President’s Message – February 2019

While February generally brings Calgary a continued blast of winter your Community Board is busy planning events and programs for the remainder of 2019 as well as planning summer renovations at our hall. At the writing of this report, we are looking forward to the Polar party being associated this year with Cambrian Elementry School.

Upcoming Events

Polar Party – January 26, 1:00AM – 2:00PM – Hall & Outdoor Ice

Volunteer Pub – February 9, 7:00PM – 9:00PM – Hall

Cooking Class – March 9, 5:00PM – 9:00PM – Hall

Wine Event – April 6, 7:30PM – 9:30PM – Hall

AGM – June 11, 7:30PM  – 9:00PM – Hall

Asado BBQ – September 14, 3:00PM – 9:00PM – Hall & Grounds

Community Cleanup – (date to be determined by City)

The annual Polar Party was once again a great outdoor event for the family with free ice skates provided and hot chocolate and music to entertain. For the second year, the Cambrian School Parents participated with a ChiIli contest in addition to crafts plus baked goods and pizza fundraiser inside the Hall.

These pictures were taken over the holidays as families enjoyed the outdoor ice rinks. Great thanks go to our Rink Rates headed up by Scott Jacobson and Ryan Bowen for the tireless effort and the cold winter evenings working to keep our two rinks at peak condition.

In terms of New Year’s resolutions, please drop in at our weekly Yoga program or one of the three weekly exercise programs offered at the Hall in the early evening. Details of these programs may be found on our website.

Also on February 9th, we have scheduled a Volunteer Appreciation evening for all those that have volunteered from the Community at special events, Casino’s or during the “Dog Park” issue this past spring. Please come out and share complimentary beverages and food in a Pub style atmosphere with the Board members to discuss past successes, issues of concern and future event ideas. Feel free to bring a guest who may benefit from the evening.

Our Hall now has full commercial kitchen status having passed both health and safety inspections. As such we are scheduling our first ever cooking class March 9in the evening. Only 20 tickets will be sold, so stay tuned for details and ticket purchase on our website.

We are planning another Wine Event on April 6, the details of which will be published next month. These are always popular and tickets will be available on our website. Our Annual General Meeting will be held June 11 and is an excellent opportunity to catch up on happenings that impact your community. Due to planned renovations at the Hall, we will once again not be holding a Stampede Breakfast. However, we will be repeating our highly successful Asado BBQ on September 14. Please check our 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.

In February we anticipate adding two new Board members who have come forth based on our recent requests for volunteers to fulfil certain roles. We remain in need of a Casino and Social Director and of course welcome those wanting to contribute through joining the Board but holding no specific role. New volunteers with energy and ideas are always welcome. For more information please contact .

Our main fundraiser which supports the activities of the Community and maintenance of the Hall and grounds is our Casino, which this year will be at Calgary Casino on May 29 and 30. We are looking for volunteers for daytime and evening shifts. Please contact Sonya ( or Dan Vallee ( for more information.

The next meetings of the Board will take place March 4 and April 1. All residents are welcome to attend. These meetings normally take place at the Georgina Thomson City building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive at 6:30 PM.

Remember Participation Builds Your Community.
Daryl Connolly, President CHCA

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