President’s Message – February 2017

On January 14 we hosted an introductory Cross Country Skiing course in association with theFoothills Nordic Club. The event was very successful supported by excellent snow conditions and first rate instructors. The following Saturday, January 21 we also provided residents with a Nordic Winter Walking introduction session. The snowshoeing course had to be postponed until February 11.  Our annual free Polar Party at the Hall was held on Saturday, January 28. We hope you and your children were able to attend one, two or all of these events. The Polar Party has grown in size every year and this year was no exception. Between 80 – 100 participants enjoyed this year’s warm weather and winter activities. As in the past, the community volunteers with the help of City of Calgary employees offered free rental skates, helmets, a fire pit plus games, treats and hot chocolate for all ages. We wish to thank our volunteers who organized and made these events successful under the direction of our Social Director, Jodi Dixon. As always if you participated in any of these events and wish to contribute your time and energy next year please drop Jodi a note at social@cambrianheightscommunity.com.

The remaining events in the first quarter of the year will be a Family Games and Pub Night February 11 and a Wine Tasting in March. Both of these events were initiated last year and we are looking forward to new participants this year to add to the attendees from last year. Please check our website for details of these events including times and entrance fees. As is our custom, members of the Community Association will pay a lower entrance fee for such events.

Of course, the ice rinks will be maintained throughout the winter for all to access. With two sheets of ice and the sustained winter weather, the rinks have been well utilized. Should you wish to help out the current rink volunteers this year or next please contact Scott Jacobson at 403-771-9755.

As we have previously discussed in these monthly messages our Planning Committee continues to be actively monitoring the issuance of Development Permits (“DP’s”) by the City in our community. This activity covers the gauntlet from secondary suites in RC-1 neighbourhoods to best guidelines for maintaining the identity of our community with growth and densification, to long-term transportation issues like the Green Line LRT. Everyone should remain vigilant as to development on their streets. We anticipate an increase in activity through 2017 and can provide information and assistance should an application be made for a new house construction on your street. If there are questions or concerns write to the Community Association (cambrianheights@gmail.com) or contact Daryl Beatty or Gary Wilson of the Planning Committee.

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 a reminder, your 2017 membership dues are now payable. We are maintaining our fee schedule costs for the year to encourage your renewal. The easiest way to renew or join is through our website or if you wish via mail as outlined in the monthly Cambrian Heights Newsletter. The Board encourages all residents to participate in the community activities and future events. By attending one or more social/sports events during the year your fees will be recovered.

If you are interested in exploring involvement with the Board or any specific volunteer activity please contact us at our email address. We will have two vacancies on the Board after the AGM in May. The most critical is our Social Director, who cannot continue into next year. If you are interested in this very rewarding position or even wish to share it with another volunteer please contact Jodi and she will be happy to discuss the position and responsibilities. The next meeting of the Board will take place Monday, February 6 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

President’s Message – January 2017

First of all we wish everyone a happy and healthy 2017. January will be a very active month in Cambrian Heights as we undertake three new Winter Programs and hold our third annual Polar Party.

On January 14 we will host an introductory Cross Country Skiing course in association with theFoothills Nordic Club. The following Saturday, January 21 will provide to residents a Nordic Winter Walking or Snowshoeing introductory session. Pre-registration is required and can be accessed, as well as additional information, only at our website (www.cambrianheightscommunity.com). This will then be followed by our annual free Polar Party at the Hall on Saturday, January 28. We hope you and your children will attend one or all three events. The Polar Party has grown in size every year and offers free rental skates, helmets, a fire pit plus games, treats and hot chocolate for all ages. Of course, volunteers are always encouraged to help with the organization of these activities for the children.

Future events through the first quarter of the year will include a Games Night February 11 and a Wine Tasting March 11. Of course, the ice rinks will be maintained throughout the winter for all to access. Should you wish to help out the current rink volunteers, please contact Scott at 403-289-3129.

As we have previously discussed in these monthly messages, our Planning Committee continues to be actively monitoring the issuance of Development Permits (“DP’s”) by the City in our community. This activity covers the gauntlet from secondary suites in RC-1 neighbourhoods, to best guidelines for maintaining the identity of our community with growth and densification, to long-term transportation issues like the Green Line LRT. Everyone should remain vigilant as to development on their streets. If there are questions or concerns, write to the Community Association (cambrianheights@gmail.com) or contact Daryl Beatty or Gary Wilson of the Planning Committee.

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.

