October 14, 2020 Get Engaged!

October 14, 2020 Get Engaged!

October 14, 2020

In this issue:

  • Join Us for Our AGM, We Have Door Prizes
  • Faces of The Community October Feature
  • Vital City
  • CITIZENS+STUDENTS Project applications are open!

… and more!

Join Us for Our AGM, We Have Door Prizes

​​​​​​​Our 2020 Annual General Meeting is only nine Days away and we have some exciting “features”. If you register and attend, you will be entered to win some awesome door prizes! Make sure to Click here to register and join us on October 22, 2020 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Federation Office #110, 120 28 St NE.  Come down and be part of this drive in style AGM. We have taken all necessary precautions to keep everyone safe by staying in your own bubble. Be Part of It!

ENMAX Energizing Spaces Fund Applications 
Need a new appliance or outdoor lights, but fear the cost? ENMAX has supported over 65 community organizations through the Energizing Spaces Fund and you could be next! Since the launch of the program, over 100 aging appliances have been replaced with more energy efficient models and 10 outdoor rinks have received much needed lighting upgrades. Get your application in before midnight on October 30, 2020.

Faces of Community Nominations – Last Chance
Today, October 14, is your last chance to nominate that incredible community volunteer! We all know how important volunteers are to our communities. Help us recognize all the incredible people that make our communities great. Click here to nominate all the fantastic volunteers. Don’t wait, nominate!


Click here for more upcoming events

Faces of the Community Feature – Jennifer
Meet Jennifer, our October Faces of the Community feature! Jennifer is the engagement director for the Crescent Heights Community Association (CHCA). Her mission is to make her community more inclusive, vibrant, colourful, engaged, and better connected with businesses. While volunteering with CHCA, Jennifer has taken on a range of projects, including the Children’s Chalk Festival, Winter Moon Festival, and many more. Click here to learn more about all the work she does!

Do you know an awesome volunteer like Jennifer? Now’s your chance to nominate! Nominate all the awesome community volunteers!

Orientation to the Planning Process 
Have you ever tried to understand how planning and development occurs? This workshop starts with the absolute basics to help you understand planning policies and how decisions are made at The City. This workshop will turn the complex and mundane into simple and exciting! Participants will leave feeling like an expert ready to tackle all planning and development opportunities and challenges in their community. Click here to join us on October 29, 2020 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Table Talk – Key Messages 
Did you know that key messages are the important messages you want to share with your audience? Things like Tweets, posters, and newsletters are all crafted from your strategies Key Messages. Join us for a Table Talk Tuesday session about how to write key messages. Click here to register!

Click here to check out our workshop guide for the full list of Table Talk Tuesdays.

Vital City 
On October 22, 2020, at 12:00 pm, the Calgary Foundation will be holding its Virtual Vital City event. This year’s vital city will be hosted online. The event will feature a discussion on anti-racism and racial justice in Calgary and the charitable community. Click here for more information.

CJSW Funding Drive 
From October 23 to 30, 2020, CJSW will be holding their annual funding drive! For over 35 years, CJSW has become a respected part of Calgary’s media landscape. The station features music, spoken word and multicultural programming in more than 10 languages, and much more. If you are interested in supporting local music, stories, and radio, click here!

Scare Wash
Looking for a spooky COVID-friendly Halloween event? Check out Scare Wash Calgary from October 29 to 31! This frightfully delightful event from B!G ART is an in-vehicle horror show and a free car wash. Tickets are on sale for a $49 and $1 from every ticket sold goes to the Calgary Food Bank. Scare Wash Calgary is accepting non-perishable food items as well. Click here to get your ticket and experience this one of a kind car wash.

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. CITIZENS+STUDENTS Project applications are open!
Since 2013, the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) Master of Planning Program at the University of Calgary and the Federation of Calgary Communities have worked together to support Community Associations (CAs) in their decision-making process around land use and development issues. To access the application, click the above link. To learn more about the project this year, please click here.

2. Partners in Planning
Heritage planning is an exciting topic and there’s a lot to talk about, so much so, that we’ve added another Partners in Planning (PIP) session on Heritage! Join City planners on December 5 at 9:00 am to learn about the tools that are used for heritage preservation. If you would like to attend, your registration is required. To sign up, click the link above. Please note: If you attended the PIP session on October 3, you do not need to attend this one in order to complete the “elective” requirement to receive your PIP certificate.

3. Municipal Development Plan & Calgary Transportation Plan – Proposed Plans
The Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and Calgary Transportation Plan (CTP) are Calgary’s long-range land use and transportation plans. Did you know that these documents have recently undergone revisions? The proposed documents were recently presented to the Standing Policy Commission (SPC) on Planning and Urban Development on October 7 and were approved. To check out the minutes from the presentation, click the link above. The documents will now be presented to Council on November 2.

4. Neighbourhood Street Improvements
Do you live or travel along 14 & 15 Avenue S.W in the Beltline? The City of Calgary is conducting engagement to improve movement along these roads and is looking for feedback. You can find the online engagement here.

Also, if you use the intersection at 21 St. & 33 Ave. SW in Marda Loop, the City is looking to improve this intersection. You can find the online engagement for that project here.

Template – Executive – President 
Is your board creating or updating the job descriptions for board members? We have some excellent resource templates for different positions to help you out!