Highland Park Upcoming October Events and Activities

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For more information about anything below, please contact Carolyn, our Hall Manager at [email protected] (new email) or 403-276-6969. To volunteer for an event, please contact Anne at [email protected] (new email) or 403-276-5048.

Ongoing: If you are new to Highland Park or just haven’t been added to our community email list yet, please send your contact details (name, email, address and phone) to our new email address: [email protected]. We sometimes receive information about events and opportunities after the newsletter deadline and want to share it with as many community residents as possible. We will never use your contact information for anything other than community-related content. We are using MailChimp, which allows us to create a nicer layout, embed videos, and also better complies with Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation. If you haven’t received your first email in this format already, we don’t have you on our list—so please get in touch at [email protected]! Also, don’t forget to visit our website: www.HighlandParkCommunity.ca and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

We Need You! Volunteers are the heart (and hands!) of this community and we have a number of current opportunities to get involved, meet your neighbours and make a meaningful difference in Highland Park. From helping maintain the outdoor rink (see below!) to helping out with seniors’ luncheons to helping out with events and much more, there is something for every level of experience and area of interest. Please contact [email protected] or visit our Volunteer Page.

Outdoor Rink Volunteers Needed: If you are interested in being part of our rink-building and maintenance volunteer crew, please get in touch with us at [email protected] Also, if you or anyone you know has some experience in snow blower maintenance, we could use your help to get our machine tuned up and do a few minor repairs so it is ready to go now for use after the 1st big dump of snow.

Playground Revitalization: Planning for the new playground is in full swing as we explore equipment and other amenity options (e.g. benches, surfacing materials) for the new playground which will be sited on the north end of the field beside the Community Hall

Playground fundraising is full steam ahead! As we continue to apply for grants, we still need all the help we can get from our community members to reach our goal of $15,000 (added to other sources of funding including grants) and get this playground project off the ground! Pitch in by supporting:

Big Night In – You don’t need to dress up, hire a sitter, stay up late or brave the elements to take part in our biggest family fundraiser yet! You can simply write a cheque or make an online donation from the comfort of your living room. Our goal is to raise $10,000 from this initiative, which can be achieved by 100 families donating $100! An added incentive is that every donation of $100 or more is tax deductible—but we are more than happy to accept donations of any amount you see fit. Every dollar adds up! Put on some sweatpants and join us:

  1. Online: using a credit card or PayPal account. Visit www.parksfdn.com, click the DONATE NOW button from the Community-Led Projects Page. Specify ‘Highland Park Community’ in the PayPal or Credit Card Payment page where it asks the question “Which project are you supporting?”
  2. By mail: mail in a completed donation form and cheque.
  3. By phone: Parks Foundation Calgary accounting department 403-974-0751

Please note: for donations of $100 or more, make sure you check the “share my address with the Parks Foundation” box in order to receive your tax receipt in the mail.

Food Security Conversations: We are shifting gears from large conversation cafes to private, one-on-one discussions to get a better feel for specific issues related to accessing healthy food. Anne Naumann and Rosalind Kohut will be speaking to residents at various neighbourhood events, and residents may also contact Jennifer DiMarzo, Highland Park’s City of Calgary Social Worker, at [email protected] to make arrangements to meet with Anne or Rosalind to share their thoughts and experiences.