President’s Message – October 2023

October brings the chill of fall and the bright colours with the potential of a blanket of white. The outdoor Rink Rates will be planning for another great skating season and this year we will introduce a fire pit at the rinks behind the hall on a trial basis. Details will be provided on our website as the ice rinks are flooded. 

September was highlighted by our outdoor concert featuring the southern Alberta Six Corners country band supported by a food truck and beer garden. This is the third such outdoor concert to start the fall/winter schedule of social programs. We hope to add an additional event before year end and kick off 2024 with another outdoor Polar Skating party in January. 

With the increase in construction and development permit applications, including the recent land use application change from R-C2 to the new R-CG designation we want to remind everyone that your comments to City Planning representatives as identified in any application is important. Equally are comments to your City Councillor Sean Chu ( While the Community attempts to comment on these applications, particularly in the areas of parking, setback and mixed zoning use, your direct participation where you live in close proximity, are taken into account by the City planners.  At this point there is a resolution before City Council that will eliminate all R-C1 zoning (single family detached) in favour of re-zoning to R-CG for all residential areas, enabling secondary suites and backyard suites on one parcel of land, and eliminating parking requirements. This process is of course being driven in the name of the reported housing cost and availability crisis. If you have questions on developments or the process please reference the City website at or contact our Planning Committee at .

We encourage everyone to participate in our Fitness (Monday) and Yoga (Wednesday) programs. Details are available in the Newsletter. New this year are the twice a week (Tuesday/Thursday) Scottish Country Dancing lessons and evening socials. Enjoy the music, camaraderie and exercise afforded by qualified instructors and Scottish music. Details are found on the website and in this newsletter. 

The previously reported garden project at the park space bordering Cambrian and Northmount Drives continues to progress thanks to a group of resident volunteers and contributions from Calgary Parks. This fall we will initiate a signage design to provide a visible entrance to our community at this location. 

The Community continues to need volunteers to replace our Treasurer and our Social Media Director. These are critical positions for the Community Association controlling our finance and communications activities. We also are looking for volunteer Directors to enhance our ability to plan events and programs. This is an opportunity to join an experienced team and help develop the programs, events and planning for Cambrian Heights. It is your community. Help make it better for your family by volunteering even on a limited basis. To discuss any volunteer opportunities please contact us at .

Daryl Connolly, President CHCA