News for locals! Liz Breakey's update for June can be read here.
News for locals! Liz Breakey's update for May can be read here.
News for locals! Liz Breakey's update for April can be read here.
News for locals! Liz Breakey's update for February/March 2013 can be read here.
HOT NEWS FOR BUSINESS OWNERS!
Bragg Creek's Spirit of Christmas festival has been featured in Canadian Living magazine (national circulation over 500,000 at mid 2012). Click here to see the original article (not a perfect scan). Details, including text are::
Extract from Canadian Living Magazine, December 2012
Article about Things to do in the Holiday Season
Number 12: Bragg Creek, Alberta
Bragg Creek is a friendly hamlet in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It's the kind of place where ranchers and artists rub shoulders with business folk and commuters (it's a 30-minute drive from Calgary), and where a horse tethered outside the grocery store isn't an uncommon sight. It's this same down-home feel that envelopes the annual Spirit of Christmas event, which launches this year with a Friday night dance on Nov. 30 (EDIT: dance cancelled) and ontinues over the next two weekends. Locals and visitors come for the ice sculpting and horse-drawn wagon rides - not to mention a chance to see real live reindeer. Dec. 1, 2, 8 and 15; visitbraggcreek.com
Chamber Members: It's AGM time again! Click herefor details about the meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, 24th October, 2012, at 6:30pm, at the Bragg Creek Centre. The meeting will be followed by a wine and cheese reception, so come along and get involved!
Read the latest information about Banded Peak School!
Fostering the belief that staff and students strive to be the best they can be, in October 2010, Banded Peak School volunteered to participate in a Value-Added School Review (VASR). Managed by Rocky View Schools, the purpose of the review was to identify and address the school's greatest strengths, challenges, and opportunities for improvement. Read more...
Hot news for locals! Liz Breakey's update for September 2012 can be found here.
A message from Rocky View:
Thank you for helping to shape Rocky View and staying informed about the County Plan project.
Cochrane Ranch House
Red Wood Meadows Golf & Country Club
Langdon Field House
For your neigbours and friends who have not taken the priority survey our Community Ambassadors will be at the information sessions with their iPads. Alternatively, they can visit our website for more information or to take the priority survey www.rockyview.ca/CountyPlan.
The survey has been extended to September 8, 2012. All of the survey data will be released on September 18, 2012.
If you do not wish to receive further updates, please send a reply and ask to be removed from the distribution list.
Want to give back and get involved at the heart of your community? Bragg Creek & Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking two volunteers to join our vigorous, effective board. One of these positions would suit a young adult interested in a business career, with tremendous benefits in the shape of references and accolades to enhance your resume!
Liz Breakey's update for late July can be found here.
Our local councillor, Liz Breakey, has issued her update for July here.
WOW! Bragg Creek Days is right around the corner. This year it runs from Friday, July 13 - Sunday, July 15. We are running a special feature in the Western Wheel which blankets the MD of Foothills.
The Bragg Creek & Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present our 2nd annual BUSINESS TO BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 starting at 9am. This year's topic is Changing the Face of Business in Bragg Creek: A Fresh Community Perspective. This is a great opportunity to enhance your business profile, and connect with other local business operators and groups.
The Chamber will provide complementary refreshments while we discuss several topics specific to our unique area.
Your invitation is here, and we hope you can make it to this worthy event. Chamber membership is not required, and we welcome you to bring guests.
Angela Madeiros & Candace Perko
Business & Community Liaison Committee
Division 1, Councillor's Update #2 - Liz Breakey
Click here for Liz's latest update about what's going on in Rocky View County, specifically Division 1. Liz says, "Please note that a Division 1 Town Hall meeting has been scheduled for May 9, 7 p.m. at the Jumping Pound Hall where a number of important issues will be on the agenda. I can be reached at any time at
or by phone at 403-949-2964 or 403-630-3522."
Check out Chamber of Commerce news, including the agenda for our next meeting on April 25th, 2012 (open to members), in the Chamber Updater. Click here for details.
Next FREE business workshop for Chamber members: Making the Most of your Website Presence, April 24th, 2012, 9:30am to 11:00am, Bragg Creek Centre Youth Room. Click here for details.
