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november 2012
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Pg. 2 November 2012 Thank you for supporting your community association and your local businesses!
McKenzie Towne
Community Association
Board of Directors
President’s Message
On November 11th many of us will take a moment to pay
tribute to those service members who have dedicated their
lives to the freedoms we enjoy.
Margaret McPherson
Vice-president: Jaydel Gluckie
Secretary: Kyla Tillapaugh
Treasurer: Aysha Khaliq
Rob Whitley, Doug Hayden,
Jonathon Moser,
Karin Webster, Richard MacQuarrie,
Shelley Wark-Martyn
Contact information for
all board members:
[email protected]
40 Mckenzie Towne Blvd S.E.
Calgary, AB T2Z 4X5
Phone/Fax: (403) 781-6612
Pg. 3 November 2012 Some of us will be in attendance at local public gatherings while
others will stop where they are and what they are doing on the
11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to observe two
minutes of silence in respect.
I invite everyone to take a moment to
remember those individuals who have left our
communities, those who have fallen and those
who continue to dedicate their lives to
support our Canadian freedoms and values.
Lest we forget.
Margaret McPherson
If we have no peace, it is
because we have
forgotten that
we belong to each other.
~ Mother Teresa
The Official Community Newsletter for the McKenzie Towne CA
Events at
McKenzie Towne Hall
Your Official Newsletter
President’s Message: Page 3
Board of Directors: Page 3
Upcoming Events at MTH: Page 4
Community Social Groups: Page 6
Community Listings and Services: Page 7
City of Calgary Info: Page 8
Southland Leisure Centre: Page 10
McKenzie Towne Rental Rates: Page 11
McKenzie Towne Membership form: Page 16
Responsible Gifting: Page 18
MLA Message, Hon. Ric McIver: Page 22
Ward 12 Message, Shane Keating: Page 23
Classified Ads: Page 29
Plus amazing local advertisers and
tidbits throughout!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
McKenzie Towne Hall - Gymnasium
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Come on out an check our wide
variety of homemade crafts, unique,
hand-made Alberta products! Find
the perfect gift for that someone special!
December 5th from 5:30pm – 8:30 pm
McKenzie Towne Hall
We will open online registration
on November 2, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Please ensure that you register/RSVP
to secure your spot.
Limited spots available and you
must register to attend.
Pg. 4 November 2012 Thank you for supporting your community association and your local businesses!
Don’t miss your last chance to build your new home in the
McKenzie Towne Blvd SE
52 Street SE
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Semi Detached Homes from the $280,000s: Brookfield Side-By-Side
Estate Homes from the low $725,000s: Albi
Showhomes open:
Monday – Thursday 2pm – 8pm.
Weekends & Holidays 12pm – 5pm.
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FREE for McKenzie Towne Residents. Non-residents must
be a GUEST of a resident and pay $2/child to drop-in.
Only 2 adult Guests per residents (parents are FREE). We
invite you to bring your toddler to play with our gym full of
exciting toys, and to have a good time! Note: There will no
longer be playgroup on Wednesdays.
Mondays: 9:30am-11:30am
Tuesdays: 12:30pm-2:30pm
McKenzie Towne Hall (40 McKenzie Towne Blvd. SE)
A group dedicated to playing bridge. Come and join the
group for some fun games around the card table. No
equipment needed, just come ready to play some cards!
Coffee will be served.
Mondays 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Calling all book Lovers!
Enjoy lively discussions, meet new people and read some
really great books.
Second Wednesday of every month. 7:00pm - 9:00 pm
Upcoming books:
Nov. 14th, 7:00 pm – A Prayer for Owen Meeny – John Irving
Rock out and practice your instrument with friends and
other musicians. This is a FREE drop-in music jam for youth
only. B.Y.O.I (Bring Your Own Instrument)!
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Ages: 12-17
McKenzie Towne Hall (40 McKenzie Towne Blvd. SE)
Pg. 6 November 2012 WII PLAY
Hang out with your friends and challenge them to games
on the big screen. Games will be provided, but you are
welcome to bring your favourite multiplayer game to
play with other youth. This is a FREE drop-in program in
association with Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary.
Mondays: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Ages: 12-17
McKenzie Towne Hall (40 McKenzie Towne Blvd. SE)
Adults and children (6+),with any amount of experience,
are invited to participate in this FREE martial arts demo.
This hour class covers the basics of kicking, punching, and
self-defense. It will build on physical fitness, coordination,
self-confidence, and control, all in a fun environment. This
class is taught by 5 Elements Martial Arts Ltd, and will be
offered as a new recreation program in our winter season.
Saturday, November 24th at 2:00pm
Ages: 6+
McKenzie Towne Hall (40 McKenzie Towne Blvd. SE)
Register online at arts
Saturday, December 1st at 2:00pm
Ages: 18+
McKenzie Towne Hall (40 McKenzie Towne Blvd. SE)
For more info. visit:
Thank you for supporting your community association and your local businesses!
