FFCA High School will be hosting a Candidates’ Forum on the afternoon of Monday, April 27, 1:45 to 3:15, in the school’s North Gym, 2216 MacKay Road NW (the former Montgomery Junior High). The NDP, Liberal, and Green Party candidates for the Calgary-Varsity riding have all committed to attend. The public is welcome. No RSVP necessary, but visitors are asked to check in with the front office.
Update: Early voting for most of Montgomery on Apr 29 and 30, 9 am to 8 pm at Bow Valley Christian Church, 5300 53 Ave NW.
On election day, most Montgomerians will be voting at Terrace Road School this time (2103 46 St NW ). For more on the candidates in Calgary-Varsity, click on the links below:
Susan Billington, Progressive Conservative Party
Pete Helfrich, Liberal Party
Stephanie McLean, New Democratic Party
Jeremy Mroch, Alberta Party
Sharon Polsky, Wild Rose Party
Carl Svoboda, Green Party
If we missed candidates or links to websites, please let us know by contacting the community centre.
If you’ve got stuff to dispose of, bring it down to the community centre on Saturday, May 2, and toss it for free. For all the details, click on the post to the right.
We’re always grateful to welcome volunteers to work this event. Want to know more? Click on this: CleanUp Volunteer Information 2015
A few details of special interest this year:
Organics should be bagged in paper for disposal. Free paper organics/yard waste bags are available for pickup in advance at the Community Centre (max 5 per household).
Mattresses can be accepted, but they must be bagged– mattress bags will also be available in advance at the Community Centre
Missed the last one, or have more to say? This is a drop in session from 6 to 8 p.m. at the community centre, which reflects the feedback from the initial public engagement meeting. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, for as long as they can spare. Want to know more about the Main Streets Initiative? Click here.
Want to give feedback on line? Take the survey by clicking here.
The City is holding an open house to gather feedback on ideas to improve the existing bikeways for all road users. Drop in on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at F.E. Osborne School (5315 Varsity Dr. N.W.) from 5 – 8 p.m. to speak with the project team, view the improvement options and provide your feedback.
If you miss the open house you can view the display boards and complete a feedback form at calgary.ca/bikeprojects from May 8 – 14, 2015.
Red lines mark where parking bans will be in effect during scheduled sweeping.
To find out when the City will be cleaning the streets in Montgomery, click here. Could be as soon as the week of April 20!
Update: Signs are up–sweeping Apr. 23-27 for much of the community.
Starting Seeds for the Community Garden
The first seeds have been planted (indoors) and soon there will be visible activity at our community garden site as well. If you are interested in joining the garden group this year, click on the “Garden 2015″ tab up above on the right. That’s the place to check all season for updates as well.
Update: First garden planning meeting will be held April 13 at 6:30 at the Community Centre. All garden members welcome.
The City will be working on an eroded bank of the Bow River just upstream from Montgomery for the next six to eight weeks. The site is just north of Bow Green Crescent N.W., on the south bank, between the Canadian Pacific Rail (CPR) Bridge and the pedestrian bridge that crosses the Bow River. For the specifics, click here.
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.
Update: We’ve now got it all covered. Many, many thanks to all the flexible volunteers for stepping up when we needed them most.
We are still in need of volunteers for two shifts at the Elbow River Casino. This is the MCA’s main funding source, and it depends on the volunteer spirit of community members willing to give up 8+ hours for the cause. The shifts are cashier positions on Wednesday, April 15, 11:20 a.m.-7:30 and 7:15 p.m.to 3:20 a.m. If you think you might be able to help us out, call the community centre to let us know first thing Monday (Apr. 13) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks!
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.
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.