President’s Message – September 2016

Upcoming Events at Cambrian Heights Hall

September 17 Community 60th Anniversary BBQ 12-3pm Volunteers needed
October 29 Halloween Party 6-10pm Coordinators required
Nov. 17 Fall Open House 7:30-9:30pm

For more information, rsvp or volunteer visit: or call (403) 284-1175.

President’s Message – September 2016

With the start of a new year for the Community we look back on a very successful year of events and growth in Cambrian Heights. The annual Stampede Breakfast was a great success with over 300 guests well feed and entertained despite threatening weather. Earlier in the year our second annual Winter Skating Party and first ever Wine Tasting were successful and well-attended events. Our AGM was well attended with active discussion during the refreshments after the formal meeting. A Pub Night was initiated in May this year and hopes for attendance improvement will be fulfilled with a second event this fall or winter. A series of very well-attended seminars on the planting and caring of trees and shrubs put on by the City and hosted at the Community Halls was completed this June as we continued to search for new programs for our Community.

Our second Annual Spring Clean-up Event in June held in association with Rosemont Community was as in prior years rewarding with over 5600kgs of metal, 5000kgs of organics, 9520kgs of garbage and 1458kgs of electronic disposed of efficiently and environmentally.

We are currently organizing a Picnic/BBQ on September 17 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Cambrian Heights Community. We will be providing catered beef on a bun, drinks, veggies, fruit and cake for a nominal charge of $5. This will be a family affair with games and activities planned for both the adults and children. Lazar tag, field games, mini golf, a bouncy house for youngsters, a 50’s photo booth and a retree booth providing tree tours will highlight the afternoon. If you wish to help out with this event please contact Jodi Dixon at .

Upcoming on October 29 will be our annual Halloween Party. 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 Association continues to offer a $100 grant for community block parties. 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 fall.

As we have previously discussed in these monthly messages our Planning Committee continues to be active 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 the growth and densification, to long-term transportation issues. Everyone should remain vigilant as to developments within their streets and if there are questions or concerns write to the community association ( or contact Daryl Beatty or Gary Wilson of the Planning Committee. Two new members of the Community have agreed to join this committee recognizing the importance of this activity. We still need one more member of the committee who is interested in acting as Secretary. Join, learn and participate in the development of your community.

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 thoughts either through emails or by attending one of our Board meetings which are always open for residents. Our Secretary for the Board has indicated he will not be returning next year. If you are interested in exploring this volunteer position please contact us at our email address. The next meeting will take place Tuesday, September 6 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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