August 2015 Newsletter
Hi Ward 14!
We are well into summer now, and I hope you are making the most out of it. I find August in Calgary gives us some fine weather, but if I had to gamble on the most likely time for a warm sunny day in Calgary, it would sometime in late September. That is one of the main reasons why my Ward 14 Communities BBQ will be on Saturday, September 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this year. As usual, it will be in the southeast corner of the Southcentre Mall parking lot.
At this point in time (I’m writing in late June) there are already a few great companies helping out with the Ward 14 Communities BBQ. Genstar Development Company and Jack Carter Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC are donating dollars that will be used to purchase the community association memberships that you can get for free, and as always Oxford Properties will be graciously donating part of the Southcentre Mall parking lot for the day. Calgary Co-op will be providing the buns, and as you flip through this newsletter you will find a full-page advertisement for the Ward 14 Communities BBQ. I have Great News Publishing to thank for the design and the ad space.
As you can see, the Ward 14 Communities BBQ takes collaboration. Many companies and individuals come together to make it happen. The hardworking community association volunteers that the BBQ is meant to celebrate also volunteer to make it happen, so I would like to see them have a little extra help. If you would like to volunteer for the Ward 14 Communities BBQ or think would like to help in some other way, please let me know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about the BBQ at www.calgary.ca/ward14bbq.
Did you know that you could be on a City of Calgary Board, Commission, or Committee?
Applying to serve on one of The City’s various Boards, Commissions or Committees (BCCs) is a great idea for anyone looking for a positive way to use their expertise, and there are currently a number of BCCs recruiting for new members. Although some member positions have specific eligibility requirements, many only require enthusiasm, interest and commitment.
If you are interested you can visit www.calgary.ca/cityclerks for further details and to access the online application form. Applications will be accepted between August 14 and September 15, 2015.
Another simple way to get involved is to keep tabs on what the City of Calgary is doing. I do my best to push relevant information to those who show an interest. You can sign up for my email updates at www.calgary.ca/ward14connect, and don’t hesitate to contact me any time.
Enjoy the warm weather!
- Councillor Peter Demong