Please Note: Due to the current state of emergency declared by the province, all events at Gold Bar Hall are cancelled until further notice. Due to this and the warmer weather, the rink has been closed for the season.  Stay Safe, and keep an eye out on our Facebook page for at home activities we are doing at this time!


Doors open at 6:00. Catered dinner at 6:30 will include burgers, salad, and corn on the cob. Beer/wine cash bar.

Beatles cover band starts at 8:00.

Gold Bar Community Hall - 4620 105 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6A 1C1

Book your tickets now @ Eventbrite!

Join us New Years Eve to meet your amazing neighbours and celebrate our new Hall with a Potluck Dinner! For tickets, or more information, contact Pat @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tickets are for sale at the hall on Wednesday, December 14 and 21 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance!

Want to make a difference in your community? Now's your chance! We're looking for the following a Financial Supervisor. If you (or someone you know) would be a great fit, get in contact with Adam @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 780.406.9758

With the Gold Bar hall renovations nearing completion the facility will soon be available for bookings.  The Hall Manager will be hosting regular office hours to provide tours to potential renters and anyone who may like a look around the building.

Fridays, September 11 and 25 - 9am to noon

Thursday, September 24 - 7pm to 9pm

The typical pattern will be every second Thursday and Friday with evening hours on the Thursday and daytime hours on the Friday. Other times can be arranged by contacting the hall manager, Garth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Idylwylde Library, 8310 88 Avenue, 780-496-1808

Star Wars Day. Monday, May 4 at 10:30 and 6:30. The Force will be with the Library as we celebrate Star Wars and reading with stories and activities for the whole family. Wear a costume for even more fun! 

Capilano Library, 201 Capilano Mall (5004 98 Avenue), 780-496-1802

iPad Fun! For Beginners. Fridays, May 1 and May 29 at 1:30 p.m. Is the iPad right for you? Want to try before you buy? Already have an iPad but not sure what to do next? Come to iPad Fun! for Beginners to learn more. From basic features and how-to tips to finding apps you’ll love, we’ll share what the iPad has to offer and answer your questions along the way. Bring your own iPad or try out one of ours at the session.

Navigating the Rivers of Grief – Bereavement Support Series. Tuesdays, May 5 – June 23 at 6:30 p.m.

This seven-week support series is a structured support group that includes sharing, reviewing the grief process, understanding emotions and self-esteem needs, discussing transformation and answering the question “Where do I go from here?” Participants are asked to commit to the entire series and to be willing to discuss their own loss within the group setting. Call Michael Yankowski, the registered social worker listed with the Edmonton Healing Centre for Grief and Loss, at 780-454-1194 Extension 224 to register.

Your EPL card gives you access to thousands of FREE digital movies and music through our website. Hollywood classics, today's top movies and millions of songs can be streamed right to any device. See http://www.epl.ca/awardwinners for more details.

So, rumor has it the Green Shack program isn't happening this year...  Well, those rumours are wrong! The program is happening and looking for Summer Leader Positions to be filled.

Think you have what it takes? Check out this link with the city of Edmonton and Apply!

https://edmonton.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=190703&lang=en&sns_id=mailto

 

Workers are needed for our Casino Fundraiser July 24th & 25th @ Argyll Casino! This is one of our major fundraisers we do annually to help fund projects such as our new Hall. To support us, please call Isabella @ 780.466.3895

Please join us for an event celebrating our Capilano Library customers on December 4th between 2 – 4 pm. We’ll have free food, music and lots of fun. Come on out so we can celebrate what makes our community great, you! For more information call the branch at 780-496-1802

Who
Participants from Gold Bar, Capilano, Fulton Place, and Forest / Terrace Heights neighbourhoods, including but not limited to community league members.

What:
Gold Bar Community League is championing a project to develop a walking map of our five neighbourhoods, as part of the City of Edmonton's Communities on Foot Series. Gold Bar invites participation from the adjacent neighbourhoods, and believes that this collaboration will result in a rich map that will be useful to all of our residents!

The map will help us to be a more walkable community and to "live locally", and can include destinations, routes with distances, historical points of interest, parks, playgrounds, skating locations, fire halls, police stations, schools, toboggan hills, coffee shops, and so on.

The content of the map is up to the participants -- we decide what is important and what we want to include! See examples!

Where
We propose that the mapping area will include the neighbourhoods of Gold Bar, Fulton Place, Capilano and Forest/Terrace Heights; as well as the river valley / parks areas adjacent to our communities.

Check out http://fultonplace.org/walkingmap.html for more details.

Available at Eastglen Leisure Centre ONLY!

11410 68 Street

780-496-7326

Women and girls, come enjoy a recreational swim in an all female environment at Eastglen Pool. With an all female staff provided, all ages can feel comfortable and enjoy this special offer.

For More Information...

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70th Gold Bar Scouts requires Leaders for the 2011- 12 Scouting Year.

