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New Doggie Poop Bag Dispensers

In the past, doggie doo has been a major issue around Crestmont. Your friendly neighbourhood Crestmont Community Association has come up with and idea that we hope will help to address the issue.

We have designed, built, and installed EIGHT custom doggie poop bag dispensers throughout Crestmont. The doggie bags inside have been generously donated by Scott Brayshaw – RE/MAX Real Estate (Central) so please thank him when you see him. Here are the install locations…

Doggie Poop Bag Dispenser Locations throughout Crestmont

Every one of the eight dispensers is installed just below the blue “RUFF, RUFF, RUFF!” signs that Qualico has installed at appropriate places in the community.

We need your help! Please pick up after your pet. Now, if you happen to have left your house and forgot your doggie poop bags, we got your back. Feel free to pull a couple bags from the dispenser and do your doggie parent’s duty.

Also, each of the eight dispensers has a black number on the side of it. If you notice that one is running low on bags, or there is something wrong with it, please let us know by emailing support@crestmontcommunity.org and note the dispenser number on the side. We will do our best to address the issue promptly.

If you find that the dispenser is at the end of a roll, and you can’t seem to get a new bag free, the lid opens and the plexiglass slides up to give you more room to navigate the rolls inside. Just be careful all the rolls don’t come tumbling out when you lift the plexiglass up.

Plexiglass slides up to give more access when starting a new roll of bags

If everyone does their part, we can keep Crestmont free of doggie doo, and ensure that our community is clean and a pleasure to walk around and enjoy.

Thank You!

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.

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.

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

CCA AGM Tonight!

Annual General Meeting

Just a reminder that tonight is the annual Crestmont Community Association Annual General Meeting. Please come and help elect our new board of directors for 2019/2020. There are positions available if you are interested in volunteering.

In addition to some snacks and refreshments, we have an evening planned full of great information for Crestmont community residents. Please join us and learn more about our organization, updates on all the development happening in and around Crestmont, and hear from one of our local kids who is attempting to put together a Crestmont Kids Council.

Parents of children 10 – 16, please invite your children along to the AGM and encourage them to join the Crestmont Kids’ Council.

Compost Your Real Christmas Tree

Christmas Table & Decorations from Picjumbo

Cut your tree into smaller pieces to put into your green cart. Make sure the lid can close.

If your green cart is full, tie extra branches (no more than four feet long) together with a natural fibre string or place them in paper yard waste bags. Set tied branches or yard waste bags at least one foot from the side of your green cart.

You can also bring your Christmas tree to a tree drop-off from December 26 to January 31.

Bowness

7937 43 Ave N.W. (next to community recycling depot)

How to prepare your tree

• Remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel, string and tree stands.

• Do not wrap or bag your tree.

For landfill hours and program information, please visit calgary.ca/christmastree.

Crestmont HOA Adopt a Family

The Crestmont HOA wants your help!  They are organizing a donation drop off to assist NECA AFS with their annual Adopt-a-Family program in Calgary.  The hamper must be ready for delivery on December 14th.  The HOA will accept items at the Crestmont Hall during office hours up until December 13th.  For more information, check out the following poster or visit their website at: www.CrestmontHall.com

Crestmont HOA Adopt a Family