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STONY PLAIN ROAD TO BE SHUT DOWN

JIM WOOLEY

Yes, this is correct. Stony Plain Road will be shut down to vehicle traffic on Saturday November 29 between the hours of 6:00 and 10:00 P.M. Why on earth would this happen and what can be done about it? The “why” is Storefront Cinema Night and what can be done about it is to enjoy the evening with neighbours and friends. Storefront Cinema Night is the first festival of its kind in Edmonton and perhaps even the first in Canada. Either way, you are in for a treat. If you enjoy, film, video, or the arts in general, you will definitely enjoy this festival. The event route along Stony Plain Road from 151 street to 154 street will be blocked to vehicle traffic and will contain all sorts of festival fun activities. The focus of which, is locally produced film shorts from Edmonton’s Film & Video Arts Community. Over 50 short films will be simultaneously projected

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onto various storefront windows of 10 participating businesses on the festival route. The projections have been selected and organized under the professional eye of Film Curator Patrick Arès-Pilon, working in conjunction with the Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA). Whatever happened to the DriveIn Theatre? You can reminisce about those days gone by with your family while you enjoy a series of animated family films projected onto a massive inflatable screen in Butler Memorial Park (15715 Stony Plain Road) starting at 6 P.M. In keeping with the “green” theme of the present day, Butler Memorial Park will be the scene of a “walk in” theatre as opposed to the “drive in” theatre of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Beginning at 7 P.M. horse drawn carriage rides will travel back and forth between the park location next to the ETS bus terminal, and the main festival location encompassing the entire Storefront Cinema Night event.

Deanna Kayne, the programming coordinator of FAVA, when asked about Storefront Cinema Night stated, “one starry night and 10 media art projections will turn Stony Plain Road into an outdoor cinema. Come take an evening stroll like none other. Horse drawn carriage rides, popcorn, bon fires and hot chocolate to keep you warm on a winter’s night. And for the late night crowd, head to one of our local restaurants or nightclubs along the route.” The festival organizer Dianne Kereluk (Stony Plain Road and Area Business Association), feels this should prove to be a unique, entertaining and interesting event and here are just a few reasons why. This is a free event open to the public and a special gift will be given to the first 500 attendees. Cutting edge cinema produced by local artists will be projected onto 10 storefront windows along the route. While the night air might be cool, fire pits for your comfort will be located at several points in the center of the street. Browse the many participating retail shops

that will remain open late for your convenience, some of whom will be providing complementary beverages and snacks as well as discounted merchandise. After the event, mingle with friends at local eateries and/or listen to live music at local venues/pubs and remember to show your festival ticket at the door as many are offering special discounts for festival goers. The Storefront Cinema Night festival will wrap up on Sunday November 30th with a volunteer appreciation barbeque in Butler Memorial Park starting at 1 P.M. All are welcome to get a free smoky or hotdog by showing your ticket stub from previous night’s attendance. Program schedule and location map can be found in the 8 page insert located in the center of this newspaper as well as complete information about Storefront Cinema Night including the list of films, film maker biographies and much more is available on-line at www.thespurr.ca/cinema. Hope to see you there!

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Ph: (780) 757-0993 | www.thespurr.ca Culture: Adele Knowler culture@thespurr.ca Gardening: Michele Hebert (The Dirty Gardener) gardening@thespurr.ca Community Info: Marian Bruin

MARIAN BRUIN

community@thespurr.ca

  

Business Info: Diane Kereluk business@thespurr.ca

Community Clean Up Great Success Our Community clean up on October 4 was huge! In May 2007 we filled 6 dumpsters, this year we filled 34 dumpsters. Our new Beat Police, Bill Countryman and Trevor Shelrud worked with the NET team Carrie Ellinger, Wayde Peachman and Andrew Grey to pick up mattresses and couches out of the back alleys.

Advertising: Jim Wooley ads@thespurr.ca Publisher: Pie Communications Inc. 544, 12222 137 Avenue `“œ˜Ìœ˜]  ] /x {8x Ph: (780) 757-0993 Fax: (780) 401-3438 www.piecommunications.com What is SPURR The Stony Plain (road and area) Urban Revitalization Report is a community based newspaper whose mission it is to serve the west-end communities of Britannia-

Volunteers Needed Join a working group to improve your community.

Youngstown, Canora, Glenwood, High Park, Mayfield, & West Jasper / Sherwood along with the Members of the Stony Plain Road and Area Business Association.

Connecting Our Community This group would work on increasing access to information

on programs and services in the area as well as working on getting to know your neighbours and businesses through walkability, events and block parties. Next Meeting: Thursday, November 13th at 7 P.M.

Meeting November 26 6 P.M. at the BRZ office 10043 151 street. Feeling Safe in Our Community This group would work with Police, the business association and your neighbours to create safer streets, parks and neighbourhoods.

Building Our Community This group would work on business, community and park clean ups and beautification as well as improving the community and business area by addressing traffic safety concerns and physical changes to the area. Next

Next Meeting November 5 6:30 P.M. at the Jasper Place Office 10030 167 street.

Night. This incredible festival, which is the brainchild of Dianne Kereluk and friends, should prove to be a monumental experience for Stony Plain Road and the surrounding communities. Planning an event of this magnitude takes tremendous time and effort, much of which is done by the unsung heroes called volunteers. Sherry Fowler of the Bent Arrow Society is heading up the volunteer workforce that will be working tirelessly through out the event. The SPURR extends its appreciation to Sherry and all the volunteers who will make this event a success. In addition to volunteers,

we want to thank the several business owners and community leaders who have been working behind the scenes at the committee level making sure all the T’s are crossed and the I’s dotted. Several major sponsors along with the two teams mentioned above have spent hundreds of hours planning to cover all the details of this event but none of that will matter unless you, your family and friends come out and support their efforts.

You can get involved with issues that concern you in your community. Call Marian at (780) 944-5417.

