Category Archives: Community Event

Events going on in the community around Gledhill

Spotlight On: Skate Day!

What is Skate Day?

Each year Gledhill’s School Council books a local arena for the day and gathers some extra skates and helmets so that all kids, grades 1-6, can have a fun time skating with their classmates, teachers and parents.

This year’s Skate Day is Thursday, March 8th at Ted Reeve Arena. Students walk to the arena with their teacher and a few parent helpers per class. They are encouraged to bring their own skates and helmets, but there is a change room that the council  stocks with extras to borrow so that all kids can participate. Typically, the Primary classes (Grades 1, 2 and 3) skate in the morning and Junior (Grades 4, 5 and 6) skate in the afternoon but teachers will communicate exact skate times with parents via permission forms sent home.

Skate Day is an amazing day full of smiles with some kids skating for the first time and other more experienced skaters helping their friends stay up!

How to get involved:

  1. Be a helper for your child’s class (2-3 parents per class) – Parents are needed to walk to and from the arena with the classes and help tie all those skates. Parent helpers are welcome to skate too, but it is not at all required. If you are able to help in this way, indicate so on the permission form to communicate this directly to your child’s classroom teacher.
  2. Be part of the set up and take down crew (4-5 parents) – The skates and helmets we bring for the kids to borrow need to be transported to Ted Reeve in the morning, set up and then returned to the school at the end of the day. If you are able to help with either Set Up – 8:30 am- 9:30am and Take Down 2:30pm-3:30pm please email
  3. Be a Skate Day organizer! Do you have a child in Grades 1 or 2 and you’d like to help with a once a year event like Skate Day? Our Skate Day organizer will be leaving the school after next year and needs someone to shadow her and learn the ropes to take it over after she leaves. It’s a very easy, rewarding way to get involved! If you’d like to learn more about this opportunity, please email




Marlies Pre-Game Family Skate Details

For Gledhill families who have tickets and are attending tomorrow’s Marlies game, the ice is reserved  from 1:00pm – 1:50pm for a family skate!


  • Families can arrive as early at 12:20pm.
  • Participants can enter the arena at the North Group Experiences Check-In gate at Ricoh Coliseum.
  • A member of the Marlies staff will be there to direct people to the change rooms so they can put on their skates.
  • Anyone under the age of 13 must wear a helmet.
  • No hockey sticks or pucks, this is just a pleasure skate!

Waivers must be signed for everyone going on the ice. They can be downloaded here:

Ricoh Coliseum Adult Waiver

Ricoh Coliseum Minor Waiver

  • After the skate families can return their skates to their cars and then make their way to the main entrance for gates opening at 3:00pm.
  • Liberty Village is a close walk away if you would like to grab a coffee or bite to eat before 4:00pm puck drop.

This Thursday is Gledhill’s 2nd Movie Night – “CARS 3”!

DATE: Thursday, November 30th, 2017 (Friday is a PA Day)

SHOWTIME: 6:30PM (Doors open at 6PM)

DOOR PRIZE: The Movie on DVD

LOCATION: Gledhill Gym

$1 at the door   $1 POPCORN    $2 PIZZA

This is a family event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


80’s Dance Party and Silent Auction – Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for some totally tubular people to help out with the 80’s Dance Party & Silent Auction on Sat. Nov. 18. It runs from 7:30 – 12:00 pm at the Legion on Woodbine.

There are several gnarly jobs that need doing including :

  • Set-up 
  • Ticket Table/Front Door
  • Selling 50/50 Draw Tickets
  • Monitoring the silent auction tables
  • Pizza Sales
  • Clean up


Grab a friend and sign up for one of these rad jobs together! For more details click HERE

Book Your Babysitters – It’s an 80’s Dance Party!

The Gledhill School Council is hosting an 80’s Dance Party! Meet other Gledhill parents, have some fun and raise funds for the school through the silent auction. Please come out and bring your friends! It will be a great night!



Family Fest is this Friday June 16th and WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Hello Gledhill Parents,

 Your help is desperately needed! Family Fest is this Friday, June 16th and we still need help in a few key areas:
  • Volunteer Shift #1: 3:15 – 5:20  – Help at a food or activity station for the first half of Family Fest
  • Volunteer Shift #2: 5:15 – 7:15  – Help at a food or activity station for the second half of Family Fest
  • Teen Shift: 3:15 – 7:15 – Teens can earn volunteer hours helping at one of our stations.
  • Bring your favourite salad or finger food for our International Table or yummy sweets for our Bake Sale

Many hands make light work!

 Tell us how you can help out.  Click Here

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Leslie at

Movie Night TONIGHT – “Go to the movie you will – make dinner you will not”

FRIDAY June 2nd, 2017




$1 at the door   $1 POPCORN    $2 PIZZA

This is a family event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.