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					BRIDGES                                               DEC 08 / JAN 09




SEASON’S GREETINGS
          from your
     Bridgeland Riverside
   Community Association!.


The Official Newsletter of the Bridgeland Riverside Community Association
    Season’s Greetings                                                        #13 - 3109 Palliser Dr. SW
                                                                                Calgary AB T2V 4W5




    S
            ervice does matter!           With over sixteen years of residential real estate experience we can help you find
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               newsletter@brcacalgary.org
            your dream home or condo. Know what you are getting into. Specializing in residential, referrals, relocations,
            condos, first-time buyers and “fixer uppers,” Serving Calgary and the surrounding areas. Sincerely,                                                                                                        Next BRCA Board Meetings - Dec 08/08, Jan 12/09

                                                                                                                                                                                                                In this issue...
For more information, please visit my
                                                                                                                                                       917 Centre Avenue NE
 website! www.christinerichard.com                                                                                                                      Calgary, AB T2E 0C6
                                                                                                                                                       www.brcacalgary.org
                                                                                                                                                    Mission: “Encourage involvement,                            4      Volunteer Opportunities                                              14 Community Connections
                                                                                                                                                  through voice and action, to create the                       5      Work in a real Casino!                                               15 Hall Rentals at the BRCA
                                                     CONNAUGHT                                                                                      inner city community we envision.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                6      BRCA Community News                                                  16 Area Church Directory
                                                  1004, 1209-6 ST SW                                                                            General Inquiries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                7      President’s Message                                                  16 Delivery Concerns
                                                  Begin your new life here,
                                                                                                                                                Phone: 263 - 5755
                                                                                                                                                Email: info@brcacalgary.org                                     8      Advertising Information                                              18 The Best Pet...Ever!
                                                  Skyline views - don’t wait!
                                                                                                                                                Newsletter Submissions                                          9      Community Crime Prevention                                           19 NEW! Classified Ads
                                                                                                                                                Editor.....................Suzanne Presinal                     9      Community Crime Stats                                                21 Planning Committee Report
                                                                                                                                                E-mail: newsletter@brcacalgary.org
                                                                                                                                                Newsletter editorial deadlines:                                 10 BRCA Membership Form                                                     22 WANTED - Facility Director
                                                                                                                                                Feb 09 Issue ........................... Jan 10th               11 Community News Report                                                    22 We’re on the Web!
                                                                                                                                                Mar 09 Issue...........................Feb 10th
                                                                                                                                                Apr 09 Issue .......................... Mar 10th                12 BRCA - Questions & Answers                                               22 Bridgeland - Back in the Day
                                                                                                                                                Advertising inquiries please see page 8.                        12 Bridgeland Riverside Playgroup
                                                                                                                                                BRCA Hall Rentals
                                                                                                                                                Phone: 263-5755
     INGLEWOOD                                                                                            INGLEWOOD                             Email: hall@brcacalgary.org                                     BRIDGES is the official community newsletter of
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    1331 11th AVE SE                                                                                      1627 16A ST SE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                the Bridgeland Riverside Community Association.
                                                                                                                                                BRCA Board of Directors                                         Your newsletter is distributed ten times per year to                                        oil based inks on
     All offers considered -                                                                         Elegant ambiance through-                  President................................. Lori Losowy          homes, apartments and businesses in Bridgeland                                           100% recyclable paper!
    Ideal two storey home!                                                                           out - absolutely stunning!                 Vice President .............Stephanie Felker                    Riverside and area.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             PLEASE RECYCLE THIS NEWSLETTER!
                                                                                                                                                Treasurer ....................Allan Novodvorski                 Editorial Policy: BRIDGES welcomes your articles,




                                                                                                        SOLD!
                                                            RAMSEY                                                                              Secretary ........................... Adam Gagnon               letters and pictures. All submissions must be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             On the cover...

           SOLD!
                                                                                                                                                Communications ................... Csilla Istok                 accompanied by a name, address, and telephone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                number. Please submit articles as unformatted
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                                                      1012 - 17 Avenue SE                                                                       Community Safety .................... Jeff Keet                                                                                                                  Wishing you and yours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                text. Please submit pictures as high resolution jpgs.
                                                                                                                                                Events ................................................vacant   Submissions may be edited for length and content.                                               the very best of the
                                                                                                                                                Facility Operations .........................vacant             Submit articles to:                                                                             holiday season and a
                                                                                                                                                Fundraising ............................ Tasha Tallas                                  Editor E-mail                                                            safe and prosperous
                                                                                                                                                Memberships .......................... Jaydan Tait                  newsletter@brcacalgary.org                                                                  New Year!
                                                                                                                                                Planning........................Jacqueline Arling
                                                   Investment or handyman                                                                       Programs ..................... Meghan Drennan                   Disclaimer: The opinions and statements expressed in the articles and
                                                   property - featured in the                                                                   Volunteers .................................Matt Grant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                advertising in the Bridges community newsletter are not necessarily those
                                                                                                                                                                                                                of the publisher or of the Bridgeland Riverside Community Association.
         1014 - 17 Avenue SE                         movie Passchendaele.                              822 - 24 Avenue SE


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                                        Join the Events                   Are you a social butterfly?                    Volunteer for the                               v.   Build·ing
                                                                            Love planning parties?
                                          Committee!                    Interested in making friends
                                                                                                                          BRCA Casino
                                                                        in the community? Then the
                                                                        BRCA wants you to join their                                                                         Homes
                                                                          Events Committee! We are                  Free food! Meet your neighbours!                         Relationships
                                                                        looking for enthusiastic and
                                                                       energetic people to run social
                                                                                                                        Support your community!                              Wealth
                                                                         activities at our community
                                                                                                                     Choose between two shifts on either                     Security
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                                                                               coffee klatch, etc.
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                                                                                                                             and Sunday, December 7
                                                                           Get involved in your             Where: Elbow River Casino, 218 18th Avenue SE
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                                                                                                             revenue for our community association, and                Current Investment -
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                                                                                                              or learning more about what kinds of tasks               bonus/compounding options.

