Crestwood Announcements


Community Conversation with Councillor Knack

posted Jan 30, 2016, 3:32 PM by Crestwood Community League Secretary

THURSDAY  MARCH 24   6:30-9:00pm - doors open at 6:00pm

 CURRENT WARD 1 ISSUES WILL BE UPDATED AND DISCUSSED.

Location:

Boys & Girls/Big Brothers Big Sisters - West Club, 16030 104 Avenue


For more information: andrew.knack@edmonton.ca or phone 780-496-8122

DROP IN MEETING TRAFFIC ISSUES

posted Jan 30, 2016, 3:28 PM by Crestwood Community League Secretary

FEB 3 2016  5- 8 PM

CRESTWOOD HALL
City Staff will be there to answer questions and collect comments.


.@yeg_cclane #yegChristmas Concert Dec 20 #yegevents

posted Dec 9, 2015, 7:43 AM by Kees den Hartigh

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One more call for @Yeg_CCLane #yegvolunteers #Christmas

posted Nov 27, 2015, 9:25 AM by Kees den Hartigh

http://candycanelane.ca


Hello Everyone, from the Candycane Lane Committee.
 
If you're still interested in volunteering on any number of our sleigh ride nights as per the dates below, please let me know, as we'd be happy to have your help. 
 
If you'd like, you can commit to particular dates below, or you can let me know on which of these dates you're available, and I can schedule you in where there is a need.  Again this year, the committee is interested in having a few agreeable volunteers to be "lead volunteers" for an evening, whereby the lead would essentially be in charge of coordinating the volunteer efforts on site for the evening--if you're interested in being a lead, please let me know in your response.  Some of you may be interested in wearing our reindeer mascot suit or our Santa Claus suit--please let me know.  Our shifts start at 5:30 pm, and end at 8:45 pm
 
December 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
 
I hope to hear from many of you soon, and see you during the Christmas season.   e-mail volunteer@candycanelane.ca
 
Thanks from all of us, the Candycane Lane Committee

Syrian Airport Welcome - Soccer Balls for Syrians! #refugeecrisis #yegevents

posted Nov 26, 2015, 2:40 PM by Kees den Hartigh   [ updated Nov 27, 2015, 7:33 AM ]

Event site on facebook

The Mennonite Centre will advise us on flight arrival dates and times as this information becomes available to them. It may be December or early in the New Year, but they would like us to be prepared and ready to go. We have been asked to greet the chartered plane/s carrying large numbers of Syrian refugees. Some families and individuals will be arriving as soon as November 26, but the Mennonite Centre has assured me they are being greeted by their sponsors.


There are a number of ways you can help:


* Donate cash or cheque/e-transfer to Diana Steele for purchase of soccer balls! Can you donate for 1, 5, 10(!!) children?

* Donate children’s mittens and hats

* Donate stuffed animals

* Set up and coordinate donation centres

* Put the welcome packages together

* Transport items to the airport (when needed)

* Invite your children to participate in the welcome at the airport – the best part of all!


*We request that you please don’t donate soccer balls, as we would like to keep the quality of the ball the same for every child. As well, we hope to exercise purchasing power by ordering a bulk quantity, perhaps with a discount.


If you are able to help in any way please contact Diana Steele at Dianasteele@shaw.ca. Thank you!


