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Membership Awareness Month
The Federation of Calgary Communities would like to
announce that March is Membership Awareness Month. As
Your NEW Official Newsletter
proclaimed by Mayor Bronconnier March is the time of year
that Calgary celebrates the value of belonging to your CECA Business
Community Association. Membership in your community - CECA Board of Directors: Page 4
comes with many benefits like discounts on your home and - Important Phone Numbers: Page 5
automobile insurance not too mention opportunities to - CECA Membership Form: Page 6
meet your neighbours, participate in social programs and - Editor’s Message: Page 8
make sure that your interests are represented on local and Civic Chat
City-wide matters. Being part of your community is an - Dave Rodney, MLA: Page 10
important step to improving neighbourhood life. - Alderman Diane Colley-Urquhart: Pages 12 & 13
- Bylaw Bulletin: Page 14
Also as part of March membership awareness month the
Federation of Calgary Communities has partnered with
- Saint Patrick’s Day Fun Page: Page 18
different organizations to offer discounts to Community
- Shawnessy Library: Page 20
Association members, including discounted Calgary
- The Friends of Fish Creek Park Society: Page 22
Roughneck tickets! For more information contact the
- A Pond For All Seasons: Pages 24 & 25
Federation of Calgary Communities at 403 244-4111 or go
- Burns and Scalds - Calgary EMS: Page 25
on-line www.calgarycommunities.com .
- School Fund Raisers: Page 26
Remember, building a Event Listings:
friendlier, safer Calgary - Free Youth Programs: Page 27
begins in your own - The Curtain Goes up on the 2009 Festival: Page 29
backyard. Turn to page Ads:
Classified Ads Page 30
6 to fill out the form,
Plus much, much more!!!
and mail it today!
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Calgary Evergreen Community Association CECA
Executive & Board of Directors
Have you bookmarked our community website: www.evergreencommunity.ca
In case you have any questions, the following is a list of our current directors. If you prefer, please send a note to:
Calgary Evergreen Community Association
P.O . Box 24007
#100, 2250 162 A venue SW Calgary, AB T2Y 0J9
Isn’t it time to get involved?
Join the board. Volunteer for an event. Purchase a membership. Sign up for a program.
Support your newsletter and its advertisers.
Your community association meeting dates are as follows:
March 11, 2009 - April 8, 2009 - May 13, 2009. All times are 7pm - 9pm.
Meetings are held at Pizza Delight in Evergreen: 215, 2250 - 162 Avenue SW
Thank-you to Susan Hunt for letting us use this venue!
Please join us and make our community even stronger! (Come a bit early)
If you’d like to contact any of us or inquire about joining the board, the following are our directors and positions available.
President Chuck Arcand firstname.lastname@example.org
Past President Attila Szabo
Vice President Ike Uhuegbulem email@example.com
Treasurer Jennifer Sarac firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Rachelle Jarman email@example.com
Catholic School Liaison VA C A N T
Development Director (Home Occ’s, Permits, Easements) Ike Uhuegbulem firstname.lastname@example.org
Development Director (Large Scale Development) Matthew Horch email@example.com
Development Director (LUMAC Rep) Attila Szabo firstname.lastname@example.org
Director at Large Riaz Siddiqui
Director at Large Robert Fuller
Director at Large Wajid Ali
FCC (Federation of Calgary Communities) Liaison Chuck Arcand
Grant Application Director VA C A N T
Membership Director Joe Samson email@example.com
Newsletter Editor Laurianne Schell firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Sales/Ad Inquiry Jan Fedun email@example.com
Parks & Recreation Director Tony Cabral firstname.lastname@example.org
Policies & Procedures Director Yvette Gourdinne email@example.com
Public Relations Director VA C A N T
Public School Liaison VA C A N T
Senior Citizen’s Liaison VA C A N T
Social Director(s) VA C A N T
Sports Director Chris McQuarrie firstname.lastname@example.org
Traffic Safety Director Judy Hoeght email@example.com
Volunteer Coordinator VA C A N T
Webmaster (Pictures, Links and Content) Laurianne Schell firstname.lastname@example.org
Webmaster (Technical only) Rick Schell
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Evergreen Community Services .
