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“Help get the wheels turning on skatepark developments”

In City of Calgary, Community News On December 29, 2013 0 Comments
The City of Calgary wants your help. We are holding open houses for a 10-year skateboard plan to build up to 50 skateparks in the city. Come join us at one of the three open houses to provide your input and learn more about:

  • the overall skateboarding strategy  and where we are in the process
  • the consultants that are designing the skateparks
  • communities that have been identified to receive a skatepark and why
  • how this could impact you or your family
  • modern skatepark design, construction, and the positive impact they have on communities
  • how your community or region can get involved for selection of future parks

We are still in the proposal stage and no final site selection has been decided. Help carve out how we move forward.

Open House Options (all times are 5 PM to 8 PM):

  • Tuesday, January 28: Cardel Theatre – 180 Quarry Park Blvd S.E.
  • Wednesday, January 29: Edgemont Community Association – 33 Edgevalley Circle NW
  • Thursday, January 30: Southland Leisure Centre – 2000 Southland Dr. S.W.

For more information about this or other Recreation projects, please visit: calgary.ca/recreationprojects

 

Community Newsletter January 2014 – from Southland Leisure Centre

In Community News, Family Time, Southland Leisure Centre On December 15, 2013 0 Comments
Calgary After School Program

Calgary AfterSchool at Southland Leisure Centre

A FREE supervised drop-in program for youth ages 11-15 during the school year. Come use the pool on Tuesdays and Fridays, and the Sport Hall and Youth Room are open each day! New activities are always introduced and daily snacks are available. For details, call our centre at 403-648-6550 or online at calgary.ca/leisurecentres or calgary.ca/afterschool.

Cost: Free
Ages: 11 – 15
Day: Monday to Thursday, 3 – 6 p.m. and Fridays, 1 – 5 p.m.*
Location: Southland Leisure Centre (2000 Southland Dr. SW)
*Ends Dec. 19 and resumes Jan. 10 after the Christmas break.

 

2013 City of Calgary Recreation

South Calgary Youth Council (SCYC) at Southland Leisure Centre

An exciting opportunity for youth ages 12 – 18 years to become active participants in their community. Learn how to be an influential leader, have a voice in community projects while having a great time and meeting lots of new friends. SCYC is offered in partnership with Community & Neighbourhood Services, South Area Office and the Southwest Community Resource Centre. Meetings are held once a month, October – June, along with additional volunteer opportunities. Please call Southland Leisure Centre at 403-648-6550 for more information.

 

Volunteer Opportunities at Southland Leisure Centre

Southland welcomes volunteers, 13 years old to seniors, to assist in a variety of programs and activities throughout the year.  Opportunities may include Babysitting, Day Camps, Fitness (Disability and Weight Room), Special Events, Skating, Sport Programs and Youth Programs.  Please call 403-648-6550 for more information.

 

Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre

Southland Leisure Centre’s Playschool is recreation-based and provides preschool-aged children with skills and awareness that emphasize the value of recreational play, ultimately contributing to lifelong patterns of active living. We also include many educational aspects through activities, songs, arts/crafts and more. Playschool programs are for two to four year olds from September to June. Registration is ongoing throughout the 2013-14 year, based on availability. Registration for the 2014 to 2015 school year starts Monday, March 24. For more information, please call 403-648-6550 and ask for the Playschool coordinator.

 

Drop-in Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre

Want to sample some of our Playschool activities including educational play centres, gym time, arts/crafts and circle time based on a variety of themes? We have Drop-in Kinderschool for 3-5 year olds on Wednesdays from 1-3 pm. Pre-book your space by the day prior by calling 403-648-6558.  Cost is $12.50 per time slot ($7.50 for passholders).  Call the centre at 403-648-6550 for more information.

 

Drop-in Preschool Programs at Southland Leisure Centre

Check out some of our drop-in preschool programs including Kinder Room, Funtime, Kinderschool, Tot’s Gym Time and our new SNUG Drop-in!  See calgary.ca/leisurecentres for more information and schedules.

 

Drop-in Climbing and Gymnastics at Southland Leisure Centre

There’s so much to do at Southland Leisure Centre! Come have some fun and unique experiences in our rock wall climbing and gymnastics gym drop-in times. All equipment is provided and instructors are present to guide you.  See calgary.ca/leisurecentres for schedules and more information.

