October 2019 Newsletter
Hello Ward 14!
The leaves have surely begun to fall by now, and soon trick-or-treaters will be treading over them. It is a beautiful time in this city. I hope you enjoy my October column.
Treat the kids to some fun this Halloween
If you are not into giving out candy, you could try surprising your trick-or-treaters with swimming or skating coupons this Halloween! Simply drop a coupon into your trick-or-treaters’ Halloween bag. Children and youth ages 2-17 years old can redeem for a free swim or skate at one of our pools or arenas, or they can receive 50% off an admission to one of our leisure centres.
A book of 10 swim and skate coupons is $5. Coupon books are on sale October 1-31, 2019 at City-operated aquatic, fitness and leisure centres.
Coupons can be redeemed November 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020 during scheduled drop-in swim and skate times. Visit calgary.ca/HalloweenCoupons for more information.
The Fall Checklist
Do you wonder every fall if you are doing the right things – indoors and outdoors – to prepare your home for winter? The Homeowner Water Guide Fall Checklist is a great place to start, with simple steps you can take to improve your water efficiency, protect your home from leaks and prepare your yard for winter. You’ll find great reminders and tips like:
· Check your toilets, taps, humidifier, hot water heater, water softener and other water using devices for leaks
· Turn off your outdoor water supply and winterize your irrigation system to avoid winter leaks
· Check the Watering 101 Guides to find out when to stop watering plants, shrubs and trees
· Check the lawn care guide for tips on letting your grass grow into dormancy – when to stop watering and cutting
When it comes to residential and household leaks, toilets, faucets and outdoor irrigation are the most common culprits, although any water using device can leak. The Homeowner Water Guide is intended to educate and guide citizens on indoor and outdoor water use on their property. It also provides step-by-step procedures for both identifying and repairing leaks in our homes, and guidance on using water in the most efficient ways possible.
To find everything you need, including the Fall Checklist, visit calgary.ca/waterguide.
YYC Matters: Federal election 2019
Municipal governments interact with other levels of government in many ways. Federal and Provincial elections can be incredibly impactful on how we go about our business. The City of Calgary has identified several priorities at the federal level. It is ultimately up to you to decide our federal representation, but it is always a good thing to be informed. You can learn more about the City’s priorities at yycmatters.ca
Until next month!
-Councillor Peter Demong