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Ramsay, like many low density residential, truly inner city communities, is feeling the pressures of increased traffic density and redevelopment. There have been a lot of changes inside and along Ramsay's borders. The proximity to Calgary's downtown, the Calgary Stampede and Exhibition, and the Saddledome mean that Ramsay's streets get a lot of traffic. The Beautification Committee is dedicated to projects aimed to improve the aesthetics of Ramsay's streets while maintaining safety and function. Please contact the Beautification Chair for more information. New members are always welcome.
New Signage Project

We finally have an approved sign for our four community entrances! After taking into consideration safety, cost, and construction issues, we modified the design to include a large boulder with the community logo in aluminium. Thank you to all the community members who provided input over the last 2 years. We will now be able to complete our fundraising and hope to have new signs by spring!

Ramsay Streetscape Beautification Project

The "Streetscape Project" is a community initiative with the purpose of expressing Ramsay ideals such as the village concept. We have secured the assistance of architect and professor Marc Boutin (Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary). Public meetings have been held to discuss ideas, with more planned in the near future. In the Fall of 2002, a survey of Ramsay residents was conducted, and the results are available here.

The Streetscape project was made possible through a generous grant from the Calgary Foundation Neighbourhood Grants Project.

To view a map and graphic profiles describe the geography and topography of Ramsay. If you have ideas, please click here and contact the Beautification Chair.

Congratulations to Marc Boutin and the Ramsay Streetscape Plan for winning one of the Mayor's Urban Design Awards. For information on the award click here, and to view the entire plan click here!

Trees
Trees make our community more beautiful and peaceful. They also can calm the flow of traffic. It is our mandate to request trees every year for the community of Ramsay. We are pleased to say that in 2002, 64 trees were planted by Forever Green and the community. In 2003, 24 trees are planned and these will be planted by Urban Forestry. Thanks guys.
Outwest Park
Outwest Park, located at the corner of 8th Street (Spiller Road) and 9th Avenue SE, is a joint initiative between Inglewood and Ramsay Communities. With the co-operation and assistance of Canadian Pacific Railway and the City of Calgary Parks Dept the land will be redeveloped to be a safer more welcoming and attractive gateway into these two communities. Click for a Recent Update.
Annual Harvest Table / Arts and Crafts Sale
Look for an announcement in the Ramsay News early in the fall for this annual event, held at the Upper Hall of the Community Hall on Spiller/8th Street. Local artists and artisans sell their wares with homemade foods being among the offerings. The blueberry jam is especially popular as is the Hand blown glass work. Each year it gets bigger and we hope to see you there.
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