BRIDGES JUNE 2009
The Ofﬁcial Newsletter of the Bridgeland Riverside Community Association
OGDEN LEGION Royal Canadian Legion Ogden Branch #154
2625 - 78th Avenue SE
There’s so much more at 154! Stampede is just around the corner and we’ve got
10 days of Super Stampede Grub at Ogden Legion...
Join us at our Open House
throughout the 10 Days of Stampede! at prices too low to mention! Next BRCA Board Meeting - June 1, 2009 - 7pm
Stampede Breakfast on both Saturdays Over the 10 days of Stampede, we will feature these annual favourites:
with Steak Specials every day, 917 Centre Avenue NE
In this issue...
Pancakes and Bacon, BBQ Beef on a Bun, Baked Beans, Garlic Coil on a
and much more! See ad to the right.
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Banquets • Weddings • Birthdays Ribs and even those tasty little Mini Donuts! All you’ll need is Beer and
Christmas Parties • Anniversaries Mission: “Encourage involvement,
Country Music and we’ll have plenty of that too! So many goodies...so 5 President’s Message 16 Toast n’ Jam
Retirements • Special Events through voice and action, to create the
Outside Catering Needs
little time! Why don’t y’all come on down and try your luck on our new inner city community we envision.” 6 Climate Change & Your Health 17 Back to School
Corporate Functions • Meetings pool tables, dart boards, shuffle board, 50/50 draws, Meat Draws, VLTs
and those cool Nevada Pull Tickets? General Inquiries 7 Community Clean Up 18 Hall Rentals Info
Upcoming event! Phone: 263 - 5755 8 Summer newsletter delivery 18 Route to Roots Update
OPRY NITE IN OGDEN THERE’S SO MUCH MORE AT 154! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org volunteers needed 21 100 Years - Stanley Jones School
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Tickets available now! Newsletter Submissions 8 Playground... the prequel! 22 Never Miss Another Issue
Legion Members: $25 2625 – 78th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2C 3B7 Editor...................Stephen Manktelow 10 BRCA Membership Form 22 Bridgeland Riverside Playgroup
Non-members: $30 Telephone (403) 279-3636 E-mail: email@example.com
11 Area Church Listings
Newsletter editorial deadlines: 22 A Family Friendly Community
June 09 Issue ....................... May 10th 12 Pub Nite - Sun, spirits & song 23 Free Summer Drop-In Programs
July/August 09 Issue ....... June 10th 13 New Board of Directors 25 The Best Pet Ever!
September 09 Issue ............. Aug 4th
14 Opinion Page - Speak Up! 26 Community Connections
Advertising inquiries please see page 6.
15 Easter Egg Hunt Winner 29 Classiﬁed Ads
BRCA Hall Rentals
Phone: 263-5755 16 Do You Have a Green Thumb? 22 Marshall Libicz -
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 16 Advertising Information Giving Back to the Community
BRCA Board of Directors
President................................. Lori Losowy
BRIDGES is the ofﬁcial community newsletter of the Printed with vegetable
Vice President .............Stephanie Felker Bridgeland/Riverside Community Association. Your
oil based inks on
Treasurer ....................Allan Novodvorski newsletter is distributed ten times per year to homes,
100% recyclable paper!
apartments and businesses in Bridgeland Riverside.
Secretary ........................... Adam Gagnon
Editorial Policy: BRIDGES welcomes your articles, letters PLEASE RECYCLE THIS NEWSLETTER!
Communications ....................Gareth Lukes
On the cover...
and pictures. All submissions must be accompanied by
Community Safety .................... Jeﬀ Keet a name, address, and telephone number. Please submit
articles as unformatted text. Please submit pictures as
Events ............................. Laurie Hamilton
high resolution jpgs. Submissions may be edited for length With the help of
Facility Operations .........................vacant and content. Submit articles to: many volunteers
Fundraising ............................ Tasha Tallas Editor E-mail a new playground
Memberships .......................... Jaydan Tait
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Planning........................Jacqueline Arling Riverside!
Programs ..................... Meghan Drennan Disclaimer: The opinions and statements expressed in the articles and
advertising in the Bridges community newsletter are not necessarily those Photo: Leo Smith
Volunteers .................................Matt Grant of the publisher or of the Bridgeland Riverside Community Association.
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Hey there! It’s been a busy month at the BRCA hall. Let me tell
you all about it…
By Lori Losowy
put on our thinking caps and ﬁgure out what we can do now that we
have eﬀectively lost our rink for the second time in ten years.
On April 20, your community association held what is likely the I would like to toot our own horn for a moment and tell you
organization’s 59th Annual General Meeting (AGM), being that that BRCA has received an award from the Alberta Government
BRCA was registered under the Societies Act of Alberta in August ChooseWell program. On April 30, Allan Novodvorski and I
1950. This year, we were competing with a Flames playoﬀ game, but attended a lovely dinner and awards ceremony in Okotoks, where, on
we managed to attract quite a few members anyway! We have had a behalf of BRCA, we accepted the Building Community Resources
couple of new people volunteer to sit on the Board of Directors: through Partnerships Award. We were given a plaque, a glacier
Carly Duerr, to ﬁll a one-year vacancy as Secretary and Gareth paperweight and a bursary cheque for $1500, which we will be
Lukes, who will be taking over the Communications portfolio. spending on more community initiatives!
Welcome to both of you, and I hope you enjoy your time with the From their brochure: “Bridgeland-Riverside initiated a new event,
BRCA! Carly and Gareth join board members Stephanie, Allan, Harvest Fest, which helped focus the community on healthy lifestyle
Jacquie, Jeﬀ, Laurie and Jaydan, who have all re-upped for another choices. ChooseWell information as well as information from local food
year of service to their community. I look forward to working with producers was handed out to the community members to enable them to
all of you, and I know that we can accomplish some more great things make sustainable and healthier choices. Also, the community association
heading into 2010. has been working with the alderman, city police, city bylaw enforcement,
Friday, May 1 at the hall saw the second successful Pub Nite. Calgary Transit, community businesses and residents to tackle the issue
Laurie has a post-game report on the event elsewhere in this issue, so of increased social disorder in the community. Strategies are being
be sure to check it out. The word is out – Friday, July 24 will be the implemented and are slowly showing a positive result.”
next Pub Nite. It’s being planned now, so mark your calendars! Congratulations fellow Board members
On Saturday May 2, BRCA hosted the Community Forum, with and other community volunteers. You
Fine Arts School pollster Ipsos Reid facilitating the 90-minute workshop. We had a
great turnout of interested residents, and Alderman Joe Ceci
have helped make this a great (and safe)
place to live, work and play!
928 Radnor Avenue N.E. attended as well. As you likely know, BRCA is interested in the By the time you read this, the brand new
opinions of those who care enough to share theirs with us and Ipsos accessible playground will be installed in
Kindergarten Open House Reid. We are very excited about the Needs & Preferences telephone Murdoch Park, just west of the hall. As I
survey that Ipsos will be implementing in Bridgeland-Riverside write this, the city has fenced oﬀ the area and
Thursday, June 11th, 2009 from 6 to 8pm. very soon, based the great feedback and ideas that were ﬂoating removed the sod, but the play equipment
around the room that day. There was a lot of energy, enthusiasm and will all be installed - with the surfacing
Our School oﬀers: thoughtfulness all at the same time, as people were happy to share material ready to play on - by the last week
Full and Half-Day Kindergarten Program their visions of an ideal neighbourhood. So remember: if you see of May (provided the weather cooperates)!
