Archive for June, 2020

Ramsay’s own RedPoint Media wins BIG!

June 30th, 2020

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June 26, 2020


RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions a Multiple Winner at Alberta Magazine Showcase Awards


Calgary (June 26, 2020) – RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions was honoured at last night’s Alberta Magazine Publishers Association online award celebration with a total of five awards for Avenue Calgary including Alberta Magazine of the Year, two awards for WestJet Magazine and one for Leap. Across these three RedPoint publications, the company had been shortlisted for 29 awards in almost every category of this year’s Alberta Magazine Awards.In addition to being named Alberta Magazine of the Year, Avenue Calgary received a silver award in the Alberta Story category for “Looking Toward the Future of Stampede” by Taylor Lambert, and a silver for Service Journalism for “Urban Survival Guide.” In the design and art categories Avenue received a silver for Cover for the Avenue 2019 Best Neighbourhoods issue. And former Avenue intern Stephanie Joe took home the silver award for Emerging Writer for work she did with the magazine.The WestJet Magazine team took home gold in the Cover category for the July 2019 issue, and gold for Illustration for Cristian Fowlie’s work on “To the Moon” for the same issue.

The Leap magazine team received a silver for Illustration for Peter Ryan’s work for “Practicing Compassion.”

RedPoint staff photographer Jared Sych received three honourable mentions for his work in both WestJet Magazine and Avenue Calgary.

Avenue Calgary’s sister publication, Avenue Edmonton, was also among the night’s big winners with six awards include gold awards for Photograph: People and Portraiture and Feature Writing Short.

“This year marks Avenue’s 25th year in publication, so in some ways there could be no better time to receive the honour of being named Alberta Magazine of the Year,” said Pete Graves, President and CEO of RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions. “While our publications and the communities they celebrate face many hurdles right now, these awards recognize our commitment to quality and to our clients’ ongoing success.”

Avenue Calgary editor-in-chief Käthe Lemon said: “We were truly honoured to have our work recognized by AMPA and we also want to congratulate all the other winners. Together we can grow the eco-system of strong local storytelling and publishing.”

For a full list of winners and more information, visit albertamagazines.com/awards.

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RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions is a publishing house and creative agency offering industry-leading print and digital services that engage, inform and inspire. With roots dating back to 1994, we are today one of the largest and most celebrated independent publishing and marketing companies in Western Canada.

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Calgary Stampede announcement: 2 late nights fireworks displays for 2020 Stampede Season

June 30th, 2020

Greetings Ramsay Residents,

Stampede is canceled for 2020, Right?

Yes, the Calgary Stampede is cancelled for 2020, but Covid can’t dampen Calgary’s Stampede Spirit!  Calgary Stampede will be hosting a spectacular covid-friendly fireworks event for the entire city July and July 12. The fireworks will be MUCH Higher that the traditional grandstand show fireworks, to facilitate city residents to see them from far-away vantage points. (see News Story here) 

This means that Covid-rules still apply. City residents are not permitted on Stampede Park, and encouraged not to venture to inner-city communities to view fireworks.

Each year, Ramsay Community, Calgary Stampede, Calgary Parking Authority, Calgary Roads,  Ward 9 and a variety of other community stakeholders plan build a Stampede Parking Plan for the community of Ramsay.  This year is no exception. Plans are already underway to manage any potential traffic that may find its way into Ramsay for the 2020 fireworks.

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We wish everyone in Ramsay a safe and Happy Canada Day,  and enjoy our COVID-Respectful VIP viewing of the Stampede fireworks 11 pm on July 3 and 12th.

 

Vince Bodnar
President
Ramsay Community Association
 
Ramsay Community Association

1136 8th Street SE
Calgary T2G 2Z7

 

City of Calgary – FREE programs for all ages and stages, Learn more!

June 30th, 2020

Calgary Neighbourhoods, Calgary Parks and Calgary Recreation are collaborating this summer to offer free programs for all ages and stages, Learn more at www.calgary.ca/free.

