Banff Trail’s Raven’s Corner for December

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On September 25, the Banff Trail Community held its Annual Community Clean-Up. We were able to get rid of over 6,000 kilograms of unwanted items. How much is that? That is about the weight of an African Bush Elephant! More details in this issue.

We have our Banff Trail Community Pantry in front of our community hall for food donations. This pantry is heavily used and in constant need of donations. Please help donate foods, and thanks to those who do so repeatedly. Keep in mind that some things do not do well in colder temperatures such as cans, jars, and produce. With the Winter holidays coming up, this is the time of high demand.

Once again, the BTCA (Banff Trail Community Association) would like to thank all those who attended the Harvest Festival in October. They would especially like to thank Kent Ayoungman and the accompanying dancers from Siksika Nation for the beautiful performance of drumming, singing, and dancing. It was absolutely magnificent. Please see the photos below. Source: V. Martynuik.

Your Banff Trail Membership is absolutely free! Since the 2018 AGM, the Banff Trail Community Association has voted to set memberships to zero dollars in order to include everyone. 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]. Many thanks to the Banff Trail Youth Council who hosted their Hallowe’en Event last month. More details in this issue.

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

Want to get your Banff Trail Howler before it comes in the mail? Check out https://mycalgary.com/magazines/banff_trail/.

If you have anything you’re interested in, don’t hesitate to get involved. Our meetings are always on the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Feel free to call 403-282-2234 or email [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.

Until next year, have a Merry Christmas, a Blessed Yuletide, a Joyous Kwanzaa, and a Happy Hanukkah!

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.