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JANUARY 2015
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BRAESIDE BULLETIN
THE OFFICIAL BRAESIDE COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
ANNUAL
GENERAL MEETING
JANUARY 20
FAMILY SKATING
EVENING
FEBRUARY 13
PRESIDENT’S
REPORT
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Braeside Community Association
11024 Braeside Dr. SW
Calgary, AB T2W 6G5
Phone:403.253-4232 I Fax:403.253.3528
[email protected]
President's Report 5
Winterfest Family Skating
Evening 7
Braeside Real Estate Update 14
Community Calendar 16
My Babysitter List 22
Your Community Business
of the Month 24
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BRAESIDE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Need to contact us?
Mail:
11024 Braeside Drive SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2W 6G5
Phone:
403-253-4232
Fax:
403-253-3528
Email:
[email protected]
Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in
the Lower Hall, Meeting Room 2, at the Community Centre. The meeting is
open to all Braeside residents or interested parties. If you have issues or concerns and you would like to be placed on the agenda, kindly call our Board
Secretary, Joan Byers, at 403-253-4232.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
President
Kim Edwards
Vice President
VACANT
Secretary
Joan Byers
To contact
Treasurer
Sarah Curran
Board members,
Director, Bldg. Mntce.
Bob Byers
call 403-253-4232
Youth Director
Position Vacant
Entertainment Director
Rosemarie Foley
Sports Director
Position Vacant
Directors at Large
Sandy Shiels
Director at Large
Kim Price
Director at Large
Anneke Scholten
School Liaison
Louise Whitbread
Transportation Liaison
Paul Finkleman
COMMUNITY CONTACTS:
Community Coordinator
Linda Krebs
403-253-4232
Child Care
Louise Whitbread
403-258-0699
Baseball
Sonny Vallieres
403-238-0847
Basketball
Dawn Osborne
403-259-6502
Chinook Music
For Tickets
403-271-3719
City Liaison
Kiara Bichel
403-476-7278
Girl Guides
Diana Guedo
403-238-0549
Hockey
Shaun Renneberg
403-259-0189
Scouting
Tim Tratch
403-251-4878
Southwest Seniors
Bill Merritt
403-281-6401
SW Community Resource Centre
403-238-9222
BRAECENTRE COPS
Cst. Steve Henderson
403-974-6150
Cst. Marsh Kutarna
AREA SCHOOLS:
Braeside Elementary
403-777-8470
John Ware Junior School
403-777-7930
St. Benedict Elementary
403-253-1881
GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES:
Councillor, Ward 11
Brian Pincott
403-268-3611
MLA, Glenmore
Linda Johnson
403-216-5421
MP, Calgary SW,
PM Stephen Harper
403-253-7990
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The
Braeside Bulletin
The Braeside Bulletin is published by the Braeside Community
Association and delivered to all Braeside homes. Articles can be
e-mailed to [email protected] Submission deadline is
the first of the month for inclusion in the following month’s
publication. Space limitation may prevent some material submitted from being published. Editing may be required.
While we make every effort to ensure that all information provided and published is correct, we are not responsible for any
omissions or errors.
Opinions expressed within these articles, reports or submissions are the author’s and should not be considered as reflecting those of the editor or Community Association.
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“The Braeside Community Association is committed to representing the community with honesty and integrity, working
towards common values and goals”.
Check us out on the web at: www.calgaryarea.com (click on
SW, Braeside). Email: [email protected] Follow us on
Facebook and Twitter.
Hall
Rental
We are accepting rentals for all areas of the Community Centre. Our Upper Hall area is suitable for weddings, banquets
and large gatherings. Our meeting rooms on the main level
are suitable for meetings or small gatherings.
Now providing Telus Wi-Fi.
To view the hall or make a booking, call the Community Office
at 403-253-4232.
Community Rink
Available
for Rent
If you are considering a sports tournament, practice or out-
door event, Braeside’s newly renovated Community Rink is
now available for rent:
Per Hour - $25.00
Per ½ Day (4 hour period) - $ 75.00
Per full day (8 hour period) - $125.00
Weekend (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily - $200.00
All rink rental requests MUST NOT conflict with renters booked
in hall (i.e. weddings in building) due to noise and parking.
Additionally, a clean up deposit will be required. There is no
overnight storage available. Liability for all items must remain
with the renter. NO ALCOHOL AT ANY EVENT.
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COMMUNITY
COORDINATOR
PRESIDENT’S
REPORT
Happy New Year!
From the Community Coordinator’s Desk
Community Office Hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, 9:00 – 3:30
Wednesdays, Closed
Thursdays, 9:00 – 4:30
Closed for Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Linda Krebs
Community Coordinator BCA
Skating Season is here!
We are seeking individuals interested in helping out with
flooding and cleaning the ice rink. If you enjoy skating
with your family and can donate a few hours a week,
please call the Community Office at 403-253-4232.
Happy New Year Braeside! On behalf of your community
Board of Directors, I would like to wish you all the very
best for 2015!
As we roll into 2015, the first item on our agenda is our
Annual General Meeting to be held in January 2015.
Don’t glaze over…don’t stop reading yet! We whole
heartedly encourage you to attend and hear about the
plans for the upcoming year. We’re planning some new
events to compliment our tried and true family events
and there are exciting things coming our way.
Long range planning sees Braeside celebrating our 50th
Anniversary as a community in 2017. That’s only two
short years away and plans need to be made to celebrate! What would you like to see happen to commemorate this event?
February brings our Annual Winterfest family skate evening on Friday, February 13/15. Our rink should be in
excellent shape thanks to our great team of rink rats! We
invite you to bring your skates and have some outdoor
fun. There will be warm food and hot chocolate at the
concession along with the usual junk foods! Our used
books are ready to be browsed and still only cost $1
each. Additionally, inside the building we’ll have family
bingo and other activities to warm up any cold toes.
A new City initiative “Citizens View” is an online space for
Calgarians to provide input into City programs and services. The City is encouraging residents to join today to
participate in online surveys, discussions, etc. For more
info, please go to www.citizensview.ca.
Kim Edwards
When you give someone roses,
the color can have a meaning.
The meaning of rose colors:
Red = Love and respect
Deep pink = Gratitude, appreciation
Light pink = Admiration, sympathy
White = Reverence, humility
Yellow = Joy, gladness
Orange = Enthusiasm, desire
Red & yellow blend = Gaiety, joviality
Pale blended tones = Sociability,
friendship
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Attention Calgary
property owners
403.258.2133
On the Assessment Search website you can access:
❯ detailed information about your own property(s).
❯ real estate market sales information used to prepare assessments.
❯ summary information on other properties for comparison.
On Jan. 5, 2015, The City of
Calgary will mail the 2015
property assessment notices.
Your notice contains important
information, including your
Access Code to register for the
Assessment Search website.
