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Zoo Bridge Opening Celebration

November 28th, 2017 by rca_civicaffairs No comments »

Zoo Road Opening - December 9, 2017

 

 

Download the November 2017 Newsletter

November 4th, 2017 by rca_admin No comments »

PLEASE NOTE: Due to technical issues, the November newsletter will be delivered on the week-end of November 11-12.

You can now download the November 2017 newsletter.

If you have any questions or comments about newsletter delivery, please contact delivery@ramsaycalgary.ca

Enjoy the new issue!

 

Ramsay Stampede Party 2017

July 4th, 2017 by rca_admin No comments »

Ramsay Stampede party is Saturday July 8th, 5-8pm at the Rink.

  • Music by Apache Moon!
  • Pulled pork on a bun!
  • A cake walk!

And fantastic silent auction items… Calgary Stampede donated 4 infield tickets!

Green Line Recommended Alignment

June 8th, 2017 by rca_civicaffairs No comments »

I finally get the opportunity to share the some Good news!

The train is going AROUND Ramsay!

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Drop-in information session on June 15 to talk about the details of the recommendation.

Thursday, June 15 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Kahanoff Centre – 105 12 Avenue S.E.

 

Upcoming meetings of Committee and Council

Administration is taking the full Green Line vision to several Standing Policy Committees and City Council this month. Members of the public are welcome to submit letters or speak at the public hearing portion of each Committee meeting. Please note that the City Council meeting on June 26 does not have a public hearing component. Learn more about participating in these meetings at Calgary.ca/Council, and don’t forget to tune in to watch the live-stream on meeting days.

·         June 7 - SPC for Community and Protective Services. The team will be presenting the City Shaping Framework, a plan for how to bring services and programs like recreation centres, libraries and medical services closer to Calgarians living along the alignment.

·         June 14 - SPC for Planning and Urban Development. The team will be presenting the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Implementation Strategy, a plan for how to implement TOD principles and put into action the feedback collected from community members during the charrette process along the Green Line alignment.

·         June 21 – SPC for Transportation and Trains. The team will be presenting the final route alignment and station locations, as well as a plan for how to integrate the Green Line into communities. The framework will provide some guidance on how the alignment should operate, while maintaining each community’s character and identity.

·         June 26 – Meeting of City Council. The team will bring all the Committee presentations together for a comprehensive report to City Council.

 

Find attached the information package from the city.

Beltline Reco_FAQ_FINAL_June 8

 

 

Ramsay Parade of Garage Sales

May 11th, 2017 by rca_admin No comments »

It’s time to clean out your storage rooms, closets, and garages!

Joylaine and Mark Graves are once again organizing this year’s Ramsay Parade of Garage Sales on Saturday June 3rd, from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Contact joylainedavis@hotmail.com to register and get your map.

Green Line Next Steps Meeting

April 9th, 2017 by rca_civicaffairs No comments »

Time to Re-group and discuss what the next steps for the Green Line might be.

Tuesday April 11
Meeting 7:00-9:00
Ramsay Hall

The Civic Affairs Meeting will be held before
from 6:00 to 7:00

Greenline Letter Templates – Just Sign and Send

March 12th, 2017 by rca_civicaffairs No comments »

Here are the template letters we have created for you to use. There are three different options. You are welcome to customize any option and make it your own. The letters can be sent in either via email or hard copy.  Both hold the same weight with the city.

If you would like to do a hard copy, our wonderful volunteers will collect them to add to their ever growing piles. These were the volunteers that canvased the neighbourhood on Sunday seeking letters of support and spreading word of the community’s concerns.

You can drop physical letters off to:

  • Monday  – 1033 9st SE  between 5:00-9:00
  • Tuesday  – Tuesday 1031 9st SE  between 5:00-9:00

 

1) Simple Signature Letter - Just sign and send in.

