President’s Message – March 2020

Our upcoming events are a March 7 Volunteer Appreciation evening with wine, beer, games and snacks for all those who make our past events a success and for those interested in learning how they can contribute in 2020 and beyond.  Meet your neighbours, learn more about your community, view our facilities and help make Cambrian Heights a vibrant and welcoming place to live.

We are planning a Wine Tasting on May 9 which will have a southern France “Provence” theme. Be sure to mark your calendars for this opportunity to enjoy wines from this magical area of southern France with cheese, bread and meats to enhance the taste buds. On a more serious theme, our Annual General Meeting will be held June 16. If you want to understand the City planning and development issues, our progress with enhancements to our Off-Leash Dog park, social and educational events planned for the remainder of 2020, or simply to add your voice to future directives, please join us that evening.

By mid-March, our outdoor ice rinks are generally negatively impacted by weather. I want to take this opportunity to thanks Scott Jacobson and his crew (Brent Else, Dave Lamoureux, Jack Dorval, Rob Kirk, Ryan Bowen, Tyler Reilly, Raymond Haspel and Justin Novak ) for their outstanding dedication throughout the winter season in maintaining an excellent quality of ice on our two rinks. Participation and appreciation continue to increase from residents and adjoining community participants. In retrospect, we picked the worst day (warm and rain) of the winter for our Polar Party (February 1) but recognize the valiant efforts of Scott’s crew against Mother Nature.

Our weekly drop-in yoga program and our general fitness programs (Body-Lift, Kettlebell Kickboxing, New Cardio-Barre Fusion and New Barre Above) continue. These are small classes with individual attention. Feel comfortable and energized. Details may be found on our website.

The Planning Committee remains very active in response to increasing developmental permit applications in Cambrian Heights. They also are responding to “cut-thru” safety traffic issues that appear to be awaiting a decision from City Council on residential traffic speed limits. Of a major nature is the overall planning changes being considered for Calgary. The recently published Guidebook for Calgary Communities published by the City of Calgary (available at envisions the complete overhaul of development approval processes involving the grouping of existing communities into Local Area Plans. An example of this, readily available at the City website, is the North Hill Plan involving 10 communities. These plans establish higher density areas of development after a consultation process with representatives of the communities involved. The idea is to streamline the building permit process. We encourage your involvement in this major change to how Cambrian Heights will be developed in future years.

The next meeting of the Board will take place on April 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 Builds Your Community’s Value.
Daryl Connolly, President CHCA

Upcoming Events at Cambrian Heights Hall

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
Sept 19, 2020 Fall BBQ Event TBD Hall

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