The Lakes at Rocky Ridge News Letter in PDF

equipment back to its original spot, not
moving the equipment to other parts of
the gym and a general respect of the
equipment you are using.
Thank you to those who are helping keep
these common practices up in our facility.
If you see someone who is not, please
remind them of these. It takes little effort
to help maintain a clean environment for
you to work out in.
Community Newsletter
February, 2015
Letter from the Editor…Candace Hughes
[email protected] 403-239-6400
Now that we have January behind us,
you know what that means? We are just
that much closer to spring!! ☺
There have been a few changes here at
the Lake Club as of late. First, the
company that did our maintenance in
the fitness centre was bought out by
SOS Fitness. SOS Fitness will continue
to work with us to ensure all the
equipment in the gym is working
optimally. Second, we have also hired a
new cleaning company that I know will
do a great job maintaining the Lake Club
to a high standard.
As we go forward I would like to thank
those who have adhered to the “No
Outdoor Shoes” rule in the fitness
centre. Fitness Centre etiquette is the
same here, as it would be in any centre;
removal of outdoor shoes, wiping down
the equipment after use, returning used
I do appreciate the donation of magazines
that are being dropped off in the fitness
centre and the book donations in the
games room. However, our community
does not have the room or the clientele to
house any more hard cover books or any
type of encyclopedia. Please recycle
these books elsewhere. If you are
donating books, please place them in the
basket. Thank you.
The Victory Church will be in again on
Wednesday, February 11th at 11:00am in
the theatre. Everyone is welcome.
Please check the activity page for details
on all the activities and events going on at
the Lake Club.
We had a great turn out for the slide show
presentation on Partners Relief and
Development last month. The Monday
morning Ladies Social Group has once
again done our community proud with
donating over 150 toques and blankets to
Book Club – Theatre 7:00 PM Tuesday,
February 3rd “A State of Wonder” By Ann
Dr. Marina Singh, a research
pharmaceutical company, is sent
to the Amazon to find her
former mentor, Dr. Annick
Swenson, who seems to have
disappeared while working on a
new drug. No one knows where
Dr. Swenson is, and the last person sent to
find her died before completing his mission.
Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on
an odyssey in hopes of finding answers. Now
in her seventies, the uncompromising Dr.
Swenson dominates her research team and
the natives with the force of an imperial
ruler. But while she is as threatening as
anything the jungle has to offer, the greatest
sacrifices are those Dr. Swenson asks of
herself, and will ultimately ask of Marina,
who finds she is still unable to live up to her
teacher’s expectations. Replete with poison
arrows, devouring snakes, and cannibals,
State of Wonder is a tale that leads you
into the very heart of darkness, and then
shows what lies on the other side.
Family Movie-Theatre Sunday, February 15th at
“Book of Life” 2014 (95 min)
Manolo, a young man who is
torn between fulfilling the
expectations of his family and
following his heart, embarks on
an adventure that spans three
fantastic worlds where he must
face his greatest fears.
Wednesday Night Movie Series- Theatre
Wednesday, February 18th 7:00pm
Tracy and Hepburn
“State of the Union”
(1948; 123 min)
Stars shine in a classic film about marriage, politics
and the pursuit of the American dream. When an
idealistic businessman (Tracy) is chosen to run for
President, he’s caught between the ruthless ambition
of a sting–pulling newspaper owner and the integrity
of his devoted wife (Hepburn).
Canasta and Bridge-Games Room 7pm
Canasta is played on Monday evening
and Bridge is played on Tuesday and
Thursday evenings. Everyone in the
community is invited to participate in these
card parties. All skill levels are welcome.
Texas Hold ‘Em Games Room 7:00pm
Texas Hold ‘Em will be on Wednesday, February
25th in the games room. Please join us then.
BINGO **Time Change** – Activity
Room 1:15pm
Every Wednesday afternoon at 1:15
pm Bingo is called in the activity
room. Everyone is welcome.
Yoga Classes – Theatre/Activity Room.
A Hatha Yoga DVD for beginners is played every
Tuesday and Thursday morning at
10:00 am in the theatre/activity
Theatre/Activity Room.
A Jane Fonda DVD is played every
Monday, Wednesday (with weights)
and Friday at 10:00 am in the
theatre/activity room.
Ladies Social Group – Board Room
Every Monday morning at 10:30 am there is a ladies
social group in the Board Room. The ladies are
involved in a variety of knitting and crochet
projects which are often donated to
various charities. We welcome new
participants and new ideas. Coffee and
cookies are served.
Church Services offered in the Lake Club
Victory Church will be in on February 11th at 11:00pm
Worship Services (2nd Thursday) 10:00 am
Catholic Communion (2nd Thursday) 11:00 am
Catholic Mass (4th Thursday) at 11:00 am
It has been a busy month already for your Board. First of all, we would like
to welcome Brad Lohman, the Operations Manager from the Manor Village, as the
new Manors representative on our Board. The last representative left Statesman
in October, leaving the Manors without a representative on the Board.
