Member Perks are here!

One of our goals as a community association is to nurture a local economy. The KGCA Membership Perks program has been developed both to support and promote local businesses, and to reward you for supporting your community as a KGCA member.

We are in the process of contacting all local businesses and encouraging them to reward your choice to shop local, with special offers and discounts just for our members.

We will keep our Perks page up to date with everyone who is participating - but a huge thanks to our four inaugural members: Hair Peace, Market 17, One Stop Liquor Shop and The Village Flatbread Co.

See our current Membership Perks.

PS: If you’re not already a KGCA member, sign up online now!

Note: If you are a business owner who's interested in joining this program, please email our Director of Membership.

Happy Hops at the Hall

You may have seen the recent addition of a lovely red sign at the Hall on 28th Ave to the left of the Legion entrance. As per the sign, we are very pleased to be growing hops again for the third year to contribute to Village Brewery's 'Community Involved Ale'. Each year, the fine folks at Village work with many community associations throughout Calgary to craft this 'crowdsourced' ale.

The 2016 beer is rumoured to be a basil IPA, which we think sounds extremely intriguing.

If you have any brewing hops growing in your yard that you're willing to donate, please email us.

We'll keep you posted as to when this beauty comes out so you can get say 'cheers' to a little taste of Killarney-Glengarry.

You're Invited to the 8th Annual 'Miracle on 34th Street' Block Party

For the 8th year, these dedicated Killarney-Glengarry residents are holding their block party - and you're invited! Come and meet your neighbours at this great event.

  • WHEN: Saturday September 10, 3-10pm
  • WHERE: The intersection of 34th St and 30th Ave SW
  • WHAT: Live music, face painting, bike decorating, bouncy castle and more
  • WHO: You and your family and friends!

Everyone is welcome at this fun, family-friendly event. Bring along your own lawn chair and feel free to bring dinner to frill on the BBQ. There will also be food for sale - pulled pork on a bun, hot dogs and Spolumbo's chicken sausages.

Admission is $10 per adult/teen (children 12 and under are free). This is NOT a money-making event. Your admission charge is there simply to cover the city permits, barricade rental, activities (bouncy castle/facepainter), plus juice and pop for the kids, and condiments for the grills.

For more information, email the organizers or call Rob Koski (403 246 3372) or Laura Moore (403 282 8966).

Check out their poster here and spread the word!

 

Local News for June & July

Neighbour Day potluck lunch Over 40 people came along to the Good Companions 50 Plus Club on Saturday June 18 for a Neighbour Day potluck lunch. This was our first joint event with the Good Companions, and we look forward to organizing more get togethers in the future. Thanks to all those who came and volunteered their time to make this happen.

Thanks for attending our AGM

A big thanks to all those who came to the KGCA AGM in June - it was great to see some new faces there.

We heard from our outgoing President - Mike Cundall - who shared our 2015/2016 highlights, and from Keren Houlgate - as Development Director and as Treasurer. Joey Stewart spoke about the importance of strategic planning for the association (you can see our latest business plan here and some of the night's presentations here).

Thanks also to our guest speakers: MLA Brian Malkinson, Cr. Evan Woolley and Communities ChooseWell.

Finally, a huge thanks to outgoing President Mike Cundall for all your hard work, congratulations to our new President Gina Thornton-Hastie (moving up from VP) and a warm welcome to our new VP Carolyn Johnson - new to the board and one of the key volunteers who helped build the new playground on 29th St SW. You can see the full list of board members and their contact details here.

Another successful season of TimBits Soccer

June 25 marked the end of the season for this year's young soccer players, and a great party at the Killarney-Glengarry Hall, organized by our good neighbours at the Richmond Knob Hill CA.

There were medals for all participants, face painting, bounce houses and ice blocks - that were popular despite the chilly day! Playing TimBits soccer is just one of the perks of being a community association member and it's great to see so many kids enjoying the drypond on a Saturday morning.

Huge thanks to all the volunteers who helped organize and coach this year - we couldn't do it without you!

