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APRIL 2015
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BRAESIDE BULLETIN
THE OFFICIAL BRAESIDE COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
RINK
VOLUNTEERS –
THANK YOU
COMMUNITY
CLEAN UP
APRIL 25
BRAESIDE
OPEN HOUSE
MAY 8
8TH ANNUAL
PARADE
JUNE 13
How to Safeguard Your
Retirement Income?
Ask an Expert
Q
Recently
on
a
Saturday
morning
on
The
Strongroom radio program I was surprised to hear
you say your clients aren’t concerned about the big fall in oil
prices in the past year. How can that be? I know I’m worried
about what it could mean for my retirement years.
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The reality is that we are going to face multiple
market downturns in our lives. The good news is that
our retirement income doesn’t have to fluctuate with the
Braeside Community Association
11024 Braeside Dr. SW
Calgary, AB T2W 6G5
Phone:403.253-4232 I Fax:403.253.3528
[email protected]
markets! One of the great opportunities we have in Canada
is that we have trust laws that allow us to buy good quality
investments that are not only principle guaranteed, but offer
a rate of return and exceptional credit protection. The fact
that our clients aren’t concerned means they have a plan that
is working. That for me is a fundamental result we want for
every family we have the privilege to work alongside. If you
have an appropriate plan design for your lifestyle for decades
ahead, then when markets correct, you can weather the
storm. So you won’t have to wonder, “Do I have enough? Did
I protect it well? Am I going to outlive my wealth?”
We have experienced a variety of market fluctuations in our
almost 20 years of experience, and these market cycles have
Sheri MacMillan,
Senior Trust & Estate Practitioner,
CEO of MacMillan Estate Planning Corp.
Sheri is featured on The Strongroom
9:00 AM Saturdays on News Talk 770
shown that being proactive and building in those safety nets
and benchmarks actually works.
When we’ve created affluence in our life, we’re going to
rely upon it for decades ahead as part of our life plan. We’re
President's Report 5
Braeside Real Estate Update 12
Community Calendar 13
8th Annual Braeside Summer
Parade 22-23
My Babysitter List 26
endeavouring to build wealth so we can enjoy a wonderful
lifestyle of freedom in the retirement phases of life.
We need to be proactive in designing our estate plans to make
sure we don’t jeopardize the wealth that we have created.
MacMillan Estate Planning Corp. will be hosting a complimentary
Wine & Cheese Seminar
on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:00 PM
and Wednesday, May 20th at 7:00 PM
to register, please visit macmillanestate.com
or call 403 266 6464
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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
Position 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.
To place a paid advertisement in the Braeside Bulletin, contact
Great News Publishing, 403-263-3044, [email protected]
“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
Finally, spring has arrived! At least I hope it has...
Kicking off our spring events, we would like to invite you
to participate in our upcoming Community Clean Up/Recycle Day to be held in April. Look in this bulletin for more
details on this event. This will be a great opportunity for
you to get rid of those old deck boards, bicycle parts, etc.
Note, there are some items that will not be accepted,
check deeper in this bulletin for more details about what
you can get rid of from your yard or garage. We will also
invite you to contribute or shop at our free store, held
during this clean up event. This remains a “no-charge”
event for the community but we ask that you bring along
a donation to the Food Bank and we will “pay it forward.”
In May, we invite you to attend our Community Open
House. We hope to have various stations of information
available to you that will provide an insight into what
your community has to offer. Our guests will include
folks from the City. We hope to see you there.
Coming up in June, we will host our 8th Annual Braeside
Community Parade. We’ll have a shorter route this summer which gets us all to the BBQ a little faster! Check this
bulletin our entry form.
July brings our Annual Stampede Breakfast as well as a
whole month of a “mobile skate park” hosted by your
Community Association and the City of Calgary. The
“skate park” will be located within our rink and will be
open for play during regular daylight hours. We will be
hosting the skate park for the entire month of July. More
details will follow.
Important: Over the course of this next while, we will have
a couple of items of importance to Braeside Residents.
