March is Community Association Membership Awareness Month

March-Membership-Week-1-Launch-PosterThroughout the month of March, the City of Calgary and the Federation of Calgary Communities encourages residents to “be part of it” and find out what your community association can do for you.  For all the details about the MCA, click on the tabs above, and of course we’d like to invite you to join (details under the Membership tab).

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March 13: Deadline for Soccer Registration

Don’t forget to get the kids registered for Soccer!  Check the soccer tab above on the right for all the details.

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Another MCA Year Completed

AGM 2015

Our president, reporting on the year that was.

At the General Meeting on Feb 24 Marilyn Wannamaker, George McMullen, and Ron Aubrey were re-elected to their posts as President, Treasurer, and Board Member, and Trevor Dreher was elected to the Board.  Congratulations and welcome, you guys.

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Calgary West Trans-Canada Corridor Study

There is a whole lot of development planned for both side 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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March 13: Bowness High Dinner, Dance, Auction

Screen Shot 2015-02-23 at 6.28.12 PMBowness High music students will be providing the entertainment for this event, THE major annual fundraiser for music programs.  For more information click on the posters to the right and below.

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Playgroup is BACK!

PlayGroup Flier 2015 copySame idea as before (young kids gather, accompanied by a guardian, 9:30-11:30 on Thursdays at the community centre for fun), with a great group of parents committed to seeing the program thrive.

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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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April 21: Calgary Youth Hiring Fair

The annual youth hiring fair is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 1:30 – 6 p.m, at the Stampede grounds Big Four Hall B.  For more information click here.

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Main Streets Workshop

There was fantastic attendance at the first Main Streets workshop in Montgomery on Feb. 11.  Thanks to all of you who came out and gave the city your vision for a better Bowness Road and 16th Avenue.  To learn more about the initiative, click here.

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Trinity – East Paskapoo Slopes Project Update

According to the City, “Planners . . .  have been working diligently with the applicant to try and resolve outstanding issues related to the application” to develop the East Paskapoo slopes (near COP).  As soon as a revised proposal is submitted, the City “will be sharing the updated concepts with the public and gathering feedback to help further refine the plan.”  Open houses on the revised plan could be scheduled for late February or in March, depending on how quickly things progress.  When they are scheduled, the MCA will post a notice on this site.  For more info on this site and development plan, click here.

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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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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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