President’s Message – September 2022

With the arrival of September family attention turns towards a new school year and the organization of in door sports such a hockey, basketball, volleyball and even soccer. The Cambrian Heights Community Association is no different as we focus on activities and programs for the fall and winter months. Our Fitness and Yoga programs have started up again. We reference you to our website and posters in this newsletter for further details of these two long running programs. 

As was previously announced we are planning to start the fall social program with an afternoon free outdoor family music concert and food event on Saturday September 17 starting at noon. Once again the Gunn Blues Band, who are rapidly attaining national recognition, will be performing. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets and relax on the lawn behind the hall. We will have a food truck and will be providing cash vouchers for the food truck. Mark the date on your calendar. This event was very well attended last year.

In October we are planning our annual Halloween dance for children and their parents. We need volunteers to restart this program that has been shutdown for two years with COVID. We would also love to host a fall or Christmas Market if anyone in the community is willing to organize such an event. Contact us at and we can add support for any new events or program ideas.

On July 16 the car show, Die Volksmesse 2022, was held at the community centre and was sponsored by Bugs, Bunnies and Buses ( It was well attended and I have enclosed a few pictures of the cars and participants.

We have also initiated a project to paint a mural on the Community Hall wall facing our parking lot. The design has been approved and may be completed by the publication of this newsletter. I have published in early August the design in our website ( and through our social media outlets. I hope everyone will see this art as a beacon to the Community Hall and its activities and resources.

We continue to move forward with the development of the Cambrian Heights Off-Leash Park bordering on Queen’s Park Cemetery. Included within this Newsletter is the design concept for the gathering feature being proposed for this park. The development of this feature will require a successful fundraising program. Please watch our website for details of how you may support and participate in this effort. We wish to thank Calgary Parks for their continued support as we work to enhance our community’s green spaces.

On a negative note we experienced another Hall break-in over the July 9 weekend. This seems to be an annual event. Nothing was stolen as there is little of commercial value in the hall, but damage was done. Should you witness unusual activity around the hall please contact Calgary Police Services. 

The Board is supporting a recent initiative by the Calgary Police Service to establish a Community Watch Program. This is primarily an informational program on crime prevention. We are setting up a committee to pursue this joint program. More information will be provided through our website and social media platforms in the future outlining how you will be able to get involved or access details.

As always, we continue to invite residents to become involved in community issues and activities by volunteering some time as either a Board member or volunteer for specific activities. Currently we are in need of a Social and Casino Director. To discuss any ideas or volunteer opportunities or if you have questions please contact us at Consider at minimum registering your email address on our website to gain early access to upcoming programs, social events and issues of importance to the community.

Daryl Connolly, President CHCA

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