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  • July 13, 2012 8:18 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    At the beginning of June we got to work creating a contest to involve the Coach Hill, Patterson Heights community and design a new logo. We wanted a fresh new image that would send residents directly to our website. The community voted for the new logo at our 4th Annual Stampede Breakfast, and a winner was decided.


    Thirty entries were received, and an additional nine kids’ entries were submitted. Over $700 in donations were given from local businesses, to award a winner, runner up, second runner up, and best kid’s entry with a gift basket. The Coach Hill, Patterson Heights community association board of directors would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all of our generous sponsors, and to everyone who entered our contest. Also thank you to Nadine and Shauna for all of your hard work in putting this contest together.


    For more details click here.

  • July 07, 2012 6:44 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    CALGARY: Riley & McCormick, one of Calgary’s most loved and established retailer has just unveiled its “Real Cowboys” promotion which will give one lucky person the chance to win two tickets to South America’s biggest Rodeo in Brazil!

    In order to participate, all you have to do is take your photo standing beside the iconic “Riley the Horse” at Riley & McCormick’s flagship store (220-8 Ave SW) on or before midnight, July 15, 2012. Post the photo at RMRealCowboys Facebook photo album for your chance to win a trip to Brazil! Share it with family and friends for the chance to win even more prizes.

    The grand prize is a trip for two to attend the biggest rodeo in Latin America, “Festa de Peao de Rodeio” (August 2013). Prize includes airfare, accommodation and rodeo tickets.

    In addition to Real Cowboys Brazil promotion, is a separate contest designed specifically for members of the media! In order to enter, take your photo, post it at to the Media Contest album. Include your name, media outlet, with a link to your blog/media website and location. Share to win with family and friends for a chance to be “The Media Real Cowboy/Cowgirl” and win a trip for two to San Francisco! The most “likes” wins! The prize is airfare for two, and three nights standard accommodation in San Francisco at the Radisson Hotel.

    Sponsors of the 2012 Real Cowboys promotion include: Riley & McCormick, Magic Tours, United Airlines, CityTV and MetroNews.

    About Riley & McCormick

    Founded in 1901, Riley & McCormick was providing Calgary Alberta district residents with the finest of harness, saddles and Western wear before the province of Alberta was incorporated in 1905. Riley & McCormick has been present at every Calgary Stampede since 1912. Not just interested in supplying equipment for the animals at "The Greatest Show on Earth", Eneas McCormick was one of those concerned enough to be a founder of the Cowboy Protective Association for the financial benefit of injured rodeo competitors.

    History has passed by the doors of Riley & McCormick stores - pioneer missionary Father Lacombe for supplies for his orphanage; military saddles ordered for the Russian Cavalry in W.W.I; Edward, Prince of Wales, to equip his huge EP ranch; decades of entries in the Calgary Stampede Parade, a presentation cowboy outfit for Prince Charles - all part of Western Canadian pioneering and pride in Canada.

    The grandchildren of Eneas McCormick still continue to provide traditional expertise and high quality goods and services. Riley & McCormick is a part of Calgary, part of the Canadian West - Calgary´s Original Western Store since 1901.

    About Magic Tours

    Magic Tours is Calgary’s specialist in travel to and from all parts of Latin America. Since 1983, George Romberg and his team have been providing unique travel and tour packages to both individual and corporate travellers. Magic Tours and United Airlines are the official travel partners for this promotion.


    Media Inquires: Contact PRIMA PPI

    Donna Zazulak

    ph. 587-785-7749

  • June 30, 2012 9:14 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty
    Community groups are being encouraged to apply for grants to participate in "community harvests". For more infomraiton apply at
  • June 15, 2012 1:01 PM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    Please be aware of the following traffic impacts this weekend:

    •          The intersection on westbound Bow Trail at 24 Street S.W. will be closed nightly between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. on Friday, June 15 and Sunday, June 17 for paving.
    •          Two lanes on westbound Bow Trail from Crowchild Trail to 26 Street S.W., and the ramp from southbound Crowchild Trail to westbound Bow Trail, will be closed nightly from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Friday, June 15 and Sunday, June 17 for paving.
    •          The Bow Trail access ramp from 10 Avenue S.W. will be closed nightly between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 14 and Saturday, June 16 for paving.
    •          The right-hand lane on westbound 17 Avenue from Christie Park Gate to 69 Street S.W. will be closed on Friday, June 15 from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for paving.
    •          The right-hand lane on eastbound 17 Avenue from 69 Street S.W. to Christie Park Gate will be closed on Friday, June 15 from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for paving.

    For ongoing impacts, please view the Paving Schedules page on

    The West LRT Project Office has approved a noise exemption request for installation of water services at Sirocco Station over the weekend as well. The work will run 24 hours a day from Friday, June 15 at 6:00 PM to Sunday, June 17 at 10:00 PM. The planned schedule of activities is as follows:

    •          Friday night – Remove asphalt and excavate for tie-ins and directional drill
    •          Saturday – Directional drill portion of water service (anticipated 6 hours)
    •          Saturday eve/night – drilling if required, tie -in waterline and backfill
    •          Sunday – backfill if required and pave.
  • June 12, 2012 6:32 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    Calgary City Council scrapped WinSport Canada’s bid to develop a sprawling retail centre near the foot of Canada Olympic Park, as aldermen decried the notion of car-oriented “big box” at the city’s western gateway.

