January 23, 2015
Please note: As a result of the warm weather the first class has been rescheduled to January 31, 2015
The Winston Heights Mountview Community Association has endorsed a pilot project to bring Ice Tots to our outdoor community rink. The program is offered at indoor arenas and skating rinks in Calgary but this is the first outdoor course.
Ice Tots is a learn to skate program for 3-5 year olds taught in a group format. Each child must be accompanied on the ice by an adult. (The adult should wear skates or non-slip footwear on the ice.)
A qualified instructor with coaching and first aid certification will teach the program, which will consists of 7 weekly 45 minute classes starting at 10:00 a.m. on January 24 at the community rink. We can accommodate up to 10 adult/child pairs. There will be hot chocolate and coffee for participants after each lesson.
Because the Community Association will underwrite the costs of the program, we can offer it free of charge to community association members and for a nominal cost of $15.00 for non-members. Similar indoor programs cost around $60.00 / child.
Preregistration is required and children must have skates and a CSA helmet. If you and your child wish to participate, please e-mail email@example.com with you and your child’s name and whether or not you are a WHMCA member. The first ten people will be enrolled. If we have more interest, we will start a waiting list. If it reaches 6, we will host a second class at 11:00 a.m. We need a minimum of 6 interested parents to offer the program.
Come out and take advantage of this Learn to Skate opportunity for your children.
January 22, 2015
Community Garden News & Updates
Enjoy the Community Garden Year-Round!Join us on January 24th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm for a Winter Garden Wonderland Bonfire in the WHM Community Garden. There will be skating, music, hot beverages and snacks, so bring your skates and lawn chairs and come enjoy the splendor of the garden as the firelight dances across the snow-covered beds! This free event is open to public, so bring the kids and come meet your neighbours.
We are still looking for volunteers:
1) The Winston Heights Mountview Community Garden Committee is seeking an additional member with an interest in program planning who would like to help plan and manage programs such as the Philanthropic Beds and a program that links the garden with local schools. This volunteer position will require an average commitment of 7.25 hours per month, including a monthly meeting and varying action items, with more time required in the summer months and less in the winter and spring. This position offers opportunities for community engagement, influence in the direction of the community garden and opportunities to enhance your leadership skills.
2) The Winston Heights Mountview Community Garden Committee is seeking an administrator to support the Committee Chair. This volunteer position will require an average commitment of 7.25 hours per month, including monthly meetings and varying action items. This position will require very strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask. This position offers opportunities to for community engagement and influence in the direction of the community garden.
If you’re interested in joining the Community Garden Committee in either the Program Planning or the Administrative Support roles, please contact Stephanie Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (403)295-9444. No previous involvement with the garden is required.