QMP News – March 2021









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Daylight Savings is this Sunday!

A quick reminder to set your clocks forward 1 hour this weekend!
 


107th Ave Stakeholders Advisory Group

Did you know 107th Avenue is getting a Makeover? 

The City of Edmonton is looking for volunteers to be on its Stakeholder Advisory Group for the Capital project which will enhance 107th Ave between 101 Street and 122 Street.

The application deadline is coming up on Wednesday, March 17th!

See the links below for more details and to see if you qualify!

https://www.edmonton.ca/projects_plans/roads/107-avenue-revitalization.aspx

https://www.edmonton.ca/projects_plans/roads/stakeholder-advisory-group.aspx

https://www.edmonton.ca/documents/Neighbourhoods/107Ave_FAQ.pdf

Urban Coyote Intervention Program

The Urban Coyote Intervention Project is inviting Community Members to participate in this unique wildlife conservation effort. 

Taking place between February and May 2021 and 2022. We are among 40 communities in Edmonton with high rates of past reporting of urban coyotes, giving us a great opportunity to observe these beautiful animals.

Click the link for more details and the application process!
 

Creating Beautiful Neighbourhoods

Interested in playing a more active role in our Community? The City of Edmonton has an open seat on the Revitalization Implementation Steering Committee for Central McDougall- Queen Mary Park. This is a great way to get to know the neighbourhood and help shape its future.

Deadline for applications is March 26th.

See the link for more details and instructions on how to apply.

Crematorium Development in Prince Rupert Community
 

There is a proposed rezoning application in place for the property at 11406 – 119 Street, which includes the development of a crematorium directly across the street from residences. The Prince Rupert community have raised concerns regarding odours and other emissions affecting health.

If you would like to support residents in opposing this application, please write to City Council.
The matter is on the agenda for Tuesday’s public hearing (agenda item 3.2).

To contact City Council write to council@edmonton.ca More information can be found on the Prince Rupert Community League website.

 

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.

VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING

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
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78087667492…
Meeting ID: 78087667492
Passcode: music

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

AND

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.

If you’ve been following our Social Media accounts you may have noticed on the last Sunday of the month we are sharing some SAFETY TIPS for our community!

It is still dark for almost 12 hours a day this time of year a quick and simple way to help with community safety is to leave your porch light on! Not only is this a deterrent for anyone looking to cause mischief, but it also helps those walking their pooches late at night to see a bit better!

Hidden Gems!

Dancing in QMP:

This hidden gem, Ruth Carse Centre for Dance, is home to Alberta Ballet, Volya Dancers and Ballet Edmonton.

Have you checked out this mural before? Do you have a favourite hidden gem in the community?

Spotlight on QMP 
 
Do you know about some of the fabulous businesses and organizations right here in our neighbourhood?

Edmonton’s Ukrainian Shumka Dancers is Canada’s only professional Ukrainian dance company. Shumka presents dance-theatre touring productions across the country and around the world. Seen by millions on international television broadcasts, the company has presented command performances for Queens, Prime Ministers, and Presidents, and have performed alongside the likes of Andrea Bocelli and Julie Andrews.  Shumka is a Resident Company of the Northern Jubilee Auditorium.
 
The syllabus-based Shumka School of Dance has over 200 students training in ballet, character, and contemporary dance annually. As part of its educational outreach programs, Shumka also presents Student Matinee presentations and Summer Dance Camps, and runs Seniors movement classes.
 
Shumka loves being in the Queen Mary Park neighbourhood. Queen Mary Park has been the home of Shumka Dance Centre since 2016.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UkrainianShumkaDancers
Twitter: @ShumkaDancers
Instagram: UkrainianShumkaDancers
 

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, April 13th 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, April 12th at 12pm. 

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

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