September 17, 2011
A few weeks ago I wrote about our annual block party. Tonight we went to our annual community league party! Belgravia does a rink party with BBQ, kids events, and a live band.
When I arrived, I saw that many of the kids had brought alternatives to motor vehicle transportation.
On our way we ran into our city councillor, Ben Henderson.
First order of business was renewing our community league membership (which gives you access to the BBQ).
A membership also gives you discounts for rec centres and helps fund soccer and skating programs, amongst other things.
Then it was time to hit up the BBQ, manned by grill-master Parker & Co.
Families were all chowing down inside our skating rink.
The live band, Mr. Suede, is made up of neighbourhood doctors and phD (so I have been informed).
There was fun for kids.
Fun for neighbourhood moms.
And balloons to take home.
Since it was community league day across Edmonton, each community league had their own set of events. In my old neighbourhood of Malmo there is an annual spaghetti dinner, and I heard in Duggan there was the most excellent "taste of Duggan" where various ethnic groups put on a pot luck of sorts. Apparently it smelled amazing. Last year I think Blue Quill just had a bunch of ladies scrap booking.
No matter how a community chooses to celebrate, the best part of all is getting out there and meeting your neighbours and having fun!