President’s Letter – May 2023

With the arrival of May our thoughts turn to summer temperatures and outdoor activities including gardening. Cambrian Heights continues to operate a community garden at the Community Centre. The only prerequisite is a community membership and a small annual fee. Should you be interested in an opportunity to grow your own vegetables this summer please contact us at for more information. There are two other gardening projects in our Community. One is the planting of flowers at the park space bordering Cambrian and Northmount Drives, and the new demonstration garden at the rear of the Community Hall installed by the Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership. This project identifies low maintenance natural plants designed for Alberta weather conditions as an alternative to high water demand grass lawns.  Should you wish to volunteer a small amount of your time for either of these gardening projects please contact us. 

We held our major fundraiser Casino on April 17 and 18. Casino proceeds allow the Association to remain financially viable and provide services and facilities for the community. We thank Sonya Hnatiw for organizing the Casino and thank all the volunteers who stepped up to help the Community, many of whom worked double shifts. 

We are planning a return for the CHCA Bike Day Saturday May 27 that was so successful last year. We will be performing safety checks and basic tune-ups with priority given to kids bikes. There will be activities for the young bikers. To help out during the day please contact

We continue to pursue future enhancements to the Off Leash Park on 32nd Avenue and 10th Street. A small committee is dedicated to development of a central feature as well as obstacle courses for dogs in this park space. This development will require volunteers and ultimately, tax deductible donations to complete. The City Parks department has been supportive of this development and will be adding more trees to the area this year. We need community involvement to bring this project to active development. Please consult our website ( and attend our AGM for updates to this process.

We have scheduled our Annual General Meeting for Tuesday June 27 at 7:30PM at our Community Hall. This is a chance to discover how the community association may help you better appreciate the social opportunities in Cambrian Heights as well as better understand the development issues we are seeing within our neighbourhood. Currently the Community is in need of a community resident to replace our Treasurer who is retiring this year. We also need someone with social media skills to replace our current Newsletter Coordinator, Barb Milne, who is leaving us after 20 years of community service. These are critical positions for the Community Association controlling our finance and communications activities. This is an opportunity to join an experienced team and help develop the programs, events and development planning for Cambrian Heights. To discuss these volunteer opportunities please contact us at .

Daryl Connolly, President CHCA


  1. Jeanette Lawrence says

    Hi Daryl, what are the updates for the off leash area in 2023? I went to the CH Parks page and didn’t see specifics for what’s different from the original design. And the social media links don’t have anything recent on there either. We are daily users of the park and are interested in development and helping.
    Jeanette and Peter Lawrence

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