Archive for February 10th, 2021

Guidebook for Great Communities Update

February 10th, 2021

Guidebook Update

On February 3, members of Planning and Urban Development Committee voted 7-1 in favour of forwarding Administration’s recommendation to Council to adopt the Guidebook for Great Communities. This endorsement is a giant leap forward in sustainably planning our city with citizens who are living here today and for those citizens who will move here tomorrow.

Next Steps

The Guidebook will be brought forward to Council on March 22, 2021. This public hearing is another opportunity for citizens to speak and voice their thoughts and for Council to ask questions of Administration. This public hearing of Council will include a Council decision.

Resources to help CAs and citizens learn about the Guidebook

There are a number of online resources, including four upcoming virtual information sessions, to help citizens learn more about the Guidebook.

Bench dedication opportunity on Scotsman’s Hill

February 10th, 2021

Parks Foundation, in partnership with the City of Calgary, manage the Dedication Bench and Picnic Table program. To celebrate the program’s 30th anniversary, they are offering the chance to dedicate a bench on Scotsman’s Hill. The winner can use the bench to honour anyone they choose: the legacy of a friend or family member, pet, life milestone or special occasion.

Here are more details, as provided by Parks Foundation:

Participants can enter one of three ways:
•    Sending a beautiful photo of any Parks Foundation dedication bench or picnic table in the city
•    Sending a story about your existing dedication bench or picnic table
•    Sending a story about what winning a new dedication bench would mean to you

All applications much be emailed to with “Dedication Bench Giveaway” in the subject line. A downloadable entry form is available on our website. Entries can be submitted until 11:59 p.m. MT on May 31, 2021, with the winner being chosen via a random draw on June 1.

Giveaway applicants must be current residents within the municipal limits of the City of Calgary and at least 18 years of age in order to qualify. Only one submission will be counted per email address, if selected as the winner you must correctly answer a skill-testing question. The winner will be given the option to renew their term after three years for a fee. For full contest details, please visit

Special Meeting of RCA Membership and General Meeting – Tuesday, March 2 @ 7pm

February 10th, 2021

The first 10 minutes will be a Special Meeting of Membership to approve our audited financials that were in draft form at the AGM. The General Meeting will commence immediately afterwards.

Join this meeting 1 of 2 ways:

OPTION 1: Online, using  Google Meet:
  • simply Click Join with Google Meet
  • or:  Copy and Paste this URL in your browser:
  • Once joined, kindly mute your mic

OPTION 2:  Call In (conference call)

  • Dial: +1 587-688-5054‬
  • When prompted, please enter the PIN
  • PIN: ‪548 418 894‬#
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