[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.

Drainage Repair and Traffic Issues – 61 Ave and 109 St

On October 8, 2020, inspection of a sewer trunk line 23 metres below 61 Ave, found a 2.5-metre-long opening along the top of it. Further inspection at the intersection of 61 Ave and 109 St found materials around the trunk line had also eroded creating a void.

EPCOR placed roadblocks, reduced speed limit signs, and local traffic only signs in the area. Edmonton Traffic Enforcement were in the area for a short period to ticket speeding motorists or those not obeying traffic signs (i.e., not coming to a complete stop or performing illegal U-turns). The city eventually placed rerouting information in the surrounding areas.

Estimated completion of the repair work is now July 31.

For a update from EPCOR, please review their most recent update: EPCOR March 2021 Update

Registration is now open for the 2021 Soccer Season.

REGISTRATION MARCH 15 – APRIL 15

Registration includes training fees only as there are NO GAMES at this time. Once AHS lifts the COVID 19 restrictions, SWMSA will collect additional fees.

Registration for the 2021 Soccer Season is online at emsasouthwest.com/play/registration.

Allendale does not have a volunteer soccer coordinator so no plans were made to have a team. But keep your community in mind since Allendale has large field spaces so close by. If you are interested, possibly for this year or next, complete our volunteer page to join the board then get in touch with EMSA.

Responsible Pet Ownership in Allendale

This is a reminder that walking/running dogs on the fields, in the playgrounds, and within enclosed spaces including the rink and tennis courts near the league hall and Allendale Junior High is not permitted. This includes the new park/picnic area near the hall.
From the edmonton.ca website:
  • Dogs are not permitted in picnic areas, playgrounds or sports fields. Dogs may be walked on trails only if they are on leash. Dogs may be off leash on parkland and trails only if you are in a designated off-leash area.
  • Dog’s are not permitted on school board property
If you have any concerns, please contact the City https://permits.edmonton.ca/default.aspx?appArea=Complaints

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!”