October 31, 2018

_________________________October 31, 2018

In this issue:

  • Cork Connection 2019 Tickets on Sale Now!
  • Partners in Planning (PIP) Update
  • City Planner Meet and Greet
  • CRF Update
  • Indigenous Learning Opportunity
  • Update on amendments to the Developed Areas Guidebook
Cork Connection 2019 Tickets on Sale Now!
You’re invited to join us on Saturday, January 19 at the Dalhousie Community Association for our annual Cork Connection Wine Tasting & Silent Auction fundraiser. Public ticket sales start tomorrow, so beat the rush by getting yours today! Tickets are extremely affordable and get you six delicious wine tastings, tasty cheeses, chocolates and fruits to pair them with, a silent auction with tons of exciting items to bid on, and the chance to test your luck with the popular Wine Survivor game. Last year’s winner took home 60+ bottles of wine! This event is a wonderful opportunity for your board of directors to buy a table and take a night off to hang out over wine. Cork 2018 sold out so don’t miss out on this exciting event – click here to get your tickets today


Partners in Planning (PIP)

We are working with our colleagues across the Planning & Development department to revamp the PIP courses to better align with The City’s goals of creating sessions that give hands on experience for our participants. We recognize the value of your time and would like to ensure we provide the best training possible. As such, we will be taking additional time to include content from the major planning initiatives that are currently underway. We will be relaunching PIP in January 2019 to accommodate these changes. Click here to view and register for the revised sessions.

City Planner Meet & Greet

As a result of the PIP program relaunch, we will take the previously scheduled November 17th session and instead offer a meet and greet opportunity with City planners. This is an unstructured event, giving you the chance to speak one on one about planning in your area or inquire about specific projects going on around the city. It’s taking place at Erin Woods CA on the morning of Nov 17th. Click here to register

Conversation on Cannabis – November 6, 2018
Working Group! How to Build Community – November 13, 2018
Grow your Community Hub! – November 14, 2018
Externally and Internally Restricted Cash – November 15, 2018
City Planner Meet and Greet – November 17, 2018 

Click here for more upcoming events

Community Representation Framework (CRF) Update
The Community Representation Framework will present its recommendations to the Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services on November 7. Representatives from community groups are welcome to speak. The meeting agenda and full report will be posted by November 2 here. To read more click here. 

Calling all Community Builders!
We are on the lookout for members who would like to be part of a working group on November 13 or 20. We are looking for input and contribution to build a framework that will help our members to increase engagement, action, and belonging. For more information, please contact Tyson at bsc@calgarycommunities.com

Indigenous Learning Opportunity
On November 24, we are hosting an opportunity to learn more about Indigenous reconciliation. Learn more about Treaty 7 and what that means for Calgary today, learn about Indigenous ways of knowledge sharing, and take in the short film, “The Healing,” from a local director. To register click here.  

The Mayor’s Christmas Food Drive is just around the corner!
We’re joining Mayor Nenshi in supporting the Calgary Food Bank this holiday season. Join us, won’t you? Contact Tara (tsarjoo@calgaryfoodbank.com or 403-253-2059 ext. 206) for more information and to set up your Mayor’s Food Drive donation boxes!


Need some extra volunteer power in November? Contact Volly!
Does your organization have any events that needs some volunteer power or have other short term volunteer commitments in November that you need some support with? Volly can help! Send an email to admin@vollyapp.com and connect with their network of volunteers! The app is free to use and can be a great way to support your activities.

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. Update on amendments to the Developed Areas Guidebook
Proposed amendments to the Developed Areas Guidebook will be presented to Council in a Public Hearing on December 10th. Click here for more information.

2. Cannabis and Planning: Workshop
Want to learn about cannabis stores, public consumption and how cannabis and planning intersect? Come to our workshop on Nov 6th at Thorncliffe-Greenview from 7-7pm. At this workshop, the lead planner who has worked on cannabis will discuss legalization and its planning implications. Click here to learn more.

3. Change to Public Notices
As of early 2019, Public notices will no longer be posted in The Calgary Herald. Moving forward, public notices will include the physical notice board on site, mail circulation to adjacent neighbours, PD Map, public notices online and circulations to CA planning committees.

4. 2019 Service Plans and Budgets
From November 14th until November 26th, you can view the 2019-2022 Service Plans and Budgets online and provide your feedback. This budget has major implications for communities as it deals with planning & development, public realm improvements, parks and open spaces, and many other services that are key to your community. Click here to learn more.

International Volunteers Managers Day-
Nov 5

International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMDay) was founded and observed for the first time in 1999, this year lets celebrate our volunteer managers on Nov 5 and recognize their contributions.

1. About IVM Day
2. Ideas and Resources
3. Poster and Theme for 2018s

Bust out your coolest costume! 

Happy Halloween everyone! How many awesome costumes are you going to see today? ActivateYYC knows that awesome costumes aren’t just for Halloween! Elboya Heights-Britannia’s Bike Parade and Neighbour Day Celebration is proof that costumes can be fun anytime of the year. Participants in the bike parade were encouraged to dress up and decorate their bikes, resulting in some creative costumes. Read more of the story here.


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