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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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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Monday, Dec. 15: Seniors’ Social

Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 7.39.54 PMThe Seniors’ Social normally meets on the last Monday of the month, between Sept. and April or May, 1-3 pm.  But in December it is meeting a week early, on the 15th. Turkey Dinner to be served!  For gift swap, bring a gender-neutral item (wrapped)–$10 maximum.  Call the MCA for more details.

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Dec. 4: Public Forum on Homelessness

Our neighbours in the Calgary Mountain View riding are putting on an important forum to discuss the homelessness crisis in our city this Thursday, 4:00 to 6:00pm,  at Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association, 1320 5 Ave NW.

Several well-informed speakers will open the forum, followed by discussion/Q&A designed to focus on solutions.  Light refreshments will be served. Free childcare available during the event–registration for childcare between 3:45 and 4:00pm.

For more information, click here.

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