What’s that buzz? Tell me what’s happening!

That buzz is the sound of:

Flight of the Bumblebee!

Tomorrow, our friends at the Acadia Community Garden & Art Society is presenting this extravaganza!

It’s a circus themed fundraiser held in partnership with The Calgary Circus Studio.  Here’s some of what you’ll find tomorrow:

• Aerial Silk Circus Event
• Fab Dessert Concession
Audience Workshop
MC & Music by Troo Knot
Photos by Digital Paint
Special guest singer Will Mehew
Silent Auction

Tomorrow!
June 24
1:00 pm
332-94 Ave SE
(bring a lawn chair)

50th Annual Pathway and River Cleanup

This year marks The City of Calgary’s 50th annual Pathway and River Cleanup:

River Cleanup

River Cleanup

Help keep Calgary clean. The City of Calgary is looking for volunteers for the 50th annual Pathway and River Cleanup on Sunday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Get your friends together and register your group by April 10. Volunteers must be 12 years or older.

For more information or to register, visit calgary.ca/parks.

 

Acadia Walking Maps

Did you know that Calgary Recreation has walking maps available at all of their recreation sites, and online?

Acadia Walking Maps

The Acadia Aquatic & Fitness Centre has a number of walking routes.  There are four distances already mapped out for you; 1, 2.5, 5 and 10km routes.  The walking maps are available on site.  It is also available as a downloadable PDF.

Here’s a list of other sites that also have Walking Maps available:

  • Acadia Aquatic & Fitness Centre
  • Beltline Aquatic & Fitness Centre
  • Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre
  • Foothills Aquatic Centre
  • Frank McCool Arena
  • Glenmore Aquatic Centre
  • Inglewood Aquatic Centre
  • Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre
  • Max Bell Arena
  • North Mount Pleasant Art Centre
  • Optimist and George Blundun Arenas
  • Rose Kohn and Jimmy Condon Arenas
  • Shouldice Aquatic Centre
  • Shouldice Athletic Park
  • Southland Leisure Centre
  • Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre
  • Stew Hendry and Henry Viney Arenas
  • Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre
  • Village Square Leisure Centre
  • Wildflower Art Centre
Acadia Walking Map

Acadia Walking Map – sample

Avenue’s Best Neighbourhoods

Everyone had a great time at the Acadia Community Winter Carnival yesterday!  It’s one of the community events that’s led Acadia being named 4th best neighbourhood by Avenue Magazine Survey in 2016.  The year before, Avenue’s Best Neighbourhoods Survey put us in the third spot!

Avenue’s Best Neighbourhoods

I encourage you to take 5 minutes to take their survey.  Do it now, there’s only a few more days to share your thoughts on your awesome community!

Remember all the great things your community has to offer when filling out the survey.  Acadia is well situated in the city with easy access to downtown and onto many arterial road choices if you’re exploring outside the community.  We boast green space, many school choices, diverse places of worship.  With the Acadia Recreation Complex, Acadia Aquatic & Fitness Centre & Osten & Victor Alberta Tennis Centre, we’re a hub for active living! Our active Community Association is often recognized for it’s engagement.  Our community offers a number of housing choices, which attracts all the benefits of having people from all ages, wages and stages of life sharing a space.

Avenue's Best Neighbourhoods

Avenue’s Best Neighbourhoods

One More Sleep!

The Annual Acadia Community Winter Carnival is once again upon us!

The Carnival is held in the Rose Hall at the Acadia Recreation Complex at 240 90th Ave SE.  It will be a beautiful day to walk there, but there is also ample free parking if you are driving.

Activities run from 11am – 3pm, with a free skate in the arena from 12:15-1:15 (bring your skates, no pucks or sticks).

ACA Members are Free.  Kids under 12 are Free.  Non-members are $2.

Entry gets you a hotdog, drink and a snack.

There will be a bouncy house, face painting, games, and much more!

Acadia Community Winter Carnival

Acadia Community Winter Carnival

Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Make it a green Christmas.

Recycle your real tree.

Turn your real Christmas tree into useful mulch instead of garbage through The City’s Christmas Tree Recycling program. By recycling trees into mulch, you can keep waste out our landfills and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

This year The City’s Christmas Tree Recycling program will be drop-off only. We will not be collecting trees door-to-door. Instead we’re asking residents to meet us half way, by taking their trees to one of our 15 designated drop-off locations between December 26 and January 31.

For tips on how to recycle other holiday items such as wrapping paper, boxes, packaging, and ribbons and bows, please visit our holiday recycling tips page.

Christmas tree recycling

When preparing your tree:

  • Remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel, string, garland and tree stands
  • Do not bag or wrap your tree (including recycling tree bags)

Drop-off locations

This year we have 15 Christmas tree drop-off locations, open Dec. 26, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017.

Residents may drop off at all three landfill locations.

*Please note: Until Jan. 7, City landfills are open Monday to Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and closed on Sundays. As of Jan. 9, our landfill schedule is changing. Please check calgary.ca/landfill to confirm what days each site will be open.

In addition to the three City Landfills, there are 12 other drop-off locations available throughout the city.  The closest to Acadia is:

  • IKEA – 8000 11 St. S.E.

For more info see www.calgary.ca/christmastree

Christmas Tree Recycling 2014

– From Calgary.ca

Leaf & Pumpkin Composting Program

The 2016 Leaf & Pumpkin Composting Program runs from until November 6, 2016.

Bring your bagged leaves and pumpkins to a drop-off location. The material will be composted rather than thrown away in the landfill. This helps reduce greenhouse gases and creates nutrient-rich compost to help new plants grow.

Please note: No sod, branches or rocks are accepted in the program.

Leaf & Pumpkin Composting drop-off locations

Seasonal neighbourhood drop-offs are set up in 35 convenient locations around Calgary. The two closest drop-off locations are:

Haysboro Community Association Leaf and Pumpkin Drop-off
Address: 1204 89 Avenue S.W.

Frank McCool Arena/Lake Bonavista Recreation Centre Leaf and Pumpkin Drop-off
Address: 1401 Acadia Drive S.E.

(From www.calgary.ca)