We know you have questions, our volunteers want to help you find the answer, but we know sometimes it can be hard to find the right one. We've put together this page of some of the most common questions we receive, so that maybe it'll shorten your search for answers!
What does the LECL do?
The Lewis Estates Community League is a not-for-profit organisation that works to develop facilities and amenities such as parks and playgrounds, establish healthy and active programming, and generally work to improve the quality of life of community residents.
Where does the LECL get its funding from?
Community Leagues are unique to the City of Edmonton, but established organisations can access annual operating grants from the city that vary in size but based on neighbourhood population. We also help secure grants from other organisations for various purposes deemed priorities by the community. And lastly, membership dues. The voluntary membership fee paid by community members helps extend the types of events and programming the league can put on.
How much does a LECL membership cost?
A household family membership is $30 annually. The membership cycle runs from June 1 through May 31, annually.
What are the benefits of a LECL membership?
One of the biggest benefits is helping promote safe, healthy, and active living within your community, but the City of Edmonton and various minor sports associations have extended a bunch of financial incentives for being a member. Access to free community swims and discounts on City wide facilities are just the tip of the iceberg. We have an entire page where we outline the benefits of membership.
How can I purchase a LECL membership?
There are a few different ways to purchase a community league membership:
CommuniBee - Download our mobile app and purchase from there
EFCL - Purchase through the EFCL website (plus a $5 admin fee)
Servus Credit Unions - Purchase in person at these locations (plus $5 admin fee)
In person - We sell memberships at all of our events
If I lose my card/number how can I get a new one?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and they can lookup your membership status, find your membership number, or send you a hard card.
How can I get involved with the LECL?
Beyond purchasing a membership, the easiest way to get involved is by volunteering for a role at one of our events! We are also always looking for various committee members if you want to help plan a certain area of community operations (events, programming, parks and amenity development, civics, or even facility maintenance). If you would like to play more of a role in planning operations, you can attend board meetings, or even volunteer as a board member! If you aren’t sure, reach out to us ([email protected]) and we can put you in touch with the right people to talk to!
Do you have a community hall? Can I rent it out for a private function?
Unfortunately we do not have a community hall. The building in potter greens park, is for maintenance equipment storage only. You may want to check surrounding communities that do have a community league hall. La Perle, Belmead, Aldergrove, Lymburn may be able to accommodate you.
Can I book the park for a private birthday or event?
Park facilities are available on a first come first serve basis. If you want to do something a little larger, or more formal, you need to apply for a Neighbourhood Event Licence directly from the City. Please note, these licences do not grant you exclusive use of a park or public land.
Where can I find information about upcoming LECL events?
We try our best to keep our resources up to date (sorry if they aren’t!) but the best place to go for information on upcoming events are our Website (https://lecl.org) or our Facebook page, or even subscribe to our Monthly Newsletter from our website.
If you've made it through all of these questions and would like to chat with someone, you can use the contact us form on this website, message us through Facebook Messenger (icon below), find us on WhatsApp (Lewis Estates Community League), or email us at [email protected].
Lewis Estates Community League (LECL) was incorporated in 1993 as a society representing over 4,000 households.
We focus on taking steps to improve our offerings by enhancing programs, events, and further developing the parkland within our boundaries.