Blair Berdusco Official Campaign Launch

Blair BerduscoWard 4 community residents are invited to join Blair Berdusco for the official campaign launch event in Confederation Park.

There will be family games such as Yardzee, Bocce, bean bag toss, light refreshments and more.

This is one of many opportunities for Ward 4 Calgarians to meet Blair and discuss the topics which are top of mind.

Ward 4 is a diverse and wonderful area of Calgary which has seen many changes and is preparing for many more. There is a lot at stake for us, an advocate on City Council is what we need, that advocate is Blair.

Dogs are welcome. Please be aware there may be a lot of activity and noise. Owners must be responsible for their dogs at all times.

Happy Birthday, Canada!

canada day calgary events

Come celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at Confederation Park between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 1.

Enjoy free family activities, including:

  • A free pancake breakfast while supplies last
  • Horse-drawn wagon rides
  • A variety of activities for the kids
  • Live entertainment on the Stampede stage
  • Opening a time capsule from 1967

Parking is limited at Confederation Park. If possible, consider using public transit, walking or biking to the festivities.

After the Confederation Park activities, be sure to head downtown for a fun-filled afternoon and evening with even more Canada Day fun.

Watch for more information on calgary.ca/Canada150 including a location map and details about the time capsule opening.

Casino Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the Community Casino dates of August 31 and September 1 at Calgary Casino. Day or night shifts. Transportation and food provided.

Join your neighbours in the primary financing event for your community association. Lots of support. First timers need not be apprehensive.

Call Sonya at 403-852-0198 or email hnatiw13@shaw.ca

Wine Tasting – Canadian Wines

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 7:00 to 9:30 PM

Cambrian Heights Community Hall
Community Members & Guests
Tickets $25 Members or $35 non-Members

Limited seating – 60 seats

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday and learn about our main wine regions.

Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine as you meet and mingle with your neighbours.  Then relax, learn and taste wines from Canada with regional meats and cheeses to compliment tastings.

Tickets will go on sale September 15 at our website www.cambrianheightscommunity.com or by contacting Barb Milne at blmilne@shaw.ca. Tickets on sale through September 28.

Consider volunteering or for more information on this Wine Tasting night,
please email Barb Milne.

Annual Stampede Breakfast Has Been Suspended for 2017

As announced at our Annual General Meeting a significant upgrade to our Community Hall kitchen facilities will be undertaken during the summer months. This construction project is being almost completely financed by City of Calgary and Provincial Grants and will result in our Hall having a commercial kitchen status to allow the development of new programs and community activities.

 

The Stampede Breakfast will return in July 2018.

14th Street & Northmount Drive NW Improvement Projects

The City of Calgary will be resurfacing 14th Street between 21st Ave and 64th Ave. Various lane closures will be occurring from May 29 until September 30, 2017. For more information, visit www.calgary.ca/paving

In addition, the City is planning some major changes to the Northmount Drive and 14th Street area involving road upgrade, bicycle lanes and traffic patterns through the summer months. For more information go to www.calgary.ca and search Northmount Drive Improvement Project.

President’s Message – June 2017

On the 18th of May, we hosted our Annual General Meeting at the Community Hall. The presentation from the meeting is available on our website (www.cambrianheightscommunity.com) as well as our audited Financials. These financials represent our nine-month results ending December 31, 2016. Having approved a change to our bylaws, future financial reporting will be on a calendar basis and our AGM will occur before June 30th of each year. An eight-person Board was elected at the meeting. Both Druh Farrell, our Ward Councillor, plus our MLA Craig Coolahan were invited to attend the meeting. In addition, City of Calgary representatives were there to answer any questions about the 14th Street Northmount Drive Intersection development scheduled for this summer. This preceded the City Informational session on the details of this construction plan that occurred at the Community Hall May 30.

The remaining community events before the summer recess will be the annual Community Cleanup June 18 and the Stampede Breakfast Saturday, July 15 from 9-11am. This event will be at the Community Hall July 15 and hopefully be outside under sunny skies as the kitchen undergoes a partial renovation. Not to forget however will be the City sponsored July 1st celebrations at Confederation Park. There will be family-friendly activities from 9 am – 1 pm starting with a pancake breakfast, horse-drawn wagon rides, live entertainment on the Stampede Stage, a new natural play space and the opening of the 1967 time capsule.

Your community offers excellent facilities and the financial ability to promote more social or educational activities for our residents. We have evening space available for community use. Our community always welcomes residents who wish to initiate new programs or join our Social Committee to bring new ideas for recreational or educational evenings. You need only commit time to help organize and help manage one such activity a year. We have dedicated and experienced Directors to help guide and advise but need more members offering a little time once a year to help expand and improve our Programs and Events. Please contact myself at president@cambrianheightscommunity.com or any other director for further insights into participation with our volunteer team.

At our Annual General Meeting this year we increased the Membership fees effective January 1, 2018 to better reflect the value of membership and compare to surrounding communities. Single memberships increased to $10/year, Family to $20/year,  Associate membership to $20/year and Senior rates remained at $5/year. Corporate memberships were reduced to $50/year.  With reduced rates for community members, attendance at one or more social events during the year recoups the cost of annual membership. We also announced an increase in our Hall and kitchen rental rates that will become effective in 2018.

In terms of financial impact to the community association, nothing exceeds our Casino nights held under the auspices of the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission. This year we will be providing volunteers for two days, August 31 and September 1. Providing volunteers is extremely important as the funding is the main source of community revenue and we must not loose our privileges. If you can spare some volunteer time during the day or evening please contact either Dan Vallee (danvalee@shaw.ca) or Sonya Hnatiw (hnatiw13@shaw.ca).