Division 1, Councillor's Update #1 - Liz Breakey
On Tuesday, April 10, I will officially become your Councillor for Division One. My pledge was to continue the traditions of communication, consultation and accessiblity pioneered by previous Councillors, in particular Rick Butler, to the best of my ability. Although I am entering Council half way through the term and hence have a steep learning curve, I plan to work closely with all the Community Groups throughout Division One as well as to schedule open houses and town halls on a regular basis. Present Councillors and staff have extended a warm welcome and offerred support in learning the job quickly. I hope to be ready to run again for my Division in 18 months time.
I have attached my Councillor's Update covering the last three months (click here), based on Council minutes and personal attendance. The big items that will affect Division One residents include:
1. County Re-organization that has reduced staffing levels from 296 to 247, thereby saving $2 million in 2012 and $3.5 million next year; Service will be maintained and hopefully improved through redesign of internal processes.
2. Budget 2012 approved for on a three year budgeting basis. Municipal taxes will increase by 3% while school taxes, collected by the province, will increase by 6.4%; the adopted budget is posted on the County website.
3. A fire-services bylaw was unanimously adopted which specifies levels of services, fees and specific responsiblities. The County fire service will engage primarily in rescue, basic exterior fire suppression and defensive fire fighting.
4. Twinning of Highway 8 planned by the province.
5. Water and Wastewater infrastructure for the Hamlet of Bragg Creek is itemized under funding adjustments in the attachment. Further information will be forthcoming through a joint venture between County staff and the Bragg Creek Chamber of Commerce.
Rockyview County Division #1 By-Election: Join us for an All Candidates Forum. Wednesday, March 21st, 2012, 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Main Hall, Bragg Creek Centre. Come and learn more about the candidates and their platforms. Proudly hosted by the Bragg Creek & Area Chamber of Commerce.
Next FREE business workshop for Chamber members: Spiritual Economics. March 27th, 2012, 9:30am to 11:00am, Bragg Creek Centre Youth Room. Click here for details. Postponed.
Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Wednesday 29th February 2012, at 9:30am, at the Bragg Creek Centre. All members welcome. Details here.
Future meetings of the Chamber for 2012: February 29th, March 28th, April 25th, May 23rd and June 27th. We do not meet in July or August. The meeting in September will be on the 26th followed by the AGM in October (date not set). Unless advertised, all meetings are held at the Bragg Creek Centre at 9:30am. Mark your calendars and get involved!
Next FREE business workshop for Chamber members: Business Tax Facts: What you need to know! February 28th, 2012, 9:30am to 11:00am, Bragg Creek Centre Youth Room.
Chamber of Commerce next meeting: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, 1st February, 2012. Bragg Creek Centre meeting rooms.
The Bragg Creek & Area Chamber of Commerce is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Rick Butler on Boxing Day.
Next FREE business workshop for Chamber members: Be Your Own Coach. January 24th, 2012, 9:30am to 11:00am, Bragg Creek Centre Youth Room. Details here .
Local residents: read about critical issues in Rick Butler's update for December 2011.
Businesses: book your space in the ever-popular Bragg Creek Chamber Directory now! Details here.
Find out all about Bragg Creek's SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS events here!
Businesses: Chamber of Commerce meeting dates are:
September 28th, 9:30 Bragg Creek Centre
We don’t meet in December. Dates for meetings in 2012 will be posted in November.
Come along and get involved!
The Bragg Creek Fire Smart committee has a website now: www.rockyview.ca/firesmart. Residents: check it out, including the committee's draft mitigation strategy that is still being discussed. A hot link to that document is available here. (Wait a little bit for the file to download, even though it might say 'done' at the bottom of your browser window).
Bragg Creek wins 2 awards from RidersWest magazine
Gold and Bronze ATVing awards. Click here.
Our Next Event
- Chamber Meeting, Open to all Members
June 19, 2013 (18:30 - 20:30)
Pam Shewchuk - President
- The Hickeys at The Powderhorn Saloon
June 21, 2013 (20:00)
403 949 3946
- Randy 'O' With The Little Blue Number at The Powderhorn Saloon
June 28, 2013 (20:00)
403 949 3946