A great turnout at Brian Malkinson's Stampede Breakfast

It was nice to see so many people enjoying MLA Brian Malkinson's hospitality on Sunday July 10 at the Killarney-Glengarry Hall. With face painting, live music and - of course! - free pancakes, sausage and coffee, we counted well over a hundred people chatting and enjoying a rain-free morning.

Lawnchair Theatre at Shaganappi

You and your family are invited to check out this fun, free event on Thursday July 28th at the Shaganappi Community Hall. Bring a lawnchair and enjoy performances by a hula hoop artist plus a kids' singalong and free refreshments. Find out more here.

Calling all young golfers...

The Shaganappi Golf Course is hosting a free family golf event on Sunday July 24th. Spaces are limited, so find out more about the event and how to register here.

Walk Killarney with David Peyto

Join David Peyto on Monday July 25th to learn more about the history of Killarney on a short walk through the area. This event is part of Historic Calgary week and should be a fun and educational jaunt. Find out more here.

It pays to be a member

We are planning a big membership drive this Fall and are currently working with local businesses to secure a range of discounts for KGCA members. We will also be issuing new plastic membership cards over the next year so remember to renew your membership when the time comes - we will remind you by email. If you are not already a member, you can join here for just $25 per family per year.

Local business directory

It's important to support local businesses and services, especially in economic downturns. We have posted a simple directory on our website to help you find what you need.

If you have a business or service you would like us to list, please email us your details (name, address, website, opening hours etc).

PS: It's FREE!

Finally, if you're looking for a great, central space for your next event, you should consider our hall. Members get a discount, with rates starting from just $35/hr. Get more details here, or email Lola if you'd like to talk further or take a quick tour.

FREE Family Golf Event at Shaganappi - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

The Shaganappi Golf Course is proud to offer a great community event for kids on Sunday July 24! IMPORTANT: Spaces are LIMITED to 10 children, so you must register by Tuesday July 19. Event and registration details are below:

  • Date: Sunday July 24, 1.30-3pm
  • Location: Shaganappi Golf Course
  • Ages: suitable for kids aged 6 - 15 yrs (plus a parent needs to attend to supervise)
  • Maximum participants per session = 10 (this is a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED opportunity so if we receive more than 10 participants we will need to waitlist you. See below for registration details)

This event is designed to bring families and communities together and get you all involved in an activity with golf instruction on the driving range and putting green. Participants will receive instruction from CPGA certified Professional Instructors and receive golf incentives and giveaways at the end of the session. A program leader will be on site to help facilitate each session.

Clubs will be provided if needed, or you can bring your own.

It doesn't matter if you're new to the sport - here's a great way to get started and meet other families within your community!

REGISTRATION:

To register, email admin@killarneyglengarry.com by noon on Tuesday July 19.

Please provide the following details:

  • Child's name
  • Child's age
  • Previous golf experience?
  • Will you need clubs or bring your own?

 

 

 

FREE Lawnchair Theatre event in Shaganappi

Looking for a fun family night out? Check out the FREE 'Lawnchair Theatre' event on July 28th:

The City of Calgary’s Lawnchair Theater series is coming to Shaganappi this summer! So pack up your lawnchair and enjoy a show in the great outdoors!

This is a FREE, family-friendly event for Shaganappi and neighbouring communities. The program consists of 2 acts of 45 mins, with a 15 min break in between. Refreshments will be provided.

Act 1: Kate Ryan – hula-hoop artist and acro-dancer Act 2: Rick Hertert – singalong for kids

Date: Thursday July 28th 2016 Time: 6:00-8:00pm Venue: Outdoors by the Shaganappi Community Hall, 2516 14th Ave SW

This event is FREE and no booking is required

Come join the fun! Bring your lawnchair & tell your friends!

Walk Historic Killarney with David Peyto

Article courtest of Joey Stewart - our imagineKillarney Steward David Peyto (pee-toe) a descendant of the famous Peyto Lake family is a retired Phys Ed school teacher who loves to walk. His project is walk every street in Calgary. You heard that right “every street in Calgary”. He started in September 2013 and told me this week that so far he’s walked on all the streets between the Bow and Elbow Rivers.