First-time users will need to complete a two-step registration process:
1. Create a City of Calgary myID account.
2. Link your property assessment to your myID account. When you receive
your 2015 assessment notice in January, go to calgary.ca/assessmentsearch
and sign in with your myID. Enter the Roll Number and Access
Code displayed on your notice.
calgary.ca | 403-268-2888
Onward/ Increase online services for citizens.
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Come celebrate winter with your family and friends!
Braeside’s Annual
WINTERFEST FAMILY SKATING EVENING
And our ever popular
INDOOR USED BOOK SALE
(Thousands of titles to choose from!)
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
6:00 TO 9:00 PM
at Braeside Community Centre: 11024 Braeside Drive S. W.
Family Skating, Warm up at the Fire Pit, Outdoor and Indoor Games, Crafts, Family Bingo
Special Winterfest Concession
For more information, call 403-253-4232
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Valid September 1, 2014
2013 – August 31, 2015
2014
FAMILY INFORMATION:
Adults (First and Last Name): __________________________________________________________________________
Children (First and Last Name): _________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________ , Calgary Postal Code: ______________
Phone No: ____________________________________Email: ____________________________________________
MEMBERSHIP TYPE AVAILABLE: (Please indicate which membership type you are purchasing)
 $25.00 Resident Family
Up to 2 adults with or without children
 $25.00 Non-Resident Family Up to 2 adults with or without children
 $15.00 Single Adult (18+) No dependant children living at the same address
 $15.00 Associate
Live and hold a current membership in another community
 $18.75 Senior Family Up to two adults with or without children
 $11.25 Single Senior No dependant children living at the same address
*PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A $50.00 CHARGE FOR ALL NSF CHEQUES.
The Braeside Community Association holds many successful functions each year thanks to the tremendous help of our volunteers. If you would like to
become involved, please indicate below where you would be interested in volunteering.
 Board Member
 Children’s Events
 Winterfest
 Stampede Breakfast
 Casino
 Recycling Event
 Rink Maintenance
 Movie in the Park
 Parade
 Trunk Sale
Submit completed form and cheque to: 11024 Braeside Drive S. W., Calgary, T2W 6G5
Membership cards will be mailed to you. Please ensure mailing information is complete and accurate.
Important: Privacy Legislation Community Association Members/Residents: The Personal Information Protection Act became law in Alberta on Jan. 1, 2004.
I understand that my personal information will be kept CONFIDENTIAL by the Braeside Community Association. I also acknowledge that my personal information may be used/disclosed ONLY in certain circumstances to establish, administer and maintain membership lists, program/sports registrations, government
reporting, emergency contacts, or legal and regulatory requirements. I hereby consent to such use and disclosure for these limited purposes until such time as I
may revoke my consent in writing.
Signed: _____________________________________ Dated: ____________________________________________
Membership Number (Assigned by Community Office): _____________________Date Card(s) Mailed: ________________________
Smile… You could
be on camera!
Security cameras are installed at the Community Centre.
They are set up to monitor activity around the building,
rink area and dumpster. This will enable us to identify
those who choose to vandalize or paint graffiti on our
building or deposit personal garbage in the Community
Centre dumpster and allow us to take action.
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SCOUTS CANADA
With Christmas fast approaching everyones lives get so
busy. The Woodcreek Scout Group is no exception. All the
boys and girls are busy with their fun activities. If you are
interested in having your child join our wonderful group
please call our Group Commissioner Jason Wudkevich at
403-992-2796 for information. Our group is open to kids
5 years old and up, however our space is getting limited
in some areas. A very special thank you goes out to our
long time supporters the Woodcreek Community Association and our local Lions Club. This month, check out
what our Beavers and Cubs have been up to.
‘The cubs had a great time at the fall camp at Camp Valaqua by Water Valley. Over the years during this camp
we have had everything from fog, to rain to snow (lots
of it!). This year we were fortunate enough to have great
weather for our camp. Our theme was Canadian Exploration and the cubs had fun learning about our early
explorers, the skills they used and the friendships they
formed with the Aboriginal people in order to survive in
Canada’s vast wilderness. Instead of me telling you about
the cub’s experiences at camp, I have asked Sarah one
of our second year cubs to share her experience.’ -Akela
“When we got to camp we went for a night hike, a star
gaze and we looked at a star map that glows in the dark.
Then we learned about constellations like the big dipper, the little dipper, Orion and much more. Too bad it
was cloudy that night so we couldn’t see any stars, but
the next night it was clear so we could see them then. My
favourite part that night was trying to walk in the middle
of the wilderness at night time with no flash lights. We
were trying to get our night vision and get used to using
our other senses. It was really hard but we learned not
to be scared of the dark because nothing is scary about
it. The next day after a great breakfast we formed our
explorer groups and made some crafts that we needed
for our adventure like flags. Some of the activities we
did were; learning about first aid, building a fire, learning about cubs in different countries, orienteering and
knots. At the knots station we walked a course on a tight
rope! We learned some fun aboriginal games too. My favourite game was throwing the spear through the hoop.
The aboriginals played this game as kids to practice
their hunting skills. My favourite meal was poutine with
a chicken drumstick and beaver tails for dessert. Some
of the kids I didn’t know that well before camp, but now
we’re all really good friends. I can’t wait to go to our next
camp; it’s at the Dinosaur museum!!” -Sarah N
The cubs will also be working on some woodworking
skills and archery soon.
The busy beavers enjoyed a wonderful nature walk
with a volunteer from the Inglewood Bird sanctuary.
They learned so much from their walk from the types
of trees in our area, the hibernation of insects and animals to feeling what a snowy owls feathers feel like.
Our amazing volunteer had the kids mesmerized the
entire time.
The beavers were also very lucky to have a veteran
come and talk to them about his experiences in the war
and what Remembrance Day is and why its important
to ‘never forget’. Their experience was rounded out by
a visit to the Military Museum after Remembrance Day.
All of the leaders, parents and members of the Woodcreek Group will be coming together for a joint skating party in December. The younger ones really enjoy
spending time with the older kids and learning from
them. We will have hot chocolate and a marshmallow
roast to round out the evening.
Just a reminder that our bottle drive is coming
up on Saturday January 10th. Please save those
bottles for us throughout the holidays. The proceeds help fund these great activities for the kids.
We appreciate all of you very much.
From the Woodcreek Scout Group we would like to
wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous
New Year filled with love. Please stay safe.
