News and Events

News and Events
5th Annual Chip in Fore Communities Golf Tournament

Help support community associations by joining the Federation of Calgary Communities on Friday, August 11 at the Canal at Delacour Golf Club for their 5th Annual Chip in Fore Communities Golf Tournament, presented by Save-on-Foods! The day will begin when registration and the driving range open at 11:00am, followed by lunch at noon, and a texas scramble tee-off at 1:00pm. Dinner will be served following the tournament.

One of the most affordable golf tournaments in the city, at only $160/individual and a discounted rate of $600/foursome, Chip in Fore Communities includes lunch, 18 holes in a power cart with goodies along the way, a delicious dinner, and the chance to win amazing prizes!

And don’t worry if you’re not a skilled golfer – our golf tournament is a best ball format and focuses on having fun, not winning. This year’s fantastic foursome photo competition will be Canada150 themed!

Need convincing? Check out photos from last year’s exciting tournament.

Click here to register today!

Douglas Fir Trail

Wondering when Douglas Fir Trail will reopen?  You can help.

Douglas Fir Trail runs 2.5 km between Edworthy Park and Cedar Crescent S.W.  It is currently closed to the public due to safety concerns however a plan is in place to rebuild stairs and bridges so that once again you can enjoy this wonderful trail.  See the attached Douglas Fir Trail Volunteer Scope of Work Summary update.  You can volunteer to bring this pathway back to its former glory.  City of Calgary is looking for help removing branches, grooming water channels to encourage positive drainage, carpentry, planting and, of course, removing garbage.

Douglas Fir Trail could reopen as early as Fall 2017 with the help of volunteers and the cooperation of our Calgary weather.  Email parks@calgary.ca with “Douglas Fir Trail Volunteer” in the subject with your contact information (email) in the body.  For additional information, please have a look through the Douglas Fir Trail Volunteer Scope of Work Summary update.

Road Construction and Detours

How often have you been driving along and run into construction?  Detours slowing you down or taking you out of your way?  Wondering what the construction by the river is all about?  Why not check out the 2017 Capital Works – June map It takes a bit of your computer resources, and you have to be patient but it lists everything happening in the City of Calgary from lane paving, new traffic signals, pedestrian overpasses, transit projects, storm sewers and much more.

Plan ahead.  Check out the map to see what is happening in your neighbourhood and in areas through which you travel.

Boating Advisory Lifted – June 20, 2017

On June 20, 2017 The Calgary Fire Department lifted the boating advisory they previously issued on June 1.  You still need to exercise appropriate caution on the Bow River, or any body of water.  Wear your life jacket, do not drink alcohol on the water or before entering the water.  Check out the City of Calgary Water Safety link and the Alberta Government Alberta River Basins site to find information on flow rates.  At first glance you will see a map with a bunch of numbers in circles.  Click on a number near your intended location; the map will zoom in and you will start to see circles with water symbols in them and you will see flow rates and locations.

Boating Advisory – June 1, 2017

 

The City of Calgary Website indicates there is a Boating Advisory still in place for the Bow River.  As of June 1, 2017 the river is running faster than it has in the past two years.  The water is very cold due to melting snow in the mountains.  The river has “increased floating debris and high turbidity” making for various dangerous conditions.  See the City of Calgary Advisory here http://newsroom.calgary.ca/bow-river-flow-advisory/ 

Annual General Meeting (AGM) – June 21, 2017

You need to be a SCCA member for at least 21 days in order to be able to vote on the new Board.

https://sprucecliff.org/spruce-cliff-membership/

Spruce Cliff Community Association selected to participate in This is My Neighbourhood (TIMN)

https://sprucecliff.org/spruce-cliff-selected-to-participate-in-this-is-my-neighbourhood-program/

Check out what is happening with Quarry Road Trail

Quarry Road Trail (click here)

Check back often for more information and updates.