David was inspired by Matt Green a man who is walking all the streets in the five New York City boroughs. He’s not doing it quickly and he doesn’t walk every day - he says he’s not obsessed with the project - he just loves to walk. He thinks it will take him 6 - 10 years to cover the entire city.

He is an enthusiastic walker and has already written three Calgary walking guides. The books are focused around the LRT stations and the environs around them.

He has already walked through Killarney once but this year for Historic Calgary Week he’s taking people on historic walks where the old streetcar lines used to run. Killarney is one of those communities and so we will have the privilege of walking with David along the old streetcar route in Killarney.

Come and join us on Monday July 25 at 9am - meeting at the park on the corner of 29th St and 21st Ave SW. See more here.

Local News for May

Book a table for our Annual Garage Sale: May 14 Our Garage Sale is all set for Saturday May 14, from 10am - 4pm. Come to the Hall – 2828 28th St SW – to find a bargain and enjoy a BBQ lunch from 11am-1pm

Book your table now for only $20 – just call Lola on 403-474-3845. Plus, you can donate any leftover items to the Canadian Cancer Society at the end of the day.

River safety tips from the City of  Calgary

This amazing weather makes a dip in the river, or a rafting trip very tempting. BUT water can be dangerous so make sure you're prepared with the below tips:

  • Your safety and the safety of others should always be top of mind. Rafters, boaters and paddlers need to be aware of water levels, temperature, current speed, cloudy water conditions, and river hazards including bridge abutments, trees and other large debris in the water that can catch, trap or overturn vessels.
  • Being impaired while on the water is never tolerated, nor is the transport or consumption of alcohol.
  • Always be prepared
  • Your safety is your responsibility. All river passengers must wear a life jacket or personal floatation device (PFDs) on the water. Make sure it fits well and is fastened properly. All river vessels must also have a sounding device such as a whistle, and a buoyant heaving line (throw-bag) no less than 15 metres long.
  • Always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return. Arrange drop off and pick up points before you enter on the river. Leave emergency contact phone numbers with someone who can report that you are overdue.
  • Be aware of river conditions
  • Although our City rivers may appear calm in some areas, this isn’t always the case. The City has tools and resources available to help Calgarians check river conditions before you begin your trip. If river flows are high, especially after a major rainfall, postpone your trip until the flows have returned to safer levels.
  • Keep in mind that flows can change quickly.

Visit the City's website for the latest information including flood advisories. You can also subscribe to their weekly newsletter and download the Alberta Rivers: Data and Advisories mobile app.

Local Jane's Walk: May 7, 1pm

Local resident Joey Stewart will lead a free walk down 26th St, starting at the Newcastle Pub. All welcome - no registration necessary. You can see this and all the other Calgary Jane's Walk events here.

We are getting ready to Rock

The Calgary School of Rock is opening on May 14th, and we’re excited to welcome them to our neighbourhood!

Owner and President – Bryan Schaefer – is excited to be part of the community and to work with kids in this performance-based program. The school will be based at 2707 17th Ave SW and construction is currently underway.

See more here.

 

Falconridge/Castleridge Community Centre Bazaar: May 21 - All Welcome!

The Arusha Centre is putting on a free family event through Calgary Dollars at the Falconridge/Castleridge Community Centre, and all are welcome. The event will take place on Saturday May 21, from 11:30am - 3:30pm and will include live performers, henna painting, and vending tables to sell reused items.

Address is: 95 Falshire Drive NE

 

Neighbour Day is coming - how will you celebrate?

Neighbour Day is on Saturday June 18 and it's a great reason to organize a meet and greet with the people that you share your street and your community with. Events can vary in size from organizing a block party to hosting a local 1 hr walk.  Ideas and possibilities are endless in an attempt to bring our neighbours together.

If you want some ideas, check out the City of Calgary's webpage. Key information includes:

What happens at a Community Association AGM?

If you want to know more about the community - programs, forums, events - and how you can have a say, come along to our AGM on Wednesday June 22 from 7-9pm at the KGCA Hall.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend and meet the board, plus see a summary of the year's activities. Find out more here.

Local business directory

It's important to support local businesses and services, especially in economic downturns. We have posted a simple directory on our website to help you find what you need.

