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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. 


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.

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.