    The 9-5 vote Monday will force the sports agency back to the drawing board with its redevelopment plans for the lands around the sports park. It’s also a body blow to Winsport’s funding ambitions, since they hoped to sell that parcel along Trans-Canada Highway to a private developer to help fund athletic programs.

    “We’re very proud of WinSport and we don’t want to see them suffer or be hurt in any way,” Ald. Richard Pootmans said. “But from a planning and transportation perspective this was not an application that council or I as the ward alderman ... could see fit to approve.”

    The sports agency still can redevelop the base of Paskapoo Slopes as a smaller-scale “Alpine Village” mix of office buildings, residences and some retail, from a previous development plan. The larger project would have demanded the conversion of an six-lane interchange at Bowfort Road N.W. into an eight-lane behemoth, and council was so unhappy with WinSport’s retail plan they asked the city to consider buying the land for untold millions of dollars.

    WinSport president Dan O’Neill refused to speak with reporters after the surprise decision. Community activists from Bowness and the Paskapoo Slopes Preservation Society were delighted.

    “They stood for the people of the city, for the land of the city, for the trees — as opposed to commercialism, which can stand on its own,” said Annette Le Faive of the preservation society, which has long fought developments on the slopes.

    Mayor Naheed Nenshi voted against scrapping the proposal, because he believed there could have been a compromise that had eluded city planners for about a year. He agreed, however that big box wouldn’t work there. “We don’t (want) to create Crowfoot Centre at the foot of Paskapoo Slopes.”

    Nenshi went a step farther, saying that the transit-unfriendly, retail megacentres is something Calgary should shift away from altogether

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  • June 06, 2012 12:42 PM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    Plan now to attend "Vital Conversations 2012: Parks 2040- envisioning the future for Calgary's public parks". Join the discussion to create a vision for Calgary's parks:

    • community parks and playgrounds
    • pathways and trails
    • wetlands and natural areas

    For more info click here.

  • June 01, 2012 8:56 PM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    We are hosting a contest to re-design our community logo!  We invite residents of Coach Hill and Patterson Heights to send us their original, fresh ideas for a new community logo.

    A prize will be awarded to the designer of the winning logo, and your name will be featured in The Broadcaster.

    Winner will be determined by your fellow residents at the Stampede Breakfast on Monday, July 9, 2012.

    Contest entries must be submitted no later than 11:59pm Saturday, June 30, 2012

    E-mail your logo design as a JPEG file to  Include your full name, telephone number, address, and e-mail address.  Incomplete information will disqualify your entry.

    Logo Guidelines:

    • -         Must be in digital, JPEG format
    • -         Must include word mark
    • -         Must be clear and recognizable at small size

    Contest Rules: 

    • -         No limit to number of entries per participant.
    • -         Entrants must have parental consent if under the age of 18.
    • -         Entrants must be a resident of the Coach Hill or Patterson Heights community
    • -         Entrants represent and warrant that their submission(s) is/are their original work, has not been copied from others, and does not violate the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity.
    • -         By submitting an entry to the contest, the participant acknowledges that the logo will become property of the Coach Hill, Patterson Heights Community Association.
  • May 23, 2012 2:51 PM | Leann Hackman-Carty
    From Wednesday, June 6 to Saturday, June 9, 2012, Calgarians are invited to participate in a city-wide litter cleanup. If each of us spends just 20 minutes picking up litter in public spaces, we will all benefit from a cleaner, safer city.

    Grab garbage bags and gloves and clean up a boulevard, back alley or park – any public space that would benefit from a few minutes of special attention. Deposit collected litter in your regular garbage.


    Be part of building stronger communities! Individuals and families, neighbours, schools, corporate and community groups are all welcome to participate.

    Join the challenge by going to our sign up page and be counted! Why not consider making the 20-Minute Makeover one of your 3 Things for Calgary by posting your before and after photos on the 3 Things for Calgary website.
    All participants will be entered in a draw to win prizes provided by GLAD.
  • May 14, 2012 6:18 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty
    Are you interested in enrolling your son or daughter into a soccer camp this summer? Signal Hill Soccer Association has full and half day camps in July and August. To find out more information or to register, go to
  • May 11, 2012 11:48 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    Mark this date on your calendar  Monday 9th July  to come to the CHPH Stampede Breakfast  in the Alberta Bandminton Centre Car park from 8:30 to 11:00 am.


    Your CHPH  board and other  community volunteers will be flipping pancakes  whilst  you enjoy  the live music  of Carley Dow. There will be  activities  for the children  and lots of time for you to visit with your neighbours.


    We do need some more volunteers to  help with  making the batter, flipping pancakes and general  duties,  so please  e-mail us  from the this website  with your contact information.

    Help make this a great breakfast.

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