Archive for September, 2018

Update re: Proposed New Playground

September 21st, 2018

Engagement Opportunity: Feedback requested

We continue to explore the possibility of building a fenced-in playground within the off-leash dog park at MacDonald Avenue and Bellevue Avenue. As part of the process, the City requires us to complete a Site-Line Survey where we contact all residents adjacent to the proposed site and record their support or objection to the project. We were out on 2 occasions in September to speak with these neighbours, specifically those along:

1) MacDonald Ave

2) along Bellevue Ave between MacDonald Ave and 17 St

3) along the stretch of Salisbury Ave from Bellevue Ave to the bluff (i.e. we did not go south along Salisbury).

We met and spoke with neighbours in roughly half of the residences in the area and almost everyone we spoke with was in support of the proposal. If you were not home when we came by, please contact us to set-up a mutually convenient time for us to come by with the survey. The Site-Line Survey can also be filled-out at the October 2nd AGM.

For everyone else in the community, we lack the resources to go door-to-door for the entire neighbourhood. A survey for the rest of the community can be filled-out at the AGM on October 2nd. If you are unable to attend the AGM and want to sign the survey, please contact us and we will sort out a way for you to sign the survey.

We can be reached at Please note that both the Site-Line survey and general community survey will be open until October 9th.

Community Cleanup – Sep 22, 2018

September 19th, 2018

Community Cleanup
Saturday, September 22, 9:00am-2:00pm

Bins will be present at the community hall for drop off.
At this time, we will be accepting landfill garbage as well as electronics for recycling. We will not be accepting any hazardous materials.
A bike donation will also be available.

Need a hand bringing stuff over to the hall? We have volunteers with trucks who can help you pick up! Come over to the hall and ask!

We are always looking for more volunteers with trucks. Have a truck and want to help? We’d love to have you!

This event is community funded and intended for Ramsay community members only. Memberships will be available for sale if you don’t have yours yet!

Thanks to Servus Credit Union for helping to fund this event!

UPDATE: Electronic recycling and bike donation have been added to the disposal options as of Sep 21.

CORRECTION re: “RCA Membership News” update in September issue of Ramsay newsletter (page 18)

September 6th, 2018

All 2017-18 RCA Memberships have expired on August 31, 2018. Memberships can be renewed at the October 2 AGM and renewing members will be eligible to vote at the AGM. New members who purchased 2018-19 Memberships prior to and including September 2 will also be eligible to vote at the Oct 2 AGM.

Apologies for any confusion and/or inconvenience this error has caused. The correction will also be published in the October newsletter. Thank you for your understanding.

RCA Membership Committee

AGM: October 2nd

September 1st, 2018

The Annual General Meeting will be on Tuesday October 2, 2018 at the Ramsay Community Hall.

In accordance with Section 9 of our bylaws, a nominating committee will be struck to consider nominations for the Board positions (described in Section 6) that will be available for the 2018-2019 term.
These positions are as follows:
• President (1 Year Term)
• Vice-President, Internal (2 Year Term)
• Secretary (2 Year Term)
• Director at Large (2 Year Term)
• Director at Large (1 Year Term)
• Director at Large (1 Year Term)
Any Ramsay Community Association member who wishes to be considered by the nominating committee for one or more of the above positions, or to hold a seat on the nominating committee, can contact John Holt, President, at

Only nominations made before September 25, 2016 will be considered by the nominating committee. Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the AGM.