Listings and Services
Community Schools
Community Connections
McKenzie Towne School K-4 ..........................403.777.6185
Sam Livingston (FR) K-4 .................................403.777.6890
Lake Bonavista Montessori K-6 ......................403.777.6871
Le Roi Daniels School K-4 ..............................403.777.6420
St. Albert the Great (S) K-9 ............................403.500.2114
St. Cecilia Elementary (S) (FR) K-6..................403.500.2040
St. Bernadette K-6 ..........................................403.500.2020
Fairview School (FR) 5-9 ................................403.777.7900
David Thompson Junior High 5-9 ...................403.777.7470
St. Matthew (S) (FR) K-9 ................................403.500.2030
Henry Wise Wood 9-11 .................................403.253.2261
Dr. E.P. Scarlett (FR) 10-12 .............................403.281.3366
Lord Beaverbrook High School 10-12 ...........403.259.5585
Bishop Grandin (S) (FR) 10-12 .......................403.500.2047
Nickle School 7-9 ...........................................403.777.7720
Crescent Heights 12 .......................................403.276.5521
Tiny Towne SchoolHouse 3-5 ........................403-236-8800
McKenzie Towne Providence .........................403.236.8919
Juno Beach Academy of Canadian Studies ......403.777.7210
Green Learning Academy ...............................403.873.1966
McKenzie Towne Community Association [email protected]
Glenmore Square Library................................... 403.260.2600
Fish Creek Library.............................................. 403.221.2090
Friends of Fish Creek 403.238.3841
Girls Guides of Canada -
Scouts Canada - 403.283.4993
Alderman Shane Keating [email protected] 403.268.1698
MLA Ric McIver calgary.h[email protected] 403.215.4380
Newsletter Advertising Sales.............................. 403.257.8345
Community Services
Health & Hospital:
Rockyview Hospital ........................................ 403-541-3449
Poison Control ............................................... 403-944-1414
Emergency Services ......................................911
Natural Gas Emergency................................403-245-7222
Enmax (electrical).........................................403-514-6100
Non-emergency Services:
Police .............................................................. 403-266-1234
Fire ................................................................. 403-287-4299
Ambulance...................................................... 403-261-4000
City of Calgary................................................ 311
City Hall ............................................................ 403-268-2111
Mayor’s Office .................................................. 403-268-5622
Community Transit ......................................... 403-262-1000
Parks & Rec. (City of Calgary)........................... 403-268-3888
Community Churches
Tree of Life Lutheran Church..........................403-726-0911
St. Albert the Great Catholic Church..............403-257-6054
McKenzie Towne Church................................403-257-5360
St. Paul’s Anglican Church...............................403-256-1428
Deer Park United Church...............................403-278-8263
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints....403-257-2402
South City Full Gospel Church........................403-254-0123
Deliverance Gospel Assembly of Calgary........403-279-6042
First Alliance Church.......................................403-252-7572
All Saints Lutheran...........................................403-256-0262
Lutheran Church of Our Saviour.....................403-253-1453
Red Deer Lake United Church........................403-256-3181
Canyon Creek Christian Fellowship................403-256-3167
"In every community, there
is work to be done. In every
nation, there are wounds to
heal. In every heart, there
is the power to do it"
Please Recycle Your
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Marianne Williamson
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City of Calgary
Community Info.
Acadia Aquatic &
Fitness Centre
Speak up for those who are silenced
It is hard to know what to do? What happens in
their relationship is their business, right? Will I
be meddling if I say anything or call for help?
So often the victims of domestic violence,
including children, are silenced and they do
need your help. You could be the person that makes the difference and stop the cycle
of abuse.
Come on out to
Acadia Aquatic
Centre and enjoy
a mind, body, spirit
class in the water!
Aqua Zen is a shallow water aquacize
class that offers movements inspired
by: tai chi, yoga and dance. This
Zen experience offers intervals of
slow flowing movements mixed with
invigorating faster paced movements
to keep you warm. Improve your
balance and range of motion all while
calming your nervous system. It
truly is an experience that engages
the mind, activates the body and
replenishes the spirit.
This November’s Family Violence Prevention Month campaign encourages Albertans to
call the Family Violence Info Line at (403) 310-1818 and help those affected by family
violence. The 24-hour line is toll-free, available in 170 languages and available seven days
a week.
Let’s encourage a community standard in which family violence and bullying are wrong.
Learn more about abuse, what can you do, warning signs, and where to get help.
Information & resources can be found at
FREE Family Nature Ramble at Ralph
Klein Park
Gather up your family for this leisurely
walk in Calgary’s incredible new park.
Stories and activities tell the tale of
how Calgary’s largest constructed
wetland creates wildlife habitat and
protects the Bow River. Dress for
the weather. Hot beverages and
cookies provided. Children must be
accompanied by an adult.
Acadia Aquatic Centre
9009 Fairmount Dr SE
Mondays 3 - 4pm
Drop-in Rates Apply.
Please contact 311 for more info.
Pg. 8 November 2012 Where: Ralph Klein Park, 12350 84th Street SE.
When: Saturday, Nov. 17th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Pre-registration not required; however, if you email us at [email protected] to let us
know you’re coming, we’ll know how many cookies to bring!
Thank you for supporting your community association and your local businesses!
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Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the
truth. ~ Marcus Aurelius
Southland Leisure Centre!
Calgary AfterSchool at Southland Leisure Centre
A FREE supervised drop-in program for youth ages 11-15 during
the school year. Come use the pool on Tuesdays, and the Sport
Hall and Youth Room are open each day! New activities are always
introduced and daily snacks are available. For details, call our
centre at 403-648-6550 or online at or
Cost: Free
Ages: 11 – 15
Day: Monday to Thursday, 3 – 6 p.m.
Location: Southland Leisure Centre (2000 Southland Dr. SW)
Youth Nights are back at Southland Leisure Centre!
Join us for our youth exclusive Friday nights! Come play a variety
of sports and activities and swim in the pool with friends. Live DJ
every Friday night. General youth admission applies.
Friday nights 7:30-10 pm for youth ages 12 – 17 years.
South Calgary Youth Council (SCYC) at Southland Leisure
An exciting opportunity for youth ages 12 – 18 years to become
active participants in their community. Learn how to be an
influential leader, have a voice in community projects while having
a great time and meeting lots of new friends. SCYC is offered in
partnership with Community & Neighbourhood Services, South
Area Office and the Southwest Community Resource Centre.
Meetings are the first Wednesday of every month. Please call the
Southland Leisure Centre at 403-648-6550 for more information.
Volunteer Opportunities at Southland Leisure Centre
Southland welcomes volunteers, 13 years old to seniors, to
assist in a variety of programs and activities throughout the year.
Opportunities may include Babysitting, Day Camps, Fitness
(Disability and Weight Room), Special Events, Skating, Sport
Programs and Youth Programs. Please call 403-648-6550 for more
Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre – Drop-in
Want to sample some of our Playschool activities including
educational play centres, gym time, arts/crafts and circle time based
on a variety of themes? We have drop-in Kinderschool for 3-5 year
olds on Wednesdays, 1-3 pm. Call the centre at 403-648-6550 for
more information.
