Ongoing Project Links
SW Ring Road updates and schedule Learn more…
Taza Development Information (TsuuT’ina Development) www.experiencetaza.com
Oakridge Seniors Association – See what’s happening!
Residential Traffic Safety Unit
Residential Traffic Safety Unit Over the last three years the Calgary Police Service has developed a new unit to specifically address Residential Traffic Safety. This unit has been presenting to each Ward in the City to both provide and to solicit information on “problem areas” throughout the City to allow more specific and targeted visibility and enforcement. This unit is specifically interested in Residential TRAFFIC issues.
The strategy has been:
• Utilize citizen feedback to inform operational response
• Focus on playground zones, pedestrian rich locations and other high risk locations identified through collision data analysis
• Emphasize public awareness and education, and facilitate citizen engagement through Ward Traffic Safety Meetings and to work with City partners to further support traffic calming measures outside enforcement
IF YOU HAVE A TRAFFIC SAFETY CONCERN: One of the key tools to help Calgary Police Service monitor and track these issues is the Traffic Service Request (TSR). Go to www.calgarypolice.ca, scroll down and click on “Report a Traffic Concern”
For a more detailed steps see How to complete a Traffic Service Request
SouthWest Communities Resource Center
You can make a difference! This Christmas keep your donation local.
Consider purchasing a grocery gift card for one of your neighbours who is going through a difficult time. Did you know that in 2018 the SouthWest Communities resource center helped more than 3700 people who came through our doors?
Yes it is true. 1 in 10 residents in SW Calgary are living in poverty and there are families in our communities who continue to struggle with Calgary’s economic recession
We are located in the Oakridge Coop Plaza on Southland Drive and we provide support for vulnerable children and parents in 28 communities south of Glenmore Trail. Thousands of our neighbours live at or below the poverty level and struggle to place nutritious and regular meals on their plates. At the SouthWest Communities Resource Centre, we believe that every member of the community is valuable and together we can make a difference. The next time you are purchasing groceries, consider picking up an extra gift card for a family in need this Christmas.
- A gift of $25.00 will buy milk and bread over the holidays for a family of 4
- A gift of $50.00 will buy meat and vegetables to serve a family of 4
- A gift of $100.00 will allow a family to purchase groceries for their holiday celebrations
- A gift of $250 will make the holidays of small gifts and groceries.
To make a donation:
- Drop by our office and receive a charitable tax receipt for any donation of $25.00 or more
- Visit our website for an online donation & receipt: www.swcrc.ca
- Contact our office for more information at 403 238-9222 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Option 1: Put your tree in your green cart
- Cut your tree into smaller pieces to fit inside your green cart (make sure the lid can close).
- Put extra branches into paper yard waste bags, roll closed and set one foot to the side of the
Trees that are not prepared this way will not be collected.
Option 2 – Bring to a tree drop-off from December 26 – February 2
- Remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel, string and tree stands.
- Do not wrap or bag your tree.
Find a list of drop-off locations at calgary.ca/christmastree.
Reduce waste this Christmas
- Gift the gift of an experience – tickets, lessons, outdoor activities
- Check what you have at home in the fridge/pantry before you shop
- Make a list and buy only what you need at the grocery store
- Skip paper napkins in favour of cloth ones
Reuse items this Christmas
- Wrap gifts with paper bags/gift boxes, jars and tins, fabrics or dishtowels
- Use reusable containers for leftovers instead of plastic wrap or tin foil
- Save bones for soup stock
- Donate gently used household items like working electronics, furniture, clothing, and toys to a local charity
Recycle and compost right this Christmas
- Crumple wrapping paper into a ball and put in blue cart (no metallic or foil gift wrap)
- Compost food scraps, toothpicks, paper napkins and paper plates in green cart
- Recycle tin cans, glass jars and plastic containers. Make sure they are empty, clean and dry.
Take old electronics to an electronics recycling drop-off – calgary.ca/electronics
H!p – ASSISTING SENIORS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Seniors are valued members of our society. They are the carriers of history who have shared their knowledge and wisdom and who have helped to lay the foundations of modern society. They are often beloved members of our family—our grandmothers and grandfathers, our aunts and uncles, our parents, and other relatives. They are our former teachers and sports coaches. They are our neighbors and friends. They are retirees and veterans who dedicated themselves, through hard work and military service, to help ensure freedom, liberty, and a promising outlook for future generations.
The significance of supporting seniors in your community extends beyond an expression of kindness. The Celebrate Spring event, coordinated by h!p in collaboration with Bow Cliff Seniors, not only expresses heartfelt appreciation for our elderly citizens, but is an important form of outreach that engages seniors in an impactful way. Help h!p to Celebrate Spring by donating a treat, homemade craft, or handwritten card, which will be passed on to a senior as a personalized expression of gratitude and friendship. This simple gesture fosters important social ties and helps to build trust, connection, and participation in the senior population with their surrounding community. Building meaningful connections has been proven to stimulate happiness and health—essential elements for all of us to live a vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle.
There are many ways to reach out, assist, and show your appreciation and respect toward seniors, not only through designated agencies and coordinated activities, but through personal acts of support toward an elderly neighbor or friend. It can be as simple as volunteering to shovel snow from their driveway or offering a helping hand with challenging yard work. It can be walking their dog during the winter months or stopping by for a friendly visit and a cup of tea. You can also contribute to the elderly community while doing something that you love. For example, if you play the piano or violin, you can reach out to local nursing homes about opportunities to play at a residence for a special occasion or on a regular basis. By finding a way to assist seniors in your community, you may be able to make a valuable difference in a person’s life.
H!p encourages you to show support and appreciation of seniors by taking part in our Celebrate Spring event. Contact h!p to find out more on how you can get involved at email@example.com. H!p also wants to hear about how you engage with elders in your community and express gratitude, respect, and consideration toward these valued members of our society. Send us a piece of cherished life advice or a special anecdote you learned from an elder. And don’t forget to post your thoughts on the h!p Facebook page!
Written for h!p by Jackie Larkin
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