President’s Message – May 2019

May will continue the active social event calendar that the Community Association and its volunteers have established for 2019. Our Jane’s walk on May 4th will focus on the green spaces and parks within Cambrian Heights and how we might better categorize utilize and name these areas. We will ask for your input as to what improvements might make these green spaces enhance their value to the Community. The focus will also be on the Dog Park that was the site of the Queen’s Park Cemetery proposed expansion in 2018 that was vigorously and successfully opposed by the area residents. We encourage everyone to come out for a mid-day walk and participate in formulating the future of these green spaces.

Also in May, a joint event will be held at the Community Hall sponsored by the Community Association and the Parents of Cambrian School. This first-ever Mother’s Day dance is scheduled for May 11th and focused on the children with music, games and snacks. We hope you will bring the family for this late afternoon event. More information may be found on our website ( or by contacting Krista Steinke (

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on June 11 in the evening. At this meeting find out what is happening in the Community and vote to elect a Board of Directors and provide suggestions for programs and activities into 2020. Our fifth annual General Cleanup once again returns to a spring date and will continue to be a joint program with Rosemont Community. June 16 is Father’s Day and what better timing to finish off all those home projects and dispose of yard waste and items stored in the garage untouched for years. Again consult the Community website for details of disposable items and contact Gary Wilson at if you are able to lend a hand that morning.

Upcoming Events

May 4 Jane’s Walk 11 am – 1 pm Meet at Hall
May 11 Mother’s Day Dance 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Meet at Hall
June 11 AGM 7:30 – 9 pm Hall
June 16 Spring Cleanup 9 am – 1:30 pm Meet at Hall
September 14 Asado BBQ 3 – 9 pm Hall
October 19 Home Based Trade show TBD
October 26 Halloween Dance TBD
November 2 Lego Contest 11 am – 3 pm Hall

On April 6 we held the Spring Wine event which featured fun wines to welcome in the freshness and warmth of the spring season. Highlander Wines & Spirits once again provided a sampling of exciting wines, education on their origins and excellent pricing on the ordering of these selected wines. Pictures of the attendees and accompanying charcuterie boards are shown. Participants enjoyed the casual nature of the evening, especially the efforts of Evan Hopkins, the Manager of Highlander’s North Hill store. Special thanks also go out to Barb Milne and her volunteers for making this fifth community wine tasting a memorable evening for all.

Over the summer months, we are planning on Hall facility upgrades that will impact the use of the Hall. Once again we will not be having a Stampede Breakfast but rather focusing on another September Asado BBQ. This was a
great success last year with Chilean style outdoor barbecued lamb, pig and vegetables plus open mike music, wine, cider and beer. This was a great family affair that lasted well into the evening as the musicians were outstanding. This year we promise to anticipate the full attendance this event drew the first time out

We continue to offer our weekly Yoga program or one of the four weekly exercise drop-in programs offered at the Hall in the early evening. Details of these programs may be found on our community website and we encourage your participation and commitment to stay healthy.

Our main fundraiser which supports the activities of the Community and maintenance of the Hall and grounds is our Casino, which this year will be at Calgary Casino on May 29 and 30. We are looking for volunteers for daytime and evening shifts. A meal is provided and most find the social aspects of the volunteering fun. Please contact Sonya ( for more information and/or to offer your one day or evening commitment to keeping your Community in a position to provide social and community planning programs that enhances Cambrian Heights as a great place to live and raise a family.

The next meeting of the Board will take place on May 6. This will be the last Board meeting until September. 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.
Daryl Connolly, President CHCA

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