June 2017 Newsletter
Greetings Ward 14!
Ward 14 Community Calendar6
I have always wanted a calendar for community events. Given that I attend most of those events, I can tell you that I have found use for such a calendar. So I was very happy in February when the resources were finally available to make it a reality. You will find it at calgary.ca/ward14calendar, and you will see details on community events like:
Counciltalk: If you click through the calendar to June 17, you will find the last Counciltalk session of the season. It will run from noon to 2 p.m. at Parkland Community Hall (505 Parkvalley Road S.E.). This year’s Counciltalk sessions have been more than I could have hoped for. Most turnouts have been large, and the conversation has been stimulating. I hope to see as many out to the June session as possible, because it will be the last opportunity for a while. Visit calgary.ca/counciltalk for more information.
Ward 14 Communities BBQ: If you click through a little bit farther you will see my annual Ward 14 Communities BBQ. We will have a great time and raise a lot of money for Ward 14’s community associations. Look for the BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. specifically. We will be in the Southcentre Mall parking lot. If you want more details visit calgary.ca/ward14bbq.
Neighbour Day: It is on the same day as my last Counciltalk session—June 17—, and Neighbour Day is actually made up of many different events. I can confidently say that June 17 will be a very busy day for me, but busy in a good way. Visit calgary.ca/neighbourday for more info.
That brings me to one last point about the Ward 14 Community Calendar. On it you will find many great events, but some still slip under my radar. So if you have one that you think is worthy (i.e. has benefit for the communities of Ward 14) send an email with the details to email@example.com.
Ward 14 Wordsmith Award
For five years the winner of my essay contest, and their entire class, have joined me at a City Council meeting. I read the winning essay on TV during a Council meeting—so everyone can be just as impressed as I—and present the winner with the Ward 14 Wordsmith Award.
This year Carine Howie, who is from Midnapore and goes to St. Teresa of Calcutta School, takes home the award: a trophy and a signed Johnny Gaudreau jersey courtesy of the Calgary Flames! Congratulations Carine! It is great to see young people who understand the importance of democracy. Thank you to all of the teachers who instil that importance, and to all the students who participated! I can’t wait to see what the students have in store for next year.
Stampede Parade - route reversal
Just one quick note before I go. If you like to attend the Stampede Parade, keep in mind this year the route has been reversed. For more information you should visit parade.calgarystampede.com.
That is all I have for June. Remember to dust off the boots and hats for July!
- Councillor Peter Demong