Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 8.56.36 AMOur good neighbours over in Ranchlands are having their third annual Lego Christmas event–a fun time for the whole family!  Here’s how they explain it:  “Build a LEGO creation and bring it to the Community Center to show it off. Wear your Tacky/Ugly Christmas Sweater and other Christmas gear. This is a fund-raiser: 100% of the proceeds from food sales and donations received at this event will be donated to the Ranchlands Christmas Adopt-A-Family.”

When: Saturday, December 6, noon-2:00.  Where: Ranchlands Community Association, 7713 RanchView Dr NW.  Cost to enter a Lego creation in the competition is $5.   Viewing is free.  Check out the poster to the right and visit the event website for details and an entry form by clicking here.

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Stadium Shopping Centre Masterplan

stadium shopping centreWestern Securities, the group that is redeveloping Stadium Shopping Centre (16th Avenue across from Foothills Hospital),  has put the final touches on their masterplan.  It will be displayed in a storefront at the shopping centre, located at Unit #10, 1941 Uxbridge Drive. Interested community members will have an opportunity to visit with representatives from Western Securities and the design team there on Wednesday November 19th, 1130am – 130pm, and Thursday November 27th, 6pm – 8pm.  To learn more about the history of the project, click here.

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Fresh Produce Anyone?

ParkdalefreshfoodboxOur good neighbours at the Parkdale Community Association are arranging for weekly “fresh food boxes” of regionally produced veggies and fruits, and add-ons like eggs, honey, frozen specialty meals and the like, to be available for purchase on pre-order.  Check out the program by clicking here. Montgomery is currently outside of their delivery zone–but the pick-up location at the Parkdale Farmer’s Market (3512 5 ave NW) is close by.  Have a look at the great video the community made, about Parkdale’s efforts to bring people together around food production, distribution and preparation—click here.

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Seniors Social

Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 7.39.54 PMThe Seniors Social is BACK, meeting on the last Monday of the month, between Sept and April or May, 1-3 p.m.  Check out the poster for more details.

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Playgroup on Pause

The playgroup program is cancelled until further notice (as of October 15, 2014).  Right now, we don’t have enough kids coming to sustain it.  If you have ideas about how to kick (re)start this program, please contact us at the community centre.  Playgroup is a Montgomery tradition, so we hate to say goodbye to it.

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Trinity-Paskapoo Slopes Development Update

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 3.46.02 PMThe City had completed a detailed team review (DTR) for the proposed development just east of COP, which included taking public feedback into account.  Click here to learn more about the development and find links to the DTR report.

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Adopt-a-Family 2014

Screen Shot 2014-09-29 at 8.28.00 AMAs the holidays approach (slowly, let it be slowly!), we wanted to make Montgomerians aware of the Adopt-A-Family program, managed by NeighbourLinks.   It’s a great opportunity  to pay-it-forward in your local community and brighten the season for a struggling family.  Details are in the poster to the right.

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Montgomery’s Anti-Tagging Strategy

AntiTagging in MontgomeryAnnouncing another stage in the Montgomery Anti-Tagging Strategy. You are the best eyes we have.  See graffiti?  Snap a pic and send to .

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Do Good? Here’s a Contest Just for You

Screen Shot 2014-09-24 at 8.16.13 AMThe Good Company does a lot of great things, including the design of our new MCA logo (watch for its official roll-out very soon).  And now they are sponsoring the third annual Grow Your Good contest, awarding a thousand dollars’ worth of design services to  a business out there that is working for good.  Check out the contest terms and enter by clicking here.

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October 23: Open House, Sanitary Trunk Line

Drop by the Bowness Seniors Club (6422 35 Ave NW) between 3:30 and 8:00 p.m. on October 23 to learn more about the Bowness Offload Sanitary Trunk project, which will provide much-needed additional sanitary capacity to northwest Calgary.  Construction is expected to start on the project before the end of 2014, so this is a great opportunity to give feedback in the final planning stages. Some information about the project is already posted at, and more will go up after the open house as well.

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Oct 26: Community Garden Pot-Luck

The end-of-season potluck for friends of the community garden is coming up on October 26, starting at 5:15 at the community centre.  Bring a favourite dish to share. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. RSVP to Janine, at the community centre–; 403-247-3116.

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Summary: Community Garden, 2014

It was an especially good year in the community garden.  Everything grew like crazy and there was a LOT of delicious produce to share. A rubber walkway went down, making travel within the garden easier. And it was just plain fun to be part of such a successful season.

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