Ramsay Community Association
A value for volunteerism and a drive to be involved in his community has kept this Calgarian actively involved.
Vince Bodnar has been involved with the Ramsay Community Association for 10 years. He recently finished off his second term with the board.
“Volunteering has been an important part of my life even before the community association,” says Vince. “I’ve been volunteering in one stage or another my entire life. It’s part of one of the values that I have as an individual.”
Vince has lived in the community of Ramsay for over 20 years.
“I’ve seen a lot of change since I first landed here,” explains Vince. “It’s a pretty cool place and full of some amazing people.”
Some of the driving forces that keep Vince involved are the people in his community and focusing on issues at the community level.
“People get to know their neighbours, people recognize each other on the street,” says Vince with a smile. “There are always people out walking dogs, playing with kids, biking and walking. It’s a very friendly neighbourhood.”
Vince feels his community association is a positive force in the community by being an active participant in the community, identifying issues, and by raising concerns to community stakeholders.
Though the community has changed in the time he’s been involved, he feels that the diversity in the community makes Ramsay a great place to live.
“I think one of the neatest things is that there’s so much diversity in the community from interest perspective, from cultural perspectives, from skills and abilities perspectives,” says Vince. “Those interests come together to make Ramsay such a vibrant little place.”
“It is not cookie cutter by any stretch of the imagination and it’s a fun place to live.”