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Riverbend T-Shirts Now Available !

posted by Douglas Ratke

As has been noted before, Riverbend Community Association is 30 Years Old in 2017.  

This is a remarkable achievement, especially when one remembers that that represents 30 years of volunteers doing what they can to make our community great.

As part of this, we have been adding a number of new activities and events to mark it.

One of them is the introduction of “I Love Riverbend” t-shirts. 

The initial batch of shirts include a picture of the Riverbend boulder, found along our pathways, as something unique to Riverbend.  The “rock” replaces the traditional ‘heart” found on most other shirts of this kind.  And in so doing, the new shirts become truly unique to Riverbend.

Shirts can be purchased from Riverbend Community Association.  Cost is either one for $20, or 2 for $35.

Calgary River Valleys - August 2017 Update

posted Aug 11, 2017, 2:25 PM by Douglas Ratke

Summer 2017 Update

We hope you are having a great summer so far. Since our AGM, Calgary River Valleys has received our 2017 operational funding from the City of Calgary, and has also received some grant funding.  As a result, our staff & volunteers have been busy with a variety of projects. Below is an update on what we've been working on, as well as some opportunities available to you.



Elbow River Redd Count Project



As a major project for 2017, CRV has received a Watershed Stewardship Grant (from the Land Stewardship Centre) to help ensure the Brown Trout Redd Count in the Lower Elbow River continues, and to incorporate a larger educational component to demonstrate the importance of a healthy aquatic ecosystem.  As part of the project we are working on several aspects:

  • an educational video of the Redd Count,
  • outreach presentations on the Redd Counts over the years,
  • educational articles to be submitted to community newsletters and distributed through partner groups,
  • and the 2017 count itself, which will occur in November.

If your community association or an organization you are associated with is interested in someone from CRV presenting information on the Redd Count, please contact us to make arrangements for a suitable date & time.



River Access Signage Project


       Sign kiosk for river access signage

Another big project CRV has been working on, with multiple partners including the City of Calgary, is the River Access Signage project.  This is a project for which CRV received a grant from the Alberta Conservation Association. 

             Sample signage to go onto kiosk
This project involves the design and installation of informative signs at various river access spots, as well as on-river signage for paddlers to see the distance to the next river exit, and what side of the river it is on. These signs are expected to improve river user safety, reduce damage to the river bank as well as reduce damage to fish and shore bird habitat. For more information on this project, click on the Read More link below to be transferred to the City of Calgary's website for this project.




CRV Information Booths


As part of our efforts to reach out to the public to provide information on what CRV does, and how the public can get involved, or get more information, we have recently had information booths at two public events. These were at the Bonnie Raitt concert at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on June 16th, and at Creekfest at Fish Creek Provincial Park on July 15th. 
If you would like CRV to set up an information booth at your next event, send details in an email to:

    Information Booth at Jubilee Auditorium



Public Participation Opportunities


Below are details regarding several opportunities open to public input that you may be interested in:

  • Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project information sessions: these are all scheduled from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., between August 16 and 29 at various locations, check the AB Gov't website for more info (and scroll to the bottom of that page).
  • Want to learn from experts about watershed restoration? Then, sign up for some of the remaining spots in the Riparian Restoration Workshop Series, offered by Sustainability Resources and Cows & Fish between  August 23 to 27, with a new topic each day. If you attend at least 2 sessions you can earn a certificate in Riparian Restoration Essentials.   
  • Miistakis Institute is conducting a citizen science project until the end of August, called the Call of the Wetland. It is designed to help monitor amphibians in the Calgary area. You can download the app and sign up for available dates & locations to record your observations. Click this link for more information.
  • The City of Calgary is redesigning their notices regarding planning & re-zoning issues, and they are looking for public input until September 15.
  • CRV is looking for members of the public who are interested in volunteering to review issues related to urban planning and development, and who can work with others on our Watershed Planning & Planning Committee. Please contact if you are interested or need more information.


Calgary YYC - Interesting Facts and Figures: August 2017

posted Aug 4, 2017, 8:27 PM by Douglas Ratke

On-line commerce is growing in Canada, with consumers choosing to shop more on websites rather than in-store. 

This shift needs to be supported by a strong cargo logistics operations. 

Calgary enjoys a strategic location for receiving and transferring cargo, domestically and internationally.

Refer to the attachment for more Facts and Figures from our partners at Calgary YYC.

Riverbend Fall 2017 Yoga Class Information Now Available !

posted Aug 4, 2017, 7:49 PM by Douglas Ratke

Fall 2017 Class Information Now Available.

Please refer to the poster or the Program page on this website for more information.

Riverbend Community Small Dog Day: September 10, 2017

posted Jul 31, 2017, 5:36 AM by Douglas Ratke

Bring your small Best Friend 

to meet other small Best Friends!


Riverbend Community Association Ice Rink

Sunday, September 10, 2017 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Ronald MacDonald Will Be At Riverbend McDonald's: August 21, 2017

posted Jul 30, 2017, 12:16 PM by Douglas Ratke   [ updated Jul 30, 2017, 7:50 PM ]

Ronald MacDonald will be at the Riverbend McDonald's at 5:00 PM as part of the Ronald Show on August 21, 2017.

All children of all ages are welcome !

City of Calgary Mini Traffic Study: July 28, 2017

posted Jul 28, 2017, 5:02 PM by Douglas Ratke   [ updated Jul 30, 2017, 7:51 PM ]

Now that that the new Ogden/Glenmore Trail Interchange is open, the City of Calgary will be doing a study of traffic at the corner of 18th Street and Riverview Circle / 21st Street with regards to that intersection to see if changes are warranted in the traffic lights at this location.

As more information is known, it will be passed on.

Riverbend Community / Joy and Vitality Health and Beauty Free Seminar: September 16, 2017

posted Jul 28, 2017, 4:49 PM by Douglas Ratke   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 11:00 AM ]

Join us for a fun-filled, and educational Girl's Night Out that will forever change the way you view the cosmetic and personal care industry. 

Joy and Vitality (located in Quarry Park), a family run small business, strives to provide our communities with the education, tools, and foods needed for whole health, and we're proud to introduce our latest-and-greatest program to support YOU and your body.

Joy and Vitality is also one of the proud participants in the Riverbend Community Stampede Breakfast in 2017, and is listed as a "Partner in the Community" on the Riverbend Community Webpage.

Come have a glass of wine on us while we present eye-opening information on Everything you need to know about hormones, Discover the Connection Between Hormones and Weight Loss.

We will be doing little makeovers together, fun yoga class, chocolate testing and much more! 

Also, just using this for a nice excuse to get out of the house and have a glass of wine works, too.

We haven't had a girl's night in forever and we are so ready to relax with y'all!!! 

When: September 16, 2017 (7 PM to 8:30 PM)

Where: Riverbend Community Association Building

For more information on Joy and Vitality and what we have to offer, please refer to the following link:  

Riverbend Community / Quarry Park Law Free Seminar: Wills and Estates: September 26, 2017

posted Jul 28, 2017, 4:14 PM by Douglas Ratke   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 9:50 AM ]

Quarry Park Law is also one of the proud participants in the Riverbend Community Stampede Breakfast in 2017, and is listed as a "Partner in the Community" on the Riverbend Community Webpage.

As part of our new relationship with Riverbend Community, we are happy to offer a fee seminar on wills and estates.

Additional seminars will also be offered - so, stay tuned for additional information on these at a later time.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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