June 2020 Brentwood Updates, Events and City Surveys

Lots happening despite the Covid restrictions!  Here’s a run-down of events, updates and some City surveys.

  1. Brentwood Cares / Volunteer Opportunities

The Brentwood Community Association and the coordinators of Brentwood Cares want to thank each of you for your willingness to help out our community through Brentwood Cares.  Special thanks to Bonita, Lisa, Liza, Cam, Susan and so many others for their efforts!

We had over 50 amazing volunteers ready and willing to help those who needed assistance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. With the city and province re-opening, the intent of The Brentwood Cares initiative is shifting to provide ongoing support of the community.

Please stay tuned to the Brentwood Community Association website for ongoing opportunities to volunteer.

  1. Carroll Place Volunteering

Posters are up at Carroll place, logistics are being worked out for completing Police checks and confidentiality agreements. Thanks to all those who have offered to help.

  1. Brentwood Food Library – Saturday, June 20 Food and Toiletry collection

The little food library/pantry on 3624 Boulton Rd is as active as ever, and stocked on a daily basis (if not sometimes twice). Thank you to our community for providing that little extra for our neighbours who may be struggling at this time. Many of you continue to stop by and have put the food library on your grocery list!

In addition to offering care to our close neighbours, Brentwood residents also collected generous hampers that were donated to workers of the meat plants who were struggling with COVID-19. For many workers who were fairly new to Canada, this kindness was a very welcome surprise.

Brentwood Cares would like to continue restocking our pantry over the summer and we need your help! If you are able to drop off any food or toiletry items on the doorstep of 3624 Boulton Rd on Saturday June 20th between 1-6pm, we will be home and happy to say hi. I will save those items for times when the food library is low or empty. If that date does not work –come by any time to drop items in the library or in the box by my door. Liza can be reached at lakloren@ucalgary.ca.

  1. Food Bank Hamper Delivery

BCA volunteers continue to make deliveries every 2-4 weeks for the Calgary Food Bank in the N.W. They are looking to build a list of 10 volunteers interested in providing continued support for the Food Bank through the summer. The Food Bank has a depot in the NW on Centre St:  it takes about an hour to complete a delivery.

Interested in helping? Please email Cam at cam.howey@gmail.com.

  1. June 20th – Neighbour Day

Neighbour Day started in 2014 in honour of the incredible support and generosity Calgarians showed after the 2013 floods. This year, because of Covid-19, events will be run differently, but there are still many ways to get involved. http://brentwoodcommunity.com/2020/06/09/neighbour-day-2020/

See more info on the City of Calgary website page, including a scavenger hunt and family activities. https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/CNS/Pages/Neighbourhood-Services/Neighbour-Day.aspx

  1. June 26th – Deadline for Next 20 Survey (City of Calgary)

How do you think the City should grow and change over the next 20 years?  What aspects of Brentwood are most important to you?

These are very important questions, as the City is currently reviewing proposed amendments to the Municipal Development Plan and the Calgary Transportation Plan.  A summary of the amendments and background information is available on https://engage.calgary.ca/next20.

Please provide your input as these revised plans will guide future policies and decisions about how our community will undergo changes and redevelopment.

  1. State of the City Report

On the above Next 20 website, under the “Findings of the Review”, you will find some key documents:

  • State of the City Report: some very interesting data on current patterns of grown in Calgary.
  • Summary Document: This document lists the various planning and policy work underway which will support the MDP and CTP, such as the Guidebook for Great Communities, Multi-Community Plans, and Land Use Bylaw renewal
  • Summary of Proposed Revisions: This document summarizes the proposed changes to the MDP and CTP
  1. Calgary Roadways Activity Map

Wondering about when roads in our area will be repaved?  Check out this interactive map:
https://maps.calgary.ca/RoadwayActivities/

(Northmount Drive and John Laurie Blvd are both slated for 2021.)

  1. Explore Your Street Survey

The City of Calgary is collecting your input to help understand how neighbourhood streets around the city are used by Calgarians walking, wheeling and taking transit. Share your experiences, observations, drawings and photos of how the streets in your community are used.
https://engage.calgary.ca/exploreyourstreet

  1. Public Art – New Direction

Do you love or hate the “big blue ring” (aka “Travelling Light”)?  How do you think money should be spent on public art?  Please share your thoughts on this survey:
https://engage.calgary.ca/public-art-NOM

  1. Crowchild Trail Updates

If you regularly travel Crowchild Trail, check the paving schedules before you leave home:
https://www.calgary.ca/transportation/ti/Pages/road-projects/crowchild-trail-upgrades/crowchild-trail-upgrade.aspx?redirect=/crowchild

  1. Development Map Calgary

Wondering about a development near you?  The City has added more information to its Development Map:  you can find information re permits, land use designations, or contact info for further information.
https://developmentmap.calgary.ca/

  1. Registered Secondary Suite Map

This map lists legal and safe secondary suites in Calgary which have obtained all necessary permits and have been inspected to meet Alberta’s Safe Code requirements.
https://secondarysuites.calgary.ca/

  1. Brentwood Art Night – TBA

Stay tuned!  BCA members are currently setting up “art package” with local art supply store.  Keep checking the BCA website and the Facebook page for updates.  https://www.facebook.com/BrentwoodYYC/

Stay safe and healthy!

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