Elementary Program (Kindergarten to Grade 6) Ipsos Reid on your call display someday soon, pick up the phone As well, the Calgary Marathon will have
Specialized Fine Arts Junior High (Grade 7 to 9) and let them know what you think. just happened, with up to 10,000 visitors
I should mention that BRCA has just completed a lifecycle study to wake up our usually sleepy little
Catholic Education on the hall, which was undertaken by a local engineering ﬁrm. Of Sunday morning on May 31. Word has it
Junior High Athletics Program note was their opinion that it is not a good idea to use the storm the Main Dish will be dishing out some of
pond as a skating rink. This view, coupled with the fact that it took their famous fare for the racers afterwards. Way to go Jason, Kevin
St. Alphonsus School focuses our dedicated rink-rats nine weeks to prepare the ice this winter and everyone at the Dish!
on excellence in learning and (compared to Crescent Heights’ two weeks), has brought us to the I’d like to give a big thank you to Julie Cho and her staﬀ at the
enriched ﬁne arts development. realization that BRCA will no longer be able to oﬀer skating at General Avenue Starbucks for providing coﬀee for the CPS’ BLO
the Hall. The average time that the ice was usable in each of the past Bridgeland Business Safety meetings the past few months – we
For further information three years was about three weeks in early February, so it doesn’t really really appreciate the support you’ve provided to this initiative and to
please contact our Principal, seem to be a feasible recreational option. Since the rink seemed to BRCA. Cheers!
attract quite a lot of interest even though there was no hockey
Mrs. S. Stapleton at 276-4462.
allowed (due to all hall windows close by), then I guess we’ll have to Lori
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Climate Change and Your Health
For the record...
Chinook North America’s problems with obesity and global warming might
not seem to have much in common at ﬁrst glance, but think of it
with Ward 9 Alderman
Learning from another perspective: what if you could attack those pesky extra
calories and cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) at the same time?
Get out of your car and walk or bike to work instead of driving. Or, ‘Plan It’ Calgary
Services do what I do and try a new sport! Last year I took up longboarding
- a very fast and quite exciting way to get to work (don’t forget your
As we know, Calgary has changed considerably since the
mid 1990s, when the last City Transportation and Municipal
Development Plans were developed. Unprecedented
helmet)! After you take up longboarding, try eating less red meat.
In this way, it can be possible to simultaneously save the planet and
HELP ELIMINATE CRIME population growth, the need for better service provision
and the new growth and added demands we know are
AND GRIME coming all require a more enlightened planning vision for
Summer 2009 Don’t just take my word for it. The Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) is considering public promotion of the “co- IN BRIDGELAND!
In response, City Council called for a visionary plan
beneﬁts” of ﬁghting global warming and obesity-related illnesses which, for the ﬁrst time, would connect the Transportation
through everyday exercises such as walking to work. Dr. Howard and the Municipal Development Plan so we could respond
Frumkin from the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health BRCA’S Annual Spring Clean-Up Day & Community Safety in better ways to growth and demands now and in the
future. The resulting Plan is called ‘Plan It’ Calgary. It
calculates that if all Americans between the ages of 10 and 74 walked Fair, with Soccer Wind-Up Event to be held on Saturday June
takes a long-range view of the next 60 to 70 years and
high school grades 10-12 just half an hour per day instead of driving, they would cut annual 13/09…new this year: Electronics Recycling Round-Up! recommends improvements that can be achieved in
US carbon dioxide emissions by 64 million tonnes and about 6.5 This year we will be combining three events – the Community gradual increments.
billion gallons of gasoline would be saved. A half an hour per day is Safety Fair and the Bridgeland Riverside Community Association’s In mid-June, ‘Plan It’ will come before Council for
not a huge time commitment in the grand scheme of things. It would 4th annual Spring Clean-Up Day. BRCA is partnering with Renfrew approval and I will be supporting it because I believe it
high school summer also mean less smog, fewer deaths from car crashes, less osteoporosis, and Crescent Heights Community Associations to add the Safety is a blueprint for the best direction forward for our city.
We know that many of Calgary’s current growth trends
off-campus and even less depression since exercise helps beat the blues. An added Fair to our day’s activities.
are unsustainable. We have a history of urban sprawl
beneﬁt is weight loss. On the Clean-Up side, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., you can
that we are under increasing pressure to redress for cost
The average person walking half an hour per day would lose about come down to the Community Centre, get your supplies, and join and environmental impact reasons. We know that new
13 pounds per year. your neighbours and friends as they go out and clean up litter, garbage
adult ESL But it’s not just getting out of the car that’s needed to reduce and accumulated debris throughout the neighbourhood. This is also
developments on the city’s outer edges eat up arable land
and don’t currently pay their way in terms of the real costs
GHGs, said Dr. Robert Lawrence of the Johns Hopkins School a super opportunity to clean up your own yard, basement, attic, of building the infrastructure they depend upon. ‘Plan It’
of Public Health. A diet shift away from heavy meat consumption shed, whatever needs a good cleaning out…then you can bring your will address this imbalance and ensure efﬁcient use of tax
grades k-9 non-credit would also help because it takes considerably more energy and land trash to the Community Centre parking lot at 917 Centre Ave NE dollars for everyone.
to produce meat than fruits, vegetables and grains. A United Nations (entrance oﬀ 9th Street NE), where there will be city garbage trucks We know that energy costs will continue to increase,
Food and Agriculture Organization report supports this argument and we need to provide more transportation choices in
waiting for you. We can’t accept paint, car batteries, furniture or large
order to keep people moving around the city efﬁciently
deaf and hard of hearing by stating that the meat sector of the global economy is responsible appliances, but we will be accepting your old and obsolete electronics in the coming century. The provision of convenient public
for 18% of the world’s GHGs. If we begin to consider the indirect for recycling this year, courtesy of R4 Oﬃce Technologies. transportation between the places we live, work and
grades 1-6 causes of GHGs from meat consumption, including the fertilizer On the Safety Fair side, which runs from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 recreate are the essence of a liveable city, and one of the
needed to grow massive amounts of feed for livestock, energy use p.m. there will be displays and booths to visit and learn how to aims of ‘Plan It’.
throughout the growing process, methane released from fertilizer and protect yourself, your family, your home, and property. There will I believe that if we don’t look at our preferred future
together and take steps to get there, we’re at risk of not
regional band camp animal manure and transportation of the cattle and meat products,
it adds up.
be many sponsors with information and tools to help keep you safe.
getting anywhere. I think ‘Plan It’ will help us head in the
Meet, chat, and ask questions of real live police oﬃcers on site too!
right direction together. To read more visit my website at
workshop I love a good steak as much as the next person, and with summer The Community Arts Festival has been cancelled this year by
www.joececi.ca. Reach me at City Hall: call 403-268-2430
barbecues headed our way, I am not about to become a vegan. But, the event organizers and the BRCA is attempting to pull together or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
as North Americans typically consume more red meat than the some good old-fashioned replacement fun. Nickie B. is still working
government recommends, I could cut back and help reduce the on getting things organized, so be sure to visit our website at www.
eﬀects of climate change. brcacalgary.org for the latest updates on her progress as things
As for ﬁghting obesity and global warming by walking and cycling, develop! We do know that there will be some displays by local artists,
it may not be easy, but it’s about making better choices every day that so come check it out!
support our planet and your health. There will also be goodies and treats from our sponsors to fuel and
Calgary Board of Education
refresh you! Watch for more details in the next issue of Bridges, so
One Small Change can Change the World. that you too can participate in what is fast becoming a springtime
ritual in Bridgeland Riverside!
ChinookLearningServices.com Stephanie Felker, Coordinator Hope to see you all there to take in one, two, or more of the
Climate Change Programs and
403-777-7200 great happenings at BRCA Hall on Saturday, June 13th, starting
Health & Wellness Ambassador at 9:00 and continuing throughout the day.
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St. Matthew Bridgeland Riverside Community
and Area Churches/Temples
66 - 7 St. N.E.
Calgary, AB T2E 4B7
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Ukrainian Catholic Church
Rev. Markus Zeuch, Pastor 704 – 6 St. N.E 404 - 10 St NE
Church Oﬃce: 403-266-1457 Tel: (403) 230-7013 (403) 266-1644
Regular Sunday schedule:
MEMBERSHIP FORM St. Matthew A Community of diverse beliefs
9:30 am German service and shared values
The Unitarian Church of Calgary
Please mail this form with a cheque payable to:
11 am English service Lutheran Church 1st St & 16th Ave. NW 403-276-2436
Sunday School 66 - 7 St. N.E.
