COVID19 Community Assistance

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the communities of Queen Alexandra and Allendale are partnering to help meet the needs of our residents. 

If you are self-isolating, quarantined or are high-risk, we would like to make sure that you have the assistance that you need to stay healthy and comfortable in your home. So if you need help with shopping, prescription pick up, online socialization options, etc, please complete the form on the Queen Alexander website www.qacl.ca/covid (preferred), email covid@qacl.ca, or phone 780-439-9046.

If you would like to be kept up-to-date by email with our community strategies or if you can volunteer in any way, use the link to sign up.

Please don’t be shy! All assistance will be private and free. Let your neighbours know about this service. 

NextDoor: What is it? How can it help?

The Nextdoor app and online version is a social networking platform for local communities and neighbourhoods. Instead of connecting you to any user across the world, Nextdoor narrows your network to those in your surrounding area.

Their mission is to “provide a trusted platform where neighbours work together to build stronger, safer, happier communities, all over the world.”

With the Nextdoor app, users can interact with their neighbours, discuss community news, and recommend local services and businesses that they like.

NOTE: For security, we recommend that if you sign up you update your address in your profile to just show your Street or Avenue not your complete address

Help Map During Isolation

Proximity matters — there has never been a more important time to know your neighbours.  Nextdoor launched two new products to help connect right now. 

The first feature they launched will facilitate neighbours helping neighbours. It’s called Help Map. The Help Map allows those in need to easily identify which neighbours have raised a hand to assist with an errand — or just give a call to check in

Nextdoor Groups

The second is Nextdoor Groups. Some people have used an early version of this tool to organize around shared interests like hiking or reading. Nextdoor has officially launched Nextdoor Groups so neighbours can organize for those who may need assistance during this challenging time.

Please check this information to understand what social distancing means and use this to protect both yourself and your neighbours.

Thank you for being a good neighbour.

WINTER 2020 ACTIVITIES

Nature-Based Meditation & Mindfulness Classes |  Saturdays (9 a.m. – 10 a.m.)    |    starting February 1, 2020

This class is designed for those who have prior meditation experience. Each class will feature a reflection that is then integrated into the guided meditation. Click HERE for more information.

Zumba (located at Queen Alexandra Community Hall)   |    Thursdays (7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.)   |   starting January 30, 2020

Zumba will resume at Queen Alexandra Community Hall. Doors open at 7:15 and Zumba will start at 7:30 p.m. League membership is required. Please bring indoor runners, water bottle, and a yoga mat for core work. Click HERE for more information.

Soccer for Kids     I      Registration starts January 15, 2020

Allendale families can register for community soccer on the EMSA Southwest website. For the 2020 Outdoor Season, Allendale will be playing with Queen Alexandra and Parkallen communities. After registering on the website, registration must be finalized by attending an in-person registration date at Parkallen Community Hall.

  • February 9th, 1 – 3 p.m. (during Snowfest)
  • February 22nd, 9 – 11 a.m.

More information on fees, age groups, etc. can be found on Parkallen’s Soccer Page.

Allendale On-Going Activities

In addition to our programs, we also run other activities throughout the year. Our calendar of events lists each of our programs and will include any further details you’ll need to know before you go.

 As with all of our programs, you’ll need to show your Community League Membership to join in or buy one when you’re there.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Join the Allendale Dart Club or the Allendale Bridge Club. They meet on alternating Friday nights at 7 p.m. Check the calendar below before you go for upcoming dates and more information about them.

Allendale Community Potluck

Interested in feasting together, meeting others from the neighbourhood? Follow Allendale on social media for the next potluck.

Drop-In Soccer and Playground Activities

Last year we had a “drop-in” soccer program for the little kids as well as some drop-in playground time. Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for more information on these activities as we head into summer.

GROUPS and COMMUNITY SHARING

GardenShare Project

Garden season will soon be upon us. Have you (or someone in the neighbourhood you know of) found that you cannot keep up the vegetable garden? The GardenShare project can team up untended backyard gardens with able gardeners who lack a garden. There are benefits to both. It could help a senior stay at home longer and produce can be shared. Each arrangement can be custom-tailored. We are looking to build an inventory of possible gardens in Allendale.

Pet Sitting Group

Do you have pets or wish you did? A group of residents are organizing to help look after each other’s furry friends. It’s a great way to connect with other animal enthusiasts and find convenient, local care for your fur babies. If you’re interested in joining the group, please send an email to allendalecommunityleague@gmail.com, subject: “Pet Sitting”.

Social Group

We are looking for a person, or a few people, who are interested in organizing an activity in the hall during the day for the retired or recently retired residents of our community. If this sounds like something you’d like to do please send an email to allendalecommunityleague@gmail.com and we will get you in contact with other like-minded people.