President’s Message – November 2018

Our first ever Asado BBQ and Open Mike Event on September 22 was a tremendous success. Asado is a Latin American term for a social gathering involving open fire and freshly grilled food. Despite cold weather that eliminated the outdoor children’s activities over 150 residents and neighbours attended the event held inside the Community Hall. Councillor Chu attended the event on behalf of the City. A pig and lamb were roasted outside as well as corn on the cob supplemented by various Latin American vegetables, sauces and spices. A special thanks must be handed out to sponsors Salsita Mexican Food Market, Barbeques Galore and Glenn Pickard for his welding, cooking and music skills. Live music was provided by local community residents and continued playing well into the evening. Also, we must recognize Jodie Dixon and Pablo Policzer who organized the event and recruited a large volunteer base for the evening. We thank all who participated and hope to make this an annual event. I have included some pictures from the event.

On September 29th the Community Hall hosted a Scrapbooking Workshop which was very well attended and much appreciated by all attendees. Put on by Valerie Kapsha it raised $2,000 for Calgary Reads. For information on any repeat of this event please contact

By the time this letter is published in the November Community Newsletter, we will have hosted our annual Halloween Party and Dance on October 27th at the Community Hall. As usual, there was a DJ providing music for the children as well as pizza, treats, best costume prizes and other fun activities. This has always been a popular family event and I hope you took the opportunity to participate.

We also encourage all residents to take advantage of the early evening programs at the Community Hall. We have Yoga every Wednesday evening from 7-8, Jazzercise Monday & Wednesday 5:45-6:45 PM, Fun & Fitness Tuesday evenings (check website for times) and Piloxing Thursday 6:30-7:30 PM.

A list of currently scheduled fall events at the Community Hall are as follows:

Christmas Trade Show – Nov. 3

Lego Contest – Nov. 17

Sugar Craft Guild – Nov. 24

The Christmas Tradeshow is being put on by the Cambrian School Parents as a fundraiser for the school. For more information please contact The Lego contest will involve the theme of Science and Technology. This is the second time around for this Event which was well received last year. For more information see our website at or contact Nancy Else at

We are also hosting a Sugar Craft Guild Event on November 27. The Guild promotes the art of sugar crafting and cake decorating. For more information please contact Krista at

Please check our website for updates and details of all events. Volunteering for setup, takedown or general assistance is an excellent way to make sure such events continue and to meet other members of the community.

From the Planning and Development perspective, there has been an increasing amount of new developments within the Community over this year, especially in the southern portion. We expect this to continue and reference you to the website for information on procedures as well as contacts within the Planning Committee for your Community. We encourage everyone to get involved as this re-development of our Community takes place. 

We continue to be urgently in need of the following part-time volunteer positions:

  • Secretary for Board & Annual General Meetings
  • Social Activity Organizers
  • Planning & Development Committee Members
  • Casino Fund Raising Organizer 

Job descriptions and experienced past directors are available to guide and ease the transition into community service. For more information please contact .

The next meetings of the Board will take place on December 3 and January 7. All residents are welcome to attend and share any concerns, questions or ideas you may have for our community. These meetings 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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