Presidents Message – October 2016

Was hoping to escape some of our weather we been having on this trip to Victoria for work. May not be as cold and wet as Calgary but it is only going to be 13-15 Celsius, no rain at least. Left my poor wife Karina to fend the garden from the frost by herself. This is rst year in three since we got out Samoyed that Karina has been able to put a garden in, so I know she is happy regard- less.
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Presidents Message – August 2016

What a week of weather we had. Hopefully everyone stayed dry, not too much ooding and you got home alright.

I’d like to start by apologizing to the people of Fort Ma- cleod and Fort McMurray. In my previous letter I referred to the res in Fort Macleod, it was actually supposed to read the res in Fort McMurray.

Also, be aware that there is an individual that is going around our neighbourhood going into backyards. He has slashed a swimming pool in which a picture was taken of him in the act. Just be aware that we do have people coming through our neighbourhood and keep an eye out and do call the police if you witnessed such activity.

We also have witnessed people going on this new craze called Pokémon GO. Not sure if many are aware of this but the community centre is a Pokémon stop. Interest- ing. All I can say is stay safe if playing. For a chuckle for the people that like wine you might want to look up Chardonnay Go, it’s a YouTube video by a comedian.

Everyone enjoy the rest your summer and see you at the Community Cleanup in September!


Presidents Message – July 2016

Been a nice couple months since my last letter. We man- aged 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!

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Summer Camp Registration Available Online Here!

It’s that time of year again! Make sure to secure your spots early to make sure your child can have a ton of fun this summer.  There are 9 weeks of camps plus a sleepover and offsite camping trip!


Download the PDF Summer Camp Brochure 2015 here.
Download the Medical, permission slips, and Emergency Contact form here.

Camp weeks are $185/week. 10% discount for 7+ weeks. $100 Camp fee applies for Week 3.

President’s Message April 2015

Another gorgeous month in the books! Since I came to Calgary in 1977, this was the nicest winter I can remember. On March 4th we had to make the call that the rink was done as the forecast was too warm to try keep it any longer.

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President’s Post – December 2014

Well another AGM done. I would like to congratulate and thank our volunteers of the year. Lois Zver (she took on making our kitchen spotless), Chad Klein (even though he is on staff, has helped every time required and volunteered at many of our functions throughout the year) and one of our own board members, Wanda Kemp (who submits our grants and keeps us on track).

I would like to also thank Wanda for all her hard work as she is stepping down to a director at large position this year due to some time constraints. We were fortunate that Susan Tam stepped up to fill the open spot. Also, in director at large position, Lydia Ann Fox has joined. Thank you to both of these ladies for coming forward and being part of our new board.

After almost 40 minutes of phoning people on our friends list we finally hit quorum (and I don’t have many friends). Even though we only had basic items on list to approve, it is important that you come out so we can get the meeting going on time (It only took 30 minutes from the time we started) and you have your say as important matters come up. Do we have to threaten to increase community memberships, start having membership fees taken directly off with your city property taxes, or even when we had our best turn out development of the surplus school site next to the community centre?

The community only works with your help! It only takes 20 voting members to hold the meeting, in which we already have over half with board members present. Sad, out of 2,300 houses in the community. Enough of my rant, but I think you get how important the AGM is.

Thank you to Peter Demong. His assistant Blair was at our monthly meeting beginning of November and handed us a cheque from Peter’s Annual BBQ in which he hands out free memberships to residents of the communities in his ward via sponsors. This year we got a cheque for $3,120 as we were fortunate that our community clean up coincided the same day and Peter allowed us to take memberships there as well. December 1, the Christmas Wish Tree will be up at the centre. Please go by centre and take a tag to make sure some of the less fortunate families in area have a good Christmas. Santa is coming to the community centre at our Kids Christmas Party on December 14; bring the little ones out to visit St Nick.

We have been approached by the school as well to resurrect our rink project. They are interested in putting together a hockey program and might have some donor with money to help. We are presently putting together a joint committee to explore the project. If you know of a corporation that has grants/ funds available please forward them to us. Also remember end of year is coming and, as a registered charity, the DRCA can give tax deductable receipts for donations. Keep your tax dollars locally rather than it going to Ottawa. Remember, if you want them to go to the rink project, you must specify at time of donation or will be allocated to the community centre.

Speaking of the rink, we have been starting to flood it and, by the time this letter comes out, we should have the ice up. If anyone has time to spare a few hours a week we are setting up teams at the moment. Contact Brian Moule to add your name.

That is it for this rant.

Have a safe Christmas and chat again in January 2015.

P.S. Yes you have to put up with me for another year, no
one wanted my job.

Parade of Garage Sales – Sat May 24 – Map & Info

Parade of Garage Sales – Hosted by the Community of Deer Run

SATURDAY MAY 24 2014 – All Day

Don’t forget there will be a sale at the Deer Run Community Centre hosted by the Division 2 kids in the Out of School Care program to fundraise for their programs. Hot dogs and refreshments will be available for a small charge.

Happy Shopping!

View Deer Run Parade of Garage Sales 2014 in a full screen map

If you would like to register your garage/yard sale for this event go here, or call the Deer Run Community Centre at (403) 278-3117.

Deer Run Parade of Garage Sales 2014 – Registration

If you would like to submit your garage sale to be advertised with the Parade of Garage Sales happening in Deer Run on May 24th, enter your information below. By registering yourself your address will be added to a digital map making it easy for buyers to navigate the sales on their mobile devices and computers.

Deer Run’s 2014 Parade of Garage Sales is happening on:

Saturday, May 24th 2014.

It is FREE to register. After you fill out the registration, go to the community centre (2223 146th Ave, SE) and pick up your garage sale sign & other info. (While supplies last)

PLEASE NOTE: Before submitting your information make sure your address information is correct or your location will not be plotted on the map properly! eg. 555 Deer Ridge Dr SE

Thanks and happy selling!