If you have a business or service you would like us to list, please email us your details (name, address, website, opening hours etc).

PS: It's FREE!

Finally, if you're looking for a great, central space for your next event, you should consider our hall. Members get a discount, with rates starting from just $35/hr. Get more details here, or email Lola if you'd like to talk further or take a quick tour.

KGCA AGM - Why You Should Attend!

Have you ever been to a KGCA board meeting (they are open to the public) or met any of the KGCA board members? The 2016 AGM (Wednesday, June 22 from 7-9pm) is a great introduction to who is on the board, what we do, and how you can have a say in what happens right here in your neighbourhood.
  • Ever wonder what your membership fees pay for?  See a presentation of the annual books to understand the costs of the community
  • Want to know what programs are offered to you as a community member?  Listen to the breakdown of programs supported in the hall and community
  • Interested in knowing more about upcoming community improvement projects?  Come hear from the Directors as they summarise the work they have done this year and what they have aspirations for in the next year.
  • Do you know about the public forums available to you in Killarney-Glengarry?  Come learn about the different sectors and who is leading them and how you can engage their services (development, traffic etc.)
  • Your vote counts!  Every year, there are new directors to elect. If you want to have a say on who is involved in leading the community, come and vote!

Feeling inspired? Come along to the Hall at 2828 28th St SW,on Wednesday June 22 from 7-9pm, to find out what the current Board has been up to in the last year, and see how you can get involved and have a stronger voice in your community.

PS: If you would like to enquire about joining the 2016/2017 board or one of our volunteer committees, please email our President for more information.

PPS: Did we mention there will be a free ice cream for everyone attending??? Just a little sweetener :)

Local News for April

A new library is about to open in Westbrook, School of Rock is coming soon, get ready for Neighbour Day by organizing a fun local event, book your Garage Sale table for May's Event, find out about our Clean-up day, and save the date for a local Stampede Breakfast!

Westbrook Library Grand Opening Saturday April 23
You're invited to the Grand Opening of the new community library at Westbrook Station on Saturday, April 23, 2016. There will be a Community Walk of Celebration from Shaganappi Library to the new Library in Westbrook Station.
  • 10:30 am - Meet at Shaganappi Library (parking is on the street or at Westbrook Mall.)
  • 11:10 am - Community Walk with Councillor Woolley
  • Noon - Ribbon cutting with Mayor Nenshi
  • 1:00–5:00 pm - Kids activities, entertainment, refreshments

The new library will feature:

  • Convenient location near Westbrook Mall (in the Westbrook Transit Station)
  • Extended hours
  • Parking for Library patrons
  • Chromebook lending
  • Books, magazines, DVDs and more
  • Adult lectures and programming
  • Free meeting spaces

 

We are getting ready to Rock

The Calgary School of Rock is opening on May 14th, and we’re excited to welcome them to our neighbourhood!

Owner and President – Bryan Schaefer – is excited to be part of the community and to work with kids in this performance-based program. The school will be based at 2707 17th Ave SW and construction is currently underway.

See more here.

 

Have Your Kids Learn From the Best: Dark Horse Athletic
Would your 8 - 14 year old benefit from having Olympians teach them how to run and skate faster? Dark Horse Athletic program begins April 4. Find out more here.
KGCA Clean-up Day: Sunday May 1 
A Community Clean-up is a FREE day scheduled at your community centre where you can bring your household items that may not fit in your black, brown or blue carts like furniture or old fencing or items that fill up your carts too quickly or just an accumulation of items that are ready for the landfill. If you live in a multi-unit housing complex, we welcome you to bring your waste and recycling items to this event especially if it is closer than the designated community recycling depots.

Last year, 110 communities were served between April and October.

The Killarney-Glengarry Clean-up day will be held on Sunday May 1 from 9am – 2 pm. We need 15-20 volunteers to put on the event so your assistance is greatly appreciated. Calgary Community Standards provides funds for food and refreshments for the volunteers, advertising and promotion, gloves, garbage bags and any other items used to help Clean-up.

For more information about what we will and will not accept on the day, see our event listing here.

