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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
For the website development opportunity, please contact

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




EVENT: Ramsay Parade of Lights December 12-19

December 15th, 2020 by rca_civicaffairs No comments »



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

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.


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.

PDF’s For Printing:
Any questions or concerns,
Please Contact:

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

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

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 or contact

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

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

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

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

Holiday waste tips

President’s Update – November 2020

November 26th, 2020 by rca_admin No comments »

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 2 months since hauling chairs and blankets to the RCA outdoor AGM. If you didn’t have a chance to join, please find a draft copy of the meeting minutes below. It’s incredible to read the year in review and recognize the efforts of community volunteers. In that same spirit, on behalf of the RCA, I’d like to extend sincere gratitude to our past president, Vince Bodnar. I would not be entering this term with as much optimism had it not been for his leadership through a difficult year.

Last year, much of RCA’s traditional way of business was put to the test with the arrival of covid, shrinking revenues, aging facilities, volunteer turnover and changing demographics and social interests. While this resulted in some tough decisions, such as the release the Community Hall; fewer competing priorities will allow us to revisit our vision and move forward by design. As such, the new Board have been busy building out an annual plan, including some of the following overarching goals:

  • A Facility Improvement Plan for the Outdoor Rink and Shack
  • Increased Community Engagement
  • Updated External Communication Strategy
  • Long Term Financial Sustainability Planning
  • Revitalized Committees and Volunteer Opportunities

Despite changing health guidelines, Ramsay’s community spirit has not subsided. Here are just a few highlights in recent weeks: a successful Casino, a socially distanced Halloween Parade and festive displays throughout the neighbourhood, a new Board of Directors have settled in, a new Treasurer has stepped forward, a new Committee Chairs has been appointed for Communications, Rec volunteers acquired donated benches and an additional firepit to accommodate social distancing, our Adopt-a-Rink is ready, the undercover rink remains busy with biking on the ramps and many other heartwarming community-led initiatives.

If you’re interested in joining the conversation, please consider attending our monthly Virtual RCA General Meetings. They are held virtually on the first Tuesday of every month with the exception of January, July and August. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 1 @ 7pm via Google Meet. Click here find out how to join:

If you are unable to attend, but have feedback or questions, feel free to email me:

Draft AGM Meeting Minutes:


Nicole Battistella

Your New RCA Board of Directors

November 5th, 2020 by rca_admin No comments »

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Our votes HAVE been counted.

The Ramsay Community Association held the Annual General Meeting, Oct 06. , and a new Board of Directors has been voted in.

On behalf of the Ramsay Community Association  I would also like this opportunity to first provide my sincerest thanks and gratitude to our continuing-term Board Members, for their amazing efforts and dedication: Dirk Vanderkooi, Lindsay Vala.

I would also like to salute outgoing Board Members, your dedication, insight and commitment to the RCA is commendable. While their term with RCA will end, we forward to your continued volunteer efforts: John Holt, David Graham, Kelly Bailly.

I would also like to acknowledge committee chairs who have stepped away from their longstanding roles in the past year, and offer our heartfelt thanks and undying appreciation for their years of effort: Shannon Fox, Kevan Hayes.

I am very pleased to introduced your newly elected Board of Directors:

Board of Directors

President: Nicole Battistella
VP External/Planning Development: Erin Joslin
VP Internal:  Julius von Bieberstein
Treasurer Dirk Vanderkooi
Secretary: Shelby Montgomery
2-year Director: Lindsay Vala
2-year Director: Melody Rodger
1-year Director: Margaret Toye
1-year Director: Shawna Lea


Congratulations All!


Vince Bodnar
Past President
Ramsay Community Association
A historical community in the heart of Calgary