Dr E.P Scarlett High ................................................403-777-7999
Eugene Coste Elementary .......................................403-777-8510
Community Coordinators & Area Contacts École St. Gérard .......................................................403-252-5192
Scouts - Edward Ostrowsk................................403-201-2492 Escuela Canyon Meadows School ............................403-777-8600
Liaison/Police Officer for Evergreen - Glenmore Christian Academy .................................403-254-9050
Mike Petroschuk (450 Midpark Way)...................403-296-2580 Harold Panabaker Junior High ................................403-777-7890
Recreation Coordinator - Cathi Groves, BFA ..... 403-537-7592 Our Lady of Peace EL/JH .........................................403-254-5446
Calgary Football Association - Art Marche............403-238-2443 Ste-Catherine Elementary.......................................403-281-1202
Girl Guides Calgary Area ......................................403-283-8348 St. Jude Elementary...................................................403-281-0002
South Fish Creek Rec. Complex - Les Turner.........403-201-8652 St. Mary’s University College...................................403-531-9130
South Fish Creek Basketball ww.southfishcreekhoops.com St. Stephen EL/JH.................................................403-2521121
South Diamond Softball - Lisa Martin ......................403-253-7440 Sundance Elementary ..............................................403-777-8690
Shaw-nee Soccer Club - Kevin Matieshin.................403-256-0939 Trinity Christian School .............................................403-254-6682
Shawnessy Public Library..........................................403-221-2072 Woodman Junior High...............................................403-777-7490
Shawnessy YMCA......................................................403-256-5533 Political Representatives:
City of Calgary & Other Services: Alderman - Diane Colley-Urquart ..........................403-268-1624
Alberta One Call (buried utility lines) .............1-800-424-3447 MLA - Dave Rodney ..................................................403-238-1212
Alberta Health Care ...................................................403-297-6411 MP - Stephen Harper ...............................................403-253-8203
Animal - Injured & Stray pets....................................403-250-7722 IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS:
Animal Contro................403-268-1160 after hours 403-268-1158 Crime in Progress 911
Bicycles (lost or stolen) ......................................................3-1-1 Injury Accident 911
BusTeleride ............................................403-974-4000 Life Threatening Incident 911
Bylaw Issues (noise, snow/ice etc.) ....................................3-1-1 Federal Government (All Departments) 1-800-0-Canada
Calgary Parking Authority (handicapped parking stalls, Health & Hospital:
abandoned vehicles,etc.)............................................403-537-7001 Rockyview Hospital 403-943-3000
Calgary Teleride .........................................................403-974-4000 Children’s Hospital 403-229-7211
Enmax Electrical - T rouble calls only .......................403-514-6100 Calgary Health Link (24 hours) 403-943-5465
Garbage Residentials (schedules, etc.) ..............................3-1-1 South Calgary Health Centre 403-943-9500
Garbage - Lanfill Site Information (24 hr) ..........................3-1-1 24 Hour Poison Control 403-944-1414
Library - Shawnessy ..................................................403-221-2072 24 Hour Emergency Services 911
License - Dogs and Cats ......................................................3-1-1 Natural Gas Emergency 403-245-7222
Streets/Roads (requests for plowing/sanding ......................3-1-1 Enmax (electrical) 403-514-6100
Seniors Transit Passes ...............................................403-262-1000 Non-emergency Services:
Traffic Signal Lights Trouble (24-hr) ....................................3-1-1 City of Calgary Info. 311
Taxes - Business/Property (TIPPS) ....................................3-1-1 Police (Non-Emergency) 403-266-1234
Road Conditions ...................................................................3-1-1 Fire 403-287-4299
Weather Information .................................................403-299-7878 Ambulance 403-261-4000
Local Churches: C.O.P .S. 403-216-1114
Peace Lutheran Church ............................................403-256-1439 24 Hour Crisis/Suicide Line 403-266-1605
Covenant Christian Reformed Church ...................403-254-2505 Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-387-5437
Fish Creek Christian Fellowship .............................403-938-0063 Kid’s Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Full Gospel Church ...................................................403-256-3274 Senior’s
Alberta Senior ’s Info. Line 1-800-642-3853
New Hope Community Church .............................403-256-2772 City Hall 403-268-2111
Midpark Christian Assembly ....................................403-256-4722 Mayor's Office 403-268-5622
Red Deer Lake United Church ...............................403-265-3181 Environmental Canada Weather Weather 403-299-7878
St. Paul’s Anglican Church ........................................403-256-1428 Shawnessy Library 403-260-2600
SouthGate Baptist Church........................................403-561-6648 Fish Creek Library 403-221-2090
Southview Alliance Church ......................................403-256-4922 Transit
Community Transit 403-262-1000/403-974-4000
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church ...................................403-254-6878 Swim/Fitness Centres:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ..403-571-3718 Acadia Pool & Fitness 403-253-5999
Trinity Mennonite Church ........................................403-256-7157 Family Leisure Centre 403-278-7542
SunWest Christian Fellowship.................................403-254-2823 Calgary Parks & Rec Rec. 403-268-3888
Friends of Fish Creek Email: email@example.com
Web: www.friendsoffishcreek.org Phone: 403-238-3841
Nature Calgary firstname.lastname@example.org
Bishop Paul O’Byrne High .......................................403-252-4320
Chinook Park Elememtary.......................................403-777-8480 Web: www.naturecalgary.com
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CECA MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION FORM
Please fill out the form below and attach a cheque for $20.00, payable to the
Calgary Evergreen Community Association and mail it to the following address:
Calgary Evergreen Community Association
Attention: Joe Samson, Membership Director
180 Everwillow Green SW
Calgary, AB T2Y 4V8
Please Note: Current memberships expire April 30th, 2009.
Your Community. Today!
Please Support Your Community. Buy a Membership Today!
Your annual contribution helps us to do the following:
! Development Advocacy: CECA actively reviews and takes appropriate action (including open houses) regarding
current and future area developments (i.e. land use, building development, screening fences, playgrounds, etc.)
! Social Events: Organizing and sponsoring community events accessible to ALL Evergreen residents
(i.e. Annual Evergreen Community BBQ, Annual Community Garage Sale, etc.)
! Sports & Recreation: CECA membership is required when registering you or your child for some sports.
DISCOUNTED RATES RATES on programs with the Mid-Sun Community Association and South Fish Creek
Recreation Association. Don’t forget to mention you are a CECA member when registering!
! Community Facilities: Planning for future community facilities that are sustainable and meet the needs of ALL
EVERGREEN residents (i.e. Soccer fields, tennis courts, etc.)
CECA Membership Registration Form
Annual Membership Rate: $20.00
Surname: ______________________________________ Given Name: _________________________________________
Spouse/Partner Surname : ________________________ Given Name: _________________________________________
Postal Code: __________________________ Contact Number: _______________________________________________
* Volunteer Preference: ______________________________________________________________ ______
* Please see the Board of Directors’ listing at the front of this newsletter for any Executive and /or Director positions
available. As well, our committees can almost always use an extra person or two.
