The community clean-up is back! Bring your hard-to-discard items to the community centre between 9 and 2 on Saturday, May 3 and dispose of them for free. In past years this event has been POPULAR, so be prepared to wait a little while. There have been a few changes since last year, so click on the poster to the right for all the details.
Sorry, we can’t take large furniture, mattresses, or commercial building materials this year.
If you are planning a garage/yard sale this spring, why not sign up for the “Parade of Garage Sales” event on April 26? We’ll advertise to get people to Montgomery and distribute paper and electronic maps of the sales in the community that day. More people, more business, everybody happy. For more info, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and click on the notice on the right. Last day to sign up so that your sale gets on the map–Wednesday, April 23.
The Montgomery Community Association wishes to express our deepest condolences to family and friends of those whose lives were taken today.
At right is a message from our MLA, Donna Kennedy-Glans.
Get Prepared! The Alberta flooding events of last June were Canada’s most costly natural disaster, and made us all aware that we need to be prepared in case of emergency. As we approach spring flooding season again, the Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) invites you to learn more about how you can be prepared at Disaster Alley, a fun and FREE family event that showcases first responders and agencies that help in emergencies. Come on out Sunday, May 4, from 11am to 3pm, at MacMahon Stadium, east parking lot. Meantime, to learn more about preparedness, click here.
The Community Garden group is looking ahead to another great season. At their last meeting decisions were made about what to plant and how to gather and spread mulch and compost. AND, reports are that the first shoots of garlic have been spotted on site. Other below-ground crops can’t be far behind.
Interested in gardening this year? Check out the garden tab up above, on the right, for the info. sheet and sign-up form. This space will provide garden updates all season.
It’s an annual tradition–sweeping up the winter gravel and making our streets ready for summer. Montgomery is currently not scheduled for sweeping until the week of 15 June, but things could change so keep an eye on the city schedule. To read about this year’s modifications to the cleaning program and to input your postal code to find out when your block will be swept, click here .
The climbing rocks have arrived! You can’t help but notice them, as they are currently stored near the community centre playground, awaiting installation in May. The two beautiful, natural-looking rocks will have a rope ladder connecting them and should provide years of fun to neighbourhood kids. If you would like to volunteer to help with the installation, give Janine a call at the Community Centre (403-247-3116). Click through for more pictures. Continue reading
This year, in honour of our 50th anniversary, Montgomery is participating in Jane’s Walk, an international program designed to get “people out exploring their neighbourhoods and meeting their neighbours,” through organized walking tours. MCA president, Marilyn Wannamaker, will be guiding a walk through Montgomery’s “west end” from Bowmont to Shouldice, around the the community centre and back, on Sunday, May 4, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30. For more information click here. It’s a great chance to enjoy spring, get a little exercise, and learn a few things about the community.
What’s the tree situation at your place? NeighbourWoods might be just the thing for you. It’s a residential tree planting program – the City provides a tree (or several) to be planted on City-owned land adjoining your lot, and you agree to monitor and water the tree for 5 years. Participation fee is $30 for each tree, only payable after a City gardener does a site visit with you to confirm location and species. With all the snow we’ve been having, the City decided to extend the Neighbourwoods deadline to April 30, so that we have a chance to get in the “spring spirit” and start thinking about tree planting. For more information on the program click here.
As the melt begins, many of us are thinking back to the events of last June and wondering whether we’ll stay dry this year. While we can’t prevent the Bow from rising, we CAN be prepared in case any sort of disaster should strike. The City has compiled some excellent advice for Calgarians on how to be ready for whatever the future may bring. Click here for more information.
The City’s landfills will be accepting tree limbs, leaves and such, free of charge, at its landfills this Spring. For more information click here.
Please note: Yard waste can’s be disposed of in plastic bags, and if other materials are being disposed of there will be a charge.
In April, Civic Census staff (with official ID) will be coming around to gather (secure) information to help the City do it’s work. For more information click here.