Community Social Development (CSD) provides support to the community development initiatives that encourage social connections and capacity building, grant information, Community Resident programs like Block Parties, Community Gardens & Winter Neighbour and Family fun time kits .
WHAT WE OFFER TO THE COMMUNITY
BBQ’s held throughout the summer in various neighbourhoods in
Chestermere. They are afternoon or evening BBQ’s that bring neighbours
together for fun, games, and a chance to get to know each other.
Registrants receive a kit with disposable plates, utensils & napkins, and a Eric’s No Frills gift certificate to help with purchasing food. As well, children toy bags are available to use and the city helps with dropping off barricades and signs to assist you in having a safe party.
Winter Neighbour & Family Time Connections:
Gather with neighbours or your family to create a pot of soup or chili for you all to enjoy as a group and/or family, OR host a neighbor or family pizza party to make together. Each kit includes cookware, paper dishes, utensils and recipe books to use, along with a gift card to purchase ingredients.
Chestermere has two community gardens, one located in the city and
another located in a rural area outside of the city on a privately-owned acreage.
Participating in the garden program allows residents to feel a strong sense of community and allows for social and informal gatherings for gardeners and
families. Residents interested in renting a plot can contact the Community Social Development Specialist.