President’s Message – June 2016

Upcoming Events at Cambrian Heights Hall

June 11 Community Garage Sale 10am-4pm Volunteers needed
June 12 Community Clean Up 9am-1:30pm Volunteers needed
June 25 The Under Story – planting under trees 11am-12:30pm RSVP – max 25
June 28 Wine Women’s Health Workshop 7-9PM Purchase Tickets in Advance
July 16 Stampede Breakfast 9-11am Volunteers needed
September 17 Community 60th Anniversary BBQ TBD Volunteers needed

For more information, rsvp or volunteer contact or call (403) 284-1175.

June will continue to be a very active month as we wind down for the summer break. At the publication of this report we will have hosted a Family Pub night on May 7th at the Community Hall. It featured games,puzzles, music and refreshments for the whole family. On June 12th we are, with the Rosemont Community, holding our second Annual Spring Clean-up Event at the Cambrian Heights Community Hall parking lot. Please see our website or the announcement in this Newsletter for details. The day prior, June 11th., there will be a garage sale event at the Community Hall where you can reserve a table for your items. Please contact Gary Wilson at 403-589-0507 for details. Then on June 25th the last of an informative and to date very well appreciated series of seminars hosted by the City around the planting and care of trees and shrubs will be held at the Hall. Then in a recent initiative, Dr. Salma Mitha will be conducting a Wine Women’s Health Workshop featuring healthy interactive power workout, a wine tasting and a make-over. If successful this program will be continued into the Fall. Tickets will be pre-sold for this event and are available for purchase at Northmount Liquor (1041 40th Ave NW).

On April 28th we held our Annual General Meeting. The slide show presentation and an update on the meeting may be found on our website.

On July 16th Cambrian Heights will be hosting its annual Stampede Breakfast at the Community Hall. This event has been growing in popularity so mark it on your calendar and bring the family down for pancakes, sausages, juice, coffee games and the chance to meet other members of the community. We always invite our City Councillor (Druh Farrell) and our MLA (Craig Coolahan) to these events and it is a great opportunity to meet your government representatives as well as the Community Officers and Directors. If you are able we always need help setting up and taking down for this event. So come early, the coffee will be on, or stay a little late. It will be appreciated.

We are currently organizing a Picnic/BBQ on September 17th to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Cambrian Heights Community. We envision at this time serving hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and beverages. This will be a family affair with games and activities planned for both the adults and children. As plans for this event mature we will be providing additional details. Anyone wishing to add suggestions or volunteer to assist in the planning, preparation or helping out with this event please contact Jodi Dixon at . There is an organizing committee that has already met May 5th but your participation with ideas or assistance will still be appreciated.

The Community Association continues to offer a $100 maximum grant for community block parties. Application for this grant can be made through the community email address. Costs will be reimbursed (excluding alcoholic beverages) with receipts pertaining to organized block parties with broad attendance of all age groups. We encourage you to access this funding and create your own block event for the summer or fall.

As we have previously discussed in these monthly messages our Planning Committee continues to be active in regards to monitoring the issuance of Development Permits (“DP’s”) by the City in our community. This activity covers the gauntlet from secondary suites in RC-1 neighbourhoods, to best guidelines for maintaining the identity of our community with the growth and densification, to long term transportation issues. Everyone should remain vigilant as to developments within their streets and if there are questions or concerns write to the community association ( or contact Daryl Beatty or Gary Wilson of the Planning Committee. Two new members of the community have agreed to join this committee recognizing the importance of this activity. We will be upgrading our reporting on these issues in the Planning section of our website in the future to make known to the residents issues of importance as they happen.

We continue to encourage all residents to participate in the community activities and future events and program planning by joining the association and communicating your thoughts either through emails or by attending one of our Board meetings which are always open for residents. Our next meeting will take place  Monday June 6th. at the Georgina Thomson  building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 6:30PM.

Remember Participation Builds Better Communities.

On Behalf of the Board;

Daryl Connolly, President

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