Category Archives: Events

Sustainable Works

The Greater Edmonton Alliance is working on a new ec0-program this summer. Along with championing local food, this organization has it hands in many different causes that work for the greater good.

Sustainable Works Pilots to get underway this summer

Sustainable Works will complete retrofits on 15 pilot project homes this summer.

Sustainable Works is a project aimed at lowering the utility bills of a large number of Edmonton households while creating green jobs and lowering Alberta’s carbon footprint.

“Utlity bills are really the elephant in the room when it comes to housing costs for families. Some families are paying more than 25% of their housing cost to utility companies,” says Jeff Gusdal, of Trinity Lutheran Church.

GEA is organizing to launch the Sustainable Works Project on November 18th, 2009 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Parish.

“Our plan is to have 500 citizens pledged to complete Sustainable Works Audits in 2010 and to have major player from government, utility companies, and financial institutions present at the Assembly in November,” say Laura Jeffrey’s, GEA Assoicate Organizer.

GEA is hosting a Sustainable Works Organizing Training and Neighbourhood Canvass on July 18th- click here for details.


Bike Swap – Mountain Equipment Coop – July 11

Mountain Equipment Co-op Bike Swap

Date: 9am – 11am, Saturday, July 11, 2009
Location: MEC parking lot (12328 102 Ave)

There will be a variety of activities including
·         A bike swap/chance to off load any bike related paraphernalia you no longer love (CASH only)
·         Some music to soothe the cycling blues away
·         Mechanic checks for bikes, to make sure your ride is a fine one,
·         A donation bin/place for you to recycle the bits that are not working for you (the donations will go to EBC)
·        AND information about cycling in and around the City of Edmonton.

For more info, contact Karly Coleman (MEC Sustainability Coordinator) at 780-488-6614, or

Facebook | Next Gen Community Challenge

The EFCL and Edmonton’s Next Gen Committee are hosting a brainstorming session on how to get more young people involved in Community Leagues. It’s free, but you have to RSVP by emailing 

Facebook | Next Gen Community Challenge.


Next Gen Community Challenge

Join the conversation. Help build the community you want to live in!

08 July 2009
19:00 – 21:00
Orange Hall
10335-84 Ave
Edmonton, AB


You are invited to make your community vision a reality! 

Do you have ideas about how your community league could support you and others in developing a community movement in your own neighbourhood?

Join the conversation. Help build the community you want to live in!

Next Gen along the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL) invites you to a gathering of minds. Together we’ll share ideas about how community leagues can engage Next Generation Edmontonians in practical and meaningful ways.

When: Wednesday, July 8, 2009 from 7 pm to 9 pm

Where: Orange Hall (10335-84 Ave)

Join us for great discussion, wine and cheese and live music.

Cost: Free!

For more information contact Angela Hobson at

To RSVP, please email by Friday, July 3, 2009

Whatever your vision is for your community we’ll help you with the tools, contacts, and info needed to assist you as you create your own community league movement.

2009 Edmonton International Jazz Festival






Edmonton Jazz Festival Society.


Make sure to check out the schedule and the numerous outdoor shows taking place around the city.

Facebook | Bikeology: Bike to Work Breakie

Facebook | Bikeology: Bike to Work Breakie.

This was a lot of fun last week and it was good to get into work on time! The ‘pit crews’ were great. Need your tires pumped and your brakes checked? Come on down!



26 June 2009
07:00 – 09:00
@ the bicycle bottleneck, Southwest side of the High Level bridge.
Edmonton, AB


Friday, June 26, 7am-9am. @ the bicycle bottleneck, Southwest side of the High Level bridge.

This is our fourth and final breakies for bike month. Food is always a hit with cyclists, turns out. Chat with cyclists, get info, give-aways, music, food, juice, and certified fair trade organic coffee from Earth’s General Store – Free bike tune-ups!

If you’re running late for work,school, or other duties, we have some nifty late slips explaining the value of daily riding to your overlords.

City Centre Airport Lands review…

City of Edmonton :: Executive Committee Agendas.


The City Centre Airport Lands review of possibilities and challenges is in its final stages.


On June 24th, 25th and 26th, Executive Committee of City Council will receive reports, non-statutory public delegations and deliberate on next steps.

You can review the reports being considered here:


June 24th (Free lecture) Implementing Innovation: New Approaches to Design and Planning in the City- Region

There is another great talk coming up this evening from the folks at the City-Region Studies Centre.



Implementing Innovation: New Approaches to Design and Planning in the City- Region

(Jun 10, 2009)

– a free public event on June 24th

Join us as we look at two projects in our own city-region that demonstrate innovative approaches to planning and design. The first presentation discusses a municipality and a developers’ perspective on creating a sustainable community in Strathcona County. This will be followed by a presentation on Smart Growth St. Albert, an initiative with a novel approach to development for a city that is increasingly constrained from growing out. The event will end with a Q & A. Guest speakers are Peter Vana (Strathcona County), Bard Golightly (Christenson Group of Companies), and Carol Bergum (City of St. Albert). 

This event will be of interest to planning professionals, government officials and administrators, developers, and citizens concerned with regional growth and planning.

Date & Location: 
Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
7:00 pm – 8:30pm

Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel
10222-102 Street (map)

Cost and Registration: 
Admission is free; registration is suggested. 
Limited Seating.
Register at

About the Speakers
Peter Vana is the Associate Commissioner Infrastructure and Planning Services, Strathcona County; Bard Golightly serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Christenson Developments Ltd.; and Carol Bergum is the Senior Long Range Planner for the City of St. Albert.
This event is part of the Regional Planning Speakers Series, sponsored by Alberta Municipal Affairs, The City of Edmonton (Planning and Development Department), the University of Alberta, Brownlee LLP, Leduc County, the City of Spruce Grove, AECOM, and the Alberta Association, Canadian Institute of Planners.*
*This session qualifies for AACIP Continuous Professional Learning Units. Please contact AACIP for more information.