May 29, 2019

May 29, 2019
May 29, 2019

In this issue:

  • Join us for our AGM
  • Last Monday Matters before summer!
  • Empathy Week June 1-7
  • Municipal Development Plan Review
  • Featured Resource: Best Practices to Manage Bouncy Castles

… and more!

Join us for our AGM!
Join us for our AGM on June 26th at the Southview Community Association from 6:30-9:00pm! Participate in our AGM for a chance to meet others doing great work in their community. Click here to view our 2019 AGM Package. Please click here to register. Come be a part of it!

Village Brewery Neighbour Day Rebate
We’ve partnered with Village Brewery again this year to offer rebates to community associations for all Village purchases made by Calgarians throughout the month of June, in celebration of Neighbour Day! If you purchase beer or cider from Village between June 1-30, collect your receipts and submit them to us by July 15 to get a 15% rebate! Click here for more information. Need help communicating this program to your residents? Click here to check out some sample social media posts you can use and edit to meet your needs!

Get Your Team Together!
Do you have your team together for our Bowls, Beers, Bites lawn bowling tournament yet? Get your board together to compete to be the Bowls, Beers, Bites champion of 2019! Click here to register your team. Dinner and snacks are included with registration!

Click here for more upcoming events

Monday Matters – June 3, 2019
Federation AGM – June 26, 2019
Bowls, Beers, Bites Lawn Bowling Tournament – August 9, 2019

Last Monday Matters for the Summer!
Join us for our last Monday Matters before summer on Monday, June 3! We stay at the office to answer any questions you have. You can drop in or give us a call at 403-244-4111 anytime between 4:00-9:00 pm. Come with your energy efficiency, planning, and engagement questions! Click here for our office address. Monday Matters will return in September, but as always, we are here to help you! Click here to get to know how we can help you.
Empathy Week is June 1-7!
Empathy Week is a seven-day festival of events that promote empathy, human connection and the recognition of our shared humanity. Empathy Week is a community initiative with numerous Calgary partner organizations and individuals coming together to host a variety of events. There is varied programming suitable for diverse audiences with wide-ranging interests and most events are free but low income subsidies for events with an entry fee can be requested by contacting Click here for more details!

New Resource: Plain Language Starter Guide!
We all want to build community and bring our people together, so it is important that we make sure we are communicating in a way that our audience can easily understand. To help your community outreach efforts we have made the Plain Language Starter Guide! Created with community organizations in mind, it is full of tips that can help how you communicate with members and residents. You can find the Plain Language Starter Guide on our online resource database Members Only by clicking here.
Funding for Community-based Seniors Programs
The New Horizons Programs (NHSP) call for proposals is now open. NHSP is a federal grants and contributions program and this funding is looking to support projects that improve the wellbeing and quality of life of seniors and foster the social inclusion and engagement of older Canadians. The NHSP’s community-based stream supports activities that engage seniors and address one or more of the program’s five objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social participation and capital assistance. Deadline to submit applications is June 21st, 2019. Click here for more details.
Multi-Unit Toilet Replacement Program
The City of Calgary is offering a rebate for multi-unit building owners and condominium associations to replace their old water-guzzling toilets with high-efficiency WaterSenseTMlabelled toilets. The WaterSenseTM label identifies high-efficiency products that meet EPA criteria for both water efficiency and performance similar to the EnergyStarTM label for appliances. Click here for more details.
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. Municipal Development Plan Review
    We have been working with other stakeholders to provide input on the direction for the Municipal Development Plan and Calgary Transportation Plan review. The City would like your input on what is important to the future of our city. Your input will be used to change or update policies that will shape the lives of Calgarians for the next 20 years. To learn more about the project and provide your input, please click the link above.
  2. Update on 12 Infill Items
    Last year, Council directed City administration to review 12 recurring and emerging issues related to infill development. On May 1st at the SPC on Planning and Urban Development, administration proposed 3 more amendments to the items on the list “Height, Tree Retention and Green Landscaping.” Administration will be presenting the latest amendments at City Council on June 17th. Please click the link above to read our blog and stay up to date on this project.
  3.  Banff Trail Area Improvements Project
    The City of Calgary has combined the 16 Ave N.W improvement project to include improvement to adjacent areas such as Crowchild Trail, 24th Avenue, and Banff Trail. The City would like to address these projects holistically and accommodate future growth in the area and support the University Major Activity Centre as outlined by the Municipal Development Plan. There will be an Open House on Tuesday June 11th from 7-9 p.m. Please click the link above to find out more information about the project.
  4. Calgary Transit Mobile Ticketing Pilot
    Calgary Transit is initiating a new pilot project which will offer users a new system that will allow riders to pay for and validate their transit fare using an app on their smartphones. The app is being tested on four routes for a 90-day period. Click the link above to read more.
Best Practices to Manage Bouncy Castles
Summer is on its way! Are you planning some outdoor family fun events? Click the link above to see our resource on best practices to manage bouncy castles. Here are some additional resources to help you plan fun outdoor events in your neighbourhood.
  1. Host a Block Party
  2. Open Streets Events – Bringing New Energy
Click the images for more information!