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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.

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.


Volunteers Needed – Santa’s Breakfast & Market, Nov. 24, 2018

November 15, 2018

WHMCA’s Annual

We need your help!
To volunteer email: volunteer@winstonheights.ca
Or visit:
Volunteer Oportunities

Please join us at the Winston Heights Community Centre for the Santa’s Breakfast and Craft Market on Saturday, November 24th. Breakfast will be served from 9:00 am to 11:00 am with Santa arriving by horse and wagon at 10:00 am.

Market Tables will be open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm with a wide variety of vendors. Get your Christmas shopping done early, and avoid the malls!!

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 our new rink boards. If you are interested in donating baking, please drop it off to the hall between 12pm – 8pm on Friday, November 23 or between 8am – 10am or on Saturday, November 24th.

There will also be a box set up in the hall to collect food donations for The Mayor’s Food Drive. 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 craftmarket@winstonheights.ca.

To volunteer email: volunteer@winstonheights.ca If you would like to be a vendor, please visit us here for details.

Santa's Breakfast and Craft Market Volunteers Needed

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

The Kitchen/Food Crew:

Bake Table:

Santa's Visit and Photos:

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Phone # (required)


UPDATE! Rink 2018/2019

November 13, 2018

Building up to the 2018-19 Rink Season

 It appears Mother Nature is building us up for a great winter season, and that means skating outdoors at the WHMCA!  To get there, we are looking for volunteers to help with the initial flooding and regular maintenance of the ice rink.  This work includes using the snowblowers and snow sweeper to clear the ice, and then flooding with a fire hose from the North Hall.  Usually this is done in a team of 2-3 people.

We are also looking for a new rink committee chair for this year.  The chair sets the schedule of when rink construction and flooding is to occur, and co-ordinates volunteers for this work.  The chair is also a liaison to the WHMCA board and reports to it monthly.

If you are interested in becoming the rink committee chair, or wish to volunteer to help with the rink in any capacity, please email: volunteers@winstonheights.ca.

There are various other positions available on the rink committee as well: Rink Committee

Rink Boards

As announced at the WHMCA Annual General Meeting in May, the rink boards have seen their last winter.  Even though they were marine-grade 3/4 inch plywood, the years and decades of use had left them in rough shape.  There were holes as large as grapefruit in several of them and the rest were in poor shape.  They were all sent to the great ice rink in the sky during the community cleanup in September.

The Rink Rejuvenation subcommittee was started last year to address replacement of the boards.  Unfortunately, due to sporadic response from board vendors, and the subcommittee chair having a hard impact on some ice himself, progress has been slower than expected.

The result is that we will be building a rink this winter without boards.  We hope you will enjoy the pond ice experience!  As a consequence, hockey will be limited without the presence of boards or fencing.

The goal of the Rink Rejuvenation subcommittee is to have new boards ready for the winter of 2019-20.  The new boards will be removable, so we can continue the tradition of an open green space every summer.  We are also considering regarding the site to make it level and easier to flood.

If you are interested in helping with the rejuvenation project, please call Alex Reed at 587-582-5342 or email reedalex@hotmail.com.

Fund Raising Bake Sale!!

At this years Santa’s Breakfast and Market all the proceeds from the Bake Sale will be donated toward the new rink boards!!  Please see link for more details and to volunteer or donate:
Santa’s Breakfast and Market


Santa’s Breakfast & Market 2018

November 12, 2018

WHMCA’s Annual

Please join us at the Winston Heights Community Centre for the Santa’s Breakfast and Craft Market on Saturday, November 24th. Breakfast will be served from 9:00 am to 11:00 am with Santa arriving by horse and wagon at 10:00 am.

Market Tables will be open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm with a wide variety of vendors. Get your Christmas shopping done early, and avoid the malls!!

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 our new rink boards. If you are interested in donating baking, please drop it off to the hall between 12pm – 8pm on Friday, November 23 or between 8am – 10am or on Saturday, November 24th.

There will also be a box set up in the hall to collect food donations for The Mayor’s Food Drive.  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 craftmarket@winstonheights.ca.

To volunteer email: volunteer@winstonheights.ca

If you would like to be a vendor, please visit us here for details.

Santa's Breakfast and Craft Market Volunteers Needed

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

The Kitchen/Food Crew:

Bake Table:

Santa's Visit and Photos:

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Phone # (required)


Reminder: Yoga for the Older Adult

October 1, 2018

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS!

Come on out to the Winston Heights-Mountview Community Centre for Tuesday & Thursday morning Yoga classes starting at 9:30 a.m. The cost is only $5/person. This class is open to people of all abilities so come on out and meet some neighbours while enjoying a wonderful yoga class at the same time.

If you like these classes and would like to see them continue…we need your feedback!! Please send an e-mail to communications@winstonheights.ca or call 403-276-5474 to let us know what you think. Programs like these are offered based on community participation and response. If you think they are going great, or you have suggestions for future classes, or you just have something you think we should know, drop us an e-mail or give us a call.