One, the issue of secondary suites. We have included a
link within our Facebook page (Braeside Community Association) to the city’s website where information relating
to this topic can be found. Additionally, there will likely
be a number of information sessions held in and around
our community. Please attend these sessions for the most
current information and opportunity to provide feedback. We will do our best to keep you informed as information becomes available. We know this will be a significant item for some Braeside Residents and we encourage
you to consider participating on your Community Board
From the Community
Coordinator’s Desk
Office Hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, 9:00 – 3:30
Wednesdays, Closed
Thursdays, 9:00 – 4:30
Closed for Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Mark your calendar for the Community
Clean Up and Recycling Event on Saturday,
April 25 from 9:00 – 2:00.
Linda Krebs
Community Coordinator BCA
in a capacity to work on this issue. This is not a “brush off ”
but simply a matter of not enough hours in a day for a volunteer board, also holding down fulltime employment, to
be on top of all things to everyone’s satisfaction.
Two, the proposed redevelopment of the Fitness Plus
property. At today’s date, we understand the proposed
zoning change has been posted but the final design
of the proposed residential condo development has
not yet been made available. So information is limited.
Again, we know this will be a significant item for some
Braeside Residents and we encourage you to join your
community association in a “divide and conquer” effort.
If you are going to call the office and complain, be prepared to step up, get involved, and help with the work
load related to meeting our community’s expectation.
No guilt trip here – simply a plea for some assistance.
Kim
Rink Thanks!
A special (and well deserved) thank you to Bill Carrick, Dave Nagel, Eric Edwards and the rest of the
rink volunteer crew who worked so hard preparing
and maintaining our rinks over the winter months.
They did an awesome job of providing great ice for
everyone’s enjoyment!
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CALGARY BOARD OF EDUCATION
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Braeside Automotive 403‐251‐7300 | 45‐11440 Braeside Dr SW Website: http://www.cbe.ab.ca • Email: [email protected]
Advocating for our students
The Board of Trustees works on behalf of the Calgary
Board of Education (CBE) and its students. As part of
its role, the Board connects with key stakeholders and
advocates for the needs of the system with elected officials.
CBE Trustees have been hard at work, advocating for
our students with the provincial government. The CBE
is funded almost entirely by the Province, so it is important to advocate in this manner. Trustees have met with
a number of elected officials and stakeholders, such
as individual Calgary MLAs, the Government’s Calgary
MLA Caucus, and the Executive of Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) Local 38 to ensure they know the issues
the school system faces. Trustees have presented at
numerous school council meetings and organized area
meetings with the Council of School Councils.
Braeside
Before and After
School Care
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.
As a school system, we will be faced with difficult, challenging decisions in the coming months. Over the past
few years, the funding that the CBE has received from
the province has declined on an overall per-student basis. During that time, costs have continued to increase.
Examples of increasing costs include: general inflation
1-2 per cent, utilities 5.9 per cent, ATA grid movement
2 per cent/year ($12 million this year), other union contracts $4.0 million, and insurance 89 per cent last year.
Provincial subsidy is available to those parents
who qualify.
Budget decisions will be guided by CBE values:
• Students come first
• Learning is our central purpose
• Public education serves the common good
School Holidays and professional development
days: 7:00am – 6:00pm
We invite you to email us your comments on the CBE
budget when it is posted after the provincial government budget is announced. Visit www.cbe.ab.ca/
budget to access the budget feedback page. You may
also follow our advocacy activities at www.cbe.ab.ca/
advocacy.
We will continue to work hard for our students and our
community. We look forward to engaging with you
along the way.
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For more information or to register your child
contact us at 403 258 0699 or email us at
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Braeside Before & After School Care
July & August
Summer camp
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday 7:00am – 9:00am
11:00am – 6:00pm.
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.
Program Excursions include:
Prairie Winds Park, Kayben Farms, Grotto canyon, Swimming,
Heritage park, Sikome Lake and many more.
Braeside Before & After School Care
11024 Braeside Drive SW Calgary T2W 6G5. (403) 258 0699
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Licenced by The Government of Alberta Child And Youth Servises and fully accredited by
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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
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 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.
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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
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.
