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tOp 10 hOmeWOrk tIpS • CECA Membership Form: Page 5
• Community Services: Page 6
COMMUNITY CORNER AND COFFEE TALK
School is back in full swing, and for most
• Top 10 homework tips for parents: Page 3
kids that means completing the dreaded
homework assignments. Many parents • A Pond For All Seasons: Pages 8 and 9
battle with their children to get their • Fish Creek Library: Page 10
homework completed, but the battles can become less severe, • Calgary After School: Page 12
or eliminated completely if you start off the new school year with • Back to School Safety: Page 13
a positive attitude concerning homework issues. Here is a Top 10 • Things To Do: Pages 19 and 22
list of parent tips for reducing homework hassles. • Is Your Child’s Eyes Ready for School?: Page 25
1. Provide a quiet, well-lit “homework spot” – Provide CIVIC CHAT
your child with a quiet place to do homework that’s free from • Bylaw Bulletin: Page 27
distractions, like TV, people coming and going, lots of noise, • Dave Rodney, MLA: Page 28
etc. Make sure that your child knows this is his “homework • Alderman Diane Colley-Urquhart: Page 29
spot,” and keep it stocked with the supplies needed, like
paper, pens and pencils, a dictionary and thesaurus. CLASSIFIED ADS: Page 30
2. Schedule a regular time for completing homework
– Some kids handle homework better if they complete Plus much, much more!!!
it right after school. Some need a short break to refresh
their minds. If your child does not have an after school child asks for help, don’t be tempted to give away the
activity that day, it’s usually best to have homework started answers. This will not help your child learn the material.
either right after school, or after a healthy snack. If a child Instead, sit down and explain the problem and come up
waits until after dinner or right before bed to complete with the solution together. Too much parent involvement
homework, he will have to “restart” the brain and get back can prevent homework from having a positive effect.
into thinking mode.
7. Have your child do the difficult homework first – If
3. Review all homework and assignments regularly – math does not come easy for your child, ask him to
Most children have an agenda or planner where all home- complete that homework first. He will be most alert when
work assignments are posted. Be sure to check it every facing the greatest challenges. Easy material will be easier
day for younger students, and at least 1-2 times per week to conquer, especially when fatigue begins to set in.
for middle school children. If no assignments are written in
it, schedule a conference with your child’s teacher. 8. Short breaks are OK – If your child is having a particularly
tough time completing the day’s homework, encourage him
4. Soft music may help – Many teachers actually play to take a short break, or go for a short walk. He will come
classical music in the background as students complete back to the problem refreshed and ready to start anew.
classwork at their desk or in groups. Soft jazz or classical
music may calm your child at the end of a hectic day, and 9. Discourage phone calls and distractions - If your child
make homework seem more like a simple chore, rather has a cell phone, make sure it is turned off or located
than an everyday monumental effort. anywhere but the “homework spot.” Explain that your
child can make phone calls or visit with friends upon the
5. Don’t save projects until the last minute – Teachers completion of homework. It will get done much more
often send home information about upcoming projects at quickly when distractions are removed from the setting.
least two weeks in advance, and sometimes even earlier.
Post a calendar in your child’s “homework spot” and 10. Reward homework progress – If your child has been
include dates of all upcoming projects. If your child spends completing assignments on time and working hard,
10-15 minutes per day on a project, the end result will be reward his success with a special event, like a trip to the
a well-planned project, and a less stressed out child. park, choice of a movie at the rental store or pizza night.
Rewards can reinforce positive behavior, like completing all
6. Provide guidance, but not the answers – When your homework on a regular and consistent basis.
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Calgary Evergreen Community Association CECA
Executive & Board of Directors
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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS: 24 Hour Crisis/Suicide Line.........................403-266-1605
Public Safety Emergency...............................................911 Child Abuse Hotline.................................1-800-387-5437
Health & Hospital: Kid’s Help Phone......................................1-800-668-6868
Rockyview Hospital.........................................403-943-3000 Alberta Senior’s Info. Line.......................1-800-642-3853
Children’s Hospital..........................................403-229-7211 Non-emergency Services:
Calgary Health Link (24 hours)........................403-943-5465 City of Calgary Info..........................................................311
South Calgary Health Centre..........................403-943-9500 Police (Non-Emergency)................................403-266-1234
24 Hour Poison Control..................................403-944-1414 Fire .................................................................403-287-4299
Natural Gas Emergency...............................403-245-7222 Ambulance.......................................................403-261-4000
Enmax (electrical)........................................403-514-6100 C.O.P .S.............................................................403-216-1114
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There is no cost for membership. If you are interested in joining the CECA, and staying connected
with the Evergreen Community, please complete the form and send to the following address.
CECA Membership c/o 1 Everstone Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2Y 4J7
Please Note: Memberships expire April 30th, 2012.
Support Your Community! Get Involved! Membership is FREE!
Your support helps us to do the following:
Development Advocacy: CECA actively reviews and takes appropriate action (including open houses) regarding current
and future area developments (i.e. land use, building development, screening fences, playgrounds, etc.)
Social Events: Organizing and sponsoring community events accessible to ALL Evergreen residents (i.e. Annual
Evergreen Community BBQ, Annual Community Garage Sale, etc.)
Sports & Recreation: CECA membership is required when registering you or your child for some sports.
DISCOUNTED RATES RATES on programs with the Mid-Sun Community Association and South Fish
Creek Recreation Association. Don’t forget to mention you are a CECA member when registering!
Community Facilities: Planning for future community facilities that are sustainable and meet the
needs of ALL EVERGREEN residents (i.e. Soccer fields, tennis courts, etc.)
