School is nearly out and the dog days of summer are almost upon us. Families wondering how to keep their kids active and engaged all summer might want to check out the City of Edmonton's Green Shack program, which is returning to Malmo.
The free, drop-in style program will offer daily games, crafts, sports, music, drama and special events. It will operate in Malmo every Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. between July 4 and August 25 for kids aged 6-12. Kids under six are welcome as well, though they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
To find it, just check Malmo Park, behind Malmo School, for the literal green shack, which will be manned by a Program Leader and assistant leader-in-training volunteers. The program runs rain or shine, and leaders are trained to ensure safety and fun are at the top of the agenda every day.
Daily activities and special events are posted on the side of the shack each week, so check it out if you're interested in a fun, educational, active and FREE way to get your kids moving this summer.
Come join us for an evening (and morning) of fun, including a Family Movie Night and Sleepover in the Park followed by a fabulous breakfast and activities! June 17 and 18, 2016 at Malmo Hall.
June 17, 2016
Bring your own chairs or blankets. Popcorn to be provided.
Sleepover in the Park
June 17, 2016
Set up your tent in the Malmo field and sleep under the stars.
June 18, 2016
Bring $2 and get a wonderful breakfast. Fun activities (weather permitting).
Come join us at the annual Malmo Easter Egg Hunt this weekend. Bring your Easter baskets, collect eggs outside left by our sneaky neighbourhood Easter Bunny, and exchange them for a treat. Be sure to also check out the fun activities inside Malmo hall including colouring eggs and a visit from some cute Easter animals!
See you March 26 10am-12pm! Check out how fun it looked last year:
Enjoy some winter fun at the annual Malmo Community Winter Carnival this Sunday, January 24 from 1 - 4 pm!
- Free hay ride
- Fire pit
- Free skating
- Glitter tattoos
- Hot chocolate
- Concession with hot dogs, candy, juice, tea, coffee, and water
- Fish pond
- and more!
Volunteers needed! Please contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Malmo Community Hall (11525 48 Ave)
January 24, 2016, 13:00-16:00
Check out these photos from last year:
At the last Malmo Community Executive meeting, three new executive members were voted into the following positions:
Murray Whitby, President
I moved into Malmo with my wife, Marianne Rankin, in 1992. Our three daughters went to Malmo Elementary School, and then on to Avalon, and Strathcona High. I bring to the role of President non-profit board governance experience, first as a member of the NorQuest College Board of Governors from 1997 to 2004, and currently as the Vice President of the McMan Youth, Family, and Community Services Association Board of Governors. I look forward to working the everyone on the Malmo Plains Community League executive team.
Levi Bjork, Vice President
My name is Levi Bjork, and I have lived in Malmo Plains for a little over a year with my wife Natalie Van Deusen, our daughters Astrid and Emilia, and our dog and cat. I'm relatively new to Edmonton, having grown up in Minnesota and spent much of my adult life in Wisconsin before moving to Alberta in 2012. Since then, I and my family have fallen in love with Alberta, Edmonton, and our neighborhood of Malmo, and I am looking forward to staying here for many years. I have a background in law, but now I work for the government of Alberta in the areas of public policy and legislation. I am very excited to join the board of the Malmo Plains Community League to give back to this wonderful community.
Carrie Patterson, Secretary
Hi I’m Carrie Patterson. I am a licensed Hairstylist and am currently at the University of Alberta in my 4th year in the Faculty of Education. I grew up in Malmo and just recently moved back. This community has a special place in my family’s lives. My dad has lived in the same house in Malmo since he was 5 years old. I am excited to be able to give back to the community that has been a great place for our family.
The Malmo Community Center Hall is undergoing a face-lift, inside and out! By 2017, Malmo will have a new hall that will aim to meet current and future needs of our growing community.
In our June newsletter, Malmo residents received a survey insert on yellow paper. Thank you if you submitted it by the June 30 deadline. If not, we have provided it to you online. Please take a few minutes to fill it out before July 31st, 2015.
Murray Tenove, IRCchair@malmoplains.com on behalf of your neighbors on Malmo IRC
Save the dates for June 6 and 7. An event to beat all events is being planned to celebrate 50 years of the Malmo Community League. We will need help to pull this off - check out: http://www.celebratemalmo.com/
Westcorp has initiated work to build phase 1 of their development. This involves the 3.5 storey townhouses along the south and east perimeter, and and will include a small park in the SE corner. Construction on this phase will last around 18 months. Westcorp has developed a site logistics plan to mitigate some of the impact on residents which they have shared with adjacent neighbours and the community league. If you have any questions or concerns about the construction, see the contacts provided in the logistics plan.