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      Bridgeland Riverside Community News
                                                                                                                                                           President’s
                                                                                                                                                                                        MESSAGE
Bridgeland Community Kitchen                           To find out the date, time and loca-           neighbourhood grows and develops. If you
    Are you interested in participating in a        tion of the next Inter-Agency meeting,           have a particular issue, problem, question,
Community Kitchen? Members plan the                 visit the BRCA website at www.brcacalgary.       or even a commendation, you can contact
menu and contribute to the cooking and              org or contact Christine at 221-3841 or          Lori Losowy (pres@brcacalgary.org or 403-
then get to take home great meals at a very         cbennett@calgary.ca.                             237-6765), with details, and our Traffic &
low cost. We need two things to run a Com-          Friday Recreational Volleyball                   Parking Sub-Committee will put it on our                                                                                                                                 By Lori Losowy
munity Kitchen in Bridgeland. First, we need        Last games for the season!                       agenda. Happy trails!                                Last month I talked about community involvement, and gave a             issues. Welcome aboard, and thank you for stepping up!
the use of a Commercial Kitchen. Do you             When: Dec 5 and 12 (Fridays), 7 - 9pm            Traffic/Parking Sub-Committee Members               brief update on what some of your BRCA Board members have been                Another back-bone of our organization is Jaydan, Membership
know of a facility in Bridgeland that has a         Where: Langevin School, 107 - 6A St NE           Required
                                                                                                                                                       up to. This month I’ll continue with that theme, and highlight some        Director, who is in the process of overhauling the way we handle the
Commercial Kitchen and would allow us               Skills: Beginner and Recreational                    The BRCA traffic and parking sub-com-
                                                                                                                                                       of the activities of the rest of the Board.                                membership database, as well as the overall structure of memberships.
to use their kitchen once a month when we           Cost: $6 per visit.                              mittee of the Planning Committee is current-
                                                                                                                                                          I’ll begin by highlighting the achievements of Csilla (pronounced       He is also working on ways to make membership in the BRCA even
cook meals? Second, we need participants...          Apollo Volleyball invites you to come play      ly recruiting members. There are many issues
are you interested?                                 volleyball every Friday evening in Bridgeland.   that are on-going and upcoming on this file,       “Chee-la”), our Communications Director. In whichever format               more attractive than it is now, and has set himself a goal of markedly
    Please contact Christine (Community Work-       You may drop-in or sign up for the season.       and we need more volunteers to get involved       you are reading this - on our web site (www.brcacalgary.org) or in the     increasing membership by the next AGM in April 2009. Jaydan truly
er) at 403 221-3841 if you know of a kitchen        All welcomed in this gay-friendly league.        to ensure they are addressed. Pending items       Bridges newsletter - you can thank the dedicated efforts of Csilla and      believes in the greatness of this community and loves to promote the
we can use, and if you are interested in partici-      For more info email vb@apollocalgary.ca       include: a traffic study request to the City, the   her Communications Committee. This team also includes Suzanne,             dream of inner-city living with a suburban feel. His enthusiasm is
pating and need some more information!              or call Kitt at 263-2112                         Zoo expansion parking lot, and Telus Science      as Bridges editor; web-mistress Rosalie, and Bridges publisher, Leo        contagious, and he is well-suited to his chosen portfolio as he is
Bridgeland Inter-Agency Meeting                     Traffic and Parking Issues                         Centre traffic impact assessment. Bridgeland-       Smith. Together, they ensure that Bridgeland Riverside is kept up-         one of Bridgeland’s biggest boosters!
    The Bridgeland Inter-Agency group con-             No doubt you’ve noticed that there has        Riverside may lose opportunities to deal with     to-date on the goings-on of your Community Association. Without               I can’t forget to mention a couple of Board members who form
sists of community service providers and            been continuous change, in both the parking      these issues if more community members do         them, we could not let you know about the community’s continued            part of the executive committee, and who quietly go about their
interested community members who meet               and traffic situations in Bridgeland, for          not become involved. If you are interested,       progress in actualizing our mission statement “Bridgeland Riverside        duties to help ensure the smooth operation of the Board and
every couple of months for information shar-        the past few years. This will be an ongoing      or curious, email pres@brcacalgary.org or call    Community Association will encourage involvement, through                  Hall. I’m talking about Allan, our Treasurer, and Adam, Board
ing, networking and coffee!                          condition for quite some time yet, as our        263-5755.
                                                                                                                                                       voice and action, to create the inner city community we envision”.         Secretary. Allan helps us keep our finances and investments in


                                                                                                                        Dr.K olbi Brost
                                                                                                                                                       This committee has been instrumental in creating a great-looking           order, and Adam manages to wrestle all the information from our


                                                                               Ho Ho Ho!
                                                                                                                                                       newsletter chock full of information and diversions that we hope you       Board meetings and Board reports into an accurate set of Minutes.
                                                                                                                                                       enjoy and help you feel connected to your community.                       These two make their volunteer jobs look easy, but it takes some
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                          This brings me to another great team of individuals who work quietly    special skills to pull it all off!
                                                                                     “Stocking                          •            in the background of neighbourhood life, ensuring that the interests          So, I guess that about wraps up the wrap-up of your Board’s
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                                                                            Brost
                                                                                      Stuffer                           •  
                                                                                                                                                       of Bridgeland Riverside are represented to the City in Planning
                                                                                                                                                       and Development matters. I refer, of course, to Jacquie, Planning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  activities for now. I’d like to take this chance to thank the Bridgeland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Scotiabank for their generous donation of $1500 towards the
                                                                                     Specials!”                            
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                       Director, and Sharon, Planning Committee chair (and BRCA Past              new accessible playground which is planned for Murdoch Park next
                                                                                                                                                       President), who lead up this group, and who share the extensive duties     spring. This donation is one of many that Scotiabank has given to
                                                                                                                                     involved in helping to give our residents a voice. This past year, the     BRCA since they moved into the ‘hood last year, and, as always, is
                                                                                                Chiropractic & Wellness Centre                         Planning Secretary position has been filled, as different times, by          very appreciated by the community at large and BRCA in particular!
                                                                                                                                                       both Erin and Glenn, and we have many committee members who                Four of their staff even graciously filled shifts for our upcoming
                                                                               In December our gift to you! — a ‘Work Out’                             help evaluate development plans, including Grant, Catherine, Mike,         Casino in December – thank you to Christina, Karen, Catherine
                                                                                                                                                       Allan, Ryan, Giselle, Mari Jo, Stephanie, and me. I would also like        and Tom!


