1. World Triathlon Series – August 20 – 22

The triathlon takes place mainly in Hawrelak park, with some of the cycling going through Saskatchewan Dive, Edinboro Road, and Emily Murphy Park Road.

The event is free for spectators, and has a bunch of fun community events that you can attend. 

Check their website for all up-to-date information

http://wts-assets.triathlon.org/edmonton/Athlete_Guide/2021_Community_Events_AUG10.pdf

ROAD CLOSURES:

Sask Drive from 116 street to 111 street:

Saturday, August 21, 5:00am – 7:00pm 

Sunday, August 22, 6:30am – 5:00pm

Groat Road from 111 ave – 87 ave
6:00am – 7:00pm

Sask Drive from 87 ave – 118 street
Saturday & Sunday

Edinboro Road
Saturday & Sunday

Emily Murphy Park Road
Saturday & Sunday

2) Repair Cafe – August 21

The Edmonton Tool Library is hosting the city’s first Repair Café. Do you have a broken toaster? Or a sweater full of holes? Extend the lifespan of your items at the Repair Café. The outdoor event will have volunteer experts onsite specializing in:

  • Bicycle care & repair
  • Sewing & upholstery
  • Household electronics
  • Tool maintenance & repair
  • Tool sharpening (Please bring sharp objects in a towel, will also blunt tips)

Location: 7308 112 Avenue

More Info: Edmonton Tool Library

3) Piano Lessons – young local teacher available

Do you have a budding pianist at home? Are you looking for a mentor to begin learning piano from? Or perhaps you’ve quit learning piano before and are hoping to continue on again. 

Our neighbour Aaron Zhu, who is 14 years old and has won both national and local piano competitions, is offering lessons. He provides a holistic approach to playing piano, providing insight not only on theory and technique but also on the artistry and expression which should ultimately come out of it.

To sign up for lessons, and get more information visit his website:

www.keystudies.weebly.com

4) We have award-winning gardeners! Congratulations Windsor Park – Partners in Parks

Our rose beds have been named Shrub Bed of the Month with Partners in Parks! Here’s a clip from the article:

“This month’s featured shrub bed comes from the hard working Partners at Windsor Park! Having recently been made into a Historic Park, the rose beds at Windsor Park look wonderful, and showcase how the effort of a few dedicated Partners can really add beauty to the city! If you are interested in learning more about this designation, you can visit the Windsor Park Community league website.”

5) Symphony under the Sky – August 26 – September 5

The ESO will be playing 10 different concerts at Hawrelak Park. You have the option to see Festival Favourites, which includes classic performances of Beethoven, Rossini, and Mozart. Or you can see the Hollywood Hits, which will feature film scores from Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Frozen, and Star Wars.
These tickets are already selling out, so if you’re interested you can find tickets here:

Hollywood Hits Tickets

Festival Favourites Tickets

Thank you again everyone for being such great neighbours!

Gail & Sarah