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Save the Date & Save Your Recycling

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Robert Herritt of Styro-Go shows off just how compressed styrofoam can get. (Madeleine Cummings/CBC)

Did you know that styrofoam can be recycled? Your Crestmont Community Association wants you to save up your styrofoam, along with all the other things that are outside of the City of Calgary recycling program for the first ever Crestmont Recycling Day!

Join us at the Crestmont Hall on August 30th from 11:00am until 2:00pm along with some incredible Calgary businesses that specialize in keeping recyclable materials out of the landfills.

Stay tuned for more information as the date gets closer, but here are some of the items that we will be collecting:

  • Styrofoam (confirmed) StyroGo
  • Paint (confirmed) CCA via Spy Hill Landfill
  • Bottles (confirmed) CCA
  • Metal (confirmed) Navajo Metals
  • Electronics (confirmed) Quantum Lifecycle (formerly GEEP)
  • Child Car Seats (confirmed cost $15/seat) Re-Matt
  • Clothing & Household Donations (confirmed) WINS
  • Tires (confirmed) CCA via Spy Hill Landfill
  • Mattresses (confirmed cost $20/mattress) Re-Matt

* It is crucial that you understand what can and can not be accepted at the Crestmont Recycle Day event. YOU CANNOT BRING:

  • Garbage
  • Compost Material or Green Cart Items
  • Plastic, Cardboard or other Blue Cart Items
  • Ammunition, guns, and knives
  • Baby / Children’s equipment – cribs, cradles, bassinets, high chairs, swings, bath seats or bath rings, baby walkers, booster seats, strollers or carriages, playpens, and safety gates.
  • Gas Powered lawn mowers and trimmers
  • Pianos or large organs
  • Plastic goods with P7 Code
  • Toiletries that have been opened (shampoo, lotions, etc.)
  • Used helmets (ski, hockey, bicycle or in-line)
  • Used plastic storage ware or canning jars
  • VHS, 8 track tapes, cassettes tapes
  • Books
  • Fluorescent light bulbs & tubes

* Vendors have specific lists of what they can and can not accept as well. Please observe the following lists before you show up on recycling day:

Here is a list of items that the Women In Need Society is and is not accepting

Here is a list of items that Navajo Metals will not accept

If you are interested in volunteering to help us put on this event, please reach out.

Watch here on the CCA website for more details as we finalize them.

CCA VS CHOA

The Crestmont Community Association and the Crestmont Homeowners Association are two associations currently operating in Crestmont.  The two entities are totally separate from one another, and have no overlap whatsoever.

The Community Association serves to create a sense of community and belonging.  We are a dedicated group of volunteers, who liaise with all three levels of government, deal with resident concerns, respond to development permit applications, and hold events.  We are supported mainly via sponsorships, donations, and grants, and membership is voluntary.  Our membership is $25/year for each household which grants access to all events and board meetings.  We throw three community events, Neighbour Day in June, Kids’ Day in September, and a Halloween party the Sunday before Halloween.  We are a supportive group, always happy to have new volunteers come in and try out board positions, learn new roles, and take a larger part in deciding what happens in Crestmont.  We welcome your questions and concerns to info@crestmontcommunity.org.

The HOA is a compulsory membership, an instrument is registered on each property title in Crestmont.  The HOA is responsible to maintain our community amenities, including the hall, spray park, tot lot, and fire pit.  The HOA  is not responsible for anything outside of their own envelope of property.  The HOA board is currently controlled by Qualico Communities, who has plans to turn the board over to Crestmont residents at some point in the future.  No information has been provided to the CCA regarding the official turnover strategy.  The HOA can be reached via CrestmontHall@shaw.com or by emailing their property manager ajohson@ranchogroup.com.

All other public land in Crestmont is under the maintenance of the City of Calgary, or under the control of Qualico Communities.  If you have a concern about areas outside the purview of the HOA, 311 is your best bet.  Reports can be made online by searching Calgary 311 or dialing 311 from your telephone.

