President’s Message – June 2024

President’s Message – June 2024

The month of May witnessed a very successful Volunteer appreciation evening which was well attended
by our community residents and a visit by our MLA. On May 19 we held a Community Spring Cleanup
Event in partnership with Rosemont and the City of Calgary at our Hall grounds. We thank all the
volunteers who help organize events like these.

On June 1 we will have held our third annual Family Bike Day at the Community Hall. This year the event
is being held in association with similar bicycle maintenance clinics and bike skill courses with Rosemont,
Capital Hill and Banff Trail. We hope the weather cooperated with this all ages program. We also will be
holding our AGM on June 18 with invited guests Lizette Tejada our MLA and Sean Chu, Councillor for
Ward 4. So please attend to review community plans as well as talk with your City and Provincial
representatives on issues of concern. An informal reception will follow the election of directors and review
of 2023 audited financials.

While we have no community wide plans for Calgary Neighbour Day on June 15 this year, we do continue
to encourage block parties within the community by providing a $100 fund to defer the costs of organizing
and running a block party in your neighbourhood any time of year. Simply email for details.

This summer the hall grounds will welcome for the third year the Die Volksmesse car show on July 13.
The Hall also welcomes back for its third year the Between Friends summer camp.

Unfortunately the Hall experienced an act of extreme vandalism in May when the locked roof ladder was
scaled and damage and graffiti willfully inflicted on the exposed HVAC systems. This activity probably
occurred May 4 over night. While reported to CPS little can be done without eye witnesses. Fortunately,
no internal damage was done to the Hall itself.

In past newsletter issues we have highlighted our intention to place a community identification sign in the
park that is bounded by Cambrian and Northmount Drives. While development in Cambrian Heights
started in 1956, there has never to our knowledge been a community identification sign. We are
continuing our process of designing alternatives and in fact have designed a survey program to allow
input on the sign design. You will find the survey connection in a poster within this newsletter issue. We
hope you will consider participating in the survey.

The Community has been confirmed with casino dates of November 4 and 5 this year. The funds accruing
from the volunteers provided, in our case to Pure Casino Calgary for those two days, provides the major
funding supporting the Community Association Hall upkeep and social activities. Should you be able to
help out this year at our Casino dates or any other of our activities, please contact us at

Daryl Connolly, President CHCA