 

Babysitting Room at Southland Leisure Centre

Treat yourself to some ‘me time’ to workout or take a class. Book your children into our Babysitting Room Mon – Wed. 8:30am – 8:15 pm, Thurs 8:30am-8:00pm, Fri 8:30am-6pm, Sat & Sun 8:30 am – 12:30pm. Reasonable rates for a well deserved break!

 

Day Camps at Southland Leisure Centre

Register your children for some fun in Southland Leisure Centre’s day camps.  Check out the City of Calgary Recreation program guide on stands or online at www.calgary.ca/recreation for lots of great day camp programs over Teacher’s Convention and Spring Breaks!

 

PD School Days at Southland Leisure Centre

Did you know that Southland Leisure Centre offers programs to elementary school aged children on some Professional and Parent-Teacher Interview days? Check out the City of Calgary Recreation program guide on stands or online at www.calgary.ca/recreation for more information on our School’s Out Day Camps.   Winter 2014 School’s Out Day Camps are Feb. 18 and Mar. 14. Hours of School’s Out Day Camps are 7 am – 6 pm, and the cost is $57.75/day.

 

Fitness at Southland Leisure Centre

Have a New Year’s Resolution to get fit?  Give yourself the gift of fun and fitness!  We have Water, Step, Cycle, Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Conditioning, Cardio, Strength and 50+ Drop-in fitness classes.  So many choices to choose from!

Prefer a more solid commitment? We have even a wider selection of registered courses; you’ll be sure to find something to suit you.  Shop online at www.calgary.ca/recreation.

Group classes not your thing? Our weight room offers plenty of weight training and cardio machines.  Need a little help? We also offer personalized program designs just for you!

 

Winter 2014 Programs at Southland Leisure Centre

Check out our Winter program guide on stands and online at www.calgary.ca/recreation. Browse for some fun and unique programs for all ages.  Choose from skating, hockey, sports, gymnastics, climbing, preschool, dance, martial arts, fitness and more!

Calgary Fire Department Holiday Safety Tips

In City of Calgary, Community News, Events, Family Time On November 28, 2013 0 Comments

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Calgary Fire Department Holiday Safety Tips – Download PDF

Christmas trees

  • Get a freshly cut tree. It stays green longer and is less of a fire hazard.
  • Always test for freshness before buying. A tree with high moisture content is safer. Very few needles should fall when the butt of the tree is tapped on the ground. Needles should bend, not break, and the stump should be sticky with resin.
  • Use a tree stand with a broad base for better balance and a large water reservoir to immerse the tree butt. Make sure the base of the tree is always in water.
  • Do not set your tree up near a heat source such as a radiator, television, fireplace or heating duct and do not block doors or windows.
  • Never use lit candles on a tree.
  • After the holidays, properly dispose of trees as soon as possible. The City of Calgary has a Christmas tree recycling program. For details visit calgary.ca.

For more information on the Calgary Fire Department, visit Calgary.ca/fire

Dougs Rant

Doug’s Rant for December 2013

In Doug Hayden, Doug's Rant On November 25, 2013 0 Comments
OK so the Stoney Trail was a little bit late in opening, but what a nice Christmas present for those of us in the deep south of Calgary. I think we can agree that it’s better that we have it late than not at all.  Which I believe would have been the case if had not been for our Premier refusing to bend under pressure to stop spending money on the infrastructure we need just to get around in a city of one million plus.

I guess I’ll just never understand why some folks don’t think we should be building schools, roads, and the infrastructure we need in our fast growing city and province. I shudder to think what it would be like if we didn’t have what’s already in place, never mind that that’s even way behind where many of us feel it should be.

I do have one question of those that designed the gigantic Stoney Trail /Deerfoot interchange — and that is why on earth a driver can’t get into Cranston when coming off the new Stoney Trail? Does somebody in planning have something against Cranston?

Why am I spouting on about infrastructure yet again? Well one area in the southeast — Quarry Park, is going to have 18,000 plus folks working in it within the next 24 months. Great news for our local area economy, but let’s consider the day-to-day logistics, a.k.a. the daily grind, that those who work in this area are going to face.

Stoney Trail will help take some traffic off the already over-burdened (and poorly designed) Deerfoot Trail, but that reprieve from traffic will only last so long with our current growth rate in the southeast. I’m guessing most of the folks that work in Quarry Park, and/or Seton, are going to be driving, or perhaps taking the bus down the Deerfoot. As we have no S.E. LRT to transport the staggering amount of people that will be both working and living in our ever-expanding corner of the city, it will be the over-burdened roads that will be taking up all the slack, of which in the case of the Deerfoot, there is none to be had.

