President’s Message – May 2016

Upcoming Events at Cambrian Heights Hall

May 7 Family Friendly Games and Pub Nite 6:30-9:30pm Volunteers needed
May 28 Pruning and Planting 101 11am-12pm RSVP – max 30
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
July 16 Stampede Breakfast 9-11am Volunteers needed


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

On April 28th we held our Annual General Meeting. The President and Treasurer provided an update on the prior two fiscal years and identified priorities for the next year. A Special Resolution was passed converting our fiscal year to correspond with the calendar year. This will allow more timely presentation of the audited financials and correspond with our membership timeframe. As such we will have for 2016 a nine month year from April 1 to December 31, 2016. Thereafter we will budget and report on a twelve month calendar basis. The slide show presentation and an update on the meeting may be found on our website.

As a result of our community being selected by the City for a Tree Planting Initiative we will be hosting a number of informative seminars around the planting and care of trees and shrubs. See our Events calendar and participate in these free educational seminars at the community hall. In addition we are initiating a family friendly Pub night on May 7th and hope to generate good initial support for this event. On June 12th we are, with the Rosemont Community, holding a 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.

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 and thus games and activities are 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 or anyone else on the Board of Directors. Participation and volunteerism are required to create successful events.

The Community Association continues to offer a $100 maximum grant for community block parties. This grant will be provided to a maximum of 10 such block parties over the 2016-17 years. We are pleased to see a new block party being organized in late June to take advantage of this program. 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 spring, summer or fall.

The City of Calgary has initiated a number of planning and development issues that will effect our community either directly or indirectly. We encourage everyone to visit the following resources to understand and appreciate how these changes will improve and impact the enjoyment and lifestyle within our community:,

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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