The Leisure Access Program allows eligible low-income Edmontonians to access City of Edmonton recreation facilities. Cardholders receive unlimited free admissions to City of Edmonton recreation facilities and a 75% discount on registered programs. Registrants of programs requiring extra materials can get 75% off the cost of these supplies. Edmontonians are eligible for a Leisure Access card if they are receiving AISH, Income Support, have an Alberta Child Health Benefit card, or an Alberta Works Health Benefit card, or if their income (as shown on their Notice of Assessment) is below the Low Income Cut-Off line.

Further information and application forms can be found online at www.edmonton.ca/lap or by calling 780-496-4918.

Hours are 12-5 Saturday and Sunday; 5-9 Monday to Friday.

 

Saturdays & Sundays before 12 noon or after 5 pm the ice rink is available for rent @ $20/hour including the rink shack.

For details, please contact Heather at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 780.469.3959

 

Hours are 12-5 Saturday and Sunday; 5-9 Monday to Friday.

 

Sa turdays & Sundays before 12 noon or after 5 pm the ice rink is available for rent @ $20/hour including the rink shack.

For details, please contact Heather at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 780.469.3959

 

 

The 70th Gold Bar Scouts are working with SAGE (Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton) to shovel snow for those who have requested the service.

Phone SAGE at 780-701-9011 if you are a senior and would like help keeping your sidewalks clear.

 

 

Mid April- mid-July
$1000.00 stipend and a cell phone for communication with refs and coaches.
Contact: Brenda,  Administrator

ESESA
6520 Roper Road
Edmonton, Alberta
T6B 3K8
780 469-7344 Phone
780 469-7355 Fax
Office Hours: M,W,F 9-3pm

 

Our Community League has a babysitting registry with a roster of local young people willing to babysit on a casual basis.

 

December 2010 - March 2011 Both rinks available to the community:

Saturday / Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Monday / Thursday / Friday 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Only small rink available: Tuesday / Wednesday

5:00 - 9:00 pm

Come on down and join us for some fun! Oh, and don't forget to thank our awesome rink attendants... Mike, Joe & Emily!

 

Helped by a Snow Angel?  Want to say thanks and help them get their wings?  If you have had snow shoveled by a good neighbor, nominate them for Mayor’s recognition and a chance to win great prizes.

November 20, 2010 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Free admission. Free parking @ Gold Bar Community Hall

All are welcome to attend the Earlybird Christmas Craft show and enjoy the crafts from over 20 various crafters, everything from awesome jewellery to ceramics to pet treats to beautiful photographs and many more wonderful hand-crafted items!!

 

Gold Bar Community League is urgently looking for a paid contract bookkeeper.  Our preference is to hire someone from our own community. Please note, you must have experience in QuickBooks. If you are interested please call our President, Murray Badger at 780 634 2888.

We are also searching for a volunteer Social Director.  Please contact Murray if you are interested in having fun and adding to the richness of community life in Gold Bar!

It is time for your input again.

We are holding a community-wide meeting at Gold Bar Hall to review with you our progress and to ask for your agreement that we move ahead with the final design plan. We will show you the plans and let you know what we've got going on in all areas of the project, and how we have arrived at our decisions.

Come help us improve our community. All Gold Bar residents are invited to attended:

Special resolution meeting Monday, November 1, 2010. Please bring your community membership card for voting purposes.

 

There will be a scrapbooking and card making workshop on Saturday, April 17th, 2010. 10am - 4pm at the EMT School located on 44th Street between 105 & 106th Avenue. The cost is $20.00 which includes all day tea / coffee and a light breakfast /lunch and all the fixings for making 10 cards. This includes card stock paper, envelopes, ribbon, stickers, etc.

Please contact Pat Chmilar-Cork at 780.465.7890 before Saturday if you are interested in attending!

In this second trip of four trips of the birding by ETS we will depart Capilano Transit centre on a route 307 at 10:40 and take it to the stop near the Ottewell Curling Club. We will then walk through Tiger Gold Stick Park, and down along the Gold Bar Creek, through Rundle Park and out to catch a bus at the corner of 38 Street and 106 Ave. This event is open to the public; for those who wish to meet us near the Ottewell Curling club the event is free. Should you wish to join us at Capilano Transit centre, it will cost the price of one cash fair, for the ETS ride. For more information on other events including a related one on May 1st, that make up the rest of the spring field study program of the Edmonton Nature Club please contact Michael Frost at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Where would our community be without its many wonderful volunteers?

Please consider volunteering for a position with the Gold Bar Community League. Nominations will be accepted at the Annual General Meeting to be held on May 3, 2010.  The following positions will be available:

• Vice-President

• Secretary

• Bookkeeper

• Social Director

If you are interested or know someone who would like to fill a position on the executive, please contact Isabella 780-466-3895 (before the May meeting if possible). Thank you.

 

Welcome to our new website!

To make our website easier to use and more effective, we've implemented some changed around the site!

1) On the top right hand corner of any news entry, you'll see three icons!

PDF - Lets you view a PDF copy of the news item.

Print - Lets you easily Print the news item.

Email - Lets you easily email the news item to a friend.

 

2) Along the left hand side of the pages, you'll see a new calendar, as well as an updated list of upcoming events!

