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Lakeview AGM - September 9

posted Aug 14, 2017, 3:15 PM by Chris Pazarka

 Annual General Meeting

 Members of Lakeview Community Association are invited to attend the
 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017

 10:00 am to 11:00 am
 Lakeview Community Association
 6110 34th Street S.W.

 Members only
 (2 adults for a family membership, 1 adult for an individual membership)

Memberships may be purchased at the door

THE AGENDA WILL INCLUDE:
 Report on audited financials for past fiscal year
 Appointment of auditors
 Review and approval of proposed budget for upcoming fiscal year
 Reports from committees
 President’s report
 Election of Board of Directors
At the AGM, resident members can be elected to the Board of Directors
After the AGM there will be a meet-and-greet with local candidates, please stay tuned for future information
through our website: www.lakeviewcommunity.org
For further information about the AGM and details about Board vacancies please contact the office: Phone: 403-242-8660 ~ 
Email: info@lakeviewcommunity.org

SW Calgary Ring Road Elbow River Valley Info Session - June 28

posted Jun 20, 2017, 2:07 PM by Chris Pazarka   [ updated Jun 20, 2017, 2:08 PM ]

 Alberta Transportation and KGL Constructors will host a drop-in information session regarding the work in the Elbow River Valley on June 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event at Lakeview United Church will update residents and other members of the public about the latest construction activity for the Southwest Calgary Ring Road.

 

 

 

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A Kiewit, Graham and Ledcor Partnership

 

24/7 phone: (403) 212-0565

Email: info@SWCRRproject.com

Website: www.SWCRRproject.com

Cleanup Day - Saturday, June 24

posted Jun 19, 2017, 10:25 AM by Chris Pazarka

 Lakeview Annual Cleanup Day

 9:00 am until 2:00 pm

 Lakeview Community Centre Parking Lot  (6110 – 34th Street S.W.)


 Here it is again – that day to clean out your garages, back yards, alleys, basements, etc. We’ll have 3 packer trucks – one for garden waste, branches, etc. and two for all the miscellaneous items. We’ll also have bins for electronics and metals.

 

We cannot accept tires, propane tanks, paints, water softeners, or hazardous materials, nor anything that may contain Freon gas (air conditioners). We will have information on where these may be recycled.

 

As usual, we really need volunteers, particularly those with trucks or trailers. We do have seniors and those who are infirmed who are unable to bring their items. If we are able, we’ll try to have these items picked up. Everyone else, please drive your stuff to the Community Centre.

 

To volunteer, please phone me at (403)249-4075 or e-mail me at acbright@telus.net. You may also call Deloras at (403) 242-0764.

 

Looking forward to another great day. Come out and support your Community.

 

Remember – it’s free – no cost to you.

 

We will also be collecting bikes of all sizes to be distributed to the Syrian refugees.

37th Street Detour

posted Jun 8, 2017, 12:38 PM by Chris Pazarka   [ updated Jun 21, 2017, 2:23 AM by Geoffrey Vanderburg ]

 During the AltaLink construction on 37th St SW, please use the designated detour routes. For both safety and out of courtesy for the affected residents, please do not use the back alleys as a bypass.


