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					BRIDGES                                                  JUNE 2009




New Playground
Takes Shape!




The Official Newsletter of the Bridgeland Riverside Community Association
            OGDEN LEGION                    Royal Canadian Legion                         Ogden Branch #154
              Branch 154
               2625 - 78th Avenue SE
                  (403) 279-3636
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...
                                                                                                                                                                                                 newsletter@brcacalgary.org
         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.
                                            Stick, Bacon on a Bun, Corn Dogs, BBQ Sirloin Steak, Giant Hot Dogs,                Calgary, AB T2E 0C6
We offer facilities for:                    ½ pound Burgers, Smokie on a Bun, Tender Baby Back Ribs, Giant Beef                www.brcacalgary.org
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: info@brcacalgary.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: newsletter@brcacalgary.org
                                                                                                                                                                                   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: hall@brcacalgary.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
                                                                                                                                                                                    newsletter@brcacalgary.org                                                                  rises in Bridgeland
                                                                                                                         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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                                                                                 President’s
                                                                                                               MESSAGE
                                                                                 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


                               St. Alphonsus
                                                                             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?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Joe Ceci
                                                   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
                                                   your health.
                                                                                                                                         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!
                                                                                                                                                                                                         the future.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            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 joe.ceci@calgary.ca.
                                                   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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          COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS                                                                          From Your Neigbourhood

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                                                                                                                                              St. Matthew                 Bridgeland Riverside Community
                                                                                                                                               Lutheran
                                                                                                                                                                            and Area Churches/Temples
                                                                                                                                                Church
                                                                                                                                                 66 - 7 St. N.E.
                                                                                                                                               Calgary, AB T2E 4B7
                                                                                                                                                                       Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
                                                                                                                                                                             Ukrainian Catholic Church
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bridges 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
                                                                                                                                                                              www.abvmcalgary.com                       info@bridgeschurch.com
                                                                                                                                www.stmatthewlutherancalgary.com

                                                                                                                                  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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           www.unitarianscalgary.org
                           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 ________________
     Phone ___________________________________________________________________________
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                                                                                                                                                                             Sunday School at 11:20
                    HOME                            WORK                              CELL
                                                                                                                                                                           Holy Week Schedule
     Email _________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                 Saddle up and                         April 9 - Maundy Thursday, 6:30 pm                  St. Vladimir’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ukrainian Orthodox Church
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            404 Meredith Rd. N.E.
                                                                                                                                                                                  9:00 am German
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                                                                                                                                                                       April 11 - Holy Saturday
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           Single Associate $10             Family Associate $10               Senior Associate $5                                the Heart & Stroke BIG BIKE
                                                                                                                                        and pedal for life.
                                                                                                                                                                       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
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - God
                                                                                                                                The BIG BIKE is easy to ride, and
                                                       Chiropractic & Wellness Centre                                            provides a fun-filled adventure
                                                                                                                                for everyone - including families,
                                                                                                    friends and work colleagues.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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
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                                                                                                                                                        .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!
                                                                             Avenue NE).
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 rdb@bdplaw.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-
                                                                                                                                                                *Lo cal
/ 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
                                                                                                                                                           references and
                                                                                                                                                                                  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
                                                                                                                                                             site viewing
                                                                                                                                                              available.
                                                                                                                                                                                         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 events@brcacalgary.org                                                       Tom Fairbrother                          Visit the Volunteer page at www.brcacalgary.org for more details.
12                                                   Bridgeland Riverside Bridges                                                        June 2009     June 2009                                           Bridgeland Riverside Bridges                                                                 13
                         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
                                                                                                                                                         Mr. Martin,
                                                                                                                                                         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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         403-262-6230
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!
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                                                                                                                       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 betsy@wildroseunited.ca
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-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   PERMACULTURE
                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FREE
                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       EVENT!
                                                                                                                    (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 hall@brcacalgary.org 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.”

