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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.