RECOVER walking tour (and free lunch) April 21

posted Apr 19, 2018, 10:04 AM by Scott Rollans

From the City of Edmonton's RECOVER: Edmonton’s Urban Wellness Plan:

If you have not yet participated in RECOVER: Edmonton’s Urban Wellness Plan, we warmly invite you to join us.

In April, RECOVER will host “Neighbourhood Wellness Walks”. Bring the whole family out for a leisurely stroll and a culturally diverse neighbourly meal! 

Each walk includes:
  • Arrival: Introductions/Route sign-up (30 minutes)
  • Walking Tour: A community guide will take you through a neighbourhood to explore places that residents and others have identified as places that matter (60 minutes) 
  • Finish: Discussion to explore ideas and solutions that can improve urban wellness (30 minutes) 
  • Catered meal: A catered and culturally diverse meal to share with new friends and neighbours (60 minutes) 
Central McDougall
When: Saturday, April 21st, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Where: The Foundry Room - 10528 108 Street

Please confirm your attendance using the google form and indicate any dietary accommodations!

Central McDougall—Edmonton's most livable community

posted Apr 10, 2018, 10:49 AM by Scott Rollans

A pair of U of A student researchers analyzed City of Edmonton data to rank neighbourhoods according to livability, based on the needs of millennials. Their study looked at factors including things like bike lanes, walkability, transit, recreation, schools, and restaurants. 

Their top pick? “I would honestly start with Central McDougall. It’s close to a tonne of amenities. It’s walkable, close to downtown and also relatively affordable.”

Other inner-city neighbourhoods also ranked near the top of their list, including McCauley and Spruce Avenue. The study clearly challenges preconceptions about what makes a neighbourhood desirable.

The students compared their list to Avenue Magazine's annual ranking of Edmonton's top ten neighbourhoods, and found the magazine's list largely out of whack with the actual needs of young Edmontonians (Oliver being the only community on both lists).

Church hosting Easter egg hunt and petting zoo, Mar. 31

posted Mar 22, 2018, 11:00 AM by Scott Rollans

Free basketball clinic for kids and youth - Mar 24

posted Mar 21, 2018, 11:16 AM by Scott Rollans

FREE basketball clinic Saturday, March 24, for kids & youth in Central McDougall and Queen Mary Park! Details in photo:

Snow Ball 2018 to be held March 17

posted Mar 13, 2018, 10:58 AM by Scott Rollans

One of our neighbourhood's most popular free events is back for 2018! The Snow Ball will be held at St. John's Cultural Centre, Saturday, March 17, 7:30-11:00 p.m.

Enjoy the elegance of ballroom dancing in one of Edmonton's founding neighbourhoods: Central McDougall.

Music by The Romantics. Light refreshments will be served at intermission.

Meet your neighbours at free Family Day event

posted Feb 16, 2018, 12:35 PM by Scott Rollans

Meet your neighbours, and enjoy snacks and live music at our FREE "Community Connect" event. Join us Family Day (Feb. 19), 2-4 pm, John A. McDougall School gymnasium.

Storage unit proposed in JAM school yard

posted Feb 14, 2018, 10:39 AM by Scott Rollans

REACH Edmonton has distributed the following Notice of Intent:

Notice of Intent: Central McDougall Neighbourhood Owner/Resident

This Notice of Intent is to all Central McDougall residents who live in close proximity to John A. McDougall School located at 10930-107 Street.  For the past year both REACH Edmonton along with Central McDougall Parents Group have been working closely with John A. McDougall School in the placement of a permanent container unit for community recreation and gardening equipment storage.

The location of the container is illustrated below and will be separate from the school while still being attached alongside the gymnasium wall on the south side.  Sightlines and lightning will be maintained with safety and security in mind.

We would like to hear from residents living adjacent to the park about their thoughts and ideas for these upgrades.  To provide feedback, please email at or call 780-498-1231.

The timeline for installation is spring 2018.

We look forward to hearing from you.


REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities 

105 Ave Streetscape public meeting

posted Feb 2, 2018, 4:21 PM by Scott Rollans

Catch a sneak preview of preliminary design plans for 105 Ave. (Columbia Ave.), and provide feedback.

You're invited to a public meeting, Tuesday, February 13, 4–8 p.m., at Iconoclast Coffee (11807 105 Ave.).

Two-hour parking expands in McDougall

posted Dec 7, 2017, 7:57 PM by Scott Rollans

Find a little yellow "PARKING CHANGE NOTICE" on your windshield? With the expansion of 2-hour parking in our neighbourhood, you may need to apply for an annual residential parking permit. The good news? Your block will no longer be clogged with hospital and university parking.

CLICK HERE to find out how to apply

Commonwealth reopens Dec. 2

posted Nov 20, 2017, 1:12 PM by Scott Rollans   [ updated Dec 2, 2017, 3:33 PM ]

According to City of Edmonton, Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre is now set to reopen Saturday, Dec. 2. As a result, our weekly Sunday family swims (1-3 pm, free for all members) will also resume December 3.

See you at the pool!

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