President’s Message – November 2017

On Saturday, September 30 the Community hosted a Canadian wine tasting in honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday. While attendance was less than we would have liked the event was a big success and plans remain to hold more such events in 2018. Should you wish to participate in future such events or have ideas you may wish to explore please contact Barb Milne at We have also scheduled our annual Halloween Party for October 28th. Children of all ages are welcome with music, games, prizes, food and dancing. This is an annual event and has been enjoyed by our residents and guests over the years. Tickets will be available in advance on our website A new event is being introduced on Saturday, November 18 at the Community Hall. Thanks to one of our members, Nancy Else, we are holding a Lego Contest for children age categories from 4 to 14. The theme for the contest is Canada 150 and is open to community residents and those of surrounding neighbourhoods. For more information see our website or contact Nancy with questions or volunteer offers at In addition, the Polar Party will return in late January. Again, look for details on our website or the Community Newsletter as we draw closer to the event.

The continuation of such programs, development of new programs and the financing of new and existing facilities within our community is the continuing objective of your Board of Directors. Volunteers are always needed for social and recreational programs throughout the year. No less critical are the financial and administrative issues that may be less visual but are equally important. This fall, explore the possibility of volunteering a little of your time towards areas in which you feel comfortable and allow for flexible time commitments.

The Community Hall has witnessed an upgrade this summer to establish our facility as a full commercial kitchen. This now provides increased usage of the kitchen and thereby expand the types of events that may be hosted at the Hall. This program has been in planning and development for the past three years. With grants from both the City of Calgary and the Provincial Government, the cost of this work will be minimal to the Community. The challenge will be to generate ideas and programs that will develop its use potential into 2018 and 2019. Renting it out to commercial enterprises can add revenue for the Community but we hope its greatest use will be through community activities whether social, educational or charitable. If you have any ideas please contact us at

Your community continues to offer excellent facilities and the financial ability to promote more social and educational activities for our residents. We have evening space available for community use. Our community always welcomes residents who wish to initiate new programs or join our Social Committee to bring new ideas for recreational or educational evenings. You need only commit time to help organize and help manage one such activity a year. We have dedicated and experienced Directors to help guide and advise but need more members offering a little time once a year to help expand and improve our Programs and Events. Please contact me at or any other director for further insights into participation with our volunteer team.

The next meeting of the Board will take place Monday, December 11 at the Georgina Thomson building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive NW at 66:30 PM. All residents are welcome to attend and share any concerns, questions or ideas you may have relevant to Cambrian Heights.


Remember Participation Builds Better Communities.


On Behalf of the Board;

Daryl Connolly, President


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