The Energizing Spaces Fund is back! 2016 will have two rounds of applications with deadlines on April 1 and September 30. This year will also accept applications for LED lighting upgrades for facilities and outdoor ice rinks. Click here for more info or to apply today!
Thank you to everyone who attended our inaugural Cork Connection Wine Tasting & Silent Auction Friendraiser last Saturday! The evening was a huge success, and a lot of fun. We will be adding photos to our Facebook page next week, so keep your eye out!
Next Tuesday officially kicks of March Community Association Awareness Month! Check out CTV's Community Calendar next week for an exciting shout-out, and keep an eye out for Pattison Outdoor digital billboards promoting it all month-long!
Neighbour Day this year will take place on Saturday, June 18. Over the past coupe years Neighbour Day offers the opportunity to spend a day getting to know your neighbours and exploring your community. Last year over 40 community associations hosted exciting Neighbour Day events across the city, and we hope to see even more this year! Click here for more information.
The Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association (BRCA) is the first community to officially participate with us and EVDS at the UofC! The project is off and running as four stakeholder meetings were held in January. A Community Design Workshop is planned for Feb. 27th from 10am – 12 at the BRCA Hall and is open to all interested Calgarians. Stay tuned for the end of April where students will share their final projects with the community!
April 10 to April 16, 2016 is National Volunteer Week! A time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers including the more than 20,000 within the community association network! For more information click here.
Want to know more about Volunteer Liability? Like waivers, disclaimers and other what our laws say about volunteer activity? Check out this article by Calgary Legal Guidance.
Has your community association received their free (1) set of planning cue cards yet? Email Carrie for more information. What are planning cue cards? Click here to find out!
Planning Updates and Events from the City of Calgary:
Important information about sharing personal information
On behalf of the City of Calgary: Please remember not to share an applicant’s personal information included with building or development plans to the public, on printed materials or published online. Only the applicant name/company name and the purpose of the application are considered public information and may be shared. Publishing personal information violates the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) act and you may be fined. please remove this information from all past and current web pages.
Planning applicant overview The applicant planning overview is now mandatory for certain development permit applications. Click here to learn more. We would like to know your thoughts on this new requirement, keep us in the loop!
New notice postings! Have you seen the new notice postings? Take the quick survey and let the city know what you think of them.
City engagement sessions Learn and participate in the Greenline engagement sessions, Crowchild study, and more here!
Click here for more upcoming workshops and events.
WORD ON THE STREET
Calgary Foundation’s Soul of the City Neighbour Grants (SOTCNG) offers grants of $10,000 for ideas to improve or revitalize communities; FIVE winning applications will be awarded a $10,000 SOTCNG – learn more and apply before March 7!
Join the Calgary Foundation for an inspiring luncheon on March 17 with the woman who is redefining community-building and philanthropy – Zita Cobb. Sign-up before March 14!
The City of Calgary is offering Engaging Vulnerable People workshops where participants can learn more about Calgary’s homeless population, sensitivity training for those experiencing homelessness and increased knowledge of available community resources and agencies.
A provincial solar panel program has been launched. Community associations are identified as eligible buildings. However, many may not be eligible due to aging infrastructure or complications with gaming licenses. Additionally, municipalities must apply to the program on behalf of eligible buildings. We have reached out to learn more, and will update you if applicable. Details available here.”