Archive for June, 2012

Community Clean-up: A Huge Success!

June 12th, 2012

(pictured – nancy, kevin and wayne cao)

Wow, what a great community event we had on Sunday. After going strong from 8:30am – 3pm I sat back and said… ‘now that is what community is all about, everyone getting together sharing resources, food and a great time to accomplish a single goal… making our beautiful Ramsay shine!’

I lost count of how many people with trucks showed up, they were keen to get a route and help those neighbours that didn’t have the means to get large items or large amounts of items to the city trucks. Of note we had H.M.S Cyril floating through, picking up enough over the day to fill a garage truck by itself. we had many trailers and helpers that jumped in and rode along to help in the alleys.

Double Elle baked fresh buns that morning for us, Wade Patterson provided the warm chilly, and tnik was providing the warm and cold beverages, big thanks to you for supporting Ramsay Community.

We did learn a few things along the way, next year for this event or possible on it’s own, we will be getting a wood chipper to come down. Possibly 1/3 of the total loads was tree trimmings, why not put that right back into the Ramsay landscape. Sunday seemed to be a good day, everyone had saturday to prepare and sift through what needed to discarded and then had time to help others! We will make sure that we have an e-cycler and a metal recycler on hand as well so we don’t have to turn those items away. (as i write this we have a metal recycler picking up what metals we pulled out)

It was great to see everyone that i know come out and all the new faces was fantastic, i hope to see more of everyone in the future! Big kudo’s to everyone!!!


people were using all sorts of methods to bring unwanted items down to the trucks!

we had the two trucks being loaded at a constant rate!

Century Homes Heritage Roundtable on June 21

June 6th, 2012

The Federation of Calgary Communities sends this info about a very interesting heritage workshop:

The next installment of the Heritage Roundtable is about homes built during Calgary’s first building boom 100 years ago.


Topics include:


Identifying the Style of your century home – residential architectural styles during Calgary’s first boom, with David Monteyne, Associate Professor, U of C Faculty of Environmental Design.


Also, How to Photograph Your Century Home, as an aid to interpreting and understanding architecture, with photographer James McMenamin.


And, Century Homes, Historic Paint Colours and Sampling with heritage consultant Laura Pasacreta.


Bring a photo of your home for a What Style Is It? consultation with our experts.


Part of the Century Homes celebration (go to to find out more).


Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Association, 2201 Cliff St. SW, in the historic Cliff Bungalow School.


Doors open 6:30 pm, event starts at 7 pm and runs to 9 pm.


Networking and refreshments too!

The Ramsay Community Clean-up Is Happening This Sunday (June 10)

June 6th, 2012

The Ramsay Community Clean-up is happening on Sunday June 10 (9am-2pm at the Community Hall). The community will be working together to clean the alleys and local green spaces.

Food and beverages will be provided for all volunteers. Sunshine will also be provided.

Interested? Contact

You’re Invited to Ramsay School’s 100 Year Celebration!

June 3rd, 2012

Ramsay School families, alumni, and community members are all invited!

Friday, June 22, 2012, Ramsay School takes pleasure in celebrating the school’s 100th Birthday.

Please mark your calendars to join us for the big event. Fun activities will include:

Coffee with the Principal and school tours
11:30-1:00 PM

Family and Community Barbeque Picnic
4:00-6:00 PM

Ramsay student tribute with Trickster Theatre and Resident Artist-Tracy Franks
6:00-7:00 PM

Many hands make work more manageable; please offer your time to volunteer to support this huge undertaking. A volunteer schedule will be available at the school for sign up; Ramsay families and community members are all welcome to lend a hand!

Thank you to all our parents who have contributed a significant amount of time to plan and coordinate this event!

The June Newsletter is Available

June 3rd, 2012

You can now download the June newsletter and the June insert.

Our intrepid newsletter delivery team is in the process of bringing the newsletter (and insert) to your mailbox.

If you have any questions or comments about newsletter delivery, please contact

Enjoy the June issue!