 

Local Jane's Walk: May 7, 1pm

Local resident Joey Stewart will lead a free walk down 26th St, starting at the Newcastle Pub. All welcome - no registration necessary. You can see this and all the other Calgary Jane's Walk events here.

 

Book a Table For Our Annual Garage Sale: May 14

Our Garage Sale is all set for Saturday May 14, from 10am - 4pm. Come to the Hall – 2828 28th St SW – to find a bargain and enjoy a BBQ lunch from 11am-1pm

Book your table now for only $20 – just call Lola on 403-474-3845. Plus, you can donate any leftover items to the Canadian Cancer Society at the end of the day.

 

Neighbour Day is coming - how will you celebrate?
Neighbour Day is on Saturday June 18 and it's a great reason to organize a meet and greet with the people that you share your street and your community with. Events can vary in size from organizing a block party to hosting a local 1 hr walk.  Ideas and possibilities are endless in an attempt to bring our neighbours together.

If you want some ideas, check out the City of Calgary's webpage. Key information includes:

 

What Happens at a Community Association AGM?

If you want to know more about the community - programs, forums, events - and how you can have a say, come along to our AGM on Wednesday June 22 from 7-9pm at the KGCA Hall.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend and meet the board, plus see a summary of the year's activities. Find out more here.

 

Local Business Directory

It's important to support local businesses and services, especially in economic downturns. We have posted a simple directory on our website to help you find what you need.

If you have a business or service you would like us to list, please email us your details (name, address, website, opening hours etc).

PS: It's FREE!

 

Finally, if you're looking for a great, central space for your next event, you should consider our hall. Members get a discount, with rates starting from just $35/hr. Get more details here, or email Lola if you'd like to talk further or take a quick tour.

School of Rock - Opening May 14 in Killarney

The Calgary School of Rock is opening on May 14th, and we're excited to welcome them to our neighbourhood! Owner and President - Bryan Schaefer - is excited to be part of the community and to work with kids in this performance-based program. The school will be based at 2707 17th Ave SW and construction is currently underway.

All students in Calgary’s Performance Program can expect:

  • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
  • Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
  • The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
  • Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
  • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

Visit their website to find out more and to sign up for a FREE lesson and check them out on Facebook to find out more about their grand opening event.

Support Local Businesses!

We are pleased to have a free business directory for the Killarney-Glengarry area on our website and we encourage you to shop local whenever you can. From retail to restaurants to health, fitness and entertainment - you might be surprised by how many fantastic local businesses there are in your area. One great new space opening soon is the Calgary School of Rock on 17th Ave. Find out more here.

See more great businesses here and if you have a local business you would like us to list, send us an email.

Home-Start: Help for Calgary Families

Are you a mom? Overwhelmed? Tired? Feeling alone? Home-Start can help. Home-Start is a free program coordinated by Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary that offers support to families, with young children, who may be experiencing a variety of issues. Any family with at least one child under 5 years of age can contact Home-Start.

Issues can include:

  • Feeling alone
  • Postpartum depression
  • Parenting and/or family stresses
  • Caring for twins and triplets
  • Being new to Canada
  • Illness in the family

Trained volunteers with parenting experience will visit a family’s home once per week to offer friendship, encouragement, and practical support.

Interested in getting involved?

  • For more info, contact Home-Start or visit their website
  • North Calgary: 403-660-6809
  • South Calgary: 403-660-1136

Kids' Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday March 27

All welcome! Bring the family and hunt for eggs in the drypond by the Hall. Be at the Hall (2828 28th St SW) on Sunday March 27 for a 1.30pm start to the hunt, and dress appropriately for the outdoors. There will be a separate 'mini-hunt' for little kids in the playground next to the Hall, with the main event on the drypond. The Hall will be open from 1-3pm, with crafts inside for all ages.

This is a FREE event. For more community events, see our calendar here.

Local News for March

Book your Garage Sale table now for May's Event, find out about our Clean-up day and more! Calgary is a very connected city and we receive a lot of information from the City and from various community-minded organizations. We thought it would be a good idea to post this information on our blog so locals can see what’s going on, participate in various surveys and have one place to get all their community information.

