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Pleasantview Community League Post-secondary Scholarships

We are now accepting applications for the Pleasantview Community League Post-secondary scholarships. We will award scholarships to up to two students who live in Pleasantview. The purpose of the scholarships is to recognize young people who are active in our community. The scholarships are worth $500 and will be presented in the fall.

Candidates must be:

  • Enrolled at a post secondary institution for the current academic year

  • Aged 23 years or younger

  • Members of the Pleasantview Community League

  • Submit a letter of application to the president of the community league by September 30th describing why they should be awarded a scholarship

The letter of application should include details of the following:

  • Career goals and plans for the future

  • Post secondary program enrollment information

  • Community involvement

  • Volunteer activities - preference will be given to candidates who have volunteered within Pleasantview but all candidates with significant volunteer experience in the general Edmonton community will be carefully considered.

Email your letter of application to president@pleasantviewcommunityleague.ca by September 30th. The scholarship sub-committee will review the applications and award the scholarships by October 15th.

Braden Gates left / Elliot Thomas right

The Squirrel Hunters are a duo of pickers from Edmonton, Alberta, made up of fiddler extraordinaire Braden Gates and avid six-string strummer and clawhammer banjoist Elliot Thomas. Join them for an afternoon of uplifting music and levity as they present a wide repertoire of tunes from the Canadian and American old-time traditions, and beyond.

Bhagvan's Ice Cream Truck will be at the Pleasantview Community League Fall Social & Membership Drive on Sept.18, 2022, 1-4 pm! The first 100 people will receive a $5 voucher to use at the Ice Cream Truck that afternoon.

Volunteers Needed!!!

Les Causeries Playschool casino fundraiser that normally would have occurred in the 2021/22 school year is now taking place on September 16/17, 2022. (Friday/Saturday). The Playschool is having a hard time staffing the event. If you are able to volunteer for one or two of these shifts it would be much appreciated in helping ensure the continued success of the Playschool.

Please email lauramseguin@gmail.com at your earliest convenience.

Call for Pleasantview Public Engagement!

The City Plan is Edmonton’s new and combined municipal development plan and transportation plan and provides strategic direction as to how Edmonton will grow to 2 million people.


District Planning has two components:

District General Policy and District Plans. These documents will guide how land is used, how we move and where to direct growth so we can achieve the City Plan vision. District General Policy guides the District Plans. District Plans will show residents where redevelopment is encouraged and how each district is anticipated to change based on the City Plan. Scona District Plan (of which Pleasantview is a part) is anticipated to be released in early August.


The COE refine level engagement will begin with:

  • District General Policy in June 2022- see below

  • 15 Individual District Plans in August 2022



Engagement will end in October 2022. Advise level engagement will follow with a “What We Heard Report” and engagement in the spring of 2023.



The District Planning website has just posted a schedule of online engagement events on the District General Policy and a registration link at:

https://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/urban_planning_and_design/district-planning-public-engagement. The sessions run from June 16 to July 12.



District I Leagues are encouraged to participate in this engagement. Register early as space is limited.


You are also encouraged to register to receive District Planning notifications of future engagement and the newsletter by subscribing at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesKOFsP1K8L2-SvsBVYvN3jL2qxpjdu0iJBv3VX0HnhgxXew/viewform




Note: In preparation for engagement, COE District Planning recently released documents & videos (total of about 30 minutes)


1. What is District Planning?

2. What are the District General Policy and the district plans?

3. How are the District General Policy and the district plans being drafted?

4. How will Edmontonians provide input?


Videos below

Building Great Neighbourhood-Pleasantview:

Pleasantview has been chosen for neighbourhood renewal beginning construction in spring 2022 with anticipated completion in 2023.

Latest Update:

Construction Update -

May 2022

Beginning this spring, Pleasantview will be experiencing Neighbourhood Renewal construction. The construction work consists of removal and replacement of public sidewalks, curbs, and gutters, as well as street lighting, reconstruction and paving of the road. The construction in front of your house could be up to 12 weeks (weather dependent).