Bridgeland Riverside Community Association Sunday Service: 10:30 – 11:30
917 Centre Avenue N.E. Monthly parking available. Calgary, AB T2E 4B7 Programs for children and youth
Calgary, AB T2E 0C5 Monday thru Friday Ph. 403-266-1458
Rev. Markus Zeuch, Pastor
Surname _________________________________________________________________________ 6 am to 6 pm. Regular Sunday schedule: Calgary Buddhist Church
Family Members ___________________________________________________________________
Monthly fee $100. 9:30 am German service, 207 - 6 St NE
Address _______________________________________________Postal Code ________________
Call for Inquiries. 11 am English service
Sunday School at 11:20
HOME WORK CELL
Holy Week Schedule
Saddle up and April 9 - Maundy Thursday, 6:30 pm St. Vladimir’s
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Please check the appropriate box: New Member Renewal April 10 - Good Friday
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404 Meredith Rd. N.E.
9:00 am German
MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS. Please check the appropriate box: 11:00 am English
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April 11 - Holy Saturday
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April 12 - Easter Sunday Immaculate Heart
I / we understand the Bridgeland Riverside Community needs volunteers to continue to grow, to thrive and to enrich the 9:30 am German of Mary Catholic Church
11:00 am English
community for everyone. I / we wish to be added to the volunteer list and promise to perform not less than ﬁve (5) hours of
Built for 30 enthusiastic 235 8th Street NE
Children! Bring your Easter basket for
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great team building experience
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LOOKING FOR A PART-TIME JOB? We specialize in
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MAYLAND HEIGHTS SCHOOL Small and Home-based Business Community Elects 2009 Board of Directors
(2324 Maunsell Drive N.E.) is looking for... Data entry, database management, correspondence, Members of the Bridgeland-Riverside Community Associa-
light bookkeeping. Computer training, work-space organization, etc.
MEAL SUPERVISORS One-time projects or recurring tasks • Great hourly and contract rates
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Call DEBBIE IRELAND, PRINCIPAL Call 403-452-4471 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org There are still a few board positions open, so if you would
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at 777-6290 for more information. Mention this ad and receive 15% oﬀ your ﬁrst project! sider volunteering as a Director. Visit the Volunteer page at www.
brcacalgary.org for details.
Check Out Our New Look!
The Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association (BRCA) web
site has gotten a face-lift! Check out our new, sleek look at www.brca-
2009-2010 BRCA Board of Directors
calgary.org. Our site is chock-full of information, from community
From left to right: Laurie Hamilton, Allan Novodvorski, Lori
history to current community news. You will ﬁnd details on how to
Losowy, Carly Duerr, Jacqueline Arling, Stephanie Felker, Jaydan
become a community association member and what volunteer op-
Tait, Sharon McKendrick, Jeﬀ Keet.
portunities are currently available, as well as information on renting
the community centre.
It’s also a good idea to check the site regularly for updates on news Join the BRCA Board of Directors!
and events you read about in our newsletter.
The following board positions are currently vacant. Visit the
Volunteer page at www.brcacalgary.org for more details.
COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS RYKAT PAINTING INC.
.CNI GNITNIAP TAKYR Facility Operations Director
The Facility Operations Director oversees the operation and man-
agement of the Bridgeland Riverside Community Hall, including
BRCA’s 2nd Pub Nite – Sun, spirits and song! In order to foster networking in the community and provide a
Quality Products and Workmanship budget, staﬃng and maintenance.
place where residents can share experiences and concerns over an al- If you possess strong organization skills and leadership abilities, as
BRCA’s 2nd Pub Nite was a great success with sun, spirits and
coholic or non-alcoholic beverage within the community, we would Free Estimates well as have previous experience with developing and managing bud-
song. The event’s coordinator arranged for a beautiful spring day as
the backdrop for an afternoon and evening of community spirit and
like to continue hosting Pub Nite at the community hall (917 Centre Ask for Kathy or Ryan at: gets, staﬀ and building maintenance, we would love to hear from you!
camaraderie. For the BRCA’s 2nd Pub Nite, child activities for ages
four through 12 were coordinated with the City of Calgary and live
We are planning the next BRCA Pub Nite for Friday July 24, 403.277.8858 Time commitment will vary depending on operational demands.
This is a one-year position.
music was supplied by Type Monkey Type (and an impromptu bus-
2009, with a cash bar, live music and supervised child activities. All
residents of the community are invited and just need to bring a valid 403.667.5259 Fundraising Director
The Fundraising Director is responsible for raising funds for vari-
ker trio – what a great surprise!)
driver’s license or Alberta ID that identiﬁes their current address. ous functions and operations of the Community Association.
In the City of Calgary’s bag of tricks, outdoor and indoor activities Serving your community for over 20 years!
Child activities will be provided for a fee of $5.00 per child. Parents This is a one-year position.
immediately drew in the children. A group of sun worshipers and
must sign their children in and out and cannot leave the premises. Qualiﬁcations:
parents gathered outside in the delineated patio to view the majes-
tic mountains, the city skyline and the laughing children cavorting.
For further information, please continue to check our website at RENOVATIONS, DECKS ETC. • Grant-writing experience a valuable asset
www.brcacalgary.org, or contact Bob at email@example.com.
Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? Home reno, new construction, CABINETRY, decks, FENCES... • Ability to research potential funding sources
COMING July 24, 2009 - BRCA PUB NITE! • Comfortable with requesting donations from a variety of sources
Once the children and the parents were
This cash bar will have live music and the added beneﬁt of child All the things you NEED done • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills
fed and watered and involved in animat-
supervision. but can’t or don’t want to do yourself. • Experience with managing projects, including budgets
ed socializing, Type Monkey Type (and
All residents of the community are invited on Friday July 24, 2009 A timely, PROFESSIONAL, high quality service on every job! Volunteer Coordinator
the aforementioned trio) entertained the
to the BRCA Community Hall (you just need to bring a valid driver’s The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for organizing volun-
crowd with favourite and original rock Call today to set up a free quote.
license showing your address). teers. This position requires a highly energetic, self-motivated indi-
/ folk / jazz / alternative sounds. What a
great pleasure to see the two-year-olds
Child supervision will include pizza and pop, as well as designated
BUILDING ART vidual with strong leadership and communication skills. Time com-
supervision in a separate area, for a cost of $5.00 per child.
grooving to the music. Type Monkey Type album cover
For further information, please continue to check our website or
403.614.2682 mitment is a minimum of 10 hours per month.
This is a one-year position.
Thanks to all who attended, entertained and volunteered to make
this a success!
contact the Events Director at firstname.lastname@example.org Tom Fairbrother Visit the Volunteer page at www.brcacalgary.org for more details.
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COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS - OPINION PAGES We have a Winner!
Re: Don’t Feed the Bears - Bridges May 2009 Re: Don’t Feed the Bears - Bridges May 2009
Thank you for your response to the article entitled “Don’t Feed
Congratulations to Lana B. for
I ﬁnd your trite comments on the I’m a community minded person. Every tolerant, and community; a vibrant and
underprivileged in our community to day I make at least a dozen choices and actions welcoming place. Our neighborhood would the Bears” which was posted in the May issue. While I recognize correctly finding all the Easter eggs
that many transient people and bottle pickers are not looking to
in our La Brezza Easter Egg Hunt!
be cruel and arrogant. I have lived in to beneﬁt the common good. Sometimes this be the poorer if they were not here, roaming
Bridgeland for more than twenty years and explicitly beneﬁts my own neighborhood, as on their daily rounds. create problems, a signiﬁcant amount of the social disorder and
I too have seen the odd poor soul sleeping when I shovel a neighbor’s sidewalk, or clear As for vagrants, where else are they to go? violence that has occurred in this community can be attributed to
on my lawn or other inappropriate place ice from the gutter and allow the spring melt To shopping malls, where they are harassed people that do not live or engage in legal activity in Bridgeland. As Lana receives a $25 gift certificate
but I have never felt that the solution was to ﬂow to the drain, or walk a few blocks by security guards? To the overcrowded a person who is invested in this neighbourhood and plans to raise courtesty of Le Brezza Ristorante.
