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
4:15-9:30pm
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 FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of Salvatore Vuono at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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

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3 Things in Acadia!

Traffic Speed Survey

The City of Calgary is currently looking at a pedestrian strategy. One element of the pedestrian strategy was the lowering of speed limits on residential streets where families live.  This element was voted down, and no report of residential speeds will be made.

The Acadia Community Association is conducting a traffic survey. We’re really interested to hear about your concerns of our roads, both as a driver and how it impacts living & walking in your community.

Please fill out the survey here

Image courtesy of jennythip at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of jennythip at FreeDigitalPhotos.net


 

Community Garden Sign Raising – May 7

From the Acadia Garden & Art Society:

“May 7th is the  sign raising funded by the STEPPING STONES grant funded by Calgary Foundation,  pollinator garden build and pop bottle fundraiser.  Its going to be an exciting morning. Fun starts at 10 am – 12 noon. Come out to the garden ready to help out and dig in the mud, help put up the sign. Bring your clean, empty refundable containers to help support the growth of the garden!  Your donations are appreciated!  We will also be selling buttons/magnets created with designs generously donated by some of our amazing artists!”

Click here for more info

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Acadia Spring Clean Up – May 14

The Acadia Spring Clean Up returns! Drop off at the ARC:
Paper Shredding
Waste & Recycling
Home Electronics
Car Batteries (non alkaline)
Metals
Clothing
Tires
Reusables

For more info and to see a list of prohibited items click here

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Acadia Winter Carnival 2016 – This Saturday!

It’s that time of year again for the…

Acadia Winter Carnival!

It’s from 11am to 3pm, this Saturday February 20th!  There will be mini golf, face painting, bouncy house, balloon creations, caricatures & more!

Bring your skates and you can lace up on the indoor rink from 12:15 to 1:15.

Kids are free & just $2 for adults (Or free for Acadia Membership Holders!)

Also, we’re proud to announce the launch of our “I Love Acadia” t-shirts.  $20 each, or 2 for $35.

Also, we’ll be happy to accept donations of non-perishable items for the food bank!

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Advocates, community leaders cheering 40 km/h speed limit recommendation

Residential traffic speed limit in Calgary is an issue getting more and more attention.  Studies suggest that pedestrians struck by a vehicle moving at 30km/hr has a 90% chance of surviving.  However, if the vehicle is moving 50km/hr, the pedestrians chance of survival drops to around 50%.

The Acadia Community Association president Keith Simmons was recently quoted in a Calgary Herald article regarding residential traffic speed in Acadia and the city.

Advocates, community leaders cheering 40 km/h speed limit recommendation

Cross country skiing close to Acadia

Winter can be a time when we cocoon at home.  Perhaps we dust off an old indoor hobby like knitting or woodworking, or just catch up on some Netflix series.  But it’s also a good idea to get outside for some fresh are to combat that cabin fever.  Also, if being more active, or losing some excess weight was a New Year Resolution of yours, then your indoor hobby just might not cut it.

Last weekend, my wife and I went cross country skiing.  It’s closer than you think, and likely cheaper than you think!  We headed to our Neighbourhood to the west, Haysboro, for skis.  Rapid Rent has cross country ski packages priced at $20 for adults, and just $15 for kids.  That includes skis, boots & poles.  If you rent them on a Friday night, they aren’t due back until Sunday at noon.

After loading up the SUV, we headed down to our neighbours to the south, Maple Ridge.  Maple Ridge golf course is a city owned course.  In the winter there are about 5km of groomed cross country ski trails (by Foothills Nordic volunteers).  The best part is the entry fee: FREE!

We had a wonderful time on the skis!  It’s easy to forgot that you’re in the middle of a city of over a million people.  We’ll definitely be out again to enjoy this gem that’s so close to Acadia.

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