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             FREE         CIRCULATION 5600                                          SEPTEMBER 2006                                                                           VOLUME 27 NUMBER 7

 Grand Re-Opening of
 Giovanni Caboto Park
around the park was closed off as hundreds of people celebrated this community event
as well as the World Cup win by the Italian team! The mayor, Lieutenant Governor, and
several City Councillors were also in attendance. Some of the other highlights included the
unveiling of the beautiful new Ortona Friendship Fountain and the unveiling of the life-
sized statue of Frank Spinelli.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Joe Simons
                                                                                                                   Lucky 25!
                                                                                                                KAREN SIMONS                                                 from Vietnam. They soon found that the
                                                                                                                Saturday, July 22 marked the 25th an-                        jobs available to them could not support a
                                                                                                                niversary of the Lucky 97 Market with                        family of six children, so they got a bank
                                                                                                                firecrackers and dragon dance, a barbeque,                    loan and opened a small Asian food market
                                                                                                                and numerous sales. Unfortunately, we                        in 1981. If Frank Spinelli is the father of
                                                                                                                missed the firecrackers and dragon (having                    Little Italy, Ba Nguyen must be the father
                                                                                                                stumbled upon the celebration somewhat                       of so-called “Chinatown”: his store was
                                                                                              Garry Spotowski

                                                                                                                by accident), but we were in time for the                    among the very first Asian shops in the
                                                                                                                scrumptious hamburgers and the ener-                         area, if not the first, before there even was
                                                                                                                getic beat of Boney M blasting away in the                   a Chinatown. Now the store and several
                                                                                                                parking lot (hardly Vietnamese, but oddly                    spin-off family businesses—like Royal
                                                                                                                appropriate on a glorious hot summer day).                   Imperial Liquor, The Asian Grill House, and
                                                                                                                We ate in the shade, jumping out of our                      Canadian Certified Importers—keep all six
                                                                                                                sandals every now and then at the popping                    children as busy as their parents.
                                                                                                                of red helium balloons.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Joe Simons

                                                                                                                                                                             Nguyen, manager of the Lucky 97
                                                                                                                                                                Joe Simons

                                                                                                                                                                             This year the Nguyens have expanded the
                                                                                                                                                                             market itself and have opened an adjacent
                                                                                              Garry Spotowski

                                                                                                                Left to right: Rick Ritchie, Bobby-Jo Halton,
                                                                                                                                                                             strip mall on 107A Avenue. The Lucky
                                                                                                                and Les Umpherville man the BBQ (proceeds                    97 now has a roomier, more welcoming
                                                                                                                to Boyle Street Community Services)]                         entrance area and cheerful blue and yellow

                        Inside this month:                                                                      After munching our burgers and swigging
                                                                                                                                                                             walls. The north end of the store will house
                                                                                                                                                                             a bakery and deli (coming soon!). Mean-
                                                                                                                                                                             while, the businesses that once huddled in
       3 • A VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR SAYS FAREWELL                                                                our Sprites, we ambled through the deep
                                                                                                                                                                             the north end have acquired more elbow-
                                                                                                                debris of spent firecrackers and ventured
                Kim is moving on                                                                                inside. The place was positively humming                     room in the new strip mall. There you’ll
       4 • OUR SACRED PAST                                                                                      (as always), but the young, impressive,                      find the Royal Imperial Liquor store, Lucky
                St. Peter’s Lutheran Church                                                                     and very gracious manager, Hong Nguyen,                      97 Tailors, Tin’s Watch Repair, and—new
                                                                                                                slowed down to talk with us for a few                        to the collection—The Jewelry Experts and
       7 • EMPLOYABILITIES                                                                                      minutes in the frozen fish and herbal tea                     the Lucky Express Convenience and Dollar
                Helping people of all abilities find work                                                       section. She briefly shared the story of the                  Store.

       8 • DINING OUT                                                                                           Lucky 97, which is also the story of her
                                                                                                                                                                             Karen and Joe Simons have lived in McCauley for
                Boualouang Laos and Thai Cuisine                                                                                                                             almost seven years. Karen holds a Ph.D. in English
                                                                                                                                                                             and teaches writing and literature at the U of A.
       9 • FOCUS ON BUSINESS                                                                                    In 1980, Ba and Diep Nguyen and their                        Joe writes fiction and works as a special needs T.A.
                Cooks Corner                                                                                    children came to Edmonton as refugees                        at a Catholic junior high school.
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 Editor’s                                                         unteer Coordinator. Kim, it was wonderful
                                                                                                                                   COMING UP IN
                                                                                                                                                                                        Education, Boyle
                                                                                                                                                                                        McCauley Style

                                                                  working with you and I wish you all the best!
                                                                  Our “new” Volunteer Coordinator is actually                      OCTOBER...
                                                                  a very familiar face at BMC News: Colleen
                                                                  Chapman, who filled in for Kim when she
                                                                                                                                  The theme is “Change,” so we
                                PAULA E. KIRMAN                   was on maternity leave. As well, Erwin
                                                                                                                                  want your personal stories
    While we all enjoyed getting a chance to                      Seeger, who put in a lot of hard work as
                                                                                                                                  about changes and transi-
    rest and recharge over the summer months,                     Advertising Coordinator, has retired. We are
    we’re glad to be back! You’ll read about                      very grateful for all of your hard work Erwin
                                                                                                                                  tions in your lives. This can be
    things that have been going on in the com-                    – enjoy your retirement! Stepping up to the                     anything from starting a new
    munity over the past couple of months, plus plate once again is Colleen who is enthusi-                                       job, moving, or even what it                          PAULA E. KIRMAN
                                                                                                                                                                                        This is the time of year when most school-
    the return of our regular features like Dining astic about taking on this new challenge.                                      was like when you first came
                                                                                                                                                                                        age people head back to classes for another
    Out and Focus on Business. Although the                       Last, but certainly not least, we’ve moved!                     to live in the Boyle McCauley
                                                                                                                                                                                        year of learning, exams and assignments.
    theme of next month’s issue is “Change,”                      We are now occupying a basement office at                         area. The deadline is Septem-                         The Boyle McCauley area has many excel-
    we’ve already had quite a few changes at the Zocalo, and having a lot of fun settling in.
                                                                                                                                  ber 15. Send your work to                             lent schools offering a variety of programs,
    paper this past summer. First of all, Kim-                    Please note our new mailing address and fax                                                                           serving a diverse population. As well, some
    berley Chung and her family have moved out number – the phone number and e-mail ad-                                                                                                 of the area’s high school graduates are head-
    of Edmonton, so she has resigned as Vol-                      dress are staying the same..                                                                                          ing to University or other post-secondary
                                                                                                                                                                                        institutions, to train for a career and prepare

            Mustard Seed BBQ
                                                                                                                                                                                        for their futures.

                                                                                                                                                                                        However, education doesn’t have to be
The Mustard Seed Church held their annual barbeque in late June. Lots of great meals were served up to inner city residents,                                                            restricted to the formal system. Some of
along with treats and snacks, and fun games. There was also a petting zoo for the kids.                                                                                                 life’s biggest lessons happen outside the
                                                                                                                                                                                        classroom. Through being active citizens in
                                                                                                                                                                                        the community we come into contact with a
                                                                                                                                                                                        variety of people and situations, all of which
                                                                                                                                                                                        can leave a permanent mark in our lives.

