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

November 15, 2018

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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

To volunteer email: 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:

    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

    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

    Help Needed! – Moving Rink Boards, Tonight: June 25, 2018

    June 25, 2018

    We have secured a truck for this evening – around 7:30pm – and are looking for a few volunteers to help move rink boards.  This issue is that we need a few strong people to assist in loading and unloading the boards.

    We know it is last minute, however, many hands can make quick work of this!  Please email to let us know if you can help.

    Thank you


    Rink Flooding & Ice Clearing Sign Up – 2017

    October 23, 2017

    Now that the rink has been assembled we need to begin finalizing our flooding schedule!

      Rink Flooding & Ice Clearing Volunteers Needed:

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

      15 Flooding Shifts (8:30pm Start*) and 8 Saturday Morning Clearing Shifts (Ice Cleared by 9:00am*) remaining to cover:
      * Times may vary as this is the preliminary schedule

      The following chart indicates the rotating schedule (Week A and Week B) and we will ideally have 6 flooding teams of 3 volunteers per shift. This will reduce the number of flooding shifts to 1 shift every 2 weeks (unless you choose to sign up for both Weeks A & B or for multiple days in a week). Additionally we will need to check and possibly clear (no flooding required) the rink surface on Saturday mornings for Ice Tots. Below you will find the schedule of Saturdays that will host Ice Tots.

      NOTE: If the days of the weeks selected to flood do not work for you please use this form to indicate what day(s) would be better as we can adjust the schedule if enough volunteers request the same day to create a full team.

      Week A

      Week B

      Saturday Ice Clearing
      Jan 6, 2018

      Jan 20, 2018
      Feb 3, 2018

      Feb 24, 2018

      Possible alternate Day of the week:
      *please select all that would work for you

      First Name (required)

      Last Name (required)

      Your Email (required)

      Phone # (required)

      Tomorrow! Rink Assembly: Volunteer Opportunities – 2017

      October 13, 2017

      Winston Heights-Mountview Community Rink Assembly!

      WHEN: Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 (volunteer below)

      WHERE: Winston Heights-Mountview Community Centre

        Rink Assembly Volunteers Needed:

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

        If you choose to sign up for multiple shifts, please note the times to prevent double booking:
        15 Shifts remaining to cover:

        Move Boards and Location Layout 10am-11am POSITION FILLED
        Can you supply a truck for the above positions? POSITION FILLED

        Can you supply a miter saw for the above positions? (1 REQUIRED)


        First Name (required)

        Last Name (required)

        Your Email (required)

        Phone # (required)

        Rink Committee Structure and Sign Up

        September 18, 2017

          Rink Committee Structure and Sign Up

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

          Administration Team
          • Update policies
          • Update TOR (including yearly budgeting)
          • Communicate and Engage with other rinks
          • Volunteer Needs Assessments (yearly review)
          • Committee Structure Assessment (yearly review)

          Communications Team
          • Newsletter and Social Media submissions as need by the Rink Committee or requested from Community Relations
          • Sandwich board and Bold Sign Requests to Community Relations
          • Community Engagement
          • Photos for social media (setup/teardown, ice tots, flooding, general use, etc.)

          Events & Program Team
          • Opening Day and Last Day ‘parties’ (coordinated with Future & Maintenance)
          • Seniors
          • Annual/Monthly/Bi-Monthly Meetings
          • Lessons (Ice Tots, etc.)
          • Volunteer Celebration

          Future & Maintenance Team
          • Sourcing quotes for new rink boards** (#1 priority for the committee this year)
          • Setup/teardown organization
          • Creating Flooding Schedule
          • Organizing general maintenance of equipment throughout year
          • Equipment Inventory
          • Sourcing quotes for new equipment as needed

          First Name (required)

          Last Name (required)

          Your Email (required)

          Phone # (required)

          Rink – End of Season Removal: April 22

          April 19, 2017

          It was a great season but Spring is in the air! We will be dismantling the rink on Saturday, April 22. If you can help out please email

          If anyone owns a truck that would be of great help, also please remember to bring gloves and a drill if you have one.  In the event of poor weather, we will postpone until the following day, Sunday April 23rd.
          If you are interested in volunteering on the Rink Committee, whether it be to help build, tear down, flood or with helping to organize and plan you can also email