Archive for the ‘Living in Ramsay’ category

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.
Route 403
– 30 minutes during peak times
– 45 minutes during off-peak times

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!!!


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.

Local Summer Day Camps for Kids

May 17th, 2012

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 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, 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 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

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

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, or call 403-290-1875.

Inglewood Pool Closure Update

March 12th, 2012

You may or may not have made your way down to the Inglewood pool to go for a swim over the last week and found the pool closed. I contacted Doug Shelley at the pool have been informed a pipe had burst in the basement and emptied the pool. Wow, now that’s a mess i would not want to clean up! They are currently working hard on the repairs and improving other aspects. They are working towards having the pool open again for the public on Monday April 2nd.

kevin cunningham
president, RCA

Deep Water Workouts at the Inglewood Pool

February 15th, 2012

submitted by Angie/Jackie

The deep water workout class has been reinstated at the request of Inglewood residents, on a trial basis, beginning March l.  The class will be held:

Thursday evenings 6:30 – 7:15 pm.

Call 403-268-3800 to register (Calgary Recreation).

Please support your local swimming pool and register for this program if you can.  We need to have at least 10-15 people on a consistent basis to keep the class going.

This reinstatement has resulted in the morning lane swim being reduced from 6 – 9 pm to 8 to 9 am on Thursdays.

It’s time to stop talking and walk the walk!  If you want to continue to have these amenities in the neighbourhood, use it or lose it!

Inglewood/Ramsay Community Splash & Swim

February 15th, 2012

Inglewood Aquatic center is planning a monthly Inglewood Ramsay Community Splash & Swim night for the residents of Inglewood and Ramsay. The below dates and times are proposed for this once a month event for our communities to jointly come and use the pool. The cost is $1.00 for kids and $2.00 for adults. Potential entertainment and activities to be announced at a later date.

Saturday March 24,2012 4:00-6:00pm.
Saturday April 28, 2012 3:00-5:00pm.
Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00-5:00 pm.
Saturday June, 26 2012 3:00-5:00 pm

If you would like additional information please contact:

Doug at