                                                                                                                                                                                        In many ways, life is in itself an education.
                                                                                                                                                                                        That is, if we let it be. We learn from out ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                        periences and hopefully it helps us to grow
                                                                                                                                                                                        as people, both personally and in our work.
                                                                                                                                                                                        And like our experiences, education is some-
                                                                                                    Paula E. Kirman

                                                                                                                                                                      Paula E. Kirman

                                                                                                                                                                                        thing that cannot be taken away from us.

                                                                                                                                                                                        What can someone learn from spending
                                                                                                                                                                                        time in the Boyle McCauley area? A lot.
                                                                                                                                   Crime & Safety Contact                               Hanging out in Little Italy or Chinatown
                                                                                                                                         Numbers                                        helps foster a deeper appreciation of these
                                                                                                                                         Report “john” activity and                     cultures – their celebrations, customs,
        The Boyle McCauley News is a non-profit newspaper published monthly by the Boyle Street McCauley Com-
                                                                                                                                       license plate numbers: 421-
       munity Newspaper Society. The Society is made up of people who live and work in the Boyle Street and McCauley
                                                                                                                                                   2656                                 and best of all, their food! The area is also
         neighbourhoods. Opinions expressed in the newspaper are not necessarily those of the Board of Directors. Any
                                submissions may be subject to editing for length and suitability.
                                                                                                                                                                                        home to many recent immigrants. They are
                                                                                                                                  Report Problem Properties and
                                       Boyle McCauley News est. 1979                                                                     Derelict Houses:                               learning as they adjust to a new country and
                                              Vol. 27, No. 7                                                                                496-6031                                    culture. And we have a lot to learn from
                                             September 2006                                                                               Report Gang Activity:                         their stories.
                            Suite B1, 10826-95 Street, T5H 2E3                                                                                 414-4567
                                      Phone 425-3475
                                        Fax: 429-4075
                                                                                                                                       General Crime/Complaints:                        The many service organizations in this area
                                 E-Mail:                                                                                                                          promote the fact that people from all walks
                          For advertising, please phone 425-3475                                                                             EPS website                                of life deserve respect, dignity, and access
                                  Board of Directors                                                                      
                                                                                                                                     click on Crime Prevention,                         to necessary life resources. The people the
      Deanna Conrad, Bonnie Barrigan, Annette Kreider, Phil O’Hara, John Reilly, Tracy
                        Elofson, Leif Gregersen, Karen Simons                                                                      click on Prostitution Resource                       Mustard Seed, Hope Mission, Bissell Centre,
    EDITORIAL COMMITTEE | Colleen Chapman, Donna Mackie, Joan MacKinlay, Zinia Pritchard, Kate Quinn,                                                                                   and other such organizations serve can help
    Karen Simons, Garry Spotowski                                                                                                     Safedmonton website:                              open a window to a world some of us have
 OFFICE STAFF                                                      BLOCK CARRIERS Ernie Ballandine, Bonnie
                                                                                                                                              ton                                       been fortunate enough not to have experi-
 EDITOR Paula E. Kirman                                            Barrigan, Sandra Barnes, Gordon Bland, Marian
 LAYOUT & DESIGN Vikki Wiercinski                                  Brant, Brockman family, The Sisters of Charity,                                                                      enced, hopefully laying the groundwork for
                                                                                                                                           Local Beat Officers:
                                                                   Jeremy Coles, Michelle Cumming, Barry Daniels,                                                                       grassroots activism.
                                                                   David Grant, John Gee, Rosalie Gelderman, Dave                               421-2200
 THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS                                       Gibson, Brian Giffin, Michelle Hobbs, Sister Joanne,
 WRITERS & PHOTOGRAPHY Linda Dumont, Paula                         Maija Korhonen, Carmen Loiselle, Mackey Family,                      David Kabyn (McCauley):                         Good luck to all students heading back to
 E. Kirman, Kimberley Chung, Linda Dumont, Yovella M.,             Wesley May, Joan MacKinlay, Shari Mati, Bob                                David.Kabyn@
                                                                                                                                                                                        class for the 2006/2007 school year. As for
 Garry Spotowski, Ron Berezan, Tamara Raynor-Cote,                 McKeon, Daniel Nganga, Tim Nixon, Phil O’Hara,              
 Karen Simons, Joe Simons.                                         Kathleen Quinn, Kim O’Leary & John Reilly, George                                                                    the rest of us, let’s make Boyle McCauley a
                                                                   Sarantis, Henry Schuurman, Erwin Seeger, Garry
                                                                                                                                  David Radmonovich (Norwood):
 ACCOUNTING Rosalie Gelderman                                                                                                                                                           community classroom where we all have a
 ADVERTISING Colleen Chapman                                       Spotowski, Gordon Stamp, Caroline Stuart, Carey
                                                                                                                                                         lot to learn, and a lot to teach.
                                                                   Taschuk, Heidi Veluw, Lionel Wasylishen, John-West
                                                                   family, Louise Williamson.
Boyle McCauley News                                                                                    September 2006                                                                                          3

Greetings    A Volunteer
                           McCauley Community
From The New Coordinator   League Casino
                                                                                                                  Many thanks to the volunteers who gave of their time helping out with the casino at Yel-

Volunteer &  Says Farewell                                                                                        lowhead Casino in July.


                                                                  KIMBERLEY CHUNG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Linda Dumont
                                                                                                                                                              Linda Dumont
                                                                  As many of you know, I left the newspa-
                                                                  per at the end of August. My family and I
                                                                  moved out of the city and it is just not fea-
                                                                  sible for me to continue in the capacity of                                                                Florence Miller and David Grant
                                                                                                                  Maija Korhonene and Charles Vinze
                                                                  Volunteer Coordinator. I have thoroughly
                                                                  enjoyed my time with the newspaper and
                                                                  in the community. I have met so many
                                                                  wonderful, giving, selfless people that have
                                                                  made my job exciting and rewarding. I hope
                                                                                                                  Volunteer Appreciation BBQ
                                                                  all our volunteers continue to work with        KIMBERLEY CHUNG
                                                                  the paper and help Colleen Chapman, the         We had a great turnout for our volunteer appreciation BBQ in July. As a thank you to the
                                                                  new Volunteer Coordinator, with this job as
                                                                                                                  volunteers, we had food, drinks, prizes and appreciation gifts for everyone. Good company
                                                                  much as you’ve helped me. I thank you all
                                                                  for this experience and wish you well in the    and conversation was had all around. Thank you to all our volunteers for continuing to
                                                                  future. I will miss you!                        make the paper a success!
                                                Paula E. Kirman


Hi, I’m Colleen Chapman and, once again,

I have accepted the position of Volunteer

Coordinator for the Boyle McCauley News!

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the paper

while Kim was on maternity leave and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Kimberely Chung

I’m looking forward to working on both

capacities as Volunteer Coordinator and                           George Sarantis (left), Wesley May (right), David Grant (standing)
Advertising Coordinator. I’d appreciate any

information or concerns you might want to

discuss with me - feel free to call me at the

office or at home: 423-1315. Please leave a

message if you don’t get through to me. We

are looking for more carriers and we’re try-

ing to do the impossible - replace Richard

Auclair! It will probably take at least four

volunteers to do what he did - distribute

the newspapers to the carriers.

If you are interested in advertising with us

don’t hesitate to call me! Cheers!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Kimberely Chung

                                                                  Karen and Joe Simons
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MCCAULEY COMMUNITY                                                                                           Our Sacred Past:
LEAGUE UPDATE                                                                                                St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
We have now moved into our new location at Suite B1, 10826 - 95 Street, T5H-
2E3. It is a comfortable space we share with the Boyle McCauley News. Our phone
number, 428-5332, remains the same.