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evergreeN COmmUNItY ServICeS Harold Panabaker Junior High........................... 403-777-7890
Our Lady of Peace EL/JH .................................. 403-254-5446
Ste-Catherine Elementary................................. 403-281-1202
Community Coordinators & Area Contacts
St. Jude Elementary............................................403-281-0002
Scouts - Edward Ostrowsk.................................403-201-2492
St. Mary’s University College ............................ 403-531-9130
Liaison/Police Officer for Evergreen
St. Stephen EL/JH .............................................. 403-2521121
Sundance Elementary........................................ 403-777-8690
Community & Neighbourhood Services Representative
Trinity Christian School ..................................... 403-254-6682
Woodman Junior High....................................... 403-777-7490
Calgary Football Association - Art Marche........ 403-238-2443
Girl Guides Calgary Area .................................. 403-283-8348 Political Representatives:
South Fish Creek Rec. Complex - Les Turner....403-201-8652 Alderman - Diane Colley-Urquart ..........................403-268-1624
South Fish Creek Basketball ww.southfishcreekhoops.com MLA - Dave Rodney .................................................403-238-1212
South Diamond Softball - Lisa Martin................ 403-253-7440 MP - Stephen Harper ...............................................403-253-8203
Shaw-nee Soccer Club - Kevin Matieshin.......... 403-256-0939
Shawnessy YMCA...............................................403-256-5533 LOCAL COmmUNItY ChUrCheS
City of Calgary & Other Services: tO INCLUDe YOUr ChUrCh, pLeASe
Alberta One Call (buried utility lines) ................1-800-242-3447
Alberta Health Care........................................403-297-6411
Animal - Injured & Stray pets..........................403-250-7722
Animal Control.....403-268-1160 after hours 403-268-1158
Bicycles (lost or stolen)..................................................... 3-1-1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Bus/ C-Train.....................................................403-262-1000 • Parkland Stake Centre, 14540 Parkland Boulevard SE
Bylaw Issues (noise, snow/ice etc.).................................... 3-1-1 phone # 403-278-8565
Calgary Parking Authority (handicapped parking stalls, • Willow Park Chapel, 940 Acadia Drive SE
abandoned vehicles,etc.)........................................403-537-7001 phone # 403-720 8066
Calgary Teleride .....................................................403-974-4000 • Sundance Chapel, 100 Sunpark Drive SE
Garbage Residentials (schedules, etc.) ............................3-1-1 phone # 403-254 8679
Garbage - Lanfill Site Information (24 hr) ..........................3-1-1 • Cranston Chapel, 200 Cranston Road SE
License - Dogs and Cats ......................................................3-1-1 phone # 403 508 2802
Streets/Roads (requests for plowing/sanding ......................3-1-1 Local Churches:
Seniors Transit Passes ..............................................403-262-1000 Peace Lutheran Church .........................................403-256-1439
Traffic Signal Lights Trouble (24-hr) ....................................3-1-1 New Apostolic church ......................
Taxes - Business/Property (TIPPS) ....................................3-1-1 363 Riverglen Dr SE .........................................403-831-6744
Road Conditions ..................................................................3-1-1 Covenant Christian Reformed Church ..................403-254-2505
City Hall ............................................................403-268-2111 Fish Creek Christian Fellowship ............................403-869-5667
Mayor’s Office .................................................. 403-268-5622 Full Gospel Church ...............................................403-256-3274
Environmental Canada Weather........................ 403-299-7878 New Hope Community Church ............................403-256-2772
Shawnessy Library ............................................ 403-260-2600 New Apostolic Church ......................... ........... 403-831-6744
Fish Creek Library ............................................403-221-2090 Midpark Christian Assembly .................................403-256-4722
Community Transit ...................403-262-1000/403-974-4000 Red Deer Lake United Church ...............................403-265-3181
Acadia Pool & Fitness ....................................... 403-253-5999 St. Paul’s Anglican Church ......................................403-256-1428
Trico Centre ......................................................403-278-7542 SouthGate Baptist Church....................................403-561-6648
Calgary Parks & Rec. .........................................403-268-3888 Southview Alliance Church ...................................403-256-4922
Friends of Fish Creek .......................................403-238-3841 St. Patrick’s Catholic Church .................................403-254-6878
Nature Calgary........................Web: www.naturecalgary.com Trinity Mennonite Church .....................................403-256-7157
Local Schools/Institutions: Trinity Presbyterian Church .................. .............403-256-5500
www.calgaryarea.com:80/schools/schoolssw.htm SunWest Christian Fellowship...............................403-254-2823
Bishop Paul O’Byrne High ......................................403-252-4320 Tree of Life (www.tolchurch.org)..........................403-452-5382
Chinook Park Elememtary....................................403-777-8480
Dr E.P Scarlett High .......................................... 403-777-7999
Evergreen School ............................................. 403-777-6288 Useful Websites:
École Mother Teresa School .................................. 403-500-2078 www.save.ca; www.calgarygasprices.com
École St. Gérard ................................................403-252-5192 www.calgaryattractions.com; www.calgarypolice.ca
Escuela Canyon Meadows School .................. .. 403-777-8600 www.calgarycommunities.com; www.loveearth.com/uk/
Glenmore Christian Academy ........................... 403-254-9050
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A pOND FOr ALL SeASONS insulation against sound and heat. Many species of birds use
the fluff to line their nests. A Native name for cattails meant
perFeCt pLANtS FOr pONDS ‘’fruit for the Papoose’s head.”
Common or Wide-leaved Cattails
Natives used the cattails medicinally. The jelly from between
are a primitive plant dating back
the young leaves was applied to wounds, sores, carbuncles
to the time of the dinosaurs.
and boils to soothe pain. Poultices made from split and
Cattails grow in wetlands such as
bruised roots were applied to stings, burns and cuts. An
shallow lakes, sloughs and marshy
antiseptic can be made from the ash of burned cattails.
areas. You will recognize these tall
emergent plants most readily by An ingenious use of cattail leaves was making floating
their broad, long, strap-like leaves decoys, due to their buoyant quality. The decoys lured
and their brown ‘cigar-shaped’ waterfowl to the roosting areas to be netted, snared or
seed heads. bow hunted. Flat leaves can be used to weave baskets,
chair-bottoms, mats and bags and also to provide shelter.
A stand of cattails is about as near as you will ever get to
finding a wildlife supermarket. They contain at least three The dried stalks, woven into mats were used to cover the
known medicinal properties, eight food products, and have exterior of wigwams. Archaeologists have been known to
twelve functional uses. There is no other plant growing in excavate cattail mats that are thousands of years old. Dried
our area that is more useful for human survival and which stalks were also used for hand-drills and arrow shafts.
is able to provide food in all four seasons. It is very easy to
harvest, and very tasty as well as highly nutritious. An oil, similar to linseed, can be extracted from the seeds.
The by-product of the meal was used for chicken and cattle
Humans can eat all parts of the cattails at various times. feed. Adhesive glue can be made from the greens stems.