                                                                              MUSIC LESSONS                                                            to acknowledge the contribution of long-time committee member
                                                                                                                                                       Tony Greco, who passed away recently. (We miss you Tony). Our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Well, this is my last message for 2008, so I’d like to wish everyone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  a Merry Christmas, and hope you all have a wonderful New Year.

                                                                                   Keyboard, Organ,
                                                                                                                                                       Traffic and Parking sub-committee of the Planning committee seems to         All the best to you and yours in 2009! Cheers,
                                                                                                                                                       be undergoing revitalization, as we have heard from a few people who                                                                      Lori
                                                                                  Accordion Lessons                                                    are interested in volunteering their time to help us all deal with these


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                                                                   What Toastmasters Organization Can Do For You                             Community Crime Prevention
                                                                    The most efficient, enjoyable, non-threatening and affordable
                                                                          way of gaining communication & leadership skills!             GOING AWAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS – PROTECT YOUR HOUSE FROM CRIME
                                                                  Become a Leader - the art of persuading others to do what                 As many residents of Bridgeland are now aware, this community suffered a rash of home
                                                                  you wish or require, accomplished by learning to work and             break & enter activity in the months of September and October. With the holiday season
                                                                  communicate as a team
                                                                                                                                        fast approaching and many people planning to go away to visit family and friends – make           • pre-finished hardwood
                                                                  Become a Better Communicator - acquire the skills and                 sure you take the necessary precautions to help reduce the possibility that your empty house
                                                                  confidence to express yourself effectively in any situation                                                                                                              • hand scraped hardwood
                                                                                                                                        will become the target of an opportunistic criminal. Most crimes are committed by people
                                                                   To help you become a better communicator and leader, join the        looking for opportunities: an open window, an unlocked door, or a house that appears to be        • cork flooring
                                                                   Highriser Toastmasters on Thursday evenings from 7-8pm                                                                                                                 • bamboo flooring
                                                                                                                                        empty (example: several days newspapers scattered on the lawn or a mail box overflowing
                                                                      at the Bridgeland Riverside Community Association.
                                                                   917 Centre Ave NE (south entrance). Everyone is welcome to attend.   with mail).                                                                                       • wood Tile
                                                                         For more information call Sharon at 403-263-5098.                  If Bridgeland residents use even inexpensive and basic crime prevention measures, most        • laminate flooring
                                                                                                                                        neighbourhood crime can be prevented.                                                             • sanding & refinishing
                                                                                                                                            Simple steps will make your house appear lived in when you are away for short or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • sales and installation

                                                                             FORTUNE                                                    extended periods:
                                                                                                                                        • Arrange to have your mail picked up and consider stopping newspapers at least one day
                                                                                                                                        before you leave to be certain your request was received.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Flooring at it’s finest
                                                                  HAULING & SNOW REMOVAL                                                • Remember to have the snow removed as necessary when you are away. This is a huge signal
                                                                                                                                        to a would-be criminal that the house is unoccupied.                                                      917 - 1 Ave. NE
                                                                             Tel: 403-818-4203                                          • Use timers on a few lamps in rooms where the light will be noticed from outside the house.
                                                                                                                                        • Have a neighbour check both inside and outside the house every few days. Ask them to pick
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                                                                  Hauling, Moving, Cleaning, Handyman,                                  up items delivered while you are away. Just another good reason to get to know a couple of           Ph: (403) 699-9847
                                                                                                                                        your neighbours.                                                                                           Fax: (403) 699-9857
                                                                  Residential & Commercial Snow Removal                                 • If you have a clearly designated outside parking space ask a neighbour to park their car in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 - 5|Sat 10 - 4
                                                                                                                                        your space sometimes.
                                                                          24 / 7 including Holidays                                     • If you go out for the evening - make it look like someone is at home by turning on lights and    www.benwoodinteriors.com
                                                                                                                                        the radio. Don’t leave curtains open so people can see your decorations as potential thieves


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                                                                                                                                        can see in. Be extra careful about locking doors and windows. As a fire precaution, don’t leave
    HEARTLAND CAFÉ                   Bridges is the official newsletter                      Four great communities                      Christmas lights on in the house while you are out.
                                         of the Bridgeland Riverside                             ...four GREAT                          • Remember, empty boxes left outside advertise that you have new goods inside - dispose of

