The stage is set for one of this city's epic chili battles in the greatest community.
April 20, Ritchie’s serving up chili, beer, stand-up comedian Kathleen McGee as our MC (how cool is that?), and live band Denim Daddies.
But leave the kids at home as it's a licensed event. So plan ahead by paying for a babysitter and bringing cash for beers as this night is only $20 a ticket.
It's like getting three shows in one: a fight, a comedy act and a live band. You don't even have to enjoy chili to have a good time.
Don't forget, amongst all the laughter and entertainment, you've got a job to do. And that’s to cast your vote with four magical beans for your favourite chili.
So what are you waiting for? Buy your ticket and get ready to CHILI! aka be flatulent...
There will be three veggie chilis and nine meat chilis as a minimum. Ingredients used in each will be displayed to help those with food allergies. We apologize if you still can't take part in eating the chili. We do try our best to accommodate everyone.
Help Ritchie Community League outshine other leagues at the upcoming Flying Canoe Volante festival. Craft a lantern during a FREE afternoon workshop THIS Saturday, Jan. 5. Best for ages 10+, but there’ll be other crafts available for younger kids. Donations gratefully accepted to cover costs.
RCL is proud to partner with Coats for Kids (United Way) and the Bissell Centre to collect gently used, outgrown or new winter outwear for men, women and children.
Come to drop off your donations, visit with our amazing volunteers and warm up with some hot chocolate. The donations will be collected in the small hall from 3pm - 7pm on Saturday November 17th.
United Way is in need of:
Men’s winter coat
Woman’s winter coats
Children’s winter coats
Toques/ mitts and scarves - adult and children’s sizes
Snow pants- adult and children’s sizes
Insulated work wear - Men’s and Woman’s
Insulated work boots
Bissell Centre is in need of:
Long Sleeve Tops
Sweatpants, Hoodies and Sweatshirts
They are also in high need of toothbrushes and toothpaste.
We are also looking for volunteers to sign up for this event. If you'd like to sign up, we will be posting a sign up link soon or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gently used and clean items only please!
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 email@example.com.
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!!!