The casino went smoothly and the excellent crew of volunteers will have gone out
for pizza by the time you read this or will be doing so soon.

As a board, we will be reviewing and possibly revising our vision statement in order
to guide, and later evaluate, the decisions we make on behalf of the community.
The thinking is that if we articulate who we are and what we stand for, we will be
able to help each other recognize community needs and know how to proceed in ad-
dressing them. Speaking of community needs, we have formed a committee to plan
a public meeting with representatives from the Prostitution Action and Awareness
Foundation of Edmonton, Edmonton Police Service, Métis Child and Family Servic-
es, and possibly others. If you would like to join this short term ‘Community Signs

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Garry Spotowski
and Prostitution’ public meeting planning committee (whew), phone our office and
leave your number and one of us will get back to you.

And speaking of committees, we will be looking at each committee to ensure that
communication flow to the board and back is timely and pertinent. At the moment
                                                                                                             COLLEEN CHAPMAN
we have several year round committees that would benefit from more members. If
                                                                                                             St. Peter’s Lutheran Church was founded on September 4, 1904, making the congre-
you feel you can contribute in any way to the membership, zoning, or programming
committee, please let us know and we will connect you.                                                       gation 102 years old this year – definitely one of the oldest in the neighborhood.
                                                                                                             In 1911 the congregation built a school at the corner of 110 Avenue and 96 Street
In between the business that requires our immediate attention, we will be taking                             and, after years of turmoil that included the First World War, the present building
advantage of our treasurer Laura Berezan’s expertise to clarify league financial                             was constructed in 1928. Throughout its rich history, St. Peter’s has been heavily
policy and procedures to assist future boards dealing with financial matters.                                involved in education – supporting its own school for many years.

Our next board meeting will be Tuesday, September 12, at 7 o’clock at our new ad-                            St. Peter’s has a well-known background in public ministry, beginning in the 1960’s
dress. We intend to continue to discuss the downtown east development project                                working with patients from the Royal Alexandra Hospital who were often placed in
and related matters. If you are interested, you are welcome to attend.                                       homes in the McCauley and Boyle communities. At one time Lydia Degen, a mem-
                                                                                                             ber of the congregation, began a half way house for people suffering from mental
Joan is the President of the McCauley Community League. She has lived in and enjoyed
                                                                                                             illness, and the church hired a part time deaconess in 1967 who was otherwise
the community for just over one year. She moved from the County of Parkland to Edmon-
                                                                                                             employed full time as a psychiatric social worker.
ton three years ago and lived in Millcreek for two years before moving to this side of the
                                                                                                             In 1984, Concordia Lutheran Seminary was developed and thus began a close rela-
                                                                                                             tionship with the church. Pastor Steckelberg welcomed students from Edmonton to
                                                                                                             do field work at St. Peter’s. Steckleberg retired a few years ago as Pastor at Concor-
                                                                                                             dia University College of Alberta.

                                                                   Quiet park-like                           Many of us will remember Neil Otke who was called to St. Peter’s in 1995. Neil had
                                                                                                             a social work background and soon, working with a group of young people who had
                                                                   setting. Close to                         assumed leadership roles in the church, The Rock Lutheran Inner City Society was
                                                                                                             incorporated. Its first project was a twice-weekly breakfast program for homeless
                                                                   amenities.                                and low income people. As most of us know it is now three mornings a week, Tues-
                                                                                                             day through Thursday. Pastor Otke left in July of 2005, and the church has been
                                                                                                             served by visiting ministers until just recently when Rev. Esperanza accepted a call
                                                                                                             to serve. The Boyle McCauley News welcomes Rev. Esperanza and his family to our
                               Someone lives here.
                                                                                                             Colleen first lived in Boyle, at the furthest east side, from 1987 - 1990, then she worked
                                                                                                             at Sacred Heart Church from 1994 to 1996. Now she lives in McCauley in the Inn Roads
                                                                                                             Housing Co-op. She loves living in the area.

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           It’s a reality that for thousands of Edmontonians, there really is                                                                  recipients welcome
                                                                                                                                             >Weekend and evening appointments available
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           everyone’s responsibility. Governments, community
           agencies, and the Edmonton Joint Planning Committee                                                              FOR A FREE CONSULTATION
           on Housing are working to help. So can you.

           Homelessness. To help or to get help call 211.                                                                      10815A - 95 Street, EDMONTON
Boyle McCauley News                                                          September 2006                                                                                                 5

                                                                                                                                                   (popular theatre) give youth the tools
                                          caused by spring melts or summer

Drainage                                  storms. With the right information,                                                                      to create change in their lives. The
                                                                                                                                                   success of these programs resulted in
                                          however, Boyle McCauley residents

Difficulties                              (and all city residents) can help lessen                                                                 Inner City High School being added
                                                                                                                                                   to the programming. These programs
                                          the chances of seasonal basement
                                          floods by making improvements to                                                                         have produced significant community
                                          their property. Drainage Services is
                                          sponsoring a public education pro-
                                                                                                                                                   Since February 1993, 782 youth have
                                          gram called ‘Flood Proof ’ to equip
                                          homeowners with the information and                                                                      come through our programs of that
                                          knowledge they need to make drainage                                                                     total 68 per cent continued with the
                                          improvements.                                                                                            program and made positive changes in
                                                                                                                                                   their lives; 32 per cent left the pro-
                                          It is important to have a properly grad-                                                                 gram early with the intent and need
                                          ed lot and downspouts that extend at                                                                     to find work. Of the 32 per cent, to
                                          least 1.8 metres (six feet), to encour-                                                                  the best of our knowledge, most are
                                          age water to flow away the founda-                                                                       still working. The activities of 10 per
                                          tion and weeping tiles. The City of                                                                      cent are unknown and five per cent
                                          Edmonton is offering complimentary                                                                       returned to a high-risk life style.
                                          Flood Check-ups to homeowners from                                                                       The partnership between the Boyle
                                          May to October 2006. To book, phone                                                                      Street Community League and the In-
                                          944-777.                                                                                                 ner City Youth Development Associa-
  Councillor, Ward 4                                                                                                                               tion has helped make our community a
                                          The City has a Drainage Services Trou-                                                                   better place. Youth programming and
Each year the City of Edmonton re-        ble hotline (496-1717) for residents                                                                     Inner City High School have registra-
ceives about 345 millimetres (14 inch-    to phone in emergency situations such                                                                    tion for fall programs call 424-9425.
es) of rain, with most falling from May   as dislodged manhole covers, plugged
to October. Though this is not a huge     catchbasins and flooded basements.                                                                       The League’s community garden is a
amount of precipitation, our summer       However, the City will not follow up                                                                     bright spot in the Boyle Street Com-
storms tend to drop large amounts of      with reports of flooded houses until                                                                     munity. The community benefits form

