Winter in Little Italy featured sleigh rides through Church Street, in addition to other fun activities during December 2017 – have a look in Boyle McCauley News!
Our next all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be on October 10, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a dance to follow! Join us in the basement of Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples (10821 96 Street) for the Friends of Church Street All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner! This is a fundraiser for the Church Street Fair, as well as a get together with wonderful people. We will serve gluten free and “regular” spaghetti, and the cheese will be added afterwards, not included. We will also have a vegetarian sauce! $15.00 a plate gives you spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, and a drink. Families (of three or more – two adults and children up to tweens/early teens) for $35.00.
Negotiating the best solution for Church Street road bulbs has been about trying to come up with ideas that work for everyone involved. Many of the key people involved have advised the City that the shrubs have got to go as they have served their purpose and need to be removed. The City of Edmonton hears the residents’ message and as a result of resident concerns the shrubs have been replaced with ornamental crab apple trees planted over the summer of 2014. Forestry will be maintaining the trees to ensure they thrive over the next two years.
The next steps will be to remove the potentilla shrubs as the ground will be reworked and a mulch base will be replacing the existing hardened ground at each bulb location from 107A Ave. to 111 Ave. before the snowfall in 2014. In preparation for spring, there will be six to eight large pots that will be used to beautify the area for spring planting on the bulbs. If the pots are successful, then more pots will be added to enhance the Church Street area.
Plaques have been ordered for the churches that detail the history of each church. Feedback from the community during the Church Street Fair has been helpful to determine the most popular design for the banner flag poles that will mark the entry ways to Church Street which will be installed in the spring of 2015. Work on the street blades continues with transportation and will also be installed in spring of 2015.
If you would like to express an opinion on work being done on Church Street, please contact Scott Ashe at (780) 442-5045 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Out for Artists, Musicians, and Poets in McCauley
What’s up for those who are the gifted creative people living in McCauley? The Revitalization is working with key people to create a web site to connect local artists and create a link for those who live in the area. There are many projects and opportunities for short term and longer term initiatives that could use your talents. Please contact Yvonne Chiu at (780) 423-1973.
Our Church Street Fair on July 12, 2014 was a huge success! Here is a look at some of the fun. More photos can be found on our Facebook page.
For Immediate Release
Church Street Fair Celebrates History
Historic Church Street belongs to the ages of Edmontonians who built our City. Generations of immigrants came to Edmonton and built homes, schools and churches. McCauley and Boyle Street were the areas in which they settled. Come “home” to Church Street and enjoy a taste of the past at the Church Street Fair on Saturday, July 12.
Tour local churches and learn about their histories on Historic Church Street. Come for the choirs! Local artisans and businesses will be on the street – come and see the treasures you can find on and around Church Street. There will be a Senior’s Welcome Centre with lemonade and iced tea provided. Children will find fun up and down the street, with face painters, bouncy castle, playground, and musicians. Later, join us on the street for a family friendly, clean and sober street dance!
Festivities begin at noon on Saturday, July 12. Dance at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fair Central will be on the street in front of Sacred Heart Church.
The Church Street Fair is sponsored by The Friends of Church Street (founded 2012) and McCauley Revitalization/City of Edmonton.
For More Information:
Chair, Friends of Church Street
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An update to the event on July 14:
Church Street Tours/Music – Sunday, July 14 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
96 Street from 106 – 110 Avenue
Free community festival with outdoor musical performances and a self guided walking tour.
10 churches – two representatives will be offering information about the history of their church, refreshments and provide a tour, if possible.
The following four Sundays from 1 – 4 p.m., there will also be musicians roving the street and a tour guide available to give out a map and history (the churches may or may not be involved).
Residents and visitors alike will be invited to come together, enjoy music outdoors and a Sunday afternoon walk along a street that is full of the beauty and history of the churches. This is an opportunity for the churches to share their rich history with the public and increase the cooperative work being done among the churches on the street.