Edmonton and Calgary Outer Ring Roads

Edmonton and Calgary Outer Ring Roads

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The countdown has officially begun…..9 more sleeps until Music in the Park (and you thought it was the count down to the first day of school!)

What: Music in the Park
When: Saturday September 9 – 3:00pm -7:00pm
Where: Green space in front of the DR Recreational Facility
Why: To reconnect with neighbours and enjoy some GREAT music
Brought to you by the DRCA with title sponsor RE/MAX Realtor David Pellettier, and supported by MLA Mike Ellis.
Music in the Park couldn’t happen without the efforts of many people. Please help us in thanking Craig Johnson at Time Music (formerly of Cornerstone Square, and currently located in West Springs Village),  DRCA board members, Michelle Williams, Ben Lee, and Joanne Baker, community member Trish Kawka, plus the dozens of volunteers who are making the event possible (BTW – we are still in need of a few more! – contact volunteer@discoveryridge.com if you can help!)The event is free to enjoy for all, but the DRCA will be accepting cash donations that will be directed to The Inglewood Arts & Music School.  This not for profit organization runs out of the Lantern Community Church in Inglewood. They offer private music lessons, children’s choir, and art classes. Their main objective is to offer affordable lessons in Music and Arts to low income families in their community who otherwise would not have an opportunity to participate. All denominations will be collected – thank you in advance for your generosity.

The DRCA is entering the world of technology and all food and drink tickets are available for purchase by cash and CREDIT CARD!!! We hope you enjoy the event responsibly.

This years Music in the Park will feature:
The Sidewinders
The Razzama Jazz Big Band
The Heebee-Jeebees
Mike Mackenzie Band
Backroad Traveler Band

Check out this link to learn more about another one of the great bands!
www.heebee-jeebees.com

Enjoy the long weekend, and we’ll see you at Music in the Park!

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Updates on the Ring Road

Latest Ring Road Info

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Aug 21 – Update to New Traffic Signals on Hwy 8

Aug 21 – Update to New Traffic Signals on Hwy 8

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Aug 18 – New Traffic Signals on Hwy 8

Aug 18 – New Traffic Signals on Hwy 8

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Ring Road/Weaselhead

Hello Discovery Ridge Neighbours,

As was shared in a previous communication this spring, one of the bridges being constructed through the Weaselhead Natural Environment Park area as part of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road project is currently planned as a “cut and fill” design. In addition to numerous environmental concerns, this raises serious concern with regard to restricting water flow and dramatically increasing the risk of flooding in Discovery Ridge. We do not oppose construction of the Ring Road or an overpass/bridge but for a prolonged period of time we have raised concerns, in partnership with the communities around us and with YYC Cares, that this design presents potentially dangerous and disastrous results for our community.

We (the DRCA) filed a formal “Statement of Concern” with the Province of Alberta Environment and Parks Regulatory Approvals Centre in April 2017. We asked for the design to be reconsidered and for assurances that our special community was not going to be made increasingly vulnerable to flooding due to the design. Recently, our Statement of Concern was rejected for reasons that we deem to be wholly dismissive and completely insufficient. We are aware that several residents raised concerns themselves and also filed Statements of Concerns personally, all of which were, to our knowledge, rejected. Those who filed Statements of Concern, and were subsequently rejected, must now appeal these decisions if you wish to continue to raise concerns and insist that Discovery Ridge should be included in the “area of environmental impact associated with this proposed project”. It is our view that Discovery Ridge is simply NOT “outside the area of environmental impact associated with this proposed project” as stated by the Province as one of the reasons our Statement of Concern was rejected. How a community that will be subjected to increased risk of flooding with the current bridge design is “outside” the impact zone is beyond the collective belief of your Board.

As you may have heard in the press, a “Stop Work Order” has been put into place temporarily until the end of the week. Our Appeal will be submitted tomorrow. Residents have until this Friday to submit similar Appeals to their rejections should they so choose. The Appeal form can be accessed here: HERE

We have now been advised that the server used to receive Appeals has rejected one or more of the submitted Appeals thus far. Since there is potential for this to happen again, we recommend that once submitted, you follow up with a quick call to advise them it was submitted. Phone: 1-780-427-6207. You may also choose to fax a PDF of the Appeal to: 1-780-427-4693 and/or email it to: gilbert.vannes@gov.ab.ca.

If you did not file a Statement of Concern but still wish to be heard, in the event this matter goes to a hearing, the entire community (not just people that filed Statements of Concern) can attend to speak to this appeal. This means that thousands of residents of Discovery Ridge will have an opportunity to make their voices heard. We should not be silent on this matter as it is of grave concern.

Discovery Ridge Community Association Board of Directors


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Music In The Park 2017

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Yee Haw!!! DR’s 1st Ever Stampede BBQ!

 

Pull on your Boots and Mosey on Down!!!  Please join us for the first ever DRCA Stampede BBQ on Sunday, June 11th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the DR Recreation Facility and adjoining fields.  We have changed our format this year from a Breakfast to a BBQ.

M&M’s from Westhills will be BBQing hamburgers and hot dogs for us – thank you to Mike and his team!