                                                                                                                                Garry Spotowski
rain over short periods of time. During   the storm has passed and all emer-                                                                       the contributions of gardener and
major rainstorms the sheer volume of      gency situations are dealt with. Please                                                                  coordinator Jan Przysieniak and the
water can back up drainage systems        note the City of Edmonton does not                                                                       many other community gardeners.
                                                                                       The Boyle Ctreet community garden
and flood basements anywhere in the       clean up flooded basements, that is
city. Some neighbourhoods are harder      the homeowners responsibility. For                                                                       The League also partners with The
hit than others but the City’s Drainage   detailed information on how to deal          JOE CLOUTIER                                                City of Edmonton to provide summer
department deals with calls from all      with a flooded basement, please read         The Boyle Street Community League                           programming for community play-
over Edmonton during these summer         the “After the flood” brochure on the        was formed in the 1940s. The League                         grounds. The League building is open
storms.                                   City’s website:             and our society are almost unrecogniz-                      all day and into the early evening five
                                          floodprevention A printed version can        able from what there were back then.                        or six days a week.
Most of you will remember the storm       be found at the Citizen Action Centre        For many years the League offered
in early July 2004 which caused flood-    located in City Hall or you can request      a community Bingo every Saturday                            There are, however, more changes on
ing on streets, roadways and more         one from my office.                          and Sunday. The bingo covered the                           the horizon. The most recent develop-
than 4,000 homes throughout Edmon-                                                     League’s expenses, helped build a new                       ment initiative by the City (Downtown
ton. The damage was so extensive          Please feel free to contact my office at     building (1983) and supported a part-                       East Project) threatens to recreate
that the Drainage Department has          city hall with any questions or con-         nership for youth programming with                          parts of our community into a middle-
made flood prevention a top priority.     cerns about drainage/flooding or any         the Inner City Youth Development                            class haven and potentially ghettoize
Based on flood reports and studies,       other city issue that you have.              Association that began in 1993 and                          other parts. More information about
43 neighbourhoods in Edmonton are                                                      continues to this day.                                      this development is available from
considered at risk for future flooding.   Michael Phair                                                                                            the Special Projects Office, Edmonton
Boyle McCauley is not considered to be    Councillor, Ward 4                           Youth programming includes Inner                            Planning and Development Depart-
at high risk for flooding.                          City Youth Support Programs that of-                        ment and on the Internet at www.
                                          496-8146                                     fer youth an evening drop in program              
No municipal drainage system can                                                       for teens, food, bus tickets, coun-
guarantee every house complete                                                         seling, and other emergency supports.                       Joe Cloutier is the President of the Boyle
protection against basement floods                                                     Educational programs prepare youth                          Street Community League and Principal
                                                                                       for academic upgrading and drama                            of Inner City High.

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6                                                                                       September 2006                                                                       Boyle McCauley News

                             FEATURE: SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATION
Transitions                                       TAMARA RAYNOR-COTE
                                                                                                                                                       and your
                                                  The transition between levels of education
                                                  can be overwhelming if not frightening,
                                                  no matter what the grade level. This fall
                                                                                                    YOVELLA M.
                                                  I’ll join the ranks of thousands of other         This summer I had the pleasure of spending a little over a month learning French in Nova
                                                  “newbies” as I start classes at the University    Scotia. I enjoyed learning about the Acadian culture while being completely immersed in
                                                  of Alberta and I’ll level with you -- I’m more    the French language. I arrived in Nova Scotia knowing only three words in French. Actu-
                                                  than a little preoccupied with the idea.          ally I should say I only remembered three words in French. I, like many other Albertans,
                                                                                                    had to take French at some point during the K-12 years. However, like a lot of people
                                                                                                    who take language courses I forgot most of what I had learned once I finished secondary
                                                  I remember the day I started high school
                                                                                                    school. By the end of the program I was able to speak much more French. I had learned
                                                  and how big everything seemed and how             an amazing amount of words, phrases, and expressions in a short period of time.
                                                  mature I felt to finally be (almost) done
                                                  with school. This is a completely different        My experience in this language program taught me more than just the French language. I
                                                  ball game. University is huge and the people      also learned an important lesson about health. For my entire life I’ve had problems with
                                                  there come from all walks of life, many           various types of allergies and so when it came time to pack for my trip out East I gave
                                                                                                    no extra thought to what I would need to combat the headaches, stuffy nose, itchy eyes,
                                                  from foreign countries to earn a degree and
                                                                                                    asthma attacks, and outbreaks of eczema. Once I reached the Island I realized that I truly
                                                  start their own lives.                            wasn’t prepared; the allergy medication on hand was not going to help as much as it once
    Tamara’s graduation portrait
                                                                                                    did. Had I taken the time to find out about possible allergy triggers in the area I would
                                                                                                    have been bettered prepared to deal with and possibly prevent some of the allergic reac-
The concept of paying for my textbooks and sitting in a class of 1000 is mildly unsettling          tions I experienced.
to say the least. “Professors” instead of “teachers” and a bell curve marking system seem
foreign and strange to me as I cautiously register for courses and desperately try to under-        A visit to the community doctor in the region reminded me of the importance of educat-
                                                                                                    ing one’s self about personal health issues. Regardless of what type of health problem
stand the application procedure. I wonder if it wouldn’t be a good idea to have a pre-univer-
                                                                                                    one has it’s important to be knowledgeable about the illness itself and the proper care
sity class in high school on how to apply to university!
                                                                                                    required. We are fortunate to live in a city where we have a choice of knowledgeable
                                                                                                    doctors. At the same time, it’s important to do research on any diagnosis and illness one
As much as I know I will inevitably long for the security that was high school I ‘m very much       may have. Taking the time to find out about a diagnosis is a way to participate in your
excited to at last be able to say that I am an adult (or at least a struggling student), and the    treatment and health maintenance. Being armed with information helps in understand-
choices I will make in the upcoming months may determine my future. That’s a lot of pres-           ing how to care for yourself and provides more information on your diagnosis; it becomes
sure isn’t it? From now on I have to be the one choosing the courses and paying the bills           a source of self-empowerment.
and hopefully making the best decisions possible.
                                                                                                    There are many other ways to gain additional information. Try reputable on-line sources
                                                                                                    such as the medical department websites of colleges and universities across North
In addition, as much as I know and anticipate the hard work and dedication I’ll need to get         America, associations and support groups for people with similar diagnosis’s to the one
through the next four years, I can’t wait for all the fun that comes along with it. After all I’m   you have, and speaking with others who currently have or previously had the same illness
not the only one starting University and that means that there is going to be a whole lot of        as yourself. Books and pamphlets are also a good source for information.
us who’ll need to relax and decompress from the stresses of our new lives.
                                                                                                    If you don’t know where to begin your search for additional information ask your doctor
                                                                                                    or primary care provider for some suggestions. You can also use a search engine such as
There is an overwhelming sense of freedom that accompanies any big transition and at this
                                                                                           or as a starting point.
point in my life nothing seems bigger than the U of A or the possibilities it holds.

Tamara graduated from Ross Sheppard High School in June and has lived in the area her entire        Yovella is a resident of the McCauley area. She works with individuals with mental and physical
life. She is attending the University Of Alberta as a Drama Major.                                  disabilities in Edmonton. Besides writing for Boyle McCauley News she also hosts a local roots
                                                                                                    music radio program.

Hope Mission BBQ                                                                                    In mid-July, Hope Mission served barbeque meals to homeless men, women and children,
                                                                                                    thanks to the help of many volunteers.
                                                                Linda Dumont
                                                                 Linda Dumont

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Linda Dumont
  Boyle McCauley News                                                                              September 2006                                                                                            7

                                FEATURE: SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATION

  EmployAbilities Folk Fest keeps
                                                                                                            her coming back
   The goal of EmployAbilities is to “Empower, Encourage, and Enhance the employability
   of people with disabilities.” Their clients include not only the physically disabled but also
   persons with multiple barriers, whether a disability as the result of an accident or a devel-
   opmental or mental health disability. This is a “no-barrier” organization with most if not all
   costs to the client covered by Government funding and grants.

   The success rate is remarkably high. “We give them the skills, all they need is the motiva-
   tion,” says Tamina Selig, Provincial Coordinator. “They can have a career, not just a job

   Employablities offers a wide variety of programs to assist its user base including the Step
   Up program which tailors to individualized programming to prepare clients in pre-employ-
   ment skill development such as boosting confidence levels and people skills.

