July News

Happy Summer to all our residents and...

Featured program:

Green Shack Program runs at our league from 10am-6pm weekdays through July and August. Ages 6 and up! Come play with City program leaders and have fun outside this summer in your community!










Parkdale Cromdale Community League is excited to launch its first Safety Initiative!

You are invited to attend:

Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Parkdale Cromdale Community League (11335 85 Street)

RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends and neighbours too!

12-6pm: Welcome Randy King of KPC Self Defense for a high-energy introduction to counter-ambush, self-defence, de-escalation and escape techniques. Limited to 30 participants and spots are filling up fast! Open to any PCCL member with a valid membership over the age of 16. Any gender participant is welcome! Email to register for this workshop. (FREE!)

Randy King, Owner/Instructor of KPC Self Defence has created an incredible workshop for us, focusing around "counter ambush." He will teach about awareness of your surroundings and then physical skills for in case you get attacked with no warning. We will be covering how to stop the ambush, how to get to strong positions, escape, how to disable your attacker, plus the reverses of common holds and grabs. Randy is a Progressive Krav Maga Full Instructor, with additional certifications in conflict communications, various martial arts disciplines, WordenDefense Systems, and much more!

6-7pm: Safe Communities Discussion. Meet with PCCL Board members and come start the discussion of building safer neighbourhoods in our communities. Meet with representatives from the City of Edmonton, EPS and more and learn about the Safe Communities Lawn Sign Initiative. We want to hear from you - help us grow a vision for our Parkdale and Cromdale neighbourhoods!

"The City of Edmonton and Edmonton Police Services are teaming up with community and organizational partners to address crime concerns in the neighbourhood. At this event we will share the details of the lawn sign project and how we hope to help community members take action against crime. Our goal is to aide in connecting neighbours and communities to take action against crime as a collective."

7-9:30pm: Family-Friendly Potluck Night. Come celebrate summer with us! Meet your neighbours, bring some food to share with friends around a bonfire. Let's share stories and build a safer community network. We look forward to seeing you! Bonus: renew your PCCL membership onsite and take part in our NEW PCCL Safety Whistle Project launch!


Our Grower's Dozen Community Garden Group would like to set up moveable cedar planters in the patio area of the Community Hall to beautify the area. Cedar planters would be the better choice for durability but plastic ones are acceptable as well!

We are looking for large planters to plant either a small tree/bush or smaller ones for flowers as well. Donated your unused old one, build one or purchase and donate one, we will use the planter.


Happy Summer to all our residents and members!

Just a reminder that our City Green Shack program will continue to run this summer at Sheila Bowker Park right beside the league building, from 10am - 6pm weekdays. This is designed for children ages 6 and up to play independently with the trained program leaders, but younger children are welcome to attend with parental supervision. We would love to see more children playing at this wonderful FREE program!

Next Saturday, July 30 will be the last Creart program day until September.

Other programs on break for the summer include: Seniors (Mondays), ESL programming, Rhymes that Bind, and Family Art classes.

Continuing through the summer: Tango (Sundays, 6-8pm), Growers Dozen community garden group.

Speaking of gardens… Our league garden was nominated for a Front Yards in Bloom Award! We are excited to share this nomination, as well as recognize the effort and love that has helped grow our community league gardenscapes into the beauty they are now.

July 28 is Community League Day at K-Days! Visit the EFCL Booth at K-Days, show your membership and we can WIN! "This year, with your support, your Community League could win, not only the Northlands Food Truck on site, but also $1,000 worth of food for you and your community to enjoy during your league's Community League Day event - all compliments of Northlands.

#PokemonGo — Have you visited the Pokestops around our league building and our neighbourhoods? Send your coolest photos to us on Facebook with your favourite neighbourhood Pokestop! Pssst! There are two Pokestops right by PCCL hall!

Community League Memberships and Safety Programming — Come meet your neighbours and build community by visiting the hall in the evening of August 27 (7-9:30pm)! We will be onsite to renew your membership for you for 2016-17, and you can learn more about our safety initiatives and programs at a wonderful open house. Look forward to great snacks, great people, community outreach visitors, and maybe even some fire pits and songs! We would love to hear from you. More info coming soon.

Want to share some great news about your community with us? Email and we can post your event on our website and on social media (Facebook and Twitter).

LOVE YOUR COMMUNITY?  US, TOO...Community matters. Your community league is where good people meet and great things happen, through events, programming and outreach. It’s the avenue for small voices to influence big issues like school closures, housing, speed limits and neighbourhood renewal.