President’s Message – February 2018

January witnessed our first event of the year our 4th Annual Polar Party. At the writing of this letter, plans call for the addition of, in partnership with the Cambrian Heights Elementry School, a Chilli cook-off and a 3X3 Hockey Tournament. While weather always impacts this event we hope the fire pit and hot chocolate provided relief from any cold weather. With free rental skates, no admission charge and the new events we know our community families took full advantage of this event.

February scheduled events include a Pub Night for February 10 and the Rustic Sign handicraft workshop on February 24. Other events scheduled for 2018 include a Wine Tasting in March or April, a Janes Walk on May 5, our Annual General Meeting on May 15, the Community Cleanup Event in May and our Stampede Breakfast July 14. Other than the Wine tasting all these events are free to attend. Please check the website for updates and details of all events. Volunteering for setup, takedown or general assistance is an excellent way to make sure such events continue and to meet other members of the community.

The continuation of these programs, development of new programs and the financing of new and existing facilities within our community is the continuing objective of your Board of Directors. New volunteers are always needed for social and recreational programs throughout the year. No less critical are the financial, area developmental planning and administrative issues that may be less visual but are equally important. This Winter/Spring explore the possibility of volunteering a little of your time towards areas in which you feel comfortable and allow for flexible time commitments. In particular, we are looking for someone who wants to become involved in the Provincial Casino fundraising program. Our next Casino we estimate will not be until early 2019 so there is plenty of time to benefit from past experience and procedures. Please contact for more information.

The outdoor ice guys continue to maintain both our ice surfaces in great condition through the different weather patterns Calgary endures. Our hats go off to them on behalf of all users. Please volunteer to help out this winter and if you have questions/recommendations about the ice please let me know at the email address (

The Community Hall has completed an upgrade this fall to establish our facility as a full commercial kitchen. We await a final access requirement to be completed before our commercial status can be approved. This provides increased usage of the kitchen and thereby expands the types of events that may be hosted at the Hall.

As announced by the City and detailed in the January Newsletter, the recycling centre located at the Rosemont parking lot was scheduled to be removed sometime in January. One recycle option will be the east side of the North Hill Mall. A second option is the Superstore parking lot off 4th Street and 68 Ave. NW.

Capital projects for 2018 are currently being reviewed on a priority basis for improvements to the Community Hall. Consideration is being given towards completing an LED conversion from current fluorescent lighting, improvements in Hall facilities including audio, ventilation, security and signage enhancements. All these will be designed to increase usage by the Community residents.

We encourage you to watch for posted development permit announcements as construction activity is increasing throughout our community. Whether it is a new deck, garage, complete rebuild or an application for a secondary suite, you have a right to understand the development and object if City guidelines are being amended or there are certain detrimental impacts on your property. We direct you to our website for information on pending Permits or Land Use amendments. Soon we will be posting a discussion of recommended procedures for both builders and residents alike based on recent experiences within Cambrian Heights. If you wish to get involved with the Planning Committee they are currently in need of a Secretary to help out with their meetings and communications.

The next meeting of the Board will take place Monday, February 12 at the Georgina Thomson building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 6:30 PM. All residents are welcome to attend and share any concerns, questions or ideas you may have for our community.

Remember Participation Builds Better Communities.

On Behalf of the Board;
Daryl Connolly, President

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