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 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 email@example.com 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.
The Inglewood, Sherbrooke, and Woodcroft community leagues have come together to host a meeting with Anirniq candidates for this upcoming election. Now is your opportunity to submit questions for the candidates by filling out this brief survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D6BRCJV
*Questions must be submitted by August 31 to be considered for the forum.
The forum will be held virtually September 28 @ 7:30pm, more details to come.
Park Street Projects hosted a collaborative mural here in Inglewood in September 2020 with Lance Cardinal, a local Indigenous artist, and Wild Heart Collective. Members of the Inglewood community were invited to participate to help create the mural in real time.
“This was a really good initiative that brought the community together to create something as a community to put up in the local garden and bring more Indigenous content to the neighbourhood. I absolutely love the beauty and the colours that were used in this mural and it really does pay homage to the bead workers and the crafters of the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people.”
Be sure to head down to the Inglewood Community League Hall (12525 116 Ave, Edmonton) to view the mural in it’s permanent location, near the community garden. The Community League hopes to have a community unveiling in the future that complies with all public health rules and guidelines, so be sure to stay tuned for updates and details.