Londonderry Fitness and Leisure Centre pool and fitness centre will close for maintenance and repairs on December 1, 2013 and reopen March 1, 2014. The arena will remain open during this time.
Painting, electrical, tile, filter tank, plumbing and minor structural repairs, a deep clean of the facility and an application of anti-slip coating to the first aid areas will take place during the shutdown.
The City of Edmonton is committed to providing our recreational users with quality facilities. Regular maintenance ensures our patrons can enjoy facilities that are safe, secure and clean.
To continue your recreational activities, please visit a neighbouring City of Edmonton Recreation Centre:
- A.C.T Aquatic and Recreation Centre, 2909-113 Avenue
- Eastglen Leisure Centre, 11410-68 Street
- O’Leary Fitness and Leisure Centre, 8804-132 Avenue
- Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre, 11000 Stadium Road
Schedule, admission and program information is available in the E-Active Recreation Guide, by calling 311, or online at edmonton.ca/recreationcentres.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Customers on Edmonton Transit System (ETS) Routes 111 and 128 are now able to track their buses in real-time using either their desktops or mobile devices at takeETS.com/ETSLive. Customers on other ETS routes will be able to look up scheduled information and maps.
This is the latest phase of ETS’s Smart Bus technology which was introduced earlier this year.
“Customers riding Routes 111 and 128 can find the actual departure times of buses enabling them to make informed decisions and adjust their travel plans accordingly,” said Lorna Stewart, ETS Director of Technology Projects. “This latest innovation demonstrates ETS’s commitment to enhancing the service we provide to our customers.”
Key features within the ETS Live® Bus Finder include:
- ETS Route Schedules – allows users to look up a route schedule and map. Or use “Select Specific Stops” to choose timing points, all stops or specific stops to build your own schedule with just the stops you want. This feature is available for both desktop and mobile websites.
- ETS Bus Stop Schedules – allows users to look up their route based on their specific stop. A stop can be search for by stop, address, intersection and landmark. When searching by address, intersection and landmark all nearby stops will be plotted on the map to make it easier to identify how close they are.
- ETS Real-Time Map – the real-time map is integrated with Google Maps. Route 111 and 128 bus icons move in real-time on the map and display real-time status of bus. This updates every 20 seconds.
The bus icons are colour coded to identify their current status. Green equals on time; red equals early, blue equals late and grey means no information is available. When a stop is selected for Route 111 or 128, it will show both the scheduled time and the estimated real-time departure from that stop.
- ETS Landmarks – allows users to locate stops in or around a landmark.
- ETS Stop Finder – allows users to locate the stops in and around a location, and get next departures for any of those stops. A location can be searched for by stop, address, intersection and landmark. This feature is available for both desktop and mobile websites.
ETS Live® Bus Finder is available on Route 111 (West Edmonton Mall - Jasper Place - Downtown) and Route 128 (University – Westmount - Castle Downs).
As Smart Bus technology is deployed on more routes, more customers will be able to track their buses in real-time through ETS Live® Bus Finder.
To learn more please visit takeETS.com/ETSLive.
The City of Edmonton proclaims November 20, 2013 National Child Day in recognition of the . Each year, the City works with families and community partners to ensure Edmonton’s children and youth have the support, encouragement and respect necessary to reach their full potential.
“Even in Edmonton, too many children live without basic necessities like food or access to learning tools.” said Mayor Don Iveson. “Today’s children are the future leaders of our city, we need to work together to nurture their capacity for achievement.”
Edmonton celebrates National Child Day each year to mark two historic events:
- The 1959 signing of the United Nations , and
- The adoption of the in 1989.
Endorsed by more countries than any other human rights treaty in history, The United Nations Convention of the Rights of a Child outlines the basic human rights of children and the commitment society makes to provide and protect those rights.
“As we all join to celebrate the rights of children and the wonderful contribution children make to our communities, let’s also remember the children who are left out, isolated and marginalized by poverty and our responsibility to ensure their rights are upheld,” said Allan Undheim, Vice President of, at a special proclamation event at The Stanley Milner Library.
To honour the day, Children from St. Anne Elementary School performed a skit around raising their voice and children’s rights as well youth sang the original songand released a music video.
“With the release of our video and song, We Have a Voice, we are supporting young people to stand up for themselves and have their voices be heard,” said Del Graff, Provincial Child and Youth Advocate. “By celebrating National Child Day, we all play a role in encouraging children and youth to learn about the basic human rights all children are entitled.”
The City of Edmonton’s Child Friendly Edmonton initiative works to improve the quality of life for children and youth by encouraging them to be active and involved in the communities.
The Edmonton National Child Day Collaborative includes the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate, Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research, Child Friendly Edmonton (City of Edmonton), Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, ECMap Edmonton Early Child Development Coalitions, Edmonton Public Library, REACH Edmonton, ® United Way of the Capital Region, and YMCA of Northern Alberta.
Winter is coming, and with it, the first heavy snowfall. The City of Edmonton’s Snow Angels program is inviting you to don your snow-shovelling battle gear and help those in need of assistance shovelling their snow, like a senior or person with disabilities.
Snow that remains on sidewalks is hazardous for everyone, but especially for people with limited mobility who may be severely injured from a fall on ice or snow. Adopting the sidewalk or driveway of a neighbour this winter will not only help keep everyone safe but will give you the satisfaction of knowing you helped someone in need.
Do you already have a volunteer that shovels your walk? Help them get their wings by nominating them as a City of Edmonton Snow Angel. If nominated, your volunteer will receive official recognition from the Mayor, be entered to win monthly prizes and will also receive tickets to see the Oil Kings at Rexall Place thanks to the program’s continued partnership with the Edmonton Oil Kings.
For more information on the Snow Angels awareness and recognition program, visit edmonton.ca/snowangels or call 311.
Aquatic facility reopens after maintenance shutdown
Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre’s aquatic facility reopens on November 6, 2013 after repairs and maintenance were completed.
Work undertaken during the shutdown includes:
- Trench drain replacement and repairs on the pool deck and in the change rooms
- Tile work and repair
- Installation of a new water meter, handrails and a step for the slide exit
- Maintenance and repair to pumps, motors and valves
- Replacement of all underwater lights
- A deep clean and regular maintenance to the facility
The City of Edmonton welcomes back regular patrons and newcomers. The upgrades and maintenance at Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre aquatic facility is part of the City’s continued commitment to providing Edmontonians with high quality recreation facilities that help us all maintain healthy and active lifestyles.
For more information on admissions to City recreation and leisure centres, please visit: Admission and Memberships.
What adds to your quality of life and makes you feel good about Edmonton? Is it your friends, our parks, our festivals, or your school? The City of Edmonton wants to know what it is.
Coming Back Home (video)
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