The HOA is a compulsory membership, an instrument is registered on each property title in Crestmont.  The HOA is responsible to maintain our community amenities, including the hall, spray park, tot lot, and fire pit.  The HOA  is not responsible for anything outside of their own envelope of property.  The HOA board is currently controlled by Qualico Communities, who has plans to turn the board over to Crestmont residents at some point in the future.  No information has been provided to the CCA regarding the official turnover strategy.  The HOA can be reached via CrestmontHall@shaw.com or by emailing their property manager ajohson@ranchogroup.com.

All other public land in Crestmont is under the maintenance of the City of Calgary, or under the control of Qualico Communities.  If you have a concern about areas outside the purview of the HOA, 311 is your best bet.  Reports can be made online by searching Calgary 311 or dialing 311 from your telephone.

2019 Crestmont Christmas Market

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.

This coming weekend on Saturday November 16th (10am – 5pm) & Sunday November 17 (10am – 4pm). The Crestmont Hall is located at: 12400 Crestmont Blvd SW, Calgary. For more information, please visit our market page: http://crestmontcommunity.org/events-calendar/crestmont-christmas-market/

Crestmont Community Cleanup

SUNDAY September 15th 9:00am – 1:30pm

Hey Everyone, it is that time of year again where we all get together and clean up our communities. This is a great opportunity for all of us to clean up our garages and yards and also help out by cleaning up the green spaces around our communities.  We will have garbage bags, gloves and pick-up sticks available for everyone to use.  Please grab your family and come down to help out.  We live in beautiful communities and it is up to us all to keep them clean and tidy.

Just a few important details…

What we can take:

  • Typical garbage
  • Electronics
  • Yard waste
  • Clothing

What we CANNOT take:

  • Metal
  • Propane and helium tanks
  • Paint, fuels and chemicals
  • Tires
  • Anything dangerous.

If you have any paint or chemicals you can take them to participating fire stations or landfill sites.

For household items and furniture, hang on to them and email us at info@crestmontcommunity.org as we are arranging for a collection for those in need.

Please join us at the Crestmont Hall and please be careful and respectful to everyone!!!

It’s Crestmont Kids Day!!!

NOON to 3pm TODAY (September 8th) at the Crestmont Hall (Around Back in the field)

Never mind the moisture in the sky, don’t let that dampen your spirits for the AMAZING and FABULOUS Crestmont Kids Day 2019! Come on down, we have lots of food and snacks and things to do for everyone.

Due to the rain, we can’t have the bouncy castles this year, but we have filled the afternoon with lots to see and do so please come on down. The event is FREE for Crestmont Community Association members and $10 / family for non-members. You can buy your membership online before coming down if you like.

Neighbour Day 2019 June 15 1-3pm

Please join the CCA, HOA and your neighbours for an old fashioned picnic! We are offering food, drinks, lawn games, a bouncy castle and more! $10 per family, or included in your annual CCA membership. If you purchase a membership before June 1, you will also be entered to win a prize worth well over $500!!!

Membership Drive

The Crestmont Community Association invites you to join us or renew your membership before June 1, 2019 in order to be entered into a draw for a two-night stay from a selection of accomodations in Banff, a $100 gift card to The Keg, and two passes for the hot springs.  The prize is co-sponsored by Scott Brayshaw, and Gerard Chiasson, your local Re/Max realtors.  

Community Pathway and Greenspace Cleanup

Please join the CCA on June 1 for a pathway and greenspace cleanup. Bags, gloves, and wildflower seeds can be collected from 9-10am outside the doors of the community hall. All bags, once filled and tied, can be left near the brown bear bins located around the drainage pond for collection by the Parks Department.

CCA Board Election Results

Thank you to those who took the time to come out to the Crestmont Community Association Annual General Meeting last night. It was a good crowd and there was lots of great discussion. Here is a link to the slide deck in case you missed the meeting or wanted to get a better look at all the small maps and drawings discussed in the development presentation.

Your new CCA board for 2019/2020 is:

Director / President: Al Del Degan
Director / Vice President: Chris Wolfe
Director / Treasurer: Paul Christensen
Director / Secretary: Megan Brayshaw
Director / HOA Liason: Paul Godard
Director: Scott Brayshaw
Director: Trevor Mahon
Director: Myron Wintonyk

Thank you also to all the dedicated board members that have made the Crestmont Community Association so great! I look forward to another year working with this group, and now with Myron on board it will be even better.

Gratefully,
Al Del Degan