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Edmonton Strathcona
Chartered 1974
July 27, 2018
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Nov 06, 2018
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Susan Padget, Edmonton Food Bank
This last Tuesday we heard from Susan Padget, the Communications and Resource Development officer with the Edmonton Food Bank, pictured. The Edmonton Food Bank was the first Food Bank in Canada, when it was founded in 1981. At the time, they could not officially call it a bank, due to government legislation, so their official name to this day is the Edmonton Gleaners Association.
They serve about twenty two thousand people per month in the Edmonton area. They do not receive any regular government funding and rely on the public to donate both time and food, and they are a registered charity. Last year volunteers put in over seventy-six thousand hours, the equivalent of forty full time staff.  They have volunteers coming in six days a week. They also rely on the public for donations of dry goods and corporate donors for donations of fresh food. They do purchase some items like eggs as well. They will also gladly accept home garden produce as long as it is fresh and in good condition. The hampers they distribute usually contain tinned meat, vegetables, soup, pasta sauce and fruit, dried goods such as pasta along with fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs and bread. They re designed to last about five days.
They have two main warehouses in Edmonton, just west of the old municipal airport. They have eight to ten drivers who pick up and deliver hampers and meals to over fifty local depots around the city, where individuals can pick them up.
She spoke to us about the many volunteer opportunities with the Food Bank. These include working at various events accepting donations and thanking people, helping to sort incoming donations and checking freshness at the warehouse, picking and packing items for hampers, loading trucks, accepting calls for information from clients, and various other warehouse duties. Many of their volunteers come with a friend. The benefits also include making new friends, and the opportunity to do lots of walking,
We can find out more about how to volunteer our time by either phoning or checking out their website.
New Hope School receives Global Grant

This is taken directly from the pending New Hope School press release. The $33,900 USD budget on the project will translate into R424,150.00 (South African Rand)


With the approved grant we will be able to continue and expand our Skills Training Program for learners with disabilities in such a way that it would be sustainable and ensure an income for students after school.  They can also be placed in the open market with trained skills to become a successful adult in society.

Training centrums that will be improved:

  • Computer Skills Training centre including entrepreneurial skills and programs suitable will be installed.

  • Welding and woodwork: Machinery and equipment will be upgraded and material will be provided. Quality products can be made to sell and orders can be placed by outside companies. Equip any learner in the school to participate in these programs. Workshop can be equipped according to the health and safety act.

  • Basic maintenance under supervision will be included in skills training.

  • Food production and hospitality will be trained according to the Differentiated Caps with the correct equipment and stock.

  • Sewing, beauty and nail technology: Training will be more professional in terms of the curriculum with suitable equipment, stock and materials provided.

  • School to work program will be able to expand to give more students the opportunity to work in the open labour market to prepare them for job opportunities after school.

  • Accommodation in hostel for students

Mustard Seed needs volunteers
We received the following request for help from Mustard Seed:
Please be mindfull that Caroline, AB is approx. 300 km from Edmonton and that all volunteers MUST have prior 'Vulnerable Persons' police clearance as per our district's insurance regulations.

Dear Volunteers,


This year we embarked on a very special project to send youth to camp as many of our facilities across Alberta serve families in need and we learned having their children attend camp would be a blessing to them this summer. Donors have contributed thousands of dollars to send 50 kids to Camp Caroline. 


Unfortunately we hit a road block with our Edmonton drivers taking the youth to camp for two weeks of the summer so we're emailing you to see if this is something you'd consider doing for youth we're working with. 


We need a driver(s) for:

  • Sunday, July 29th 1:30pm Departure time, 7:00pm Return to Edmonton - Drop youth off
  • Friday, August 3rd 3:30pm Departure time, 8:30pm Return to Edmonton - Pick youth up
  • Sunday, August 19th 1:30pm Departure time, 7:00pm Return to Edmonton - Drop youth off
  • Friday, August 24th 1:30pm Departure time, 7:00pm Return to Edmonton - Drop youth off

Because we are transporting youth, it's most ideal to partner our drivers with another volunteer, so ideally we're looking for 2 people to ride with the children. These weeks have no more than 4 youth attending and we are happy to arrange payment for gas/mileage and cover all other outstanding logistical details. 


If you and your partner, friend or other companion would consider to give an evening or two to serve these children, we would love to hear from you and processes you to do so! Simply reply to this email or give my cell a call as listed in the signature below. We are coordinating this effort out of our Calgary office, so please do not be confused about the long distance call. 


Thank you for reading and considering to help!




Drew Gusztak

Volunteer Services Manager

Cell/Direct: 403.999.0193

The Mustard Seed

102 11 Ave SE

Calgary, AB T2G 0X5


Fun Golf, Aug 24
We have secured some better pricing for our golf day on August 24th !
We now have the plans set  for the Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona golf tourney on Friday August 24 at Coyote Crossing Golf Course in Sherwood Park. ‎
We will play a Texas Scramble for 9 holes starting at 2 PM. A team of 4 playing the best shot, captained by a seasoned golfer is Texas Scrable. Everyone is welcome , including any friends or family.
Golf is $40 including a power golf cart. The dinner is $20, and features grilled and barbecued chicken breast & honey grilled sausage. The dinner comes complete with seasonal steamed vegetables, baked potatoes, a variety of salads, dinner rolls, and lemonade & ice tea.
Please RSVP at your earliest convenience for golf and/or dinner,  to
This is ‎our Rotary Club's summer fun event. Please plan to attend, and feel free to  forward this invite to any one who may be interested. All golf prizes graciously accepted. 

tel: 780-991-0417


YESS volunteer opportunities
A number of volunteer opportunities exists with YESS. The bingo events are listed below. Check also the one day event, YESS 2018 Gala for Youth at THIS LINK.  
Hello,  We are in search of volunteers to help work at a Caesars BINGO  in West Edmonton Mall.   YESS has been selected as one of the charities of choice.  They require at least 2 volunteers at any of the following dates:
Sunday April 1st – Evening Shift
Friday May 25th  - Evening Shift
Saturday September 8th – Afternoon Shift
Thursday October 4th – Evening Shift
Sunday November 25th – Evening Shift
Please let me know if you or anyone you know would be willing to volunteer a shift in support of YESS at the Caesars BINGO hall in West Edmonton Mall.   Thanks you so much.
YESS—Youth Empowerment & Support Services
T 780-468-7070 Ext. 234  |  780-466-1374
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