President’s Message – November 2015

November will be highlighted in the Community with an Open House Social on November 19th at 7:30PM. This event will offer free wine and cheese while providing residents in the Cambrian Heights a chance to meet the Directors, hear about recent issues and future development priorities within our neighbourhood. This is your chance to provide input to the Directors towards social, recreational or educational programs, development concerns on a general or specific basis, parks development and potential new development in and around the Community Hall. Please attend and have your voice heard.

By the time this letter has been published in the newsletter the Halloween Party scheduled for October 30th will have already occurred. We are hoping for a continued growth in participation and know it will have been a fun evening based upon the activities planned by our Social Director Jodi Dixon and her volunteer group. As an aside the Presidents Letter for the following month is published on our website two weeks in advance of the Newsletter delivery to your house.

Check our website for details of all future social events, news and contact information. In that regard the Ice
Committee continues to need volunteers to install and maintain the outdoor ice skating rink. If you can help please
contact Scott Jacobson at or any one of the directors.

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 fiscal year (April/2015-March/2016). 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 fall or winter.

As reported last month the City of Calgary has recently appointed an independent commission to explore changes in the Ward boundaries for the October 2017 election. In all likelihood this will move Cambrian Heights into Ward 4. For more information on this possibility we refer you to the City website at (search for Ward Boundary Commission). We will be adding a Community Development Issues section to our website in November and hope to provide residents with a comprehensive guide to Planning and Development issues that effect the community both directly and indirectly. In additional a Links section will also be added providing useful information and educational sources for residents.

We continue to encourage all residents to participate in the community activities and future 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 meetings will take place Monday November 2nd. and Monday December 7th. at the Georgina Thomson building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 6:30PM.

The website now provides memberships to be subscribed over the internet for convenience of the residents.There is also a registration for all members or residents who wish to receive email notifications of special events or issues of interest to the community. Also for the first time we have amended our Bylaws to allow for Corporate memberships. We will be approaching the business community for their input on fostering improved relationships and participation between residents and local business in 2015 and beyond. Watch for additions to our website in coming months in this regard.

Cambrian Heights main fundraising event is a Casino time slot provided by the Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission. Our next such Casino is scheduled for January 27-28, 2016. We are always in need of volunteers and if you are able we will appreciate you contacting Dan Vallee at It is a team approach and having volunteered in the past I assure you the work is not onerous nor too stressful. Transportation, babysitting and a meal is provided.

Remember participation builds better communities.

On Behalf of the Board;
Daryl Connolly, President

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