Energy Efficiency Alberta

posted Jun 21, 2017, 5:15 PM by Douglas Ratke





Solar program launches today

Energy Efficiency Alberta’s (EEA) Residential and Commercial Solar Program is officially open to applications from homeowners, businesses and not-for-profit organizations. This $36-million program will offer rebates on rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) units on residential and commercial buildings, installed after April 15, 2017.

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Four tips for an energy-efficient summer

Now that winter is over and the days have become longer, it’s likely you’re not using as much energy. After all, there’s less need to run your furnace, and around the solstice you may not even need to turn the lights on until well after dinner.

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Are Solar Panels Right for You?

Energy Efficiency Alberta has officially launched the Residential and Commercial Solar program. This program will help support and build Alberta's energy services and renewable energy sector, while also reducing Albertans' utility bills by offsetting some, or all, of their energy.

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Become an Energy-Savvy Organization with the BNI Program – Cost Savings and Comfort!

Small changes to your lighting, heating or other technology can result in huge energy—and money—savings, thanks to the scale at which organizations operate. Savings from the Business, Non-Profit and Institutional Program will help the province decrease its overall energy use, as well as give you more money to invest in something you care about: your organization.

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Enmax LIVING FLAG Request for Volunteers

posted Jun 20, 2017, 7:09 AM by Douglas Ratke

Please help us spread the word… Please feel free to invite your friends, family and complete strangers to join us and help us make Calgary’s entry the largest in the nation. Please pass on the attached poster to all of your contacts and let’s make this the biggest and best!!!

We are looking for people to join us for the ENMAX Living Flag on July 1! Our goal is to have the largest Living Flag in Canada and WE NEED YOUR HELP!

ENMAX Living Flag @ Fort Calgary 11am – 12pm on Saturday July 1. 2017.

For more information please contact Jacqui Sanderson @ or 403.476.4316

Jacqui Sanderson
Event Coordinator
Arts & Culture, Recreation

EVENT ORGANIZERS: To ensure you have the most successful event possible, and for the latest news and important information about deadlines, rules, subsidy, locations and workshops, please make sure you are subscribed to receive The City of Calgary Event Services email updates.


Call for Volunteers to Get More Involved in Riverbend Community

posted Jun 15, 2017, 9:16 AM by Douglas Ratke   [ updated Jun 20, 2017, 7:10 AM ]

Do you like to work on projects? Meet people? Volunteer?

Riverbend Community Center needs your help to renovate/redecorate the hall. Your skills are valuable to us and can help make the center a place to be proud of. We’re looking for your help, and think it is a great way to get involved in the Community.

                  Riverbend Volunteer Work Week

                             July 17 to 21, 2017

Your skills are valuable to us and can help make the center a place to be proud of. We’re looking for your help if you:

·        Have painting skills, or just would like to paint

·        Have carpentry skills, or maybe work with someone else who has

·        Have electrical or plumbing experience

·        Have construction experience, a little or a lot

·        Have organizational skills

·        Have volunteer hours to fulfill

·        Have strength

·        Want to meet people, make connections

We’re planning to spend the week after the Calgary Stampede week working in the Hall. That means between Monday, July 17th through Friday, July 21st . We’ll be planning to work morning, afternoon and/or evenings so that we can accommodate as many people and accomplish as much as possible.

What will we do for you? We’ll keep you going with refreshments, some food, some music and fun. You’ll also get a Volunteer Voucher worth $20 at RCA for each day you put in with us.

Please contact if this sounds like something you’d like to get into. Sign-up forms can be printed from the attached document and are also available at the hall (on the front entrance bulletin board) or online.

 We’d love to have you!


