President’s Message – April 2019

April continues the active social event calendar that the Community Association and its volunteers have established in 2019. A first-ever Cooking Class on March 9th was a sold-out event hosted by Don Turnbull and his daughter Nancy Else. A total of 21 attendees witnessed the preparation and feasted on broccoli soup, Caesar salad, two different meat dishes with carrots and baby potatoes, plus delicious crepes to finish. Chef Don Turnbull impressed all with his preparation, meat carving, simple recipes and tricks in the kitchen. All attendees encouraged a repeat of this fun night.

Upcoming Events

May 4 Jane’s Walk 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Meet at Hall
May 11 Mother’s Day Dance 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Meet at Hall
June 11 AGM 7:30 – 9 pm Hall
June 16 Spring Cleanup 9 am – 1:30 pm Meet at Hall

Coming up on April 6 will be the Spring Wine event which will feature fun wines to welcome in the freshness and warmth of the spring season. Highlander will once again provide a sampling of exciting wines, education on their origins and excellent pricing on the ordering of these selected wines. Attendance will be limited to 40 community members and their guests.

On Saturday, May 4 we will once again sponsor a Jane’s Walk, this year focusing on our Community Parks and how to better promote their use as a valuable resource for Cambrian Heights. We encourage everyone to come out for a mid-day walk and to learn and participate in formulating the future of these green spaces.

The Cambrian Heights School Parents will be sponsoring a Mother’s Day Family Dance at the Community Hall with the support of the Community Association. We hope you will bring the family for this late afternoon event focused on children, music and dancing. More information may be found on our website (www.cambrianheightscommunity.com) or from Krista Steinke (kristasteinke@live.com).

May’s events will be followed up with our Annual General Meeting on June 11 in the evening. At this meeting find out what is happening in the Community and vote to elect a Board of Directors and provide suggestions for programs and activities into 2020. Our fifth annual General Cleanup once again returns to a spring date and will continue to be a joint program with Rosemont Community. May 16 is Father’s Day and what better timing to finish off all those home projects and dispose of yard waste and all those items stored in the garage and untouched for years. Again consult the Community website for details of disposable items and contact Gary Wilson at gary@garywilson.ca if you are able to lend a hand that morning.

Over the summer months, we are planning on Hall facility upgrades that will impact the use of the Hall. Once again we will not be having a Stampede Breakfast but rather focusing on another September Asado BBQ. This was a great success last year with Chilean style outdoor barbecued lamb, pig and vegetables plus open mike music wine, cider and beer. A family affair that lasted well into the evening.

We continue to offer our weekly Yoga program or one of the four weekly exercise drop-in programs offered at the Hall in the early evening. Details of these programs may be found on our community website and we encourage your participation and commitment to stay healthy.

Our main fundraiser which supports the activities of the Community and maintenance of the Hall and grounds is our Casino, which this year will be at Calgary Casino on May 29 and 30. We are again looking for volunteers for daytime and evening shifts. A meal is provided and most find the social aspects of the volunteering fun. Please contact Sonya (hnatiw13@shaw.ca) or Dan Vallee (danvallee@gmail.com) for more information and/or to offer your one day or evening commitment to keeping your Community in a position to provide social and community planning programs that enhance Cambrian Heights as a place to live and raise a family.

A big thank you must go out to our Rink Rats lead again by Scott Jacobson and his hard-working group of volunteers. The two ice surfaces were appreciated by all and we received many compliments on the ice quality. If you want to get involved next year please send Scott a message at scottcolleenj@gnmail.com.

The next meetings of the Board will take place on April 1 and May 6. All residents are welcome to attend. These meetings normally take place at the Georgina Thomson City building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive at 6:30 PM.

Remember Participation Builds Your Community.
Daryl Connolly, President CHCA

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