Dec 14 – Highlights

Remembrance Day

Great to see such big crowds and many families coming out to remember the contribution of our soldiers!  Over 30 wreaths were placed at the Calder Cenotaph, including the government, community leagues, cadets, and many community organizations. Master of ceremony was Stuart Jackson.  Many thanks to all the volunteers and participants and a special thanks to the wonderful soloist, from Kensington, Henry Schuitema!

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Halloween Party

This year at the Halloween party we undertook the task of building scarecrows. All the kids loved it!!! We also had a couple of other crafts for them to do and games to play. We saw some awesome costumes, ate some food and of course had some chocolate!! All in all everyone had a great time. We can’t wait till next year!!!  Thanks to all who came out and made it a ghoulish good time. Thank you to Sam Fraser for the awesome Scarecrow activity

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Volunteers Needed

Soccer Director
We are looking for volunteers to help run the soccer program in our community. Organize and register teams, work with coaches to keep the kids on the soccer field this upcoming season. Without someone in this position we will be unable to offer soccer programs this year.

Newsletter Director
Put your creative talents to good use! Gather stories and pictures from various sources and put them together in a pre-existing template! Send to print (outside company) and arrange distribution! Easy and Looks great on your resume! If interested please contact Sandy at (780) 455.9657


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Save the Date – 50’s and 60’s Party!
Dust off your poodle skirts and slick back your hair we are going back to the 50’s and 60’s for one night only! Join us for dinner and dancing all night long!

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Cocktails @ 6pm
Dinner @6:30pm

For tickets or information call Shelley Tupper at (780) 454-2910 or check our website in January for details.


New Years Party
New Year’s Eve is almost here and again we will be having fireworks and gathering around the burning barrel for coffee and hot chocolate. Come out and wish your neighbours Happy New Year!!! Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
Time:  8:00 pm


Nominate a Winterscape to win a Winterscape Award

Send in a photo nomination of your or someone else’s winterscape between January 12 to February 22, 2015.  Categories include Winter Yard, Winter Art and Winter Play. Weekly prize draw for submitted nominations.  Check out the website for some great winterscape ideas.  Starting December 21st – the days start getting longer!

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Bingo Report

At the October 25th Evening Bingo, Paul and Shelley celebrated working together for 25 happy years. We welcomed new comers: Gina and Tina. Thanks goes out to Joyce Roggoveen, Ellen Bullock, Adeline Titowich, Vivian Chelmyk, brian Sieban, Shelley Tupper, Pat Spinks, Don Nichols, Ray Black, Roy Matvie, Neil McLeod, Lucy Albers, Doreen Pirnak, Helen Michaels and Pat Rizzuto for coming out to work the Bingo.

November 3rd we welcomed new comers Mabrink Tunalli and his son Abdule. They were joined by Gil and Louis Gagne, Ellen Bullock, Adeline Titowich, Vivian Chelmyk, Judi Moldan, Don Nichols, Lucy Albers, Marg Hanson, Helen Michaels and Pat Rizzuto.

For the November 10th Bingo, thanks goes out to Helen Michaels, Ellen Bullock, Adeline Titowich, Brian Sieban, Judi Moldan, Shelley Tupper, Don Nichols, Roy Matvie, Gloria Yuhar, Neil McLeod, Vivian Chelmyk, Doreen Pirnak, Marg Hanson, Ray Black and Pat Rizzuto for coming out to work the Bingo.

* Monthly Special Bingo

The Area One Bingo fund the Community Swims and Aquasize on Wednesday mornings!  To meet new people and help out our community call Shelley at 780-454-2910!


Website

After months of hard work, we are launching our Community League website:  http://www.kensingtoncommunityleague.com/

We’re glad to be able to share recent events, pictures, upcoming events and great links with our neighbours. Take time to explore the site and have a trip down memory lane with the galleries.

Keeping up with the events and spirit of our vibrant neighbourhood requires contribution from all of us. We are looking for some great VOLUNTEERS to spice up the website and newsletter with stories, contributions, local events, pictures from the neighbourhood. We are more than happy to post your pictures and stories in either the newsletter or the website, so please send your contributions to: kensingtonnews@shaw.ca

We’re proud of our neighbourhood and all the great people who call Kensington home. On behalf of the Kensington Community League, we’d like to say THANK YOU so much to all our volunteers – without you we could not be building such a great neighbourhood.


Why I Volunteer

In 2003, I moved to the Kensington community with my three children. I picked this neighbourhood because it was close to my children’s junior high schools, had a great playground and I loved all the beautiful gardens and the care that residents took in their homes.  Because I was new to the area, I wanted to get to know my neighbours. My son was involved in soccer and because of that, I volunteered to work a bingo for the soccer program. I ended up chatting with another mom and found out she was on the community league executive and it took a while, but she finally convinced me to throw my hat in the ring and help out. I started out as the representative for Area One council and soon met all the hardworking volunteers on our board.

It’s been a lot of work and a lot of fun. We’ve thrown some great parties, had some great events for the kids, flipped burgers and pancakes, rang doorbells, wrote proposal after proposal to get a visit from the Olympic torch, played in the snow with the kids, watched the fireworks on New Year’s Eve, filled dumpsters with rubbish and shared laughs with some great people!

My kids are grown now and I am still involved with this community. I see all the new families moving in and want to welcome them and offer them the opportunity to share and grow in this community as I have.

We need fresh faces to keep this community vibrant – don’t be afraid to contact any of the executive members if you would like to help your community grow. Every little bit helps; it can be as simple as helping with a party or being a member of the executive. Help us write the newsletter (we need someone to step up), or help us update the website and do some fun social media! We work as a team and will support and help as needed.


Programs & Special Events – Please visit our Programs page or the Online Event Calendar or click here to get a print version.

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