SPURR is a joint initiative for Community & Business Interests of Edmonton’s westend lead by: City of Edmonton Community Services,

Neighbourhood

Revitalization

JIM WOOLEY

Project and the Stony Plain Road and Area Business Revitalization Zone. For More Information Please Contact: Marian Bruin, City of Edmonton Community Services Department P.O. Box 2359, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2R7 Ph: (780) 944-5417 marian.bruin@edmonton.ca Diane Kereluk, Stony Plain Road and Area Business Association 10043 151 Street. Edmonton, AB, T5P 4Z7 Ph: (780) 477-5169 info@stonyplainroadbrz.ca

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Had an interesting call a couple of weeks ago from a wonderful lady ˜>“i` œˆÃ /…œ“>ð Ì Ãii“à > friend of hers had mentioned her (albeit by her maiden name) in one of the articles in the SPURR August issue. That friend was Maxine Hebert who went to ÃV…œœ ܈̅ œˆÃ ˆ˜ `>Þà }œ˜i LÞ° That was a great story and still available on-line if you have not Ài>` ˆÌ° œˆÃ ˆÃ > Lˆ} v>˜ œv œV>Þ produced art, poetry and news and is a new fan of the SPURR. We welcome her as a reader and when you read her poem near the back of this issue I’m sure you will welcome her as an author.

We would like to thank you in advance for making this inaugural event a huge success.

We are looking for a volunteer Editor. A proficiency in digital processing with some skill in literary sciences would be a minimum. Comfortable with all aspects of email communication and an ability to project manage is a must. Most important is a strong desire to contribute to the well being of your community. If this might be you please contact the Publisher.

We are also looking for volunteers to submit articles on the west end music scene and events.

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/…i V> vÀœ“ œˆÃ ˆÃ ÕÃÌ œ˜i œv many we’ve had in the last couple of months all of which have stated kudos for the paper you are reading now. We really appreciate all that support and we welcome all feed back. We would be even more pleased to print your story, poem, or snippet of your experiences in SPURR communities. You will notice a heavy theme this issue dealing with Storefront Cinema

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UPDATE FROM STONY PLAIN ROAD AND AREA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION information will be included in the mail out.

DIANE KERELUK

This has been a busy year for the Board of Directors. Some of the major activities included:

  

2008 Annual General Meeting We were privileged to have two great guest speakers at our AGM held on October 22, 2008, Ossama Elgalali Director of Urban Design and JP (Joe) Marshall, Superintendent Edmonton City Police. Both speakers were very informative and shared valuable insight and information to matters pertaining to the Stony Plain Road and Area Business Association. In addition to the guest speakers, the 2009 Board of Directors was nominated and the 2009 Budget presented. Our 2009 Board of Directors are: UĂŠ >ĂƒÂœÂ˜ iÂ?>ÂˆĂ€ q / ˆ˜>˜Vˆ>Â? UĂŠ ,Ăž>˜ Âœ ‡ Â?ĂŒĂ•Ăƒ iĂ€LĂžĂƒÂ…ÂˆĂ€i UĂŠ ˜`Ă€iĂœ iĂžÂ˜iĂƒ q ÂœĂœ>Ă€` & McBride Westlawn Chapel UĂŠ i˜ V ÂœĂž q ,ÂœĂž>Â? i*>}i UĂŠ ÂœĂ•ÂˆĂƒi -ĂŒiĂœ>Ă€ĂŒ q iÂ?Vœ˜ Development Group In the next couple of weeks all businesses within the Stony Plain Road and Area Business Revitalization Zone will receive a copy of the proposed 2009 Budget by mail and anyone wishing to speak to the budget can do so at the Council meeting on December 17th, 2009. Further

UĂŠ Strategic Plan to redesign Stony Plain Road q ĂƒĂŒ>Ă€ĂŒi` the implementation stage, working with JP Neighbourhood Revitalization and the City of Edmonton Planning Department to develop a new zoning plan for the area surrounding the business strip and transit terminal. Business members are welcomed to join any of the three committees; Feeling Safe in the Community; Connecting Our Community; Building Our Community UĂŠ Façade Program q ĂœÂœĂ€ÂŽÂˆÂ˜} with Councillors to allow set back properties to qualify for funding. UĂŠ The SPURR Newspaper - an initiative in conjunction with Pie Communications and JP Neighbourhood Revitalization to connect the businesses and surrounding communities via our own local newspaper. UĂŠ Graffiti Removal Program q ĂŒÂ…ÂˆĂƒ program has been successful in helping the businesses and communities battle graffiti. This was the first year of the program and will continue to improve with each consecutive year. UĂŠ Safety and Security Forums q ĂŒĂœÂœ Ă›iÀÞ ˆ˜vÂœĂ€Â“>ĂŒÂˆĂ›i vÂœĂ€Ă•Â“Ăƒ

were held and covered areas of concern to both the businesses and surrounding communities.

Thank you to all that attended and we hope to see a lot of new faces next year.

UĂŠ Grant Funding q Ăœi Ă€iViÂˆĂ›i` matching funding from JP Neighbourhood Revitalization to help with the new banners and Storefront Cinema Night.

Storefront Cinema Night Saturday, November 29, 2008 6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. 151 to 154 Street Stony Plain Road Everyone Welcome

UĂŠ Storefront Cinema Night q wĂ€ĂƒĂŒ major event for this area and we hope to keep this a growing annual event with increased funding from the Canadian Heritage Program.

Tell your friends, tell your neighbours, tell anyone you know. Help make this event a success.

UĂŠ Street Cleaning q “>Â?ÂœĂ€ ĂƒĂ•ÂŤÂŤÂœĂ€ĂŒ this year from various services to help keep our area clean. UĂŠ EdmontoninBloomqÂŤ>Ă€ĂŒÂˆVÂˆÂŤ>ĂŒi` at the Shaw Conference Centre to help promote our area to the general public, continue to work with beautification to the area with the flower barrels. UĂŠ Park Watch q Ă•ĂŒÂ?iĂ€ iÂ“ÂœĂ€Âˆ>Â? *>ÀŽ q >˜ ˆ˜ViÂ˜ĂŒÂˆĂ›i ĂŒÂœ ĂŒ>ÂŽi L>VÂŽ ĂŒÂ…i park by running various events. To date has been very successful and we have had event attendances up to 300 community members. UĂŠ Walkable Edmonton q -œœ˜ ĂŒÂœ be released, a walkable map that incorporates a walking schedule that connects the Stony Plain Road and Area Businesses Area with the surrounding communities. UĂŠ "ÂŤi˜i` >˜ ÂœvwVi Â?ÂœV>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ ˆ˜ the business area and everyone is welcomed to drop by.