Pg. 10 November 2012 Drop-in Preschool Programs at Southland Leisure Centre
Check out some of our drop-in preschool programs including
Kinder Room, Funtime, Kinderschool and Tot’s Gym Time. See for more information and schedules.
Drop-in Climbing, Gymnastics and XRKade at Southland
Leisure Centre
There’s so much to do at Southland Leisure Centre! Come have
some fun and unique experiences in our rock wall climbing,
gymnastics and XRKade drop-in times. All equipment is provided
and instructors are present to guide you. See
leisurecentres for schedules and more information.
Babysitting Room at Southland Leisure Centre
Treat yourself to some ‘me time’ to workout or take a class. Book
your children into our Babysitting Room Mon – Wed. 8:30 am –
8:15 pm, Wed-Thurs 8:30am-8:00pm, Sat & Sun 8:30 am – Noon.
Reasonable rates for a well-deserved break!
Go Girl at Southland Leisure Centre
Go Girl is a program offered each November at various locations
throughout Calgary which gives girls ages 10-16 an opportunity
to participate in a variety of sport, dance, wellness and arts
opportunities to explore
their creativity and build
self-esteem. This program
was developed to encourage
young women to continue
with physical activities
during their critical developmental years. It is designed to boost
confidence and assist girls in making healthy, active lifestyle choices.
Southland Leisure Centre is proud to be one of the facilities to
host Go Girl 2012, Saturday Nov. 10, 11 am – 4 pm, for the age
group 10-13 years. There are four sessions to choose from, each
with some combination of Rock Climbing, Minute To Win It, Net
Games and Self-Defense. There is also an opening ceremony,
presentations, and a take-home art/craft workshop all included in
the $20 registration fee.
For more information and to register for Go Girl opportunities
at Southland Leisure Centre and other host facilities, please visit
Thank you for supporting your community association and your local businesses!
McKenzie Towne
McKenzie Towne
Association (MTCA)
Rental Rates
McKenzie Towne Hall
McKenzie Towne Hall features a wide variety of rooms
available for rent, such as: banquet rooms, meeting
rooms, multi-purpose rooms and a gymnasium. Planning
a wedding, birthday or anniversary? Our Banquet Hall is a
versatile venue that features a classic look for all functions;
white wainscoting with trim and neutral wall colours.
Editorial Policy
Features: The Full Banquet Hall holds up to 125 people,
Movable seating and tables, Kitchen/bar
For information, please call 403-781-6612
McKenzie Towne (About Towne)
With respect to the
MTCA Newsletter:
• All content appears at the discretion
of the Board.
• Advertorial must be marked as such.
• All editorial may be edited due to
• Priority of content in Newsletter:
• MTCA News.
• Community Events.
• School Content.
• Senior and Youth programs and
• Political representation (limited
to representatives elected by
members of this community
ie: if their name appeared on a
ballot and they were elected).
Pg. 11 November 2012 Community Content and Ad...
Submission Deadlines
Community content is due on the
10th of the month, for the following
month’s issue.
Do you have an article or picture to
submit? Do you have a wedding to
announce or special event?
Please forward to us at
[email protected]
Ads are due on the 15th of the month, for the following
month’s issue. Please forward inquiry to Laura Dennison at
[email protected]
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Every successful
individual knows that
his or her achievement
depends on a community
of persons working
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or submission reflect those of the author and should not be
considered to reflect those of the Community Association
and Mind’s Design Studio. The information contained in this
newsletter is believed to be accurate, but is not warranted to
be so.
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The Community Association and Mind’s Design Studio do not
endorse any person or persons advertising in this newsletter.
Publication of these ads should not be considered an
endorsement of any goods or services.
Dance instruction for children ages 3 to teen, beginner
to advanced, Mom & Tot and Pre-school classes.
Music instruction including voice, piano, guitar and
drum classes. Private and group lessons.
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Here comes winter and there’s great
news from City Hall: the on-road
bike lanes will be a number one
priority for having snow removed.
The Third Academy presents:
Christmas Craft Fair
I love to bike when its 20 above and
the sky is blue, but I would never want to bike to work every day
just given the safety, grime, and sweat factors, let alone when it’s
20 below out or raining.
I just don’t get those good folks at City Hall, or maybe they don’t
get me, but I’m not delusional when I say that most folks prefer a
car, or transit if it’s available, over taking a bike to work in winter.
You’ve got to love these city planners who cut the number of
parking spaces in the downtown core to increase alternative
modes of transport, yet at the same time drag their feet when
it comes to supplying all corners of the City with rapid transit.
These same planners are putting the kibosh on all kinds of new
development because it doesn’t meet the ever-evolving vision
of the elected folks at City Hall; all of whom get heated parking
spaces BTW.
I’ve got news for City Hall, most of us like our cars, especially
when it’s cold out. Our cars have heated seats, cup holders, and
radios… plus for those who have the foresight, we can get winter
tires and our cars are capable of driving on those haphazardly
maintained streets of this fair city.
There’s always some individual from the Roads department who
has to get on T.V. every time we get more than a few inches of the
white stuff–to explain why the City goes into total gridlock, and why
it’s going to take three weeks and the entire snow removal budget
to clear all the streets. Or, maybe you’ll have to wait till spring… or
the best one… hope for a Chinook to turn your side street into a
skating rink (maybe we can all skate to work).
So, have a great winter everyone, and if you want to avoid those
clogged snow filled streets this winter just hop on your freezing
cold bike and head to work on a cleared road. Just wish they
had Tim Horton’s bike-through on all those paths. Oh, and does
anyone know where you can get winter tires for your bike?
Doug Hayden, Real Estate Professional in Calgary
November 17th, 2012
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Free to the Public
• Free Photos with
Santa Claus
• Craft Fair
• Bake Sale
• $5 Lunch
• Child Minding
Services (by
*Tables are $50 each. Contact (403) 201-6335
or [email protected]
In benefit of:
*West of Calgary,
South side of 22x
(old Red Deer
Lake School.)
This is a paid advertisement and in no way reflects the opinion
of Mind’s Design or the MTCA.
