Posted on May 2, 2017
August 2016 Constituency Newsletter
Summer Greetings Everyone,
The spring sitting of this legislative session concluded on June 7th and I am so pleased to be back in Calgary – Bow for the summer. My meet and greet tour concluded after four individual community “coffee and chat” events and a general town hall, where I provided many of the updates I share with you here.
Since returning to the constituency I have been attending as many community events as possible, including Neighbour Day that was on June 18, 2016. It was great to attend the Valley Ridge block party as well as co-host the Crestmont block party with the Crestmont Community Association. Neighbour Day is an initiative that developed in the City of Calgary after the 2013 flood, as a way to build networks of people within communities in the event of a disaster. It was great to see people making new connections with their neighbours and sharing in conversations about the community. I look forward to continuing the tradition next year!
I will be volunteering at many of the community stampede events this July, including the breakfasts and BBQs put on in Coach Hill Patterson Heights, Bowness, West Springs Cougar Ridge and I have been invited to participate in the official Stampede Parade as well. I hope to see you down there, and please feel free to come and say hello. On July 10th from 12pm-2pm, I will be hosting my first annual Stampede BBQ on the sun deck of the WinSport (Canada Olympic Park) facility. All members of Calgary – Bow Constituency are invited to come by for a free lunch, so bring your family or a neighbour!
In late June I attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the Prominence Way Retirement Community which will be located in Patterson Heights upon completion in 2018. This mainly independent living facility will have 180 accommodations with one and two bedroom suites. I also learned that there will be a large number of amenities including a library, an indoor pool, a salon and spa, and exercise facilities. I was very pleased to participate in this symbolic ceremony and I know that this will have a positive impact on the entire constituency.
My office remains open all summer and I am here to listen, should you have any questions or concerns.
I look forward to taking in the summer festivities with you, and if you are having an event and would like me to attend please feel free to contact my office with the details.
MLA Deborah Drever