Enter Our ‘In My Backyard’ Contest & Win 1 of 4 $5000 Grants
This Fall, CIR REALTY will be giving out four, $5,000 grants ($20,000 total) to local community projects and initiatives. All members of the public are encouraged to submit an entry and winners will be decided by public votes!
The contest is open for entries starting September 5 and will run until October 10. Winners will be announced the week of October 11.
There are 4 different categories an entry can be submitted to. Each entry can only belong to one category. If an entry does not fit into one of these four categories it is NOT eligible for funding.
Category 1 Locally registered non-profit grants
Category 2 Community facility improvement grants | Assists community organizations with construction, renovation or redevelopment of community public-use facilities that will help enhance the quality of life and citizen well-being in communities
Category 3 Youth extracurricular grant | Support programs outside of school that offer a range of structured, supervised activities that encourage social skills and self-esteem (including sports teams, youth clubs and programs).
Category 4 Local sustainability and conservation grant | Used to support local organizations, projects and producers who protect our local environment and contribute to making Calgary and area sustainable for future generations.
Our contest website becomes active on September 5, so get ready and make sure you visit www.cirrealty.ca to enter!
Winter 2017—According to the Old Farmers Almanac
For 225 years the Old Farmers Almanac has been forecasting weather with, according to them “amazing accuracy at times”. They claim that their historical average rate for forecasting the direction of temperature and precipitation is within 80%, and that in every annual edition, they publish their accuracy from the year before, good or bad.
So, what do they have to say about our neck of the woods this year? According to the Almanac, Canada should brace for more snow and colder-than-average temperatures throughout most parts of the country. The exceptions to the winter of white will be Manitoba, portions of Saskatchewan, and northern sections across the land. While snowfall will generally be below normal in these areas, temperatures will remain chilly. Let’s cross our fingers and hope that this year they are not so accurate!