President’s Message – December 2016

Upcoming Events at Cambrian Heights Hall

Nov. 17 Fall Open House 7:30 – 9:30pm Presentation plus Beer/Cider Tasting

Sat, 14

Sat, 21

Sat, 21

Winter Sport Sampler:

XC Skiing


Nordic Walking





RSVP required:

50 max participants

25 max participants

15 max participants

Jan 28 Polar Party – free skate rentals 1-4pm Outdoor Rink
Feb 11 Game Night TBA Volunteers Req’d

For more information or to rsvp email or call (403) 284-1175.


Our first event of the fall was the Picnic/BBQ on September 17 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Cambrian Heights Community. This event was a great success made even more so by the attendance of Mayor Naheed Nenshi and our Ward 7 Council representative Druh Farrell. Both represented the City well engaging in heartfelt conversations with, in particular, the many seniors in attendance many of whom had been the first residents of Cambrian Heights. A lunch and celebration cake was enjoyed by all the adults while the children participated in the games and activities provided. Inside the Hall we developed a community historic display in addition to period artifacts from the 50’s and free period photo’s for all as a remembrance of the event. The City of Calgary presented the Community with a commemorative 60th Anniversary plaque. Photo’s of the event may be found on our website.

This was followed by a first ever Women’s Health & Wellness event on October 13. This provided to the attendees both stretch and dance movements and makeup and lashes provided by local merchants. In addition a wine tasting capped the evening and was provided by Northmount Liquor Store. This program was directed by Dr. Selma Mitha, who received a Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Southern California University of Health Sciences and is the owner of Kind Care Life. More information may be obtained by emailing

On October 28 we hosted at the Community Hall our annual Halloween Party. This was again a well attended and very successful event.

The Community will also be hosting an Open house on November 17. At the Open House we will highlight the Community activities including City initiatives that will impact the community over the next few years. If you are at all interested in your community and perhaps at some point getting involved we welcome your attendance. If you have issues come and be heard as well. After the formal portion of the meeting we will be hosting informal conversations with the directors and will be providing various beers and ciders as refreshment.

January promised to be very active with three events planned built around winter activity. On January 14 we will host an introductory Cross Country Skiing course with Foothills Nordic Club. The following Saturday, January 21 will provide to residents a Nordic Winter Walking or Snowshoeing introductory session. This will then be followed by our annual Polar Party at the Hall Saturday January 28. We hope you and your children will attend one or all three events. The Polar Party has grown in size every year and offers free rental skates plus games and fun food for all ages.

As we have previously discussed in these monthly messages our Planning Committee continues to be actively monitoring the issuance of Development Permits (“DP’s”) by the City in our community. This activity covers the gauntlet from secondary suites in RC-1 neighbourhoods, to best guidelines for maintaining the identity of our community with growth and densification, to long term transportation issues. Everyone should remain vigilant as to development within their streets as activity is picking up as old houses sell and redevelopment occurs. If there are questions or concerns write to the community association ( or contact Daryl Beatty or Gary Wilson of the Planning Committee.

We have initiated a Facebook page to help communications and stimulate informational sharing and discussion amongst residents of the Community. It is under “Groups” with an address of “cambrianheightscommunity”. Please register for the Group and join this conversational page and share your thoughts and insights about where you live.

The Board continues to encourage all residents to participate in the community activities and future events and program planning by joining the association and communicating your suggestions either through emails or by attending one of our Board meetings which are always open for residents. It is with great satisfaction that sales of resident memberships have increased by over 75% in the last two years. Also over 750 people have attended the 7 social events so far in 2016 . If you are interested in exploring involvement with the Board or any specific volunteer activity please contact us at our email address. The next meeting will take place Monday, December 5 at the Georgina Thomson building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 6:30PM.

Remember Participation Builds Better Communities.

On Behalf of the Board;
Daryl Connolly, President

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