* Please consider how valuable your assistance would be when it comes to our membership drive every spring, and at
our special events like the Annual Evergreen Community BBQ!
* You may submit community related articles for the newsletter you are reading right now, (submit to
email@example.com). The articles can be of any topic relating to our community including accolades,
awards and achievements received by members of our community.
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Editor ’s Message
Many of you read about my son Ryan in February’s
Evergreen Edge. Some of you contacted me
personally to ask how he is doing, so I thought it best to let
you know he is doing very well indeed! The effects of the
Mycoplasma pneumonia were quite severe, but he continues
to grow stronger each day. We return to Alberta Children’s
Hospital this month for another ECG to make sure there was
no lasting damage to his heart. He will also have a repeat
ultrasound of his leg to check if the thrombus (a blood clot he
developed from the central line IV) is gone. If not, Ryan will
continue on another course of blood thinners, which will last
three more months, and then we go back again. In any case,
things are looking really good. He was lucky.
Who Do You Call?
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, I’ve been thinking about luck.
Wikipedea states, “Luck (also called fortuity is a chance
fortuity) Your Calgary Evergreen Community Association board
happening, or that which happens beyond a person’s control. members are fielding calls in recent months regarding areas
Luck can be good or bad (as in; Good fortune or misfortune).” of the Evergreen Residents Association (ERA) responsibility.
Please take note that these are two completely separate and
According to Professor Richard Wiseman of the University of distinct organizations.
Hertfordshire, “Lucky people are more relaxed and open, and
therefore see what is there rather than just what they are The Evergreen Residents Association (ERA) to (ERA),
looking for. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance whom some of you pay a yearly fee, is owned and operated
opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their by Genstar - one of our community’s developers. It was set
intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive up to maintain entry features and their included amenities,
expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms as well as some other specific green spaces throughout the
bad luck into good.” Genstar-developed portion of Evergreen.
Professor Wiseman’s four top tips for becoming lucky: All of the areas pertaining to the Evergreen Residents
• Listen to your gut instincts - they are normally right Association are shown on the map you would have received
• Be open to new experiences and breaking your normal with your 2008 ERA invoice. The ERA is responsible in these
routine areas, so please refer to the map, and contact Genstar with
• Spend a few moments each day remembering things that your questions or concerns. These would include such
went well responsibilities as garbage pick-up, snow removal, burned-
• Visualize yourself being lucky before an important out street lamps, damage to public property, etc.
meeting or telephone call. Luck is very often a self-
fulfilling prophecy The number to call for Genstar is (403) 256-4000.
Personally, I believe that the power of prayer pulled Ryan Your Calgary Evergreen Community Association
through his illness. Many of my family, friends, neighbours, (CECA) is a volunteer-run organization which Evergreen
colleagues, and even Ryan’s cardiologist share this belief. residents, but we cannot do anything about the ERA-owned
Whatever you believe, you need to make the best of whatever portions. Only Genstar can address concerns in these
cards you are dealt in life. Be thankful for what you have, and particular areas.
try not to worry too much about what you don’t. Be positive.
Thank-you for your diligence in wanting to show
I pray that this season of cutbacks, layoffs, and recession ownership within your community!
doesn’t bring you down. Remember what you
have and be thankful for it every day. Your
Luck is believing you’re lucky ~Tennessee Williams
luck will soon improve!
Laurianne Schell, I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work,
Editor, Evergreen Edge the more I have of it. ~Thomas Jefferson
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one
million realities. ~Maya Angelou
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!
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expected to help create 112 additional housing units for low to
Civic Chat moderate income residents, who have experienced
homelessness. The new haven for the city’s most vulnerable
Dave Rodney, citizens will be located at 105 10th Avenue SE, & will consist
of bachelor & one-bedroom units. The facility will also
MLA Calgary-Lougheed provide support services designed to resolve the underlying
#311A, 2525 Woodview Drive SW, causes of homelessness & help individuals regain
Calgary, AB T2W 4N4 independence, including mental health & addictions
firstname.lastname@example.org counselling & employment & life-skills training. In addition to
Visit: www.daverodney.ca provincial funding for the project, the Community & Seed
Phone: 403-238-1212 Equity fund will provide $1.9 million, Service Canada will
provide $1 million, & the balance will come from the Mustard
GOOD NEWS: Our schools are coming to a Seed Street Ministry’s Capital Campaign.
neighborhood near you— soon!
Tough new legislation targets properties used for
Signs are up at the designated spots for our new K–6 Public illegal activities
School in Bridlewood, our new K–4 School in Evergreen, &
our new K–6 Catholic school in Evergreen. The schools’ Albertans now have a new tool to combat illegal activities
design development is almost complete, targeted design associated with gangs, drugs & prostitution in their
milestone dates are being met, & boards are working closely neighbourhoods: the Safer Communities & Neighbourhoods
with design teams to ensure schools will reflect the (SCAN) Act—which creates a new sheriffs’ unit to investigate
individual districts’ programming needs & requirements. All public complaints about properties used for illegal activities; &
applications for required permits have been submitted to if necessary, close those properties for up to 90 days.
