Delwood Christmas Craft Sale
November 28, 2009 10 am - 4 pm Delwood Community Hall 7515 Delwood Road
Come out and join us at our Annual Craft Sale Concession will be open. Memberships available. Raffle Draws & a 50/50 Over 25 tables of various crafts and great Christmas gift ideas! To book a table call Cindy 780-473-0283.
Delwood Views ● November 2009
Delwood Contact Info
2009/10 Delwood Community League Executive
Delwood Community League Executive welcomes new members interested in any of the vacant positions. Support for all new members will be provided. Contact any Executive Member to discuss or for a position description. President Vice-President (Administration) Vice-President (Operations) Secretary Vacant Colleen Fitzpatrick firstname.lastname@example.org 780-457-4497 Paul Liimatainen email@example.com 780-478-9510 Brenda Dreger firstname.lastname@example.org 780-432-5108 Wendy Keiver email@example.com 780-476-5179 Kevin Green firstname.lastname@example.org 780-479-4348 ext.2 Kevin Green email@example.com 780-479-4348 ext.2 Communications Director Facilities Director Fundraising Director Membership Director Program Director Seniors Liason Director Sports Director Vacant Dave Palosky firstname.lastname@example.org 780-476-7803 James Fitzpatrick email@example.com 780-457-4497 Roxanne Coelho firstname.lastname@example.org 780-478-1459 Mike Varley email@example.com 780-686-0151 Vacant
Past President Civics Director
Al Clark firstname.lastname@example.org 780-475-0028
Delwood Hall Rental Info
Rental Type Friday or Saturday Hourly Rate (Weekdays only) Weekday Rate (Sun - Thurs) Wedding Package (Fri Noon - Sun 6 PM) Funeral Package Public Rate Delwood Resident Member Rate
$450 $35/hr $200 $600 See hourly rates
$300 $30/hr $150 $450 $50
Delwood Community League
7515 Delwood Road Edmonton, AB T5C 3A9 Email: email@example.com Website: www.delwood.ca
For more information on our hall or to make a booking, contact our Hall Rental Coordinator: Rhonda Polowek 780-476-2142 firstname.lastname@example.org
* Some conditions apply * Damage deposit required for all rentals - call for more information
Delwood League Info
Delwood Community League memberships are available by calling Roxanne at 780-478-1459 after 5 pm on weekdays and anytime on weekends. Email email@example.com for more information. Family - $20 per household Single/Associate - $5 each Senior (65+) - $5 per household Your community league membership offers you: • Community League Wellness Program - Up to 20% discounts at City-owned recreational facilities with community league membership. • Community Swim - Free admission to selected City-owned swimming pools for specified times • Sports Programs - eligibility to play in any Delwood or affiliate community league soccer or hockey program • Skating Rink - free skating for members at Delwood rink
Community Swim Times
Don’t forget to bring your grey community swim pass provided with your Delwood membership!
O’Leary Pool: Saturday 3:45 – 5:45 pm Sunday 4:15 – 5:45 pm * * additional time to accommodate community users during Grand Trunk pool renovations Londonderry Pool: Sunday 4:15 – 5:45 pm
Delwood Skating Rinks to open in December!
Starting mid-December (weather permitting), Delwood Community League is pleased to offer free skating for community league members at our boarded and unboarded rinks. Proposed skating times (to be confirmed, weather permitting) are: Monday - Friday: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Thursdays only: Public Skating 7 - 9 pm) Saturday: 1:00 - 9:00 pm. (Public Skating 1 - 2:30 pm) Sunday: noon - 5:00 p.m. (Public Skating 12 - 1:30 pm) Sticks allowed on big ice all times except during Public Skating. Sticks allowed on the small ice during Public Skating. If the lights are on, the rinks are open! Questions or to check hours call the Rink Shack at 780-476-9794.