 As part of the safety protocol programs will be registered this summer, even the free ones, to help us maintain safe numbers, contact tracing and other measures to provide a safe experience.  Registration is set to go live on Thursday June 25 on www.calgary.ca/liveandplay and at 830 by phone at 403-268-3800.

 In addition to the free registered programs go to www.calgary.ca/free to see where the community natural adventure playground will be. This is a play space you can visit.

 And Calgary Recreation is also pleased to launch paid outdoor daycamps learn more here, registration also starts the morning of Thursday June 25 on www.calgary.ca/liveandplay and at 830 by phone at 403-268-3800.

City of Calgary – Free Summer Programs 2020

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Next Ramsay Community Association General Meeting – Tues. Sept 01, 2020

June 29th, 2020

The Next RCA General Meeting of Membership will be Sept 01, 2020.    Details here 

Please check out the minutes (draft) from our last General Meeting held Tuesday June 02.

2020-06-02 GM Minutes DRAFT – NOT APPROVED

Have a GR8 Summer!

 

 

Inglewood/Ramsay City Projects Update – June 2020

June 24th, 2020

Inglewood/Ramsay City Projects Update 

June 2020

 

See below for important updates on upcoming projects in the Inglewood and Ramsay communities.

Green Line  Project Update

On Tuesday, June 16, City Council approved Administration’s Green Line recommendation on the updated Stage 1 alignment (from 16 Avenue N. to Shepard) along with changes to construction staging.

In addition to approving the alignment, Council approved a new construction staging strategy. Administration’s recommendations reflect many thoughtful conversations since the June 1st  Green Line Committee meeting with Council and stakeholders and balance the commitment to move forward with Stage 1, with the desire for greater certainty around managing risks.

Green Line Stage 1 will be constructed in three segments:

  • Segment 1: Elbow River to Shepard
  • Segment 2A: 2 Avenue SW station to Elbow River
  • Segment 2B: 16 Avenue N to north of 2 Avenue SW station

Segment 1 of the Green Line is shovel ready. The procurement process will move forward with the Request for Qualifications shortlisted proponents to be announced in June 2020, and the Request for Proposal to be issued no later than July 24, 2020. Given Segment 1 will be delivered as a design build finance project, the proponent teams will be bidding on the project starting on July 24, 2020; however, the detailed design and construction will begin in 2021. For more information, please visit calgary.ca/greenline.

Fire Station in Inglewood – Project Update

The City is exploring the development of a new mixed-use facility in the community of Inglewood. An external developer is being sought to purchase City-owned land and lead the planning, design and development of a mixed-use development that will include a new fire station. The land is comprised of four parcels located at 1204, 1210, 1212 and 1216 11 Avenue S.E.

A Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued June 1, 2020 inviting interested parties to apply. Once the RFP process is complete, the successful applicant will be required to go through the standard City-mandated development permit and/or land use re-designation approval process.

The development of this site as a fire station has been anticipated since its purchase in the 1990’s. The new fire station is required to support Calgary Fire Department’s needs in downtown and inner city neighbourhoods and to maintain response times.

The intent is that this mixed-use development will be designed to be a transit-oriented development, supporting the MAX Purple Bus Rapid Transit, the future Inglewood Ramsay Green Line station and to help achieve the vision for the Historic East Calgary Area Redevelopment Plan (HEC ARP). Ongoing project updates will be posted at calgary.ca/inglewoodramsay.

 

Inglewood Sanitary Trunk – Project Update

The Inglewood Sanitary Trunk project reached a major milestone in May with the completion of the final tunnel in the new trunk. Activity will continue at various shaft sites through the summer to complete commissioning, restoration and landscaping.

 

Our crews continue to work at 8 Avenue and 9 Street S.E. until August to connect the new sanitary pipes to the existing Inner City Trunk. The intersection will remain closed during this time. Thank you to the residents of Inglewood and Ramsay for your patience and understanding while we complete this important upgrade to the sanitary system. For more information, please visit calgary.ca/IST.

Jack Long Park – Construction Update

Construction on the park is underway – with a scheduled park opening for late summer/fall of 2020. See a photo below of what the park will look like when it opens to the public. For more information, please visit calgary.ca/jacklongpark.

