Banff Trail’s Raven’s Corner for October

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Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Harvest Festival of 2021 was very well attended. How wonderful to see so many familiar faces. Many thanks to the Banff Trail Community Association Board Members who served last year. Welcome to those who are new on the board. A special thank you for those who are new and to those who are returning. Thank you for your time and dedication.

Last month, the Banff Trail Community Association celebrated its 65th Anniversary. Thank you to all those who joined us in the festivities.

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.

On Halloween, all community members are invited to decorate a garden plot to show off their Halloween spirit. There are prizes to be given away. Since there are limited garden spots, register early to create your creepy, spooky graveyard plots. The Banff Trail Youth Council will also be hosting a walk-through Ghouls in the Garden which will include candy, games, treats, and fun. Vote for the best decorated garden plot. More details in this issue. This event will take place at our Banff Trail Community Hall on October 31 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

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 [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.