UPDATE: DOWNTOWN WEST URBAN MURAL PROJECT
The committee is formed and project planning is underway! We expect to start putting up murals in late August to mid-September, weather permitting.
We’re still seeking interested DW building owners/managers to provide our “canvases”. We’re currently evaluating three buildings, and are looking for three more. If more properties want to participate than we can accommodate in 2018 – fear not! – we’ll do this again next year. We also need one more committee volunteer, ideally someone with artistic skills and/or background. The time commitment for this position will be only about 2-3 hours/month. Whether you want to join the committee, or you own/manage a DW building and are interested in learning more, just contact Tim Beatty at 403-852-0481.
The 2018 DW Urban Mural Project Committee: Tim Beatty (Lead), Rod Zillman, Gary Young, Juliana Borisova, Natalie Marchut (City of Calgary), _____ (YOU?)
See what our friends in the Beltline have already done with their urban murals project at www.beltlinemurals.ca.
Sunday June 10: Downtown West Community Cleanup & Recycling Event
DROP OFF YOUR OLD ITEMS FOR DISPOSAL OR RECYCLING! 9am–2pm, Kerby Centre parking lot next to the Downtown West-Kerby C-Train station DETAILS >>
WHAT WILL BE ACCEPTED?
- Electronics: TVs, VCRs, printers, computers, monitors, cellphones, disposable cameras
- CFL lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes, alkaline & rechargeable batteries, inkjet & laser cartridges
- Scrap metal, plastic, styrofoam, cardboard packaging, organic waste, and large, non-recyclable items at end of usable life
- Furniture & household items, small appliances, bicycles, helmets, bike accessories, kids' carseats (a fee may apply)
- Unused drugs / medical packaging
- Sensitive documents for shredding
COME FOR THE CLEANUP, STAY AWHILE FOR THE FREE FUN!
- Enjoy great music by the Calgary Police Service band - FrontLine!
- Meet neighbours while you have some food, snacks, and drinks!
- Get the kids get some fun face-painting!
FLOOD SEASON: HOW TO BE PREPARED
As we approach flood season and the five-year anniversary of the 2013 Southern Alberta flood, the City of Calgary would like to inform you about its 2018 flood readiness campaign and update you about the actions that have been taken to become a more flood-resilient city. UPDATE: "Even with above-average snowpack, city says flood risk is minimal".
River flooding can occur at any time in Calgary with little or no warning. This is because of the short, steep distance our rivers travel from the mountains to Calgary. Calgary, including downtown, is most likely to experience river flooding May 15 - July 15 due to the combination of snowmelt and heavy rainfall events. The City actively monitors river, weather and snowpack conditions to prepare for potential flooding.
HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF Calgary's Pathways, Trails, & Bikeways
The City is updating the 2000 Calgary and Area Pathway and Bikeway Plan. It's now out-of-date as our city has changed over the years. Many of the pathways and bikeways proposed in the original plan have been built, or are now obsolete because of new developments.
The City is looking for YOUR help in determining how to prioritize the build-out of Calgary's network. You can share your feedback! Take the City's online survey May 14 until June 8 - or stop by our pop-up event at the Lilac Festival (we’ll be at 4 St SW between Elbow Dr and 13 St) – June 3, 10am-6pm. Get more info at Calgary.ca/pathwaybikeway.
The City also offers an interactive map which can answer many of your questions about Calgary's pathways, trails, and bikeways.
NEW: The Budget-friendly 'Community Mobile Market'
Calgarians in four communities including Downtown will have access to a new type of food truck, the Community Mobile Market. A partnership between the Leftovers Foundation and the City, the truck will sell fresh produce and bread at a budget-friendly cost. The two main focus goals of Leftovers are: reducing the amount of food waste, and increasing food access. The truck will be in Bridgeland, Shaganappi, Pineridge, and Downtown this spring - Tuesdays, every other week at 4:30PM. Info from Haley Jarmain, 770 CHQR
"ON-it" Calgary<—>Banff bus route EXPANDS FOR 2018
This summer, tourists and locals alike can again travel by bus between Banff, Canmore, and Calgary for just $10 each way! After a very successful pilot last year, On-It Regional Transit will be offering an extended version of the service for 2018. There will be more frequent service, pick-up and drop-off times have changed, plus you'll be able to hop on the bus from a stop right here in downtown Calgary. Once riders arrive in Banff or Canmore, their ticket is good for a free transfer to any local Roam transit buses, which go to nearby destinations such as Lake Minnewanka and Moraine Lake. From reporting by ELIZABETH CAMERON / StarMetro Calgary
Multi-Family Buildings Now DivertING Food/Yard Waste
Apartments and condos are now required to separate food/yard waste from garbage. If your building has no food/yard waste program yet, ask your building owner or manager about it. GET DETAILS, LINKS, TIPS HERE >>
DOWNTOWN PARKING MADE EASIER
Do your friends avoid coming to visit you in Downtown because of parking hassles? It's not as bad as they think!
Let them know about all the FREE parking evenings & weekends! Find accessible, affordable and convenient parking in downtown Calgary. From calgarydowntown.com