Tomorrow’s highway cleanup is no longer required, as we finished today. We’ll be doing it again in September, so watch for the event signup near the end of August. Thanks to all the volunteers!
POSTPONED Highway Cleanup (edmontonatheists.ca)
Due to weather forecast change we have decided it might be safer to finish off highway clean up next weekend instead. We were almost halfway finished yesterday so we may only need to get together on Saturday next weekend.
Due to covid restrictions, teams of people from one house are preferable, although people are free to work alone. As outdoor events are currently limited to 5 people, we will break into two groups, starting at opposite ends of our section.
We meet at 9am and go for a few hours, please make sure you dress for the weather and we would advise AGAINST sandals or shorts/capri pants as the grass gets pretty long and dirty. Please also be advised that Alberta Transport requires volunteers for the highway cleanup to be at least 9 years of age.
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We will be watching a 51 minute documentary, narrated by Stephen Fry, on the mating/dancing habits of birds.
If you do not have netflix you can still join us to chat on google meets.
For now, until Covid-19 restrictions are removed, we will continue online meetings into 2021. We have 4 regular meetings that you can attend, but please check the events page for Highway Clean up events (which can still be socially distanced) or extra events like Solstice parties.
Coffee Night – 7pm every Sunday via the JITSI app. Seacoffeenight | Jitsi Meet
Trivia Night – 7:30pm every second Tuesday via the JITSI app Seatrivianight | Jitsi Meet
Secular Humanist Meetup – 7pm every second Thursday Secular Humanists of Alberta | Jitsi Meet
Westwood Unitarian Book Club – 7pm the last Wednesday of the month until May via ZOOM:
Launch Meeting – Zoom
We managed to get all of our section done this weekend! A huge thank you to everyone that came out, having about 8 people per day was the perfect amount for us to finish up, so now we no longer have to head out next weekend.
Big thanks to Rob, Tamara, Peter, Lou, Jason, Ingrid, Ashley, Mark, Tom, Martin, Logan and Karen!
We’ll be planning for another cleanup after the snow melts and it dries up, usually near the end of May.
Usually, we do highway cleanup twice a year for a full weekend, once in the spring and then again in the fall. Unfortunately, due to covid restrictions the spring event did not happen. We have no idea how grizzly it will be out there, so are going to run two weekends this fall to get it all done. If we finish the first weekend, we’ll cancel the second, so please check the event prior to showing up for the second weekend.
Here is the first event, please sign up if you can help! See you there!
Our annual general meeting usually takes place just before the summer each year, and obviously with events being shut down due to covid this did not happen at the usual scheduled time. We had hoped that small events indoors would be up and running by this stage in order to hold our meeting, however libraries are still not booking out their meeting rooms.
We thought we’d gauge interest in filling the board positions (all are available this time around) in order to make some decisions about how the group moves forward, so are asking those of you interested in sitting for a position to let us know. For now, if you had a valid membership last year you would be considered a member for the purposes of this AGM. If you would like to run but didn’t have a membership last year you can use our online method to get yourself up to date.
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