Earth Day Litter Pick-up: Saturday, April 22nd 

Meet at the Skate Shack between 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 22nd to help tidy up Discovery!  We have a supply of gloves and bags but please feel free to bring your own.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to come out and help clean-up our community!

Participants of all ages are welcome but children should be accompanied by an adult. All involved should aim to commit approximately two hours to walk sections of  Discovery Ridge. Garbage bags, gloves and hand sanitizers will be provided and will be distributed the day of the event at the Skate Shack between 9:00-10:30am. Last year more than 60 neighbours attended the event! Green spaces throughout Discovery Ridge as well as sections of Griffith Woods will be allocated to participants. Maps will be available.

Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather….it’s Calgary after all!
Email: for more information and to register your intent to participate.

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Upcoming DR Events!

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Discovery Ridge events!

Saturday, May 27th     Garage Sales and Block Parties

Sunday, May 28th        Community Clean-up           9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday, June 11th       Stampede BBQ and More     4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept.  9th     Music in the Park

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Rink Is Open!

Happy Family Day Weekend!

Thanks to our crews and a bit of a break from Mother Nature….both the hockey rink and leisure ice are open.
We encourage you to take caution on both surfaces as the ice is not optimal. Colder tempuratures the week should get both back to usual conditions by the end of the week.

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RINK CLOSED!! Stay tuned and stay OFF!

Due to the warm temperatures, both the Hockey and Leisure Ice are CLOSED until further notice.

Damage can occur that is difficult to repair when users are on the ice in the current temperatures.

Your cooperation is appreciated and we hope that everyone stays off the ice until lower temperatures allow or crews back on.

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Discovery Ridge AGM Monday, February 6th!

Please 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? Bring a friend and come on down!

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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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