Downtown West Community Cleanup 2016

Sunday May 1 - VISIT our 2nd Annual Community Cleanup and Recycle Event

The City of Calgary and other recycling partners will be collecting organic waste and items that do not fit in the waste and recycle carts or do not have cart service.

Click here for the link

Drop off any of the items listed for proper recycling

  • Electronics (TVs, VCRs, printers, computers, monitors, etc.)
  • Small appliances
  • Non-food related styrofoam
  • Disposable cameras
  • Inkjet and laser cartridges
  • Batteries
  • Plastic bags
  • Smoke alarms
  • CFL light bulbs, fluorescent tubes (up to 4-ft)
  • Mattresses
  • And plenty more!

Downtown West Community Cleanup - Recycle Event

  • Saturday, September 5th, 2015 from 9:00 am til 2:00 pm

  • Kerby Centre Parking Lot across from 1133 7th Avenue SW

  • Drop off any of the items listed for proper recycling

  • visit this link greendeal.ca/yyccommunitycleanup

  1. Electronics (TVs, VCRs, printers, computers, monitors, etc.
  2. Small Appliances
  3. Non-food related styrofoam
  4. Disposable cameras
  5. Inkjet and laser cartridges
  6. Batteries
  7. Plastic Bags
  8. Smoke Alarms
  9. CFL light bulbs, fluorescent tubes (up to 4 feet)
  10. And plenty more - for a full list visit - greendeal.ca/yyccommunitycleanup

Sponsored by:

The Downtown West Community Association

City of Calgary

London drugs


New 5th Avenue Lane Reversal Starts Tuesday, May 19

Starting on Tuesday May 19th, two lanes of 5th Avenue S.W. will have a lane reversal to allow for westbound traffic between 7th Street S.W. and approximately 11th Street S.W.

This lane reversal will reduce congestion on 4th and 6th Avenues during the evening rush hour, between 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm weekdays, not including holidays.

It is important that citizens' pay close attention to all signage along the lane reversal route. There will be a lot of changes between 7th and 11th Streets S.W. and we want to keep everyone safe while they adjust to the new direction.

The lane reversal will be in place for approximately six months as a pilot, after which time its success will be evaluated and next steps considered. During the pilot, traffic barricades and other control devices will be used to operate the lane reversal.

For more information visit: calgary.ca/5ave

Contemporary Calgary chosen to transform old Science Centre

Contemporary Calgary has been chosen to transform the old planetarium downtown into a long dreamed-about major public art gallery in the city.

The organization — an amalgamation of the Art Gallery of Calgary, the Museum of Contemporary Art Calgary and the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Art — received the good news that their proposal had been chosen by the city from a number of different pitches.

2014 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Date:        Wednesday March 19, 20014

Time:        7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location:  Kerby Centre, 1133 - 7th Avenue SW

 

Topics of discussion

  • Meet Councilor Evan Woolley
  • Flood Preparedness FAQ
  • Area Redevelopment Plan
  • Crime in the West
  • What's happening with the Science Centre?
  • Wine & Cheese Social after

Get active in your community!

Please join us!

Building Safe Communities Meeting November 20th

Do you love your community?

Want to meet some neighbours?

Downtown West Community Association and the Federation of Calgary Communities, Building Safe Communities are interested in learning about how you and your community members feel about crime and safety in your community.

You are invited!

Wednesday, November 20th at 7:00 pm - Meeting to develop a plan of action

 Kerby Centre - 1133-7 Avenue S.W.

To do:           

First, get to know some of your neighbours and what is going on in your community! Then, join us in facilitated discussions about community activities, crime prevention and safety

Discussion:    

- What are the community’s assets?

- Related resources available to the community 

- Issues within the community relating to crime and safety

- Past and present crime prevention and safety initiatives

RESULTS:         Together, we will develop initiatives to address community issues

R.S.V.P:           Please R.S.V.P to Heather: heather.vienneau@hotmail.com or         Phone:  587-352-2001

 Your input is most valuable!

Community Meet and Greet - Wednesday, September 18

Do you love your community?

Want to meet some neighbours?


Downtown West Community Association and the Federation of
Calgary Communities, Building Safe Communities are interested in learning about how you and your community members feel about crime and safety in your community.
You are invited!

Wednesday September 18th at 7:00 pm – Meet your Neighbours and Community Association Board of Directors Social Event (with hors d'oeuvres) .

Kerby Centre - 1133-7 Avenue S.W.

 

To do: First, get to know some of your neighbours and what is going on in your community! Then, join us in facilitated discussions about community activities, crime prevention and safety
Discussion: - What are the community’s assets?
- Related resources available to the community
- Issues within the community relating to crime and safety
- Past and present crime prevention and safety initiatives
RESULTS: Together, we will develop initiatives to address community issues
R.S.V.P: Please R.S.V.P to Heather: heather.vienneau@hotmail.com Phone: 587-352-2001 

 

Important Numbers: Alpha House

Alpha House at 403 404-7388 or 403 234-7388

  - Team Lead working at the Science Centre location. Hours: 24 hours 7 days a week. If immediate concerns in a one block radius then they might be able to send staff to respond.

