…as of Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Dave & Scott's skating rink is ready
Each year we attempt to defy the weather and lay down a small skating rink for local residents. Those who've been visiting the playground over the holidays have noticed our developing rink. The surface is quite smooth, except for the occasional bump and a bit rough in the corners. But for those who would like to teach small children to skate and for those who just want to circle around and keep their rhythm the rink is available.
Prime temperatures for skating are between +5° and -5° Celsius. Colder weather reduces the "glide" of skating as the harder ice responds to the blades of the skates. Flooding of the rink is not possible below -10° Celsius, so the maintenance of the rink will also depend on the weather and the forecast. If there is expected to be a spell of really cold weather the rink may be left unattended for a while. Once good conditions are in the forecast then attempts will be made by either Scott or Dave (separately or together) to scrape and flood where time allows.
CAUTION: this is an "unsupervised" snowbank rink which means you can use it at your own risk. Small children should have helmets. No active sports should be on the rink except where it has been booked for a private function. There is lighting in the playground (and on the building) which can allow for skating after dark but residents are warned the park has a curfew after 11:00 PM.
Debris on the ice can cause melting and holes so please try and keep dirt, sticks, or other dark debris from being on the ice. Unexpected holes melted into the ice are a hazard for skaters.
Sundays with Neighbours – in the Playground
A casual gathering of neighbours have been continuing their Sundays in the Park, 3:00 – 5:00 PM every Sunday. This is an informal time to drop by, knowing there will be other families hanging out there as well.
There is no agenda or organized play. Just parents and kids getting familiar with each other.
Argyll YOGA continues
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. Cost to register is $60.00 for 8 classes and $120.00 for two 8-week classes, or you can drop in for $10.00/class
This is Hatha Yoga with a focus on building mindfulness, strength and flexibility. 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.
Hillside Safety while tobogganing
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) would like to remind parents and children of some basic toboggan/sledding safety tips. Everyone can be safe and still have fun on the toboggan hill by following these simple reminders.
Use the right Equipment
- Always ensure your toboggan or sledding device is in good repair. Inspect it for any damaged or missing parts before each use
- Be certain the operator is fully capable of staying in control of the sled at all times
- Children should wear a certified, properly fitted helmet designed for other high impact sports such as hockey, cycling, or climbing
- Dress warmly in layers and anticipate weather changes
- Consider bringing extra sets of gloves and toques to exchange wet garments for dry ones
- Take breaks, out of the cold, to warm up
- Ensure frostbite hasn’t affected any exposed skin
- Even when properly protected from the elements, the finger tips, toes, ears, the tip of the nose, and other high points on the face such as the forehead and cheek bones can be affected by frostbite
- If frost bite has occurred, treat it by first removing the individual out of the cold environment Gently warm the affected skin by placing a warm hand over it, or by placing the affected part in warm, not hot, water, until re-warmed.
Is there a Parent & Tot Playgroup?
Our Parent & Tot Playgroup is taking a break until next fall. The group normally 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.
Look for news about this next fall.
What is the Snow Angels Program?
Snow Angels is a broad, community based education campaign about snow removal which recognizes those citizens who shovel regularly or who help a neighbour out. Community Leagues participate in the program in order to help promote better sidewalk clearing, recognize people who shovel on a regular basis, as well as those who help their neighbors in need. Argyll Community League is a participating member. Residents who participate in the Snow Angels programme can receive prizes as well as recognition from our community league.
As a community, we want to encourage everyone to keep their sidewalks free of snow and ice. We also want to encourage residents to consider helping a neighbour. Many people in Argyll need help due to mobility or health issues and might not always ask for help. If you need help shoveling your walk, please contact Dave Trautman at 780.463.9310.
If you are a senior needing help with your walk this winter, please contact the South East Edmonton Seniors Association: 780.468.1985.
This is our opportunity to make sure Argyll residents keep sidewalks safe for everyone and to help out our neighbors who might need assistance.
Volunteer "Snow Angels" will be eligible for a prize pack from Boston Pizza. Become a Snow Angel by:
- Keeping your walk free of snow and ice
- Shoveling a neighbour's walk
- Starting a conversation with neighbours about the importance of clear sidewalks
- Making a plan with your neighbours to share the shoveling
Who are "The Jammers"?
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.
Where can I sign up for e-mail notices of your social events?
Our mailing address is:
Argyll CL Social Events
6750 88 Street
Edmonton, AB T6E 5H6
Or you can sign up for our e-mail news service where you get notices into your inbox electronically.
There is more local information on our Contact page.
Our address is:
- Argyll Community Hall
- 6750 - 88 Street
- Edmonton, AB
- Canada T6E 5H6
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