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 woodcroft@woodcroftcl.org.

Volunteers Needed

The following committees are looking for extra volunteers:

  • Social Committee

  • Communication 

  • Abundant Communities

To volunteer contact volunteer@woodcroftcl.org

Woodcroft Public Library Update

 

While library branch buildings are temporarily closed to the public there are still services available! The Woodcroft Branch phone number is 780-496-1830. Hours are Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 am-6 pm, Thursday 10-9 pm and Sunday 1-5 pm. Call or come by for the most current information in case of changing restrictions.

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Front Yards in Bloom

 

Front Yards in Bloom allows people to recognize their neighbours’ efforts to create more beautiful communities and highlights beautiful front yards in Edmonton! You can join by nominating a yard, public space, or balcony that you admire or brings you joy.

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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
Community League 

Finally the nicer weather is here, it allows us all to get out of our house more often and enjoy our community outdoors. As we do not know what this summer will look like in Edmonton due to COVID-19, we want to share some of the great outdoor spaces we have right in our own community. All of these spaces can be walked, wheeled or cycled to. Get out and enjoy the following:

 

  • playground and spray deck at the community centre

  • playground at Woodcroft School/Language Centre

  • small pocket park has a swing but some nice shaded green space for a picnic

  • Coronation Park has many paths and the newly renovated Planetarium. Did you know that the building is the central focal point of Coronation Park, and it represents the crown jewel in the Queen’s sceptre. Aerial photos of the area show how the park’s pathways form an outline of a sceptre

  • Coronation Park also has sheltered picnic sites that can be booked through the City of Edmonton as well as some picnic sites with fire pits that are not covered and do not have to be booked. Head over some day or evening and have a picnic

  • the Community Centre rink turns into a beach volleyball site from Spring - Fall (check out the children and youth program in newsletter)

  • 7 baseball diamonds (teams book through the City but are often empty to play a family game) 

  • cricket pitch (interesting to watch)

  • soccer fields (take a ball out and kick it around with your family)

  • tennis courts near the Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure, no need to book 

  • outdoor basketball courts at St. Mark School and Woodcroft School/Language Centre 

  • LOTS of green space to bring a blanket or chair and read a book or visit

  • lots of sidewalks to walk or wheel around in the neighbourhood

  • And you can also access the river valley by walking, wheeling or cycling down Groat Road (use sidewalk to keep safe)

 

We want to remind everyone when driving in our community to please drive slow and watch for children and adults crossing the roads.

 

We would like to thank community member Melissa Penney for her Backyards Birding presentation on how to create bird habitats in our own Woodcroft backyards. We would also like to thank community member Madison Clarke for running the beading classes. It was fun to virtually join with other community members and try a new activity together. Our upcoming virtual programs can be found in the newsletter and on social media.

 

Our Board of Directors wishes you a safe and fun spring and summer!

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 Click here for more information and to get coordinates you can copy and paste into your smartphone. Happy hunting!