Monday, November 24: Seniors Social

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

November 24:  a pharmacist will be the guest speaker, discussing over-the-counter medications and safety.

December 15 :  Just this once, we’re moving the meeting up one week.  Turkey Dinner to be served!

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Nov. 26: Montgomery BRZ’s AGM

Our Business Revitalization Zone’s annual general meeting is coming up on November 26, 7:30-9:00, at the Community Centre. Wondering what the BRZ does and what’s going on with the businesses in Montgomery?  The public is welcome to attend, and representatives of  local businesses are very much encouraged to do so as well.  Click here for the agenda.


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Nov. 29–Shop the Neighbourhood

As we transition into the holiday season, the Montgomery BRZ reminds us that while internet shopping is convenient, it’s still important to support local merchants as well.  Please consider participating in “Shop the Hood,” on Nov. 29, by making a purchase at a local store to show your support.  For more info about this national event, click 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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Dec. 6: Children’s Xmas Party, Parkdale CA

Childrens-Christmas-Poster-Parkdale 2014Our neighbours in Parkdale are holding a Children’s Christmas Party (Dec. 6, 11-2 at the Parkdale Community Centre, 3512 5th Ave NW) and we’re all invited!  Featuring crafts, games, treats – and a visit with Santa!  Admission is $10 for PCA Members and families and $15 for Non-members.  Click on the poster to the right for more details.  And click here to purchase tickets.

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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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West Campus Land Use Plan, Final Draft

Wondering what the final draft of the West Campus development plan looks like?  Click through for some visuals (this is what the City approved–there could be more changes along the way as these maps are translated into actual construction).

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Can you volunteer some time this coming year?

Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 4.16.50 PMThinking about getting more involved in the community? We have some leadership positions open, and we need people to step up and run for a seat on the board as well (the Annual General Meeting is coming up, on February 24).  Check out the advert on the right for more details.

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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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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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Adopt-a-Family 2014

Screen Shot 2014-09-29 at 8.28.00 AMAs the holidays approach, 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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Gravel Roads No More?

The City will be paving some of the gravel roads within the city limits in the near future.  It’s unclear right now which roads are included in the plan, and whether any of them are in Montgomery.  We’ll let you know when we hear something.  Meantime, for an article explaining the paving project, click here.

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