President’s Message – April 2015

With the success of our first Winter Skating Party we will make this another annual event. Many thanks go to the Rink Guys as the ice withstood spring like weather and bright sunny skies. Pop music, copious amounts of whipped cream and hot chocolate, cookies, a fire pit and a visit by our MLA Kyle Fawcett complimented the on ice activities. Also thanks goes out to Kidsport Canada for the use of Skate Shack providing free skates and helmets. Our next event will be an Open House after the Annual General Meeting April 28th. We encourage everyone to attend to learn about the Community, its plans for the near and long term as well as visiting with our invited guests from the Federation of Calgary Communities, our Ward 7 Councillor Druh Farrell and our MLA Kyle Fawcett. Following this event will be a Community Cleanup Program on a joint basis with Rosemont Community May 16th, and the annual CHCA Stampede Breakfast July 11th. We are hoping to add additional events in the Fall to compliment our very successful annual Halloween Party at the end of October. Check our website for details of all social events, news and contact information. If you wish to volunteer for any of these events please do so by contacting any of the Directors listed in the newsletter or website. Get involved to support and make a better community!

As indicated previously the Board has formed a Planning Committee to monitor and respond appropriately to development applications within our community. What we need is feedback from the Community as to what residents want to see in terms of new development. At year end both our mayor and Ward councillor were advocates for Secondary Suites and the City seems poised for increased inner city resident density in Cambrian Heights. We need your opinions in order to reflect the Community on these issues to City Council. Please email your comments to with any thoughts on this critical issue to our community. Also reference our website for up-to date information on this and other City Planning issues.

As mentioned last month we are planning further work on the Hall and to the kitchen facilities and are awaiting a decision on City support grants. When completed this will restore the kitchen to full cooking facility status allowing expanded utilization in the future. All such activity will be undertaken within the financial ability of the Community, which currently remains solid due to hall rental income and casino proceeds. We have additional long term plans for the facility that will be considered by the Board during the next fiscal year. All such activity will be predicated on increased usability of the facilities by the Community residents. While we encourage Community Membership, all our activities are open to every resident of Cambrian Heights. We encourage you to participate and communicate your thoughts on existing and new programs that will enhance your community experience.

On Behalf of the Board;
Daryl Connolly, President

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