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  • September 14, 2014 5:21 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    City crews and citizens are pulling together to deal with the aftermath of the recent storm.

    We would like to thank our community associations for working with us to respond to the needs of Calgarians who are dealing with tree debris.

    The City continues to have jumbo crews cleaning up priority debris in communities across Calgary.  The City’s focus remains on taking care of critical safety issues and ensuring public spaces are safe and accessible.

    The City Links program, in conjunction with CEMA, will be able to assist seniors and those who are physically challenged in Calgary with extensive tree damage on their properties due to the recent storm. Citizens can call 311 and ask for the “Seniors Home Maintenance” Service Request to process their requests.  Requests for service will be taken starting the weekend of September 13 and work will commence the following week.

    The City is also providing the following options to assist Calgarians with their clean up efforts:

    ·         All three City Landfills are operating under extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. until further notice to accommodate tree debris. Tipping fees continue to be waived for all tree debris that is not mixed with other garbage. 

    ·         Beginning Saturday, September 13, citizens can access all 33 of The City’s leaf & pumpkin drop-off locations to dispose of damaged tree limbs. 

    Calgary’s community spirit has continued to shine through, and citizens are encouraged to help neighbours by picking up, pitching in and pulling together.  Help those who are unable to clear small tree debris like small branches and leaves from their properties with what you can safely manage.  If you can help with the small debris, we can get to the big stuff faster.

    The City would like to thank all Calgarians for their patience as cleanup efforts continue throughout the coming days and weeks. This effort will take time.  We encourage everyone to stay safe.  Please don’t put yourself at risk.

    If you are not the correct contact for your group, please forward this information to the appropriate board member.
    If you have any questions, please contact The City of Calgary, Community & Neighbourhood Services – Lead, Community Recreation Coordinators, Tina Brillantes at 403-807-1401.

  • March 20, 2014 12:29 PM | Leann Hackman-Carty
    A new board of directors was elected at the AGM on March 20. To find out more click here.
  • March 16, 2014 6:58 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    Home-Start is a unique program in that it is facilitated by caring, committed volunteers with parenting experience and a heart for families with young children. Volunteers offer friendship and practical support to a family for 2-4 hours per week. The relationships built and support offered make a huge difference in strengthening families!

    We are looking for these special people in your community. Contact Home start if you are interested in volunteering.


  • February 20, 2014 2:08 PM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    The Federation of Calgary Communities, in partnership with the Crime Prevention Team at the Calgary Police Service, are working together to offer tips and tools on crime prevention and safety issues in Calgary!


    Please join us and Constable Carter Duchesney on Wednesday March 5th as he introduces an interesting topic that affects anyone with a computer or smartphone – cybercrime. The Calgary Police Service uses the term “cybercrime” to refer to internet, with reference to social media scams, malware, hacking, identity theft, spam mail, auction fraud, phishing and assorted activity of this nature.  Key topics of this workshop include social media safety and cyber bullying.


    The NEW Partners in Crime Prevention Workshop series is geared towards helping community association volunteers and the public learn valuable information about crime prevention and safety issues in their neighbourhoods from our trusted partners,


    The Calgary Police Service.They will also serve as a great opportunity to network with peers so join us all at all four Partners in Crime Prevention workshops!


    Workshops are FREE to the public so please send this invitation far and wide.


    Thank you to all who attended the first Partners in Crime Prevention workshop on The Hub program and the Good Witness program - it was a great success! 


    Join us:

    Partners in Crime Prevention Workshop #2: Cybercrime

    Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Location: Glamorgan Community Association 4207 - 41 Avenue SW

    Cost: FREE!

    Click here to register and to view other upcoming workshops. 

    Please view the attachment for more information on the Partners in Crime Prevention Workshop #2: Cybercrime

  • December 11, 2013 9:05 PM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    Avenue Magazine is currently running the 2014 Calgary Best Neighborhoods research program.


