Archive for the ‘Living in Ramsay’ category

earthships around the world

March 19th, 2014

come on out on saturday march 22nd to the ramsay hall, watch the full ‘garbage warrior’ documentary about the beginnings of the earthship. talk with everyone about what sustainability in our community means to you.

ramsay hall
saturday march 22nd
6:30pm
food and beverages will be there

Complete Streets

May 15th, 2013

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I came across this great video about complete streets that I had to share. It’s about New York’s implementation of the Dutch bicycle life style. How do you give the car, bike and pedestrian equal rights on the streets? Check it out. They seem to be successful.

Chris Turner: TEDx YYC

April 10th, 2013

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RCA is proud to present Chris Turner this weekend at our 3rd instalment of ‘Ramsay Inspiration Series’. Watch Chris presenting at TEDxYYC.

Come on out and see Chris this weekend at the RCA Hall.

Saturday April 13th
6-9pm
food and beverages are provided

rsvp at eventbrite

Powerful Community Building!

April 4th, 2013

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Jason Roberts is a powerful community builder, action taker and is bubbling with energy!

He did a TED talk about what he has been up to in Texas and the rest of the US. Creating a non-profit organization championing the idea of Building Better Blocks. This video is very motivating, so beware that you may want to do something after watching it.

click here to go to the video or click the image above.

 

Ramsay Inspiration Series #3: Chris Turner

April 3rd, 2013

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We are very excited to invite you to the third ‘Ramsay Inspiration‘ event. Calgary’s own sustainability expert, Chris Turner, will be speaking about sustainable neighbourhoods and helping us understand what that means, what it looks like and how we can get there ourselves.

Please come and join us for what promises to be a very special evening.

Saturday April 13th
6-9pm
Ramsay Upper Hall
1136 – 8 st se
The event will book up quickly so please go to eventbrite and get your tickets now, they’re free.

Tickets For Chris Turner Event

Kevin Cunningham
RCA President

Water Main Work on 21 Ave SE – March 22-25

March 21st, 2013

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Water main work March 22-25th on 21 Ave SE just west of 11 St. SE

Please note that there will be no access to 21 Ave SE off of 11 St SE.

Detours will be set up for local traffic including traffic accessing the Lilydale facility.

Please contact the Ward 9 office at 403.268.5330  or by email at ward09@calgary.ca with any further questions

Bus Route Changes in Ramsay

December 4th, 2012

Ward 9 sends a note about some transit route changes in Ramsay.

Dear Residents,

The West LRT will be open for service on December 10th, 2012. Along with the opening, Calgary Transit will be making a few minor route and schedule changes.

The Route 403 will be replaced by the Route 17. The Route 17 will have the exact same routing and stops through Ramsay as before; however, the frequency will be improved.
Before
Route 403
- 30 minutes during peak times
- 45 minutes during off-peak times

Now
Route 17
- 20 – 30 minutes during peak times
- 40 minutes during off-peak times

For more information, please visit Calgary Transit Route 17

Lantern Playgroup Open House on Tuesday November 6

October 18th, 2012

Rosalia Nastasi sends the following invite for the Lantern Playgroup open house on November 6th.

The Lantern Playgroup is an Inglewood and Ramsay community playgroup for kids aged 0-4 and their parents/caretakers.

The group gathers on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to noon in the Lantern Communtiy Church. which is located at 1401 10th ave S.E.

The Lantern Playgroup is a free parent run group. The space is graciously donated by the Church but no church membership required. It is a great place to socialize and meet other young families in the neighbourhood.

We welcome you to meet us and learn more about the Playgroup at our Open House on Tues Nov 6th.

The Open House will run from 9:30 to Noon and coffee, goodies and conversation will be provided.

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!!!

kevin


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!

Community Playgroup for Kids 0-4 Years-old

May 20th, 2012

Rosalia Nastasi sends the following info about a free local playgroup for young children. Thanks Rosalia!

Moms – come socialize!

 

Inglewood, Ramsay, Victoria Park community playgroup for kids 0-4 yr. and their parents/caretakers.

 

We gather Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am -12 in Nellie Breen Park in Inglewood (if weather is above 10 C) or in the basement of the Lantern Community Church in Inglewood, 1401 10th ave S.E.

 

Playgroup is free, and run by parents and not by the church, so no church membership required.

 

Search “Inglewood Playgroup (Lantern Playgroup)” on Facebook for more information.