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.

Guess who’s back… the Ottewell Easter Bunny! Register Now!

Who wants to receive an Easter goody bag from Ottewell’s very own Easter Bunny? Register to pick up a Easter goodie bag on April 5.

This EVENT, which is for OTTEWELL Community Members ONLY will take place on Monday April 5th, between 11am and 2pm at the Ottewell Community Parking Lot.

The Ottewell Easter Bunny will be in the parking lot to say hi – (safely, socially distanced) and will provide a goodie bag to our little community members.

Due to current public health restrictions, visits with the Easter Bunny will be scheduled in 15 min time slots.

To comply with current rules, masks must be worn at all times and social distancing must be adhered to. There are to be no more than 10 people in the community hall parking lot at one time. 

The parking lot will have directional signage to guide you thru as the Bunny will pass the little ones the Easter Treat Bag to you in your vehicle. Volunteers will be there to direct you where to go. If you are walking, please note that when you sign up for your time slot and no more than 5 in your walking cohort. If you are walking you will still need to follow the directional route.

Registration in advance is required and will close once spaces are filled or by March 31st at 9:00pm.  An Ottewell community league membership number is required to register.

Each Child who registers will receive an Easter bag of treats*.  The cost is 5.00 per child and open to all ages. An Adult must accompany the child(ren) and there is no cost for adults.

If you do not have a membership, you can get one for free this year by emailing oclmembership@gmail.com for sign up info, calling 780-469-0093, or filling out our form online at www.ottewell.org. You will be added to our membership list and we will drop off your membership card in your mailbox. You must live in Ottewell to be eligible for a membership.

Once your tickets are purchased and your community membership number is confirmed, you will receive an email from the organizer with a link to sign up for a time slot for your family. Please sign up for one available time slot and prepare to be there on time.

Space is limited, please register soon. This event will go ahead unless current public health orders change.

Any questions, please email ottewellsocial@gmail.com

* Please note we have done our best to ensure the treats are peanut-free, but we ask all adults to double check the contents.

Register through Eventbrite

Help Complete the Fulton Ravine South Park!

Our community league is a proud member of SECLA (South East Community Leagues Association). For
several years, SECLA has been spearheading the Fulton Ravine South Park project and the next phase of
construction is underway. And while SECLA has been fundraising and planning, a little bit of help is
needed to get over the finish line.

Unfortunately, the skatepark is currently the only amenity in the park. There is nowhere to sit, and no shade or any other features. The South East Community Leagues Association (SECLA) conducted a formal community survey in 2016 to ask what would be needed in the park, and the design plan reflects what we heard from you.

 

Now more than ever, we understand that small neighbourhood parks are essential for health and well-being. SECLA is working with the City on this project to add amenities in the park, and we’ve already raised $500,000.

Every dollar counts and SECLA would love your support!

Read more about the park, the planned amenities and how you can help here. http://bit.ly/3tq2IBc

You are all welcome to the opening day celebration, hopefully planned for fall 2021!

Donate Now!

Ottewell 120th Scouts Bottle Drive

Help support our local Scouts with our Bottle Drive!

April 17 from 9-2pm

Due to Scouts Canada and AHS Guidelines, members will not be able to knock on doors yet this Spring. We encourage you to place bottles on your front step where members can collect from (9am – 2pm) or

Accepting Drop off @ Ottewell United Church parking lot 6611 93A Ave

Contact Glen @ (780) 235-6379 for questions/assistance

In Loving Kindness

By Garth Paul Ukrainetz
Poet Laureate of the Blackmud Creek

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Be not abashed when life is tough
No shame in having need
At times the road is harsh and rough
Confused this world indeed
It’s crucial that we all reach out
In giving and receiving
To rise above the walls of doubt
Together we’re believing
We’re here to care, we’re here to share
For that’s what life’s about
In loving kindness hearts prepare
The Food Bank helping out

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C2021 Garth Paul Ukrainetz
In dedication to the 40th Anniversary
of the Edmonton Food Bank
and in tribute to all the Food Banks in
Canada and around the world

Share your Ottewell Story!

Hello Neighbors, do you have a story to share about Ottewell Community ?

It could be when you spent your childhood in Ottewell attending different programs, or stories that have been shared by family members. We are looking at building our history page. It has been 60 years since past executive board members voted to be a part of the Edmonton Federation Community Leagues of Edmonton.

You can share your stories either by email – ottewell2212@gmail.com or call 780.465.7755 We will also accept written stories dropped off at the community hall mail box. Please provide contact information as we want to acknowledge all submissions.

Let’s keep the community spirit alive by sharing our history!

St. Patricks Day Colouring Contest

St. Patrick’s Day day is coming, here is your chance to win some great prizes!

Send in your completed coloring sheet with name, phone number and address. All entries will be entered into a grand prize for a $50.00 gift card!

1st prize $50.00 gift card
2nd & 3rd St. Patrick Day Treat

To Enter

  1. Scan or take picture of completed work
  2. Send entries in on Facebook, email ottewellsocial@gmail.com, or drop off in mailbox at 7204 92A Avenue
  3. Include name, age and address
  4. Enter by March 16, 6PM
  5. Up to 2 entries from each family will be entered into a draw for the lucky winners!
  6. All entries will be posted to social media

Open to Ottewell members, no age or entry limit limit, max of 2 entries per family will be entered into the draw!

Good luck, and may the luck of the Irish be with ya!

St patrick day contest 2021