President’s Message March 2014

Wow, time is just flying by, here I am writing another letter. With my schedule as of late it has been interesting to find the time needed to write this. Thanks to Kelly Sigethy for keep on reminding me of the deadline. 😀

Feb 8th
we had our family skate party, it was a nice day but cold. Good thing for the warm potatoes and fire pit roaring to keep folks warm, we also hid on the west side of the building to be out of the wind. Chad Klein had the music playing, we had our yearly puck toss in which $25 was won, and even had 4 sets of tickets to world of wheels given to us from Jim Gillespie that we had a free draw for. Thank you to all the volunteers, Makes it a wonderful day regardless of the weather. Thank you also to Lois and Don Zver for thawing the freezer and cleaning it and a bunch of the kitchen at the event as well. With the weather it gave us one of the best ice surfaces we have had in many years. Kudo’s to the great job the rink ratz have done this year. The tractor makes our job a lot easier. As you read this we will have a short skating season left, so try enjoy the fruit of their hard work.

Remember we are having our annual fun Casino coming up Mar 22 this year. This is always a good time with silent auction, the games, food, door prizes and More. This year we are going with a Luau Hawaiian theme, so easy to put together the costumes, so lets see lots of folks out. We can always use a hand to help set up and/or if your company would like to donate items for the silent auction, let Kathy or the centre know. Thank you Kathy McFarland for once again organizing this event. The AED has arrived at the centre and a number of staff and organizations that use the centre have taken the course on how to use it.

March 14th

will also be our Jellybean dance. At our last board meeting we had Andrew Hughes, our community liaison for Calgary Police Service out. His base is out of District 8 office at 403-567-6800 and email of pol4280@calgarypolice.ca . He mentioned for us to report ANY offences, no matter how small( can be done online at Calgary Police website – they use cop logic technology). What this does it gives him more accurate numbers for our area and if there is a larger issue can get us higher in the resource dispersementque to address it faster.

Also MitzieWasyliw with the Ranche at Fish Creek Restoration Society presented a lot of the work they have been doing and future plans for the Artisan Gardens. If you haven’t been by there lately it might be an interesting outing for the entire family.

We have the diamonds also booked for our annual ball tournament which will be Aug 8, 9, 10 this year. We are also looking for a reasonably priced sea container 20’- 40’ for storage. If anyone has one they are not using that they might want to sell or donate please let me know. I know we are doing some changes to the membership forms, which you should see over the next few issues. Thank you Rachel Noto and Etienne Bley for taking on this project. If you don’t have a membership you can get one via three ways. At the front desk, form in the newsletter and online at our website. We count on these memberships to help run the centre and bring you all the fun events. Back to the grind for me, trying to get some of the out door projects done while we have this Chinook.

Have a good month everyone,

Kim.