Welcome New Businesses This section is dedicated to welcoming new businesses to the area. Please show your support by stopping by. If you are a new business in the area and we have not listed you please contact Diane Kereluk at (780) 477-5169. Volunteers Please Do you want to participate with exciting projects or would you rather be involved with Safety & Security? Are you interest in being a Board of Director? We have an opportunity for everyone. Be a part of “Building Something Special�. Call Diane Kereluk (780) 477-5169. Attention Businesses If anyone would like further information on any of the above, please call Diane Kereluk (780) 477-5169. The above information is being e-mailed out to all businesses. If you have not received an e-mail and would like to please forward your e-mail address to info@stonyplainbrz.ca.

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month during the Christmas season. This choice works for her, as she is a professional with no time for tree trimming and such. MICHELE HEBERT

It may be only mid November, but many people are already decorating for Christmas. When it comes to choosing a tree, we have a few choices. The first and oldest choice is a real tree that has been cut down, usually from a tree farm. These days this is not a very ecologically sound choice, and they can be a fire hazard. I myself have never put up a real tree as my mother and my son are allergic to them, and I just can’t see myself paying for something that will go into the garbage in a few weeks, even if it is chipped up for mulch. As you know from my previous articles that I’m a true believer in mulch, but to deliberately kill a young tree for decoration just seems wrong somehow. The second choice is a fake tree that can look quite nice, and can last for years and years in a box in the basement or garage. My grandparents, Meme and Pepe, had a silver tree with a multicolored spot light illuminating it in their living room in St. Albert. It may have been 40 years ago, but I still remember that tree. Holiday memories are whatever you make of them. A friend of mine had one professionally decorated, and she keeps it fully assembled all year long in her storage room, covered in a sheet, taking it out for about a

The third choice, which can be quite a conversation piece during a Christmas party, is to use an existing indoor plant or tree that you may have already hanging around the house. This could be a Norfolk pine, or a ficus or a palm tree, etc. They can look quite funky all decorated up with little twinkling lights and lightweight decorations so as not to damage the branches. I used a ficus tree for a Christmas tree about 30 years ago when I got my first apartment and couldn’t afford a tree, and didn’t have the room for one, frankly. It looked quite homey and bohemian-like. I decorated it with a couple strings of mini lights, some fake apples and birds (which I still have) and it looked quite festive. Another option is to purchase a living Christmas tree in a pot from your local garden centre, and eventually plant it in your yard come Spring. There are many variables to consider such as where to store the tree until it can be planted in the Spring as it cannot be put outside in the freezing temperatures once it has broken it dormancy by having it inside at Holiday time. Should you choose this option, be sure to purchase your tree from a reputable garden centre than can give you good advice on the care of your living tree after the Holiday season. Until next month, indoor gardening.

ADELE KNOWLER

Charles Chaplin was a master of Slapstick comedy. He conveyed through body movement, facial expression and sheer usage of stage to portray a story. Back in the early years of film, stars like Chaplin and Mary Pickford captured the country by storm with their delightful visual antics. It was the early rough start to film. Did the audience get it? Yes... In full form. Audiences flocked to these early films to revel in the silent story telling of what they were viewing. My grandmother, Marguerite ->LœÕÀˆ˜ ­˜ii >,ˆÛˆiÀi® Ü>à > mere seventeen years of age when she, along with her family moved from the U.S. to Edmonton. Her father, failing in health, was told by a doctor in the U.S. to move to a cooler, drier climate. Hence, my grandmother’s career began at the tender age of seventeen at the Dreamland theatre in downtown Edmonton. She played piano to silent movies in part to support her family after the move.

My grandmother was a child prodigy, having mastered piano at an early age. She was earmarked for Europe to study under a master, but this was not to be the case. She met in Alberta my grandfather, Dr. Severin Sabourin and gave birth to fifteen children, my mother one of them. My grandmother’s best memories of her youth was actively playing the piano live to the silent films of the day. The reason, she stated, was that the audience would react to her subtle innuendos of music leading up to each scene. My mother recalls as a child how she and her siblings listened raptly while her mother played piano to silent movies in their parlour. Grandmother always had her eyes on the screen as she musically described each onscreen moment through her fingertips. Storefront Cinema Night, on November 29, from 7-10 P.M. on Stony Plain Road will showcase many of Edmonton’s talented film artists. You’ll be able to view the films and create your own soundtrack by watching the silent stories of these film unfold before you. This event is in part, a way to transform the Stony Plain and area as well as build community and culture. Please come out and join us at this fabulous first time event!

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MICHELE HEBERT

The past couple of months have been hard on almost everyone financially. The stock market has all but crashed, the Canadian loonie has nose-dived, and I’m worried about my retirement funds. Perhaps this is a good time to take a good hard look at what is really important in your life, and gear down on spending,

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especially with the Holiday season coming up. Spend time, not money, with your family or neighbours or community to reconnect with those around you. A great and inexpensive way to do this is by joining in for the Cinema Night on Stony Plain Road on November 29th (details in this issue). Make it a family night. Dress warm and meet your neighbours. A sense of “community” is a sense of security, and these days we need all the security we can get. Something to think about.

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FILMS The Stony Plain Road and Area Business Association is dedicated to strengthening the spirit of its community through heritage and arts. On the evening of November 29th 2008, Stony Plain Road and its businesses will be host to an unprecedented cinema experience. The Storefront Cinema will feature the works of ten local filmmakers from The Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta, as well as films and photographs from the collections of The National Film Board, The Dreamspeakers Film Festival Society, The City of Edmonton Archives and The Tivoli Theatre. With a program that ranges from animation, contemporary dance and experimental to documentary and historical, this event will bring together residents, businesses and artists by showcasing both their diversity and community. These projections will be screened in ten different storefront windows, accompanied by hay rides, bonfires, popcorn and the warm welcome of businesses. On this November 29th, come and check out the variety of films and businesses Stony Plain Road has to offer.