ENJOY!!  Butterfield Acres Petting Zoo & Inflatable Obstacle Course
Trampolines & Line Dancers
Volleyball, Soccer, Tug of War, & Tennis

The BBQ is free for DRCA Members.  If you do not have a membership, don’t worry!   Memberships will be available for purchase – $25.00.  Or, meals can be purchased for $5.

We hope to see you there!

Special thanks to the DRCA’s Special Events Committee for organizing and putting on this event.

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Our Community Clean Up will be taking place on Sunday, May 28th.

It will be held at the end of Discovery Ridge Boulevard.  The DRCA, on behalf of the community of Discovery Ridge, would like to sincerely thank the City of Calgary for providing this service and opportunity.  It is very greatly appreciated.

Please see below for information regarding acceptable and unacceptable items.  We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

The Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta will gladly accept the following items:

  • Quality used clothing, accessories, shoes, costumes, coats etc
  • Entertainment items such as books, magazines, DVD’s, small entertainment appliances in working order, sporting goods, toys, games, puzzles, stuffed animals etc
  • Small general kitchen appliances in working order, vacuum cleaners, sewing machines, hair dryers, curling irons etc
  • Kitchenware
  • Linens
  • Household items such as telephones, lamps, clocks, pictures, frames, mirrors, crafts, ornaments, dried/silk flowers, candles, hangers, coat racks, shoe racks, tools, small office supplies etc
  • Bags and suitcases

Large furniture items and baby items such as car seats, strollers, gates and high chairs are unfortunately not accepted.

The Syrian Refugee Support Group of Calgary will gladly accept used bicycles and bicycle parts to be distributed to those in need in our city.

Darrin Bastien Metals Recycling will gladly accept the following items:

  • All metals
  • Automotive batteries
  • Automotive metal parts
  • Propane tanks if devalved
  • Appliances, except for fridges
  • Metal doors
  • BBQ’s
  • Lawnmowers
  • Rototillers
  • Bikes and bike parts that cannot be reused

No explosives or fuel tanks will be accepted.

Recycle Logic will gladly accept the following items:

  • Televisions, Computer Monitors and All-in One Computers
  • Desktop Computers and Servers
  • Computer Accessories – Mouse, Keyboard, Cables, Desktop Computer Speakers
  • Laptops, Notebooks and Tablets
  • Desktop Printers and Printer combinations, Scanners, Fax Machines and Photocopiers
  • Cable boxes
  • Modems/Network Switches
  • Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances
  • Cords, Extension cords
  • Christmas Lights
  • Stereo Equipment/Speakers
  • CD /DVD/ DVR Players
  • Microfiche Readers
  • Microwaves
  • Cell Phones
  • Network Equipment
  • Testing Equipment
  • Circuit Boards
  • Receivers (Satellite & Cable)
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies
  • Gaming consoles/games
  • Projectors
  • VCRs

Recycle-Logic Inc. reserves the rights to refuse any item NOT on the ARMA Sponsored Material List or any ineligible item with too much plastic.

City of Calgary Waste and Recycling services will provide packer trucks for garbage, organics and recycling.

Yard waste including leaves, branches, plants, grass clippings will be accepted for composting.  Please note that no sod will be accepted.  Yard waste must be separate from other items.  All organic materials collected at community cleanups will be taken to one of the City of Calgary’s composting facilities.

Mattresses will be accepted. Bags are provided on site if necessary.

The following items will NOT be accepted:

  • Glass (e.g. window panes, glass table tops)
  • Household appliances with Freon (e.g. refrigerators, freezers)
  • Liquids (e.g. cooking oils)
  • Railway ties
  • Sod or dirt
  • Household hazardous waste including:
  • Propane tanks ( if devalved, can give to Darren Bastien Metals Recycling )
  • Paint
  • Automobile, cleaning, healthcare, and gardening chemicals

Household hazardous waste materials can be brought directly to a household hazardous waste drop-off location.

If you are unsure about an item, please visit calgary.ca/whatgoeswhere to find the right recycling and disposal options for your unwanted items.

This year we will also provide a Free Store opportunity where items can be dropped off for availability to others, and if not removed they will be donated directly or disposed of appropriately.

Donations to the Calgary Humane Society will be gratefully accepted. Please refer to this link to view their Wish List http://www.calgaryhumane.ca/donate/wishlist/.

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This Weekend! Community Garage Sales/Block Parties and Community Clean-up

Garage Sales 10am to 2pm on Saturday, May 27th
As sellers there is no need to register as a community advertisement will be placed with relevant classified options in print and online.  Simply gather your treasures and set up your sale.  
As buyers simply mobilize your way around the community in search of great deals and “new to you” items. 
 
Block parties Saturday in the late afternoon/evening
 
Community Clean up on Sunday, May 28th 9am to 2pm, far west end of Discovery Ridge Blvd
– The City of Calgary will provide garbage disposal, both regular and organics, as well as recycling.
– Any appropriate unsold gently used household items can be donated to the Cerebral Palsy Association.
– Recycle Logic will provide e-recycling
– Darren Bastien will provide metals recycling.
– The Syrian Refugee Support Group will gladly accept any used bicycles or parts for distribution to those in need in our city. 
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