President’s Message – November 2016

Upcoming Events at Cambrian Heights Hall

Oct. 29 Halloween Party 6-9pm Coordinators Req’d
Nov. 17 Fall Open House 7:30-9:30pm Beer/Cider Tasting
Jan. 28 Polar Party TBD Volunteers Req’d
Feb. 11 Game Night TBD Volunteers Req’d
March 10 Wine Tasting 7:30 – 9:30 Volunteers Req’d


For more information or to rsvp email or call (403) 284-1175.

President’s Message – November 2016

Our first event of the fall was the Picnic/BBQ on September 17 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Cambrian Heights Community. This event was a great success made even more so by the attendance of Mayor Naheed Nenshi and our Ward 7 Council representative Druh Farrell. Both represented the City well engaging in heart felt conversations with, in particular, the many seniors in attendance many of whom had been the first residents of Cambrian Heights. A lunch and celebration cake was enjoyed by all the adults while the children participated in the games and activities provided. Inside the hall we developed a community historic display in addition to period artifacts from the 50’s and free period photo’s for all as a remembrance of the event. The City of Calgary presented the Community with a commemorative 60th Anniversary plaque. Photo’s of the event may be found on our website at

This was followed by a first ever Women’s Health & Wellness event on October 13. This provided to the attendees  both stretch and dance movements and makeup and lashes provided by local merchants. In addition, a wine tasting capped the evening and was provided by Northmount Liquor Store. It is anticipated that this initial event will lead to a series of such events into 2017.

This program is being directed by Dr. Selma Mitha, who received a Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Southern California University of Health Sciences and is the owner of Kind Care Life. More information may be obtained by emailing

On October 29 we will host at the Community Hall our annual Halloween Party. This has been a very popular program for the children over the years. To ensure this continuing event we are urgently in need of volunteers and Coordinators who wish to help organize and introduce new ideas and activities. Please contact our Social Director Jodi Dixon ( if you have any questions or wish to contribute.

The Community will also be hosting an Open house on November 17. At the Open House we will highlight the Community activities including City initiatives that will impact the community over the next few years. If you are at all interested in your community and perhaps at some point getting involved we welcome your attendance. If you have issues come and be heard as well. After the formal portion of the meeting, we will be hosting informal conversations with the directors and will be providing various beers and ciders as refreshment.

The Community Association continues to offer a $100 grant for community block parties. Application for this Grant may 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 fall or winter. Check our website for pictures of a recent block party.

As we have previously discussed in these monthly messages our Planning Committee continues to be actively 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 growth and densification, to long-term transportation issues. Everyone should remain vigilant as to development within their streets as activity is picking up as old houses sell and redevelopment occurs. If there are questions or concerns write to the community association ( or contact Daryl Beatty or Gary Wilson of the Planning Committee.

We have recently initiated a Facebook page to help communications and stimulate informational sharing amongst residents of the Community. It is under “Groups” with an address of cambrianheightscommunity. Please register for the Group and join this conversational page and share your thoughts and insights about where you live.

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 suggestions either through emails or by attending one of our Board meetings which are always open for residents. If you are interested in exploring involvement with the Board or any specific volunteer activity please contact us at our email address. The next meeting will take place Monday November 7 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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