 

3) When you click on an event in the calendar mode. Look again at the top right, there should be a little button that looks like a calendar.

This will download an 'ical' file to your computer, open it to put the event in your Calendaring software. (Outlook & iCal, as well as many others)

4) On the left hand side, you will see a "Archived News Items" link. If you're looking for a news item that was on the site, but has 'disappeared', you'll be able to find it in there!

 

We hope you enjoy the new changes to the website. As always, if you have any suggestions, comments, compliments or concerns, feel free to send me an email.

Thanks,

BJ Abramic

GBCL Webmaster

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Monday 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Public Skating
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Shinny Hockey
Tuesday 5:00 - 9:00 pm
TEAM PRACTICE NIGHT
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Small Rink Open
Wednesday 5:00 - 9:00 pm
TEAM PRACTICE NIGHT
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Small Rink Open
Thursday 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Public Skating
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Shinny Hockey
Friday 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Public Skating
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Shinny Hockey
Saturday 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Public Skating
Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Public Skating

1) If I can’t attend meetings, can I still participate? How?
Yes you can participate even if you can’t attend meetings. There are many “jobs” behind the scenes, such as researching information on the phone or computer.

2) I live in Gold Bar and have seldom or never used the hall. Why should I care about our community hall, what are the benefits?
Every community needs a “heart” and that is the community hall, a central gathering place for community events and activities for adults and children alike. These create a sense of belonging and connecting with one’s neighbors. Just imagine our community without the benefits of providing a facility for events, meetings, activities, and programs. The consequences would weaken our strength, usefulness, and value as a community. We would be forced to rely on other communities.

3) What will it cost to rent the new hall?
We don’t yet know what the rental rates will be. It is an area we need to research once we have a solid design and budget. Community members will be offered discounted rates with proof of current community league membership. And with more multi-use spaces, there will be a variety of room sizes and rates available.

4) What are our options if we don’t raise enough money?
1) Continue repairing the current hall and hope to extend it’s life for a few more years before having to condemn the building; 2) renovate the current hall as much as we can with the funds already raised; 3) borrow money from the bank; (4) build a very nice park, but no hall.

5) I have heard that you want to build the hall “eco-friendly”. What do you mean?
With energy prices going up, the best way to continue operating the hall as efficiently as possible within our budget is to apply green “best practices”. These practices apply to the construction in terms of insulation, windows, doors, entryways, mechanical systems, lighting, appliances, etc. Features such as solar energy are out of reach financially at this time, but in future a retro-fit might be possible.

6) What kind of programs/activities are you planning to have in the new hall?
We would like to offer a wide range of programs in response to community members’ needs. We will continue to provide the activities that currently take place, and encourage residents to present new ideas. The possibilities are endless. Art, exercise, cooking classes, educational seminars, etc are just some!

7) Will there be audio visual equipment in the new hall?
At this time there is no plan to install audio visual equipment however hall users may bring in their own.

8) I am concerned about vandalism against the new hall. How does the design deal with this issue?
Assuming that the new hall may be susceptible to such activity, care will be taken in choosing vandalism-resistant finishing materials. Also, careful placement of windows, security lighting and entry system will be important factors.

9) I live very close to the hall and in summer the renters can get very noisy. How are you addressing this with the new hall?
Unfortunately there is no way to prevent noise reaching residents as the hall is adjacent to a number of homes. However, minimizing the noise is being addressed in the new design.

10) Will there be more parking spaces?
No added parking spaces will be created.

11) What if the school closes?
In the event there is school closure the community league will continue to operate, and the building project will proceed. If there is a need to serve the community with programs no longer offered at the school, these will be considered.

12) What is the emergency preparedness program that I have heard you are planning?
We are researching the possibility of the new hall being a place residents can seek shelter and/or information should an emergency occur. This emergency preparedness would likely operate on a small scale.

13) Is there a solid budget for how much the hall is going to cost to build?
We are getting closer to confirming the design, and therefore a final budget. The building will cost somewhere between $2 and $2.5 million. This does not include furnishings, landscaping, etc.

14) How will the construction of the new hall affect the field north of the current hall, and the hockey rink?
Construction will not require moving the hockey rink however the green space directly north of the hall will cease to exist. Once construction is completed we hope that community members will form a new committee to raise funds for moving the hockey rink and developing new green space.

15) During demolition will you be salvaging/recycling some of the hall materials, and how can I get in on this?
We are planning to salvage some materials. More information will be provided as the demolition approaches.

16) I have donated money to the hall. How will my name appear on the “donor wall”?
We have not yet designed the donor wall. It will likely be divided into sections according to the donation categories: bronze, silver, gold, diamond, and platinum.
Community members are needed to head up the donor wall design project.

 

Goldbar community is requesting to recind its bylaws dated 1963 and replace them with the attached. Please review them and send any proposed amendments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 25, 2010. These will be addressed at a Special Resolution meeting on February 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the Goldbar Community Hall with the intention of ratifying the bylaws for submission to Alberta Corporate Registry.

View the Bylaws here.