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Current Volunteer Opportunities

January 13th, 2021 by rca_communications No comments »
The Ramsay Community Association welcomes volunteers to help in many capacities, and we are currently seeking people to take on the following roles:
Board of Directors, Treasurer
This position requires some background in finance, or an interest in learning about that area of community association operations. You will report to the board on all things financial, ensure bills are paid, and act as a liaison for casino fundraising and yearly financial audits.
Board of Directors, Director at Large
In this position, you will apply your personal skill set in the support of RCA initiatives. You can focus your volunteering on things you are most interested in and passionate about! This position has a two-year term.
Website Development
This website needs an upgrade. We are looking for someone to put a new website together using G Suites. You will work with the Communication Committee chair on this important project.
If you would like more information about, or to volunteer for, one of the board of director roles, please email president@ramsaycalgary.ca
For the website development opportunity, please contact communications@ramsaycalgary.ca

Have feedback about flood mitigation?

January 13th, 2021 by rca_communications No comments »

The 2013 flood had a significant impact on Ramsay’s neighbouring communities and businesses, and the RCA has been asked for feedback. If you were affected, or have any comments regarding this initiative (see PDF below), please send an email by January 25th to: president@ramsaycalgary.ca

 

CRCAG Flood Free Calgary – Request for letter re 2013 flood experience (individuals)

Ramsay Civic Building: Request for Expressions of Interest to Lease

January 7th, 2021 by rca_communications No comments »

Social, Community, Recreation or Arts and Culture Opportunity in Ramsay

Request for Expressions of Interest to Lease Property from the City of Calgary

Ramsay Civic Building - 1140 8 Street SE

 

The City of Calgary has posted a request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to lease the Ramsay Civic Building formerly occupied by the Ramsay Community Association. The purpose of the EOI process is to find a community, social, recreation, arts or culture partner to lease the property for suitable activities and programs.

 

Visit the website page to see the full details and requirements of this Expression of Interest.

 

Please respond to this Expression of interest by February 28, 2021.

President’s Update – December 2020

December 28th, 2020 by rca_communications No comments »

Here is RCA President Nicole Battistella’s year-end report that celebrates the many wonderful people who did amazing things in Ramsay this year, and looks ahead at what’s to come in 2021. View it below, or here: President’s Update – Dec 2020

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2020-2021 Ramsay Winter Recreation – Updated Nov 30, 2020

October 29th, 2020 by Vince Bodnar No comments »

The Ramsay Community Association has been busy planning ways in which we can provide low-cost, Covid-friendly, all-inclusive outdoor activities over the winter.

 

RCA’s recreational space located at 2102 Ramsay st SE currently offers:

  • A large pleasure skating ice rink located on the field North of the rink & shack. Please adhere to social distance rules posted at the site and the most current guidelines from the AB Gov’t embedded below.
  • A bike skills park and covered recreational space in the undercover rink
  • An additional firepit and extra benches near the shack to allow for more social distancing – First come, first serve, available for public use
  • Various fun and socially distanced activities being put together by the Recreation Committee *Follow Ramsay Recreation on Instagram and Facebook or check the website for updates*
    • “Ralphie” Ramsay’s outdoor Elf on the Shelf
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Ramsay Parade of Lights

 

We have also had to adjust some traditional offerings:

  • Due to Covid guidelines announced November 24, 2020:
    • The skate shack will remain closed for the winter season
    • With an outdoor social gathering limit of 10, RCA will not host any in-person events or programming this winter
    • As hockey nets are not permitted on the adopt-a-rink, per City rules posted at the site, they have been removed until further notice
  • The undercover rink will not be flooded
    • Please know that this year’s decision not to flood the undercover rink was not taken lightly. Over the years, Calgary’s weather variability, and the deterioration of the asphalt surface, has made it very challenging to sustain ice, thereby driving up the cost of upkeep. This year, keeping the facility free from ice and the melt that occurs during chinooks, allows for a greater variety of outdoor activities while we evaluate future upgrades

 

Additional resources:

56276C62-6F68-4B0D-8BB4-207438B2E43EOutdoor Ice Rinks - Gov't of AB Dec 4 2020 copy

Sincerely,

Nicole Battistella

Ramsay Community Association

president@ramsaycalgary.ca

EVENT: Ramsay Parade of Lights December 12-19

December 15th, 2020 by rca_civicaffairs No comments »

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Ramsay Parade of Lights: Dec 12-19 with Map and Bingo » Ramsay Community Association in Calgary (ramsaycalgary.ca)

12 Street SE / 17 Avenue SE Utility Work Update

December 15th, 2020 by rca_communications No comments »

The ongoing ENMAX construction activities at 12 Street SE, along the 17 Avenue SE corridor, will shift to 24/7 work on December 16, 2020, until December 24, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Please click on this link for a map and further details.

Enmax Construction Update – December 15, 2020

Ramsay Parade of Lights: Dec 12-19 with Map and Bingo

December 12th, 2020 by rca_admin No comments »
Seasons Greetings Ramsay!

With a fantastic response, we have a neighborhood wonderland of lights to enjoy and discover. This Covid-Friendly event allows family cohorts a chance to get out and enjoy our neighborhood’s festive displays.

Kickoff: Saturday, December 12
Finale: Saturday December 19th 6:00-9:00pm

Here is Ramsay Parade of Lights Map of homes that registered to be apart of  the festive displays. We also know there are more festive displays out there to enjoy, as well.  Please enjoy your neighborhood tours this week starting December 12th, and then join us for the big finale on December 19th. The finale will hopefully include moving displays, live music, fire pits and whatever else our creative neighborhood gets up to.