We will create a new story each month and update them as we receive more info – look forward to any feedback or comments:

March Construction Updates That May Affect You

Later this month, Flanders Avenue Interchange construction will result in some changes to traffic flow on Crowchild Trail and Richard Road SW. See a detailed map here.

Starting Monday, March 14 until Friday, March 18, there will be various overnight lane closures on Crowchild Trail (from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.) to accommodate the installation of girders for the new interchange:

  • March 14 and 15:  Southbound Crowchild Trail reduced to one lane
  • March 16, 17 and 18:  Crowchild Trail reduced to one lane in each direction

The lane reductions are scheduled for off-peak traffic hours, but major delays are expected. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes during these temporary lane reductions.

Beginning March 20, there will be a new off-ramp and road alignment for traffic exiting southbound Crowchild Trail for Richard Road SW.  The current off-ramp access to Currie Business Park from southbound Crowchild Trail will remain unchanged, but a second, new exit will be in place for traffic bound for Richard Road SW.

Richard Road traffic will travel further south along southbound Crowchild Trail, past the Currie Business Park exit, to take the new off-ramp.

This new traffic alignment for southbound Richard Road is not expected to result in traffic delays or significant changes to traffic flow. It will be in place until the new Flanders Interchange roundabouts are operational in fall 2016.

If you have any questions about the traffic impacts, please contact the Flanders Interchange project team via email or by phone at 888.587.5390, or visit Calgary.ca/trafficinfo.

Community Association Awareness Month is here!

Proclaimed by Mayor Nenshi, this month-long event aims to increase awareness among Calgarians on what a community association is, what they offer, and how to be part of it.

Did you know:

  1. Community associations provide endless opportunities right in your backyard
  2. They are run by your neighbours
  3. They offer a voice for your community
  4. They bring neighbours together

Find out more here and join the KGCA for only $25 per family per year, right here.

Have Your Kids Learn From the Best: Dark Horse Athletic
Would your 8 - 14 year old benefit from having Olympians teach them how to run and skate faster?  Dark Horse Athletic program begins April 4. Find out more here.
Love your Neighbourhood? Lead a Jane's Walk in 2016

Share your love for Killarney-Glengarry with others by hosting a Jane's Walk.

One of our wonderful residents has offered to hold a "How to Lead a Jane's Walk" Workshops at 2616 - 26 St SW on Mar 19 at 10 a.m. with coffee and scones - up to 12 people  - only an hour out of a busy Saturday.

Register by emailing joeycalgary@aol.com

For more info on Jane's Walks, check out the website or see the Calgary poster here.

KGCA Clean-up Day scheduled for Sunday May 1 

A Community Clean-up is a FREE day scheduled at your community centre where you can bring your household items that may not fit in your black, brown or blue carts like furniture or old fencing or items that fill up your carts too quickly or just an accumulation of items that are ready for the landfill. If you live in a multi-unit housing complex, we welcome you to bring your waste and recycling items to this event especially if it is closer than the designated community recycling depots.

Last year, 110 communities were served between April and October.

The Killarney-Glengarry Clean-up day will be held on Sunday May 1 from 9am – 2 pm. We need 15-20 volunteers to put on the event so your assistance is greatly appreciated. Calgary Community Standards provides funds for food and refreshments for the volunteers, advertising and promotion, gloves, garbage bags and any other items used to help Clean-up.

For more information about the KGCA event, see our poster here.

Changes to Crowchild Trail

Do you use Crowchild Trail? The City of Calgary's Crowchild Trail Corridor study is looking at ways to improve this major access route, and they want your input.  Drop in to an open house and be heard! See more here.

Book a Table Now For Our Annual Garage Sale in May

Our Garage Sale is all set for Saturday May 14, from 10am - 4pm.

Come to the Hall – 2828 28th St SW – to find a bargain and enjoy a BBQ lunch from 11am-1pm

Book your table now for only $20 – just call Lola on 403-474-3845.

Plus, you can donate any leftover items to the Canadian Cancer Society at the end of the day.

Timbits Soccer Registration Now Closed

Registration for the 2016 Season of Timbits Soccer has now closed.

