President’s Message – September 2019

July and August witnessed continual activity at the Community Hall with upgrades to lower and upper-level washrooms, replacement of all fluorescent lighting to energy-saving LED fixtures, painting and replacement of flooring over most of the main hall social and kitchen areas. These upgrades were made with assistance from the City of Calgary through their Capital Conservation Grant Program and the Province through their Community Facility Enhancement Program. We would like to thank both Councillor Sean Chu and our MLA Jeremy Nixon for their support in obtaining these funds. We have also added ceiling fans in our main hall for the comfort of large gatherings and our fitness programs. We are also planning to add additional seating for outdoor skating in the winter and McKnight soccer in the spring. The funds for these additions came from proceeds of our second quarter Casino fundraising through the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission program. The Hall will be available for viewing these upgrades in September.

Upcoming Events

September 14 Asado BBQ 3 – 9 pm Hall & Grounds
October 19 Home Based Trades 10 am – 3 pm Hall
October 26 Halloween Dance TBD Hall
November 2 Lego Contest 11 am – 3 pm Hall
TBD Cooking Class Oct/Nov 5 – 8 pm Hall


Once again we will be starting our Fall social programs with another September Asado BBQ. I have enclosed a few pictures from last years event. This was a great success last year with Chilean style outdoor barbecued lamb, pig and vegetables plus music, singers, storey tellers, wine, cider and beer. This was a family affair that lasted well into the evening as the musicians were outstanding. Tickets must be purchased on our community website. We strongly recommend you do so quickly based upon our capacity limitations and experience from last year. If you would like to volunteer for this event or contribute to the music please contact Jodie Dixon ( and help make this another memorable family and neighbourhood event.

The parents of Cambrian Elementry School have once again combined with the Community Association to host a market day consisting of Home-Based Trades. This was a very successful event last year and is the main fundraising event for the parents to support children’s’ activity associated with the school. Please reference the poster in this months issue for details. Again this Fall we will host our annual Halloween Dance and Lego contest for the children. Details on both events will be published on the website during September. After the success enjoyed this spring we hope to have another Cooking Class hosted by Chef Don Turnbull. Stay tuned as more information on these events are posted on our website.

While our weekly yoga program was suspended for the July/August months along with with a reduced schedule four the weekly fitness drop-in programs (Piloxing, Kickboxing, and Body Lift ) these programs will be restarted in September with start times posted in our website and the Newsletter. For more detailed information on these programs please check our website.

As outlined previously we at Cambrian Heights have initiated a Community Parks focus to better develop, recognize and utilize our park spaces in the future. One of our first focus areas will be the park on 10th Street and 32nd Avenue adjoining Queen’s Park Cemetery. This is currently an Off-Lease Dog Park and the focus of much controversy in 2005 and 2018. We will be looking for residents who want to take part in determining how to improve this park through design and facility additions to reflect its importance and ownership to our community. If you wish to be involved or comment on this process please let us know by emailing A few interested residents have come forward already. We will be focusing our development ideas for this park space in the Fall in association with support from our neighbours at Rosemont and the team at Bentall Kennedy who manages the North Hill Mall. Please get involved if you value this current Off-Leash Dog Park and wish to maintain it for our use in the future.

The next meeting of the Board will take place on October 7th. All residents are welcome to attend. These meetings normally 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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