Edmonton is a city about people. During this fall's budget debate, Thrive Edmonton wants our City Council to keep the people in mind above all else.
Council needs to think about who benefits from changes to the budget.
Changes to the budget, whether an increase or decrease, have an impact on you and other residents.
Thrive Edmonton is also an invitation to the people of Edmonton. An invitation to reflect on some of the really great things the City of Edmonton does, and share those stories with others. It’s a movement to work together, instead of against one another’s interests. It includes business, artists, parents, community organizers, educators, and all income levels.
We are a city of almost a million people and it only makes sense our needs may differ. It’s time to put partisanship aside and share the things about Edmonton that make our lives better, so that collectively this city and the people in it can thrive.
Going to the queen Alex playgroup helped us to meet other families in the neighbourhood. It’s fun and exciting for the kids and parents get to sit and meet other parents who live in the area. We also love going to the drop in programs at the public ljbrary. The kids get to know the love of books in a fun exciting way and the technology in the library is great to have!
We have lived in the Lewis’s estate community since 2010. We were thrilled to hear that there would be a recreation center in our community until recently we were told that this project may be delayed because of lack of funding. The nearest recreation center is in terwillegar area. We are desperately longing for one that is close by and The whole community will be benefited significantly from it.
We love going down to the river valley and walking along the trails and picnicking at both Emily Murphy and Hawrelak Park. This past summer my 3 kids and I enjoyed the free use of the Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool many times. It was an amazing way to spend an afternoon outdoors. During the spring and summer months the kids love going to the greenshack programs. It is a great way for kids to be kids and to play with many kids around their age. In the winter we like to go to the McKernan rink and skate outdoors. Last winter my husband also took the kids to the free indoor skating at Tipton arena on a weekly basis. As a family of 5 these free activites are so greatly appreciated, because we may not otherwise have the extra money to enjoy these amenities so often.