Banff Trail – Raven’s Corner for August

Please note that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) is coming up once again. This is the time when members get to have a voice and choose candidates to represent Banff Trail Community as your 2021 to 2022 Banff Trail Community Association. The AGM will take place on September 18 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Community Centre. Hope to see you all there! More details in this issue.

Banff Trail Community with the City of Calgary will be hosting the Community Nature Adventure Playground, a free space to allow kids to rediscover nature play at the community hall on Friday, August 13 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Nature adventure playgrounds bring natural materials together in an outdoor space. Kids can use branches, twigs, rocks, and other loose parts to build, demolish, assemble, and change their environments as they desire. These spaces encourage creative, imaginative, nature-based, and self-directed play. More details in this newsletter.

We now have a Banff Trail Community Pantry in front of our community hall for food donations. Since the pantry is new, please help donate foods to help get us started! Thank you so much to those who have already done so.

You may have also noticed that we have a new sea can container beside our community hall. We were looking for a safe and secure container unit to house our bike park equipment. Many thanks to Mike Legge who is our amazing volunteer at Banff Trail who made this happen!

Your Banff Trail Membership is absolutely free! Back in 2018, the Banff Trail Community Association voted to set memberships to zero dollars at the AGM. In order to include everyone, this has free-membership program has continued. Please provide your name, contact information, and let us know if you live within the Banff Trail neighbourhood boundaries to [email protected]. Whether you are new or renewing with us for another year, welcome and thank you.

Is there a kid in your home? Are they looking for a volunteer opportunity that delivers fun, parties and friendship? The Banff Trail Youth Council is right in your neighbourhood. We are very proud to have Kim Jordan as our Youth Leader. Join our youth group! [email protected]

Would you like to see a cycle track in your neighbourhood? More details are in this issue about the Banff Trail Cycle Track.

If you have anything you’re interested in, don’t hesitate to get involved. Our meetings are always on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Feel free to call 403-282-2234 or email at [email protected]. You are more than welcome to attend! The Banff Trail Community Association (BTCA) consists of a pretty awesome group of neighbours who are here to make Banff Trail a great place to be.

Your editor for the Banff Trail Howler,

Ravenmoon Spicer

Honouring Indigenous cultures: Calgary (and Banff Trail) is situated at Mohkinsstsis (in Blackfoot); Wîchîspa (in Stoney); or Guts’ists’i (in Tsuut’ina) in Treaty 7 territory, home of the Blackfoot Nations, Stoney-Nakoda Nations, Tsuut’ina Nation, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.