Crestwood Ice is open

posted Nov 23, 2015, 8:55 PM by Crestwood Community League Secretary

Crestwood Ice is open
Monday to Friday 4-9
Sat 12-5
Sun 1-6


Volunteers wanted for Sleigh Ride nights on the Lane

posted Nov 17, 2015, 9:17 PM by Crestwood Community League Secretary

Our committee is now looking for volunteers to work any number of ten evenings that we have planned for our Candycane Lane sleigh rides.  The sleigh rides are our only source for generating revenue to apply towards putting up more lights and decor on the Lane.  Last year we raised approximately $6000.00 that we put towards all of the lights that we installed last weekend on 20 large evergreen trees that line the Lane.  I really hope to have a lot of you interested in committing one or more nights to our sleigh ride operation, or to our fire pits and warming tent in the park adjacent to the United Church on 148 St.  If you're interested in committing to any number of the dates below, please respond to this email by November 25.  We provide food and refreshments for all of our volunteers, as well as a really fun Christmas community activity. If you'd like, you can commit to particular dates below, or you can let me know on which of these dates you're available, and I can schedule you in where there is a need.  Again this year, the committee is interested in having a few agreeable volunteers to be "lead volunteers" for an evening, whereby the lead would essentially be in charge of coordinating the volunteer efforts on site for the evening--if you're interested in being a lead, please let me know in your response.  Some of you may be interested in wearing our reindeer mascot suit or our Santa Clause suit--please let me know.  Our shifts start at 5:30 pm, and end at 8:45 pm. James Coghill has already committed to every night.  So come and join James.😁
 
December 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

 hope to hear from many of you soon, and see you during the Christmas season.   
 
Thanks from all of us,
 
Gino, and the rest of the Candycane Lane Committee
 

Traffic Calming Report

posted Nov 15, 2015, 4:07 PM by Crestwood Community League Secretary

The Crestwood Community League has, for years, tried to address the negative effects of the high volume of traffic short cutting, often at high speeds, through the Crestwood neighbourhood.

 

The speed humps installed on 95 Avenue and 96 Avenue stems from direction given by City Council to Transportation Services to deal with short cutting issues on an expedited short term basis in Crestwood and three other pilot project neighbourhoods.

 

Crestwood (and three other communities) are “pilot communities” in two ways, namely:

·         Crestwood is helping pilot an expedited program that may be applied to other communities with localized short cutting issues. The expedited pilot program should result in streamlining the process involved to mitigate the negative effects of short cutting. To illustrate the likely benefit, the effort to obtain the 2002 curb extensions took man months of Crestwood Traffic Committee’s work over four years and involved three open houses, surveys, questionnaires, endorsement letters, etc. – it is envisaged that these activities and the timelines would be dramatically reduced under a future Community Traffic Management Policy.

·         Different types of traffic calming measures have been installed in the four communities. The speed humps installed in Crestwood have not been tried in Edmonton in the past 25 years and this type of traffic calming measure is, in one sense, a trial run. 

 

Speed humps are a common traffic measure used in other municipalities. The majority of municipalities studied have reported that winter conditions and snow removal do not cause major problems. However, certain precautions and adjusted methods must be used when removing snow from speed humps.

 

The document entitled Traffic Calming Summary, provides a more complete background to our efforts to obtain traffic calming measures and to the recent installation of speed humps. 

Please  download attached file for full report.

The Lane is lighting up.

posted Nov 14, 2015, 12:04 PM by Crestwood Community League Secretary

 
Shaw volunteers along with Candycane Lane volunteers are active  on 148 Street today 
from Parkview to Crestwood.

9 am to 2 pm  


Thank you for all the community support from our local businesses in supporting today and the Christmas season..

LIGHT UP THE LANE NOV 14

posted Nov 2, 2015, 1:03 PM by Crestwood Community League Secretary   [ updated Nov 14, 2015, 11:57 AM ]



The Candycane Lane Committee is holding a "Light up the Lane" day on Saturday November 14 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  
On this day, our volunteers along with SHAW volunteers will be putting up thousands of lights on trees and houses on Candycane Lane.  We'd like to have approximately 20 volunteers for this event, so if you're looking for something festive to do on that day, please reply by Monday, November 9 to this call for volunteers. 

 In the past, this event has always been a lot of fun with some great people and great refreshments provided by generous donors from the community. 
 We hope that you have a chance to come and join us.

We'll soon be sending out a call for volunteers to assist us with the 10 sleigh ride evenings that we have planned for December.


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