President’s Message – January 2020

A new year begins at Cambrian Heights and winter is in full swing. Focus for the next two months will be on the twin ice skating sheets so well looked after by our rink rats team led by Scott Jacobson. We greatly appreciate the work this team undertakes in sometimes harsh winter conditions. They contribute greatly to the community providing a healthy outlet for children and adults alike during our long winter. They are always looking for additional volunteers so if you have time to help out please contact Scott Jacobson at

This outdoor ice will be highlighted in our 6th Annual Polar Party on Saturday, February 1 thanks to the dedication of Jodi Dixon over the entire six years. For the second year, the Cambrian School Parents Association will add to the free rental skates, helmets, hot chocolate, apple cider, music and firepit with their charity Chilli Cook-off and Toonie Bake Sale. This will be held inside the warm hall along with some crafts and other activities. Taste the chilli and cast your vote. With luck, the bake sale will be brought outside for the hungry skaters. A reminder that the free skates and helmets are for adults as well. Give it a try as this event is for fun and all ages.

On November 30 we held our third annual kids Lego Contest thanks to the organizer Nancy Else. It was again very well attended with 33 entries and about 75 people viewing the various Lego creations. Everyone was impressed with the creativity by the kids and especially the project done by the University of Calgary engineering students. I have added a few pictures but to view more of the entries please visit this post.

Our weekly drop-in yoga program and our general fitness programs (Body-Lift, Kettlebell Kick-boxing, New Cardio-Barre Fusion and New Barre Above) will restart in 2020 on January 29 and January 6 respectively. Details may be found here.

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. One of 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. If you wish to comment on this process or be involved in future fund raising to preserve this park please let us know by emailing This is a joint initiative by Cambrian Heights and Rosemont with support from the team at BentallGreenOak who manages the North Hill Mall.

The next meeting of the Board will take place on January 6. 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 Sustains Your Community’s Livability

Daryl Connolly, President CHCA

Upcoming Events at Cambrian Heights Hall

February 1, 2020 Polar Party 11 am – 2 pm Hall Ice Rinks
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

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