Team Hayden | What Makes a Community Great?
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What Makes a Community Great?

On this week’s episode, Kim sits down with Shane Keating, Councilor Ward 12, and Lesley Evens, Executive Director of Federation of Calgary Communities, to talk about what makes a community great. With so many great communities to choose from in Calgary, how do you pick the right one for you? Our experts recommend three things when it comes to selecting your neighbourhood.

  1. Understand your needs. What stage are you at in life? Pick a community that suits your current stage, while accommodating the stages you’ll move into.
  2. Home type and community. Are you a fan of bungalows or two stories? Attached, detached? Figure out what type of home you are looking for and find a community that accommodates this.
  3. Check out local community associations. Every community has a community association and they act as a voice for community life. Once you’ve selected your community, try your hand at volunteering with your association. Volunteering is a great way to give back and a chance to have your voice heard. See what you can offer. Everyone is a neighbor and everyone has a special skill.

Remember, whichever neighbourhood you choose, it’s up to you to get out and be neighbourly. Make efforts to get to know your neighbours and ingrain yourself in the community. For more ideas on how to be neighbourly, tune into tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. on CTV2 or on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. on CTV.

Thank you to Shane and Lesley for joining us!