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many businesses, has calculated the average amount that it costs
to clear 1 KM of street. If they know how many times it will snow
in the winter months then they can predict (depending on the
price of gas and how many times it snows) what the cost of snow
removal will be for the entire year. Well, um, doesn’t that mean if
they plan for it to snow say 20 times and it snows 30 then they will
spend more than they budgeted? Doesn’t that also mean that if gas
goes up by 5 cents that they will be hugely over budget? The last
two years have been pretty light on the snow and estimators were
probably hoping that this year would be the same… With snow
before Halloween get ready for City of Calgary representative
to say they will be over budget this year. Let’s figure it out. The
2011 budget for snow removal was I think 37.5 million and snow
is removed from 7000 km of road approx. which means $5357
per km of road for the year. If the budget is based on 20 snow falls
per year then each km of Calgary getting plowed costs $267 per
snowfall. What happens if it snows 21 times instead of 20? The
amount for snow removal goes from 37 to 39.4 million, a $1.8
million difference! You can’t predict the weather accurately
so it’s difficult to predict what your budget should be for snow
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My two gold fish are 8 years old and I’ve been changing the water
every month without fail. If I don’t, their poop makes the tank
grow algae and eventually the water becomes too toxic for them
and they would get sick and die. That is how humans treat the
earth except that no one is changing our water. We are pooping
where we live and it’s starting to catch up to us. I see the smog
over cities larger than Calgary and it makes me cringe! Is that what
we want? Do we really want to leave our great grandchildren a
poopy fish tank they either have to clean up or die? You might at
this point scoff and say “he’s a freak, that’ll never happen”. It’s
fairly likely to happen, especially with our rate of consumption of
the earth’s resources. Have you heard of the Pacific ocean garbage
pile? Google it and watch videos on you-tube, it’s disgusting.
People don’t want to change because they like the life they have
and don’t want to give up buying their toys.
Yours truly, The Raver
The opinions of The Raver do not reflect those of
Mind’s Design nor the MTRA.
But I digress.
A statement from the bikecalgary blog mirrors my sentiment:
“The City of Calgary still lags behind other major Canadian and
international centers in terms of on-street facilities for cyclists. Out
of 15,000 lane kilometers of roads in Calgary, there are only 27
lane km (i.e., less than 0.2% of the total) of dedicated bike lanes,
almost all of that are paint-only bike lanes, and some are shared
with busses or only in force during rush hour.”
I for one, when I lived in Edmonton, rode my bike to and from
university in the winter time and I was always surprised at how
many bikes were chained to the racks in January. What will change
by the City announcing a bike lane priority statement? Probably
nothing. Actually that’s incorrect! People’s attitudes towards the
environment might change! While it’s true the streets in that 27
km would have been cleared first ANYWAYS because they are on
roads that normally get plowed like downtown or high traffic areas.
I salute the City of Calgary for taking a step towards recognizing
that the more people that aren’t on the road means less pollution
in the environment (aka “The fish bowl”). Because of the cities
statement 300 people in the City might actually think about riding
their bikes to work in the winter.
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Subliminally changing the attitudes and habits of people to make
them more environmentally conscious.
In regards to the snow removal: The City of Calgary, just like in
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Fostering safe
Responsible Gifting
Do you think a family member or
friend would benefit from having a
cat or dog in his or her life? Before
you go ahead and buy that special
someone a pet, consider a gift
certificate instead!
With the onset of winter and impending snow and
ice concerns, please consider the safety of older adults, those
with mobility issues, parents wheeling strollers or walking with
young children and our service providers.
Since cats and dogs are like people in that they all have unique
personalities and needs, we suggest that you purchase a gift
certificate from Animal &Bylaw Services. With gift certificates,
the recipients can choose a pet that they and any other
members of the household feel comfortable with. They
enable the beneficiaries to choose cats or dogs that will fit with
their lifestyle.
Potential pet owners need to find a pet that is the right size,
whose activity level and personality complements the family’s
and whose needs can be met in terms of time and costs.
All the cats and dogs for adoption at The City of Calgary
Animal Services Centre have been vet-checked, spayed or
neutered, have received their first set of vaccinations (excluding
rabies), are licensed and have a microchip . Animal & Bylaw
Services’ gift certificates come in any denomination and can
also be used for licensing fees.
If you choose to buy a gift certificate toward the purchase of
a pet elsewhere, ensure that the provider is reputable and
treats its animals humanely. There are many reliable rescue
organisations offering cats and dogs for adoption in Calgary.
For more info. on our gift certificates or adopting an animal,
contact 311, visit or visit the Animal
Services Centre at 2201 Portland Street S.E.
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Property owners are responsible for clearing all snow and
ice from adjacent sidewalks within 24 hours of the snow
being deposited.
Sidewalks must be cleared down to the bare concrete.
Snow from private property cannot be put onto a road or
For hard to remove ice, take a container to a fire hall or
Roads depot for a sand and salt mixture.
Keep extension cords and other obstructions off the
Help to ensure everyone’s safety this winter!
“All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.“
~ Arthur Schopenhauer ~
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Civic Chat
Hon. Ric McIver, MLA
Minister of Transportation
Phone: 403-215-4380
Fax: 403-215-4383
[email protected]
I hope everyone is well as we start heading into the winter
months. The fall sitting is in full swing and it is a very exciting
time to be representing you in the Legislature. As we are
busy working for Albertans, I want to update you on some
items from Calgary-Hays.
I was concerned when I first heard of the fire that
consumed a 22 unit condominium complex currently under
construction in our neighbourhood. I was deeply saddened
to hear that 14 families who had purchased units in that
building and were planning to move in over the next few
months are now left in limbo, without their treasured new
I would like to commend the Calgary Fire Department for
their efforts to control and contain the blaze to minimize the
damage to surrounding properties and vehicles.
I understand the homebuilder will be working with those
families that had already purchased units.
To those directly affected by this terrible fire, I offer my
condolences. If I can be of any assistance, please contact
my constituency office at (403) 215-4380 or [email protected]
Albertans deserve the fastest response times possible
when emergencies like the McKenzie Towne fire occur.
