Category Archives: Event


2018 Joan Crocker Award!

By Samantha Parker

The Joan Crocker award was created to foster and honour exemplary volunteer community and civic leadership of actively participating members of the Canadian Junior Leagues. The award recognizes actively participating members who embrace and demonstrate exemplary volunteer community and civic leadership. It is also intended to bring an increased awareness of the […]



2018 Active of the Year Award!

By Samantha Parker

The Junior League of Edmonton established the Active of the Year award in 2002 as a way to recognize one active member per year, who exemplifies the League’s mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. As ambassadors […]



2018 New Member of the Year Award!

By Samantha Parker

 

The New Member of the Year Award was  established  in 2015 to recognize a New Member who has a strong desire to volunteer, the willingness to devote her time to our projects as well as training and planning meetings, and is motivated to develop her own potential. In addition to showcasing creativity […]



Recapping iMedia 2018

By Samantha Parker

 

Recently Jeng and I had the opportunity to go to  iMEDIA Social Media Conference on behalf of the League. It was really amazing! So much information and not enough time to head it all. I was able to attend info sessions on Instagram, SEO, and organizing your social media. Here are […]



Five Reasons to Join the Junior League of Edmonton

By Phalyn Chenard

Like any member of the Junior League of Edmonton (JLE), recruitment season always takes me on a walk down memory lane. It’s an exciting, healthy and welcome reminder of why we joined the League, as well as a chance to reflect on how much we’ve learned and grown since signing up.

 

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Placement Spotlight: Homes for the Holidays

By Amanda Mouait

My introduction to Homes for the Holidays was when a friend asked me if I would be volunteering the weekend of the event. At that time, I was not yet a member of the Junior League of Edmonton but had heard many great things and was considering checking it out. I had no […]



Statement by JLE President on International Day of the Girl 2017

"The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception. This year’s International Day of the Girl (IDG) on October 11 marks the beginning of a year-long effort to spur global attention and action to the challenges and opportunities girls face before, […]



Celebrating International Women’s Day 2017

On March 8th we celebrated International Women's Day with a film screening and panel discussion of the award winning documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide at Latitude 53. Our sold out event welcomed local Edmontonians to eat yummy desserts and learn more about challenges faced by women around the world. […]



Beginning the League Journey: Fall New Member Info Session

By Sharon Mvundura

A librarian, paralegal and teacher walk into a bar. This isn't the start of a really bad joke, it's what Central Social Hall was like on Wednesday, August 31 at our new member information session. Women from the Edmonton area were invited to have wine, appetizers and learn more about the Junior […]



Junior League of Edmonton Builds for Habitat for Humanity

It was a Women Build Day at Habitat for Humanity on August 15 in Edmonton, and members of the Junior League of Edmonton—accompanied by friends & family—learned a few skilled trades such as framing, insulation and cabinet building!

Habitat for Humanity identifies families that are in need of affordable housing and prepares them to be […]