Construction Advisory from KGL Contractors – January 20, 2017

Site Clearing along Highway 8

Activity and Location: As preliminary construction continues for the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR), KGL Constructors will be clearing vegetation in the road right-of-way along Highway 8 near the communities of Discovery Ridge, Sienna Hills and Springbank Hill. This includes areas around the intersection of Discovery Ridge Boulevard and 69 Street S.W.

Site impacts are expected to include:

  •  Heavy equipment removing trees, bushes and other vegetation
  •  An increase in truck and equipment traffic
  •  An increase in noise during working hours

The trees along the front entrance roadway of Discovery Ridge will be left in place until full construction begins in the spring. As well, a section of vegetation on the east side of Discovery Ridge Boulevard S.W. will be undisturbed. These spots have been delineated on the included map.

Signs will be posted on pedestrian walks in the area to notify the public of the activity and a full-time spotter will be on site to alert workers of pedestrian traffic.

Scheduled Implementation Date: January 20, 2017

Scheduled Completion Date: February 3, 2017

Hours of Work: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For your safety, please obey all construction signs and traffic control personnel when travelling through the area.

KGL would like to thank you for your cooperation and patience during this period of construction.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like SWCRR updates, please contact our 24/7 phone: 403-212-0565

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Discovery Ridge Rink Hours

Both the Leisure Ice (no sticks, no pucks) and the Rink are in terrific shape and open for business 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. every day of the week.  The new shack is awesome to have a place to sit down and put on your gear.  Thank you volunteers!

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Discovery Ridge CA Annual General Meeting

We hope all residents will join us for the Discovery Ridge Community Association’s AGM.  It will take place on Monday, February 6th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Menno Simons School, 7000 Elkton Dr. SW (just up 69th St.).  Interested in getting involved in your community or finding out what’s happening?  Please join us!

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New Years Day Skate 2017.

Many hardy souls made it out to another Discovery Ridge New Year’s Day skate. It was great to see so many family and friends gather to welcome the new year.

A huge thank you to our special guests, Canada’s own gold medalists Meaghan Mikkelson and Natalie Spooner (also from Amazing Race Canada), as well as Rebecca Johnston from the Canadian National Women’s Hockey Team. Together they showed us how the great game of hockey is to be played! We’d also like to extend a thank you to Meaghan for letting us see and hold her gold medals from both the 2010 Sochi and the 2014 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. It was our pleasure having their expertise and community spirit shared at our event. Their time with us will serve as an inspiration to all.

We appreciate the ongoing support of Time Music Studios, Javino, the DRCA and the many volunteers who gave of their time to make this community event a success.

Happy New Year to All!

If anyone attending the event mistakenly walked away with helmets that they believed to be their own, we are missing two youth black helmets, one clearly labeled Liana with several colourful stickers, the other labeled INSIDE with the name Liam.  If you discover you have the helmets please contact the DRCA at

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Christmas Tree Recycling Program Change – DROP OFF ONLY

***This is an update to the Christmas Tree Recycling Program which was previously printed in the Ridge Review under Richard Pootmans message on pg 11.

 In an effort to find budget savings, this year’s Christmas Tree Recycling program will be drop-off only. A previous edition of this newsletter was sent to print before the decision was made, but you can still turn your real Christmas tree into useful mulch instead of garbage through The City’s Christmas Tree Recycling program. By recycling trees into mulch, you can keep waste out of our landfills and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Residents can take their trees to one of 15 designated drop-off locations from December 26 – January 31.


Residents may drop off at the following landfill locations:

Spyhill Landfill* – 69 Street and 112 Avenue N.W.

East Calgary Landfill* – 17 Avenue and 68 Street S.E.

Shepard Landfill* – 114 Avenue and 68 Street S.E.


*Until Jan. 7, City landfills are open Monday to Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and closed on Sundays. As of Jan. 9, our landfill schedule is changing. Please check to confirm what days each site will be open.


There are 12 other drop-off locations available throughout the city:

Bowness – 7937 43 Avenue N.W.

Confederation Park – 905 30 Ave N.W.

Prairie Winds Park – South Parking Lot, 54th Ave. & Castleridge Blvd. N.E

Huntington Hills Athletic Park – 7920 4st at Huntstrom Dr N.E.

