Please join the Federation of Calgary Communities on Wednesday, March 5, 7-9 p.m., for a workshop with Constable Carter Duchesney, who will introduce a troubling topic that can affect anyone with a computer or smartphone – cybercrime.* This workshop is part of the Partners-in-Crime-Prevention series, geared towards helping community association volunteers and the public learn valuable information about crime prevention and safety issues in their neighbourhoods. Workshops are FREE to the public and this one will be held at the Glamorgan Community Association 4207 – 41 Avenue SW. Click here to register and to view other upcoming workshops. And click on the poster to the right for more information on this workshop.
*The Calgary Police Service uses the term “cybercrime” to refer to internet, with reference to social media scams, malware, hacking, identity theft, spam mail, auction fraud, phishing and assorted activity of this nature. Key topics of this workshop include social media safety and cyber bullying.
The votes have been tallied in the thirteenth annual Bowmont Natural Environment Park Photo Contest. At right is the Best in Show, and winner of the Flora category, title “Frost Painting,” by Mira Janacek. As the contest judges explained, “This amazing photo in the Flora category shows frost and frozen water surrounding the aquatic vegetation. The judges loved everything about this photo and considered it a work of art. The mystical monotone blue quality creates a very interesting photo. It is sharp, well exposed and has great composition.”
Click through for the list of winners and sponsors, and for the other two spectacular “best in show” pics. All 15 winning photos will on display at the community centre starting in mid-February. Of course, it’s never too early to start working on submissions for the 2014 contest! We’ll be posting the 2014 entry forms soon. Continue reading
It’s time to weigh in. Avenue Magazine’s 2014 “Best Communities in Calgary” Survey is up and running. Isn’t it time that the city heard from Montgomery? Click Here to read more about the survey, and then click through at the bottom of the article to register your community preferences. Survey ends on February 28.
The City just published its extensive schedule of winter classes in everything from Art to Swimming–click here for all the details. Shouldice Aquatic Centre is one of the places where these classes will take place. For their basic fitness and open swimming schedule click here.
Volunteers are making their rounds to deliver the first Montgomery Messenger of 2014, so if it isn’t in your mailbox yet, it soon will be. You can also see it by clicking on the “Newsletter” tab above.
Have you heard of “Toupee for a Day?” It’s a Wellspring Calgary fundraising initiative designed to both show solidarity with those who are living with cancer and to help to support Wellspring programming. In Montgomery, Wellspring Calgary is putting on a “Zumba Party” on Saturday, February 22, 7-8:30 p.m. as part of that program. For $30, you get a great zumba class, a toupee to wear on the March 5th day of support, and you’ll be contributing to Wellspring. For more information about the Zumba Party, click on the poster to the right. For more information about Toupee for a Day and Wellspring, click here.
This month there’s a special treat. The seniors’ social will be welcoming the Wilson School of Highland Dance’s performers. A perfect time to try out the social if you haven’t already. Click on the poster to the right for further details.