to vegetable gardening.
  • The produce from the three extra garden boxes will go to the Food Bank or Mustard Seed or whoever is most in need. A portion of the September harvest will be reserved for our annual celebration in the park.

Since we made the application, two more families joined the garden, leaving one planter purely for the community. As of June 4, all planters have been sown.

We are still working on our application to the City for a permanent community garden, and we’re currently at the project charter stage. Help is always welcome. If you want to join the group, or just get on our mailing list, send an email to communitygarden@summerlea.ca.