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Edmonton Trail Day 2018: Call for Volunteers

Hello Renfrew community members!

As you may have heard, the Renfrew Community Association (RCA) has recently been awarded an ‘ActivateYYC’ grant to support “temporary local projects and events that motivate Calgarians to walk, play and be neighbourly”. The idea that the RCA proposed was a one-day event taking place in August, 2018 (exact date TBD) along Edmonton Trail NE. Historically there was a community event held that took place on Edmonton trail and it was called Edmonton Trail Day(s). 


Our plan for reviving this includes the installation of a temporary parklet, a public seating platform, in the parking lane of the 700 block of northbound Edmonton Trail. The event will help foster community, increase pedestrian activity and  provide a place for local residents to engage businesses and other organizations in the area. 

The event has been spearheaded by 3 people so far but to make it a success, we need your help! We're looking for volunteers to help us in the planning and implementation phase to make this event a reality. We encourage you to read the volunteer position descriptions below and reach out to if you're interested in getting on board or if you want more information.


  • Communications - Social media and community outreach (Starting April/May 2018; 2 people)

    • Need to post couple of times a week, with ongoing updates and information. Frequency of social media posts to increase as event approaches. Community outreach responsible for touching base with local media outlets closer to the date.

  • Entertainment scouting/booking (Starting April/May 2018)

    • Responsible for finding appropriate entertainment within budget (TBD). Also responsible for all liasing with said entertainment up-to and on the day of the event.

  • Equipment rental (Starting April 2018)

    • Required to obtain all required rentals not supplied by city traffic or other means. ie tables, chairs, potted plants etc. Responsible for delivery and returning of equipment after the event.

  • Grant writing (October 2017 - March 2018)

    • Writing grants to obtain further event funding.

  • Regulatory liason (City roads etc) and permits (Starting November 2017)

    • Working with city liason to make sure all safety, regulatory and traffic permits are obtained and in good order for the event.

  • AGLC and AHS liason (Starting June 2018)

    • Work with businesses and AGLC in the event that any licenses need to be obtained. Obtain any AHS permits that are required.

  • Market coordinator, subject to grant funds being available (Starting March 2018)

    • Obtain space (ie. indo-canadian centre) and contact local vendors to be highlighted at the market.

  • Contact collector (Starting February 2018)

    • Get contact information for local residents, condo boards and other affected groups near Edmonton Trail. To be used those for advertising and spreading of critical information in Spring/Summer.


This event can only be a success with your help and every bit helps! If you are interested in one of the volunteer positions above, or think you can contribute in some other way, please e-mail!

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