Heritage Lakes now has our own Little Free Library. So what is a Little Free Library?
Little Free Library is a worldwide movement to offer free books housed in small containers to members of the local community. Our Little Free Library is a re-purposed newspaper box that has been given a new look based on the work of renowned Canadian artist Ted Harrison by our volunteers and the talented artists at 4Cats Arts Studio here in St. Albert.
How do I Use our Little Free Library?
Stop by our Little Free Library and take a book or leave a book. It’s that simple! You can also promote our Little Free Library by taking a picture and sharing it on social media:
Heritage Lakes Community Association
@heritage_lakes / @4Cats_StAlbert / @LtlFreeLibrary
littlefreelibrary / 4Cats_StAlbert
Where Do I Find our Little Free Library?
South entrance to Hodgson Park (by École La Mission). Across from Hardcastle Place on Heritage Drive.
Thanks to 4Cats Arts Studio, City of St. Albert, St. Albert Public Library for support of the Heritage Lakes Little Free Library! And a special thanks to Stacy Giroux for all of her work to make this happen!
Our annual Canada Day Pancake Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, July 1st from 9-11am near École la Mission. The cost of this event is only $3 if you go green and bring your own plate and utensils, $4 if you happen to forget. You may also want to bring a lawn chair or two as we have a limited number of picnic tables available.
As always we will have games for the kids and this will also be a great opportunity to connect with some of your neighbours. Each year this event seems to grow and so we will do our best to keep up with the community’s insatiable demand for pancakes!
With the growing popularity of this event comes a growing need for volunteers. We are currently short on volunteers and would greatly appreciate any help that people could offer, be it an hour, or two or three! If you are able to volunteer, please let us know!
Annual General Meeting Notice
Our AGM will be held on Thursday, April 23rd at 7pm at École la Mission. Our guest speaker will be City of St. Albert Neighbourhood Development Coordinator Angie Dedrick. Angie will speak about the Neighbourhood Network and the ways we can encourage more connected communities.
The AGM is also the opportunity to elect a new Executive for our Association. We are always looking for new people to get involved. The time commitment is one meeting a month and it’s a great way to support your community and get to know your neighbours.
We will also have information available on QSP Magazine subscriptions. HLCA members get access to discounted magazine subscription rates. A portion of each subscription is also donated back to HLCA which assists with the delivery of our events throughout the year.
Hudson Road Reconstruction
The City of St. Albert will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, April 15th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Sir George Simpson School regarding the planned reconstruction of Hudson Road. The open house will provide residents with an opportunity to learn more about the project and to ask questions or discuss concerns they may have. A formal presentation will be held from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m.with a question and answer period until 8 p.m.Residents are encouraged to let City staff know about renovation plans, family events such as weddings or reunions, RV access requirements or any other information that may aid in the construction schedule. There is also an FAQ regarding the project available here.
Thank You Volunteers
This week is National Volunteer Week and we just want to take this opportunity to say thank you all of you who have given your time to help out with our events. We are fortunate to live in such an excellent neighbourhood with a committed group of volunteers.
Our annual Family Day Festival is fast approaching. Join us on Monday, February 16, 2015 from 1-4pm for games, sleigh rides and refreshments. This event takes place around École la Mission.
This will be a great chance to meet some of your neighbours and spend time with your family. As always, we are in need of some volunteers to help ensure that things run smoothly. If you could spare an hour or two please let us know. Look forward to seeing you all there!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Halloween Party. It was another fun night with lots of kids (and ghosts) with smiles on their faces. Thank you as always to École la Mission for making the school available for the event. Finally, thank you to all of the volunteers who gave of their time to run a game and help in any way needed to make this event possible.
Our next event will be the annual Christmas Party. It will be held on Thursday, December 4th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. We will need a few volunteers to help out so please let us know if you would like to volunteer. Look forward to seeing everyone there!