The Woodcroft Community League was founded in 1957 and has long held roots and ties within the recreation realm. One of Woodcroft’s first initiatives was to provide skating facilities for neighbourhood children. We have since expanded and continue to grow recreational programs within our community. Our Community League now houses several programmed elements such as green space, a playground, Spray Park, community hall, and an outdoor skating rink that converts to beach volleyball courts in the summer.
The Woodcroft Community League is focused on being a neighbourhood that is inclusive to all and holds no bias against any individual regardless of their history, background, identity, or ability. We encourage our residents to get outside, create memories, build long lasting friendships, and engage in a community everyone can have a future in.
We are adaptable and responsive to our residents' needs, providing relevant programming activities, including online experiences. When not interacting in person, we stay connected through our vibrant social media presence, emails and a quarterly printed and electronic newsletter.
We support our residents and others in need through partnerships with the Woodcroft Community Playschool, the Brentwood Community Development Group, the Edmonton Food Bank, the Terra Centre, Edmonton Musical Theatre, Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club and the TELUS World of Science. We are actively engaging and collaborating with our surrounding communities. Our greatest asset is our people and their willingness to help others.
The Woodcroft Community League acknowledges the traditional land on which we reside, is in Treaty Six Territory.
We would like to thank the diverse Indigenous Peoples whose ancestors’ footsteps have marked this territory for centuries, such as nêhiyaw (Cree), Dené, Anishinaabe (Saulteaux), Nakota Isga (Nakota Sioux), and Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) peoples.
We also acknowledge this as the Métis’ homeland and the home of one of the largest communities of Inuit south of the 60th parallel. It is a welcoming place for all peoples who come from around the world to share Edmonton as a home.
Together we call upon all of our collective, honoured traditions and spirits to work in building a great city for today and future generations.
Adapted from the City of Edmonton's Land Acknowledgement — https://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/indigenous-relations-office/land-acknowledgement
Woodcroft Walking Map
Part of the Communities on Foot Map Series
The Communities on Foot series is a walking guide, created as a joint project of Walkable Edmonton, Active Edmonton and the Woodcroft Community League to promote walkable communities.
This walking guide has detailed information and a map of Woodcroft, including amenities, walking routes, and points of interest.
There are 1,440 minutes in a day, schedule 30 of them for walking!
Have you ever thought you might want to help out a BIT within our community but not sure who to contact or what help is needed? We can always use more people who can help out “a bit”. We need volunteers who can help with many different things and a variety of different time commitments.
Volunteer positions needed for:
• Membership Coordinator (keeps track of members)
• Social Committee volunteers (helps organize events)
• Recreation Committee volunteers (helps organize events)
• Civics Committee volunteers (educates and engages in civics issues)
Community League Team
2022/2023 Board of Directors
President: Arlene Huhn
Vice President: Shayna Bowling
Secretary: Kaitlin Woods
Treasurer: Patrick Hallonquist
Members at Large
Chair: Cindy Stewart
Linda Thiessen, Shayna Bowling, Kelly Purdy, Arlene Huhn
Co-Chairs: Dave Kenny, Cindy Stewart
Shayna Bowling, Rebeccah Vanboven
Disc Golf Sub Committee
Shayna Bowling, Mark Tofsrud, Ruth Lysak-Martynkiw, Ellen Brusker, Dave Kenny, Cindy Stewart
Hall Maintenance Committee
Co-Chairs: Mark Tofsrud, Jorg Becker
Arlene Huhn, Linda Thiessen
Chair: Ruth Lysak- Martynkiw
Communications Director: Brandy Yanchyk
Social Media Committee
Chair: Brandy Yanchyk
Newsletter Editor: Rebecca Rubuliak
Abundant Community Committee (Neighbourly Support Team)
Chair: Brandy Yanchyk
Other members to be updated soon…
Rink Coordinator: Roger Penner 780 983 1128
Neighbourhood Recreation Coordinator:
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