Secondly, we have new cleaning staff in the Lake Club. Megtaph Cleaning,
whose staff has been cleaning the Pavilions over the past several years, has taken
over the contract – beginning on a short term basis, until the Board can finalize a
longer term contract.
Because of the situation which has closed down the steam room, there was
some concern about air quality in the gym. To ensure the health of our residents
is protected, the Board commissioned an Air Quality Test by a certified tester be
completed. As those of you who use the gym will note, an area between the
lockers and the west bathroom has been sealed off. This is a result of the air
quality report. Per that report, if that area is sealed off, there is no threat to the
health of our residents. And, again, once some legal issues are settled, the
renovation of that area will be tackled.
Snow removed from Rocky Vista Gardens was being stored on our property
to the east of Brownstones II as a result of a misunderstanding in communications
with RimRock, our snow removal company. The City has given the Villas and
Brownstones II permission to store snow on the volleyball courts. Storage to the
east of the Brownstones II will no longer occur now that the exact location has
been communicated to RimRock. While the landscaped area next to the
Brownstones II would be ideal for storage, it does present a liability to us and it
also is very hard on our landscaping, causing an increase in costs to rehabilitate
the area.
That's it for now. Based on what the Board is working on, we'll have more
news for you next month. Enjoy our winter while you can, especially the great
Easy Weeknight Stir-fry
Stir-frying is a quick and easy way to cook vegetables so that they retain
their vibrant color and healthful nutrients. This recipe combines cancerfighting broccoli, protein-rich pork and the nutty crunch of cashews. Broccoli
and other cruciferous vegetables contain glucosinolates, compounds that may
help decrease inflammation, a risk factor for cancer. Serve over brown rice for
a healthy boost of fiber.
Cashew Stir-fry with Broccoli and Pork
3 tsp. sesame oil, divided
1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 medium red bell pepper, sliced in 1/4-inch strips
1 medium carrot, thinly sliced crosswise
3 cups broccoli florets
8 oz. boneless pork loin chops, cut into 1-inch by 1/2-inch strips
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes or to taste
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1 Tbsp. finely minced fresh ginger
2 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 cup toasted unsalted cashews, chopped (roasted peanuts may be substituted)
In large non-stick skillet or wok heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat. Add onion,
pepper and carrot and sauté for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove vegetables and set aside.
Heat another 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat and stir-fry broccoli for 3 to 4
minutes. Remove broccoli and set aside with vegetables.
Heat last teaspoon oil over medium heat and stir-fry pork, garlic and red pepper flakes for
4 to 5 minutes or until pork is no longer pink. Stir in scallions and ginger and sauté for an
additional minute. Stir in vegetables. Add soy sauce and broth. Cook 1 to 2 minutes.
Divide rice among four dinner bowls and top each with stir-fry. Sprinkle cashews on top
and serve.
Makes 4 servings.
Per serving: 369 calories, 15 g total fat (3 g saturated fat), 41 g carbohydrate, 21 g
protein, 4 g dietary fiber, 374 mg sodium.
News and Program Highlights for February 2015
Crowfoot Library
Programs for Children and Youth
P.D. Movie Day: Come watch a feature film on your day off! With
parent/caregiver. Friday, Feb. 13, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Call 403-221-4122 for movie
Chess in the Library: Drop-in and play chess with members of the Calgary Chess
Club and Calgary Junior Chess Club. All Ages welcome. Children under 12 must
be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Sunday, Feb 15, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Feeding Your Baby: A registered dietitian addresses questions about feeding
your baby. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Register online at
Drop-in Family Storytime: Drop-in for stories, songs and finger plays the whole
family can enjoy. Ages 2-5 with parent/caregiver. Wednesdays at 10:30-11:00
a.m. and Saturdays at 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Programs for Adults
CPO at Your Library: Come and enjoy musicians in concert. Classical favourites
for all ages! Monday, Feb. 2, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
eBooks and Library Apps Coaching: Drop-in for help with library apps, including
OverDrive, 3-M Cloud, Zinio, Freegal and Hoopla. Familiarity with your device is
required. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Welcome to Canada: Mentoring; A Key to Starting Your Career in Canada:
Are you an internationally trained skilled immigrant, new to Canada with questions
about starting your career in Calgary? Register by calling 403-988-0099 or 403777-6074. Ages 18 and up. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Film Night: Join us to watch a film with fellow movie buffs. Thursday, Feb. 19,
6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 403-221-4122 for details.
Law At Your Library: Wills and Estates: Learn how to plan your will; types of
wills, what to include, choosing and executor and power of attorney. Thursday,
Feb. 26, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
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