Know your bin schedule this holiday season!

For the upcoming holidays, there is no pick up on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day for residential homes with carts. Make sure you know your schedule and sign up for free reminders by visiting calgary.ca/collection. If you normally put your blue, green or black carts out on Wednesday, put your cart(s) out two days earlier on the Monday.

Christmas Day (Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019) pick up will move to Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. New Year’s Day (Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020) pick up will move to Monday, Dec. 30, 2019.

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Rink Crew Open House – November 8 @ 8:00PM

The DRCA is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with the upkeep of both ice surfaces this skating season.
Join us down at the Rec Facility Building on November 8 at 8:00pm to meet our current crew members, learn a bit more about what it takes to volunteer on an ice crew,  and learn how all of our machinery works. Coming together as a community is the key to making the job of maintaining our ice smooth and easy.
Refreshmenst will be served and we look forward to meeting many new recruits!

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Help clean up woody debris in Griffith Woods

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Amazing Race 2019 – CANCELLED

Unfortunately we did not get minimum 10 Race teams needed for the event to go ahead.
We had a total of 13 teams signed up for the original event, but a number of those teams could not participate this Saturday.
Thank you to the volunteers for willing to donate their time and the teams that confirmed their attendance.

Given the interest by families in the Race we will look to hold the event next May/June.

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The rain may try to stop us, but we keep coming! The Amazing Race Discovery Ridge has been rescheduled for September 21, 2019.

Follow clues to different locations in and around the community to complete tasks, navigate road blocks, and make their way back to the finish line!

Please register by Sept.18th to ensure your spot and get ready to race!

Date: Saturday Sept. 21st from 10 am to noon in the Discovery Ridge recreation area.

Maximum of 16 teams – min. 2 and a max. of 4 people per team

Two team categories:
1. Adults (if any children aged 12 and older on their team)
2. Family – (with kids 11 or under)

SIGN UP here: https://forms.gle/xvov7NLqiqxeY3d67

Can’t race? You can still volunteer and have as much fun by watching the teams – email: communications@discoveryridge.com with the Subject line: Volunteer AR

Each team please bring one smartphone in case needed for a race station.

Teams are encouraged to wear costumes if they like.

Prizes for the top two teams in each category.

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Music in the Park – September 7

A great event for all ages! Bring your lawn chair or blanket and head down to the Rec Facility to enjoy great music by the following:

3:00-3:45 – The Razzama Jazz Big Band
4:00-4:45 – The Torchettes
5:00-5:45 – The Heebee-jeebees
6:00-7:00 – The Mike Mackenzie Band

See you at the Park!

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Music in the Park 2019 – it’s coming!

It’s coming! Discovery Ridge’s favourite annual event will be rocking the neighbourhood September 7 from 3-7 p.m. Residents of all ages are welcome to come down to the field at the Recreation Facility to enjoy a memorable evening of great music, great friends – and back this year, some great beverages for purchase at the beer gardens! (cash and credit card accepted, no debit).
The event is FREE for all to enjoy.
Brought to you by RE/MAX realtor, David Pellettier, with support from our local MLA, Mike Ellis.

Gates open at 3 p.m. and the music will play until 7 p.m.

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NEW BBQ DATE // Stampede BBQ is coming up again!

Join us on July 7 for our annual DRCA Stampede BBQ!
Let’s hope for sunshine and fun this time around!


Annual DRCA Stampede BBQ

NEW DATE – July 7, 2019 4-7 p.m.

Mosey on down to the 2019 Discovery Ridge BBQ on Sunday, June 23. Whether you’ve just run an amazing race, or spend the day in your lawn chair, we’ve got you covered! Music, games and petting zoo!

**PLEASE NOTE: Due to decreased sponsorship for this years Stampede BBQ, all meals will be “for-purchase.”
DRCA Member Meal – $2
Non-Member Meal – $7
(Meal includes a burger or hot dog plus chips and a drink.)
*Payable by cash or credit

You can purchase your 2019/2020 DRCA membership NOW at discoveryridge.com

(If you own a business that would be interested in supporting the Stampede BBQ, please contact communications@discoveryridge.com).

OUR SPONSORS

DID YOU KNOW? We have some of the best businesses in Calgary, right here in our community? They make these events possible!

Homes By US
Healing Matters
New Discovery Fine Wines & Spirits
VIVE Rejuvenation
Cutting Edge Barber Shop
Discovery Ridge Compounding Pharmacy & Travel Clinic

With generous support from our Member of Parliament, Ron Liepert and The City of Calgary.

The Amazing Race Discovery Ridge

The Amazing Race has been POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER.
A new date will be released soon.

Maximum of 16 teams – max. 4 people per team
Two team categories: 
1. Adults (if any children aged 12 and older on their team)
2. Family – (with kids 11 or under)

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The annual garage sale and clean up is coming!

