Hello Ward 14!
Before I get into the rest of this column, I want to make a point that could save you a lot of time, trouble, and even money. We have had the first real cold weather in several years over the last few months, which justifiably led many people to leave their cars unlocked and running. Over the same few months I have heard of countless instances of theft—in cars, of cars, and in homes—as a result.
Please seriously consider whether or not it is necessary to leave your car unlocked and running. You could be attracting theft to yourself, and your community by doing so.
It really feels great to be back for another year of Counciltalk. There are few things that I enjoy more than gathering around a table to discuss and debate topics that matter to people. The last meeting did not disappoint. Your opinions bring me energy, and inspire me as I go about my work at City Hall.
This month Counciltalk will be in the Chaparral Lake House located at 225 Chaparral Drive S.E. I will be there on Saturday, February 25 from noon to 2 p.m. You can visit calgary.ca/counciltalk for details of the full Counciltalk schedule, and you can sign up to receive reminders for Counciltalk and other important Ward 14 news at calgary.ca/ward14connect.
Ward 14 Community Calendar
This project has been on my mind for some time now, and the stars are finally aligning to make it reality.
You can learn about them throughout the pages of this newsletter, or maybe on bulletin boards in community halls and churches all over the city. They are the small, local community events, and they have been a big part of my life for many years now.
You will now be able to see them on my website, and I will do my best to keep them up to date. Whether it be the Fun Money Casino, or the Friends of Fish Creek AGM my goal is to post it in an easy-to-use form on my website. Not only will there be information about community events, but you will find City of Calgary engagement sessions as well. You will find every Counciltalk session in the calendar, and even the Ward 14 Communities BBQ.
Go directly to the Community Calendar by visiting calgary.ca/ward14calendar, or just looking around on calgary.ca/ward14.
A final note
Finally, it is the month of love, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. While you are thinking about what to get your sweetheart, I hope we can all remember a different type of giving too. Times are tougher than they have ever been for many of our fellow Calgarians. Charities like the Calgary Food Bank are in need more than ever. Let’s not forget this as we get on with our day-to-day routines.
Feel free to contact me anytime!
-Councillor Peter Demong
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