John Laurie Boulevard Traffic Changes Info Sessions

John Laurie Blvd open house

Location:  Brentwood Community Association
Address:  1520B Northmount Drive NW (in the Sportsplex building, just behind the pool)
Date:  Monday Aug. 22, 2022
Time:  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Location:  Triwood Community Association
Address:  2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW
Date:  Tuesday Aug. 23, 2022
Time:  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

More information at Calgary.ca/JLB.

Brentwood Community Needs and Strengths Survey 2022

Survey by Brentwood Cares: “A group of neighbours started up during COVID to support neighbours during this time of uncertainty and contribute to a sense of belonging.” Now in our 3rd year, we want to better align our activities to Brentwood’s needs.

If possible, please complete online Survey link: http://bit.ly/BrentwoodCares2022 or by following the QR code above. Need help with the QR Code? Ask a neighbour or get in touch with brentwoodcares@brentwoodcommunity.com

If you completed a paper survey at the Art Walk, please complete the new electronic survey to help gather demographic information.

A paper version of the survey can be downloaded here or picked up at the BCA office. If you complete a paper survey, please return to the BCA Office at 1520B Northmount Drive 9-4pm or drop in BCA locked mailbox at the Old Hall at 5107-33rd Street NW.

Volunteers Needed: Interested in helping get the survey out to more neighbours? We need your help – doing door drops to Brentwood residents. Thirty four tiny bites, we’ll help you get your 10,000 steps. Sign up here. Perhaps ask neighbours if they have completed theirs?

Thank you for taking the time to help make Brentwood a great community.

Still have survey questions: email BrentwoodCares@brentwoodcommunity.com

Brentwood Cares!

Help Craft the Story of Greater Downtown Calgary

A Message from the City of Calgary

The health of a city’s downtown is critical to a healthy economic region. Recently, the vulnerability of our city centers and the impacts of a crisis, such as COVID-19, have emphasized the need to invest in our downtowns to not only aid their recovery, but to adapt to a new future reality.

As part of Calgary’s next phase of downtown development efforts, The City is working closely with brand destination experts to develop a unique story and positioning statement to support/align with the Greater Downtown Plan which has already received committed funding of more than $225M.

To craft the right story for the future, The City is looking to better understand the various perceptions, needs, and interests of stakeholders and potential visitors to Downtown Calgary.

Whether you’re a City resident, downtown resident, daytime worker, business owner, or out-of-town visitor, we hope you’ll share your perspectives through this important survey.

Take the survey by Aug 12, 2022 and enter a draw to win a downtown weekend experience package, including (a) one night stay at The Westley, (b) a gift card to Major Tom restaurant, and (c) a gift card to The CORE shopping center. To access the survey in a different language, interpretation services may be provided by the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation.

Click here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GreaterDowntownCalgary

Job Opening at Brentwood Sportsplex

Arena Attendant Positions Available

Brentwood Sportsplex has Arena Attendant positions available.  We are looking for mature and self-motivated individuals to join our team.
Experience is beneficial but not necessary as we will train.  Shifts will be evenings and weekends.

Arena Attendant is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Brentwood Sportsplex while on duty.  Duties include:

  • Supervise and work closely with volunteers or student workers.
  • Ice resurfacing and keeping building on schedule.
  • Janitorial work
  • Customer service
  • General maintenance when needed

Please submit your application by email to Sportsplex Manager, Steve Dietrich
steve.dietrich@brentwoodcommunity.com

 

 

John Laurie Blvd. Intersection Changes

In August 2022, The City of Calgary will be implementing traffic safety improvements along John Laurie Boulevard N.W. to reduce collisions and prevent injuries at three intersections.

These safety upgrades include:

  • A signalized intersection at John Laurie Boulevard N.W. and Charleswood Drive N.W.
  • Prohibit left turns from northbound 19 Street N.W. to John Laurie Blvd. during the morning and afternoon peak periods
  • Prohibit left turns and through movements onto John Laurie Blvd. from both Brisebois Drive and the parking lot on the north side during the morning and afternoon peak periods

Please note: The new signal will not include/allow pedestrian crossings.

The Parks Department considers Nose Hill Park north of the Charleswood Drive intersection as a sensitive area and does not want to encourage pedestrian activity to the area.  Park users can use established crossing locations or parking areas to access Nose Hill Park.

Waste & Recycling Update – July/August 2022

Cleaning out the garage this summer?

When cleaning up the garage, put that waste in the right place. Here are some tips:

 Old garden hoses, rope and electrical cords: Put in the garbage. They can’t be recycled and create major tangles at the recycling facility, causing delays and equipment damage.

 Broken patio furniture: Put smaller items like lawn chairs, stools and side tables in your black cart.

 Chemicals, motor oil, paint and propane tanks: Take to a household hazardous waste drop-off at City landfills or designated fire stations for safe disposal. Visit calgary.ca/hhw for locations.

 Power tools, electric lawn mowers, hedge trimmers and weed whackers: Take to a City landfill for free recycling. Visit calgary.ca/landfill for locations.

 Scrap metal such as car parts, bicycle parts, metal shelving and wheel rims: Take to a metal recycler or City landfill for recycling.

Not sure how to safely dispose of an item? Look it up at calgary.ca/whatgoeswhere.

Brentwood Community Association