WHO WE ARE
A Distinct Identity
Here in the Forest Terrace Heights Community, we are driven by a single goal; to provide a diverse-based community forum that collectively supports all residents of the Forest Heights and Terrace Heights Communities. In building effective relationships and establishing a friendly, safe, healthy and attractive neighbourhood where citizens can be proud of their home.
Update April 2022: Regular programming is being scheduled and our hall is available for booking at this time. Note that public health measures change frequently and often with short notice.
Addition of Treaty and Land Acknowledgement
For thousands of years, when an Indigenous person visited the lands of another nation, it was customary to say something like, “I acknowledge that I am on the traditional territory of X nation.” It was an act of diplomacy, a way of saying, “I understand who is responsible here and I come in peace” (Source).
Today, a territorial acknowledgement is an act of reconciliation. It demonstrates respect for the Indigenous peoples on this land both in the past and in the present, and recognition of their historic and ongoing oppression.
The Forest Terrace Heights Community League board of directors began a discussion about making a land acknowledgement in 2020. We drafted the text with guidance from a number of sources, including an Indigenous consultant from the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, and, in October 2021, unanimously voted to post it on our website and at the hall, promote it on our social media accounts and newsletter, and to include a verbal acknowledgement at every meeting.
We understand that this is a small step, and that much more effort will be required to forge real understanding and improve relations with Indigenous peoples. In this spirit of reconciliaction, we had hoped to offer a community event to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together to share and learn. But the pandemic keeps getting in the way and we don’t want to delay this acknowledgement any longer.
Click here to see the full Treaty and Land Acknowledgement.
The Forest Terrace Heights Community League is a great location for children's birthday parties, family reunions, fundraisers, meetings, exercise classes and more!
The Community Hall seats up to 65 people, provides a full kitchen, bar, tables, chairs, bluetooth enabled sound system, lovely green space, beautiful spray park and free WiFi.
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The Community League is run off of the valuable contributions of volunteers in the community! Our Board currently has several vacancies that need to be filled. Refer to the Board of Directors page for currently vacant positions.
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