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.


Volunteers Needed for Next Casino

This coming August 27 and 28, Inglewood Community League will host its next casino. Monies raised in the past have been used to replace the playground, upgrade the hall kitchen to a commercial grade kitchen for use by the Neighbourhood Table program and purchase other valuable community resources and assets.

Volunteers are needed for multiple jobs for all shifts. If you are available to help out, please review the available jobs below and let Jaki know what position and when you are available to work:

There are two key areas within the casino that depend on volunteer workers:

  1. Cash Cage
  2. Count Room

The following positions at a casino event must be filled by volunteers:

  • general manager(s) and alternate
  • banker
  • cashier
  • count room supervisor
  • chip runner
  • count room staff:
  • sorter
  • counter
  • recorder
  • amalgamator

Only bona fide members of the licensed group, as defined by its bylaws, may work the positions of:

  • general manager(s) and alternate
  • banker
  • cashier
  • count room supervisor or advisor (where performed by a volunteer)

The group may recruit non-members on a volunteer basis to fill other positions as required.

General Requirements for Casino Volunteers

  • Possess picture identification at all times during the casino event;
  • Competent in handling money;
  • Able to hear, see, speak or have an attendant with these capabilities;
  • Alert and observant;
  • Able to manoeuvre in the casino facility for the duration of the shift;
  • Able to function in a noisy and possibly smoky environment;
  • Able to use CasinoTrack system for certain positions;
  • Able to pass a security clearance check; and
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Volunteer Attributes and Conduct

Volunteers MUST:

  1. Arrive on time for shift;
  2. Sign in at the start of shift and out at the end of shift;
  3. Work the position specified on the Casino Volunteer Schedule; and
  4. Wear a name tag while on duty showing the first or common name and position.

Volunteers MUST NOT:

  1. Be paid;
  2. Play casino games or gaming terminals during their group’s casino event;
  3. Consume liquor or illicit substances during their group’s casino event;
  4. Cash cheques or extend credit; or
  5. Possess gaming chips.

Volunteer Positions

Position: General Manager or Alternate General Manager

The role of the general manager is to supervise all aspects of the casino, ensuring the casino is conducted according to CTCOG.

The general manager works closely with the casino facility games manager, and alternate general manager who assumes duties in the absence of the general manager.

Operational Functions:

  1. Ensures a general manager or alternate, a banker and one cashier are at the facility a minimum of one (1) hour prior to casino opening;
  2. Ensures the remainder of the required volunteers are at the facility a minimum of one (1) hour prior to casino opening;
  3. Begins the casino event by entering the appropriate information from the licence into the CasinoTrack system;
  4. Witnesses interim and final pull of drop boxes;
  5. Fills in for other positions as required on a temporary basis;
  6. Assumes duties to enable a volunteer to take a break or to fill a position that becomes vacant;
  7. Ensures count room staff are present a minimum of 15 minutes prior to scheduled shift;
  8. Ensures designated staff are in place and that they signed in and out at the start and end of their shifts with system access cards on the CasinoTrack system;
  9. Assigns another volunteer to fill a vacant position for the duration of the licence period; and
  10. Signs all “Discrepancy Reports” in addition to the advisor or the games manager.


  1. Ensures secure handling and storage of chips and cash at all times during the casino event;
  2. Enforces access provisions to restricted areas;
  3. Keeps the safe combination confidential, or maintains possession of safe keys (if applicable); and
  4. Ensures adequate security personnel are on duty.

Position: Banker

The role of the banker is to supervise the cash cage. This includes documenting all cash cage transactions, ensuring the security of the chips and cash in the cash cage, and holding the cashiers accountable for the chips and cash they manage while on duty. The banker reports to the general manager and is responsible for cashiers and chip runners.

Banker Duties:

  1. Receives and counts opening chip inventory and cash bankroll with general manager; records and maintains a running inventory of both;
  2. Issues opening inventory of chips to games where required;
  3. Documents transactions as required and maintains security and control of chips/coin inventory during shift;
  4. Supplies games with chips/coin as requested on CasinoTrack system;
  5. Receives excess chips/coin from games as requested CasinoTrack system;
  6. Verifies opening inventories on CasinoTrack system each day;
  7. Issues opening cash fill and subsequent cash fills to cashiers;
  8. Obtains cash transfers from count room supervisor as required;
  9. Receives inventory of chips/cash from cashiers;
  10. Counts, amalgamates and records all chips and cash in cash cage at the end of the day;
  11. Transfers chips to custody of general manager;
  12. Prepares bank deposits; and
  13. Transfers cash to general manager for secure overnight storage or deposit.

Position: Cashier

The cashier’s role is similar to a bank teller’s. The cashier interacts directly with casino players. Any transactions over $200 must be witnessed by the general manager, banker or cash cage advisor. The cashier reports to the banker and works with the general manager, banker, financial control supervisor, advisor, and casino players.

Cashier Duties:

  1. Receives and counts opening cash fill from banker;
  2. Maintains security of chips and cash;
  3. Retains personal control at all times of cash and chips for which they are responsible while on duty in the cash cage;
  4. Redeems players’ chips for cash; must not sell chips;
  5. Ensures the general manager, banker, or advisor witnesses all player cashouts over $200;
  6. Ensures trays are put in cash drawers and drawers are locked when leaving cash cage; and
  7. Accounts for and transfers all chips and cash for which they were responsible to the banker at the end of a shift.

