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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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, find us on Facebook or call 780-802-9307.

Save Gold Bar Park – Update

On November 16, 2018, the City Councillors on the Utility Committee heard from Edmonton residents strong and collective opposition to the 2017 decision to reroute the South Edmonton Sanitary Sewer (SESS) trunk line to the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Speakers represented the following groups: Edmonton Nordic Ski Club, Edmonton Trail Runners, Highlands Community League, Beverly Community League, Capilano Community League, various other recreational groups and residents from Beverly, Highlands, Gold Bar, Capilano, and Oliver.  A couple of engineers with experience in wastewater engineering and safety also spoke about risks, technology and inadequate buffer zones separating the Gold Bar Plant from surrounding recreational areas and residences.  The following topics were addressed:

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Where to Buy Memberships?

Need a Capilano Community Membership?  Contact Jean @ 780-863-0914

As well, memberships are available at:

  •  All Care Pharmacy, 5016 – 106 Avenue, Edmonton
    • Contact the pharmaccy at 780-244-2737 for store hours
    • Cash Only
  • Servus Credit Union, Capilano Mall #110, 5615 – 101 Avenue, Edmonton
    • Cash only
  • Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (online only) Click Here
    • Please note that EFCL adds a $5.00 admin fee

Thanks to All Care Pharmacy and Servus Credit Union for supporting our community!

Capilano Playschool – Free Trial Class January 23

Do you have a child who will be 3 or 4 this Fall?  Playschool is a great way for your child to socialize with other kids in the community and enjoy a Learn through Play program with our great teacher Ms. Shani!

We still have SPOTS AVAILABLE in our Tuesday/Thursday Christian class!

If you think your little one might be ready to start playschool next year, we are offering a free trial class Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 6 – 6:30 p.m. and then starting registration with an Open House from 6:30 – 7:30 .p.m on the same night.  We are located in Hardisty School (10534-62 street).

For more information, or to register, please contact Marzena at 780-802-9307 or

Membership Benefits

There are numerous benefits to being a Community Member:

  • A community group able to address the concerns of residents and whose main priority is the well being of the community.
  • Opportunity to enroll children in area sports and recreational programs (Membership is mandatory to join).
  • Summer playground programs and playground supervision.
  • Capilano Community Hall rental discount.
  • Capilano Community Big Bin Event access
  • Capilano Tennis club eligibility.
  • Affiliation with the Neighborhood Watch and the Edmonton Safe Parent programs.
  • Free indoor swimming at Hardisty. (Contact pool for times)
  • Free outdoor swimming at Millcreek and other pools. (Contact pool for times)
  • Free indoor skating at various arenas. (Contact for times)
  • Use of Capilano community outdoor skating facilities.
  • City of Edmonton Community League Wellness Program (CL Members receive discounts on City of Edmonton passes)Click here for details.