Discovery Ridge Fall Marketplace and Food Drive

This Saturday (Oct. 22) from 11 am to 3 pm, drop by the Discovery Ridge Fall Marketplace and Food Drive where family, friends, and neighbours can come together for a safe and fun outdoor event. The event is being put on by local businesses that care about and support our community. The event will take place in the Cornerstone Shopping Centre parking lot and features a marketplace from local vendors, food trucks, a pumpkin and apple pie giveaway, music, and food drive.

Let’s give back to the community! All food donations go to the Veteran’s Food Bank of Calgary. Bring non-perishable food donations only. We can’t wait to see you there!

See our Facebook page for more information.

Fall Marketplace & Food Drive Vendors and Sponsors Invited

The wonderful businesses of Cornerstone Square are hosting the first annual Discovery Ridge Fall Marketplace and Food Drive on Saturday, October 22 from 11 am to 3 pm in the Cornerstone Square parking lot.

The Discovery Ridge Fall Marketplace and Food Drive will bring family, friends, and neighbours together for a safe and fun outdoor event. This is a fantastic way to support local businesses!

Local vendors are invited to participate. The Discovery Ridge Fall Marketplace and Food Drive is a great way to showcase your business, talents, products, and services and is is an exciting way to provide the community with a phenomenal “shop local’” experience. A total of 20 vendors will be accepted. A table will be provided if needed. Each table will be shared between 2-3 vendors depending on the space required. For vendors, prices are:

  • Vendor space $50 (with table space provided)
  • Vendor space $40 (without table space provided; you provide your own table)
  • Youth entrepreneur space (8-17 yrs old) – FREE

Vendors may apply at https://forms.gle/4EgwSsJLBhK6LCTj7.

Would you like to provide sponsorship support? Sponsorship options include:

  1. Make a monetary donation that will go towards the event itself (music, decorations, advertising, face painter, etc.).
  2. If you’d like to make a monetary donation AND actively participate in the event, we’d love to see you there! Bring a cool setup showcasing your business and feel free to share promotional items and/or freebies or giveaways. A box to receive food donations will be provided to you. Table space may be available.

All sponsors will receive special mention in the event’s online advertising/promotion. To sponsor or ask questions, please contact kmould@cirrealty.ca or emerlita@shaw.ca by October 16.

This event is brought to you and organized by Kristin Mould, CIR Realty, who is a Discovery Ridge resident.

Membership Drive on Now

It’s time to renew or buy your annual DRCA membership! Existing DRCA memberships expired on August 31. For only $25 per year, your membership is used to maintain our ice rinks and tennis courts, provide special events such as Music in the Park and the Stampede BBQ, produce our monthly Ridge Review newsletter, support our social media and website accounts, and give Discovery Ridge a voice in City of Calgary issues. For more details on what an annual membership can do for you, see our Membership page.

Thank you to the many households that have already renewed. If you have not purchased your 2022 membership, please do so online at Buy/Renew Membership. All memberships purchased by October 15 will be entered into a draw for two movie tickets

Halloween Photo Contest 2022

Send us a Halloween photo of yourself and/or your family for a chance to win a prize. Email your submission for the annual DRCA Halloween Photo Contest to drca_pres@discoveryridge.com by November 15, 2022. Entries will be placed in a draw for two movie tickets. Please note that the winning photo will be posted on the DRCA website and in our monthly newsletter.

Waste Bins and Wildlife

We share a responsibility to protect ourselves, our neighbours, and local wildlife. Waste bins, particularly the green and black bins, should be stored in a secure area. Please do your part to ensure your bins are not outside. City of Calgary bylaws state that bins should be set out no earlier than 7 pm the night before pickup and must be put away by 7 pm on the day of pickup. We kindly ask and encourage everyone to please try not to put green and black bins out before the morning of pickup if at all possible when bears are the most active (August and September). These bins are a potential safety risk to all when they are out as they encourage local wildlife to scour them for food. Therefore, the least amount of time the bins are out, the better it is for wildlife.

Don’t like the smell from bins? Consider one of the many companies in Calgary that offer bin cleaning services. Thank you!

