A message from your Board President

The DRCA is very aware of our community’s concern with the proposed re-alignment of the Enmax power lines north of our community. We are sending this quick update to let you know we are investing significant time and effort into this matter.

Prior to Spring Break we met with Enmax representatives and another meeting is planned in the coming weeks. We have also been working closely with the Slopes and Springbank Hill communities as we have shared concerns. Furthermore, many of the community representatives have indicated a preference to have the lines buried, and we are working on understanding the reasonableness of this option. Regardless, the DRCA Board is committed to being organized and thorough. Much research and investigation has occurred over the past 2 weeks and will continue.

Our committee overseeing this matter has been meeting regularly to pull together information as it becomes available and to strategize. Their findings will be reviewed with the DRCA Board of Directors on Monday. We will then be in touch again with more information.

Alberta Transportation is in charge of the Ring Road project. They are the group instructing Enmax to relocate the lines. Enmax is executing on that directive with alignment proposals based on information provided to them. We believe there is a need for more comprehensive dissemination of information and better collaboration between Enmax and Alberta Transportation (and their contractors).

The DRCA Board is working at a feverish pace, with professionalism and a balanced approach that represents as many views as possible. We remain very mindful of our community’s best interests.

Jacquie Hansen-Sydenham
President, DRCA

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Discovery Ridge Earth Day Litter Pick Up – April 28

Discovery Ridge – We need your help to get our beautiful community looking its finest for Summer!

Families and residents alike are invited to the Annual Discovery Ridge Earth Day Litter Pick-Up on Saturday April 28, 9:00am – 12:00pm.

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 30 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 environment@discoveryridge.com for more information and to register your intent to participate

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Wine Tasting at Javino – April 13

It’s been a LONG winter….Don’t miss your chance to re-connect with your neighbours over some great wine! Tickets are going fast and a VERY limited number will be available at the door. Thank you to our sponsor Vive Rejuvination, and supporting partners Javino and New Discovery Fine Wines and Spirits! Click HERE for tickets!

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Both Rink’s Officially Closed for the Season. Thank you to all of the hardworking volunteers for a challenging season!

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Come Join Us at the your Discovery Ridge Community Association Annual General Meeting – Monday February 11th at Ambrose University in the Airhart 1 Room from 7 pm to 9 pm located at 150 Ambrose Circle SW

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Traffic Advisory – Lane closures for traffic realignment at 69th/Discovery Ridge BLVD

Please be advised that there will be traffic realignment on 69 Street / Discovery Ridge Blvd at Highway 8 starting the night of Thursday November 1, 2018

· Realignment of northbound and southbound traffic onto a new road further to the west
· Closure of the existing road

Reason: Construction of a new bridge spanning Highway 8

Please follow all signs and adhear to the Speed limit of 50 km/h

Please note:
· Pedestrian access is available on temporary pathways located to the west side of the detour
· Calgary Transit bus stops have been relocated in the immediate area

Link to SWCRR Project site here

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Congratulations to ALL Amazing Race Participants!

Thank you to Activate YYC for the grant and the support of the Discovery Ridge Community Association.

Please see the Discovery Ridge Community Association Facebook page in a few days for pictures and watch out for the November Ridge Review for a complete recap!

Final Standings
Group A (families with children under 13)
The Blind Fish
Team Mega Awesome
Team Cooper
Team Swagger

Group B
Get it Girls
The Roonil Wazlibs
The Cowitzers
The Givers
No Clue
Sister Squad
Team Old Guys in Action

A special thank you to our Volunteers for spending two plus hours outside to make the Race happen on a very cold day! As usual, our volunteers go above and beyond to make our community GREAT! We had a number of kids volunteer with their parent for the event – mom/daughter, father/son. It was great to see the kids step up for the event with their parents. We had a total of 7 kids volunteer for over 2.5 hours – great community spirit!!

A special recognition also to the following businesses that helped with their time and/or door prizes:
Crystal Creek Homes – for the Lemonade station and the Race Passports. Note they currently have a $10,000 referral program for residents of Discovery Ridge only.
Javino – for the race station, door prizes and discount on food.
Heart & Mind Yoga – for hosting the Yogi station and door prizes.
Griffith Store – for hosting the Slush station and discount on slushes.
Healing Matters Psychological Services – for the Brain Teaser station and for taking pictures.

We hope everyone enjoyed being active and had fun engaging with your neighbours and local businesses.

See you next year!


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Amazing Race – Discovery Ridge

Are you ready for the Amazing Race? Thanks to a grant from ActivateYYC, and the imagination of a few creative residents, the DRCA is bringing its own version of the popular TV show into our own community.

**Register your team before Sept 14 at bit.ly/DRCArace**
Follow the event on Facebook for updates (and don’t forget to ‘like’ the DRCA!).
It’s first come, first served for teams and spots are filling up fast!

When: September 15, 2018 from 2-4 p.m.
Who: Teams of 2-4 people (children under 13yrs must have at least one adult on the team)
What: 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!
Why: Prizes awarded to the top 3 finishing teams.

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SAVE THE DATE! Music in the Park – September 8, 2018

It’s almost time for Music in the Park!

Join us down at the Rec Facility Green Space for another great event put on by your DRCA!

Razzama-jazz Big Band
Meta MoFo
Blues Serenade

Food and Drink sales (Cash and Credit Card)

Many thanks to the following businesses and groups for their support:

Volunteers are required for the smooth running of Music in the Park. Please contact Volunteer@discoveryridge.com if you can help!



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Stampede BBQ MOOved to Wednesday

The Cows are laying down and the forecast calls for rain on Sunday, so we’re MOOving the Stampede BBQ to Wednesday, June 13 from 5-8 p.m. Same great activities, new date!

There will be something for everyone:
·       Butterfield Acres Farm Corral
·       Western-themed games for every age
·       Sports and activities with the City of Calgary Recreation Department
·       Tennis tournament with First Serve Tennis

… and don’t forget the FOOD! Free burger/hot dog/veggie burger, drink and chips for all 2017/18 DRCA members – memberships are valid from September 1 – August 31 each fiscal year. Food will be available for purchase for all non-DRCA members.

Brought to you by the Discovery Ridge Community Association with generous support from ULS Landscaping.

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