President’s Message – January 2019

We welcome all residents into 2019 and trust everyone enjoyed the Christmas and Holiday Season. While there were no Hall events in December, our two events in November were both very successful. Thanks to the Parents of Cambrian School a Home Based Trade Show was held November 3. Over 200 attended the event and it is planned to repeat the trade show in the Fall of 2019. Watch our website ( for the date announcement. Also, on November 17 our second annual Lego Contest was held. There were 36 entries and over 75 residents viewed the entries over the day. Awards were given out to all levels but most entries were in the 7-8 age group. In addition, there were two professional displays and handouts provided by the Lego Store. Some pictures from the event can be found here. This event will also be repeated in the Fall of 2019.

We have scheduled our annual Polar Party for Saturday, January 26. Once again, this event promises to be a great outdoor event for children, with free ice skates provided and hot chocolate, games and music to entertain. The Cambrian School Parents are also planning a chilli and baked goods fundraiser inside the Hall. If you want to get involved and contribute a much appreciated helping hand, please contact Jodi at

Also on February 9, 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 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 hoping to schedule our first cooking class in March. Stay tuned for details. If you have any ideas towards community kitchen use or questions please contact our Hall Manager Lora Riep at

We are also planning another Wine Event in April details of which will be published next month. 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.

We continue to need participation at the Board level. We are looking for a Vice President, Secretary, Social Events and general participation directors. We have job descriptions and experienced past directors available to guide and ease the transition into these community positions. 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 at for more information.

The next meetings of the Board will take place on February 4 and March 4. 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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