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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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Southland Leisure Centre – 2000 Southland Dr. S.W.
calgary.ca/leisurecentres
403-648-6550
A Physically Healthier Life: You Don’t Need January
to Start
You’ve made the resolutions, whether it is to eat healthier, start a fitness routine or both. Or perhaps it was on
the advice of a medical professional. Either way, it’s never too late to start.
Calgary Board of Education By-election
• Eligible electors will vote to elect their Public School Board
Trustee for Wards 11 & 13 on Monday, April 13, 2015.
• You are eligible to vote if:
o you are at least 18 years old;
o are a Canadian citizen;
o have resided in Alberta since October 13, 2014;
o are a resident on Election Day;
– Of the City of Calgary Ward 11 or 13; and
– Of the Calgary Board of Education; and
o provide one of the authorized pieces of identification.
Research has shown that the time it takes for a new behaviour to become a habit is 66 days. But don’t let that
dismay you from starting a fitness routine, results can
be seen in as little as 2 weeks. Whatever it takes, find the
incentive to get going and to keep moving and before
you know it, you have developed a habit that will keep
you looking good and feeling fantastic for life.
All eligible electors can vote at the Advance Vote, April 2, 7 & 8.
Family Easter Crafts and Cookies! – FREE
Celebrate the Easter season at Southland Leisure Centre. Make Easter crafts for your family and friends and
enjoy some light refreshments!
Blind voter templates are available at the Advance Vote only.
Age: All Ages +Adult
April 2, Thursday
If you can’t vote at the Advance Vote or on Election Day –
request a Mail-in (Special) ballot or, if housebound due to
injury, illness or disability, a special service to vote at home
can be requested.
A City of Calgary By-election brochure will be delivered to
every household in Wards 11 & 13 in late March.
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Visit Calgary.ca/election for more details or
call 403-476-4100 (option 2).
09:30 am-11:30 am Drop-in
06:30 pm-08:30 pm Drop-in
Friday Night Dance Party – April 24 from 7:15-10:00pm.
Wednesday Soccer Drop-in
Ball Hockey Drop-in
Calgary AfterSchool
South Calgary Youth Council (SCYC)
Fridays, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Youth Night
Volunteer Opportunities at Southland Leisure Centre
Drop-in Playschool
Drop-in Preschool Programs
Drop-in Climbing and Gymnastics
Drop-in Badminton and Basketball
Every Sunday, 8 am to noon. Family Swim
Babysitting Room
Day Camps
PD School Days
Southland Leisure Centre Playschool
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Spring in Fish Creek
Provincial Park
THE APRIL FISH CREEK SPEAKER SERIES
The Healing Power of Nature – Naturopathic Medicine
and a Healthy, Balanced Lifestyle
Presented by Dr. Gayle Maguire, Member of the College
of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre, Shannon Terrace, Fish Creek Provincial Park, 13931 Woodpath Rd. SW
– Access via 130 Ave. SW and 37 St. SW
Fish Creek Provincial Park is an amazing natural resource
that provides a multitude of opportunities for physical activity throughout the year. Exercise and proper nutrition
are essential components to a balanced lifestyle. It is important to have a balanced lifestyle to reduce the harmful
effects of stress and maintain a healthy body and mind. At
this presentation you will learn about the practice of Naturopathic Medicine and how it relates to nature and lifestyle.
Naturopathic medicine has been gaining in popularity in
recent years throughout the world. Naturopathic doctors
treat patients by looking at the individual as a whole, including stress factors, nutrition and lifestyle. Naturopathic
Doctors use lifestyle counseling, herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture and other methods to help improve
energy, sleep, mood, digestion and pain. Come to this presentation to learn more about naturopathic medicine and
how it relates to a healthy balanced lifestyle.
SPRING BIRDING COURSE. It’s not too late to
register for the 12 week Spring Birding Course!
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or expert, this
course will help you to identify the newly arriving migrant
birds, and allow you to become familiar with the valuable
bird habitat near you. The course will take place outdoors
(2.5 - 3 hours) within Fish Creek Provincial Park, where you
will see birds in varied habitats, from the spruce forest of
Shannon Terrace in the west to the open waters of the
Bow River in the east - as well as other natural areas within
Calgary. As a fundraiser for the Friends of Fish Creek, these
courses will once again be conducted by volunteer instructor and lifelong naturalist Gus Yaki - and other knowledgeable and experienced volunteer instructors.
