At A Glance Upcoming Events

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

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

Upcoming Events

October 3, 2020 Pumpkin Giveaway 10 am – 2 pm Hall parking lot
October 22, 2020 Annual General Meeting 7:30 pm – 9 pm Hall
October 3-31, 2020 Best Decorated House Community
October 3-31, 2020 Scavenger Hunt Community
October 31, 2020 Roving DJ 6:30 pm – 8 pm Community
October 31, 2020 Best Costume

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.

Get in on the Halloween fun and prizes! 🎃👻

Tricks and Treats for October wind up with a Best Costume contest and Roving DJ on Halloween night.

Enter our contest for Best Costume by taking a photo and sending to social@cambrianheightscommunity.com or posting on our private Facebook Page, “Cambrian Heights Community,” by November 2nd.

We have 3 categories:

Age – Infant, Child, Teen or Adult;

Pet or

Group.

We will contact you with your yummy prize November 3rd.   We would like to share all the photos on our website but if you’d prefer not to be included please let us know.

Roving DJ

Listen for your favorite Halloween music while trick or treating under the full moon.  Our volunteer DJ will be driving throughout the community with fun music to enliven the streets.

Best Decorated House

The snow may have hampered decorating but it’s not too late!  You can still enter for best Fall Festive, Spooky, Funny or Original decorations – send us your photo – we have prizes for you too.

We can’t wait to see everyone’s spooky and fun ideas.  You can send us photos, suggestions or feedback any time of the year.

Take care!

Cambrian Heights Community Association

Cambrian Digital Lego Contest is November 21, 2020

This year’s Lego contest has gone digital! The theme is “Wonders of our World”.

You get a chance to be creative and share your awesome Lego creations in a new way. Here’s how it will work:

  • Participants will email their photos and descriptions to cambrianlegocontest@gmail.com
    by 11 am on November 21st, 2020
  • Raffle prizes and winners will be announced on our community Facebook page and website by 5 pm on November 22nd.

Age categories:

  • 3 – 5 years old
  • 6 – 8 years old
  • 9 – 11 years old
  • 12 – 14 years old
  • 15+ years old

Official Contest Rules:

RULES AND INFORMATION:

  1. Entries are to be original designs. Not from a kit or by following instructions.
  2. Names must be on all entries.
  3. All entries must include a description that states what they created and how it represents the theme.
  4. Judges’ decisions are final.
  5. All entries must be constructed at home and photos emailed to cambrianlegocontest@gmail.com
  6. Winners will be announced for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners.
  7. Each entry equals 1 into the Lego raffle contest. Prize pick up will be in Cambrian Heights to be arranged by the organizer.
  8. Lego-like pieces are acceptable.
  9. All children from any community are welcome. Raffle prizes must be picked up in Cambrian Heights.
  10. Limit of one entry per person.

President’s Message – November 2020

The Community Hall opened up for rentals and the Edelweiss Preparatory School began classes on September 8. New COVID-19 protocols are in place as recommended by Alberta Health Services (“AHS”). The City of Calgary has also implemented the requirement for face masks in all public indoor spaces. The Community Hall has a license of occupation with the City and is thus considered a public indoor space. However, private rental functions are excluded from the mask requirements although social distancing and the voluntary use of masks is encouraged. The need for Hall rental income and community social events has now to be balanced by the risks associated with the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As such strict sanitization procedures have been put in place and only all day Saturday rentals will be initially allowed due to risks associated with the Edelweiss School children.

As a new initiative in these restrictive times, the Community Association sponsored a free pumpkin patch giveaway on Saturday, October 3. Over 160 pumpkins were distributed to families in Cam-brian Heights. Our Social Director Jodi Dixon organized the purchase of these pumpkins from a local farmer and enlisted volunteers such as Mary Hopkins and her twin boys Robert and Michael to distribute the pumpkins. At the end of the day, other volunteers agreed to distribute by individual delivery to seniors in the neighbourhood and those unable to pick up the pumpkins that day. I have included a few pictures from the event here. Other online contests helped replace our annual Halloween month end party.

Our usual Fall indoor events, such as the Halloween Party and our Fall Wine Event have been cancelled due to safety concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual children’s Lego Contest will not be held live this year for safety reasons. We are however sponsoring an online virtual contest in November. The event will be judged on November 21. Details are included in this Newsletter and on our website. Updates and reminders will be posted on our Facebook page and sent out to you via an email blast if you are registered with the Community. Registration details are provided on the website. We encourage all residents to register, especially in these unusual times, for updates on all Community activities and initiatives.

