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Fun In The Community: Scavenger Hunt & Window Walk

April 9, 2020

This has been such a big city-wide hit!  Here are the next few weeks of Window Walk Ideas!

 


 

A community-wide personal distancing/socially connected scavenger hunt!

We need your input!  Please submit a question and answer for us to include on the scavenger hunt.  Some simple examples:

  • How many houses are for sale on 25th Ave?
  • How many benches at Victory Park playground?
  • How many garden beds in the community garden?

*A big THANK YOU to a thoughtful member of the community, Sarah Manske, for the Scavenger Hunt idea!




Santa’s Breakfast 2019

November 14, 2019

WHMCA’s Annual

Please join us from 9 am – 12 pm at the Winston Heights Community Centre for our annual Santa’s Breakfast on Saturday, December 14thBreakfast will be served from 9:00 am to 11:00 am with Santa visiting from 10:00am-11am.  Free photo with Santa, printed by FlashFoto (your pictures must be posted to social media for printing).

The breakfast is free to all Winston Heights-Mountview Community Association Members and at a cost of $5 for non-members. Memberships will be available at the door, free for community residents and $10 for non-residents and businesses.

A bake sale table will be set up and raising funds for community initiatives. If you are interested in donating baking, please drop items at the hall between 9am-12pm and 4pm-6pm on Friday, December 13 or between 8am-9am on Saturday, December 14.  If you need to make drop arrangements out side of these times please email bakesale@winstonheights.ca.

If possible, please price and label your baking!

Tables are available for crafters/makers.  Please contact Suzanne at hallmanager@winstonheights.ca for more information.

There will also be a box set up in the hall to collect food donations for The Mayor’s Food Drive for the Calgary Food Bank. This is a great cause and a great way to share with those in need.

If you have any questions please call the Community Centre at 403-276-5474 or by email: events@winstonheights.ca.

To volunteer email: volunteer@winstonheights.ca

Santa's Breakfast Volunteers

Select Position(s) you would like to volunteer for, then complete your contact information at the bottom of the page:

The Kitchen/Food Crew:
Cook: 7:30am-930am POSITION FILLED
Cook: 8am-11am
POSITION FILLED


Bake Table:

Membership/Breakfast Ticket Table:

Kid's Craft Area:

Santa's Visit and Photos:

Hay Rides (Outside):
Hay Rides: 9:30am-10:30am
POSITION FILLED

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Phone # (required)


NEW CLASS Thursday Evening Begins: October 24, 2019

October 23, 2019

A NEW YOGA CLASS

THURSDAYS! (Begining October 24th, 2019)

Come out to the Winston Heights-Mountview Community Centre for Thursday Evening Yoga classes from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: The price is increasing to $6/person. Please bring exact change.

This class is open to adults of all abilities, with yoga experience or not, so come on out and meet some neighbours.

Calm your mind as we work on breathing and mindful movement.  The first half hour is dedicated to breathing and meditation. If you prefer just to do yoga, you can join at 7 p.m..

Bring your yoga mat if you have one, if not, we have some mats at the hall we can loan you for the class. Yoga blocks will be provided.
Bring a friend if you wish and we will see you there.

FREE Community Pumpkin Carving: Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

October 6, 2019

Join us, Friday, October 25, from 5 pm-10 pm for the 5th Annual Free Community Pumpkin Carving!

Hosted by: Tony Nicastro with RE/MAX Real Estate (Central)

Facebook Event Page

Community Pumpkin Carving Volunteers Needed:

Select Position(s) you would like to volunteer for, then complete your contact information at the bottom of the page:

Setup (3 positions):

Duties:
Setting up the room, directing people to pumpkin pick up and helping with the carving supplies.

 

Clean Up (3 positions):

Duties:
Directing people to pumpkin pick up, helping with the carving supplies and then assisting with room clean up.

 

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Phone # (required)

Membership #


Learn to Make Crab Apple Jelly: Sept. 29, 2019

September 19, 2019

 
Learn to make Crab Apple Jelly.

Are you interested in learning how to make and preserve so that you can enjoy the fall harvest throughout the year?  Come learn how to make and preserve Crab Apple Jelly.  Sign up and join us at our community hall kitchen where a fellow resident Doreen Knopp will be passing on her knowledge on the art of crab apple jelly making.  This hands on session will focus on making crab apple jelly, bottling and preserving so that it can be stored safely.   There are only 6 spots so sign up soon!

This session is open to residents of Winston Heights-Mountview Community.

Where:   Winston Heights-Mountview Community Centre,  520- 27 Ave NE.

When:  Sunday, September 29th,  2019

Time:  9:00 AM – 11:30 AM 

Cost:  $10.00 Per Student

To book/pay and confirm your place please e-mail Marcia Xavier at marcia_xavier@icloud.com.

We look forward to seeing you.

View Event on Facebook: Crab Apple Jelly


THE NORTH HILL COMMUNITIES TRADESHOW

February 27, 2019

ATTEND THE NORTH HILL COMMUNITIES TRADESHOW

Saturday, March 2 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

James Fowler School (4004 4 Street NW)
More info: calgary.ca/NorthHillTradeshow

This is a family-friendly come-and-go event so drop-in anytime between 10 am and 2 pm. Please use main entrance off 4 Street and park in either the 36 Ave or 40 Ave lots. Note that the school is accessible by bus routes #2 and #38

Who are the North Hill Communities?

