Around Montgomery

Family having lunch in the beautiful parks in Montgomery

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Recycling Locally, 2015 Edition

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

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May 27: Stadium Shopping Centre Open House

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Western Securities is hosting a Development Permit Progress Open House

Where: University of Calgary, Dining Centre, Blue Room 6:30pm – 8:30pm

RSVP to Debbie Michiels at stadium@westsec.ca or via phone at 403-781-8124.  For your convenience, complimentary parking can be provided, please contact Debbie for further details.  Please be sure to visit www.westernsecurities.ca/Stadium/ for updates.

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Springtime in Montgomery

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In spite of recent snow, signs of spring are everywhere.  Watch out for wildlife!

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Great Programs for Low Income Calgarians

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.

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June 28: Retree YYC Event

Screen Shot 2015-05-10 at 8.20.54 AMAfter 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.

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June 1-7: Seniors’ Week

The City of Calgary is celebrating Seniors’ Week June 1-7, 2015 to acknowledge the contributions of seniors to our communities.  There are lots of things planned, including free admission for seniors to some choice places, workshops, music, and more.  For all the details, click here.

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June 20: Neighbour Day

Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 8.43.52 PMLast 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.

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Main Streets Initiative, Electronic Edition

Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 7.49.46 AMIf 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.

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West Campus Update

The West Campus Development Trust is applying to name the  development the “University District” as part of the planning for the first building phase that’s coming in 2016.  For more information, check out the Calgary Herald article by clicking here.

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Calgary West Trans-Canada Corridor Study

There is a whole lot of development planned for both sides of 16th Avenue to the west of Montgomery.  If you are wondering what’s in the works, click here to visit the City’s West Calgary Trans-Canada Corridor Study page, which includes a great video illustrating these developments, some of which are already underway.

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Community Clean-Up Makes News

Screen Shot 2015-05-02 at 3.42.20 PMThe 2015 community clean-up was a big success.  Thanks to all the volunteers who gave up their Saturday to help make Montgomery cleaner and greener.  Check out coverage of the event!

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