President’s Message – May 2024

President’s Message – May 2024


On April 12 we held our first Volunteer Appreciation Event since before Covid. It recognized those in the Community who had volunteered their time for social events, facility improvements and our Casino fund raisers. In addition those interested in future volunteer opportunities were invited to join the group for a social evening at a local pub Moose’s Beanery & Bar Room. During May we have joined with Rosemont Community to hold a Spring Cleanup Day on Sunday May 19 at the Cambrian Community Hall. All are invited to bring yard cleanup materials, discarded electronics and tools for disposal and recycling. Please check the website ( or the poster in this newsletter for more details. Beyond that event we have plans to host our third annual Bicycle Day Saturday June 1 which will involve other NW communities and our AGM is scheduled for June 18 with invited guests Lizette Tejada our MLA and Sean Chu Councillor for Ward 4. So save the dates. 

While we have no community wide plans for Calgary Neighbour Day on June 15 this year, we do encourage block parties within the community by providing a $100 fund to defer the costs of organizing and running a block party in your neighbourhood. Simply email for details.

This summer the hall grounds will welcome for the third year the Die Volksmesse car show on July 13.  The Hall also welcomes back for its third year the Between Friends summer camp. They plan to hold an open house for parents at the Hall June 27 for those who might be interested in enrolling their children this summer. See for details.

We still have garden plots available this summer for those interested in growing their own produce. If you are interested please contact us for more information.

There remains some confusion about the use of the park and playground space on 39th Avenue and 10th Street boarding QPC. Despite the unlawful removal of City signage by someone, it is not designated an off leash dog park and should not be so utilized. 

In past newsletter issues we have highlighted our intention to place a community identification sign in the park that is bounded by Cambrian and Northmount Drives. While development in Cambrian Heights started in 1956, there has never to our knowledge been a community identification sign. We are continuing our  process of designing alternatives for consideration. A development permit will ultimately be required. Our community certainly qualified in original construction design as “mid century modern” but like all inner City neighbourhoods is undergoing change with infill development. If you have any signage design thoughts feel free to comment through email to .

The Community continues to encourage resident participation at the Board or event volunteer level. The Treasurer position remains our most urgent need. Accounting or financial expertise will certainly be required. Involvement at a Board level offers an opportunity to help develop the programs, events and residential planning for Cambrian Heights. Help us improve our community resources by volunteering. To discuss any opportunities for participation please contact us at .

Daryl Connolly, President CHCA

Cambrian Heights & Rosemont Spring Clean-Up 2024

Join us for our annual Spring Clean-up event! It’s a wonderful opportunity to help keep our community clean and vibrant, and to properly dispose of items that can be recycled or need special handling.

Event Details

When: Sunday, May 19, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Where: Cambrian Heights Community Centre Parking Lot, 600 Northmount Drive N.W.

This event is brought to you by the Cambrian Heights and Rosemont Community Associations with valuable support from Calgary Community Standards, Calgary Waste & Recycling, Calgary Parks & Recreation, and Alberta Recycling.

What to Bring

Accepted Items:

  • Household Waste (City of Calgary)
  • Yard Waste (City of Calgary)
  • Home Electronics (computers, laptops, monitors, printers, fax machines, scanners, telecom devices)
  • Home Appliances (except fridges and freezers)
  • Power & Air Tools, Lawn Equipment
  • Car Batteries (not alkaline batteries)

Please Note: We are unable to accept propane tanks, paint, household chemicals, fridges, freezers, oils, alkaline batteries, or tires.

Volunteers Needed

We need your help to make this event a success! If you can spare some time to support your community, please consider volunteering. Contact Bent at 587.433.4576 to sign up or for more information.

Why Participate?

Disposing of waste properly helps prevent pollution, conserves resources, and enhances the beauty of our community. This event not only helps you clean your home safely but also fosters community spirit by bringing everyone together for a common cause.

Spread the Word!

Help us make this event a success by spreading the word to your neighbors and friends in the Cambrian Heights and Rosemont areas. Share this post on social media, and let’s get everyone involved in making our community cleaner and greener!

Let’s come together as a community to make a difference. See you there!