So, although we see great progress in the building of infrastructure, the reality is without mass-transit I’m afraid it’s going to be gridlock for Christmas 2017. Why 2017 — well that’s just what yours truly thinks is the year the proverbial stuff hits the traffic fan as far as I can tell.

So I hate to say this, but if you think it is bad now… well all I can say is enjoy your Christmas and let’s hope Santa is already thinking ahead to Christmas 2017, when he’s going surprise us all with a shiny new C-Train for the southeast.

Merry Christmas one and all; and I hope when you reflect back on 2013 it’s been a good year for you.

Be a good neighbour, clear the snow

In City of Calgary, Community News On November 18, 2013 0 Comments

City of Calgary Animal & Bylaw Services

ANIMAL& BYLAW SERVICES

Partnering with Calgarians

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Winter has arrived and it’s time to be mindful of how the buildup of ice and snow on city sidewalks can post a risk of injury to Calgarians.  Older adults, those with mobility issues or parents pushing strollers or walking with young children, may find it treacherous to venture out if neighbours are not diligent about clearing the ice and snow.  All of us can help make walking in our communities safe for everyone if we work together and follow the regulations set out in Calgary’s Street Bylaw.

Property owners are responsible for clearing all sidewalks adjacent to their property.  This means removing all snow and ice down to the bare concrete within 24 hours after the snow stops falling. If, as a property owner, you do not live at the residence, it is important to work with tenants or arrange for a contractor to clear the snow.  It’s also important to note that if a property is being developed, the developer is often the owner responsible to clean sidewalks around a construction site or empty lot. The property owner is ultimately responsible for snow clearing under the bylaw.  For any ice that is difficult to remove, a de-icing mixture is available at fire halls or Roads depots.  Please bring your own container.

Remember that snow from private property cannot be put onto the road or boulevard.  Large mounds of snow in the street can impede the flow of traffic, limit driver and pedestrian visibility and hinder Blue Cart and Black Bin collection.

Sidewalks also need to be clear of obstructions such as electrical cords.  When plugging in your vehicle, make sure you don’t place an electrical cord on or over any portion of a street.

Have you considered being a Snow Angel?  It can be a challenge for some residents to shovel and clear their sidewalks.  The Snow Angel campaign, now in its 10th year in Calgary, encourages citizens to be good neighbours by helping older adults and others in need with their snow removal.  All you have to do is adopt someone’s sidewalk this winter and keep it clear.

Let’s remember that snow, ice and obstructions on our sidewalks can result in serious injuries and can cause those with limited mobility to be confined indoors.  Be a good neighbour and clear the snow.

To find out more about snow and ice removal in Calgary visit calgary.ca/snow or contact 311. For information on how to become a Snow Angel, visit Calgary.ca/snowangels.

Community Newsletter December 2013 – from Southland Leisure Centre

In City of Calgary, Community News, Family Time, Southland Leisure Centre On November 15, 2013 0 Comments
Calgary After School Program

Calgary AfterSchool at Southland Leisure Centre

A FREE supervised drop-in program for youth ages 11-15 during the school year. Come use the pool on Tuesdays and Fridays, and the Sport Hall and Youth Room are open each day! New activities are always introduced and daily snacks are available. For details, call our centre at 403-648-6550 or online at calgary.ca/leisurecentres or calgary.ca/afterschool.

Cost: Free
Ages: 11 – 15
Day: Monday to Thursday, 3 – 6 p.m. and Fridays, 1 – 5 p.m.*
Location: Southland Leisure Centre (2000 Southland Dr. SW)
*Ends Dec. 19 and resumes Jan. 10 after the Christmas break.

 

 

2013 City of Calgary Recreation

South Calgary Youth Council (SCYC) at Southland Leisure Centre

An exciting opportunity for youth ages 12 – 18 years to become active participants in their community. Learn how to be an influential leader, have a voice in community projects while having a great time and meeting lots of new friends. SCYC is offered in partnership with Community & Neighbourhood Services, South Area Office and the Southwest Community Resource Centre. Meetings are held once a month, October – June, along with additional volunteer opportunities. Please call Southland Leisure Centre at 403-648-6550 for more information.

 

Volunteer Opportunities at Southland Leisure Centre

Southland welcomes volunteers, 13 years old to seniors, to assist in a variety of programs and activities throughout the year.  Opportunities may include Babysitting, Day Camps, Fitness (Disability and Weight Room), Special Events, Skating, Sport Programs and Youth Programs.  Please call 403-648-6550 for more information.

 

Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre

Playschool 2013-2014 registration is ongoing.  Limited spaces still available for 2 ½, 3 & 4 year olds.  For more information, please call 403-648-6550 and ask for the Playschool coordinator.

 

Drop-in Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre

Want to sample some of our Playschool activities including educational play centres, gym time, arts/crafts and circle time based on a variety of themes? We have Drop-in Kinderschool for 3-5 year olds on Wednesdays from 1-3 pm. Pre-book your space by the day prior by calling 403-648-6558.  Cost is $12.50 per time slot ($7.50 for passholders).  Call the centre at 403-648-6550 for more information.

 

Drop-in Preschool Programs at Southland Leisure Centre

Check out some of our drop-in preschool programs including Kinder Room, Funtime, Kinderschool and Tot’s Gym Time.  See calgary.ca/leisurecentres for more information and schedules.

 

Drop-in Climbing and Gymnastics at Southland Leisure Centre

There’s so much to do at Southland Leisure Centre! Come have some fun and unique experiences in our rock wall climbing and gymnastics gym drop-in times. All equipment is provided and instructors are present to guide you.  See calgary.ca/leisurecentres for schedules and more information.

 

Babysitting Room at Southland Leisure Centre

Treat yourself to some ‘me time’ to workout or take a class. Book your children into our Babysitting Room Mon – Wed. 8:30am – 8:15 pm, Thurs 8:30am-8:00pm, Fri 8:30am-6pm, Sat & Sun 8:30 am – 12:30pm. Reasonable rates for a well deserved break!

 

Day Camps at Southland Leisure Centre

Register your children for some fun in Southland Leisure Centre’s day camps.  Check out the City of Calgary Recreation program guide on stands or online at www.calgary.ca/recreation for lots of great day camp programs over the Christmas break and even for some December Stop, drop & Shop Day Camp dates! Registration is also open for Teacher’s Convention and Spring Break camps.

 

PD School Days at Southland Leisure Centre

Did you know that Southland Leisure Centre offers programs to elementary school aged children on some Professional and Parent-Teacher Interview days? Check out the City of Calgary Recreation program guide on stands or online at www.calgary.ca/recreation for more information on our School’s Out Day Camps.   Winter 2014 School’s Out Day Camps are Feb. 18 and Mar. 14. Hours of School’s Out Day Camps are 7 am – 6 pm, and the cost is $57.75/day.

 

Fitness at Southland Leisure Centre

Have a New Year’s Resolution coming up?  Give yourself the gift of fun and fitness!  We have Water, Step, Cycle, Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Conditioning, Cardio, Strength and 50+ Drop-in fitness classes.  So many choices to choose from!

Prefer a more solid commitment? We have even a wider selection of registered courses; you’ll be sure to find something to suit you.  Shop online at www.calgary.ca/recreation.

Group classes not your thing? Our weight room offers plenty of weight training and cardio machines.  Need a little help? We also offer personalized program designs just for you!

 

Fitness Frolic! Monday, Dec 16

Come out to a fun festive fitness class. Goodies and door prizes! Admission is free with a donation to the food bank.

Water classes 8 – 9 am and 9:15 – 10:15 am

Dryland class 9:15 – 10:15 am

Social open 9:15 – 11:45 am

 

Winter 2014 Programs at Southland Leisure Centre

Plan your winter 2014 schedule before the Christmas rush!  Check out our Winter program guide on stands and online at www.calgary.ca/recreation. Browse for some fun and unique programs for all ages.  Choose from skating, hockey, sports, gymnastics, climbing, preschool, dance, martial arts, fitness and more!

 

Guy the Mortgage Guy

Good news for interest rates…

In Family Finances On November 5, 2013 0 Comments
There’s good news on the interest rate front. In the Bank of Canada’s (BoC) most recent announcement it maintained its prime rate at 1%, however with one slight difference. Since 2012, the BoC’s report has included a tightening bias, warning Canadians that rates would soon rise. That bias was removed from BoC Governor Stephen Poloz’s recent report. Instead he is planning to hold the interest rate at these low levels at least into 2015. The reason? Low inflation and a slow economy. Inflation is sitting just above 1% (the BoC likes it near 2%) and annual economic growth is limping along at 1.6%. Also, softer-than-expected economic growth in the U.S. also contributed to the decision. The BoC likely won’t move its rate until the U.S. Fed moves its rate, which is not expected until 2015.

Over time, that tightening bias became irrelevant to borrowers who just ignored the warnings and carried on business as usual. That’s when the Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty stepped in and started making changes to the mortgage rules by reducing amortizations, eliminating insured Home Equity of Lines of credit, changing qualifying ratios, etc.

It looks as if we might get some mortgage rule changes again. Since the BoC has not been able to raise rates nor curb spending in the housing market – sales in many markets continue to grow and house prices continue to rise — the only way the Government can control the housing market is by making changes to the mortgage guidelines. Finance Minister Flaherty recently said he was looking at the housing market, and talking to industry insiders but will not interfere just yet. What we have learned over the past five years is that “just yet” certainly means “it may be coming sooner than you think.” If, and that’s a BIG IF, they believe that home prices are continuing to escalate out of control, and the housing market is overheating, they may act.

But for now, lets’ look at what’s happening. Earlier this year, when it seemed that the end of our low-rate environment was near, bond yields spiked, which led to an increase in fixed rates, but over the past few weeks, those yields began to taper off. If yields continue to fall, or even if they stay stable for a period of time, we may see some reductions in fixed rates yet again. This is welcome news for many.

Variable rates are near prime-0.50% and the trend is towards bigger discounting. Now that the BoC has said there won’t be an increase until 2015, then variable-rate mortgages will likely become more popular.

Over the next few weeks I will be watching the housing market activity in Canada to see if it is indeed tapering and also to watch the impact if fixed interest rates do drop.

As always, if you have any mortgage questions and/or concerns, feel free to contact me.

Guy Ward is a Mortgage Broker with TMG (The Mortgage Group Alberta).

WWW.GUYTHEMORTGAGEGUY.COM

Calgarians can help keep natural areas natural

In City of Calgary, Community News On November 1, 2013 0 Comments
City of Calgary Parks

There are many different types of parks in Calgary, which are broadly divided into two categories; manicured and natural area parks. Manicured parks have mowed grass, landscaped trees, non-native plants and open spaces. Natural area parks are designed to increase the diversity of native plants and animals by protecting natural habitats and allowing natural processes to occur.

Natural areas provide important habitat, food, and movement corridors for many species of birds, animals and native vegetation. They act as protective buffers between urban areas and sensitive ecosystems such as rivers and wetlands, and also provide a place to exercise, relax, and enjoy nature. Some specialized techniques for improving natural area parks include erosion control, weed control, and planting native vegetation.

Keeping natural areas healthy is everyone’s responsibility. Please refrain from engaging in mowing, irrigation, planting, placing garden furniture, composters, and bird feeders, dumping of garden waste, and building bike jumps. These activities have a negative impact on nature’s careful balance and can introduce harmful weeds and reduce the diversity of native species and habitat.  They are also prohibited under the Parks and Pathways Bylaw (bylaw number 20M2003) and carry a fine that ranges from $25 to $1000 for violators.

As neighbours to the natural area you can play a part in keeping Calgary natural and beautiful:

  • stay on the designated trails and pathways;
  • do not dig holes, plant vegetation, dump garden waste, mow, or place garden furniture/composters in the natural area;
  • do not feed or disturb the wildlife; and
  • groom pets to remove plant parts to stop the spread of weeds.

Volunteer opportunities are available for Calgarians who would like to volunteer for restoration activities in a natural area park. Please visit calgary.ca for more information.

Community Newsletter Submission for November 2013 – from Southland Leisure Centre

In City of Calgary, Community News, Southland Leisure Centre On October 31, 2013 0 Comments
Calgary After School Program

Calgary AfterSchool at Southland Leisure Centre

A FREE supervised drop-in program for youth ages 11-15 during the school year. Come use the pool on Tuesdays and Fridays, and the Sport Hall and Youth Room are open each day! New activities are always introduced and daily snacks are available. For details, call our centre at 403-648-6550 or online at calgary.ca/leisurecentres or calgary.ca/afterschool.

 Cost: Free

Ages: 11 – 15

Day: Monday to Thursday, 3 – 6 p.m. and Fridays, 1 – 5 p.m.

Location: Southland Leisure Centre (2000 Southland Dr. SW)

 

2013 City of Calgary Recreation

South Calgary Youth Council (SCYC) at Southland Leisure Centre

An exciting opportunity for youth ages 12 – 18 years to become active participants in their community. Learn how to be an influential leader, have a voice in community projects while having a great time and meeting lots of new friends. SCYC is offered in partnership with Community & Neighbourhood Services, South Area Office and the Southwest Community Resource Centre. Meetings are held once a month, October – June, along with additional volunteer opportunities. Please call Southland Leisure Centre at 403-648-6550 for more information.

 

Volunteer Opportunities at Southland Leisure Centre

Southland welcomes volunteers, 13 years old to seniors, to assist in a variety of programs and activities throughout the year.  Opportunities may include Babysitting, Day Camps, Fitness (Disability and Weight Room), Special Events, Skating, Sport Programs and Youth Programs.  Please call 403-648-6550 for more information.

 

Drop-in Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre

Want to sample some of our Playschool activities including educational play centres, gym time, arts/crafts and circle time based on a variety of themes? We have Drop-in Kinderschool for 3-5 year olds on Wednesdays from 1-3 pm. Pre-book your space by the day prior by calling 403-648-6558.  Cost is $12.50 per time slot ($7.50 for passholders).  Call the centre at 403-648-6550 for more information.

 

Drop-in Preschool Programs at Southland Leisure Centre

Check out some of our drop-in preschool programs including Kinder Room, Funtime, Kinderschool and Tot’s Gym Time.  See calgary.ca/leisurecentres for more information and schedules.

 

Drop-in Climbing and Gymnastics at Southland Leisure Centre

There’s so much to do at Southland Leisure Centre! Come have some fun and unique experiences in our rock wall climbing and gymnastics gym drop-in times. All equipment is provided and instructors are present to guide you.  See calgary.ca/leisurecentres for schedules and more information.

 

Babysitting Room at Southland Leisure Centre

Treat yourself to some ‘me time’ to workout or take a class. Book your children into our Babysitting Room Mon – Wed. 8:30am – 8:15 pm, Thurs 8:30am-8:00pm, Fri 8:30am-6pm, Sat & Sun 8:30 am – 12:30pm. Reasonable rates for a well deserved break!

 

Day Camps at Southland Leisure Centre

Register your children for some fun in Southland Leisure Centre’s day camps.  Check out the City of Calgary Recreation program guide on stands or online at www.calgary.ca/recreation for lots of great day camp programs over the Christmas break and even for some December Stop, drop & Shop Day Camp dates!

 

PD School Days at Southland Leisure Centre

Did you know that Southland Leisure Centre offers programs to elementary school aged children on some Professional and Parent-Teacher Interview days? Check out the City of Calgary Recreation program guide on stands or online at www.calgary.ca/recreation for more information on our School’s Out Day Camps.   Fall 2013 School’s Out Day Camps are Oct. 4, Nov. 8 & Nov. 29. Hours of School’s Out Day Camps are 7 am – 6 pm, and the cost is $57.75/day.

 

Fitness at Southland Leisure Centre

Give yourself an early Christmas gift – the gift of fun and fitness!  We have Water, Step, Cycle, Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Conditioning, Cardio, Strength and 50+ Drop-in fitness classes.  So many choices to choose from!

Group classes not your thing? Our weight room offers plenty of weight training and cardio machines.  Need a little help? We also offer personalized program designs just for you!

 

Winter 2014 Programs at Southland Leisure Centre

Plan your winter 2014 schedule before the Christmas rush!  Our Winter program guide is on stands and online at www.calgary.ca/recreation  November 13.  Registration begins November 18. Browse for some fun and unique programs for all ages.  Choose from skating, hockey, sports, gymnastics, climbing, preschool, dance, martial arts, fitness and more!

crock pot creamy chicken pasta

Crockpot Cream Cheese Chicken & Pasta

In Dinner, Kim Hayden On October 28, 2013 0 Comments
Kim throws together a delicious chicken pasta in the crock-pot for a busy evening.

  1. Put chicken in crock pot, sprinkle Italian seasoning over chicken with 2 tbsp melted butter.
  2. Cook four hours on low.
  3. Melt 2 tbsp butter in sauce pan and saute onion and garlic.
  4. Add soup, cream cheese, and broth/sherry, and cook until smooth.
  5. Add a little cornstarch if you want a thicker sauce.
  6. Pour over chicken in crock pot, add mushrooms and cook on low for an additional half-hour.
  7. Add sun-dried tomatoes to crock pot for last half-hour.
  8. Boil pasta in pot of water with olive oil until al dente.