Delwood Community League 50th Anniversary

June 19-20, 2015

Delwood Community League is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! Join us and catch up with  old friends and neighbours. Share stories and enjoy the historic photo displays in Delwood Hall. 

$5 wristbands will be on sale. The wristbands give access to all the fun including activities, a memory photo, pancake breakfast, hotdog lunch & anniversary cake.

The party starts on Friday with an Open House in the Hall at 7:00 pm (cash bar).

Saturday
8:00–10:00    Servus Pancake Breakfast
8:00–11:00    Dax the Clown, Mr. Twister (balloons & juggling) & Spiderman acrobatics
9:00–1:00      Giant snakes & ladders
9:00–3:30      Scavenger hunt
10:00–12:00 Edmonton Fire Department
10:00–4:00   Tug-o-war, bubble station, petting zoo, bouncy castles, bingo, & more
11:00–13:00  Hot Dog BBQ
Noon–2:00    Orbis Sports
Noon–4:00    Photobooth – Create a 50th memory (Hall stage)
Noon–4:00    Beer Garden and Concession
2:00                   Cake Ceremony, Edmonton Boys Pipeband & Delwood Group Photo
6:00                   Banquet (Pre-sold tickets)
8:00–Midnight Beer Garden and Concession
8:00                   Family dance (outside) by DJ Rui
10:45                 Fireworks

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Fundraising Director Urgently Needed

The Fundraising Director is an essential position on Delwood’s Executive. This person is responsible for the coordination of volunteers involved with the League’s fundraising activities, which include Bingo, Casino, Grants and other events.

We are fortunate to have community members that already take care of the Casinos and Grants. Bingos provide our operating budget for Delwood Hall, Rink, and Sports Equipment.

If you have been wanting to meet more of your community and get involved, now would be a great time to put your talents and volunteer time to good use.

For more information on this position, contact:
Greg Sorenson
president@delwood.ca or 780-472-7864

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Delwood Soccer Bottle Drive • May 2

Delwood Soccer Bottle Drive

Support the Growing Soccer Program Delwood
May 2, 2015 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Proceeds will go toward equipment Delwood provides to children participating in the soccer program. Players will be dressed in our current Delwood jerseys related to their age group to identify themselves while out canvassing for bottles, cans, milk and juice containers (recyclables).

If you have recyclables and wish to not be disturbed, please leave any recyclables you wish to donate on your front step and the players will gladly pick them up.

You can also drop off your recyclables at Delwood hall parking lot starting at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Thank you in advance for your support.

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Delwood Annual General Meeting March 16

Delwood’s Annual General Meeting
March 16, 2015 at 6:30pm
Delwood Community Hall

Delwood needs your attendance! We must have quorum at the Annual General Meeting to be able to proceed with running the community. If we do not get quorum then we cannot conduct the business of the community, including electing a new Executive Board and running the many programs that you enjoy — for example soccer, youth programs, Fall Festival and the running of the ice rink etc.

Any Delwood resident, with a current community membership qualifies as a voting member. Memberships will be available at the meeting.

This is your chance to have a vote on what happens within your community and to find out what the community is planning for the following year. You DO NOT have to volunteer at the meeting, but your community league needs your attendance and please bring your neighbours with you.

Due to some dedicated Delwood residents we have been able to fill most of the positions on the executive board. However 2 of our executives have had to do double duty and fulfill two positions each. So please consider giving the community some of your time by volunteering for the Executive Board or for one of our many events. If you have any questions about the Executive Board positions please contact me at president@delwood.ca 

Greg Sorenson
President, Delwood Community

 

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The Rink is Open

THE RINK IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR ANOTHER GREAT SEASON OF SKATING!
Come and enjoy the fresh air! The Delwood Rink and Concession are up and running. This is one of the great benefits of your Community League Membership.

Please check the Rink page for more information.

The Rink is always closed if +5 C and above or below -20 C.

Also, join our Facebook page for regular updates.

