Edson COVID-19 Response
The latest information from the Town of Edson's response to the COVID-19 situation.
Important links to check out:
Neighbourhood Leagues Map
*Shows the locations and boundaries of all Neighbourhood Leagues
** If you are unsure in which neighbourhood you reside, call 780-723-4403
Includes all households north of 13th avenue along 63rd Street (north of Airport), up to HWY 748.
Includes all households within Poplar Place Trailer Court off of 13th Avenue.
Includes households east of 63rd Street (north of Airport), north of Creekside, south of 13th Avenue up to and including 61st Street. (neighbourhood cut off at trail behind 61st Street)
Includes households east of 61st Street, north of Sunset Trailer Court, south of 13th Avenue and west of 56th Street.
Includes households within Creekside Trailer Court.
Includes households within Sunset Trailer Court.
Includes households north of HWY 16, south of Glenaire road, east of 75th Street and up to and including 63rd Street (south of Airport). Includes residents living west of town up to Rodeo Road.
Includes households within Cedar Trailer Court.
Includes households north of 4th Avenue, east of 55th/56th Street, south of 13th Avenue, and west of 51st Street. Includes all households along the highway corridor easy of 55th Street and west of 51st Street. Includes all households south of the tracks at 54th Street.
Includes households in Wilshire. Includes households south of trail, north of 15th Avenue, up to and including Edson Drive (until it meets 15th Avenue).
Includes households south of 15th Avenue, east of 56th trail (Tags), north of 13th Avenue and west of Edson Drive.
Includes households east and south of Edson Drive, north of 12th Avenue, west of 48th Street.
Includes households south of 12th Avenue, east of 51st Street, north of 4th Avenue and west of 46th Street. Includes all households along the highway corridor easy of 51st Street and west of 46th Street.
Includes households south of trails (Parkland/Pinegrove), east of 46th Street, north of 4th Avenue and up to and including 42nd Street. Includes all households along the highway corridor east of 46th Street and up to and including 42nd Street.
Includes households south of Hillendale trail, east of 42nd Street, north of Lion’s Campground and west of 41st Street (Hospital Road). Includes households located down the Golf Course Road.
Includes households within Hillendale boundary, south of HWY 748, north of Hillendale trail.
Neighbourhood League Facebook groups can consist of more than one neighbourhood as long as it makes geographical sense for that area. For example, Westgrove and Westhaven have a shared neighbourhood group, while Hillendale has their own.
If you are interested in becoming a Neighbourhood League Champion, here is an idea of what your role means:
Neighbourhoods that are not claimed or where no Neighbourhood League Champion has come forward, a group will be created by our team and we will invite neighbours! Once the group gets rolling we will request that a neighbour takes on the role of the group moderator and let it go from there.
Our hope is that community members take this opportunity to build a safer and more connected community through the use of Neighbourhood Leagues.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, THE BLOCK PARTY PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED
A block party gives you and your neighbours the opportunity to socialize and have fun together. Block parties help promote a stronger sense of community, enhance safety within the neighbourhood, and celebrate the reasons why people call Edson home.
Print the registration form and return it to Community Services in the Town of Edson Office to be considered a "registered" Block Party. This will allow you to submit receipts for up to a $200 rebate and qualify for 24 FREE cupcakes for your party if you are one of the first 10 to register.
A Street Closure IS NOT NECESSARY for you to throw the coolest party on the block. You can throw one on the driveway, lawn, across the street at a local park OR plan to meet at a park in town with your neighbours. You can even have a Block Party at a community hall, like Pine Grove.
If you ARE planning to host your party on the street, you will need permission from the Town of Edson. Complete the “Permission to Block the Street” Form. Most of your neighbours will be required to sign off that they agree with the street closure, and then you are good to go! Once your request has been approved, street closure signs will be made available to you for the duration of your Block Party!
The Block Party Trailer is available to borrow for all registered Block Parties if it is not already in use. Be sure to mark off your Block Party Trailer request on the Block Party Application form.
A maximum rebate of $200.00 is available from the Town of Edson, Community Services Department towards eligible expenses for a registered Block Party. Eligible expenses shall include, but are not limited to, food, non-alcoholic beverages and entertainment. It is at the discretion of the Director of Community Services (or his/her designate) which expenses shall be deemed eligible. A maximum of five registered block parties per year may receive the rebate.
For further information, please read the Community Block Party Policy below:
The first 10 Block Parties will receive 24 FREE cupcakes towards their party, and can still submit receipts for up to $200 in eligible rebates. It's never been more simple to become the coolest neighbour on your block.
Want to figure out if your neighbours are interested in having a Block Party? You can use this questionnaire and stick it to your neighbours doors to find out! Be sure to leave your contact information so they can get back to you with a response.
If you don't have a printer and you'd like a few copies to give out in your neighbourhood, come by the Community Services department at the Town office!
The Benefits of Neighbouring
Adopted from: Abundant Community Edmonton
Host a soup night! A small social gathering with neighbours, sharing recipes and eating yummy soups. These events don't take much to plan and they offer an opportunity to connect with the families in our neighbourhoods. Start with a group of 3 or 4 neighbours and slowly build your "Pass the Ladle" group within your neighbourhood. Think about how easy suppers will be when you have neighbours taking turns creating and sharing delicious soups. Of course, feel free to make variations of dishes such as chili, casseroles and stews.
Rebates are available as they are through the Block Party program. Keep your receipts and submit them along with a success story. We will rebate the host of your soup night! Recipe cards like these are available at the Town of Edson Community Services office. The blank recipe card on the back can be used to jot down the recipe of the night or for you to share a recipe of your own with neighbours.
5 Simple Steps to planning a soup night:
1. Invite your neighbours! A simple where, when, what and bring your own spoon and bowl will do!
2. Set the table.
3. Serve the soup and have a great time together.
4. Plan for the next soup night!
5. Submit your receipts and success story to the Community Services office.
Here are some yummy recipe ideas to get you started:
Other Ideas to Enhance your Block Party:
Try a Scavenger Hunt:
Complete this Neighbourhood Scavenger Hunt at your Block Party, or check out links below for other activity ideas that you can prepare for your upcoming Block Party!
The Block Party is a Community Development initiative, connecting neighbourhoods, a partnership between the Town of Edson Community Services and FCSS, A Healthier Edson (Alberta Health Services), Victim Services, the RCMP and Citizens on Patrol.