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COCDescription: <p>​Calgary. We are friendly. We are fearless and adventurous. We are hospitable, welcoming and warm. We are entrepreneurial. We solve problems.<br /><br />December can be a delightful time for family gatherings, connecting with friends, and enjoying all that the holiday season brings. For many, however, it is not as enjoyable. Economic challenges, social isolation, and simply trying to get around our winter city can make this a difficult time for less fortunate families, people living alone, or those with high mobility needs. <br /><br />I would like to think that as Calgarians, our generosity toward neighbours defines us as a city. Our friendly, fearless, can-do attitude prompts “acts of kindness” to help all Calgarians thrive during the winter months. While volunteerism is important year-round, this season brings increased demand for food, clothing, and holiday giving. Women’s shelters, programs providing support to families and vulnerable seniors, and food banks are in need of volunteers and donations. It does not necessarily take big acts of kindness to make a difference in someone’s life – small gestures, like shoveling a neighbour’s sidewalk, can have significant impacts. <br /><br />The City needs to play its part too. As an advocate for people who walk, cycle, and have high mobility needs, I secured new funding for more snow clearing on sidewalks and pathways. We will now provide enhanced clearing on high priority wheelchair ramps, 24-hour clearing of all sidewalks adjacent to City property, and an additional 100 kilometers of pathway clearing. To help us do better still, you can help by reporting snow clearing concerns to 311. <br /><br />Working together, Calgarians can make the winter months enjoyable for all. Dale, Romy, Katie, and I wish everyone a wonderful holiday season, and hope you find time to personally experience the things that make this season bright. Maybe lace up your skates and head to Prince’s Island Park or Olympic Plaza for a family skate. Whatever your plans, remember it is most important to be kind to yourself and to each other. <br /></p> <div style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><font face="Calibri"></font> </div>

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December 2018 Newsletter: Holiday Newsletter

December 05, 2018

Holiday, Snow, Kindness

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Title: December 2018 Newsletter: Holiday Newsletter

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COCDescription: <p>​Calgary. We are friendly. We are fearless and adventurous. We are hospitable, welcoming and warm. We are entrepreneurial. We solve problems.<br /><br />December can be a delightful time for family gatherings, connecting with friends, and enjoying all that the holiday season brings. For many, however, it is not as enjoyable. Economic challenges, social isolation, and simply trying to get around our winter city can make this a difficult time for less fortunate families, people living alone, or those with high mobility needs. <br /><br />I would like to think that as Calgarians, our generosity toward neighbours defines us as a city. Our friendly, fearless, can-do attitude prompts “acts of kindness” to help all Calgarians thrive during the winter months. While volunteerism is important year-round, this season brings increased demand for food, clothing, and holiday giving. Women’s shelters, programs providing support to families and vulnerable seniors, and food banks are in need of volunteers and donations. It does not necessarily take big acts of kindness to make a difference in someone’s life – small gestures, like shoveling a neighbour’s sidewalk, can have significant impacts. <br /><br />The City needs to play its part too. As an advocate for people who walk, cycle, and have high mobility needs, I secured new funding for more snow clearing on sidewalks and pathways. We will now provide enhanced clearing on high priority wheelchair ramps, 24-hour clearing of all sidewalks adjacent to City property, and an additional 100 kilometers of pathway clearing. To help us do better still, you can help by reporting snow clearing concerns to 311. <br /><br />Working together, Calgarians can make the winter months enjoyable for all. Dale, Romy, Katie, and I wish everyone a wonderful holiday season, and hope you find time to personally experience the things that make this season bright. Maybe lace up your skates and head to Prince’s Island Park or Olympic Plaza for a family skate. Whatever your plans, remember it is most important to be kind to yourself and to each other. <br /></p> <div style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><font face="Calibri"></font> </div>

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