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Southwest Calgary Ring Road Information Sessions

On Nov. 18, City Administration is bringing a report to Council’s Transportation and Transit Committee on the southwest portion of the Ring Road. The report is expected to include the recommendations resulting from the Council-directed Traffic Review and an overall project update.

Prior to that Committee date, The City will be hosting three public information sessions in late October and early November. The information sessions will provide an update on The City’s work as it relates to the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR):
– Updates on the design progress for the connections from Calgary’s roads
– Recommendations for any changes to the neighboring streets and intersections based on the Council-directed Traffic Review
The Government of Alberta is also attending all three information sessions to address questions and comments about the SWCRR itself. Here are some more details about the events and what you’ll see:

Info Session #1
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 5-8 p.m.
Southland Leisure Centre (second floor pool viewing area), 2000 Southland Dr. SW
What you’ll also see:
– An update on the Southwest Transitway project (planning phase)
– An update on the ENMAX work as it relates to the SWCRR (construction phase)

Info Session #2
Thursday, Oct. 29, 5-8 p.m.
Bethany Chapel (front foyer area), 3333 Richardson Way SW
What you’ll also see:
– An update on the Southwest Transitway project (planning phase)
– Information on the 37 Street S.W. storm trunk project (construction phase)

Info Session #3
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 6-9 p.m.
Bishop O-Byrne High School common area, 333 Shawville Blvd SE
What you’ll also see:
– Information on the future Providence Development (planning phase)

If you are unable to attend these events, the information will be provided online at www.calgary.ca/swrr during the week of October 26.

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.

Trinity Hills Development Update

Trinity Hills

Click to download PDF poster

There will be a development update for the Trinity Hills project east of Canada Olympic Park

Wednesday April 1, 2015
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Calgary French & International School
700 – 77 Street SW

http://www.TrinityHills.ca

CCA Annual General Meeting

CCA AGM - Your Vote Is Important! It is that time of year again for the Crestmont Community Association Annual General Meeting.

Join us on April 10th at 7:00pm at the Crestmont Hall for Refreshments and Appetizers, and bring your enthusiasm and support for the CCA.

Why not throw your hat into the ring and run for any of the open board positions.

All active CCA members are able to vote, so please come and join us.

Crestmont Community Association
Annual General Meeting
April 10th, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Crestmont Hall

“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.

 

“Seal Your Community Support” – CCA Fundraiser

Tupperware PhotoCrestmont Cares – Show your Support

The Crestmont Community Association (CCA) cares about keeping our community informed.  In efforts to increase our communications with residents of Crestmont, we are fundraising for a communication board.  Our wish is to raise enough money for a permanent electronic sign in front of the hall that will allow us to communicate more effectively with the community.  This will also save us hundreds of dollars a year in rental expenses that we currently pay to rent these signs.

The CCA has had the amazing opportunity to partner with one of the leading direct sellers on the market, Tupperware Brands, to kick off our first community fundraiser!  This is a fantastic opportunity for you to do all your holiday shopping from the comforts of your home, and support your community at the same time.

Please help us achieve our goal in the next two weeks by buying some great Tupperware product and spreading the word about our fundraiser.

“Seal Your Community Support” – CCA Fundraiser

You can help in three ways:

  1. Order some fantastic new Tupperware for yourself or to give away with the upcoming holiday season approaching!  Remember – 40% of the sale will go directly back into the CCA! To place your order simply go to: http://order.tupperware.ca/pls/htprod_wwwcan/!twx$eparty_ctl.p_guest_welcome?pv_eparty=e12dd064022b93fb0434fda447f46913  In the pink bar along the top you will see “Welcome To The Crestmont Community Association Fundraiser” – click on “Shop This Fundraiser” and start shopping to support your community!  Please note*  Product Categories are listed along the left hand side of the page, and some categories have multiple pages listed at the bottom – don’t miss out on anything!!!
  2. Send an email to everyone that you know, spreading the word that we are holding a Tupperware Fundraiser.  Please invite everyone that you know so we can make this Fundraiser as big of a success as we can!  SHARE this link on your Facebook account with all your friends.
  3. Book a Tupperware Party ($20 will go to the CCA once you date & hold your party!)  Please contact whipituptupperware@outlook.com or call 403.466.5257 to book your party.

WHY WE CHOSE TO PARTNER WITH TUPPERWARE…

  • Unlike other fundraising opportunities, Tupperware gives back 40% off all sales to the organization!!!  This is a great opportunity for everyone to win!
  • Tupperware products are found in nearly every home across North America & around the world.  Tupperware offers products that are non-perishable, long lasting & eco-friendly that go the distance towards protecting the environment, so you can actually feel extra-special about supporting this fundraiser.  These durable, sustainable products also come with a LIFETIME WARRENTY – which means that if your Tupperware product chips, peels, cracks or breaks, Tupperware will replace it FREE as long as you own the product!
  • There is something for every budget – prices start at only $8.00.
  • Tupperware Fundraisers offer a large selection of products with items for everyone.  Choose from 50 plus Tupperware products, including classic storage solutions, to on-the-go items, microwavable & dishwasher safe containers, serving, baking & cooking tools & so much more.
  • By holding an TupperConnect Online Fundraiser with Tupperware, this enables us to raise funds from family & friends, both far & near!  Upon purchase, items will be shipped directly, via Fedex, anywhere in Canada with a postal code!  Your order will arrive in as little as two weeks from placing your order.

“WIN” BY SUPPORTING YOUR COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER…

We appreciate your support and want to “thank you” for jumping on board to support this community fundraiser.  This is what you can win:

  • Every $200 plus order (all orders placed on one order – pre tax) will be entered into a drawing for one $50 Tupperware Prize, donated by Whip It Up Tupperware Sales.

 *The winner will be contacted 1 week following the close of this fundraiser.  Fundraiser closes on Nov 27th.

 If you have any questions regarding the Tupperware order or want to learn more about Fundraising for your organization, please contact Whip It Up Tupperware Sales at 403.466.5257 or whipituptupperware@outlook.com .

On behalf of the CCA, thank you in advance for “sealing” your community support by purchasing Tupperware products!

Sincerely,

Your CCA & Whip It Up Tupperware Sales

 

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

Crime Alert

The Crestmont Hall was vandalized on October 17th likely sometime after 11:30pm.  This activity has been reported to the police.  There was significant damage done. The concrete garbage bin was thrown off the side of parking lot near the rink.  There were several large concrete blocks broken all over in the parking lot causing a serious safety risk.  I myself almost crashed into them in the parking lot this afternoon at 1:30pm.  Also a concrete sewer grate was stolen and a garbage bin had to be stuffed in there for now. Please take caution in the parking lot!

We need to be on the watch for any suspicious behavior and please report it by calling the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.

The last reported crime that we are aware of happened on October 9th, where a laptop and sunglasses were taken from a car.  This activity was reported. Thank you to the neighbor who informed us of this!

We need to report these crimes, so that the police can identify patterns and better direct patrols.

Please pass this info along and let’s put a stop to the crime in our neighborhood!

Remember in emergencies or crimes in progress CALL 9-1-1

If your vehicle has been broken into and property has been stolen please report this using the police online system: http://www.calgary.ca/cps/Pages/Report-a-crime.aspx.