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Seniors Fitness Program will Resume in January
Seniors Fitness will resume on Tuesdays, starting January 13, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. and will continue through
April 2015. This is a FREE drop in program - no registration is required. Please note: The maximum number of
participants per class is 40. The goal of this program is
to help older adults maintain physical function, mobility, strength, and balance so they are less likely to
fall. It provides exercise classes that improve strength
and balance and help to prevent falls for at risk seniors
in the community. Classes are led by a City of Calgary
certified older adult fitness instructor and consist of
warm up, cardiovascular, muscle strength, flexibility and relaxation exercises which help to improve
strength and balance. Participants go at their own
speed, participating in sitting and standing exercises
using a variety of equipment including balls, exercise
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Communities
Resource
Centre
Located in the Professional Wing of the Oakridge Co-Op Mall
#42 2580 Southland Drive SW T2V 4J8
Phone: 403-238-9222 Email: [email protected]
www.swcrc.ca
ALL PROGRAMS OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE
Parent Talk – Register Now
Thursday mornings, January 22 – April 9 2015 at the
SWCRC. Free child-minding, coffee and snacks. Parenting
tip sheets and children’s books to take home.
This free program is open to all parents of babies and
young children.
• Enjoy the company and support of other parents
• Give your children some supervised play time
• Get your parenting questions answered with the help of
a trained facilitator from the Further Education Society
• Help your young children learn and develop their potential
You can register and start the program anytime over the
12 weeks of the session. Attend as many weeks as you
can. To register, call the SWCRC at 403-238-9222.
team, this volunteer position could be for you. Education and experience in early childhood education
is a bonus for us, but not mandatory. A Police Security Clearance will be mandatory. For further information contact Lori at 403-238-9222 ext. 223 or email at
[email protected]
Connecting you to the Resources you Need
You live in one of the 28 communities served by the SWCRC. If you are in need of information or resources, or if
you are facing a challenging situation of any kind and you
aren’t sure how to move forward, please call us at 403238-9222 to make an appointment with one of our Community Resource Workers.
Our two Community Resource Workers are social workers
who will:
• sit down and talk with you for an extended period of
time
• provide supportive counseling
• help you assess your situation
• identify the strengths and resources you already have
• provide information about, and referrals to, other available resources, programs and services
• advocate for you and help you advocate for yourself
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Braeside Community’s On-Going
Used Book Sale
Drop by the Centre to see our new bookshelves featuring children’s books, paperbacks, hard covers, and
magazines.
ALL ITEMS $1.00 OR LESS
Proceeds help offset the cost to host special events
throughout the year. Book donations also gratefully accepted at the community centre.
Thank you for your support!
Can you help?
There is a group of seniors who enjoy knitting mitts,
scarves, toques, and afghans. They donate them to nursing homes and various facilities in need of such items.
If you have leftover wool that you no longer need and
would like to donate it, kindly drop it off at the Community Centre. For more information, please call the Community office at 403-253-4232.
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Enjoy coffee, fun, fellowship, and dancing to a live
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Singles and couples, dancers and non-dancers are all
welcome to this community group.
Drop by – we’re looking forward to meeting you!
Braeside Community Centre
11024 Braeside Drive SW
Thursdays, 10:30 – 12:00 noon
For detailed info please call Norma at 403-246-3763
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2014/15
EVENTS
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR
THESE UPCOMING EVENTS
2015
January 20 AGM
February 13 Family Skating Evening
and Used Book Sale
February 17 Board Meeting
March 17 Board Meeting
April 21 Board Meeting
May 19 Board Meeting
May 23 Community Clean Up
June 13 Braeside Parade
June 16 Board Meeting
July 4 Stampede Breakfast
August 8 Trunk Sale
TBA Movie in the Park
August 18 Board Meeting
September 15 Board Meeting
October 16 Volunteer Appreciation
October 20 Board Meeting
October 24 Halloween Spooktacular
November 17 Board Meeting
December 8 Board Meeting
Need more info? Call the Community Office at 253-4232.
WEEKLY PROGRAMS
AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE
Art Classes for Kids
Braeside Karate Club
Chinese Calligraphy
Elm Dog Obedience School
Fitness Boot Camp
Foundation Baptist Church
Moms and Tots Drop In
Pathfinders
Queens & Jacks Square
Dance Club
Senior Fitness
Southwest Seniors
Sparks
Stained Glass Classes
Taoist Tai Chi Society
Fri 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Thur 7:00 pm
Wed 7:00 pm
Tue evenings, times vary
Thurs 5:30 pm
Wed 7:00 pm
Sun 10:00, 11:00, 6:00
Mon 10:00 – 11:30
403-236-9819
403-232-0228
403-568-0248
403-281-7937
403-542-9772
403-251-5920
403-918-3421
403-251-1011
403-273-6062
Mon 7:00 pm
2nd and 4th Fri
7:30 – 10:00 pm
Tue 10:00-11:00 am
403-253-4232
Thur 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 403-238-5444
403-225-1175
Thur 6:00 pm
403-589-2973
Wed 7:00 pm
403-240-4566
Sledding Safety
Alberta Health Services, EMS would like to remind parents and children of some basic sledding safety tips as
the winter season continues. Sledding injuries can result
from collisions with stationary objects such as trees and
rocks or with other people on the hill. Unprotected falls
can result in injury if you lose control at high speeds. Everyone is at risk – especially children. Educate your family how to stay safe by following these simple reminders
and have a fun day on the toboggan hill.
Equipment
• Ensure your sled is in good condition. Do not use sleds
with broken parts, sharp edges, or splits in the material.
• Currently, there are no helmets designed specifically
for sledding. However children should wear a properly
fitted helmet designed for high impact collisions, such
as hockey, cycling, or climbing helmets.
Plan ahead
• Dress warmly in layers and anticipate weather changes.
• Consider bringing extra sets of gloves and toques to
exchange wet garments for dry ones.
• Take breaks to warm up out of the cold.
• Ensure frostbite hasn’t affected any exposed skin.
• Even when properly protected from the elements, the
finger tips, toes, ears, the tip of the nose, and other
high points on the face such as the forehead and cheek
bones can be affected by frostbite.
• If frost bite has occurred, treat it by first removing the
individual out of the cold environment. Gently warm
the affected skin by placing a warm hand over it or
by placing the affected part in warm water (not hot;
~41°C max.) until re-warmed.
Hazards
• Avoid hills that are too steep, or too icy – you can lose
control very quickly.
• Choose hills free of obstacles such as trees, rocks, utility poles, or fences.
• Be mindful of clothing that contains drawstrings, or
loose clothing, such as scarves, which can present a
choking hazard if they become caught or snagged.
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Braeside Real Estate Update
Last 12 Months Braeside
MLS Real Estate Sale Price Stats
Average Asking Price
Average Sold Price
November 2014
$459,900
$455,800
October 2014
$447,416
$438,166
September 2014
$465,750
$452,083
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August 2014
$462,712
$451,250
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July 2014
$435,383
$431,000
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June 2014
$476,800
$469,680
• NOTastarvationdiet
May 2014
$440,562
$434,900
April 2014
$450,357
$452,571
March 2014
$516,950
$512,500
Our Program Includes:
February 2014
$437,702
$440,030
• MedicalTesting
January 2014
$314,900
$308,000
• PhysicianSupervision
December 2013
$412,400
$403,750
Glenmore Healthcare’s hCG Weight Loss
Program:
• Loosetheweightandkeepitoff!
