Poetry Pathways

Imagine walking the pathways of the Meadows Community League and encountering short uplifting, delightful poetic messages sandblasted into the sidewalks. These little “ love letters to the world” are written by children, youth and people of all ages who live and work in this vibrant multicultural, inter-generational community.

Poetry Pathways in the Meadows connects in practice and vision with the City’s Walk Edmonton project which understands that walkable communities are healthier, safer and friendlier.

The Meadows has significant trails designed to link the three communities; Larkspur, Wildrose, Silverberry, and create a walking environment for the residents on and around the Millcreek Ravine.

The lead artists, Agnieszka Matejko and Jannie Edwards went into schools, The Meadows Public Library and community groups setting up poetry workshops. A jury of community stakeholders selected 80 poems from  over a thousand submissions. The joyful pride exhibited by the selected poets and their families is contagious and builds a palpable sense of community spirit and friendliness. The poems create a lasting community legacy that celebrates the diversity and cultural vibrancy of The Meadows Community League. 

The four areas of Poetry Pathways locations are :

East side of Father Michael Troy Junior High School    3630 23 street

North side of Velma E Baker Elementary School           2847 43 A Ave

North sidewalks adjacent to the Millcreek Ravine        34 ave and 28 street

South of Silverberry Park and Playground                485 Silverberry Road NW





Arts in the Meadows – 2019

Arts in the Meadows – 2019

Check out this years interactive workshops. Help build a 5 foot lantern, mix up some slime, learn how to create gem trees and more …. then join us in our showcase parade!

ZU MA Talent to Amus

Come decorate a stroller or build a flag, we have recycled materials to build musical instruments with musicians available to help you finish your creation.Drums seem to be a popular pick. Pick a family design and build a flag to carry in our celebratory parade. A wonderful Colourpillar puppet  will be built as well with residents helping to decorate.


Come be a sucker for succulents, crazy with cacti or silly with strawberries. The Millcreek Nursery is coming to help you plant a pot to take some of these items home.  Gather info and just have fun digging in the dirt and pots supplied for you to try out your green thumb.


Have you always felt a creative crafter was living inside of you? If you feel the need to check out how brilliant you can be, come join Kenzie’s designs as she takes you step by step thru building a small bejewelled tree.This workshop will be a great stop for anyone looking to create something for dad!


Come try out the interactive photobooth set up in the Rec centre.  You will go home with a 4×6 picture to remember the Arts in the Meadows event


The library is gearing up to help you make some slime!!!  Haven’t tried to make this gooey oozy craft, better check it out today!!


Ever wonder what this fantasy game is about and wanted to try it out?  Join a Dungeon Master to get a look at what makes this game so popular. 

The Meadows Knitting Club

Learning to knit can seem daunting but these fantastic women make it look easy. Join Knitting for Neighbourhoods to try out a short knitting session. These ladies have been knitting and donating for almost a year now.  Check them out for more info on where and when they meet.

Join us Saturday June 15, 2019
11:00 am until 2:00 pm
The Meadows Community Recreation Centre

Contact arts@themeadowscommunity.ca for more information and to explore submitting your creative work to the Arts Walk!

This free all-ages event is brought to you by the Meadows Community League, with special thanks to our partners; the Edmonton Public Library and the Meadows Recreation Centre. 

Annual General Meeting on May 11, 2019

Join us for the TMCL Annual General Meeting!

Saturday May 11, 2019
1:00 p.m.
TMCL Room, 2nd Floor, The Meadows Community Recreation Centre

Everyone is welcome. Must be a TMCL member to vote and/or stand for election. Please bring your membership card. Memberships will be available for purchase at the meeting.

The following positions are up for election. All positions are two year terms.

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Sports Director
  • Communications Director
  • Gaming Director

For more information on these positions, please view the TMCL Bylaws


We are excited to bring Sportball to the Meadows Community League!

Fridays at Velma E. Baker School gym
(2845 43A Ave)

6 – 7 PM for 3.5 – 5 year olds

7 – 8 PM for 5 – 8 year olds

February 22, March 8, 15, 22, April 5 & 12

$60 members/6 classes 
$90 non members/6 classes

Pre-registration is required.

Please email Cary at programs@themeadowscommunity.ca to register.

Sportball is a multi-sport program, introducing children to the fundamental concepts and skills behind eight popular ball sports: baseball, football, basketball, golf, hockey, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.

Family Ski Night – March 9, 2019


Saturday, March 9, 2019
6:30-10 p.m.
Snow Valley Ski Club

$10/community league members


(includes lift ticket, beginner lesson and equipment rental)

We will have two nights to purchase tickets.

Feb 8th & Feb 15th from 6 – 8 PM at the Meadows Recreation Centre upstairs in the TMCL room.

Or you can email membership@themeadowscommunity.ca to purchase tickets!


Zumba fitness classes have resumed for 2019!

Great group of regulars! And all new people are welcome to join this super fun cardio workout!

Tuesday nights from 7:15 – 8:15 PM. Starting January 8, 2019 and running until April 16, 2019.

No class on March 26th and April 9th

Velma E Baker School (2845 43A Ave)

Cost is only $88 for all 13 classes, or $12 to drop in.

Call 780-394-5686 for more information

Drop in Basketball – Friday Nights

If you are 14 years of age or older, head over to Velma E Baker school (2845 – 43A Ave) on Friday nights from 6:00pm until 7:45pm and shoot some hoops!
We have drop in basketball starting September 28th and running until November 30th.
This is a recreational, fun evening so please come and enjoy a non competitive environment.


Please join us in August for our Saturday movie nights!

Saturday, August 12
Larkspur Park (2847 43A Avenue)


Saturday, August 19
Silverberry Park (Silverberry Road)


Saturday August 26
The Meadows Community Recreation Centre – south side field
(2704 17 Street)


Movies start at dusk. Remember to bring a chair, blanket or sleeping bag, as well as bug spray. Please remember there is no smoking in City parks, and all dogs must be on a leash.


May 13-14, 2017
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Meadows Community Recreation Centre



Get your family swim on at Edmonton’s outdoor pools this summer! Free admission for TMCL members (proof of membership required).

Fred Broadstock Outdoor Pool
May 20-Sept 5, 2017
Sun/Mon/Tues/Wed – 5-7 p.m.

Oliver Outdoor Pool
June 10-Sept 8, 2017
Sun/Mon/Tues/Wed – 6-8 p.m.

Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool
June 1-Sept 1, 2017
Sun/Tues – 5-7 p.m.; Mon/Wed – 6-8 p.m.

Mill Creek Outdoor Pool
May 20-Sept 5, 2017
Sun/Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat – 7-9 p.m.


Saturday, March 4, 2017
12 – 3 p.m.
Larkspur Park
Hot chocolate will be served. Join us for some family fun.


Join us for an amazing evening creating fused art glass! Your hostess will walk you through the intricate design techniques for creating fused art glass jewellery – then you create your own five original designs, choosing from an extensive array of art glass. We take the projects back to the studio and fuse fire them, then attach the necessary findings before delivering them back to the event location for pick up. This is an evening you will remember!

Hosted by:      The Meadows Community League
Date:               Friday, February 17, 2017
Time:               7 p.m.
Location:         TMCL Room, 2nd Floor, The Meadows Recreation Centre
Cost:                $65 per person

For more information, please contact Emily Ollerhead at emily.ollerhead@telus.net.

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