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!

 

More good weather with even warmer weather on its way, we have defi nitely 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 of our website.

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!

 

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!

Downloads:

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 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

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.

I would like to thank all the Rink Ratz that helped this year. Considering the warm weather, we kept a good ice. At one point we Continue reading

We have the best volunteers. Kids Christmas party was excellent.

Volunteers …. THANK YOU! The kids Christmas party was a very very large success that could not have happened with out all the hard work. An extra thanks to all the grade 5 & 6 volunteers who created the games, prepped, practiced the games and ran all the fun stations for the younger kids to enjoy. This is the youngest group I have ever worked with to run an event but ironically it was the smoothest run event I have ever done. We had so many new volunteer faces and I am excited to see so many new people in our community so excited to give back. Thanks also to Lori for her first successful event, learning the ropes and putting up with all of us. Peter Demong, your city representative, has told us a few times that Deer Run has some of the best family events in the city. So why is Deer Run so great!? Well because you care and take the time to volunteer. THANKS VOLUNTEERS!

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.
Kim

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.