Native peoples ground the tuber-like roots for flour and
prepared other parts in many different ways. The ‘flour’ A stand of cattails, which can grow up to 12 feet tall,
can also be fermented to produce ethyl alcohol, valuable as provides shelter for a multitude of wildlife that live and eat
antifreeze, and as a cheap industrial solvent. on and amongst them. This includes insects such as Water
Boatmen, large diving beetles, dragonflies, caddisflies and
In early spring, the roots can be dug up to locate the Water Striders (called Jesus Bugs in Texas because they
small pointed shoots. These can be peeled and eaten. As walk on water). Stagnant Pond Snails also feed on them.
the future round flowering stem’s growth progresses to
a height of two or three feet above the water, it can be Red-winged Blackbirds and various waterfowl, such an
pulled and the outer skin layers peeled away. You will end Canvasback and Ruddy Ducks, nest among cattails. The
up with a thin stalk a little bigger than an pencil - this is the Downy Woodpecker hammers for insects in plant stems
tender core or “heart” of the cattail. (These prized shoots where larvae might be hiding. Frogs use them for shelter
are referred to as ‘Cossack’s Asparagus’ in Russia). and frogs, toads and salamanders lay their eggs in the water
between them. Fish also hide or nest amid them.
The ‘heart’ of the cattail tastes like a combination of
cucumbers and tender zucchini and add a pleasant flavour Muskrats eat Common Cattails and use them to build
and texture to salads. They make a tasty addition to soup, their domed winter houses (called push-ups). The frozen
retaining a refreshing crunchiness and are excellent in a vegetation covers a hole in the ice over the feeding area.
stir-fry. The green flower spikes are also edible and the White-tailed Deer, Raccoons and Eastern Cottontails all use
male flowers at the top of the flowering stalk produce cattails as cover.
nutritious pollen when in bloom in late July. The pollen,
The flower heads are in two parts: the upper portion
which is very rich in vitamins and minerals was harvested
produces the male flowers, the lower part bears the
and used in bread by American Indians. A sticky substance
female, which upon maturity transforms into the cigar-
can be extracted from the stems, having value in facial and
shaped seedheads, sometimes called ‘candlewick’.
shaving creams, and as an adhesive to paper sizing.
The cattails in Fish Pointe Wet Pond are spreading rapidly.
The fluffy masses of seeds are very soft and do not
As the plants mature we should see many more produce
mat. They were used in blankets, pillows, toys and for
flower heads. Their increasing presence will add to the
insulation in coats. During World War 11 several millions
diversity of life forms using this wetland.
pounds were used to stuff lifejackets, mattresses and also
baseballs. They can be compressed into wallboard giving ~ Dorothy Spring
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• Toastmasters International - Youth Leadership
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• 50+ Coffee and Conversation Club on
Tuesday, Sept 13 to Dec 20, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
• What’s Cookin’ Club on Thursdays, Sep 15, Oct 20, Nov
17, and Dec 15, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
• Stitch and Chat Club on Tuesdays, Sep 27 to Dec 13,
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
• We celebrate International Literacy Day with a family
fair on Saturday, Sep 10, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
• The popular Career Basics workshops are led by
professional career practitioners from Bow Valley College’s
Resume Writing on Sep 12, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Interview Skills on Sep 19, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
• Drop in for Saturday one-on-one Career Coaching on • Learn how to download library E-Books on Wednesday,
job searching skills. Bring a disk or memory stick. Sep 10 to Sep 28, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Dec 17, 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. • Fish Creek Provincial Park is Your Backyard. Learn
• Why the Rabbit’s Nose Wiggles? Watch this puppet how you can protect this important urban watershed.
show, and then make your own paper puppet on Sunday, Wednesday, Sep 28, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Sep 18, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. • Warfare and Religion in Ancient Peru, with guest
• Seniors in Cyberspace on Thursdays, Sep 22 to Oct 13, speaker Patrick Carmichael, Ph.D., on Thursday, Sep 29,
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Ages 50 and up. 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
• Plant Exchange at the library on Saturday, Sep 24, • The Library’s Got Talent! If you like to sing, dance,
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. read poetry, juggle, etc., we invite you to join in our Open
• Quickdraw Animation presents Flipbook Animation for Mike Night. Share your unique talents on Friday, Sep 30,
Kids on Saturday, Sep 24, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Ages 8 to 12. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
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version of the Land Use Bylaw that will make searching easier
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Some common items that customers reference in the bylaw
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PDF format should customers prefer that version. The new tool
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considered to reflect those of the Community Association
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CALgArY AFter SChOOL
Deer Park Kids
DrOp-IN FOr Free!! A free drop-in recreation program for children ages 6 – 11
years old on Wednesdays. The program focuses on recreation,
Calgary AfterSchool is a city-wide initiative for children and positive friendships, and a fun atmosphere.
youth ages 6 to 16 years, providing access to a variety of quality, Cost: Free Ages: 6 – 11 years old
supervised and fun activities between 3 and 6 pm weekdays. Day: Wednesdays, 4:00pm – 6:00pm (no program on
For more information about these programs please Location: Deer Park United Church (77 Deer Point Rd. S.E.)
call 3-1-1 or visit the Calgary AfterSchool website at Start & End: September 21 – December 7, 2011
Deer Park LEAD
OLP Girl Talk: Want to learn how to make a difference?!? Come out and
This amazing girls only program will introduce girls to a variety gain some practical leadership skills in an interactive and FUN
of recreational games and social issues. Plus, build a strong environment, then take those skills out into the community!
foundation for future, healthier lifestyle choices. Cost: Free Ages: 12 – 17
Cost: Free (Girls only) Ages: 11 – 17 Day: Wednesdays, Oct 12th – Dec 14th, 2011 4:00 – 6:00pm
Day: Tuesdays, 4:00pm – 6:00pm Location: Deer Park United Church (77 Deer Point Rd. S.E.)
Location: Our Lady of Peace School (14826 Millrise Hill SW)
Start & End: September 20 – December 6, 2011 Queensland Homework Club
(no program on holiday Tuesdays) A free drop-in supervised homework club plus recreational and
social time with new friends.
OLP Weight Training Cost: Free Ages: 6 – 11 years old
A free drop-in conditioning program for youth ages 11 – 15 Day: Thursdays, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Cost: Free Ages: 11 - 15 (no program on holiday Thursdays)
Day: Tuesdays, 3:15 – 5:00 pm Location: Queensland Community Association
Location: Our Lady of Peace School (14826 Millrise Hill SW) (649 Queensland Dr SW)
Start & End: September 20 - December 6, 2011 Start & End: September 22 – December 8, 2011
McKenna Kids VAULT
A free drop-in recreation program for children ages 6 – 11 Want to learn how to make a difference?!? Come out and
years old on Tuesdays. The program focuses on recreation,
gain some practical leadership skills in an interactive and FUN
positive friendships, and a fun atmosphere.
environment, then take those skills out into the community!