to try and keep them out altogether. to deliver a piece of mail that came to the Drop-In Centre, where they must contend a family here, an increased presence of transients on our sidewalks
Who do you think you are? I believe wrong address. I also pick up a small amount with drunks and arguments and half a and in the interstitial spaces throughout the community is a major
that everyone has a life to lead and that of litter every day, everywhere I go; usually dozen mental health patients oﬀ their meds, concern. My article was in no way intended to discourage people The landscape in Bridgeland has changed since
any just society would try and help the less only a handful, but I place my trust in the wandering the room talking to themselves Marco Abdi opened La Brezza in 1987 but...
from helping the homeless or addicted, however, people should be
advantaged rather than condemn them. value of small consistent practice. and to anyone who comes within a few feet
aware that when assisting in certain ways (leaving bottles in alleys, La Brezza continues its ﬁne tradition of
My home has been broken into three So, being a community minded fellow, of them? Far better for these “vagrants” to
giving change to people on the street, etc.) they are potentially
times and I have felt violated and angry when I ﬁnally picked up the most recent ﬁnd peace and quiet wandering for a couple quality Italian food, wonderful service
just as would anyone, but I don’t for an Bridgeland newsletter to read it, I saw that of hours in a pleasant neighborhood of negatively impacting the community. Volunteering your time and /
and unique atmosphere.
instant believe that the bottle recyclers volunteers are being called to deliver it during trees and gardens, and sturdy, well-built or money to the foundations and charities that provide direct help
(“bears” to use your cynical euphemism) the summer near Christine Meikle school. I homes that may remind them of a safe to these individuals is a noble and positive way to contribute to Do you remember the last time
had anything to do with these crimes. If began to consider helping out; at least, until time in their childhood; a neighborhood society, and I implore you and others to continue. Sincerely,
you visited La Brezza?”
no one threw any recyclable materials into I was incensed to read an article only 4 pages where the residents working out in the Jeﬀ Keet
their garbage, the men would soon realise later; “Don’t Feed the Bears”. yard or walking home from the store will Bridgeland Riverside Community Association - Safety
that this was not a good area to scour. I have no use for thieves, vandals, or drug say “Good morning,” or at least even meet 403-444-9249
In the same vein, what about dealers. May every block-watcher be sharp- their gaze rather than turn away. It saddens
the self-indulgent residents of our eyed and quick on the phone to report them and angers me that the published voices Bum on the Rod - by Frypan Jack
neighbourhood who leave their dog feces to the police. May our police service then of my community would rather not create
on our boulevards and sidewalks or the respond to their crimes with charges and such a neighborhood; preferring, rather, an The bum on the rod is hunted down
As the enemy of mankind; Visit our website
obviously over-twelve-year-old jerks who court and jail time. artiﬁcial and impossible place where only
insist on riding their bikes or rollerblades But I appreciate the presence of the bottle the “good people” live, only the ones like us. The other is driven around to his club for a money saving offer!
And feted, wined and dined.
at full speed on our sidewalks in complete
disregard for our safety. One of these so-
pickers in our neighborhood. They are almost
always polite, respectful people, and they are
And who are quite happy to call the police
to come and shoo away the homeless, the And they who curse the bum on the rods Contact us for reservations at:
As the essence of all that is bad
called citizens struck and killed my cat doing a valuable service by recycling much lost and the lonely.
on the walk in front of my house several of the bottles and cans that, sadly, many I ask that you please print my letter in Will greet the other with a winning smile
years ago. I think that we should all take Calgarians can’t be bothered with. Of course the next newsletter. I think it is important And extend him the hand so glad.
a breath and clean up our own acts before some of them are alcoholics and drug addicts, for other voices to be heard throughout the The bum on the rods is a social ﬂea 990 1st Avenue NE
we start to think that we should have the would you prefer that they steal to feed their community on this issue. Thank you. Who gets an occasional bite;
right to control others. Most of you are addictions? Or would you rather organize a And ﬁnally, I leave you with an alternate The bum on the plush is a social leech, www.labrezza.ca
new residents who have yet to learn that community letter writing campaign to demand perspective on who truly are the freeloaders Blood-sucking day and night.
Bridgeland is a community and not a that our governments create more treatment in our society; thanks to Frypan Jack, who
The bum on the rods is a load so light
gated cellblock. centres? And, for that matter, aﬀordable himself “rode the rods” of America’s freight
That his weight we scarcely feel,
Sincerely, housing? In the meantime, I appreciate the trains for many years (see page 15).
But it takes the labor of dozens of men
P. Martin way these people add to a picture of a broad, R. L. Gagne
To furnish the other a meal.
Publisher’s Comment As long as you sanction the bum on the plush,
As the publisher of several community newsletters and, as a most productive way to reolve these diﬃcult issues. The other will always be there,
long-time volunteer editor in a neighbouring community, I know I always encourage community associations to promote debate, But rid yourself of the bum on the plush
ﬁrst-hand how the discussion of certain community issues can the sharing of ideas and even dissent through their community And the other will disappear.
evoke the very strongest and most heart-felt feelings. newsletter. I applaud the BRCA volunteers associated with the
In every serious debate there are always two sides to an issue and Bridges newsletter for fostering an environment where diﬀering Then make an intelligent, organized kick,
ﬁnding common ground can often be very diﬃcult. But debate, opinions are tolerated and shared. Get rid of the weights that crush;
communication, the sharing of opinions is exactly the proper and Not every community is so fortunate in this respect. Don’t worry about the bum on the rods,
Get rid of the bum on the plush!
14 Bridgeland Riverside Bridges June 2009 June 2009 Bridgeland Riverside Bridges 15
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ROUTE The Stanley Jones The Art
Update of Peace
For those of you who are new to this proj- former Canadian Paciﬁc Railway CPR lands; Camp
ect, this undertaking was initiated in the fall of and the CPR was the largest employer in BRC.
2004. Originally, the plan was for a naturaliza- In 1913 the Public School Board purchased For kids ages 9 to 12
tion project (www.mb.ec.gc.ca/community/ property for the new Bridgeland School from (Maximum registration: 25 kids)
ecoaction), but that evolved into an Histori- the CPR for $24,000 and a down payment of
Where kids and artists explore their
cal Garden project. Basically, the undertaking $200. In 1916 Bridgeland School was renamed
creative ideas for a peaceful world.
involves creating a perimeter pathway system Stanley Jones, in honour of Major Stanley Liv-
Stories, Poems, Songs, Drama, Improv, Art, Peace
around the schoolyard and the school itself. ingston Jones of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian
Spaced along this walkway are various gar- Light Infantry. August 10 to August 14, 2009
FREE STAMPEDE BREAKFAST dens, all with their own unique ties to some
historical aspect of the school and the com-
At its inception Stanley Jones was the desig-
nated school for BRC students living north of 4th
ones for our committee. We have authored a
comprehensive document entitled the “Stew-
9 am to 12 noon
1703 – 1st Street NW, Calgary
Sunday July 5 9am - 11am munities who attend them (Renfrew, Crescent and/or 5th Avenues, NE. The skating rink at ardship and Sustainability Plan”. This 64-page
paper will be used by the CBE as the docu-
(Unitarian Church, corner 16th Ave & 1st St NW)
Bridgeland / Riverside Community Centre
Heights and Bridgeland). This gives rise to our Stanley Jones was shared with Riverside School.
project name: Route to Roots (R2R). Several In the 1920’ and 1930’s, girls from Riverside ment to follow for any school venturing into a COST: Early Bird: $65 per camper/week
917 Centre Avenue NE
After June 30: $75 per camper/week
gardens have been installed to date including took weekly cooking and sewing lessons at Stan- naturalization project. We have acquired the
(Bursaries & Family Rates, available upon request)
the Outdoor Classroom and the Healing Gar- ley Jones. Besides being a beautiful landmark for services of grant writers Damon Johnston and
Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 30, 2009
All are Welcome! den (the historical connection of the Healing
Garden is that the school was used as a hospi-
the entire area, Stanley Jones employed a number
of BRC residents which further strengthened the
John Gilpin. Funding has been our biggest
hurdle as no one on the committee has this For more information & registration,
background. We are therefore very pleased to
contact BETSY at 277-5576
tal during the 1918-19 Great Flu epidemic). ties between the communities above and below
Sponsored by: All Nations Church of Jesus In the shape of a labyrinth (a healing shape), the escarpment. have Damon and John on board and excited
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
www.Pray.ca Email: Pray@Pray.ca 2Prayer (277-293) the plot contains plants which have been (or Of course children were attracted to the ex- about the project.
