Register by June 4 for Summer Career Camp 2021!

Hello Community League folks!
We are so excited to announce the opening of registration for Summer Career Camp 2021! This will be an amazing experience (fully online) for high school students entering Grade 10, 11, 12, or post-grade 12 this fall!
If you have students who are dealing with career questions, send them our way! Whether a student knows exactly what they want to do, but needs some help getting there, or are feeling unsure or overwhelmed by the amount of options available, we can help! From Monday, July 5 to Friday, July 9, the University of Alberta Career Centre is holding a Summer Career Camp (fully online) for students who will be in grade 10, 11, 12, or post-grade 12 this upcoming fall.

This is a week dedicated to widening perspectives, discussing career management, and mapping out their next few actionable steps. Summer Career Camp Monday, July 5 to Friday, July 9, 2021 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. University of Alberta, delivered Online $200 + GST Registration deadline: Friday, June 4 at 11:59 p.m. Space is limited to 40 students.

To register or to learn more, visit: https://www.ualberta.ca/career-centre/events/summer-camp.html

Food Truck Fridays!

Food Truck Friday is coming back by popular demand to Ottewell!

Friday, June 25, 2021 from 5-8pm.


please note this event is dependant on Covid-19 restrictions lifting ~stay tuned!

Location: In the corner of Ottewell Rd & 92a Ave.
Come by the mosaicHouse Church parking lot to grab supper between 5 & 8pm.
We are socially distanced and safe.
Invite your friends and eat local!

What food trucks will be there?

We will have Curbside by A Cappella Catering Co. coming with an expanded dinner menu including vegan & a kids menu. We also have Good Neighbour Coffee truck and Casa12doce authentic Mexican food truck.

See you there!

Drive in Movie Screening at Bonnie Doon!

Drive-in Movie Screening happening at Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre parking lot on Saturday, May 29 at 10 PM. This event is happening as part of MZD’s REELING: Dance on Screen

REELING: Dance on Screen is a series of short film screenings produced by Mile Zero Dance, every second year.

Each time the breadth, scope, and quality improves greatly along with technical knowhow, as the form expands and more filmmakers become aware of dance as a viable medium.

Dancers across the planet have been working within constraints as they make work, alone at home or in vast locations. This year’s selected films come with strong themes of cultural representation and are from various countries including Brazil, Cuba, Tokyo, Uganda and more! Many of the selected pieces carry support for Black Lives Matter, and celebrate diverse bodies and abilities.

Watch for dances that take over buildings and environments, and dances that take minimalism and the body to new artistic levels!

Girl Guides 2021-22 Registration

Registration for the 2021-22 Guiding year has begun! Please visit www.girlguides.ca for details.


We welcome adult female volunteers willing to contribute to girl empowerment! We have branches for girls Kindergarten-High school.
Please feel free to reach out to our Helen Burns District Commissioner, Darcie, for volunteer opportunities or information about our local community units.


Looking for some of of our yummy classic vanilla/chocolate sandwich cookies? We can connect you with those too @ $5 per box!
Any-edmhelenburnsdc@girlguides.ca

Ottewell Artisan Farmers Market – REOPENING


The Ottewell Artisan Farmers Market has a new home! Ottewell Community League is very excited to be hosting the Farmers Market!
Farmers’ markets are bringing vitality, community and convenience to neighborhoods across Alberta, and support local business owners and artists.


We are very excited to launch a year round, market in our community!
We’ve been on the hunt for the very best local Artisan vendors , more information with details on these vendors coming to our market on our Facebook Page.
We will be adhering to all AHS guidelines and COVID Protocols, the decision to host the market in the rink area gives us plenty of room for many shoppers.


The Spring and Summer Market will be outside on the rink surface from June 3rd until October 14, we will be moving the market inside the hall for the winter months.


Special events for opening week, will be posted on our Facebook page and website.

Grand Reopening THURSDAY JUNE 3rd – 3pm to 7pm


Look forward to seeing to seeing you at the Market!

Your AGM Results

On May 18th Ottewell Community League hosted the first virtual AGM in their 60 year history.

We are excited to share the results from our election, Colleen has accepted the position as President, she will hold this position for a three year term as outlined in the OCL bylaws. Colleen is very active in our community with hosting special events, supporting our seniors lodge, as well snow angel program. Colleen is a busy mother of 2 children not to mention a few fur babies, thank you to her husband Travis for supporting her in future endeavors with the league! We would like to congratulate Colleen and thank her for giving her time to the Ottewell Community.


We also have a new vice president that has graciously stepped into the Vice President role for a 1 year term – Michelle is currently very active in our community with the scouts program. Thank you for giving your time to the Ottewell Community League we are growing stronger with very volunteer that steps up to volunteer in anyway.

Ottewell has a great group of volunteers that give back to the community so that we all can enjoy , if you are thinking about getting involved no matter how much time you have to give, please reach out to oclpres@gmail.com to hear about some great opportunities!

How does your Garden Grow?

This year we wanted to provide you a challenge , a task so to speak. With garden season here, (or we hope so)! What are you planting this season? What grows well in your garden space? It could be flowers or vegetables, we want to hear from you.


Share with us your challenges and your celebrations May – September 2021, we want to hear about them all.


Take a picture and we will post it!

For all the submissions received we will put your name in a draw for Ottewell Artisan Farmers Market Bucks – valued at $50.00
Draw for the winner will take place in August.

Happy Gardening!

OCL Playschool September 2021 registrations open!

Two children in the clouds above text reading OCL playschool

Our wonderful teacher Lisa Pirnak has a natural ability to relate to and communicate with her students. She’ll help you little one aged 3-5 develop motor, social, and cognitive skills in a fun and encouraging environment! Starting at $100* Mondays, Wednesdays, and Optional Friday. Register online at ottewell.ca/community/oclplayschool


If you have any questions please contact our Playschool Director Jason McLean at playschoolocl@gmail.com.

OAFM Call for Volunteers!

Starting June 3, we are looking for folks to assist with Market Day activities, Welcome , Info Table, assisting vendors with any inquires. Adhering to all AHS guidelines providing assistance to the market team when needed.

Why volunteer? The benefits of volunteering can last a lifetime—not only for those who you are helping, but for you as well.

If you are on the fence about diving into a new volunteer experience or have doubts about whether or not volunteering is right for you, you might find yourself surprised at just how much you can gain from taking the plunge.

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart

Elizabeth Andre

Please email Oclfarmersmarket@gmail.com to be apart of this fun team!

Tour the Waldorf-Ottewell Community Garden and Food Forest!

Get to know your local community garden and food forest by participating in a free tour.

Please email communitygarden@wese.ca to schedule a tour to learn more about how we garden communally, and join our Facebook Group to stay informed about events and workshops.

The garden is located at 7211 96A Avenue NW – it is open to everyone at no cost even if you live outside of Ottewell.

We currently share over 30 garden beds and 100 fruit trees and shrubs with the Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton, and are intending on building a four-season greenhouse. We welcome beginner and seasoned gardeners to work collectively so we can exchange knowledge and cultivate community. Whether you can give a lot of time or just a little, we welcome all interested individuals and families to share in the harvest.