Cost: Free Ages: 6 – 11 years old
Cost: Free Ages: 12 – 17
Day: Tuesdays, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Day: Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Location: #229 McKenna Lane SE
Oct 13th, Nov 10th and Dec 8th, 2011
Start & End: September 20 - December 6, 2011
Location: Rose Kohn Arena Boardroom (502 Heritage Dr. S.W.)
(no program on holiday Tuesdays)
Woodcreek AfterSchool Bannister Kids
A free drop-in recreation program for children ages 6 – 11 A free drop-in recreation program for children ages 6 – 11
years old on Wednesdays at the Woodcreek Community years old on Thursdays. The program focuses on recreation,
Centre. The program focuses on recreation, positive positive friendships, and a fun atmosphere.
friendships, and a fun atmosphere. Cost: Free Ages: 6 – 11 years old
Cost: Free Ages: 6 – 12 years old Day: Thursdays, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Day: Wednesdays, 3:15 – 5:15 pm Location: #18 Bannister Rd SE
Location: Woodcreek Community Centre (1991 Woodview Start & End: September 22 to December 8, 2011
Drive SW) (no program on holiday Thursday
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Official COmmUNItY COrNer
bACk tO SChOOL SAFetY
Alberta Health Services EMS would like
to remind parents and students of some
basic road safety tips as streets become
busier with the return of the school
year. Pedestrians and motorists each
have an important role to play- road
safety is a shared responsibility.
• Avoid talking on cell phones,
texting, or any other behavior
Music for Young Children
• that diverts your attention away • FREE Demo Class Oct 8 Ages 2-9
from driving. • Keyboard music program
• Give right of way to pedestrians who have activated
• Small groups
overhead crossing lights or who are waiting to cross from
a street corner. • Creative Movements
• Remember it is illegal to pass vehicles, other than those
that are parked, in school zones or playground zones Call Mila: 403-238-3066
during posted hours.
Around school buses www.myc.com/teacher/mbuchner
• Flashing amber lights mean a bus is slowing down to stop.
Motorists should do likewise.
• No matter which direction you are coming from, STOP
when approaching a school bus with activated flashing red
lights - unless the bus is on the opposite side of a divided
highway from you.
• Driver courtesy goes a long way. By simply being alert
and cautious when approaching a school bus, you are
contributing to school bus safety.
• Cross only at marked crosswalks or street corners that
have clear visibility from all directions.
• Make eye contact with all drivers before crossing the street.
• When activating overhead crossing lights, pause before
stepping off the curb to ensure motorists in both directions
have come to a complete stop.
• Stay within the crosswalk lines until fully clear of the road way.
• Obey pedestrian lights at intersections. Cross the street
only when you see the ‘walk’ sign and only when all cars
have come to a complete stop.
• If you are with young children or pets, hold your child’s
hand firmly and keep a solid grip on leashes when crossing.
• Remember: children learn by observing you. By teaching
them safe crossing habits as early as possible you can
reduce the chance your child may be involved in a
preventable auto/pedestrian collision.
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in our world and local news can attest that nobody is immune
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to the all-consuming effects of depression.
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on your own, you may be mistaken. Don't wait until things are counseling to individuals bereaved by suicide) 403-297-1744.
unmanageable and you feel out of control. • Alberta Mental Health Board Help Line 1-877-303-2642.
• Calgary Youth Counseling Community Resource Team
Just remember to reach out, and don’t wait! It’s very important 403-299-9699, 1-800-563-6106 or www.woodshomes.ca.
to talk to someone whenever you feel this way. Please don’t • Access Mental Health Calgary & Area (Child & Adolescent
hesitate. Services) 403-943-1500 Ext.1.
• Access Mental Health Calgary & Area (Adult and Senior
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literacy programs. Calgary Reads works within this window of
Official COFFee tALk opportunity. Calgary Reads offers the only in-school programs
in the Calgary area specific to struggling Grade 1 and 2 readers
and their families.
Calgary Reads @ School - In our core program, trained tutors
work primarily with struggling Grade 1 and 2 readers during
the school day, using a specific framework. Tutors spend 40
minutes per session with one student, at least twice a week, for
32 sessions (about 4 months). In our ESL4ELL program, tutors
Love to read? Want to make a difference?
support English language learners who are learning English as
Calgary Reads is an early literacy initiative changing the lives a second language. These tutors spend 40 minutes per session
of struggling grade 1 and 2 readers and their families in with one student for 10 sessions, delivered at least once weekly.
Calgary and area schools. Literacy is important because it is
As a Calgary Reads tutor volunteer you can expect:
a fundamental life skill. Increased reading levels improve an
individual’s self-esteem, academic achievement, career and • Excellent free training
parenting success. It results in increased quality of life. Literate • Ongoing support throughout your volunteer career
children have a greater chance of becoming competent, • To make a huge difference in a child’s life now and in the
contributing and engaged members of our society who are future
economically self-sufficient. • To experience satisfaction and a feeling of accomplishment
• A meaningful experience that is respectful of your time and
Most reading problems are preventable with the application
of effective early intervention. Research indicates there is an
• To be our ambassadors in sharing your stories
ideal window of opportunity between kindergarten and grade
2 in which a student’s basic literacy skills must be developed.
Children most at risk often require consistent individual To volunteer as a Calgary Reads tutor,
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1. Line bottoms and sides of a 9x13 baking dish with foil,
Official reCIpe COrNer 2.
leaving some overlap.
In a large bowl mix corn syrup and
peanut butter until well blended.
peANUt bUtter ICe CreAm SANDWICheS 3. Add cereal and stir until well coated.
4. Spread half of mixture in baking
This recipe was given to me by one of my close friends, it’s a dish and spread ice cream over
great treat for the whole family. ~ Tracy Heritage 5. Top and freeze 30 minutes.
6. Spread remaining cereal mixture
• 1 cup corn syrup over top.
• 1 cup smooth peanut butter 7. Wrap well with plastic wrap and
• 6 cups rice crispies freeze again until firm.
• 1 litre of vanilla ice cream, slightly softened 8. Cut into bars and enjoy!!