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$542,750
January 2015
$425,300
$410,000
December 2014
$439,900
$429,600
November 2014
$459,900
$455,800
October 2014
$447,416
$438,166
September 2014
$465,750
$452,083
August 2014
$462,712
$451,250
July 2014
$435,383
$431,000
June 2014
$476,800
$469,680
May 2014
$440,562
$434,900
April 2014
$450,357
$452,571
March 2014
$516,950
$512,500
Last 12 Months Braeside
MLS Real Estate Number of Listings Stats
No. New Properties
No. Properties Sold
February 2015
7
1
January 2015
3
3
December 2014
4
1
November 2014
2
3
October 2014
4
6
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
Total
70
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To view the specific SOLD Listings that comprise the above
MLS averages please visit braeside.great-news.ca
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
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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
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Thur 6:00 pm
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Wed 7:00 pm
403-240-4566
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Church Worship 11:00
Evening Fellowship 6:00
Average Sold Price
19
Church Worship 11:00
Evening Fellowship 6:00
$550,000
Air Brush Makeup Class
Board Meeting
Community Clean Up and Recycling Day
Braeside Open House
Board Meeting
Community Clean Up
Braeside Parade
Board Meeting
Stampede Breakfast
Re-Paint the Pavement
Trunk Sale
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Volunteer Appreciation
Board Meeting
Halloween Spooktacular
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
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Church Worship 11:00
Evening Fellowship 6:00
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April 21
April 25
May 8
May 19
May 23
June 13
June 16
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August 8
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November 17
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Church Worship, 11:00
Evening Fellowship 6:00
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Seniors Fitness 10:00
Elm Dog Obedience UH
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Before and After School Child
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Seniors Fitness 10:00
Elm Dog Obedience UH
Board Meeting 7:00
Moms and Tots Drop In UH
10:00
Queens and Jacks UH 7:00
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Moms and Tots Drop In UH
10:00
Queens and Jacks UH 7:00
Seniors Fitness 10:00
Elm Dog Obedience UH
Before and After School Child
Care Program
Before and After School Child
Care Program
Moms and Tots Drop In UH
10:00
Queens and Jacks UH 7:00
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Seniors Fitness 10:00
Elm Dog Obedience UH
Moms and Tots Drop In UH
10:00
Queens and Jacks UH 7:00
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Before and After School Child
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Tai Chi UH 7:00
Chinese Calligraphy 7:00
Church 7:00
Seniors Fitness 10:00
Elm Dog Obedience UH
Moms and Tots Drop In UH
10:00
Queens and Jacks UH 7:00
Yoga for Kids UH 5:30
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
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Southwest Seniors UH 10:00
Stained Glass 6:00
Karate UH 7:00
Before and After School Child
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Southwest Seniors UH 10:00
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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Southwest Seniors UH 10:00
Stained Glass 6:00
Karate UH 7:00
Before and After School Child
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Southwest Seniors UH 10:00
Stained Glass 6:00
Karate UH 7:00
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Chinese Calligraphy 7:00
Church 7:00
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Before and After School Child
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Before and After School Child
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Art Class for Kids 4:30
Art Class for Kids 4:30
Queens and Jacks UH 7:00
Before and After School Child
Care Program
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Art Class for Kids 4:30
Air Brush Makeup Class
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Art Class for Kids 4:30
Queens and Jacks UH 7:00
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Care Program
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Friday
Chinook Music
Private Function
Private Function
Chinook Music
May 2
Today - 9:00 – 2:00
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The 401
Woodcreek
SCOUTS CANADA Scouts Group
The first day of spring was just around the corner on
March 20th! This year we have been very fortunate to enjoy a relatively mild winter so far. Here hoping it will continue however I hope that you can still get out to enjoy
some tobogganing, skating and other winter activities
before it all melts away.
