President’s Message – December 2015

October ended with the annual Halloween Party and November was highlighted in the Community with an Open
House Social on November 19th. Both these events have in the past been well attended as the Halloween Party entertains both children and adults alike and the Open House offers residents a chance to meet, mingle and exchange ideas. Once the Board digests the feedback from the Open House I will forward the highlights to the residents in my January newsletter. Certainly these meetings offer you a chance to provide input to the Directors towards social, recreational or educational programs, development concerns on a general or specific basis, parks development and potential new development in and around the Community Hall. Your voice and input to the Directors is an essential part of bettering our community.

In January we once again will host a Winter skating Party at the Hall with free rental skates plus music and games.
The tentative date for this event is January 16, 2016 from 1-4PM. Please check our website or watch for signs with
details of this event and all future social events, news and contact information. In that regard the Social Committee
and ice rink group continues to need volunteers to assist in these programs. If you are able to help in any manner
please contact Scott Jacobson at for the ice group or Jodi Dixon, Social Director at to get involved with our programs.

The Community Association continues to offer a $100 maximum grant for community block parties. This grant will be provided to a maximum of 10 such block parties over the 2016 fiscal year (April/2015-March/2016). Application for this grant can be made through the community email address. Costs will be reimbursed (excluding alcoholic beverages) with receipts pertaining to organized block parties with broad attendance of all age groups. We encourage you to access this funding and create your own block event for the fall or winter.

As reported last month, the City of Calgary has recently appointed an independent commission to explore changes in the Ward boundaries for the October 2017 election. In all likelihood this will move Cambrian Heights into Ward 4. For more information on this possibility we refer you to the City website at (search for Ward Boundary Commission). We have recently added a Community Planning & Development Issues section to our website in November that provides residents with a reference to current regulations and guidelines that apply to our community as well as Planning and Development issues that effect the community both directly and indirectly. In additional a “Links” section will soon be added providing useful information and educational sources for residents.

We continue to encourage all residents to participate in the community activities and future planning by joining the
association and communicating your thoughts either through emails or by attending one of our Board meetings which are always open for residents. Our next meetings will take place Monday November 2nd. and Monday December 7th. at the Georgina Thomson building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 6:30PM.

The website now provides memberships to be subscribed over the internet for convenience of the residents.There is
also a registration for all members or residents who wish to receive email notifications of special events or issues of
interest to the community. Also for the first time we have amended our Bylaws to allow for Corporate memberships.
We will be approaching the business community for their input on fostering improved relationships and participation between residents and local business in 2015 and beyond. Watch for additions to our website in coming months in this regard.

Cambrian Heights main fund raising event is a Casino time slot provided by the Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission. Our next such Casino is scheduled for January 27-28, 2016. We are always in need of volunteers and if you are able we will appreciate you contacting Dan Vallee at It is a team approach and having volunteered in the past I assure you the work is not onerous nor too stressful. Transportation, babysitting and a meal is provided.

On behalf of the Board of Directors we wish all residents of Cambrian Heights the best of the Holiday Season and a
healthy and happy New Years.

Remember Participation Builds Better Communities.

On Behalf of the Board;
Daryl Connolly, President

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