As a reminder, your 2017 membership dues are now payable. We are maintaining our fee schedule costs for the year to encourage your renewal. The easiest way to renew or join is through our website or if you wish via mail as outlined in the monthly Cambrian Heights Newsletter. The Board encourages all residents to participate in the community activities and future events.  It is with great satisfaction that over 800 people have attended the nine social events this past year. 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 will take place Monday, January 9 at the Georgina Thomson  building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 6:30 PM.

 

Remember Participation Builds Better Communities.

On Behalf of the Board;
Daryl Connolly, President

President’s Message – December 2016

Upcoming Events at Cambrian Heights Hall

Nov. 17 Fall Open House 7:30 – 9:30pm Presentation plus Beer/Cider Tasting
January

Sat, 14

Sat, 21

Sat, 21

Winter Sport Sampler:

XC Skiing

Snowshoe

Nordic Walking

 

1-3pm

1-3pm

1-2:15pm

RSVP required:

50 max participants

25 max participants

15 max participants

Jan 28 Polar Party – free skate rentals 1-4pm Outdoor Rink
Feb 11 Game Night TBA Volunteers Req’d

For more information or to rsvp email social@cambrianheightscommunity.com or call (403) 284-1175.

 

Our first event of the fall was the Picnic/BBQ on September 17 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Cambrian Heights Community. This event was a great success made even more so by the attendance of Mayor Naheed Nenshi and our Ward 7 Council representative Druh Farrell. Both represented the City well engaging in heartfelt conversations with, in particular, the many seniors in attendance many of whom had been the first residents of Cambrian Heights. A lunch and celebration cake was enjoyed by all the adults while the children participated in the games and activities provided. Inside the Hall we developed a community historic display in addition to period artifacts from the 50’s and free period photo’s for all as a remembrance of the event. The City of Calgary presented the Community with a commemorative 60th Anniversary plaque. Photo’s of the event may be found on our website.

This was followed by a first ever Women’s Health & Wellness event on October 13. This provided to the attendees both stretch and dance movements and makeup and lashes provided by local merchants. In addition a wine tasting capped the evening and was provided by Northmount Liquor Store. This program was directed by Dr. Selma Mitha, who received a Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Southern California University of Health Sciences and is the owner of Kind Care Life. More information may be obtained by emailing kindcarelife@gmail.com.

On October 28 we hosted at the Community Hall our annual Halloween Party. This was again a well attended and very successful event.

The Community will also be hosting an Open house on November 17. At the Open House we will highlight the Community activities including City initiatives that will impact the community over the next few years. If you are at all interested in your community and perhaps at some point getting involved we welcome your attendance. If you have issues come and be heard as well. After the formal portion of the meeting we will be hosting informal conversations with the directors and will be providing various beers and ciders as refreshment.

January promised to be very active with three events planned built around winter activity. On January 14 we will host an introductory Cross Country Skiing course with Foothills Nordic Club. The following Saturday, January 21 will provide to residents a Nordic Winter Walking or Snowshoeing introductory session. This will then be followed by our annual Polar Party at the Hall Saturday January 28. We hope you and your children will attend one or all three events. The Polar Party has grown in size every year and offers free rental skates plus games and fun food for all ages.

As we have previously discussed in these monthly messages our Planning Committee continues to be actively monitoring the issuance of Development Permits (“DP’s”) by the City in our community. This activity covers the gauntlet from secondary suites in RC-1 neighbourhoods, to best guidelines for maintaining the identity of our community with growth and densification, to long term transportation issues. Everyone should remain vigilant as to development within their streets as activity is picking up as old houses sell and redevelopment occurs. If there are questions or concerns write to the community association (cambrianheights@gmail.com) or contact Daryl Beatty or Gary Wilson of the Planning Committee.

We have initiated 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.

The Board continues to encourage all residents to participate in the community activities and future events and program planning by joining the association and communicating your suggestions either through emails or by attending one of our Board meetings which are always open for residents. It is with great satisfaction that sales of resident memberships have increased by over 75% in the last two years. Also over 750 people have attended the 7 social events so far in 2016 . 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 will take place Monday, December 5 at the Georgina Thomson building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 6:30PM.

Remember Participation Builds Better Communities.

