April 6, 2021
We have created this community survey to learn more about the interests, concerns and priorities of residents and set new goals for the Edmonton Rosenthal Community League (ERCL) Board of Directors.
In addition, we are looking for feedback on a unique opportunity that has been presented to the Community League by Active Communities Alberta (ACA) to construct and operate an Outdoor Recreation Facility project in our community.
Your feedback is important!
There are 38 questions, and it takes 10-15 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept completely confidential. If you wish to provide an email at the end of the survey, you will be entered in a random draw for ten (10) $50 gift certificates from local area businesses.
Please note, the comment sections are optional.
Thanks for your input. Your involvement helps keep our community great!
WHY PARTICIPATE IN OUR COMMUNITY SURVEY? BECAUSE IT LEADS TO REAL RESULTS!
The Edmonton Rosenthal Community League (ERCL) was established in 2018 to ensure Rosenthal is a vibrant and inclusive community, where members engage in social and recreational activities to build strong connections, a safe neighbourhood, and an active community.
We do this by hosting social events, coordinating community sport programs, advocating on civic and community development matters and much more.
While 2020 provided a number of challenges for everyone in our community we have two opportunities that will have a lasting impact on our Community.
In an effort to revitalize the communities directly impacted by the pipeline project, TransMountain Pipelines has made a financial investment towards a project or projects that will have a lasting impact on our community. Through matching grants and other opportunities we hope to double this investment. Your feedback will help determine our path forward.
The other opportunity came from Active Communities Alberta (ACA), a non-profit organization that focuses on promoting active living, community building and healthy families by establishing, administering and maintaining multi-use recreation facilities (public amenities), facilitating and delivering sport, leisure and family programming as well as providing other activities beneficial to the community. ACA is looking to build and operate an outdoor recreation facility in our community, location to be determined, with an overall goal to make the facility accessible to the community, community-based programming and events and other stakeholders.
This facility would be a covered open-air facility that could become a hub that further connects our community. The overall vision of the facilities includes;
- Two-refrigerated concrete pads that can be used for both winter and summer activities (skating, hockey, basketball, ball hockey, lacrosse, etc.)
- Washroom and change rooms facilities
- Maintenance and Storage Facility
- Winter Freeze-way (i.e. skating path around the facility)
- Community Plaza with firepits
- Community Gardens
The list above is based on similar facilities in other jurisdictions across North America, however ACA is flexible on the number of components the Community looks to incorporate.
ACA presented to the City of Edmonton’s Community and Public Services Committee on February 3, 2021, and Councillor Andrew Knack mentioned this opportunity in a Facebook post on February 4, 2021. A motion to explore this opportunity further was approved unanimously by Council and the Rosenthal Community League Board has had preliminary discussions with ACA. However, we need to know what you think, so please let us know.
Over the past few years, we have worked to advocate on your behalf and continue to advocate to help further improve our community. Our most recent success is the announcement that the City will be installing signalized lights at the intersection of Rosenthal Boulevard and Winterburn Road and we continue to work towards a solution at Rosenthal Link and Winterburn Road.
We are now looking for your feedback to help us establish priorities for the next 5 years.
What’s next for Rosenthal? You tell us.
If you or someone you know requires a paper copy of this survey or requires assistance in filling it out online, please email: email@example.com