February was a very important month in Scouting. ‘Robert Baden-Powell, the Founder of Scouting, was born
on February 22, 1857 in London, England. Members
of Scouting from around the world celebrate this date
as Baden-Powell Day. Canada celebrates Scout-Guide
Week from the Sunday before February 22 until the Sunday after. At this time, members of Scouts Canada and
Girl Guides of Canada plan and hold special activities
to promote our Movements. Scout-Guide Week 2015
takes place from February 15 – 22.’ Woodcreek Scouts
group celebrated this special day with a Baden-Powell
banquet night where the Venturers did an excellent job
on a power point presentation.
All of our sections have been busy and having a ton
of fun as usual. The highlights from last month for the
Beavers had to be the great night making sock puppets
and then taking turns putting on a puppet show. They
enjoyed another fun weekend camp this time at the
Calgary Zoo! Building wooden bumble bees and race
cars were other highlights. Another recent family activity that was very popular was a tobogganing day which
thankfully was warm and sunny.
The Cubs enjoyed a weekend dinosaur camp in Drumheller in February. They also enjoyed a side trip to visit
the Reptile World where they watched many of the reptiles feeding. The Cubs worked hard to earn their new
prehistoric badge. Another recent event was their Disability Awareness Night where they learned braille and
signing and about the many challenges faced by the
disabled. Next they will be learning all about aboriginals
at an Aboriginal Awareness Night. A big exciting event
coming up for them is the annual cub car races.
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The highlight for the Scouts in February had to be the
ski trip to Castle Mountain. Other recent activities they
enjoyed were laser tag, badge work nights, tobogganing and snowshoeing.
The Venturer group recently enjoyed a day at the Calgary Shooting Centre. They invited their friends from
the 207 St Patrick’s to attend for a couple of hours of
shooting hand revolvers and rifles. They joined the
Scouts and invited the 207 St Patrick’s group on the
weekend ski trip to Castle Mountain. This will have
been their 5th annual trip!
There is a very exciting event coming up this summer
that I would like to mention. The Canadian Pacific Jamboree is held every 4 years and participation is open to
all youth of Scout age who are registered members of
Scouts Canada. It will be held from July 11-18, 2015 in
Camp Barnard in Sooke, BC. We have approximately six
youth, two Venturers, three leaders and two advisors
attending so far. I will be posting more information on
this wonderful camp adventure in the coming months.
Here is an excerpt from the website to give you a quick
peek at what they will enjoy. “Your Salish Sea Adventure begins with a stunning, scenic 95 minute BC Ferries voyage from the Tsawwassen ferry terminal, across
the Strait of Georgia and past the Gulf Islands to Swartz
Bay ferry terminal on Vancouver Island. You will travel
south along the Saanich Peninsula, where you’ll enjoy views of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of
Juan de Fuca to Victoria and then onto the west coast
of the island to the beautiful town of Sooke. Nestled
between the majestic old growth forests and awe-inspiring beaches of the Pacific Ocean coastline, Sooke
is renowned for its rich cultural heritage. It offers unlimited opportunities for outdoor adventures and unforgettable experiences, a truly West Coast experience.”
If anyone has any bottles they would like to donate
to the group towards the Pacific Jamboree please call
Scouter Chris at 403-249-5848 anytime for pick up.
A warm thank you to our wonderful supporters, the
Woodcreek Community Association and our Local Lions Club. If you would like you kids to be a part of our
Group or if you are interested in becoming a leader
please call our Group Commissioner Jason Wudkevich
at 403-992-2796 it’s never too late to join.
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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.
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SouthWest
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
National Volunteer Week – Thank you to all SWCRC
Volunteers
“Volunteers are part of the ripple effect” is the theme
of National Volunteer Week, April 12-18. The staff of the
SWCRC thanks all of our incredible volunteers for the
time and effort that they contribute to our organization and for the ripple effect that this creates through
our community. Our volunteers perform a variety of
tasks; sharing their talents on our Board of Directors;
being a friendly face and voice at our reception desk;
helping tutor students during Tutoring Tuesday’s; minding and playing with the children at Parent Talk. Special
skill volunteers share their knowledge with seniors at
our Mastering the Mouse classes, help us keep our office spic and span, and put in late hours at our casino.
