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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.

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!