106 Street Construction Impacts

Work is underway which will temporarily impact the mobility network surrounding 106 Street from 53 to 56 Avenue. The first stage of construction is to construct a retaining wall along the west side of 106 Street from 54 to 56 Avenue. The work will start on May 19, 2022, with anticipated completion by the end of October, 2022.


Communication

The City of Edmonton has provided construction bulletins to residents and businesses within the

Pleasantview neighbourhood. On-street signage will direct people walking, using mobility aids, cycling

and driving to alternative routes.


While walking and rolling: While walking and rolling (strollers, wheelchairs and walkers), pedestrians of all ages and abilities are directed to use the sidewalk on the east side of 106 Street.

While driving: Vehicle traffic will be impacted and will be directed to alternative routes with on-street signage:

  • Southbound vehicle closure with detours along 56 Avenue, 105 Street and 55 Avenue to Calgary Trail

  • Northbound vehicles will use the existing lane

  • Vehicles will still have access to Mount Pleasant Cemetery with the staged closure

While cycling: To enhance the comfort and safety of this bike detour along local roadways, the following measures will be in place:

  • Southbound dedicated bike lane

  • Northbound cyclists use the existing lane

Please see this map of the Pleasantview neighbourhood for the work planned in 2022.

Contact Information

For information, contact Building Great Neighbourhoods.

(780) 496-4057, buildinggreatneighbourhoods@edmonton.ca

Visit edmonton.ca/BuildingPleasantview for more information.

Links:

Project updates: Click Link Here

Project Final Design Digital Booklet: Click Link Here

Project Final Design Youtube Presentation: Click Link Here

Sidewalk Improvement Fees:

The Board received a couple of inquiries regarding the sidewalk improvement fees. I was able to touch base with a couple of the project managers overseeing the Pleasantview Neighborhood Renewal project and was provided with the following information:

  1. If residents are opposed to paying their portion of the neighbourhood renewal improvement fee, is there any other appeal process other than what is outlined in the information package they received with their Local Improvement Notice?

Response: No, that is correct. If a resident is not in favour of sidewalk reconstruction they may file a petition against the improvement as outlined in the information package they received in the mail with their improvement notice.

  1. There are a number of new builds in the area and folks are wondering if consideration will be given to leaving recently replaced driveway/crossings as is? And if so:

-Do residents have to make a formal request to have their property reviewed? and,

- If it is determined a portion or all of the driveway access can remain, will their improvement fee be revised?.

Response (as per email ):

..In the spring detailed design walks are completed to verify the proposed design created by the engineering consultant. During the detailed design walks, the designer confirms catch basin elevations, slopes on the boulevard, existing grades on lots, pavement structures, longitudinal drainage on the city sidewalk, grades on driveways/crossings and private & boulevard connectors. The designer has to ensure the complete streets guidelines are being met when they are designing each street and avenue. There are other requirements that need to be met by Epcor drainage and other utility companies during the design and construction of the neighbourhood as well.

1.) Each street/avenue will be reviewed in the spring/summer. Residents do not need to contact us.

2.) No, the improvement fee is only for the sidewalks. Driveways/crossings are not charged back to the residents.

Note: I was also verbally advised that residents will know ahead of time whether or not newer driveway crossings will need to be replaced to meet the above construction guidelines.

Have a great day all,

Joan, Civics Director

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Stay Informed:

Edmonton Sport Council on your Community League

The Sport Council is funded primarily by a grant from the City of Edmonton to support sport, active recreation and active living for all Edmontonians. We maintain two online databases that are free to access through our website [https://www.edmontonsport.com/]:

- a database of sport and active recreation organizations [https://www.edmontonsport.com/activity_search]

- a database of sport and recreation facilities [https://www.edmontonsport.com/facility_search]


Survey Results

-What We Heard Report for the first Playground Survey: Click here

New Local Opportunities

River Valley Parkrun, Edmonton

How are your New Year’s health and wellness resolutions going? Not too well? Mine, too. There is no need for concern, there is no need to wait until January 1st, it’s never too late to start again. Spring is just around the corner and this is the perfect time to recommit to a healthier lifestyle.