Position: Chip Runner

The chip runner opens and closes tables, delivers chip fills from the banker to game tables, delivers credits from game tables to the banker and may assist the general manager with other duties. The chip runner reports to the banker and works with the general manager and gaming table personnel.

Chip Runner Duties:

  1. Participates in the opening and closing of games with facility personnel;
  2. Transfers fills from the banker to games tables and credits from games tables to the banker;
  3. Verifies accuracy of these transactions;
  4. Witnesses chip count, and verifies on the CasinoTrack system at closing each day; and
  5. May assist the general manager during the pull of drop boxes.

Position: Count Room Supervisor

The count room supervisor is responsible for all count room staff and procedures. The count room supervisor reports to the general manager, and works with the general manager and banker. This position is responsible for the sorters, counters and amalgamator.

Count Room Supervisor Duties:

  1. Ensures the count room is secured;
  2. Records the number of bills, coins and chips (if any) counted by the amalgamator, on the CasinoTrack system;
  3. Verifies the information entered by the recorder;
  4. Supplies cash to the banker as required;
  5. Ensures that rake boxes are counted first and chips are transferred to the banker before continuing the count; prepares the float and bank deposits; and
  6. Generates “Master Revenue Report ”and “Count Room Drop Box Verification” on the CasinoTrack system.

Position: Count Room

Count room volunteers take on one of four possible jobs:

  1. Sorter: Sorts all cash or chips by denomination
    1. Empties contents of the drop box, and shows open box to camera to ensure that it is empty;
    2. Sorts cash or chips into denominations and places them into money bin with a “Box ID Card,” and passes the bin to the counter;
    3. Witnesses the count by the counter;
    4. May witness table chip count, if required, at the close.
  2. Counter: Counts the sorted cash or chips, by denomination
    1. Counts the contents of money bin using money counting machine;
    2. Places contents of the drop box back into the money bin along with the “Box ID Card” and passes bin to the amalgamator;
    3. Assists sorting of chips and cash as needed.
  3. Recorder: Records the number of bills, coins, and chips counted
    1. Enters the table number from the “Box ID card” into the CasinoTrack system; and
    2. Enters the number of bills, coins, and chips (if any) counted by the counter into the CasinoTrack system.
  4. Amalgamator: Verifies the cash or chips counted and groups them into bundles and summarizes the cash and chips with the count room supervisor
    1. Receives cash or chips from counter in money bin;
    2. Verifies that all bills are of the same denomination;
    3. Uses a counting machine to verify contents of the money bin and advises count room supervisor of the amount by denomination;
    4. Amalgamates all cash or chips in count room by denomination into bundles of one hundred after receiving confirmation from the count room supervisor that the totals from both counts match.

The New Website’s Here! The New Website’s Here!

Inglewood Community League

Inglewood Community League

Yes it’s true. Our tired old website has been replaced with a new and functional look to better serve our community. News stories will still show on the landing page at www.inglewoodcl.com, but so will upcoming events and some information about the Inglewood Community League. Have your child registered for soccer? Then you can use the Programs menu to find information about soccer and a calendar that only has soccer related events.

The new appearance is bright and fresh and easy to navigate. And along with the website design is a brand new logo to help you recognize Inglewood Community League news and events!

In addition to finding what you need on the website, much of our information is also cross-posted to Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/inglewoodcl/ and to our e-newsletter. Not already subscribed? Then what are you waiting for? Click on: mlgn.to/3aev, check your inbox for a confirmation message and start finding out what’s happening all around you today.

Edmonton Sports Council Offers Sports and Recreation Activities for Adults and Children

The Edmonton Sport Council has launched an updated website  at edmontonsport.com  to better serve the Edmonton active living, active recreation and sport community.

The “Activity Search” page has improved search capabilities and expanded listings to help you find the activity of your choice. The “Sport & Recreation Facilities” search page has expanded facility listings and a location function to simplify your search.

A link to: https://www.edmontonsport.com/participant_information will allow members to easily access both the activity and facility search pages.

Any questions? Call George Multamaki, Project Director at 780-497-7678 or email at: gmultamaki@edmontonsport.com.


Interested in French Immersion Education?

Central Edmonton does not have an option for French Immersion (FI) programming in a public school! Right now, this means that kids registered in an FI program have to bus to a school outside of their local area. In the past, there has been a valiant attempt at making this happen at Oliver school, but at the time of registrations they fell just short of the number of kids needed.

One concerned parent wants to change this.

Alex Lieberman had a conversation with the Edmonton Public School Board (EPSB) and it appears that they are quite interested in re-opening the conversation – an idea of how many families may be interested in this option in the 2018/19 or 2019/20 school year would be very helpful for them. They need at least 50 families interested to consider creating a space at one of our EPSB schools. Alex suspects that there is enough interest in our communities to make this happen!

She is putting together a list of families who MAY be interested in this option. Indicating interest does not mean you are obligated to register your kiddo when the time comes, just that you may consider the option.

EPSB requires family name and address in order to assess amount of interest and current need in Central Edmonton. If you are interested in FI programming please send Alex your info (or send her a message if you have any other questions/concerns) and she will add your name to the list. Also feel free to pass on anyone else you think might be interested! Contact Alex at: mAlex.e.lieberman@gmail.com.