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Community Clean-up: A Huge Success!

June 12th, 2012

(pictured – nancy, kevin and wayne cao)

Wow, what a great community event we had on Sunday. After going strong from 8:30am – 3pm I sat back and said… ‘now that is what community is all about, everyone getting together sharing resources, food and a great time to accomplish a single goal… making our beautiful Ramsay shine!’

I lost count of how many people with trucks showed up, they were keen to get a route and help those neighbours that didn’t have the means to get large items or large amounts of items to the city trucks. Of note we had H.M.S Cyril floating through, picking up enough over the day to fill a garage truck by itself. we had many trailers and helpers that jumped in and rode along to help in the alleys.

Double Elle baked fresh buns that morning for us, Wade Patterson provided the warm chilly, and tnik was providing the warm and cold beverages, big thanks to you for supporting Ramsay Community.

We did learn a few things along the way, next year for this event or possible on it’s own, we will be getting a wood chipper to come down. Possibly 1/3 of the total loads was tree trimmings, why not put that right back into the Ramsay landscape. Sunday seemed to be a good day, everyone had saturday to prepare and sift through what needed to discarded and then had time to help others! We will make sure that we have an e-cycler and a metal recycler on hand as well so we don’t have to turn those items away. (as i write this we have a metal recycler picking up what metals we pulled out)

It was great to see everyone that i know come out and all the new faces was fantastic, i hope to see more of everyone in the future! Big kudo’s to everyone!!!


people were using all sorts of methods to bring unwanted items down to the trucks!

we had the two trucks being loaded at a constant rate!

The Ramsay Community Clean-up Is Happening This Sunday (June 10)

June 6th, 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.

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

Interested? Contact

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

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