Montgomery By The Numbers

The City of Calgary as gathered all kinds of info about the population of Montgomery, drawn from the 2014 census.  Check it out by clicking on the pdf file below. Quick summary:  our population is growing, we still have a wide age spread, and we have quite a few more renters than the city-wide average.

Montgomery Demographic Profile 2014


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It’s soccer Sign-Up Season

Feb 1-March 13.  See the soccer tab up above on the right for all the details.

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Monday, Jan 26: Seniors’ Social

Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 10.11.55 AMThe Montgomery Seniors’  Social takes place on the last Monday of the month, 1-3 in the afternoon, at the Community Centre (paused in summer).  Back by popular demand, this month will feature a performance by students of the Wilson School of Highland Dance.  See poster to the right for more details.  Hope to see you there!

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Feb 5: Mental Health Forum

Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 5.08.02 PMSponsored by the office of our MLA, Donna Kennedy-Glans.  For more information please click on the poster to the right.

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Shaganappi Trail Plans Coming Together

For a pretty detailed discussion of the City’s study of Shaganappi Trail and the plans to widen it, provide HOV lanes, and construct separated bike lanes, have a look at the 19 Jan. article in the Calgary Herald by clicking here.

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Jump Start Job Preparation Program

Screen Shot 2014-09-19 at 7.04.25 AMThe City of Calgary will be putting on it’s job preparation program for high-school students  soon, which helps people prepare to land and keep a good job.  Meetings are 4-6 pm on Thursdays from Feb. 19-April 19 at the Village Square Branch, Calgary Public Library (2623 56th Street NE).  For more information click here and page down.

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Community Clean Up: Call for Volunteers

We’re already planning Montgomery’s Annual Community Clean-Up, set for May 2.  It’s a great event that’s given many people a chance to get rid of hard-to-discard items.  We need volunteers to help unload trucks, direct traffic, and so forth.  If you think you might be able to help out, just give us a call at the community centre and let us know.

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Registration Open for Softball and Baseball

West Valley Softball registration is now open for those born between 1996 and 2007.  Also offering a “Learn to Play” program for those born between 2007 and 2010.  For more information click here.

Bow Ridge Little League Baseball registration is also underway until Feb. 28  for girls and boys, ages 5-18.  For more details, click here.

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Avenue Magazine’s Best of Calgary Survey 2015

It’s up and running.  To weigh in click right here.

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Calling All Montgomerians: City Feedback Wanted

Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 12.43.50 PMOur City Councillor’s office is creating an Engagement Committee that he can poll for feedback on various aspects of city business to help him stay informed of how things look from the grass roots level.  Interested in participating?  Click on the advert. on the right for all the details.

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Montgomery’s Main Streets on the City’s Agenda

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Zone 2 and 3, in the upper left, are the ones in our community.

The City of Calgary is launching a “Main Streets Initiative,” to promote positive development along 24 identified mixed-use roadways that serve as community hubs, including two in Montgomery (Bowness Road and 16th Avenue).  The initiative starts with city planners learning about the needs of neighbourhoods around those hubs and analyzing economic data, to identify “success criteria for future growth in these areas.” Check out the Calgary Herald‘s coverage of the initiative by clicking here. And for the Everyday Tourist’s terrific blog post on the Main Streets initiative, click here.

To that end, there will be an open house with city planners here in Montgomery on February 11, from 7-9 pm, at the community centre.  Click on the PDF link below for more details or visit the Main Streets initiative website.   This is an important opportunity to have a voice in the future of Montgomery and the MCA encourages residents to come out, even if just for a few minutes.

Main Street Initiative for Bowness Road and 16th Ave in Montgomery

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Christmas Tree Recycling

There are some great options for disposing of real trees this year.  Place ‘em by black trash bin and they will be picked up by the City in coming weeks, or drop ‘em off at one of the designated tree recycling locations.  For more info click here.

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