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
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 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.
Would you like to make a difference in your community? We are currently seeking a Treasurer for
the Community League and Building Society. It would only require between approx. 8-10 hours per month.
Some financial background would be an asset, but not mandatory.
Duties would include: bank deposits, accounts payable, updating monthly budget and other misc. projects.
If you are interested, or would like to find out more information..
.please contact Brian Cooke at email@example.com
Reside in Crestwood &
have a current Crestwood league membership
One-Side Winter Parking Ban to be Discontinued
Councillor Andrew Knack has advised Crestwood Community League that the City
will be making the decision not to restrict parking to only one side of the street.
The decision will be formalized at the Transportation Committee meeting of
October 28, 2015.
The No Parking signs will be removed.
In the event the signs have not been removed by November 1,
Bylaw Enforcement has been directed not to issue tickets.
Community Conversation with Ward 1 Councillor Andrew Knack
When: Wednesday, November 25, 6:30-9:00pm - doors open at 6:00pm
Location: Jasper Place Annex (access through the JP Leisure Centre), 9200 163 Street
Everyone is welcome to attend this gathering where Councillor Knack will provide updates on current issues in Ward 1.
You will also have an opportunity to ask questions of the Councillor and bring up concerns in your communities.