If you missed out, please email Allison (info@richmondknobhill.ca) to be put on the waitlist.

Local Business Directory

It's important to support local businesses and services, especially in economic downturns. We have posted a simple directory on our website to help you find what you need.

If you have a business or service you would like us to list, please email us your details (name, address, website, opening hours etc).

PS: It's FREE!

 

Local News for February

Calgary is a very connected city and we receive a lot of information from the City and from various community-minded organizations. We thought it would be a good idea to post this information on our blog so locals can see what’s going on, participate in various surveys and have one place to get all their community information. We will create a new story each month and update them as we receive more info – look forward to any feedback or comments:

URGENT: More Volunteers Needed for Fundraising Casino, 28 & 29 February, 2016

We are still urgently looking for volunteers to help out at our Fundraising Casino in February. We get to do one of these events every 18 months and the money it raises helps support the Hall and lets us hold community events. As of today we still have 9 shifts open.

If you can help, check out the roles here and sign up online.

Holy Name School Outdoor Area Survey

Holy Name School has had approval for a naturalization project on their grounds (including trees, seating areas etc) to make it a more vibrant and useable space.

We love the idea of more gathering places in Killarney-Glengarry. Please help them as they design this area by taking this very quick survey on what you would like to see in this space. The survey will be open till the end of February.

Changes to Crowchild Trail

Do you use Crowchild Trail? The City of Calgary's Crowchild Trail Corridor study is looking at ways to improve this major access route, and they want your input.  Drop in to an open house and be heard! See more here.

Timbits Soccer Registration

Registration for the 2016 Season of Timbits Soccer will open on February 15 until spots are all filled. You can register online on the Richmond Knob Hill Community Association website.

Remember, you must be a community association member to take part, so if you live in Killarney-Glengarry, you can get your family membership for only$25 here.

Local Business Directory

It's important to support local businesses and services, especially in economic downturns. We have posted a simple directory on our website to help you find what you need.

If you have a business or service you would like us to list, please email us your details (name, address, website, opening hours etc).

PS: It's FREE!

Help Build Flood Resiliency in Calgary: Join the City's Advisory Group

Building resiliency to flooding is a top priority for The City of Calgary. Since the 2013 flood, we have repaired, restored and recovered from devastating and costly flood damage. With much of the recovery well on its way, the City's focus is to ensure we build flood resilience by implementing the 27 recommendations of the Expert Management Panel on River Flood Mitigation.

The City of Calgary is looking for community members from 2013 flood-affected and non-flood affected communities, business and interested representatives to participate in the Flood Mitigation Measures Community Advisory Group. The Community Advisory Group will provide input concerning flood mitigation measures to The City, who will then make recommendations for decisions by Council.

Join the City in developing the comprehensive suite of flood mitigation measures which will protect citizens, properties, critical infrastructure, vital services, communities and downtown from future river flood events.

Learn more about the selection process here.

There are many opportunities to get involved and to share input in addition to the Community Advisory Group.

For more information on the project, the Community Advisory Group and engagement opportunities, see the City's website.

Make 2016 the Year YOU Volunteer

We are so lucky to have the volunteers we do in this community, BUT with so few of us, it's hard to put on great events and make our neighbourhood even better. If you donated just a few hours of your time, it's amazing what we could all do together.

If you have a special skill - like painting, building, photography, writing, design or event management - we would love to hear from you! Even if you're not sure how you can be involved - get in touch: we always need more hands on deck at events!

If you think you can help, please email comms@killarneyglengarry.com for more information.

2016 Avenue Best Neighbourhoods Survey Still Open!

For the seventh consecutive year, Avenue magazine is asking Calgary residents to express their opinions in the Best Neighbourhoods Survey. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and closes on February 28, 2016.Take it here.

 

Local News for January

Calgary is a very connected city and we receive a lot of information from the City and from various community-minded organizations. We thought it would be a good idea to post this information on our blog so locals can see what’s going on, participate in various surveys and have one place to get all their community information. We will create a new story each month and update them as we receive more info – look forward to any feedback or comments:

2016 Avenue Best Neighbourhoods Survey Now Open!

For the seventh consecutive year, Avenue magazine is asking Calgary residents to express their opinions in the Best Neighbourhoods Survey. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and closes on February 28, 2016.Take it here.

