Coming up on Sunday October 30th from noon to 4pm at the Crestmont Hall is the annual Crestmont Kids Halloween Party.
There will be snacks, games, activities, crafts, prizes and, of course, the costume contest.
We need volunteers so if you are able to help out with some of the events and activities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. The more help we have, the better this event will be so please join us.
The Crestmont HOA arranged for bus transportation and cheap tickets to a Calgary Hitmen game on March 13th. After the game attendees were invited to a private meet & greet event with Hitmen player #2 Jake Bean.
It was a fun event and on behalf of all those who attended, thank you to the HOA and Danielle for setting this up for us.
We have just added a Board History page on our website to acknowledge all the volunteer directors and officers that have kept the association operational since 2009. If you were on the board as a director but do not see your name, please let us know.
Crestmont Invited to Hitmen Game
As you may have heard, the entire Crestmont community has been invited to attend the Hitmen game on March 13th at 4:00pm. The Crestmont Homeowner’s Association will be providing transportation to and from the game and will be having a pre-game party at the Crestmont Hall. For more information check out the Crestmont Hall website
Scam alert – fraudsters pose as Canada Revenue Agency
Nearly every day, the Calgary Police Service receives reports of scammers posing as agents of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) or Immigration Canada (IC). Unfortunately, scammers have obtained thousands of dollars from several unsuspecting victims. So how does the scam work and how can you protect yourself?
The CRA scam, and many similar ones, usually follows the same pattern. Victims are contacted via phone by people pretending to be a CRA or IC employee. The fraudsters claim that the victim owes back taxes and that they need to pay money to correct the issue, or they will be arrested or deported. Sometimes, the scammers have valid personal information about victims and their families, such as names and birthdays, to try to legitimize the fraudulent claim.
The scammers can become very aggressive and may begin to threaten victims. Victims are then told to send money through a wire service or to purchase prepaid credit cards or gift cards. Once the money is gone, it is nearly impossible to trace.
You can help protect yourself from phone and email scams by following these tips:
Do not feel pressure to respond to a request until you have a chance to verify the story.
Never transfer money, or give out credit card or other financial information, until you can verify the person’s identity and the story, and determine whether it is legitimate.
The CRA will not ask for payment via prepaid credit cards or wire transfer.
Some scammers are using a technique called spoofing where the caller ID looks like the call is legitimately coming from the CRA or IC. Hang up and look up published numbers for the agency in the phone book or online and call them directly to confirm the legitimacy of the caller’s story before you take any action. Do not call numbers provided to you by the person who called you.
Don’t believe what you see. Business logos, websites and email addresses can easily be duplicated to look legitimate.
Watch for poor grammar and spelling.
Hover your mouse over links to check their true destination. If the URL doesn’t match the link, or seems suspicious, don’t click on it.
Be wary of unexpected emails that contain links or attachments from unknown senders.
Update your computer’s anti-virus software.
Ignore calls for immediate action or messages that create a sense of urgency.
Beware of phishing emails posing as the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting personal information, or links within an email re-directing to a fraudulent website that appears to represent the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The CRA does not email Canadians and request personal information.
Never provide personal information such as SIN, bank account information or credit card numbers.
If you have been contacted by one of these scammers, but did not lose money, please report it online by visiting www.calgarypolice.ca. Victims of the scam are encouraged to contact the Calgary Police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234.
Have you ever thought it might be fun to try a sport or activity you’ve never tried before? Or maybe a sport you used to play, but haven’t in years? Do you want to be happier and healthier (and recognize that regular exercise is a great way to get there)? Maybe you feel anxious about going to a fitness facility, gym or arena? What if you could try out an activity or visit fitness facilities with other people who feel the same way you do? Not experts – just regular people who want to try out a new sport, or rediscover an old one. And what if all this fun was 100% FREE?
All Sport One City is an initiative of Sport Calgary in partnership with The City of Calgary to provide an opportunity for adults to come and discover one or two activities at various facilities throughout the city, absolutely free of charge. These activities will be taking place during the day or evenings of November 16 to 20 and all day Saturday, November 21, (RBC Sports Day in Canada).
Multi-sport facilities in Calgary are offering a wide variety of free introductory activities on Saturday, and numerous single sport facilities offering opportunities to try an activity Monday through Friday.
There are tons of activities, and you are certain to find something that appeals to you! Remember, all ages 20 and above are welcome, and there are many activities that will appeal as well to the 55+ crowd. (Some facilities even offer child care while you go play!) Go to AllSportOneCity.ca for a full list of activities and locations, and register to attend sessions in one easy step.
The possibilities are endless and we invite you to register for a few activities of your choice to be active during the week of November 16 to 21. Who knows? Maybe you will have so much fun you will want to keep coming back!
These information sessions are an opportunity for the public to view the proposal that Calgary Planning Commission (CPC) is recommending to Council and find out more information about the July 20, 2015 Public Hearing of Council.
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Location: Irish Cultural Society in Bowness, 6452 35 Ave N.W. Time: Drop by any time between 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Date: Monday, June 29, 2015 Location: Calgary French and International School, 700 77 St. S.W. Time: Drop by any time between 6 to 8:30 p.m.
On June 4, CPC approved the Outline Plan (with conditions) and is recommending that City Council approve the Land Use Amendment and Policy Amendment, once the terms of a special development agreement between the applicant and The City can be reached.
On June 14 2015 we are having our community yearly clean up.
We will be having two city garbage trucks and one organic truck along with metal and clothing recycling. The trucks will be in our parking lot at 12400 Crestmont Boulevard SW, Calgary, AB T3B 5W5 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
We will also have hot dogs, Spolumbos, pop and coffee for all who help out cleaning up Crestmont. A very cool prize for the most garbage collected and a prize for the strangest item brought in will be awarded.