The ripple effect is felt throughout the organization and
the 28 communities that we serve. We could not do it
without you! Thank you!
Braeside Community Association
invites you to our first ...
• identify the strengths and resources you already have
• provide information about, and referrals to, other
available resources, programs and services
• help you “navigate the system”
Neighbours Helping Neighbours
Some of the families in our communities are struggling
financially and need baby and personal hygiene items.
We received many donations in 2014 that we were able
to pass on to grateful clients. It means a lot to people to
know that other people in their community care about
them and wish them well. Our staff and clients thank
you for your thoughtfulness.
If you would like to drop off a donation at the SWCRC,
this is what we need at this time:
• Sizes 3 to 6 diapers
• Shampoo (children and adults)
• Women’s deodorant
Mastering the Mouse
Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm – 3:00
pm at the SWCRC
Looking for free classes to brush up on your computer
skills? We have a friendly and experienced computer
tutor who teaches basic computer skills to seniors and
any others who need help and live in our service area. To
register, call Lori, our Volunteer Specialist, at 238-9222
ext. 223.
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.
Join us on Friday, May
8 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
for our first Community
Open House. Do you
have questions or ideas
about the future of your
community association
and what programs you
might like to see? Do
you know what is presently offered at your Community
Centre? Did you know that in 2017 Braeside will be
celebrating its 50th birthday? Stop by for a cup of coffee
and a chat and share your ideas with us. We hope to have
representation from the City of Calgary Councillor’s office,
Animal and By-Law Services, SouthWest Seniors Group,
Braeside Before & After School Care, and more. We also
hope to have representatives in attendance who might
have information available on the proposed changes
to secondary suites in Ward 11 as well as the potential
impact of the re-zoning of the Fitness Plus property on
Braeside Drive.
Tutoring Tuesdays
Tuesday evenings, 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the SWCRC
Qualified volunteer tutors assist students with homework, study skills and test preparation. Registration is
on-going throughout the school year. To register, call
Lori, our Volunteer Specialist at 403-238-9222 ext. 223.
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 403-238-9222 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
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A father sea catfish keeps the eggs of his young in his mouth
until they are ready to hatch. He will not eat until his young
are born, which may take several weeks.
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55+ CLUB
Enjoy coffee, fun, fellowship, and dancing to a live
band every Thursday morning!
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
Crafting group for women of all ages seeking more participants. Previous experience or skills not required. This
is a great place to LEARN a new craft. Wednesdays from
9 to11 at McDougall United Church. Current crafts:
quilting, knitting, card making. Babysitting is provided
and all participants contribute towards this; this is a
non-religious/denominational group. Drop-in is available, but session blocks are preferred. For information
contact Lori or Lee at 403 252 1620.
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basement windows, doorways to supply and install quality windows, window-well, weeping-tile,
core drilling, excavation and anything concrete
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Email: [email protected]
HIGH GRADE LANDSCAPING: Offering weekly
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Sun (mid-Sept to mid-May) 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Over 60 languages, from Arabic to Yiddish.
SUMMER IS COMING! Get your yard ready
for the beautiful days ahead. Now booking for
spring clean ups. Power rake, aerate, fertilize.
Weekly or occasional lawn cuts while you are
on holidays. Flower bed clean up, planting and/
or maintenance or projects. Locally owned and
operated since 2007. Please call Brenda at 403615-7199.
ONGOING PROGRAMS
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.
Saturdays, January 10 to April 25, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Wednesdays, January 7 to April 29, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Drop In LEGO Club
Join us to build, create and explore! LEGO provided.
Sundays, January 4 to May 10 (No program on April 5),
2 - 3 p.m.
Eavestrough cleaning/repairs/installs
Gutter clean & fix/Fascia/Soffit
Downspouts/Drip-edge/Leak repairs
UPCOMING PROGRAMS
Pyjama Storytime
Snuggle into your jammies and join us for sleepy stories,
lullabies and finger plays for the whole family.
Ages 2 to 5 with a parent/caregiver
Thursday, April 23
7 - 7:30 p.m.
