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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.


 



Community Street Cleaning

April 28, 2021

Click here for City Of Calgary information.

Need somewhere to park while your street is being cleaned?

With the Winston Heights-Mountview Community Hall closed for most activities, there is plenty of room for residents to use our parking lot for temporary parking while your street is being cleaned.

**Please remember to follow Government social distancing rules as you drop off and pick up your vehicle.

**Please avoid overnight parking.



Community Garden Beds

Hello Fellow Gardeners,

Here we are again, approaching the best time of the year. With the whole of spring and summer just ahead, are you dreaming of fresh-picked carrots and early spring radishes? Have you been drawn to the tomato seedlings and basil plants proliferating at the pop-up gardening sections of Home Depot and Walmart? Do you yearn to get your hands on a shovel? Then you are one of us, and we welcome you. Your bed is waiting at the community garden.

We have a small number of beds available for new members this year, and we invite you to claim yours now. All gardeners join one of six teams dedicated to keeping our corner of the community looking healthy and happy, so you will have an opportunity to meet other community members, learn from more seasoned gardeners, and be a part of one of Calgary’s most beautiful garden projects.

We currently have both standard and special access beds available. The annual cost of a regular bed is $50 and the smaller accessible bed fee is $25. We also rely on our gardeners to contribute a block of their time to the garden over the course of each summer. Each of us contributes a minimum of six hours working with our fellow gardeners to water and nurture the perimeter plantings, manage the compost system, and maintain the permanent structures in the garden. To reserve a bed, all gardeners must hold a current WHM Community Association membership. Membership details can be found here.

The opportunity to reserve a place in the garden for 2021 closes April 15th, but we expect to fill up quickly, so please sign up today! A $20 deposit is required to reserve your bed with the balance of $30 due April 30th.

For more detailed information regarding the community garden and membership, please view the Community Garden page on the community website.

We look forward to meeting you!

Contact us at communitygarden@winstonheights.ca to join the garden.


Munro Park Clean-Up

 
 

To celebrate Earth Day 2021, we invite all to join in a clean-up of Munro Park.

Munro Park is a very popular, well-utilized green space for community members and visitors alike, that tends to get quite littered given its proximity to Edmonton Trail, 16th Ave and being behind a strip mall.  Come join in honouring Earth Day by helping make Munro Park a safe and litter-free space in our community, let’s give our park a fresh start this spring/summer season!

Drinks and packaged snacks will be offered.

When: April 24th, join anytime from 9AM to 3PM

Where: Munro Park

What to bring: Protective gloves and a garbage bag – the city provides free supplies via the TLC kit program (https://www.calgary.ca/csps/parks/volunteer/tlckits.html).

Staying safe: Visit the city’s TLC kit page for important information on park cleanup safety (https://www.calgary.ca/csps/parks/volunteer/tlckits.html)

After your cleanup: Place bags, grouped together beside the City of Calgary garbage can at the North East end of the park (by 18Ave) for collection by city staff at 3:30PM

Questions? Feel free to email: events@winstonheights.ca


Community Soccer!

April 2, 2021

This year we are pleased to team up with DUFC and offer soccer within the community!

Age Group Details & Pricing

We are offering house and city league soccer for girls and boys U4 through U19 age groups and will enter teams based on our registration numbers.

DUFC cannot and will not guarantee that:

  • teams will be entered for every age/gender group and at every level of play. This depends on registration numbers as well as sufficient volunteer team officials.
  • Team or player placement.
  • a player will end up on a specific team, with a specific friend, or a specific coach.

IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19, not all age groups will have tryouts.

Evaluation Process and Team Placement Policy

Details & Pricing