June 1, 2021
Even though winter is over and spring is well underway, there has been plenty of activity related to the Winston Heights-Mountview ice rinks.
First off, the WHMCA successfully applied for and received $4500 funding from the Embrace the Outdoors program run by Parks Foundation Calgary (@ParksFdnCalgary) for the City of Calgary (@CityofCalgary). This funding allowed the WHMCA to purchase two (gently used) snow sweepers and 400 feet of firehose to replace ageing equipment. This equipment will give us many years of reliability to provide a winter outdoor space for everyone to share and enjoy. #YYCOutdoors
Second, the ice rink boards at the community hall were taken down on April 24th. Jarret, Ben, Ryan, Don, Kevin & Alex spent about five hours undoing the netting, chain link panels & rink boards, and putting them safely away for the summer. Craig and Shawn have also put away their equipment for taking care of the Marsden Road Adopt-a-Rink. The fields are now wide open for your (socially distanced) games of soccer, frisbee, cloud-watching or whatever else you wish to do.
Finally, the WHMCA Board of Directors is very proud of the work the Rinks Committee has accomplished this season and their ability to provide residents with a winter activity throughout the pandemic. The Board sees spending money for rink operations to be a very worthwhile investment. The committee has been amazing at maintaining and caring for these rinks. We thank the entire team for their dedication and time this season.
Remember to #supportlocalyyc this summer and visit Calgary Farm Stands!
More details: www.calgary.ca/localfood
Need somewhere to park while your street is being cleaned?
With the Winston Heights-Mountview Community Hall closed for most 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 pick up your vehicle.
**Please avoid overnight parking.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to join the garden.
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/
Staying safe: Visit the city’s TLC kit page for important information on park cleanup safety (https://www.calgary.ca/csps/
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: email@example.com
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.
IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19, not all age groups will have tryouts.
We will need 4 volunteers for 1-2 hours. please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to assist.