Saturday, May 25, 2013 is the Lakeview Community Association's annual Fun Day. Join us on the grounds of the community hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The inflatable bouncers and climbing wall are back! There will be three face painters and a kids craft station where your little one can make a special creation to take home. The City of Calgary is bringing their Carnival Games which includes Stand-A-Bottle, Frog Hop, Ring Toss and Tic-Tac-Toe. We have added a nine-hole outdoor mini golf course for our golf fans.
We also look forward to having a table set up by the Calgary Canoe Club to tell us all about how to get involved in canoeing. Stop by the wonderful outdoor café for hot dogs and a cool drink. The favorite treats of cotton candy and popcorn will be back! The plant sale will be up and running with both perennial and annuals available to be purchased and Fun Day would not be complete without the bake sale!
Saturday, May 18, 2013 is Lakeview's Community Clean-up Day from 9 am – 2 pm. We're still looking for volunteers that can help for a few hours. In particular, we need vehicles to help pick up junk. We have have three garbage trucks from the City awaiting your debris at the Lakeview Community Association Hall at 6110-34th Street S.W.
Thank you to Ann and Michael Bright for organizing this event. To lend a hand, to have your questions answered or to drop off garbage, please drop by the hall. It should be a great day!
Lakeview Spring Tennis Lessons 2013
Provided by Calgary Tennis
(May 30, June 6, 13, 20)
Munchkins (ages 5-9)
5:30-7:00pm Futures (ages 10+)
Saturday (June 1, 8, 15, 22)
9:00-10:30am, Munchkins (ages 5-9)
10:30am-12:00pm Futures (ages 10+)
6-8 spots per class
Registration will be available on the Calgary Tennis
Private lessons can also be arranged
Questions can be directed to Robin
Spiers of Calgary Tennis (403-836-0849) or in Lakeview through Jill Kirbyson
LAKEVIEW SOCCER REGISTRATIONWHEN: Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6-9 pm *All players registered on the above date are assured a spot on a team. REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER MARCH 22nd. WHERE: Lakeview Community Centre, Main Hall
2013 SEASON (MAY - JUNE )
6110 – 34th Street S.W. COST: $45 per child – includes team shirt, photo and medal
Lakeview Community membership is required - $25.00
(memberships will be available for purchase on site – separate chqs please) WHO: U6 Mixed – children born in 2007 and 2008Players must be a minimum of 4 yrs old on or before May 1st
Mon/Wed evenings 6:30-7:30 pm, April 29 – June 12 U8 Mixed – children born in 2005 and 2006
Mon/Wed evenings 6:30-7:30 pm, April 29 – June 12 U10 Mixed – children born in 2003 and 2004 Tues/Thurs evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm, April 30 – June 13 U13 Mixed – children born in 2000, 2001, 2002 Tues/Thurs evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm, April 30 – June 13 *Lakeview Soccer is a fun and non-competitive sport for the children in our community. *This league does not run without volunteer coaches. Please sign up to help coach on registration night. We provide a free coaching clinic to help you with everything you need to know. Experience is not necessary.
The Lakeview Community Preschool holds its open house in January and its registration in February. Here are the details for 2013:
Thursday January 17th, 2013
7:30pm – 8:30pm
Lakeview Baptist Church
5336 Lakeview Drive SW
Lakeview Residents: Saturday February 2, 2013
Public Registration: Saturday February 2, 2013
Lakeview Community Hall
6110 34th Street SW The Lakeview Community Preschool offers a program that is specifically designed to encourage growth in physical, emotional, intellectual and social development through an emphasis on personal discovery during play. Our qualified teachers are committed to providing quality experiences, both in and out of the classroom.
For Lakeview preschool program information, registration forms and fees, visit this page of Lakeview's website:http://www.lakeviewcommunity.org/lakeview-services/preschool/fee-registration
For more information, contact Gwen:
An open house is scheduled for January 9 to discuss the implications of the growth of the French immersion and Spanish bilingual programs at Westgate School and Bishop Pinkham School. The purpose of this open house is to provide parents with a summary of the feedback that has been received during the first stages of the engagement process and to clarify the next steps in the decision process. No decisions will be announced.