the municipality, but…the permitting process in the City of Concerned tenants or residents can report a problem
Calgary has been somewhat slow at obtaining the property by phoning 866-960-SCAN (1-866-960-7226) or
development & construction permits. There have been visiting www.scan.alberta.ca
multiple attempts to work through the permitting issues
Online entrepreneurial tool reaches Calgary
with the City of Calgary & particularly the Water Resources
group that are integral to having Storm Water Management Entrepreneurs looking to open & operate a business in
reports & Development Site Servicing Plan submissions Calgary have a new tool to cut paperwork & reduce the red
approved. Despite these delays, the contractor has reported tape. BizPaL, an online business licence & permit tool, is an
recent progress in working with the city through the innovative service that provides entrepreneurs with simplified
permitting process, & the contractor is moving forward with access to the information on permits & licences they need to
site preparation work in anticipation of the imminent get started. The BizPaL service in Calgary was developed in
issuance of the permits. Despite permitting issues in partnership by the City of Calgary, the Government of Alberta,
Calgary, the contractor reports that all schools are & the Government of Canada. Area business owners &
proceeding—on schedule! entrepreneurs can access the service by visiting
www.calgary.ca/bizpal or www.bizpal.alberta.ca. For more
AB expands health coverage to midwifery information & access to the websites of participating partners,
New mothers have more choice, improved care visit bizpal.ca
Effective April 1, 2009, expectant mothers will have access
AB Fast Facts
to innovative, publicly-funded midwifery services in
- $10 change in oil prices has $2 billion impact on revenue
hospitals, community birthing centers, & homes.
- $1 impact in natural gas prices has $1.7 billion impact
Interest now charged on late Maintenance - 1 cent change in Canada/US exchange rates has $300
Enforcement payments impact
A 4.25 % interest rate will now be charged for failure to
comply. Those who are unable to pay maintenance debts in
full may contact the program to make alternative payment
arrangements. The program manages 50,000 files/mo &
serves 100,000 clients & more than 65,000 children.
(403-310-0000 or www.albertamep.gov.ab.ca)
Calgary homeless to benefit from affordable
The Calgary Mustard Seed Street Ministry’s housing MLA Dave Rodney with students at “Calgary Reads” &
initiative received $21.4 million in provincial funding, citizens at the Calgary-Lougheed AGM
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Burns and Scalds - Calgary EMS
Burns versus Scalds
• Causes of burns include skin contact with extremely hot
surfaces, or contact with caustics, radiation, or electricity.
• Scalds are burns that result from contact from hot liquid
• Whatever the cause, the severity of a burn is classified
1st degree: Affects only the top layers of skin (e.g. sun
2nd degree: Deeper and more painful than 1st degree
burns; blisters will develop.
3rd degree: The most severe; the deepest layers of the
skin are affected; may appear charred and leathery.
• Cool burns immediately with copious amounts of cold
water. Damage to skin can continue to worsen if the burn
isn’t aggressively cooled.
• If the burn is severe, call 9-1-1. This includes
burns involving the face, neck, airway, genitals, hands or
• 3rd degree burns covering more than 5% of the body
(i.e.: 5 times the area of the patient’s hand) are also
• Never apply butter or creams to cool a burn. This may
worsen the burn by insulating more heat into the affected
area and increase the chance of infection.
• Check the temperature of your hot water tank. Many
homes keep hot water temperatures as high as 60C /
140F. This temperature will scald a child in just seconds.
• Avoid picking up a child while holding any hot liquids.
• Use placemats instead of tablecloths. Tablecloths can be
pulled downward causing hot drinks or food to spill on a
• Ensure hot items are well out of a child’s grasp. Turn pot
handles to the back of the stove and ensure cords from
kettles and slow cookers cannot be reached.
The best way to treat a burn is to prevent one in
the first place. Each year The City of Calgary Emergency
Medical Services responds to serious emergencies where
young children have sustained burns at home. The most
common cause is a child accidentally tipping or pulling hot
liquids, such as coffee, tea, or soup onto themselves
resulting in severe burns or scalds. It is important to note: a
child’s skin can burn more easily than an adult’s. Hot liquids
or steam that may only cause a mild burn on an adult may
cause a scald of much greater severity on a child.
For more information on safety and prevention, log onto:
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• Monitor changes in revenues;
Civic Chat • Monitor hiring and the number of vacancies; and
• Look for ways to reduce spending on out-of-city travel,
Alderman Diane conference, and meals.
Colley-Urquhart It is wise, that during this time of global economic
uncertainty, that we maximize our flexibility so that we can
You can contact my office regarding
mitigate risk to the City of Calgary, Calgarians and City
any civic matter at 403-268-1624 or
employees. Furthermore, it is prudent that we ensure that
by email at email@example.com. we develop and have a contingency plan in place for, even if
Alternatively, you can contact ‘311’. we never use it, during these uncertain times.
Economy and the City of Calgary Council Pay Increase
I am pleased that the City Manager, Owen Tobert, has sent a Many Ward 13 residents and Calgarians have contacted me to
clear message to city employees about the impacts the express their concerns with Council’s decision to accept a
current global economic downturn could have on city hall. 5.5% pay increase.
In his memo, Market Volatility Planning, the City has been
told to plan for the possible fallout from the down-turning A 5.5% hike in pay would bring Aldermanic pay up from
global economy. $101,277 to $106,341 per year (including car allowance).
That is an increase of $5,064 for 2009.
Calgary is not immune to the current global economic
malaise. City Manager Tobert has requested that the While some Calgarians are not receiving a pay increase this
General Managers of each of the City’s business units year, others have had their salaries rolled back or been laid
increase their oversight and direct approval in key areas to off. I strongly believe Aldermanic salary increases should be
ensure that as much flexibility is available. These areas frozen this year to send a message to other City employees
include: and demonstrate that Council understands the serious state
of the global economy.
