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Ward 5 Spring Update

The City of Calgary

Community and Alley Cleanups

Ward 5 team will be at the Genesis Centre Common Area on the last Friday of every month from 11 am to 3 pm. Please stop by and share your concerns and suggestions with us.

As part of a bigger effort to clean up our neighborhoods, Ward 5 “Adopt an Alley” is back for another year. Ward 5 is the only Ward that gets this service and we hope this project will help alleviate the garbage in back alleys. For a list of items accepted and not accepted, please visit:

Additionally, Community Associations in partnership with the City of Calgary organize community cleanups at central locations within the community to help residents get rid of residential garbage. To see when the next community cleanup is in your neighborhood, please visit:

Branching Out Tree Program

Calgary’s tree canopy coverage is currently at 8.25% while Ward 5 has the lowest amount compared to other wards. The City of Calgary is working to expand this by providing free trees each year through the Branching Out Tree Program through which 500 trees are allotted to each quadrant. This year we had a very successful response and all the trees were taken within minutes of this program opening up online.

This will be back in Spring of 2024 so mark your calendars if you are interested. More info, visit

Community Summer Programs

The City of Calgary offers a a wide variety of free, exciting and special programs & events throughout the summer that cater to children, youth, families and older adults. Outdoor programs and events are weather dependent.

In Ward 5, the Park n’ Play for ages 6 to 12 years and the Stay n’Play for ages 3 to 5 years will be offered at the following schools playgrounds:

  • July 10–14 / Taradale – Ted Harrison School, 215 Taravista Way NE
  • July 17-24 / Martindale – Crossing Park School
  • July 24-28 / Falconridge – Falconridge School, 1331 Falconridge Dr. NE
  • August 8-11 / Saddle Ridge – Saddle Ridge School, 368 Saddlecrest Blvd. NE

To learn more or to register, please visit or contact 311.

Raj Dhaliwal
Raj Dhaliwal

Please continue to send in your ideas and concerns as you see things in the Ward. Do you have a suggestion for a community garden or an art project? Improvement to a current park or pathway? How can we help our Ward become greener with more trees?

The QR code will direct you to our office email where you can send us your queries and concerns. You can also email us directly at [email protected] or call 403-369-9537.

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Raj Dhaliwal
Councillor Ward 5, City of Calgary

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