On Behalf of the Board;
Daryl Connolly, President

President’s Message – November 2016

Upcoming Events at Cambrian Heights Hall

Oct. 29 Halloween Party 6-9pm Coordinators Req’d
Nov. 17 Fall Open House 7:30-9:30pm Beer/Cider Tasting
Jan. 28 Polar Party TBD Volunteers Req’d
Feb. 11 Game Night TBD Volunteers Req’d
March 10 Wine Tasting 7:30 – 9:30 Volunteers Req’d

 

For more information or to rsvp email social@cambrianheightscommunity.com or call (403) 284-1175.

President’s Message – November 2016

Our first event of the fall was the Picnic/BBQ on September 17 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Cambrian Heights Community. This event was a great success made even more so by the attendance of Mayor Naheed Nenshi and our Ward 7 Council representative Druh Farrell. Both represented the City well engaging in heart felt conversations with, in particular, the many seniors in attendance many of whom had been the first residents of Cambrian Heights. A lunch and celebration cake was enjoyed by all the adults while the children participated in the games and activities provided. Inside the hall we developed a community historic display in addition to period artifacts from the 50’s and free period photo’s for all as a remembrance of the event. The City of Calgary presented the Community with a commemorative 60th Anniversary plaque. Photo’s of the event may be found on our website at www.cambrainheightscommunity.com

This was followed by a first ever Women’s Health & Wellness event on October 13. This provided to the attendees  both stretch and dance movements and makeup and lashes provided by local merchants. In addition, a wine tasting capped the evening and was provided by Northmount Liquor Store. It is anticipated that this initial event will lead to a series of such events into 2017.

This program is being directed by Dr. Selma Mitha, who received a Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Southern California University of Health Sciences and is the owner of Kind Care Life. More information may be obtained by emailing kindcarelife@gmail.com.

On October 29 we will host at the Community Hall our annual Halloween Party. This has been a very popular program for the children over the years. To ensure this continuing event we are urgently in need of volunteers and Coordinators who wish to help organize and introduce new ideas and activities. Please contact our Social Director Jodi Dixon (social@cambrianheightscommunity.com) if you have any questions or wish to contribute.

The Community will also be hosting an Open house on November 17. At the Open House we will highlight the Community activities including City initiatives that will impact the community over the next few years. If you are at all interested in your community and perhaps at some point getting involved we welcome your attendance. If you have issues come and be heard as well. After the formal portion of the meeting, we will be hosting informal conversations with the directors and will be providing various beers and ciders as refreshment.

The Community Association continues to offer a $100 grant for community block parties. Application for this Grant may be made through the community email address. Costs will be reimbursed (excluding alcoholic beverages) with receipts pertaining to organized block parties with broad attendance of all age groups. We encourage you to access this funding and create your own block event for fall or winter. Check our website for pictures of a recent block party.

As we have previously discussed in these monthly messages our Planning Committee continues to be actively monitoring the issuance of Development Permits (“DP’s”) by the City in our community. This activity covers the gauntlet from secondary suites in RC-1 neighbourhoods, to best guidelines for maintaining the identity of our community with growth and densification, to long-term transportation issues. Everyone should remain vigilant as to development within their streets as activity is picking up as old houses sell and redevelopment occurs. If there are questions or concerns write to the community association (cambrianheights@gmail.com) or contact Daryl Beatty or Gary Wilson of the Planning Committee.

We have recently initiated a Facebook page to help communications and stimulate informational sharing 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.

We continue to encourage all residents to participate in the community activities and future events and program planning by joining the association and communicating your suggestions either through emails or by attending one of our Board meetings which are always open for residents. 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 will take place Monday November 7 at the Georgina Thomson  building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 6:30PM.

Remember Participation Builds Better Communities.

On Behalf of the Board;

Daryl Connolly, President

President’s Message – October 2016

Upcoming Events at Cambrian Heights Hall

Oct. 13 Wine Women’s Health Workshop 7-9pm Pre Event Tickets
Oct. 29 Halloween Party 6-10pm Coordinators Required
Nov. 17 Fall Open House 7:30-9:30pm Beer/Cider Tasting

For more information or to rsvp email social@cambrianheightscommunity.com or call (403) 284-1175.

President’s Message – October 2016

With the start of a new season for the Community, we look back on a very successful year of events and growth in Cambrian Heights. The annual Stampede Breakfast was a great success with over 300 guests well fed and entertained despite threatening weather. Earlier in the year our second annual Winter Skating Party and first ever Wine Tasting were successful and well-attended events. Our AGM was well attended with active discussion during the refreshments after the formal meeting. A Pub Night was initiated in May this year and hopes for attendance improvement will be fulfilled with a second event this fall or winter. A series of very well-attended seminars on the planting and caring of trees and shrubs put on by the City and hosted at the Community Halls was completed this June as we continued to provide new programs for our Community.