   As well, Niso Kamototan is offered as a two week course to provide Aboriginal clients (in-
   cluding Métis/Inuit/First Nations) with enhanced employment opportunities and holistic
   approaches to managing disadvantages. They also recognize the need for assistance to
   individuals with barriers in the North and have offices in Cold Lake, Bonnyville, and Lac La
                                                                                                            ARNOLD WAXWING
                                                                                                            She arrived at this year’s Folk Fest looking just like thousands of other music fans. Wear-
   With programs ranging from the six month Basic Foundation Skills course to the sixteen                   ing shorts for the hot sunny weather (this was Sunday), a bandana to keep the sun’s rays
   week Hotel Skills Enhancement program, EmployAbilities offers something for everyone.                     at bay, and funky red plastic clogs, she was also toting a short squat lawn chair for sitting
   Counsellor John Van Eden and Project Leader Chandra Victor both agree that the most                      back, listening, and relaxing. And to prove she’s been there before, she sports a souvenir
   rewarding part of their job is, “seeing people raise themselves up and be happy and proud of             tank top from the 1996 edition of the Folk Fest.
   their accomplishments.”
                                                                                                            But that’s nothing. Boyle Street resident (and BMC News volunteer!) Donna Mackie could
                                                                                                            have a souvenir T-shirt from all 27 Folk Fests, because she’s one of a dwindling number of
   Most of EmployAbilities’ staff members started out in other related fields and found the                   “folks” who have been to every single one since they started long ago at Gold Bar Park. She
   environment here a good fit. Although for most employees it’s a “learn as you go” atmos-                  was even a volunteer for the first sixteen of them.
   phere, their computer technicians are all NAIT Certified and everyone is a willing and
   competent teacher. For Counsellor John Van Eden it has been a long road. “I was a high                    “I still remember the first year. I was just a little kid on kitchen duty. I still have the T-
                                                                                                            shirt. It’s got ‘Sid’s Eats’ on it (as in the famous Edmonton restaurateur Sid Estrin),” she
   school teacher, school counsellor, and even a call center operator before I came here; it’s a
                                                                                                            “A real big highlight for me was dancing to Amos Garrett in 1989, seven months pregnant
                                                                                                            with twins! I worked about 120 hours if you can believe it. I remember peeling carrots.
                                                                                                            LOTS of carrots.”

                                                                                                            But all 27 years? What keeps her coming back year after year? “It’s the tradition of it,” she
                                                                                                            says. “It’s the music [favourites: John Hiatt, John Hammond and the Oyster Band]. And

                         Boyle McCauley News
                                                                                                            it’s a reunion. I’ve seen a few people for all 27 years. I’ve watched kids grow up and become
                                                                                                            parents themselves.”

                                         WANTED                                                             Any other special memories? “Yeah. One year I was up standing on stage one Sunday night
                                                                                                            for the Grand Finale, singing ‘Four Strong Winds’. Being a part of the festival like that was
                          Treasurer Needed!
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                                  Boyle McCauley News                                                       She’s already looking forward to next year.

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           · Knowledge of marketing processes.
                                                                                                                Although the pool is
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           · Excellent relationship building and interpersonal communication skills.                            closed for renovations
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           · Some knowledge of ad layout and design.
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           Advertising Coordinator.
                                                                                                                able at Zocolo’s or from
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                                                                                                            Children March For Peace
                                                                                                            On August 4 over 300 people gathered in front of City Hall to march for peace in the Mid-
                                                                                                            dle East. The march was led by children, numbering roughly half of those in attendance.
                                                                                                            They marched around City Hall, down Jasper Avenue and finished in front of Canada
                                                                                                            Place where a rally and candle light vigil were held.

Dining Out
Boualouang Laos
and Thai Cuisine
10669 97 Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Paula E. Kirman
                                                                                                            Children and their parents lead the way as they marched.
                                                                                               Joe Simons

With six tables and a width barely more than its entrance, the Boualouang is one of the
coziest restaurants on 97th Street. Whimsical blue elephants, depictions of Laos rural
life in bas relief (in beaten tin), and photos of the inaugural blessing of the restaurant
adorn the walls. The tables gleam in white cloths overlaid with colourful woven runners
beneath glass covers. People here speak quietly. Service is friendly and prompt. But
there’s only one (extremely talented) cook in a tiny kitchen, so if you’re in a rush, and
the place is busy, ask for an estimated wait time.

Our Thai coffee arrived quickly: tall, dark, and gorgeous, with sweetened condensed
milk floating among the ice-cubes on top. While Joe blew bubbles (to mix in the milk,
he claimed) and I sipped demurely, we perused the menu. I’ve never tried the appetizers
or soups, but I can talk salads. The “Laos Salad” is about the best thing I’ve ever eaten.
It’s cool and tangy and complex with a “special salad dressing” reminiscent of mustard,
only better. The Tum-Mahk-Hoong salad comes in four ferocities: mild, medium, hot,
and inferno. Once, we cheekily ordered it against the gentle warnings of our waitress.
It’s good, but even “mild” is pretty lively. So unless you enjoy nearly passing out while
eating, choose one of the other salads. Some entrees are pretty volcanic too, so check
with your server if in doubt. There are plenty of safe and tempting choices, most around
the $10 mark.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Paula E. Kirman

This time we ordered three things, all new to us, all elegantly served. 1) Lahp (with
                                                                                                            Members of the Edmonton Small Press Association displayed some anti-war artwork.
chicken): a refreshing Laos style salad of finely minced meat and herbs mixed with
roasted rice and served cold. Interesting, but for sheer gustatory heaven, I still prefer
the “Laos Salad.” 2) Pad-Pedt: succulent stir fried pork with vegetables, red curry, and
coconut milk—exquisite as all the red and green curries in this restaurant are. 3) Pad-
Kee-Mouw (aka “Drunken Noodles”): tender beef stir-fried with lovely fat rice noodles,
mild fresh chilies, cabbage, broccoli, basil, and onions. Remember that little cartoon
dog who used to hug himself and levitate in bliss? That was me eating this dish. It had
flavours I never knew existed. The noodles went down like butter.

After a soothing hour and a half, our bill came to $37 (including tax)—a tad pricey,
perhaps, for the volume of food, but certainly not for the flavour. The coffees alone were
$4 each, but a rare treat on a warm rainy night. As we were leaving our waitress said,
“Come again. Try more new things.” We truthfully promised we would.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Paula E. Kirman

A final note: this is a cash only restaurant.

                                                                                                            The Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism (ECAWAR) helped coordinate the march.
Boyle McCauley News                                                                       September 2006                                                                                         9

                     Downtown On The Wild Side                                                                                    Business
       A Little Birdie Told Me                                                                                    Cooks Corner
I have been contemplating what to write for my last wildlife column with the Boyle Mc-
Cauley News. There are many topics to choose from but as our theme this month is educa-
tion, I thought I would do something a little more general. I believe that knowledge can
provide understanding, and with understanding sometimes comes acceptance or at least
a tolerance of some wildlife habits. I’m hoping that I can provide you with some tools on
how to find the answer to any questions you have about our local wildlife, once I am no
longer here to answer them for you.

As an advocate for misunderstood wildlife, such as my beloved magpies (who I believe
some of you have now come to like -- love is probably too strong a word), a little informa-
tion can shed a whole new light on a situation. If you are having problems with wildlife,

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Garry Spotowski
or just have a question about what kind of animal that thing in your tree is, there are
many things you can do.