Bottomlands Park – St. George’s Drive and Seventh Avenue N.E.

Marda Loop Communities Association – 3130 16 Street S.W.

Parks Compound – 10312 Sacramento Drive S.W.

North Glenmore Park – 6615 37 St S.W.

Woodbine Athletic Park – 12625 24 St S.W.

Park 96 – 14660 Parkland Blvd S.E.

Pop Davies/ Ogden Athletic Park – Ogden Rd & Millican Rd S.E.

IKEA – 8000 11 St. S.E.


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Ring Road – Attend a Session to see how it affects Discovery Ridge

Southwest Ring Road

Please be advised that Alberta Transportation will be hosting a series of Information Sessions regarding the latest details on the Southwest Ring Road. The dates and times of these information sessions are listed below. The DRCA Board encourages all residents to attend one of these sessions and stay informed about this major infrastructure project, set to begin major construction next spring, and the implications to our community over the next 3 to 4 years, and beyond. Please click here.

Information Sessions

November 28, 2016 – 5:00 to 8:00pm

Oakridge Community Hall

9504 Oakfield Drive SW

November 29, 2016 – 5:00 to 8:00pm

Calgary First Church of the Nazarene

65 Richard Way SW

November 30, 2016 – 6:00 to 9:00pm

Bishop O’Byrne High School

West Commons Area

333 Shawville Boulevard SE




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Santa at Javinos & New Years Day Skate 2017!

Santa at Javinos!  Sunday, December 11th,  3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Join us for crafts and fun as well as a visit from a special guest! Cookies will be served!

Please bring a new unwrapped toy for Toy Mountain and ensure you are a current DRCA Member.

Memberships can be purchased online at

New Years Day Skate!    January 1st, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Hot Chocolate and Cookies will be served!  Thanks to Time Music Studios for providing the tunes for the event!

Leisure Ice (no pucks/sticks):  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Rink:  1:00 – 2:00 U12 Shinny and 2:00 – 3:00 Teens & Adults Shinny

Thank you to the DRCA’s Special Events Committee for hosting this event.


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Awesome Cheesy Night!!

On behalf of everyone in Discovery Ridge, the DRCA would like to thank “Old Guys In Action”, along with the wonderful Javino’s team, for putting on an amazing cheesy night on November 10th. They raised $2,500 for benches at the Skate Shack! The Old Guys are tireless in their pursuit of creative fundraising ideas to support local and international causes. Ruby, Al and Sayed Murji helped organize and hosted the event and donated their time before, during and after. We are so fortunate to have both the Old Guys in Action and the Murji Family at Javinos in our corner, supporting DRCA fundraising to help make our great community even better. The Old Guys and the Murji’s understand the value of community and they work hard to bring us together whether it be at the local coffeeshop/wine bar or making us more comfortable at the rink.

As always, any event like this takes many volunteers, in Addition to the Old Guys, Ross Weaver and Bernie Potvin and Javino’s, we would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped out, Johnny Sigurdson, Scotty McKay, Kelly McMurray, Maureen Mah, Sophia Weaver and Andrea Whitely from Project Longtable. We would also like to acknowledge the generous sponsorship of Kevin Natt from Discovery Ridge Fine Wines & Spirits and Stephanie Mainwood from E&J Gallo.

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SAY CHEESE!!! Grilled Cheese Night at Javino – Thursday, November 10th 5:00-10:00.


Fundraiser for Skate Shack Benches

$12.00 Grilled Cheese Package includes

  • One gourmet grilled cheese sandwich
  • Soup (tomato or chicken noodle) OR chips
  • Juice box OR water

(Beer or Wine add $5.00)

Sandwich choices:

  1. The Icebreaker

Canadian Cheddar on white bread

  1. The Hakuna Matata                                                                      

Habanera cheese on French loaf

  1. The Old Guys                                                                                                                

3 cheeses (extra old smoky cheddar, smelly blue & old goat) with sautéed prunes on ancient grains bread)

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City of Calgary Sign Survey. To access survey click here.

The City of Calgary’s sign survey directed toward temporary signs on public property (in Road Rights of Way) is now ready for input! Survey closes Monday, October 24th.  Please click here.

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