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Official thINgS tO DO WANteD 1000 meN Over “40”
Newsletter During national prostate
cancer awareness week,
mOm’S IN tOUCh Calgary's Prostate Cancer
Centre is attempting to set
Are you concerned about your kids? a Guinness World Record by PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
Would you like to join with other blood testing the most men over age 40 in eight hours.
moms as we lift up our cares and
The event is dedicated in honor of Harley Hotchkiss and Doc
concerns for our children and
Seaman, two of Calgary’s most prominent philanthropists who
schools in prayer? Experience
died of prostate cancer. Help us honor these leaders, raise
the joy of replacing anxiety with
awareness and get 1,000 men checked for cancer.
peace and hope when you pray
with other moms. We meet weekly at my home. Prostate cancer effects 1 in 6 men with 2,500 Alberta men
diagnosed each year.
Moms In Touch is an interdenominational, non-profit organiza-
tion where two or more moms gather together to pray. For When: Wednesday, September 21 – 10 am to 6 pm
more information, call Valerie at 403-720-4848. You can also Where: The Prostate Cancer Centre – Rockyview Hospital
visit the MITI website at www.MomsInTouch.org. 6500, 7007 - 14 Street SW
Who: Men over 40 years old
COmmUNItY ChILI-FeSt What: A free PSA blood test
Details: Free parking, checkered boxer shorts and
September 24th refreshments provided for the first 500 men.
Cotton Candy! Bouncers! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Horse-drawn Wagon rides!
Carnival games! These are just AbOUt the prOStAte CANCer CeNtre
some of the fun events that are The Prostate Cancer Centre (www.ProstateCancerCentre.ca)
happening at the Community Chili-Fest on Saturday, September is a world class medical centre of excellence and a non-profit
24th. In addition to activities for the whole family, there is lots advocacy group in Calgary. We prevent Alberta men from dying
of food including over 30 types of chili to sample. from prostate cancer with awareness campaigns, a mobile
early detection clinic, education, medical treatment, after care,
Numerous community partners will be there to highlight their counseling, research and advocacy. We are funded entirely
services such as the Calgary Public Library, City of Calgary, ESL through the generosity of donors and sponsors.
classes, etc. Hundreds of people are expected to converge at
the event which runs from 4 – 8 pm. WeLLSprINg CALgArY
The south Calgary Community Chili-Fest is an annual event is hosting a new event this
on the last Saturday of September. It is sponsored by Canyon year – the triWELLathon
Creek Christian Fellowship church and the province of Alberta.
It will be held on the field and gym of Canyon Creek Church,
– that might be of interest
333 Midpark Way SE. In case of rain, the event will move to the readers in your
Coupons for Free WheN: September 25, 2011 Where: Cranston Hall
cotton candy can WhAt: A triathlon that encourages mind, body and spiritual
be downloaded at wellness. The Wellspring triWellathon presented by Brook-
www.canyoncreek. field Residential gives you the chance to try out yoga, dance,
ca where you’ll exercise, tai chi and meditation classes. Why: Raise funds for
also find additional Wellspring Calgary, a local wellness centre that provides free
information. programming for those living with cancer and you can win great
Or you can call
403-256-3167. prizes! hOW: Go to wellspringcalgary.ca/triwellathon or call
403.521.5292 to sign up or learn more.
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Article 1: Yoga
By Janelle Eisler,
Bachelors of Human Kinetics,
TRICO CENTER FOR
Over the years Group Fitness classes have seen many
reinventions. In the 80’s there was classic aerobics and the
“Buns of Steel” craze complete with pink headbands, leotards
and leg warmers. The 90’s brought us “Thai Bo” and “Line
Dancing. Then we traded in the leotards and headbands for
more fashionable Lululemon and shifted from high impact
aerobics to Yoga, Pilates, and Fusion classes. Unlike other
group fitness class trends that disappear as the year’s progress,
Yoga, Pilates and Fusion classes have continued to grow and
gain popularity. Choosing the correct Yoga, Pilates or Fusion
class can be difficult especially when there are so many different
options. This article focuses on Yoga. Watch for the next article
which will focus on how to select Pilates and Fusion classes.
Yoga is defined as “a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, Bikram Yoga is the method of yoga that is practiced in a heated
including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption environment with the temperature ranging from 95-105
of specific bodily postures, widely practised for health and degrees The benefit of the heated environment is that it
relaxation.” The main benefits of Yoga are: promotes detoxification of the body as well as it incorporates
• Increased flexibility and joint range of motion the other benefits of yoga. Some yoga experience is necessary
• Increased muscular strength to participate in this type of class.
• Decreased stress
• Improved Postural Alignment Hatha is an easy-to-learn basic form of yoga that has become very
• Improved Sleep patterns popular in North America. Hatha Yoga is the foundation of all Yoga
• Improved Balance styles. It incorporates Asanas (postures), Pranayama (regulated
breathing), meditation (Dharana & Dhyana) and Kundalini (Laya
There are many different types of Yoga disciplines, each with its Yoga). This class is great for beginners or for those who would
own focus. Some of the most popular disciplines are Ashtanga, like to gain self awareness and decrease their stress.
Power Yoga, Bikram and Hatha Yoga.
There are also a set of Yoga classes that are unique to studio
Ashtanga (or Astanga) Vinyasa Yoga is a physically demanding or the recreation centre. These classes are based on Yoga
style of yoga. It involves synchronizing breathing with principles but usually are not as strict a discipline as some of the
progressive and continuous series of postures (also referred to practices. Trico Centre for Family Wellness offers Explore Yoga
as poses). This type of yoga is not for beginners and is great for classes, a beginner, introductory class. We also offer Flow Yoga
athletes who can use this class as “day-off” training or for those and Flash Yoga which are 30 minute classes for people on the
who like a challenge. go. These classes will be offered starting in fall 2011 and will be
Power Yoga is the North American interpretation of Ashtanga located in our NEW Mind/Body Studio. For more information
yoga. It combines stretching, strength training, and meditative please visit our website at: www.tricocentre.ca.
breathing. Many of the poses resemble basic callisthenics such Trico Centre for Family Wellness is partnered with your
as push-ups and each move flows into the next, making it an community. Support your community association and purchase
intense aerobic workout. This type of yoga is also not for a community membership to receive 20% off Trico Centre
beginners and is great for athletes who can use this class as memberships. 403-278-7542 www.tricocentre.ca
“day-off” training or for those who like a challenge.
