Archive for December, 2012

Ramsay School Open House on January 22

December 19th, 2012

Ramsay School invites you to their Open House on January 22:

Hello Friends of Ramsay School!


We are very excited to be offering an opportunity for new families to learn more about Ramsay School at our upcoming Open House on Tuesday, January 22nd.


Parent volunteers will graciously tour prospective Kindergarten through grade 6 families and answer any questions you may have about the fabulous learning program offered at Ramsay School.


We are offering drop-in tours during the day from 9:30-11:00 a.m. and during the evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m.


This is a great opportunity to meet some of Ramsay parents, staff and the school’s principal.


We are very pleased to be offering:


  • A full-time kindergarten program
  • Before and After School Care (and care on early dismissal and PD days)
  • Opportunities for families from out of area to register- drop your child off on your way to work!
  • An outstanding Reggio Inspired Learning Environment for K-6


Please feel free to pass on the attached flyer to any interested families!

We hope to see you there!



Michelle Speight


The rink liner is in and the ice-making has started!

December 13th, 2012

Luc floods the rink

It was a spectacular effort by a group of about 15 Ramsay volunteers on Tuesday night at Ramsay Rink. The long-awaited rink liner was delivered earlier in the day and we weren’t sure what it would take to maneuver  this huge bundle into the rink. It took about 10 of us to lift and carry the liner. Once placed in the centre of the rink, the entire group started working to unfold the giant 185′ x 85′ piece of vinyl. We enthusiastically began moving the liner into place…only to learn that it was too small! Plan B  — we’d visit the neighbourhood Rona and ask for large pieces of vinyl that had been used to wrap pallets of lumber. Upcycling in action!

Volunteers come back out Wednesday night and stapled, layered and then taped the Rona vinyl panels in to place so that they wrapped up the boards to form a “bowl” inside the rink boards. Once everything was in place we immediately began flooding! It will be about two weeks before we have the ice surface finished, but after the first flood we’re happy to report that the water appears to be contained and it looks as though we are on our way to having greatly improved ice quality this season!


Jacob Schon is The Guitar Pick Kid of Ramsay

December 9th, 2012

Ramsay’s Jacob Schon is featured in Swerve magazine:

At the tender age of 11, Schon—a Grade 6 student with a pint-sized electric guitar—has already figured out what it takes most of us well into adulthood to realize: that if you want something done right now, you gotta do it yourself.

The Guitar Pick Kid of Ramsay

Photos at Very Chili Friday

December 7th, 2012

Kids came out to skate and put 3 in the Tree! Our kids each decorated the Ramsay Christmas tree with three actions they’ll take for Calgary! Nenshi’s 3 Things for Change Movement was our inspiration!Ramsay Kids

Come up to Ramsay Rink

December 7th, 2012

The ice is great and the chili is warm! Come up and see us for Very Chili Fridays from 1:30-3:00p.


Very Chili Fridays at Ramsay Rink

December 5th, 2012

Every Friday from 1:30 to 3:00pm (the first one is December 7)

Warm up with a free bowl of chili!

After-school skating and activities for the kids.

This Friday’s activity — Join in the 3 Things for Calgary Movement with Ramsay’s “3 in the Tree”! Everyone is invited to help decorate our Christmas tree by writing 3 actions they can take for Ramsay/Calgary!



Bus Route Changes in Ramsay

December 4th, 2012

Ward 9 sends a note about some transit route changes in Ramsay.

Dear Residents,

The West LRT will be open for service on December 10th, 2012. Along with the opening, Calgary Transit will be making a few minor route and schedule changes.

The Route 403 will be replaced by the Route 17. The Route 17 will have the exact same routing and stops through Ramsay as before; however, the frequency will be improved.
Route 403
– 30 minutes during peak times
– 45 minutes during off-peak times

Route 17
– 20 – 30 minutes during peak times
– 40 minutes during off-peak times

For more information, please visit Calgary Transit Route 17

Update: Newsletter Delivery is Go!

December 3rd, 2012
We have received the printed newsletters. Everything was sorted out at the print shop. We are making sure that this type of delay doesn’t happen again.
The delivery team has started to distribute the newsletters in the community. Delivery will continue tomorrow and Wednesday.
You should see the newsletter in your mailbox soon!
In the meantime, you can download the December newsletter.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact

Christmas Wreaths on Sale at the Alexandra Centre

December 2nd, 2012

The Alexandra Centre has Christmas wreaths for sale:

Get your fresh fragrant balsam fir wreath with a classic burgundy bow!

A great gift for family, friends, business associates, clients, teachers, or even a treat for yourself!

Proceeds from wreath sales will support the Alexandra Centre Society programs

Price: $25.00

Call 403-269-5588 or email for an order form!

Newsletter Delivery Delay

December 1st, 2012

We had planned to deliver the December newsletter this week-end, but the boxes of printed newsletters have not arrived from the print shop.

We are following up with the print shop to find out what happened and when we can expect to receive the printed newsletters.

We will provide an update as soon as we get more information.
In the meantime, you can download the December newsletter.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact