What does the future of Ottewell look like to you?
You are invited to develop and build a vision and guiding principles for the Ottewell Neighbourhood Renewal project. We also want to understand how you experience Ottewell and ask for your input on what we should do to make it better. Now is the time to get involved and help shape the future of your neighbourhood!
Survey is open from December 4 to December 23
Ottewell Community League is pleased to offer FREE memberships for 2020-21.
You can get yours by emailing email@example.com for sign up info, calling 780-469-0093 , or click on the link on our Facebook page. You will be added to our membership list and we will drop off your membership card in your mailbox.
We understand that this year has been like no other and even though there may not be as many in person at community events, we want you to know that we are still active and looking for fun ways to connect everyone in the community! This program is free this year, however, your community league will gratefully accept donations in lieu of our annual membership drive.
The perks include: 5% off at Anvil Coffee House and 10% off at Ottewell Eye Care. Visit our website ottewell.org for more Community League perks including…
- involvement in community programs
- use of Bonnie Doon, Hardisty and Mill Creek pools FREE OF CHARGE (CURRENTLY NOT OPEN)
- use of any community outdoor rink and participation in community skate times at any City of Edmonton indoor rink (click here for rink schedules)
- FREE access and/or discounts to city-wide products and services
- the right to vote at Board meetings and AGM’s
- the knowledge that YOU are making a difference in your community
Already purchased a membership this year? You will be given a free membership for 2021/2022.
The Winter Season is coming to Ottewell Park! WHAT TO DO??
We have found some fun games to play with little to no props, just your imagination…
Play tag as you normally would…but stepping only in others’ footprints.
Freeze colored water in ice cube trays. Hide them outdoors for a wintertime SCAVENGER HUNT.
Get On a Roll
Pair up for a contest in which the object is to finish with the biggest snowball. The contest ends when the teams can no longer roll their entries or when you run out of snow.
✓ 5 or more players
✓ Ages 5 and up
✓ Played outdoors in the winter
Players prepare the course for the game, consisting of a maze of parts in the snow over a field or ice. The parts should be wide enough for one person to run on, about one meter wide.
What follows is a simple game of tag played in lanes in the snow. Players must stay on the paths always, but the person who is ‘it’ may jump from path to path in pursuit of his opponents.
This imaginative modification of tag in the winter could lead players to invent their own unique games for the winter season.
We would like to thank those who have put their name forward to become snow angels for the seniors and those needing assistance!
It is only because of generous and caring people like you that we are able to help others. You give your time and energy and that is greatly appreciated.
If you know of a neighbour or senior in need of assistance please forward along their information to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will connect with them to provide the assistance they need even if it is just a listening ear. With the holidays around the corner and COVID continuing to rise we want to make sure everyone is supported.
Ottewell community has so many great people so lets support each other as much as we can and I know we will make this a great program to support and help our most vulnerable!
EPS hosted an information session the Ottewell Park providing information on protecting your home! Link provided for more information!
When at Home – and even when in your backyard lock your front door and vice versa. When in the home, it is a good idea to keep your doors locked. Consider keeping your blinds/curtains closed at night so people can’t see in. Consider installing an alarm system. Have an emergency kit prepared. Never leave your children at home alone. Be wary of strangers coming to your door.
In Your Yard The following outdoor belongings are often targeted by thieves:
Ladders – if you keep ladders out, be sure to chain or padlock them. A ladder can be used to gain entry to second story windows. If at all possible, store the ladders in a shed or garage.
Tools – Put tools away after a day of yard work. Lock them in a shed or in an enclosed garage area. Screwdrivers, hammers and pry bars can be used to break into your home, garage, or vehicle.
Tables and Chairs – Use a chain or a cable to lock your patio furniture.
Bicycles and Other Ride-On Toys – Always put them in a garage or shed. If you do not have either, lock them to something that can’t be moved.
Keep Up Appearances – a well-tended neighborhood is less attractive to criminals and vandals.
Trim trees and bushes that could conceal burglars, especially around windows and doors. Keep your yard maintained to give the house a lived-in appearance. Cut grass, rake leaves, remove dead branches and debris. Install motion-sensitive outside lights to brighten dark areas around doors or windows. Ensure your fence and gate are in good repair – check for holes and damage that may need repair. Keep your gate locked at all times and ensure the lock works properly. A lock or latch that self closes and can be padlocked when you are away is recommended. Install privacy slats in chain link fences.
In Your Community Get to know your neighbors – residents should become familiar with the routine in their neighborhoods. Be aware of strangers and look out for each other. Leave keys and emergency phone numbers with a trusted neighbor.
Get involved in crime prevention programs.