Our second Annual Spring Clean-up Event in June held in association with Rosemont Community was as in prior years rewarding with over 5600kgs of metal, 5000kgs of organics, 9520kgs of garbage and 1458kgs of electronic disposed of efficiently and environmentally.

Our first event of the fall will be a Picnic/BBQ on September 17 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Cambrian Heights Community. We will follow this with a Women’s Health & Wellness event on October 13. This will hopefully initiate a new health-focused program series the first of which is scheduled for November. This program is being directed by Dr. Selma Mitha, who received a Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Southern California University of Health Sciences and is the owner of Kind Care Life. More information may be obtained by emailing kindcarelife@gmail.com.

On October 29 we will host at the Community Hall our annual Halloween Party. This has been a very popular program for the children over the years. To ensure this continuing event we are urgently in need of volunteers and Coordinators who wish to help organize and introduce new ideas and activities. Please contact our Social Director Jodi Dixon (social@cambrianheightscommunity.com) if you have any questions or wish to contribute.

The Community will also be hosting an Open house and Beer/Cider tasting on November 17. At the Open House we will highlight the Community activities including City initiatives that will impact the community over the next few years. If you are at all interested in your community and perhaps at some point getting involved we welcome your attendance. If you have issues come and be heard as well. There will be both a formal and informal aspect to this event.

The Community Association continues to offer a $100 grant for community block parties. Application for this Grant may be made through the community email address. Costs will be reimbursed (excluding alcoholic beverages) with receipts pertaining to organized block parties with broad attendance of all age groups. We encourage you to access this funding and create your own block event for fall or winter.

As we have previously discussed in these monthly messages our Planning Committee continues to be active monitoring the issuance of Development Permits (“DP’s”) by the City in our community. This activity covers the gauntlet from secondary suites in RC-1 neighbourhoods, to best guidelines for maintaining the identity of our community with the growth and densification, to long-term transportation issues. Everyone should remain vigilant as to developments within their streets and if there are questions or concerns write to the community association (cambrianheights@gmail.com) or contact Daryl Beatty or Gary Wilson of the Planning Committee.

We continue to encourage all residents to participate in the community activities and future events and program planning by joining the association and communicating your thoughts either through emails or by attending one of our Board meetings which are always open for residents. In addition, we have recently initiated a Facebook page to help communicate and stimulate such activity. Our Secretary for the Board has indicated he will not be returning next year. If you are interested in exploring this volunteer position or others please contact us at our email address. The next meeting will take place Monday, October 2 at the Georgina Thomson  building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 6:30PM.

Remember Participation Builds Better Communities.

On Behalf of the Board;

Daryl Connolly, President

President’s Message – September 2016

Upcoming Events at Cambrian Heights Hall

September 17 Community 60th Anniversary BBQ 12-3pm Volunteers needed
October 29 Halloween Party 6-10pm Coordinators required
Nov. 17 Fall Open House 7:30-9:30pm

For more information, rsvp or volunteer visit:  CambrianHeightsCommunity.com or call (403) 284-1175.

President’s Message – September 2016

With the start of a new year for the Community we look back on a very successful year of events and growth in Cambrian Heights. The annual Stampede Breakfast was a great success with over 300 guests well feed and entertained despite threatening weather. Earlier in the year our second annual Winter Skating Party and first ever Wine Tasting were successful and well-attended events. Our AGM was well attended with active discussion during the refreshments after the formal meeting. A Pub Night was initiated in May this year and hopes for attendance improvement will be fulfilled with a second event this fall or winter. A series of very well-attended seminars on the planting and caring of trees and shrubs put on by the City and hosted at the Community Halls was completed this June as we continued to search for new programs for our Community.

Our second Annual Spring Clean-up Event in June held in association with Rosemont Community was as in prior years rewarding with over 5600kgs of metal, 5000kgs of organics, 9520kgs of garbage and 1458kgs of electronic disposed of efficiently and environmentally.

We are currently organizing a Picnic/BBQ on September 17 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Cambrian Heights Community. We will be providing catered beef on a bun, drinks, veggies, fruit and cake for a nominal charge of $5. This will be a family affair with games and activities planned for both the adults and children. Lazar tag, field games, mini golf, a bouncy house for youngsters, a 50’s photo booth and a retree booth providing tree tours will highlight the afternoon. If you wish to help out with this event please contact Jodi Dixon at social@cambrianheightscommunity.com .

