Pleasantview Activities

On May 23, 1pm, Join Spruce Permaculture for an informative workshop on transforming your yard into a sustainable, food-producing and ecological oasis.

Spruce Permaculture is partnering with Central Edmonton communities Windsor Park, Queen Alexandra and Pleasantview (and available to the whole city!) for an online workshop May 23, 2020, 1pm. to share their knowledge and experience for applying permaculture to your yard and garden.

We'll begin with an introduction to the principles and ethics of permaculture -a system of design inspired by nature to meet the needs of humans and improve our world for future generations. Then we'll explore how you can design for beauty, productivity, low-maintenance and ecology in your own backyard. We'll delve into techniques for water conservation, food production, composting, soil health and more. There will be lots of time for questions and to workshop your ideas and plans for your yard and for your neighbourhood!

Here is the eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/central-edmonton-permaculture-101-introduction-to-permaculture-tickets-104205629844

Here is the facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/881012295746348/

A link to a Zoom meeting will be sent to participants before the event.

Consider making a donation to the Lady Flower Gardens to support their work in our community!



Are you looking for a safe family activity to fill time until the end of March? If you live nearby, we have you covered:

We know everyone is experiencing a little cabin fever right now, and we are sure your kids are just bouncing off the walls. We are bored too! So a few of us from the Pleasantview neighborhood got together and created "The Pleasantview Boredom League". Our first project is this little game to help our neighbors pass the time. Grand Prize (only prize) $50 gift certificate - Business TBD, feel free to recommend any local business you want to help out.

With that in mind, welcome to our Pleasantview Photo Scavenger Hunt. We welcome anyone who wants to play to join in the fun. Just please maintain social distancing. Download the following PDF and get started!

We are not the community league, just some bored neighbours.

Community Socials

PCL Winter Celebration

Sunday, Feb.2, 2020, 2-4pm. Pleasantview Community Hall.

Join your neighbours for fun winter activities outdoors (skating, fire pit, snowshoeing) or indoors for an afternoon of board games and winter cheer! Snacks and hot chocolate will be provided. Featuring Canadian Maple Shack!

Fitness Feature of the month

CLUBS in the Community

Book Club - Third Monday evening of the month. Starts Sept.16- Contact Mark McCutcheon, sonicfiction@gmail.com

The Pleasantview Community League book club will start its sixth season on Sept 16, 2019. If you're a Pleasantview resident and have been wondering about joining the book club, this is an ideal year to try it out: this year's theme is classic short novels and novellas (so the readings won't be too time-consuming).

The PCL book club meets at 7 pm on the third Monday of the month, at 7 pm, in the Marshall Centre. We'd love to see you there! Our full 2019-20 schedule is below. (For more information, email me at sonicfiction@gmail.com)

Sept. 16, 2019: Heart of Darkness (1899) by Joseph Conrad

(public-domain full text available, in different downloadable formats, at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/219)

Oct. 21, 2019: Dubliners (1914) by James Joyce

(public-domain full text at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2814)

Nov. 18, 2019: Mrs Dalloway (1926) by Virginia Woolf

(public-domain full text at https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.93420/page/n13)

Jan. 20, 2020: Vile Bodies (1930) by Evelyn Waugh

(public-domain full text at http://gutenberg.ca/ebooks/waughe-vilebodies/waughe-vilebodies-00-e.epub)

Feb. 17, 2020: By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept (1945) by Elizabeth Smart

Mar. 16, 2020: The Lathe of Heaven (1971) by Ursula K. LeGuin

Apr. 20, 2020: Sula (1973) by Toni Morrison

May 18, 2020: The Lover (1984) by Marguerite Duras


Garden Club - Interested in learning about gardening and helping out? Contact Karen at kkvill@telus.net


Kids Activities

Learn to Skate

Starting Jan.13, 2020, the City of Edmonton's Learn to Skate Program will run 2:30pm-5:30pm. The skate shack and facilities are open for use. This is a free program targeted for children ages 6-12 and their families. However, all are welcome to attend! Skates and CSA approved helmet are required to participate. Programs will be cancelled at -23C with wind chill, or if the ice is closed by the facility. For more information, please visit http://edmonton.ca/dropincommunityprograms/ or call 311.

