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Edmonton Horticultural Society Speakers Series

Come out and enjoy a gardening evening with the Edmonton Horticultural Society (EHS).  On June 25, Jim Hole will be delivering a talk entitled:  Reefer Madness Revisited: The History and Cultivation of Cannabis.  Cannabis has been one both of the world’s most vilified and celebrated plants. But what exactly is cannabis, where did it originate, and how is it cultivated?  Over 540 compounds have been identified in cannabis many of which combine to give this fascinating plant both psychoactive and medicinal properties. Don’t miss ‘Reefer Madness Revisited’ to get the inside story on cannabis.

Date:  June 25, 2018

Time:  6:45 – 9:00 p.m.

Admission:  Free for members, $10 for non-members

Location:  Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre (11113 113 St NW)

For more information and for a list of other EHS speakers series events, click here.

EMSA WEST Summer Soccer Camp Registration is Open!

Keep Your Child Healthy and Active in Summer Soccer Camp!

Summer Soccer Camp registration is open! The Edmonton West Zone Soccer Association (EMSA west) is dedicated to helping youth soccer players reach their highest potential. Starting in July through to late August, children ages 4 to 15 can learn the fundamentals of soccer, refine his or her own skills from experienced coaches, and ultimately have fun. Join the Edmonton West Zone Soccer Association for Summer Soccer Camp!

The Summer Soccer Camp will take place at 9204 163rd street in Gym #3, St. Francis Xavier Sports Centre, and the adjacent soccer fields. Cost is $120.00 per player per session. It is required by EMSA west that the players have their own shin-pads, indoor and outdoor shoes, a water bottle, healthy snacks, bug repellent and sunscreen. Summer Soccer Camp is a healthy way to keep youth active outside of school while they learn new skills and make new friendships. To enroll or for more information, refer to the EMSA website.

 

City of Edmonton Big Bin Events

The City of Edmonton is once again holding Big Bin Events across the city this summer from May until mid-September. The closest event to the Inglewood neighbourhood is at Woodcroft Community Centre (13915 115 Ave NW) on June 9 and 10, from 9 AM to 5 PM. Remember to secure your load properly with a rope and tarp (guidelines can be found here).

Big Bin Events allow residents to dispose of household items too large for regular collection at no charge. Materials that will be accepted include furniture (couches, chairs, mattresses); appliances (fridges, freezers, washers); and household electronics (computers, televisions). Appropriate materials will be recycled. For a full list of items accepted, please visit the City of Edmonton website.  Please note that commercial waste and household hazardous waste are not accepted. Household hazardous waste can be taken to an Eco Station at no charge. For a list of these items, please click here.  If you have items that are in good condition and can be reused, you can donate them. A list of items can be found at the City of Edmonton Reuse Centre website and a list of charities and businesses can be found here.

In 2017, 11,322 customers disposed of 1,277 tonnes of large waste items and 488 tonnes of recyclable items during Big Bin Events.

For a full list of Big Bin Event locations, dates and instructions, please click here.