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cause sex changes in fish. Learn how the University of Calgary
Official thINgS tO DO and the City of Calgary’s ACWA project (Advancing Canadian
Wastewater Assets) is improving wastewater treatment
technology to address these environmental issues.
heLp SUppOrt FISh Creek prOvINCIAL pArk! Registration Required.
beCOme A member OF the FrIeNDS OF FISh Creek Admission: Free to Friends members, $5 for non-members.
To register please contact the Friends at 403-238-3841
Our mission is to Protect, Preserve, and Enhance the Diverse or email@example.com
Natural and Human Heritage Found in Fish Creek Provincial Park.
AUtUmN bIrDINg COUrSe
Membership offers you:
• Discounts on Friends’ courses. Would you like to learn to identify the birds of Fish Creek
• The latest information about the Park and the Friends. Provincial Park and other natural areas in Calgary? Now is a
• Admission to Speaker Series presentations, with guest great time to start. Thrill to the sight of many species as they
speakers on topics like the environment, local flora and gather in impressive flocks. As the leaves drop off the trees, the
fauna, cultural history, archaeology, and conservation issues. smaller birds, which are now migrating, are much easier to see.
• Subscription to the Friends’ newsletter.
• Opportunity to network with like-minded people and All sessions are
organizations. conducted in the
great outdoors, and
Annual Membership (Oct. 1 – Sep. 30) you can expect to
• Individual: $30.00 observe at least 100
• Family: $40.00 different species. As
• Senior (+60): $20.00 a fundraiser for the
• Senior Family: $25.00 Friends, these outings
are conducted by
How to sign up: Gustave J. Yaki, a life-
• In Person: at the Cookhouse at the Bow Valley Ranch, Fish long naturalist, who has birded around the world, and also led
Creek Provincial Park (South end of Bow Bottom Trail SE) the Friends previous Birding and Botany Courses.
• On Line: www.friendsoffishcreek.org
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Registration Required. Reserve early as each group size is
• Via mail: Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park, PO BOX limited to about 15 participants.
2780, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2M7
Friends Members: $50.00
the FrIeNDS OF FISh Creek September Non-Members: $75.00
SpeAker SerIeS Sessions will last approximately 2.5 hours and take place on
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday mornings. 9:00 am on
Each month the Friends host guest speakers on a variety of Saturdays and 9:15 am on weekdays. Course runs for 14 weeks
topics relevant to the Park and the Calgary community, and we starting September 5, 6, 8, or 10.
have exciting presenters lined up for Fall 2011.
Become a Member of the Friends and save.
Gender Benders – Contaminants in the Bow River To register, please contact Chris at the Friends at 4
Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 03-238-3841, or email email@example.com
Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre, Shannon Terrace, Pay online at www.friendsofffishcreek.org or if paying by
Fish Creek Provincial Park (access via 37 St. and 130 Ave. SW) cheque please come to the Cookhouse, at the Bow Valley
Presented Dr. Hamid Habibi, University of Calgary Ranch, Fish Creek Provincial Park, or mail to: The Friends of
Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine Fish Creek Provincial Park Society ATTN: Birding Course - PO
Box 2780, Calgary, AB, T2P 2M7
Dr. Habibi has studied 61 waterways in Southern Alberta to
investigate the impact of environmental contaminants on fish. FOr mOre INFOrmAtION vISIt
Contaminants, such as organic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and
other compounds, exist at concentrations significant enough to
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To register contact the office at 403-686-7444, or
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the greAteSt WeALth
Official COFFee tALk
IS heALth. ~vIrgIL
9 eSSeNtIAL everY DAY - heALth tIpS
1. Move More - Make it a daily challenge to find ways to
move your body. Climb stairs if given a choice between
that and escalators or elevators. Walk your dog; chase your
kids; toss balls with friends, mow the lawn.
2. Cut Fat - Avoid the obvious such as fried foods, burgers
and other fatty meats (i.e. pork, bacon, ham, salami,
ribs and sausage). Dairy products such as cheese,
cottage cheese, milk and cream should be eaten in low
fat versions. Nuts and sandwich meats, mayonnaise,
margarine, butter and sauces should be eaten in limited
3. Quit Smoking - The jury is definitely in on this verdict.
Ever since 1960 when the Surgeon General announced
that smoking was harmful to your health, Americans have
been reducing their use of tobacco products that kill.
4. Reduce Stress - Some techniques recommended by
experts are to think positive thoughts. Spend 30 minutes a
day doing something you like. (i.e.,Soak in a hot tub; walk
on the beach or in a park; read a good book; visit a friend;
play with your dog; listen to soothing music; watch a funny
movie. Get a massage, a facial or a haircut.
5. Protect Yourself from Pollution - Avoid smoke-filled 8. Avoid Excessive Drinking - While recent studies show
rooms, high traffic areas, breathing in highway fumes and a glass of wine or one drink a day (two for men) can help
exercising near busy thoroughfares. Plant lots of shrubbery protect against heart disease, more than that can cause
in your yard. other health problems such as liver and kidney disease and
6. Wear Your Seat Belt - Statistics show that seat belts add cancer.
to longevity and help alleviate potential injuries in crashes. 9. Keep a Positive Mental Outlook - There's a definitive
7. Floss Your Teeth - Recent studies make a direct connection between living well and healthfully and having a
connection between longevity and teeth flossing cheerful outlook on life
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Your Condition Signs
Official COFFee tALk Eye Teaming Eyestrain, double vision, rubbing
(binocular) dysfunction of eyes, leaning on desk when
doing homework, tilting of paper
Is Your Child’s Eyes Ready for School? when writing.
By Dr. Debbie Luk, BSc(Hons), OD, Micah Luong, OD,
and Alison Leung, BSc Visual Perceptual Reversal of letters or words,
Deficits difficulty in spelling, math,
Vision is an integral part of a child’s learning and development. abstract thinking, and reading
Vision is the fourth most common cause of disability in North comprehension.
America. This is an important statistic as 80% of what children
learn comes from their visual processing of the world. Vision How is vision related to learning?
problems can sometimes be the root of learning difficulties. Vision is more than just seeing 20/20. Good vision means being
Fortunately, they are treatable, especially with early detection. able to read efficiently, clearly and comfortably for an extended
period of time. Good vision is the ability to interpret visual
information so we can discriminate similar looking shapes and
letters such as b, d, p and q. Furthermore, good vision allows us
to visualize information in our minds, enabling us to succeed in
reading comprehension, math and abstract concepts. Many chil-
dren who have difficulties in school often have a vision problem.
