Archives for September 2012

Community Engagement

New Date for Area Structure Plan that will Affect Local Food in Edmonton
A couple of updates for you re: the decision around preserving agricultural land in Northeast Edmonton.
a) the public hearing had been tentatively scheduled for January 16 and 17. We have just had confirmed that the tentative new date is Tuesday February 19. This could change as well but it won’t be any earlier than that for sure.
b) some of you have asked if you can see the Area Structure Plan (ASP) online. It won’t be made available to the public until the the proposed ASP goes to Council for consideration. It will be attached to the Council agenda. Typically the agenda, is posted at couple of days before the Public hearing date at: http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/council_committee_meetings/city-council-public-hearing-agendas.aspx.
However, if you would like to see the ASP prior to then, Carla Semeniuk, the City of Edmonton Planner has indicated that people can contact her and come to her office and see it. Her contact information is by phone:780-496-1582 or by email is: carla.semeniuk@edmonton.ca
Please let us know if you have any additional questions. We will keep updated as we learn more. If you have some ideas and interest in what we need to be doing to get ready for the Public Hearings, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Local Food Team – Greater Edmonton Alliance (www.greateredmontonalliance.com)
This work is supported by a grant from Alberta EcoTrust.

 

Public Hearing Part 2 – Friday, November 2,at 9:30 a.m City Hall Council Chambers

This is the process as best we understand it at this time:

– The final panel of speakers will be heard.

– Council may or may not ask questions of citizens in the panel.

– Then questions will likely be asked to Administration (Peter Ohm et al)

– Then the Executive Committee (Councillors Sloan, Leibovici, Diotte, Krushell and Mayor Mandell) will decide what to do next. They could send it back for more work or approve it in principal.

– If they send it to the full City Council, they can then decide it to send it back for more work or approve it (in principle or other).There is no opportunity for presentations or a Public Hearing. If approved, then it will give the green light for the Public Hearings for the Horse Hill (NE) Area Structure Plan in mid-January.

Non- Statutory Public Hearings before Executive Committee
Friday, October 26
9:30 to 5:30 (Lunch break most likely from 12:00 to 1:30)
Council Chambers, Edmonton City Hall (1 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
Citizens who wish to speak at the Public Hearing can register in advance online (www.edmonton.ca/meetings), by phone (780-496-8178), or in person the day of the meeting.

Questions?? Please email us at office@greateredmontonalliance.com

Farming in the City Guided Bus Tours ~ 

Live Local and the Greater Edmonton Alliance (GEA) are proud to present the Farming in the City guided bus tour Sunday August 26, 2012. Buy Tickets Now! This will be your chance to tour some of Edmonton’s treasured agricultural lands and meet the farmers who nurture the soils and supply us with their amazing bounty!

Each informative and entertaining 3 hour tour will be led by a guide who will share the history of the northeast food lands. You will have the opportunity to visit a number of producers who will tour you through their farms, allowing you to see, smell, touch and taste the fruits (and veggies) of their labour! Tours depart every 45 min from Northlands SE parking lot.

Don’t miss this unforgettable experience to sample some of the delicious products that thrive in our fertile soils and learn about the future of our urban farms!

Buy Tickets Now

 

 

C Returns – Now have a Facebook page – C ReturnsGreen.

Could you please go to the Facebook page and “LIKE” us?  Write a comment or two if you are inspired, or follow the link to CReturns.com to register for an assessment.   If you could also tell you friends (Facebook or otherwise), colleagues, and associates about our green retrofit service, it would be much appreciated.   (I don’t know if you have a Facebook page, but apparently, you don’t need to have one to “LIKE” us.)

~Expressionz Cafe~

Welcome to Expressionz Café (a not-for-profit social enterprise); an intimate place where people come together to network, and to share their creative ideas and expressions in an inspiring, friendly and relaxed environment that promotes originality, wellness and harmony.In essence, we are a modern day Community Centre with over 6000 sqft of multi-purpose, creative space for rent. We are also a daytime Café & Coffee Bar. Our purpose is to provide a venue with full- service hospitality for a wide variety of artistic, community and business events. Our mission is to renew the sense of joy in living and positive interaction.
Expressionz sets and achieves the goal of developing a vibrant community, one in which a diverse group of people engage creatively and thoughtfully with each other; a place where they feel welcome, where all philosophies are encompassed, allowing for the expansion and exchange of ideas.From Yoga and Tai Chi classes to Family Celebrations, Corporate Functions, Concerts and Productions, or simply hanging out with a friend for coffee and a fresh, delicious lunch, Expressionz has it all.And mixed in amongst the ever-changing events you will also find regular tenants like the Uptown Folk Club, SOL Café, and the Greater Edmonton Alliance – making Expressionz a truly unique “Community of Communities”. Each one of these groups connects community in a very special way, and fulfills Expressionz vision of sharing education, enlightenment, art and entertainment. Maybe your organization would be interested in renting an office space in the midst of a vibrant and energizing environment.
Designed for “sense satisfaction”, Expressionz aims to stir the spirit, animate the atmosphere, titillate the taste buds, ooo la la the olfactory, exercise the eardrums, and variegate the view. Join us!
For more information or to book your event contact info@expressionzcafe.comor visit www.expressionzcafe.com.

 

 

APRIL 28- INTERNATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING
More than twenty years ago, the Canadian Labour Congress declared April 28 a National Day of Mourning for workers who have been killed, suffer disease or are injured at work. Every year since, communities and union members throughout the world mark the Day of Mourning to remember workers killed and injured on the job, the impact on their friends, colleagues and family members, and to recommit themselves to fighting every day for workplace safety.

PLEASE JOIN US AT GEA STRATEGY TEAM MEETING ON APRIL 28TH AND REMEMBER THE WORKERS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES OR BEEN INJURED ON THE JOB.