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“Ice-Breaker” Saturday, February 7th

Come one, come all to the Bowness Park reopening –  “Ice-Breaker” on Saturday, February 07th , 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

An invitation to attend and celebrate the re-opening of Bowness Park, after undergoing a major redevelopment from the 2013 flood and the 2014 fall snow storm .  The 4 hour event is a public drop-in skating party with hot chocolate/coffee and light refreshments.  The festivities are being organized in partnership with The City of Calgary Parks and the Bowness Community Association.

Food trucks will be on site serving light refreshments while supplies last for an estimate attendance of 750 people.  Food will then be made available for purchase.

Horse drawn wagon rides have also been arranged, with the route being posted in the Park.

KidSport, a national not-for-profit organization will be on site lending out skates for those who require them, who either forgot them at home or do not own skates.

 

What to Expect when you’re Expecting…

new-housingHello Crestmont community, we are expecting more neighbors as the Crestmont West development plans continues along its way.  What does this mean for you?

Nothing right now, it will be likely 2018 before we see the first houses in West Crestmont, although much work can occur before this time.   Completion of this development is expected 3-5 years after commencement.

On October 18th during Qualico’s town hall meeting we learned the planned community garden will not be ready until 2018 so we are investigating other community garden opportunities.  Also, in the plan are tobogganing hills in the park area.  Do you and your family want toboggan hills?  The plans use to have water fountains in this large park area.  Please let us know your feedback, share with us your comments on Facebook or send us an email.  It’s very important we hear from you because we have the opportunity to influence these plans to get what we want.

There are currently 473 homes in Crestmont as per the 2014 census.  The new development will add 517 new homes.  Even with Crestmont’s future planned expansion, we will continue to be a unique community holding one of the smallest community populations. Crestmont community’s current population is only around 1,379.

Stay tuned for more. The Calgary West ASP will anticipate going to Calgary Planning Commission in November, likely the 20th and a Council public hearing in January 2015.

Want to find out more about development? Join us on November 20th at 8pm at the hall, for our next CCA meeting. Your vote counts!

Sincerely,
Amy Hen
CCA President

Crestmont Community Call to Action

This Monday, Calgary City Council will vote on an issue that will cause major changes to our
community. They will vote on building a new retail center larger than Market Mall right at the
bottom of the hill where the current interchange is.

This development will force all traffic (residential, commercial, retail) into one single intersection.

The result will be longer commute times and jeopardize emergency access to and from our
neighbourhood.

View a map of the proposed development.

2014-Call-to-Action-Map

For more information you can view the eMail we sent out to the community newsletter list.

Sign up to be included in future e-mailings.

Beakerhead 2014

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Hey Crestmont Community!

It’s time to start thinking about Beakerhead (September 10 – 14, 2014), and this year’s goal is to inspire Calgarians of all ages, far and wide to join in exploring their creativity. Beakerhead is opening an entertaining door to the world of science and engineering.

There’s nothing better than engaging with Calgary’s vibrant culture, and Beakerhead wants to make sure you don’t miss out so come be a part of the craziest Art, Science, and Engineering spectacle the world has ever seen!

For more information visit the Beakerhead website.

Special Family Package Available

CBE Consultant Presentation on Modernizations

Credit: The Calgary Herald

Image Credit: The Calgary Herald

The Calgary Board of Education will be hosting a consultant presentation on designs for the modernization projects at Bowness and Jack James high schools and the construction of Evergreen Middle School and the Christine Meikle replacement school. The presentations will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 6-7 p.m. at the Education Centre at 1221 8 St. S.W.

Free underground parking is available off 12 Avenue S.W. during the event.

For residents who are unable to attend, CBE will be keeping the public informed and always welcome input on this important project on their website at http://www.cbe.ab.ca/schools/underdev/default.asp.

The CBE will also be holding another similar open house on the evening of Sept. 17.

 

Stay Safe from Cybercrime!

Calgary Police ServiceThe Federation of Calgary Communities, in partnership with the Crime Prevention Team at the Calgary Police Service, are working together to offer tips and tools on crime prevention and safety issues in Calgary!

Please join us and Constable Carter Duchesney on Wednesday March 5th as he introduces an interesting topic that affects anyone with a computer or smartphone – cybercrime. 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 NEW Partners in Crime Prevention Workshop series is geared towards helping community association volunteers and the public learn valuable information about crime prevention and safety issues in their neighbourhoods from our trusted partners, The Calgary Police Service.They will also serve as a great opportunity to network with peers so join us all at all four Partners in Crime Prevention workshops!

Workshops are FREE to the public

Click > HERE < to register

Click > HERE < for the workshop series poster

 

Items Still Needed for Flood Victims

Flooded_HouseThe following items are still in need for helping the Calgary Flood Victims…

  1. Baking Soda
  2. Bandaids
  3. Buckets
  4. Containers w/ Lids
  5. Crowbars
  6. Dryer Sheets
  7. Electrical Cords
  8. Flashlights
  9. Garbage Bags
  10. Garbage Bins
  11. Hammers
  12. Laundry Soap
  13. Rags
  14. Rakes
  15. Rubber Boots
  16. Shovels
  17. Scrub Brushes
  18. Spray Bottles
  19. Squeegees
  20. Vinegar

The Crestmont Hall will be a drop-off location for these items today (Wednesday June 26th).

Thank you so much to all the volunteers that helped out on Tuesday to put together 2000 bag lunches.  The makings for these lunches were generously donated by SYSCO Food Services Calgary.