FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
We are disappointed to announce that the Oliver Community League's judicial review of the Molson Site redevelopment was rejected by the Court of Queen's Bench.
Although the court found no breaches in procedural fairness upon which to overturn the development's approval, many Oliver residents were deeply unsatisfied with the rezoning and the re-zoning process and the League remains committed to advocating on their behalf.
Regardless of this specific case, we will continue to work with the City of Edmonton to ensure that development in our community is done in ways that meets the needs of all our residents, and meets up to the City's goal of creating walkable, bikeable, transit-oriented neighbourhoods.
The Oliver Community League is advocating on behalf of its residents for the 2015-2018 Capital Budget. We are particular concerned with the proposed treatment of Jasper Avenue. This is the document we have provided to our Mayor & Council:
Oliver Community League Files Judicial Review Against Molson Site Redevelopment
Based on concerns with the process, the Oliver Community League (OCL) applied for a judicial review of the Molson brewery site rezoning. This application was followed by several Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act requests. The League believes the information contained in the FOIPP response confirm there were a number of irregularities in the process.
You are cordially invited to the Oliver Community League’s upcoming special general meeting!
The meeting will be taking place on Monday, 15 September 2014 in the Oliver Community League Hall (10326 118 St) starting at 7pm. The meeting is open to all members and the public is also welcome.
This is a great chance to learn more about what the league is working on and what’s coming up in the future. We’ll be considering several financial items and getting important feedback from community members on the league’s draft strategic plan. More SGM information and materials can be found here.
Oliver Community League memberships for the 2014-2015 year will be available at the door and are free!
We hope to see you there!
For more information please contact Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oliver Community League is hiring!
Over the past several years the Oliver Community has added considerable capacity in many areas. To help accommodate some growth pressures the league is looking to hire a part-time Office Manager.
Our ideal employee is someone who is passionate about improving their community & their city, is capable of working independently and who lives in or near Oliver.
• Filing, scanning and uploading documentation;
• Membership & financial data entry;
• Answer incoming calls & emails and direct and/or provide information;
• Ordering office supplies and other related tasks;
• Typing of memos, forms and lists;
• Create, coordinate, organized and distribute documents;
• Communicate with various board members in an effort to compile and assemble documentation;
• Work on own initiatives and independently manage responsibilities;
• Other related administrative tasks as required.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, PowerPoint, etc.);
• Proficiency in Quickbooks (training in this area can be provided);
• Excellent interpersonal/communication skills (both verbal and written);
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to multitask, prioritize work and work in a unique non-profit environment;
• 1 - 3 years of experience working in an administrative capacity.
The league hall is located at 10326 – 118 St. There is an office at the hall. We will also be open to alternative working arrangements such as working from home.
There is considerable opportunity to grow this role. A successful candidate will have the ability to explore expanding the scope of the position, subject to league constraints (funding mostly).
Salary dependent on the qualifications of the candidate.
If you are qualified and are interested in applying for this position you are asked to submit your resume and covering letter via email to Jarrett Campbell at email@example.com
Oliver Community League Swim Times will be starting at the Oliver Outdoor Pool this Sunday, July 6. Swim times will be Sunday through Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for the summer, weather permitting.
Click here or call 311 for pool closure notifications.
We hope you get a chance to enjoy the pool!
Join host MLA Laurie Blakeman, her cadre of celebrity pancake flippers, and the Oliver Community League for a FREE pancake breakfast in Oliver Park on Canada Day.
We are also looking for volunteers to help with the event. If you're interested, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (780) 800-7632.
See you there!
The Oliver Community Festival is back! The festival is taking place Saturday June 7, 2014 on 102 Ave between 121-124 Streets and runs from 10:00-3:00 pm. Come out for free breakfast, live entertainment, bake sale, 40+ vendors, and more!
We are looking for volunteers to share just 2 hours of their time for our kids/family activities. The festival is a wonderful way of getting to know people from around Oliver, and volunteers receive a free t-shirt and meal! For more information or to sign up please email email@example.com
Ever heard of Jane's Walk? It's a great national event of free walking tours, named for noted urban activist Jane Jacobs and held every year to coincide with her birthday in May.
Former City Councillor Michael Phair is leading the Oliver Jane's Walk happening on May 5 at 7 p.m. Come check it out!