URGENT: More Volunteers Needed for Fundraising Casino, 28 & 29 February, 2016

We are still urgently looking for volunteers to help out at our Fundraising Casino in February. We get to do one of these events every 18 months and the money it raises helps support the Hall and lets us hold community events.

If you can help, check out the roles here and sign up online.

Make 2016 the Year YOU Volunteer

We are so lucky to have the volunteers we do in this community, BUT with so few of us, it's hard to put on great events and make our neighbourhood even better. If you donated just a few hours of your time, it's amazing what we could all do together.

If you have a special skill - like painting, building, photography, writing, design or event management - we would love to hear from you! Even if you're not sure how you can be involved - get in touch: we always need more hands on deck at events!

If you think you can help, please email comms@killarneyglengarry.com for more information

Keep Your Community Safe

Recently, we have had some concerns sent to us about graffiti, abandoned cars and other community issues. If you have seen anything like this, we recommend you contact the City of Calgary via their 311 service first. If you don't see any action, do feel free to email us and we can pass your concerns on to our local police contact.

A Seat At Our Table

Some of you may know that the KGCA has been the fortunate recipient of grant money from ATB Agriculture for our community garden in both 2014 and 2015. We have also worked with them in our collaborations with Village Brewery in supplying hops and fruit for the 2014 and 2015 community involved ale (or Village Gardener beer). Well, the team at ATB - who are avid supporters of Alberta agriculture - have been busy supporting other great causes as well.

They helped bring together a team of dedicated chefs and servers at the latest 'A Seat At Our Table' event, feeding over 360 guests of the Mustard Seed Community in Calgary. This was part of a series of food-related events designed to inspire conversation about community, our relationship with the land and our food, quality of life and also to create life-long friendships

To commemorate the event, they made a fantastic video. it's only 3 1/2 mins and we highly recommend you take a look here.

By the numbers:

  • 560 guests
  • 25 chefs
  • 25 farmers
  • a dozen brewers and bootleggers

 

Well done ATB - here's to more collaboration in future.

Local News for December

Calgary is a very connected city and we receive a lot of information from the City and from various community-minded organizations. We thought it would be a good idea to post this information on our blog so locals can see what's going on, participate in various surveys and have one place to get all their community information. We will create a new story each month and update them as we receive more info - look forward to any feedback or comments:

Volunteers Needed for Fundraising Casino, 28 & 29 February, 2016

We are looking for volunteers to help out at our Fundraising Casino in February. We get to do one of these events every 18 months and the money it raises helps support the Hall and lets us hold community events.

If you can help, check out the roles here and sign up online.

Vulnerable Person's Registry

The Calgary Police Service has created a database where people can register if they have a physical, mental or medical condition that means they might need special help in an emergency.

Find out more about this service and register online here.

City of Calgary's Fair Entry Program 

The City of Calgary has several subsidy programs that help Calgarians facing financial hardship continue to access community and cultural activities. These programs are accessed through a single application process, called Fair Entry.

Recently, Fair Entry launched an online application process that allows Calgarians to apply online for these subsidies. The City of Calgary is working to reduce the stress and isolation that results from financial hardship by lessening the burden of searching for, and applying to, assistance programs.

People may qualify for programs and services they were not aware of, and will only have to explain their financial situation once. The streamlined process makes it more convenient for people to access more than one program.

The programs available through this process are:

  • No cost spay/neuter for cats and dogs
  • Property tax assistance, including rebates on waste and recycling fees
  • Reduced admission to City-run registered recreation programs and facilities
  • Discounted monthly transit passes, including Access Calgary
  • Home maintenance services for seniors

Eligibility for all Fair Entry programs is based on having a valid proof of Calgary residency and income.

See the application for all eight proofs of income accepted by the program. If applying with a Notice of Assessment, the Statistics Canada low income threshold is used, which is approximately $24,000 for a single Canadian and $45,000 for a family of four.

Find out more about the Fair Entry program here.