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

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!

Proposed Skate Park addition to Deer Run Community

UPDATE: August 2015.  Due to rising costs of construction the remaining skate parks will be done but delayed to 2016 while the new prices are obtained and a new project schedule is developed. We are still on the list. Thanks to our Alderperson Peter Demong for that update and for being so tenacious on getting updates. He is as excited as we are about getting it.

In partnership with The City of Calgary, the Deer Run Community Association is in the process of planning for a proposed Skate Park located in Deer Run. We invite you to take a look at the information available to learn more about this exciting project.

Where will the park be located?

There are two proposed sites in the green space of Deer Run. Site A and Site B. (See diagram below)Deer Run proposed skate park locations

What will the value be for Deer Run?

We think the community can benefit from offering youth a place to skate board safely (currently they are skate boarding in the parking lot). Aside from the health benefits we also feel a well designed facility can have alternative uses for the off-season.

Will the skate park impact other sports?
No. We want the skate park to be an addition to the many sports that are already being played in the green space around the community centre (baseball, soccer, football etc.)

More information can be found at the City of Calgary’s website here:

http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Skateparks/Skateboard-amenities-strategy.aspx

*New link added – Kid’s Christmas Party Santa Photos

Thank you everyone for coming to our annual Kid’s Christmas Party! A big thank you also to Shawn Wagar for taking these photos for us amidst the chaos and to the lady who shall remain an anonymous angel for lending her camera for the shoot. Amazing community we have.

The link to the gallery is here:
(This gallery link has been removed)

To download your photo:
– locate your photo in the gallery and click on it
– click on the “more actions” icon (3 dots)
– click on “download all sizes”
You will then be brought to a page where you can download the size of photos you would like.

The gallery will remain open for you to download your photo into early January 2014.

Have a great holiday!

Deer Run’s AGM – Wed Oct 23rd – We need members to attend

Deer Run Community Association AGM

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013.
Starts at 7:00pm
Deer Run Community Centre – Multi-purpose room (downstairs)

Open to the general public, join the board of directors and guests to nominate and vote for members, discuss current events and future plans for the Deer Run Community Centre and enjoy FREE snacks and refreshments.

Some of the items we will be discussing include the Tennis courts. Do we keep them or does anyone have any other ideas? The centres finances, status of upgrades at the centre, and board member positions.

We encourage Deer Run members to come and help us make some decisions that impact your community. Please make sure your Deer Run membership is up to date to participate.

Hope to see you there!

Deer Run Out of School Care (DROOS) is open Monday, June 24

The Deer Run Out of School Care will be open tomorrow Monday June 24th. Please contact (403) 271-3704 for information.

Both the Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Catholic School District have announced city wide school closures for Monday, June 24th. (Except high schools in non-evacuation areas for exams). Please check your school’s website for more info.

FREE 4Th Annual Clean Up & Waste Disposal

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Hosted by: Deer Run Community Association
Calgary Waste & Recycling
Calgary Animal & Bylaw Services

Items Accepted: Household and Construction waste, Propane tanks, Metal, Electronics, BBQ’s, Bikes, Car Batteries.

Items not Accepted: Tires, Household Chemicals, Liquids, Oils, Paints, Freon Appliances, and glass

COMMERCIAL WASTE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Volunteers are a must for this to run smooth so we can repeat this again next year. Please call the center to volunteer (403) 278-3117.

Purchase of your DRCA membership is appreciated and helps support events like this one.

Stampede Breakfast : 2013 UPDATE

In light of the recent flooding in Calgary we have cancelled the Stampede Breakfast for June 22nd. We will post information as it becomes available for plans to reschedule if possible. We will also post an update this week regarding the WestJet raffle.

Deer Run’s Annual Stampede Breakfast is back! Guaranteed fun for everyone including entertainment, free pancake breakfast, games, hay rides, entertainment and a WestJet raffle where the winner will receive a free flight voucher for 2 people to fly round trip anywhere WestJet flies!