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Ramsay Traffic and Access Concerns

February 5th, 2017

I put together a graphic to try and explain what is currently planned for our community. – Erin Joslin

Ramsay Traffic & Access Concerns


February 5th, 2017

Snow Route Parking Ban in effect. Cars off the streets everyone. Share this with your neighbours.

“The snow route parking ban program supports snow plowing operations by removin​g parked vehicles from the streets, and allowing crews to clear snow from Calgary roads more efficiently and effectively. During a ban, parking will be temporarily restricted on designated snow routes for up to 72 hours. Parking bans are reserved for the few times each winter when there is a large build-up of snow on city streets.”

This is a map of all the streets that are on the Snow Route Parking Ban. There is also a place to enter your address on the website to see if your street is included. Link Below

Snow Routes

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January 30th, 2017

You can now download the  February newsletter.

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Ramsay Community Soccer 2017

January 24th, 2017

Ramsay Community Soccer


Ramsay Soccer is a volunteer-run program that provides non-competitive soccer for players aged 3-8. Age groups will be divided depending on the number of children registered.

This is a fun program intended for kids to make new friends and learn a little about soccer at the same time. This league is generously sponsored by the Ramsay Recreation Committee.


  • When: Thursdays from 6 – 7pm, starting May 4 until June 22, 2017
  • Where: Games will be played in the field next to the Ramsay rink
  • Weather related cancellations will be decided by coaches and parents notified that day
  • This is a parented league; please ensure that one parent/guardian is present during games


Want to get involved? We are looking for volunteers! Please email for further information, or call Esther at 403.991.9251 

Ramsay Winterfest 2017 on Saturday February 11

January 24th, 2017

The Ramsay Winter Festival is happening Saturday February 11, 10am-2pm at Ramsay Rink

  • Hot chocolate and marshmallows by the fire!
  • Skating and games!
  • Crafts!
  • Face painting 11am-1pm!

Free winter fun for everyone

General Meeting on Tue Jan 3, 2017

January 2nd, 2017

Please join us for a General Meeting of the Ramsay Community Association on Tuesday Jan 3, at 7 pm, in the upper hall.

Rent the Ramsay Rink

November 30th, 2016

We rent the covered rink surface throughout the year for a variety of private events.

The fee ( $70/hour including GST or $100/1.5 hours including GST) gets your group exclusive use of the rink, access to the washrooms/change area and use of the overhead lights (if required for evening rentals).

Click here for full details

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November 30th, 2016

You can now download the  December/January newsletter.

The newsletter delivery team will be bringing the newsletter to your mailbox on the week-end of December 3-4.

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Update on the Seniors Centre Demolition

October 26th, 2016

Here’s the latest information about the Seniors Centre demolition from Denver Brust, VP Internal:

I heard that part of the Ramsay Community Hall is being demolished? What’s going on?

The Ramsay Community Hall is made up of two parts:

  • The Main Hall
  • The Seniors Centre

Ramsay Community Hall

The Main Hall is NOT being demolished.

The Seniors Centre is being demolished.

Why is the Seniors Centre being demolished?

  • The Seniors Centre is not safe to use anymore.
    • The building structure is damaged.
    • The entire building is full of asbestos.
  • It would cost too much money to repair it.

But wait. I thought the Community Association had money in the bank. Why not spend money on the Seniors Centre?

The estimate for reparing the Seniors Centre was between 545,000 and 1 million dollars, with the understanding that the cost would go up significantly once the work had started. The reason the cost is so high is that you need to clean out all the asbestos very carefully before you can fix anything.

The Ramsay Community Association doesn’t have that kind of money.

Ok, fine. Why isn’t the City paying for this?

The RCA Board met with the City to discuss funding. The Hall is on City property and is leased from the City.

We talked about the age of the building, the way the building is being used, and future community needs.

Given the risk, the high estimate and the age of the building, the City didn’t want to invest in expensive repairs to the Seniors Centre.

In the end, the City agreed to pay for the safe demolition of the Seniors Centre.

The City also agreed to work with the RCA to discuss what will replace both the Main Hall and the Seniors Centre.

Where are the seniors meeting now?

The members of the Seniors Centre meet in the lower Main Hall for the time being.

I still don’t like this situation.

You can look at it this way: right now the Seniors Centre is empty, unsafe and condemned.

After demolition, we will be one step closer to having a new development to replace the Hall.

This new development will include the needs of our seniors in the community.

Alright, I guess. What’s going to happen next?

The seniors’ property has been moved out of the Seniors Centre.

City engineers are preparing the building for demolition.

There might be some minor traffic disruptions on 8th St SE when the demolition work starts. We will notify affected neighbours when the time comes.

We are continuing talks with the City about the future development of the Hall. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Denver Brust at

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October 26th, 2016

You can now download the  November 2016 newsletter.

The newsletter delivery team will be bringing the newsletter to your mailbox on the week-end of October 29-30.

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