Anirniq Candidates’ Forum UPDATE – Everything you need to know!

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: (please see further notes below)

2. You can watch the event livestreamed over YouTube by going to this link:

3. You can watch the recording of the event after September 28 by visiting the same YouTube link:

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. (

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!

Anirniq Ward Candidate Forum | September 28, 2021 @7:30pm

When: September 28, 2021 @7:30pm

Where: Both in-person and virtual options are available.

* In-person attendance will take place at the Woodcroft Community League Hall (13915 115 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 4B6).

* Due to an abundance of caution and the continuing public health circumstances, in-person attendance will be limited to 100 people.

* If you would like to attend the event in person, please register here:

* The virtual session link will be released prior to the event, stay tuned.

You still have about TWO WEEKS REMAINING to submit any questions you have for the candidates. Submit your questions by August 31 here:

Questions?? Please email

Rocketship Park (122 St & 112 Ave) Renewal City Update:

Thank you very much to everyone who voted for the colour scheme for Rocketship Park! Colour option 1 was the winner!
You will be happy to know that the American flag will NOT be included in the final design.

Where we have been:

The successful playground design has been incorporated into the drawing package
Detailed Design was advanced and included revisions from the Concept/Preliminary Design circulation
A concept package was prepared and shared with the community for playground equipment colour selection

Where we are now:

Now that the community has made a colour selection, the playground equipment order has been made
Development Permit application drawings have been submitted to the Development Office for review and approval
Drainage drawings have been finalized and will be sent to Epcor for approval when the Development Permit # is obtained
Detailed design is being finalized for site contractor and amenity procurement

Where We are Going/ Next Steps:

Site contractor and amenity equipment procurement anticipated to close after a 3-week tender, followed by evaluation and award
Construction is anticipated to start in early summer 2021
A more detailed construction timeline will be provided in the end of May update
Construction is anticipated to be complete by the end of October 2021

Stay tuned for another update from the City on the park renewal at the end of the month.

Inglewood Neighbourhood Reconstruction

Inglewood is in the final year of Neighbourhood Renewal construction! If you live within the Phase 3 area, you’ve likely already received a pamphlet in the mail from the City about the schedule, access impacts, and more! In case you missed it, construction is tentatively scheduled to start this coming week, May 3.

For a breakdown of the planned projects by number in the neighbourhood, please see the Project Map (shown above).

The removal and replacement of public sidewalks, curbs and gutters and roadways is complete in projects 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. Not all the sod in projects 13, 14 and 15 was installed so we will be returning in early spring to finish the landscaping.

The outstanding landscaping from 2019 is complete (projects 10, 11 and 12).
Street lighting in projects 12, 13, 14, and 15 is ongoing and includes running new conduit, drilling new pole bases, then installing new poles and re-energizing the lights. EPCOR is energizing the new poles and completing their quality control checks while removing the old pole bases; this work will continue through 2021.

Neighbourhood renewal work will resume in Inglewood in May 2021, weather pending. Prior to work resuming, construction notifications will be delivered to impacted residences. We are pleased to report that, with the completion of 2020 work, Inglewood remains on schedule with a planned completion date of November 2021.

For more information about what to expect during construction, please visit:

Linear Park Draft Design

As part of Inglewood’s neighbourhood renewal, Linear Park will also be renewed starting in 2021. The City of Edmonton is proposing enhancements to improve the usage, beauty and safety of Linear Park.

The Building Great Neighbourhoods project team members would like your feedback on the Draft Design for Linear Park.

Please review the Draft Design for Linear Park and Take the Survey by September 29. Your input will be used to improve the shared-use path in Linear Park.

Inglewood Supportive Housing

The City of Edmonton is proposing the development of a 5-storey (30 unit) supportive housing development in Inglewood at the location of 12312 112 Avenue. This development will provide people who have experienced homeless with the support, safety, and stability they need to lead healthy and connected lives through on-site staff and wraparound services. 

The City wants to hear from you! They are planning a series of community engagement opportunities over the course of this summer to solicit community feedback on the project. These opportunities will include online surveys, digital community round tables, and larger format public engagement sessions. If you are interested in participating in the engagement process email or click on the link below to sign up for email updates and complete a survey.