Hello Greenfield – Can you feel it? Spring is right around the corner. There was that week in January when I didn't think we'd make it, but it's coming closer and closer!
We've done some social media posts about the skating shack, and we talked about it at the AGM, but I wanted to take a moment to talk about it here. The Board discovered last year that our utilities were installed in the skating shack incorrectly – against code and in a way that increased risk for our ice crews. We also knew that the way the shed was set up with the ice maintenance room on the north side of the building was awkward and cumbersome for our crews, as they had to clear and navigate the tennis courts with the tractors to get out of the building. So we bit the bullet, and decided to fix it.
We began looking for grants that would help us cover the costs of the renovations, and started looking for a company to do the work. We met with five companies, four of whom provided quotes, to ensure we were spending the community's money as efficiently as possible. We worked with the successful company, a wonderful local SW Edmonton company with ties to our neighbouring communities, to make sure our changes were as safe and efficient as possible.
This has meant a huge disruption to our ice this year. The rinks did open, without fanfare, at the end of January, although the shack wasn't open for until the end of February. And I know this has been a disappointing skating
year and I apologize for that. Our ice is a winter time hub for our community, and it's never a good feeling to see it dark and unused. We just couldn't continue to allow the ice to be made in a building that was no longer safe for our crews. And I hope you can understand that.
In warmer news – stay tuned as our Community Garden gets closer to development. After two years of working with the City of Edmonton, hunting permits and checking measurements, our Community Garden team is eager to put shovels to soil and start the growing season off. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and the website for more details.
If you haven't registered for soccer yet, it's not too late –
go to emsasoccerportal.com to register now!
Thank you to everyone who came to our January AGM and met with the Board – it was wonderful to meet new faces and see familiar ones around the room.
It is never to too late to purchase your community league membership – just head on over
to www.greenfieldcommunityleague.com/ and follow the
As always, I can be reached
at firstname.lastname@example.org and look forward to seeing everyone WITHOUT forty layers for warmth!
After serving as Vice president, Amanda was nominated to be president in 2018.