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  • All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • A History of Getting Along with Your Neighbour

      From the very beginning when humans lived near one another, they have had to contend with the ups and downs of being neighbourly. The earliest...

    • The Neighbourhood Manifesto

      Creating an amazing city or neighbourhood is less about a silver bullet solution and more about rediscovering a lost art. A neighbourhood manifesto helps us...

    • #mightyneighbourly

      Mighty Neighbourly has played an important role in Chestermere over the past few years. Coordinated by local community members, Mighty Neighbourly began as a simple...

    • Influence

      Some of the most meaningful people in my life are those who walked with me in the hard times and encouraged me in the better...

    • What is your Frisbee?

      Our dog turns from a lazy porch hound to a laser-focused ninja when her orange rubber frisbee comes out of the drawer. She knows that...

    • Jane’s Walk

      This month marks the 100th anniversary of Jane Jacobs, a champion for quality city and urban design. She was a Canadian and influenced generations of...

    • Neighbourhood Pioneers

      Over one hundred years ago my great grandparents came out to the prairies. They came to their slice of raw grassland with a shovel in...

    • The Power of Unmerited Favour

      It’s super easy to come up with a list of people who deserve a pat on the back. We like to think of ourselves as...

    • Seven Ways to Celebrate Neighbour Day on April 30th

      Neighbour Day in Calgary is the third Saturday in June and you’re encouraged to celebrate along with our big city neighbours this summer. However with...

    • The Lost Art of Letter Writing

      April is letter writing month, promoted through a campaign called “Write_On.” The Campaign aims to the promote joy, creativity, expression, and connection through hand-written correspondence....