June 2018 Print

Monthly Commentary

Start the day creating opportunities, finish it enjoying the weather - getting ready for summer months!

We invite you to join us - NEBA Breakfast Mixer & Networking Event - Tuesday June 26, 2018

Location: F12.NET Edmonton Office, 13555 156 St NW, Edmonton, Ab 

Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Our continuous goal is to go to our members' locations and create opportunities for networking, mixers, and business building ideas

Special thanks to our venue and event sponsor: F12.NET

Refreshments and light snacks will be available for you to enjoy as you build opportunities through interactions.

Mix, mingle, reconnect and make new relationships at this event. Join the conversation on social media #nebamixer @nebayeg,  

Networking 7:30 – 8:10

Presentation 8:15 – 8:30 Cybersecurity Presentation by F12.NET

Q&A followed by more networking

Open to members and non-members and their guests.

Thinking about reaching out to a connection and following up? How about inviting them to this event and attend it together - one introduction at a time - is another step further.  

[REGISTER NOW for You and Your Guest to ATTEND]


We always welcome feedback so please reach out to us by email: info@neba.ca or by phone 780 803 1678.  Loan Gowers, BComm, CFP, FMA, FCSI, Executive Director & President  (Connect with us on LinkedIn, Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook Page).

North Edmonton Business Association is a membership based organization with a focus of building opportunities by hosting events where networking, interactions, conversations and meetings can occur.. To join as member, please click on link for  online membership application and payment can be made with VISA or Mastercard.  


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North Edmonton - City Councillors (Ward 1-4 and Ward 7)

World Cup Viewing on a 16 Foot Outdoor TV, a Marathon Game of Soccer, Pick-up Games for Kids and Adults, Food, Fun, and Sun!

I am excited to announce the Top of the City 36 Hour Continuous Soccer Game, in the heart of the North Side. Soccer is a sport that is loved by many Edmontonians, which is the reason that it is the fastest growing sport in our city. It is easy to play and popular around the world. But normal soccer games are only 90 minutes.

We have fantastic summer nights in Edmonton, with daylight reaching past 10pm. Let’s celebrate summer and soccer, and play all night. The Top of the City game will go around the clock, aided by flood lights. It will be held at Evansdale Community League from 8am on June 23 until 8pm on June 24.

There will be several heats (or teams) participating, but it will be a continuous game. Players will have a few hours off between ‘shifts’. The scoreboard will keep ticking. This will not be a 0-0 game, I can assure you. We can prove that we are ready for the return of FC Edmonton.

In addition to the continuous game, there will be many soccer related activities happening, including the broadcasting of the FIFA World Cup, which will be happening at the same time. So even if you are just looking for a World Cup viewing party, this is your event.

This will be a family-friendly festival, with food and activities for kids. There will also be a beer garden.

All of this will be achieved without asking the City for any money, so we are looking for corporate sponsors.

We are still recruiting players and volunteers from across all of Edmonton. This event is open to all but if you want to be involved, please register.

To register, click here.


Update 1:  The Fath Group and Northlands will both being providing support for this event. Thank you! We also have a lot of other great sponsors that will be recognized during the event.

Update 2: If playing in the game, there will be an opportunity to set up a tent in a quiet area of the field. Each team will consist of several ‘heats’, and so there will be a few hours off between active play times. A potential pattern is: play for an hour, have three hours off, play for an hour, have a three hours off, etc. for 36 hours. Players will receive some refreshments. More details on this to follow.

Update 3: The festival has been generating a TON of interest. Below are some FAQs that may give you a better idea of what this one of a kind event is all about:

Q: What is this event celebrating?

A: Edmonton is a soccer city. There are over 100,000 people registered in soccer and we heard loud and clear that Edmontonians want an event to celebrate the World’s game, right here on the North Side. The event which takes place from June 23rd to 24th will take advantage of Edmonton’s long days and no other event in the city captures that.

Q: Is the event kid friendly?

A: Of course. There will be a variety of family friendly activities like face painting, a pick-up soccer field for children, FC Edmonton will be bringing inflatable soccer targets called “shooter tutors,” Evansdale has a great playground beside the field, fire truck tours by Edmonton Fire Rescue and many other fun summer activities.

Q: Will there be adult oriented entertainment?

A: Yup! The 36 hour continuous game will be played by adults, an adult pick-up game will take place, there will be a beer gardens in Evansdale Community League, a FIFA World Cup viewing party, food trucks and some other surprises.

Q: What do you mean the game will last for 36 hours?

A: There will be one game where soccer will be played for 36 continuous hours beginning on June 23 at 8:00 am and ending at 8:00 pm the following day. This game will require many players to participate since the game will be played using four “heats” of teams. The pattern below will repeat and gives you an idea of how the game will operate (as an example only).