Upcoming on October 29 will be our annual Halloween Party. To ensure this continuing event we are urgently in need of volunteers and Coordinators who wish to help organize and introduce new ideas and activities. Please contact our Social Director Jodi Dixon if you have any questions or wish to contribute.

The Community Association continues to offer a $100 grant for community block parties. Application for this grant can be made through the community email address. Costs will be reimbursed (excluding alcoholic beverages) with receipts pertaining to organized block parties with broad attendance of all age groups. We encourage you to access this funding and create your own block event for fall.

As we have previously discussed in these monthly messages our Planning Committee continues to be active monitoring the issuance of Development Permits (“DP’s”) by the City in our community. This activity covers the gauntlet from secondary suites in RC-1 neighbourhoods to best guidelines for maintaining the identity of our community with the growth and densification, to long-term transportation issues. Everyone should remain vigilant as to developments within their streets and if there are questions or concerns write to the community association (cambrianheights@gmail.com) or contact Daryl Beatty or Gary Wilson of the Planning Committee. Two new members of the Community have agreed to join this committee recognizing the importance of this activity. We still need one more member of the committee who is interested in acting as Secretary. Join, learn and participate in the development of your community.

We continue to encourage all residents to participate in the community activities and future events and program planning by joining the association and communicating your thoughts either through emails or by attending one of our Board meetings which are always open for residents. Our Secretary for the Board has indicated he will not be returning next year. If you are interested in exploring this volunteer position please contact us at our email address. The next meeting will take place Tuesday, September 6 at the Georgina Thomson  building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 6:30PM.

Remember Participation Builds Better Communities.

On Behalf of the Board;

Daryl Connolly, President

President’s Message – July 2016

Upcoming Events at Cambrian Heights Hall

July 16 Stampede Breakfast 9-11am Volunteers needed
Sept. 17 Community 60th Anniversary BBQ 1-4pm Volunteers needed
Nov. 17 Fall Open House 7-9pm

For more information, rsvp or volunteer visit:  CambrianHeightsCommunity.com or call (403) 284-1175.

President’s Message – July/August 2016

At your reading of this report we are into the annual 10 days of Calgary Stampede and the beginning of summer. We wish all residents a warm, sunny, active and healthy summer. Our annual Stampede Breakfast is scheduled for July 16th at the Community Hall. This event has been growing in popularity so mark it on your calendar and bring the family down for pancakes, sausages, juice, coffee games and the chance to meet other members of the community. We always invite our City Councillor (Druh Farrell) and our MLA (Craig Coolahan) to these events and it is a great opportunity to meet your government representatives as well as the Community Officers and Directors. If you are able we always need help setting up and taking down for this event. So come early, the coffee will be on, or stay a little late. It will be appreciated.

June continued to be a very active month as we wound down for the summer break. On June 12th we, with the Rosemont Community, held our second Annual Spring Clean-up Event at the Cambrian Heights Community Hall parking lot. The day prior there was a first garage sale event at the Community Hall where tables provided a multi sale event and time for socializing with your neighbours. Then on June 25th the last of an informative and to date very well appreciated series of seminars hosted by the City around the planting and care of trees and shrubs was held at the Hall. On June 28, Dr. Salma Mitha conducted a Wine Women’s Health Workshop featuring healthy interactive power workout, a wine tasting and a make-over. A decision is pending as to the continuation of this program into the fall.

We are currently organizing a Picnic/BBQ on September 17th to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Cambrian Heights Community. We envision at this time serving hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and beverages. This will be a family affair with games and activities planned for both the adults and children. As plans for this event mature we will be providing additional details. Anyone wishing to add suggestions or volunteer to assist in the planning, preparation or helping out with this event please contact Jodi Dixon at social@cambrianheightscommunity.com .

The Community Association continues to offer a $100 grant for community block parties. Application for this grant can be made through the community email address. Costs will be reimbursed (excluding alcoholic beverages) with receipts pertaining to organized block parties with broad attendance of all age groups. We encourage you to access this funding and create your own block event for the summer or fall. Two such parties are already planned for this summer.