Festival of Trees
Trees and decorations for everyone to enjoy. Join the children’s activities, entertainment, and more at Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave between November 26th to November 29th. Visit: www.festivaloftrees.ab.ca
Upcoming Community League Meetings
All residents are invited to attend November 16 – 6:30 pm January 18 – 6:30 pm Page 3
Delwood Fall Festival Report
It was a BEAUTIFUL sunny day for the annual Fall Festival held on September 12. There were activities for people of all ages and the constant crowd made the hall grounds a very busy place. Thank You! • City of Edmonton • ATCO Gas • Canuck Industrial Sales • United Cycle • One Minute Foods • Scott Dreger • Edmonton Police Service • Edmonton Fire Rescue Service • All the volunteers: we couldn’t have done it without you!
Fall Festival 2009 Organizing Committee: Cindy Green, Brenda Dreger, Carri Mastronardi, Brenda McPhee, Roxanne Coelho, Wendy Keiver and Francine Guidoccio.
Delwood Crime Update
Neighbourhood Crime Maps Now Online!
The Edmonton Police Service has developed a crime mapping application for the public to view crime in neighbourhoods across the city. You can find it at http://crimemapping.edmontonpolice.ca/ Neighbourhood crime is more than just numbers; it’s about knowing where crime is happening in the area you live. Knowing the real picture of neighbourhood crime is the first step in doing something about it. By accessing this timely information on reported crime, you will be able to know what is happening in the Delwood neighbourhood. By knowing what is going on, we can work together to reduce and prevent crime.
Here’s how Delwood is doing as of October 18, 2009
The most common crimes in Delwood are Theft from Vehicle and Theft of Vehicle. Some tips to help prevent these crimes by: • Never leave any keys in the car or ignition, inside a locked garage, or in hide-a-key boxes; • Always roll up your windows and lock the car, even if it is parked in front of your home; • Never leave valuables in plain view, even if your car is locked. Put them in the trunk out of sight; • Install a mechanical device that locks the steering wheel, column, or brakes; • Never leave personal identification documents, vehicle ownership title, or credit cards in your vehicle; • Copy your license plate and vehicle information (VIN) numbers on a card and keep them with you. If your vehicle is stolen, the police will need this information to take a report. Page 5 www.delwood.ca November 2009
Delwood Soccer News
Delwood Scorpions (U10) 2009 Update
The Delwood Scorpions would like to thank the following businesses & families for their generous donations to our wind-up party for the 2009 Outdoor Season: • • • • • • • • • • • • Integra Tech, Belmont Sobeys, Northtown Safeway, Kensington Bingo, B&A Bakery, H&W Produce, Shaun & Tracey Bladon, Jennifer & Terry Oyakawa, Les Carr, Leslie Chinni, Christine Carr Linda Conley
The team enjoyed a fun-filled day at Rundle Park. On behalf of the Delwood Scorpions, WE THANK YOU!!
It’s not too early to start thinking about the Delwood Community Garden
Want to grow your own food? Meet your neighbours? Enjoy a healthy outdoor activity? Teach your kids that food doesn’t come from a store? Find out more about how you can be a part of the Delwood Community Garden! For more information contact Nicole Jangula (right) at 780-944-5477 or nicole.jangula@ edmonton.ca or contact Shannon Miller at 780-496-5589 or shannon. firstname.lastname@example.org .
Delwood League News
Snow will soon be here and kids in our neighbourhood will soon be spending time sledding at Delwood Park. Before your family tackles the snowy slopes, remember the following tips to sled safely: 1. Dress warmly enough for winter conditions including a hat, mittens, waterproof clothes and footwear. Sledders should wear thick gloves or mittens and protective boots to protect against frostbite as well as potential injury. Clothing should be dry (if wet, change them). Drawstrings and scarves should not be worn to prevent strangulation. 2. Wear a helmet that is properly fitted and designed for higher impact. 3. Inspect equipment before each use. Keep all equipment in good condition. Broken parts, sharp edges, cracks and split wood invite injuries. Examine handholds on sleds to be sure they are secure. 4. Ensure sleds have easy steering, non-jamming devices. 5. Sled on spacious, gently sloping hills that have a level run-off at the end so the sled can come to a halt safely. Avoid steep slopes. Check slopes for bare spots, holes and other obstructions that might cause injury. Bypass these areas or wait until conditions are better. 6. Make sure the sledding path does not cross traffic and is free from hazards such as large trees, fences, rocks or telephone poles. 7. Do not sled on or around frozen lakes, streams or ponds because the ice may be unstable. 8. Never sled when it is icy. Ice makes the sled go too fast. Plus, you can’t steer or stop a sled when you’re on ice. 9. Practice safe sledding techniques. The proper position for sledding is to sit or lay on your back on the top of the sled, with your feet pointing downhill. Sledding headfirst increases the risk of head injury and should be avoided. 10. Only sled ride when an adult is present. Children under 12 years of age should be actively watched. Children under 5 years of age should have an adult sled with them.