8:00 – 9:00 HEAT A1 vs. HEAT B1
9:00 – 10:00 HEAT A2 vs. HEAT B2
10:00 – 11:00 HEAT A3 vs. HEAT B3
11:00 – 12:00 HEAT A4 vs. HEAT B4
1200 – 1:00 HEAT A1 vs. HEAT B1
1:00 – 2:00 HEAT A2 vs. HEAT B2

Players might play in 2 hour shifts based on what works best.

Q: What if I want to play but I am not very good?

No problem. The heats will be lined up based on skill level. This is a fun event. Play. Don’t regret not signing up. Sign up!  This is for men, women, boys, girls, old, young (and middle-aged). ALL ARE WELCOME.

Q: Where will players sleep in-between games?

A: There will be a quiet zone that players will be able to set-up tents.

Q: What does Top of The City cost?

A: The event is largely free. The only cost will be incurred by players who participate in the 36 hour game ($20 to play and $20 if setting up a tent on site). The majority of the cost of operating this event will be covered by our corporate sponsors (including FC Edmonton, the Fath Group, and Northlands).

Q: What will happen if it rains?

A: We will be upset, but Edmontonians are not fair-weather fans and neither is Top of The City. This event is happening rain or shine.

Q: Where should I park?

A: Good question. Don’t rule out the bus, first of all. The Eaux Claires transit centre is nearby. If driving, there are parking spaces around Evansdale Community League but factor in that Top of The City is likely to be very busy. If you live in Evansdale, why not walk?

Q: Will the event be quiet during the overnight hours?

A: Yes. There will be quiet hours to ensure that the residents near the event are respected. There will be on-site security helping us stay quiet.

We are also excited that Hope and Football will be onsite, as well.

To register, click here.

For use on social media, use #TopOfTheCity2018

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North Edmonton - MPs (Federal)

What’s on your mind this spring?


Member of Parliament

Edmonton Griesbach


Spring looks like it’s almost here after a very long winter.

I hope you’ve come through this winter healthy and happy.

With spring at our doorstep I figure it’s a great time to find out what issues are on your mind.

As such, I’ve put together a little survey in this column and would love to get your feedback.

Just circle the number beside these topics if you feel it’s an important issue.

Then mail it in an envelope and send it to me in Ottawa. You can send mail to any MP postage free, so it won’t even cost you “a penny for your thoughts.” Also, please fill in some basic contact information so I can keep you posted on issues in Ottawa and in our riding of Edmonton Griesbach.

Send to Kerry Diotte, Member of Parliament, House of Commons, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

What issues are the most important to you? Circle the ones you feel are most important.

1) Keeping taxes low

2) Cutting red tape to create jobs

3) Balancing the federal budget and reducing Canada’s debt

4) Taking action on illegal immigration

5) Cracking down on violent crime

6) Legalizing marijuana

7) Fighting terrorism

8) Standing up for free speech

9) Stopping wasteful government spending

10) Increased funding for seniors, our military and veterans


Am I on the right track to represent you as your Member of Parliament?

1) Yes

2) Unsure

3) No


Name: ________________________________

Address: ____________________________________

City: __________________________________

Postal code: ____________________________

Email: _________________________________

Home phone: ___________________________

Cell phone: _____________________________

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Tips & Ideas for You and Your Business

by: Usha Pawluski CPA


Is your business considered a Personal Service Business (PSB)?

In a recent Tax Court of Canada case (Ivan Cassel Ltd vs. H.M.Q., 2013-2175(IT) G), the court was to determine whether the owner of the business, Mr. C, was carrying on a personal service business.

 “A personal services business is a business that a corporation carries on to provide services to another entity (such as a person or a partnership or another corporation) that an officer or employee of that entity would usually perform. Instead, an individual performs the services on behalf of the corporation. That individual is called an incorporated employee. https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/publications/t4012/t2-corporation-income-tax-guide-chapter-4-page-4-t2-return.html

How do you know if you are carrying on a personal service business?

  • If you own more than 10% of the shares in a corporation that is providing a service to another entity and
  • If you did not have your own corporation you would be working directly for the entity that you are providing services to.

Consequences of carrying on a PSB

  • PSB Corporation will not be eligible for the small business deduction.
  • PSB Corporation will pay income tax at the highest tax rate.

How does CRA determine if your corporation is a personal service business?

  • Is there a contract between you and the entity that you are providing the service to?
  • Do you have a business plan to grow your business beyond the work that you have with a single entity?
  • Do you operate your corporation in a “ business-like manner”
  • Could you be considered an employee?
  • Is your corporation exposed to any risks?
  • Are your hours and responsibilities controlled by the entity that you provide service to

In the above case the court determined that Mr. C was carrying on a PSB.  Mr. C was denied the small business deduction which result in significant savings for small business.  Mr. C’s corporation was taxed at the general income tax rate from 2008-2011.  About 28 % rather than the 15% small business rate

Please discuss with your accountant about your situation and if you maybe carrying on a PSB.

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