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Everything’s Coming Up Springtime
Skip or splash your way to springtime stories and
rhymes for the whole family.
Ages 2 to 5 with a parent/caregiver
Thursday, April 16
10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Register on-line, in-person or phone.
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MLA CALGARY – GLENMORE
LINDA JOHNSON
A208, 1600 – 90 Avenue SW (Glenmore Landing)
(403) 216-5421
[email protected]
FB: LindaJohnsonMLA
Twitter:@ LindaJohnsonMLA
Web: ljohnson.mypcmla.ca
Hello – It is hard to believe how fast time has passed since I became your
MLA in the last provincial election. Thank you to everyone who voted
and continues to participate in the public discussion regarding the future of Alberta.
I continue to be amazed by the variety and depth of queries that I become involved with as your MLA.
One of my favourite tasks as an MLA is researching and talking to experts about issues and questions that are brought to me by constituents. You keep me on my toes!
Thank you to those of you who gave up a beautiful Sunday afternoon
to attend the Budget Consultation in Haysboro on February 22nd. It was
wonderful to see so many new faces and I sincerely appreciated hearing the various points of view regarding Alberta’s financial situation. By
the time you receive this newsletter, the 2015 Budget will have been
tabled and we will know the outcome of the conversations that were
held with thousands of Albertans. I sincerely thank those of you who
took the time to complete the on-line survey. I am confident that Premier Prentice is listening to the views and opinions of the constituents
in Calgary-Glenmore.
A few questions were asked about how to find information about government departments. The www.alberta.ca website contains an enormous amount of information.
Some of the items available include:
• full budgets for every department and Ministry
• Actual spending and revenues for each department and Ministry
• The $ amount given to each school board in Alberta
• The waiting list for types of surgeries and individual surgeons in Alberta
• Public disclosure of all travel and expenses by Department staff and
officials
• Alberta Work Search (ALIS) which connects employers to potential
employees
In addition, www.Assembly.ab.ca provides:
• Information on the status of all Bills in the Assembly
• The ability to watch question period live when the Assembly is in Session and the ability to listen to all committee meetings (past or live)
• Transcripts of all discussion in the House
• MLA spending reports (for each individual MLA) and compensation
If you are looking for information and you can’t find it, please call the office to speak with Kim or Pam. They use the website constantly and they
may be able to find what you are looking for.
Save the date: my 3rd annual BBQ will be held on June 20th at South Glenmore Park from noon to 2pm. Hope to see you there!
COUNCILLOR’S REPORT
BRIAN PINCOTT
WARD 11
www.ward11calgary.ca
As the days get longer and hopefully warmer it’s
time to start thinking about spring cleaning again!
The City of Calgary and the community associations within it are no different in this regard, and
have a number of upcoming events to help get everything back in order. Check the website for your
local community association and see if they have
an event planned to tidy up your neighbourhood.
If you’d like to organize something yourself you
can pick up The Litter Cleanup Kit (TLC Kit) at any
point during the year from the Southland Leisure
Centre, which is supplied by the City of Calgary
Parks department and contains supplies for ten
people. Then fill in the form on the City of Calgary
website (www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Volunteer/tlckits.aspx) and City staff will come and
remove the trash you’ve gathered. Be a steward
for your neighbourhood and help keep Ward 11
beautiful!
Volunteer registration is also open until midApril for the City of Calgary’s Pathway and River
Cleanup scheduled to take place on Sunday, May
3. This year marks the 48th annual event and the
2900 volunteers will cover approximately 200km
of river pathways, many of which flow through
our ward! Anyone aged 12 or older who is fit and
willing to get dirty is welcome, but those between
12-16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Join the thousands of Calgarians who have
participated in this inspiring event and show your
community spirit!
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 [email protected] I also encourage you
to visit my website, www.ward11calgary.ca, for additional information that may be of interest to you.
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8 Annual Braeside Summer Parade
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Schools out, Summer is here... Let's have a Parade!
You are invited!
WHERE? In and around Braeside Community, of course!
WHEN? Saturday, June 13, 2015. Meet at 11:00 a.m., parade starts at noon!