That is why I was happy to be a part of the Douglas Glen
Fire Station Grand Opening on September 14. This station
will serve 57,000 residents in the communities of Douglas
Glen, Douglasdale, and Shepard. It will also house Calgary’s
first Fire Investigation Bay. This project is the result of a
partnership between all levels of government and will provide
the residents of our community peace of mind knowing that
emergency response will be there when they need them.
The biggest hospital in Alberta’s history is beginning to
open, with diagnostic imaging and family clinics now treating
patients. It was a pleasure for me to attend the opening of
these facilities with Premier Redford on September 6. Other
services at the South Health Campus will be phased in over
the coming months. The emergency department will open
in early 2013.
The $1.3 billion hospital is the largest in Alberta, with a
footprint that is roughly the same as the Chinook Centre
shopping mall. When fully operational, the 300-bed facility
will include a broad range of inpatient and outpatient
services, with a focus on wellness, illness prevention and
community health education. Patients, family members and
citizens are involved in the planning, delivery and evaluation
of health services.
The newly opened clinics are part of the Family Medicine
Teaching Centre, which combines family health care with
training for doctors participating in their hospital residency
Alberta’s largest health care recruitment for staff and
physicians is underway and on schedule for the 180
physicians, 900 nurses and nursing support staff, 600 allied
health and support professionals and 900 facility support
staff that will work on the campus.
As you know, Alberta’s 10th Premier, the Honourable
E. Peter Lougheed, passed on September 13 at the age
of 84. One of the most compelling reasons I made the
move west, and to Alberta, in 1981 was the opportunities
available. Peter Lougheed and his government provided the
foundation for our country, our province, and individuals
like me to grow, succeed and prosper. He was a model for
others to aspire to. I thank him for his vision, his leadership
and his dedication to the people of Canada and Alberta.
To the Lougheed family, my wife Christine, my family and I
offer our heartfelt and deepest condolences on your loss.
You are in our prayers.
The Calgary Hays office has received the 2012/2013
Seniors Programs and Services Information Guide. This
guide is a comprehensive source of information about the
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Article continued from page 22.
Civic Chat
Ward 12 Alderman
Shane Keating
Phone: 403-268-1698
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @CouncillorKeats
Facebook: http:www.facebook.
Web: http://shangekeating.
key programs, services, and supports available to seniors
in Alberta. Please come visit us and pick up a copy for
One of the best parts of my job is getting the chance to visit
with students in schools across Calgary Hays. I am happy
to have visited several schools over the course of October,
and plan on visiting more this month. I love to engage
with students about the things that they are learning in the
classroom and celebrate their achievements and milestones
with them.
As your MLA, I would love to hear from you. If you have any
questions for me or any concerns that you want to share, please
don’t hesitate to contact me or my assistant, Donna Elms, at the
constituency office.
52nd Street Re-Opening On September 29, 2012, I had
the pleasure of speaking at the re-opening of 52nd street along
with the Hon. Ric McIver and MP Devinder Shory after a year
of closure. With a new six-lane roadway and bridge structures
over the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks and Western Headwork
Canal, this upgraded road will help to relieve some of the traffic
congestion facing our Ward 12 residents, and offers another viable
option for motorists having to travel north/south on a regular
Calgary-Hays Constituency
255, 11488 - 24 Street SE Calgary, AB, Canada T2Z 4C9
Phone: (403) 215-4380 Fax: (403) 215-4383
[email protected]
Quarry Park and Ward12 Welcome Imperial Oil
It is great to see that employment centers are becoming a
significant part of the new suburbs, where one can truly Live,
Work and Play. The City of Calgary realizes that the diversification
of employment centers throughout the city rather than just a
centralized location will alleviate congestion on city roads as
well as contributes to two way traffic on transit. This is another
example of the necessity for the SETWAY and better public transit
for the Southeast, so those that live in other areas of the city
commute to the employment center of Quarry Park.
Harding’s Painting
Ask us about
our new
Ward 12 Open House Do you have a question about bylaw
services, traffic concerns, parks maintenance or transit inquiries?
Are you building an addition or undertaking renovations and not
quite sure about the Development permit process?
In the upcoming months we will be hosting a Ward 12 Open
house. This event will include representatives from the various
City service units in an effort to provide constituents an additional
opportunity to ask questions or share general comments.
- Residential & Commercial - Drywall Repairs - Stucco Coatings & Repair
- Stipple Ceiling Paintng & Repairs - Knockdown Texturing
- Kitchen Cabinets (a variety of finishes) - Hail Damage Quotes
If you have a subject or City service you would like to see at this
event please contact [email protected] with your suggestions.
Watch for additional details in next months newsletter.
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Your Trusted Home Improvement Professionals
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Trevor H Wright, President
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 403-203-5628 Cell: 403-478-5628
Yielding to Emergency Vehicles
Time is the enemy in
any emergency. You can
help; EMS, police and fire
get to the scene quickly
and safely by following
the rules of the road. It’s
important for motorists to
understand how to safely
yield right of way to emergency vehicles with lights and siren
activated so that everyone stays safe.
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What to do when an emergency vehicle
approaches with lights and siren activated
If you’re in the middle of an intersection when an
emergency vehicle approaches with lights and siren
activated, clear the intersection.
On a one or two lane road, motorists should move to the
right side of the road and stop. Remember to signal.
On a road with three or more lanes, motorists should
move to the nearest side of the road and stop. If driving
in the centre lane, move to the right side of the road and
stop. Remember to signal.
Come to a complete stop and wait for the emergency
vehicle to pass. Shoulder check for more emergency
vehicles (there is often more than one) before re-entering
traffic flow. Remember to signal.
Remember, emergency vehicles may need to use any
available road space to maneuver. This may include the
use of shoulders and left hand turning lanes to pass other
While driving on the road
Drive defensively at all times. Be attentive to sirens of
emergency vehicles and be prepared to yield the right of
It is the law for motorists to slow down to at least 60 km/
hour (unless a lower speed is posted) when driving in the
lane next to where an emergency vehicle is stopped.
