I would like to highlight some of the creative activities happening in Ward 5. Some of the events can be initiated by The City, but many are by the residents and/or community groups and can be found on my home page under "Ward events calendar".
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
By Command of Her Majesty The Queen, I had the privilege of presenting the Diamond Jubilee Medal to the following people:
- Perry Cavanagh, General Manager of Don Hartman Northeast Sportsplex and Past President of Hockey Calgary;
- Naeem Chaudhry, Past President of Calgary's northeast Ahmadiyya Muslim community (Bait'un nur Mosque)and Run for Calgary/Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation;
- Harmohinder Plaha, Past President, Calgary’s South Asian Canadian Association;
- Marjorie Roy, Past President, Pineridge Community Association;
- Larry Yasman, President, Rundle Community Association
in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty’s Accession to the Throne and in recognition of their contributions to Canada. Governor General of Canada 1952-2012.
Grand Opening Ceremony Intercultural Dialogue Institute Calgary, Nov. 14, 2012
Noah's Pudding event at Calgary Police Headquarters, Intercultural Dialogue Institute Calgary, Sept. 26, 2012
Vista Heights Park Ribbon cutting April 28, 2012, Picasa Web Albums
Ward 5 is located in northeast Calgary bordered by the east city limits, south by 16 Avenue to the west by Deerfoot Trail, north by McKnight Boulevard to Métis Trail then north to 80 Avenue south to Falconridge Blvd and then along 64 Avenue East. Ward 5 Boundary Map
NE Calgary is a culturally diverse quadrant of the city with true prairie landscape and farmland to the east and beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains to the west. The ward is comprised of the following communities: Castleridge, Coral Springs, Falconridge, Martindale, Monterey Park, Pineridge, Rundle, Temple, Vista Heights, Whitehorn. The ward also includes the commercial areas of: Horizon, McCall, North Airways, South Airways, Sunridge and Westwinds.
Homes in the NE are largely single-family residences, but also offer some multifamily housing. Residents appreciate the proximity and easy access to the City Centre, Calgary International Airport, Aero Space Museum, C-Train light rail transit system, international shopping, Sunridge Mall, Regional Pathway System, Prairie Winds Park, Don Hartman Northeast Sportsplex, Village Square Leisure Centre, Genesis Centre of Community Wellness, YMCA Saddletowne, two public libraries: Village Square and Saddletowne, and a short drive to the Calgary Zoo and the new TELUS World of Science just to name a few.
If you are a newcomer to Calgary, a researcher, student, business person or maybe just a Calgarian interested in comparing your community with others in the city, these Community Profiles are a good place to begin. Or, you can review the specific demographics of ward 5.
Wildside in Calgary
Watch Rick Mercer take a walk on the "Wildside in Calgary" as he becomes a zookeeper for a day. Rick joins in on the King Penguin Walk, feeding time for Franklin the Red Panda, Sparky the Hippo, Crosby the Giraffe and the Tiger babies.
The Hub Messaging System
The Calgary Police Service Hub messaging System is now available to all community members who work or live in the city of Calgary or local calling area. This messaging system delivers notifications to landlines and cellular telephones about city events, safety notifications and emergency incidents. More information or to register, online click here: The Hub Messaging System
NE Community President's meeting
The NE Community Presidents' meetings are held every month, except July and August. The purpose of these meetings is to share information between myself and the NE community presidents from Wards 3 and 5. If you have an event or an issue you need presented to this group, please contact your respective Community Association President who can discuss it on your behalf at the next meeting. Information shared at our past meetings can be viewed below:
This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Alderman and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.