• Review capital spending priorities;
• Look for opportunities to constrain discretionary In past years, as well as in 2009, I will not vote for nor will I
spending; accept a salary increase. I will also not donate the $5,064 to
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a charity and get a tax receipt as a benefit. These are
taxpayer dollars. As I have done in the past, at years end, I
will write a cheque back to the City of Calgary for the
increase given to Council.
In October 2006, I brought forward a Notice of Motion on
the Telework Initiative that was unanimously passed by
Council. It was to support a partnership between the City of
Calgary, the Haskayne School of Business, Calgary Chamber
of Commerce, Climate Change Central and other private
corporations to develop a telework strategy for Calgary.
In May 2007, the City of Calgary launched a 4 month pilot
project. Over the course of the telework pilot, 100
employees teleworked from home a total of 1,828 days.
Employees participating in the pilot program worked from
home an average of two days per week.
During the four month pilot, participants saved 6,656
commuter trips and reduced vehicle kilometers travelled by
80,487 kilometeres. In turn, the resulted in a reduction of
18,366 kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions as well as
1,286 kilograms of other particulate pollutants.
I am pleased to announce that on 2009 January 8, Canada’s
Transport Minister, John Baird, through the federal
government’s ecoMOBILITY Program awarded nearly
$1 million in grant funding, over three years to Calgary
Economic Development, to implement the regional
telework program. Of the nearly $3 million awarded to 14
municipalities across Canada, Calgary received, by far, the
largest grant. Calgary will continue to be a Canadian leader
in promoting innovative alternative programs such as
Diane on HMCS Calgary with the
deployment of the Canadian Forces on
their peacekeeping mission. Diane
was instrumental in bringing forward
the Military Leave Policy for the City
of Calgary with Mayor Bronconnier.
This policy is best practice in Canada.
Calgary Crime Map
If you visit the website below and click on the Calgary
Crime Map link, you will find a web page that will allow
you to search a variety of criminal offences in any Calgary
community you wish.
Please remember that they are just statistics and don’t
always accurately reflect what is actually happening in
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pay $100 for a licence and pay higher fines if they violate a
Civic Chat Bylaw Bulletin bylaw. This designation will be reviewed on a yearly basis.
• Removal of Feces - When dogs are taken off the
The City of Calgary Animal & Bylaw Services strives to ensure owners’ property, their owners must carry a “suitable
that pets, pet owners and their neighbours live in safety and means” of picking up the pets’ feces. This can be anything
harmony. Last fall, changes were made to the Responsible Pet from a littleplastic bag to a shovel and pail.
Ownership Bylaw that may affect you. Listed below are some • Off-leash areas - A Peace Officer can order dog owners
of those changes that were made in response to citizen to restrain and remove their dogs from off-leash areas.
concerns and to ensure the safety of pets and all Calgarians.
Impound and Keep Fees:
Well-Being: • fees:
Impound fees Dog and Cat - $38.10 (plus GST=$40.00)
Animals in Vehicles - Leaving animals in vehicles is • Keep fees - Animal & Bylaw Services will not charge this
prohibited if weather conditions (too hot or too cold) fee until the second day of impoundment. Thus, owners
jeopardize the animal’s health and safety. will only pay the impound fee and not the keep fee if they
• Tethering - Owners must supervise their animals when pick up their pet within the first 24 hours. This has been
tethered on their property. This is to help reduce incidents done to encourage owners to pick up their animal ASAP .
of barking/noise complaints and to protect the well-being of Starting on day two, the keep fees will be:
the animal. Dog - $20.00 per day or portion thereof (plus GST)
Cat - $15.00 per day or portion thereof (plus GST)
Citizen Safety and Comfort:
• Nuisance Animals - Animals with multiple, repeated To obtain more information on the Responsible Pet
offences may be declared a nuisance. Owners will have to Ownership Bylaw , visit calgary.ca/animalservices or call 3-1-1.
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The St. Patrick’s Day custom came to America in 1737.
Community Corner That was the first year St. Patrick’s Day was publicly
celebrated in this country, in Boston.
Saint Patrick’s Day Today, people celebrate the day with parades, wearing of
the green and drinking beer. One reason St. Patrick’s Day
The person who was to become might have become so popular is that it takes place just a
St. Patrick, the patron saint of few days before the first day of spring. One might say it
Ireland, was born in Wales about has become the first green of spring.
AD 385. His given name was ~ Submitted by Rhonda Pomfrey
Maewyn, and he almost didn’t get
the job of bishop of Ireland because he lacked the required
Look for our Easter
Far from being a saint, until he was 16, he considered himself
a pagan. At that age, he was sold into slavery by a group of Colouring Contest
Irish marauders that raided his village. During his captivity, he
became closer to God.
in the April issue!
He escaped from slavery after six years and went to Gaul
where he studied in the monastery under St. Germain,
bishop of Auxerre for a period of twelve years. During his
training he became aware that his calling was to convert the
pagans to Christianity.
His wishes were to return to Ireland, to convert the native
pagans to Christianity. But his superiors instead appointed St.
Palladius. But two years later, Palladius transferred to
Scotland. Patrick, having adopted that Christian name earlier,
was then appointed as second bishop to Ireland.
