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)

Community Objectives Workshop

Our City Councillor Gian-Carlo Carra and his office are hosting a Community Objectives Workshop open to all residents of the communities of Acadia & Fairview on Saturday Oct 15:

Team Ward 9 has always been committed to being accessible to you. As such, your Team Ward 9 will continue to engage each community with our well-received Community Objectives Workshops (COWs).

We’re pleased to be holding our Acadia/FairviewCOW this month!  From the concrete feedback we’ve received at past events, our office has been able to get more work done. Communities are seeing increased activity from Parks, Roads, Neighbourhood Services and other City departments in their neighbourhoods. We’re excited to bring similar direct results to your communities.

When: October 15, 2016
Time: 10:30am to 2:30pm
Where: In-Definite Arts | 8038 Fairmount Dr SE
Lunch will be provided

Please let us know you’re coming!

Register here!

Acadia’s Pollinator Population

Our friends at the Acadia Garden and Art Society need our help.  They are in a contest for funding to expand their nectar & pollen rich native flower beds!  With your vote, they can expand this great community resource!

Go to In My Backyard Contest today and VOTE!


Worldwide, pollinator populations are in decline. At the Acadia Community Garden & Art Society, we’ve made it a priority to raise awareness around this issue by creating a pollinator-friendly habitat and growing space for all of our neighbours, whether they walk on 6 legs or 2.

Our focus is on producing nectar & pollen rich native flowers and providing suitable shelter for pollinator species in our area. This grant money would allow us to dramatically increase the size of our native flower beds, to install mason bee houses, watering & puddling stations (what could be cuter than a butterfly puddling pool?), and to produce educational signage that explains the importance the of the role which pollinators play, both in our community and in the world as a whole.

Volunteer – Web

Final Reminder – AGM

Our AGM is tonight!

Acadia Community Association Annual General Meeting

Residents must purchase their annual memberships at least 30 days in advance (Aug 30 cut-off) of the AGM in order to vote.  But you can still come and buy your membership tonight.  Also, the ACA has a few vacant board positions that could be filled at the AGM.

Memberships can be purchased directly at the ARC (cost is $10 for charter renewal, $15 for single membership, and $25 for family & non-residents).

With membership comes many benefits, including discounts at the ARC and several local businesses.  The ARC is home to many great programs that help make Acadia a wonderful place to live.

Support your community!

See below for details!


Learn to Curl

Ever wanted to curl but didn’t know where to start?

Have you curled before but want to hone your skills?

The Acadia Recreation Complex is hosting two curling clinics on Saturday, October 1st.


Register at the ARC today!

Curling Clinic

Curling Clinic

Hello Acadia – September is out!

Hello Acadia – September is online!

After a summer break, Hello Acadia is back in time for school!

September Highlights:

  • Acadia CA Annual General Meeting!
  • Wyldewood Estates Engagement
  • Stampede BBQ Review
  • Ward 9 Cllr. Gian-Carlo Carra message
  • Calgary-Acadia MLA Brandy Payne message
  • Acadia Community Garden & Art Society update
Hello Acadia - September

Hello Acadia – September