Today a most awesome event happened after one of our neighbours reported something they witnessed this morning. A U-Haul travelling along 13th Avenue had the back doors open - and things were falling out. This included some photos which the neighbour who witnessed the event collected.
That neighbour made their best effort to get the direction of the U-Haul - which included turning from 13th onto Toronto, and soon after turning back onto 13th from Kingston, heading east. The neighbour contacted police - plus took a photo of the photos and shared with us. We shared with all of you.
As it turns out, the neighbour with the U-Haul was heading out to the lake.
Another neighbour who saw the email we sent out recognized the people in the photo. This allowed us to coordinate collection of as many items as possible (and to deliver them to the neighbour of the neighbour).
Yet another neighbour found a USB-C plug on their grass.
"Hmmm," she thought. "Likely something was stolen." She showed her husband who agreed. Something was stolen.
Seconds later, one of them opened their email to see our news about the U-Haul. They sent a message. We then coordinated getting the plug from that neighbour to the neighbour of the neighbour.
If you're confused, don't be. This was a bunch of amazing people looking out for each other. We don't yet know that the plug does belong to the U-Haul neighbour. But it was definitely neighbours stepping up for neighbours.
Thank you to the original neighbour who reported to us (and also reported to police). Thank you to all neighbours who jumped up to help.
You're all awesome!
One of our neighbours witnessed a U-Haul travelling through the neighbourhood with the back doors open. A number of things were falling out, including these photos. If this is your stuff, you might want to followup asap. This might include calling your U-Haul contact and following the route they took.
The neighbour who witnessed did their best to see where it was going and/or had already been. It went up 13th Avenue, turned left on Toronto, seems to have lost some things on 12th, and then returned to 13th via Kingston. From there it seemed to go east (so there might be things along 16th Avenue, University or Crowchild).
Thank you to the neighbour who reported to us (and also reported to police). They have turned the photos over to the police. Who-ever the owner is, we're sure that if you chose to move it, you likely didn't want to lose it.
The following message was received from one of our neighbours:
"We live on Toronto Crescent. On Friday, July 15th we were hosting a party in the backyard and had several of our guest’s cars parked outside. At 6pm, a man broke into my brother’s car by smashing in the window. My husband saw him and ran around to the front lawn. The man jumped into a car being driven by someone else and sped off in what we believe was a Chevy Silverado. The police were given a description and partial license plate.
This was quite bold given that there were ~15 people in the backyard (with kids frequently running around to the front yard). We believe they were after my brother’s dashcam. Another painful reminder to leave NOTHING of value in your car, especially if it’s visible."
This event is shocking given that it also happened during daytime hours.
Last chance to signup for the SAHCA summer soccer camp! Get your registrations in.
Triple Meg Soccer and the SAHCA are offering a one-week long summer soccer camp for kids aged 6 to 12.
Triple Meg has provided soccer programs in Calgary communities since 2010. Their Learn-to-Play programs provide a fun and positive environment for children to learn the fundamentals of soccer. Over the years they have had over 3,000 children attend their programs.
The camp runs from Monday July 25 to Friday July 29 from 9 am to 12 pm daily at the playing field beside the Chief Crowfoot School.
If you would like your children to participate please register now.
For more information and instructions on how to register, click here.
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