The City of Calgary has completed its review of the proposed development of the eastern Paskapoo Slopes
The 15th annual Bowmont Natural Enviornment Park Photo Contest is underway. Deadline is 6 November, for photos taken between January 1 and Oct. 31, 2015. For all the details, entry form, and release forms, click on the link below. See some of the winning 2014 photos down at the community centre. They are pretty terrific.
Bowmont Natural Environment Photo Contest Description Entry Forms Waiver and Consent Forms
Attention Montgomery residents! You are invited to join our Ward 1 City Councillor, Ward Sutherland, for a cup of coffee and a chat. Drop by the community centre (5003 16th Avenue NW) anytime between 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on June 27th.
You may have already seen construction signs going up on 16th Ave. around Canada Olympic Park. In the next eighteen months the Transcanada Highway (16th Ave) will be lowered and a bridge will be constructed to carry Bowfort Road over it. For more information, click on the update poster on the right or visit the City’s website about the project by clicking here.
A good article about what’s planned for the West Campus lands on either side of Children’s Hospital here.
After the devastation of the 2014 September Snowstorm, The City is launching a community initiative to help bring back our trees, called ReTree YYC. They invite us all to be part of it. There will be events all around the city in the next two months. In our neighbourhood, come out June 28, between 10 and 3, to Bowness Park, where there will be booths, demos, tips, talks, food, and kids’ activities to help us all learn to be better tree caretakers. For more details, click here.
Family having lunch in the beautiful parks in Montgomery
The community clean-up is history, but we can still keep the spring cleaning going. There are lots of places nearby to take things that you no longer need, without adding to the landfills. For a complete list, click on the link below.
Places to Recycle Near Montgomery 2015
Last year Mayor Nenshi established neighbour day to recognize how the Calgary community came together during the flood of 2013. The Mayor has declared June 20 as Neighbour Day for 2015, a day to host a block party, a picnic in the park or even to introduce yourself to a neighbour and lend a helping hand.
The City is dedicated to the idea that all Calgarians should have equal access to City programs, services, facilities and public spaces. Cost is a barrier for some, so The City has launched a “Fair Entry” program, designed to support low-income Calgarians with assistance with property taxes, spay/neutering of pets, and access to recreation, transit, and seniors’ services. For more information click here.
If you missed the last Main Streets info session on May 4, check out the online survey the City is providing by clicking here. It allows you to learn about the project, see some of the input gathered so far, and to make your own views known. In Montgomery, the City is studying Bowness Road and 16th Avenue as zones where future development could be guided in positive directions.