Do not break the rules of the road in order to give right
of way to an emergency vehicle. This could include
proceeding through a red light or making an illegal turn.
Actions such as these jeopardize all motorists in the area.
Pg. 24 November 2012 You must be the change you wish
to see in the world. - Ghandi
Do not drive on or block the shoulder of highways if
emergency vehicles require it for access. Instead, wait for
the emergency vehicle to pass before merging safely back
in to the flow of traffic.
Always leave plenty of space between your vehicle and an
emergency vehicle in case it should stop suddenly.
Thank you for supporting your community association and your local businesses!
What’s Cookin’ Club - Let’s Talk Cupcakes with special
guest Crave Cupcakes Try a different cookbook monthly, eat
tasty treats, and come discuss all things edible! For the foodlover at heart. Thursday, Nov 15, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
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Games Galore! - Jenga: Join us for an afternoon of fun and
games. Everyone welcome.
Sunday, Nov 18, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
There’s a lot going on this
November at the
Fish Creek Library
eBook Doctor: Drop in for one-on-one help
with your eBook and E-Reader questions.
Monday, Nov 19, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
11161 Bonaventure Drive SE
A valid library card is required to register for any
program. For more information you can visit your
local library, call 403-260-2620, or go online at
One Book, One Calgary! This November, at the Fish Creek
library, a series of programs and events will engage you in
exploring new ideas and creating stronger communities:
Happiness is a Storytime
Ages 2 to 5 with a parent/caregiver
Friday, Nov 02, 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Amazing Lands - Afghanistan - Travelling the Silk
Road Wednesday, Nov 07, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Parents and Tots Make Music Together with Julie
Lowry, Clear Music Therapy. Ages 2 to 6 with a parent/caregiver Friday, Nov 16, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
The Science of Happiness and You with expert Dr.
Patrick Finn. Tuesday, Nov 20, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Tag! You’re It! is presented by Scrapbooker’s Paradise.
Saturday, Nov 24, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Musical Muses with Songwriter and Poet Cort Delano.
Monday, Nov 26, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Trico Centre for Family Wellness
11150 Bonaventure Drive SE | 403-278-7542
CyberSeniors Connect: Learn from youth volunteers in this
self-paced program about the Internet, including Facebook and
YouTube, Microsoft Office, and more. Basic computer skills
required. Ages 50 and up.
Saturday, Nov 03, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Get out of the cold...
...and into Trico!
LEGO Contest: Come and see the spectacular LEGO creations
that entered the contest this year and cheer for the prize
winners. Nov 10, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Hot tub, steam room, extra-warm pool with beach
entry and waves, indoor running track, cozy yoga
studio, fully-equipped bright, sunny Fitness Centre—
and the hottest membership prices in South Calgary.
Kindercuties: Join Tess Mandin of Kindermusik for a joyful and
energetic half hour exploring music and movement.
Ages 2 to 3 with a parent/caregiver
Monday, Nov 12, 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Single in the Suburbs? You’re welcome to join us.
Wednesday, Nov 14, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
For details visit
7 secrets of Success….
I found the answers in my room.
Roof said: Aim high...Fan said: Be cool
Clock said: Every minute is precious
Mirror said: Reflect before you act
Window said: See the world
Calendar said: Be up-to-date
Door said: Push hard to achieve your goals.
Love and Duty: Canadian Red Cross Women in WWII:
Watch an inspiring tale of the 641 women who traveled overseas
to serve with the Canadian Red Cross in World War II. A short
presentation will follow the film.
Wednesday, Nov 14, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
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Community Events!!!
ant to spend a day with some friends?
eed some shopping time away from the kids?
ome join us on our Annual Trip to West Edmonton Mall Saturday, November 17th...
leaving at 7:00am sharp from the Community Centre and returning around midnight.
Ladies only! It’s a great way to get all of your Christmas
shopping done in one day. Cost is set at $55 for the
Charter Bus ride, drinks, movies, and lots of gab time.
Go to
to sign up for your spot today!
Questions - call Marian Rooney
at 403-819-2357 or email:
[email protected]
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I haven’t reported my missing credit card to the police because
whoever stole it is spending less than my wife. ~Ilie Nastase
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Please Join Us For
The 19th Annual
Craft Fair
2012 Annual Fall Craft Sale
Scheduled for
Saturday, November 17th from 10am to 4pm
ADMISSION: donation of a
non-perishable food item.
Blessed Cardinal Newman School
16201 McKenzie Lake Blvd. SE
Over 70 vendors with unique gifts
& crafts and tea room with
fresh baked goods...
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through fun games and activities that foster friendship,
leadership and creativity.
• Ages: 6 – 12
• Day: Every Thursday: September 27th – December 6th
from 4:00 – 6:00pm
• Location: McKenna Resource Centre (229 McKenna Lane SE)
Midpark Youth - FREE
Community &
Neighbourhood Services
This is a FREE drop-in program for youth where they get to
help decide what the program will look like. It is an opportunity
to meet other youth in your area!
• Ages: 12 – 17
• Day: Every Wednesday: September 19th – December 5th
from 4:00 – 6:00pm
• Location: Midpark Christian Assembly (260 Midpark Blvd. SE)
Children, Youth and Seniors
Fall 2012 Programs
Bannister Kids - FREE
Explore the amazing world of afterschool recreation!
Recreation programs focus on FUN and engaging programming
through fun games and activities that foster friendship,
leadership and creativity.
• Ages: 6 – 12
• Day: Every Monday: September 24th – December 3rd
from 4:00 – 5:30pm
• Location: Bannister PATCH Office (18 Bannister Manor S.E.)
Deer Ridge Youth - FREE
This is a FREE drop-in program for youth where they get to
help decide what the program will look like. It is an opportunity
to meet other youth in your area and to gain valuable
mentorship skills and experiences while you help to lead the
Children’s program for the first half an hour!
• Ages: 12 – 17
• Day: Every Wednesday: September 26th – December 5th
from 5:00 – 6:30pm
• Location: Deer Park United Church (77 Deerpoint Rd. S.E.)
