HELLO Spring Market

VENDORS WANTED $40/table

Ever wondered where your food comes from? Come on out and support our local vendors at our HELLO Spring Market to learn more from them!

Space is limited, so apply quickly!

We would like to ensure the market hosts a variety of vendors and may eliminate duplications.

You will be notified via email upon acceptance to participate in our HELLO Spring Market.

Upon acceptance, payment must be submitted.

Vendor form

Calling Vendors for our Spring Market!


OCL Hello Spring Market April 9, 2022 10-3pm
FEE: $40 per table, APPLY HERE

Apply early space is limited!

You will be notified via email upon acceptance to participate in our HELLO SPRING MARKET.


We would like to ensure the market hosts a variety of vendors and may eliminate duplications.


Upon acceptance payment must be submitted.

Cheque payable to: Ottewell Community League or
E-Transfer to ottewell.finance@gmail.com

OCL Playschool Registration Open for March 1!

What will my child be learning?

Activities that are structured around development of motor skills, social skills and cognitive skills in a fun and encouraging environment. The curriculum supports some preparation for Kindergarten.

Learn More

What is the cost for my child to attend?

OCL Playschool current tuition rates are $120/month for the two day program and $180/month for the three day program. Deposit cheques (refundable) are required for each mandatory volunteer commitment (Bingo cheque, Cleaning Bee, etc).  All registrants will be required to have a current South East Community League Membership by the beginning of the school year.

Register Online

We run out of Ottewell Community Hall and our schedule is Mondays & Wednesdays, with a third day option of Friday classes.

Classes are from 8:45am to 11:15am

Please download and fill out the OCLP registration form and email it to our registrar Melissa Shires melissanshires@gmail.com.

A $25.00 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a spot.

OCL Rink

OCL Rink Update

The OCL rinks will continue to operate differently this year.

Due to COVID -19 regulations, the volunteer-staffed rink shack will not be open to start the season. We will have benches outside to use, and our patio area will be accessible. There will be a porta-potty on site. Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Community Guidelines

Ottewell Community League has two rinks.

One is an outdoor, boarded ice Hockey Rink with nets, and the second surface is the Skating Rink made available for families.

PLEASE keep the small rink open for families with smaller children to skate freely. Hockey is to be played on the large rink so the little kids can learn how to skate without fear of fast-moving pucks and big kids!

Weather permitting, Ottewell will be opening both rinks in early December. Lights for both rinks will be on from 5pm to 9pm, 7 days a week. Please note that there will be no attendant or staff member on-site.

Thanks to our Volunteers that are giving their time to flood and maintain the ice to ensure the kids of Ottewell have some outdoor fun!

Rink Rules

• Skate at your own risk.

• Wear your helmet.

• Share the space. We all want to enjoy the pond rink.

• Play safe, and if you don’t feel well, stay home

• Please use the garbage cans provided. Keep our rink area clean!

As per AHS guidelines:

Physically distance when multiple cohorts are sharing the ice;

• Wash or sanitize your hands before and after each skate;

• Refrain from spitting and clearing nasal passages;

• Refrain from sharing equipment or water bottles;

• Refrain from touching your eyes, nose, mouth, and face; and,

• Stay home if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Looking for Snow Angels!

Ottewell Community League is looking for volunteers to help our seniors with snow removal this winter.


We are looking for people to help with:

Clearing snow as a SNOW ANGEL
Contact us with your address and we will provide you a list of Seniors that need assistance with snow removal within your area of Ottewell.


Team Lead for the Snow Angels
Maintain a Map of Ottewell to ensure that all requests for assistance from the program are met.

Seniors that request assistance from our Snow Angel Program please call 780-469-0093 to leave a message to have your name added to our Community Snow Angel Map!


We will call back to confirm.


If you are able to help with our Snow Angel program please contact Colleen at oclpres2021@gmail.com

Green Shack Program

This summer, the City of Edmonton will be organizing a Green Shack Program filled with daily fun activities FREE OF CHARGE all across the city for children aged 6-12!

Here in Ottewell, it will be located right in the Ottewell Community League.

For more information, please refer to the attached poster or here, at the City of Edmonton website.

Are you doing some Renovations?

PLANNING SO RENOVATIONS?

Don’t forget – if you are a community member, you have access to the Tool Library! Ottewell Community League has opted to become a supporter of The Edmonton Tool Library, which means all members of the community league can now claim an individual annual membership which will allow you to borrow up to eight items from the large inventory of hand, power, and yard tools for a week at a time. To claim your membership please visit our location at the Bellevue Community Hall (7308 112 Avenue NW Edmonton).

*Make sure to bring photo identification and your Ottewell community league membership card.*

To make the process faster, you can complete a tool library membership application and review the release of liability waiver and borrowing policy. If you are not yet a member of your community league, you can join online through the Edmonton Federation Of Community Leagues website or at any Edmonton Servus Credit Union branch.

