September 2015 Newsletter
Hi Ward 14!
You are invited to my Ward 14 Communities BBQ on September 26!
This year I’ve taken a slightly different approach to my Ward 14 Communities BBQ. I think it will turn out to be quite interesting. When one thinks of the City of Calgary they generally think of a few distinct areas. Transit, parks, licenses, and bylaws all come to mind. All of those staples of municipal service will be there. The Calgary Police Service will bring some surprises; maybe their dogs, mountain bikes, and a squad car or two. You might just meet Calgary’s Fire Chief, and if we’re lucky a fire truck might be free for a visit too.
This year, however, you will also see some displays that are equally as important but not as frequently associated with the City of Calgary. Our human resources department—responsible for thousands of employees—will be there to speak about working at the City, and the Calgary Emergency Management Agency will be there to show you what they do, and what you need in case of a disaster. My personal favourite: For the first time this year, you will be able to step into one of the simulators that Calgary’s Fleet Services uses to train their equipment operators.
Other organizations like the Primary Care Network of South Calgary and the Friends of Fish Creek will also be there. The Trico Centre for Family Wellness will be represented (and will bring some swim passes as a door prize). The local scout group may also drop by.
Of course all of those displays will be accompanied by a free burger and a free community association membership for anyone who attends. Thanks are in order for the generous contributions of: Genstar Development Company, Southgate Chevrolet Buick GMC, Canyon Creek Toyota, Oxford Properties, Jack Carter Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC, United Communities, Mattamy Homes, ATB Financial, Qualico, Calgary Co-op, Safeway, No Bull Bookkeeping, and Great News Publishing.
If you want to see all the things I’ve mentioned above please join me on Saturday, September 26 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Southcentre Mall parking lot. I will be sending a reminder to those on my email distribution list, but if you haven’t signed up you won’t get it. You can sign up to get emails at www.calgary.ca/ward14connect, and learn more about the BBQ at www.calgary.ca/ward14bbq.
I hope to see you there, and don’t forget to bring a donation for the Calgary Food Bank.
- Councillor Peter Demong