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2021 CKE Membership

July 26, 2020

Fall is Membership Time!

CKE Membership Drive kicks off annually in September.
Annual Memberships are $40 for families and $25 for seniors.

Due to COVID this year, and to ensure the safety of our volunteers and neighbours, we will not be having canvassers going door-to-door. Our canvassing is one of the key ways for generating membership sales. With the hall having to be closed for 5 months, we lost revenue, had to cancel our key fundraiser and had expenses still being incured. Please support the CKE Community by purchasing your 2021 membership as soon as possible.

There are a couple of options for purchasing:
Online or
• Complete the form below and mail or drop it off in the Hall mailbox. (1015 – 73 Avenue SW T2V 0R9).
We are also offering to pick up the form from your home if needed, please call Louise 403.289.2724 to arrange.

What does your membership money go towards? Examples are:
• Skating Rinks (tractor upkeep, fuel & lights)
• Fall BBQ
• Kids’ Halloween Parties
• Website Upkeep & Communications
• Operating Costs, such as:
• Lawn Maintenance
• Snow Removal
• Garbage & Recycling Pick-Up
• Utilities
• Insurance
• Safety Inspections

Thank you for your ongoing support!



President’s Message – July 2020

July 1, 2020

Hi Neighbours,

It’s been three exciting, challenging, and rewarding years. June marks my last month as the President of the CKE; or as my kids like to call me, the ‘Mayor of the CKE’. It’s been a pleasure working for the community and working with some amazing, talented, passionate, and committed Board Members, various committee members, and teams of volunteers. Three years ago, I was pretty sure the CKE was one of the best communities in the city, and I now realize we are the best.

We still have a few items to add at the hall but what an accomplishment. To all of the volunteers, donors, and current and past Directors who pulled this project across the finish line, I’m so proud to have been involved.

I also get to announce some more exciting news; the tennis courts are going to get a complete overhaul this summer, including official Pickleball courts. Lindsey Stene and her team have worked tirelessly over the past two years, fundraising and working with the city to make this substantial project happen. Also, a big thanks to Doug Young for the backyard fundraisers. One more big item to check off!! Hopefully, the rooftop patio will be next.

I am happy to announce that Anne-Marie Dorland, a new Director, will be taking over from me. She will be an amazing representative for the community and is eager to get started. Her experience in governance, communication and her passion for the community are going to be a huge asset to the CKE. I look forward to seeing where she takes us.

We’ve had a few Board Members resign this month and I do want to recognize how essential they have been for me personally in my role and to the community.

• Dan Kennelly has been a Director at Large for four years, and has done so much for the CKE. The amount of time and effort he has spent as the hall “Handyman” throughout the entire build and still today, is incred-ible. His get-it-done attitude is admirable; we are so lucky to have him as a neighbour.

• Sonja Johnson has been on the CKE Board for the past five years in a couple of roles, most recently, as Planning Director. Sonja’s knowledge, tact and passion for the CKE will be missed. We are fortunate to have her continuing to guide us and the city through ongoing planning initiatives.

• Liz Fontana has been the Communications Director for the past two years. Probably the most underappreciated role on the board, Liz has been incredible at keeping everyone informed. Her skill, delivery and the amount of time spent behind the scenes should be recognized and has been a huge value to the community. Prior to this role she was also the Social Director, a Member at Large and the Secretary. This year marks her 8th year on the Board.

• Dave Milne has been the Treasurer for the past two years. I’m sure it has felt more like ten with all of the work during the construction phase. We made it through, and Dave was a big part of that.

On behalf of the Board and the entire community, I want to thank you all for your efforts and commitment. You have truly made a difference.

We have a few other Directors stepping down at our AGM on Wednesday, September 23. We hope you can join us for this evening to say goodbye to outgoing Di-rectors and welcome the new ones!

On that note, I formally sign off as the President and welcome Anne-Marie. Thanks to all of the Board members and the entire community for your support; it has been a lot fun.

Merritt Ranseth,

Past CKE CA President


Planning / Traffic

February 28, 2020

City Planning and Engagement Opportunities

Proposed “Guidebook for Great Communities”

“With the Guidebook for Great Communities (Guidebook), we are planning communities in Calgary so they offer more housing, shops, and service choices for the people who live, work and visit them. When a community provides more opportunities, people can live in their neighbourhood regardless of age, income or stage in life”

To see what the Guidebook is all about, click here:

 

Liveable Streets community engagement initiative in the Heritage Communities area.

The information gathered through their project will focus on enhancing walking and wheeling on Neighbourhood Streets, making them safer, more comfortable and welcoming for all community members. The engagement will create project lists that will be implemented through existing budgets and over time through redevelopment opportunities. To have your say in what makes moving in your community great, or could be improved, visit Calgary.ca to participate in the online survey. Their Survey is open until March 31.


Tennis Court Updates

September 18, 2020

VERY exciting news!  TOMKO Sports Systems will be starting the resurfacing project in AUGUST.  The courts will be out of commission for 4-6 weeks!  

We are so grateful for all of you generous community members who donated to this project.

It’s not too late to donate to this project as a few items are still needed!

Kindly make donations directly online to Parks Foundation Calgary.

Please contact Lindsey at CKEtennis@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Access Fees:

CKE is putting a combination lock on the gate so you’ll need to pay an access fee of $30/adult to get the code to use the court.  Other communities charge more to access their courts, but we’ve decided to keep the fee low so the courts are accessible to all families.  If you’re in a position to pay a bit more, we’d be most appreciative but there’s absolutely no pressure of course.

Pay Tennis Court Access Fee Here

Group lessons (this may change later in the summer) can’t be offered at this time but coach Jelena will be offering private tennis lessons:

Lesson Fees:

$50/hour for one person

$60/hour for 2-6 people (from same household).

Please contact her directly to arrange: Jelena Tomasovic

Advantage Tennis Academy 403.969.5003

Payments to be made via email transfer to CKETENNIS@gmail.com

 

Safer use of tennis courts (from the City of Calgary site)

  • If you have any symptoms (fever, cough, fatigue, etc), stay home and isolate.
  • Wash your hands before and after using the tennis courts.
  • Keep your distance, stay away from others. Leave at least 2 metres of space between players at all times.
  • If the tennis court is crowded, head to another court.
  • Each player should bring differently coloured tennis balls to the court. Only pick up/touch your own colours; don’t touch your opponent’s colours.
  • At the end of your match, collect your own coloured balls and wash your hands.
  • Don’t shake hands after the match.

 

Thanks, all!

Lindsey Stene