September 5, 2018

_________________________September 5, 2018

Rain didn’t stop our golf fun!
Our 6th Annual Chip in Fore Communities Golf Tournament on Friday, August 24 was the only rainy day all
month, but that didn’t keep our golfers spirits down! They all still showed up at The Canal at Delacour with smiles
on their faces, ready for a fun afternoon of golf and networking. Click here to check out photos from the day.

Energizing Spaces Fund Deadline September 30 
The round two application deadline for the Energizing Spaces Fund is coming up at the end of the month,
on September 30. This is the final 2018 application opportunity, so don’t miss your chance to replace your old
energy sucking appliances or outdoor lighting! Click here to apply today.

Save the Date!
Shannon Phillips, Honourable Minister of Environment and Parks and Minster responsible for Climate Change
office is asking for a follow up meeting from the June 13, 2018 roundtable discussion where a dozen community
association representatives gave their feedback on energy efficiency. Please hold September 18 as we expect to
signal positive benefits for our network! More information to follow closer to the date. Click here to register.

Monday Matters is back!
We want to know what matters to you! After a short summer hiatus, Monday Matters is back! Join us next Monday, September 10 from 6:30-9pm to chat and get support from our Engagement Team for the work you are doing and discuss matters affecting your community. All are welcome to attend and this month we have beer from Village Brewery to enjoy! No need to register, just drop by or give us a call.

Special Workshops on Planning Projects
We’re working together with the City of Calgary to host Community Conversations on new changes to planning and the future of our city! These workshops will take place on Saturday, September 29 and October 20. Topics to be covered include: Developed Areas Guidebook, Community Representation Framework, District Local Area Planning, and Changes to the Land Use Bylaw. Click here to learn more.

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: In this community partnership process, senior students and instructors from the Master of Planning Program in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary are partnered with 2 Calgary communities. They work on a variety of planning issues in consultation with selected community associations related to short term-problem solving and long-term visioning. The application for this opportunity closes on September 30.

Partners in Planning (PIP): We have been working with the City of Calgary to make exciting changes to the Partners in Planning curriculum. The changes include an overhaul of the core courses as well as an expansion of the elective courses to better suit community needs. If you have taken courses in previous years, don’t worry! We will still count it towards your certificate. Sign up for the first workshop of the 2018-2019 season by clicking the link!

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 CA 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 2 Land Use Districts.

Pedestrian Safety: Back to School
Students are going back to school this week, watch out for speed limits, stop signs, and playground zones. We can all begin to make proactive decisions while driving, walking and learn how we can slow the flow of traffic to make our communities safer.

Some absolutely awesome projects and events have been funded by ActivateYYC over the past year. Some of which even made the news! ActivateYYC has seen some especially unique projects pop up all over the city. Missed an event you were looking forward to? Well, don’t worry because we have you covered. We are going to highlight an ActivateYYC initiative every time Get Engaged comes out, starting … NOW!

Under the Rainbow
Let’s talk about Under the Rainbow! ​​​​​​​This mural is one of the most “Instagramable” murals in Calgary. It was painted to help brighten up a dark and bland space. Now this space is attracting people from all quadrants of the city who would like a picture with the beautiful and colourful backdrop. Click here to read more.


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