Deer Ridge’s Message from the Board

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Spring is here! There is something about spring that just makes everyone happy! We welcome the blooming flowers, the warmer days, the kids playing in the park. Thanks to all the volunteers who during the cold season put in lots of hours to keep the skating rink operational for as much time as possible. As we all know, there was lots of work this winter with all the snow we had! Spring outdoor activities are starting later April so watch out for kids in and around the fields and the parks. Respect the playground and school zones. We encourage you and your families to come out and enjoy the fun!

Deer Ridge Community Association Monthly Meeting Nominations for new board members will occur at the next AGM in June. Want to meet the current volunteer Board Executive and Directors at Large, as well as your city/community representatives? Come to the meeting, be informed of community news and add your voice to the discussion. We would love to hear your ideas. Are you interested in attending but getting a babysitter is an issue? No worries, there is plenty of space in the meeting room for your children. Remember to bring child’s favourite books, tablets, toys. The next board meeting is: April 17th, 2018 at 7pm at the Trico Centre – Meeting Room #7/8 We hope to see you there!

Movie at Yellow Slide Park will be back after having another successful year! Watch out in the following newsletter for dates. We will post them as well in our Facebook page, and signs around the community for further details.

 Green Thumb? The Deer Ridge Community Garden is for you! The Community Garden is located by the ice rinks behind Don Bosco School. To join the gardening group and reserve a Garden Plot, please contact Bob Hall at hallbc@shaw.ca . You may also contact the group online by visiting DeerRidgeCA.com and selecting “Deer Ridge Community Gardens” from the menu.

Community Clean-up Day Mark your calendars for June 24th, 2018! Deer Ridge will once again be partnering with the communities of Queensland & Diamond Cove for Community Clean-up Day. The City of Calgary will be providing packer trucks to help in the cleaning of all the stuff you have accumulated in the winter time. This is your chance! Out with the old! There will also be opportunities for disposal and recycle of electronics and metals. Further details will be provided as the date approaches.

Shepard Landfill re-opening to residents from April to October The Shepard Landfill Throw ‘n’ Go will accept waste from residential customers between April 3 and October 26, Tuesday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Throw ‘n’ Go accepts household chemicals, paint, electronics, appliances, tires, yard waste, separated construction and demolition materials (asphalt shingles, drywall, construction lumber), and garbage that is too bulky for your black cart. Charges may apply. Are you a business? Interested in a weekend visit? The East Calgary landfill is just 15 minutes away and accepts residential and commercial waste Monday to Saturday year-round, and on Sundays between April 8 and October 28. For more information, visit Calgary.ca/landfill.

Let’s Build a Playground Plans are underway for replacement of the playground equipment at Shady Park located on Deerview Way. The installation target is for September of this year. Please contact us to express your interest in helping with the installation and/or you would like to be on the Playground Committee.

 Casino Volunteers Our major fund-raising casino will be held on Saturday, August 25th and Sunday August 26th, 2018 at the Deerfoot Inn. Volunteers are needed to fill various positions. This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbours and help ensure AGLC funding is available to the community for facilities and programs such as: ice rinks, tennis court, replace aging structures in playgrounds, youth programs, and special events like Movie at Yellow Slide Park. Training is provided for the many available shifts. Meals are no expense to the volunteer and transportation is available if needed. Please contact us to volunteer!

Counciltalk Please join Councillor Demong for Ward 14 Counciltalk sessions. This is a great forum to talk to the Councillor directly.

Saturday, April 7, 2018 noon – 2 p.m.

Lake Bonavista Community Centre 1401 Acadia Drive S.E.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 noon – 2 p.m

Deer Ridge Deer Park United Church 77 Deerpoint Rd S.E.

Deer Ridge Community Membership If you have not got your community membership yet, please fill out the form within this newsletter and mail the form along with a cheque for $ 15.00 to the Deer Ridge Community Association or visit www.deerridgeca.com to purchase online. Deer Ridge facilities, programs and events are open to all residents of Deer Ridge. All of the planning, organization, implementation and maintenance is done by volunteers – 100% of membership fee is used to benefit the community.

Present your membership card to the following local businesses to receive discounts:

  • Deer Point Alterations & Repairs – receive 10% off repairs and alterations $100.00 or more.
  • Cornerstone Music Café – receive 10% off
  • Around The Bend – receive 10% off

Thank-you for your support!

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