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!

Spring Art Walk

We are thrilled to announce the art walk has been rescheduled to 

Sunday May 15, 12 – 4 pm! 


Join us in celebrating the completion of this 2021 summer project! Thank you Activate YYC for the grant to make this possible.

Goals for the project:

  • Make unique, beautiful places that people would want to seek out in our neighborhood regardless of the season
  • Build stronger connections among our Brentwood residents by engaging them in the walkway mural project and,
  • Encourage more walking in Brentwood by having a map.

We installed murals along several walkways in Brentwood and the project inspired Brentwood’s first garage door mural!

Check out this map that shows all the murals and walkways!

Meet the artists behind the paintings (they will have a table at the Community Association to showcase or sell their artwork) and grab a bite to eat.

Artists in attendance:

A big thank you to Swinton’s Art Supplies, Calgary North Decorating and Rona for supporting us with amazing deals on all the materials. Thank you to COOP for providing treats for the event. Thank you to the residents who are hosting these amazing murals on their fences.

YYC Food Trucks will be on site! Check back for a list of offerings.

Can’t wait to see the murals? Ready to go for a walk? Download the map and print this fun activity (coming May 1).

Complete a passport and enter to win door prizes donated by Destination Art, Kensington Art Supply, Sunnyside Art Supplies, Swinton’s Art Supplies and Alberta University of the Arts Bookstore!

Thank you to the Brentwood Cares team for making this project happen! If you would like to be involved in future Brentwood Beautification projects, or any other Brentwood Cares initiatives, please email brentwoodcares@brentwoodcommunity.com

Would you like to volunteer and make this art walk a success? Click here to find out how you can help. If you have any questions about volunteering, please email brentwoodcares@brentwoodcommunity.com

Are you an artist? 
Would you like to be a vendor?

To register email Susan at susan.templeton@brentwoodcommunity.com No fee, but you will be required to bring your own table and chair (and tent if you have one, this will be an outdoor event!).

We will be accepting donations for our food drive for the Brentwood Little Food Library. Thank you in advance for your donation!

Brentwood and National Truth and Reconciliation Day

Brentwood and National Truth and Reconciliation Day

Tomorrow is the first National Truth and Reconciliation Day, this year has been an awakening for many in Brentwood, Calgary, Canada and around the world of the devastating loss of innocent lives at our residential schools.

Mortality rates of children in residential schools were many times higher than for the settler children. In 1907 Dr Peter Bryce reported TB mortality was about 20 times higher in residential schools., his 1922 report was largely ignored. And the recently found unmarked graves are just part of the story, Dr Bryce documented how many students were sent home to die, in one case he found 69 per cent of former students died after they left one school.

Making Visible our Shared History: The Context for Renaming Institutionsco-hosted by Brentwood Cares, where Crystal Fraser (UofA) and Sara Komarnisky, presented a slide deck on residential schools and the 150 Acts of Reconciliation they created in 2017. Crystal mentioned the issue of children being sent home to die, the shocking numbers we’ve heard, is only part of the story.

UofC Dr Tiffany Dionne Prete, has raised how individual Canadians, Europeans, perhaps ourselves, parents or grandparents helped fun residential schools – How donors from Canada and Europe helped fund Indian Residential Schools It’s not just a church or government issue of responsibility.

Calgary National Truth and Reconciliation Day Events and Listings:

  • On Sept 30 at noon, the City of Calgary livestream their event ca/live.
  • The Calgary Foundation has many events listed for this week and Sept 30th, including walks, talks, an Indigenous writers’ panel, a film screening, and more.

One example of the many events:

Expanding Our Relations: Oral concepts of understanding Sept 30 1- 3pm

The following Calgary buildings and structures will be illuminated orange in honour of National Truth and Reconciliation Day:

Arts Commons

Historic City Hall

Reconciliation Bridge

Calgary Tower

Olympic Plaza

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Glenbow Museum

TELUS Spark Science Centre

 

Perhaps choose a talk, walk or another event to participate in Sept 30th. Maybe a discussion at the dinner table about people you know who have been impacted by residential schools or stories that you’ve heard. Read an article, or start a book.

Please be careful and stay safe in what ever your choices, masking and physically distancing inside and out. Alberta is at a critical time, ICU’s are almost full and hospitalization rate continue to increase at alarming rates, up 33% from two weeks ago.

Brentwood Cares

Fall Art Walk – POSTPONED

We are sad to inform everyone that we have made the very difficult decision to postpone this event. We will reevaluate in spring 2022. 

Please scroll down to get to know the artists behind the murals, the sponsors of the project and the donors of the prizes.

We encourage you to walk Brentwood and visit the murals. We will be updating the map as the last few murals find walkways to call home.

Please check back regularly!

PS. We are actively confirming if YYC Food Trucks is still a go. Stay tuned!


 


Join us in celebrating the completion of this summer project! Thank you Activate YYC for the grant to make this possible.

Goals for the project:

  • Make unique, beautiful places that people would want to seek out in our neighborhood regardless of the season
  • Build stronger connections among our Brentwood residents by engaging them in the walkway mural project and,
  • Encourage more walking in Brentwood by having a map.

We have installed murals along several walkways in Brentwood. The project even inspired Brentwood’s first garage door mural!

Check out this map that shows all the murals and walkways!

Meet the artists behind the paintings and grab a bite to eat. If you live on a walkway, there will be several murals looking for new homes!

Artists:

A big thank you to Swinton’s Art Supplies, Calgary North Decorating and Rona for supporting us with amazing deals on all the materials. Thank you to COOP for providing treats for the event. Thank you to the residents who are hosting these amazing murals on their fences.

YYC Food Trucks will be on site! Check back for a list of offerings.

Can’t wait to see the murals? Ready to go for a walk? Download the map and print this fun activity passport (coming soon!).

Complete a passport and enter to win door prizes donated by Destination Art, Kensington Art Supply, Sunnyside Art Supplies and Swinton’s Art Supplies!

Thank you to the Brentwood Cares team for making this project happen! If you would like to be involved in future Brentwood Beautification projects, or any other Brentwood Cares initiatives, please email events@brentwoodcommunity.com

Brentwood Community Association