Happy New Year
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season with creative ways to connect with family, to reinvent traditions and pause in finding moments that mattered most to them. It was nice that the ice was ready to go just in time for holiday activities and was safely used by all. Remember that your community league membership is what helps pay for the rinks and if you plan on skating – please purchase your membership!!
Big thank you to everyone who took part in our December Food Bank drive. Although we did not win the gift certificate, Greenfield raised almost 350 lbs of food for the Edmonton foodbank (including a weight conversion for our financial donations). Hopefully next year we’ll have a bit more notice and can challenge Aspen Gardens who raised a grand total of 1,500 lbs in their drive.
A community league fundraiser is being kicked off at No Frills from Jan 16 to 31, where you have the option to add a toonie to your grocery bill. Proceeds will support our ice making and outreach activities.
Please consider supporting our Virtual Wine Tasting – two bottles of wine delivered to your door by your gracious community league board and access to a live and in person tasting provided by the fine sommeliers at Vines Fine Wines on Jan 16. Tickets are available on Eventbrite (search for Greenfield). You can also visit the community league’s Facebook page or website for the link. Thank you very much to everyone who has already bought tickets. Your support is greatly appreciated.
My Mom often tells me her story of running the Hawaiian marathon. In the early 80’s, she flew to Hawaii for a relaxing vacation that also included a 42.2 km run along the lovely tropical beaches. A few hours in, she could see the crowds and banners in the distance and thinks to herself, this is it – I’m almost there! So she pushed herself hard, stepping up her pace, closer, closer, she could almost taste the finish line … pushing out every last bit of energy - so close, so close, so close, it will feel so good to stop and the banners are almost legible… and they read “Congratulations – just a half a mile to go!!”… DOH!
I feel like this is where we are, Greenfield. The numbers are high, and the holidays have been a challenge, and we can see the banners calling us with vaccine numbers and soon we can meet for coffee, but we can’t be suckered in. There’s still half a mile to go. We have be careful and keep bending the curve for just a little bit longer. We’ve done well to get this far; let’s not drop the ball so close to the end.
As always, don’t forget to purchase your Community League Membership for 2020/21. Your membership gives you a vote at our AGM and other great benefits. Memberships are $30 for individuals, $15 for seniors, $25 for senior couples and $50 for families. Memberships can be purchased online.
I can be reached at email@example.com and look forward to seeing everyone out and about around the neighbourhood! Amanda
After serving as Vice president, Amanda was nominated to be president in 2018.