Welcome to the March 2017 issue of the Ellerslie Express!
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Hello Ellerslie Community League!
How has this weather been treating you?! Hot then cold, what's up Mother Nature lol. Well hopefully all this moisture will help up with less forest fires this summer!

With all the snow slowly leaving the ground we have noticed lots of garbage around the ponds and parks. If you do see some please pick it up. If everyone picked up a couple pieces every day the world would be a better place!! We will be having a park/pond clean up in June once the weather is nicer out! If you see something that needs the city attention please call 311. They deal with everything from fallen trees to bushes that are in need of some love. 

We have now switched to our summer season and will not be hosting movie night until September. We are doing Popsicles in the Park again! Please look at the poster for more info!!!! 

Have an awesome May! 

Alicia Lemaire
President, Ellerslie Community League

After School Care at new school - Corpus Christi Edmonton Catholic School

Corpus Christi is pleased to announce, starting in September of 2017, we will be providing before and after school care. We would like to thank Mrs. Sherri Jaillet- Martinez for supporting our parent community with this very important service. Sherri also has out of school care at Archbishop Joseph MacNeil School. She has been providing child care services with a strong competent team of early childhood educators for 23 years at Brookview Montessori and Archbishop Joseph MacNeil is in its 6th year. We will honour the fee rate that was provided to the families at the open house 

Information and costs will be posted towards the end of next week on our website with a link for registration. At this time, we want to start by reassuring our parents that day care will be provided.

Please encourage other parents to take advantage of this service as we need more than 25 kids to make this viable. We will continue to use email and the Corpus Christi  website as means of communication. Be sure your email address is current and up to date. 

Corpus Christi School Council Establishment Meeting
Date: Thursday May 18 2017
Location: Holy Family School (Library)- 1710 Mill Woods Road
Time: 6:15 pm
A light dinner of sandwiches, veggies and drinks will be provided 

Establishing a school council is a critical piece to a new school start up. We have invited a facilitator from Alberta School Councils’ Association to lead our first meeting to ensure we start our council off on the right foot. We need parent support so please consider attending this very important council start-up meeting. Below is important information and although this is a long evening, it will pay off in the long run to a successful start.

ASCA has 2 workshops which are designed to make the Establishment of a School Council very clear and easy for the school community.  Our School Council Introduction workshop (90 minutes) outlines the role of a school council as mandated in the School Act which enables parents to be well-informed as to expectations and responsibilities prior to volunteering for leadership positions on the school council.  Our School Council Establishment workshop (90 minutes) systematically covers off all of the required items on the agenda, allowing for facilitated discussions and democratic decision making.  Most school communities have found these two workshop to be very successful and helpful if run back-to-back on the same evening, as this ensures that the parents who are in the room for the “intro” are the same ones making the establishment decisions.  If presented together, we are typically complete in just under 3 hours, depending on the conversations that the parents feel are needed. 

Please respond by email to if you will be attending. This will help us ensure we have enough food for the evening. 

Tree Stands in Ellerslie Crossing Park and Charlesworth Park

This is a friendly reminder to parents to keep your kids out of trees that have toppled because it can present a hazard if anyone walks underneath them. If you notice any tree that needs attention, please call the City at 311 to take care of it. 

Popsicles in The Park


Edmonton Bike Swap May 13 at Northlands

Alberta Bike Swap (non-profit) is putting on a bike swap in Edmonton on May 13 at Northlands..  

We provide a valuable service by providing a safe place to buy or sell a bike, but, that's not all we do.  We are also a conduit for bike donations in Edmonton and we provide funding for safe cycling as well.  We donate half the profit back to the community, the other half stays in the bank to fund more bike swaps.  Please see our website and check out our upcoming event:


Green Shack Program, City of Edmonton

OurGreen Shack program is now running in select locations in the winter months. Come and join us for games, crafts, sports, outdoor cooking and more!

This program is targeted for children aged 6‐12, but all children accompanied by an adult are welcome to attend. All of our sites have access to a facility for us to warm up in on cold days. 

For more information, please visit: or call 311.


Have a question? Feedback? Suggestions? Please feel free to contact any board member directly:
President: Alicia Lemaire
Vice-president: Dan Schultz
Treasurer: Amanda Goulet
Secretary: Jennifer Parsonage
Civics director: Jerry Pasternak
Communications director: Barry Obondo
Fundraising director: Vacant
Membership director: Christine Lim
Programs director: Vacant
Social director: Vacant
Sports director: Vacant
Neighbourhood Watch director: Irfan Chaudhry

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