• PharmaceuticalgradehCG
• Weeklyconsultationswithexperiencedstaff
• FatBurningandvitamininjections
Last 12 Months Braeside
MLS Real Estate Number of Listings Stats
No. New Properties
No. Properties Sold
• Metabolictesting
November 2014
2
3
• 6Weekmaintenanceprogramafterweightloss
October 2014
4
6
Glenmore Healthcare is the only clinic in Calgary that
follows the internationally recognized IAPAM protocol.
Our program is the safest and most comprehensive.
Call a FREE consultation! 403-452-5699
A305, 1600 90th Ave SW (Glenmore Landing)
GlenmoreHealthcare.com
Thesefineproductsandservicesarealso
availableatGlenmoreHealthcare
September 2014
9
6
August 2014
2
8
July 2014
10
6
June 2014
8
5
May 2014
8
6
April 2014
7
7
March 2014
6
2
February 2014
5
4
January 2014
1
1
December 2013
1
2
Total
63
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To view the specific SOLD Listings that comprise the above
MLS averages please visit braeside.great-news.ca
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C U S TO M E R S AT I S FA C T I O N G U A R A N T E E D
Did you know that St. Benedict is a Spanish Bilingual
School?
The International Spanish Academy program at
St. Benedict is a Program of Choice open to all students in south Calgary. Our intake is in kindergarten
and Grade 1 but students currently attending other
Spanish Bilingual schools are welcome.
For more information please go to our website:
schools.cssd.ab.ca/stbenedict or call the school at
403-500-2053 to book a tour.
Register now for kindergarten and Grade 1!
FREE ESTIMATES
Previous Spanish experience is not required and
parents do not need to know the language.
NO JOB TOO SMALL
John Roche
Royal LePage Benchmark
110 - 7220 Fisher St. SE
Calgary, Ab T2H 2H8
www.RoyalLePageBenchmark.com
REALTOR®
403.804.2674
[email protected]
Selling South Calgary for 33+ Years
Full Time Professional Agent
Yes
Pass You Off to an Assistant
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Free Home Evaluation
Yes
If you’re selling or buying, you
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February 1
Church Worship 11:00
Evening Fellowship 6:00
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Evening Fellowship 6:00
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Church Worship 11:00
Evening Fellowship 6:00
December 28
Church Worship, 11:00
Evening Fellowship 6:00
Sunday
JANUARY 2015
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Before and After School Child
Care Program
Seniors Fitness 10:00
Elm Dog Obedience UH
Braeside AGM 7:00
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Before and After School Child
Care Program
Moms and Tots Drop In UH
10:00
Queens and Jacks UH 7:00
February 3
Before and After School Child
Care Program
Seniors Fitness 10:00
Elm Dog Obedience UH
February 2
Before and After School Child
Care Program
Moms and Tots Drop In UH
10:00
Queens and Jacks UH 7:00
Seniors Fitness 10:00
Elm Dog Obedience UH
Seniors Fitness 10:00
Elm Dog Obedience UH
Moms and Tots Drop In UH
10:00
Queens and Jacks UH 7:00
Moms and Tots Drop In UH
10:00
Queens and Jacks UH 7:00
Before and After School Child
Care Program
Before and After School Child
Care Program
Before and After School Child
Care Program
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Elm Dog Obedience UH
Moms and Tots Drop In UH
10:00
Queens and Jacks UH 7:00
Before and After School Child
Care Program
Before and After School Child
Care Program
Before and After School Child
Care Program
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Child Care Winter Camp
Child Care Winter Camp
Tuesday
December 30
December 29
Monday
Tai Chi UH 7:00
Chinese Calligraphy 7:00
Church 7:00
Before and After School Child
Care Program
February 4
Yoga for Kids 5:30 UH
Tai Chi UH 7:00
Chinese Calligraphy 7:00
Church 7:00
Before and After School Child
Care Program
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Tai Chi UH 7:00
Chinese Calligraphy 7:00
Church 7:00
Before and After School Child
Care Program
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Southwest Seniors UH 10:00
Stained Glass 6:00
Karate UH 7:00
Before and After School Child
Care Program
February 5
Southwest Seniors UH 10:00
Fitness Boot Camp UH 5:30
Stained Glass 6:00
Karate UH 7:00
Before and After School Child
Care Program
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Southwest Seniors UH 10:00
Fitness Boot Camp UH 5:30
Stained Glass 6:00
Karate UH 7:00
Before and After School Child
Care Program
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Southwest Seniors UH 10:00
Fitness Boot Camp UH 5:30
Stained Glass 6:00
Karate UH 7:00
Before and After School Child
Care Program
Tai Chi UH 7:00
Chinese Calligraphy 7:00
Church 7:00
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Before and After School Child
Care Program
Southwest Seniors UH 10:00
Fitness Boot Camp UH 5:30
Stained Glass 6:00
Karate UH 7:00
Before and After School Child
Care Program
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Thursday
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Tai Chi UH 7:00
Chinese Calligraphy 7:00
Church 7:00
Before and After School Child
Care Program
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New Year’s Eve
Wednesday
Friday
Private Function
in Evening
Art Class for Kids 4:30
Before and After School Child
Care Program
February 6
30
Queens and Jacks UH 7:00
Before and After School Child
Care Program
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Before and After School Child
Care Program
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Queens and Jacks UH 7:00
Before and After School Child
Care Program
9
Child Care Winter Camp
2
Private Function
Private Function
Chinook Music
Private Function
Saturday
Chinook Music
February 7
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27
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COMMUNITY
JANUARY COMMUNITYCALENDAR
CALENDAR
Premium Care Denture Centre
403-251-1137
11024 Braeside Drive SW Calgary
A fully accredited non-profit school age care
located in Braeside community centre.
We offer a fun and exciting school year program &
summer camp!
We focus on arts, crafts, nutritious snacks and
out trips.
Provincial subsidy is available to those parents
who qualify.
For more information or to register your child
contact us at 403 258 0699 or email us at
[email protected]
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday 7:00am – 9:00am
11:00am – 6:00pm.
EMERGENCY
Senior’s
New Years
DENTURE
REPAIRS
Special *NO BALANCE
*
COME SEE US
FOR ALL YOUR
DENTURE NEEDS!
Our Clinic
Offers:
SHUTTLE BUS
SERVICE
HOUSE CALLS
1 YR WARRANTY
ON ALL NEW
DENTURES
NEW FULL
AND
PARTIAL DENTURES,
RELINES
& REPAIRS
School Holidays and professional development
days: 7:00am – 6:00pm
BILLING
for new dentures
for seniors!
