UPDATE: DOWNTOWN WEST URBAN MURAL PROJECT
Our committee hopes DW's murals will start going up in late August to mid-September, weather permitting. So as you walk, ride, or drive around Downtown West, keep an eye out for artists at work! We now have three buildings who have dedicated an outdoor wall as one of our very first canvases! Artists are scheduled to start visiting these venues in mid-June. After that step, the artists’ proposals will be submitted.
We’ve got everything and everyone in place now to get this project underway. But don’t worry, if you’d like to participate next summer, we're pretty confident that the 2018 project will be enough of a success that we can do it again in 2019! Whether you own/manage a DW building, or are just interested in learning more about this project, 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)
See what our friends in the Beltline have already done with their urban murals project at www.beltlinemurals.ca.
FLOOD SEASON: HOW TO BE PREPARED
As this is 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. 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.
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 of Calgary, the truck sells 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 - see the schedule HERE. This pilot project runs until October 2018.
CMM is looking for volunteers on Tuesdays to fill a variety of roles, from food sorters to volunteer shoppers. Shifts are two hours in any of the four communities. If you're interested, email Anita at email@example.com.
"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
A print copy of the monthly Downtown West Voice is direct-mailed across Downtown West. DID YOU KNOW that YOU can contribute to or advertise in it? HERE'S HOW.
Do your friends avoid visiting 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