David Dodge, EFCL District B

David Dodge EFCL Past President and past district rep for Lago Lindo, Kilkenny, McLeod, Evansdale, Northmount, Londonderry, Steele Heights, Balwin, Killarney, Delwood, Glengarry, Rosslyn, Belvedere community leagues in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Rob Agostinis

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Community League Day photos from Balwin, Belvedere, Kilkenny, McLeod, Steele Heights, Lago Lindo and Rosslyn

Community League Day was a big success all across the City with more than 101 community leagues hosting unique events all across Edmonton. The event kicked off Thursday with the world's largest crocket game. Mayor Mandel and a others joined in as we played crocket through 154 signs featuring the names of all 154 community leagues in Edmonton.
The idea was to drive the message home that community leagues are everywhere and very active in Edmonton!

Once the day arrived,  the highlight for me was Rosslyn's 50th Anniversary event held at Rosslyn Hall Saturday, Sep. 17th. The theme was 1961, after the year the community league was formed. There was dinner, reminiscing, music of the '60s and best of all some very creative outfits allegedly from the 1960s!
The MC was Barb Schmidt, the daughter of long-time Rosslyn volunteer Olive Sydor.
There were past presidents of both Rosslyn and the EFCL in attendance! Bill Marshall is both a part present of Rosslyn Community League and the EFCL.
Here are just a few photos from the event, including one of Greg Hilker, the current president of Rosslyn Community League and Bill Marshall a past president.

For me the day ended by celebrating with Rosslyn, but rewind the clock back to Saturday morning and that's when more than 101 Community League Day events kicked off all across Edmonton, Alberta. The Edmonton Journal headline was No Dalmatians, but 101 events planned Saturday across Edmonton.
The Journal also took special note of Steele Height in Edmonton's north end: Steele Heights celebrates survival on citywide community 
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The Edmonton Examiner advises readers to check back their print edition and website on Sept. 21 for coverage.
Then I went on a whorl wind tour of EFCL District B community leagues. Here are a few photos from Community League Day in District B.

I started at Balwin Community League's show and shine, an event that invited local and other car owners to come and show their stuff. Organizer Les De Zwaan was pleased with the turn-out and and had a few favorites among the vintage cars.
Belvedere Community League held their annula free BBQ and fun day for the kids with face painting, balloon art, free food and, most popular with residents, half price memberships for one day only! I ran into Mike Kelparchuk and Lisa and they were very pleased with their event.
Kilkenny held a safety fair and had free food and lots of fun activities for kids. They had a big turn-out including Councillor Dave Loken who stopped in to bring greetings.
McLeod Community League decided to jump on board with their own Community League Day event at the last minute with hay rides through McLeod Park, entertainment by the Sounds of Country band, jumpy arenas, popcorn and more. In spite of the late organization, folks turned out in good numbers! I managed to catch up with two past presidents Del Golinoski and Lionel Stenberg and June Golinoski and Ken Baker and many others.
Steele Heights planned a fun soccer parents-kids soccer game, had a huge jumpy arena and featured some local businesses and artisans at their event. They raised a little money for the "raise the roof" initiative to fix their hall.
My last stop was Lago Lindo up in the northwest forner of EFCL District B. They had their first ever fall celebration and corn roast featuring jumpy arenas, kids activities, good food and a great setting to come and hang out with folks in the community on a fall afternoon.
Great job everyone on your events!
See you soon.

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