Current News

…as of Thursday, September 27, 2018

  • EJCA Annual Fall Bazaar
  • Argyll Annual Progressive Supper
  • Parent & Tot PlayGroup
  • Taiko Drumming Workshops
  • The Jammers
  • EJCA Fall Bazaar 2018

    Saturday, October 20 the Edmonton Japanese Community Association holds its annual Fall Bazaar where you can sample Japanese Food, buy some Christmas Gifts, see Japanese Cookbooks and even Children's books in English. This is also a bake sale with cookies, cakes, and lots of baked goodies. A silent auction will also be held for those who wish to contribute to supporting the many programmes of the organization.

    Things get underway at 11:00 AM on Saturday and continue through to 2:00 PM. This is an annual event helping the EJCA programs (operated by all the various volunteer groups) supported by their association. It's also a great opportunity to explore some of the Culture on display.

    Progressive Supper

    Deadline is October 16 to sign up!

    Each year we invite residents of Argyll to join together and engage in a little one-on-one time with each other over a supper. This event is only open to residents of the Argyll neighbourhood for obvious reasons. Its purpose is to foster community and have fun.

    The Sixth edition of the Argyll Community Progressive Supper will be held on October 20th 2018 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. This event is a great way to meet your neighbours and share your love of living in Argyll. We cater to special dietary needs as well.

    It is coordinated by Karine Orser of the Events Committee and involves some simple requirements for participating. You begin by signing up for the event. Karine has an electronic method of signing up HERE. The deadline for signing up is October 16th. This is a great chance to find out more about the lives and interests of the people who live in this area and to spend an evening traveling from home to home sharing a meal in four courses. Children are included in this activity.

    Last year's supper was a huge success. This is an Argyll Residents only event in case you're reading this from outside our neighbourhood.

    Parent & Tot Playgroup

    Our Parent & Tot Playgroup operates out of the community hall. The group use the lounge area of the hall on the last Friday of each month from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon. The program is for parents/caregivers and their young children ages 0-5 to drop by and make friends with other families in Argyll as well as have fun. This is a free service for community residents and we ask you to bring your own snacks and beverages.

    Japanese Drumming Beginner Workshops
    & Taiko Apprentice Recruiting

    This Fall the Taiko Drummers are happy to offer their regular series of beginner workshops. These are 2.5 hour sessions which lets you try something new, share the experience with friends, and enjoy a big part of Japanese culture. They cover the basics of taiko, and you will learn a song as you practice. No previous experience is required, workshops are open for those aged 13 and up. Beginner workshops start in October. Check the dates on their web site at: You can also register online at the bottom of the page.

    Apprentice Recruitment 2018

    During this workshop season they will also be recruiting apprentices. If you would like to join the Kita no Taiko performing group this is the way to get into sync with the performing group. Apprentices must complete Levels I and II of their regular workshops (not beginner level), and then applicants will be reviewed. Successful applicants can expect to be in the program for a year, after which time they will make the decision whether to accept you into the group. Apprentice applicants should be open to all aspects of taiko: physicality, musicality and community. Questions can be directed to

    Taiko workshops and practices are held in the Argyll Community Hall and performances of the group are held in a host of locations before a wide variety of audiences.

    Argyll YOGA

    Argyll Community is pleased to be able to present this Hatha Yoga Programme to both residents and the general public. Classes are held during winter and spring the lounge area of the hall each Monday evening from 7:30 — 9:00 PM.

    This is Hatha Yoga with a focus on alignment, core stability and awareness of body and breath. Our instructor is Renee Giammarioli (an Argyll resident) who is a Yoga Association of Alberta Certified Yoga Instructor and is also a physiotherapist.

    We limit the class to 12 students. Contact Renee if you are planning to register. Also be sure to let her know if you have a recent injury or some physical limitations. You can call Renee at 780.903.1911. We also offer an 8-week class in the new year and another in spring.

    The Jammers

    Jammer Group playing in the hall together

    Each week a group of musicians spend a little time together playing songs and keeping time. They meet on Thursdays from noon until 3:00 PM in the main hall of the Argyll Community Centre. They welcome any instrument you are willing to jam with. Electric and Acoustic instruments are both welcome.

    If you want to sit-in on what they get up to each week, then contact Ken by phone and get the details for their next jam. You can come and sing, play along or just relax and enjoy the music. Call Ken 780.466.8127 for more information. There is a $2.00 fee for use of the hall.

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    6750 88 Street
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