Senior’s, if you’re
covered 100%
for your new
dentures, then
expect NO
“extra”
balance to pay.
100% is 100%
covered.
“Free” Soft Liner on all
Lower Dentures
Offer expires Feb. 15/15
At Braeside before and after school care we believe
that children are unique and require a stimulating
and interactive environment which recognizes and
accommodates each child’s individuality.
Anderson Road SW
BARBARA GILMORE
Denturist (30 yrs experience)
NEW PATIENTS
WELCOME!
SW Corner of Elbow
& Anderson
Canyon Meadows
Shopping Centre
Premium Care
Denture Centre
Elbow Drive SW
Braeside
Before and After
School Care
Unit 23, 11625 Elbow Drive SW
www.premiumdenturecare.ca
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Caregivers:
Dementia’s
Secondary Victims
Comfort Keepers Calgary
In 2011, 747,000 Canadians were living with cognitive impairment, including dementia - that’s 14.9 per cent of Canadians 65 and older. By 2031, if nothing changes in Canada,
this figure will increase to 1.4 million. Today, the combined
direct (medical) and indirect (lost earnings) costs of dementia total $33 billion per year. If nothing changes, this
number will climb to $293 billion a year by 2040.
Caregiving is a critical issue for people living with dementia and for Canadians in general.
• One in five Canadians aged 45 and older provides
some form of care to seniors living with long-term
health problems.
• A quarter of all family caregivers are seniors themselves; a third of them (more than 200,000) are older
than 75.
• In 2011, family caregivers spent in excess of 444 million unpaid hours looking after someone with cognitive impairment, including dementia.
• This figure represents $11 billion in lost income and
227,760 full-time equivalent employees in the workforce.
• By 2040, family caregivers will spend a staggering 1.2
billion unpaid hours per year.
• The physical and psychological toll on family caregivers
is considerable; up to 75 per cent will develop psychological illnesses; 15 to 32 per cent experience depression.
Caregivers also suffer higher rates of depression, stress, and
social isolation, and these factors can play a significant role
in a caregiver’s decision to place the person with dementia in an institution. While this may immediately relieve the
caregiver of the stress and physical demands of caring for
the individual, it does not relieve the caregiver of the psychological impacts. After institutionalizing a family member
with dementia, caregivers experience increased levels of
guilt, anger, anxiety, depression, and additional financial
problems created by the cost of institutionalized care.
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For caregivers, it is critical that they take care of themselves first so that they can take better care of their loved
ones and not suffer such acute impacts to their personal
wellbeing and health. To do so, caregivers need support
not only from the medical community, but also from
friends, family, and community organizations, such as
the Alzheimer’s Association. Specific actions caregivers
can take to maintain their health and wellbeing include
• keeping their own doctors’ appointments and getting
preventive care;
• maintaining a healthy diet;
• exercising regularly;
• staying connected to family, community, and friends;
and
• asking for help when needed.
Hiring a professional caregiver can also provide the
caregiver with much-needed respite care so he or she
can attend to daily living matters or simply have a break.
By taking the time to de-stress, socialize, and live their
own lives, caregivers can continue to offer the care and
support their loved ones need to experience the greatest quality of life possible.
Why is someone who is
feeling great ‘on cloud
nine’?
Because: Types of clouds are numbered according to
the altitudes they attain, with nine being the highest
cloud. If someone is said to be on cloud nine, that
person is floating well above worldly cares.
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Be a good neighbour,
clear the snow
Gateway Mechanical
Let’s remember that snow, ice and obstructions on our sidewalks can result in serious injuries and can cause those with
limited mobility to be confined indoors. Be a good neighbour
and clear the snow.
To find out more about snow and ice removal in Calgary visit
calgary.ca/snow or contact 311. For information on how to
become a Snow Angel, visit Calgary.ca/snowangels.
RBC Dominion Securities Inc.
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your investments?
Get an expert second opinion on your portfolio
If market volatility is making you secondguess your investments strategy, contact
us today for a no obligation, objective
evaluation of your portfolio.
An unbiased review can help you answer
key questions including:
> Is your portfolio still on the right track?
> Are you taking too much risk in your
portfolio?
Michael Martin, CFA, MBA
Investment Advisor
403-266-9655
www.martinwealth.ca
> Which investments are likely to recover
– and which ones aren’t?
Arrange a complimentary second opinion
service today – call 403-266-9655 or email
us at [email protected]
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Have you considered being a Snow Angel? It can be a challenge for some residents to shovel and clear their sidewalks.
The Snow Angel campaign encourages citizens to be good
neighbours by helping older adults and others in need with
their snow removal. All you have to do is adopt someone’s
sidewalk this winter and keep it clear.
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Sidewalks also need to be clear of obstructions such as electrical cords. When plugging in your vehicle, make sure you don’t
place an electrical cord on or over any portion of a street.
$20 off any service
on your first visit
of
Remember that snow from private property cannot be put
onto the road or boulevard. Large mounds of snow in the
street can impede the flow of traffic, limit driver and pedestrian visibility and hinder Blue Cart and Black Bin collection.
Fax: 403-251-7154
Email: [email protected]
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Property owners are responsible for clearing all sidewalks adjacent to their property. This means removing all snow and
ice down to the bare concrete within 24 hours after the snow
stops falling. If, as a property owner, you do not live at the
residence, it is important to work with tenants or arrange for
a contractor to clear the snow. It’s also important to note that
if a property is being developed, the developer is often the
owner responsible to clean sidewalks around a construction
site or empty lot. The property owner is ultimately responsible for snow clearing under the bylaw. For any ice that is difficult to remove, a de-icing mixture is available at fire halls or
Roads depots. Please bring your own container.
Tel: 403-251-7171
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Winter has arrived and it’s time to be mindful of how the
buildup of ice and snow on city sidewalks can post a risk of
injury to Calgarians. Older adults, those with mobility issues
or parents pushing strollers or walking with young children,
may find it treacherous to venture out if neighbours are not
diligent about clearing the ice and snow. All of us can help
make walking in our communities safe for everyone if we
work together and follow the regulations set out in Calgary’s
Street Bylaw.
11808 - 24th Street SW
(Woodbine Husky)
Calgary, Alberta T2W 6G2
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VISIT
OAKRIDGE MEDICAL CLINIC
10003 - 24TH St. SW
WE ARE LISTENING !!!! CHECK OUT OUR SERVICES,
SOME NEW AND SOME TRIED & TRUE
New Physicians taking new patients. Longer hours, evenings and weekend
appointments.
Oakridge Medical
10003 24th St SW
403.287.6770
New Doctors. Dr. Pirisola and Dr. Edema.
