President’s Message – January 2023

We begin a new year with enthusiasm and the addition of new volunteer residents who hope to introduce additional social and educational programs in 2023. We are starting with our annual  Polar Party scheduled for January 28. Thanks to KidSports we will be providing free skates and helmets for children and adults as well as a fire pit and hot chocolate and cookies for warmth. Everyone will be able to enjoy the two outdoor ice rinks maintained by our community volunteers. If you want to help out at the Polar Party please contact us at . We also intend to partner with Rosemont Community with our annual Spring Cleanup event. Dates will be determined by the City of Calgary so watch our website ( for details. Also stay tuned for a St. Patrick Day celebration in March featuring a live band and Celtic dance.

Our new Social Committee has been formed to address the continuation of existing social events as well as developing new programs to involve all elements of our community. If you have some ideas or suggestions feel free to contact the committee at .

We have been awarded Casino dates of April 17 and 18 in 2023. Casino proceeds allow the Association to remain financially viable and provide services and facilities to the community. We need volunteers for those two nights to work a shift at the Pure Casino Calgary. No experience is required. Come and enjoy a hot meal, meet fellow residents and support your community. Transportation will be provided to and from the casino location if required. Please contact us at for more information.

We have experienced problems accessing technical expertise to maintain, update and enhance our website. This is being corrected in December and we hope to have the website updated by the new year and thereafter enhanced for the delivery to all residents issues of importance and activities throughout the year. If there is something you would like to see on our website in 2023 please let us know. 

As always, we continue to invite residents to become involved in community issues and activities by volunteering some time as either a Board member or volunteer for specific activities. We currently are in need of a volunteer to help with our Casino planning. To discuss volunteer opportunities or if you have questions or comments please contact us. Your community has a dedicated but small group of volunteers trying to make your community safe, vigilant towards new developments and providing programs such as Fitness and Yoga while engaging residents with social events. But we continue to need help. Consider at minimum registering your email address on our website to gain early access to upcoming programs, social events and issues of importance to the community.

Daryl Connolly, President CHCA

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