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BUTLER MEMORIAL PARK

15715 STONY PLAIN ROAD

FAMILY FUN STARTING AT 6:00 PM Come by for some “happy days” style fun at Butler Memorial Park. “It’s like the good ‘ol days of drivein theatres”. Family friendly and a great lead into the main event along Stony Plain Road. Hayrides will pick-up and drop off at the Park. BIG SCREEN FILMS: 1. Uncle Bob’s Hospital Visit - Run Time: 14min 2. Chance Encounter - Run Time: 1min 17sec 3. Le Génie de la Boîte Raviolis (Ravioli Genie) - Run Time: 7min 4. Sainte Barbe - Run Time: 7min 43sec 5. Sleeping Betty - Run Time 9min 07sec Make sure to “start in the park” – tons of fun & surprises for the whole family

MAIN FILM EVENT LIVE AT 10 LOCATIONS ALONG STONY PLAIN ROAD 151 STREET TO 154 STREET – 7:00 PM TO 10:00 PM

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JASPER HOTEL EATERY

15326 STONY PLAIN ROAD

YESTERDAY IN JASPER PLACE

SPONSORED BY: THE CITY OF EDMONTON ARCHIVES Thanks to the City of Edmonton Archives, the Jasper Hotel Eatery will have the pleasure of having a slideshow of historical black & white pictures of the town of Jasper Place from 1940 to 1974.

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MENNONITE THRIFT SHOP

15311 STONY PLAIN ROAD

JASPER PLACE FAMILY PICTURES SPONSORED BY: THE TIVOLI THEATRE

Thanks to the Tivoli Theatre, the Mennonite Thrift Shop will have a 35mm slideshow of retro Jasper Place family colour pictures of Chiropractor Dr. L-A Arès and Anna Arès from the 50’s to the 70’s. These photographs have been carefully selected by the photographer Anna Arès.


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EDMONTON COIN LAUNDRY

15239 STONY PLAIN ROAD

MOVE & DANCE

PARTIALLY SPONSORED BY: THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD Featuring a film from the National film board and works from three members of the Film and Video Arts Society, Eva Colmers, Jeremy Rittwage and Alex Rittwage, the Edmonton Coin Laundry will feature ballet animation, contemporary dance and dramatic short film.

FILM

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YEAR

DIRECTED BY

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PAS DE DEUX

BALLET ANIMATION

1968

NORMAN MCLAREN

13:00 MIN

END OF THE ROPE

DRAMATIC SHORT

2007

EVA COLMERS

8:07 MIN

LUZ

CONTEMPORARY DANCE

2008

EVA COLMERS

7:00 MIN

FISHERMAN’S DAUGHTER

CONTEMPORARY DANCE

2008

ALEX VISZMEG

11:00 MIN

NIGHTSHOT

CONTEMPORARY DANCE

2008

JEREMY RITTWAGE

11:00 MIN

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50:07 MIN

5 ORBIT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LTD 15211 STONY PLAIN ROAD YOUTH

SPONSORED BY: THE DREAMSPEAKERS FESTIVAL SOCIETY Thanks to the Dreamspeakers Festival Society, the St-Laurent Building will feature youth oriented films from aboriginal artist; Angela Gladue, Dominique Keller, Sean Muir and Ian Skorodin.

FILM

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YEAR

DIRECTED BY

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ABORIGINALITY

ANIMATION

2008

DOMINIQUE KELLER

5:00 MIN

URBAN SPIRIT

DOCUMENTARY

2007

ANGELA GLADUE

6:00 MIN

DARKNESS CALLS IN GITXSAN

ANIMATION

2007

SEAN MUIR

19:15 MIN

CRAZY IND’N

ANIMATION

2005

IAN SKORODIN

19:24 MIN

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49:39 MIN

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APPLIANCE OUTLET

15212 STONY PLAIN ROAD

SHORT FILMS

SPONSORED BY: THE FILM AND VIDEO ARTS SOCIETY OF ALBERTA The Appliance Outlet will feature eight short films from five F.A.V.A members; Eva Colmers, Conor McNally, Gerry Potter, Scott Portingale and Adolfo Ruiz. The greater public will have the opportunity to experience vintage-romance, animation and dramatic short films from local artists.

FILM

GENRE

YEAR

DIRECTED BY

DURATION

BICYCLETTE MON AMI (WORLD PREMIERE)

VINTAGE-ROMANCE

2007

CONOR MCNALLY & IRA ANDERSON

3:00 MIN

FLY

SCRATCH ANIMATION

2002

EVA COLMERS

3:32 MIN

HAND SUM

DRAMATIC

2005

EVA COLMERS

8:03 MIN

PHOTOSYNTHESIS

STOP-MOTION ANIMATION

2006

SCOTT PORTINGALE

5:00 MIN

MIDNIGHT MATINEE

STOP-MOTION ANIMATION

2008

SCOTT PORTINGALE

10:00 MIN

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS PORTRAIT OF A FICTIONAL WOMAN JAKE’S GATE

ANIMATION

2003

ADOLFO RUIZ

3:46 MIN

ANIMATION

2007

ADOLFO RUIZ

2:43 MIN

GERRY POTTER

6:00 MIN

DRAMATIC

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BUTLER MEMORIAL PARK 15715 STONY PLAIN ROAD JASPER PLACE EATERY & HOTEL 15326 STONY PLAIN ROAD

LIVE BAND – FREE POPCORN

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MENNONITE THRIFT SHOP 15311 STONY PLAIN ROAD EDMONTON COIN LAUNDRY 15239 STONY PLAIN ROAD ORBIT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LTD 15211 STONY PLAIN ROAD

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APPLIANCE OUTLET 15212 STONY PLAIN ROAD DOC’S RESTAURANT 15203 STONY PLAIN ROAD

KARAOKE – FOOD SPECIAL

UNITED WAY 15140 STONY PLAIN ROAD WEE BOOK INN 15125 STONY PLAIN ROAD

FREE POPCORN & HOT CHOCOLATE

TIFFANY’S BRIDAL 15132 STONY PLAIN ROAD


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Q-CLUB (LOWER LEVEL) 15121 STONY PLAIN ROAD

LEATHER GOODS 15221 STONY PLAIN ROAD

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HAVEN SOCIAL CLUB 15120A STONY PLAIN ROAD

SMOKEY JOE’S 15131 STONY PLAIN ROAD

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RENDEZVOUS PUB 49 10108 149 STREET

DOGGI STYLE DELI 15131 STONY PLAIN ROAD

PARTICIPANT SPECIALS AVAILABLE BY SHOWING YOUR STOREFRONT CINEMA TICKET STUB

LIQUOR INTERNATIONAL 15102 STONY PLAIN ROAD WINE TASTING & DOUBLE AIR MILES

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Participant

HOT BEVERAGE

BEEF ON A BUN & PORK RIBLETS SPECIAL

HOT CHOCOLATE

15% OFF FOOD SPECIAL

50% OFF COVER & LIVE BAND (DR. ZOO)

50% OFF COVER CHARGE


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DOC’S PIZZA

15203 STONY PLAIN ROAD

DIFFERENT VIEW

SPONSORED BY: THE FILM AND VIDEO ARTS SOCIETY OF ALBERTA Doc’s Pizza will present filmmaking from a different view. Featuring the works from three FAVA members artist, Conor McNally, aAron Munson and Chris Payne, the public will have the opportunity to experience avant-garde, animation, cameraless animation and experimental films.

