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May 2017 Newsletter from Councillor Richard Pootmans

May 1st, 2017 | By

Finally spring is here!  Here are some things you should be aware of this month, and various ways to get involved: Spring Clean-up The City’s annual Spring Clean-up program is well underway and runs until June. Crews sweep up winter sanding materials and other debris from over 16,000 lane kilometres of city roads and along
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Ascot Drive Parking Update

Apr 30th, 2017 | By

For some time there has been concern, among residents, for safety along Ascot Drive After consultation with a City of Calgary Engineer, it has been agreed that parking along the ravine side of Ascot Drive should be eliminated.   This will result in more visibility for drivers and pedestrians and hopefully reduce the risk of
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Disaster Alley – Emergency Preparedness, May 6, 11 am – 3 pm – FREE EVENT!

Apr 27th, 2017 | By

Would you know how to take care of your family in an emergency? Disaster Alley is a free event for all ages. Join us during Emergency Preparedness Week and learn simple steps to prepare yourself for an emergency, like a flood, power outage or severe weather event. Meet real-life heroes, including the Calgary Fire Department,
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Seniors Week Soccer Cup

Apr 24th, 2017 | By

For information on the Seniors Week Soccer Cup, visit: Soccer tournment – invitation  

Village Brewery Supports SCA

Apr 23rd, 2017 | By

Planning neighbourhood/community events? Purchase any Village beer between April 1 and August 31 & Village Brewery will donate 15% of all purchases back to the CA.  For more information on this program, visit the website HERE

Ward 6 Open House – May 3, 5-8pm, Glendale Community Association

Apr 23rd, 2017 | By

Residents who have questions and concerns regarding the items below should make it a priority to attend the Ward 6 Open House. Strathcona/Christie Storm Drainage Upgrade Ring Road – including Gravel Pit and Haul Road More information about Christie Park Drainage Improvements can be found at the following link: INFO Glendale Community Association is located at
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Yoga for Arthritis Workshop – May 18, 3-5pm OR June 24, 1-3pm

Apr 14th, 2017 | By

Do you have arthritis and want to diminish pain, improve mobility and delay invasive treatments? Yoga offers a gentle way for people with arthritis to improve fitness and flexibility.  In this 2-hour workshop, Registered Yoga Teacher Sherry Norman will introduce you to the practice of yoga and help you to discover a meaningful and enjoyable
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Good Turn Week: April 29-May 7

Apr 10th, 2017 | By

This April 29th – May 7th is ‘Good Turn Week’, a youth-driven initiative created by Scouts Canada to inspire every Scout and Canadian alike to make the effort to deliver simple acts of kindness. The 215 Strathcona Cubs ‘A’ pack, one of the local Scouts Canada groups active in the community, have been working together
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Spring Yard Waste Drop-off & FREE Mulch

Apr 6th, 2017 | By

From April 7 to May 28, bring your leaves, grass, branches, and plants to any City of Calgary landfill for FREE composting!  You can also pick up some FREE mulch while you’re at the landfill.   Composting your yard waste keeps it out of the landfill and gives it a second life as compost that can
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Volunteers Needed for Strathcona Entrance Beautification

Apr 5th, 2017 | By

Spring is around the corner and once again we are looking for volunteers to help with the upkeep of the Strathcona entranceway. This is a small volunteer commitment: the first Thursday each month (beginning in May) for an hour or two. Volunteers can meet at the Strathcona entrance at 7pm. Last year, David Allen, Marlene
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