Yoga Classes @ Delwood Hall
With certified Yoga instructor Janette Hook
Free Public Skating!
Sundays @ 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm from September to December Supervised by Ice Marshals. No Sticks or pucks. Helmets recommended. Londonderry Arena: 14520 66 Street NW
For balance, strength, flexibility and healthy alignment. Ongoing Classes Contact Janette Hook @ 780-475-1751 Or email email@example.com for more information
Delwood League News
Snow Removal for Seniors
Are you a senior who is fearful of the onset of winter because you don’t know how you’re going to manage once the snow hits? Keeping walks free from snow is also important to help prevent falls. Are you someone who could help a senior by keeping the walks cleared? There are a number of agencies in Edmonton who match seniors with a low-cost snow shoveller to ensure you’re not snowbound or risk being fined for not clearing your walks. Seniors should begin arranging for help with snow shovelling now to avoid worry in the coming months. If you are a senior in Delwood who needs help, or if you can help seniors shovel their snow, contact one of the following groups. Paid Workers: Two of Edmonton’s seniors centres match seniors with service providers throughout the city. Contact the Westend Seniors Activity Centre at 780-483-1209 (no membership required) or SAGE (Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton) at 780701-9011 ($20 membership required). Volunteer Workers: The Westend Seniors Activity Centre at 780-483-1209 (no membership required) is the only organization which may be able to help provide volunteer show shovellers. (Applicants must demonstrate financial need) Check with them to see if they have volunteers in your area. Neighbourhood Help: Seniors, if you are able to find volunteer snow shoveller on your own, why not let the City of Edmonton help you to thank them for their kindness and hard work? Nominate your Snow Angel! The City of Edmonton will send you a Snow Angel pin and a letter from Mayor Stephen Mandel to present to your volunteer. Phone 780-496-8200 or visit www.edmonton.ca for more details. Page 8
Oilers Ticket Offer for Community League Members
The Edmonton Oilers and the Oil Kings are supporting community leagues with a great offer to order directly from the ticket sales office. You will get the best available seats, avoid service charges, and get the group rate as an individual! Oilers Get in the Game promotion - Tickets purchased with this promotion inclue Oil Kings vouchers - two great hockey games at a discount rate for the Oilers game. Contact John Sutherland at 780-409-2474 with your community league membership card number for the tickets! OILERS GAMES AVAILABLE Wednesday, November 18 vs. Colorado Monday, December 21 vs. St. Louis Monday, February 1 vs. Carolina Monday, April 5 vs. Minnesota Terrace - $108.00 per person Colonnade - $81.50 per person Gallery - $58.00 per person Standing - $53.50 per person * Prices are group rates offered to individual community league membership card holders and include an Oil Kings voucher that may be redeemed for any 2009-10 regular season home game. The Oilers Hockey Club reserves the right to limit quantities. Oil Kings promotion - These games are oriented for fun for the whole family with theme nights, music, participation activities and more. This is an inexpensive way to enjoy professional hockey and have a family night out. Community League members can purchase tickets at the group seat rate of $15.00 per ticket for all Friday - Sunday regular season home games! Contact John Sutherland at 780-409-2474 with your community league membership card number for the tickets! November 2009