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                                      Best Value                                                                                        Service’s Crime Prevention Unit. If you are a community member who would like to share
                                                                                                                                        your stories and or concerns regarding crime and safety in Bridgeland/Riverside please call Jeff
                                               E-mail today for                                                                         Keet, Community Safety at 403-444-9249. Jeff Keet has recently become the President of
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                                                                                                                                                             Community News Report
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                                                              ��������������������������                                                                       Recently there was a President’s Advisory Meeting with Alder-
                                                  Great things come in small packages … and schools are no different.                                        man Joe Ceci and other community people, as well as various
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                                                  Research shows that smaller classes are better for learning. That makes DWA a great place to learn and       There was a presentation about the new SCAN program, and a
                                                  grow up in. It also translates into:
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                                                                                                                                                            PDF of that Power Point show. You can also check out the website
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                                                                         Explore a bright future for your child in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12.
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                                                                                                                                                                The gist of the meeting was that the Police and Bylaw services        Update from Parliament Hill
                                                                         Placement in selected grades still available. Call now and apply.                  are very aware of the effect their cleaning up the East Village and the       As anticipated by our government, the last several months have
                                                                                                        ��������������������� ������������������������      Core has had on B-R and other communities, and are actively tak-          been eventful ones for Canadians. Now, with a renewed mandate
                                               �����������������������                                          �����������������������������������������   ing steps to address it. Despite their limited resources, they are tar-   and a new cabinet that is representative of all regions of Canada, we
                                                                                                                                                            geting the problem areas, including our community, and are putting        are tackling our number one challenge - the global financial crisis.
                                                                                                                                                            in place dedicated teams that follow the problem offenders from            While this is the priority, we can take some comfort in the fact that
                                   MEMBERSHIP FORM                                                                                                          area to area, making it difficult for them to settle in one place very
                                                                                                                                                            long. They have other strategies as well, but the message I got is that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      prudent management has put Canada in a better position than any
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      other country to deal with the serious economic downturn. Canadians
     Please mail this form with a cheque payable to:                                                                                                        they are taking steps to deal with things, but they need our help to      have expressed a desire for quick and responsible action to protect our
                                                                                                                                                            know where the problems are, whether they be problem properties           economy and our government is taking action to deliver.
                           Bridgeland Riverside Community Association                                                                                       or problem outdoor areas, we need to make the calls to the police,           Immediately following the election, the government outlined an
                                   917 Centre Avenue N.E.                                                                                                   311, bylaw, or this new SCAN program, which has already had suc-          economic action plan to help protect Canadians from the worst effects
                                   Calgary, AB T2E 0C5                                                                                                      cess in shutting down drug and prostitution involved properties in        of the slowdown. We are developing an Economic and Fiscal update
                                                                                                                                                            B-R already. It can also be used to report people squatting in ga-        that is prudent and responsible, given the challenges we are now facing.
     Surname _________________________________________________________________________                                                                      rages, abandoned properties, and other buildings.                         The Prime Minister has held a productive First Ministers’ conference and
     Family Members ___________________________________________________________________                                                                        Please take a little time to review the presentation it is for our     is actively pursuing the strengthening of Canada’s partnerships abroad.
     Address _______________________________________________Postal Code ________________                                                                    communitys’ benefit that we become aware of ways to deter un-              Key sectors are being monitored closely and steps have been taken
                                                                                                                                                            wanted activity in our community.
     Phone ___________________________________________________________________________                                                                                                                                                to ensure Canada’s financial system is secure. Canadians’ concern is
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      confront these challenges and emerge as strong as ever. Opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      exist for the strengthening of ties with the European Union and our
            Please check the appropriate box:                             New Member                          Renewal                                                                                                                 Government is working to develop them.
                                                                                                                                                             Aquatic/Recreation Centre                                                    I returned to Calgary to mark Remembrance Day and participated
            MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS. Please check the appropriate box:                                                                                                    810 - 13 Avenue NE                         Phone: 311            in events to honour the tens of thousands of brave Canadians who
                     Single $10                          Family $20                                     Senior $5                  Group $60                        CHILD - YOUTH - ADULT - SENIOR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      made the ultimate sacrifice to make it possible for us to enjoy the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      freedoms and liberties many take for granted today.
           Single Associate $10             Family Associate $10                         Senior Associate $5                                                                 rograms
                                                                                                                                                                                     for all your family health an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  d fitne                 With the holiday season approaching, I believe we should all take
                                                                                                                                                                     es and p                                           ss nee
                                                                                                                                                             Faciliti                                                         ds!     time out to remember our Canadian forces and civilian personnel
 I / we understand the Bridgeland Riverside Community needs volunteers to continue to grow, to thrive and to enrich the                                                               Start your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      serving overseas, particularly in Afghanistan. Far away from home,
 community for everyone. I / we wish to be added to the volunteer list and promise to perform not less than five (5) hours of
 service for the community this year.
                                                                                                                                                                  HEALTHY NEW YEAR                                                    these brave men and women have been working with our allies to help