Presented by Multi-Faith Partners for Peace, Calgary North
(Mennonite, United, Unitarian)
continue to be) used for medicinal purposes. citement of the airﬁelds which surrounded the Many of you have seen the colorful mural
Other gardens installed are the Sensory Gar- Stanley Jones’ schoolyard. Bridgeland residents on the west side of the gym wall. This year, a
den (historically tied to the Deaf and Hard of recall witnessing some horriﬁc accidents as well second mural will be installed on the east side. INSPIRATION
Rent the BRCA Community Centre
Hearing program at the school - Calgary’s ﬁrst,
which continues to this day) and the Commu-
as the more joyful aspects of aviation such as the
Jimmy Allen Air Shows.
As with the ﬁrst mural, this was designed and
painted by the students themselves, under the AND TIPS ON
Looking for a great space to hold your program or event? nity Heritage Gardens (perennial and vegeta- Madeline Sperzel, who grew up and lived in direction of artist Dean Stanton.
Upcoming in the next few years are the Lit-
ble) - one each for Renfrew, Crescent Heights BRC and later taught at Stanley Jones School
The BRCA Community Centre, located at 917 Centre Ave. N.E.,
and Bridgeland. Below is the wording on the in the late 40’s and early 50’s, remembers that eracy Garden, the Wildlife Garden and more
consists of a spacious Lower Hall that can be partitioned
plaque for the Bridgeland-Riverside Garden “school teachers thought kids in the area were formal gardens surrounding the school itself.
into rooms, and a cozy upstairs Lantern Room. A separate phase of the project will see the
(authored by Devon Blean). marvelous.” Children from BRC continue to
If you would like to rent the attend Stanley Jones today. In 2013 that at- school undergo restoration. Drop ceilings
BRIDGELAND-RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY tendance will celebrate a joyous 100th Birthday will be removed and the original molding and
Bridgeland-Riverside Community Centre, ceiling will be revealed and restored. The main
Bridgeland-Riverside Community (BRC) is milestone.
please email email@example.com or phone 403-263-5755. bounded by steep ridges to the west (Deerfoot Tr.), doors, permanently closed since the 1970s,
north (a few blocks south of where you are stand- Upcoming this fall is the installation of the will be reopened and refurbished. All this and
ing) and east (Edmonton Tr.) which separates it Historical Playground, complete with a full- much more! Want a ﬂourishing organic veggie garden?
from the neighbouring communities of Crescent sized tipi, the outline of a sod hut and hitch- As well, we are starting to plan for the 100th A beautiful pesticide-free, water-conserving yard?
Heights and Renfrew. The Bow River forms the ing rails. Each of these artifacts will commem- anniversary of Stanley Jones School (original- Join us as Permaculture wizard Ron Berezan
southern boundary of the community. Growth orate several ﬁrsts: First Nations people, the ly called Bridgeland School). The party, slated speaks on earth-friendly gardening.
of BRC in the early part of the 20th century ﬁrst settlers, and the ﬁrst students (who rode for summer / fall of 2013, is expected to be a (www.theurbanfarmer.ca)
reﬂected Calgary’s huge increase in population – their horses to school). BIG aﬀair. More about this 100th anniversary
between 1901 and 1911 almost 1000%. Many A new sandpit was put into place last sum- celebration is available in a separate article in
June 24 at 7:00 pm
immigrants from Italy settled in Bridgeland mer and it has been a BIG hit with everyone this newsletter. Unitarian Church of Calgary
while others, arriving from the Volga River Basin in the community as well as the students. The By Connie McLaren 1703 1 St. NW
of Russia, established homes in Riverside (west of bridge over the sandpit will eventually be part On behalf of the R2R Committee For more information please call
the former General Hospital site). BRC was de- of the connecting pathway system, joining all (Joni Clarke, Roy Masrani, Carllie Necker, Susan Stratton at 403-289-7179.
scribed as a community with people from all cor- the gardens together. Christine Geddes, Sherry Burgess, Karen “Unitarians support our place in the
ners of Europe. Most homes were established on The past winter months have not been idle Tewnion, Damon Johnston, and John Gilpin) interconnected web of life.”
18 Bridgeland Riverside Bridges June 2009 June 2009 Bridgeland Riverside Bridges 19
STANLEY JONES SCHOOL
100th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
For everything on your list after the dot, dot, dot...
As some of you know, Yard Clean-Up Landscaping
the year 2013 will mark the
100th anniversary of Stan- Lawns/Hedges House Sitting
ley Jones School, where the Junk Removal Whatever You Need!
education of our youngsters
continues today, as it did Email: Ellipsis@telus.net Phone: 282-8766
100 years ago. www.telus.net/public/ellipsis
In preparation for this
historic event, a partial
committee has been formed
to plan and carry out the
festivities. Current plans
include ﬁnishing the His-
torical Garden Project,
renovating the school build-
ing itself and the research,
writing and publishing of
an historical book to mark
Please spread the word to any and all that have had some connec-
tion with the school - students, teachers, custodians, support staﬀ,
volunteers, community members and anyone else interested.
The Historical Garden Committee (Route to Roots or R2R) has
contacted John Gilpin, a noted Calgary historian to help us in this
100th anniversary endeavor. To that end, we are looking for any his-
torical documents, pictures or stories from anyone connected to the
school. This includes any age and from any generation. Much of this
will be included in the historical book to be published in honour of
Regarding stories, we are looking for anything of interest (and that
means pretty much anything) of yours or your relatives regarding
Stanley Jones. For instance, does anyone know where the barn once
stood? Were there really WWII Victory Gardens? Have any of your
classmates or students become famous (or infamous, for that mat-
ter)? Did you become famous (or infamous, for that matter)? Have
any weird and wonderful things happened (such as air shows, sports
victories, sudden school closures, weather incidents and awards)? Are
you in the strap book? Do you have memorable teachers, sad events Foot Health Is Only A Step Away!
such as the passing of a student, parent or teacher? Any stories about
pigtails in the ink wells? Where was the skating rink located? These Family Foot Care Clinic
are just a few ideas to jog your memory... Dr. Edwin Medina
(No referrals needed/evening hours)
We are also looking for volunteers to serve on the 100th Anniver-
GENTLE CARE OF:
sary Committee. Time commitments will be small to start but will •Ingrown nails •Heel/arch pain
increase over time depending upon your tasks, but remember that •Corns/callouses •Warts •Foot /ankle injuries
many hands make light work! •Kids to seniors•Surgical suite: Hospital grade
Please contact Connie McLaren at 403-230-0224 or email connie. equipment •Orthotics
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, concerns, suggestions or 235-5452
to volunteer. In the near future, a hyperlink will be set up on the Cal- Marlborough Mall Professional Building,
gary Board of Education’s Stanley Jones website at www.cbe.ab.ca. Suite 650
20 Bridgeland Riverside Bridges June 2009 June 2009 Bridgeland Riverside Bridges 21
Bridgeland / Riverside Here’s your chance to make BRCA Needs a Volunteer Coordinator!
Playgroup Please help us create family-friendly events and integrate children
The Volunteer Coordinator is a member of the board, and is
responsible for organizing volunteers to ﬁll needed positions. This
As Volunteer Coordinator, main duties include:
Parents and kids are welcome to join us at the 9A into the community. The BRCA has the chance to work with the position requires a highly energetic, self-motivated individual with • recruiting the volunteers required to run events and programs, such
City of Calgary’s Community and Neighbourhood Services to create strong leadership and communication skills. Prior experience serving as the Annual Spring Cleanup, Community Arts Festival, Harvest
St / 4 Ave playground for some active play every on a board is an asset but not required. Time commitment is a Fest and Christmas Party (4 hr/month)
a made-in-Bridgeland-Riverside team of volunteer children’s leaders
third Friday of the month. minimum of 10 hours per month. This is a 1-year position. • matching individuals interested in volunteering to the needs of the
and child-minders who would enhance community events such as
As a member of the board, main duties include: association (1.5 hr/month)
public meetings and special events.
