Challenge 3: Aug 1-15 This weeks’ photo challenge, we want to see your best garden themed shot. If you don’t have a garden, you can visit Acadia’s own! The Acadia Garden and Art Society is located at 332 94 Ave SE. Flowers and bugs make great subjects but remember to minimize distractions in the frame so your subject stands out.
Challenge 2: July 16-31 We want to get to know our neighbours, even the shy ones. The faceless portrait is our next photo challenge, go beyond the standard selfie and tell us about yourself or someone else in a single image without showing a face. Shadows or objects are a great way to hide a face, and props can help tell a story.
The Acadia Networking Group consists of the Acadia Community Garden & Art Society, Strong Neighbourhood Initiative, Lutheran Church of our Saviour and McDougall United Church. The Group is sponsoring an Acadia Area Day Camp from Monday, August 8 to Friday, August 12. It’s for children aged 6 – 12. The Day Camp runs from 9am until 4pm.
Here is a message from the Group:
Planning is coming together really well. We have 29 campers registered with over half of them coming from disadvantaged homes. The camp theme is about Peace – What is it; Peace in Me; Peace in Families, Schools & Communities; Peace with Nature and Peace in Our World. We will be going to the swimming pool one afternoon, going to the Community Garden, having special musician and cultural guests and doing crafts and outdoor activities and games. Both snacks and lunches will be included for campers and volunteers.
We are needing two more Youth Leaders (ages 16+) and at least one more Adult Leader. If someone is not able to commit for the week, we could hopefully match them up with someone else who can only help part-time as well.
We also need some help with snack and lunch preparation from 11:00 until 1:30 each day – especially on Thursday, August 11.
Challenge 1: July 1-15 Challenge yourself to see creatively without leaving your neighbourhood. Take 10 steps in any direction from your front door and take a photo from where you stand. If you’re stuck for ideas, try crouching down low to the ground or zooming in to change your perspective.
BikeCalgary wants to hear from Acadians. Every 3 months, the non-profit showcases bicycle commute routes from different communities. This spring, BikeCalgary is giving priority to routes passing through and originating from Acadia. This is a great opportunity to not only highlight your bicycle commute route, but to also highlight your great community.
Deadline for application is this Saturday, February 20th.
Action Plan is The City’s business plan and budget document. It was developed in 2014 for the years 2015-2018. In recognition that the Plan needs to adapt with Calgary’s changing needs, we are Checking In with citizens about their priorities for 2017 and 2018.
In 2014, Calgarians ranked the following priorities as the most important to focus on during 2015-2018:
Getting Around Calgary
How The City of Calgary works
Now using the same tool, tell us if these priorities have changed.
Action Plan Check-ins
Starting in February, there will be many opportunities to learn more about Calgary’s Action Plan and for you to provide input on what you believe The City’s priorities should be for 2017-2018.