FILM

GENRE

YEAR

DIRECTED BY

DURATION

EXANIMUS

AVANT-GARDE

2006

CONOR MCNALLY

6:00 MIN

THIS IS MY CITY

CAMERALESS ANIMATION

2001

CHRIS PAYNE

2:39 MIN

NOESIS

CAMERALESS ANIMATION

2006

CHRIS PAYNE

6:00 MIN

LOOKUP

EXPERIMENTAL

2003

AARON MUNSON

2:44 MIN

OF NATURE

EXPERIMENTAL

2004

AARON MUNSON

5:15 MIN

PASSMEBYE

EXPERIMENTAL

2004

AARON MUNSON

3:28 MIN

NOT SO NATURAL

EXPERIMENTAL

2005

AARON MUNSON

6:00 MIN

THRU

ANIMATION

2007

AARON MUNSON

3:05 MIN

ATEST

EXPERIMENTAL

2008

AARON MUNSON

3:05 MIN

SMALL ONE

EXPERIMENTAL

2008

AARON MUNSON

0:47 MIN

LOOKING NORTHWARD

EXPERIMENTAL

2008

AARON MUNSON

10:05 MIN

TOTAL (APPROXIMATE)

60:00 MIN

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UNITED WAY

15140 STONY PLAIN ROAD

PIONEER ANIMATION

SPONSORED BY: THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD Showcasing films of two great Canadian Animators; Academy award winner, Norman McLaren and acclaimed Canadian animator Ryan Larkin, the United Way storefront window will have 16mm animation films illuminating its windows.

FILM

GENRE

YEAR

DIRECTED BY

DURATION

OPENING SPEECH MCCLAREN

ANIMATION

1961

NORMAN MCLAREN

6:51 MIN

POLYCHROME PHANTASY

DANCE EXPERIMENTAL

1935

NORMAN MCLAREN

2:52 MIN

DOTS

ANIMATION

1940

NORMAN MCLAREN

2:23 MIN

HEN HOP

ANIMATION

1942

NORMAN MCLAREN

3:17 MIN

POULETTE GRISE

ANIMATION

1947

NORMAN MCLAREN

6:00 MIN

BEGONE DULL CARE

ANIMATION

1949

NORMAN MCLAREN

7:47 MIN

NEIGHBOURS

ANIMATION

1952

NORMAN MCLAREN

8:00 MIN

A CHAIRY TALE

ANIMATION

1957

NORMAN MCLAREN & CLAUDE JUTRA

10:00 MIN

SHORT AND SUITE

ANIMATION

1959

NORMAN MCLAREN

6:00 MIN

SYRINX

ANIMATION

1965

RYAN LARKIN

3:00 MIN

STREET MUSIQUE

ANIMATION

1972

RYAN LARKIN

8:45 MIN

WALKING*

ANIMATION

1969

RYAN LARKIN

5:06 MIN

TOTAL (APPROXIMATE) *Will be screened as the last film of the evening for this storefront window at 9:54pm

60:00 MIN


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WEE BOOK INN

15125 STONY PLAIN ROAD

POLITICS AND SOCIAL ISSUES

SPONSORED BY: THE FILM AND VIDEO ARTS SOCIETY OF ALBERTA Wee Book Inn will entice its viewers with films relating to Political and social issues. From Comedy to documentary and visual collage, films from three F.A.V.A members, Sheryle Carlson, Gerry Potter and Alex Viszmeg, will heat up the evening.

FILM

GENRE

STREET DANCE

COMEDY

COLD STREETS AN URBAN SPRAWL THINKING PIECE FUN ARTE

DOCUMENTARY

YEAR

DIRECTED BY

DURATION

GERRY POTTER

4:55 MIN

2004

ALEX VISZMEG

31:00 MIN

VISUAL COLLAGE

2005

SHERYLE CARLSON

5:20 MIN

DOCUMENTARY

2007

SHERYLE CARLSON

5:00 MIN

TOTAL

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TIFFANY’S BRIDAL

46:00 MIN

15132 STONY PLAIN ROAD

GET ANIMATED TODAY

SPONSORED BY: THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD Thanks to the National Film board, Tiffany’s Bridal will feature Animation movies of current distinguished National Film Board animators.

FILMS

GENRE

YEAR

DIRECTED BY

DURATION 11:00 MIN

THE NECKTIE

ANIMATION

2008

JEAN-FRANÇOIS LÉVESQUE

FORMING GAME

ANIMATION

2008

MALCOLM SUTHERLAND

5:00 MIN

HUNGU

ANIMATION

2008

9:09 MIN

SAINTE BARBE

ANIMATION

2007

HA'AKI

ANIMATION

2008

NICOLAS BRAULT CEDRIC LOUIS ET CLAUDE BARRAS IRIZ PÄÄBO

ENGINE 371

ANIMATION

2007

KEVIN LANGDALE

9:07 MIN

RETOUCHES

ANIMATION

2008

GEORGES SCHWIZGEBEL

5:35 MIN

DRUX FLUX

ANIMATION

2008

THÉODORE USHEV

4:47 MIN

TOTAL (APPROXIMATE)

11

LIQUOR INTERNATIONAL

7:47 MIN 5:00 MIN

60:00 MIN

15102 STONY PLAIN ROAD

FRENCH CANADIAN

SPONSORED BY: THE TIVOLI THEATRE Thanks to the Tivoli Theatre, Liquor International will feature French Canadian Heritage films. From the Winter Carnival in Québec city to the Cabane à Sucre celebrations here in Edmonton, the public will experience French Canadian culture.