Internal Medicine Specialist Dr Xuemei Li Appointments available by referral.
Short wait times.
Flu season is here. Don’t sit around in walk in waiting rooms, minimize
your exposure. Call us any day Monday - Saturday to get a same day appointment.
Service provided to family practice and walk in patients. Phones lines open at 8:30 am.
Women’s health appointments available weekly. Female physicians to do
paps, breast exams, IUD insertions, birth control or hormone discussions.
Allergy testing appointments available for anyone 15 years or older.
Minimal wait times.
Hyperhidrosis and Migraine consults & treatments, availability increased.
The Podiatry Practice of Tedman Donovan, for all your foot health needs.
Orthotics & Sandals, Bunions & Hammertoes, Arch and Heel Pain, Neuromas &
Cysts. Corns, Calluses & Warts, Shockwave Therapy Available. Diabetic Foot Care
and Routine Foot Care.
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COUNCILLOR’S REPORT
BRIAN PINCOTT
WARD 11
SOUTHWOOD
LIBRARY
924 Southland Dr SW • 403-260-2600 • calgarypubliclibrary.com
www.ward11calgary.ca
Happy New Year everyone! I hope that you have had a wonderful holiday season; it has been a time for friends and
family, and a time for each of us to recharge our batteries,
reflect on the past year and charge into the new year with,
hopefully, renewed vigour.
In the coming year we will learn more about the 11 connections The City is designing as a part of the Ring Road, as the
Government of Alberta is expected to begin construction
on the southwest link in the next two years. To ensure that
we have a complete road network, the right connections
between the Ring Road and the city are necessary.
Some of the connections will be new, while other projects
will improve existing streets. For example, widening Anderson Road makes it more attractive to drivers. Well-designed
links to the ring road will keep Calgary moving and will provide a number of benefits for citizens:
• Faster and more efficient travel options
• Improved traffic routing
• Improved safety and access by putting the right traffic on
the right roads
• Reduced traffic impacts on nearby neighbourhoods
These improvements will give people more options to travel around Calgary. To find more about The City’s role with
the last piece of Calgary’s ring road go to calgary.ca and
search “ring road”.
Each year, The City conducts research and engagement to
get a better understanding of your preferences, needs and
satisfaction levels with the programs and services that we
offer.
In order to reach more people, The City has launched an
online research panel called Citizens’ View. Citizens’ View is
an online space where you can share your thoughts about
life in Calgary by participating in surveys and discussions
on topics that matter to you.
The online panel will complement our existing suite of research and engagement tools, making information sharing
more transparent, accessible and interactive for everyone.
The panel is a timely and cost-effective tool that makes it
easier for citizens to share their views about life in Calgary
and understand how their input is used. I encourage you to
join the conversation by signing up at www.citizensview.ca.
Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday (mid-Sept to mid-May) 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Library Tidbits
Have you heard? All Calgary Public Library cards are now
free. Come on down to any CPL Branch and get your
very own card. A whole lot of something for nothing!
ONGOING PROGRAMS (No registration required)
Drop-in Family Storytime
Drop in for stories, songs and finger plays the whole
family can enjoy.
Ages 2 to 5 with a parent/caregiver
Wednesdays, January 7 to April 29, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
and Saturdays, January 10 to April 25, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Baby Play Date – New!
Bring your baby to the library for a relaxing hour of mixing and mingling with other babies and caregivers.
Ages up to 23 months with a parent/caregiver
Thursdays, January 8 to April 30, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m
UPCOMING PROGRAMS (registration required)
Flipbook Animation for Kids
Make your own cartoons by learning simple animation
through creating flipbooks. Presented by Quickdraw
Animation.
Ages 8 to 12, Saturday, January 24, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Register In Person, By Phone or On Line
As always, I encourage constituents of Ward 11 to contact
me with any questions or concerns. I email out information
regarding upcoming events, City programs and opportunities to provide input into the City’s public engagement
programs relevant to Ward 11 residents. Due to the new
anti-spam laws you need to specifically request our email
updates; you can sign up at anytime by emailing my office
at war[email protected] I also encourage you to visit my website, www.ward11calgary.ca, for additional information that
may be of interest to you.
All the best to you and yours, and I look forward to keeping
you informed in 2015.
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Braeside
Moms and Tots
Nursery Rhyme Song and Movement
Jayce
14
403-478-2704
Yes
Joel
13
403-251-9825
Yes
Jonahley
50
403-837-6348
Yes
Julianna
15
403-604-0034
Yes
Kaitlynn
14
403-874-4034
Yes
Kyle
14
403-652-0964
Yes
Leah
14
403-700-9591
Yes
Lilly
14
403-719-8282
Yes
Mackenzie
14
403-805-6223
Yes
Madison
21
403-818-3544
Yes
Maya
13
587-896-1136
Yes
Come and sing nursery rhyme favourites with your little
ones. Starting September, Mondays from 10:00 to 11:30
a.m. at Braeside Community Centre. $3.00 per family.
Melanie
13
403-685-8090
Yes
Michelle
30
403-923-5111
Yes
For more information, or to find out how you can be involved, please contact Sarah at 403-918-3421. This is a
not-for-profit venture, so please come and support your
local community.
Michelle
13
403-256-4366
Yes
Nia
15
403-991-8045
Yes
Petra
12
403-589-3173
Yes
Polina
13
587-296-1650
Yes
Rhys
14
403-399-7509
Yes
Salma
37
403-252-5052
Yes
Braeside
Name
Age
Contact
Course
Sam
13
403-287-3740
Yes
Abigail
17
705-706-4338
No
Samantha
13
403-607-7148
No
Avelyn
20
587-891-8324
Yes
Sarah
15
403-998-9639
No
Brandie
33
403-802-2940
Yes
Sarah
19
587-893-8109
Yes
Christoph
23
587-998-6172
Yes
Sheridan
13
403-238-6685
Yes
Courtney
15
403-988-4841
Yes
Sonya
19
403-389-5921
Yes
Ed
12
403-217-2947
Yes
Elizabeth
13
403-253-7269
Yes
Elizabeth
11
403-281-2808
Yes
Emily
12
403-667-5394
Yes
Grace
14
587-888-2423
Yes
Henry
14
403-719-8282
Yes
Jane
49
403-467-3607
Yes
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Calling All BABYSITTERS
Enroll free at mybabysitter.ca and choose the Calgary communities
you would like to babysit in.
Calling All PARENTS
Visit mybabysitter.ca and find available babysitters in and around
your community.
Disclaimer: We recommend for your own peace of mind that references be checked
when choosing your babysitter. This babysitter list is provided as a service to the
community and is governed by the terms & conditions outlined at mybabysitter.ca.
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Fish Creek CommUnity Fair
Would You Like to Volunteer in Fish Creek? The Friends
of Fish Creek Need You!