                                         Signature of Volunteers _____________________________                                                                                           with us!                                     Afghanistan rebuild. Challenges remain but the contribution of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      personnel has been extraordinary and these men and women deserve
                                                                                                                                                                       MODERN & CLEAN FACILITIES                                      our deep and heartfelt thanks.
                                                                                                                                                                 25 METER SALT WATER POOL & DIVE TANK                                    On a personal note, I am honoured to have been selected by the
                                                                                                                                                                         HOT TUB / STEAM ROOM                                         Prime Minister to serve as Minister of Environment. I look forward to
                                                                                                                                                                   DEEP WATER WORKOUTS / AQUASIZE                                     this challenging portfolio. I will work to continue our Government’s
                                                                                                                                                                 LENGTH SWIM, ADULT SWIM, FAMILY SWIM                                 record of realistic and responsible action to tackle climate change by
                                                                                                                                                                  SWIMMING LESSONS / AQUATIC FITNESS                                  supporting renewable energy technologies and conservation efforts.
                                                                                                                                                                   WEIGHT ROOM / C ARDIO EQUIPMENT                                    Our Government is prepared to work with Canada’s partners,
                                                                                                                                                                    FITNESS STUDIO / DROP-IN FITNESS                                  particularly in North America, on a coordinated approach to reducing
                                                                                                                                                                    MORNING BABYSIT TING AVAIL ABLE                                   greenhouse gas emissions.
                                                                                                                                                                      w w w. c a l g a r y. c a / p o o l s                              On behalf of my wife Karen and my three daughters, I would like
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      joyous holiday season with family and friends.
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             Bridgeland Riverside Community Association Board Q&A
 What makes the Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association tick? Get to know the people behind the BRCA in this new feature. Each month,
 members of the BRCA Board of Directors will take a break from their busy portfolios to answer a few questions about who they are, why they’re
 here, and how they hope to serve the community.
                             Csilla Istok                                  to keep my foot in the door of the working world. I still continue to      people instead of a cohesive whole. I think we really need to come
                             Communications Director                       volunteer for this reason, but in the meantime I have met some pretty      together and show that we want to belong here, and that we care
                                                                           amazing people who have put in a tremendous amount of time and             about what happens here, before we can make any real progress on
                             Q: How long have you been a resident          energy for the good of the community. They continually inspire me          the issues we face as a community.
                             of Bridgeland?                                to do my part too. I see now that if there are things I don’t like about   Q: What vision do you have for Bridgeland-Riverside’s future?
                             A: Eight years.                               the community, I have the power to change that. I can help create the      A: A community where everyone does their part to make this a safe
                             Q: Why did you choose to move to              kind of community I want to live in.                                       and enjoyable place to live; it could be as ambitious as leading a
                             Bridgeland?                                   Q: What have you contributed to the community to date?                     project or organizing an event, or as simple as taking the time to
                             A: We were looking to buy in an               A: One of my tasks since my first day of volunteering has been to           walk outside and knowing who your neighbours are.
                             affordable neighbourhood within walking        respond to emails sent to the BRCA general email. I feel I’ve made
distance to downtown and with access to public transit, local shopping     a difference in the community by connecting people, one individual                                        Jacqueline Arling
opportunities and a bit of character. At first we weren’t sure Bridgeland   at a time. I thought that “community” meant a group of people with
was the right fit, but we were sold once we met some of the friendly        a common interest, but I’ve learned that community starts with two                                       Planning Director
residents and business owners.                                             individuals making a connection, and grows from there.
Q: How long have you been volunteering with the BRCA?                      Q: What challenges do you see for the community?                                                           Q: How long have you been a
A: Almost three years.                                                     A: We moved here almost two years after the Calgary General                                                resident of Bridgeland?
Q: Why did you first start volunteering with the BRCA?                      Hospital implosion. Despite the general friendliness shown toward                                          A: Since 1997.
A: When I was asked to look after the BRCA website, it seemed like         us, we could still feel the tension and animosity caused by this event.                                    Q: Why did you choose to move to
an opportunity to learn new job skills and have something to put on        Since that time, more and more new residents have moved in and                                             Bridgeland?
my resume. As a stay-at-home mom, I thought this was a good way            I see the community as being made up of incontiguous pockets of                                            A: We moved to Bridgeland because it
                                                                                                                                                                                      was close to downtown, to everything.
                                                                                                                                                      We walk to work, daycare, science centre, zoo, and shopping. We
                                            Bridgeland - Riverside                                                                                    love going to Tom Campbell’s Hill to walk our dog and enjoy
                                                                                                                                                      the view. The Bridges development was a real opportunity for
                                                 Playgroup                                                                                            Bridgeland to become revitalized.
                                                                                                                                                      Q: Where are your favourite Bridgeland hang-outs?
                                           Parents and kids are welcome to join us for                                                                A: Tom Campbell’s Hill, Heartland, the Community Centre park,
                                           crafts, games and some active play every third                                                             the river, and the 9A St playground.
                                           Friday of the month. We meet at the BRCA                                                                   Q: What interested you about the board position you have
                                           Community Hall located at 917 Centre Ave NE,                                                               volunteered to fill?
                                                                                                                                                      A: Planning is a critical component to the success of Bridgeland. It
                                           upstairs in the Lantern Room (north entrance).
                                                                                                                                                      is in a critical stage right now and I wanted to be a part of it.
                                           • The playgroup is best suited for kids under 5.                                                           Q: What skills and experience do you bring to the BRCA?
                                           • Participation is free, but a current BRCA                                                                A: I am a professional Planner with 12+ years experience in the
                                                                                                                                                      field. I thought I could use my skills and experience to help the
                                           membership is required (memberships may be
                                                                                                                                                      community realize its vision for redevelopment.
                                           purchased at the playgroup).
                                                                                                                                                      Q: What do you hope to accomplish this year with the BRCA?
