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Tonight! WHM Community Potluck

April 18, 2014

Potluck_Dinner.189113111_stdPlease join us for our Monthly potluck dinner at the Winston Heights Community Centre from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Our next pot luck will be on Friday, April 18th, 2014. The following pot luck will be May 16th.

Bring a dish to share and anything special you might like to drink (coffee, tea, juice and water are provided) and come on out to meet your neighbours for some great food and ever better company and conversation. We have toys for the kids to keep them occupied and usually we set up a craft table with markers and stickers and big rolls of paper.

If you’ve not yet made it out to potluck but would like to attend and want more information, please contact Mary-Beth at marybethwalshn2@gmail.com or at 403-209-1691.


Tonight! Mom’s Night Out

April 17, 2014

mno3Come and join us for our Moms’ Night Out. We’re always looking for suggestions on restaurants to try out, so if you’ve not yet joined us, but would like to come, and know of a place you’d love to go to, contact Mary-Beth at 403-209-1691 or marybethwalshn2@gmail.com.

We’ll be getting together April 17th, 2014, location is TBA. Check back for May’s Mom’s Night Out Dates.

This is a great way to get to meet other women in the neighbourhood for some great food and great conversation. Hope to see you there!


Tonight: Edmonton Trl Reconstruction Info Session!

April 16, 2014

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April 16, 5pm – 7pm

Winston Heights Mountview Community Assoc. Centre

In 2013, Edmonton Trail, from 28 to 41 Avenues N.E. was reconstructed under the Major Roads Reconstruction Program*. Prior to, and throughout construction, we communicated with businesses and residents about the construction and how it would affect them.

Upcoming work – 2014

The next phase of the Edmonton Trail Road Reconstruction project includes the area from 16 Avenue to 28 Avenue N.E. This work is planned to start in spring 2014 and should be complete by fall 2014. Any minor work not completed in 2014, such as landscaping, will be completed the following spring.

The primary focus of this work is on removing the existing pavement and rebuilding the roadway to improve the road’s condition. The road will not be widened during construction. Streetlights will be replaced and sidewalks and driveways will be rebuilt as required. Any existing landscaping disturbed during construction will be repaired.

Also in the spring of 2014, crews will complete any minor remaining work in the area from 28-41 Avenues, such as concrete and landscaping work next to the road.

*Major Roads Reconstruction Program

The City of Calgary has a program in place dedicated to reconstructing Calgary’s aging roadways – the Major Roads Reconstruction Program. Elbow Drive, between 4 Street and Glenmore Tr. S.W., and Centre Street, between 42 Avenue and 54 Avenues, have already been reconstructed under this program.

Edmonton Trail, from 16 Avenue to 41 Avenue, is the next major roadway on the list for reconstruction. The project started in 2013 and will be completed over two years.

For more information

• www.calgary.ca/edmontontrail. Please call 311 if you require more information.


Tonight: Munro Park Open House – WHM Community Centre

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Not everyone could make it to the Munro Park Visioning Session. 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.

If you have more ideas/suggestions on the vision of the park please join us at the next event on April 16, 2014 7-9pm and then the final presentation on May 14, 2014 at the WHM Community Centre.


Open House for Development of Edm Trl & 24th Ave – April 30

April 14, 2014

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Please join us to discuss the proposed development of the lot on the North East corner of Edmonton Trail and 24th Ave.

Where: Winston Heights-Mountview Community Association Centre

When: April 30, 2014 at 7pm

We have invited the prospective owner, developer as well as members of the City of Calgary.  We hope you join us in discussing the future development.


Community Garden Update

April 11, 2014

garden (2)Spring is in the air and the Winston Heights-Mountview Community Garden Committee is eagerly looking forward to breaking ground on the first phase of the garden this May. We have spent the winter months designing, planning, fundraising and soon, we’ll actually be planting.

We know that many Winston Heights-Mountview residents share our enthusiasm for this project and we appreciate all of the support and encouragement that we have received so far. We are especially thankful to those who have made a financial donation to help build the garden. We are deeply grateful for your generosity. Our vision for the garden is to make it an inclusive space that will be enjoyed by both gardeners and non-gardeners alike. We will endeavor to make it as gorgeous and welcoming as the rain garden and we hope folks will often stop by to smell the roses, or more likely, the pumpkins and tomatoes in the beginning.