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 1:00pm -4:00pm.
Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre, Shannon
Terrace, Fish Creek Provincial Park
(13931 Woodpath Rd. SW - Access via 130 Ave. SW and
37 St. SW).
Friends of Fish Creek
www.friendsoffishcreek.org
Fish Creek Speaker Series
Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre, Shannon
Terrace, Fish Creek Provincial Park
(13931 Woodpath Rd. SW - Access via 130 Ave. SW and
37 St. SW)
Geology - The Foundation For Alberta Parks
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Presented by Dr. Mark Fenton, Alberta Geological
Survey
Alberta’s parks are the result of geology and geologic
processes and therefore contain many geological
wonders. This talk will focus on a few of these including
answers to the following: “The where and why of hot
pots” “Rock and spontaneous combustion” “Why the
big stink at Harper Creek?” and more! Registration
required. For more information or to register visit www.
friendsoffishcreek.org/event/geology.
Fire Management in Kananaskis Country
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015: - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Presented by Scott Jevons, Geographical Information
Systems (GIS) Specialist and Fire Ecologist with Alberta
Parks in Kananaskis Country.
If you live close to Fish Creek Provincial Park, a natural
urban oasis we are fortunate to have within our
own backyard, then you are part of the Fish Creek
Community! No matter your age, skill level or physical
ability, the Friends of Fish Creek have volunteer
opportunities for you to get involved in helping to
engage the community, raise awareness and maximize
peoples’ enjoyment of this area. Come to the Fish Creek
CommUnity Fair to learn about amazing programs,
courses, events and opportunities taking place in 2015.
The ground may still be covered in snow, but spring
starts now in Fish Creek!
For more info, please visit www.friendsoffishcreek.org/
event/fccuf.
Southland Leisure Centre
Do you have a child ages 2 to 4 years?
Mend
Ages 2 – 4
A FREE healthy lifestyle program for children ages 2 to 4
years and their families.
10 sessions of fun family activites, information and active play to help you and your children lead fitter, happier, healthier lives!
Effective control of wildfires over the last century has
led to the near-elimination of fires that once shaped the
vegetation of Alberta. Loss of fire from the landscape is
causing dramatic changes to our forests and grasslands,
affecting species diversity, how ecosystems function,
and the resilience of ecosystems to natural disturbances
and changing climate. Come and take a historical walk
through time to view landscape change in Kananaskis
Country, and learn how Alberta Parks is dealing with
these complex challenges. Registration required.
Location: Southland Leisure Centre
For more information contact:
Zoe Flowers-Reitsma
403-648-6576
For more information or to register visit www.
friendsoffishcreek.org/event/fire.
I am from Winnipeg and was having trouble using the
telephone when you kindly offered me your cell phone.
Thank You
To the young woman who kindly offered me the use of
her cell phone at the Toronto Air Canada terminal on
October 15, 2014.
Thank you, from Earl.
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we can do a custom skin analysis so you can learn specifically how to care for your skin. Come in for a free
makeover!
Braeside Shoppers
Braeside Community
M
y name is Mike Leslie and I’m the owner of
Shoppers Drug Mart in Braeside. I’m sure you’re
all familiar with Shoppers Drug Mart. It’s one
of Canada’s most recognized brands and there are over
1,200 stores across the country. While all stores have
many similarities, they are not exactly the same. What
makes my store in your community different? It’s mainly
the people. Our staff as a team may be the most experienced in the city. I have been with Shoppers for 25 years,
17 as an owner and the last 12 of those here in Braeside.
Coincidentally, both my front store manager Josh and my
beauty manager Lori also have 25 years of experience, although via different paths. We also have a few other staff
with over 20 years and some more with 10 years plus in
various different departments and roles within the store.
What this means to you is that when you come into our
store, you will likely encounter people that really know
what they are doing. Everyone here is a part of a team
that is focused on being friendly, polite and helpful. It’s
our goal to provide you with a pleasant and satisfying instore experience. We are consistently one of the highest
rated Shoppers Drug Mart stores in customer satisfaction
and customer loyalty. We take great pride in that and intend to maintain and improve upon our status.
In addition to our outstanding team, we also offer a vast
array of products and services for the people of this community.
In Pharmacy, which is still the backbone of our business, we can of course provide all of your prescription
needs. Also, we have pharmacists that are certified injectors so we offer flu shots and are able to administer
other injectable vaccines and medications. For those
of you that would like to free yourselves from tobacco,
we can work with you one-on-one to help you reach
your goal. In addition, I invite you to come in for a private consultation with me or one of the other pharmacists in which we can analyze all of your medications,
ensure that they are safe and right for you, develop a
plan to help you manage your health and answer any
questions that you may have. This is offered to you at
no charge!
We’re here for your convenience - right on Southland
Drive, with parking right outside the door, and open
until midnight. Don’t forget, you get to earn Shoppers
Optimum points on almost everything you buy. Drop
in today, we’re anxious to see you!
Mike Leslie
B. Sc. Pharm.
Owner/Pharmacist
In the front store we have all the typical drugstore products that you expect, plus we have food, electronics and
a few other things. We can also take your passport photo.
In cosmetics, we have a fantastic team of beauty experts
that are able to give you the advice and tips you need.
We carry a great selection of the best selling and most
prestigious brands and we can help you select the products that suit you best. We also have a derm centre where
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Shoppers Drug Mart #306
1919b Southland Dr SW Calgary AB T2W 0K1
Tel: 403-253-1477 ext. 61 Fax: 403-253-1506
[email protected]
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For Business Classified Ad Rates Call Great News Publishing at 403 263-3044 or [email protected]
NEPTUNE PLUMBING & HEATING LTD: Qualified journeymen plumbers/gasfitters, very experienced in Braeside. Upfront pricing. Reliable,
conscientious, fully guaranteed. Mon - Fri 8:00
am - 5:00 pm. 24 hour emergency service call 403255-7938. “Showering you with great service.”
BRYAN’S PLUMBING & HEATING: Master plumber, gasfitter, 30 years of experience. Fully licensed
and insured. Repairs, renovations, faucet replacements and hot water tanks (great prices). Poly B replacement, free estimates, free advice and senior
discounts. Call Bryan 403-560-6547 or [email protected]
telus.net.
CONCRETE CUTTING FOR BASEMENT WINDOWS & DOORS & FLOORS: New openings or
enlargements cut into foundation for basement
windows and doors. Enlarge your existing basement windows to meet fire code for bedrooms,
from cutting basement windows, doorways to
supply and install quality windows, window-well,
weeping-tile, core drilling, excavation and anything concrete cutting. Call 403-570-0555. Email:
[email protected]
K2 BOOKEEPING Are you too busy to keep up
with your bookkeeping? Experienced bookkeeper
now accepting new clients. Specializing in small to
medium sized business. Eight years of experience
with QuickBooks and Simply accounting, GST, Payroll, WCB Filing, T4 Filing, and competitive rates.
