I can't wait to see all the festivals the city has to offer! If your looking for any info on festivals happening around the city you can always go to the city's website to find out more details! There is never a shortage of things to do.
Green Shacks are back! One will be at Charlesworth Park, and the other at Ellerslie Crossing Park. Read on to find more information about location & time!
We will have a port-a-potty at the Ellerslie Crossing Park again this year. Please speak with your family about NOT vandalizing the structure - unfortunately every time it is knocked over it comes out of the Community League budget. We strive to provide these services to our community, but they need to be treated well.
I hope you all have an amazing safe July.
WHAT IS HEAT STRESS?
Engaging in physical activity where it is hot puts stress on the body’s cooling system. The harder your body works, the more heat it has to dissipate to maintain temperature equilibrium. Environmental heat stress can place additional strain on your body that may lead to fatigue, dehydration, heat-related illnesses and possibly even death.
WHAT ARE HEAT CRAMPS?
Heavy sweating drains a person’s body of salt, which cannot be replaced by drinking water alone. Heat cramps are painful cramps in the arms, legs, or stomach, which can occur at work or later at home. If an individual suffers heat cramps, medical attention should be sought immediately.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION?
Symptoms of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, cool moist skin, strong thirst, quick pulse and rapid breathing, feeling of fatigue and possible fainting.
The individual will appear tired, weak, clumsy, confused and thirsty. It is important that the worker rest in a cool area as soon as possible, because heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke. Proceed to seek medical attention if conditions don’t subside or worsen. (Normal body temperature is approximately 37.2 C)
WHAT IS HEAT STROKE?
Symptoms of heat stroke include:
High body temperature (>40°C)
Very hot, red and dry skin
Tiredness / confusion
Very rapid pulse
May suffer convulsions
Heat stroke symptoms can lead to death so it is imperative that medical attention is received immediately!
HOW CAN WE MINIMIZE NEGATIVE AFFECTS FROM THE SUN?
Limit exposure. UV rays are most intense between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you're unsure about the sun's intensity, take the shadow test: If your shadow is shorter than you, the sun's rays are the day's strongest. That being said, perform high intensity workloads first thing in the day followed by lower intensity workloads.
Wear lightly-woven clothing that blocks out the light. Try this test: Place your hand between a single layer of the clothing and a light source. If you can see your hand through the fabric, the garment offers little protection.
Wear a hat. A wide brim hat (not a baseball cap) is ideal because it protects the neck, ears, eyes, forehead, nose, and scalp.
Wear UV-absorbent shades. Sunglasses don't have to be expensive, but they should block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB radiation.
Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 blocks 93 percent of UV rays. You want to block both UVA and UVB rays to guard against skin cancer. Be sure to follow application directions on the bottle.
When being active in hot environments, the body can lose as much as 6-7 liters of sweat per active day. Both the fluid and the salt in sweat must be replaced. A supply of cool fluids should be readily available and family member’s should be encouraged to drink every 15-30 minutes. Too much salt can be harmful to some people, hence, the use of salt tablets is NOT recommended. Most people will obtain enough salt in food to replace that lost in sweat. Should any individual suffer from heat cramps or any other disorder that indicates a need for salt replacement, the individual must seek medical attention.
Community League News
More Details to be announced soon!
Join us after the run for more Community League Fun from 12-3 at Grace Point Church!
We are SO excited to have Green Shacks back! Our locations are some of the busiest in the city every year.
Ellerslie Crossing Park
(319 83st SW)
Come play in the evening! Program leaders will be on site from 2:30pm to 6pm Mon - Fri.
See you in the Morning! Program Leaders on site from 10am-1:30pm Mon - Fri!
Block Party Kits
Getting to know your neighbours is an amazing reward, and we want to help you do just that! This summer, ECL has partnered with Grace Point Church and the City of Edmonton to create free Block Party kits! They include plates, napkins, cups, cutlery, games, posters and more!
If you have any questions, please contact Dan! Take the plunge and plan a Neighbourhood Block Party this summer!
Popsicles in the Park
June's Popsicles in the Park was a bit dreary and wet - we got rained on!
Our next Popsicles in the Park is July 21 from 1-3pm at Ellerslie Crossing Park.
Fingers crossed for nicer weather!
We hope to see you there!
Get the most out of your community league membership and go to Millwoods Recreation Centre Saturdays from 2-3:30pm (with your Community League Membership) to enjoy the waves, FOR FREE!
Don't have a membership? Don't worry! Talk to Christine, visit the EFCL Website, or visit the nearest Servus Credit Union to get yours today!
2018 Board Meetings
Want to see what the Ellerslie Community League is up to?
Thinking about getting involved in your community?
Come to a Board Meeting!
Our next Board meeting is July 11 from 6:30-8:30pm at Grace Point Church.
Join a social movement that is spreading across the World!
We strive to create a hyper-local gifting economy. What does that mean? Give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide network of hyper-local gift economies in which the true wealth is the web of connections formed between people who are our real-life neighbors.
How? It's easy. Join our Ellerslie/Summerside group on facebook! Then, post anything you'd like to give away, lend or share or ask for something you'd like to receive or borrow. The possibilities are endless, and extend far beyond "stuff".
It's time to get to know your neighbours!
What do YOU want to see in your community newsletter?
Please send your ideas and feedback on what you want to read about to Jennifer!