Latest News

Mondays! Playgroup is back!

September 29, 2016


playgroup info 6x3625

Are you a mom, dad, grandparent or caregiver in the neighbourhood and would like to have a place to go to meet other people and have your children socialize and play with others? Then come and join us at the Winston Heights-Mountview Playgroup held at the Winston Heights-Mountview Community Centre. We have great toys for the kids to play with and this is a great way to get out and meet others. Playgroup is held each Monday morning starting at 10:00 a.m. and lasts to 11:30 a.m (starting up again September 12, 2016).

This is an informal, non-registered playgroup, so no need to sign up, just come out and join us on Monday mornings – we love to meet new families in the neighbourhood! If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact Sarah Wiedmer Jarabak at

Also, if you’d be interested in having a ‘story time’ during playgroup, please contact me via e-mail. If we have enough interest, I will organize a Calgary Public Library public outreach coordinator to schedule us in for regular story times. They bring books on a specific theme and read a few to the children while guardians quietly visit. The books are even available to be checked out if you bring your library card with you.

Tomorrow, so sign-up Today! Re-tree: Free Tree Education!

September 27, 2016

2016-0563 ReTree YYC digital button B

The Understory – a program about planting under trees, brought to WHMCA by the City of Calgary Re-tree initiative.
September is not too early to plan for our yards and gardens in the spring!

Join us Wednesday September 28 from 7 to 8:30 in the East Hall of the Community Centre for “The Understory” a program about planting under trees, brought to WHMCA by the City of Calgary Re-tree initiative.

Are you finding it difficult to grow anything under that tree in your backyard? In the Under Story you will learn all about successful ways to plan and create a personalized garden under and around your trees. This program describes a variety of plant species that could be perfect for planting near your tree. We also show you real garden examples of how an understory can evolve over time. After this program you will walk away with a wealth of information that you can apply to ‘sprucing’ up the area around your trees.


The learning objectives of The Understory are:

  1. What is the understory and why is it important.
  2. How to plan and create your understory.
  3. The challenges of creating an understory.
  4. Design tips for creating the understory.
  5. The various plants to grow in your understory.
  6. Shade loving plants.
  7. Shrubs.
  8. Conifers.
  9. Ground covers.
  10. Vines.
  11. The difference between mulch and compost.
  12. The various mulch options and benefits of each.


Re-Tree: FREE Tree Education!

First Name (*required):

Last Name (*required):

Telephone # (*required):


Program you'd like to register for? (*required)

Understory - September 28 from 7-8:30pm (*30 seats)

Please click Submit to have your information processed.

Community Clean-Up: Saturday Sept. 24, 2016!

September 23, 2016


WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2016 9am – 2pm*
*City Trucks LEAVE at 2pm

WHERE: Winston Heights-Mountview Community Centre

Services provided by:
City of Calgary
Action Tyre Ltd.
Recon Metal
Technotrash AB Ltd.

New Addition!
*WINS (Women in Need Society)*

Follow this LINK for a list of items accepted by WINS

Sponsor Accepted
Action Tyre Ltd. Tires, Wheels, Car Batteries
City of Calgary
Solid Waste Services
Larger items and/or yard waste that are not picked up by weekly garbage trucks
Recon Metal
(Metal Recyling)
Metal (stoves, washers, dryers, etc.)
Small clean appliances
Rebar, scrap metal, cast iron
Motor blocks
Technotrash AB Ltd.
(Electronics Recyling)
Computer and related items
Cell phones and accessories
Home entertainment (stereos, TVs, etc.)
Office electronics
Wires and cables

Funded by the City of Calgary Animal and By-law Services

Organized by the Winston Heights-Mountview Community Association

For Volunteer Opportunities contact:
*We are in need of “Afternoon Unloaders” (assist people with materials at drop off)
or visit:
Community Clean-Up 2016