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Take your experience up a notch and participate in the Ramsay Parade of Lights BINGO. Simply Print off the Bingo Card and head out on a neighborhood hunt. When the card is completed, it can be dropped of at the Rink Shack in the mailbox. In the spirit of Christmas we have prizes to give away! A HUGE shoutout to our donors! We are so lucky to have such an amazing community.

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PDF’s For Printing:
Any questions or concerns,
Please Contact:
shawna@ramsaycalgary.ca

RCA Virtual General Meeting – December 1, 2020 @ 7pm

December 1st, 2020 by rca_admin No comments »

Join this meeting 1 of 2 ways:

OPTION 1: Online, using  Google Meet:
  • simply Click  LINK  
  • or:  Copy and Paste this URL in your browser: https://meet.google.com/keo-dszn-iuw?hs=122&authuser=1
  • 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#
  • Once joined: Kindly Mute your phone.

AGENDA

Sincerely,
Nicole Battistella
President
Ramsay Community Association

Ramsay/Inglewood City Projects – November 2020

November 26th, 2020 by rca_admin No comments »
Inglewood/Ramsay City Projects Update – 

November 2020

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

9 Avenue S.E. Bridge Replacement – Project Update

Update to opening schedule

The scheduled opening of the 9 Avenue S.E. bridge has been adjusted from November to mid-2021, based on a delay in procuring required steel components for the bridge from our original supplier. A new supplier has been sourced, who is in the process of manufacturing these steel components, and delivery is expected to start in the coming weeks.

As this process takes place behind the scenes, work continues to advance on-site with the completion of the approach roadways to the bridge and preparing the site for the delivery of steel. Over the next several weeks, cranes will also be brought on-site to accommodate installation of the steel components over the winter.

 

As we work through the winter months, asphalt availability and weather conditions may also factor in on the ultimate opening date. We will communicate the new opening date of the bridge closer to completion.

 

For more information, please visit calgary.ca/9ave.

Beltline & Inglewood Pools Program Update

As part of a collaborative process to determine the long-term future of the Inglewood Aquatic Centre, we began a process to understand how Calgarians who live, work, and play in the Beltline and Inglewood/Ramsay communities use social and recreational spaces. Public input took place in August 2020 through Community Engagement and through targeted Neighbourhood Inquiry Kits.

The reports for these activities have been completed and are posted on our Engage portal. A Progress Update on the program will be presented to the Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services in late 2020.

With this information, we will proceed to the Design phase of the program and develop and test options for meeting local social and recreational needs and insights.

For more information on the project, please visit https://engage.calgary.ca/recneeds.

Ramsay Inclusive Playground – Project Update

Through a partnership with us, the Parks Foundation, Variety Alberta and the Ramsay Community Association, a brand-new inclusive playground is coming to Ramsay.

 

Construction on the playground is scheduled to begin in summer 2021, with an estimated completion by the end of 2021. The park will be located as showed in the photo below on the corner of Macdonald Ave. and Bellevue Ave. SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4M3. The final design concept features two play spaces with inclusively designed play equipment, ample seating and natural features.

For more information, please visit parksfdn.com/ramsay-inclusive-playground or contact info@parksfdn.com.

Jack Long Park – Project Update

Construction is well underway to redevelop Jack Long Park into a new cultural hub for the community. Over the past few months, we have made significant progress, but we have also experienced some supply delays, in part due to COVID-19.

Four main components are left to be completed:

  • Pouring of custom concrete pathways with coloured glass
  • Installation of concrete pavers and stonework
  • Installation of site furnishings, including custom elements like concrete seat walls and a family-style harvest table.
  • Sodding over one third of the park.

New play structure

Construction has also started on a new play structure that will be completed soon; however, safety testing is required before we can allow children access.

Due to these supply delays, as well as safety and liability concerns of opening a park in an incomplete state, we are unable to open Jack Long Park in 2020. To ensure the safety of the public, the site security fence will remain in place until the re-opening. The park is anticipated to be completed by late spring 2021. 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.

Inglewood Sanitary Trunk – Construction Update

Work at 8 Avenue S.E. and 9 Street. will be complete by late-November. This intersection will reopen at that time. Final landscaping is scheduled for spring 2021, when conditions are more favourable for grass growth.

Thank you to residents for their patience during construction of this important piece of Calgary’s water system.

For more information, please visit calgary.ca/IST.

Hydrant Repair work – Update

Starting in late November, we will be closing 9 Avenue S.E. at 8 Street to repair a leaking hydrant valve. This is expected to be complete in three days.

This work will begin following the reopening of the Inglewood Sanitary Trunk closure nearby at 8 Avenue S.E. and 9 Street to ensure residents have access to 9 Avenue S.E.

For more information, please visit calgary.ca/inglewoodramsay.

Stay connected on City projects in your community

Feel free to forward this newsletter to your neighbours and friends in your community. Residents can sign up here for these email updates to receive monthly news about City projects in the Inglewood and Ramsay communities.

Waste & Recycling Services Update

November 26th, 2020 by rca_admin No comments »

Compost your real Christmas tree

Option 1: Put your tree in your green cart

  • Cut your tree into small pieces to fit inside your green cart. Make sure the lid can close.
  • Put extra branches into paper yard waste bags, roll close and set 0.5 metres (two feet) to the side of your cart.

Trees that are not prepared this way will not be collected.

Option 2: Bring to a tree drop-off December 26-January 31

Tree drop-offs will be available around the city to compost your Christmas tree.

  • ·        Remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel, string and tree stands.
  • ·        Do not wrap or bag your tree.

Find a list of locations at calgary.ca/christmastree.

Holiday waste tips