Ward 14 - Peter Demong

August 2014 Newsletter


Dear Ward 14:

I would like to formally invite each of you to join me in the Southcentre Mall parking lot on Saturday, September 13 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the 2014 Ward 14 Communities BBQ.  The reason—as always—will be to celebrate the great work of Ward 14`s community associations.

They are the group that operates and maintains your local community hall, and skating rink.  They hold events to bring the people in your community together.  They might provide a soccer program for your kids or a social program for seniors.  They advocate for the current and future well-being of your community, and they do all this as volunteers.

With the help of the usual generous sponsors—and some new ones—you have an opportunity to get to know your community association.  You will get a free burger and a free community association membership.

You will get a chance to see some of the projects that the City is working on.  You can have a chat with some of Calgary`s finest, see some of their high-tech machines, and kick the tires of a fire engine with a fire fighter.  For the kids the Calgary Public Library and the Calgary Zoo will be showing off what they are up to.

There will be all that and more, so join me on Saturday, September 13 at 11 a.m. at Southcentre Mall for a celebration!  You can visit www.calgary.ca/ward14/events to learn more.

Did you know?  There will likely be changes to playground and school zones on September 1, 2014.

It has taken a lot of lobbying from many including myself, but on June 1 the Province finally relinquished its control of playground zone start and end times within Calgary to the Municipal Government.  The conversion of all school zones to playground zones and change of effective times to between 7:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. will be voted on by Council, and I suspect it will pass easily.  It will go a long way to ensuring the safety of students.  I will be very happy to see this go through, but make sure to take note.  It is a major change that you will need to be ready for.

Canada’s new anti-spam legislation has likely found its way into your email inbox. Much of what I send does not fall under the legislation, but some does, and I respect your privacy.  If you would like to receive email updates from me simply send an email to ward14@calgary.ca containing the words “I consent to receiving email updates from Cllr. Peter Demong, Ward 14".

Enjoy the rest of the summer, and feel free to contact me anytime.

-Councillor Peter Demong ​

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