                                           • The playgroup runs from 9:30-11am.                                                                       A: Help create a better future for Bridgeland.
                                           • Date for 2008 is: Dec 19. Dates for 2009                                                                 Q: What challenges do you see for the community?
                                           are: Jan 16, Feb 20, March 20, April 17,                                                                   A: The community is in transition. This needs to be a place for all
                                           and May 22.                                                                                                members of the community to have affordable housing, a place to
                                                                                                                                                      recreate, and to feel safe.
                                           All interested parents and caregivers are                                                                  Q: What vision do you have for Bridgeland-Riverside’s future?
                                           welcome to contact us at info@brcacalgary.org.                                                             A: A vital and diverse community with opportunities to shop, hang
                                           We look forward to meeting you!                                                                            out, and live. Bridgeland will be a wonderful place to raise children
                                                                                                                                                      and call home.                                                                      Executive Royal Inn
                                           Bridgeland-Riverside Playgroup is a program
                                           sponsored by the BRCA.                                                                                                                                                                        2828 - 23rd Street NE
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                     Community Connections:                                                                                                                                                       Area Event and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Resource Guide
RENFREW                                                      CROSSROADS                                                       BRIDGELAND RIVERSIDE                                             TUXEDO PARK                                                  Ladies Cribbage - At the Hall, second Tuesday each
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            month starting at 7:30 pm. $2/evening. Please call Cathy
Renfrew Community Association                                Family Karate Program (kids 7+) registration night Wed           BRCA Casino Volunteers Needed                                    Tuxedo Junction 50+ Club                                     V. at 277-2171 or Bev O. at 276-6545 for more information.
Hall: 811 Radford Road NE                                    Jan 14th @ 7pm at Crossroads Community Centre with               Come and work in a real casino. It’s easy and fun! Various       We meet Wednesday’s at 1 pm in the lower hall. You don’t     Thank You! Good Luck!
Ph: 403-230-7055                                             an 8 week session beginning on the 21st @ 7pm. Fees              shifts available for Sat. Dec. 6 and Sun. Dec. 7. No dealing     have to live in the community to belong!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Parents and Tots Group
Hall Rentals: Call Michelle at 403-276-1374                  are $60 for children/youth under 18 and $70 for adults.          required. Free meal! Elbow River Casino location. Please
                                                                                                                                                                                               Guiding Program in your Area                                 Community Hall on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from
Newsletter email: mail@renfrewcommunity.ca                   Karate is a fun way to improve your fitness, flexibilty and        contact volunteer@brcacalgary.org if you can volunteer or
                                                                                                                                                                                               Please contact Sandra Williams at 403-295-3840               10 to 11:30 am. Drop-in style program. Annual community
                                                             self-defense skills. For info call (403) 250-1044.               would like more information.
RCA Annual New Year’s Eve Party                                                                                                                                                                or email: sandra_williams@shaw.ca                            membership of $20 required. For more information contact
Your best New Years’s Eve value. Live music. Low cost.       Crossroads Kid’s Christmas Party                                 Facilities Operation Director wanted for the Bridgeland                                                                       Heidi Barrett at 283-2362
                                                                                                                                                                                               Programs at Tuxedo Park
For complete details please call Sandy at 403-276-2704.      Sunday, December 14th from 2 to 5pm.                             Riverside Community Hall. Strong organizational skills,
                                                                                                                                                                                               A variety of programs and courses take place at the hall,    EVENTS & RESOURCES – Crescent Heights
                                                             Crafts, games and a visit from our jolly friend in red.          leadership abilities and past experience with develop-
Rink Ratz Wanted - Please contact Scott at 230-0463                                                                                                                                            please call or visit the hall for more information.          1101 - 2nd St. N.W., 403-276-1002
                                                                                                                              ing and managing budgets, staff and building mainte-
or email scottdaley@shaw.ca if you can help with the         Crossroads Pre-school                                                                                                                                                                          Hall Rentals: Call Marlene at 403-804-5600.
                                                                                                                              nance preferred. Please call 403-263-5755 or email               CRAFT NIGHTS AT TUXEDO PARK COMMUNITY HALL!
community rink this winter.                                  For more information about this great program, call the
                                                                                                                              info@brcacalgary.org                                             One Wednesday per month, the upper hall at the               Crescent Heights Playgroup
                                                             Preschool at 277-2168 or visit the community web site www.
Jelly Bean Dance!                                                                                                                                                                              community centre will be set up with tables and coffee,      Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30am. Annual community
                                                             calgaryarea.com to find out more!                                 Visit our web site at: www.brcacalgary.org for a
Friday, February 20, 6 to 9pm. $3 at the door. Dee-jay.                                                                                                                                        where you can sit uninterrupted and work on your craft.      membership of $20 required. For more infomation contact
                                                                                                                              complete listing of programs and classes.
Pop, hotdogs and candy available. Great fun at a great       Good Food Box                                                                                                                     2008 Date: Wednesday; December 17                            Lisa Simic at 685-9367.
price. Ages 5 to 13 - parent supervision advised for         This program is available to everyone and a delivery service     Guiding Program in your Area                                     2009 Dates: Wednesdays; Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 08
younger children. Volunteers always needed and welcome;      is available to those who need it. To order the Good Food Box    Please contact Horizon District Commissioner Karen               There is no fee for the evening, but we ask that you pur-    December Events
contact Maria at 403-453-5028 if you can help.               please call Susan (Aspen Family and Community Network            Anderson at bcakja@telusplanet.net                               chase a current community membership ($5 for singles, $10    Crescent Heights Christmas Party - December 13
                                                             Society) at 219-3477 ext 127.                                                                                                     for families), which are available at the hall.
Renfrew United Church 403-277-1571                                                                                            Friday Recreational Volleyball: Dec. 5 and Dec.12                                                                             CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLE
956 Radnor Avenue NE                                         Crossroads 50 Plus Club                                          Where: Langevin School, 107 - 6A St NE
Sun., December 14 - White gift service 10:30am               We meet Monday’s at 7pm at the Crossroads Community              When: Fridays, 7:00 – 9:00PM                                     YOUR LOCAL AREA                                              You can recycle your Christmas tree free of charge at one of
Sun., December 14 - Carol sing 7pm                           Centre. Loin us for some fun times and meet your                 Skills: Beginner and Recreational                                EVENTS & RESOURCES – Winston Heights Mountview               the many seasonal drop-off locations around the City or at
