April’s President’s Message from Cambrian Heights

As of March 1, the Community Hall is open for rentals, programs, and events. We of course will continue to monitor Provincial and City health guidelines should there be any future changes. We also will continue to sanitize after any programs, rentals, or events until we witness further declines in hospitalizations and the spread of any COVID variants.

As a result, our Yoga Program will return to the hall every Wednesday starting April 6, as will our Fitness program returning every Monday evening starting April 4. Details for attending both programs are found in this month’s newsletter or at our website at www.cambrianheightscommunity.com.

The Community Association is working on a number of events over 2022 as we emerge from the health restrictions initiated in March 2020. We are planning a southern France wine tasting evening on Saturday, May 28. A firm commitment to this event will be made in early April with tickets going on sale through our website. Details will be provided on the website, in the May newsletter, as well as on our Facebook page and an email to those who have registered to receive community announcements. In addition, we have scheduled our Annual General Meeting for June 28 at the Community Hall. We hope to host this event with guests and a social reception to explore issues important to the residents of Cambrian Heights. Put this on your calendar and contribute to the discussion that evening.

This summer, we will once again put on an outdoor concert on the community grounds. We are trying to organize this concert in association with a fall family community barbecue for the afternoon of September 17. For this event, we need volunteers to help plan and run the event and if you are available, please contact us at [email protected] to discuss your involvement. Events such as these need community participation to be truly successful.

With the pandemic, there has been a sharp increase in the number of pets in Cambrian Heights. We encourage all pet owners to pickup after their animals and to help preserve the parks within our community by disposing of refuse that was left behind as the snow melts and temperatures increase. This is particularly important in the school and playground recreational areas as well as in our off-leash parks.

With the advent of spring, we remind residents of the $100 Block party subsidy available through your Community Association. Bringing your neighbours together is a great way to promote the spirit of friendship and enjoy the warm weather with outdoor cooking, activities, and just social interaction. Explore this idea by emailing [email protected] for more information.

We have all noticed an increase in home sales, renovations, and new builds over the last 12 months in Cambrian Heights. This trend is expected to accelerate during 2022. We encourage all owners planning a new build to reference our website for the document “Lessons Learned” and discuss design aspects with your neighbours or explore conversation with the Community Planning Committee to avoid conflicts in the development process.

We continue to encourage all residents of Cambrian Heights to consider involvement in your community association. We further encourage all in the community to provide feed back and ideas to us identifying what type of programs and activities you would like to see for our community. Your suggestions are always appreciated.

Daryl Connolly, President CHCA