President’s Message – February 2024

President’s Message – February 2024

January provided the onset of winter which was celebrated by our eighth annual Polar Party January 27 with hot beverages, cookies and music for all. While the date for writing of this letter does not allow me to summarize the events of that day we hope the weather cooperated and was an event enjoyed by all participants. We are planning a Volunteer Appreciation evening in Q2 for all those who helped organize and run social events as well as those who make the Casino funding for the Community possible. We are also planning a repeat of the highly successful Ceili Dance social for March 9. Check our website for dates and details ( Our Yoga and Fitness programs also are continuing with details in this newsletter.

We encourage residents to utilize our excellent outdoor ice surfaces behind the community hall and serviced by a dedicated group of volunteers. It is never too late to volunteer some time to help out our Rink Rats. See contact information for Scott Jacobson in our list of community volunteers. Fabrication of a fire pit is complete and by the reading of this newsletter will have been in operation. Look to the website for advanced scheduling of this ice rink feature as we test its usage with safety considerations.

Re-development within Cambrian Heights will continue into 2024. With anticipated changes in Q2 of this year to zoning bylaws by City Council, establishing a City wide RC-G designation, we will witness more multi family housing construction in the future with the corresponding issues of increased density and street parking. This densification will be further impacted by the removal of all parking restrictions on new developments and the permitting of both secondary suites and back yard suites on a single parcel of land. We encourage individuals to follow developments on the City website ( as these bylaw amendments are approved to appreciate the limits in our ability to modify such new development designs. Our Planning committee will continue to monitor these changes and comment to the City planners and our Ward 4 Councillor where concerns exist. 

As part of our program to work with Calgary Parks to improve our community green spaces, we have decided to add a Cambrian Heights community sign in the park bordering Northmount and Cambrian Drives this year. While preliminary sign designs are being discussed at the Board level we welcome any suggestions for the sign design from community residents. If you have a comment or ideas please forward them to us at

The Community continues to need volunteers to replace our interim Treasurer and Social Media Director. These positions provide the Community Association financial controls  and coordinate our social media communications activities. They both offer an opportunity to join an experienced team and the opportunity to help develop the programs, events and residential planning for Cambrian Heights. It is your community. Help make it better for your family by volunteering even on a limited basis. To discuss any volunteer opportunities please contact us at .

Daryl Connolly, President CHCA