One of the great things about living in Edmonton is that every community has a community league that supports the residents of the area. The leagues are not just social although they do have a lot of fun events. They are also a very important part to how our communities grow and evolve.
Community Leagues take part in civics and planning by communicating the wishes of the community residents to property developers and the City of Edmonton’s planners. It’s through your membership and voting that you get to have a voice on new buildings and redevelopments. They also work to maintain community safety by working with residents, community organizations and the Edmonton Police Service.
On top of all this, they offer sports and educational programs for kids, arts and crafts, and playgroups. They also often offer seminars and workshops on various interests and many fun opportunities to socialize with your neighbors.
All of this can’t happen without you though. These wonderful programs and the involvement with community development needs support from Edmonton residents. Family memberships are very inexpensive for all the benefits you receive plus you get to have a voice in what happens in your community. If you aren’t a member of your community league or don’t know which league you should contact, you can start by visiting the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues website. You’ll find a lot of great information there and they can guide you to the league for your community.
Edmonton is a wonderful place to live, but it’s wonderful because of the people who are active participants in the community. Don’t just live in Edmonton, be a part of it.
EFCL Website: http://www.efcl.org/
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