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WPRRA Fall Newsletter and Notice of Virtual AGM

Hello fellow residents of West Panorama Ridge.

Spring and Summer have flown by and now we are in the last few days of some beautiful weather before we head into Fall.  Not much has changed…we are all still going through Covid19 protocols, lots of neighbours out walking and enjoying the Ridge and our Parks and most children are back at School.

The Board has met in June and again in September, social distanced and outside of course, and now we are planning on having our delayed AGM on October 21st.  Our by-laws dictate that we must have an AGM and as these are extraordinary circumstances, due to the pandemic, we will be hosting virtually, via ZOOM.  I’m sure almost everyone is familiar with ZOOM as we maintain our work, distant family relationships, and book clubs etc. and even schoolwork are among so many things done virtually.  The world has changed!

We are in the preliminary stages of organizing the meeting and are sending out a notice via emails to all of our paid up and in good standing members with details.
The meeting will be held virtually, at 7:00 p.m. on October 21st .  If you are interested in attending but your membership is not up to date, please pay your membership and send an email to panoramaridge@shaw.ca before October 14th, 2020.  At which time you will be send a link to the meeting a day or two in advance of the meeting.

In the meantime, we continue to advocate for our residents and have been busy.  We are presently dealing with a group care home that has kept First Responders exceptionally busy and caused a lot of disruption to the Community for over 3 months.

We have also been in meetings with the City as Joe Brown Park remains on our list of TO-DO items!

We were unable to host our annual Ridge Day but hopeful for next year when we can possibly have some social gatherings.

Garbage and constant littering are still front of mind and we have another Adopt a Street section by one of our directors (thank you Mike Bakshi)

Crosswalks on 56th have been requested in two areas, one at 123rd and 56th and another at 130A and 56th, both high speed areas, as well as limited visibility issues.  With the onset of school and more people using the parks and walking on the Ridge, we are advocating for safety!

Speeding has been a big issue down on Colebrook Road.  With a posted speed limit of 50 km/h, going 40 km/h over the speed limit is classified as dangerous driving.  As more and more people discover Colebrook road, both cyclists and pedestrians, RCMP have been exceptionally vigilant. I was told that one afternoon, midweek, resulted in 15 impoundments and over 50 tickets written...in just two hours! You’ve been warned!

We continue to work on our Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Plan as well as updating our website.

Be well, stay safe and healthy.

Tammy Ritchie

President WPRRA

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