President’s Message – March 2024

President’s Message – March 2024

While March generally signals the end of the outdoor ice we did enjoy our eighth annual Polar Party on January 27 featuring hot beverages provided by Tim Hortons and the Bullet Coffee Shop along with pastries sourced through Ola Luna Bakeshop on 40th Avenue. The weather was surprisingly warm for the ice surface by the afternoon but music provided by Moontide Agency, a resident DJ, kept everyone entertained. Over 100 residents and visitors enjoyed the skating, fire pit and the impromptu snowmen building. The enclosed pictures highlight the Rink Rat crew that make both ice sheets available and the popular goodies table during the event. We thank the ice rink volunteers for another successful season.
We are planning our second Celtic Dancing evening March 9 (see the website for tickets and details ). Attendance will be restricted so we urge you to obtain tickets to avoid disappointment. In addition a Volunteer Appreciation night is planned for April 12. We also encourage res-idents to attend who may wish to explore volunteering in the future in support of our community. Details will be available on our website and Facebook page. Beyond that we have plans to host our third annual Bicycle Day in May and have applied to the City with Rosemont for a Community Cleanup date in May or June.

It is never too early to consider joining the garden group on the Hall grounds. We have plots available this summer for residents who are interested in growing your own vegetables. If you are interested contact us at for more information.

This summer the hall grounds will welcome for the third year Die Volksmesse car show on July 13.
Also the Hall welcomes back for its third year the Between Friends summer camp. They plan to hold an open house for Parents at the Hall June 27 for those who might be interested in enrolling their children this summer. See for details.

Re-development within Cambrian Heights will continue in 2024. With anticipated changes this year to zoning bylaws by City Council establishing a City wide RC-G designation, we will witness more multi family housing construction in the future with the corresponding issues of increased density and street parking. This densification will be further impacted by the potential removal of all parking restrictions on new developments and the permitting of both secondary suites and back yard suites on a single parcel of land. This program promises an easing to the housing crisis over time supported by a promise of Federal funding. We encourage individuals to follow developments on the City website ( as these bylaw amendments are explained. The last chance to file comments will be a public hearing with City Council April 22.

The Community continues to need volunteers to replace our interim Treasurer and Social Media volunteer. These positions provide the Community Association financial controls and coordinate our social media communications activities. They both offer an opportunity to join an experienced team and the opportunity to help develop the programs, events and residential planning for Cambrian Heights. It is your community. Help make it better for your family by volunteering even on a limited basis. To discuss any volunteer opportunities please contact us at
Daryl Connolly, President CHCA