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Volunteers Needed – Rink Set-Up

Come out and help put up the WHMCA rink boards for another season of outdoor skating and hockey!

We need as many hands as possible to move the boards from their summer slumber to their winter glory.

Bring workgloves and steel-toe boots if you have them and your masks also.

One or two pickup trucks and some battery-powered drills/sockets would be helpful too.

If you can help, email Daryl at rink@winstonheights.ca.


Nordic Pole Walking for 55+

Come connect with your neighbors and have some fun learning the basics of Nordic pole walking.  You will learn more about the proper pole walking techniques that will enhance core, balance, posture and confidence. 

Nordic Poles will be sanitized and provided.

Date:  Thursday October 7th, 2021

Time: 3-4 PM

Location:  Winston Heights-Mountview Community Hall, 520 – 27th Ave NE

Cost:  $5.00 Drop in fee.  We only have 12 spots so Email: activities@winstonheights.ca.

Event will be held outdoors so please come dressed for the weather.  All programs and events will follow the Alberta Health Service COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines. 


Community Clean-Up: Volunteer Opportunities – 2021

September 3, 2021

Once again, it’s time to comb through your garage and purge your garden shed of that never-used stuff. Community Cleanup events run from April through September to help keep our city clean and safe while also saving residents a trip to the landfill. These popular events are hosted by community associations with support from Calgary Community Standards and Waste & Recycling at The City.
City garbage trucks do not pick up large, bulky items like sofas or mattresses on their regular runs. If these items cannot be donated because of their condition (dirty, worn out), then they can be taken to a neighbourhood Community Clean-up event or taken to the City landfill. A metals recycler and an e-waste recycler have been booked for the event. You should note that certain items cannot be accepted at the Community Cleanups such as:
  • Car batteries
  • Glass (e.g. window panes, glass table tops)
  • Household appliances with Freon (e.g. refrigerators, freezers)
  • Microwaves
  • Liquids (e.g. cooking oils)
  • Large metal items (e.g. lawnmowers, barbeques)
  • Railway ties
  • Sod or dirt
  • Household hazardous waste including
    • Propane tanks
    • Paint
    • Automobile, cleaning, healthcare, and gardening chemicals
Visit calgary.ca to see all items that are accepted. This event is absolutely free!
Source:: https://www.calgary.ca/csps/abs/partnership-programs/community-cleanups.htmlItems garbage trucks will not accept
Our garbage trucks will not accept the following items:

  • Car batteries
  • Glass (e.g. window panes, glass table tops)
  • ​Household appliances with Freon (e.g. refrigerators, freezers)
  • Microwaves
  • Liquids (e.g. cooking oils)
  • Large metal items (e.g. lawnmowers, barbeques)
  • Railway ties
  • Sod or dirt
  • Household hazardous waste including
    • Propane tanks
    • Paint
    • Automobile, cleaning, healthcare, and gardening chemicals
Household hazardous waste materials can be brought directly to a household hazardous waste drop-off location.Items for recycling
Some cleanups may accept additional items for recycling. They may also organize a “free store” where you can drop off and/or select items for donations – free of charge. Check your community association website for details. These items include:

  • Baby care seats
  • Cell phones and cell phone batteries
  • Paper shredding
  • Home appliances (free store item)
  • Home electronics
  • Large pieces of furniture
  • Scrap metal (e.g. barbeques, lawnmowers, and filing cabinets)
Community Recycling Depots
Items for recycling can be taken to your local Community Recycling depot. Please check our community recycling depot page for a location near you.

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.