Peace Out – Acadia Area Day Camp

The Acadia Networking Group consists of the Acadia Community Garden & Art Society, Strong Neighbourhood Initiative, Lutheran Church of our Saviour and McDougall United Church. The Group is sponsoring an Acadia Area Day Camp from Monday, August 8 to Friday, August 12. It’s for children aged 6 – 12. The Day Camp runs from 9am until 4pm.

Here is a message from the Group:

Planning is coming together really well. We have 29 campers registered with over half of them coming from disadvantaged homes. The camp theme is about Peace – What is it; Peace in Me; Peace in Families, Schools & Communities; Peace with Nature and Peace in Our World. We will be going to the swimming pool one afternoon, going to the Community Garden, having special musician and cultural guests and doing crafts and outdoor activities and games. Both snacks and lunches will be included for campers and volunteers.

We are needing two more Youth Leaders (ages 16+) and at least one more Adult Leader. If someone is not able to commit for the week, we could hopefully match them up with someone else who can only help part-time as well.

We also need some help with snack and lunch preparation from 11:00 until 1:30 each day – especially on Thursday, August 11.

If you or someone you know is able to help, please contact McDougall United Church or phone 403.252.1620

Thanks so much!

Laurie Vanderwal
Acadia Community Garden & Art Society

Acadia Photo Contest: Challenge 1

Challenge 1: July 1-15
Challenge yourself to see creatively without leaving your neighbourhood.  Take 10 steps in any direction from your front door and take a photo from where you stand.  If you’re stuck for ideas, try crouching down low to the ground or zooming in to change your perspective.

Email your submission today!

File format: .jpg
File size: 10mb max.
Each participant can submit one general image, plus an additional image per 2-week challenge! (That’s a total of 5!)


Today! Acadia Stampede BBQ

The Acadia Stampede BBQ is Tomorrow!

Thursday, July 14 from 4:30pm to 7pm.

Come enjoy some food and drink, live music, and family entertainment & activities!

Admission is FREE for ACA members and kids under 12! $4 for non-member adults!


Acadia Stampede BBQ

The Acadia Stampede BBQ returns!

It will be held on Thursday, July 14 from 4:30pm to 7pm.

Come enjoy some food and drink, live music, and family entertainment & activities!

Admission is FREE for ACA members and kids under 12! $4 for non-member adults!

We Need Volunteers!

If you are able to help out, please email Alecia. We’ll provide brief training, supervision & a meal! Whether it’s clearing tables, crowd control, BBQ duty, or a general helper, we’ll put you to work!  Choose your shift 4-6pm or 5:30-7:30pm, or help for the whole event!

Acadia Stampede BBQ

Acadia Stampede BBQ

Neighbour Day

It’s almost time to meet up with your Acadia Neighbours and celebrate the annual Neighbour Day! Your Acadia Community Association will once again support Neighbour Day with a number of activities, giveaways and even the first Colours of Acadia Parks Walk!

Neighbour Day will be held June 18 and, this year, the ACA is thrilled to help welcome a new neighbour to our community. The Acadia Tennis Centre will have its official ribbon cutting ceremony as part of Neighbour Day. Local vendors will also be on site at the ACA with some giveaways and prizes!

Saturday, June 18th, 10am – 4pm.



Colours of Acadia Parks Walk

Saturday, June 18 | 11am-1:30pm

Meet your new Activity Director, Josh, as he hosts the Colours of Acadia walk.
There will be local trivia, gift baskets, and many other surprises along the way.
Come for the whole walk or stop in, or hop out along the way.
Watch for real time updates on social media using #getmovingyyc #acadiayyc

Join your neighbours at the ARC and tour seven of our amazing playgrounds.
Ending back at the ARC for the Osten & Victor Alberta Tennis Centre ribbon cutting.

parks walk

Acadia Speed Survey

The Acadia Community Association is collecting residents’ views on traffic in our community.

The last 2 questions are optional, they are 1) Location and 2) Your email.

The location (it could be a postal code or just your street name) will help us map areas of interest.  Your email will allow us to keep you up to date with traffic issues in the community.

(Click here for mobile-friendly survey)

Create your own user feedback survey

Volunteer Opportunity

We need your help on July 24th!  Have you attended any of these Acadia Community events?

Stampede BBQ
Winter Carnival
Annual Community Clean-up
Ice-breaker Skate Party
Sunday Free Skate

These events are supported in part by the money we raise at BINGO at the Grey Eagle Casino.

Sunday July 24th
Transportation provided
Volunteer orientation & training is provided(it’s easy!)
Meal included!
…and IT’S FUN!

If you’ve ever wanted to help your Acadia Community Association, but didn’t know how to get your feet wet, this is a great opportunity!

Email Frankie today! frankie at acadiaca dot com

Image courtesy of Salvatore Vuono at

Image courtesy of Salvatore Vuono at

Hello Acadia – June is Online!

Hello Acadia – June is online!

It’s been out for a month now, maybe the kids have been busy devouring it, and you haven’t had a chance to get your hands on it!  No need to fear, as always, ‘Hello Acadia’ is available for download.

June Highlights:

  • Annual Community Clean-up pics!
  • Acadia Speed Survey
  • Acadia ‘Parade of Garage Sales’ online registration
  • Membership Drive – June 11-18
  • Neighbour Day – June 18
  • Colours of Acadia Parks Walk – June 18
  • Ward 9 Cllr. Gian-Carlo Carra message
  • Calgary-Acadia MLA Brandy Payne message
  • Acadia Community Garden & Art Society update