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Creating Community through our Programs

Thorncliff Community programs are currently limited to the Ice Rink and the Community Garden. Other activities have been significantly curtailed during the past two years by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can view some of our past programs under the Past Activities and Events tab, and over the next few years, with help from energetic volunteers, we are hoping to recover many of our past activities, especially ones that offer youth programs for Thorncliff residents. If you have any questions about TCL programs (past, present or future), or if you are interested in helping us explore opportunities for starting new programs or activities in Thorncliff, please Contact Us

For the last two winters and summers we were fortunate to find volunteers to build a snowbank Ice Rink and bring back the Community Garden in Thorncliff Park. Details about these programs appear on separate pages under this Community Programs tab. 

A few other programs coming your way this year are listed below.


Look for the City of Edmonton Summer Green Shack just east of the Thorncliffe Elementary School playground on 82 Avenue and 173 Street. 

(Google street view from May 2021)

The City of Edmonton Summer Green Shack Program has a green shack located in Thorncliff Park (see image above). Normally, this program runs during weekdays from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm during the months of July and August; however, the program seems to be currently closed, but you can check the program at the link below for its current status.   When running, it is a fully supervised daily summer free drop-in program offered in the safety of our own neighbourhood park. The program is targeted to children age 6 to 12 but adult accompanied children of any age are welcome to attend. It's really a great program that offers summertime fun for children in our community.

Read more about the Green Shack Program, and its current status, at Green Shack Programs | City of Edmonton .

Green Shack Shows, 2023: 

This summer, the Edmonton Arts Council thrilled to partner with the City of Edmonton to present ​Green Shack Shows. Throughout July and August, free concerts and performances will happen five days a week at various Green Shacks across the city with one performance in the morning, and another in the afternoon. The Thorncliff Community is scheduled for a show ( Kids’ Mythic Quest Adventures with Theatre Prospero & the Thousand Faces Festival) on July 7 at 11:30 am in Thorncliff Park (see above for location). For a detailed schedule of all City locations, including Thorncliff, click here or the link above. 

 Check back later for details)

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