Presidents Message – June 2016

Been a nice couple months since my last letter. We managed to get most of our garden in here and at our farm. Having help from co-workers and family sure helps this happen easier.

I was driving to an appointment today from our store in Forest Lawn/ Dover and pulled behind a trailer from Greater Forest Lawn Senior Citizens Society. It was for their Snow and Mow program and thought it was a great idea for our community. I would like to hear from you about your thoughts. I know many of us already help neighbours as we can, but if you know someone who could use a hand or would be willing to help those in need. If we have a good response on both sides we could use some folks to step up and help coordinate as well. Let me know your thoughts (contact us online) !

As I write this letter we have had our Stampede Breakfast. What a great Continue reading

The Calgary Police Service offers the following tips to help protect your property:

Home and garage break-in prevention

  • • Keep your doors locked, even when you’re home. Ensure your garage doors and windows are also closed and locked.
  • • Install exterior motion lights to brighten dark areas around doors or windows, to make them easily seen by neighbours and passersby.
  • • Lock all garage doors, including the one between an attached garage and the house.
  • • Always close and lock any windows that could be used to gain access to your home while you’re away or sleeping, even on hot summer nights.
  • • Store important or irreplaceable documents and items away from your home, such is in a safety deposit box.
  • • If you see homes with open doors, front doors with keys left in the locks or a neighbour’s car with the trunk left open, give them a quick call to let them know.
  • • Consider installing home and vehicle alarm systems and vehicle anti-theft devices.

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President’s Message October 2015

Wow, we had another successful month.

We got a lot cleaned up at the community center. Thank you to everyone that helped in the internal clean up of the center prior to the trucks showing up. Etienne wrote this, I did tweak it some but he did such a good job I had to use it.

2015 cleanup. Thank you volunteers. Thank you Deer Run. Continue reading

Presidents Message Mays 2016

Well this has definitely been the earliest that i have seen the trees with leaves and my tulips flowering. We have had an amazing winter so far but am holding to the rule of placing the garden in till long weekend as there is some cooler weather still to come, short blasts. but still some snow.

With another successful fun money casino behind us, I would like to thank Lori Froese for organizing the event, with help of many other from the bored that worked on getting items from local businesses of door prizes and silent auction items. I will have a full list of the local business for next newsletter. When out shopping, please be sure to give them any business to meet your needs.

Our next function is June 18th which is our Stampede Breakfast which is aways a great time for the family. In August, we will have our Annual slow Pitch Tournament and September 10 is our Community Clean Up, so please mark these date on your calendar.

That is all for this month, Wishing you all a good one and hope we get the moisture we need without it turning cold.


President’s Message August 2015

This will be a short one since I was able to cover most things last month and we don’t usually have a board meeting till August to discuss pending issues from summer.

We should be 1/2 way done getting our much needed new gym floors installed by the time you read this.

Two things coming up are our annual slow pitch tournament (Aug 14, 15) and our annual community clean up (Sept 12) more info in the villager.

Hope everyone is having a great summer and chat with you next month.

President’s Message July 2015

Schools out for this year, Record temperatures and another successful stampede breakfast. Special thanks to Mike Isakeit for once again spearheading this event, Etienne Bley for keeping the games for the kids flowing and the many volunteers who helped out. Was nice to see Peter Demong and Richard Gotfried out to help us celebrate our 35 th Anniversary. Peter even dressed up with goggles and a smock allowing folks to throw pies at him to help raise funds for charity. I unfortunately had to work, so after helping set up had to leave, appreciate Continue reading

President’s Message June 2015

More good weather with even warmer weather on its way, we have definitely been spoiled again and I am for one not arguing.

I missed a few folks in last month’s letter thanking them for their contributions towards the Fun Money Casino.

Thank you goes out to Gina Manian-Juenesse, House of Ohm, Heritage Park and Johnny’s Hobby.

Upcoming Events are listed on the right side of our webpage.

We were also updated on status of our skatepark. It will not be built until 2016-2017 now as the process has taken longer than expected but still in works, at least. Anyone that can help we are looking for Volunteers for the Stampede Breakfast. As it is our 35th Anniversary our regular volunteers will be stretched thin with all the activities planned. We will also be setting up tables showcasing local crafters and businesses. If you might be interested, contact Sue Read at the centre.

See you all at the Stampede Breakfast!