Archive for May, 2012

Elbow Riverbank Clean-up on Wednesday May 30

May 30th, 2012

The Stampede’s Sarah Stall sent the following info about the Elbow Riverbank Clean-up that’s happening today:

The Elbow River needs a little spring cleaning!


On Wednesday, May 30 at 11:30 a.m. join Stampede employees, volunteers and other members of the Ramsay community to clean up the banks of the Elbow River around Stampede Park.


Let’s show Calgary how we embody our pride of place by collecting garbage along the banks of the river.


The 12 cleanup sites are located between MacDonald Bridge and Erlton LRT station. Teams will have one hour to clean up their designated areas between 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Then join your team for door prizes, Centennial celebration cake with the Cake Posse and a BBQ beginning at 12:30 p.m. on the Grandstand tarmac.


Garbage bags and rubber gloves will be supplied, but please remember to dress for mucky conditions: rubber boots or running shoes and clothes you aren’t afraid to get dirty in.


To sign up and for more information, please contact Sarah Stall at 403.261.0487 or

Coffee with the Ramsay School Principal on Thursday May 31st

May 29th, 2012

This is a reminder about this Thursday’s Coffee with the Ramsay School Principal:

Would you Like to Learn More about Ramsay School?

You’re Invited… Coffee with the Ramsay School Principal

All Ramsay community members (present parents, potential parents, business owners, neighbours, alumni) are invited to join me for a very informal“coffee with the principal” on Thursday, May 31st at 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the school library. Please join me for coffee, tea and cookies (I’m buying!) and let’s chat about our community and school, our past, present and future and the legacy we all leave together.

I sincerely look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions, thoughts or questions please do not hesitate to call me, email me or pop by any time. I would be more than happy to chat.

Michelle Speight,
Principal, Ramsay School

More Details About Community Garden Plot Building This Week-end

May 29th, 2012

The Garden Committee’s Carol Engstrom sends information about this week-end’s community garden plot building:

We are constructing more plots at the community garden!

On Saturday June 2 (9am-4pm), we will build the boxes.

We will need:

  • carpenters
  • cardboard
  • wheelbarrows
  • shovels
  • saw

On Sunday June 3 (9am-4pm), we will be moving soil and mulch.

We will need:

  • wheelbarrows
  • shovels
  • people

Contact if you want to help out, or find out more details.

Ramsay Visioning – Public Action Planning Workshop on Saturday June 23

May 23rd, 2012

The third phase of our Visioning process is the action planning phase.

It will be happening in the Lower Hall on Saturday, June 23rd, from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

This is going to be the time to put ideas to paper, so make sure you come out and participate!

Ramsay Community Clean-up Needs Trucks and Volunteers

May 23rd, 2012

The Ramsay Community Clean-up is happening on Sunday June 10 (9am-2pm at the Community Hall). The community will be working together to clean the alleys and local green spaces.

Volunteers are needed to help in the clean-up: trucks to help pick-up, as well as adults and kids to pick up garbage along the streets.

Food and beverages will be provided for all volunteers. Sunshine will also be provided.

Interested? Contact

If using personal trucks, ensure loads are properly tarped according to the City of Calgary’s rules.

Please note: the following items may not be placed in the packer trucks or brought to the cleanup site:

  • tires
  • household chemicals
  • car batteries
  • home appliances
  • propane tanks
  • home electronics
  • glass
  • microwaves
  • liquids


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.

Road Closures during the Calgary Marathon (Sun May 27)

May 17th, 2012

The Calgary Marathon will be going through Ramsay on Sunday May 27.

Some roads will be partially or completely closed during the event.

You can download these PDF files to get the full details:

Download the printable course map (2.6 MB)

Download the detailed list of road closures (29 KB)

Calgary Marathon – Community Opportunities

May 3rd, 2012

Calgary Marathon

The Calgary Marathon is looking for community participation:

We are also trying to engage communities that we travel through and the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your community to participants and spectators. There are three opportunities in particular that are a fit from the community involvement perspective:

1.    Neighbourhood Spirit Challenge: sign up to showcase the spirit of your neighbourhood and win $2,000 (1st place) or $1,000 (2nd place), for the charity of your choice. Please see the attached information sheet.

2.    Entertainment does your community have a school with a cheer squad, dance troupe or a band? Do you know of local musicians, artists or performers that would want to create motivational signs art or showcase their talent along the route? The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon wants to engage talent in the communities that we run through. Honorariums are available for entertainers. Please if you are interested in this opportunity.

3.    VolunteerThere are a variety of volunteer positions available and we are recruiting course marshals for the route, which is an excellent way to get involved in the comfort of your own community.  Honorariums are available for larger volunteer groups and this is an excellent way for students to gain credit for school.   

The Calgary Marathon is going to come through Ramsay on Sunday May 27. Full details are on the Calgary Marathon website.

46th Annual River Clean Up

May 1st, 2012

May 6 is the 46th Annual River Clean Up sponsored by City of Calgary.

Although registration is full for this year we are planning to tag along on this event by sprucing up our parks and green spaces.

To be volunteer at the pathway and river clean up, you must be:

  • Age 12 years and older.
  • Accompanied by a parent or guardian if you’re between 12 and 16.
  • Physically fit and willing to get dirty.

Please contact Catherine at 403-714-2284 for more info, to get involved or to donate door prizes for volunteers