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And The Winners Are!

June 29, 2020

And the winners are…….

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Paul W
Christine J.
Cindy W.
Vincent H.
Katrina B.
Nydia H.
Amber A.
Darlene R.
Angela C.
Cheryl A.
 
Gift cards will be delivered by the end of the week and left in your home mailbox. 
 
Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to the winners!!
 
 
The Answers Are:

Online questions: 

  1. What was the population in private households in 2016?

Answer: 3645

  1. What Act was established by the Federal Government in 1944 dividing the area south of 25th Ave to 30th Ave and from Edmonton Trail to 6th St. into 60 – one-acre lots?

Answer: Veterans’ Land Act

  1. In what year was Winston Heights-Mountview registered as an association?

Answer: 1949

  1. As of 2016, what percentage of Winston Heights-Mountview were immigrants?

Answer: 19%

  1. When was the Centennial Garden first planted?

 Answer: 2009

In the neighbourhood:

  1. What is the station number of the ambulance building?

Answer: Number 4

  1. Wayne Gretzky and Kevin Lowe would appreciate the colour scheme of this house.  What is the address?

Answer: 475 22 Ave NE

  1. Name 6 licenced establishments in the community.

Answer: Any of the following: Azzurri, La Luna Rosa, Nixx Pub, Len’s Den, Juliet’s Castle, Capri Steakhouse/Andy’s Lounge, The Winston, Eastern Fortune Restaurant

  1. Where can you get your furniture upholstered?

Answer: Comfort Upholstering

  1. At what intersection can you find the Northside Church of Christ?

 Answer: 20A Ave and 7 St. NE

  1. Winston Heights-Mountview was the first community to put in rain gardens in City parks.  One is at the community hall and the other can be found at which location?

Answer: Marlowe Pl./17 Ave NE

  1. How many flags fly at the community hall and which ones are they?

Answer: there are 3 flags: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  1. This bird must have been in such a hurry to get to Victory Park that he walked right through the wet cement.  What is the nearest intersection or address where these footprints can be found?

Answer: 2409 7th St. NE

  1. Not all ogopogos live in the Okanagan.  This one lives on a crescent in our community. 

At what address can it be found?

Answer: 33 Montrose Cres. NE

  1. What building formerly occupied the area between Midfield Park and the Ambassador Motel? (Hint: everyone on the Board of Directors knows the answer)

Answer: RCMP District Office

  1. What colour is the door on the house at 518 20th Ave.?

Answer: Any of: robin’s egg blue, teal, turquoise

  1. What can you easily see two of at the end of the walkway at 2 – 17th Ave?

Answer: Two coloured rocks

  1. What type of animal statue is located on the front step at 437 19th Ave?

Answer: A pig

  1. What type of business is located at 445 19 Ave?

Answer: Tax Services

  1. Where could you get your homeowner’s insurance?

Answer: Del Fisher


Centennial Garden Volunteers

Our community hall, with it’s adjoining gardens and playground are the heart of our community and bring our families together to play and learn.  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.   

This season we were impacted by the COVID-19 measures and were not able to clean up and weed the garden as we normally do.  There was a point where the dandelions outnumbered the plants and shrubs.  In the past month, we have been able to get out to clean up and it shows.  Quite a bit of the garden has been weeded thanks to a few volunteers who have stepped forward to join the care team.  We have also been gifted a few flowers for our plant pots.  We cannot say thank you enough to each and every one of you!!  We need additional care team volunteers to help make this garden an ongoing success.

Next steps; we are organizing an adopt a garden section program.  We need 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.

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 at centennialgarden@winstonheights.ca

See you in the garden.


Neighbour Day Scavenger Hunt 2020 – Questions and Submission Form

June 18, 2020

Welcome to the Winston Heights-Mountview Neighbour Day Scavenger Hunt!

All answers must be submitted by 9pm Saturday, June 20th to be entered into a draw for a gift card from community businesses.
Answers can be found online or out in the neighbourhood.
Please remember to practice social distancing of 2 metres while you’re out hunting!
(The boundaries of the community are 34th Ave to 16th Ave and Edmonton Tr. to Deerfoot)

Membership # (required):
*Membership # can be found in your eNewsletter

First Name (required):

Last Name (required):

Phone # (required):

Your Email (required):

Online questions:

1. What was the population in private households in 2016? (required):

2. What Act was established by the Federal Government in 1944 dividing the area south of 25th Ave to 30th Ave and from Edmonton Trail to 6th St. into 60 - one-acre lots? (required):

3. In what year was Winston Heights-Mountview registered as an association? (required):

4. As of 2016, what percentage of Winston Heights-Mountview were immigrants? (required):

5. When was the Centennial Garden first planted? (required):

In the neighbourhood:

6. What is the station number of the ambulance building? (required):

7. Wayne Gretzky and Kevin Lowe would appreciate the colour scheme of this house. What is the address? (required):

8. Name 6 licenced establishments in the community. (required):

9. Where can you get your furniture upholstered? (required):

10. At what intersection can you find the Northside Church of Christ? (required):

11. Winston Heights-Mountview was the first community to put in rain gardens in City parks. One is at the community hall and the other can be found at which location? (required):

12. How many flags fly at the community hall and which ones are they? (required):

13. This bird must have been in such a hurry to get to Victory Park that he walked right through the wet cement.

What is the nearest intersection or address where these footprints can be found? (required):

14. Not all ogopogos live in the Okanagan.

This one lives on a crescent in our community. At what address can it be found?
(required):

15. What building formerly occupied the area between Midfield Park and the Ambassador Motel? (Hint: everyone on the Board of Directors knows the answer (required):

16. What colour is the door on the house at 518 20th Ave.? (required):

17. What can you easily see two of at the end of the walkway at 2 Marlowe Place NE? (required):

18. What type of animal statue is located on the front step at 437 19th Ave? (required):

19. What type of business is located at 445 19 Ave? (required):

20. Where could you get your homeowner’s insurance? (required):

Please click Submit to have your answers reviewed.


Scavenger Hunt – Neighbour Day June 20, 2020

June 3, 2020

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 20) and must be submitted by 9 pm to be entered into a draw to win gift cards to local businesses. Questions will encourage families to discover the community both online and 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 #TDparkpeoplegrant

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!




Membership and AGM 2020-2021

April 29, 2020

Become a Member of the Winston Heights-Mountview Community Association!

(please note the membership year runs from April 1 – March 31)

We would like to invite you to renew or purchase your membership for 2020/2021!  For the coming year, we have implemented a new optional $10 membership fee.

The community association wants to ensure all Winston Heights-Mountview residents have memberships, so we would like to offer to anyone who might be struggling during these difficult times an “opt-out” option for this year’s fee.

It’s important that all members of the community have access to the resources available to them and membership allows us to keep you in the loop about what’s happening in the neighbourhood!

Your community association does many things for you:

  • Hosts community engagement events such as the Neighbour Day BBQ, Community Recycling Day and the Santa Claus Breakfast

  • Works with the City to comment on proposed developments and to address traffic issues

  • Keeps you informed about your neighbourhood via eNewsletter, website, and social media

  • Maintains the community hall, which includes four rentable halls, basketball hoops, gardens and the hockey rink for your use

Our biggest achievement in the past year was replacing the rink boards, which was done by the dedicated work of amazing community volunteers!

Benefits of membership include:

  • Discounts or free admission to community events or programs

  • The opportunity to have your voice heard on issues affecting the neighbourhood

  • Discounted rates for hall rentals

To join the Winston Heights-Mountview Community Association (for the 2020/2021 year) please complete this form.

Please Note:

As a result of the hall closure due to the provincial state of emergency, memberships & payments will be processed online.  

Our AGM has been postponed, please stay tuned for updated information.

Thank you and stay safe!


Cohousing Development Focus Group

April 22, 2020

Are you curious about the possibility of being part of a
new cohousing neighbourhood in Winston Heights-Mountview?

30 households are wanted for a Focus Group for
The Munro Cohousing Project on April 27at 7:00 pm
Please register here. https://bit.ly/2VHg0tw

Introduction
Cohousing communities are intentional, collaborative neighbourhoods that combine extensive common facilities with private homes to create strong and successful housing developments. Cohousing is not a financial or legal model, but rather a descriptive term that shows the intent of these developments to cultivate a strong sense of community through extensive common facilities and active collaboration of the residents.

Prairie Sky Cohousing
Did you know that for 16 year Prairie Sky Cohousing, Calgary’s  original cohousing project, has been quietly creating an oasis of neighbourliness on the corner of 30 Ave NE and Edmonton Trail?  Also, the best gardens on Edmonton Trail!

The Munro Cohousing Project
Cohousing Connections is working with a team of local professionals to explore the appetite for a cohousing project at 502, 508, 512 -17 Ave NE.
What an amazing location! Across from an amazing park, close to a wonderful off-leash area, bike paths, groceries, recreation center, schools, pubs and the highway out of town!  The image above is from previous work done on the site and is shared as inspiration! The founding group of cohousing owners will participate in the design of this new project.



Fun In The Community: Scavenger Hunt & Window Walk

April 9, 2020

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:

  • How many houses are for sale on 25th Ave?
  • How many benches at Victory Park playground?
  • How many garden beds in the community garden?

*A big THANK YOU to a thoughtful member of the community, Sarah Manske, for the Scavenger Hunt idea!