President’s Message – August 2022

By the publication of this Newsletter, the Calgary Stampede will have come and gone. Many of you will also be returning from vacations as the new school year begins. We hope everyone had a summer worth celebrating after two years of pandemic turmoil.

Our Annual General Meeting was held on June 28 to vote on the Board of Directors for the 2022-23 term. Both MLA Jeremy Nixon and Councillor Sean Chu attended. After the formal part of the meeting, a spirited discussion took place—focused on health issues, community traffic concerns and City of Calgary budgetary directions. A reception followed the meeting, which was conducive to individual discussions on residents’ concerns and future community programming.

On July 16, the car show, Die Volksmesse 2022, was held at the community centre and was sponsored by Bugs, Bunnies and Buses ( This was our first such hosting and at the writing of this note, I can only hope the weather cooperated, and it provided a unique Saturday Stampede diversion.

We are planning to start the fall program with an afternoon free outdoor family music concert and food event on Saturday, September 17. Once again, the Gunn Blues Band, who are rapidly attaining national recognition, will be performing. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets and relax on the lawn behind the hall. We will have a food truck and provide vouchers for residents. Mark the date on your calendar.

Our Fitness and Yoga programs will be starting up again in September. We refer you to our website for further details on these two long-running programs. Consider registering your email address on our website to gain early access to upcoming programs, social events and issues of importance to the community.

We have also initiated a project to paint a mural on the Community Hall wall facing our parking lot. We had hoped to publish the final design in this issue, but that design work has not been completed at the publication deadline. Once decided, we will publish a preview on our website and social media outlets. The City of Calgary supports this effort with a 50% grant under their Inspiring Neighbourhood Grants program. We thank them for this support.


Some of you may have noticed our new sign Board in front of the Community Hall. It was installed in mid-June and, after some minor modifications, is in full service to advertise events and programs. Its new lighting will be very noticeable once our summer days begin to shorten.

The Board of your community association continues to support involvement in future development plans for Cambrian Heights plus activities that support safety, personal development and social interaction. We are supporting a recent initiative by the Calgary Police Service to establish a Community Watch Program. This is primarily an informational program on crime prevention. We are setting up a committee to pursue this joint program. More information will be provided through our website and social media platforms in the future, outlining how you will be able to get involved or access details.

As always, we continue to invite residents to become involved in community issues and activities by volunteering some time as either a Board member or volunteer for specific activities. Perhaps attend a Board meeting. To discuss or if you have questions please contact us at

Enjoy your summer!

Daryl Connolly, President CHCA

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