President’s Message- August 2021

On July 1 the province moved to Stage 3 of their pandemic re-opening and effectively removed restrictions on community hall activities. Efforts will remain to sanitize and follow health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and its variants as we return to normal social activities.  Updates will continue to be provided on our website. We are accepting fall rental inquiries and reservations at, or at 403-284-1175. We are planning to return to normal activities in the Community hall by September with both our in house Fitness and Yoga programs. Please reference the informational posters in this issue for details towards attending these programs sponsored by the community association.

The city has provided financial assistance through its Capital Conservation Grant (“CCG”) program. The community association is replacing the roofing material at the hall building due to a series of leaks that occurred in 2020 and early 2021. This City program provides 75% of the funding and we have applied to the province for support on the remaining 25% of the costs through their Community Facility Enhancement Program ( “CFEP”). While the UCP government has announced funding cuts to this program, we along with the Federation of Calgary Communities, have actively lobbied to retain funding for this valuable social program on behalf of Calgary community associations. This work is scheduled for completion in July.

The Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership is creating a “rain garden” beside the Community Hall, demonstrating plants that will flourish in southern Alberta under natural conditions. This program is designed to showcase plant species that will thrive under storm water management. Work has begun at the writing of this report and hopefully by mid-summer it will be completed. For more information on this program please access their website ( We are excited about this garden addition and will be providing updates and photos in our website and community social media platforms.

We continue to highlight the design and work being undertaken towards improving the Off Leash Park as described in this newsletter in the “digital brochure” accessible through the Cambrian Heights website. Comments on the design may continue to be provided through that website. Work has commenced and some with 49 new trees planted by Calgary Parks at locations selected by the volunteer committee and illustrated in the design layout. We have established a partnership with the Parks Foundation Calgary to allow tax receipts to be issued for any donations to this program. We are establishing volunteer groups to address the priorities established through our recent public consultation. If you wish to get involved or perhaps consider a donation (bench, tables, etc.) please contact us through email.

We are celebrating return to normal community activities in September with an outdoor live music concert and food trucks. This will allow residents to once again gather and socialize with their neighbors in a safe environment. Like always, volunteers interested in community involvement are encouraged to come forward to assist in the planning and organization of this event and other programs for the remainder of 2021 and into 2022. If you are able to help out in any way please contact us through email or phone.

We continue to remind residents of the new 40 kph speed limits on our residential streets. There continues to be some confusion where speed limits change from 50 kph to 40 kph without warning. Two examples of this is where 10th Street turns north up the hill towards Queen’s park Cemetery and 40th Avenue as it crosses Northmount Drive. Unless posted otherwise, the speed limits on our residential streets is 40 kph.

Stay Safe and Active,

Daryl Connolly, President CHCA

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