8 Avenue SE Corridor Improvements – Project Update

The City has been working with the Inglewood Community Association on a plan to improve the 8 Avenue S.E. corridor. These improvements will help to reduce cut through traffic and vehicle speeding, as well as, improve pedestrian, cyclist and vehicle safety along the corridor.

Changes coming to 8 Avenue S.E. this summer

To execute the plan, we are implementing the following:

  • Installing a traffic calming curb extension and wheelchair ramps on the west side of 8 Street to improve the safety and connection to the Bow River Pathway.
  • Installing traffic calming curb extensions and wheelchair ramps along the southeast and southwest corners of 9 Street, 11 Street and the southeast corner of 14 Street S.E.
  • Installing a traffic circle and a traffic calming curb extension on 13 Street S.E. with new crosswalks and wheelchair ramps to make crossing the street easier.
  • Installing speed humps between 11 Street and 12 Street S.E., 12 Street and 13 Street S.E. and 13 Street and 14 Street S.E.

More information

You can view an overview about this project and a map of construction on signs located at Elbow River Traverse corner of 8 Street and 8 Avenue S.E. and 8 Avenue S.E. and 12 Street S.E. For more information, please visit calgary.ca/8avese.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Community Hall Garage Sale. Volunteer call-out June 23 and 24

June 20th, 2020
Hello Ramsay Planning and Development, Gardening and Rec Committee volunteers.
EASY volunteer opportunity next Tuesday and / or Wednesday (4:30-8:30) at the RCA Hall.
Please email Kelly:  kelly@ramsaycalgary.ca
Thanks in Advance for your support.!

Community Initiated Public Art Projects – $ Available

June 18th, 2020

The City Arts & Culture team has created a public art initiative where Calgarians can apply to get funding to hire local artists and create art in their neighbourhoods. I’m excited to announce that this opportunity is now available. Please feel free to share!

To inspire Calgarians and support local artists that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, The City is looking for ideas for community-run public art projects. $75,000 is being set aside to fund between 25 and up to 80 projects anywhere in the city. Each project can receive between $500 and $4500 to support the local creative economy in inspiring ways over the summer.

We’re inviting Calgarians to team up with artists at any level to explore any form of public art that:

  • ·       Uncovers little-known stories about the city or overlooked histories
  • ·       Focuses on justice, inclusion, and human dignity
  • ·       Fosters truth & reconciliation
  • ·       Explores stories of our community
  • ·       Brings beauty, joy, whimsy and hope

Calgarians and community groups should apply early as funding is limited and evaluations take place every two weeks until all funding is allocated. Applications will be received until September 30, 2020.

More information on the application process can be found at Calgary.ca/artistopportunities.

Warmly,

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Proudly serving the City of Calgary on Treaty 7 territory.

100% Contact-Free Private Tennis Lessons @ Ramsay Tennis Courts

June 18th, 2020
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Cost is $25 per person, per lesson, plus GST (packages available)
Limited spots, first come first serve
To book your lesson please Contact Shane and/or AnnaMaria at

Outdoor Boxing Basics – with Sweat Science Boxing

June 17th, 2020

look for regular updates on the Ramsay Recreation Facebook page

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City of Calgary – Flood Readiness Newsletter – June 17, 2020 edition

June 17th, 2020
Flood Readiness 2020
June 17, 2020

Current river conditions (June 17, 2020) 

Despite the storm Calgary experienced last weekend, river flows remain at average, to above average, levels for this time for this time of year and we do not expect flooding over the riverbanks. The boating advisory remains in place at this time, so we ask Calgarians to be cautious around our rivers as conditions can change quickly. Check the status of the boating advisory and get more tips on how to be safe around the rivers at  calgary.ca/watersafety.