As we have previously discussed in these monthly messages our Planning Committee continues to be active in regards to monitoring the issuance of Development Permits (“DP’s”) by the City in our community. This activity covers the gauntlet from secondary suites in RC-1 neighbourhoods, to best guidelines for maintaining the identity of our community with the growth and densification, to long term transportation issues. Everyone should remain vigilant as to developments within their streets and if there are questions or concerns write to the community association (cambrianheights@gmail.com) or contact Daryl Beatty or Gary Wilson of the Planning Committee. Two new members of the community have agreed to join this committee recognizing the importance of this activity. We still need one more member of the committee who is interested in acting as Secretary. Join, learn and participate in the development of your community.

We continue to encourage all residents to participate in the community activities and future events and program planning by joining the association and communicating your thoughts either through emails or by attending one of our Board meetings which are always open for residents. Our Secretary for the Board has indicated he will not be returning next year. If you are interested in exploring this volunteer position please contact us at our email address. The next meeting will take place Tuesday, September 6 at the Georgina Thomson  building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 6:30PM.

Remember Participation Builds Better Communities.

On Behalf of the Board;

Daryl Connolly, President

President’s Message – June 2016

Upcoming Events at Cambrian Heights Hall

June 11 Community Garage Sale 10am-4pm Volunteers needed
June 12 Community Clean Up 9am-1:30pm Volunteers needed
June 25 The Under Story – planting under trees 11am-12:30pm RSVP – max 25
June 28 Wine Women’s Health Workshop 7-9PM Purchase Tickets in Advance
July 16 Stampede Breakfast 9-11am Volunteers needed
September 17 Community 60th Anniversary BBQ TBD Volunteers needed

For more information, rsvp or volunteer contact social@cambrianheightscommunity.com or call (403) 284-1175.

June will continue to be a very active month as we wind down for the summer break. At the publication of this report we will have hosted a Family Pub night on May 7th at the Community Hall. It featured games,puzzles, music and refreshments for the whole family. On June 12th we are, with the Rosemont Community, holding our second Annual Spring Clean-up Event at the Cambrian Heights Community Hall parking lot. Please see our website or the announcement in this Newsletter for details. The day prior, June 11th., there will be a garage sale event at the Community Hall where you can reserve a table for your items. Please contact Gary Wilson at 403-589-0507 for details. Then on June 25th the last of an informative and to date very well appreciated series of seminars hosted by the City around the planting and care of trees and shrubs will be held at the Hall. Then in a recent initiative, Dr. Salma Mitha will be conducting a Wine Women’s Health Workshop featuring healthy interactive power workout, a wine tasting and a make-over. If successful this program will be continued into the Fall. Tickets will be pre-sold for this event and are available for purchase at Northmount Liquor (1041 40th Ave NW).

On April 28th we held our Annual General Meeting. The slide show presentation and an update on the meeting may be found on our website.

On July 16th Cambrian Heights will be hosting its annual Stampede Breakfast at the Community Hall. This event has been growing in popularity so mark it on your calendar and bring the family down for pancakes, sausages, juice, coffee games and the chance to meet other members of the community. We always invite our City Councillor (Druh Farrell) and our MLA (Craig Coolahan) to these events and it is a great opportunity to meet your government representatives as well as the Community Officers and Directors. If you are able we always need help setting up and taking down for this event. So come early, the coffee will be on, or stay a little late. It will be appreciated.

We are currently organizing a Picnic/BBQ on September 17th to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Cambrian Heights Community. We envision at this time serving hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and beverages. This will be a family affair with games and activities planned for both the adults and children. As plans for this event mature we will be providing additional details. Anyone wishing to add suggestions or volunteer to assist in the planning, preparation or helping out with this event please contact Jodi Dixon at social@cambrianheightscommunity.com . There is an organizing committee that has already met May 5th but your participation with ideas or assistance will still be appreciated.

The Community Association continues to offer a $100 maximum grant for community block parties. Application for this grant can be made through the community email address. Costs will be reimbursed (excluding alcoholic beverages) with receipts pertaining to organized block parties with broad attendance of all age groups. We encourage you to access this funding and create your own block event for the summer or fall.

As we have previously discussed in these monthly messages our Planning Committee continues to be active in regards to monitoring the issuance of Development Permits (“DP’s”) by the City in our community. This activity covers the gauntlet from secondary suites in RC-1 neighbourhoods, to best guidelines for maintaining the identity of our community with the growth and densification, to long term transportation issues. Everyone should remain vigilant as to developments within their streets and if there are questions or concerns write to the community association (cambrianheights@gmail.com) or contact Daryl Beatty or Gary Wilson of the Planning Committee. Two new members of the community have agreed to join this committee recognizing the importance of this activity. We will be upgrading our reporting on these issues in the Planning section of our website in the future to make known to the residents issues of importance as they happen.