    Click on the link below and let them know how great our community is!


  • November 27, 2013 12:23 PM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    The City of Calgary wants your help. They are holding open houses for a 10-year skateboard plan to build up to 50 skateparks in the city. Join them at one of three open houses to provide your input and learn more about:

    ·       the overall skateboarding strategy  and where they are in the process

    ·       the consultants that are designing the skateparks

    ·       communities that have been identified to receive a skatepark and why

    ·       how this could impact you or your family

    ·       modern skatepark design, construction, and the positive impact they have on communities

    ·       how your community or region can get involved for selection of future parks

    They are still in the proposal stage and no final site selection has been decided. Help carve out how they move forward.

    Open House Options (all times are 5 PM to 8 PM):

    Tuesday, January 28: Cardel Theatre – 180 Quarry Park Blvd S.E.

    Wednesday, January 29: Edgemont Community Association – 33 Edgevalley Circle NW

    Thursday, January 30: Southland Leisure Centre – 2000 Southland Dr. S.W.

    For more information about this or other Recreation projects, please visit:

  • November 07, 2013 5:00 PM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    Calgary, AB:  Ward 6 Councillor Richard Pootmans, in collaboration with the King’s Own Calgary Regiment, invites Calgarians to participate in the upcoming second annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at Battalion Park in Signal Hill on Monday, November 11th at 10:30am.

    Battalion Park, originally named Camp Sarcee in 1915, commemorates the soldiers who trained there before going off to Europe to fight in World War I. Members of the Calgary, Lethbridge, Central Alberta and Edmonton battalions hauled over 16,000 stones onto the hill to form the numbers 137, 113, 151 and 51, representing the regimental numbers of their battalions. In 1991, after members of the 157 Battalion lobbied to have the stones declared a historic site, Battalion Park was opened.

    “This is an important day for Calgarians to take some time to appreciate the sacrifices made by our brave soldiers past and present,” said Pootmans. “Taking part in the ceremony at this historic military training site makes the day even more significant for those in attendance.”

    Pedestrians are encouraged to walk to the ceremony, with access from Signal Hill Drive until 10:30am (no parking is available on Signal Hill Drive SW). Parking will be available in designated locations at the Signal Hill Shopping Centre from which attendees can walk up the stairs to the ceremony site. Attendees needing assistance can proceed to the ‘Assistance Drop Off Zone’ on the far east side of the Shopping Centre parking lot. From there, volunteers will transport attendees to the ceremony site.

    For more information, including a map of the event site, please visit



    Media & on-site contact for the event is:

    Richard Pootmans

    Ward 6 Councillor

    Phone: 403-875-7406



    For public inquiries on the event, contact:

    The Ward 6 Office

    Guillaume Remond

    Phone: 403-268-1035

    Email:  Website:

  • September 23, 2013 4:09 PM | Leann Hackman-Carty

     MLA Delong has informed us that The Government of Alberta has organized a Budget 2014 Consultation Schedule for Athabasca, Edmonton, Taber, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Barrhead, Calgary, Wainwright, Red Deer, Peace River and Edson. The goal is to gather public input on Budget 2014 and discuss priorities.   They wish to hear from as many Albertans as possible as they set about designing a budget that speaks to priorities and meets needs.   The Calgary session is scheduled for October 16, 7:00 PM, Greenwood Inn & Suites, Mapleleaf A, 3515-26 st. NE. if you wish to attend.




  • September 19, 2013 1:40 PM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    Spend an afternoon of learning with personal life coach, Tony Robbins.


    A limited block of tickets have been made available for FREE for people and businesses affected by the flood (a $289 value).


    Check out the attached event poster and register here:
  • July 18, 2013 6:56 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty
    Thanks to those of you who stopped by and made a donation to the Red Cross at our Stampede Breakfast. As a result, we were able to donate $2048 for Flood Relief! Part of this included money we made from membership sales that day. Thanks for supporting those in need.
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