                                                                                                    COLLEEN CHAPMAN
Our local libraries carry copies of identification books that can be used on those animals
                                                                                                    When Jackie Ryan and Paul Mennier moved to Edmonton in 1999 Paul went to work at A
you just can’t figure out. They generally have pictures and useful information about the
                                                                                                    Channel and Jackie began volunteering! As a Registered Nutrition Manager with years of
animal. My personal favourite ID books on birds, bugs and mammals have been writ-
                                                                                                    experience in both hospital settings and her own restaurants, Jackie began teaching other
ten either by Chris Fisher, John Acorn, or both in some cases (Birds of Alberta, Bugs of
                                                                                                    people how to cook. The more people she taught, the more she realized they would have
Alberta, Mammals of Alberta). I find these books quick and easy to use.                              nowhere to ply their trade. That is when she began looking for a commercial kitchen.

Another source of information in the city is the John Janzen Nature Centre. It’s a beauti-          Much to the benefit of the McCauley neighborhood, Jackie and Paul bought the old Lydo
ful place to visit. For a very small admission fee it can provide information through its           building on the corner of 111 Avenue and 92 Street in September of 2004. They im-
displays and naturalists. They also have a Nature Information Line that you can call at             mediately began renovations, which were sorely needed. Now Jackie is in the process of
certain hours to talk to a naturalist. If they don’t have the answer to your question, they         doing all of the things necessary to see her business flourish. Aside from renting out her
may be able to point you in the right direction. Their number is 496-2910.                          kitchen ($120/day for eight hours) for catering and other businesses, she runs her own

The Royal Alberta Museum and the University of Alberta also have various experts on
staff that you can sometimes get hold of. The displays at the museum are quite extensive             Cooks Corner is a fully equipped, licensed commercial kitchen, with a staff of profession-
                                                                                                    als including two nutrition managers and a head cook who have developed and tested
and informative about local wildlife as well.
                                                                                                    all the meals offered on the menu. They use all fresh local meat and produce, and do the
                                                                                                    browning, sautéing and blanching.
I hope you are able to take advantage of these information sources to educate yourself
about our local wildlife. I am saddened that I can no longer serve downtown in this capac-
                                                                                                    Cooks Corner staff will do your menu planning, shopping, chopping and clean up for you
ity, but I hope you take it upon yourselves to understand our wildlife before acting rashly
                                                                                                    as well. You will take home 12 ready-to-cook dinners to enjoy with your family. They are
and blaming an animal for acting in its natural way.
                                                                                                    currently running sessions on Fridays (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm & 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm). If people
                                                                                                    have a group of 8 or more they are will to make arrangements to hold a session at another
One more thing before I go – remember to love your magpies!                                         time.

                                                                                                    Groups get together to prepare gourmet meals that are packaged, taken home and, either
                                                                                                    frozen or eaten. Jackie is a wealth of information on where to buy the freshest, organic
                                                                                                    and least expensive food in the city. She will also make arrangements for people with
                                                                                                    special dietary needs -- for instance, celiacs.

                                                                                                    Jackie is proud to advertise Don Antonio’s Tortilla Chips, one of her most successful cli-
                                                                                                    ents! She is looking for a bookkeeper who needs office space who might want to use part
                                                                                                    of the commercial space she has to offer, and is looking forward to possible “store front”
                                                                                                    expansion in the future. Call Jackie at 479-8175 or visit her website at www.cooks-cor-

                                                                                                                          IS DRINKING A
                                                                                                                              A.A.               THE ONLY REQUIREMENT FOR MEMBERSHIP
                                                                                                                                                             IS A DESIRE TO
                                                                                                                                                            STOP DRINKING.
                                                                                                                            HAS THE
                                                                                                                          ANSWER FOR
                                                                                                                         SOBER LIVING!
10                                                                                 September 2006                                                                              Boyle McCauley News

                                             Fruit Kabobs                                                   • Roll the kabob in the yogurt until the
                                             (Types of fruits are optional)
                                                                                                            fruit is coated.

                                                                                                            • Pour the coconut on to another plate.
                                                                                                                                                            Last month, we asked how the young
                                                                                                            • Roll the kabob in the coconut until the       people in our community felt about
                                                                                                            yogurt is covered. Enjoy!                       going back to school. Here are the
                                             Bananas                                                                                                        responses:
                                             Seedless Grapes

       Kids                                  Pineapple
                                             1 cup yogurt (your favourite
                                                                                                                                                            Ryo - age 5, beginning kindergarten, when
                                                                                                                                                            asked if he was excited about

                                                                                                            Brainteasers                                    starting school next month: “I hope next

     Corner!                                 flavour)
                                             1⁄4 cup dried, shredded coco-
                                                                                                                                                            month NEVER comes!”

                                                                                                                                                            Kwami, age 8, was asked “how do you feel
                                                                                                            In which heavy, seven letter
                                             nut                                                                                                            about going back to school?” He
                                                                                                            word can you take away two                      answered, “happy. . .ONLY to see my
                                             Wooden skewers                                                                                                 friends!”
                                                                                                            letters and still be left with
     Suggestions or Submissions?
                                                                                                            eight?                  Directions:
                                                                                                                                                            This month’s question:
                                                                                                                               Answer: Freight or Weights

                                             • With an adult’s help, cut the fruit into                                                                     What are you going to
                                             bite-sized chunks.                                                                                             dress up as for
                                                                                                            What walks all day on its                       Halloween?
                                             • Make your kabob however you would like
                                             by poking the skewer through the pieces                                                                        Please send your answers to:
                                                                                                                          Answer: A nail in a horseshoe Include
                                             of fruit.
                                                                                                                                                            your first name and age.
                                             • Pour the yogurt onto a plate.

Edmonton Street News joins the International
Network of Street Newspapers

When Brittney White went to Montreal
to represent Edmonton Street News (ESN)

at the annual conference of the Inter-
national Network of Street Newspapers                                                                                                      10659A - 97 STREET
(INSP) June 8 to 11, she was surprised to                                                                                                   PHONE 428-8186
discover that Edmonton Street News had                                                                                                           MON-FRI 10-7
                                                                                                                                                SATURDAY 10-3
been granted membership in the INSP. “I
                                                                                                                                                 SUNDAY 12-3
thought I was going as a representative                                                                                                        HOLIDAYS CLOSED
                                                                                             Linda Dumont

of ESN as a member paper of the North                                                                                           “Serving Edmonton & Area Since 1986”
American Street Newspaper Association                                                                                               • Free Prescription Pick-up & Delivery •
                                             Brittney White
(NASNA),” she said. “Then they asked me
                                                                                                                                     • Free Dosett & Blister Pack Services •

to give a five minute talk about the paper,   she took a placement with the paper for a

and I was the first one to be asked to        university course, and she was elected to

speak.”                                      the board of the Edmonton Street News

                                             Society at their annual meeting on May 29.

This year, for the first time, the confer-

ence was held on North American soil, and    Linda Dumont has lived in Boyle McCauley

membership was extended to all papers        for 16 years and is currently managing editor

with NASNA membership. White has been        of Edmonton Street News. She is a former

working with ESN since December when         Editor of Boyle McCauley News.

               We’re seeking the stories of the people of Boyle McCauley – people just like you! If you have an interesting

             story to share, or are involved in something you would like to share, please e-mail us at boylemcnews@gmail.

