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Jasper Ave revitalization

We've got some good news! (with a caveat)

First, the good news. This is was in an email we recently received from the City:


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Oliver 2014 AGM

The Oliver Community League would cordially like to invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting!
This year's meeting will be taking place starting at 7pm on April 28, 2014 at the Oliver Community Hall (10326 - 118 St).
This is a great chance to learn more about what league is working on and the programs and services we offer. You will have an opportunity to elect the 2014/15 Community League board as well as meet the people involved. We are going to keep the agenda relatively short and fun! Light refreshments will be offered.
The AGM Agenda is available here. Oliver Community League Memberships will be available at the door and are free!
If you would like more information on the AGM please contact Amanda at, or go to our Facebook page
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Little Free Library project complete

Here is an update on our Little Free library project:

Six months ago, the Oliver Community League asked Edmontonians to help transform 10 newspaper boxes into functioning miniature libraries.

Today, the community-driven Oliver Little Free Library project is complete.



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Letter sent regarding the proposed Hendrix Development

The following is a letter sent on behalf of the Oliver Community League. It relates to a rezoning proposal going to council on Monday March 24, 2014.

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Join the 2014/15 Board!

It's that time of year again. With our AGM coming up on April 28th, the league has been looking at what our 2014/2015 board will look like. We've been very fortunate to have a majority of our excellent board commit to continue sitting. That said there are a few open positions. We are specifically looking for a treasurer and volunteer coordinator but we do have director-at-large positions that are perfect for someone looking to bringing their own skill set to the board.

If you're interested in getting involved with a fun, energetic group of people who are passionate about making a difference in their community and their city, please reach out to Jarrett at


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Hendrix Community Meeting

There is a rezoning proposal going to council on March 24th. The rezoning seeks to allow Edgar Developments to build a 29 storey tower at 98th Avenue & 111 St in Oliver. This rezoning involves altering the Oliver ARP.
The Planning & Development sub-commitee of the Oliver Community League met with the developers on November 20, 2013 and largely felt the proposed tower aligned with the principles we gathered during the Molson-Crosstown community facilitation. As such we provided our support.
On December 4, 2013 a public meeting was held for the proposed rezoning. There was a relatively high number of concerned citizens in attendance. This was coupled with a number of emails received from concerned citizens imploring the league to take an extra step in our normal development review process.
How Oliver and the rest of Central Edmonton develop as we move forward is an increasingly important issue for our city. As a community, we to address questions of how our neighbourhood will continue to evolve in the future and what role we want to play in slowing the pace of urban sprawl. Having a discussion of what matters to us will better help us understand what the building blocks of our community.
Therefore the Oliver Community League would like to invite all residents to be part of this conversation. Join us to discuss the Edgar Development proposal and these broader community questions.
The meeting will be taking place:
Thursday March 6, 2014
Grandin School (9844 - 110 St)
Goes from 7pm-9pm
Light refreshments will be provided.
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Do you have an idea for a fun event or program for Oliver? We can help.

The league can offer promotion of the event/program through our various different channels as well as free use of our hall (10326 - 118 St w/ 65 person capacity)

Your event or program needs to be open to all members of the community and broadly be aligned with the goals of the league.

A few recent examples would be a children's play group that meets at the hall every Sunday and a board game evening that happens about once a month.

If you have an idea for something, please email our programs director Derek Volker who can be reached at

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EFCL Outdoor Rink policy

Our community isn't lucky enough to have a rink of our own but these nearby communities do:

Queen Mary Park Rink, 10844 - 117 Street

Westmount Rink, 10970 - 127 Street

Glenora Rink, 10426 - 136 Street

What a great way to enjoy the winter!




November 28, 2013

Dear Leagues,

The return of winter weather has brought a flurry of questions to our office about how community league membership applies to outdoor community league operated skating rinks throughout the city.

In short, anyone with a 2013-2014 membership with any community league in the city of Edmonton , has access and skating privileges at EVERY community league operated rink in the city, in accordance with that rinks capacity and programming. For example, leagues can set exclusive family skate and shinny times.



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Letter to City Manager on Molson Rezoning

The league is unhappy with how re-zoning process of the Molson re-zoning went. Hoping to have someone answer to what we feel was a major lack of proper process we have sent a letter the City Manager, Simon Farbrother. The full text of the letter is included below:



October 3, 2013

Simon Farbrother

City Manager

City of Edmonton


Re: Molson rezoning process


Dear Mr. Farbrother,

I am writing on behalf of a community that wants to see change. The recent rezoning of the Molson/Crosstown has plainly shown that the current decision making process in the City is not achieving the high quality and sustainable development our neighbourhood and city deserve.

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