RCA Volunteer Week Sign up

July 17 to 21, 2017


Skills/Interests (Please circle your choice)

Have painting skills, or just would like to paint

Yes  /  Maybe

Have carpentry skills, or maybe work with someone else who has

Yes  /  Maybe

Have electrical or plumbing experience

Yes  /  Maybe

Have construction experience,

a little or a lot

Yes  /  Maybe

Have organizational skills

Yes  /  Maybe

Have volunteer hours to fulfill

Yes  /  Maybe

Have strength

Yes  /  Maybe

Want to meet people, make connections

Yes  /  Maybe


Availability  (Please circle your choice)



Total # of hours :



Total # of hours :



Total # of hours :



Total # of hours :



Total # of hours :



Name:_______________________________       Email:_____________________________________


Return to:      or      Office at RCA, 19 Rivervalley Drive SE

Ward 9 Monthly Report - June 13, 2017

posted Jun 13, 2017, 9:16 PM by Douglas Ratke   [ updated Jun 13, 2017, 9:16 PM ]

Please refer to the attached report for more information.


posted Jun 13, 2017, 9:02 PM by Douglas Ratke   [ updated Jun 13, 2017, 9:10 PM ]

What is ActivateYYC?

ActivateYYC is a new, one-time microgrant program that centers on local community projects that bring people together to walk, play and be neighbourly. These projects employ tactical urbanism – quick, temporary, and low-cost initiatives.

ActivateYYC wil provide grants – averaging $750 – to organized groups and businesses to experiment with temporary local projects and events that motivate Calgarians to walk, play and be neighbourly. Projects are encouraged to take place in any season of the year.

To support, organize and administer these grants, the Federation of Calgary Communities has partnered with the City of Calgary and Walk21 to introduce the ActivateYYC program to local communities!

Why Apply?

You have a great idea to make your community more walkable.

You are a trailblazer!  You want to help The City and future community builders learn about the barriers and processes to good community building work (yes, you will have to work through City process for permits or approvals – but the end result is this will help the city to evaluate its own process and try to improve it for future applicants!)

You want to contribute to Calgary and help to showcase our city at the Walk21 Conference in September 2017.

Free Community Summer Programs

posted Jun 13, 2017, 9:01 PM by Douglas Ratke

Draft South Hill Station Area PLan

posted Jun 13, 2017, 8:56 PM by Douglas Ratke   [ updated Jun 13, 2017, 8:59 PM ]

Please refer to the attached document for more details:

GenZed Soccer Skills Camp

posted Jun 13, 2017, 12:30 PM by Douglas Ratke   [ updated Jun 13, 2017, 1:51 PM ]


Please refer to attachment for additional details.

Refer also to the following for more information:

Remington Development Corporation

posted Jun 11, 2017, 6:55 PM by Douglas Ratke   [ updated Jun 11, 2017, 6:56 PM ]

Riverbend Community Association would like to thank and acknowledge the support of Remington Corporation for its Annual Stampede Breakfast.

Remington has been a great partner in our community and deserves the patronage and support of Riverbend residents.

Remington Development Corporation has been a fixture in Alberta’s development industry for decades. The company is renowned for its abilities to pioneer new construction solutions that improve tenant and partner value; transform blighted land into thriving business parks and communities; and deliver leasing and sales opportunities that boost an organization’s performance.

Examples are numerous. In the 1990s, the company deployed precast construction solutions (which it pioneered in the 1970s) and brought industrial sites to market more quickly than conventional processes that involved owners, architects and contractors. The result? Small businesses and Fortune 500 corporations leveraged Remington’s leasing programs and industrial product for strategic advantages. 

Feel free to check them out:

Mission Hill Church Riverbend

posted Jun 11, 2017, 6:49 PM by Douglas Ratke   [ updated Jun 11, 2017, 6:57 PM ]

Riverbend Community Association would also like to acknowledge and thank Mission Hill Church for its support of the Annual Stampede Breakfast.

Meeting Sundays @ 10am at the Rverbend Community Association (19 Rivervalley Drive, SE).

What to expect? Dress casual and feel free to bring a coffee, or fill up with the complimentary coffee brewed that morning.
We enjoy having our families together for the first 15 minutes of the service before we dismiss our children (ages 3-10) to enjoy the kid's ministry. Parents are welcome join their children and meet teachers ahead of time as well. We aim to dismiss by 11:05am, and you're always welcome to stay back and visit.

Feel free to check them out:

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