McKenzie Lake Youth - FREE
This is a FREE drop-in program for youth where they get to
help decide what the program will look like. It is an opportunity
to meet other youth in your area!
• Ages: 12 – 17
• Day: Every Thursday; September 20th – December 13th
from 4:30 – 7:30pm
• Location: McKenzie Lake Community Centre (16198
McKenzie Lake Way SE)
UP Senior’s Fitness - FREE
This is a FREE drop-in fitness and chat program for seniors. It is
an opportunity to get fit and meet others in your area!
• Ages: 65+
• Day: Every Mondays and Wednesdays from September
17th (Monday) – December 5th (Wednesday) (Minus
October 8th) from 10:30pm – 12:00pm
• Location: Calgary Legion #285 (9202 Horton Rd. S.W.)
Woodridge Youth - FREE
This is a FREE drop-in program for youth where they get to
help decide what the program will look like. It is an opportunity
to meet other youth in your area and to gain valuable
mentorship skills and experiences while you help to lead the
Children’s program for the first half an hour!
• Ages: 6 – 12
• Day: Every Thursday: September 27th – December 6th
from 5:00 – 6:30pm
• Location: Woodridge PATCH Office (249 Woodridge Dr. SW)
McKenna Kids - FREE
Explore the amazing world of afterschool recreation!
Recreation programs focus on FUN and engaging programming
Pg. 28 November 2012 “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to
live.” ~ Jim Rohn
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Friday and Sunday nights.Call 403-936-5474 ext 2 Call for more
Spa & Esthetic Services
commercial service. Renovations, gas fitting and backflow
testing. Fully licensed and insured with competitive rates.
Customer satisfaction assured. CALL 403-255-7938,
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at your home or office? Whether you have been naughty or nice
Santa will be there. Call Santa John at 403-805-2975 or visit my
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Friends of Fish Creek
Alberta Parks and Protected Areas
A Five Part
Presentation Series
Delve into a behind the scenes look
at some of Alberta’s most stunning
and extraordinary protected areas.
Beautiful images and captivating
stories from presenters with deep ties
to these special places will provide you with a unique insight as
to why they’re worth protecting. From wilderness and wildlife
to hidden geographical wonders, this armchair tour to some of
Alberta’s most valued landscapes will entice you to pack your
bags and head out to explore them for yourself!
Sheep River Provincial Park
November 14, 2012
(Part two of a five part Parks and Protected Areas
Presentation Series)
have lived and worked in five different parks during that time.
Now based out of the Elbow Valley, Sebastien has become an
expert on the area and its wildlife, recreation opportunities, and
enforcement matters.
WHERE: Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre,
13931 Woodpath Rd. S.W. Shannon Terrace Area, West end of
Fish Creek Provincial Park
(Access via 37St. S.W. at 130th Avenue S.W.)
ADMISSION: $6.00 per person (payable at the door cash or
cheque only)
REGISTRATION: Phone (403) 297-7927 or email roland.
[email protected]
SPONSORED BY: Alberta Tourism, Parks, and Recreation,
Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre and The Friends of
Fish Creek Provincial Park Society
For more information, please check our website at or contact:
Roland Kirzinger
Environmental Education Coordinator
Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre
(403) 297-7927 or toll-free 310-0000, then (403) 297-7927
At the south eastern edge of Kananaskis Country lays one of
Alberta’s hidden gems. Join Conservation Officer Sebastien
Fallu as he tours us through the stunning Sheep River Provincial
Park, highlighting the wide range of landscapes, wildlife, and
recreational activities that can be found there. Come explore
this beautiful park, where the Rocky Mountains meet rolling
foothills and fast flowing rivers carve deep and winding canyons.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
PRESENTER: Sebastien Fallu has been a conservation officer
with Alberta Parks for the past eight years and is fortunate to
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Friends of Fish Creek
Membership Shows
You Care!
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you can be
a Park steward. We should stress you do not have to be a
member of the Friends of Fish Creek.
Fish Creek Provincial Park is surrounded by the city of Calgary
and hosts over 3 million visitors per year. The Friends of Fish
Creek Provincial Park Society would like to offer you the
opportunity to assist Park staff in the protection and preservation
of this unique landscape. Park Watch Stewards act as educators,
ambassadors and extra eyes and ears for the Park. Park Watch
Stewards help Park visitors with questions or directions, and
assist Conservation Officers to monitor the Park.
Members are what define the
Friends of Fish Creek as an
organization and make it possible
for us to fulfill our mission “To
engage the community through education and awareness
to conserve a truly unique naturalized urban park.” Your
support allows us to offer the programs and services that help
maintain the ecological integrity of Fish Creek Provincial Park.
For many of you, this natural retreat is an extension of your
own backyard. Your support is critical to ensure that we can
continue to work with our volunteers to preserve the Park for
future generations to enjoy.
The Park Watch program was developed in response to the
increasing pressure on Fish Creek Provincial Park. The Friends
are looking for volunteers to be Park Watch Stewards starting
this Spring, and complete Park Watch and First-Aid training will
be provided.
Members receive free admission to Speaker Series
presentations, the Friends newsletter Voice of the Friends, and
discounts on courses, such as the popular Birding courses.
The Park Watch Stewardship program:
To renew or take out a membership, you can pay in person
at the Cookhouse, Bow Valley Ranch, online at www., or mail a cheque to:
Friends of Fish Creek
PO Box 2780 Calgary, AB T2P 2M7
For more information visit or email
[email protected]
Do you:
To qualify as a Park Watch Steward recruit you
will need to:
Park Watch
spend any time in the Park, even on a semi-regular basis?
love to spend time in nature, away from the usual urban
like to bird-watch, walk, ride your bicycle or walk your
dog (on a leash!) in the Park?
have the time to commit to a two-hour patrol of an area of
the park per month?
