December 9, 2020 Get Engaged!

December 9, 2020 Get Engaged!

December 9, 2020

In this issue:

  • New COVID-19 restrictions
  • December Faces Feature 
  • Deck the Ave
  • Explore Your Street Survey


and more!

New COVID-19 Restrictions
On Tuesday December 8, the government of Alberta announced further COVID-19 restrictions. These restrictions now include: no outdoor gatherings, mandatory work from home measures, the closure of restaurants, casinos and gaming centres, libraries, personal wellness services and recreational facilities. To see the full list of these recommendations, check out the government of Alberta’s website.

If you have any questions you can contact anyone from the Federation for the coming week as our office will be closed on December 18, 2020.

Energizing Spaces Fund Winners Announced
After taking a pause in the spring due to COVID-19, the ENMAX Energizing Spaces committee reconvened in early November to review 30 applications totaling more than $180,000 in funding requests.  After much deliberation, the review committee is proud to award 12 community organizations with funding to update appliances and outdoor rink lights. Check out the complete list.

Christmas Office Update
It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas at the Federation office! With Christmas around the corner and this being last issue of Get Engaged! for 2020 we wanted to let everyone know our office will be closed from December 18 to January 4, 2021. We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Years. See you in 2021!

Faces Feature 
Meet Susan, our December Faces of the Community, who volunteers with the Bridgeland Community Association, our December Faces of Community feature.  Through her projects like Back to the Bow, Susan has created a more vibrant and engaged community. Read more about Susan and all the great work she does.

We Want Your Photos 

​​​​​​​Did you know the Federation of Calgary Communities is celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2021? Help us celebrate by sending us photos of your communities, both new and old! Submit photos to Be sure to follow us on social media and check out our website to find out more on how we are celebrating this milestone!

Demystifying Financial Statements
Join us for our Demystifying Financial Statements workshop on January 14 at 1:00 pm.  During this session we will help you understand audited financial statements and dive into the two statements a board should be discussing monthly.

Deck The Ave 
Stephen Avenue has been changed into a winter wonderland! Help the Calgary Downtown Association select the winner for the Deck the Ave: Winter 2020 Youth Contest. Voting opens on December 11 and runs until December 20 at 11:59 pm. Check out the contest page for more information about the event and how to vote for your favourite.

Level Up Your Board in 2021! 
Make 2021 a year filled with teamwork and innovation! Get ahead by joining our Table Talk on Team Building for Better Boards on January 12 at 12:00 pm, or Board Basics 201 on January 21 at 7:00 pm. Be sure to register for these two awesome workshops and gain new skills, Be Part of It!

High Park 
Need an escape but don’t want to drive to the mountains? Check out HIGH PARK, a roof top public park on the Centre City Parkade in the Beltline, on 340 10 Ave SW. Phase one of High Park opened in October 2020 and invites visitors to take an elevated stroll along the rooftops of downtown Calgary. Check out the HIGH PARK website for more information.

Here are a few highlights from our urban planning world this month.

1. Explore your street survey
The City of Calgary wants your input to help them understand how you use your neighbourhood streets. Share your experiences, observations, drawings, and photos of how you use your street to walk, wheel or take transit by clicking the link above.

2. Green Line LRT: Stage 1
There are four initiatives as part of planning the Green Line LRT. Stage 1 includes North Mobility Studies, Bow River bridge design, Streetscape Masterplan for Centre Street North, and the North Central Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) study. Learn more about these initiatives and share your feedback on each of these four major elements by clicking the above link. Online feedback closes on December 13th.

3. Neighbourhood Streets – North Hill Area
Do you live or commute through the North Hill area? Temporary traffic calming measures are being implemented. This also includes completing pathway connections and improving crossings. Learn about where these measures will be implemented and provide your input at the above link.

4. Midfield Heights (Formally Winston Heights Village) Land Use Plan
The City has developed a land use outline plan for the redevelopment of the lands at the NE corner of 16 Ave and Moncton Road NE. This project was formally known as Winston Heights Village and has now evolved to the name “Midfield Heights”. Checkout the link above to view the final project information document and provide your input.

5. Partners in Planning Returns!
Kick off 2021 with a Partners in Planning (PIP) core course. The first session of 2021 is tentatively scheduled for January 16 at 9:00 am and will be covering planning and design. Checkout our events to see when the new courses are coming up.

Human Rights Day
December 10th is Human Rights Day! Human Rights Days is celebrated annually across the world and is a reminder that we can all take action in our own daily lives – our communities and workplaces – to promote the principles of equity, equality, and dignity. Check out the resources we have around Engaging Immigrant Residents in Neighbourhood Initiatives and the Toolkit on how to be an Indigenous Ally.