Patrick was quite successful at winning converts. And this fact
upset the Celtic Druids. Patrick was arrested several times,
but escaped each time. He traveled throughout Ireland,
establishing monasteries across the country. He also set up
schools and churches which would aid him in his conversion
of the Irish country to Christianity.
His mission in Ireland lasted for thirty years. After that time,
Patrick retired to County Down. He died on March 17 in AD
461. That day has been commemorated as St. Patrick’s Day
Much Irish folklore surrounds St. Patrick’s Day. Not much of
it is actually substantiated.
Some of this lore includes the belief that Patrick raised
people from the dead. He also is said to have given a sermon
from a hilltop that drove all the snakes from Ireland. Of
course, no snakes were ever native to Ireland, and some
people think this is a metaphor for the conversion of the
pagans. Though originally a Catholic holy day, St. Patrick’s Day
has evolved into more of a secular holiday.
One traditional icon of the day is the shamrock. And this
stems from a more bona fide Irish tale that tells how Patrick
used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity. He
used it in his sermons to represent how the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit could all exist as separate elements of the
same entity. His followers adopted the custom of wearing a
shamrock on his feast day.
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Choosing the right program: 8) Canadian Studies – This
Public education options in program is offered at Juno Beach
Calgary Academy for students in grades 7
Karen Kryczka, Wards 11 & 13 - 12 and helps students develop a
deeper sense of their country
In order to help our students succeed,
through learning about Canada
the Calgary Board of Education offers
and applying the foundational
several programs, in addition to the
principles of Canadian citizenship,
regular school program, that students
leadership and development, personal fitness and academic
and their families can choose from
based on their individual needs and
personal preferences. Although some
For more information on the Calgary Board of
of our Alternative programs may focus on a particular style
Education or any of these alternative programs
of learning or on a certain discipline, all of them follow the
please visit our website at www.cbe.ab.ca/pro -
Alberta Mandated Program of Studies.
grams/prog-choice.asp . As your Trustee I can be
1) Language Programs – The CBE offers four different contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling
language programs. Previous experience in the language of 403-294-8120.
choice is not necessary and parents do not need to know the
language for their child to enroll. Students can enter any of
the language programs in Kindergarten or grade one. There
is also a late French immersion program that accepts
students entering grade seven. Language options include:
French, Spanish, German, and Chinese Mandarin.
2) Traditional Learning Centre – This program fosters
a structured and orderly learning environment. Student
instruction is teacher lead and sequential. There are 11 CBE
schools offering the TLC program.
3) Montessori – This is a multi-age and multi-grade
grouping for students in K- 6. Montessori features self-
directed, hands-on co-operative learning experiences for
students. Studies of ecology, global issues and peace issues
4) Sports Programs – The CBE offers programs for
developing and elite high-performance athletes representing
a variety of Olympic sports. There is flexibility in the
students’ academic courses to accommodate training
schedules as well as traveling for competition.
5) Fine and Performing Arts - This program focuses on
teaching skills related to music, art, drama and dance. Four
CBE schools will offer the alternative program, which is
available for Grades 5 – 12. High school students can receive
the Fine and Performing Arts Certificate by completing 40
credits in arts and related courses.
6) Science School – S Scientific ideas guide the learning,
which is suited to students who are risk takers in their
learning and are curious about the way the natural world
and/or technological world works. This program is offered at
Langevin School and Louis Riel School for students in grades
5 – 9.
7) All Girls School – O Offered at Alice Jamieson Academy
for girls in grades 4 – 9, this program ensures that girls will Donate
develop academic, leadership and organization skills for
success in their personal life and their future careers.
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Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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Banish Those Winter Blues
It’s not too soon to start thinking about spring spring.
You’re bound to be inspired when you browse our wide
selection of gardening and landscaping books, or why not
register for one of our programs!
Programs for Adults:
Waterproofing Your Basement: Learn how to prevent
flooding, mould, and other hazards in your basement.
Presented by Basement Systems Calgary on Wednesday
April 29 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Adult Book Club Tuesdays, Feb. 24, Mar. 24, and April 9
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. or Wednesdays , Feb. 25, Mar. 25, and Apr.29
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
All Sorts Writers’ Workshop: Bring your passion for
writing and share your work in creative facilitated sessions. All
genres welcome. Featured guest writers. Co-sponsored
with St. Mary ’s University College. Thursdays, Mar. 12,
and Apr. 09 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Career Basics 101: K eep Your Job. Understand
employer expectations and what it takes to be successful at
work. Workshops are led by professional career practitioners
from Bow Valley College Career Connection. Tuesday,
March 3 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fifty and Forward:
Safety and Security for Seniors: Learn tips on basic
security precautions from Calgary Police Service. Age 50
and up. Thursday March 19 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Programs for Children:
Does your grade 3 – 6 child need help with their homework?
Why not register them in Homework Help. Students meet
on Wed. evenings 7:00 – 8:00 until April 22 with trained
volunteers for fun literacy activities and help with their
Storytime registration begins March 17.
Feeling stressed about the economic downturn? Why not use
your library card to access job postings
on the internet, use our computers to
update your resume, or borrow books
on job interviews. Ask staff to help you
find what you need.
Register at calgarypubliclibrary.com or in
person or by calling 403-260-2600.
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Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society
The Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society
(The Friends) became a Registered Charity in 1994.
Its mission is to protect, preserve and enhance the
diverse natural and human heritage found in Fish
Creek Provincial Park. They fulfill this mandate
through a series of programs and activities that
include park stewardship, water testing, wildlife
monitoring, park care programs, such as the annual
clean up, and through a variety of community
activities and educational programs.
