Varsity Community Association
Varsity is very active on a community level. Its Community Centre offers an out of school program and a playschool for local children. The Centre also houses a community kitchen which is used for more than 40 special events each year. In addition, twenty-five different users groups make use of the centre for a variety of activities, including the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, University of Calgary ball room dance, bridge clubs, seniors fitness classes and sports activities.
The Varsity Community also offers two innovative programs, the Good Samaritans and Youth Scholarship Programs. The Good Samaritans aid the community’s seniors by providing help with tasks ranging from gardening to changing light bulbs. The Youth Scholarship Program rewards outstanding leadership and volunteerism in youth by providing scholarships for use in post-secondary school. All of these programs help to contribute to Varsity’s outstanding sense of community.
Varsity Community Demographics
In the City of Calgary’s 2012 municipal census, Varsity had a population of 12,200 living in 5,547 dwellings, a 1.5% increase from its 2011 population of 12,021. With a land area of 6.8 km2 (2.6 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,794/km2 (4,650/sq mi) in 2012.
Residents in this community had a median household income of $58,603 in 2000, and there were 15.1% low income residents living in the neighbourhood. As of 2000, 23% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 32.9% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 31% of the housing was used for renting. For more detailed info visit the City of Calgary community profiles site.