In the same vein, our weekly drop-in Yoga Program and our general Fitness Programs will continue to be offered online through the end of the year. Both Lorene Hughes – Fitness (scarybunnybefit@gmail.com) and Kyrsten Blair – Yoga (kyrstenblair@icloud.com) will operate these programs, gaining from their experience when COVID-19 forced this change in March. As we approach the end of 2020 we will be monitoring AHS guidelines as to planning any return to actual community hall sessions.

The introductory Spanish language classes are continuing at the Community Hall. This entry lev-el course runs for 12 weeks ending December 8. It is provided through Azren the Language Nerd staff. We hope this will be the first of many such language course curriculums. Watch for information on 2021 language courses in the December Community Newsletter and our Website.

The beginning of November also serves as the start of a Calgary winter. This is offset by the installation of our two ice rinks behind the community hall. These rinks provide an annual winter focus for the community due to the hard work of the rink rats. Once again volunteers make this possible. If you are available to help out please contact the team headed by Scott at scottcol-leenj@gmail.com to offer some hours of worthwhile effort for the kids.

The Community Association is also looking for a volunteer to undertake the job of Secretary for the 2021 year. There remains an opportunity to join the Board of Directors and learn the job from the current Secretary and contribute to the successful running of the Cambrian Heights Community while contributing new ideas and joining an active group of volunteers that are your neighbours. Please contact me at president@cambrianheightscommunity.com for more information.

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for December 7. While these meetings normally take place at the Georgina Thomson City building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive, recent City guidelines have restricted that buildings use and for the near term all Board meetings will be held at the Community Hall. These meetings occur at 6:30 PM and residents are normally welcome to attend. At this point, we are not encouraging community residents to attend due to health safety concerns. If you do wish to bring some issues forward to the Board please contact cambri-anheights@gmail.com in advance of any meeting. Should you wish to attend the Board meeting please follow the COVID safety protocols posted on the Hall entrance and on the website.

Stay Safe.

Daryl Connolly, President CHCA

Annual General Meeting 2020

Cambrian Heights Community Association Annual General Meeting:

Tuesday, October 20 @ 7:30 PM

CHCA Community Hall
600 Northmount Drive NW

  • 2019 Review
  • Financial Reports
  • Election of Directors
  • Community Development Updates

Due to COVID-19 virus concerns, no reception after the meeting.

** Face masks are required to enter the building.

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes of the 2020 AGM
  4. Presidents Report 2019-20
  5. Treasurer’s Report
    1. Audited Financial Statements for Fiscal Year ended December 31, 2019
    2. Appointment of Auditor for Upcoming Fiscal Year
  6. Election of Directors and Officers for 2020-21
  7. Other Business
  8. Adjournment

Invited Guests

  • Jeremy Nixon, MLA Calgary-Klein
  • Sean Chu, Councillor Ward 4

Nominations

It is the intention of certain members of the current Board of Directors to stand for re-election and that Daryl Connolly will stand for election as President, Daniel Story as Treasurer, and Susan Bromley as Secretary.

Board of Directors Standing for Election: Daryl Beatty, Isabel Boisvert, Christine Breed, Susan Bromley, Lorna Brown, Daryl Connolly, Jodie Dixon, Jennifer Manns, Barb Milne, Kevin Outhet and Daniel Story.

No formal reception to follow due to COVID-19

Community Association Pumpkin Event

On October 3 the Cambrian Heights Community Association gave away approximately 160 pumpkins to residents in celebration of Halloween 2020.
With the COVID-19 Pandemic restricting our ability to host our annual Halloween Party and Dance we thought this would be a good way of kindling the spirit of Halloween in these difficult times. These pumpkins were purchased directly from a local farmer and distributed by our Social Director Jodi Dixon and her team of volunteers including Mary Hopkins and her two able young assistants Robert and Michael.
With a number left over at the Community Center some volunteers including Lara and her daughter Hanna, Renelle, Mary and Jodi undertook to deliver pumpkins to senior residents and those who could not make it out on Saturday. Some remaining pumpkins were donated to the edelweiss Preparatory School housed in the Community center.
Other online contests are happening through October including best decorated house and best costume plus a roving DJ will tour the community Halloween evening.
Email your entries or request details from social@cambrianheightscommunity.com.