• attending monthly board meetings (2hrs/month) • together with the Events/Programs Director, taking a lead role in
This could allow more parents and caregivers to get involved in • preparing for board meetings (1 hr/month) organizing the annual volunteer recognition event (0.5 hr/month)
their community’s goings-on (such as our occasional BRCA Pub Ni- • participating in board decisions by communicating with board For more information on the position of Volunteer Coordinator,
tes!), and give their kids new opportunities to meet and play with members and other parties via email, phone, or face-to-face meetings contact email@example.com.
other kids as well. The city will assist us in coming up with a recruit-
ment plan and also help deﬁne policy, procedures and training op-
portunities. In order for BRCA to get this initiative up and running,
we are looking for someone to act as liaison between us and the city.
A Wee Bit of Sunshine
If you are interested in helping us develop this great initiative, Home Services
please email Laurie Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a
• The playgroup is best suited for children
message at the hall at 403-263-5755. Quality Gardening Services
under ﬁve years of age. garden maintenance and design
• Participation is free, but a current BRCA spring and fall clean-up
membership is required (memberships may be
purchased at the playgroup). Janet B. Newman
• The playgroup runs from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.. (403) 650-8052
• Dates: June 19, July 17, August 21 and
September 18 at the playground. During the CONTRACTOR FRAUD
winter months, we will be meeting at the BRCA Just minutes away...
Community Hall located at 917 Centre Ave NE. Proudly serving your
Before You Commit, Make Sure They’re Legit” - Call 3-1-1 before
All interested parents and caregivers are welcome Bridgeland Riverside you hire a contractor
to contact us at email@example.com. FAMILY FOODS community for over 10 years! Protecting yourself from contractor fraud has just gotten a little
We look forward to meeting you! easier. The City of Calgary’s Development & Building Approval’s
Mayland Shopping Centre Business Licence Section launched an awareness program last year
Bridgeland-Riverside Playgroup 817-19th Street N.E. that encourages Calgarians to call 3-1-1 before hiring a contractor to
is a program sponsored HOURS: MON - SAT 9 AM - 9 PM SUNDAY 10 AM - 6 PM
conﬁrm that the business holds a valid Business Licence.
The City of Calgary has standards in place to help protect you
by the BRCA. www.familyfoods.ca from bad business practices. To legally operate a contracting business
within the city of Calgary, the owner of the business must obtain a
City of Calgary Business Licence. The process is easy and involves
Never miss another issue! Gardens’ Grace approvals that help establish the contractor as “legit”.
Before hiring a contractor, Calgarians can call 3-1-1 with the exact
SUNDAY TO FRIDAY
Garden Boutique & Coffeehouse
business or trade name or the owner’s name or the business address or
Missed a recent issue of the BRCA Bridges newsletter? No prob- 1002 Edmonton Trail NE phone number, and 3-1-1 can conﬁrm that the business is “legit”. Unlimted Laser Tag
lem! Just go to our web site at www.brcacalgary.org and navigate to 520-5244 $30 per person
the “Newsletter” page from the bottom menu. You will ﬁnd the most Closed Monday. Open Friday to 9pm with Tarot 6-9pm.
Calling 311 to conﬁrm a contactor has a Business Licence is a
recent issue, as well as back-issues for the past year, in downloadable
good ﬁrst step to help protect you from bad business practices, but
Valid 12pm to 6pm $25 / 200 paintballs
having a valid Business Licence does not guarantee quality of work of
PDF format. Organic Fair-trade Coffee the business operator’s ethics. Think of it as another tool in your tool (Game fee included)
It’s also a good idea to check our web site for the latest updates on box to guard against contractor fraud.
community news and events. We can’t always get everything into our Gifts for your garden... Not valid with any coupon or gift certiﬁcate
If a fraud does occur, report it to the Calgary Police Service at 403-
newsletter, so stay in the loop and check our web site often. 266-1234. Please also notify 3-1-1 so The City’s Business Licence
Please call 403-247-8883 to book your group.
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Your community - your newsletter! Inspectors can take the appropriate action
22 Bridgeland Riverside Bridges June 2009 June 2009 Bridgeland Riverside Bridges 23
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Recycling Depots Student in the Bridgeland Community
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Located below are residential recycling depot building - starting immediately.
locations within the City of Calgary. The city’s
goal is to expand by four recycling depots each
year. The City accepts newspaper, magazines, Call Ming at 403-262-7955
mixed paper, cardboard, metal food cans, glass, or e-mail email@example.com
milk cartons, plastic milk jugs and plastic bags
at neighborhood drop off depots for recycling.
Milk jugs and cartons can also be recycled at all
Calgary Co-Op locations. For more information
Horizon Square – 3550 32 Ave. N.E. Best Pet Ever Nominee
(south end of Safeway parking lot)
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Marlborough Mall – 500 block of 36 St. N.E. window. Charlie loves playing in the snow and going to the dog
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floor after dinner - he keeps the floors spotless! Charlie is a very
loving, handsome dog and we think he is the greatest! Thanks,
(south of Calgary Co-Op) Junk removal services available! Melyssa G.
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Area Event and
Resource Guide Community Connections Area Event and
Lonnie Pakos before Wed. June 17th at 403-230-0993 or
MARLBOROUGH MOUNT PLEASANT CROSSROADS BRIDGELAND RIVERSIDE complete listing of programs and classes.
Calgary Marlborough Community Association Mount Pleasant Community Association Crossroads Community Association Bridgeland Riverside Community Association TUXEDO PARK
Hall: 636 Marlborough Way NE Ph: 403-273-5894 Hall: 602 - 22nd Avenue NW Ph: 403-282-1314 Hall: 1803 14 Avenue NE Ph: 403-277-6201 Hall: 917 Centre Avenue NE Ph: 403-263-5755 RENFREW
Hall Rentals: Call 403-273-5894 or email Hall Rentals: Call 403-282-4088 Hall Rentals: Call Marlene at 403-277-6201 Newsletter email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tuxedo Park Community Association
email@example.com Newsletter email: firstname.lastname@example.org Newsletter email: email@example.com Hall: 202 29 Avenue NE Renfrew Community Association
Bridgeland Riverside Pub Night - July 24 Ph: 403-277-8689 Hall: 811 Radford Road NE Ph: 403-230-7055
Newsletter email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Outdoor Swimming Pool Opens June 13! Summer Clothes Giveaway Cash bar, live music, child supervision. Residents of the Newsletter email: email@example.com Hall Rentals: Call Byron at 403-660-0546
COMMUNITY MEETINGS are usually held second Sunday Book your pool party and swimming lessons June 5, 5 to 8:30pm; June 6, 10am to 2pm community are invited to the BRCA Community Hall (you Newsletter email: firstname.lastname@example.org
of the month at 7pm at 636 Marlborough Way NE (down- when the pool opens on June 13th! Ascension Lutheran Church, 1432 - 19 Street NE just need to bring a valid driver’s license). Child supervision UPCOMING 2009 EVENTS - at the hall
stairs). Next Meetings - June 14, September 13 Email : Kristine Barnes at email@example.com includes pizza and pop, designated supervision Cost $5 per June 11: Community Meeting Breast Cancer Carnival Fundraiser - June 6th
Crossroads Business Association June 12: Family Supper, Perogies & Kubasa At the hall. Lots of fun for the kids. Call Michelle at 403-
Please refer to www.mpca.ca for full details of swimming child. For further information check our website or contact
SPECIAL MEETING! Sunday June 14, at 7:00 in the Next meeting: Tues. June 9 from 8:30 to 10am June 21 and 22: Dog AgilityTrials 248-8298 for more tickets or more information.
lessons and rental availabilty. the Events Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fireside Room at the Community Center. There will be a Please RSVP via email: email@example.com July 01: CANADA DAY BREAKFAST
motion to appoint a new auditor for the 2008/2009 Fiscal Pleasant Times – Upper Hall, 602 22 Ave. NW: Bridgeland Riverside Playgroup MEGA Street Garage Sale - June 27th
Good Food Box July 17: Family Supper, Steak & Pot Luck 1108 4th Street NE. Come early for best buys!