Membership in the Friends is over 500 strong, and
members are critical to the effectiveness of the Society. Membership benefits
include updates on Park events, activities, and happenings, free admission to a
monthly speaker series, subscription to the monthly Voice of the Friends
newsletter, regular meetings on park activities, “behind the scenes” park
involvement, reduced prices on environmental education programs, and discounts
through affiliated groups and stores.
Please check out our website for upcoming events: www.friendsoffishcreek.org
For more information, please contact Debbie Cole-Gauer, Executive Director
Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society email@example.com
Phone (403) 238-3841 •Fax (403) 297-5284
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A Pond For All Seasons The flat leaves can be used to weave baskets, mats, bags, and
chair-bottoms and also to provide shelter. Dried stalks
Perfect Plants for Ponds
Ponds were used for hand-drills and arrow shafts, and adhesive
glue can be made from the green stems.
Common or Wide-leaved Cattails
are a primitive plant dating back to Natives used the cattails medicinally. They applied the jelly
the time of the dinosaurs. from between the young leaves to wounds, sores, carbuncles
Cattails grow in wetlands such as and boils to soothe the pain. Poultices made from split and
shallow lakes, sloughs and marshy bruised roots can be applied to cuts, burns and stings. The
areas. You will recognize these tall ash of the burned cattail leaves can be used as an antiseptic
emergent plants most readily by or styptic for wounds.
their broad, long, strap-like leaves A stand of cattails, which can grow up to 12 feet tall, provides
and their brown ‘cigar-shaped’ shelter for a multitude of wildlife that live and eat on and
seed heads. amongst them.
A stand of cattails is about as near as you will ever get to This includes insects such as Water Boatmen, large diving
finding a wildlife supermarket. They contain at least three beetles, dragonflies, caddisflies and Water Striders (also
known medicinal properties, eight food products, and have known as Water Skaters, and called Jesus Bugs in Texas
twelve functional uses. There is no other plant growing in because they walk on water). Stagnant Pond Snails also feed
our area that is more useful for human survival and which on them,
provides food in all four seasons. It is very easy to harvest,
Red-winged Blackbirds and various waterfowl, such a
and very tasty and highly nutritious.
Canvasback and Ruddy Ducks, nest among the cattails. The
Humans can eat all parts of the cattail at various times. Downy Woodpecker hammers for insects in plant stems
Native peoples ground the tuber-like roots for flour and where larvae might be hiding.
prepared other parts in many different ways. The “flour” can
Frogs use them for shelter and frogs, toads and salamanders
also be fermented to produce ethyl alcohol, valuable as
lay their eggs in the water between them. Fish also hide or
antifreeze, and as a cheap industrial solvent.
nest amid them.
In early spring, the roots can be dug up to locate the small
Muskrats eat Common Cattails and use them to build their
pointed shoots. These can be peeled and eaten. As the
future round flowering stem’s growth progresses to a height winter houses. Look for these muskrat ‘push-ups’ —
domes of frozen vegetation, mostly cattails, covering a hole
of two or three feet above the water, it can be pulled and the
in the ice over the feeding area.
outer skin layer peeled away. You will end up with a thin
stalk a little bigger than a pencil — this is the tender core or White-tailed Deer, Raccoons, Eastern Cottontails all use
‘heart’ of the cattail. (These prized shoots are known as cattails as cover.
“Cossack’s Asparagus” in Russia).
The flower heads are in two parts: the upper portion
The ‘heart’ of the cattail tastes like a combination of tender produces the male flowers, the lower part bears the female,
zucchini and cucumbers and add a zesty texture and flavour which upon maturity transforms into the cigar-shaped
to salads. Added to soup towards the end of the cooking, seedheads, sometimes called ‘candlewick’.
they retain a refreshing crunchiness and are superb in a stir-
The cattails in Fish Pointe Wet Pond are spreading as the
fry. The green flower spikes are also edible and the male
underwater part grows new lateral shoots rapidly. The
flowers at the top of the flowering stalk produce nutritious
cattails at the north end of the pond produced seedheads last
pollen when in bloom in late July. The pollen, which is very
year. As the plants mature we should see many more
rich in vitamins and minerals was harvested and used in bread
produce flower heads. Their increasing presence will add
by American Indians. A sticky substance extracted from the
to the diversity of life forms using this wetland.
stems may have value as an adhesive for paper sizing, or in
facial and shaving creams. Dorothy Spring
The fluffy masses of seeds are very soft and do not mat. They Identification of flora and fauna provided by Gustave J. Yaki
were used for diapers, insulation in coats, blankets and
Photographs preceded by an asterisk provided by Anne Elliott
pillows. During WW11 several million pounds were used
to stuff lifejackets, pillows, mattresses and
Photograph of muskrat provided by Phil Smith
baseballs. Compressed into wallboard they make excellent
insulation against sound and heat. Many birds use the fluff to
Photograph of cattails and pond scene provided by Ron
line their nests. A Native name for the cattail meant “fruit for
the papoose’s head”.
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Community Corner AHOY MATES!
It’s time to mark your calendars for the
RT ALDERMAN IS HAVING 6th annual Robert Warren School Silent
A USED BOOK SALE! Auction in support of the Grade Nine West
Coast Sailing Trips.
WHEN: THURSDAY APRIL 16TH: From 10 to 7 P .M.