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                                                     STANLEY JONES SCHOOL
                                                100th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
                                                              2013
                                                                                                                                           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
                                                the occasion.
                                                   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
                                                the event.
                                                   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
                                                mclaren@encana.com 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

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 Bridgeland / Riverside                                                         Here’s your chance to make                                                                   BRCA Needs a Volunteer Coordinator!
                                                                            Bridgeland-Riverside family-friendly
      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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (1 hr/month)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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 info@brcacalgary.org.
                                                                           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 events@brcacalgary.org or leave a
DETAILS:
• 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 playgroup@brcacalgary.org.                                         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
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                                                                                                                                                            business or trade name or the owner’s name or the business address or
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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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Indoor Paintball
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                                                                                                                                                            good first step to help protect you from bad business practices, but
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                                                                                                                                                            having a valid Business Licence does not guarantee quality of work of
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   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
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                                                                                                                                                                    and include a short message (50-75 words)
52 Street & 114 Ave. S.E. or 68 St. & 17 Ave. S.E.
Toner Cartridges                                                                                     1212 Edmonton Trail NE                                        explaining just why your pet is the best ever.
                                                                                                                                                                   We’ll place your nomination in the newsletter
Raven Laser Cartridge Recharge, 228-0774                                                                                                                                    and your pet will be famous!

                                                                                                 HELP WANTED!
Grocery Bags (plastic)
Local Thrift Stores or grocery stores.

        Recycling Depots                                                                            Student in the Bridgeland Community
                                                                                                                                                                                               “Charlie”
        in Calgary – N.E.                                                                        required for lawn cutting of a condominium
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 info@mcmproperty.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
call 277-7770.
Horizon Square – 3550 32 Ave. N.E.                                                                                                                                        Best Pet Ever Nominee
(south end of Safeway parking lot)
                                                                                                                                                                 This is our dog Charlie Batman. Charlie is the greatest dog. He
Sunridge Mall – 2525 36 St. N.E.                                                                   Weekly Lawn Maintenance (Cut & Trim)
(southeast corner of parking lot)                                                                                                                                is always quietly watching the neighbourhood through the front
                                                                                                  Call NOW to book your summer lawn care service!
Marlborough Mall – 500 block of 36 St. N.E.                                                                                                                      window. Charlie loves playing in the snow and going to the dog
(west side of parking lot, along 36 St)                                                                     Power Raking • Aerating                              park. Charlie is great with small children and is very gentle when
Trans Canada East Mall - #300, 1440 52 St. N.E.
(south side of the Safeway store)
Village Square – 2520 52 St. N.E.
                                                                                                  403-650-1699                                                   they play with him. Charlie is really good at cleaning the kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Resource Guide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lonnie Pakos before Wed. June 17th at 403-230-0993 or
MARLBOROUGH                                                       MOUNT PLEASANT                                                 CROSSROADS                                                        BRIDGELAND RIVERSIDE                                              complete listing of programs and classes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        email opakos@telus.net
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: newsletter@brcacalgary.org                      Tuxedo Park Community Association
calmarca@telus.net                                                Newsletter email: jjervis@shaw.ca                              Newsletter email: ordze@shaw.ca                                                                                                     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: cmccnews50@yahoo.com
                                                                  Outdoor Swimming Pool Opens June 13!                           Summer Clothes Giveaway                                           Cash bar, live music, child supervision. Residents of the         Newsletter email: tpcanewsletter@hotmail.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: mail@renfrewcommunity.ca
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 mpsupervisor@gmail.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 events@brcacalgary.org
Fireside Room at the Community Center. There will be a                                                                           Please RSVP via email: crossroadscommunity@shaw.ca                                                                                  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
                                                                  membership@mpca.ca 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               info@brcacalgary.org.                                             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 bcakja@telusplanet.net
                                                                                                                                 some fun times and meet your neighbours. For information
successes in the city of Calgary, and a chance to ask ques-       sherriebohan@shaw.ca                                                                                                             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: bcakja@telusplanet.net           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 info@brcacalgary.org           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: sandra_williams@shaw.ca                                  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 ordze@shaw.ca                                                                                                                                                       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.                                                                                              ellisevansdesign@shaw.ca                                          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 renfrew50club@shaw.ca for more
                                                                                                                                                                                                   FREE STAMPEDE BREAKFAST                                           purchase a current community membership ($5 for singles,           information. You don’t have to live in Renfrew to attend.
                                                                  membership@mpca.ca 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: guider28pf@telus.net
                                                                                                                                                                                                   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: calbp@telusplanet.net: 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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                                                                                                                                                                Renfrew Community Association
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
                                                                                                                                                           STAMPEDE DAY
                                                                                                                                                              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-

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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
immaculate.
                                                                           (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:bgmcoy@telusplanet.net


                                                                                                                                                           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-
eighties.
                                                                                                                       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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