Archive for April, 2014

Flood Preparation Open House at Ramsay Hall on Wed May 7

April 30th, 2014

From the City of Calgary:

The City of Calgary is hosting two more open houses for Calgarians in May to share what steps The City is taking and what people can do to prepare for the potential of flooding this year.


The first open house will be Wednesday, May 7, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Ramsay Community Association hall, 1136 8 St. SE.


The second open house will be held Thursday, May 15, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Foothills Academy, 745 37 St. N.W.


Staff from a number of business units including the Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA), Calgary Fire Department, Development & Building Approvals, Water Service and Water Resources, Calgary Police Service, Community & Neighbourhhood Services and the Flood Recovery Operations Centre will be on hand to share information and answer questions.


Representatives from The City’s Expert Management Panel on River Flood Mitigation and the Government of Alberta will also be available.


The sessions will be drop-in style with no formal presentations. That way, residents can chose when to drop in, explore the information tables at their leisure and speak with staff in their areas of interest.


These will be the final two information sessions being hosted by The City this spring. More than 1,200 Calgarians have already attended four open houses hosted by The City and Province in March and April.


Calgarians are encouraged to visit for ongoing update and information. The website outlines what The City is doing and what people can do to be prepared. Information on river flows and watershed monitoring will also be available on that website once river monitoring ramps up in mid-May.

Download the May 2014 Newsletter

April 29th, 2014

You can now download the May 2014 newsletter.

The newsletter delivery team will be bringing the newsletter to your mailbox on the week-end of May 3-4.

(The newsletter is delivered on the week-end before the first Tuesday of the month.)

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

Enjoy the May 2014 issue!

Ramsay Rocks Returns!

April 26th, 2014

On June 14th, 2014, we’re taking over Ramsay Community Hall for the day with concerts and musical fun for the whole family.

The new Ramsay Rocks will have two main components. In the afternoon the hall will play host to some fun and fabulous children’s performers. Led by the rocking duo Rattle & Strum, there will be music and interactive fun for the whole family from 3 PM to 5 PM.

Then in the evening, it’s time for the grown-ups to have some fun. Neighbours and friends will come together to enjoy a night of funky, fun music, featuring two great Calgary bands. Ramsay’s own Heather Blush and the Uppercuts will get things going with their stylish swinging sounds, warming everyone up for the 8-piece funk colossus that is Goodfoot. Featuring alumni form some of Calgary’s best loved party bands, Goodfoot has quickly emerged as the city’s leading purveyors of groove driven good times and they’re guaranteed to bring down the house with their potent horn driven mix of classic cuts and future jams.

Double Elle Bakery will be running a concession at the Hall throughout the day (including adult beverages in the evening). The afternoon activities are free to attend and tickets for the evening show are only $15 for adults and free for kids under 12. So, get your family and friends together and come out to help us celebrate our unique neighbourhood and the people we share it with, It’s sure to be a great day!

Stay tuned for more information about the daytime activities as they comes together.

Advance ticket sales at the Alexandra Centre in Inglewood and Double Elle bakery in Ramsay starting May 14, 2014

Contact Cor Koster @ 403.612.4729 for 2 hour volunteer opportunity on the 14 June for set up and teardown.

Stampede Open House at Ramsay Hall on Monday May 12

April 24th, 2014

From the Calgary Stampede:

Calgary Stampede invites Ramsay community members to an Open House at the Ramsay Community Hall on Monday May 12th between 4-8 p.m.

The transformation of Stampede Park continues, from the new Agrium Western Event Centre, to the future Youth Campus, to Stampede 2014.

Join us for an information session to learn about the progress of the Calgary Stampede’s Master Plan.

Please Note: The following City of Calgary departments will also attend this event:

  • Roads
  • Bylaw
  • Parking Authority

Free Gardening Workshop at the Water Centre, Thursday May 15

April 23rd, 2014

We received this invitation from Water Resources at the City of Calgary:


Beauty on a Budget

Water Centre

625 – 25 Ave SE

Thursday, May 15th 5:45 – 8:45 pm


Join the Calgary Horticultural Society, in partnership with The City of Calgary, for a FREE introductory Yard Smart workshop offering basic steps that will help you achieve a beautiful yard that’s easy on the wallet and the environment too!

Horticulturist Kath Smyth is passionate about helping Calgarians achieve gardening success. Join her as she provides participants with tools, resources and knowledge to help you implement long term, sustainable yard practices. She’ll also provide tips and tricks that will help you save money when maintaining or transforming your yard. This workshop is aimed at beginner/novice gardeners.

Besides coming away from the workshop with great information to apply to your own yard, participants will also receive a 2014 Calgary Horticultural Society membership, linking you to one of Canada’s largest gardening network along with their great garden centre discounts, and a coupon for a free rain barrel available from Green Calgary.  Registration for this workshop is limited to 12 households but two participants from each household can attend if they wish.

Register at

Join Us for an Ice Liner Folding Party, Tomorrow at the Rink

April 19th, 2014

On Sunday April 20 at 1:00pm, we will put the ice liner away until the next skating season.

As you can imagine, the liner is not small, so we could use some help with the moving and folding. It shouldn’t take too long if we have enough people, and  we will provide food and beverages.

Can you give us a hand? If you can help, please contact


Send Us Your Dog Stories for the May Newsletter

April 8th, 2014

We want to celebrate Ramsay’s dogs and their humans in the May issue of the newsletter.

Do you have interesting dog stories? Dog photos? Ideas for dog-related articles?

Send your photos and stories to

Get it to us by the April 15th deadline or you’ll be in the dog house!

For photos, please include:

* The name of dog and its human
* A short caption for the photo
* The name of the person who took the photo

Make sure every dog has its day! Send lots of photos. We’ll be doggone disappointed if you don’t!