Sportball in Pleasantview starting February 12, 2020!

This new program for kids is a multisport experience that will be held at the Mount Pleasant School gymnasium (10541 - 60A Ave.). Sportball fee: $16.50 per class per child. The classes will be held Wednesday evenings. Pre-school age sessions will be from 6-7pm. School age sessions will be 7-8pm. For more information and to register:

PARENTED:

https://www.amilia.com/store/en/edmonton/api/Activity/Detail?activityId=bNv9j6b

5-7 YEAR:

https://www.amilia.com/store/en/edmonton/api/Activity/Detail?activityId=x9MQlOx

The schedule is:

Feb.12: Soccer

Feb. 19: Basketball

Feb. 26: Lacrosse

Mar. 4: Rugby

Apr.1: Tennis

Apr.8: Futsal

Apr.15: Basketball

May 6: Soccer


Come play soccer with Pleasantview Community this season!

Outdoor soccer is affordable, fun, and a great way for your child to meet other children in your community. Outdoor Soccer begins the 1st week of May (weather permitting) and ends late June, except for teams proceeding to post season play (U13-U19) who may play into July & August.

Outdoor Soccer Registration starts February 1st and ends February 29th. Registration is a two-step process:

  1. Parents must go to the SWEMSA website (emsasouthwest.com) to enter player details and print off forms. You can pay online or at the in-person registration.
  2. Come to one of the in-person registrations at the Lendrum Community Hall (11335-57 Avenue NW) taking place:
    • February 16th from 10 am to 12 pm
    • February 23rd from 10 am to 12 pm
    • Remember to bring the following items to the in-person registration:
    • - Printed registration forms
    • - Proof of age for player (e.g. health care card, birth certificate)
    • - Proof of residence for player and residence (e.g. guardian drivers license or utility bill)
    • - Deposit cheques (one $50 uniform deposit per player, and one $50 volunteer deposit per family), and
    • - Registration cheques (if not paying online).

You must be a Community League Member to play community soccer. Memberships may be purchased online (via https://sites.google.com/pleasantviewcommunityleague.ca/site2018/news?authuser=0 ).

Our community soccer program is completely run by parent volunteers, so I invite all families to pitch in and help make the upcoming season amazing! There are countless ways to help, including coaching, coordinating referees, organizing equipment, and helping out at the season wrap-up party.

If you have any questions please feel free to get in-touch!

Matthew Hawkeye

Lendrum & Pleasantview Soccer Coordinator

soccer@lendrum.org

780-920-6122


Musical Munchkins

A free family programs supported by the Family Resource Centre

Dates: Mondays, 10-11am

Location: Pleasantview Community Hall




Adult Activities

Want to get fit? Check out these great opportunities in Pleasantview:

YOGA at the hall

Explore tools of yoga to grow your awareness and well-being in both body and mind. Poses, body sensing breath and relaxation practices, anchored with brief discussions of the ancient text, and some smaller group work to refine movement patterns.

Times: two 75 minute classes, 9:00am or 10:45am

Dates: Winter session, 12 weeks, Jan.8-Mar.25, 2020

Location: Pleasantview Community Hall

To find out more email Megan at akidabun@gmail.com or call 780 394 7054


Zumba with Marwa

Zumba continues this Winter with new sessions starting Tuesday Jan.14, 2020. Marwa enjoys getting your body, mind and heart moving. Drop in or email her to attend the Tuesday evening sessions.

Times: Tuesdays, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Dates: Starts Jan.14, 2020

Cost: $10 drop in per class

Contact: Marwa at fikry@ualberta.ca


Urban Poling

Urban Poling (or Nordic Walking) is a fitness activity that combines walking with an upper body workout that is similar to cross country skiing. It’s a full-body workout that is performed with specially-design poles. There is no charge for this and we provide the poles.

Dates: Monday mornings, 9am.

Cost: There is no charge for this and we provide the poles.

Location: Pleasantview Community Hall

Contact: Barb at secretary@pleasantviewcommunityleague.ca