Lakeview School Ranked #1

posted May 15, 2017, 6:56 PM by Chris Pazarka

 Jennie Elliott School Ranked #1 in Public Board

 By Geoffrey Vanderburg 

 You won’t hear it from the Calgary Board of Education. You won’t hear it from the principal. And you won’t hear it from the school council. So I guess it’s up to Lakeview Community Association to shout about the incredible academic achievement of our local elementary school. 
The Fraser Institute’s Alberta Report Card on Elementary Schools 2017 has ranked Jennie Elliott as first overall within the Calgary Board of Education, fourth in the City of Calgary -- after Master’s Academy, Webber Academy and Clear Water Academy -- and seventh out of 790 schools in the province of Alberta. Notably, the school’s Grade 6 average test mark for science was 87.2 percent. 
The Calgary Board of Education does not comment on the Fraser Institute’s annual survey and Jennie Elliott principal Chris Aylesworth and the school council respect that policy. 
Fortunately, that didn’t stop principal Aylesworth from sharing his admiration for the school’s students, parents and staff.
 “A high performing school is all about the people,” said Aylesworth. “Jennie Elliott is a school that is brimming with students who come from good homes and are ready to learn.” 
Aylesworth said the results of achievement tests and student surveys are analyzed to identify and address areas for growth. 
“Our teachers and educational assistants stay current with what’s happening in education and strive for continuous improvement,” he said. 
Rather than focusing on anti-bullying campaigns, Aylesworth said the school focuses on student leadership and what it means to be good, contributing citizens. 
“Another key ingredient is simply hard work and camaraderie amongst the staff,” he said. “All for one and one for all is how we roll. Our school culture is one of inclusion, caring and striving for excellence. Visitors often comment about the positive vibe they feel when they visit. When you put it all together you get a school that is greater than the sum of its parts. That synergy is what makes the difference.”
Kathryn Hegan and Sarah Smith, co-chairs of the Jennie Elliott school council, said the school is fortunate to have parents who help shape children into caring, committed leaders. “With or without the Fraser Institute rankings, Jennie Elliott is a wonderful school,” Hegan said. “While there are many things that go in to the making of a great school, one thing that we can attest to is the dedication of the parent community at Jennie Elliott.” 
Hegan said Jennie Elliott’s parents devote time to organizing picnics and dances, fundraising in order to purchase technology, music, art and gym equipment and to pay for in-school residencies, helping out in classroom reading groups, volunteering for field trips, updating school billboards, coordinating Fun Lunches and casino fundraisers and organizing Home Reading books. 
“This kind of dedicated parent participation significantly improves and enhances the quality of our children’s experience at school every day and further serves to role model care and commitment to others and our community,” said Hegan. 
Jennie Elliott isn’t the only remarkable school in Lakeview. Both Bishop Pinkham School and Connect Charter School draw students from all around thanks to their unique programs. Bishop Pinkham offers French and Spanish immersion while Connect Charter’s program of learning through inquiry results in a long waiting list. Although both schools have some elementary grades, neither Bishop Pinkham nor Connect Charter were included in the Fraser Institute’s ranking of elementary schools.

LCA Casino Fundraiser - July 18,19

posted May 15, 2017, 6:40 PM by Chris Pazarka   [ updated May 18, 2017, 9:53 AM ]

 Casino Time is Coming!! 
 By Mike Bright 

 Lakeview Community Association is once again holding a casino at the Elbow River Casino on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 18 and 19, 2017 and we are in need of volunteers for both the day and evening shifts on both days. 
Cashiers, Chip Runners and Count Room Staff are required. We also need some people to act as spares on both Tuesday and Wednesday, just in case our existing volunteers can’t make it. 
The day shift runs from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and the evening shift starts at 6:30 pm and runs till closing. The roles are not difficult and require no previous experience. You’ll be given the necessary 
instruction and the roles are fun. 
This is the Association’s major fund raiser of the year. It is vital that we have enough volunteers to fill each position and each shift. Our future casinos depend upon us fulfilling these commitments. 
Come and have some fun and meet your Lakeview neighbours. If you are willing to assist, please e-mail me at mwbright@telus.net or call me at 403-249-4075 if you need further information.

Lakeview Fun Day

posted May 12, 2017, 8:12 PM by Chris Pazarka   [ updated May 15, 2017, 10:21 AM ]



WANTED:
Show & Shine Cars

Do you have a vehicle that you are proud of? Is it an antique? Is it a new sports car? Bike, truck, car, it doesn’t matter as long as it’s something you want to share with other motoring enthusiasts. If you are interested, please register your car through lakeviewfunday@gmail.com

Adult Baseball Players

We are inviting players of all levels and ability to come out and socialize and play some FUN ball.  The baseball game will start at 2:00 pm on the baseball diamond(s) at the Connect school field. You will need to bring your own baseball bat and glove(s). If interested please register through lakeviewfunday@gmail.com to secure your spot.