Year. This meeting will be followed directly by our monthly Adults-only gathering. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of We meet the 3rd Friday of each month.The playgroup runs
This program is available to everyone and a delivery service Family Supper is at 6 P.M. and costs $12 per person,
Board Meeting. each month for conversation and activities. E-mail from 9:30-11am. Participation is free, but current BRCA Renfrew United Church - 956 Radnor Avenue NE
is available to those who need it. To order the Good Food Box kids 12 and pay less
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Linda at (403) 289-8390 for membership required (memberships may be purchased Travelogue Coffee Party on Peru: Sat. June 20, 9:30am
Block Watch Open House please call Susan (Aspen Family and Community Network
more information or to reserve. at the playgroup). Dates for 2009 are: June 19, July Our events are open to everyone: members, residents, Please call 403-277-1571 for more details.
Block Watch program is currently going through a very Society) at 219-3477 ext 127.
17, August 21 and September 18 at the playground family and friends of Tuxedo Park both in and outside Watch for details on our annual Stampede BBQ.
active revival in this quadrant of the city. Now it is our turn Mount Pleasant Community Garage Sale
Crossroads 50 Plus Club - 9A St at 4 Ave NE For more information please email: our community. For more information please call Kelly at
to get engaged. Please join us on Wednesday June June 14, 9am to 4pm Guiding Program in your Area
We meet on Mondays at 7pm (ﬁrst Monday of the month email@example.com. 277-4723 or Bev at 277-8689.
10, from 7 to 8:30pm at the Marlborough Community To reserve a table and/or to volunteer as a helper Contact Horizon District Commissioner Karen Anderson at
at 6pm) at the Crossroads Community Centre. Join us for
Center. There will be a presentation on the program and its please contact Sherrie Bohan at 403-660-0763 or e-mail BRCA Spring Clean-Up - June 13, 2009, 9am to 2pm Casino Volunteers Needed - June 18 and 19 403-291-0628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
some fun times and meet your neighbours. For information
successes in the city of Calgary, and a chance to ask ques- email@example.com New this year: Electronics Recycling Round-Up! Variety of shifts. Work in a real casino! It’s easy and it’s fun
please call Lorna at 277-7710 or Anne at 276-1716. Renfrew Stampede Day - Volunteers needed!
tions, even to get involved. Come down to the Community Centre, get your supplies, - no dealing required. Free meal.
MPCA 3rd Annual Sunﬂower Growing Contest Variety of duties, short shifts. Please call Denise at
Guiding Program in your Area and join your neighbours and friends as they go out and Call Kelley at 403-277-4723 for more information.
Yoga: Monday night Yoga runs from 7:30 to 9pm Who can grow the tallest sunﬂower in Mount Pleasant? 403-257-8976 / 403-816-6048 or David at 403-276-8108 if
Please contact Horizon District Commissioner Karen clean up litter, garbage and accumulated debris throughout
Tuesday afternoon class runs from 1:15 – 2:45pm Prizes TBA; judging (measuring) takes place in September Tuxedo Junction 50+ Club you can help.
Anderson at 403-291-0628, email: firstname.lastname@example.org the neighbourhood. Bring your trash to the Community Cen-
Call Marg at 273-7952 or Janet at 272-0462 for more We meet Wednesday’s at 1 pm in the lower hall. You don’t
AT THE HALL - Boot Camp Fitness Program at the Mount tre parking lot at 917 Centre Ave NE (entrance off 9th Street Renfrew Stampede Day - Saturday, July 4th
information or to register. Scout Program in Crossroads have to live in the community to belong!
Pleasant Community Center. Fitness Boot Camps Canada NE). We can’t accept paint, car batteries, furniture or large 8am: Show n’ Shine. Cruz Knights Auto Club hosts the
Call Inga at 403-286-1249 for bottle pick up
June 6th - Marlborough Spring Clean-Up consisting of distinctive ﬁtness, cardiovascular, core, bal- appliances. Canada Day Breakfast Volunteers Needed! biggest and best Stampede Week show. Contact Bruce
Saturday June 6th. More details in next month’s newsletter. ance, motivational coaching and nutrition training program. Reunited Baton and Dance Without your help this very important, signature Tuxedo Park McCoy at 276-9084 to enter or for details.
For information please call 277-0841 and ask for Kim or Safety Fair - June 13, 2009, 11am to 2pm
Anyone interested in volunteering, especially people with Visit our website at www.fbcc.ca or call 403-246-7386 EXT 3 event, simply will not happen! If you can spare just a few 9am: Free pancake breakfast. Join us for a traditional
Sandy. Visit our web site at www.reunitedbaton.com Displays and booths to visit and learn how to protect your-
pick-up trucks, please call 403-273-5894. The more vol- hours to help make this event a success please call Kelley at FREE Stampede breakfast. Live music.
June 21 - Father’s Day Golf and BBQ Lunch! self, your family, your home, and property. There will be
unteers the better - lunch and snacks provided. Let’s keep Bingo Barn Schedule for Volunteers: 403-277-4723. Show your Tuxedo Park pride! 3pm: Beer Gardens. 18+ (Adults Only) The best
Moms and kids, treat Dad and Grandpa to a round of mini many sponsors with information and tools to help keep you
Marlborough a community that reﬂects our pride! May 8: 8:30-11am, 11am-3:30pm; June 9: 11am- 3:30pm Stampede Beer Gardens - no cover! Live music, dancing,
golf and a bbq hotdog lunch. Drop by any time between 1 safe. Tuxedo Park Annual Canada Day Breakfast
June 13rd - KARAOKE NIGHT - Fireside Room and 4pm. $3 for large hot dog + drink; Mini golf: $2 each. Earn credits to go toward fall programs by volunteering at the door prizes, Jail n’ Bail. Party up to midnight!
Facilities Operation Director wanted for the Bridgeland July 1st, 9am - noon. All welcome! Good food, music, 6pm: Stampede Steak Dinner. In the Beer Gardens - 18+
A huge selection of songs to satisﬁed everyone’s hidden Bingos! If you can help out please call Anne Couture at entertainment and a whole lotta family fun!
Day and Dark in the Park. Sat. Aug 22, 4pm - midnight Riverside Community Hall. Strong organizational skills, (Adults Only). $12 members/$15 non-members. Best
Elvis or Shania! Join us on Saturday June 13st; bring along 276-1716 to volunteer. Pancake Breakfast - $3.50 (Children under 12 - FREE)
Mount Pleasant Community Hall. A festival where folks of leadership abilities and past experience with developing dinner value in town! BBQ Steak, baked potato, beans,
a bunch of friends. Music starts at 8:00 and goes until mid- Crossroads 1st Annual Community Cleanup
all ages ﬂock for food and ﬂavor, ﬁre and fun, ﬁddles, fan and managing budgets, staff and building maintenance pre- Guiding Program in your Area buns, salad.
night. The bar is open at 7:00 and prices are user-friendly. New Date! Saturday, October 3rd, 8 am to 2 pm
dangles, festoons & ﬂimﬂam. .Fire throwers & entertain- ferred. Call 403-263-5755 or email email@example.com Please contact Sandra Williams at 403-295-3840
Jam Session – Lounge: June 27th, July 25th ers, campﬁre & music, smoores, popcorn, kids bouncy Let’s get together and clean up our community! We need Renfrew Tiny Tots Playgroup - Summer break - resuming
Short Term Volunteer Newsletter Delivery Needed or email: firstname.lastname@example.org in September. Please call Denise at 257-8976 for info.
blowups, barbeque dinner, swimming, outdoor movie, glow volunteers! If you would like to participate in this event call
Military Whist - 4th Friday of the month (no lunch provided) Want to help your community and get a bit of exercise at Programs at Tuxedo Park
in the dark games and face painting. Win prizes on the Christine at 403.265.3418 or email email@example.com Renfrew Community Pub (Social Room)
Bingo at the Bingo Barn Volunteers needed: June 3, the same time? Average time required = 1 hour. We A variety of programs and courses take place at the hall,
lucky roulette wheel. Rain or shine! Most Fridays from 7pm until close.