Music in the Park 2022 a Success

The 2022 Music In The Park event was a huge success. Our residents turned out to enjoy the music, beautiful weather, and visit in person. A huge THANK YOU to all of the amazing volunteers and to our event sponsors:

  • David Pelletier, RE/MAX – Headline Sponsor
  • Mike Ellis, MLA Calgary West
  • Ron Liepert, MP Calgary Signal Hill
  • Discovery Massage & Wellness
  • New Discovery Fine Wines & Spirits
  • Cutting Edge Barber Shop
  • Discovery Ridge Pharmacy & Travel Clinic
  • Calgary Stampede

YYC Food Trucks sends their apologies because only two of their scheduled trucks attended.

Be Bear Aware

Please be advised that there have been several sightings of bears in the area recently. Warning signs have been posted near the traffic circle at the entrance to Discovery Ridge.

Our special community has us living in partnership with local wildlife. In order to protect our neighbourhood, our residents, and the wildlife, please ensure you are doing your part. If possible, put your blue and green bins out for pickup on Wednesday morning instead of Tuesday evening to help reduce bear attractants until the bears go into hibernation.

For more information on how to live with and enjoy Calgary’s wildlife, see:

Music in the Park is Tomorrow

DRCA Music in the Park is tomorrow Saturday, September 10 from 3 pm to 7 pm at the park next to the Recreation Facility. Bring your family, friends, and lawn chairs or blankets and join us for some great local talent. Food and wine/beer will be available for purchase.

The musical lineup is:

  • 3 pm — The Corazones
  • 4 pm — Mercury Audio
  • 5 pm — Tom Phillips
  • 6 pm — The Jack Lumber Band

The onsite food trucks will be:

  • Primal Pizza
  • Tikka and Tequila
  • Ukrainian Fine Foods
  • Happy Dumpling
  • Family Squeezed Lemonade

A big thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible:

  • David Pellettier, RE/MAX, our headline sponsor
  • Mike Ellis, MLA Calgary West
  • Ron Liepert, MP Calgary Signal Hill
  • Discovery Massage & Wellness
  • Discovery Ridge Pharmacy & Travel Clinic
  • New Discovery Fine Wines & Spirits
  • Cutting Edge Barber Shop
  • Calgary Stampede
  • City of Calgary

As this is a family-friendly event, smoking, vaping, and marijuana use are not permitted on site. Also, for the enjoyment of all, please leave your pets at home.

Events like these are made possible through the purchase of a DRCA membership. We’d like to make a friendly reminder to please renew your Annual DRCA Membership for only $25 per household on our website at www.discoveryridge.com/membership/. The membership year runs from September 1st to August 31st. All new memberships or renewals purchased before October 15th will be entered into a draw for movie tickets.

Thank you! See you at the park.

Upcoming Event: Music in the Park

Music in the Park is almost here! Join your neighbours and friends on Saturday, September 10 from 3-7 pm at the DRCA Recreation Facility. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, enjoy the fantastic music, and treat yourself to dinner from the tasty selection at the food trucks. Beer and wine will be available for purchase as well.

Please join us in extending a huge thank you to our event sponsors:

  • **David Pelletier, RE/MAX – Headline Sponsor**
  • Mike Ellis, MLA Calgary West
  • Ron Liepert, MP Calgary Signal Hill
  • Discovery Massage & Wellness
  • New Discovery Fine Wine & Spirits
  • Cutting Edge Barber Shop
  • Discovery Ridge Pharmacy and Travel Clinic
  • Calgary Stampede

As this is a family-friendly event, smoking, vaping, and marijuana use are not permitted on site. Also, for the enjoyment of all, please leave your pets at home.

See you there!

Music in the Park

Join us on Saturday, September 10th from 3-7pm for DRCA Music in the Park. Bring your lawn chairs and join your fellow neighbors to listen to some great music. The food trucks will be on site, and beer/wine will be available for purchase.

Thank you again to our headline sponsor David Pellettier, Re/Max, for his continued support over the years for this event.

Thank you also to our sponsors The Honourable Mike Ellis, MLA, Calgary West, Ron Liepert, MP, Calgary Signal Hill, and Cutting Edge Barber Shop for helping to make this event possible.