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Beyond Kale Webinar and Garden Beds

We are excited to invite all gardeners to participate in our upcoming webinar on Tuesday, April 20, Sustainable Edible Gardens. This is the second in the Beyond Kale series of gardening webinars, and as the host garden for this event, we will receive a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to help support initiatives within our garden.

Janet Melrose will be presenting her innovative ideas and suggestions in an informal and welcoming format. Please join us and learn how to maximize your garden’s potential. Prepare to have your gardening questions answered and join us for this fun and educational webinar.

Please plan to attend and book your ticket today!

Tickets $10 through Eventbrite: Beyond Kale

Hello Fellow Gardeners,

Here we are again, approaching the best time of the year. With the whole of spring and summer just ahead, are you dreaming of fresh-picked carrots and early spring radishes? Have you been drawn to the tomato seedlings and basil plants proliferating at the pop-up gardening sections of Home Depot and Walmart? Do you yearn to get your hands on a shovel? Then you are one of us, and we welcome you. Your bed is waiting at the community garden.

We have a small number of beds available for new members this year, and we invite you to claim yours now. All gardeners join one of six teams dedicated to keeping our corner of the community looking healthy and happy, so you will have an opportunity to meet other community members, learn from more seasoned gardeners, and be a part of one of Calgary’s most beautiful garden projects.

We currently have both standard and special access beds available. The annual cost of a regular bed is $50 and the smaller accessible bed fee is $25. We also rely on our gardeners to contribute a block of their time to the garden over the course of each summer. Each of us contributes a minimum of six hours working with our fellow gardeners to water and nurture the perimeter plantings, manage the compost system, and maintain the permanent structures in the garden. To reserve a bed, all gardeners must hold a current WHM Community Association membership. Membership details can be found here.

The opportunity to reserve a place in the garden for 2021 closes April 15th, but we expect to fill up quickly, so please sign up today! A $20 deposit is required to reserve your bed with the balance of $30 due April 30th.

For more detailed information regarding the community garden and membership, please view the Community Garden page on the community website.

We look forward to meeting you!

Contact us at communitygarden@winstonheights.ca to join the garden.


Munro Park Clean-Up

 
 

To celebrate Earth Day 2021, we invite all to join in a clean-up of Munro Park.

Munro Park is a very popular, well-utilized green space for community members and visitors alike, that tends to get quite littered given its proximity to Edmonton Trail, 16th Ave and being behind a strip mall.  Come join in honouring Earth Day by helping make Munro Park a safe and litter-free space in our community, let’s give our park a fresh start this spring/summer season!

Drinks and packaged snacks will be offered.

When: April 24th, join anytime from 9AM to 3PM

Where: Munro Park

What to bring: Protective gloves and a garbage bag – the city provides free supplies via the TLC kit program (https://www.calgary.ca/csps/parks/volunteer/tlckits.html).

Staying safe: Visit the city’s TLC kit page for important information on park cleanup safety (https://www.calgary.ca/csps/parks/volunteer/tlckits.html)

After your cleanup: Place bags, grouped together beside the City of Calgary garbage can at the North East end of the park (by 18Ave) for collection by city staff at 3:30PM

Questions? Feel free to email: events@winstonheights.ca


Community Soccer!

April 2, 2021

This year we are pleased to team up with DUFC and offer soccer within the community!

Age Group Details & Pricing

We are offering house and city league soccer for girls and boys U4 through U19 age groups and will enter teams based on our registration numbers.

DUFC cannot and will not guarantee that:

  • teams will be entered for every age/gender group and at every level of play. This depends on registration numbers as well as sufficient volunteer team officials.
  • Team or player placement.
  • a player will end up on a specific team, with a specific friend, or a specific coach.

IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19, not all age groups will have tryouts.

Evaluation Process and Team Placement Policy

Details & Pricing





Centennial Garden Volunteers

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@winstonheights.ca

See you in the garden.


Community Street Cleaning

April 22, 2020

Click here for City Of Calgary information.

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.


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!