Here’s a snapshot of the current conditions:

  • The thundershowers on the weekend affected Calgary more than our river catchments to the west, and did not have much impact on flows on the Bow and Elbow Rivers. Nose Creek has been flowing high due to stormwater and runoff from its catchment north of Calgary.
  • The weather forecast for the coming week is for small amounts of rain and thundershowers. No flooding over the riverbanks is expected. As typical in spring, flows on the Bow and Elbow are fast, cold and murky. A boating advisory is in place in Calgary, and Calgarians are advised to stay off the rivers.
  • There is only snow remaining at high altitudes now, and it is within seasonal average range. With less snow remaining, melting snowpack is less of a concern for contributing to potential flooding if we get heavy rain.
  • TransAlta and Alberta Environment & Parks (AEP) are maintaining the water level in Ghost Reservoir at its target level based on current conditions.
  • The Glenmore Reservoir is being maintained at its current target of 1.7m below the crest of the dam.
  • Bow River flow at downtown Calgary this week = 220-300 m3/s (average to above average for this time of year).
  • Elbow River flow below Glenmore Dam this week = 20-40 m3/s (average to above average for this time of year).
  • The City and AEP are monitoring conditions and will update advisories if necessary.

The City of Calgary continually monitors conditions, including weather, snow pack, river and reservoir levels to prepare for potential flooding. River flows fluctuate greatly during spring, and flows up to 400 m3/s on the Bow and 100 m3/s on the Elbow are not out of the ordinary. If there is going to be a risk of flooding, we work with Alberta Environment to notify Calgarians by posting advisories online and in the media.

Advisories, river flows and reservoir levels can be checked at the Alberta Rivers website or app for iOS or Android. If there is a current advisory in place for our watershed, it will be listed in the banner at the top of the webpage/app, and our watershed will be highlighted on the map.

You can also check AEP’s weather and river flow forecasts by going to the menu at the top left (three horizontal lines) and selecting “Forecaster Comments”.

Learn more about river flow rates – what is normal, and when flooding begins, at our updated River Flow Rates webpage.

 


Responding to flash flooding

Last weekend, parts of Calgary experienced severe thunderstorm and hail causing major damage and flash flooding in many streets and communities. Thunderstorms can happen quickly, and extremely heavy rainfalls can temporarily overwhelm the storm sewers.

If you see a storm drain is clogged and you’re able to safely clear it, please do so.

If you notice water on the road or street that has not drained after 90-120 minutes, please contact 311 so our crews can quickly respond on a priority basis.

Severe thunderstorms can also lead to basement flooding. To help prevent this, ensure that your downspouts are pointed away from yours and your neighbours’ home and are directed towards lawns and gardens. Visit calgary.ca for more tips on how to reduce the risk of experiencing basement flooding, or download the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction’s Handbook for Reducing Basement Flooding.


Heritage Drive Flood Barrier:  Keeping traffic moving during a flood

Heritage Drive Flood Barrier

Construction of the Heritage Drive flood barrier is complete. This almost ½ kilometre long steel barrier protects Heritage Drive S.E under the Graves Bridge (Glenmore Trail) from a 2013-level flood, ensuring the critical connection between Glenmore Trail and Deerfoot Trail remains open to emergency responders and traffic.

This is a particularly vulnerable area for Calgary. Back in 2013, this part of Heritage Drive was completely underwater during the flood. It cut off an important access road for emergency responders and the road was closed for months causing major traffic disruptions.

In 2013, the section of Heritage Trail S.E. that connects onto Glenmore Trail was engulfed in flood waters, cutting off a critical access road for emergency responders.

In 2013, the section of Heritage Trail S.E. that connects onto Glenmore Trail was engulfed in flood waters, cutting off a critical access road for emergency responders.

 

In addition to building the barrier, we have stabilized 520 metres of riverbank on the west side of the Bow River to protect against further erosion, and are adding a multi-use pathway running from the Graves Bridge parking lot to the Bonnybrook Wastewater Treatment Plant. This will complete the regional pathway on the west bank of the Bow River that extends from Downtown to the south city limits. The pathway, which also acts as a 1 in 10-year flood barrier, is expected to be open later this summer.

 

This $10.5 million project received $7 million in funding through the Province’s Flood Recovery Erosion Control and Alberta Community Resilience Programs. It’s a great example of what can be achieved when municipal and provincial governments work together to make flood mitigation a priority.

 

Find out more about other flood resilience projects complete or underway in Calgary.