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Adults 20+ Try or Re-Try Sports

Calling All Adults! Ages 20+

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!

http://register.allsportonecity.ca/

 

East Paskapoo Slopes: information sessions

The City of Calgary Planning, Development & AssessmentThe City of Calgary has completed its review of the proposed development for the eastern Paskapoo Slopes.

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.

Further application details are available at calgary.ca/eastpaskapoo.

Public Hearing of Council details are available on the project’s public engagement page and in this brochure from City Clerk’s.

Annual Spring Clean-up Event

Crestmont Fountain by Aduro Photography

Photo by Aduro Photography

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.

 

“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

Beakerhead.org

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