Archive for November, 2012

Family Movie Night at the Alexandra Centre on December 5

November 29th, 2012

The Alexandra Centre invites you to a Family Movie Night on December 5.

The Inner City Community Resource Centre and the Alexandra Centre Society are hosting a FREE family movie night!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

5:30 to 8:30pm

Alexandra Centre Hall


Meet other families in your community by participating in this fun activity suitable for all ages.


Bring a sleeping bag or blanket to snuggle up with your loved ones while watching…

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.


The YWCA will be providing light snacks and fun crafting activities for kids starting at 5:30pm before the movie.


To register contact Shonet at 403-536-6558 or

Download the December Newsletter

November 27th, 2012

You can now download the December newsletter.

The newsletter delivery team will be bringing the newsletter to your mailbox on the week-end of December 1-2.

(The newsletter is delivered on the week-end before the monthly General Meeting.)

If you have any questions or comments about newsletter delivery, please contact

Enjoy the December issue!

The next issue will be published in February 2013.

Calgary Centre By-Election Debate

November 13th, 2012

Sunday, November 18, at 12:30pm at the Central Library’s Dutton Theatre.

Dear Citizens,

This email is specifically for residents of the Ward 9 communities of Ramsay, Erlton, Parkhill-Stanley Park, and Rideau Park-Roxboro. These fabulous neighbourhoods are also part of the much larger Calgary Centre enumeration district of the Federal Government. Within Calgary Centre there is currently a by-election underway for the recently vacated seat of long-time MP Lee Richardson. Election day is Monday, November 26, 2012 – less than two short weeks away. The purpose of this email is to invite you to a special debate between the candidates running for MP in Calgary Centre – a debate that our Mayor has invited these candidates to – in order to specifically discuss a Cities Matter agenda.

As Mayor Naheed Nenshi and your current City Council advocated during the recent Provincial Election, strong, healthy cities – and specifically a strong and healthy Calgary – requires thoughtful vision and action from all levels of government. Our advocacy during the Provincial Election has lead to Calgary and the Province signing a Memorandum of Understanding to begin discussions to develop a new Calgary Charter. A Calgary Charter will give our City a new relationship with our Provincial Government and ensure that we have the tools, resources, and capacity to do the work that Calgarians need us to undertake.

This by-election offers a great opportunity to begin a similar discussion at the Federal level and send a Calgarian to Ottawa who understands that the Government of Canada has a major role to play in addressing issues that affect our City every day: our challenges supporting front line services; our need to eliminate homelessness and poverty; fixing the fiscal imbalance; and, creating a sustainable transportation strategy are just a few critical issues that we need our Calgary Centre Member of Parliament to be able to advocate for.

Please come out and participate in this important debate and share this broadly with your neighbours. The debate will be held on Sunday, November 18, at 2:00pm at the Central Library’s Dutton Theatre. This debate is being hosted by the Calgary Public Library. This debate is being organized by Citizen and Civic Camper, DJ Kelly as a non-partisan forum. This debate is endorsed by the Ramsay, Erlton, Parkhill-Stanley Park, and Rideau Park-Roxboro Community Associations (if you’d like to volunteer as a host please contact your CA or DJ Kelly). This debate is being moderated by the CBC. This debate will be organized in two sections, the first will consist of pre-arranged Cities Matters questions that the candidates will be given the opportunity to prepare for, and the second section will be an open forum on any federal-related topic solicited from the audience.

Please come and please bring your neighbours. See you this Sunday.

Gian-Carlo Carra
Alderman, Ward 9
City of Calgary

Info Session on Estate Planning, at the Alex on Nov 28

November 9th, 2012

The Alexandra Centre invites you to an upcoming information session on estate planning:

Planned for the Future?



YOU own a house,

YOU have an RRSP, or savings… or don’t


YOU want to make your own decisions about how you live if you need long term care

YOU want to make sure that wishes are carried out if you are too ill to speak for yourself…



Sherrilynn Kelly, LLB

& Representatives of Public Trustee & Public Guardian’s office


November 28
9:30 AM – Noon

At the Alexandra Centre
922 – 9 Avenue SE

Bus Tour of Calgary’s Historic Sandstone Schools, Sat Nov 10

November 5th, 2012

From the Calgary Heritage Initiative:

Heritage friends,

CHI is pleased to offer our second guided historic bus tour in Calgary:
Sandstone School Bus Tour. The three-hour guided tour will take you back
through the ‘sands of time’ (we couldn’t resist) to take a behind the
scenes look into our iconic and exquisite sandstone schools. The tour will
delve into the fascinating history of the construction, use, and re-use of
our extant historic schools in the Inner City. This tour is made possible
with a grant from Calgary 2012 GIG.

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012

Time: 10am to 1pm – please arrive by 9:45
Bus will leave from the north side of the Old Haultain School:

Old Haultain School
225 – 13 Avenue SW

Tickets: $30 for CHI Members; $35 for non members; or $40 for a CHI
membership and a bus tour ticket (a $5 saving on membership cost).

You may pay by credit card on Eventbrite, or select “Show other payment
options” below the “Order Now” button in order to pay by cheque.

For more information please contact us at:

We hope to see you there!

Calgary Heritage Initiative

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Vote for the Ramsay Cookbook!

November 5th, 2012

The Recreation Committee’s Shannon Fox invites you to vote for the Ramsay Cookbook.

I’m going after a bit of funding to help put together a Ramsay Cookbook!

Please go to and vote for our project!