June 20, June 26. Please call Marg at 273-7952. need volunteers to help deliver the Bridges newsletter please call or visit the hall for more information.
Play Group News - Playgroup registration is open for the the first week of July and the last week of August. That’s Non-members welcome - be our guest.
THURSDAY - 50+ Club - 1:00 p.m. The Alpine Loft general public on May 27, 2009 and runs until June 12. all. If you can help please call 403-276-8108 or email CRAFT NIGHTS AT TUXEDO PARK COMMUNITY HALL! Free pool, free shufﬂeboard, free darts!
(Lift available!) NOTE: Summer break during July Please see www.mpca.ca for details. firstname.lastname@example.org One Wednesday per month, from 6:30 to 10pm, the upper Non-smoking environment.
and August hall at the community centre will be set up with tables and Renfrew 50 Plus Club - 1918 Regal Crescent NE
Membership Drive - Renew Your MPCA Membership DOGGYWOOD Annual FREE Pooch Pancake Breakfast coffee, where you can sit uninterrupted and work on your
Stampede Breakfast: July 11th by September 1, 2009 and be entered to win one of our Sunday, July 5th, Noon to 3pm. All pets welcome July 9th - Stampede Breakfast
craft. 2009 Dates: Wednesdays; June 10, July 08, August Daily events and activities. Contact Tina Wilding at
great early-bird prizes. We’re planning a door-to-door (The free meal is for pets only.) 12. There is no fee for the evening, but we ask that you
campaign in September to sell memberships. E-mail 276-4747 or email email@example.com for more
FREE STAMPEDE BREAKFAST purchase a current community membership ($5 for singles, information. You don’t have to live in Renfrew to attend.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Linda at (403) 289-8390 $10 for families), which are available at the hall.
Sponsored by: All Nations Church of Jesus
if you can help to sell memberships. Renfrew Bingo - The little hall with the big payouts!
Sunday July 5 9am - 11am, 917 Centre Avenue NE
Guiding Program in your Area Bridgeland / Riverside Community Centre Saturday and Monday evenings.
Contact: Victoria Woodward, District Commissioner
Summer Drop in Programs: August 10 - 14
HIGHLAND PARK Nickel Games at 6:20pm, regular games at 7:05pm.
Concession open. 811 Radford Road NE
Tel: 403-235-6505, Email: email@example.com
736 McDougall Court NE Highland Park Community Association No Bingo on Saturday, July 4th.
Join in the summer fun with games, crafts and other Hall: 3716 - 2 Street NW
amazing activities led by City of Calgary staff. Calgary Block Parent Association
Hall Rentals: Call 403-276-6969
Stay n’ Play: 10am to noon For more information please call 403-269-6460
Pakr n’ Play: 10am to 3:30pm Neighbourhood Yard Sale and Food Bank Drive e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org: www.calgaryblockparent.ca
Brought to you in partnership with BRCA Saturday, June 20th, 9am to 4pm
40th Ave to 44th Ave and Centre Street west to Golf
Visit our web site at: www.brcacalgary.org for a Course. If you are planning a yard sale please contact
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MARSHALL LIBICZ - Giving Back to the Community
On any given day, summer or winter, if you are in Bridgeland-
Riverside, you are likely to see Marshall Libicz hard at work.
me he had been a radio technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force
during the war. I told him I too had spent time in the air force as an
Saturday July 4, 2009 811 Radford Rd. NE
FAMILY FUN 9am to 1pm
Bridgeland-Riverside is one of Calgary’s oldest communities. aerospace engineer. My confession brought on questions in earnest: all
Marsh moved here when he was about ten and he still lives in the branches of mathematics, the sciences, what-ifs, how-tos… questions
same home. It is only after you’ve lived here for a while that you start that were always insightful and penetrating. They were questions
Door Prizes • Riffles • Live Music
to realize that you see him everywhere. This is Marsh’s territory. frequently unanswerable by me. Problems I likely could not have
After a new snow, you’ll see Marsh shoveling the sidewalks two solved when I was straight out of university.
blocks away from his home. He’s there because that’s where others Digging a bit deeper into this, I discovered that at war’s end,
who cannot shovel their Marsh studied engineering at The University of Alberta.
own walks reside. Marsh is
an original “Snow Angel.”
He then worked in seismic all over Western Canada. Well,
that explained the technical third degree. Show n’ Shine
starts at 8am
He has been taking care of It also explained how the gardens had evolved over
neighbourhood seniors for the years. Water was supplied by a Rube Goldberg-style
years. Oh, and check out series of rain pipes tying adjacent houses to scrounged 45-
his snow shovel. It is an old gallon drums. Fences and gates were similarly from the
wooden Hespeler goalie yards of houses torn down over the years to make way for
stick shaft with a blade urban sprawl. Raspberries and Nanking cherry trees had
made from a rectangular
piece of plywood screwed
been migrated here from elsewhere. All in all, a typical
engineering approach to land use.
Breakfast - 9am to 11am
to the bottom. Who cares Last year, the gardens Marsh worked in as a youngster
if it takes a little longer, the loads are lighter and the job is always
(and from which he had fed his family on-and-oﬀ since the 1930s)
were oﬃcially designated as an historic site and became Calgary’s For the kids: Bouncy House, Face Painting,
I ﬁrst became aware of the impact that Marsh has on the
neighbourhood when I discovered that my granddaughter, who is
newest park. With the attendant publicity, Marsh became a media
sensation. He has been nationally featured in radio, television and Carnival games, Playground
being raised as a vegetarian, was receiving a steady stream of fresh newspaper stories. He has interviewed for and starred in half a dozen
Cruz Knights - Renfrew Show n’ Shine
ADULT FUN 3pm to Midnight
vegetables picked from the gardens directly across the street from the local magazines and community newsletter features.
condo where she lived. Last year, the Bridgeland-Riverside Community Garden received
These vegetables were gifts. Marsh and the other gardeners were a Calgary Horticultural Society Centennial Award for preserving
adamant that they did not want anything in return. Payment the last of The Vacant Lots Show your ride - bring the family - no registration fee!
was out of the question and it was only after repeated oﬀers Gardening Club sites which
that Marsh even allowed me to reciprocate in kind with some once numbered over three Contact Bruce McCoy for details 403-276-9084 email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Beer Gardens and Steak Dinner
physical labour. Rather hesitantly, Marsh admitted that there thousand. Marshall was
just might be the odd chore where an extra pair of hands further recognized at the
would be useful. And so my apprenticeship began. Calgary Heritage Authority
After a couple of growing seasons proving I could be relied Lion Award ceremony for
upon to complete the jobs I started, Marsh felt it was time his role in the preservation (No minors permitted after 3pm due to ALCB rules)
Beer Gardens open at 3pm - no cover!
to give me my own plot in his garden. As a Life Member of and protection of Calgary’s
APEGGA, I was totally ﬂattered when he pointed out it was historic resources for the
probably a good time to get some “young” blood into the enjoyment of all Calgarians
gardens. I guess I should mention that Marsh is in his mid-
and future generations.
Marsh’s famous garden tours have turned him into an instantly- Live Band • Door Prizes • Jail n’ Bail
BBQ Steak Dinner at 6pm
I soon realized that Marsh did not really need me to assist him in recognized, surrogate grandfather to over 540 young students at
the garden. The help I provided was simply in convincing his wife Langevin Science School. My biggest fear is that someone will suggest
Anne that he was trying to slow down. Coincidently, it also gives him Marsh be bronzed and used as the oﬃcial Snow Angel statue.
more time to tend to the several backyard gardens he maintains for
the widows of the neighbourhood.
The lesson of this story is that, if you want to stay perpetually
young, emulate the life-skills of Marshall Libicz: stay physically active,
Enjoy a BBQ steak dinner complete with
One day, as we were gardening, I told Marsh I was going to a book get involved in your community and use your brain to question baked potato, beans, rolls, salad and all the fixin’s.
sale. He mentioned that if I happened to see any technical books everything.
perhaps I could let him know about them. Another day, Marsh told Submitted by Mike Ricketts, P.Eng. Members: $12, Non-members: $15 For tickets please call David at 403-276-8108.
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