 

Alpha House 403 998-7388 - "D.O.A.P. TEAM"

"Downtown Outreach Addictions Partnership Team" or D.O.A.P. Team - mobile team available to transport individuals that are not able to come to our location.  Hours: 9:00 am - 7:00 am (22 hours) 7 days a week.  

 

The Downtown West Community Association recommends our residents call Alpha House first rather than the non-emergency number for City Police 403 266-1234.  All emergencies call 911. 

Alpha House Moving into Science Centre July 15

Due to the recent State-of-Emergency, the Province has designed the Science Centre as an emergency shelter. 

Excerpt from a note sent to a concerned resident by Alderman John Mar. 

Thank you for your note regarding Alpha House.

I, like you, was advised that the Province of Alberta was moving the Alpha House to the Science Centre, I did not, nor would I have chosen that location.

As you know, the Alpha House has been flooded and they need three months to repair the damage.

Under the powers afforded by the State-of-Emergency, the Province designated the Science Centre as an emergency shelter and the City is cooperating.

I have been assured by the Calgary Police Service that they will ensure the safety of our Citizens and property during the time that they will be sheltered in the old Science Centre.

My understanding is that the Alpha House will also be providing additional support staff to ensure their clients are also provided the additional level of support required.

Whilst this is not an ideal situation, the Kerby Centre and the Downtown West Community Association have been also advised of this temporary sheltering. 

Furthermore, there is a written agreement between the Province of Alberta and the City of Calgary allowing the shelter to begin on July 15th, after Stampede for a three month period.

Most Respectfully,

John Mar

Alderman, Ward 8

City of Calgary

www.calgary.ca/ward8

Downtown West Area Redevelopment Plan

Meetings at the Kerby Centre:

·       March 27, 2013 - as part of the Downtown West Community Association Annual General Meeting. The meeting is scheduled from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

·       April 24, 2013 - at a public open house hosted by The City of Calgary - Land Use Planning and Policy. We will be asking for your input at this open house regarding how the Downtown West community could improve from a city planning perspective. The open house is scheduled from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

In addition, The City of Calgary is pleased to announce the launch of mydowntownwest.com, a new comprehensive community engagement website, where citizens can engage, communicate with other residents and provide feedback to city planners and administrators regarding their community. The website will be active through the months of April, May and June, 2013.

2013 Annual General Meeting

Downtown West Community Association

2013 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Date:          Wednesday March 27, 2013

Time:          7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location:    Kerby Centre, 1133 - 7th Avenue SW

Topics of discussion:

·      “S-PARK” this summer on 10th Street

·      Area Redevelopment Plan

·      Crime in the West

·      What’s happening with the Science Centre?

·      Wine & Cheese Social after

Get active in your community!

Please join us!

Downtown West-Kerby Station opening celebration event

Sat., Dec. 8, 2012 – Downtown West Kerby station, south platform
10 – 10:20 a.m.

Speeches, train drives through ribbon, first train with invited guests departs for 69 Street (second train will follow immediately after for public) (Free hot chocolate and cookies)
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FREE train service between Downtown West Kerby and all stops along the West LRT route**10 – 10:45 a.m.- FREE shuttle service between Downtown West-Kerby and six West LRT stations
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

West LRT opening events Activities at each stop along the new West LRT route Main event at 69 Street Station Visit www.westlrt.ca for more information

Join us and be one of the first to ride the train on the new West LRT route

More information
For more information on the 7 Avenue project, visit www.calgary.ca/7avenue
For more information on West LRT events on Dec. 8, visit www.westlrt.ca
For Transit information, visit www.calgarytransit.com


The Downtown West-Kerby Station and the new West LRT will open for service Monday, Dec. 10.

West LRT Update!!!

The West LRT is opening for service Monday, December 10, 2012

The City of Calgary is thrilled to announce that the West LRT will be opening for service on Monday, December 10, 2012.

The opening date meets the original start of service that was promised in 2010 when the design-build contract was awarded for the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken by The City of Calgary.

The City anticipates that come December 10, more than 30,000 people will choose to ride the new LRT.  The City wants to provide all Calgarians with the opportunity to make Calgary Transit their preferred transportation option and this project is a major step towards that goal.

Once the West LRT opens, all of the new bus routes and revised bus routes will take effect.  There are a total of 14 bus routes that work in conjunction with the West LRT, with 12 of those routes being new or revised.  The map of the new routes is available at www.calgarytransit.com/westlrt.  

To help you estimate travel times to destinations throughout the city, Calgary Transit has developed a travel time chart that provides approximate travel times between stations.  You can find the chart in the Travel Times section of the West LRT website. 

In the coming weeks, Calgary Transit will be producing a Riders Guide booklet that will contain all of the new routes and schedules.  The booklet will be directly mailed to all homes in west Calgary.  Calgary Transit will also be hosting information sessions at various locations throughout west Calgary.  Watch the Calgary Transit website in the coming weeks for a listing of these information sessions’ dates and locations.

West LRT Celebration Event 

To thank west Calgary communities for their support over the last three years of construction and to celebrate this monumental event, The City will be hosting an official ribbon cutting event on Saturday, December 8.  Details of this event are still being finalized, so watch the West LRT website for details about the activities and events planned for this day.  We expect to have a variety of activities happening at each of the six new stations, with free CTrain service between stations on that day.  Save the date to come out and celebrate with all the communities along the new west CTrain line!