 

Green Line Letter Template short

 

2) Simple letter – More Details

 

Green Line Letter Template medium

 

3) Longer Letter Form – Customizable

 

Green Line Letter Template long customised

Contact Info

Contacts Greenline

 

Greenline Contacts

March 10th, 2017 by rca_civicaffairs No comments »

Contacts Greenline

More Details on the March 2 Green Line Info Session

March 1st, 2017 by rca_admin No comments »
  • Green Line LRT (Southeast): Public Information Session
  • March 2, 2017
  • 6 – 8 PM
  • The Hemingway Room at The Commons (1206 – 20 Avenue SE)
  • Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation will begin at 6.

The presentation, which is a preview of the information update being provided to the Standing Policy Committee of Transportation and Transit on March 15, will be followed by Q&A with members of the project team and Councillor Carra.

The venue can safely accommodate 175 people.

For those unable to attend, the entire event will be live-streamed at www.calgary.ca/live, and the presentation with audio will be posted online shortly after the event.

Remember that Thursday night is also just the first of many conversations The City will have with the community if the MacDonald Avenue SE option moves forward.

If you’re unable to attend this meeting, there will be many more opportunities to provide your input in the coming months.

Update on the Green Line LRT

February 28th, 2017 by rca_admin No comments »

What’s going on with the Green Line?

The City proposes running the LRT tracks along 12 Ave and MacDonald Ave through Ramsay.

The RCA Board rejected this proposal last fall, but the City is proposing it again.

The community is pushing back.

Tell me more…

The Green Line LRT will come through Ramsay from downtown.

The original plan was to run the LRT along 10 Ave from downtown, following the CPR rail line into Ramsay. The community approved this option and all our planning was based on it.

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Last fall, the City indicated that they were looking at new options through the Beltline:

The LRT could run along 12th Ave, then run north of the transit depot and follow the CPR rail line into Ramsay.

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The LRT could run along 12th Ave, then run south of the transit depot and follow MacDonald Ave through Ramsay.

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Neither of these options are good for Ramsay, and we prefer the orignal plan that we approved over a year ago.

I live in Ramsay. How does this affect me?

No way out

It’s already tough to get in and out of Ramsay by car, bike, or on foot. We’ve been trying to improve Ramsay’s connections to surrounding communities.

Now we risk becoming even more of an island.

At peak times, the train will run every 5 minutes. If you drive, ride your bike, or walk downtown, you could spend most of your time waiting at the tracks (just like at MacLeod and 25th).

Only one LRT station in Ramsay

There will be no additionasl LRT stations in Ramsay. The City is not open to discussing this.

The train will come through Ramsay, but you won’t be able to get on or off the train unless you walk all the way to the shared Ramsay/Inglewood station.

Surprise! Your home is now a trainfront property

Homes will be torn down to make room for the tracks, especiaslly since MacDonald Ave will need to be widened.

Bye bye green space and dog park

Green space is already scarce in Ramsay. We’ve been discussing how to maintain and increase our green space in the community.

Running the LRT along MacDonald Ave would cut through our existing green space west of Pop’s Dairy Bar.

What can I do?

Come to meetings and open houses.

Write a letter to the City and Ward 9 expressing your concerns.

Stay informed on ramsaycalgary.ca

Join your Community Association

What’s next?

Community Meeting

  • Tuesday February 28th
  • 7:00-9:00
  • Lower Hall

Prior to the City of Calgary’s meetings next week, Erin Joslin will be holding a community meeting to hear your concerns, share information and draft up questions for the City to respond to on March 2.

Please help share the word about the proposed alignment and about the meetings, especially this community meeting.

#RamsayUnited

City Meeting

  • Thursday March 2
  • 6:00 PM
  • The Commons – Hemmingway Room 1206 20 Ave SE

This presentation will be a preview of the update the Green Line team will provide to City Committee on March 15, which will include:

  • An overview of the City’s evaluation and how they arrived at the MacDonald Avenue SE option
  • An overview of the trade-offs of each option
  • An outline of the next steps in the evaluation and decision process