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November 3, 2016
BREAKING NEWS
Energizing Spaces Fund Recipients
Congratulations to the round two recipients of the Energizing Spaces Fund, Acadia, Highland Park, Marlborough Park, Westgate and Willow Ridge who all received funds for new energy efficient appliances! Deer Ridge and Huntington Hills also received funds to replace their old outdoor lighting!
Engaging Vulnerable People
On November 17 we are offering a NEW  workshop on engaging vulnerable people. Join us to learn about those in Calgary who are experiencing homelessness, how to engage those most vulnerable in our city, and the community resources available. Click here to register.

Externally and Internally Restricted Cash
Join us one week from today to learn about the difference in accounting for externally and internally restricted cash and how to account for it in the books.
Click here for more information or to register.

Apply for BSC!
Building Safe Communities (BSC) is now accepting applications. Click
here if your community association is interested in learning how to increase resident engagement through Building Safe Communities. Deadline is November 11.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Externally and Internally Restricted Cash - Thursday, November 10
Orientation to the Planning Process 101: The Basics - Tuesday, November 15
Twitter 201 - Wednesday, November 16
Building Community: Engaging Vulnerable People - Thursday, November 17
Partners in Planning (PIP): The Land Use Bylaw (Core Course) - Saturday, November 19
Click here for more workshops and events.
TRENDING NOW

Community Volunteer Award Recipients
On Friday, October 21 we held Who Done It & Who Won It, our annual volunteer recognition event. With over 100 people in attendance, we recognized the 2016 Community Volunteer Award recipients. This year's recipients are Irene Hammerling of Bridgeland-Riverside for the Step Up Award, Glen Grey of Tuxedo Park for the Spark Award, Lee Hunt, Terry Allen and Melissa Neville of the Brentwood Mural Project for the Be Part of It Group Award, and Dave McCarrel of Valley Ridge for the Community Builder Award. Congratulations to this year's recipients and all the wonderful nominees!

Twitter 201
Now that your community association has Twitter, let’s talk about how to best use it! Bring your smartphone, tablet, or laptop for an informal, peer sharing conversation on how to write effective tweets, share relatable content, respond to questions or concerns, and much more. Register today!


The Amble for Angus is Back!
Calgary runners are preparing to brave the cold for a brisk 7:30 am run on Friday, December 16, all for a worthwhile cause. This 5K fun run along the Bow River pathway starting at the Eau Claire Market, raises important funds for the Calgary Food Bank Children's Milk Program. Entry is only $20 and includes a $15 tax receipt so register today at amblewithangus.com.

WORD ON THE STREET

CDLI Meet Up This Saturday
Did you know that we are a part of the Community Development Learning Initiative (CDLI)? It’s a network of organizations that strengthen community development in Calgary. Come together with us at our free Big Meet Up this Saturday! Register here.

The Community Representation Framework Task Force
The task force has been officially approved by City Council as of October 24. Among the members of this Task Force are Leslie Evans, our Executive Director, as well as Sander Jansen from Cliff Bungalow-Mission and Kelli Taylor from Tuscany. For more information and background on the Community Representation Task Force, click here.

City Charters
As many of our member communities are aware, the City of Calgary (as well as the City of Edmonton) are working with the province on City Charters, which are pieces of provincial legislation that grant the two cities additional flexibility and authority over local decisions. Click here for our thoughts on the Charters from the community perspective.

National Child's Day
This year’s National Child Day theme is ‘The child’s right to belong’. The City of Calgary is celebrating with a National Child Day Winterfest, Sunday Nov 20, at Ralph Klein Park! Click here for more details.

PLANNING UPDATE
There’s lots going on in the planning world this month! Below are a few highlights, but be sure to check our blog for a complete listing.
  1. City Hall 101 will be held on November 7. Registration is limited to 30 people, so sign up now.
  2. World Town Planning Day is on November 9! Come down the Central Library for a great discussion on Urban Resilience- more details here.
  3. Join us November 19, for the PIP core course on the Land Use bylaw. Register here!
  4. Calgary Transit will be introducing crosstown BRTs. Learn more here.
FEATURED RESOURCE
Running a Dynamic AGM
AGMs can happen any time of year, but many of our members regularly ask us how to make their AGM more engaging, creative, and fun.

Check out this tip sheet using real community examples on running a dynamic AGM!
HELPFUL RESOURCES
  1. Effective Board Chairs
  2. Meetings that Work
  3. Building Community – Membership Recruitment Planning
  4. Ideas that Work – Move Your Residents to Membership
Click here for more helpful resources.
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