Green Shack 2018

Secord will be hosting the Green Shack Program once again in Summer 2018, with financial assistance from the Secord Community League.

See https://www.edmonton.ca/activities_parks_recreation/green-shacks.aspx for other participating communities.

Green Shack Program

Join in games, sports, crafts, music, drama, and special events. You’ll find a list of upcoming activities and special events posted on the side of the Green Shack each week. If there’s a game or activity that you’d like to play, just ask the Program Leader.

Programs are led by City of Edmonton staff who:

  • Ensure participants play safely. Parents are responsible for their children at all times and must be available in the event of an emergency.
  • Are easily identifiable by their blue shirts and name tags and may be assisted by volunteer leaders in training.
  • Have completed a security clearance process, are trained in first aid and are certified specialists in fun!

Ages: 6-12 years (children under 6 must be supervised by a parent or guardian)

Cost: Free (drop-in as you please, no registration required)

Location: See https://www.edmonton.ca/activities_parks_recreation/green-shacks.aspx.

When: See https://www.edmonton.ca/activities_parks_recreation/green-shacks.aspx. Programming is still available on rainy/snowy days but will be cancelled during severely inclement weather.

For more information, visit edmonton.ca/greenshacks.

Flying Eagle Program

Flying Eagle visits various Green Shack playground program sites each week of the summer. This program uses the medicine wheel as a guiding principle and teaches children and families about the first peoples of this land and Treaty 6. Activities may include storytelling, bead crafts, dream catchers, double ball, lacrosse, bannock making, smudging and talking circles.

Incorporating Indigenous teachings into community recreation helps to build a relationship of understanding and respect among the program participants. It also encourages discussions about the history of the land and celebrates the relationship among all Edmontonians today. The program leader helps create a safe space for these conversations and teachings to be shared.

Ages: 6-12 years

Cost: Free

Location: See https://www.edmonton.ca/activities_parks_recreation/green-shacks.aspx.

When: See https://www.edmonton.ca/activities_parks_recreation/green-shacks.aspx.

For more information, visit https://www.edmonton.ca/activities_parks_recreation/flying-eagle-program.aspx