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.
Our furry family members absolutely love the river valley - in particular the Buena Vista off-leash area. We wish there were more places like this to enjoy closer to home within walking distance.
When my son was born, as a first time mom, it was hard to begin to socialize with other moms and have my baby around children his own age. We went to “baby lap time” at our nearest library. It began friendships that has lasted for both my son and me. Beyond that it began a renewal of love for reading, and literacy for my son.
We have lived in Queen Alexandra for 35 years , raising our daughter here and choosing to stay as a lot of folks moved to the suburbs. Our Family spent many fun filled hours at the Scona pool and because it is walkable it was like a second home to us. We didn’t need to get on a bus or into the car and cross the city going to the outskirts to enjoy physical activity. We met neighbours and new friends here and played , had parties and exercised here. We could go and run around the park and stop at the pool winter or summer. It took minutes to get there and we could play for hours with a mixed group of all ages.This Pool has enriched our lives and those of our neighbours! It is a Jewel in the city