President’s Message – November 2017

On Saturday, September 30 the Community hosted a Canadian wine tasting in honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday. While attendance was less than we would have liked the event was a big success and plans remain to hold more such events in 2018. Should you wish to participate in future such events or have ideas you may wish to explore please contact Barb Milne at blmilne@shaw.ca. We have also scheduled our annual Halloween Party for October 28th. Children of all ages are welcome with music, games, prizes, food and dancing. This is an annual event and has been enjoyed by our residents and guests over the years. Tickets will be available in advance on our website www.cambrianheightscommunity.com. A new event is being introduced on Saturday, November 18 at the Community Hall. Thanks to one of our members, Nancy Else, we are holding a Lego Contest for children age categories from 4 to 14. The theme for the contest is Canada 150 and is open to community residents and those of surrounding neighbourhoods. For more information see our website or contact Nancy with questions or volunteer offers at nancy.else@gmail.com. In addition, the Polar Party will return in late January. Again, look for details on our website or the Community Newsletter as we draw closer to the event.

The continuation of such programs, development of new programs and the financing of new and existing facilities within our community is the continuing objective of your Board of Directors. Volunteers are always needed for social and recreational programs throughout the year. No less critical are the financial and administrative issues that may be less visual but are equally important. This fall, explore the possibility of volunteering a little of your time towards areas in which you feel comfortable and allow for flexible time commitments.

The Community Hall has witnessed an upgrade this summer to establish our facility as a full commercial kitchen. This now provides 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 to 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

Your community continues to offer excellent facilities and the financial ability to promote more social and 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 me at president@cambrianheightscommunity.com or any other director for further insights into participation with our volunteer team.

The next meeting of the Board will take place Monday, December 11 at the Georgina Thomson building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 66:30 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

 

Off-Leash Ambassador Volunteers Needed

The Off-Leash Ambassador program is an innovative approach with a volunteer-based, citizen-led initiative to promote responsible pet ownership in Calgary’s 150 off-leash parks.

Volunteers in the program will:

  • Promote responsible pet ownership, positive pet interactions and safety in off-leash areas through the provision of information and demonstrations
  • Answer questions regarding Calgary’s bylaws in off-leash areas
  • Act as positive role models in off-leash parks in terms of adhering with Calgary’s bylaws
  • Provide an avenue for citizens to express concerns and pass along concerns to City staff
  • Promote the work of Calgary Community Standards and the services available at the Animal Services Centre, such as animal adoption and licensing.

Ambassadors will receive training to familiarize themselves with bylaws, canine body language, as well as tactics to communicate with the public.

For more information and to apply, please visit:  www.calgary.ca/offleashvolunteer

President’s Message – October 2017

October will be a significant month for the City of Calgary with the civic election October 16. Cambrian Heights has been moved into Ward 4 and your Board will need to carefully monitor the platforms of those running in our Ward for Councillor. Advance voting runs from October 4-11 (excluding Oct. 9). We encourage all residents to vote for mayor, councillor and school board trustees and take an active interest in policies and issues in this election.

The Community Hall has witnessed an upgrade this summer towards establishing our facility as a full commercial kitchen. Once finalized this will allow increased usage of the kitchen and thereby expand the types of events that may be hosted at the Hall. This upgrade has been in planning and development for the past three years. Now is the time 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

At the end of September, we hosted a Canadian Wine Tasting experience at the Community Hall. This was the third such event since initiating the concept in 2016. Our next social event will be Saturday, October 28 where we will host at the CHCA Hall our annual Halloween Party for children of all ages with games, prizes for costumes, entertainment and food. Adults can enjoy beverages while watching the fun. Anyone wishing to help out may contact us at our email address above or call any of the directors. Get your tickets in advance, or at the door.

Your community offers excellent facilities and the financial ability to promote social and 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 me at president@cambrianheightscommunity.com or any other director for further insights into participation with our volunteer team. Without your participation, the programs and events cannot happen.

As announced at our Annual General Meeting the Community Membership fees will increase modestly in 2018 for all categories except for Seniors. This increase will bring us in line with neighbouring communities. Details may be found on the website.

The next meeting of the Board will take place Monday, October 2  at the Georgina Thomson  building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 6:306:30 PM. 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

President’s Message – September 2017

September marks the beginning of a new social and activity season for the Community. The continuation of our existing programs, development of new programs and the financing of new and existing facilities within our community is the continuing objective of your Board of Directors. As indicated below volunteers are needed for social and recreational programs throughout the year. No less critical are the financial and administrative issues that may be less visual but are equally important. This fall, explore the possibility of volunteering a little of your time towards areas in which you feel comfortable and allow for flexible time commitments.

The Community Hall has witnessed 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

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. We have also scheduled our annual Halloween Party for October 28th from 6-9 PM. Children of all ages are welcome with music, games, food and dancing.

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 me at president@cambrianheightscommunity.com or any other director for further insights into participation with our volunteer team.

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 6:30 PM. 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

WARNING: Bobcat sightings

A bobcat has been sighted at Cambridge Place Boarding Confederation Park on August 30th, 2017.

Be Advised & Careful with Small Pets or Children

The City of Calgary Has Been Notified

Northmount Drive N.W. Improvement Project (Phase 1)

Construction update and temporary bus stop relocation

Construction continues on the Northmount Drive N.W. (Phase 1) improvements:

  • Concrete work is expected to be complete by the end of August
  • Pavement milling (removing asphalt surface to prepare for re-paving) between Carol Drive N.W. and Cambrian Drive N.W. will begin once concrete work is complete
  • Re-paving on 14 Street N.W. is complete
  • The 10 curb extensions between Northland Drive N.W. and Clarendon Road N.W. are expected to be installed before school begins this fall. First, crews will mark the pavement and then place the concrete slabs with a truck-mounted crane. This work is expected to take place during off-peak hours
  • All businesses remain open during construction

Temporary bus stop relocation
Bus stop 5742 has been temporarily relocated to the east side of 14 Street N.W. during construction on the bus zone rehabilitation.

More information
For more information, please contact 311 or visit the project webpage.
Thank you for your patience during construction!

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.