By: Sue Coatham On: March 22, 2020 In: Notices Comments: 0

MARCH 28, 2020

Please support the local businesses in our community that are currently open during the Covid19 crisis. 

Don’t forget to exercise social distancing and minimize the number of trips outside your home. Call the business to see if deliver or curbside pickup is an option.

Sandstone Businesses still open

  • Dairy Queen – regular hours (drive thru and take out only)
  • Esso/711 – regular hours
  • Husky – regular hours
  • Little Caesars – reduced hours
  • Liquor Emporium – regular hours
  • Modern Fabric Care – reduced hours
  • Subway – reduced hours

MacEwan Businesses still open

  • Budget Cleaners – closing March 31
  • Coop Gas Bar & store – reduced hours
  • Ginger Beef Express – regular hours
  • Liquor Plex – reduced hours
  • Radiant Physiotherapy – reduced hours

Thank you for supporting our local businesses!

MARCH 22, 2020

Hello Sandstone and MacEwan Residents,

It seems most people have been impacted in one way or another by the COVID 19 virus.

For those of you who know someone who has contracted the virus, or have family members in isolation, on behalf of the Board, our thoughts are with you.

For me personally, the past little while has been an emotional roller-coaster.

The impact of the pandemic has hit me in stages, and it started when all professional sports organizations ended their seasons. Next came the school closures, followed closely by the Mayor announcing that the City was in a ‘state of emergency”. I’m sure every person can indicate when they started to understand the world was in a state society has never experienced.

I felt fear then anger as I witnessed panic-buying of food and other essentials and believe it could have been minimized with better communication and management from the grocery giants and the media.

However, with devastation and uncertainty comes innovation, kindness and generosity. For example, Breweries are making hand sanitizer, grocery stores are increasing their capacity to process online orders and stores are opening earlier for seniors and vulnerable citizens. All levels of Government are working together and have put the politics of the business aside. Neighbors are keeping in touch with one another, either through email, social media or by making phone calls. If you are on the internet and social media you will see an amazing array of free opportunities that are available to exercise, learn new hobbies, and support for maintaining your mental well-being to name a few.

Most importantly, get outside and ride, run or walk, it is critical for your mind and body and very easy to practice social distancing. We are fortunate in Calgary to have beautiful blue skies and great spring weather.

We invite you to share your ideas and stories of acts of kindness you and people you know are experiencing to any of the listed sites below. Please contact us on our website or our social media sites including website an Facebook Sandstone MacEwan Community Association, Twitter @sandstonemac or https://www.instagram.com/sandstonemacewan/. Look forward to our emails that we send out occasionally and email us at info@sandstonemacewan.com to be included in this distribution.

As we move forward let’s prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Be smart about your decisions and don’t give up! This is not going to last forever.

Sue Coatham SMCA President