Sun., December 21 - Blue Christmas Service 7pm               neighbours. For information please call Anne at 250-5635.        Cost: $6 per visit.                                              520-27th. Ave. N.E., 403-276-5474                            any of our three City landfills. Please remove all decorations
Wed., December 24 - Christmas Eve Service 7:00 pm                                                                              Apollo Volleyball invites you to come play volleyball every     Hall Rentals: Call Doreen at 403-277-2433.                   and tinsel, plastic and string. No artificial trees accepted.
                                                             Guiding Program in your Area
                                                                                                                              Friday evening in Bridgeland. You may drop-in or sign up                                                                      Locations:
Renfrew 50 Plus Club - 1918 Regal Crescent NE                Please contact Horizon District Commissioner Karen                                                                                Potluck Dinners are held on the third Friday of every
                                                                                                                              for the season. All welcomed in this gay-friendly league                                                                      Former Fire hall #4 16 Moncton Road NE
Daily events and activities. Contact Tina Wilding at         Anderson at bcakja@telusplanet.net                                                                                                month from September to June. For more info please call
                                                                                                                              For more info email vb@apollocalgary.ca or call Kitt at                                                                       Bottomlands Park St. Georges Drive and 7th Avenue NE
276-4747 or email renfrew50club@shaw.ca for more                                                                                                                                               Doris DeGagne at 276-6391 or Leanne James at 283-1715
                                                             Come and join Beavers, Cubs or Scouts                            263-2112.
information. You don’t have to live in Renfrew to attend.
                                                             Crossroads Community Hall. Meetings every Thursday at
The club is closed from Dec. 24 till Jan 5.                                                                                   Traffic/Parking Sub-Committee - Members Required
                                                             Crossroads Community. For more information please call
January 8th is our Annual General meeting, then Jan. 15 is                                                                    Pending items include: a traffic study request to the City,
                                                             Inga at 403-286-1249.
the election of a new board.                                                                                                  the Zoo expansion parking lot, and Telus Science Centre
Renfrew Tiny Tots Playgroup - We meet Thurdays from
9:30 to 11am at the hall. All are welcome. Please call
                                                             Reunited Baton and Dance
                                                             For more information please call 277-0841 and ask for Kim
                                                             or Sandy. Also, please visit our web site at
                                                                                                                              traffic impact assessment. Bridgeland-Riverside may lose
                                                                                                                              opportunities to deal with these issues if more community
                                                                                                                              members do not become involved. If you are interested, or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Rent the BRCA Community Centre
Denise at 257-8976 for info.
                                                             www.reunitedbaton.com to learn more about us.                    curious, email pres@brcacalgary.org or call 263-5755.
Renfrew Bingo - The little hall with the big payouts!
                                                             Bingo Barn Schedule for Volunteers:                              Bridgeland Inter-Agency Meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Looking for a great space to hold your program or event?
Saturday and Monday evenings.
                                                             Thursday, December 4 — 8:30 -11am and 11am - 3:30pm              The Bridgeland Inter-Agency group consists of community
Nickel Games at 6:20pm, regular games at 7:05pm.
                                                             Tuesday, December 16 — 5 - 9:30pm                                service providers and interested community members.To
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The BRCA Community Centre, located at 917 Centre Ave. N.E.,
Concession open. 811 Radford Road NE
Renfrew Community Pub (Social Room)
                                                             Earn credits to go toward fall programs by volunteering at the
                                                             Bingos! If you can help out please call Anne Couture at
                                                                                                                              find out the date, time and location of the next Inter-Agency
                                                                                                                              meeting, visit the BRCA’s website at www.brcacalgary.org
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  consists of a spacious Lower Hall that can be partitioned
Fridays from 7pm until close.                                276-1716 to volunteer.                                           or contact Christine at 221-3841 or cbennett@calgary.ca                                                                                  into rooms, and a cozy upstairs Lantern Room.
Non-members welcome - be our guest.
Free pool, free shuffleboard, free darts!                     BRIDGELAND RIVERSIDE                                             TUXEDO PARK                                                                                                                  • Full hall capacity is between 80 and 110 people depending on the configuration.
Non-smoking environment.
                                                             Bridgeland Riverside Community Association                       Tuxedo Park Community Association
Guiding Program in your Area                                 Hall: 917 Centre Avenue NE                                       Hall: 202 29 Avenue NE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Plenty of room for outdoor events such as picnics and ceremonies.
Please contact Horizon District Commissioner Karen
Anderson at bcakja@telusplanet.net
                                                             Ph: 403-263-5755                                                 Ph: 403-277-8689                                                                                                             • Discounted rates for non-profit community-based programs. Inquire for details!
                                                             Newsletter email: newsletter@brcacalgary.org                     Newsletter email: tpcanewsletter@hotmail.com
CROSSROADS                                                   Bridgeland Riverside Playgroup                                   UPCOMING 2008 EVENTS - at the hall                                                                                           If you would like to rent the Bridgeland-Riverside Community Centre,
                                                             We meet the 3rd Friday of each month.The playgroup runs          Dec 07, 6pm Roast Beef Supper ........................ $12.00
Crossroads Community Association                             from 9:30-11am. The playgroup is best suited for kids under 5.   Dec 13          Breakfast with Santa                                                                                                 please email hall@brcacalgary.org or phone 263-5755.
Hall: 1803 14 Avenue NE                                      Participation is free, but current BRCA membership required      (Dinner prices are per person)
Ph: 403-277-6201                                             (memberships may be purchased at the playgroup).                 UPCOMING 2009 EVENTS - at the hall
Hall Rentals: Call Marlene at 403-277-6201                   Date for 2008 is: Dec 19. Dates for 2009 are: Jan 16,
                                                                                                                              Jan 08, 7pm .................................Community Meeting
Newsletter email: ordze@shaw.ca                              Feb 20, March 20, April 17, and May 22.
                                                                                                                              Jan 16, 6pm Spaghetti Supper .......................... $12.00
                                                             For more information please email: info@brcacalgary.org.
Movie Night is Back! Friday, January 16, 2009                                                                                 Feb 12, 7pm .................................Community Meeting
                                                             We look forward to meeting you! Bridgeland-Riverside Play-
And this time it’s a Pajama Party Movie Night!                                                                                Feb 13, 6pm Family Supper (meal TBA) ........... $12.00
                                                             group is a program sponsored by the BRCA.
This month’s feature is Horton Hears a Who!
                                                                                                                              Mar 14, 7pm ............St. Paddy’s Day Supper & Dance
Come out early for games before the movie - we have          Bridgeland Community Kitchen
prizes, prizes, prizes! Games at 6:30pm, movie at 7pm.       Are you interested in participating in a Community Kitchen?      Mar 19, 7pm ......... Annual General Meeting/Elections
Activities and movie are free with your Crossroads           Please contact Christine (Community Worker) at 403-221-          Our events are open to everyone: members, residents,
Community Association membership.                            3841 if you know of a kitchen we can use, and if you are in-     family and friends of Tuxedo Park both in and outside
All children must be accompanied by an adult.                terested in participating and need some more information!        our community. For more information please call Kelly at
                                                                                                                              277-4723 or Bev at 277-8689.