We continue to encourage all residents to participate in the community activities and future events and program planning by joining the association and communicating your thoughts either through emails or by attending one of our Board meetings which are always open for residents. Our next meeting will take place  Monday June 6th. at the Georgina Thomson  building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 6:30PM.

Remember Participation Builds Better Communities.

On Behalf of the Board;

Daryl Connolly, President

President’s Message – May 2016

Upcoming Events at Cambrian Heights Hall

May 7 Family Friendly Games and Pub Nite 6:30-9:30pm Volunteers needed
May 28 Pruning and Planting 101 11am-12pm RSVP – max 30
June 11 Community Garage Sale 10am-4pm Volunteers needed
June 12 Community Clean Up 9am-1:30pm Volunteers needed
June 25 The Under Story – planting under trees 11am-12:30pm RSVP – max 25
July 16 Stampede Breakfast 9-11am Volunteers needed

 

For more information, rsvp or volunteer contact social@cambrianheightscommunity.com or call (403) 284-1175.


On April 28th we held our Annual General Meeting. The President and Treasurer provided an update on the prior two fiscal years and identified priorities for the next year. A Special Resolution was passed converting our fiscal year to correspond with the calendar year. This will allow more timely presentation of the audited financials and correspond with our membership timeframe. As such we will have for 2016 a nine month year from April 1 to December 31, 2016. Thereafter we will budget and report on a twelve month calendar basis. The slide show presentation and an update on the meeting may be found on our website.

As a result of our community being selected by the City for a Tree Planting Initiative we will be hosting a number of informative seminars around the planting and care of trees and shrubs. See our Events calendar and participate in these free educational seminars at the community hall. In addition we are initiating a family friendly Pub night on May 7th and hope to generate good initial support for this event. On June 12th we are, with the Rosemont Community, holding a second Annual Spring Clean-up Event at the Cambrian Heights Community Hall parking lot. Please see our website or the announcement in this Newsletter for details. The day prior, June 11th., there will be a garage sale event at the community hall where you can reserve a table for your items. Please contact Gary Wilson at 403-589-0507 for details.

We are currently organizing a Picnic/BBQ on September 17th to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Cambrian Heights Community. We envision at this time serving hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and beverages. This will be a family affair and thus games and activities are planned for both the adults and children. As plans for this event mature we will be providing additional details. Anyone wishing to add suggestions or volunteer to assist in the planning, preparation or helping out with this event please contact Jodi Dixon at social@cambrianheightscommunity.com or anyone else on the Board of Directors. Participation and volunteerism are required to create successful events.

The Community Association continues to offer a $100 maximum grant for community block parties. This grant will be provided to a maximum of 10 such block parties over the 2016-17 years. We are pleased to see a new block party being organized in late June to take advantage of this program. Application for this grant can be made through the community email address. Costs will be reimbursed (excluding alcoholic beverages) with receipts pertaining to organized block parties with broad attendance of all age groups. We encourage you to access this funding and create your own block event for the spring, summer or fall.

The City of Calgary has initiated a number of planning and development issues that will effect our community either directly or indirectly. We encourage everyone to visit the following resources to understand and appreciate how these changes will improve and impact the enjoyment and lifestyle within our community: www.calgary.ca/bikeprojects., http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Construction/Confederation-Park-Improvements.aspx

As we have previously discussed in these monthly messages our Planning Committee continues to be active in regards to monitoring the issuance of Development Permits (“DP’s”) by the City in our community. This activity covers the gauntlet from secondary suites in RC-1 neighbourhoods, to best guidelines for maintaining the identity of our community with the growth and densification, to long term transportation issues. Everyone should remain vigilant as to developments within their streets and if there are questions or concerns write to the community association (cambrianheights@gmail.com) or contact Daryl Beatty or Gary Wilson of the Planning Committee. Two new members of the community have agreed to join this committee recognizing the importance of this activity. We will be upgrading our reporting on these issues in the Planning section of our website in the future to make known to the residents issues of importance as they happen.

We continue to encourage all residents to participate in the community activities and future events and program planning by joining the association and communicating your thoughts either through emails or by attending one of our Board meetings which are always open for residents. Our next meeting will take place  Monday June 6th. at the Georgina Thomson  building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 6:30PM.

Remember Participation Builds Better Communities.

