September 19, 2018

_________________________September 19, 2018

In this issue:

  • We’re looking for the 2019 Faces of Community!
  • 2018-19 Workshop Guide
  • Energizing Spaces Fund deadline fast approaching
  • Board Leadership Calgary (BLC) is back on November 3
  • Special workshops on ongoing planning policy projects
  • Urban planning updates
    and much more!

We’re looking for the 2019 Faces of Community!
When you think about the faces of your community’s hard-working and inspiring volunteers, who do you see?
Nominate them to be one of the 2019 Faces of Community! We’re looking for 12 volunteers who are always
looking for new ways to improve their community, building community through activities that engage residents,
and motivate others. Click here to learn more and fill out the super easy online nomination form before the deadline on October 14.

2018-19 Workshop Guide
Have you seen our 2018-19 Workshop Guide – a full listing of all our 50+ workshop offerings form now until June
2019?! Click here to check it out, and visit to register for your picks!

Energizing Spaces Fund Deadline Fast Approaching!
The final 2018 application deadline for the Energizing Spaces Fund is coming up on September 30. Don’t miss out
on applying to replace your old, energy-sucking appliances or outdoor lighting. Click here for more information
or to fill out the easy online application forms.

Featured Faces of Community
September’s featured Face is Erika Topola with the Acadia Community Association! She joined as the Membership Director 5 years ago to get involved with something close to home. In that time she has been instrumental in many community projects. But let her tell you! Check out her video on our YouTube channel here.Community Hubs Conversation – October 1
Join us for the next Monday Matters on October 1 here at our office and chat with us about Community Hubs. We will have guest experts from partner organizations who will be sharing their insights and tips on how you can build your own community hub! This is a drop in opportunity starting at 6:30pm and an open discussion. Bring your questions, talk with your peers and experts and get the support you need! For more info email Ariam at BLC is back on November 3
Registration is open for Board Leadership Calgary (BLC) 2018 on Saturday, November 3. This one-day learning event features a number of engaging and informative basic level workshops that will focus on board governance fundamentals, not-profit funding and financial management, and overall best practices within the voluntary sector. Click here to learn more and register today!
Special Workshops on Ongoing Planning Policy Projects
We have some really stimulating opportunities for engagement on the Developed Areas Guidebook, Community Representation Framework, District Local Area Planning, and Changes to the Land Use Bylaw. We’re working together with the City of Calgary to host two workshops on new changes to planning and the future of our city! These workshops will take place n Saturday, September 29 and October 20. Click here to find out more. Apply to Youth Central for up to $2,000 in funding for youth projects!
Bring your idea to life. Youth Central’s Calgary Youth Foundation want to help grow your idea! Receive up to $2000 in funding for a youth driven project. Projects should be located in Calgary and area, directly benefit youth in Calgary and area and be planned and initiated by youth. Apply by October 15 at Vital City 2018
Join Calgary Foundation president and CEO Eva Friesen on Thursday, October 18 as she presents their Report to Community. Then hear from keynote speaker, Derrick Feldmann, an internationally sought-after speaker, adviser and researcher on cause engagement and social good. Click here to register.
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!

University of Calgary Visioning Opportunity: The deadline for this amazing opportunity is quickly approaching! In this community partnership, senior students and instructors from the Master of Planning Program in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary are partnered with two Calgary communities. They work on a variety of planning issues in consultation with selected CAs related to short term-problem solving and long-term visioning. The application closes September 30.

Development Permit Public Notices are going digital. As of early 2019, public notices will include the physical notice board on site, an email circulation for those who sign up, PD Map, public notices online and circulations to the community association planning committee. Public notices will also no longer be posted in the Thursday edition of the Herald.

The Developed Areas Guidebook: The Developed Areas Guidebook (DAG) is going to CPC on September 20, PUD on October 1 and Council on November 12. Amendments will address employment, heritage policy, ensuring that the guidebook takes precedence, and the addition of two Land Use Districts.

The Beltline Area Redevelopment Plan Open House will take place on Wednesday, October 3 from 5-8pm at the St. Louis Hotel. Sign up to receive project updates:

The Centre City Plan Public Workshop will take place Wednesday, September 26, 6:00pm-9:00pm at the St. Louis Hotel. Register here:

Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters
Orange Shirt Day: September 30 is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake in BC. This day has become an opportunity for communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and keep the discussion on residential schools active. Check out some of the resources here to plan your own event!

  1. Handout: Orange Shirt Day
  2. Making Attachment Hearts
  3. Buy an Orange Shirt

Paint the Pavement with CKE!

Did you hear about the Paint the Pavement project that took place in the Chinook Park/Kelvin Grove/Eagle Ridge (CKE) communities? This beautiful road mural was painted in the middle of an intersection to remind drivers to slow down. While this mural was painted last summer, its purpose is still relevant. Now that school is back in session, murals like this one serve as a good reminder to slow down, especially in school zones. ​​​​​​​Read more on the Paint the Pavement project here to get some inspiration of your own!


Created by: Rebecca Dakin -- Last Modified: September 18, 2018