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Heritage Roundtable – Celebrating Comm. Initiatives

March 19, 2014

heritageJoin Heritage Roundtable on March 19th to celebrate community based heritage initiatives!

Local community representatives from The Britannia Community Association, The Bowness Historical Society, The Shaganappi Community Association, and The Calgary Public Library will share their experiences and insights into pro-actively promoting and enriching community character through grassroots neighbourhood initiatives. Come learn how communities have overcome challenges, engaged their stakeholders, increased awareness of historical resources and enhanced their local sense of place.

Location: Ramsay Community Hall, 1136 8 Street SE

Time: 7-9pm, Sign in begins at 6:30 with refreshments

To register click here: https://calgarycommunities.com/event/hr/


Mom’s Night Out

March 18, 2014

mno3Come and join us for our Moms’ Night Out. We’re always looking for suggestions on restaurants to try out, so if you’ve not yet joined us, but would like to come, and know of a place you’d love to go to, contact Mary-Beth at 403-209-1691 or marybethwalshn2@gmail.com.

We’ll be getting together at Nicastro’s Restaurant, 2820 Centre Street NE on Wednesday, March 19th , 7:30pm. The following Mums’ Night Out will be on April 17th, 2014, location is TBA.

This is a great way to get to meet other women in the neighbourhood for some great food and great conversation. Hope to see you there!


Seniors Forum on Thursday April 3 at 1:30pm!

March 13, 2014

iSeniors_Chatting Older Adults to Gather in Community Hall on Thursday April 3 at 1:30pm!

Please bring your ideas to a conversation about what older adults need and want in our community. We will meet in the Winston Heights Mountview Community Hall, at 1:30pm, enjoy some coffee and tea and a few sweets, and talk about what matters most to you.

This event is being organized by Sidney at Calgary Family Services after consulting with the Community Association Board. If you want more information or just to tell Sidney that you will be there, contact her at 403-705-7559 or sidneyc@calgaryfamily.org


CHANGE of DATE! Moms’ Night Out

March 12, 2014

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Come and join us for our Moms’ Night Out. We’re always looking for suggestions on restaurants to try out, so if you’ve not yet joined us, but would like to come, and know of a place you’d love to go to, contact Mary-Beth at 403-209-1691 or marybethwalshn2@gmail.com.

We’ll be getting together at Nicastro’s Restaurant, 2820 Centre Street NE on Wednesday, March 19th , 7:30pm. The following Mums’ Night Out will be on April 17th, 2014, location is TBA.

This is a great way to get to meet other women in the neighbourhood for some great food and great conversation. Hope to see you there!


TODAY! Adventures in Creative Aging! Info Session!

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Course Topics:

Week 1: Aging and Staging

Week 2: Eldering and Mentoring

Week 3: Past Hurts and Present Needs

Week 4: Harvesting Your Life

Week 5: Building Community

Week 6: Completing Your Own Journey

Week 7: Taking the Long View

Week 8: Celebrating Your Life Through Continuous Learning

An information session for the Creative Aging course will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 12:30pm at the Winston Heights Mountview Community Hall. Please bring along any friends who may be interested in this 8-week course. The course itself will run on Tuesdays, April 1 to May 20, 1:00 to 3:30pm.


What You Missed: Munro Park Vissioning Review

March 11, 2014

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Not everyone could make it to the Munro Park Visioning Session last night so here’s a little background. The idea behind the meeting wasn’t to decide what the park would become after this redevelopment but to help decide on the direction to go with the park over the future (the vision over the next 10-15 years), a plan to follow.

Here’s a quick look at topics that were discussed:

  • Things we like about the current park
    • The list wasn’t long but the top 2 were:
      • Age and size of trees as well as size of the park
      • The life brought to the park by the soccer players and their families
  • Things we don’t like about the current park
    • Most people had the same concerns:
      • Homeless and vagrants
      • Lack of amenities
      • Issues with parking when events are taking place
  • Ideas/Suggestions of things the community members would like to see in the park
    • These are simply a guide from the community for developers. For lack of a better term, a WISHLIST, in NO particular order, and that may not come to life because of budget, zoning and park size:
      • Cafe
      • Patio space for restaurants across the alley on south side of park
      • Better incorporate the bus stop so it invites people into the park
      • Remove most/all of fencing (save the area by the playground)
      • Upgrade the play ground
      • Walking paths and bermed soccer pitch (possibly rotating from current location)
      • Ability to flood above mentioned for possible skating in winter (making the park year round fun)
      • Picnic tables and benches
      • Flowers and/or flowering trees and shrubs
      • Skateboard park (part of the city’s Skateboarding Amenities Strategy or http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Skateparks/Skateboard-amenities-strategy.aspx)
      • A water fountain
      • Under planting of trees for the continual growth of new trees
      • Incorporate the parks history

**This is just a small sample of ideas that were brought up. In no way is this a complete and comprehensive list of ideas nor the defining vision of the park.

If you have more ideas/suggestions on the vision of the park please join us at the next event on April 16, 2014 and then the final presentation on May 14, 2014 at the WHM Community Hall.


Mom’s Night Out

mno3Come and join us for our Moms’ Night Out. We’re always looking for suggestions on restaurants to try out, so if you’ve not yet joined us, but would like to come, and know of a place you’d love to go to, contact Mary-Beth at 403-209-1691 or marybethwalshn2@gmail.com.

We’ll be getting together at Nicastro’s Restaurant, 2820 Centre Street NE on Wednesday, March 19th , 7:30pm. The following Mums’ Night Out will be on April 17th, 2014, location is TBA.

This is a great way to get to meet other women in the neighbourhood for some great food and great conversation. Hope to see you there!


Adventures in Creative Aging!

March 10, 2014

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[gview file=”https://winstonheights.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Poster-Creative-Aging-WHM.pdf” height=”775″ width=”600″ save=”1″]

Course Topics:

Week 1: Aging and Staging

Week 2: Eldering and Mentoring

Week 3: Past Hurts and Present Needs

Week 4: Harvesting Your Life

Week 5: Building Community

Week 6: Completing Your Own Journey

Week 7: Taking the Long View

Week 8: Celebrating Your Life Through Continuous Learning

An information session for the Creative Aging course will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 12:30pm at the Winston Heights Mountview Community Hall. Please bring along any friends who may be interested in this 8-week course. The course itself will run on Tuesdays, April 1 to May 20, 1:00 to 3:30pm.


Conversation Cafe

March 5, 2014

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Older Adults to Gather in Community Hall on Thursday March 6 at 1:00!

 

Please bring your ideas to a conversation about what older adults need and want in our community. We will meet in the “East Hall” of the Community Hall, 520 27 Ave. NE, at 1:00, enjoy some coffee and tea and a few sweets, and talk about what matters most to you. This event is being organized by Sidney at Calgary Family Services after consulting with the Community Association Board. If you want more information or just to tell Sidney that you will be there, contact her at 403-705-7559 or sidneyc@calgaryfamily.org


REMINDER! Community Potluck Tonight!!

February 28, 2014

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Potluck:

Please join us for our Monthly potluck dinner at the Winston Heights Community Centre from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Our February potluck will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 and the following pot luck will be on Friday, March 21st, 2014.

Bring a dish to share and anything special you might like to drink (coffee, tea, juice and water are provided) and come on out to meet your neighbours for some great food and ever better company and conversation.  We have toys for the kids to keep them occupied and usually we set up a craft table with markers and stickers and big rolls of paper.

 

If you’ve not yet made it out to potluck but would like to attend and want more information, please contact Mary-Beth at marybethwalshn2@gmail.com or at 403-209-1691.