But first, we have to build it. The dates scheduled for construction are Saturday and Sunday May 24 and May 25, with some follow up and finishing work occurring the following weekend, May 31 and June 1st. We require lots of volunteers to assist with this endeavor, so if you can swing a hammer or serve coffee, we need you. We would love to welcome some new faces, so even if you have never volunteered before, please join us for a few hours, meet some of your fellow community members, get dirty, and make a positive difference in your community.

 

To volunteer for the Community Garden build, contact: Eva Logan at eva@instabox.com or 403 277-4473

Community Garden Facts:

Community gardens increase a sense of community ownership and stewardship

 Community gardens foster the development of a community identity and spirit

Community gardens provide opportunities to meet neighbours

Source for community garden facts: gardendallas.org

 


Batter Up! Learn-to-Play Softball

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Batter Up!

Are you the parent of a 4-6 year old who is interested in joining a once a week drop-in style Learn to Play Softball program?

The community association has equipment, we can use space in Munro Park and we can get advice from Foothills Little League. We need a minimum of 12 children and a couple of volunteer coaches to start the program. (If we have volunteers, Foothills will help us with coaches’ training.) If you are interested, please email lasharp@telus.net


North Central LRT Project – RSVP!! April 23/29/30

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North Central LRT Project update

The North Central LRT project team has narrowed their focus to the two highest-ranking LRT route options: Centre Street North (at street level), and Edmonton Trail (at street level). Now we want you to tell us what you think. Learn more about how we arrived at our decision, understand the role your input played in the process, and help us make our next big decisions. Join us at these upcoming events:
Exploring our Top Two Route Options Workshop Session
Take a Walk through the Options
Public Open House Events
 
 
Wednesday, April 23
6-8 p.m.
Huntington Hills Community Association- Curling lounge room
520 – 78 Avenue N.W.
Tuesday, April 29
6-9 p.m.
Ascension of Our Lord School
509 Harvest Hills Drive NE
Wednesday, April 30
6-9p.m.
Thorncliffe Greenview Community Centre
5600 Centre Street N
This workshop is for anyone who wants to develop a deeper understanding of the top two LRT route options, and discuss the impacts, challenges, and opportunities for each. Join with other community members to engage in lively conversation, explore the choices available and express your views about which route will work best for North Central communities.
The workshop is limited to 80 participants. Please RSVP to nclrt@calgary.ca.
These public open house events are for anyone interested in exploring the options for the North Central LRT line at their own pace. Take a walk through displays that show you what the options are, ask questions and speak to the project team, and share your thoughts with us in a casual, conversational atmosphere.

 


Today! Hon. Kyle Fawcett to join Seniors Forum at 1:30pm

April 3, 2014

iSeniors_ChattingLATE BREAKING NEWS: your MLA for the Calgary Klein Riding, Hon. Kyle Fawcett (also Associate Minister of Recovery and Reconstruction for SW Alberta) has asked to attend!

Please invite any and all seniors from not only our community but all within the Calgary Klein riding!

Older Adults to Gather in Community Hall on Thursday April 3 at 1:30pm!

Please bring your ideas to a conversation about what older adults need and want in our community. We will meet in the Winston Heights Mountview Community Hall, at 1:30pm, enjoy some coffee and tea and a few sweets, and talk about what matters most to you.

This event is being organized by Sidney at Calgary Family Services after consulting with the Community Association Board. If you want more information or just to tell Sidney that you will be there, contact her at 403-705-7559 or sidneyc@calgaryfamily.org


You are invited to participate in Action Plan 2015-2018

March 21, 2014

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The City of Calgary Action Plan 2015-2018 is everyone’s opportunity to help shape Calgary’s future. From roads to recreation centres, from flood response to City finances, what is important to you?

Starting March 3, Calgarians can also have their say online through three different online tools until March 21st:

http://calgary.ca/CA/FS/Pages/Action-Plan/Default.aspx

  • Budget Simulator: consider City services and make some tough choices on spending priorities, based on the impacts to service that each scenario presents
  • City Priorities Tool: Tell us your priorities and what you want The City to focus on for the next four years
  • CityTalk: an open forum, where you can submit ideas, comments and thoughts on City spending, priorities and budget.  Other citizens can then comment and vote on submitted ideas, or start another thread of discussion themselves.

Information collected during citizen engagement events and through the online tools are key inputs into Action Plan 2015 – 2018. A detailed summary of all ideas and suggestions will be given to Council and City departments for consideration as council priorities, business plans and budgets are being developed during 2014. As well, a summary of citizen engagement will be announced publicly in April and shared on the Action Plan website.