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Answers to the Questions and the WINNER is…

June 25, 2021

  1. Name the animal that adorns the screen door at 447 25 Ave NE
    1. Horse
  2. How many flamingos are in the planter boxes at 419 26 Ave NE
    1. 2
  3. What colour is the fire hydrant at the corner of 8st and Moncton Rd
    1. Red
  4. Name 2 of the listed benefits of the rain garden at Marlowe Place
    1. Reduce drainage issues and stream bank erosion, attracts birds, butterflies and other beneficial insects, reduces pollutants
  5. What Halloween characters are dangling from the yard light at 2028 6 St. NE
    1. Ghosts
  6. What is the license plate on the mailbox at 2416 4th St NE
    1. BXE 048
  7. How many duplexes are in the cul-de-sac at 34th Ave and 5th St NE
    1. 11
  8. What is the name of the business at 410 23 Ave NE
    1. Cappuccino King
  9. Where is the best place to get a used bike this summer
    1. 2nd Chance Sports
  10. How many butterfly puddles are in the community garden
    1. 5
  11. What animals can you ride in at the Marsden Rd playground
    1. Chipmunk and Pony
  12. At 23 Montrose Cres, what colour are the shoes on the robot
    1. Red
  13. How many picnic tables are at Munro Pk
    1. 8
  14. What animal is featured on the stepping stones in the SW corner of the Centennial Garden
    1. Fish
  15. What colour is the gate at 612 34 Ave NE
    1. Blue
  16. How many golf balls are stuck in the east-facing fence along 6th St NE (downhill to 32 Ave)
    1. At least 4
  17. What letters/symbols are above the door at 434 29 Ave NE
    1. Triangle, T, X
  18. How many panels are on the garage door at 2412 7 St. NE
    1. 20
  19. How many gnomes are swinging in the trees at 17 Montrose Cres.
    1. 4
  20. How many birdhouses are on the fence at 2004 6th St NE
    1. 8

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.






Ice Rinks Unlimited

Even though winter is over and spring is well underway, there has been plenty of activity related to the Winston Heights-Mountview ice rinks.

First off, the WHMCA successfully applied for and received $4500 funding from the Embrace the Outdoors program run by Parks Foundation Calgary (@ParksFdnCalgary) for the City of Calgary (@CityofCalgary).  This funding allowed the WHMCA to purchase two (gently used) snow sweepers and 400 feet of firehose to replace ageing equipment.  This equipment will give us many years of reliability to provide a winter outdoor space for everyone to share and enjoy.  #YYCOutdoors

Second, the ice rink boards at the community hall were taken down on April 24th.  Jarret, Ben, Ryan, Don, Kevin & Alex spent about five hours undoing the netting, chain link panels & rink boards, and putting them safely away for the summer.  Craig and Shawn have also put away their equipment for taking care of the Marsden Road Adopt-a-Rink.  The fields are now wide open for your (socially distanced) games of soccer, frisbee, cloud-watching or whatever else you wish to do.

Finally, the WHMCA Board of Directors is very proud of the work the Rinks Committee has accomplished this season and their ability to provide residents with a winter activity throughout the pandemic. The Board sees spending money for rink operations to be a very worthwhile investment. The committee has been amazing at maintaining and caring for these rinks. We thank the entire team for their dedication and time this season.



Centennial Garden 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.