Enjoy the spirit of the season with a free pumpkin!

We’ve got a few surprises to keep our community spirits up this season.  The first is a complimentary pumpkin for your household to enjoy.

Pick-up on:

Saturday, October 3

10am-2pm

Hall parking lot

Limited quantities – one per house – we have reserved some for those with a 2020 Membership

Safety protocols will be in place.  Please consider wearing a mask even though we are outdoors.

Any questions, please email social@cambrianheightscommunity.com

North Central Family Resource Network Fall Programs

From the North Central Family Resource Network newsletter: 

This is a small snapshot of the happenings at the North Central FRN this fall. Please call our intake line at (403) 543-0555 to see what programs are accepting participants and to register.

Girl Talk, Online!

Join us every Wednesday online as we talk about self esteem, problem solving, coping strategies, healthy relationships and more through games, arts & crafts, yoga, meditation, nutrition and guest speakers! Program is for girls 12-17 years old.

Wednesdays, October 7-November 25 Online
4:00pm-5:00pm

Kids Konnect

Open to kids in grades 4-6; come and learn new skills, play games and meet new friends. Sessions may include, photography, nutrition, keeping active, arts and crafts and literacy!

Thursdays, October 22 – December 10 Online
4:15pm-5:15pm

My Kid’s New Thing

Kids seem to change every week, and sometimes you need to talk to other parents about it! Parents and Caregivers can join us for weekly conversations, connect with other parents, talk about kids successes and challenges, and learn from others.

Mondays, ongoing starting October 5 Online
10:00am-11:00am

Mask On

We are working with a wonderful group of community volunteers to create and sew masks for children, youth and adults during COVID-19. Volunteers will also have an opportunity to connect with one another virtually as they learn and sew together.

Stronger Families Parenting Program

This program will meet in person at the FRN as a small, physically distant group. Parents & Caregivers will learn practical skills to increase children’s positive behavior, decrease negative behavior and model appropriate behaviors. They will also learn how to enhance parent – child communication and build robust family relationships.

Tuesdays, October 6 – 27
In person
9:00am-12:00pm

Cookin’ With The Youngin’s

Parents and Caregivers of kids ages 5-12 can come and learn how to get their kids involved by grocery shopping and cooking together, making healthy food look visually appealing so they will eat it, and learning about portion size for your child’s age and homemade versus processed food.

Tuesdays, October 9-November 13 Online
1:00pm-2:00pm

Fun Money, Smart Money

Four-session Money Management course for youth ages 14-18. Our Financial Literacy Facilitator will teach the youth tips, tricks, and budgeting skills to prepare for their financial future as adults!

Tuesdays, October 13-November 3 Online
4:30pm-6:00pm

Back to School in a Pandemic

From the North Central Family Resource Network newsletter:

This school year already looks different with COVID-19 protocols in place for students, staff and parents. Our Parent Educator, Lisa, has written some tips for families as they enter into this new season of back to school and transitions:

Be sensitive to your child’s feeling and emotions. Take time out of your day to listen to them and validate their feelings. By responding in a calm and caring way, you will reassure your child that you hear them and care about them.

Help kids help themselves to feel safe. Frequent talks about keeping socially distant and frequent handwashing for at least twenty seconds will help kids feel in control and empowered.

Breathing exercises are a great way to de-stress and get centered. A simple one is to pretend you are smelling a flower – breathe in and breathe out slowly. Practice as a family.

Have regular chats with your children about how their day went at school, ask questions and let them know you are there to listen and help with anything they are dealing with.

Click here to learn more about parenting during COVID-19

Click here to learn more about emotional regulation during COVID-19

Celebrate fall with these community-wide activities

We all need some fun and excitement – join in celebrating fall with various community-wide activities:

  • Watch for details on how to enter the Best Decorated Home and Costume contest. Yummy prizes for various categories.

 

  • Coming soon… a scavenger list of fun sights to find on your next walk.

 

  • Paint a rock for your yard with a fun image or encouraging note.

 

  • If the weather’s right on Oct 31, bring your portable firepit to the front yard and enjoy the full moon and trick or treaters.

 

  • We’re curious to learn of the creative ways people will safely hand out candy – join our private Facebook group page to read what people are planning.

 

  • Listen for the fun sounds of Halloween music as you trick or treat this year. Our roving DJ will be driving through the streets of Cambrian from 6:30 to 8pm with creepy, fun and uplifting music.