CIRCL mobility – new sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays!

CIRCL mobility is now available on both Mondays and Wednesdays!

What is CIRCL Mobility?

CIRCL Mobility is an alternative to Yoga-style stretching that will unlock your body’s potential through flexibility, breathwork, and mobility exercises. Based on the cutting-edge science of functional movement, you’ll release physical restrictions, restore your full range of motion, and renew your core capabilities so you can move better, longer.

Tammy Clark (lead) is a fitness instructor licensed to teach CIRCL Mobility and several types of Zumba.

Details:

Monday and Wednesday sessions are separate classes. If you would like to attend both, please indicate that you’d like to sign up for both classes ($140).

Monday sessions: 1:15 to 2:00pm, March 11 – May 13 (no April 1 or April 29), 8 weeks, $70
Wednesday sessions: 1:15 to 2:00pm, March 13 – May 15 (no April 3 or May 1), 8 weeks, $70

Pre-register to attend by emailing tclark1307@gmail.comA minimum of 6 registrants are needed for the class to proceed.

We accept cash and cheque. Please inquire if you want to pay by e-transfer.

Location: Allendale Hall, 6330 105A St NW

Please arrive 15 minutes early to get comfortable. Teens are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. For your comfort, bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and comfy clothes. 

 

Illustration courtesy of: https://storyset.com/nature

Composting 101 + Seed Swap, March 10th

Join Master Composter and Recycler, Lindsey, for a fun and informative session on composting, followed by a seed swap event! Learn about different types of composting and find the method that works best for you!

Presentation attendees can take home some red wiggler worms to start their very own vermicompost. If interested, please bring an empty, clean, 500mL to 750mL plastic tub that can have holes poked in (eg. a sour cream container). There may not be spares available.

 

March 10, 2024

2 – 3pm Presentation and light snacks/beverages (MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND; see below)

3 – 4pm Seed swap (OPEN TO ALL ALLENDALE RESIDENTS). Please bring seeds to share.

Allendale hall (6330 105A st)

 

Cost: Free for Allendale residents. 

Spots are limited and only guaranteed when a confirmation letter is received. Must pre-register by filling out form below.

 

Allendale Walking Club starts March 3rd!

Come join us for a walk! Allendale Community League is piloting a walking club, and you’re invited!

How it works: 

We will meet at the hall (6330 105A st) at 2pm on Sunday, March 3rd, 17th, and 31st. Then we will set out on a round-trip walk for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. We’ll return to the hall at the end of the walk.

-Participation is free!

-You don’t need to attend every walk.

-Everyone can walk at their own preferred pace.

-Dogs (well-behaved) are welcome! If you bring your dog, you are responsible for their behaviour and for cleaning up after them.

-Please ensure kids have a guardian present.

-No bathroom will be available, as we won’t have access to the hall. 

-If you meet a new walking buddy, feel free to branch off and meet on your own time.

 

After March, walking group leaders will assess whether or not to continue meeting regularly and what changes to implement, if any. 

Have questions? Email comms@allendalecommunity.ca for more info.

Kids’ soccer sign-up ends Feb 29th

Come play community soccer this Spring in Queen Alexandra and Allendale.

Outdoor soccer is an affordable fun way for your child to meet other
children in your community. Outdoor Soccer begins the 1st week of May
(weather permitting) and ends late June, except for teams proceeding
to post season play (U11-U19) who may play into the second or third
weeks of July. Please keep this in mind so you don’t leave your team
during cities/playoffs!

U5 are born in 2019/2020 Cost is $100 they play SAT MORNING

U7 children are born in 2017/2018 Cost is $110 they play MON/WED

U9 children are born in 2015/2016 Cost is $190 they play TUES/THURS

U11 children are born in 2013/2014 Cost is $190 they play MON/WED

U13 children are born in 2011/2012 Cost is $240 they play SUN/TUES

U15 children are born in 2009/2010 Cost is $250 they play MON/THURS

U17 children are born in 2007/2008 Cost is $265 they play TBD

U19 young adults are born in 2005/2006 Cost is $265 they play TBD

Outdoor Soccer Registration starts February 1st and ends February
29th. Registration must be done on the SWEMSA website
(emsasouthwest.com). Create a family portal and get yourself
registered as a coach if you are willing and able! This guarantees
more teams for kids because we cannot form teams without coaches.

Payment is done online via Credit Card or via Funding (Kids Sport or Jump Start)

Upload or Email the supporting documents to
university.swemsa.documents@gmail.com

The following supporting documents must be included:

–Player Registration Summary
–Copy of Alberta Health Care card or other document showing the
player(s) date of birth
–Copy of 2023/24 community league membership card from home community league
— Copy of parent ID card or utility bill with the address matching
details on the Player Registration summary

You must be a Community League member to play community soccer because
they subsidize a lot of the costs. Memberships can be purchased
through the EFCL website at https://efcl.org/membership-purchase/ or
keep it in the league here.