We continue to use a Facebook page to help communications and stimulate informational sharing and discussion amongst residents of the Community. It is under “Groups” with an address of “cambrianheightscommunity”. Please register for the Group and join this conversational page and share your thoughts and insights about where you live. Suggestions on improving existing or adding new social/educational programs are always welcome. One of our volunteers will also update any news of interest to the community.

The Community Hall will witness an upgrade this summer to establish our facility as a full commercial kitchen. This will allow increased usage of the kitchen and thereby expand the types of events that may be hosted at the Hall. We have evenings free during the week and cooking classes or group food preparation would be a much-appreciated community program. If you have ideas and/or some spare energy please contact one of the Board members or attend a Board meeting to discuss possibilities.

The next meeting of the Board will take place Monday, June 5 at the Georgina Thomson building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 6:30 PM. This will be the last meeting until September. All residents are welcome to attend and share any concerns, questions or ideas you may have relevant to Cambrian Heights.

Remember Participation Builds Better Communities.

On Behalf of the Board;
Daryl Connolly, President

AGM Presentation 2017

Please see the Cambrian Heights Community Association 2017 Annual General Meeting presentation for an overview of the agenda highlights, year in review, special resolutions, current issues and CHCA moving forward in 2017.

Cambrian Heights Community Association
Annual General Meeting
Thursday, May 18 @ 7:30 PM
At the CHCA Community Hall

Download (PPS, 509KB)

 

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President’s Message – May 2017

On March 25 we hosted a very successful French Wine themed Tasting at the Hall. The event featured white and red French wines along with a welcome champagne and regional meats and cheeses. An educational session provided insight into the wines. We thank Barb Milne, her volunteers and Northmount Liquor for making this event possible. September 30 has been tentatively set for an Italian Wine Event. Mark your calendars.

The remaining events for the first half of the year are a Health & Innovation Workshop on May 4, the Community Annual General Meeting May 18 and the annual Community Cleanup June 18. Please check our website for details of these events including times and agendas. All are welcome to these events. Only this year’s Health Workshop requires an entrance fee but will feature both a healthy workout discipline combined with home buying in the NW area from financial experts. The AGM will provide ample opportunity to meet with the directors and have your voice heard as to community direction and events as we host a post-meeting wine and cheese hour. The Community Cleanup is shared with Rosemont community and offers an excellent excuse for that back yard or garage cleanup.

Our annual Stampede Breakfast will once again be held at the Community Hall. This year’s event is scheduled for July 15 from 9 – 11 AM. All are welcome and volunteers are needed. If you are able to help please contact president@cambrianheightscommunity.com . Watch for detailed notices both on the website and in the Newsletter.

At our Annual General Meeting this year we will propose increasing the Membership fees to better reflect the value of membership and compare to surrounding communities. Single memberships will increase to $10/year, Family to $20/year,  Associate membership to $20/year and Senior rates will remain at $5/year. Corporate memberships will be set at $50 per year. The general membership will vote on these increases as well as for new directors and the executive positions.

Your community offers excellent facilities and the financial ability to promote more social or educational activities for our residents. We need to recruit new Directors as three of our Directors will be retiring this year after numerous years of service. We welcome volunteers who bring enthusiasm and new ideas and who need only commit time to help organize and help manage one activity or event during the year. We have dedicated and experienced Directors to help guide and advise but need more residents offering a little time once a year to help expand and improve our programs. Please contact me at president@cambrianheightscommunity.com or any member of the Board for further insights into participation with our volunteer team.

In terms of financial impact to the Community Association nothing exceeds our Casino nights held under the auspices of the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission. This year we will be providing volunteers for two days, August 31 and September 1. Providing volunteers is extremely important as the funding is the main source of community revenue and we must not loose our privileges. If you can spare some volunteer time during the day or evening please contact either Dan Vallee (danvalee@shaw.ca) or Sonya Hnatiw (hnatiw13@shaw.ca).

We continue to use a Facebook page to help communications and stimulate informational sharing and discussion amongst residents of the Community. It is under “Groups” with an address of “cambrianheightscommunity”. Please register for the Group and join this conversational page and share your thoughts and insights about where you live. One of our volunteers will also update any news of interest to the community.

As previously announced the Community Hall will witness an upgrade this summer to establish our facility as a full commercial kitchen. This will allow increased usage of the kitchen and thereby expand the types of events that may be hosted at the Hall. Grants will fund the majority of this expense. We will also be looking towards programs that assist financially in the conversion of our exterior and interior lighting to LED for energy savings this year and next.

If you are interested in exploring involvement with the Board or any specific volunteer activity please contact us at our email address. The next meeting of the Board will take place Monday, May 8 at the Georgina Thomson building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 6:30 PM. All residents are welcome to attend and share any concerns, questions or ideas you may have relevant to Cambrian Heights.

Remember Participation Builds Better Communities.

On Behalf of the Board;
Daryl Connolly, President

At A Glance Upcoming Events

Purchase your 2017 Community Membership now and save all year on community events!

You can email questions to Social@cambrianheightscommunity.com or call (403) 284-1175.

Upcoming Events at Cambrian Heights Hall

June 18 Community Cleanup 9:00-1:30pm Hall – Everyone Welcome
July 1 Canada Day Celebration 9 am – 1 pm Confederation Park, Everyone Welcome
September 30 Canadian Wine Experience 7:00-9:30pm Hall – Tickets Required
October 28 Halloween Party 7:00-9:30pm

 

If you have an interest, hobby or sport you would like to share with others, please contact any of the Directors on the Association Board and we would be happy to help make it happen. The Hall is available most weekday evenings and is free for our community activities.