Bike Day 2024

CHCA’s 3rd Annual Bike Event is coming to the community on June 1st. Expect the same outdoor fun as previous years – skills and obstacle course, bike wash and decoration stations, as well as bike tune up clinics. This year, we are excited to be teaming up with other NW Communities to host a large Bike Day Event. Bring your water bottles, explore the pathways and ride your bike to stamp your “passport” and be in the running for great prizes!

CHCA Holiday Movie Night

Join us on Friday, December 8th for the CHCA Holiday Movie Night!

$5 per family, come enjoy a movie alongside pizza, popcorn and drinks.

Doors at 5:15pm, Movie at 6:00pm.

Please RSVP by December 5th:

Scottish Dancing

The Douglas Scottish Country Dance Club will be starting their weekly class on Tuesday September 12th, 2023.

Classes will take place Tuesdays, 7-9pm.


The Confederation Park Scottish Country Dance Club will also be starting their weekly class on Thursday September 14th, 2023 at our new location.

Classes will take place Thursdays, 7-9pm.


Cambrian Heights Community Hall, 600 Northmount Drive NW


Come and join us for an evening of Scottish Country Dancing – No partner required.  First time newcomer class is free.  Weekly classes cost $2.00 – Yearly membership $25.00.

Best social, physical and mental activity in the area.


Pumped Up Strength – Returning September 11, 2023!

Returning Sept 11, 2023!!

Pumped Up Strength

50-Minute Express Class

Monday 6:00 PM, Sept 11

Cambrian Heights Community Hall

600 Northmont Drive NW

**Zoom access available upon request**


Handheld weights, yoga mat, water

FUN for ALL Ages and Fitness Levels

Members $8 / Non-members $10


President’s Message – August 2023

We hope everyone has been enjoying the summer and the July celebration of the Calgary Stampede. Your Board continues to work on future social planning events as well as organizing fall programs and reacting to the increasing development activity within the community through the City Development Program approval process. New houses are being built with larger two story footprints and soon we will be seeing the multi family structures prevalent in our neighbouring communities being proposed around changing land use applications. If you have comments on new development please contact our Planning Committee as identified on our website.

We hosted on July 15 our second Die Volksmesse car show on the community hall grounds. In addition we have recently added a Church group and committed to 2 Fall Scottish Country Dancing group programs. One each on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Consider joining in for an evening of dancing lessons for only a $2 fee. Check our website ( for further details and any updates. Our Yoga and Fitness programs will be returning in September as detailed in the poster announcements found in this issue of the newsletter or our website. We also hope to have an outdoor event in September as a close to our summer.

As previously reported, there are two gardening projects in our Community. The most recent project focuses on the re-design and planting of flowers at the park space bordering Cambrian and Northmount Drives. This project is being undertaken by a group of volunteers from the Community in response to the City Parks cutting back on such activity. I have attached a picture reflecting the work done to date. We believe this park is a central gateway to the community and deserves further development in the future. At some point we may consider designing and installing signage to identify our community. If you wish to get involved with this project please let us know by emailing us. 

 Our second garden project is a demonstration garden sponsored by the Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership. (“ALIDP”) at the rear of the Community Hall. The ALIDP garden is a provincial sponsored project that identifies low maintenance natural plants designed for Alberta weather conditions as an alternative to high water demand grass lawns.  Come visit the garden behind the hall that is also being monitored and studied by the University of Calgary for natural moisture levels. 

The Community is in need of volunteers to replace our Treasurer and our Social Media Director, both of whom have retired this year. These are critical positions for the Community Association controlling our finance and communications activities. We are also down to only 5 Directors which restricts our ability to plan events or programs. This is an opportunity to join an experienced team and help develop the programs, events and planning for Cambrian Heights. To discuss these volunteer opportunities and others please contact us at .

Daryl Connolly, President CHCA

Yoga at the CHCA

Wednesday night drop-in – In-person & Zoom hybrid.

6:30 – 7:30pm, September 6 to December 13

$12 for CHCA Members, $15 for non-Members

For more information, call 403-244-3001

Volunteers Needed!

Your community is in need of additional resident participation in areas of Accounting, Social Media, and Program Development.


A few hours a week can make a huge contribution to your neighbourhood and its enjoyment.


  • Meet active community residents
  • Participate in social event planning
  • Help improve our parks
  • Interact with city development plans

For more information, email