Allendale Community

Allendale is a proud, wonderful community on the south side of Edmonton that is close to Whyte Avenue, The River Valley , and The University of Alberta.
Many fine Edmontonians live in this long standing, mature neighbourhood, and have built a great atomosphere to reside in and a well-involved community league.

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Fall Edition of the Allendale Advisor
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The current incarnation of the Allendale Advisor is based on the notion that it will be more than a monthly flyer – rather, that it will be issued less frequently but contain more information. We hope that people would take the time to pick it up and leaf through it rather than pitching it straight into the recycle bin.
We’ve changed the distribution of the newsletter from Canada Post to using youth from the neighbourhood who are paid directly by the ACL.
With a print run of 1350 copies, each edition of the newsletter costs roughly $1500 to print and another $150 to distribute.
We’ve been averaging 3-4 newsletter per year. A small portion of the cost is offset with advertising but it currently does not amount to much.
We believe that with enough community and business advertising support, we can produce a worthwhile community newsletter.
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Message From The President

Dear Allendalers,

Dear Allendalers, As I write this, my kids have just finished their first day of school and I am already nostalgic for summer, which seems to have flown by. I had the great privilege of escorting my daughters to Scotland for two weeks this summer. They play in the Edmonton Youth Pipe Band and we were in Glasgow to compete in several Highland games, the World’s Piping Competition, and to perform in their equivalent of Churchill Square. It was a great adventure and so interesting to be in a city steeped in thousands of years of history, compared to our very young city. But we do have our own traditions, or the start of them!

The League will once again host an Oktoberfest celebration on October 15th. If you have never come to it before, I strongly encourage you to come. There is great food, great music, great company, and usually some pretty interesting guests. We have wonderful sponsors and volunteers that make this event possible. If you are interested in participating in Oktoberfest, or anything else happening in the League, contact us and let us know. This fall, the community league will also embark on planning for road renewal, which should occur late in 2017 or early 2018. You have no doubt seen the roads being ripped up in Queen Alex, they will be working their way south towards us. And, as inconvenient and noisy as the work is, our roads are in desperate need of being replaced. The short term inconvenience will be worth it. The community league will attempt to disseminate as much information as we can, as we receive it. I hope that you are able to enjoy some of the great programming (darts, yoga, bridge) and events (Community League Day, Oktoberfest) that the League has to offer!

Mayja Embleton

Around The League

Now that everyone has returned from summer adventures and kids are settling into their school schedules, things are picking up around he neighbourhood!
Darts and bridge will take place on alternating nights at Allendale Community Hall. Darts starts on Friday, September 9th and will take place every two weeks after that (so the next darts night will be on Friday, September 23rd and so on). Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and play starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $2.50 and beverages are a modest price. Attendees must bring their own darts.

Bridge will continue on the alternate Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. New players are welcome all nights!

Yoga with Kelly will take you through yoga postures to strengthen the body, enhance flexibility, improve posture and balance, calm the mind, and synchronize breath with movement. Yoga will be held Tuesdays 7:45 - 9:00 p.m. at Allendale Hall on Sept 20 & 27, October 11, 18, & 25, and November 8, 15, 22, & 29 for $55. Call Linda at 780-438-9451 to register.

Please remember that a community membership is required to participate in all league activities!
The Allendale Community League Art Contest is underway! Please submit your original artwork to by mail to: Or you can submit digitally to
Be sure to visit the league’s website at check out The Allendale Community League on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter at @AllendaleYEG

Free Fun for Everyone

Don’t forget that the City of Edmonton holds Free Admission Day on September 25, 2016! On Sunday September 25, enjoy free admission to the following City attractions:
City of Edmonton Archives at Prince of Wales Armouries
Edmonton Valley Zoo
Fort Edmonton Park
John Janzen Nature Centre
John Walter Museum (1-4pm)
Muttart Conservatory
Scona Pool (1-5pm)

Select Recreation Centres:

Clareview Community Recreation Centre
Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre
St. Francis Xavier Sports Centre
The Meadows Community Recreation Centre
Downtown Community Arena (3–6pm)
Kinsmen Pitch and Putt
Select Family YMCA Community Centres:

Don Wheaton Family YMCA Community Centre
Jamie Platz Family YMCA Community Centre
William Lutzky Family YMCA Community Centre
Castledowns Family YMCA Community Centre
Regular scheduled public skates throughout the day at the following arenas

Callingwood 1:30-2:30pm
Oliver 4:15-5:15pm
Kenilworth 12:45-1:45pm
Londonderry 4-5pm
Terwillegar 4:45-5:45pm
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Garden Project Update

The formal project application for the Allendale Community Garden redevelopment was submitted to the City of Edmonton in August. This project has been in the works since 2010. After a great deal of research, planning, consulting, and meeting with various stakeholders over the past year, we anticipate the redevelopment will be approved for construction beginning this fall!

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Did Someone Say ART Contest?

Want a shot at cover art for the newsletter?

The communications team at the Allendale Community League wants the community to have a shot at making artwork for our newsletter.
There is not a money prize, just fame. The contest is open to all Allendale Community League members, and their families. If you want to enter, and are not a member, while here's your chance to join. The chosen artwork submissions will be decided on by the executive of the board, but with great influence from our twitter followers. That's right, you will have to follow us on twitter to enter and be able to follow the contest along.

Edmonton Youth Pipe Band Goes to Scotland

Imagine being on a field surrounded by 8000 men, women, and children dressed in their finest kilts, as the skirl of the bagpipes drifts through the air. That is what it is like to be a competitor at the World’s Bagpipe Championship, held every August in Glasgow, Scotland. And that was what it was like to be a member of the Edmonton Youth Pipe Band, which traveled to Scotland this August to compete at the World’s and two other Highland games.

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