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!

Kim

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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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 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 May 2015

This is going to be a quick letter as Great News has extended my deadline enough, MIL had a heart attack and I have been tied up.
Would like to thank everyone who contributed to our Fun Casino, it was a great event, especially the companies and individuals who donated for our silent auction. Donors are featured on our website here.

Upcoming events are listed on the right of our web page.

As some of you know we are celebrating our 35 year this year and are looking for old pictures, stories/memories to share with everyone. We have some members that have been here since the community was founded and looking towards them to come forward to share some of the many reasons why this community is so great. Please either email info at – deerruncalgary.ca or drop o to the front desk at community centre. Thank you in advance.

There has also been some interest put forward from residents to renew/redo our signs for our community, what are your thoughts? Any ideas for designs can also be forwarded to myself. We have two of them, one on Canyon Meadows drive and the other on Bow bottom Trail.

We are also being asked to  fill out a letter to ensure our voices are heard in regards to  food mitigation. These can be either downloaded at our website or available at front desk of centre.
Sounds like Deer Ridge and our Paving will commence in July, looks like during stampede, so take extra caution on way back home from Stampede events please.
Going to call it there, think that covers the things I been asked to bring up. Till next month