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West Meadowlark Park is a residential neighbourhood in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The area was originally part of the Town of Jasper Place and became a part of Edmonton when Jasper Place amalgamated with the City of Edmonton in 1964. The neighbourhood is bounded on the west by 170 Street, on the east by 163 Street, on the south by 87 Avenue and on the north by 95 Avenue.
The West Meadowlark Community League (WMCL) was incorporated in 1968 and the community hall was built in 1969. WMCL has a fully accessible playground footprint (no sand), basketball standards, shaded picnic structure, spray park and maintains a hockey rink and social skating rink in the winter. We started a community garden in 2017 and celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2018.
The community has 2 elementary schools (Annunciation Catholic School and Afton School of the Arts) and 2 high schools (St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School and Jasper Place Composite High School). Residents of West Meadowlark Park can access West Edmonton Mall and the Misericordia Hospital is within our boundaries. West Meadowlark Park is also home to a wonderful array of recreation and sports facilities. City run facilities in our neighbourhood include the Johnny Bright Sports Park, the Jasper Place Leisure Centre (currently closed for renovations until the end of 2019), the St. Francis Xavier Sports Centre and the Bill Hunter Arena.
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Message from the president - 2021
Hello residents and friends of West Meadowlark,
Despite the many challenges we are facing right now by the current COVID19 pandemic, myself and the league's board of directors continue to do what we can to support the community by keeping our neighbourhood a safe and viable place to live. We have a committee in place to work on the speeding and traffic short-cutting in our neighbourhood. If you are interested in becoming involved, please email us for more information.
Although we are very limited in resources/volunteers at this time, we are continuing to do the best we can by engaging our community on a virtual platform.
Our priority right now is the safety of our community members and city and country as a whole. Based on the direction from the Alberta government, the Chief Medical Officer and the City of Edmonton, the WMCL has closed our building and ALL programs and rentals until January 2021. We will reevaluate the situation mid December.
During this time, we will continue to maintain the building and take the opportunity to do some repairs to the facility. We will ensure a proper cleaning of the facility, to ensure it is properly disinfected upon its reopening.
We live in a wonderful community. We encourage our residents to check in on your neighbors. Particularly those neighbors who may be in isolation and those requiring extra support for their daily needs. We encourage you to do so while following provincial safety protocols.
If you are someone who is requiring a little extra help right now, please connect with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 780-484-6132 (leave a message)
Your President, Greg Jober