QMP News – February 2021


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Black History Month

February is Black History Month – a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians, past and present.

This year MacEwan University has put together a series of online events designed to “engage, inspire and educate about the ways Black Canadians have influenced our country’s culture and legacy.” Check out the list of events below and here. 

– February 22, 12:00pm – “…Still Not Considered…” by Deborah Dobbins
The historical and present-day challenges of living in Alberta as an African American Albertan Descendant.

– February 23, 12:00pm – The Many Faces of Me by Cathryn Heslep 
The story of a Canadian black woman working in higher education.

– February 25, 5:00pm – Countering Anti-Black Racism: Student Forum
This conversation will centre on the voices of self-identified Black students as speakers, however, all are welcome to attend in the spirit of learning and support.

– March 17, 2:00pm – Dismantling Racism: A Conversation with Black Professionals.
A panel discussion with Black Canadians working in different sectors on how they educate and address racism in their professional lives.


We are excited to announce that 2 of our best-loved programs are now available online!

Join Guitar Lessons on MONDAYS at 6:30:pm on Zoom
Meeting ID: 78087667492
Passcode: music

Guitar lessons are free and all levels are welcome!
Contact Randy at randy@queenmarypark.ca for more information.


Our fabulous instructor Diane Smyth is now offering Yoga classes on Zoom TUESDAYS from 7pm – 8:30pm and WEDNESDAYS from 7pm – 8:30

Please contact Diane directly at dianecsmyth@gmail.com for more information.


This week the City of Edmonton sent out notices regarding our garbage collection days.

Starting the week of February 22, 2021, our collection day will change from Tuesdays to Wednesdays. Our last Tuesday collection will be this coming week, Tuesday, February 16th, 2021. First Wednesday collection will be on February 23, 2021.

Please remember to set your garbage and recycling out by 7am on collection day. 

You can also download the WasteWise App on Google Play or the App Store to sign up for weekly collection reminders and for help sorting your garbage and recycling.

For more information, please visit edmonton.ca/waste, email wasteman@edmonton.ca or call the Waste Hotline at 780.496.5678

New Waste Collection System

The way we sort, set out and collect waste is changing in Edmonton. The City will soon be providing all single-unit and some multi-unit homes witha garbage cart, a food scraps cart, and a food scraps pail.

New carts will be delivered prior to August 3rd when cart collection service will officially begin. Do not set your cart out for collection before August 3rd.

This new system will include 4 collection services:
– Garbage will be collected every 2 weeks year-round.
– Food Scraps will be collected weekly from spring to fall, and every 2 weeks in the winter.
– Recycling will be collected as before, once a week in blue bags provided by the resident.
– Yard Waste will be collected twice in spring and twice in fall in clear plastic bags or double-ply paper yard waste bags and/or bundles wrapped in biodegradable twine.

Front Yards in Bloom: Winterscapes

The City of Edmonton’s Winterscapes 2021 Photo Contest is now running until February 28th!

Create a Winterscape, snap a photo, and submit it online!

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 candidates in each category:

  • Winter Art
  • Winter Garden
  • Winter Play

To participate please submit your photos no later than February 28, 2021 using this nomination form.


NAIT Open House – Monday February 22nd

Learn how NAIT plans to “develop their campuses to support the needs of the NAIT community and fulfill their institutional mandate to provide high-quality polytechnic education and applied research. “

NAIT wants to hear from members of the surrounding communities about how their long-term plans might impact you and what they need to consider as they implement our plans. 

NAIT’s campus development plan provides a long-term framework for how their campuses can be developed. 

QMPCL Monthly Board Meetings

Did you know that QMP Community members are welcome to attend our monthly Community League Board meetings?

Our next meeting is set to take place on Tuesday, March 9th at 6:30pm. 

As current COVID restrictions require us to meet via Zoom, we ask that anyone interested in attending please pre-register by emailing memberships@queenmarypark.ca by Monday, March 8th at 6pm. 

A Zoom link will be emailed to you on the day of the meeting.

Winter Sidewalks

A friendly reminder to keep all walkways clear of snow.
Free sand can be found at the Community Hall to help keep our sidewalks safe!




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