Park Watch Stewards Frank and Jan
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Gives people who love the Park a meaningful way to give
something back
Promotes responsible behavior and deters undesirable
Provides support and information to Park managers
Improves user education
Increases community involvement in the Park
Furthers Park conservation
Monitors various user activities
Be at least 18 years of age
Fill out an application form
Hold valid Standard First-Aid certification
Complete a short interview
Provide two references
Provide a police security check
Volunteer for two 2-hour shifts per month
Attend a weekend training/orientation session
Have a keen interest in the outdoors
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World Prematurity Day - November 17th
Becoming a new parent is
difficult. Becoming the new
parent of a premature baby
weeks before you were ready
to give birth, a baby who may
not survive or be born with
developmental problems that
will follow them for a lifetime,
is terrifying. Unfortunately,
however, this is a reality faced by
1 in 12 parents in Alberta, almost
4,500 families a year in our province alone.
Premature birth, or preterm birth, is the most common cause of
illness and death in newborns because premature babies are born
too soon and too small. They often require complex equipment
and longer hospital stays to care for their underdeveloped
bodies. Many of these babies have serious health problems,
such as blindness, cerebral palsy or breathing problems, or will
develop learning disabilities that result in lifelong struggle.
The causes of premature birth are very complex, possibly
including genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors. More
research is needed to discover how to predict and prevent
preterm birth, but some factors have been associated with an
increased likelihood of prematurity:
• cigarette smoking or second-hand smoke,
• violence/abuse and maternal trauma,
• pregnancy over age 35,
• acute or high levels of chronic stress, discrimination, or
• multiple births such as twins or triplets,
• a history of previous premature delivery,
• overweight or underweight prior to conception or poor
weight gain during pregnancy.
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it is
important to talk to your doctor or midwife about the risks of
preterm birth.
This November 17th, spread the word about this important
issue. For more information, visit http://www.marchofdimes.
The All Our Babies Cohort is a research project funded by Alberta
Innovates – Health Solutions, the Alberta Children’s Hospital and
the Preterm Birth Healthy Outcomes Team (PreHOT).
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Fall Back Into
Pumpkins are withering on front
stoops and piles of golden leaves
are being replaced by skiffs of
snow. As the days shorten and
the mercury dips, there are
few things more tempting than
curling up in an easy chair with a
blanket, cup of hot cocoa at your
elbow and a pile of books beside you. But with our busy lives,
it’s often hard to find that kind of time. It’s especially tough for
children, whose after-school hours are often packed with sports
and lessons.
Calgary Reads has a few suggestions to help you keep your child
engaged in reading, by using daily activities as an opportunity to
sneak in some reading.
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breakfast table. Bake cookies, after reading the recipe, of
course! Keep some books in the car to read on the way to
lessons or sports. For a treat, listen to books on CD or tape.
Have a family games night and read the instructions. Read
comic books. Use internet sites like CBC Kids, Kids Reads
and And of course, have plenty of books in
your home, which you can borrow from the public and school
You might like to try some of these books this fall:
• Awesome Autumn by Bruce Goldstone
• A Poppy Is To Remember by Heather Patterson
• Hello Snow by Hope Vestergaard
• When Winter Comes by Nancy Van Laan
• There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by
Lucille Colandro
Calgary Reads helps kids learn to read. Calgary Reads’ primary
program trains volunteer tutors to work one-on-one with
struggling Grade 1 and 2 readers. If you love reading and
working with children, consider becoming a trained volunteer
tutor with Calgary Reads. Calgary Reads offers free training
sessions and tutoring is provided at no cost to families. Read
more at
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Doors open at 7:00 for cocktails Show
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For more information and to buy
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In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
~ John McCrae
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y father and my Uncle Jimmy served in the Merchant Navy during WWII and
HMS Hood in Battle
did the Murmansk suicide run to Russia with supplies and food for the Russian
people. The waters were infested with German U-boats trying to stop these runs
and resulted in the largest number of human lives lost in the Merchant Navy. My
Uncle Alec served on the most famous battleship in the Royal Navy; the HMS
Hood, during WWII. The Hood was brought in for refuelling and repairs and Uncle
Alec was transferred to another ship. The Hood was later sunk by the Bismarck,
and there were only three survivors. My Uncle lost many friends that day. After the
Bismarck sank the Hood, Churchill and all of Britain said “SINK THE BISMARCK”.
The mighty Royal Navy put every ship available to sea to destroy the Bismarck. My
Uncle Richard served with the Seaforth Highlanders during WWII and was wounded
in Sicily. Doctors wanted to amputate his leg and he refused to allow them to do so. He is still walking on the same leg today. My
oldest son Brian served 12 years in the Royal Navy. He served on several ships, one of which was a nuclear sub, and spent three
months under the Arctic ice. ~ Robert
was born November, 1928 in Czechoslovakia but in 1938 Hitler changed the name of my area to Sudetenland. The war with
Germany was on and when the war was over things were very tense in my area and in 1948 at night, with my sweetheart on my
shoulders I waded across the waist deep river into West Germany. That 8 minute walk in the water was very scary. It meant death
if we were caught.
June 10, 1953 we were married in West Germany then came by ship to Canada landing in Quebec. What a dreadful trip. On that
boat I was sick for nine days and went down to 90 pounds. We took a train across Canada to Medicine Hat then another train to
Lethbridge, settling near Lethbridge where for three years I worked on a sugar beet farm.
Coal Mine in Drumheller
We then moved to the Yukon where I did hard rock mining
for silver. Then back to Alberta where I worked in the
Drumheller coal mines. They had about 100 men working
in the mines. The mine had a shaft with a cage that took you
down into the mine. The cage took only 8 men down or up at
a time. I did this underground mining during the winter, and
then we moved on to Calgary where I spent 35 years with
Consolidated Concrete.
We became Canadian citizens and 20 years after coming to Canada I went back to East Germany where I was now allowed in and
out as I was a Canadian. I was happy to be able to visit relatives who are now all gone.
We have been married for 59 years and it is sad that I had to put my darling into a Nursing Home, where I visit most days and then
sometimes go on to play bingo at Grey Eagle. The nights are very lonely as we have no children, having lost our only child through a
miscarriage. The friendly bingo players and volunteers help ease my lonely burden. ~ Ewarld Peeterschick
PS: Ewarld’s wife passed away a week before this went to print.
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