FILM

GENRE

YEAR

DIRECTED BY

DURATION

WINTER CARNAVAL QUÉBEC

FRENCH CANADIAN HERITAGE FRENCH CANADIAN HERITAGE FRENCH CANADIAN HERITAGE

1960

ISABELLE ARÈS

15:00 MIN

1940

ARMAND ARÈS

15:00 MIN

1960

LOUIS AIMÉ ARÈS

15:00 MIN

TOTAL (APPROXIMATE)

45:00 MIN

SAINT-JEAN BAPTISTE SASKATCHEWAN CABANE À SUCRE EDMONTON

Films and Showtime’s were correct at time of printing.


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COMMUNITY NEWS BRITANNIA YOUNGSTOWN

Britannia Youngstown Community League Soccer Zone: West Soccer Hockey Zone: Hawks Athletic Club (NW District) Outdoor Rink: ONE www.byclnews.com ˆ˜vœJ 9  iÜðVœ“ Boundaries: North: 107 Avenue South: Stony Plain Road East: 156 Street West: Mayfield Road Hall Address: 15927 105 Avenue Edmonton, AB, T5P 0T8 Phone: (780) 483-8983 Capacity: 150 Wheelchair Accessible: No CANORA

Canora Community League Soccer Zone: West Soccer Hockey Zone: Hawks Athletic Club (NW District) Outdoor Rink: ONE Boundaries: North: 107 Avenue South: Stony Plain Road East: 149 Street West: 156 Street Hall Address: 10425 152 Street Edmonton, AB, T5P 4P1 Phone: (780) 489-6007 Capacity: 225 Wheelchair Accessible: Yes Ice Rink Attendants Needed Do you like the outdoors? Canora community league is looking for two Ice rink attendants. Please contact Eleanor for details at (780) 489-9826 Janitorial Contract We have now opened the Janitorial contract, everyone who is interested please submit your resume to: Eleanor Burke (780) 489-9826 eleanorburke@telus.net or Erin Robinson (780) 920-2092 Thanks everyone for their help with the Family Halloween Party October 25, 2008 all of the costumes were great.

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Garage Sale We are having a Garage Sale November 1, 2008 to rent a table please call Diane (780) 489-4443 or Eleanor (780) 489-9826. Reminder: Anniversary Party We would like to remind everyone about the 60th anniversary party being held on Nov 8,2008 if you would like to RSVP for yourself and your family please email adina@ westerninstruments.com or call (780) 913-7251or (780) 489-9826. Clean up the Neighbourhood iÌà Žii« œÕÀ ˜iˆ}…LœÕÀ…œœ` clean. If you see garbage lets «ˆVŽ ˆÌ Õ«t iÌà …i« œÕÌ i>V… other. If you have graffiti on your house or garage and want some information on how to remove it. Call Eleanor (780) 489-9826. Hall Open for Bookings The hall is still open for many dates during the year! If you are looking to have a BBQ or Wedding to call Erin at the hall (780) 920-2092. Canora Community League Looking for New Members That Canora Community league is always looking to welcome new members. If you would like to become a member please contact Emma at (780) 489-2057. Volunteers Needed

>˜œÀ> œ““Õ˜ˆÌÞ i>}Õi ˆÃ looking for volunteers within our league to work bingos, if you have some free time and would like to help us out please call Virginia at (780) 478-0979. Canora Family Christmas Turkey Bingo December 13, 2008 10425 152 Street Doors open at 11:30 A.M. Early Birds at 12:00 P.M. (noon) GoGo Series at 1:00 P.M. Free Special Children’s Game Children can play Early Birds, Bonanzas, Odd/Even for Prizes Concession open. 60th Anniversary Party We are planning the Canora 60th anniversary party, we are looking for volunteers for the anniversary committee and we are also looking for interesting stories about Canora tobesubmittedpleasecontactadina at adina@westerninstruments.com or 780-913-7251 or please submit your stories.

GLENWOOD

Glenwood Community League Soccer Zone: West Soccer Hockey Zone: Whitemud West Hockey (NW District) Outdoor Rink: ONE Boundaries: North: Stony Plain Road South: 95 Avenue & 96 Avenue East: 163 Street & 158 Street West: 170 Street & 163 Street Hall Address: 16430 97 Avenue Edmonton, AB, T5P 0E8 Phone: (780) 489-7571 Capacity: 100 Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

only $10 per person. These have been well attended so continue to bring your friends. Euchre Join us for Euchre every Tuesday night at the Glenwood Community Hall. Registration at 6:30 P.M., games begin at 7:00 P.M. Other Glenwood Information Have your say and find out about… Community `iÛiœ«“i˜Ì] i>}Õi ëi˜`ˆ˜} and changes, Programs offered, What’s new in Glenwood?

œ““Õ˜ˆÌÞ i>}Õi “iï˜}à >Ài open to everyone and are generally held at the hall at 7:00 P.M. on the first Thursday of every month.

Christmas Open House December 19, 2008 6:30 P.M. to Midnight The Annual Glenwood Christmas Party has changed this year! We will be holding our first ever Glenwood Christmas Open House for you to come enjoy some Christmas cheer (cash bar will be open), appetizers, snacks and great conversation. This will be a good time to come and discover what big plans and upcoming renovations we have for our hall. (The PPV Oilers hockey game may be shown in the background).

Are you hosting a birthday party? Baby or bridal shower? Family Reunion? Family Christmas Party? Consider renting the Glenwood Community Hall.

NHL Hockey Night in Glenwood Is Coming Back! High Definition Oilers Hockey is here! Join us at the hall for FREE payper-view hockey. Free admission, cash bar, snacks and free popcorn available. Bring your neighbours, your comfy chair and your friends! Doors open 30 minutes before game time. Contact Clayton at (780)489-2188formoreinformation. Sorry, no minors.

HIGH PARK

UÊ /…ÕÀÃ`>Þ] œÛi“LiÀ Óä Oilers vs. Detroit 7:00 P.M. UÊ Àˆ`>Þ] iVi“LiÀ £™ Oilers vs. Anaheim 7:00 P.M. Crib Nights are Back! Come to the hall alone or with a friend to participate in our monthly crib tournaments the 3rd Saturday of every month from 6:30 P.M. to £ä\ää *°° ˆ}…Ì Õ˜V… «ÀœÛˆ`i`° Contact Clayton at (780) 489-2188 for more information. Entry fee

Friday/Saturday rentals: Members: $150* Non-Members: $400 Sunday - Thursday rentals: Members: $75* Non-Members: $150 Call the Facility Director Charlotte at (780) 444-0411 * Must be a member good standing.