Say ‘hello’ to “parkrun,” an international organisation tasked with providing free weekly 5k events at more than 1,850 locations in 23 countries across five continents. Whether you are young or old or in your prime, whether you are there to run, walk, jog or volunteer the reasons to take part are clear. You will be a witness to the improvements in the mental and physical health and fitness of yourself and others. There is an opportunity to meet new people and to be part of both a local community and a much broader international movement.

Edmonton’s event goes every Saturday morning at 9 o’clock from near the parking lot for Victoria Park, on River Valley Road. Rest assured that you won’t be the last to finish. One of the most important volunteer roles is ‘tail walker,’ who, as the name suggests, walks behind the other participants. The emphasis, whether you walk with a young child, go round in a wheelchair, jog, run hard or volunteer, is on what you can do rather than what you can’t. You are always welcome either by yourself or with a group of family, friends and teammates.

Below is a link to Edmonton’s event, but before you click it, I suggest you do the Google thing and see what others are saying about “parkrun” in places around the world. Also, check out a few of the videos such as this one on YouTube to get a feel for the atmosphere. Then you can hone in on the details of Edmonton’s very own event.


When you are ready, parkrun will also be ready to welcome you. I hope to see you there!

-Brian Clark

In short, River Valley Parkrun, Edmonton:

· What:

  • Is a weekly (52 weeks a year) 5km run (that also welcomes walkers / joggers / wheelchair participants / dog walkers).

  • Is free (no financial cost to participants) to ensure accessibility.

  • Tracks and posts times / positions so participants can monitor personal progress.

  • Requires no long-term commitment for participants (although once most have tried it once they tend to return!)

  • Aims to promote accessible physical activity for all ages using a volunteer-driven model that has proven effective elsewhere in Canada and around the world.

  • Started on 15th June 2019, ran for 39 weeks until March 2020 and recommenced in September 2021.

  • Has so far attracted 550 different participants who have completed 1,729 parkruns in Edmonton covering a total distance of 8,645km (as of March 23, 2022).

  • Has already attracted 'parkrun tourists' to Edmonton from as far afield as Great Britain, Australia, South Africa, and Myanmar.

  • Relies entirely on volunteers: a total of 70 individuals have volunteered so far.

  • Is one of 32 parkrun events held weekly in locations across Canada and currently one of over 1,850 events held globally, which attract a combined total of more than 120,000 runners and 23,000 volunteers weekly

· Where:

  • Takes place along the Edmonton river valley bike trails (using the same course each week).

· When:

  • Starts and finishes across from Victoria Park skating oval at 9 am every Saturday morning.


Further details can be found at:

https://www.parkrun.ca/rivervalleyedmonton/ (local event website)

https://www.facebook.com/RiverValleyParkrunEdmonton (local event Facebook page)

https://www.parkrun.ca/ (parkrun Canada site)

https://www.parkrun.com/ (international site)

Or email the local organizers at: rivervalleyedmonton@parkrun.com


Catch Basins:

Our crews are working 24/7 to respond to catch basin ponding requests. Catch basins are the drains in your neighbourhood that allow water to drain into the storm water system. Thank you to the residents who are submitting those catch basin requests through 311. There are over 63,000 catch basins across the city, so knowing where these issues are helps us get to them in a timely manner.


Did you know? The Open Data Portal has a map of every catch basin here: https://data.edmonton.ca/Externally-Sourced-Datasets/Drainage-Map-View-Catch-Basin-Leads/8ma6-xpt5