Bennett Crescent was lit last year…. which street will it be this year?
Here is the map so far, there is still time to add your home!
Here is the map so far, there is still time to add your home!
Little Library Holiday Food Drive – Plus Books & Games for Carroll Place Saturday Dec 4
Special Holiday Food Drive 1-3pm at 3624 Boulton Rd. Help us refill the pantry with winter staple foods like nuts, rice/pasta, cereal and dried fruit. The pantry is almost empty! Did you know this year we’re helping out a young family with a baby? Donations of baby foods are extra helpful.
We’re also collecting special foods, candy or small gift items to bring some extra joy over the holidays.
Some of last year’s magic at the Little Food Library – so nice to bring Joy.
If you would like to donate cash or a gift card or have freeze sensitive goods– please use the mailbox for the cash or gift cards and ring the bell or text 405.606.6949 so it gets picked up.
Books and Games for Carroll PlaceCarroll Place is in need of new books (any topic – romance, mystery, crime, non-fiction, biography, cooking) and games to renew their library and common room. Need to create space on your book shelf or games cupboard? Drop off on Saturday or if you miss Saturday drop off at Carroll Place; ring 0510 (Office), no answer – leave in the lobby with a sticky note marked library.
Carroll Place Cookies and Cards 2021
Too many cookies? Share some holiday joy with the seniors at Carroll Place. We’re waiting for the list to come. Send a Card and some cookies (~12 or so).Carroll Place Cookies and Cards 2021 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgWe’ll give contact information when we get it. When dropping off – ring the buzzer for your senior. Perhaps call ahead to let them know you are coming. Signup – Add your name to Google Doc –
Christmas Hampers – We Have Two This Year – Can You Help?
This year we have two families, both with young children (Family H 15 (f), 13 (m), 8 (m); Family M 15(f), 8(f)). Could you perhaps take a few items on the list? Pickup a gift-card when shopping?Bonita.McCurry@brentwoodcommunity.com(deadline is Dec 11th) Hamper list is posted here, please update list, extra to be used across hampers. You can also leave Bonita a message with items you will/have covered.Drop Hamper Items (marked Family H or M and who it’s for) at: 1328 Northmount Drive NW (Bonita’s) Phone 403-988-4839 or Email:
Supper Club 2021 email@example.comWould you like to join SUPPER CLUB 2021? We had such success with our very first Supper Club 2020. Thirty families and individuals from Brentwood and surrounding communities made a few extra portions of their Christmas or holiday meal and shared this with a migrant worker family from the Philippines or Mexico. As we know, many families continue to struggle with financial limitations and isolation during this time. Supper Club reaches out to build a community of care at a time when many faiths and cultures celebrate or mark important occasions. What do you have to do? Sign up to share a meal with a migrant family, which can be dropped off between December 23 and 25th. Interested? Please contact Binu: 403-617-4469 Liza: 403-606-6949 Email:
We will be hosting a Zoom gathering/karaoke evening on the 24th for anyone who would like to join. If you prefer to contribute through a donation and/or prefer that one of the organizers drops your meal to the family, we have volunteers ready.
Help us build a map of all homes with Christmas lights. Register by emailing your address to firstname.lastname@example.org
The street with the most houses registered gets to win bragging rights on Neighbor Day 2022 as Best Lit Street in Brentwood!
Warm Clothes – We’re Helping Bear Clan Share Warmth This Winter
The Bear Clan Patrol Calgary is an Indigenous led,grassroots group providing safety and security in the community. They provide basic needs and community care all year email@example.comCash donations are greatly appreciated. Donate through Assemblyofsw@gmail.comHave extra warm clothes (hats, scarfs, mitts, coats or snowpants)? This year we’re collecting for Bear Clan to bring warmth to those in need here in Calgary this winter. With the call of reconciliation this year, perhaps a small way to help. Drop off new or gently used items at 3624 Boulton Rd; please have in a plastic bag – you might need to leave on the porch if no one is home. You can also contact the Bear Clan directly to donate clothes or other items at
Temporary Foreign Workers 2021 Drive Dec 9th 11am – firstname.lastname@example.org by December 7th Drop off is Thursday, December 9th between 11 am – 9 pm at 228-30th Ave NE Miss the Fundraiser? – alternate drop-off at 3624 Boulton Rd. Text 405.606.6949 to arrange.We’ve all learned how important temporary foreign workers are to our food supply and helping in many frontline roles. This Year Brentwood Cares is supporting a basic needs drive for the migrant workers including winter clothes, personal hygiene items, Superstore gift cards, cash donations and bus tickets. Joan & Randy’s drop in fundraiser “Migrante Alberta Christmas Support 2021” RSVP to
Brentwood Snow Angels are back in service. If you need help or would like to join the crew, email Brentwoodcares@brentwoodcommunity.com or call Cam at 587 432 0013 Better yet, choose to clear the sidewalk for a senior or perhaps another neighbour who could use some help.
|Brentwood Snow Art – Make Winter Magical (on your Car or Lawn)
awe walk Frequent CBC Health expert Jenn Moss spoke earlier this year about awe walks, a walk where you intentionally shift your attention outward instead of inward. Catch a mother and child playing, a couple holding hands, kids being silly, a beautiful bird at a feeder or a gorgeous mural on a fence or garage door. Take advantage of the Brentwood is Beautiful map to plan your awe walks.Have a winter
Winter solstice and Christmas are coming, days will soon be starting to get longer. Thanks so much to all the help people have given in 2021. If you need help this winter, please reach out.All the best for Christmas, the holidays and 2022, Bonita McCurry President Brentwood Community Association
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 Institutions” co-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:
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:
Historic City Hall
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
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.