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Dear Kensington business members,

Newsletter - January 29, 2021


Support local sign for your door/window

If your business does not already have don’t have a SHOP LOCAL sign for your window or door and would like one, it’s available for download on our website, here: 


Kensington LOVE sign for your door/window

If you do not have a KensingtonLOVE heart shaped sign for your door/window please email me ( and I’ll drop one off for you.


Summer patios

If your business is planning a pop up summer patio applications are open. The application process will be similar to last year with application fee waived. We are negotiating for Roads fees to be waived again. Stay tuned for an update on that. This year you can choose to use your own barricades instead of the orange ROADS barricades. We are also negotiating for a multi-year patio approvals process.


Restaurant opportunity

Julie VanRosendaal has started an initiative called “Cooking with a Chef” zoom classes using her social media reach to help local restaurants. For more information go to or email  Classes accommodate 50 participants at $50 ticket so that’s $2,500 for the restaurant and so far classes have sold out. Classes happen in your restaurant and Julie comes to you.


New businesses that opened after March 1, 2020 will now be eligible for the Alberta Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant starting February 4, 2021.


Starting Feb. 4, 2021, new businesses that began operations between March 1 and Oct. 31, 2020 - and that meet the updated 30 per cent revenue reduction threshold -can apply for the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant. Businesses can apply for a maximum of $20,000 in funding through the online application portal. Eligibility criteria and step-by-step instructions on how to complete an application can also be accessed here. If you have any questions about the grant, please connect with the program support staff via 


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Annie MacInnis
Executive Director
Kensington Business Revitalization Zone
200 203 10A Street NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 1W7
Cell: 403-969-3216
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