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Delwood Memory Meet-Ups Continue

In preparation for the 50th celebration, several Delwood Community members attended two story sharing sessions on September 23 and 24. In attendance were some of the first families to settle in the community: Silvia and John McDonald, Harold Brown, Natalie and Jim Schneider, Art and Alma Shea, Paul and Joyce Majnarich, John Jalowchuk, Carol Milligan, Dick Nichols, John Bowman and Vic and Shirley Silakiewicz. The planning committee was thrilled to hear and learn about the many activities and good times from when Delwood was a new and growing community. The information gathered will be used to write Delwood’s story of its 50 years that will be shared at next year’s celebrations in June.

The next session is November 19 at 7 pm at Delwood Hall.

Come and share your memories, memorabilia, and tell us why Delwood has been an important part of your life. What brought you to Delwood? What have been the best parts of living in this community? Why do you stay?

November 19 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
January 13 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Delwood Craft Sale November 22

CraftSale Invite

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DELWOOD MEMORIES OPEN HOUSE

Tues Sept 23 9-11 am

Wed Sept 24 7-9 pm
Delwood Hall; coffee served
Delwood’s 50th Anniversary is coming up in 2015 and we are looking for your memories and stories. We are interested in your years living and growing and raising your families.
This isn’t just for the founding families, either. We are especially looking for information from the last 25 years. Are you a second or third generation Delwoodian? We want to know about your experiences growing up here.

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Special General Meeting – Please Attend!

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:00 p.m. • Delwood Hall

Coffee & Donuts will be served.

Delwood Community Members over 18 years of age are asked to attend. Memberships will be available to purchase at the meeting. QUORUM IS NEEDED.

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A couple of years ago, we reroofed the west side of the hall. We now need to look to the east side — more complicated with two different roof surfaces. The Community League has been working with an architect to consider our options.

Delwood Hall needs to upgrade and repair leaks on the two east roofs; reduce ability of kids climbing on the roof causing damage and graffiti to the property; and close off the outside alcove next to the main doors to reduce graffiti, littering, and smoking too close to the entrance.

Three solutions were presented at the AGM in March 2014, in the June 2014 Delwood Views and an Open House. A decision is now needed by the General Membership.

This decision requires a majority vote of the General Membership of Delwood and not the Executive Board. To view more detailed designs before the meeting, go to delwood.ca or you can see them in the hall foyer at the Delwood Fall Festival (September 13, 2014). This is a big decision that will affect the Delwood Community for years to come. 

As with all General Meetings, we require Quorum to hold a vote. We look forward to seeing you at the Special General Meeting, Friday, September 19, 2014.

Option 1 – Create one continuous sloped roof line (similar to west side), add east parapet and new vestibule       $160,746

Option 1A – Add east parapet and new vestibule, resurface flat roof  $117,054

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Option 2 – Create one continuous sloped roof line (similar to west side), new entry and canopy, add east parapet $194,819

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Option 3 – New 800 sq. ft. second floor, staircase, new vestibule, add east parapet      $333,024

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There will be a general meeting called in the next few months to further discuss our options and get direction from the community. In the mean time, we would appreciate any  feedback.

Please send your comments to info@delwood.ca. There will also be a comment box at the Hall.

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Mid-September in Delwood

This next week is an exciting and busy one for Delwood Community League.

Don’t miss out on our exciting Delwood Fall Festival on Saturday, September 13. It is an exciting day full of fun and interesting activities for everyone. It kicks off at noon with a bicycle parade around Delwood Park and School. There are prizes for best costume! This is followed by a day of excitement with a busy market area, kids activities, dance and karate demonstrations, roller derby, professional wrestling, a beer garden, and, of course, fireworks to finish off the evening.

This week also sees Indoor Soccer Registration Saturday noon to 4pm at the Fall Festival and again on Sept 17 6:30 to 8:30 in Delwood Hall.

And, finally, we are having a Special General Meeting on Sept. 19 at 7pm at Delwood Hall. Coffee and donuts will be served. The community has some important decisions to make regarding renovations to the hall and also to decide on the budget for the Delwood 50th Anniversary Celebration in June 2015. This meeting requires quorum, so if you are a Delwood Community Member over 18 years old, we need to have you there. The executive cannot make these decisions alone.

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