Phone Katie 403-870-0737.
YOGA: Hatha Iyengar Yoga and Pilates classes for
all ages and levels. Book a private Ayurvedic consultation with Skjei Sharma (lifestyle dietary and
yoga routines specific for individual needs). Specialty yoga props, gift items, jewelry and a unique
selection of healing crystals available in store.
Contact: Yoga Haven 403-225-0580 or visit www.
yogahavencalgary.com.
FLO’S VOCAL ARTS STUDIO: Professional, comprehensive, contemporary, singing lessons and
vocal performance coaching. Specializing in
working with youth and young adults. Openings
available. Start immediately. Recording studio
workshops, singer-songwriter sessions, auditions,
showcases, liaison with professional musicians
and experiential performing opportunities offered in this package. In Braeside. Flo Shustack,
B.Sc.O.T.(McGill). Calgary Musicians Association.
403-397-6737, [email protected]
NEIGHBOURHOOD CONFLICT? Community
Mediation Calgary Society (CMCS) is a no cost
mediation and conflict coaching service that can
help you resolve problems and restore peace!
We help neighbours be neighbours again! www.
communitymediation.ca, 403-269-2707.
DID THE HOLIDAYS TAKE A TOLL ON YOUR
WAISTLINE? Make 2015 your year to look and
feel your best! Lose weight, gain energy and become part of a dynamic company where you can
even get your food paid for if you choose. Email
[email protected] or call/text 403-890-1652.
LOOKING FOR AN ADMIN JOB? Great News Publishing is seeking a F/T Customer Service Representative (Admin/Inside Sales) to sell advertising,
invoice, A/R and various administrative duties.
Must have 2-3 years of office administration experience, a polite and upbeat disposition and enjoy
working in a team environment. Sales and accounting experience with QuickBooks is an asset
and will be given preference. Forward resume and
cover letter to [email protected] $14/hour and
benefits after three months of employment.
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IMPORTANT NUMBERS
ALL EMERGENCY CALLS
911
Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre
403.253.5250
Alberta Health Care
403.310.0000
AHS Addictions Hotline
1.866.332.2322
ATCO Gas – 24 Hour Emergency
403.245.7222
Calgary HEALTH LINK 24/7
403.943.5465
Calgary Police – Non Emergency
403.266.1234
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
403.234.7233
Child Abuse Hotline
1.800.387.5437
Child Find – Alberta
403.270.3463
Distress/Crisis Line
403.266.4357
ENMAX – Power Trouble
1.800.332.1414
Poison Centre - Alberta
403.944.1414
Suicide Crisis Line
1.800.784.2433
HOSPITALS / URGENT CARE
Alberta Children’s Hospital
403.955.7211
Foothills Hospital
403.944.1110
Peter Lougheed Centre
403.943.4555
Rockyview General Hospital
403.943.3000
Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre
403.955.6200
South Calgary Urgent Care Health Centre
403.943.9300
South Health Campus
403.956.1111
OTHER
Calgary Humane Society
403.205.4455
Calgary Parking Authority
(Towed/Abandoned Vehicles etc.)
403.537.7100
Calgary Seniors’ Resource - SeniorConnect
403.266.6200
Elder Abuse Resource Line (65+)
403.705.3250
Call Before You Dig (Buried Utilities)
1.800.242.3447
City of Calgary
211 and 311
Elder Abuse Resource Line (65+)
403.705.3250
Kerby Centre for the 55 plus
403.705.3246
Neighbour Mediation Hotline
403.269.2707
Road Conditions – Calgary
1.877.262.4997
Weather Information
403.299.7878
Gamblers Anonymous
403.237.0654
Need-a-doctor
www.needadoctorcalgaryandarea.ca
DISCLAIMER
The opinions expressed within any published article, report or submission
reflect those of the author and should not be considered to reflect those
of the Braeside Community Association and Great News Publishing. The
information contained in this newsletter is believed to be accurate, but is
not warranted to be so.
The Braeside Community Association and Great News Publishing 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.
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Are You Exposed To Paying
U.S. Estate Tax?
Ask an Expert
Q
We are currently looking at purchasing a
recreational property in the U.S. Is there anything
we should be concerned about by owning assets in the
U.S.?
A
Sheri MacMillan,
Senior Trust & Estate Practitioner,
CEO of MacMillan Estate Planning Corp.
and Host of The Strongroom on QR77
Canadians who own U.S. assets or spend a
substantial amount of time south of the
Canadian border may be exposed to U.S. estate
taxation. Without the proper protective measures in place
a Canadian may lose up to 40% of their estate’s total value
to U.S. estate taxes upon death. Uncle Sam may have a few
unpleasant surprises for the unprepared. Spending too
much time in the U.S., owning a U.S. vacation property or
U.S. investments, even within a RRSP/RRIF, may
result in an excessive U.S. tax liability. Fortunately,
utilizing specific estate planning mechanisms may
minimize U.S. estate tax. Contrary to the United States,
Canada does not have a formal estate tax. However, when
Canadian residents pass away, they are deemed to have
disposed of all of their worldwide assets at fair market
value. Consequently, a Canadian resident who owns U.S.
real estate or investments may have a large “deemed”
capital gain in addition to a U.S. estate tax liability. The
combination of Canadian tax and U.S. estate tax could
significantly reduce an inheritance’s value. Ultimately,
your assets both inside and outside of Canada require
careful planning. In order to avoid paying unnecessary
tax, it is vital to use the most qualified experts available.
Always consult with a professional who specializes in U.S.
estate tax to ensure you are properly protected.
MacMillan Estate Planning Corp. will be hosting a complimentary
Wine & Cheese Seminar
on Wednesday, January 21st at 7:00 PM
to register, please visit macmillanestate.com
or call 403 266 6464
1732 34 AVE SW
CALGARY, AB T2T 2B6
PH. 403-460-2211
FAX.403-592-6762
[email protected]
WWW.THEHOMEHUNTERS.COM
2014 REAL ESTATE SALES IN BRAESIDE
2014 Braeside sales (as at December 1, 2014):
Single family homes
Highest sale price
Average
Lowest sale price
Average days on market
54
$561,000
$446,737
$308,000
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Condominiums
Highest sale price
Average sale price
Lowest sale price
Average days on market
89
$353,000
$270,252
$176,000
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It was a busy year for The Home Hunters Real Estate
Group in Braeside – your resident specialists!
WE MAKE YOU #1
For expert real estate advice with
personalized service and attention to
every detail, call The Home Hunters
Real Estate Group at
403-460-2211 or e-mail us at
[email protected]
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HUNTER
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HUNTER
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KEYLOCK
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