Current News

…as of Sunday, October 15, 2017

  • EJCA Annual Fall Bazaar
  • Monday Night Yoga continues
  • Playground Construction underway
  • Parent & Tot PlayGroup
  • Day Home in Argyll
  • Community Gardening – updated

    Commonwealth Pool
    The Aquatic Centre shutdown has been extended until early December due to unexpected work in the ceiling that must be completed before reopening.

    Look for details on our EVENTS page.

    EJCA Fall Bazaar 2017

    Saturday, October 21 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.

    Argyll YOGA Fall classes

    Argyll Community is pleased to be able to present this Hatha Yoga Programme to both residents and the general public. Classes are held in 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.

    This fall Argyll is offering a 12 week session which started September 11. Cost for registration is $100.00 for 12 classes. Drop-in rates are $10.00 per class for Argyll residents, $12.00 for non-residents.

    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.

    Construction underway for new Playground

    The delays of summer are over. Most residents who use the playground have noticed a construction fence has been installed. Construction on the playground began September 11th. It will carry on (with good weather we hope) until the end of October. After construction is completed there will still be some areas which remain fenced off to protect the sod and new trees. We expect to be cutting a ribbon on the playground at our annual summer family BBQ.

    The design of the playground was finalized some time ago and we'd like to share two images of the way it will look when spring comes around again. A large diagram is also available as a PDF for those who like to see the details really close up.

    Diagram of the entire area with new trees and a cycle path
    Deisgn of the apparatus to be installed

    The top image shows how the playground fits into the park area and expands to the West with a bike path and more trees. It also shows how the playground will be more integrated into the front garden and the side of the building. The bottom image is a 'rendering' of all the apparatus which will be installed into the play area. I believe the view is looking Southeast with the Gazebo at the right corner of the image - past the slides. The lower-left portion of the image is near the community hall.

    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.

    Day Home service available in Argyll

    When children are engaged, safe and happy, and exposed to age appropriate toys, some redirection and positive discipline, they get to learn at their own pace. A day home has been operating in Argyll for a little while now and it was brought to our attention recently. If anyone in Argyll has been thinking of utilizing a day home service for their young children they might want to contact the person operating this home and see if there is room for their child.

    They provide nutritious food and flexible planning with an emphasis on outdoor play. The children are encouraged to dance, sing and laugh. This is a fully Registered and Accredited Alberta Family Day Home in a large, bright, clean home with a fenced yard near schools, buses, playgrounds, green spaces and our ravine.

    As an Approved Day Home with 20 years experience, training is kept current as well as Police Record Checks and Vulnerable Section Checks. An Alberta government subsidy is also available. They prefer children attend full time but will also take Before School and After School Care children. Past and present references are available immediately.

    Contact Linda at or call 780.431.0036 with questions. You can also get a second opinion from Southgate Medallion Family Day Home Agency (780.438.4012) and ask about Linda's Day Home in Argyll.

    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 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 and people. Call Ken 780.466.8127 for more information.

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    Green and Gold Community Garden graphic

    The volunteer gardeners at the Green & Gold Community Garden, on the University of Alberta’s South Campus, are making plans for their Ninth gardening season. The garden, an initiative of the University’s Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, is totally volunteer run. Virtually all of the seeds, plants and equipment used are donated.

    TWO BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE GREEN AND GOLD GARDEN (South Campus). The opening date for their 2017 gardening season and market sales. Also public tours of our newly acquired orchard. It is located adjacent to the garden. Visit the web site link below for details.

    The vegetables, herbs and flowers are “spray-free” (no pesticides or artificial fertilizers). Anyone is welcome to ‘purchase’ their vegetables at the garden and all money raised — that’s 100% — goes to the Tubahumurize Association, a non-profit organization in Rwanda which provides socially and economically marginalized women with vocational training, counselling, life-skills coaching, health care education, and opportunities for sustainable income generating activities. Most individuals who benefit from Tubahumurize are genocide survivors and many are widows, orphans, HIV infected, and survivors of physical and sexual violence. To date, the garden has raised over $196,000 for the Tubahumurize project.

    They are gearing up for the 2017 gardening season, and are looking for new volunteers to join them at their garden. Both novice & experienced gardeners are welcome. If you aren’t interested in gardening, but would like to help in other ways (distributing produce, promoting the garden, donating seeds or garden tools) please contact them at:
    Web site:

    Or, if you don’t want to garden, but would like to receive the garden e-mails this summer (to let you know what produce is available during the garden market hours that week) sign up to their garden listserv at:

    There is more local information on our Contact page.

    Our address is:

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