President’s Message – February 2020

Our 6th Annual Polar Party was held on Saturday, February 1. For the second year, the Cambrian School Parents Association added to the free rental skates, helmets, hot chocolate, apple cider, music and fire pit with their charity Chilli cook-off and toonie bake sale. At the writing of this letter, I can only hope the weather cooperated and the event continued its reputation for the enjoyment of all ages and great hot chocolate by the fire pit.

Our upcoming events are a March 7 Volunteer Appreciation evening with wine, beer and snacks for all those who make our events a success and for those interested in learning how they can contribute in 2020 and beyond towards maintaining the quality and enthusiasm these community events. We are also planning a Wine Tasting on May 9 which will have a French Provence theme. Be sure to mark your calendars for this opportunity to enjoy wines from this magical area of southern France.

Our weekly drop-in yoga program and our general fitness programs (Body-Lift, Kettlebell Kickboxing, New Cardio-Barre Fusion and New Barre Above) are in full swing. Build that New Year’s resolution with convenient participation with your neighbours. Details may be found on our website.

As outlined previously, we at Cambrian Heights have initiated a Community Parks focus to better develop, recognize and utilize our park spaces in the future. Our first focus areas will be the park on 10th Street and 32nd Avenue adjoining Queen’s Park Cemetery. This is currently an Off-Leash Dog Park. A committee of volunteers has been formed involving residents of both Cambrian Heights and Rosemont. If you wish to be involved in future fundraising to preserve this park please let us know by emailing This joint initiative is further being supported by the team at BentallGreenOak who manages the North Hill Mall and the involvement of the Pathway Church in Cambrian Heights.

The Community continues to maintain and improve the Community Hall and grounds with renovations and additions. Key to this being achieved is the financial support given to communities like ourselves by the Province of Alberta’s programs, a cornerstone of which is the Community Facility Enhancement Program (“CFEP”). A recent Calgary Herald article authored by Heather Klimchuk pointed out that “Non-profit leaders across Alberta voiced concerns about “further off-loading of responsibilities to the non-profit sector without adequate resources to meet the needs of the community.” With the 2020/21 Provincial Budget preparations underway, programs such as CFEP are at risk. Please add your voice to ours and let your MLA for Calgary Klein (Jeremy Nixon at know how important programs such as CFEP are to preserving community health particularly in these tough economic times Calgary is experiencing.

The next meeting of the Board will take place on March 2.  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’s Value.
Daryl Connolly, President CHCA

Upcoming Events at Cambrian Heights Hall

February 1, 2020 Polar Party 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Hall
March 7, 2020 Volunteer Appreciation 7:30 pm – 9 pm Hall
May 9, 2020 Wine Tasting 7:30 pm – 9 pm Hall
June 16, 2020 Annual General Meeting 7:30 pm – 9 pm Hall
Sept 19, 2020 Fall BBQ Event TBD Hall

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