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High Park Community League Soccer Zone: West Soccer Hockey Zone: Hawks Athletic Club (NW District) Outdoor Rink: ONE Boundaries: North: 111 Avenue South: 107 Avenue East: 149 Street West: 156 Street Hall Address: 11032 154 Street Edmonton, AB, T5P 2K1 Phone: (780) 484-4646 www.highparkcommunity.com Capacity: 180 Wheelchair Accessible: No High Park Hall Rentals Do you have an upcoming event? Rentals are available. Occasion: Weddings Time of Day: Any Time Cost: $400.00 Deposit: $400.00

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COMMUNITY NEWS Occasion: Any Time of Day: Whole Weekend Cost: $400.00 Deposit: $400.00 Occasion: Dinners, Meetings, Parties Time of Day: Weekday Eve/Aft Cost: $100.00 Deposit: $100.00 Occasion: Dinners, Meetings, Parties Time of Day: Weekends Cost: $250.00 Deposit: $250.00 Occasion: Commercial Kitchen Use Time of Day: Full day (8 hrs) Cost: $125.00 Deposit: $100.00 Occasion: Commercial Kitchen Use Time of Day: Half day (4 hrs) Cost: $75.00 Deposit: $100.00 Occasion: Meetings (upstairs) Time of Day: Any Time (3 hrs) Cost: $50.00 Deposit: $100.00 Occasion: Birthday Parties Time of Day: Afternoon (4 hrs) Cost: $50.00 Deposit: $100.00 Occasion: Funerals Cost: $75.00 *Community league members please call for Special pricing that may be available* Capacity 150 people. Members in good standing for two consecutive years will get a yearly $50 credit for hall rentals of $150 or more, *only one discount per year* Please call Nora at (780( 486-1867 for more information. Bingo Upcoming dates November 4: Castle Downs November 9: Fort Road December 3: Castle Downs December 26: Castle Downs If you would like to work community Bingo or if you would you like Community Credits,call Val at (780) 483-7122. High Park Community Pre-School For a Fun, Fabulous & Educational Preschool Program for your child. Spaces Still Available. For your 3 or 4 year old For more information please call Paula House at (780) 4796929 or visit the website at www.highparkcommunity.com for more information. Adult Drop-In All Adults Welcome. Drop-in, have a cup of coffee, 14

and enjoy some company. The program runs Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. at the community hall. For information, call Joan at (780) 489-5419. High Park Annual Fall Family Dance and Silent Auction 11032 154 Street Saturday November 8 Doors open at 7:00 P.M. $10.00 per person, Children under 12 are free. xäÉxä >˜` `œœÀ «Àˆâið >Ìi Õ˜V… will be served. Silent Auction to benefit the Pre-School. If you have any donations call Paula at (780) 479-6929. For /ˆVŽiÌà «i>Ãi > ˆ˜`> >Ì ­Çnä® 489-5754. Help Wanted Rink Caretaker Must be available Monday to Friday evenings, Saturday and Sundays, and other days and evenings as deemed necessary LÞ Ì…i i>}Õi ̜ -Õ«iÀۈÃi ̅i High Park Community rink, make ice, winter upkeep of the grounds. Hours may vary from 35-40 hours per week. Submit wage expectations with Resume to : Scott Patten at 11032 154 Street or fax to (780) 483-5719 or email to oil99ers@gmail.com. The Sunshine Generation Singing and Performing Is your child between 3 and 12 and loves to sing? Singing and Performing Group geared for Children. Affordable and in the community. Tuesday evenings at ̅i ˆ}… *>ÀŽ œ““Õ˜ˆÌÞ i>}Õi hall 11032 154 Street. 5:00 P.M., 6:00 P.M., and 7:00 P.M. depending on age group. For Info please Call Cheryl at (780) 554-6561. Wilton Cake Decorating If there is interest this will be held Monday evenings from 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Each course module is 4 weeks long and the cost is $35.00 per person plus approx $35.00 in supplies. This will start in Mid November if there is enough interest. With this course you could learn for fun or make a career of it. Please call Kim at (780) 483-5537 if you are interested.

Annual Craft and Bake Sale December 6, 9:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. >Ì ˆ}… *>ÀŽ œ““Õ˜ˆÌÞ i>}Õi Hall. Call Paula at (780) 4796929 to book a table. Call soon as tables are selling fast! This is a wonderful event to also buy some of your Christmas Baking as well as lots of great gifts for those hard to buy people! MAYFIELD

Mayfield Community League Soccer Zone: West Soccer Hockey Zone: Hawks Athletic Club (NW District) Outdoor Rink: ONE Boundaries: North: 111 Avenue South: 107 Avenue East: 156 Street West: Mayfield Road Hall Address: 10941 161 Street Edmonton, AB, T5P 1G2 Phone: (780) 483-4675 Capacity: 125 Wheelchair Accessible: Yes Pilates Monday nights 8:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Mayfield Hall $10/class drop in fee For more info call Bonnie at (780)489-3254 Yoga Tuesday nights 6:30 P.M. to 7:45 P.M. At Mayfield Hall $90 for 10 sessions $10 drop in fee For more info call Fran at (780) 484-1476 Carpet Bowling Seniors carpet bowling Tuesdays and Thursdays For more information call Doreen at (780) 486-1833 or Marlene at (780) 484-5728 Moms and Tots Dads, newborns, grandparents, and caregivers all welcome. No cost. Wednesdays 9:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Mayfield Hall Cancelled if the weather is -20 with wind chill or colder. For information contact Tara at (780) 486-6152

Free Swimming For Mayfield community league members. Please show current membership card. Saturday evenings 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Jasper Place Fitness >˜` iˆÃÕÀi i˜ÌÀi 9200 163 Street Name that Tune Adult Social Saturday, November 22, 8:00 P.M. Mayfield Community Hall 10941 161 Street $15 / person $25 / couple Hall Rentals Call Kathy to book rentals. (780) 484-3391 Contact Information Mike Carson (780) 444-5986 mayfieldcommunity@yahoo.ca WEST JASPER/SHERWOOD

