February 2015

Found 12 blog entries for February 2015.

Air Cadets - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dazzied/454099738

The Airdrie Lynx Air Cadets were formed in 2000 because the Airdrie area was in need of an Air Cadet Squadron. They were given strong support from the Air Cadet League of Alberta and gained plenty of steam out of the gate.

The Cadet program is designed by Canadian Forces (DND), whine the Air Cadet League administers the program and the local Squadron Staff implements the program. The "88" Airdrie Lynx hold their meetings every Wednesday at the Ecole Airdrie Middle School from 6:15 pm to 9pm.

Cadet Activities

There are multiple activities the Cadets perform throughout the year including:

  • Ground School - This program includes a qualifying example for those looking to enter the Gliding Pilot or Power Pilot training courses. It's much like
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There are a lot of reasons why people put off purchasing a Calgary home but the major one is fear. It can become so intense that it actually becomes paralyzing.

Many people will say that the number one reason is that they do not have the money to put towards a down payment. If you look a little deeper, however, these individuals or couples may have been using this excuse for many years and haven't put in the effort to get the money together.

You see, many people have put together a 5-year or even a 10-year plan to save money for a home. There is always a way to make it happen if something is wanted badly enough. A second part-time job could be secured, money could be borrowed from friends or family or unwanted items could be sold to raise money.

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CrossIron Mills - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mastermaq/4048490409

Found very close to the Airdrie area, CrossIron Mills is a major enclosed shopping center. It's just east of Balzac in Rocky View County. The center was developed in 2009 and it’s the largest single-level shopping centre in Alberta.

CrossIron Mills consists of nearly 1.2 million square feet of retail and entertainment space. Bass Pro Shops was the first tenant to open within the mall in the spring of 2009. The rest of the mall was still under construction at the time and the final phase, known as The Entertainment Neighbourhood opened in the summer of 2010.

The design of the mall follows the same design as other Mills Corporation malls. It combines premium brand outlets with large format anchor stores and plenty of entertainment components. The

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Events

There are plenty of events happening in and around the Airdrie area. With plenty of venues for concerts, fundraisers and other types of events, residents have plenty to choose from. Here's a look at some of the upcoming events near Airdrie.

Shamrock Shimmy Fundraiser - March 14th from 6pm to 9pm

This event will be held at the Town & Country Center in Airdrie. It will include dinner, dancing and both silent and live auctions. The Irish Dancers will teach you how to perform the Irish dance and you can participate in the 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $50 per person.

Mary Walsh with Special Guest Sharron Matthews - March 10th from 7:30pm to 8:30pm

The Bert Church Live Theater will host the Mary Walsh performance, which will include guest Sharron

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Shopping

Located close to the Airdrie area, Market Mall offers plenty of great shops, restaurants and much more. The mall is one of the top shopping destinations for those living in the Airdrie area. Here's what you will find at the mall.

Shopping

With over 200 stores and restaurants, there's a little bit of something for everybody. The mall includes many top retailers and other local boutiques, such as:

  • Aldo
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Arnold Chrugin Shoes
  • Bath & Body Works
  • The Children's Place
  • Express
  • J.Crew
  • La Senza
  • Little Burgundy
  • Old Navy
  • Nine West
  • Peoples Jewellers
  • Rockport
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Talbots
  • And Many More!

There are shops in all types of different categories from apparel to specialty food

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If you're planning on buying a new condo in the upcoming future there are a few things that you should be aware of. There will be a board that works out the budget for the building and performs a lot of administrative duties. You should know ahead of time that these boards can change things around when they take over business from the developer.

For example, if you have purchased a unit and you've been allowed to take your pet along with you, make sure that you get everything in writing. In new developments, the condo corporation takes over when people begin to move into the building.

There will be a turnover meeting in most cases and the developer hands over accounting and legal documents along with the budget to the condo corporation. At this

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Airdrie Public Library - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ASTRA_-_Airdrie_Library_Building_Anderson_Street.JPG

The Airdrie Public Library is a part of a larger system called the Marigold Library System. This larger system was established in 1981 as a network of libraries serving 41 municipalities in Alberta. The system allows independent libraries to work together so that they can keep the costs down.

Since the Airdrie Public Library is a part of this network, they are able to increase their collection by leveraging the 170 other libraries found in the province There are more than 3 million CDs, DVDs, books and other resources found in The Regional Automated Consortium catalogue (TRACpac). As a member of the Airdrie Public Library, you can reserve any items from the other libraries.

Programs

The library is more than just books and DVDs, however. There

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If you have ever had a chance to visit a Whole Foods store before you'll know what all of the excitement is about. This is an amazing place to buy your groceries since it features organic and natural food in a supermarket-type of setting. This is an exciting announcement and many families, couples and individuals are looking forward to the grand opening.

It's not clear where the new store will be located but we'll find out soon. The company has already picked out the site but won't let the public know the location until June. If you regularly shop for organic or natural foods, you'll want to be on the lookout for the news of the upcoming location that will be released near the beginning of summer.

Whole Foods has been considering Calgary as a place

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Golf Course - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tourismnewbrunswick/5080505313

As one of the top golf courses in Airdrie, Woodside Golf Course is a great place for golf and much more. This 18-hole championship golf course provides one of the longest golf seasons in the area. It also has a restaurant with a patio, which provides a great place to eat.

The course opened in 1989 with 18 holes and a par of 70. Some of the best playing conditions in the Calgary area are found here, along with one of the top practice facilities. The clubhouse also features a pro shop, locker room and meeting room. Whether a member or a visiting player, your time at the Woodside Golf Course is sure to be great.

The Restaurant

Woods Restaurant & Patioh! is open year-round and can accommodate up to 150 people. It's a full service event facility

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Business Award

After sifting through 126 nominations found in four categories, the selection committee for the Airdrie Business Awards has chosen the winners. All of the winners have excelled in their category and represents businesses in the Airdrie area. Here are the winners for 2014.

Winning Edge Award - Jacqui Jepson, Owner, The Pink Wand Cleaning Services

The Winning Edge Award is given to a small business with three years or more of outstanding achievement in growth, community involvement, innovation and customer service. The selection committee chose Pink Wand as a clear winner. With 267% growth over the past three years, the business had to move into a new, larger space. They provide both residential and commercial cleaning and support many non-profit

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