                             com. You can also write an article about someone else (with their permission, of course).
Boyle McCauley News                                                                       September 2006                                                                                                       11

Around the neighbourhood                                                                                                 SNAP GALLERY                                        FREE - Soccer Program (OUT-
     CHURCH & AGENCY                    WECAN (CITY CENTRE)                      C.A.P. HEAD START                       10309-97 Street                                     DOOR) for Boys and Girls. Ages,
         SERVICES                       FOOD CO-OP                               Elizabeth at 422-7263                   780-423-1492                                        2 to 12 years
                                        CALL DAN AT 424-2870                     C.A.P. Head Start is a free pre-
BISSELL CENTRE                          $12 / meat order                         school program for children aged 3
                                        $8 / produce order                                                               Helen Gerritzen                                     Each Saturday 10:30am -
423-2285                                                                         ½ to 5 years old, from low income
                                                                                 families, living in the Boyle/McCau-    trachea and the hero, and other                     12:00noon
Adult Cooking Classes                   Deadline is 1st Friday of month.                                                 such stories...
                                                                                 ley, Parkdale, Delton and Alberta
Thursday afternoons                     Annual Co-op membership: $5.                                                                                                         Location: Small Playground Park
                                                                                 Avenue areas. The C.A.P. Head Start     August 24 October 7, 2006
Beadwork class                                                                   program helps children develop the                                                          across from Sacred Heart Church/
Monday mornings                                                                                                          Reception: September 7, 7-9 pm,                     School
                                        WOMEN’S HEALTH CLINIC                    school readiness skills needed for
Wednesday nights at 6:30pm              Thursday 5pm at Boyle McCauley                                                   2006
                                                                                 kindergarten and grade 1. Transpor-
Movie Night                             Health Centre. Supper and guest          tation is provided without charge.                                                          Address: 96 Street 108 Avenue
Wednesdays at 7pm (drop in)             speakers.                                We are currently registering children
                                                                                                                         Gardening Volunteers Wanted!                        Introduction to basic soccer skills
Women’s Health Group & Lunch                                                     for the 2006/2007 school year.
Wednesdays at noon                      MUSTARD SEED                                                                                                                         by renowned FIFA Soccer Coach
                                        426-5600                                                                         Saturday mornings from 10:00am                      Tony Wallace. For more information
Hep C Peer Support                                                                                                                                                           Phone Tony @ 420- 0760.
Thursdays at 2:30pm                     Chapel Service                           NETWORKS ACTIVITY CENTRE                to 12:00 noon throughout May and
                                        Sunday 3 - 4pm                           (780) 474-3363, extension 302           June at the One Accord Bible Fellow-
Coffee House                                                                     Volunteer! JOIN OUR TEAM!
Dinner, music and open stage            Movie Night                                                                      ship Church 10802 93 Street.
3rd Tuesday 6:30pm at the Drop In       Friday 8:30pm                                                                    Be part of a turning a vacant lot into                         HELP WANTED
                                                                                 Networks Activity Centre provides
                                        Personal Assistance Center                                                       an organic garden that will provide
                                                                                 a safe, supportive environment for
BOYLE MCCAULEY                          Monday to Friday 1 - 3pm                                                         healthy food to McCauley seniors! All
                                                                                 adults with brain injury that pro-                                                          Métis & Other Indigenous
HEALTH CENTRE                           Tuesday and Thursday 8 - 9pm
                                                                                 motes an active lifestyle through       are welcome.                                        Women
10628 - 96 St.                          Sunday 7 - 8pm (evening times are
                                                                                 opportunities for social interaction,
Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm             for day workers only please).
                                                                                 physical activity, and community
Friday 9am - 4:30pm                     Hockey Nights                                                                    Free Panel Presentation: Fetal                      NAIT program includes administra-
                                                                                 involvement. Volunteering with Net-
Saturday 9am - 12:30pm                  Saturday 6pm                                                                     Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
                                                                                 works Activity Centre is a wonderful                                                        tion, microcomputers and account-
Children’s Immunization                 Food Depot                                                                       Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital:
                                                                                 way to enrich your life and touch the                                                       ing training. Funding available to
Monday 1-3pm                            Tuesday and Thursday 1pm                                                         Auditorium
                                                                                 lives of those we serve.
                                        Wednesday at 8pm (reserved for                                                   10230 - 111 Avenue                                  all eligible clients. Phone (780)
Foot Clinic
                                        day workers and students please).                                                Thursday September 7, 2006                          471-7587 by Aug 07/06.
Wednesday 1-3pm                                                                  If you are interested in joining our
                                                                                                                         7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
                                                                                 volunteer team please call (780)
                                        The Mustard Seed will be celebrat-                                               The event will include: coffee and
Dental and Streetworks during clinic                                             474-3363, extension 302 or email
                                        ing adult birthdays monthly through-                                             networking opportunities, commu-
hours.                                                                           Darlene Arseneault, Program Coordi-
                                        out the coming year. If you would                                                nity agency displays, and a panel
                                        like to be included in the celebration                                           presentation including individuals
                                        for your month, call Mustard Seed                                                impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
                                        at 426-5600 for more information.                                                Disorder and their caregivers.
10116 - 105 Ave.                                                                 Board Games wanted. Call Dan at
                                        If you or your small group can pre-                                              For more information please contact
424- 4106                                                                        424-2870
                                        pare ADULT thermal mugs wrapped                                                  Lisa Rogozinsky at 477-1999 ext.
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30pm
                                        in clear cellophane with the follow-                                             234 or email: Lisa.Rogozinsky@cath
Youth Drop-In                                                                                                  
                                        ing items included, please call the          COMMUNITY EVENTS
Wednesday 4 - 7pm
                                        above number as well.                           & ACTIVITIES
Adult Drop-In                           • 3 packages hot chocolate, apple
Thursday 4 - 8pm                        cider, or instant soup                   FREE GUITAR LESSONS
Community Soup Line                     • 1 pair sports socks                    NOW AVAILABLE!
Monday - Friday at Noon                 • bus tickets
Housing Workshop                        • puzzle or toy                          Every second Friday
Every second Wednesday                  • small birthday card with greeting      9624 - 108 Ave
Income Taxes                            • prayer card with prayer and            Sacred Heart
March 7 - April 25                      scriptures                               Centre Basement
Tuesday 10 - 4pm
                                        NICOTINE ANONYMOUS                       Sponsored by McCauley Community
COMMUNITY OF EMMANUEL                   Rick 474-5593                            League & Edmonton City Centre
Worship Services and Sunday             Gwynn 443 3020                           Church Corporation.
School                                  Support for smokers who are trying
                                        to quit. Call Nicotine Anonymous.        Call Dan for more info at 424-2870.
Sunday 11am at Bissell Centre.
Lunch follows.                          SACRED HEART CHURCH OF                   COME AND WORK OUT SOME
                                        THE FIRST PEOPLES                        ARTISTIC MUSCLE!
EDMONTON INNER CITY                     422-3052 for further info on
VICTORY CHURCH                          any of the below programs.
                                        Eucharist is held each Sunday at         McCauley Community League
10665 - 98 St                                                                                                                             The Evacuation of Canadians
424-4803                                10am, 11:30am and 7pm.                   offers free Adult Art Classes with
                                                                                 supplies on Wednesday evenings                                  from Lebanon:
Worship Service
                                        Bimonthly programs available to                                                                  An Historic Humanitarian Effort
Sunday at noon
                                        prepare parents for their child’s        from 7 – 9 pm.
Praise & Prayer                         Baptism, First Communion and             Come and meet local artists,                          On July 12, Hezbollah, a Canadian government outlawed terror-
Tuesday 6:30pm                          Confirmations.                            from beginner to all levels of                    ist group, attacked Israel and killed eight soldiers while kidnapping
Men’s Bible study                                                                                                                  two others after crossing a UN established border in the south of
Wednesday 6:30 pm                                                                experience. Heather Shillinglaw
                                        Traditional Native Wakes, in First Na-                                                     Lebanon. This followed an attack by Hamas weeks earlier, prompt-
Where It’s At Coffee House              tions, Metis, and Inuit traditions.      is the teacher and specializes in                 ing Israel to respond swiftly to these provocations by launching air,
Friday 7-10 pm                                                                   many art mediums.                                 ground and naval offences.
                                        AA meets in the Parish hall.
                                                                                 DROP INS WELCOME!                                    The Canadian government reacted immediately, contacting indi-
CHURCH                                  Eating Disorder Group meets each         Please join us, the more                          vidual Canadians to inform them of the evacuation plan and began
9606 - 110 Ave.                         week.                                    the merrier!
                                                                                                                                   the initial evacuation on July 19. Over the next three weeks, 13,052
                                                                                                                                   Canadians were safely removed from Lebanon: it was the largest
                                        WhiteStone Project and Edmonton          Any questions, please call                        evacuation in Canadian history.
The Rock Community Breakfast
                                        Inner City Children’s Project Society    Heather @ 465-3509
Tuesday to Thursday 7 - 9am                                                                                                           Canadians should take pride that our government officials per-
                                        run their programs in conjuntion
Kid’s Club                                                                                                                         formed this monumental task with professionalism unmatched by
                                        with Parish programs.                    Hand Drumming Circle
Monday 6 - 7:30pm.                                                                                                                 other nations that had far more resources on hand.
                                                                                 Looking for people to help me start
                                        Gospel music festivals, dances,          up a hand drumming circle in the
SALVATION ARMY                                                                                                                        As to the Opposition parties question of why Canada’s new Con-
                                        youth dances, pancake breakfasts         downtown area. Hand drumming on
9611 - 102 Ave.                                                                                                                    servative government was not neutral, Foreign Affairs Minister Pe-
                                        and Feasts are held in the hall          Irish and African drums. No musi-
429-4274                                                                                                                           ter MacKay reminded these members that Canada is not, and has
                                        throughout the year.                     cal experience required. Contact                  never been, a “neutral” nation when situations involve illegal, terrorist
Men’s Residence, Anchorage Addic-
tion & Rehabilitation                                                            Yovella at 424-9672 or e-mail:                    organizations, whether they be hiding in Afghanistan or Lebanon.
                                        BECOME A MENTOR AT                                      “Hezbollah is a cancer on Lebanon...” said MacKay.
                                        NORWOOD SCHOOL
Chapel                                  At Norwood School there are many                                                               Canada is committed to helping the innocent victims of war and
Edmonton Central Community                                                       Break-FAS
                                        students wishing and hoping for a        Join the FREE celebration of
                                                                                                                                   will provide $5.5 million in humanitarian assistance to Lebanon. It
Church 11661-95 St                      Mentor. If you would like to become                                                        has already helped deliver vital humanitarian supplies when, on July
Monday to Friday 8:30 - 8:45am                                                   International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
                                        part of the magic of the Partners        Day
                                                                                                                                   29, a Canadian vessel assisted the international relief organization
Sunday 6pm                              For Kids program by becoming an                                                            Doctors Without Borders in shipping emergency medical supplies.
                                                                                 Saturday September 9, 2006
Soup Line                               In-school Mentor, please begin the       8:30 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday 2:30 - 3:30pm                 enrollment process by calling, email-                                                           No crisis in the Middle East is ever without its complexities and
                                                                                                                                   tragedies. Canada’s new Conservative government has shown that
                                        ing or           Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
SOCIETY FOR METIS                                                                                                                  it is remarkably quick-thinking and resolute in the pursuit of an effec-
                                        dropping by the Reading Room at          Event includes: free pancake break-               tive, rapid response to a world crisis involving Canadian citizens and
LITERACY HELPLINE                       Norwood School 9520 111 Avenue.          fast, performers, community agency                is sensitive to tragedies as they unfold as evidenced by its clear call
10865 - 96 St
                                                                                 displays, and Official Proclamation                for sustainable ceasefire solutions. Its first thought, though, is the
 444-1234                               AISH NETWORK OF ALBERTA                  by the City.                                      safe repatriation of Canadians from harm’s way, then engaging in a
Assists individuals and families with   SOCIETY                                                                                    concerted effort at contributing to future peace.
referrals and resources. Planning       (780) 482-8921                           For more information please contact
and action circles on Aboriginal/       Need sponsors and members (AISH          Lisa Rogozinsky at 477-1999 ext.                     What do you think?
Metis/Inuit issues.                     recipients pay NO membership fee).       234 or Lisa.Rogozinsky@catholicso
Thursday 7pm                            Please contact us at (780) 482-
                                        8921 for more information.
12                                                                                      September 2006                                                          Boyle McCauley News

