February 20, 2019

February 20, 2019
February 20, 2019

In this issue:

  • Are you joining us on March 1?
  • Pink Shirt Day Alberta 2019
  • Calgary Foundation’s Jane’s Walk: May 3-5
  • Southwest Calgary Ring Road Update: 2019 Construction Schedule
  • ActivateYYC: Family End of Summer Celebration

… and more!

Are you joining us on March 1st?
We’re kicking off March Community Association Awareness Month in style with an exciting event featuring the big reveal of the 2019 Faces of Community! Join us for an evening of fun and celebration on Friday, March 1 at the Southview Community Association. Click here to register today.


Click here for more upcoming events

Internal Controls and Financial Policies-February 21, 2019
Building Safe Communities– February 23, 2019
Storytelling: it’s not just for fairy-tales– February 27, 2019
2019 Faces of Community Event– March 1, 2019
Monday Matters– March 4, 2019
Pink Shirt Day Alberta 
On Wednesday, February 27th, schools and organizations from across Canada will wear pink to support bullying prevention awareness, education and programs. This years Pink Shirt Day Alberta 2019 theme is “Choose Kindness.” You can take part by wearing a pink shirt on February 27th and joining the conversation online  with the hashtags: #ChooseKindness #PinkShirtDay #EndBullyingAB  #StandTogether. You can also check out Antyx Community Arts free event open to youth ages 12-22 which will include fun activities, sessions, food and guest speakers.
Calgary Foundation’s Jane’s Walk: May 3-5
Jane’s Walk is a global festival of free neighbourhood walking tours held in Calgary and around the world each May. Jane Jacobs was passionate about community and city life. If you have similar passions, why not LEAD a Jane’s Walk this year? Share your stories, insights and ideas of your favourite part of Calgary! Elementary school students, seniors’ clubs, architects, refugee support agencies, artists, urban planners, Indigenous educators, ecologists, and people who make their living through bottle picking have all led Jane’s Walks in Calgary. Jane’s Walks are fun, free, and informative and depend entirely on volunteers. If you want to volunteer as a walk leader, click here!
North Hill Local Growth Planning
Phase two of engagement for the North Hill Local Growth Planning initiative (which includes multiple NW communities) is open between February 12th to March 10th. Click here to access the Engage Portal and click on the “envision” button to provide input and or find an upcoming engagement event to attend.
Destratification Fans Rebate
The Business Energy Savings program of Energy Efficiency Alberta is currently offering non-profits and other businesses up to $1500 in rebate for each destratification fan with over 20 feet in diameter installed in their facilities. Destratification fans help reduce up to 30% heating costs by mixing warm and cold air at the top and bottom in a facility. Click here to get started.
Here are a few highlights from our urban planning world this month. Be sure to check our blog for a complete listing of recent events and updates!

1. Southwest Calgary Ring Road Update- 2019 Construction Schedule
There are two upcoming public information sessions on February 26th and February 28th to share the upcoming construction schedule for the Southwest Ring Road. These sessions will be providing local area residents will all the details they need to know regarding road alignment, key construction activities and traffic impacts. Along with Alberta Transportation, City of Calgary staff will be present to speak to details on projects in and around the ring road. Click the link above for more information!

2. Update- City of Calgary Next Generation Planning Initiatives 2019
On February 6th the Planning Priority Initiatives were finalized. The priorities are: Advancing Toward the One Calgary Plan: Renewing the MDP/CTP, Comprehensive and City-Wide Growth Strategy, Inclusive and Modern Community Planning, Main Streets and TOD Implementation, A Renewed Land Use Bylaw and Downtown Resilience. Stay tuned- in March the official workplan to advance these exciting initiatives will be shared.

3. Established Areas Growth and Change Strategy (EAGCS)
Thank you to all the community members interested in volunteering on the EAGCS working groups. Several of the working groups are beginning to discuss different aspects of how public realm improvements will be funded in established communities. The project team will be taking recommendations to Council in March 2020. We will continue to update you on the progress.

Community Guide to the Planning Process 
Need help navigating the City of Calgary’s planning system – including the policy structure and planning processes? Check out our Community Guide to the Planning Process! It is an excellent planning reference for communities, as well as other interested groups.
​1. Development Permit Checklist
2. Guide – Floor Area Ratio and 3D Visualization How-To
Family End of Summer Celebration
ActivateYYC hopes you had a great Family Day! What better way to celebrate family than to remind ourselves of all the fun that was had at the Family End of Summer Celebration hosted by the Ranchlands Community Association (RCA). In September of 2018, the RCA attracted over 100 neighbours with a bunch of different activities. We hear the tutus were a hit! To read more on this story, click here.