President’s Message – August 2019

July and August are quiet months for the Community Association as summer activities and vacations are enjoyed by all the directors and volunteers. There will however be activity at the Community Hall as some renovations and maintenance projects are undertaken. A major upgrading of lighting and flooring is scheduled along with some bathroom facilities improvements. These must be scheduled over the summer months while the Edelweiss Preparatory School is in recess.

Upcoming Events

September 14 Asado BBQ 3 – 9 pm Hall & Grounds
October 26 Halloween Dance TBD Hall
November 2 Lego Contest 11 am – 3 pm Hall
TBD Cooking Class TBD Hall

Once again we will be starting our Fall social programs with 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. This was a family affair that lasted well into the evening as the musicians were outstanding. If you would like to volunteer for this event or contribute to the music please contact Jodie Dixon ( and help make this another memorable family and neighbourhood event.

This Fall we will also host our annual Halloween Dance and Lego contest for the children. After the success enjoyed this spring we will have another Cooking Class hosted by Chef Don Turnbull. Stay tuned as more information on these events are posted on our website (

Our weekly yoga program will be suspended for the July/August months as will the four weekly fitness drop-in programs (Piloxing, Kickboxing, and Body Lift ) offered at the Hall in the early evenings. These programs will be started up in September with information posted in our website and the Newsletter. However, over the summer months, we will be offering Monday/Wednesday “Body Lift Method” classes. For more information check our website.

We wish to thank all the volunteers (John Lee, Peter Meyer, De Myer, Lara Wilson and Mike) plus our organizer Gary Wilson for the great job they once again did with our Spring Cleanup June 16.  A poster in this Newsletter summarizes the amount of waste and recyclables collected along with 54 kilograms of electronics. A great community event and a big thank you to all that participated. I have attached some pictures from the event including the small traffic jam on Northmount Drive.

As outlined previously we at Cambrian Heights have initiated a Community Parks focus to better develop, recognize and utilize our park spaces in the future. One of our first focus areas will be the park on 10th Street and 32nd Avenue adjoining Queen’s Park Cemetery. This is currently an Off-Lease Dog Park and the focus of much controversy in 2018. We will be looking for residents who want to take part in determining how to improve this park through design and facility additions to reflect its importance and ownership to our community. If you wish to be involved or comment on this process please let us know by emailing We will be focusing our development ideas for this park space in the Fall in association with support from our neighbours at Rosemont and the team at Bentall Kennedy who manages the North Hill Mall. Please get involved if you value this current Dog Park and wish to maintain it for our use in the future.

The next meeting of the Board will take place on September 9th.  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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