Community Activities - September 2019

Hey Neighbours,

Just a quick note about a couple of activities to add to your calendar this month:

1) On Saturday September 21, we will be having the annual Malmo Community League Shaghetti Dinner from 5:00 to 8:00. As always, volunteers are needed so feel free to contact me and I’ll put you in touch with those coordinating the event.

2) On Saturday September 28th, the City of Edmonton will be hosting two sessions regarding the Malmo Neighbourhood renewal. To sign up, see This Link.

Thanks

Ken Hemmerling

Hello from the new President

Good morning neighbours,

My name is Ken Hemmerling and just a few months ago I was elected as President of the Malmo Plains Community League.  I come to the role knowing surprisingly little about the detailed operations of the league.  Previous Presidents had the community league email automatically forwarded to their personal account which turns out to be a mixed blessing for me.  On the downside, I have an inbox with over 1300 unread emails dating back to 2017.  On the upside, I have a fantastic resource of information about how the Community League is run along with the discussions about issues of concern within the community.

I come into the role aware of the ongoing issues we have with crime and vandalism, an aging community hall, and an upcoming neighbourhood renewal.  My initial work will be to meet with our City Councillor to determine exactly how much (or, more likely, how little) power the President actually holds and to build a terms of reference for various aspects of the roles and responsibilities of the volunteer positions within the Community League.  It is my hope to provide a more open and transparent view into the operations of the Community League while working on the issues that concern us all.

Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me at President@MalmoPlains.com.  I only ask for one thing:  Your patience.  As a father of two, working full-time, and being in an on-call rotation which requires occasional evening and weekend work, I do not check the Community League email every day.

Thanks.

Ken 

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 20, 2019 10AM-12PM

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is BACK! Join us for a free, fun-filled morning on Saturday, April 20, 2019 10am-12pm at Malmo Hall. We will have cute, fuzzy animals to pet and hold, eggs for decorating and, of course, our egg hunt. Bring your Easter basket to collect eggs and exchange for a prize. Dress for the weather. Lots of fun to be had!

Malmo Plains Infrastructure Redevelopment Committee (IRC) Update

Early March, 2019 the IRC received the news that our Government of Alberta grant application (CFEP), submitted on Oct 1, 2018 was not successful. The amount of grant requests this year far exceeded the Government of Alberta's available money for community grant requests. The IRC knew that this was a possibility and will be reapplying to the Government of Alberta community grants program on Oct 1, 2019. In the meantime, the IRC is working on preparing documents for the City of Edmonton's community lead construction process and completing a $400K request to the City of Edmonton (for CLIP funding) due March 27, 2019. Please come to the Malmo Community League AGM at 8PM, Tuesday, April 23 to meet with the IRC and MCL Executive and learn more about the status of the MCL Hall Modernization project. There will be displays of the MCL Hall Renewal project concept plans and an opportunity to provide feedback.

Chris Ouellette, IRC Chair
Ircchair@malmoplains.com
780-887-1637

Malmo Winter Carnival

Don’t miss this year’s Winter Carnival from 1:00pm to 4:00pm:

Sleigh rides (1-4)

Balloon artists (1-2:30) for free

Cash fish pond and paid concession (hotdogs)

There are also free lessons for skating that will be running 2:30-5:30

Check out a few photos from previous years:

Learn to Skate program - City of Edmonton

The City of Edmonton is hosting a free learn to skate program at the Malmo skating rink on Sundays from 14:30 to 17:00 from January 13 until February 17. For more details, visit the City’s website for this program or read their information below:

Learn the skills to become active on the ice. Our program is designed around basic skills, movement, participation and fun! 

What Can You Expect:

- A program designed for beginner skaters of all ages

- Skills for speed, agility, and control

- Fun games

- A program that will give you the skills for other types of skating (ringette, hockey, figure skating, etc.) 

This free program is targeted for children (ages 6-12) and their families, however, all are welcome to attend! 