It is important to emphasize that vision is a learned skill, similar
to walking and talking. If your child is falling behind in school,
vision therapy can help acquire these fundamental visual skills.
How can we treat vision problems?
Glasses, visual hygiene and/or vision therapy may be prescribed.
Vision therapy is an individualized program of neuroptometric
exercises performed both in-office and at home which will help
remediate the aforementioned vision problems.
Frequently Asked Questions: As parents, you play a vital role in your child’s development. An
annual eye examination can detect risk factors for vision prob-
When should my child have an eye exam? lems. If additional testing and treatments are indicated, then
The first eye exam should be at six months old and yearly a developmental optometrist will be able to help your child
thereafter. Alberta Health Care covers children’s annual improve visual skills and excel to his/her full potential.
eye exam until 19 years of age. Alberta’s Eye See Eye Learn
program also covers a pair of spectacles for a child attending Visit www.covd.org or www.oepf.org for more information and
kindergarten. find out whether your child needs vision therapy.
How do I know if my child is having vision problems?
Lazy Eye Asymptomatic. Develops during
Twas the night before school started,
(Amblyopia) infancy/childhood; early
When all through the town, the parents were cheering.
detection improves prognosis.
It was a riotous sound! By eight, kids were washed
Eye Tracking Skipping of words or losing place and tucked into bed...when memories of homework...
(oculomotor) dysfunction when reading, difficultly follow- filled them with dread! New pencils, new folders, new
ing or catching a ball. notebooks, too! New teachers, new friends...their
Eye Focusing Headaches around the eyes anxiety grew! The parents just giggled when they learned
(accommodative) during near work, intermittent of this fright And shouted upstairs...
dysfunction blurry vision, trouble copying GO TO BED - IT'S A SCHOOL NIGHT!
from the board, holding a book ~ Anonymous
close to the face when reading.
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ANImAL & bYLAW ServICeS
reWArDS CALgArY pet OWNerS
The “I Heart My Pet” Rewards Program provides discounts at
over 60 vendors to Calgarians who have licensed their pets.
With your I Heart My Pet Rewards Card, you can save on pet
supplies, dining, trips to the spa and much more! And the list of
partner merchants continues to grow.
By using the card just a couple
of times, you can recoup the
cost of a licence in savings!
Over 88% of dog owners and 54%
of cat owners in Calgary know that
an important part of being a responsible pet owner is licensing
their pets. Not only are you rewarded with great discounts,
there are many benefits for you, your pet and other animals in
need when you licence and provide permanent identification.
Knowing your pet is licensed gives you peace of mind if your
pet is lost. A licence tag lets others know your pet is owned
and allows Animal & Bylaw Services to quickly reunite pets with
their owners. In addition, licence fees, not tax dollars, allow
Animal & Bylaw Services to:
• Educate cat and dog owners about responsible pet
• Shelter and feed lost cats and dogs in our vet-operated facility
• Provide medical care to adoptable cats and dogs in our shelter
• Manage our cat and dog adoption programs you Can view your offiCial
• Operate the Pet Drive Home program
• Run our volunteer animal socialization program CoMMunity newsletter online!
• Offer 400 school-based presentations per year at no charge On the go? Visit www.mindsdesign.ca and click on
• Provide funding to vet clinics for emergency medical care “Current Publications” then select Your community
for cats and dogs newsletter. We also have an “Archive” section so you can
• Operate the No Cost Spay/Neuter Program view previous issues online.
• Enforce the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw
• Help neighbours resolve their animal-related conflicts
For more information or to receive your I Heart My Pet
Rewards Card, visit calgary.ca/animalservices or call 3-1-1. For
a list of partnering vendors, visit iheartmypet.ca.
Watch this month for updates to the rewards
program and a new “I Heart My Pet” website!
ANIMAL & BYLAW SERVICES
Partnering with Calgarians Remember to support your newsletter advertisers.
www.calgary.ca/animalservices Without them, this publication would not be possible.
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workers who serve alcohol as part of their regular job,
recognizing that these employees also earn tips. These are the
first changes to minimum wage in AB since April 2009. For
more information, call 780-427-3731 or 877-427-3731 (toll-
free), or visit employment.alberta.ca/es
MLA Calgary-Lougheed Effective September 1: AB’s New Home Inspection
#311A, 2525 Woodview Drive SW, Regulation - Protecting Homebuyers
Calgary, AB T2W 4N4 Our AB Gov’t will license & set standards for home inspectors
email@example.com under new rules to protect AB’s who rely on an inspection
Visit: daverodney.ca when buying a home. The “Home Inspection Business
Regulation” will require all home inspection businesses &
Phone: 403-238-1212 individual inspectors to be licensed by the AB Gov’t. To qualify
for a licence, inspectors must hold a Certified Master Inspector
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL or Registered Home Inspector designation, or have successfully
“DAVE RODNEY/MLA PICNIC IN THE PARK” completed training from an educational institution approved
Shannon Terrace in Fish Creek Park by the AB Gov’t; & pass a test inspection. Home inspectors,
organizations, or industry associations will also have the ability
(Entrance is @ 130 Ave & 37th St) to submit training programs or credentials for assessment by
Saturday, September 10th, from 11am-1pm the gov’t. AB consumers, home inspectors & the real estate
(Free Spolumbo’s & Prizes on a first come first serve basis!) industry have indicated widespread support for regulation
during public consultation conducted by the gov’t. The
regulation also provides additional protection for homebuyers…
feel free to contact us for further details including the maximum
fine of $100,000 & up to two years in jail!
Revolutionary Heart Procedure Now in Calgary
Southern AB’s too sick or weak to undergo life saving
open-heart surgery now have new hope thanks to a leading-
edge cardiac procedure at the Foothills Medical Centre.