West Jasper/Sherwood

œ““Õ˜ˆÌÞ i>}Õi Soccer Zone: West Zone Hockey Zone: Whitemud West Hockey (NW District) Outdoor Rink: ONE Boundaries: North: Stony Plain Road/96 Avenue South: 96 Avenue/92 Avenue East: 149 Street/149 Street West: 158 Street/156 Street Hall Address: 9620 152 Street Edmonton, AB, T5P 4N9 Phone: (780) 483-2815 Capacity: 150 Wheelchair Accessible: Yes Seniors Programs Whist Sunday evenings 7:00 P.M. to approx 10:00 P.M. Wednesday afternoon 1:00 P.M. to approx 3:15 P.M. Carpet Bowling Mondays 1:00P.M. to approx 3:30 P.M. Crib Tournments Every first and third Wednesday evening of the month 7:00 P.M. to 9:30P.M. Prizes according to participants $5.00 to play Community Christmas Bingo December 14, 2008 door 11:00

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COMMUNITY NEWS A.M. bonanza pre call at noon early birds to follow, regular games at 1:00 P.M. 8 chances to win a turkey, 2 bonanzas, 2 early birds 1 odd even game children over 8 years of age when accompanied by an adult allowed to play hall address 9620 152 Street the community apoligizes to all who showed up on September 28 bingo. The bingo license did not arrive until after the event was to be held, unfortnutely we must have a license to have a bingo.

children under 12 receive a gift from santa.

Santa’s Breakfast Will be held at the community hall on December 14, 2008 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. for tickets please call Gidget at (780) 489-4638. Tickets are $10.00 per person, all

Anyone want some programs run out of the hall for children, teens and or adults, please feel free to bring your ideas and suggestions to the membership drive evening.

Membership Drive For all who missed our evening in membership September, we will be holding another membership evening at the hall on November 18 2008 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Free swimming at Jasper Place pool on Saturday evenings from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with your membership.

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CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTED Rink Attendant i˜Üœœ` œ““Õ˜ˆÌÞ i>}Õi is looking for a rink attendant for this winter skating season at our brand new rink! Responsibilities include: UÊ ˜ˆÌˆ> Àˆ˜Ž yœœ`ˆ˜} >˜` ÃÌ>À̇ի U ,i}Տ>À Àˆ˜Ž Vi>Àˆ˜}] yœœ`ˆ˜} and snow removal around the hall U >Þ Ìœ >Þ "«iÀ>̈œ˜ ­"«i˜ evenings and weekends for skating) U Ûi˜ˆ˜} >˜` 7iiŽi˜`à ,iµÕˆÀi` Submit Resume with salary expectations (monthly) and drop off in the hall mailbox at 16430 97 Avenue NW ASAP (by November 3rd if possible). Rink Caretaker Must be available Monday to

Friday evenings, Saturday and Sundays, and other days and evenings as deemed necessary LÞ Ì…i i>}Õi ̜ -Õ«iÀۈÃi ̅i High Park Community rink, make ice, winter upkeep of the grounds. Hours may vary from 35-40 hours per week. Submit wage expectations with Resume to : Scott Patten 11032 154 Street or fax to (780) 483-5719 or email to oil99ers@gmail.com. FOUND CD Holder Found West of 167 Street: One CD holder holding several CD’s. If you have lost one, or are missing it from a vehicle, please email glenwoodcommunity@ hotmail.com to identify it and for information on how to claim it.

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JASPER PLACE I was born right here, in Jasper Place. When you knew everyone, by their face. Jasper Place, was a small community then. In the two schools, you used a straight pen. On the top of your desk, a hole held your ink. In our school, the teachers taught us to think.

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Going to these two schools was so much fun. For when you were here, you knew everyone. Then they later built a new high school too. Now you could go from grade 1, right thru. From these old schools, great people came. Going to university, some would find fame. H.E. Shacker, was principal, he knew what to do. He was our children’s principal at Britannia too.

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In 1942, Mom and Dad built a home on 156 Street. Having paved roads anywhere, really was a treat. Stony Plain Road was built, with gravel high. Between the six foot ditches people passed by. There were a few restaurants and a couple bars. At this time, there weren’t many people with cars. On Stony Plain Road, between 155 and 156 Streets. “«iÀˆ> ՓLiÀ …>` > Ã>Ü “ˆ] ˆÌ Ü>à Ài>Þ ˜i>Ì° Across the street from us, was a riding academy. They had many animals and small horses to see. Hay’s Academy had a rodeo each year. For our garden, my parents would fear. The horses broke out and crossed the street. Catching them again, sometime was a feat. Jasper Place seemed to be out of town. On 148 Street the buses turned around.

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We wore Jasper Place Oxfords, rubber boots. They were changed on a bench, outside Chutes.

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Getting on the bus with boots just wasn’t done. We had to wear shoes into the City, for our fun.

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œÀ “>˜Þ Þi>Àà Üi …>` ̅i ˆ>“œ˜` Õà ˆ˜i° Having the bus come out this far, was just fine. We had our own police officers that worked here. This was a safe place to live and they had no fear.

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The Town Office basement held some cells too. Jasper Place was small and everyone knew you.

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With our own equipment, good were our roads. Snow was removed with trucks, in large loads.

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Then they moved to bus to 157 Street, a turn around. From here, anywhere in Edmonton, you were bound.

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In 1963, the Saxony Hotel, bought our home. Now to Red Water, Mom and Dad did roam.

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The City amalgamated with Jasper Place in 1964. Now for our little town, this opened another door. About this time, they built a big new high school. On 163 Street and 89 Avenue, it was really cool. My Dad was a mason of brick, stone and block. His company built this school, as solid as a rock. It was the biggest school between B.C. and Ontario. With so many students, some had a long way to go. They needed a new high school, this was very clear. Our children, Connie and Jim, went to school here. I’ve lived here, in Jasper Place, all of my life. Our home for 50 years, since I became a wife. My years in Jasper Place are kept in my memory. So many of these things, we will never again see. I am happy, for my many memories of Jasper Place. This area has grown up, with a new look and grace. It’s not finished growing yet, as you can see. In the future, we don’t know what there’ll be. œˆÃ /…œ“>à N >Þ Ç] Óääx°



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