           From Under the Compost Pile
               GARDENING NOTES FROM THE URBAN FARMER                                                                              MARKET
                   Bringing in the Harvest!                                                                                        DRUGS
RON BEREZAN                                                                                                                       MEDICAL
The work has been done. The seed was sown, the rain fell, the sun came out, and the plants
grew tall (and so, of course, did the weeds!). All that remains is to enjoy the fruits of our            Celebrating our 40th Anniversary
labour and the multiple gifts of soil, sun and rain!
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Consider harvesting leafy vegetables like (lettuces, kale, and swiss chard, etc.), and fruiting
vegetables (tomatoes, squash, corn, etc.) in the early morning – that is when their taste                            and Wellness
and nutritional value are at their peak. During the hot afternoon, these plants conserve
their nutrients by sending them below the surface into their roots. Logically then, harvest                            10203 - 97 Street
root crops like onions, carrots and potatoes in the high heat of the day to take advantage
of this same process. Of course, most root crops can safely be left in the ground well into
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mid fall and early winter and harvested gradually when desired. There is nothing like push-          

ing back the November snow to dig out a few carrots or onions for dinner!

If you have excess fruits or vegetables, be sure to consider giving some to your neighbours
or taking some down to the local food bank. Sharing the harvest is a great way to build
community and ensure that the abundance of this time of year is experienced by all.

On the other hand, you may wish to consider a variety of options for preserving some of
your prized harvest inside the home for use over the long winter months. If you are able,
you can create a closet like space in the corner of the basement that is insulated on the
inside walls but exposed to the exterior walls. A temperature range of 2-8 degrees Celsius
will keep apples, potatoes, carrots (best stored in a pail of sand), squash, and tomatoes for
many weeks or months. Ideally a cold room will also have a fresh air source to minimize
risk of molds and mildews developing.

Freezing is the most efficient way of preserving the nutritional quality of most produce.
Some items like peas, beans, carrots, and corn require blanching (quickly scalding with
boiling water) before freezing. Leafy greens like spinach and Swiss chard can be steamed
and placed in meal-sized portions in freezer bags. Most berries freeze very well without
blanching or steaming and make a great instant addition to those breakfast smoothies.

Drying is another great option for food preserving. Fruits, tomatoes and herbs are great
candidates for this method. There are a number of excellent and affordable electric pow-
ered food-dehydrators on the market these days. Or, if you know your way around the
garage, you can build yourself a solar dehydrator out of an old window, and old screen, a                                 Myros Pharmacy
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Finally, it may be time to dust off those old mason jars and can some cucumbers, tomatoes,
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Ron Berezan is a McCauley organic gardener who loves to create beautiful and edible landscapes.           4118-118 Ave.             7910-118 Ave.             10644-97 St.
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