Hello Ward 14,
There is one theme to every November column: my Ward 14 Communities BBQ. It takes a lot of space to thank everyone, so I will just briefly touch on a timely topic. The website calgary.ca/snow is full of information on a subject that is self explanatory, and likely to be relevant over the next few months.
Ward 14 Communities BBQ: wrap-up and many thanks!
I want to thank everyone who attended for helping make my Ward 14 Communities BBQ a huge success this year. I estimate we had more than 2,000 people visit, and we will be giving thousands of dollars to Ward 14’s Community Associations. I hope to see you there next year if you weren’t able to attend.
Those who did attend can attest to the fact that my BBQ is beginning to become a victim of its own success. I want to apologize to anyone who made the trip, but was unable to get a burger, beverage, or free membership due to limited supply. Sponsorship funds have been hard to come by recently because of the economic conditions that we find ourselves in. That—along with the BBQ’s sudden increase in popularity—necessitated that a limit be put on the number of free memberships given away.
Of course, there are many people to thank for this huge success. There were so many community groups, exhibitors, volunteers, and of course the community associations themselves who helped. I have to say this every year: there are not enough words to describe how grateful I am.
There is one group in particular that deserves a very special thank you. They gave their time and opened up their wallets.
Thank you to the Ward 14 Communities BBQ’s generous sponsors:
- Calgary Co-op
- Canyon Creek Toyota
- Great News Publishing
- Jack Carter Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC
- Mattamy Homes
- No Bull Bookkeeping
- Progressive Waste Solutions
- South Trail Insurance
- Southcentre Mall
- Southgate Chevrolet Buick GMC
- United Communities
I hope to see you next fall at my 7th annual Ward 14 Communities BBQ too. You can be assured that I will be doing everything in my power to make my BBQ an even bigger and better experience for you in 2017.
I don’t know the exact date yet, but it will be posted at calgary.ca/ward14bbq when it is scheduled, and you can visit calgary.ca/ward14connect to sign up for email updates.
Feel free to contact me anytime, and don’t forget to get yourself a poppy!
-Councillor Peter Demong
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