Message from the President

Saddle Ridge Community Association – Spring 2022

Asim Baig President, SRCA
Asim Baig President, SRCA

The spring has sprung – this means we have longer and warmer days ahead. Although, considering our weather lately, you never know what to expect. Spring also means dusting off old opportunities and turning them into new beginnings.

Talking about weather, on multiple occasions since 2012, we have seen severe damage to properties due to hail in the NE quadrant of the City. Please ensure that you have a proper home insurance in place that covers natural disasters like wind and hail. 

It is exciting that we will no longer have to shovel the snow anymore. However, a lot of buried loose garbage will emerge as snow melts away. Although, there are quite a few volunteers who go out and try to cleanup throughout the year – this is not enough. If we all pitch in and only pick garbage from front and back yards – Saddle Ridge will be one of the cleanest communities in Calgary. 

As a resident of Saddle Ridge, when you travel on main arteries of our community – 80th Ave, Saddlemont Blvd., 88th Ave, Saddlebrook Drive, Saddleridge Drive to name a few, loose garbage sticks out as a sore thumb. Not to mention illegal dumping of household items in and around Saddle Ridge. Please mark your calendar for Saddle Ridge Community Association’s annual cleanup drive for this year, on September 10. For details, please keep an eye on bold signs and Facebook post when we get closer to the date. 

We get a lot of complaints that there is garbage and used masks flying around, dog poop on pathways etc. It’s not that someone else comes to our community to litter – it’s us. We live in Saddle Ridge because we love being here – a vibrant diverse community, great food, awesome people, and close to everything we need. Then, why not keep it livable for our fellow residents. If you need cleanup kits, please email president@mysrca.ca and someone will drop you a kit. Once bags are full, you call 311 to pick up the garbage bags from your location for free. You do not have to dispose them off in your black bin.

The air travel is opening up as COVID-19 restrictions are lifting slowing all over the world. Just a heads up to find the airline and country of travel requirements around vaccination and mask restrictions. 

If you like camping, please know that Alberta Parks has increased the reservation fee from $5 to $10. Happy camping!

Lastly, I would like to encourage all of the residents of Saddle Ridge to join the Community Association. Without you we are not able to do the things we would like to do for the community. At $10.00 per household your yearly fee can do a lot to keep our community vibrant and friendly. 

Asim Baig
President, SRCA

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