FRIDAY APRIL 17TH: From 10 to 7 P . WHEN: Saturday, April 4, 2009
SATURDAY APRIL 18TH: From 8 to 1 P .M. 7 – 10 PM
W H E R E : AT RT ALDERMAN SCHOOL WHERE: Robert Warren School Gym
12424 Elbow Drive SW
(725 MAPLETON DRIVE S.E.)
DONATIONS: WE ARE ACCEPTING BOOK Please join us for an exciting evening of assorted desserts,
DONATIONS. PLEASE DROP THE BOOKS
refreshments and an always astounding array of items
OFF AT THE SCHOOL
available to bid upon. Tickets are $10.00 per person ($15 at
the door) with all proceeds from the event going towards the
Please note that we cannot accept: cost of the trip.
magazines, textbooks, Readers’
Digest books, encyclopedias and Tickets can obtained via telephone or email by contacting
discards from libraries. either Lorna Bertschi 403-256-0052 firstname.lastname@example.org or
Debbie Olsen Patton 403-254-2173 email@example.com.
The money raised in the sale will
be used to buy equipment for the In addition to providing the students with an opportunity to
school. further their leadership and outdoor education skills, students
Help us help the environment by past and present speak about this trip also serving as a
donating your books and come and building block towards personal growth and development.
purchase recycled books at a great price! This event is open Come…tempt your sweet tooth and help support the sailors
to the public so tell family and friends about the sale. in this very worthwhile and tasty fundraiser!
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Free Event Listings
City of Calgary – Community &
F ree Youth P rograms
1. Deer Park Sonics
The City of Calgary in partnership with Deer Park United
Church provides a youth basketball drop-in for those aged 12
– 17. If you want a fun place to play some 3-on-3 basketball,
come out and get active while meeting new people.
Cost: Free Ages:
Ages 12 – 17
Day: Mondays 6:00pm – 8:00pm
(no program on holiday Mondays)
Location: 13825 Parkside Dr. SE
(St Phillip Elementary School)
Start & End: Jan. 12 – May 11, 2009
2. Girl Talk
This amazing girl’s only program will introduce girls to a
variety of recreational games and social issues. Plus, build a
strong foundation for future, healthier lifestyle choices.
Cost: Free (Girls only) Ages:
Ages 11 – 17
Day: Tuesdays 4:30pm – 6:30pm
(no program on holiday Tuesdays)
Location: 77 Deerpoint Rd. SE
(Deer Park United Church)
Start & End: Jan. 13 – May 12, 2009
3. Riverbend Youth Drop-In
The City of Calgary in partnership with the Riverbend
Community Association is launching a youth recreation drop-
in for those aged 11 – 17. This particular sports drop-in is
centered on the activity of choice for the night. Come and get
active while meeting new people.
Cost: Free Ages:
Ages 11 – 17
Day: Tuesdays 4:30pm – 6:00pm
(no program on holiday Tuesdays)
Location: Riverbend Community Association
19 Rivervalley Drive SE
Start & End: Jan. 13 – May 12, 2009
4. VA ULT
VAULT is a youth volunteer program where members will
participate in monthly meetings (first Thursday of every
month) to develop leadership skills and have an opportunity
to implement their skills in volunteer opportunities once a
Cost: Free Ages:
Ages 12 – 17
Day: Thursdays 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: CNS South Area Office 502 Heritage Dr. SW
(Rose Kohn Arena Building)
Start & End: Jan. 8 – May 14, 2008
For more information contact 311. www.calgarypolice.ca/sections/crimeprev/pact.html
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The Curtain Goes Up on the bard’s birth. Students in vocal, speech arts and choral speech
categories will highlight some of his greatest works.
2009 Festival! By: Bonnie Elgie
Non-competitive piano classes have also been added. We
If things get better with age, then this is certainly true of the received a good response from both youth and adults. As one
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival! Now in its 78th year, the 2009 participant said “This is great - I get to play for an audience
event is shaping up to be the biggest, most diverse festival yet and receive a critique from the adjudicator without the
with new classes, more entries and many new adjudicators. pressure of competition!”
“We’re very excited about all that this year has in store,” says This year, the Festival is pleased to welcome many new
Mary Ross, Festival Director. “We’ve seen a significant adjudicators. This talented group comes from across Canada
increase in entries, especially in the Musical Theatre and the United States. They will evaluate and provide
category.” In recent years, Calgary has hosted a large number feedback to the 10,000+ performers taking part in the
of touring and community productions of popular musicals. Festival. It’s a wonderful opportunity for participants to learn
Calgarians have been treated to everything from Rodgers and from exceptionally qualified and knowledgeable individuals.
Hammerstein to Andrew Lloyd Webber. Audiences who attend
Musical Theatre classes at the Festival are always delighted by As always, we are indebted to the volunteers for the
the variety of music and talent displayed. countless number of hours they give to the Festival. Their
backgrounds may differ but they do have one thing in
At a time when many people are watching their budgets and common and that is a love for music and the speech arts.
the amount they spend on entertainment, the Festival This event could not be produced without them.
provides tremendous value. All of the classes and
performances are free to the public, with the exception of the As the curtain goes up on our 2009
special evening concerts. Given the diversity of the classes and Festival, we look forward to
the range of ages and skill levels of the performers, there seeing many old friends at the
really is something for everyone! For concert information and concerts and classes, and hope
tickets, please visit www.calgarykiwanisfestival.ca or call 403- to meet many new people as
283-6009. well. It promises to be
another remarkable year.
One of this year’s unique additions is the Robbie Burns classes
commemorating the 250th anniversary of the famous Scottish See you at the Festival!
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