Screenagers Screening for Ward 6

Calling all parents of tweens and teens in Ward 6! Wests Springs Cougar
Ridge Community Association is hosting an in-person screening of Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience on
May 26, 2022 at West Springs Church, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

This film is in follow-up to the award-winning documentary Screenagers:
Growing Up in the Digital Age, a film that probed into the vulnerable
corners of family life and depicted the messy struggles over social
media, video games and academics. We believe this film, and the
discussion afterwards, will help our youth and their parents build
crucial skills for navigating stress, anxiety, and depression.
Hope you can make it!

Register at https://wscr.ca/. Registration open to all Ward
6 residents!

Watch the official trailer here: https://youtu.be/ecDraB2YExA

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Food Trucks Return!

Food Trucks are back in Discovery Ridge on Sunday May 1, 12:00-4:00pm. The following trucks will be in attendance:
Neon Taco
Ticket Tequila
Berta Burgers
Mumbai Bites
Family Dogs
Family Squeezed Lemonade
Cookie Dough
Ice Cream and Popsicles for sale at the Griffith Store

See you there!

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Community Clean-up Moves Up the Hill!

Signal Hill, Discovery Ridge, and Springbank Hill Community Associations have teamed up to host a Community Cleanup Event this month!

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022, 9am – 2pm
Location: Westside Kings Church parking lot (SE corner of Springbank Blvd and 69th St SW)

Items Accepted:
Household garbage and recycling (no organics) 
Metals
Electronics
Tires
Household items for donation – Cerebral Palsy Association
Skip-the-Depot collecting refundable beverage containers for the Love for Lewiston Foundation

Not accepted:
Organics
Chemicals
Contaminated materials
Hazardous items

Participants will be required to follow all active provincial and local public health measures. For more information visit alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx and calgary.ca/covid19.

Thank you to the City of Calgary Community Standards and Waste & Recycling for their contributions. 
For more information check out: calgary.ca/csps/abs/partnership-programs/community-cleanups.html

Continue watching our website and social media for details!
*Content approved by the City of Calgary

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OFF-LEASH DOG PARKS in YYC

Calgary has 157 public off-leash areas to enjoy. To view where these are located, visit the Calgary Off-leash Dog Areas map at: https://maps.calgary.ca/OffLeashDogAreas/

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Virtual Call with Councillor Pootmans

April 26th @ 7pm 
Please join Councillor Richard Pootmans as he hosts a virtual session with Fire Chief Steve Dongworth. Send in your questions to clward6@calgary.ca. Event link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_OTcwNzIzNjUtYTljOS00NDk0LWFiOGQtNDg2MWQ3MThiOTU1%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%227262967a-05fa-4d59-8afd-25b734eaf196%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22310f647b-5b76-4720-8fa5-617f5fab17a3%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d&btype=a&role=a

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Being Flood Ready in Discovery Ridge

2022 Flood Preparedness – Information Provided by The City of Calgary
This spring, we’re seeing high snowpack up in the mountains. The long-term forecast from Environment and Climate Change Canada shows below average spring temperatures and average to below average precipitation heading into summer.

While a melting snowpack will increase river flows, it alone does not cause river flooding in Calgary. Heavy, multi-day rainfalls upstream of the city are the main cause of river flooding and can account for 80 per cent or more of the river flow during a flood.

These large rainfalls typically happen from mid-May to mid-July and can be challenging to predict in the mountain areas where we may only have 24 hours or less to confirm what’s coming. That’s why it’s important Calgarians are ready for flooding anytime during the season, possibly on short notice.

There’s lots of great resources on calgary.ca/floodinfo to help residents understand their flood risk with our online interactive maps, what steps they can take to be prepared for flooding and links to useful resources to help them stay informed throughout the season.

We also have a river conditions dial on the website, which provides Calgarians with a quick snapshot of the daily river conditions during high river flow season (May 15- July 15).

Every flood season we send out a weekly e-newsletter to share current river conditions, along with information on flood mitigation projects and tips so residents are well informed throughout the season. We’ll be resuming our flood season e-newsletter in May. Please help us spread the word and share this link with your community to subscribe for the flood e-newsletter as one way to stay up to date.

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Food Trucks are BACK!

Come join us this Friday April 1st from 4-7pm for YYC Food Trucks at the soccer field parking lot.

Enjoy the following expected trucks:

Happy Fish
Waffles N’ Chix
Neon Taco
Family Cheesed
Canadian Bear Balls
Confetti
Mumbai

With spring around the corner it’s a great time to enjoy the outdoors!

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Griffith Woods Park Closure – April 4-5, 2022

The DRCA received this recent notice from the City of Calgary:

On behalf of Calgary Parks, a film company has requested the use of Griffith Woods for filming.

The park, including the parking lot, will be CLOSED from April 4 – April 5 from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Appropriate signage will be on display as well.

If the scheduling changes or there is a cancellation for filming, there will be an update.

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DRCA Board Update: Tree Removal North of Discovery Ridge

Over the past weeks, the DRCA has continued to advocate on behalf of our special community and has been in contact with both Enmax and Alberta Transportation (AT) regarding their notices of tree removal in the Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC) as part of the West Calgary Ring Road Project (www.westringroad.ca). Specifically, we raised concerns with regard to the lack of time between the notices and work commencing, as well as attempting to seek some agreement that potentially all of the trees in the highlighted zones did not really need to be removed. Enmax, who was instructed to complete this work by AT, clarified for us that only a few trees would need to be removed from the highlighted area in their notice. AT, however, stated that all trees in the zone in their notice would need to be removed and refused to engage in any productive conversation with regard to this decision changing. We requested an on-site meeting and this too was refused.

We also reached out to our MLA Mike Ellis’ office and our Councillor Richard Pootmans’ office for assistance. They too received the same responses from Enmax and AT. Despite our request for further consultation on the issue, both Enmax and AT went ahead and removed the trees. 

Once the TUC work is completed, we intend to ask Enmax and AT for new tree planting in areas that will not risk any damage to underground utilities. We would like to thank residents who reached out to Enmax, AT, MLA Mike Ellis and Councillor Richard Pootmans to share their concerns. This assisted in ensuring the severity of our concerns were understood.

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DRCA AGM – Thursday Feb 24

Please join us at the “Virtual” DRCA Annual General Meeting this Thursday Feb. 24th starting at 7pm. 

Come meet your Board and get a review of last year’s activities and upcoming issues your Board is working on.

We are always looking for new people to join the Board, join us at the AGM to find out more.

Note the AGM is open to all Discovery residents, however only paid DRCA members are entitled to vote for the election of executive directors.

Zoom Link information:

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
Please click this URL to join. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81948905872

Or join by phone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

Canada: +1 587 328 1099  or +1 647 374 4685  or +1 647 558 0588  or +1 778 907 2071  or +1 204 272 7920  or +1 438 809 7799
Webinar ID: 819 4890 5872

International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kem8bzikrP

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