Chancellor Way Block Party

Chancellor Way Block Party – Neighbour Day – June 17, 2017
Sponsored by John Griffin and Rosalva Ortega with Financial Assistance from CHCA

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Successful 2017 Community CleanUp

Cambrian Heights Community Association and residents collected 11745 kg of garbage on June 18th, 2017. Thank you for keeping our community healthy, safe and vibrant!

Canadian Blood Services has moved

Canadian Blood Services has moved to 200 Barclay Parade SW, 2nd Floor Eau Claire Market (across from the Cineplex Theatres).

Donors are needed during the evening hours. Book your appointment at blood.ca

March of Dimes’ L.I.F.E. Program is coming to Calgary

March of Dimes Canada’s Learning Independence for Future Empowerment (L.I.F.E.) Program is coming to Calgary October 16 – 27, 2017!

The L.I.F.E. program helps young adults with physical disabilities make the transition to greater independence by providing new skills and hands-on opportunities for growth and development.

President’s Message – July/August 2017

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. This program has been in planning and development for the past three years. With grants from both the City of Calgary and the Provincial Government, the cost of this work will be minimal for the Community. The challenge will be to generate ideas and programs that will develop its use potential into 2018 and 2019. Renting it out to commercial enterprises can add revenue for the Community but we hope its greatest use will be through community activities whether social, educational or charitable. If you have any ideas please contact us at cambrianheights@gmail.com

As a result of this renovation, we have suspended the Annual Stampede Breakfast for this year due to the inaccessibility to our kitchen facilities and construction activity. This annual event will return in 2018. Not to forget however will be the City sponsored July 1st celebrations at Confederation Park. There will be family-friendly activities from 9am – 1pm 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.

Our next social event will be Saturday, September 30 where we will taste Canadian wines in honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday. Watch for details on our website and Community Newsletter. If you wish to volunteer or have questions about this event please contact Barb Milne at blmilne@shaw.ca.

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 approved an increase to 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 the 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 dates 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 next meeting of the Board will take place Monday, September 11 at the Georgina Thomson  building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 6:30PM. This will be the first meeting for the Fall and important for the development of Fall and Winter programs into 2018. 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

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.

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

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