Our community soccer program is completely run by parent volunteers,
so I invite all families to pitch in and help make the upcoming
whirlwind season amazing! We can only have teams if we have coaches,
so please reach out if you think you are interested in coaching. It is
very rewarding. There are countless other ways to help as well,
including managing a team, organizing equipment, and helping out at
the season wrap-up party.

Community Conversations – Feb 25th!

Save the date for our first Community Conversation of the year, where your input on community matters… matters!

– Come see the hall; share your opinions and ideas for upcoming major hall renovations

– Vision boarding on what you want for our community

– “Ask me anything!” featuring league president Mayja E.

– Free community league memberships and tips on how to get neighbouring

– Free snacks and beverages

– Make meaningful connections with other members of the community

 

Register on Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/814703499097?aff=oddtdtcreator 

Drop-in time is on Sunday, February 25th, any time between 2pm and 4pm at Allendale Hall (6330 105a St NW)

Community of Practice Meeting – Feb 10th

This is the second Community of Practice meeting in a community-led format, but if you missed the last meeting, new participants are still welcome!

The question we’ll be brainstorming is: “How can we use the info gathered from community members by Community Leagues to build stronger, vibrant neighbourhoods and connections among residents?”

In the first meeting, we began a conversation about “Using the data collected from Community League memberships and through Abundant Community Edmonton”. We covered a lot of ground understanding various ways and degrees to which diverse leagues collect information from residents. Let’s carry on the conversation to explore how we can take the step from collecting information, to using it for the benefit of our communities and residents. 

What do you want to see in your community?

When: Saturday, February 10th  

Arrival: 9:30 a.m. Meeting: 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Where: Allendale Community Hall (6330 105a St NW)

Ice rink cancelled this year

Due to unusually high temperatures this year, we are reluctantly forced to cancel the ice rink. Our hearts are hanging low. 💔

 

Q: “Why?! Winter just started!”

A: For us to make ice for the rink, temperatures consistently need to be below -10°C. It takes about 2 weeks of these low temperatures and many, many volunteer hours (at night!) to make the ice. 

Temperatures aren’t predicted to get to the right temperature until mid-January (at the earliest). That, coupled with the 2-week ice-making time, brings us to early February until the earliest grand opening. When skate season closes in March, the huge expense of flooding the rink, and the time of our dedicated volunteers, are not well-spent.

 

Q: “Other rinks around the city are open. How is this possible?”

A: The way our rink is positioned, if it’s sunny and only a little below zero, the sun can turn whatever ice there is into slush. Once it re-freezes, the ice will be rough and not fun for skating. 

 

Q: “Are we going to have anything else in the rink?”

A: There has been some discussion about clearing the tennis courts of snow and having a broomball event and/or a winter get-together with hot drinks, but nothing has been confirmed. If you are interested in getting involved in one or both of these events (or have an idea for another type of community event), please contact us at info@allendalecommunity.ca

Yoga with Kelly starts January 16th!

A new set of yoga sessions is starting this month! 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.

 

7 sessions: January (16, 23, 30), February (13, 20, 27), and March 12.

Please pre-register ASAP at info@allendalecommunity.ca. Classes proceed with a minimum of 8 participants.

7:30 – 8:45 PM at Allendale Hall (6330 105A st). Doors open at 7:25.

Cost is $80 cash or cheque payable on the first class (Jan 16th).

Proof of community league membership is required. Check out our website to secure your free 2023/2024 membership card.

Bring a yoga mat and blanket for extra comfort.

CIRCL Mobility winter session announcement!

From Liz, our newsletter team member, about our fall class: “A challenging workout that combines strength and balance yet is easily adapted to many ages and abilities. I loved it!

Unlock your body’s potential this (re)new year with CIRCL Mobility!

CIRCL Mobility is an alternative to Yoga-style stretching that will unlock your body’s potential through flexibility, breathwork, and mobility exercises. Based on the cutting-edge science of functional movement, you’ll release physical restrictions, restore your full range of motion, and renew your core capabilities so you can move better, longer.

Tammy Clark (lead) is a fitness instructor licensed to teach CIRCL Mobility and several types of Zumba.

Class is 8 sessions, Monday afternoons in January (Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29), February (Feb. 5, 12, 26) and on March 4th to make up for Family Day.

6330 105A St NW

1:15 – 2:00PM. Please arrive 15 minutes early to get comfortable.

Pre-register to attend by emailing tclark1307@gmail.com. Class is $70 for 8 sessions. That’s only $8.75 a class! We accept cash, cheque and e-transfers (please inquire).

Teens are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. For your comfort, bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and comfy clothes. A minimum of 6 registrants are needed for the class to proceed.

Illustration courtesy of: https://storyset.com/nature