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WHMCA Neighbour Day – Scavenger Hunt Saturday, June 19, 2021

June 15, 2021

Get your family together to find the answers to 20 questions about our neighbourhood! Questions will be available on the website at 9 am on Neighbour Day (June 19, 2021) and must be submitted by 9 pm to be entered into a draw to win a gift card to a local business.  Questions will encourage families to discover the community outdoors!

Please be respectful of your neighbours and remember to practice social distancing of 2 metres.

Don’t forget to use the hashtags #WHMCA #WHMscavengerhunt and mention us @winstonheights

This will be a great opportunity to get to know your community and safely meet some new neighbours!

Email events@winstonheights.ca for more details or to submit scavenger hunt questions!


Summer Is Almost Here

June 2, 2021

Our community centre, with its adjoining gardens and playground are the heart of our community.   The centennial garden is the beautiful flower garden in front of our community centre 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 have a sprinkler system and that has helped our plants to survive and thrive.  We have some amazing volunteers who have done so much work to get the garden to the place it is at today.  We are so grateful.

Most recently we were successful in obtaining the Shell Fueling Kindness grant and obtained a very generous donation from Linda Sharp in honour of her parents who lived in this community before her.  Thank you Linda and Shell Canada.  We have used these funds to obtain and install a beautiful picnic table and two benches which will welcome you the next time you are in the garden.

We have organized an adopt-a-garden-section program.    We need additional 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.

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 Xavier at centennialgarden@winstonheights.ca

See you in the garden.





Centennial Garden 2021

May 17, 2021

Hello and happy spring.

It’s that time of year when thoughts of warmer days and being outside is our reward after a long period of hibernation.  For me, this past winter was not the worse.   It was a lot milder than in prior years.  COVID restrictions however made it difficult.  Nowhere to go and lack of social contact really bites!!  I hope you stayed healthy and stayed connected even though it’s remote.

At the Centennial Garden, we are getting organized for this coming garden season and hoping more of you will join us to keep our garden weed-free and beautiful.  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.

Last year we developed and implemented an adopt a garden section program and together with volunteers from the Church of Latter Day Saints we were able to keep the garden clean and beautiful.  It’s not perfect, but it’s ours.
We need additional 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.
Here is an aerial map of the garden together with some photographs to give you an idea.  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 Xavier at centennialgarden@winstonheights.ca

See you in the garden.

Your Centennial Garden Team.


 



Community Garden Beds

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



The Classifieds

Welcome to the Winston Heights-Mountview Classifieds.  Below are ads from local businesses, companies and groups wanting to promote their products, services and events.  If you would like to use this classifieds page please submit this form.

Advertising Disclaimer

This disclaimer includes all classified advertisements appearing on the Winston Heights-Mountview Community Association (WHMCA) website, in social media, e-newsletters and both print and digital posters. WHMCA does not endorse or evaluate the advertised product, service, or company, nor any of the claims made by the advertisement.  Advertisers making claims are expected to have the supporting documents that substantiate these claims and the information is to be made available upon request.  WHMCA reserves the right to refuse, reject, or cancel any ad for any reason at any time without liability.


Click here to submit your information.


Business/Company/Group Name: Anodyne Designs
Product/Service/Event: Custom Face Masks (non-medical)
Contact Person: Hillary
Facebook: Anodyne Designs
Instagram: @anodyne_designs

 


Business/Company/Group Name: ETZ Mow N Plow
Product/Service/Event: Lawn Care and Snow Removal
Contact Person: Etienne Allard
Phone #: 403-899-7669
Email: etienne@etzmownplow.com
Webpage: http://etzmownplow.com
Facebook: etzmownplow
Instagram: @etzmownplow
Twitter: @etzmow


Business/Company/Group Name: Amity Parenting
Product/Service/Event: Parent Coaching/Youth Groups
Contact Person: Hillary Davis
Phone #: 587-897-1027
Email: info@amityparenting.com
Webpage: www.amityparenting.com
Facebook: amity parenting
Instagram: @amityparenting
Twitter: @amityparenting


Business/Company/Group Name: Elizabeth Herbert
Product/Service/Event: Fully qualified online Language Arts and Social Studies tutor, Grades 5-12. References and CV upon request.
Contact Person: Elizabeth Herbert
Phone #: 587-500-3939
Email: castbelial@gmail.com