Civic News

Two Ward 11 candidate forums slated for end of September

A pair of Ward 11 Candidate Forums have been scheduled for the end of the month. Both are virtual forums.



The first, on Sept. 22nd at 7 p.m. will be hosted by Cross Border Interview Podcast, live on YouTube. Residents can submit questions here.


The second on Sept. 28th at 7 p.m will be hosted by LiveWire Calgary, live on Faceboook


Confirmed candidates for both forums include Kourtney Branagan, Lauren Herschel, Vance Bertram, Rob Ward, and Geoffrey Vanderburg.


Seven candidates running for Ward 11 Councillor

Seven candidates have registered to run for Ward 11 Councillor in the next municipal election, which will take place on Monday, Oct. 18th.

There were eight candidates running back in August, but Carolyn Krahn recently withdrew her candidacy.

Below is the list of the present candidates, in alphabetical order, with links to their respective web sites, where you can find out more information about their platforms:

Vance Bertram


Facebook: votevanceward11


Kourtney Branagan



Devin DeFraine


Telephone: 587-717-0037

Lauren Herschel



Mike Jamieson



Geoffrey Vanderburg



Rob Ward



Free Pumpkin Giveaway takes place on Oct. 28

The Home Hunters Real Estate Group is giving away pumpkins for Halloween on Oct. 28th from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Oakridge Community Centre.

Pawticular to host Halloween fundraiser on Oct. 24

Local pet supply store, Pawticular, is hosting an Halloween fundraiser on Oct. 24th at its storefront location in Oak Bay Plaza. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hot chocolate and apple cider will be available, with funds raised going to the Oakridge Community Association. There will also be a local vendor market, bouncy castle, colouring contest, and a costume contest for pets and kids.

Bike Pump Track has re-opened

The South Glenmore Bicycle Pump Track, which was closed for most of the summer so that the Parks Foundation could complete improvements to the park, has now re-opened.

Back in April, the Pump Track was closed to the public “in order to make the pump track more enjoyable for cyclists and to enhance the overall safety of the pump track by improving the viewing area, aesthetics, and separation between the pump track and the existing Elbow River pathway,” said Kayla Kievits, Marketing Co-ordinator for the Parks Foundation Calgary. “Improvements include new signage, perimeter fencing, and paving.”

Reminder to pick up after your dog this fall








Quinterra Legacy Park is open

The park opened on Sept. 28th.

For more information on the park, please visit: