Chaparral Community Association News – October


CCA 2018/2019 MEETINGS

All residents of Chaparral Lake, Ridge and Valley are invited to attend. We meet in the learning commons of St Sebastian Elementary, on the second Tuesday of the month from 7-9 pm.


October 9

November 13

December no meeting

January 8

February 12

March 12

April 9


June TBD



Chaparral’s new rink will bring a seasonal, temporary pleasure skating rink to the green space at Chaparral Valley Square. Please remember that it is for pleasure skating only, no hockey games or equipment are permitted. Weather conditions will determine when the rink is ready to be opened, stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates. Thank you to the many volunteers who stepped up to build the rink and who will remain committed to maintaining the surface through the season. Looking for more information or would like to join the volunteer effort? Contact [email protected]



The Chaparral Community Association is seeking to fill the following volunteer positions:


Chaparral Ridge Representative: As the Ridge representative you would liaison any concerns specific to the Ridge to the CCA. Duties would include receiving and responding to emails and attending monthly meetings when possible.


Safe Communities Initiative: Building Safe Communities (BSC) uses a community development approach to support resident-led strategies on crime prevention and safety. We are looking for a volunteer who is interested in working with the Federation of Calgary Communities BSC model to impact crime and safety and increase resident engagement.


Community Clean-up coordinator: The CCA will annually host a City of Calgary community clean-up day in June. We are looking for a volunteer(s) who will help organize recycling vendors, recruit and organize volunteers and help run the day of event.


Sports and Recreation coordinator: This position would entail liaising with local community sport associations, compiling any relevant registration events, AGMs, major tournaments, fundraisers or championships that would be of interest to the community. Information would be shared through various community association communication avenues including our newsletter (Trailblazer), website and social media. A perfect position to serve the community from home.



The Shepard Landfill Throw ‘n’ Go will accept waste from residential customers until October 28, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Throw ‘n’ Go accepts household chemicals, paint, electronics, appliances, tires, yard waste, separated construction and demolition materials (asphalt shingles, drywall, construction lumber), and garbage that is too bulky for your black cart. Charges may apply.

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Take a Book Leave a Book – Chaparral’s Little Free Libraries

The concept is simple: you leave a book or two that you don’t need any more and then borrow books that your neighbours have left. It’s a terrific way to not only encourage reading but to also get them out and about in the neighbourhood. Check one out. If you have a little free library added to our directory, please contact [email protected]

92 Chaparral Drive SE

96 Chaparral Drive SE

225 Chaparral Drive SE (inside Lake Chaparral building)



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