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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 8.56.36 AMOur good neighbours over in Ranchlands are having their third annual Lego Christmas event–a fun time for the whole family!  Here’s how they explain it:  “Build a LEGO creation and bring it to the Community Center to show it off. Wear your Tacky/Ugly Christmas Sweater and other Christmas gear. This is a fund-raiser: 100% of the proceeds from food sales and donations received at this event will be donated to the Ranchlands Christmas Adopt-A-Family.”

When: Saturday, December 6, noon-2:00.  Where: Ranchlands Community Association, 7713 RanchView Dr NW.  Cost to enter a Lego creation in the competition is $5.   Viewing is free.  Check out the poster to the right and visit the event website for details and an entry form by clicking here.

Stadium Shopping Centre Masterplan

stadium shopping centreWestern Securities, the group that is redeveloping Stadium Shopping Centre (16th Avenue across from Foothills Hospital),  has put the final touches on their masterplan.  It will be displayed in a storefront at the shopping centre, located at Unit #10, 1941 Uxbridge Drive. Interested community members will have an opportunity to visit with representatives from Western Securities and the design team there on Wednesday November 19th, 1130am – 130pm, and Thursday November 27th, 6pm – 8pm.  To learn more about the history of the project, click here.