Cambrian Heights’ October Message from the President

Presidents Message Cambrian Heights

On September 14th, the City Planning Department informed community residents that Calgary Parks had withdrawn their Re-Designation Application DL2018-0062 converting the Community’s existing Reserve (S-SPR) Park land bounded by 10th Street and 32nd Avenue into S-CRI (Special Purpose – City and Regional Infrastructure) classification thereby allowing an expansion of the Queen’s Park Cemetery (“QPC”) onto these lands. These lands are currently being used as a Dog Park and have been part of the Community since its inception in 1956. We wish to thank all those residents who filled objections and/or attended the two Open Houses sponsored by the City to express their opposition. We also wish to thank Councillor Chu for his help and Calgary Parks for responding to this overwhelming opposition by withdrawing their Application.

The Fall Cleanup organized by Gary Wilson and his band of volunteers shown below was once again a success. It took place in the Community Hall parking lot on Sunday September 9th. Thanks to all the volunteers and those residents who disposed of excess metal, appliances, electronics and general yard and garage/household waste. We also thank everyone for their household and clothing donations to the Diabetes Association.

At the writing of this message we are also looking forward to our Asado and Open Mike Event on September 22. Asado is a Latin American term for a social gathering involving open fire and fresh grilled food. I trust the weather will cooperate and our residents will support this family affair.

In October, we will be hosting our annual Halloween Dance on October 27th at the Community Hall. Details may be found on our website. There will be pizza, a DJ, best costume and other fun activities. This is always a popular family event and I urge you to come early to participate.

We also encourage all residents to take advantage of the early evening programs at the Community Hall. We have yoga every Wednesday evening from 7-8, Jazzercise Monday & Wednesday 5:45-6:45, Fun & Fitness Tuesday (check website for times) and Piloxing Thursday 6:30-7:30.

Construction has been completed on our Hall kitchen and outside-access ladder. We will now be applying to have our commercial kitchen status approved. This will open the Hall for cooking events that were not previously allowed. We encourage any ideas to develop this new option for increased Hall usage within the Community.

A list of currently scheduled fall events at the Community Hall are as follows:

Halloween Party: Oct. 27

Christmas Trade Show: Nov. 3

Lego Contest: Nov. 17

Sugar Craft GuildNov. 24

Please check our website for updates and details of all events. Volunteering for setup, takedown or general assistance is an excellent way to make sure such events continue and to meet other members of the community. Please contact [email protected] for more information on volunteering.

From the Planning and Development perspective there has been an increasing amount of new developments within the Community over this year, especially in the southern portion. We expect this to continue and reference you to the website for information on procedures as well as contacts within the Planning Committee for your Community. We encourage everyone to get involved as this re-development of our Community takes place.

The Board has also been involved with complaints of speeding up the 10th Street hill towards Queen’s Park Cemetery. We have involved our Police Liaison as well as Councillor Chu in this review. Recent discussions at City Council towards lowering the residential speed limits off main transit routes to 30 kmph may impact this situation.

  • We continue to be urgently in need of the following part time volunteer positions:
  • Secretary for Board & Annual General Meetings
  • Social Activity Organizers
  • Planning & Development Committee Members
  • Casino Fund Raising Organizer

Job descriptions and experienced past directors are available to guide and ease the transition into community service. For more information please contact [email protected].

The next meetings of the Board will take place October 1 and November 5. All residents are welcome to attend and share any concerns, questions or ideas you may have for our community. These meetings 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