The Edmonton Tool Library Society is a not-for-profit organization based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Note: reduced winter hours go into effect as of November 1, 2020. http://www.edmontontoollibrary.ca/ We are currently piloting a curbside service. For more information, visit our website or email us at EdmontonToolLibrary@Gmail.com. We’re open every second Wednesday and Saturday- check our website for specific dates. Happy borrowing!

Child Study Participants Needed

Dear Parents, we are writing to tell you about a research study that we are conducting at the University of Alberta that may be of interest to you.

What is the study about?

Changes to early intervention in Alberta have made it harder for young children to get speech-language therapy. Researchers at the UofA are conducting a study to learn how language changes over time for these children. If you have a young child with language delay / difficulty, you and your child might be eligible to participate. The name of the study is Language Growth in Preschoolers with Language Difficulties.

Who can participate?

We are looking for children who:

● Will be starting Kindergarten in 2023

● Have diagnosed language delay/difficulty OR whose parents have concerns ● Are not receiving regular speech-language therapy

What’s involved?

● 3 language assessments over 1 year

● Your child will receive gift cards as thanks for their participation.

● We will be happy to share your child’s results with you.

For more information, please contact us at (780) 492-4098 / lddl@ualberta.ca. More information about the study is also available at https://tiny.one/ABlanguage. The University of Alberta Ethics Board has approved this study (Ethics ID #Pro001114949). We look forward to hearing from you!

The Language Development and Disorders Lab Principal Investigator: Monique Charest, Ph.D., R.SLP

YEG Bike Swap

What is a bike swap?

It’s a place that one can feel safe buying, selling, and donating bikes. We tech check every bike, record every serial number, and the chain of bike ownership. The police have recovered bikes that were sold at our swaps then later stolen that were being sold online and in pawn shops based on our due diligence. Chris and I started the swaps in 2011 after a few scary incidents buying and selling bikes (we were robbed) so we sketched out processes, designed (and patented) bike racks, and designed (and patented) fit-for-purpose software that was digitized after CBC Gem did a show about our impact and how we help others.

Chris and Laura Grant
Please say hi to me at the event – I’ll be the short blonde blur ~Laura

If your community is planning a clean-up, please consider taking the bikes to the Edmonton Bike Swap event because we have groups within Edmonton that depend on these donations. We even pay to repair these donated bikes to help fellow Edmontonians! We had ~17000 attendees at our last swaps in 2019, donated over $28,500 in bikes and in kind to our dozens of strategic alliances, have grown >25%/year, funded safe cycling throughout Alberta through CAN-bike and other safe cycling initiatives, and we hope to continue making an impact in our community.

Need more good news!? This year we’re swapping children’s bikes. This is where you come in – please share our attached message and poster to all and sundry. More details can be found on our website here!

Please save the dates May 14 at MacEwan University from 8:00am to 4:00pm if you have bikes/bike parts to sell or donate! We look forward to seeing you. For more information, please check out our Facebook event page!

Pickleball

Fun, social, and friendly. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Pickleball Tournament Results - Island Rec

If you play pickleball or would like to try it out for the first time you may be interested to know that our hockey rink at Ottewell has five pickleball courts painted on its concrete surface. 

Starting in May we will have scheduled time slots for drop-in pickleball. Volunteers will open the shack and help set up nets. Paddles and balls will be available for use. 

Drop-in pickleball will be free for Ottewell Community members who present their membership cards. There will be a $5 drop-in fee for those who do not live in Ottewell

Please note that all time slots are dependent on the availability of our amazing volunteers so the schedule may vary from week to week.

If you’re interested in getting involved or have any questions about pickleball at Ottewell, please contact oclrink2021@gmail.com 

Big Bin Event

We would love your help!

During the Big Bin Event, we are looking for a few strong folks to help unload vehicles and load items into the bins which will take place in the Community League Parking Lot (5920 – 93a Avenue) on May 14th between the 9:00am to 2:00 pm. A couple of hours of your time would be greatly appreciated!

If you can help, please email oclbigbin@gmail.com for more information!

NEW Preschool PUF program

The Centre for Autism Services Alberta is moving to your neighborhood in June 2021. We are building a state of the art classroom for children with neurodevelopment conditions.

We are currently accepting registrations for preschool PUF for the 2022/2023 school year.

Register now as spaces fill up quickly!

Our new address is: 9353 50th street.

OUC Online Auction Call for Bids

Ottewell United Church (OUC) is organizing an On-line Auction to take place from March 21 to April 3, 2022.

We would appreciate your consideration in making a generous contribution to help make it a success!

It could be anything new or in excellent condition, a service, something hand-made or store-bought, a collection of items or a solitary piece. We invite you to be creative!

Maybe something we haven’t even thought about. In the meantime, check out the items that are up for bid and further details on the auction by searching charityauction.bid/ottewellchurch.

Please contact Joan at 780-919-0242 or Becky at 780-235-1957 with your donation or if you need more information. Thank You!