Please note:

- Skates and a CSA approved helmet are required to participate 

- No registration required

- If you need skates, talk to your community league 

- The program will be cancelled at -23 degrees Celsius with the wind-chill, or if the ice is closed by the facility

Malmo Soccer Outdoor 2019 Registration

- Soccer registration will take place at the Malmo Community February 2nd and 9th 2019 @ 12pm. Please remember to bring your community registration number. We will provide registration forms at the community.

- Fees will be decided after January 15th, 2019 for all age groups.

- Looking for list of referee volunteers and coaches to form the teams.

If you have any questions please contact me by email soccer@malmoplains.com or call my cellphone (780) 935-4276.

Thanks,

Ellie Kucey

Christmas Movie Night

Get into the Christmas spirit on Sunday, December 2 from 4pm - 7pm at Malmo hall. We will have awesome crafts, tasty cookie decorating and delicious pizza!!! Movie will start at 4:15pm. Bring the whole family!

Malmo Plains Infrastructure Renewal Committee (IRC) Update

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Since assuming the helm of the IRC in August, 2017, the Malmo Hall Renewal project has been busy.  After extensive community input and research into community needs essential to modernize the existing Malmo Hall and to meet future demands of a growing community (Edgeway & Michener Park Redevelopment), the Malmo Hall vision was developed with an estimated cost of $1.5 to $1.8M. The Malmo Community League (MCL) has $250K that will be matched by Westcorp to the tune of $200K for an initial project budget of $450K that can be matched by government grants of $400K (City of Edmonton) & $1M (Government of Alberta). Depending on funding success in the next 9 months, the IRC has developed project budget scenarios that range from $850K to $1.8M achieved by reducing the scope of the project but still reflects the key messages from the community: 1) Update the existing Hall aesthetics; 2) Rework, add-on or expand the Hall spaces; and 3) Modernize services like the kitchen to better serve and accommodate major events like tonight’s MCL bi-annual spaghetti supper (Thanks Amanda Prentice for Organizing!!!). The IRC has arranged displays of the MCL Hall Renewal project vision plans in the skate change room (see below). Plus there is space on the 2nd page of this handout for you to provide feedback. You can also contact Chris Ouellette, IRC Chair @ ircchair@malmoplains.com or 780-887-1637.  This handout will be made available along with other Malmo Hall Renewal project details on the MCL website:  www.malmoplains.com.

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I send my regrets for not attending MCL’s 2018 Fall Spaghetti Supper (I am in the Kootenay’s celebrating a 90th birthday party), but Amanda Prentice knows how to put on a party!!!  Please enjoy the great food with friends & neighbors!

Chris Ouellette

Malmo Plains Community League Chair, ircchair@malmoplains.com or 780-887-1637.

Annual Spaghetti Dinner

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Malmo’s annual spaghetti dinner will be held on Saturday September 29 from 5pm to 8pm. Come down to the Malmo Community Hall (11525 48 Ave) to enjoy some spaghetti, enter for some door prizes, and hang out with your fellow Malmonians. Tickets are just $5 per person or $20 for a family.  Community memberships will be available for purchase.

Volunteers are needed to pre-cook the spaghetti and sauce. We also need volunteers for the day of from 4- 9pm for set up, take down, ticket sales, alcohol sales, food management and food prep. The event can’t happen without you! Contact social@malmoplains.com to sign up or for more information. 

Malmo Spaghetti Dinner - September 30!

It’s a Malmo tradition! The annual Community Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 30, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Malmo Hall, which is located at 11525 - 48 Avenue.

Join us for good food, friends, and fun. Tickets are just $5 per person or $20 for a family. Drinks will also be available for purchase.

Everyone living in Malmo is invited to the dinner. You do not have to be a community league member to attend. Folks living in Michener Park and people new to Malmo are especially welcomed. We hope to see you there!

Invite your neighbours on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1931708150426455/

Here's a look from previous years: