City of Calgary: Yard work, Gardening and Covid-19


When gardening outside, here are a few basic rules for physical distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Chat with your neighbours from a distance.
  • Sharing bulbs/cuttings or other plants? Create a “sharing zone” where you can put plants. Leave them there for 24 hours before having your neighbour pick them up.
  • Wash your hands before and after gardening, and touching shared items like garden hoses, tools, compost bins, etc.
  • Have a set of basic tools for each person who gardens to reduce contamination:
    • A hand trowel
    • gloves
    • a pailor bucket and,
    • a secateur or loppers.
  • Disinfect/clean tools before and after use.
    • Clean handles protect us from COVID-19,
    • Clean blades protect plants from diseases.
  • If you share a green space or yard (like a semi-detached house or townhouse), create zones in the garden.
    • Give everyone at least six feet of space between each other, and assign parts of the yard or garden to each person.
    • One person/family can mow the lawn while the other remains inside, one person/family can care for trees while another tends flower beds on separate days, etc.
  • To help with distancing and encourage enjoying outdoors, you can set up new spaces where people can sit and be safely distanced.
  • Stay connected through technology. Many local gardening experts and businesses are holding online training events, garden tours, and much more.

DouglasQuarry Community Association’s 2020 Annual General Meeting is postponed


In compliance with COVID-19 isolation protocol, the DouglasQuarry Community Association (“DQCA”) regrets to announce:

  • The 2020 Annual General Meeting is postponed until Autumn 2020. Please watch future communications for an update. 

  • DQCA-hosted events including the Fun Run & BBQ are cancelled.

We wish all residents of our DouglasQuarry neighbourhoods a safe and enjoyable summer!

City of Calgary: Ward 12 Update for March, 2020.



1. Green Line Stage One Committee Update

We are collecting public feedback on the updated alignment to ensure the project team and Council understand public sentiment regarding this recommendation. The intent of collecting input is not to influence the alignment ahead of Council’s decision; rather, input received will be summarized and shared with Council for consideration during their decision making in April 2020.

Currently the team is exploring different bridge types for crossing the Bow River and Prince’s Island Park. To look at these images, visit:

The next Green Line Committee Meeting is scheduled for April 23, 2020, to give Calgarians more time for input, additional opportunities will be scheduled when available. Councillor Keating is Chair of the Green Line Committee and would like to remind everyone that this meeting is open to the public, so please come participate!


2. Special Tax Levy Bylaw

Calgary Parks is scheduled to bring this item to Committee in March 2020. An overview of the Enhanced Landscape Maintenance (ELM) program is given to a community which has voluntarily joined this program to provide additional landscape maintenance services beyond what Calgary Parks would provide to other community parks.

Currently Douglas Glen is the only community in Ward 12 who operates under the Special Tax Levy Bylaw.

For more information please visit:


3. 2020 Community Cleanup Program Update

Each year Calgary Community Standards in partnership with Waste and Recycling Services, provide support and resources to community associations wishing to hold a community cleanup event in their neighbourhood. This year Ward 12 events will be held in May in Auburn Bay, and June in Cranston & Shepard (partnering with New Brighton). Community cleanup events are free and Calgarians can attend any of the cleanup events.

For a schedule listing, visit:

REGISTER NOW! 2020 DouglasQuarry Timbits Soccer League registration closes this Sunday, Feb. 23.



Registration closes February 23.

The 2020 season will run from the week of April 20 to June 14.

The DouglasQuarry Timbits Soccer League includes U4, U6, & U8 programs for kids.

DouglasQuarry Timbits Soccer is a recreational outdoor league of over 460 children, run entirely by volunteers, and sponsored by Tim Hortons & The Calgary Minor Soccer Association.

Eugene Coste School – Open House – February 4, 2020


Open House Invitation

Eugene Coste School will be hosting an Open House on February 4, 2020 beginning at 4:30 pm. Our open house is intended for families considering enrolling their child in a Spanish Bilingual program. The open house is for parents/guardians. We will have a kid friendly evening in June (date to be determined).

Open House Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Overview of Eugene Coste School
  • Parent Involvement – School Council, Enrichment Society and Volunteers
  • Spanish Bilingual Program Overview
  • Time for Questions
  • School Tour


Please note that we accept new registrations at both Kindergarten and Grade 1. Previous Spanish language experience is not required and parents do not need to know the language.

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year for Kindergarten and Grade 1 will begin on January 20, 2019. In order to register you will need:

1| your child’s original birth certificate or a valid Canadian passport

2| proof of home address – drivers licence, passport, electrical bill, etc.


DP Energy – Solar Projects Open House – January 22, 2020.

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“DP Energy is proposing two solar projects to be developed on brownfield sites in southeast Calgary. As part of our public consultation process (regulated by the Alberta Utilities Commission), we have identified you as a stakeholder that may have an interest in one or both projects.

We are committed to engaging with landowners, residents, businesses, members of the local community and public stakeholders, and look forward to continuing a conversation with you as we continue to develop our project application. We value your input as an essential part of our development process.

As such we invite you to attend our open house on January 22, 2020 to share your thoughts and have your questions answered. We look forward to meeting you!”

Click the following link for full details:  DP-Open-House-Invite-Final