The North Hill Communities area is a much-loved inner-city area in Calgary that includes Edmonton Trail NE, Centre St N, 4 St NW, 16 Avenue N and the nine surrounding communities (Highland Park, Mount Pleasant, Tuxedo Park, Winston Heights-Mountview, Crescent Heights, Renfrew, Rosedale, Capitol Hill, Thorncliffe Greenview (south of Mcknight Blvd) as well as Greenview Industrial.

What connections does The City have to this area?

We want to talk with people about changes happening in the area, local redevelopment and revitalization, City services and engagement opportunities for active projects in the North Hill Communities area. Come chat with us about what’s going on in the North Hill Communities and how we’re working to ensure this area continues to be a place that is loved by Calgarians in the future.

This is a unique one-stop-shop opportunity to learn about and provide feedback on a number of City projects with connections to the area. There will be people from a range of City departments – from Planning and Transportation, to Parks, Recreation, Calgary Housing and specific project teams working on local projects.

FEATURED PROJECTS AND SERVICES:

  • North Hill Communities – Local Growth Planning initiative. Chat with the project team and share your vision for growth and redevelopment in the North Hill Communities. We want to build on and strengthen the things people already love while also looking at how things might change and evolve.
  • Calgary Housing Company – Learn about the importance of affordable housing and Calgary Housing projects in the area.
  • Centre Street – Streetscape Master Plan – Learn about the Streetscape Master Plan for the Centre Street Main Street and provide feedback to the team.
  • Municipal Development Plan and Calgary Transportation Plan Review – Help us shape the next 20 years for Calgary!
  • + more projects, programs and services. Interact with staff from:
    • Planning & Development – Chat with staff from Growth Strategies, Heritage, Urban Design and more.
    • Transportation – Chat with team members from Traffic Safety, Livable Streets, Green Line, Calgary Transit, Transportation Planning about all of your transportation and transit questions for the area.
    • Parks & Recreation – Learn about parks and recreation programming in the area.
    • Water Resources – Learn about Water Resource infrastructure and projects in area.
    • Real Estate & Development Services – Learn about City owned land and future projects in the area.

PLUS, ENJOY:

  • ‘Local Area Planning 101’ Presentation & Education Opportunity
    • Local Area Planning can be a difficult and technical subject matter to navigate! Join us for a quick 30 minute presentation and introduction to the world of Planning at The City of Calgary.
    • There will be a recurring 30 minute presentation and 5 minute Q&A at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 & 1:30
  • Meet your local community associations and find out more about community programming in your area (Crescent Heights, Thorncliffe-Greenview, Renfrew, Mount Pleasant, Highland Park, Capitol Hill.)
  • Have fun in Kid’s Korner – show us what you love about your community and help us build a box city!
  • Meet local Calgary Firefighters & check out their fire truck (they’re planning to come from 10:30-11:30).
  • Coffee, Tea and Timbits.
  • Translation available in Mandarin, Cantonese and Spanish


Planning and Development – January 2019

January 14, 2019

Recently several residents of Winston Heights-Mountview have reached out with questions or concerns regarding a  Land Use Amendment application on 27th Avenue at Edmonton Trail. This message provides information regarding this application and the Winston Heights-Mountview Community Association (WHMCA) response.

Background:

On August 9, 2018 the WHMCA’s Planning and Development Committee received a request for comment on LOC2018-0172, an application for a land use amendment at 407 27 Avenue NE from Multi-Residential – Contextual Low Profile (M-C1) to Mixed Use – Active Frontage (MU2). The Committee’s mandate is to provide comments on development permit (DP) or land use applications made by landowners to the City of Calgary (the City) on behalf of WHMCA in accordance with City by-laws, Winston Heights-Mountview Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP), and related City or WHMCA strategies or visions. The personal opinions of the committee members are kept at bay by reviewing each application with a focus on alignments to these documents which outline the benefits or impacts on the community at large.

On June 26, 2018 the Committee met with the developer hired by the landowner and discussed the proposed land-use redesignation. Some drawings from the developer showed an example of what a building on this site may look like if the application was approved by the City. The Committee could not consider this as a development because the proposed building is out of the scope of the land-use application being commented on.

WHMCA Feedback: 

WHMCA supported the land-use change however DOES NOT support any development examples shown by the developer. It was noted to the City that we would require the applicant to host a Community Open House for any future developments on the property. The Committee communicated this feedback to the City on August 22, 2018.

Rationale: 

In 2010, the request for more commercial spaces along Edmonton Trail was called for by residents as part of the Community Association’s Edmonton Trail 2035 vision, a project facilitated by the University of Calgary Faculty of Environmental Design and the Federation of Calgary Communities. The WHMV Area Re-development Plan (ARP) – which was developed in 2006 by residents and the City of Calgary, and approved by City Council – deems Edmonton Trail as “medium-density; to provide a diversity of housing stock” and “promote mixed use and denser development where appropriate.” In addition to the community vision initiatives, the City of Calgary has named Edmonton Trail as one of the “Main Streets”, to which MU-2 is the proposed zoning for these areas. MU-2 zoning did not exist at the time of the Edmonton Trail 2035 vision and ARP were developed. The CA planning committee believes MU-2 offers a good transition parameter to low-density, at the same time as adding services and retail into the community, versus MC-1 which would allow for similar development/height but without adding walkable services that would benefit community members.

Comments from WHMCA are only a portion of the engagement that can happen from a community perspective on an application. Individual residents of the community are encouraged to voice opinions on projects to our City Councillor and/or through the City of Calgary appeal process.

If you would like more information on how to get involved with the Planning & Development Committee, how to contact our City Councillor’s office, or about appeal processes, please contact planning@winstonheights.ca.