November 2015 Newsletter
Hello Ward 14,
I hope all the ghouls and goblins had a happy and safe Halloween, unless of course this newsletter comes out a little early. In that case, have fun and be safe on the 31st! Now on to the meat of the column...
Construction: Macleod Trail & 162 Avenue S Interchange
I am so happy that we are getting this project under way so soon. Anyone in the south knows it is an absolute necessity. I was also very pleased to see a construction plan that minimizes traffic impact, but there is no getting around the fact that there will be some growing pains.
Construction has already begun, and will likely end two years from now. If you think this will affect you then I suggest you take note of the website www.calgary.ca/macleod162ave. It contains information that you want. I will also be keeping my website (www.calgary.ca/ward14) updated, and sending emails to those on my ward-wide mailing list. If you would like to be on that list, please sign up at www.calgary.ca/ward14connect. Otherwise I can’t send them to you.
Ward 14 Communities BBQ: Wrap-up and Some Well Deserved Thank Yous
I’ve always believed that my Ward 14 Communities BBQ would be a success, but I must admit that even I was a little surprised by the size of the turnout this year. It was gigantic!
We gave out just short of 400 community association memberships this year. That translates to about $10,500 worth in cheques that will go to those community associations. We welcomed approximately 2000 visitors to the Ward 14 BBQ grounds.
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 think I say this every year, but there are truly not enough words to express my gratitude.
There is another group that deserves a very special thank you. They gave their time and opened up their wallets. It can’t be fun to read a list in a block paragraph (like I have done in the past), so I will try bullet points and hope it works well in community newsletter format.
Thank you to the Ward 14 Communities BBQ’s generous sponsors:
- ATB Financial
- Great News Publishing
- Jack Carter Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC
- No Bull Bookkeeping
- Progressive Waste Solutions
- South Trail Insurance
- Southcentre Mall
- United Communities
- Calgary Co-op
- Canyon Creek Toyota
- Mattamy Homes
- Southgate Chevrolet Buick GMC
Feel free to contact me anytime, and don’t forget to get yourself a poppy. Until next month...