2018 Hardisty Community Christmas enjoyed by all!

The Hardisty Community Christmas Dinner is becoming a tradition!  On December 8 we had our 5th annual Hardisty Community Christmas Meal and served a free wonderful turkey dinner for approximately 250 guests from the community.

Guests enjoy dinner at 5th annual Community Christmas Event in the Greater Hardisty Area.

Sixteen different Christian Churches and organizations as well as South East Seniors Association and Hardisty School provided space, setup and volunteered at this marvelous community dinner.  We had a wide range of guests all the way from infants to seniors and from all walks of life.  It was great for the Hardisty Community to share a meal together.  We enjoyed the Salvation Army Band as well as piano music for caroling.  Guests and volunteers enjoyed getting to know one another and sharing the Christmas spirit.  The many children and adults were all excited about the visit from Santa Claus.

We would like to acknowledge donation of the excellent AV services from Skyeboat Productions (AV), photography by Jason Kane, donation of coffee from Capilano Starbucks and generous donations of supplies from both Capilano Safeway and Capilano Canadian Tire.  Thank you for the excellent turkey, gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce that was catered by A Capella Catering and for the hardworking volunteer kitchen crew that peeled all those potatoes and carrots and provided such a delicious meal.

Community sustainability at risk with possible school closure

International Baccalaureate program may not be given chance!

Greater Hardisty is once again battling the potential closure of a neighbourhood school and area residents are being asked to stand up and protect the future of their community.

Before Christmas the Edmonton Catholic School District identified St. Gabriel School for potential closure, just five years after agreeing to save the school from consolidation with the new St. Brendan school in Ottewell.  Laura Mercier said support from parents and the community in general is needed to rally behind the Capilano-area school that has educated several generations in the area either as elementary or junior high students.  “Schools are the backbone of a community,” said Mercier, the mother of two boys, who also serves on the boards of both the school’s advisory council and Capilano Community League. “Communities with schools are vibrant places to live and are a key attraction for new residents looking to relocate into the area.”  She said the proposed closure is just another blow to the area which lost its long-time grocery store in December — TGP.  “Residents need to stand up for services in their area if they want their communities to thrive,” said Mercier.

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Registration for residents of Capilano, Fulton Place and Gold Bar will commence February 1, 2019 and is a two-step process:

  1. Register online at www.emsasoutheast.com
  2. Attend one of the following in-person registrations:

Saturday, February 9, 2019

  • 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Fulton Place Hall
  • 6115 Fulton Road

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

  • 6:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Capilano Hall
  • 10810 54 Street

Please contact hardistysoccer@shaw.ca if you have any questions.

Capilano Community Rink Schedule – 2018/2019

The rink is open to the community as listed below.  Times may vary depending on weather, ice conditions, holidays and bookings, so please check the schedule in the club house for the latest schedule.


  • Public Skating: 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 

  • Public Skating: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.


  • Public Skating: 4:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

  • Public Skating: Noon – 8:00 p.m.

With Mother Nature’s cooperation, we are also planning on creating the small RECREATIONAL ice rink beside the hall again, which will always open for skating.  We are looking forward to another great season with family and friends down at the community rink!

Total Body Fitness Class

Please join us at Capilano Community Hall (10810 – 54 Street) for a great fitness program!

  • Days/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:10 p.m.
  • Dates: January 8/10 – February 26/28, 2019 (no class Thursday Jan. 17)
  • Costs: $80 Tuesdays/$70 Thursdays or $150 both days for CCL members.
    • $88 Tuesdays/$77 Thursdays or $167 both days for non-CCL members.
    • Or 5 passes available.  $55 for CCL member. $60 for non-CCL members.

This class combines cardio, strength and a extra long stretch time for a total body workout.  This is a 70 minute class.  This class is suitable for all fitness levels as all things can be modified.  With a community, low pressure atmosphere it’s a fun class especially if you come with a friend.

Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle!

Contact Lisa for more information or to register at 780-221-9857 or Lisashortenfitness@gmail.com .  Check out: Facebook.com/lisashortenfitness

Hardisty Gymnastics Club – Upcoming Classes

Sponsored by Capilano Community League

Check out these super fun gymnastics classes!

Where: Hardisty School (10534-62 St.)

Cost: $98 per child

Offering gymnastics TUESDAY or THURSDAY evenings:

  • Tuesday Gymnastics Classes (7 weeks):
    • Mar. 5, 12, 19, Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23 *no class Mar. 26
  • Thursdays Gymnastics Classes (7 weeks):
    • Mar. 7, 14, 21, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25 *no class Mar. 28
      • Parent & Tot, 18 mos.-3 yr old: 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. (Tuesdays or Thursdays)
      • Preschool 3-5 yr old: 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. (Tuesdays or Thursdays)
      • Preschool 3-5 yr old: 6:45 – 7:30 p.m. (Tuesdays or Thursdays)
      • Elementary 6-12 yrs: 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. (Tuesdays or Thursdays)
      • Elementary 6-12 yrs: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Thursdays only)


**NEW Class! PHYSICAL EDUCATION for 6-12 year olds on Tuesdays from 6:45-7:45 p.m.

Using gymnastics as the foundation, kids will learn basketball, volleyball, ultimate rubber chicken and more!  High energy!

  • Feb. 19, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23
    • Cost: $135 per child

REGISTRATION:  Online link coming soon . . .

Choose Capilano Hall for Your Special Event

If you’re planning on hosting a party, meeting, family gathering, wedding or other occasion, then you should check out our hall. 

Capilano hall offers a perfect location with a one-of-a-kind view of the river valley.  The hall has a large balcony, a kitchen and all amenities are available to make any event special.  Hall capacity is 80. 

  • Single weekend daily rates for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are $225/members and $300/non-members. 
  • The entire weekend rates are $325/members and $450/non-members. 

To book the hall or for more information, contact Marzena – 780-909-5886 or Maria – 780-984-6839.

Capilano Playschool – Open House March 13

Mark your calendars!  Capilano Playschool would like to invite you to come check out our classroom and meet our teacher!  On March 13 from 6–8 p.m., we will be having an open house along with Hardisty school.  We offer a choice of our Healthy Apple (health and wellness) or Christian program.  We run morning classes two or three days per week.  All classes are for 3 and 4-year olds and include a “Learn Through Play” philosophy that facilitates children learning letters, numbers, socialization and self-regulation skills through physical activity, art and crafts, field trips, stories, music and more.  We are located in Hardisty School (10534-62 street).

There are currently a few spaces available for children to start playschool immediately as well.  For more information or to register your 3 or 4-year-old check out www.capilanoplayschool.com, find us on Facebook or call 780-802-9307.

Capilano Ball Hockey Registration

Kids will enjoy learning stick handling, passing and shooting skills in a small game environment.  They will be so busy participating in games developed to improve skills they won’t even realize they are learning!  Equipment needed: shin guards; helmets/full cage; hockey stick.  Hockey gloves are recommended.

Dates: Saturday April 27 – June 8, 2019 (no class May long weekend)

  • Group 1: 4-6 year olds (including Gr. 1 students)
    • Time: 9 – 10 a.m.
  • Group 2: 7-12 year olds
    • Time: 10 – 11 a.m.

Cost:  $70/child

Where:  Capilano Community League Rink (10810-54 Street)

Should a class be rained out classes will be extended for an extra week. No classes May 19, 2018 (Victoria Day weekend). Helmet with a cage, plastic bladed hockey stick and shin pads required.