Baking Donations

Donations urgently requested. All funds from the bake sale help provide financial support for the Fun Day event. If you can spare a few minutes prior to the event and can contribute some baking to donate to the event, we would greatly appreciate it. All baking donations can be dropped off at the bake sale table prior to 11:00 am.
Volunteers

We are in need of volunteers to help with all activities of Fun Day. On average we have between 40-60 volunteers help in all aspects of this event.  If you can spare some time on May 27th please register online at 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4caaa82da1f85-lakeview

May Membership Drive

posted May 1, 2017, 2:06 PM by Chris Pazarka   [ updated Jun 1, 2017, 10:06 AM by Geoffrey Vanderburg ]

 By Joann Burke

 The annual Lakeview membership drive will happen throughout the month of May. That means volunteers will be knocking on your door asking for your support of our great community.

 The Lakeview Community is proud to have one of the highest membership rates in Calgary and great participation in events and services, like soccer.

If you miss one of our amazing canvassers, you can purchase your 2017/2018 membership:

- in-person through the Lakeview Community Association office,

- on-line at www.lakeviewcommunity.org/lakeview-community-association/membership, or

- at the Shoppers Drug Mart in the Plaza. Prices are $25 (family) and $15 (individual).

We are still in need of volunteer canvassers and zone captains. Canvassers are assigned one route – about 20 houses or 2 to 3 hours to complete, plus follow up. Zone captains organize 8 to 10 routes, each route ideally with their own canvasser. Both volunteer positions are a great way to get to know your neighbours and give back to the community.

If you can help, please email: membership@lakeviewcomunity.org.

Weaselhead Cleanup - May 7

posted May 1, 2017, 1:59 PM by Chris Pazarka

 By Paul Finkleman

 You’re invited to join the Weaselhead’s wonderful crew of volunteers as we pick up assorted litter in one of Canada’s largest, most beautiful and diverse urban Protected Natural Parks.We will meet at

 10am Sunday, May 7th by ‘The Weasel-shed” in the NW corner of the Weaselhead parking lot, 66th avenue and 37th street SW. This program is in conjunction with the City of Calgary’s River and Pathway Clean-up as well as the Canadian Shoreline Clean-up. Participants will be provided with ‘litter-grabbers’, bags, and a variety of healthy refreshments. Appropriate foot gear and a hat is recommended. It’s basically a 90 minute walk in the park; an all-ages event, and groups are welcomed.

If you’d like to participate, please e-mail: president@theweaselhead.com and let us know how many others you may be bringing along with you.

Thanking you on behalf of the Weaselhead/ Glenmore Park Preservation Society,

Lakeview Annual Cleanup Day - June 24

posted May 1, 2017, 1:49 PM by Chris Pazarka   [ updated May 1, 2017, 1:49 PM ]

 By Ann Bright

 Here it is again – that day to clean out your garages, back yards, alleys, basements, etc. We’ll have 3 packer trucks – one for garden waste, branches, etc. and two for all the miscellaneous items. We’ll also have bins for electronics and metals.

 We cannot accept tires, propane tanks, paints, water softeners, or hazardous materials, nor anything that may contain freon gas (air conditioners). We will have information on where these may be recycled.

As usual, we really need volunteers, particularly those with trucks or trailers. We do have seniors and those who are infirmed who are unable to bring their items. If we are able, we’ll try to have these items picked up. Everyone else, please drive your stuff to the Community Centre.

To volunteer, please phone me at (403)249-4075 or e-mail me at acbright@telus.net. You may also call Deloras at (403) 242-0764.

Looking forward to another great day. Come out and support your Community.

Remember – it’s free – no cost to you.

We will also be collecting bikes of all sizes to be distributed to the Syrian refugees.

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