June 29, 2020
Our community hall, with it’s adjoining gardens and playground are the heart of our community and bring our families together to play and learn. The centennial garden is the beautiful flower garden in front of our community hall and we are recruiting for our Centennial Garden Care Team. This garden was designed and developed on the 100th anniversary of our community and is maintained by community volunteers. Over the years there have been a few changes to improve the space and to lighten the workload. We now have an installed sprinkler system and that has helped our plants to survive and thrive.
This season we were impacted by the COVID-19 measures and were not able to clean up and weed the garden as we normally do. There was a point where the dandelions outnumbered the plants and shrubs. In the past month, we have been able to get out to clean up and it shows. Quite a bit of the garden has been weeded thanks to a few volunteers who have stepped forward to join the care team. We have also been gifted a few flowers for our plant pots. We cannot say thank you enough to each and every one of you!! We need additional care team volunteers to help make this garden an ongoing success.
Next steps; we are organizing an adopt a garden section program. We need volunteers who can adopt a small piece of the garden to keep it weed-free. By breaking the garden into smaller sections it will not be so overwhelming as you only have to focus on your area and you can count on your team members to do the same for theirs. Each section would be about 7 feet by 3 feet (that’s about the size of one of the garden beds in our community garden). You can take on a section yourself or together with a friend. If you are looking for a smaller section, don’t hesitate, we welcome all helping hands.
Think of the section to be adopted as from one rock and another, from a rock to a tree, from rock to sidewalk…no matter how small we welcome you.
If interested please contact Marcia at centennialgarden@winstonheight
See you in the garden.
April 22, 2020
Need somewhere to park while your street is being cleaned?
With the Winston Heights-Mountview Community Hall closed for activities, there is plenty of room for residents to use our parking lot for temporary parking while your street is being cleaned.
**Please remember to follow Government social distancing rules as you drop-off and pickup your vehicle.
**Please avoid overnight parking.
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!
Alberta has one of the highest testing rates in the world. In addition to completing as many tests as possible, we are being purposeful in our testing in order to:
- diagnose and treat individuals at greatest risk
- trace the spread of the virus so we can identify steps to limit the spread
- determine how well our public health measures are working.
If you have symptoms
If you are experiencing mild symptoms – cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat:
- stay home and isolate
- complete the COVID-19 self-assessment
- monitor your health and call Health Link 811 if you have questions or concerns
If you experience or see someone experiencing severe symptoms of COVID-19, including difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, feelings of confusion or loss of consciousness, call 911 immediately.
Who is being tested
Alberta is testing those at greatest risk of severe illness, including anyone in hospital with a respiratory illness.
Testing is being offered to symptomatic individuals (i.e. cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat or shortness of breath) who:
- live in continuing care facilities, group homes or other similar congregate settings
- are aged 65 years or older
- live with someone aged 65 years or older
- live in the Calgary zone
Testing is being offered to symptomatic individuals (i.e. cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat or shortness of breath) in the following roles:
- healthcare workers
- group home workers and shelter workers
- first responders, including firefighters and EMS
- people involved in COVID-19 enforcement, including police, peace officers, bylaw officers, environmental health officers, and fish and wildlife officers
- correctional facility staff, working in either a provincial or federal facility
- essential service workers
As the situation evolves, Alberta’s testing approach and priorities will adjust according to need and direction from the chief medical officer of health.
To determine if you need to be tested and next steps, complete the COVID-19 self-assessment for Albertans or the COVID-10 self-assessment for healthcare and shelter workers, enforcement personnel and first responders.
March 17, 2020
If you would like to offer your help please email: email@example.com
*Please note that we do not vet either parties, and all interactions you have after submitting the form are no longer associated with the community association.
November 14, 2019
Please join us from 9 am – 12 pm at the Winston Heights Community Centre for our annual Santa’s Breakfast on Saturday, December 14th. Breakfast 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If possible, please price and label your baking!
Tables are available for crafters/makers. Please contact Suzanne at email@example.com 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.
To volunteer email: firstname.lastname@example.org