X2 back-to-back walks (10:30 - 12:30 and 1:00 - 3:00)
*first walk sold out*
Back by popular demand, we excited to announce we will be hosting another Historical walking tour led by history researcher and podcaster Chris Chang-Yen Phillips.
- Did you miss last year's event? Check it out by listening here.
- Do you have burning questions about Ritchie's history?
Edmonton's 4th Historian Laureate Chris Chang-Yen Phillips wants to help you find out the answers with a walking tour and a podcast. Maybe you've wondered what's up with the trees that got cut down on Whyte Ave, who was here 150 years ago, or whether it's true that trains ran through Mill Creek Ravine, or whether this area was ever underneath a glacier.
At 10:30 am and 1 pm on Sunday, June 10, Chris will lead a walk around the neighbourhood based on your questions. We will meet at Ritchie Community League at 10:30 am or 1 pm to start the walking tour. And later in June, highlights from the walk will be featured on his local history podcast, Let's Find Out.
Come join us for a neighbourhood walk in Ritchie and we can find out about Ritchie's history together!
Did you know that Ritchie Community League is powered by volunteers? Volunters like you help to keep our hall in working order. No skills required, our hall gurus will teach you what to do. Come prepared to work in or outside. An hour of your time is all we ask.
Please join us at 10:00am on the following dates as we tackle Monthly Hall Maintenance together
We can't promise that you'll get a wooly beard, but our Abundant Community team will be helping Ritchie get into the holiday spirit with yarn crafts and other neat seasonal projects this month. Cookie decorating and other festive stuff that is perfect for munchkins!
at Ritchie Hall
Ritchie Gears Up For Uniquely Canadian Community League Day
Ritchie Community League plans to give this year’s Community League Day celebration a distinct Canadian flavor, in recognition of our country’s 150th birthday.
In what is likely a first for our league, we will be hosting a Canadian Citzenship Ceremony at 1:00 p.m. Approximately 50 people will be sworn in and officially receive their citizenship papers as new Canadians. Our job is to give them and their families a warm welcome and a positive preview of what community leagues are all about.
And we plan to do that in style.
Once again, we have a full menu of activities planned for the day, including a free breakfast, children’s cardboard car parade, live music, bouncy castle, food trucks and a variety of displays by the league and partner agencies.
As in the past three years, we are also teaming up with the Mainstreet Cruisers and Edmonton Hot Rod Association to host a classic car show, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The cars will be showcased in the lovely bowl in the east end of Ritchie Park.
In keeping with the “Canada 150” theme, we are asking everyone to wear something Canadian (i.e. hats and shirts) and we will be decorating the hall and park with Canadian flags and colors.
We are also attempting to connect with one or more indigenous groups to acknowledge the manner in which Ritchie lands were used 150 years ago.
Everyone is welcome - Admission is free.
It is almost that time of year again...okay well it is five months away or so...but we like to be prepared!
Every two years Ritchie gets to host a casino to raise money for the league. Our dates are August 31 and September 1 so please make a note in your calendar. For more volunteer info just click or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are Going to Roast this Summer!
Yup! It's going to be a doozy!
Thanks to Home Depot and our ACE work (pardon the pun), we have acquired 3 new fire pits and a mobile Ritchie Lemonade Stand!
We'll share more info about how we plan to use these community connector assets at our BBQlater this month but in the meantime, dust off your marshmallow and hot dog roasting sticks.
What: A BBQ to bring in summer in style and introduce the new Board
When: June 29 - 6pm
Where: Behind the Hall
Why: Because....School's. Out. For. Summer!!!
South Mill Creek Clean Up
- Hazeldean: The Greenway at 93 Street
- King Edward Park: Shamrock Curling Parking Lot
- Ritchie: 77 Ave Stairs at the ravine (east of 96 Street)
- Avonmore/Argyll: 69a Ave and 85 Street (ravine entrance)
BBQ starts @ 12pm:
Ritchie Hall 7727, 98 Street
North Mill Creek Clean Up
- Peace Mile Rock, North end of Mill Creek Pool Parking Lot
BBQ starts @ 12pm
In the Ravine (by the houses 96 St and 88 Ave) Sponsored by Edmonton's French Quarter's Business Association
What's a Block Connector? you may ask...
Come find out all about what Block Connectors do and how we can enhance the way we connect with our neighbours at the block level.
- What's Abundant Community?
- What are the benefits?
- What is a Block Connector?
- Playful activity to become familiar with the ACE Conversation Guide
- Small group discussion
This an amazing opportunity to get acquainted with similarly neighbourly-minded peeps!