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a less invasive
FOR ALL OF OUR STUDENTS: HAVE A method for replacing diseased aortic valves than traditional
open-heart surgery, & offers a lifeline to patients who are not
SAFE, ENJOYABLE, PRODUCTIVE YEAR! candidates for conventional surgery. For more information,
please visit: www.albertahealthservices.ca/5167.asp
Effective September 1: AB’s New Distracted Driving Law
To help AB’s prepare for the most comprehensive legislation of
its kind in Canada, our AB Gov’t will run a public education &
awareness campaign that will provide the latest information; &
advertising will run in newspapers, radio & online. Our new law
prohibits the use of hand-held cellphones for talking or texting,
the use of other electronic devices, reading, writing, & personal
grooming--while driving. Drivers can still use cellphones or radio
communication devices--but only if they use them in a hands-free Left: Doorknocking in Calgary-Lougheed—with fabulous, fun
or voice-activated manner. This means the device is not held in
volunteers! Right: This is the new $60 license plate that Ted Morton
the driver’s hand, & is activated by voice or a single touch to the
and I are proposing. Proceeds go to the Robert Bateman “Get to Know
device. Drivers may use a hand-held CB or two-way radio when
your Wild Neighbours” program for youth, & your favourite AB project-
escorting oversized vehicles, contacting one’s employer, or when
participating in search, rescue & emergency situations (www. based Conservation Program. What are your reactions to this?
For the “LATEST & GREATEST” on CALGARY-
Effective September 1: AB’s New Minimum Wage LOUGHEED issues (since this update must fit on 2 pages &
20,000 AB’s wages will rise as our AB gov’t increases the be submitted a month prior to publishing to meet newsletter
general minimum wage from $8.80/hr to $9.40/hr. A new deadlines) please call, fax, e-mail, drop by our office, or
minimum wage of $9.05 per hour will be introduced for visit daverodney.ca
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LRT Station a
detailed plan will
Alderman Diane be instrumental
Colley-Urquhart pedestrian traffic
from the TOD
area, as well as
Visit: www.aldermandiane.ca ensuring that
Phone: 403-268-1624 future buildings
twitter @aldermandiane would not block
ALDERMAN DIANE’S established communities into the park. Respecting the natural
OPEN HOUSE topography of the area was an ideal shared by all.
In the third week of June, I was pleased to be able to participate Over the summer, I have worked with City staff to summarize
with members of the community in the Fish Creek – Lacombe the input received from the community during the workshop.
Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Workshop. After three We have used this input to identify various options as we
months of planning, we spent three days with a facilitator and move forward with the TOD process. Included among all of
City staff to develop a vision the options going forward are distinguishing the land use types
for this area which will be desired within the TOD area either as commercial, residential
a central anchor for our or a potential mix, as well as establishing standards to ensure
community. future developments do not stray from the community vision.
You will receive a mailout from me with a summary of the
The study area included a options and links to an online survey asking for your input. It is
600m radius of the station extremely important that we hear from as many surrounding
including: the transit station, residents as possible in order to reach a consensus for me to
23 acres of City owned take forward. We want this to stand as a model for community-
land, commercial sites and based planning workshops in the future.
residential developments. This workshop allowed us to identify
the concerns of community members and their objectives for As a next step I would like to take a draft of our findings out
future development. to the community, to seek further input from those who may
not have been available at the time of the workshop. I will be
Alleviating traffic congestion, integrating and enhancing the hosting an Open House on September 28th from 5:30 until
connectivity of the TOD area with McLeod Trail, and helping 8:00 PM at the Canyon Meadows Community Centre, to gather
St. Mary’s University grow all stood out as top priorities. further input and to seek consensus on how the community
Additionally, we identified the need for future developments to would like me to move this project forward.
respect the vast amount of neighbouring park land, with Fish
Creek Park being a major natural asset to the area. It would be On www.aldermandiane.ca you will find links to the
ideal to have the TOD area function as gateway into Fish Creek various options we are exploring and I invite everyone in
Park, enhancing a wonderful community asset and making the the community to fill out our survey.
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in your life? My skills can help organize your closets, kitchen
cupboards, shed, garage, personal or business files, etc.
Call Laine for free estimate @ 403-246-1041.
ART CLASSES FOR KIDS 6 TO 13:
Fall program beings week of Sept 12-16 in 4 communities.
Lillian 403-236-9819 Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. More
info @ website www.originalpaint.ca
BRIDGE LESSONS: Learn to play bridge in 10 easy lessons.
Small classes taught by experienced teacher in Canyon
Meadows. Beginners or those wishing to update their bridge
skills are welcome. Standard American bidding will be taught.
Classes start September 20. Contact Linda at (403)281-5520
CUT WEIGHT FITNESS: Want to lose body fat? Gain muscle
& bone strength? Cut Weight Fitness offers fitness training,
nutrition plans and Indoor & Outdoor Boot Camps. Indoor
Boot Camp starts in Oct.! at Woodcreek Community Centre.
Call Paul Wilcox Can-Fit-Pro (PTS/NWS) 403-921-9189 or visit NEPTUNE PLUMBING & HEATING LTD.:
www.cutweightfitness.com. Residential and commercial service. Renovations, gas fitting and
backflow testing. Fully licensed and insured with
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renovations: plumbing, electrical, interior and exterior painting,
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basements, texturing, repairs and remodelling, siding and
roofing. Call for free estimate. 403-874-6991.
OKOTOKS CURLING CLUB wants morning curlers (Men
DOES YOUR CHILD STRUGGLE AT SCHOOL? & Ladies). 1/2 or Full season (Oct-Dec &/or Jan-March). Teams
Enhanced Learning solutions can help your child thrive in the will be assigned Mon Ladies: 403-938-4524; Tues Senior Mens:
classroom. Let our team of teachers foster your child’s 403-995-1176 Thurs Senior Mixed: 403-938-3597
enjoyment to learn. Tutoring classes are held in our new
Evergreen Location. Offering classes for Grades K-12. PERSONAL TRAINING AND NUTRITION
www.tutor-me.ca, 403-862-4602 COUNSELING: Functional workouts to help you tone up
and feel GREAT. I offer outdoor workouts or woukouts in my
EVERGREEN DAYHOME: Mature, responsible Mom of 2 will Bridlewood Home. Text or call Jodie 403-471-5840
provide a clean, safe, fun & loving environment to learn, grow &
play. 15 yrs exp 1st Aid & CPR certified. Becky 403-475-3161. PERSONALIZED CLEANING SERVICES LTD:
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negotiable. Pilipino nanny, excellent with children & household, *Residential *Commercial *Move In/Out Call Shantelle Today!
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laminate flooring, new installs or repairs, exceptional crafts- corporate tax, personal tax. Very reasonable rates. Call NB @
manship, free estimates! Les at 403-399-0243 or 403-236-7991 403-813-5207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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