In Our Community

Caminitos Spanish Playschool: Offers a bilingual Spanish program for children aged three to five. No prior Spanish knowledge is required. Children learn Spanish through play guided by experienced and qualified bilingual teachers specializing in early childhood education. Located at Escuela Mill Creek (9735-80 Avenue).  For more information or to register, please visit www.caminitosplayschool.com. We are currently accepting students for the afternoon class in the fall. 

Edmonton Bicycle Commuters' Society (EBC):  EBC will recognize all Ritchie Community League 2016-2017 membership cards as equal to EBC membership cards. Ritchie members can now access the following EBC services at discounted rates: Use of EBC shop tools, stands and volunteer support: $2/hour. Workshop and course registration: now $5 less than non-member fee! Check out the EBC web site: edmontonbikes.ca.

Edmonton Reptiles and Amphibian’s Society: Meets on the third Tuesday every month at Ritchie Hall from 7:30 - 9 p.m. For more information, contact Peter Daly.

Ravenwood Temple Meets the second Sunday evening of each month in Ritchie Hall at 5:30 p.m. E-mail CWAA for more details.

Scona Seniors: SCONA Seniors offers a variety of recreational and social activities at Ritchie Hall. This active group has a varied and changing schedule, so stay up to date by emailing Cathy or call 780-433-5377
 

RCL Executive Spotlight: Chantal Lavoie

Chantal Lavoie is a creative, organized and energetic community member with lots of great ideas. In fact, she is the driving force behind many of the great programs that make their way to Ritchie Hall.  Thanks Chantal for bringing us together and helping Ritchie to learn and explore new things! 

1.What is your Role on the Board?
I am the Programs Director.
 
2. Why did you volunteer?
I love my community and I want to help make it better.

3. How long have you lived in Ritchie?
My family and I moved to Ritchie about three years ago.

4. Why did you pick this neighbourhood?
It is close to many great amenities you can walk to, close to our children’s school and our work. We love the 5-10 minute commute.

5. What is the best thing you’ve discovered in Ritchie?
The best thing recently is the opening of the Ritchie Market and Farrow Restaurant.
 
6. What is your wish for the next 5 years in Ritchie?
That we all pool our efforts together to help raise money for a new Ritchie Hall.
 
7. What is your favourite Ritchie Event/program and why?
This is difficult to answer because there are so many great events. It’s a toss up between the Chili Cook Off and Octoberfest.

8. What do you do when you aren’t volunteering?
 I work full time as a teacher and I am busy traveling, camping, hiking, biking, skiing or swimming with my husband and three kids.

9. What book did you read last?
The Japanese Lover By Isabel Allende.

10. What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
My morning latte that I brew at home with Transcend Espresso beans. Delicious!

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Hall Rental


 Ritchie Community Hall is a great venue for family and community events, large or small. There are two rooms to rent: one for 150 people, complete with stage and bar. The second room is more suited to intimate gatherings of 60 or fewer guests.

Both rooms have access to a kitchen with commercial-grade appliances, and the fabulous parkland and recreation facilities just outside their doors. The facility has ample parking and is wheelchair accessible. Best of all, rent is discounted for RCL members! 

To book a room, fill out the hall rental inquiry form

Fancy Christmas Trees, Lunches, Chi Gong, and German Men Singing...

Get ready to have a busy November seniors because this month is packed with action:

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  • Thursday Nov 2 at 11:30 am: Potluck lunch and monthly Birthday Party! Lots of un and prizes plus gift for the birthday party animals.

  • Thursday Nov 2, 9, 16 and 23: Free meditation and Chi Gong class from 10:30-11:30am. Followed by a $5 lunch and an afternoon of sit-down fun including board games, card bingo, learn to play spoons and Saskatchewan Rummy!

  • Thursday Nov 26: German Men's Choir, refreshments and Christmas Craft and Bake Sale! Cost is $15 for entertainment, refreshments and a whole lotta fun. Everyone welcome. Join us at 1:30 for the 2:00pm performance.

  • Thursday Nov 30: Road Trip!!!! The crew is headed to the Festival of Trees. Departure is at 10:00am with a return to the hall in time for lunch. Cost is $10 for transportation and lunch.