The Chirp - Meadowlark Community League

Meadowlark Chirp
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Twitter: @MeadowlarkCL
March, 2015
Family Day Celebrations at Meadowlark Hall
Congratulations to the Chili Cook-off
First place: Roxanne Selwood
Second place: Heather Kennedy
Third place: Helen Weaver
President’s report:
It has been almost one year since I took on the role of President
with the Meadowlark Community League. In that time I've been
learning quite a lot, but answers to several questions continue to
evade both the board and myself.
The question we keep asking is: how to engage the residents
within our neighbourhood? We are trying a few new ideas with
the Chirp (I've been enjoying the You've Been Chirped section),
and are working on updating our website to make it more
informative and user-friendly.
As part of this website updating, we are contemplating adding the
Presidents Message as a “blog” where residents can add their
comments to the ideas presented. I have received several
email/phone comments following past messages and would like to
be able to share those with the rest of the community. Hopefully
this will give us another avenue to share ideas and concerns
within our neighbourhood and engage our residents.
David Towle
Thank you to all the chili cook-off contestants for
participating and sharing your delicious recipes with us!
And to all those that bought tickets, thank you!
The money raised will go towards the P.A.R.C. renewal
A big thank you to the local businesses that provided the
wonderful prizes for our Chili Cook-off:
Bon-Ton Bakery
Gaia Health Therapy and Massage.
Thank you to Bill Fleming from Skyart Fireworks for the
fantastic show! We are lucky to have you.
And finally, to all of the volunteers for helping pull off a
fantastic Family Day Celebration with family and friends.
We couldn’t do it without your help.
To our ice manager, Randy: thank you for taking such
good care of the ice so we can all enjoy it. The weather
certainly was a challenge this year!
Zumba Fitness by Fusion Dance: Mondays 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Zumba® Fitness program has easy-to-follow moves to create a
one-of-a-kind fitness program. Our goal is simple: We want you to
want to work out; to love working out; to get hooked. Please bring
water to class!! Check out for more
information. Cost: 10 punch passes for $100 or 5 punch Passes $50,
Drop-in $10/class Zumba Fitness by Fusion Dance classes are also
available at West Meadowlark Community Hall Sunday 11 am 12pm and most Wednesdays 7-8 pm
Wednesday Yoga with Lisa: Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 p.m.
(Time has changed) Winter session will start January 7 until March
25 . You will enjoy a variety of styles from Hatha, Flow, Restorative,
Yin, Gentle and Iyengar and maybe even a little mat Pilates! Classes
suitable for all levels and ages. Please wear comfortable clothing,
bring a yoga mat and a blanket. Cost: 12 classes for $108 ($9 each),
drop in $12/class. City of Edmonton Community League
membership is required. Spring session will start April 8 until June
25 . Contact: [email protected]
Save up to 50% on the cost of your Zumba and yoga classes by
volunteering to work a bingo. See bingo information in “Volunteer
Bibles for Missions Store: requires volunteers for 4 hour
shifts. Variety of positions available. 15922 Stony Plain Road.
Please call Joan at 780-489-6958 to help or get more
One of our residents has been collecting items found
throughout the community. If you have lost something,
please call John at 780-489-0589 to identify.
Join us at the Hospitality Café for a meal
and “Grow A Bucket” Food Garden workshop
When: Noon, Tuesday, March 17
Where: Trinity United Church (8810 Meadowlark Road)
Join us for lunch at our monthly Hospitality Cafe as we
bring in the green on St. Patrick’s Day. We will serve
made to order sandwiches with fruit for dessert. In
addition to the lunch, Claudia Boli from Wild Green
Garden Consulting ( will be showing us
how to grow gorgeous tomatoes in low-cost containers.
Be the envy of your neighbours with your own container
food garden on your balcony, patio or deck. Tickets are on
a sliding scale starting at $10.00 up to $15.00. Tickets are
available online or by
calling the church office at 780-489-0860.
If you are interested in helping out with the set up, serving
and clean up in exchange for a ticket to the Cafe and
workshop, please contact Shirlian Talbot at 780-481-2420.
