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.
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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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions
Ward 9 sends a note about some transit route changes in Ramsay.
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.
- 30 minutes during peak times
- 45 minutes during off-peak times
- 20 – 30 minutes during peak times
- 40 minutes during off-peak times
For more information, please visit Calgary Transit Route 17
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.
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.
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.
Kim Firmston sends the following info about local summer day camps for kids. Thanks Kim!
Summer day camps abound in this city. Some are really, really good too. But what if you want quality programing for your child AND something local? Luckily there is a plethora of excellent Day Camps to be found right in the Inglewood/Ramsay area.
4Cats Arts Studio
4Cats Arts Studio (1222 9th Ave. SE.) has half day camps for children from ages 3 to 15 years all summer long. If your kid likes mixing it up with paint, clay, and ink, this is the perfect place for them. Camps range from $175.00 – $250.00 depending on the subject and one time workshops cost $15.00 -$ 25.00. Check them out at www.4cats.com/Inglewood or call (403) 206-0110 for more information.
Park ‘n Play and Stay ‘n Play
Park ‘n Play and Stay ‘n Play is a free drop-in child care program run by the City of Calgary for 3-5 year olds (parent attending) and 6 and up (not parented). This year they can be found at the Inglewood Community Hall – 1740 24th Avenue Southeast from Jul 30– Aug 3
(See the City of Calgary’s website for more information on this program).
DramAntics Theatre Camp
DramAntics Theatre Camp located at the Alexandra Centre in Inglewood at 922 9 Avenue SE (upstairs in the Rose Room). For the week of July 30 – Aug. 4, kids aged 9-16 will write a play, create the set, make the costumes, become the actors, and put it all on stage at the Calgary Fringe Festival on the day of Sun Fest. The cost is $235.00 for the week for local residents ($260.00 – Non-Residents).
To register call 403-269-5588, e-mail email@example.com, or drop in at The Alexandra Centre during office hours.
Reality Is Optional Kids’ Writing Club Day Camp
Reality Is Optional Kids’ Writing Club Day Camp is camp the way you want it. Children ages 7-17 will spend a week playing with their WORDS by doing commercials, five second movies, genre writing, poetry, role playing games, word art, and anything else they can dream up. Offered by the Alexandra Writers Centre Society, this camp is found in the lower level of the Alexandra Building at 922 9 Avenue SE.
Week one runs Aug 7-10 (4 days) and costs $70.00.
Week two runs Aug 27 – 31 (five days) and costs $85.00.
Or your child can registerfor drop in for $20.00 per day on either of those weeks.
To register or for more info visit www.alexandrawriters.org and look under what we offer, then go to courses or call 403-264-4730.
For more information on the Reality Is Optional Kids’ Writing Club go to www.realityisoptional.weebly.com
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, located at 2425 9 Ave S.E, runs week long Nature Discovery Camps all summer for kids aged 6-12. Kids will discover, investigate and explore nature as they learn how to become stewards of the parks systems.
Pre and post care is available for a fee, call 403-268-3800 to register.
Fort Calgary (750 – 9th Avenue SE) has full day and half day camps throughout the summer for kids aged 5-13 focused on Alberta history. Kids will get to dress in period costumes and learn about the NWMP or what it was like to be a settler in early Calgary.
For more information visit, www.fortcalgary.com or call 403-290-1875.