On Behalf of the Board;
Daryl Connolly, President

President’s Message – April 2016

Upcoming Events at Cambrian Heights Hall

April 26 Gardening with Trees and Shrubs 7:00-8:30pm RSVP – max 25
April 28 Annual General Meeting 7:00-9:30pm Plans for 2017
May 7 Family Style Pub & Game Night 6:30-9:30pm Volunteers needed
May 28 Pruning and Planting 101 11am-12pm RSVP – max 30
June 11 Community Garage Sale 10am-4pm Volunteers needed
June 12 Community Clean Up 9am-1:30pm Volunteers needed
June 25 The Under Story – planting under trees 11am-12:30pm RSVP – max 25

 

For more information, rsvp or volunteer call (403) 284-1175.

 

We have made some changes as to the announcement of new events with the table shown above. This Upcoming Events table will be published monthly to better allow planning for and participation in our events for the residents of Cambrian heights. During our 2016 year we have introduced a new Wine tasting event while continuing with the second annual Skating/Polar Party and our annual Fall Open House and Halloween Party.

On March 11th we held our first Wine Tasting event and it was a great success. Attendance exceeded our expectations such that we had to close ticket sales. A very enjoyable and informative evening provided us incentive to do this again in our 2017 fiscal year planning. We would like to give special thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this event so successful as well as our great appreciation to Cindy Sidhu owner of Northmount Liquor Store and Susan Norrie of Pacific Wines and Spirits.

As a result of our community being selected by the City for a Tree Planting Initiative we will be hosting a number of informative seminars around the planting and care of trees and shrubs. See our Events calendar and participate in these free educational seminars at the community hall.

To start our 2017 fiscal year the Community will be hosting the Annual General Meeting on April 28th, a Family Pub Night on May 7th, the Community Garage Sale & Cleanup on June 11/12  and our always successful Stampede Breakfast July 16th. New events are being discussed for the Fall and we encourage anyone with ideas or suggestions to contact the Board at cambrianheights@gmail.com or attend one of our Board meetings.

Our 2017 fiscal year (April 2016 – March 2017) celebrates the 60th anniversary for the Community. We are currently organizing a Picnic/BBQ on September 17th to celebrate this event. We envision at this time serving hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and beverages. This will be a family affair and thus games and activities are planned for both the adults and children. As plans for this event mature we will be providing additional details. Anyone wishing to add suggestions or volunteer to assist in the planning, preparation or helping out with this event please contact Jodi Dixon at social@cambrianheightscommunity.com or anyone else on the Board of Directors. Participation and volunteerism are required to create successful events.

The Community Association continues to offer a $100 maximum grant for community block parties. This grant will be provided to a maximum of 10 such block parties over the 2016-17 fiscal years (April/2015-March/2017). Application for this grant can be made through the community email address. Costs will be reimbursed (excluding alcoholic beverages) with receipts pertaining to organized block parties with broad attendance of all age groups. We encourage you to access this funding and create your own block event for the spring, summer or fall.

The City of Calgary has initiated a number of planning and development issues that will effect our community either directly or indirectly. We encourage everyone to visit the following resources to understand and appreciate how these changes will improve and impact the enjoyment and lifestyle within our community: www.calgary.ca/bikeprojects., http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Construction/Confederation-Park-Improvements.aspxhttp://www.calgary.ca/engage/Pages/Green-Line-North.aspx.

As we have previously discussed in these monthly messages our Planning Committee continues to be active in regards to monitoring the issuance of Development Permits (“DP’s”) by the City in our community. This activity covers the gauntlet from secondary suites in RC-1 neighbourhoods, to best guidelines for maintaining the identity of our community with the growth and densification, to long term transportation issues. Everyone should remain vigilant as to developments within their streets and if there are questions or concerns write to the community association (cambrianheights@gmail.com) or contact Daryl Beatty or Gary Wilson of the Planning Committee. If you wish to get involved in the discussion of these issues please contact the committee Chairman Daryl Beatty.

The website now provides memberships to be subscribed over the internet for convenience of the residents. There is also an ability for all residents who wish to receive email notifications of special events or issues of interest to the community to register. We encourage all residents to participate in the community activities and future events and program planning by joining the association and communicating your thoughts either through emails or by attending one of our Board meetings which are always open for residents. Our next meeting will take place  Monday April 4th. at the Georgina Thomson  building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 6:30PM.

Remember Participation Builds Better Communities.

On Behalf of the Board;

Daryl Connolly, President