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            Area Churches                                                                                     St. Matthew                                                                                                                                                                                               Just minutes away...
Abundant Life Christian Centre           Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church                            Lutheran Church                                                                                                                                                                                         Wishing all our
404-10 Street NE                         235 8th Street NE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      friends and neighbours
                                                                                                                    66 - 7 St. N.E.                                                                                                                                                                            a very HAPPY HOLIDAY and
abundantlife@shaw.ca                     (403) 233-0031
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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary    Gateway International Church
Ukrainian Catholic Church                235 8a St. NE                                              Ph. 403-266-1458                                                                                                                                                                               Mayland Shopping Centre
704 – 6 St. N.E                          403 262 7822                                             Rev. Markus Zeuch, Pastor
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        817-19th Street N.E.
                                                                                              Regular Sunday schedule:
www.abvmcalgary.com                      Our Lord of Perpetual Help Church                          9:30 am German service,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           HOURS: MON - SAT 9 AM - 9 PM SUNDAY 10 AM - 6 PM
Bridgeland Baptist Fellowship            610 - 2 Ave NE                                               11 am English service                                                                                                                                                                  www.familyfoods.ca
232 - 8A St. NE                          St. John’s Anglican Church                                 Sunday School at 11:20
                                         1423 - 8 Ave SE
Calgary Buddhist Church
207 - 6 St NE
                                         St. John’s Lutheran Church
                                                                                             Advent Worship Schedule
                                                                                                         Wednesdays:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Why wait?
Bridges Church
404 - 10 St NE
                                         204 - 6A St. N.E.
                                         262-2862
                                                                                                    Dec. 3, 10, 17 @ 6:30 pm
                                                                                                    Soup supper @ 5:45 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Start your shopping today!
(403) 266-1644                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             I am only a phone call away and I would
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info@bridgeschurch.com                                                                            Christmas Schedule
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404 - 10 St NE                                                                                             7 pm - English
                                         St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Gift certificates also available.
All Nations Church of Jesus              404 Meredith Rd. N.E.                              Christmas Day: 9:30 am German
917 Centre Avenue NE                     403-264-3437
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Call me today at 607-4758
                                                                                                           11 am English                                                                                                                                                                              or visit my website at
Bridgeland Riverside Community Centre.   administrator@stvlads.com
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              Marlborough Mall Professional Building,
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       For people and pets                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and reliable contractor to help you with your
                                 • Breed collectibles                                                                                                                                                              The Centre for Family Well Being - 260 - 20 Avenue NE                   new projects including decks and garages,
      with discerning tastes!
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     616 1st Avenue NE           • Pet accessories,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   All our therapists are Registered and certified.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Arc Construction has openings for this
       Ph: 299-DOGS                supplements, food                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          spring and summer. Give us a call at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HELP WANTED                                                             246-5989 and we’d be happy to answer
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            your questions or you can look us up at
                                                                                                                                                      CLEANING SERVICES                                            erside Community Hall. Strong organizational skills, leader-             www.arcconstructionltd.com
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ship abilities and past experience with developing and man-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   aging budgets, staff and building maintenance preferred.
                                                                                                                                                      with an eye for detail. Licensed, Insured, Bondable, and     Please call 403-263-5755 or email info@brcacalgary.org                 PET SERVICES & SUPPLIES
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                                                   and include a short message (50-75 words) explaining just why your pet is the best
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                                                                                                                                                     For more info please call Joanna at 403-291-1955
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HOME & GARDEN                                                        For people and pets with discerning tastes!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Great selection of holiday treats, toys and gifts.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                   We also HAUL anything to the dump - let us do the work!
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                                                   personality appealed to me right from the start.
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                                                                                                                                 Planning Committee Report
                                                                                                                              10 November, 2008 - Report by: Jacqueline Arling
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                                                                                                                                 Greetings Bridgelanders,
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                                                                                                                              velopments in Bridgeland/Riverside. As with the economy, develop-
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                                                                                                                                 Some of the more recent projects that our committee has reviewed
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                                                                                                                              include:
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                                                                                                                                 The BRCA Planning Committee continues to meet monthly and
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                          • Colours    • Cut & Style • Finger Wave                                                            ment. We have participated in City initiatives and provided input
                          • Extensions • Braids      • Interlocking                                                           into such topics as the Solar Panel Bylaws and PlanIt Calgary. We
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                                                                                                                                 If you would like to attend one of our meetings, or better yet, join
                                                                                                                              our committee, we meet at 7pm, the first Tuesday of each month at
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 Bridgeland - Back in the Day                                                                                                                             24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE
                                                                  By Larry Simon
    I have lots of good memories of being raised in this area because       decided it wasn’t proper to take jobs away from the local residents.
there were lots of good times. It didn’t really matter if you had money        Langevin School has always held good memories for me. When
or not, because everyone shared their good fortune with their friends.      the old original sandstone structure went, a lot of people said that the
    The writers of that day wrote mostly from experience - that is why      new school would never be as good, and when the General Hospital
it seems like the older stories had so much heart.                          was destroyed, I felt like our area really was doomed. In my opinion,
    If any of the kids today had a day off from their computers or           the community suffered greater damage than the Depression or even
games, what would they do? Would they be able to have a nice time by        the World Wars actually caused.
themselves, and would they enjoy their own company, I wonder. When             But our community leaders would not and will not let our area
I was young, we would often lay down on the empty lot at 1st Ave and        die, and they are trying to build up both old and new pride in our
9th Street and watch the clouds drift by. Do kids these days still try to   community. They need your help. Please, help your neighbours,
figure out the different faces and figures in them, like we did?               your friends, and your family, by reaching out to your community
    On some weekends we would go to the movies. We had just gotten          association, and joining in the creation of a wonderful, sustainable
a new theatre; it was called The Hitching Post. In the lobby were           neighbourhood!
haystacks and other items to reflect the western theme. The owners              Call them, email them, whatever, however, but participate, and
tried to show a lot of western movies there. Across the street was the      with just a little bit of effort, I am sure you will be very happy with
Variety Theatre, which was usually packed when they showed Tarzan           the results!
movies with Johnny Weissmuller. To stretch out their entertainment,
a lot of kids would sit through a movie twice, before walking back             - This is a regular column running monthly in the Bridges, and edited
home.                                                                       by Lori Losowy. Larry Simon spent his formative years in Bridgeland,
    During the Depression, a lot of strangers would come to Calgary         and went on to become a multi-talented artist. He loves to share his
to find work, but they weren’t allowed to stay because our city council      stories and memories of the way things were, “back in the day.”



         BRCA Looking for a                                                                           We’re on
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     Facility Operations Director
       The BRCA is looking for just the right person to join our team!

        The main responsibility of this volunteer position is to oversee the
     operation and management of the Bridgeland Riverside Community Hall,
     including budget, staffing, and maintenance. The Facility Operations
     Director (FOD) is a member of the Board of Directors, and is reportable
     to, and receives authority from the same.

       If you possess strong organization skills and leadership abilities, as
     well as have previous experience with developing and managing budgets,
     staff, and building maintenance, we would love to hear from you!
     Preference would be given to individuals with formal training, education,
     and experience in these areas.                                                                             Visit
        This position would ideally chair and participate on a Facilities
     Committee, and is expected to attend monthly Board meetings as well.
                                                                                                      www.brcacalgary.org
     Please note – the time commitment will vary, depending on operational
     demands.
                                                                                                       for the latest details
       If you‛re interested, please call 403-263-5755 and leave a
                                                                                                        on BRCA events,
     message, or email info@brcacalgary.org for more information.
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