Chirp Submissions: We distribute to just under 1000 households!
• 11 newsletters running from September-June
• 1 summer edition in July
Classified Advertising:
$5.00/month Community League members
Business Advertising:
Bus Cards $10.00/month or $100.00 year
¼ page - $20.00/month or $200.00/year
½ page - $50.00 / month
Full page - $100.00/ month
Advertisement submission deadline is the
25th of each preceding month
Please deliver submissions by email to Kasey Machin at: [email protected] or
phone 780-905-5332 for more information.
Hall Rental: Meadowlark Hall is located at 15961-92 Avenue
Hall is available at very reasonable rates for a variety of functions including wedding
receptions, dances and other social functions. It has seating capacity of approx. 80
people (10 large tables for 8 and 6 round tables for 6) and a maximum capacity of 99
people. Wheelchair accessible. The hall has a fully functional kitchen with dishes,
cutlery, a commercial dishwasher and a separate bar area.
Rates: Meadowlark Community League members:
Weekend rate $350.00 Friday 5:00-Sunday 12:00 p.m.
Daily rate-$250.00
Hourly rate- $40.00/hr
Damage deposit $300.00
Rates for non-members:
Weekend rate $450.00 Friday 5:00-Sunday 12:00 p.m.
Daily rate- $350.00
Hourly rate- $75.00
Damage Deposit $350.00
For more information, please contact Charlene at 780-757-4331 between 10a.m. and
9:00 p.m. or email [email protected]
Upcoming Bingo volunteer dates:
Call Heather 780-915-5814 to help
Saturday, March 14th-evening
Wednesday, April 8th-evening
Thursday, May 28th-evening
Congratulations go out to two of Meadowlark's U10 Girls
who played the 2014/15 indoor soccer season with the
Willowby Strikers. Molly Chandler and Elizabeth Towle
celebrated a hard fought 2-1 victory in the gold medal
game of the City Championships!
March 19, 2015 7:30pm
Meadowlark Community
Hall (15961- 92 Avenue)
We need you!
Spring is knocking on the door and it is time to start on
the endeavor of creating a new playground for our
Welcome to the 2015 season of community
outdoor soccer. The next registration is taking
place on March 10, 2015 at the Hilton Double
Tree (formerly the Mayfield Inn) located at
16615 109 Ave from 6:00-9:00pm. You need a
valid community league membership and the
player(s) Alberta Health Care card. Payment can
be made by cheque (preferred) or cash.
You may also contact me directly to arrange a time to register at my
We are also looking for coaches as well so if you think you can
volunteer some time, the training is free and you can help support
your community!!
Monty Wood
Meadowlark Soccer Coordinator
Please bring your ideas, expertise and experiences (good
and not so good) of days spent playing and we will take
the first step to make this dream a reality.
If you are still interested in lending a hand but are not
available to join us, please let me know and we will keep
you in the loop. Also feel free to invite along or forward
this email to anyone who may also like to help out with
the process.
Board Members Contact List:
President: David Towle 780-433-7417
Immediate Past President: Vacant
Vice President: April Kiely 780-481-4137
Treasurer: Ria Eberherdt 780-444-3692
Secretary & School Rep: Ailsa Flynne 780-443-3334
Memberships: Kim Dineen 780-481-4490
Hall Rentals & Programs: Charlene Laibida 780-757-4331
Newsletter: Kasey Machin 780-905-5332
Maintenance: VACANT
Social: VACANT
Fundraising Bingos: Heather Kennedy 780-915-5814
Fundraising Casino: Andrew Selwood 780-486-3174
Soccer: Monty Wood 780-479-7405
Hockey: VACANT
P.A.R.C.: Kim 780-474-4508
March 19, 7:30- P.A.R.C meeting
April 18th 4:00- Meadowlark Community League Annual General
Meeting. In addition to election of board members, the draft
amended Meadowlark Community League Bylaws will be up for
approval. The bylaws are being amended to bring them into
compliance with Provincial regulations. Please note that the draft
bylaw changes are not completed as yet, however we they will be
posted on our website by March 15th.
Big Bin Event is going to be at the end of May