Don’t waste your time at the shopping mall looking for Christmas presents. Especially when you can just come down to the Crestmont Community Centre for your Community Association’s annual Crestmont Christmas Market.
There are wonderful one-of-a-kind handmade gifts that will be perfect for anyone on your list and you will be helping out local businesses instead of the commercial big box stores.
There are still a few vendor tables available for the Crestmont Christmas Market coming up on November 17th, 18th and 19th. If you or someone you know would be interested in a table this year, please fill out our online application today…
It is that time again where we clean out the cob webs and make our community clean and beautiful. Your Crestmont Community Association is having our annual Crestmont Cleanup Event on Sunday June 25 from 9am – 1:30pm.
There will be:
2 City of Calgary Garbage Trucks
1 Organic Waste Truck
The Syrian Refugee Association will be collecting used bikes
GEEP will provide Electronic Recycling
Metals will also be collected
Women In Need (WIN) will be taking usable items
We cannot accept:
Glass (e.g. window panes, glass table tops)
Household appliances with Freon (e.g. refrigerators, freezers)
Liquids (e.g. cooking oils)
Rail way ties
Sod or dirt
Household hazardous waste including:
Automobile, cleaning, healthcare, and gardening chemicals
In addition we will have plenty of food and drinks as well as a scavenger hunt for the kids.
In addition to your own property, please grab your family and come down to help clean up the community. We will have gloves, pick-up sticks and garbage bags for you to walk through the community and pick up any debris that may have blown in from outside the neighbourhood. There are plenty of green spaces in Crestmont that we need to visit and tidy up.
Check back here for the most up-to-date information
Join us on June 17th, 1pm – 3pm Rain or Shine to celebrate Canada and all things neighbourly. The location is the west end of the stormwater pond by the emergency access road at the bottom of the 500 block of Cresthaven Place.
Thanks to generous donations from the following organizations, there will be live music, food, beverages, a bouncy house, along with fun & games galore.
You may wish to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on.
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!