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September 2020
Community Update
 
Attend Our AGM! 
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
7:00 to 8:30 PM
at Southgate Alliance Church
James McKevitt Dr.at Evergreen St. SW
 
This is your chance to connect with your Board of Directors, to celebrate our achievements and plan for the coming year. Hear the reports and join in the open forum. 

One vote per member household. Memberships available at the event. 

Plan to bring your own mask. Hand sanitizer will be provided. Physical distancing will be required. 

See shawnee-evergreen.ca for the AGM agenda and financial reports. 
Your community association needs you! 

Shawnee Evergreen residents possess a wealth of skills and experience and by donating a few hours a month, or a year, you could make a difference. 

It's very rewarding work and a great way to meet new people. 

Contact info@shawneevergreen.ca   Thank you. 

Could you spare an hour a week or an hour a month?

SECA could use your help in these and other areas. 
1/ Communications 

  • Newsletter production - copy writing and Mailchimp production
  • Social media 
2/ Web site
  • Copy writing and ongoing maintenance to keep site up to date
  • Web site functionality, new site design  
3/ Events support
  • Planning and Executing
  • Event day volunteers

4/ Project Management
We have some great ideas to help us build a more friendly and connected community. Can you help to bring these to life?

  • Installing natural benches at pathway intersections - these offer seating for all ages and play opportunities for young children
  • Installing shade structures near playgrounds
  • Utility box painting - with a cohesive motif across the community
  • A storage structure in a park - likely a sea container
5/ Technology Update
Google Suite products and other apps can simplify the Board’s work while better serving the community. We need a knowledgeable person to evaluate what fits us best and then to transition the SECA Board to take advantage of these products. 

Or let us know how you see yourself contributing to help to build a
safe and caring community. 
Join SECA!

Membership fee revenue enables SECA to enrich your community life. Through our programs and events we are building a more neighbourly community.

Our membership year runs from May 1 to April 30 each year. 

How to join:
  1. Fill out the online form at shawnee-evergreen.ca/membership
  2. Click on the Paypal icon to pay online, with your Paypal account or with a credit card
  3. OR Send a cheque payable to SECA to: 
    SECA Treasurer, c/o Maigul Wickam, 130 Shawnee Common, Calgary, AB, T2Y 0P9
Thanks to those who have already joined. Your support is appreciated! 

Though some of our events have been cancelled, due to the pandemic, ongoing expenses must be paid. 

Children's programs will resume in October. 
Community Partners is a new program where local businesses offer discounts to SECA members*.
A Community Partners web page will soon be available to provide discount information. In the meantime, see the offers from these partners at the bottom of this newsletter: 
  • Raintech Irrigation
  • Raintech Home Services
  • Aid IT Mobile Services
  • iDrive Alberta Driver Education Inc. 
*Offers valid for 2020-2021 SECA members and you must show your card or a photo of the card at time of purchase. 

Business owners: Would you like to connect with SECA members? Please contact: Yogesh Dua at yogeshdua@yahoo.com  to become a Community Partner. Thank you! 

When residents get involved good things happen!

1/ THANK YOU for your letters related to Graywood Developments land use amendment application. At the May 7th City Council meeting, with the support of the the Planning Commission, and our Councillor, Diane Colley Urquart, Council approved C-1N zoning. This means that the commercial development will not include drive-thru or gas station developments.  Thanks also to the leadership of volunteers in our community who led the SECA response, Norm Rousseau (SECA's Director of Development) and Dave Jacobs. 

2/ THANK YOU to those who used the online pothole reporting system and especially to those that engaged city officials including our Ward Councillor. Some of the worst potholes along the east end of Shawnee Drive have been patched. It's still bumpy but at least no one will be damaging their car now. 

COVID-19 is changing our world. 
We are all experiencing the pandemic in our own ways.
Let's be kind to one another and keep safe.

 
We hope you are managing through the pandemic. If you need help, call Alberta 211,free helpline that connects you to community and social services in your area. 

For answers to a myriad of health questions related to the pandemic and the relaunch see Alberta.ca 

CARDEL Homes - Shawnee Park Update 

As a reminder to Shawnee Evergreen residents, other than completed and opened areas, Shawnee Park remains an active, privately owned, construction site with all the hazards that entails.  For safety reasons, public access is strictly prohibited (including landscape buffer areas) and residents should observe all construction signage and respect the private property.
 
For all development related inquiries please contact:
 
Brett O’Reilly, Project Manager - Land, Cardel Homes
brett.oreilly@cardelhomes.com

Virtual Town Hall for the Shawnee Evergreen community. 

November 25
7 to 9 pm
via ZOOM


Bring your questions and concerns for our Ward 13 Councillor.  
Hear Mark Neufeld, the Chief of Police speak about Policing and Public Safety. 

Register at ward13@Calgary.ca to receive your login details.
Community Partners
Purchase your 2020 SECA membership to access these offers. 
Your membership card is required to obtain the discounts listed. 
#BuyLocalYYC
iDrive - Driving Skills for life

iDrive inspires and promotes proactive driving strategies, to create a healthy and friendly driving environment.
587-471-7976  |  info@iDriveAlberta.ca 
iDriveAlberta.ca  | Facebook

SECA Members: $50 off New Drivers Program

Aid IT Services is a Mobile IT services specializing in: 

Computer Troubleshooting & Repair
Technical Help (Email, Internet, etc.)
IT Support
Entertainment System Setup, 
Home Security & Smart Home Setup
403-619-7730  |  info@aidit.ca   |  aidit.ca

SECA Members: 15% off all services
Our mission, as part of our community, is to ensure that each customer receives the level of services that they expect and deserve. With an assembled team of professionals in each field, we strive to have every customer’s home comfortable for living and in a status that you are proud to own.
403.279.5678  |  info@raintechhomeservices.ca 
raintechhomeservices.ca


SECA Members:
- Handyman – 10% off for any visit incl. 24 hr emergency
- Lawn services – 20% off Spring cleaning
- Lawn services - 50% off with weekly maintenance contract
- House cleaning – 10% off 
- Window and gutter cleaning – 10% off on any services 
- Electrician – $20 off every call of 2 hr or more. Pre-call.
- HVAC – 5% off duct cleaning. 10% off all repairs.

Our team of irrigation experts design and install quality and trouble free irrigation systems meeting all local codes and regulations. Our service department is available to perform system upgrades and maintenance including annual spring start ups and fall winterizations and cross connection testing. Visit our shop for parts. 
(403) 279-5678  | info@raintech.ca  
raintech.ca

SECA Members:   10% off our services listed below:
- New irrigation system installations
- Do It Yourself irrigation system packages, parts, seeds & gardening supplies
- Start up/Blowout & other irrigation related services
- Cross connection testing


Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park 

Shawnee Evergreen is in such a lovely location, adjacent to the Fish Creek Provincial Park. It's a space that many of us use for walking, biking, photography, bird watching and more. And it's a space we need to help to protect. You can become a Park Protector with a monthly donation.

Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society is an organization that offers a variety of programs to help us enjoy the park and protect the park. Like every organization, their programs are adapting or being postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit their site to learn more about programs
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