May 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.
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:
*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:
If you have symptoms
If you are experiencing mild symptoms – cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat:
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:
Testing is being offered to symptomatic individuals (i.e. cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat or shortness of breath) in the following roles:
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.
Are you interested in learning how to make and preserve so that you can enjoy the fall harvest throughout the year? Come learn how to make and preserve Crab Apple Jelly. Sign up and join us at our community hall kitchen where a fellow resident Doreen Knopp will be passing on her knowledge on the art of crab apple jelly making. This hands on session will focus on making crab apple jelly, bottling and preserving so that it can be stored safely. There are only 6 spots so sign up soon!
This session is open to residents of Winston Heights-Mountview Community.
Where: Winston Heights-Mountview Community Centre, 520- 27 Ave NE.
When: Sunday, September 29th, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Cost: $10.00 Per Student
To book/pay and confirm your place please e-mail Marcia Xavier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you.
View Event on Facebook: Crab Apple Jelly
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.
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 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.
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are various other positions available on the rink committee as well: Rink Committee
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 email@example.com.
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