September 2016 Newsletter
Hi Ward 14! I hope you had a great summer!
Ward 14 Communities BBQ
You are invited to my Ward 14 Communities BBQ. I hope to see you there.
The BBQ is on Saturday, September 24 in the Southcentre Mall Parking lot. It will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. but you might want to get there during the first couple of hours in case supplies dwindle. I encourage you to visit calgary.ca/ward14bbq.
As I write this some of the fine details of what you will see at the BBQ are still yet to be determined. Fear not! I can assure you that you will not be disappointed!
Here is a description of how your trip to my Ward 14 Communities BBQ might go.
The first thing you might do is pick up your free community association membership. One of the main purposes of my BBQ is to raise money for the community associations of Ward 14. This is a win/win situation. The community association gets a new member, you get a free membership, and hopefully people learn more about what their community association does. Your community association will have their own table at the BBQ. Find them, say hello, and pick up your free membership.
Of course giving away memberships does not raise any money for the community associations. That is where the sponsors of the BBQ come in. Mattamy Homes, Great News Publishing, No Bull Bookkeeping, Qualico, United Communities, Jack Carter Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC, Genstar, Southcentre Mall, Progressive Waste Solutions, Calgary Co-op, Safeway, and Southgate Chevrolet Buick GMC are the ones who are supporting Calgary communities by buying you a free membership.
When you’re picking up your membership you will likely notice all sorts of exhibitors. The other main purpose of the BBQ is to give you an opportunity to visit with representatives from the City of Calgary’s various departments, its partners, and other community groups. We have had everything from horses to helicopters at the BBQ in the past. While those things can’t be planned in advance, I can promise that you will see something relevant to you. Apart from every customer facing department in the City of Calgary organization, there will also be representation from local scout groups, local MLAs, local school board trustees, and other community organizations like the Trico Centre, the South Calgary Primary Care Network, and the Friends of Fish Creek.
Finally, it wouldn’t be much of a BBQ without food so you will want to get in line for a free burger and beverage at some point. You will pass the Ward 14 booth along the way where you can get some free swag and enter the prize draw.
Don’t hesitate to approach me at the BBQ. I will be running around and making announcements, but always have time to chat.
Macleod Trail & 162 Avenue Interchange Update
Free-flow traffic on Macleod Trail is coming soon. The next major phase of detour for construction of the interchange—which includes free-flow traffic on Macleod Trail—is set to begin at the end of September.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me about the interchange, or anything else.
See you at the BBQ
- Councillor Peter Demong