Volunteers! We Need You!
The community league can't run without the help of community members. You can help your community by giving as little as a couple of hours per month. If you'd like to find out more about what kinds of help the community league needs, email email@example.com.
The following committees are looking for extra volunteers:
To volunteer contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We're now on Twitter and Instagram!
Free Sand for Safer Sidewalks
Let's keep our sidewalks safe as we expect more people getting out and going for walks this year. Help yourself to free sand at the Woodcroft Community Centre located at 13915-115 Avenue. It is in a green wooden box near the front entrance. The City of Edmonton provides the sand for community members to keep their sidewalks safe. If it is empty, please call 311 and they will fill it fairly quickly (but not immediately).
Devices Needed for Vulnerable Seniors
Project Joy – is a group of dedicated volunteers providing family connections to isolated seniors – one dusty smartphone and tablet at a time. Seniors are not only vulnerable to COVID-19, they are also most vulnerable to isolation. Project Joy will continue their work beyond this pandemic to ensure seniors have the devices they need to connect to family and communities. Unfortunately they cannot take all devices. Please visit www.projectjoy.ca/ for information on devices (iPhones, iPads, Tablets, and Android Phones) and drop off locations.
Message from the
Spring is almost here! Birds will be singing (check out our bird talk), plants will need planting (register for our planting event), lawns will need mowing (sorry, we are not mowing lawns 😊) and more outdoor fun to take place (check out the scavenger hunt). We want to thank everyone who took part in the Winterscape project. This might be something we continue to do every year.
In January we hosted an online crime prevention presentation with Cst. Ludvig. We had a great turnout and Cst. Ludvig has provided us with several resources. If you’d like to receive those, email the league at email@example.com.
Due to COVID, our events we have planned will be done virtually, at your home or outdoors. With the nicer weather coming and more people getting outdoors, we ask that when you are out and about in the community please follow the provincial health rules. A reminder that we do have our COVID team if you need assistance. The number for local COVID support is 780-800-4945.
We want to thank everyone who worked hard to ensure their sidewalks were safe for community members over the winter and we encourage you to keep up the good work until the snow is gone. We do have sand at the community centre if needed.
We want to highlight an organization in our community that some of you may not be familiar with. The Terra Centre for Teen Parents is dedicated to empowering teen parents to succeed. Through a full range of programs and services, Terra provides support to more than 1,000 teen parents and their children each year. Through the Housing Support Services program, Terra supports young parents in finding and maintaining safe, secure and affordable homes. Through group activities, community engagement and in-home visitation, Terra supports teen parent families to develop life-long skills to enjoy secure tenancy and experience belonging in their community. We are pleased to have Terra’s Housing Support Services program in our Woodcroft community. We welcome Terra families to our community and we look forward to having you join us in our programs. For more information about Terra visit their website at www.terracentre.ca or call 780-428-3772.
Our Woodcroft Community League Board, through our Civics Committee, is involved in projects being proposed in our community. We want to thank all the community members who have participated in the past two surveys regarding a current proposal in our community. This proposal is to build an apartment building in our community that could be as tall as 4 storeys, located at 13512 - 115 Ave & 13530 - 115 Ave. We need as much feedback as possible as we report our community views to our City Councillor, Bev Esslinger; City departments and to City Council as a whole. We will continue to keep you updated on this proposal. To receive updates and information on this and other projects, follow our Community League Facebook page, visit our website (www.woodcroftcl.org) which will soon have a new Civics page, sign up to receive our email updates, and check out our quarterly newsletter.