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Community Hall Construction Update – September 2019

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The new CKE Community Centre is here!  Yes, our brand new facility is open and fall programs are underway.  The effort of CKE board members and other volunteers has been incredible and the final weeks have flown by with all the activity to make this new Community Centre a reality.  Thanks to the contributions from everyone in the CKE communities, the necessary required items have been funded and completed.  Now that occupancy permits are in place and CKE has the keys, final items are wrapping up and we are transitioning the building into an operational facility.

Our construction partner, Centron, is wrapping up on-site duties for the end of September. We can expect continued activity as both tradespersons and community volunteers will be around to complete items. In an effort to keep costs down we are doing as much as we can on our own; thank you to all who came out for the furniture cleaning and sod-laying day on Sept.7th (there were over 70 people throughout the day)! Any assistance is appreciated as efforts will be ongoing into the fall months and coming winter season.

Thank you again to the CKE Community Board, community members and our partners, Centron and Casola Koppe Architecture for bringing home this beautiful facility.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL UPDATE

Mike Cleghorn,
Construction Committee Chair


Kid’s Halloween Party!

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CKE’s annual Halloween party is back spookier than ever!

Join Us at the CKE Community Centre on October 26 at 3pm for our annual Halloween party! Christopher Cool, the magician, is back followed by a costume party and candy parade around Kerfoot Crescent.

This party is a community favourite every year and we’re excited to be hosting it in our beautiful new community centre!

 


President’s Message – September 2019

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Hi Neighbours,

Well, we did it. What an amazing facility we have built and what a difference this will make for our community and the S.W. I look forward to all of the gatherings and events we can now host.

There are so many people to thank, including hundreds of volunteers throughout the past 9+ years. The CKE Capital Campaign Committee, spearheaded by Tony Messer and Wendy Kennelly, began this process with a vision of connecting neighbors by providing a quality facility that would better serve residents. Together with the CKE Board, countless community members and local businesses, this vision has become a reality. We have organized Wine and Whisky nights, Spring Flings, the Big Wheels Car Raffle, the Buy a Brick campaign, backyard parties, wine raffles, casinos, silent auctions, flower fundraisers, art shows, fashion events, recycle days, bottle drives, lemonade stands… the list goes on and on. Of course, we could not have achieved our goals without the help we’ve received from our provincial and municipal governments and incredibly generous community donors.

I do want to recognize a few individuals who have gone above and beyond over the past year to make this facility construction a reality. Mike Cleghorn, Brent Barker, Chris Doyle, and of course, Tony Messer, have been crucial in overseeing construction-related activities and have worked regularly with Centron to manage spreadsheets, invoicing and identifying priority items for opening. Most recently, Dan Kennelly has been instrumental in overseeing on-site work and contributing directly with mopping, waxing floors, building shelves, laying sod and a number of other important jobs.

Dawn Messer has played a crucial role in managing countless on-site details, not to mention spearheading the Brick Campaign, boosting Capital Campaign efforts in multiple ways (flyer delivery organization, for example) and other fundraising initiatives that span years back. Most recently with the help of the Design Committee, decisions like choosing faucets and door handles, tiles, colour schemes, hall signage and graphics, appliance and furniture acquisition, paint colours, CKE SWAG and much more have been overseen by Dawn. A huge thank you to her for her unwavering dedication and faith in our neighbours to see this project through to the end.

In under a year, the Strategic Planning and Marketing Committee has tackled the job of launching a new website, marketing, programming, budget forecasting, hall promotion, and hiring our fantastic new hall manager, Jen. Thanks to members of this committee for your oversight and planning.

Finally, we can’t forget to acknowledge the support of volunteers’ family members and friends! For every community member who’s sitting at a board meeting or helping with an event, there’s usually another family member or friend single-handedly picking up the slack in a hockey dressing room, driving a child to piano lessons or working a fund-raising bingo somewhere.

On behalf of the entire community we thank you all for your support. I can’t wait to celebrate our accomplishment with future BBQ’s, Gin and Gym nights, concerts, cribbage tournaments, dance offs, yoga classes, pickle ball tourneys, garden parties, hockey games, board meetings and many glasses of wine and whiskey.

We were always a great community and now we have a great gathering place!! Congratulations…

Merritt Ranseth

President, CKE Community Association

Next Board Meeting: Wednesday, October 9

Click Here to see the board’s monthly meeting minutes and agenda’s.


Seniors Tea

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Brewing Tea and Fresh Program Ideas! 

We want to ensure the new community centre has programs in place for every age group and set of interests. This afternoon event is intended to brainstorm with your neighbors, over coffee, tea and light snacks, what programs and events you’d like to see hosted in the new community centre!

 

Thank you to Harp Hearing for sponsoring this event! 

Tuesday, October 8

12:30-2:30

CKE Community Hall

 

Dress for autumn and join in on a motorized bike ride outside around the community!


Rogers Cellular Facility Proposal – Feedback Due by August 30th

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Rogers Communications is proposing to construct a new wireless communications cell tower on City land at the Northwest corner of 14th street and 75th Ave SW in order to fill significant wireless coverage gaps in the area and meet the rising demand for wireless voice and data services.

As CKE members, you have the option to comment and provide feedback on this proposal by emailing:

1. Rogers: [email protected] and/or;
2. City of Calgary: [email protected]

Feedback is due by August 30th, 2019.

 

Please visit the links below for complete details on the proposal:

  1. Community Association NotificationDetailing pertinent details about the proposed installation including location, descriptions, review of local and federal policies, and general requirements
  2. Response Letter – A communication from Rogers responding to feedback, questions and comments already submitted to date by the community