*Meet at the “Starting” line at 11:00 a.m. and we will end
at the Community Centre for a delicious BBQ.
Sound like fun? Fill out an entry application and let’s get
started. Applications are available in this Braeside Bulletin or call the Community Centre to get one. If you have
any questions about what kind of entry is acceptable,
give us a call at 403-253-4232 or via email at: [email protected]
telusplanet.net.
Fun Ways to Participate: Best Dressed Bicycle, Best
Dressed Pet, Best Dressed Car (or Loudest Car), Coolest
Sports Team, Vintage Vehicles, Decorated Floats, Dance
Teams, Aliens, Crazy Costumes, and the list goes on! Remember, what’s a parade without some noise?!
Enter your decorated bike in the “Best Dressed Bicycle
Contest” or dress up the family pet and win the “Best
Dressed Pet” contest. Wear your team uniform, throw
around a baseball or show us your ball hockey moves
while walking the parade. We invite Marching bands, colour guards, Girl Guides, Scouts, Seniors, Vintage vehicles,
you name it! How about decorating and entering a float?
Planning is underway; don’t miss this family fun summer
event! If you can volunteer a couple of hours on that day
to assist in this event, we would love to have you. Please
let our Community Coordinator know you are interested.
Email: [email protected] Phone: 403-253-4232.
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Parade Application
Braeside Community Parade Application
Parade Day: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Name of Individual/Group: ___________________________Age (if under 18):_____
Group Contact:__________________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________
Telephone: Day____________ Evening _____________ Cell____________________
Email______________________________ Community Member: No____ Yes_____
Type of entry: Please describe your entry in the space provided
1. FLOAT/TRUCK/CARS*________________________________________________
*Proof of Liability Insurance will be required.
2. MUSIC GROUPS______________________________________________________
3. COLOR GUARD______________________________________________________
4. GROUPS OR TEAMS__________________________________________________
5. YOUTH/BIKES/PETS/OPEN____________________________________________
6. MISCELLANEOUS____________________________________________________
All Parade participants will receive a free hot dog and drink after the Parade
I have read and fully understand the Rules and Regulations for participation in the
Braeside Community Association Parade. I fully understand that Braeside
Community Association accepts no liability for any injuries or bodily harm done to
me. Additionally, if I am choosing to enter my pet in the parade, I accept all
responsibility for its behaviour.
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Signature: ________________________________ Date__________________
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Parent or Guardian Signature: _____________________________________________
Email application to: [email protected] or drop off your application at the
Community Centre.
If you have any questions regarding the application, deadline date, entry or just
want additional information, please call 403-253-4232.
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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
bands and light weights. Fitness progress is checked
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Grace
15
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Henry
14
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Jane
49
403-467-3607
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Jayce
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Joel
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403-251-9825
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Jonahley
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Julianna
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Kaitlynn
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Katrina
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Kelsea
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403-370-7170
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Lorraine
57
587-352-5337
Yes
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Madison
21
403-818-3544
Yes
Maya
13
587-896-1136
Yes
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Melanie
13
403-685-8090
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Michelle
13
403-256-4366
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Michelle
30
403-923-5111
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Michelle
21
403-926-5166
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Miranda
16
403-829-3995
Yes
Nia
16
403-991-8045
Yes
Petra
12
403-589-3173
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Raven
12
403-460-0307
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Abigail
17
705-706-4338
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Rhys
14
403-399-7509
Yes
Avelyn
20
587-891-8324
Yes
Salma
37
403-252-5052
Yes
Avi
40
587-897-0789
Yes
Sam
14
403-287-3740
Yes
Celine
64
403-815-7858
No
Samantha
13
403-607-7148
No
Christoph
23
587-998-6172
Yes
Sarah
15
403-998-9639
No
Denisse
15
587-582-1799
No
Sheridan
13
403-238-6685
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Elizabeth
12
403-281-2808
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Sonya
19
403-389-5921
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Emilia
15
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Emily
12
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Eugene
17
403-703-4488
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4 sold listings since Jan 1 - average sale price $443,187 with 14 days on market
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6 sold listings since Jan 1 - average sale price $240,041 with 38 days on market
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