Community-wide Garage Sale

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

It’s time for our annual garage sale! Dust off your unused items and find them a new home. All community members are invited to participate – just set up shop… and invite your friends! We’ll do the mass advertising – you just need to put up signage to direct people to your home from within the community.

Community Cleanup

Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. (please arrive prior to 1:45 p.m.)

The far west end of Discovery Ridge Boulevard

Following a day of garage sales, on Sunday you can drive on down to the end of Discovery Ridge Boulevard to donate or dispose of any items you have left or that weren’t sale-worthy.

Please check the list below for items that will and will not be accepted on May 26 to avoid any unnecessary trips.

FURNITURE: We cannot accept any furniture for donation. All furniture will need to go into the City of Calgary garbage packer trucks – please only bring down that which is no longer serviceable.  

Any furniture that you would like to donate can be collected by the Calgary Interfaith Furniture Society simply by making a phone call.  All donations will be so greatly appreciated as this organization assists so many in great need.  If you have any used furniture in decent condition, including patio furniture, BBQ’s in working condition and mattresses, please call 403-276-3173. This amazing service is at no cost to you.

City of Calgary

Accepted

  • Household waste
  • Organic waste
  • Leaves, branches, plants, grass clippings and other yard waste (please note yard waste must be separate from other items and needs to be in paper or compostable boxes or bags.)

Not Accepted

  • Glass (e.g. window panes, glass table tops)
  • ​Household appliances with Freon (e.g. refrigerators, freezers)
  • Liquids (e.g. cooking oils)
  • Rail way ties
  • Sod or dirt
  • Household hazardous waste including:
    • Propane tanks
    • Paint
    • Automobile, cleaning, healthcare, and gardening chemicals 

For information with regards hazardous materials recycling please contact Calgary Fire Department: Hazardous Materials. Call 311 or visit calgary.ca

Regular household recycling will NOT be accepted on this day, please keep for regular pickup. Bottles and cans can be taken to the bottle shack (tied safely in bags) – thank you!

SCRI Electronics Recycling

Accepted

  • 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
  • Additional items not sponsored by the Alberta Recycling Management Authority’s (ARMA) Province Wide Electronics Recycling Program (e.g. Cable boxes, Cell Phones, Gaming consoles/games, Christmas Lights, Microwaves, VCRs)

Note that 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.

Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta

Accepted (IN GOOD CONDITION)

Bicycles
Clothing

  • Clothing Accessories (belts, jewelry)
  • Hats, Mitts, Scarves
  • Ties, Nylons, Socks, Underwear, Robes
  • Shoes, Boots
  • Coats, Snow Pants, Umbrellas
  • Wedding Dresses, Costumes, Scrubs

Entertainment (must be in working condition)

  • Books, Magazines, DVDs
  • iPods, MP3 Players, Headphones
  • Records, CDs, Videos, Tapes
  • Stereos, VCRs, Radios, Speakers
  • TVs (under 21” and later than 2005)
  • Computers, Typewriters, Printers
  • Toys, Games, Puzzles, Stuffed Animals
  • Sporting Goods, Bikes

Small Appliances

  • Kettles, Coffee Makers
  • Microwaves, Toasters, Toaster Ovens
  • Blenders, Juicers, Kitchen Scales
  • Vacuum Cleaners, Sewing Machines
  • Hair Dryers, Curling Irons

Kitchenware

  • Pots, Pans, Bakeware, Dishes
  • Kitchen Utensils, Cutlery, Silverware
  • Glassware, Mugs, Cups

Linens

  • Table Cloths, Curtains, Draperies
  • Blankets, Pillows, Bed Sheets
  • Towels, Cloths, Area Rugs

Household Items

  • Bed and Bath Items
  • Telephones, Lamps, Clocks
  • Pictures, Frames, Mirrors, Wicker
  • Crafts, Knickknacks, Ornaments
  • Dried/Silk Flowers, Candles
  • Hangers, Coat Racks, Shoe Racks
  • Household Tools, Tool Boxes
  • Small Office Supplies

Bags

  • Purses, Fanny Packs, Wallets
  • Suitcases, Duffel Bags, Back Packs

NOT Accepted

  • Furniture
  • Baby items such as strollers or car seats

Bastien Family Metal Removal

Accepted

  • yard tools and equipment
  • lawn mowers
  • bikes
  • bbqs
  • propane tanks
  • motors
  • garden/patio furniture
  • metal furniture
  • pots and pans
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Pickleball anyone?

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Earth Day Litter Pick up Postponed! – AGAIN

UPDATE!

Because it’s hard to spot litter under a blanket of snow, we are moving the Earth Day litter pick up to Saturday May 11. Hopefully Mother Nature will give us a break.

Please email environment@discoveryridge.com for more info on how to sign up if you would like to be a part of this great community event.

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