Montgomery Ranks Highly (no surprise there)

Montgomery was voted the community with the “best investment potential” in Avenue Magazine’s annual survey.  Check it out here.

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September 20: Family Festival, 50th MCA Anniversary

Screen Shot 2014-08-03 at 11.27.15 AMSave the date.  On Sept. 20, noon to 4:00, in and around the community centre, the MCA and the business community (BRZ) are jointly holding a festival in celebration of the MCA’s 50th anniversary.  That’s right–we’ve now been part of the City of Calgary for more than 50 years.  At the right is a quick list of some of what will be happening.  Keep an eye on the website for further updates as things develop.  And, of course, if you might be interested in volunteering for this event, either beforehand or on the day, please contact the community centre and let us know!

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Gravel Lane Maintenance (Aug. 20 in Montgomery)

The City of Calgary maintains gravel back-lanes, which can deteriorate over time causing issues such as potholes, incorrect drainage and improper grade.  Montgomery is scheduled for lane repairs on August 20.  If you know of any lane issues that the City should be aware of, please report them.  For more information and to report problems, Click Here.

 

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Sept 19: 50th Anniversary Dinner-Dance

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 11.37.37 AMSave the date! We’re celebrating 50 years of the MCA.  Click on the poster to the right or the link below for more details.

50th DinnerDance Poster

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West Campus Development: Updated

The 11 July edition of the Herald ran an article sketching a very positive potential future for the lands around Children’s Hospital (to check it out, click here).   For a briefer version  with more backstory (and maps!), have a look at the 13 July entry in the Everyday Tourist blog, here.  Could Montgomery be the future neighbours to the next Kensington?  Only time will tell.

Update (Aug. 1):  The Planning Commission approved the West Campus application on July 31.  It will go before City Council on September 8.  We’ll let you know how that comes out, once we hear.

 

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Amazing Aerial Views of Montgomery

Photographer Richard Gottardo’s drone video of Montgomery shows our community in all its beauty.  Click here to check it out.

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Next Phase of Shouldice Athletic Park Redevelopment Begins

For several years the eastern end of Shouldice has been undergoing redevelopment, with the installation of athletic fields, upgrading of change rooms, and the like.  The next phase began on June 23, and includes work to integrate the playing fields with walkways, a central plaza, and changes to parking.  For more information, click here.  Please note, this project does not include the undeveloped section of Shouldice, at the curve in the Bow River.

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River Info. App

Wondering about conditions on Alberta’s rivers?  There’s an app for that.  For more information, click here.

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Commercial/Residential Development East of COP

Did you miss the open houses about the Trinity development plans for the land off of 16th Avenue just east of COP?  Click here for a 25 June Calgary Herald article that describes the project, and keep an eye out for further public engagement after summer’s over.

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Sept 20: Show and Shine–Calling All Cars

Screen Shot 2014-05-14 at 12.02.09 PMAre you into cars from the 50s, 60s, or 70s?  As part of Montgomery’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the MCA is putting on a “show and shine” on Saturday, September 20, 1-4 p.m.  Click on the poster to the right for further details.  Hope to see you, and your car, there!

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Free Public Wifi

The City of Calgary is partnering with Shaw to provide free wifi in various public places around Calgary.  They’ve started with four spots (none near Montgomery so far) and will be adding to the list in the future.  To keep and eye on the list of spots and learn more about this program, click here.

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Construction Work in the Undeveloped Section of Shouldice Park

This year there was some construction activity in the undeveloped corner of Shouldice Park right before the bend in the river,  launching the first phase of a two-year project to run a sewer trunk line under that area to serve Bowness and communities further to the west.  Parts of the walking area will be blocked off at times while this construction is going on. To keep up with the project, visit the City’s website by clicking here.  For more info on the Geotechnical testing in the Bow river, click on the link below.

Shouldice Construction Frequently Asked Questions

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