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Seniors Initiative Oakridge

With a growing 60+ age segment  in our community we are inviting interest from others  to help explore  how we could better serve them  and their changing needs, allowing them to age in place in a home and community they continue to enjoy. This might comprise developing  fitness activities, educational sessions, social gatherings, and other shared interests. Perhaps building a volunteer base to help with house, yard  and minor repair needs.

On November 7th we had our “Kick off” social event with more than sixty registered to attend and help chart the future of this initiative. We have made an application to form a society, the purpose of which is described as:

“To identify, organize and advocate in meeting the needs of seniors, promote social connections and increase social inclusion among Oakridge seniors by providing programs that are accessible, culturally appropriate, and flexible to respond to needs and interests as they are identified.”

In the near future we plan to have a program of activities in place  and are looking to expand participation of Oakridge  Seniors. Please join our Facebook page – “Oakridge Seniors Initiative”, or contact us by email: barrypendergast@telus.net  or by phone. (403) 281-4876.

Barry & Jennifer Pendergast

Taza Development – Tsuu T’ina Project

The website for the Taza Development on the Tsuu T’ina has been launched. You can find all information regarding the project below;

https://experiencetaza.com/

Responsible Dog Ownership in Parks and Pathways 

Parks is updating and removing sign clutter, but The City’s bylaws aren’t changing. City parks are for everyone to enjoy; it’s up to pet owners to get familiar with their responsibilities of dog ownership.

Animal & Bylaw Services would like to remind dog owners of the following:

  • When off of their owner’s property, dogs must be on a leash unless in a designated off-leash area.
  • When in designated off-leash areas, dog owners must ensure their dog is under control, is within their sight and responds to commands.
  • Parking lots adjacent to off-leash areas are on leash.
  • Owners are responsible for picking up all waste produced by their dog.
  • Dogs are not allowed in school grounds, playgrounds, sport fields, golf courses, cemeteries, wading and swimming areas, and other areas prohibited by signs.
  • Dogs must be walked on the right hand side of the pathway on a leash that is no more than two metres in length and must not interfere with other pathway users.
  • Owners cannot cycle, in-line skate or skateboard on a pathway with a leashed dog.
  • Dogs must not enter or swim in any body of water within a park except a river that runs through, or is adjacent to, a City park.

Parks strives to provide and maintain high-quality parks and pathways, which includes streamlining signage to enhance the park environment. Should you identify a trouble spot in your community, please notify 311.

For more information, visit the City of Calgary’s website.

 

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