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Neighbour Day BBQ!

June 13, 2022

The WHMCA is excited to welcome our community back with our first in person event since 2019! Join us as we celebrate Neighbour Day 2022 at the community hall with a BBQ, a magic show with Robert Wong, games, crafts, a beer garden and bocce ball. We’d like to invite the younger set to plant some new pollinating flowers in our Centennial Garden too!

We can always use volunteers, so if you’re able to lend a hand, please click on the link to sign up. And if you haven’t already, please ensure your membership is up to date as members are FREE!

This is a rain or shine event. Should there be rain on Saturday, we will be moving the party into the hall!


Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 13, 2022

May 23, 2022

Winton Heights Mountview Board of Directors invites all residents to attend the Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 13, 2022. Come meet your Community Association representatives, vote on the new Board of Directors and learn about the things our Community Association is working on, including updates on community projects and programs.

This year’s meeting will be via Zoom

Please pre-register by emailing: events@winstonheights.ca no later than 3pm on June 7th. The Zoom link will then be forwarded.

An active membership is required to attend the AGM, if you have not done so already, please renew your membership today!

Renew or get your new membership HERE


WHMV Casino Volunteer Sign-up 2022

February 14, 2022

Winston Heights – Mountview Community Association needs volunteers for our casino on Tuesday June 14th and Wednesday June 15th at the ELBOW RIVER CASINO

We would like to offer any volunteer positions to community members first – if any others want to apply please contact me.

Please remember to bring Photo ID with you

No experience is necessary! We are looking for volunteers for a number of positions. The following is a description of the duties of each volunteer and you can sign-up for a time slot below:

GENERAL MANAGER (Computer Literate) (Works in the Cash Cage)
• Participates in the opening and closing of the casino.
• Supervises the Cash Cage.
• Witnesses “Cash Outs” from players through Cashier.
• Fills in for Banker when they are on a break.
• Covers for all volunteer positions.

BANKER (Computer Literate) (Works in the Cash Cage)
• Fills chip orders as required from the Gaming Floor.
• Assists General Manager supervising the Cash Cage.
• Witnesses “Cash Outs” from players through Cashier.

CASHIER (Cash Handling experience is strongly advised) (Works in the Cash Cage)
• Redeems player’s chips for cash.
• Minimal amount of computer input is required.

CHIP RUNNER (Somewhat Computer Literate)
• A courier (runner) for chip orders.
• Participates in the opening and closing of games.

COUNT ROOM SUPERVISOR (Computer Literate)
• Inputs the count from each drop box.

COUNT ROOM STAFF (Good with working with hands)
• Open and sorts cash from Drop Boxes.
• One person is required to input count from each drop box in computer.
• Runs cash through money machines, amalgamates each drop box.

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers can only work one position during the two-day event. For example, a volunteer who worked as a Cashier on Day One cannot come back and work as a Chip Runner on Day Two. Volunteers can work more than one shift but must work in the same position.

Sign Up HERE

If you have any questions Contact Beth Lawton at 403-276-3500 or blton@shaw.ca


Talking City

January 25, 2022

We’re participating in The City of Calgary’s Talking City project, helping Calgarians learn about City of Calgary services in a unique way. Through automated text messages, you can talk with over 100 select City services – including our own community centre! 

The City is launching public engagement for the 2023-2026 Service Plans and Budgets, a roadmap for how they deliver services to citizens and the financial plan to support their actions. As part of this project, Talking City uses automated text messages to enable you to “talk” with select light poles, bus stops, public art pieces, swimming pools and more. The personified object will tell you an interesting fact about the City service it provides and encourage you to share what’s important to you about that service.

Look for locations on the map at calgary.ca/talkingcity. Simply text the keyword on the sign you find at the location listed to the phone number indicated to begin the conversation. Learn more at calgary.ca/yourservices.


Volunteers Needed – Rink Set-Up

October 3, 2021

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. 


Enhancing Vacant Land

September 14, 2021


The City of Calgary is enhancing vacant land at Centre Street N and 40 Avenue N.E. to create a pop-up park for interim use. They have developed two design options for the park and they would love your feedback:

Park Design Option One:

  • Add a fence around the pop-up park along with an accessible pathway that leads to a basketball court for multi-purpose recreation use surrounded by trees and benches.
  • Includes a sheltered space with picnic tables for year-round use.
  • The space can be used for recreation programming such as fitness, art and sports for all ages.

Park Design Option Two:

  • Add a fence around the pop-up park along with an accessible pathway that leads to a community garden with planter beds, some of the beds can be used for accessible use.
  • Add natural play elements, two covered swing benches and a mini library.
  • The space can be used for recreation programming such as fitness, art and gardening workshops for all ages.

 Mobility Improvements

We are also implementing mobility improvements in the communities of Greenview, Greenview Industrial Park, Highland Park and Winston Heights / Mountview. We are making these enhancements to improve mobility for people who walk, wheel and drive and to complete the missing links in our transportation network.

The City of Calgary is currently hosting online engagement at engage.calgary.ca/40AveNEPark until September 17 to gather feedback on the design options for the pop-up park.

 


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.