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Survey Closes Feb 28! Calgary’s Best Neighbourhood!!

February 25, 2014

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Avenue Magazine Annual Best Neighbourhoods
Survey Is Now Open


The annual Avenue magazine Best Neighbourhoods Survey is now open online. Fill out the survey today to tell Avenue what makes your community great. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and closes on Feb. 28, 2014.

You can find a link to the survey at http://www.avenuecalgary.com/survey.

The survey has two parts. The first asks which characteristics and amenities are most important in making a great neighbourhood. For example, survey respondents are asked to rate the importance of safety, friendliness of neighbours and walkability as well as the importance of having a grocery store, schools and parks, among other factors. The second part asks specific questions about your community and how it stacks up.

Avenue has partnered with Leger Marketing to gather the data and to create weighted criteria regarding what makes an excellent neighbourhood. After that, they also include objective third-party data, such as crime statistics, property values and other information, and crunch the numbers to create a ranking of Calgary’s best neighbourhoods.

By taking the time to fill out the survey, you get to have a say in the results. Make sure to do so before the survey closes on Feb. 28, 2014, by visiting http://www.avenuecalgary.com/survey. Keep an eye out for the results in the August 2014 issue of Avenue magazine.



What You Missed, Munro Park Visioning Session

February 20, 2014

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Not everyone could make it to the Munro Park Visioning Session last night so here’s a little background. The idea behind the meeting wasn’t to decide what the park would become after this redevelopment but to help decide on the direction to go with the park over the future (the vision over the next 10-15 years), a plan to follow.

Here’s a quick look at topics that were discussed:

  • Things we like about the current park
    • The list wasn’t long but the top 2 were:
      • Age and size of trees as well as size of the park
      • The life brought to the park by the soccer players and their families
  • Things we don’t like about the current park
    • Most people had the same concerns:
      • Homeless and vagrants
      • Lack of amenities
      • Issues with parking when events are taking place
  • Ideas/Suggestions of things the community members would like to see in the park
    • These are simply a guide from the community for developers. For lack of a better term, a WISHLIST, in NO particular order, and that may not come to life because of budget, zoning and park size:
      • Cafe
      • Patio space for restaurants across the alley on south side of park
      • Better incorporate the bus stop so it invites people into the park
      • Remove most/all of fencing (save the area by the playground)
      • Upgrade the play ground
      • Walking paths and bermed soccer pitch (possibly rotating from current location)
      • Ability to flood above mentioned for possible skating in winter (making the park year round fun)
      • Picnic tables and benches
      • Flowers and/or flowering trees and shrubs
      • Skateboard park (part of the city’s Skateboarding Amenities Strategy or http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Skateparks/Skateboard-amenities-strategy.aspx)
      • A water fountain
      • Under planting of trees for the continual growth of new trees
      • Incorporate the parks history

**This is just a small sample of ideas that were brought up.  In no way is this a complete and comprehensive list of ideas nor the defining vision of the park.

If you have more ideas/suggestions on the vision of the park please join us at the next event on April 16, 2014 and then the final presentation on May 14, 2014 at the WHM Community Hall.

ONE LAST REMINDER

Don’t forget to tell Calgary how great this community already is by filling out the Avenue Magazine Annual Best Neighbourhoods Survey.  Survey close Feb 28, 2014.

http://www.avenuecalgary.com/survey

 


Who Done It & Who Won It: Vegas Edition

February 19, 2014

vegasAs a volunteer in our community we would like to invite you to Who Done It & Who Won It: Vegas Edition!

This is the Federation of Calgary Communities’ annual volunteer recognition celebration. This year they will be taking us to ‘Vegas’ for a night of fun-money casino games like poker, black jack, and roulette, where you can win up to $1,000,000 in fun-money to bid on exciting prizes!

When: Saturday, March 1, 2014 @ 6:30pm
Where: Winston-Heights Mountview Community Association (520 – 27 Avenue NE)
Cost: FREE!
Dress code: Think Vegas – whatever that means to you

Visit the below link for more event information and to reserve your spot today!

http://whodoneit-vegasedition.eventbrite.ca/




Exciting Winter Fun! 2 Big Dates Coming Up!

February 11, 2014

There are 2 up coming events at the community rink. Everyone is invited to watch or participate, depending on which event you attend (feel free to come to both)!

Celebrate the Rink: Sunday Feb. 16 from 1 to 5 pm

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Join us again for our annual family skating party on Sunday Feb. 16 from 1 to 5 pm at the Community Hall. Enjoy skating, shinny hockey, snow games and your chance to win prizes. We’ll have hot dogs and hot chocolate and celebrate our community outdoor venues. Winter fun for the whole family!

 

He shoots, he scores: Wednesday Feb. 26 @ 6:15 am and 7:30 am

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Our community rink has been chosen by Hockey Calgary to be one of four Calgary outdoor rinks to host Breakfast Television’s Outdoor Classic. On Wednesday Feb. 26, four Atom level teams (Division: Atom 2 – Bracket B and Atom 10 – Bracket A) will play live on Breakfast Television on the Community Hall rink at 6:15 am (Atom 10) and 7:30 am (Atom 2). Come over to watch the fun or tune in to Breakfast Television.


Munro Park – Visioning Event! REMINDER for meeting dates

February 7, 2014

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The City of Calgary is giving Winston Heights/Mountview the opportunity to provide input into how we would like Munro Park to look and function in the future. Beginning with an initial “visioning” session on Feb. 19, residents can share their dreams of what the park could look like, their concerns about current park issues that could be addressed in a new plan, and their desires for amenities in the park.  The design firm, IBI Group, will facilitate the visioning process and use the ideas collected to create some possible park plans.

On April 16, they will showcase those plans at an Open House. There, residents can review the conceptual plans and provide more input and direction to the consulting team. In May, IBI Group will use the guidance from the Open House to develop and present a Master Plan for Munro Park. This document will guide the City and the Community Association for future developments to the Park.

If you are interested in unlocking the potential of this large park on the south and west edge of our community, please come out to share your ideas. All events will be held at Winston Heights Community Hall, starting at 7 p.m.

Feb 19                Visioning Session

April 16              Open House to review Conceptual Plans

May 14              Master Plan Presentation