[Update] Community League Bike Challenge Week Two

It’s not too late to join Team Allendale for the June Community League Bike Challenge every km counts.

All you need to do is: ride your bike and track your distance. Read all the details in our June Community Bike Challenge post if you want to join.

Here is last week’s leaderboard for Team Allendale:

The grand total for all the communities involved (for a smaller community we are really holding our own – Go Team Allendale!!):

Huge thank-you to everyone who is participating.

2021 Allendale Annual General Meeting Invite

As noted previously, register through our link for the online Allendale Community League AGM  Thursday, Jun 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM Additional information will be provided.

You will also need to confirm your membership with us in order to vote. If you need a new membership, refer to our Memberships page to obtain one for you or your family.

Thank you

Allendale Community League Board of Directors

June Community Bike Challenge

community league bike month

What is the Community League Bike Month Challenge?

It’s to see which community league can bike the farthest in a month.

Why?

Bragging rights – last year some communities felt like Ritchie had the upper hand partly because Ritchie organized it, so THIS year we thought we’d throw our hat into the ring. Rest assured if we win this year, they’ll be hearing about it all year long.

Who’s invited?

Every Allendale community resident who rides a bike. Bar none.

When?

Start tomorrow May 31 just because it’s a Monday and its easier to track a whole week.

Where?

Everywhere, across the city, mountains, roads, single tracks, anywhere a bike can go adds to the total km’s.

Information

Allendale Community League members AND non-members alike are invited to track their cycling and pool their kilometres with their neighbours on Strava

Download the Strava App to your mobile device and search for the club “Team Allendale” to join. (View our club right now through the website)

Tips and Tricks

1) You can MANUALLY input activities into Strava even if you track your distance with a different device, just look for the plus sign [+].

  • On mobile, this is found on the “Feed” screen.
  • On a computer, go to the Strava website, set up or sign in to your Strava account and choose the “Training” dropdown menu at the top. Select “Activities” and find the plus symbol [+] in the top right corner by your profile picture.)

2) For those without access to the Strava app: submit your total distance (in kilometres) to: vicepres@allendalecommunity.ca every week.. To keep track of the leagues totals, Ritchie Community League will post the results on their website.

3) If you take your family out for a ride, your children’s distance counts as well! So if your family of four takes a four-kilometre spin, you can report 16 km total!

Bonus Challenge

Participate in the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge by downloading the free ParticipACTION app and track all kinds of physical activity. It’s part of a nation-wide search for Canada’s Most Active Community. Now, more than ever, physical activity and sport participation is important to help us stay healthy in mind, body, and community spirit.

So what are you waiting for? Get on your bikes and ride!

Thanks Everyone!

Thanks also go to Dan at Ritchie Community League for organizing this. Also check out their Bike Information link.

Allendale Park Events Sept 26 & 27

Sat Sept 26, 2 pm

2 to 2:45 pm:  Gateway Fiddlers is a group of talented Elementary and Junior High fiddle students.

3 to 4 pm:  Edmonton Fiddlers, primarily high school and university age fiddle students will take you on an up-beat musical tour through Canadian, Celtic and alternative fiddle styles.

Both fiddle groups are led by co-directors Rod Olstad and Bonnie Gregry with guitar accompaniment by Len Penner.
www.facebook.com/edmontonfiddlers/

Sun Sept 27, 2 pm

One Fire Singers was born May 2008. They have released 3 successful albums which sold out within 1 month of release. The goal of the group is to share new songs, a new style, and to keep young singers interested. This group performed an opening show for the TRC In Edmonton, and they have sang and performed for The GOA Children Services, the Town of Whitecourt annually, and the Edmonton Conference on Supporting Families of Missing or Murdered Persons.  Their music has a smooth vibe.

“Thank you for the invite. We hope you enjoy!”

Community League Day

 

Join the Allendale and Queen Alexandra Community Leagues as we host this event on September 19 .

Purchase a Community League membership either while you are there or you can purchase it online through www.efcl.org on September 19th* and bring us a receipt.

Stay for the live music, hot dogs, and gelato, then get to know your neighbours. We will also have EPS on hand to provide community and bike security information.

If you have any questions or concerns contact:
allendalecommunityleague@gmail.com
vp1@queenalexandra.ca

*Note: After the 19th, EFCL staff will be going through all Community League memberships sold online through them and will manually refund the $5.00 admin fee for each transaction

Take steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 by practicing good hygiene, social distancing and monitoring for symptoms.

LIVE in Allendale: Great North Ukulele Collective

Allendale Community League is pleased to present the Great North Ukulele Collective in Allendale Park! Bring your own chair/ blanket.

Taking inspiration from the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, The Great North Ukulele Collective loves arranging great tunes for the ukulele and adding vocals. Four ukuleles and five voices combine to provide a listening journey you’ll love to sing along to, with songs from Amy Winehouse, Marvin Gaye, Crowded House, George Michael, Fleetwood Mac, and a host of others in between.

Please make a cash donation at the event for the musicians and the league. This event is both a fundraiser for Allendale and a celebration of local neighbourhood music talent. You may choose to drop-in, although keep in mind we have capacity limitations due to COVID-19. Please secure your spot through your Eventbrite ticket at this link.

COVID-19 Safety

We want everyone to stay healthy. Extra measures will be implemented to create a safe environment, including signage and designated entries and exits, 2 m distancing between cohorts, and stringent crowd management. Due to COVID-19 regulations, only cohorts of 2–6 people will be allowed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at allendalecommunityleague@gmail.com.

NOTE: Event will be held weather permitting

Big Bin Event – August 8

Date:  Saturday, August 8th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Location: Back Parking Lot Allendale School (6415 – 106 St NW) 

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION*

***Due to COVID-19, please wear a mask if you will be near any people or maintain a 2 metre distance.***

Please bring your current Community League Membership to gain access. Memberships will be sold at the event, however, we would appreciate it if you bought them before the event.

Accepted items:

  • Electronics and small (non-cfc) appliances
  • Furniture and non-cfc appliances (no fridges or freezers, no propane tanks)
  • Lawn waste such as grass clippings, tree branches, bushes, leaves (no sod or dirt)

Goodwill Edmonton will also be available at our event to accept any usable household items.*
*if you are ONLY dropping off Goodwill items you do not need a community league membership.

 

We do NOT allow the following item to be loaded into the BIN:

  • NO HAZARDOUS WASTE: no paint, batteries, chemicals (or any liquids, fertilizers, pesticides, etc.)
  • NO propane tanks or fire extinguishers
  • NO dead animals, manure, tires, mattresses, fridges, freezers or photocopiers
  • NO railway ties, dirt, sod or cement
  • DO NOT load bins above the top–this is unsafe and can result in extra fees

Please take the following to the ECO-Station (5150 – 99 St) instead:

  • Fridges, freezers (there is a fee of CFC removal)
  • Lights, Batteries or Hazardous material (e.g. paint, solvents, chemicals)

If you have any questions, please email our league.

If you are unable to come to the Allendale Big Bin Event, there will also be a City-Run Big Bin Event August 19 – August 30 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre. For details, visit the City of Edmonton.

Big Bin Events

The Allendale Community League’s Big Bin Event is still postponed until further notice.

For residents who are looking to get rid of unwanted items, the City of Edmonton will be hosting 5 Big Bin Events in August & September 2020. Alberta Health Services COVID-19 guidelines will be in effect.

Dates/locations can be found on the City of Edmonton website HERE.