Our ward’s new name, Anirniq, means “Breath of life” in Inuktun. In early June, the Inglewood Community League approached our neighbouring communities about sponsoring an all candidates’ forum in Anirniq.
Woodcroft and Sherbrooke Community Leagues agreed and began planning to host a forum event.
Through the summer, the committee polled residents for their top questions and issues through a survey. The final questions represented the most common concerns voiced by residents through the survey. The result was a list of 10 questions put to candidates on topics including homelessness, infill development and zoning, transportation, police funding, social equality, climate change and health.
Our three communities hosted a live event for candidates on September 28 with four candidates participating: Mark Davies, Bev Esslinger, Erin Rutherford, and Tyler Zutz.
The audience included about 16 people in the Woodcroft Community Hall and about 80 people in a virtual live audience over YouTube. Due to technical difficulties, the first 10 minutes of the forum were lost. The committee apologizes for the inconvenience caused by this problem. Candidates had only answered one question during the missing livestream. That question was, “Why did you decide to run for council?” Most candidates took the opportunity during their 3 minutes wrap-up at the end of the event to replay their answer to this question.
The recording of the video will remain available at: https://youtu.be/Yfj20DzU8A0. People can use this link to help them make up their minds for the election. In the first day after the forum event, almost 500 people have already viewed the video.
Sponsoring a candidates’ forum was a “first” for our community league and it was completely volunteer led. We were very fortunate and grateful to have Mr. Sam Brooks agree to help us out as a moderator and host. He also brought his considerable media and video expertise to help us make this a quality production. Thanks also to Sam, Nolan, and Sasha – youth from the sponsoring communities who ran the cameras, mixers, and helped with set-up and tear down. The planning committee consisted of Daryle Niedermayer, Inglewood CL; Arlene Huhn, Woodcroft CL; and Catherine Jevic, Sherbrooke CL.
Don’t forget to vote on Monday October 18! Advanced voting runs from October 4-13. For more information about the Edmonton Election, visit the City of Edmonton’s website.
The Anirniq Ward Candidates’ Forum for this fall’s municipal election is only 8 days away!
Community members have supplied us with some good questions to put to the five candidates running in our ward: Mark Davies Bev Esslinger Ali Haymour Erin Rutherford Tyler Zutz
Join us on September 28 at 7:30 to find out which candidates provide the answers that make sense to you!
You and your community members can participate in 3 ways: 1. You are welcome to attend our small in-person event at Woodcroft Community Hall, 13915 115 Ave NW, on the night of the event. To sign up for our studio audience, visit this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/167381575799/ (please see further notes below)
In Person Attendance: We are having an in-studio audience. You are invited to sign up on Eventbrite if you want to attend in person. An in-person audience provides encouragement for the candidates and creates an atmosphere that is responsive and dynamic. Plus: you can enhance your position as one of the cool people in your neighbourhood by saying that you were at the first ever Anirniq candidates’ forum.
However, new Alberta Public Health Guidelines will be in place for this event. This means:
All attendees over the age of 12, including candidates, volunteers, and guests will need to either:
• Provide physical proof in the form of a paper or digital vaccine record that they have had at least 1 approved COVID-19 vaccine injection on or before September 14 (14 days prior to the Forum) and, if 18 or older, provide photo ID that matches the name of the vaccination record, or
• Provide physical proof in the form of a written or printed copy of a report that they have obtained a privately-paid, Health Canada approved rapid antigen, rapid PCR or lab-based PCR test within 72 hours prior to the Forum event and this test must show a negative result. (https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx)
Alberta’s version of vaccine passports or negative COVID tests will be screened at the door prior to gaining admission.
All attendees will need to be masked while indoors during the entire event (with the exception of candidates while they are answering a question and are socially distanced from other candidates and other people). Please bring a comfortable mask to wear through the event.
Food or drink will not be allowed indoors during the event. We hope you can join us!
The Inglewood Community League is holding the 2021 Annual General Meeting on Saturday October 2 at 2:00PM. The AGM is your chance to learn about the Community League and elect and/or join the next board of directors. This year the AGM will be held both in-person at the hall (12515 116 Ave), and online through a video meeting.
Pre-registration is encouraged, particularly if you plan to attend virtually. Register for in-person and virtual attendance on Eventbrite HERE.
Learn about the various board positions HERE. All board positions are up for election.
Are you interested in joining the board, or do you have any questions about the AGM? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
It is with an abundance of caution that we have decided to cancel the Inglewood Community League Day celebrations on Saturday, September 18, 2021. We were looking forward to connecting with you over a BBQ and fun events, but we do not want to risk anyone’s health and wellness given the current state of emergency in Alberta due to COVID-19.
Food will be prepared and served in accordance with Alberta Health standards. Guests will be required to wear masks in non-food designated areas, unless otherwise stated, and physical distancing will be observed throughout the event. The Inglewood Community League follows all public health guidelines as outlined by Alberta Health Services and keeps in accordance with changing and emerging safety orders.
***Please dress for the weather – portions of this event will be held outdoors.