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A Big Thank You!

The community of Winston Heights-Mountview would like to extend our thanks to the young mission team from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  This team came out shovel and pickax in hand (3 times) and helped our community by weeding much of our Centennial garden.  It was so amazing to have their patience, strength, giving spirit and to hear their laughter as they shared stories and history.  Thank you.  Our community appreciates your help.
Here are a few pictures from the day.

Centennial Garden Volunteers

June 29, 2020

Our community hall, with it’s adjoining gardens and playground are the heart of our community and bring our families together to play and learn.  The centennial garden is the beautiful flower garden in front of our community hall and we are recruiting for our Centennial Garden Care Team.  This garden was designed and developed on the 100th anniversary of our community and is maintained by community volunteers.  Over the years there have been a few changes to improve the space and to lighten the workload.  We now have an installed sprinkler system and that has helped our plants to survive and thrive.   

This season we were impacted by the COVID-19 measures and were not able to clean up and weed the garden as we normally do.  There was a point where the dandelions outnumbered the plants and shrubs.  In the past month, we have been able to get out to clean up and it shows.  Quite a bit of the garden has been weeded thanks to a few volunteers who have stepped forward to join the care team.  We have also been gifted a few flowers for our plant pots.  We cannot say thank you enough to each and every one of you!!  We need additional care team volunteers to help make this garden an ongoing success.

Next steps; we are organizing an adopt a garden section program.  We need volunteers who can adopt a small piece of the garden to keep it weed-free.  By breaking the garden into smaller sections it will not be so overwhelming as you only have to focus on your area and you can count on your team members to do the same for theirs.  Each section would be about 7 feet by 3 feet (that’s about the size of one of the garden beds in our community garden).  You can take on a section yourself or together with a friend.  If you are looking for a smaller section, don’t hesitate, we welcome all helping hands.

Think of the section to be adopted as from one rock and another, from a rock to a tree, from rock to sidewalk…no matter how small we welcome you.

If interested please contact Marcia at centennialgarden@winstonheights.ca

See you in the garden.



Fun In The Community: Scavenger Hunt & Window Walk

April 9, 2020

This has been such a big city-wide hit!  Here are the next few weeks of Window Walk Ideas!

 


 

A community-wide personal distancing/socially connected scavenger hunt!

We need your input!  Please submit a question and answer for us to include on the scavenger hunt.  Some simple examples:

  • How many houses are for sale on 25th Ave?
  • How many benches at Victory Park playground?
  • How many garden beds in the community garden?

*A big THANK YOU to a thoughtful member of the community, Sarah Manske, for the Scavenger Hunt idea!



Updated COVID-19 Testing in Alberta

Overview

Alberta has one of the highest testing rates in the world. In addition to completing as many tests as possible, we are being purposeful in our testing in order to:

  • diagnose and treat individuals at greatest risk
  • trace the spread of the virus so we can identify steps to limit the spread
  • determine how well our public health measures are working.

If you have symptoms

If you are experiencing mild symptoms – cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat:

If you experience or see someone experiencing severe symptoms of COVID-19, including difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, feelings of confusion or loss of consciousness, call 911 immediately.

Who is being tested

Alberta is testing those at greatest risk of severe illness, including anyone in hospital with a respiratory illness.

Testing is being offered to symptomatic individuals (i.e. cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat or shortness of breath) who:

  • live in continuing care facilities, group homes or other similar congregate settings
  • are aged 65 years or older
  • live with someone aged 65 years or older
  • live in the Calgary zone

Testing is being offered to symptomatic individuals (i.e. cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat or shortness of breath) in the following roles:

  • healthcare workers
  • group home workers and shelter workers
  • first responders, including firefighters and EMS
  • people involved in COVID-19 enforcement, including police, peace officers, bylaw officers, environmental health officers, and fish and wildlife officers
  • correctional facility staff, working in either a provincial or federal facility
  • essential service workers

As the situation evolves, Alberta’s testing approach and priorities will adjust according to need and direction from the chief medical officer of health.

To determine if you need to be tested and next steps, complete the COVID-19 self-assessment for Albertans or the COVID-10 self-assessment for healthcare and shelter workers, enforcement personnel and first responders.