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“Summer is short, we do like to play hard and Chestermere is a great place to do that.” John (Business owner) “I like the volunteer spirit, I’m constantly hearing ‘how can I help, what can I do to help’.” Cathy (Resident) “People here aren’t just residents or citizens, but they’re actually becoming neighbours with each other and that’s exciting to us!” Preston (Resident) “This has definitely always been a place of celebration and happiness, whether it’s from Canada Day, Winterfest or Water Festival.” Emilie (Resident) To watch all the #LoveChestermere videos and montage, please visit www.chestermere.ca/lovechestermere. Together we can rediscover what makes this community amazing! We want to hear what you love about Chestermere! Connect with us on your favourite social platform using the hashtag #lovechestermere.
Ball Diamond at Chestermere Lake Middle School: On August 2, representatives from the Blue Jays Care Foundation joined the City to unveil the newly refurbished Jays Care Foundation Field. This field was made possible by the Jays Field of Dreams grant and is one of only two diamonds in Chestermere for kids ages 4-12. Ball Diamond at Our Lady of Wisdom School: The field is close to completion and additional sod has been added. The area is temporarily fenced off to allow for root stabilization. Centre for Community Leadership (CCL): The City of Chestermere and Synergy are proud to partner in launching the Centre for Community Leadership, the first dedicated space in the community to host not for profit groups. The modular building is currently on site and all utility and electrical installations are scheduled for October. Watch in the new year for a grand opening celebration. Pathways: Over the summer the City upgraded various pathways including North Windermere Drive and East Lake School Path. Sunset Park Beach Volleyball Court Upgrade: This project is now complete, which expanded the court to a double size and included landscaping work. Sod work has been done around the perimeter of the double court, so please keep off this area. Urban Community Garden: The new urban community garden, located at the corner of West Lakeview Point and West Lakeview Drive, held its first harvest celebration on September 13 where guests harvested 34 plots abundant with vegetables and flowers. Partners included the Chestermere Food Bank and Chestermere Lake Middle School who also had plots in the garden. If you’re interested in a plot for the 2017 season, please contact City Hall.
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
National Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15. This is a good time to check all of your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are working and are less than 10 years old. Also, be sure to discuss a fire escape plan with your family and take a few minutes to practise it. For more information or to request a Home Fire Risk Assessment, contact Chestermere Fire Services at (403) 272-9878.
COUNCILLOR SPOTLIGHT: Councillor Stu Hutchison Stu was born and raised in Calgary, and visited Chestermere Lake frequently as a kid. He moved to the Summer Village of Chestermere in 1992 and was elected to Council in 1993 with a vision of providing more support to residents and making sure people had a voice in their neighbourhoods. Stu has served on eight councils since 1993, making him the longest running Councillor in the history of Chestermere. Stu has been part of many developments and improvements in the community including the expansion of the Recreation Centre, the addition of the RCMP and Protective Services building, and the redevelopment of Anniversary Park and John Peake Park. Stu particularly enjoys seeing all the community participation in our special events such as Canada Day, Winterfest and Water Festival, where neighbours come out and enjoy our beautiful community. To contact Councillor Hutchison call (403) 248-1952 or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
“It has been a great pleasure so far working with everyone in Council and Administration. Collectively we may not have all agreed, but we always found resolution for the betterment of the community.” 2