January 9, 2013
4:30 pm to 7 pm,
150 Westminster Dr. SW
The French Immersion and Spanish Bilingual programs at Westgate School and Bishop Pinkham School continue to experience rapid growth due to program popularity and the city of Calgary’s extraordinary overall growth. A previous re-designation of Grade 6 French Immersion and Spanish Bilingual students from Westgate to Bishop Pinkham School allowed for ongoing growth of both programs in Westgate School, based on needs at the time. Currently, Westgate School is unable to accommodate further increases in student population in either program.
There now is an opportunity to consider a variety of options for accommodating students in the French Immersion and Spanish Bilingual programs, beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. Administration is committed to working with parents and communities in the upcoming weeks to address the student accommodation issue for
Westgate and Bishop Pinkham schools.
The Lakeview Community Association has allocated up to $10,000 to be used for community advocacy work. These funds are intended to be allocated to planned or current projects within the community that require products, services or expert opinions so the community may have the proper tools to advocate for the community on issues which affect the quality of life in Lakeview. Other projects may be considered at the discretion of the board.
To apply for the Advocacy Fund, applicants must be a current Lakeview resident and a member of the Lakeview Community Association. Initiative benefits must be located within the Lakeview Community boundaries, may extend generally within the geographic area south of Glenmore Trail within the boundary of the North Glenmore Park Community, and may extend within the geographic area of the Glenmore/Weaselhead park system.
Applications are accepted on October 15, January 15, and April 15. If requested, the LCA will work with you in the preparation of your application. An Individual or consortium who would like to present a "community initiative" can complete the fund request form available here
on the website or at the LCA office.
Re: LAKEVIEW STORM SEWER UPDATE
I just received an update on the Lakeview Storm Sewer upgrade work from the project team that I wanted to share with you. There are some changes to the notice that was sent out to residents by the contractor last week.
With the work on the first block of 63rd Ave being completed last week, they were ready to move to the remainder of the work on 63rd. But, that has been delayed because it is now too cold to pave. So, the paving should be done next week instead. However, that paving will be base coat only, with the final layer being put down next spring. (they need several days of at least 15 degrees for the top layer to go down).
As well, the work at Linden Drive and Lindstrom Drive which was scheduled for this year has also been deferred until next year. The City just doesn’t want to take the chance of the contractor not being able to finish and get it asphalted, leaving it as dirt over the winter.
As well, the next phase to this project requires funding. This will most likely happen when City Council does our budget at the end of November. Once the funding is approved, that phase of the project will be tendered and the City will have plans to share with people.
I will continue to keep you updated as this project progresses, and as new information is released.
I would also like to thank you for your patience and understanding. This is a very large project to refit the storm sewers throughout Lakeview and get them up to standard.
Thanks, and have a great snowy week.
Councillor Ward 11
Snow, cold aids pursuit of frozen fugitive by Calgary cops
BY NADIA MOHARIB
POSTED: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
Tuesday’s blast of fresh snowfall and cold winter weather helped police put the heat on two suspects — literally catching them in their tracks.
Insp. Paul Stacey said the driver of a Nissan Maxima was spotted by police planning a regular traffic stop in Lakeview early Tuesday morning.
Instead of pulling over, however, the driver took off.
A short time later, the car was spotted near Lakeview Plaza Shopping Centre where it was apparently dumped after smashing into a parked car.
With two people bailing from the car and police on scene, the chase was on.
One suspect was caught soon after while the other took police on a lengthy foot chase through North Glenmore Park, which ended with his arrest and a visit with paramedics.
“He took us on a two-hour hunt,” Stacey said.
“He ran through a tonne of marsh land, went out to little islands and everything and was soaking wet when we finally did catch him at four in the morning.
“They said he was soaked from head-to-toe and they had to call EMS to give him the once over. He’d been out in the wet and snow for two hours — he was shivering and (possibly) hypothermic.”
That man was picked up on a warrant for his arrest for unrelated matters while the driver, who is known to police, faces charges including driving while prohibited.
“These two guys really wanted nothing to do with police,” Stacey said.
“Thank goodness for fresh snow — all we did was follow their footprints.”
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