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Help us Celebrate Our 100th Birthday!


The EFCL, which represents 157 Community Leagues in Edmonton, will be 100 years old in 2021.  In order to celebrate this milestone, the federation is working with the city on a significant upgrade to Hawrelak Park.

We want to recognize the contribution Leagues have made to our city, while adding park features that citizens will enjoy. 

EFCL will be creating a new destination park space in Hawrelak Park. The community leagues have done such a tremendous job of growing recreation, building community facilities, encouraging neighbourhood engagement and shaping the look of where we live, that we wanted to do something worthy of honouring this great contribution. Our intent is to create a welcoming, all season, new amenity in Hawrelak Park which will be a gathering place for all city residents to enjoy. 

The proposed Community League Plaza will also recognize the community leagues that have inspired this project. Located on the southeast corner of the lake, this plaza will be a gathering area for small scale events highlighted by the restoration of the stream adjacent to it and a newly created scenic pathway along the stream. This stream and path will offer seating, view and information areas along the way to a restful pond and secondary mini plaza. Close by will be the City of Edmonton’s planned water play feature and the existing playground.  

The EFCL project is in the design phase right now. Urban Systems, the Edmonton firm contracted to design and manage the park enhancement, have created the draft design concepts you see here. We welcome interested park users to contact us with your thoughts about what features you would like to see at the plaza; will it be fire pits or flowers? Heat lamps, games tables or artwork?  We will also ask you to share a little about what is in your heart, what does your community league and neighbourhood mean to you? We look forward to hearing your stories.

If you have any questions about the 100 Anniversary Project, would like to get involved or share your thoughts and stories, please contact Nora:  marketing@efcl.org or call 780 437 2913.  

 

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100th Sub-committees 

Currently, we have two sub-committees: 100 Story Committee - to research and help prepare the display to honour community leagues and their history in our Community League Plaza and the Fundraising Committee - to raise this important project from design concept, design stage, to the construction stage.

Each EFCL 100 Subcommittee will be ongoing and welcome new members. This is a long term endeavor, and throughout, we will welcome members from the public who would like to get involved and be part of advancing this project - from concept to reality!

If you have interests in research, history, community recreation and programs, and you cannot wait to help tell the community league story, then we cannot wait to meet you!  If you have talents or energy for fundraising and special events, we would love your assistance to ensure we have the funds and the right people with the right skills to create the best park feature we can!

Committees typically meet once per month.  Contact nora.begoray@efcl.org for more info.


 

 

 

 

A rich long history . . .

 

City of Edmonton Water Play Feature – Conceptual View 

City of Edmonton Water Play Feature It will be located near the existing playground and will feature a spray deck and a shallow wading pool. Picnic tables, pathways and washrooms are also included in the project. Construction is anticipated to begin fall of 2014 and open for public use in spring 2016.

City of Edmonton Water Play Feature - HERE