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.

LEARN TO CURL and INTERMEDIATE

Register at the ARC today!

Curling Clinic

Curling Clinic

ENGAGE: Wyldewood Estates

Wyldewood Estates Land Use Redesignation (Rezoning) Application

From the City of Calgary:

The City of Calgary received a proposal (file number LOC2016-0064) from B&A Planning Group, representing Morguard Residential Properties Inc., to redesignate (rezone) a portion of the Wyldewood Estates apartment complex at 9700 Bonaventure Drive SE to allow for a mixed-use development.

Landuse districts determines, among other things, heights, density, and allowable uses. Put simply, land use determines an imaginary box in which a building can fit, along with the types of homes, offices, businesses, that can operate in that building.

If the land use redesignation is approved by Council the overall distribution of buildings, building design, mix and size of uses, and site layout details such as parking, landscaping, and site access will be determined later at the development permit stage.

City staff is seeking public input throughout the application process, and will incorporate feedback where possible. The plan for the site must adhere to policies, guidelines, and bylaws adopted and or approved by Council.

You have the opportunity to provide input online or at the open house.

Wyldewood Estates

Walk Acadia – This Saturday!

The Acadia Community Association is teaming up with Sustainable Calgary and Acadia residents for discussion, walks, and tasty food, ending the day at the pub.

You’re invited!

We’re checking out Acadia’s streets – are they safe, walkable, bikeable, vibrant?

Resident feedback will go towards designing a safer, more walkable Acadia. We hope to see you there!

Acadia Recreation Complex, 240 90 Ave SE.

RSVP: walkacadia.eventbrite.ca  It’s Free!

This Saturday, November 14, 2015. 9am – 3pm.

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Engagement Opportunity! Sports Ramps

Tomorrow (Tuesday Nov 10) the City of Calgary is hosting an information session at the ARC.

Should skateboard or sports ramps (bicycle, in-line skates, roller skates, etc.) be allowed on residential properties? Currently, sports ramps are allowed in parks and on residential property with an approved development permit.

Click here to view the event on our calendar.

Click here to read more info on the City’s website.

Fire Prevention Week • Oct 4-10

Join the Calgary Fire Department at the Fire Prevention Week Kick-off Fire and Safety Expo. Meet Calgary firefighters and learn about fire and safety in your home and community.

Community Safety Fair

Sunday Oct. 4, 2015
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Acadia Recreation Complex
240 90 Ave SE

Look for us in your neighbourhood, or contact us through 311 to find out more about how you can be fire safe!

For more info, visit the Fire Prevention Week website.

Fire Prevention Week 2015

Fire Prevention Week 2015

Contest!

Fire Prevention Week Selfie Contest! Ever wondered what you and your smoke alarm look like together? Got a little one at home that would love to be a firefighter for Halloween? Enter the Calgary Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Week Smoke Alarm Selfie Contest and find out how fire-safe your home is, practice your two ways out with a crew from the Calgary Fire Department and receive a CFD swag bag.

How to enter:
Send us a photo of you and your working smoke alarm, either as a comment on our Facebook event, and you will be entered in a draw to win a visit from the Calgary Fire Department. The draw will take place on October 1, 2015, and the winner will be announced on our Facebook event on October 2, 2015 to confirm a date a time for your prize-winning visit! See here for contest details.


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Cops, Apples & Garage Sales!

Sat Aug. 8 – Emergency Services Appreciation Day

Next Saturday August 8 will be Emergency Services Appreciation Day & BBQ generously hosted by Co-op Calgary! This will be your opportunity to meet Police Officers, Fire Fighters & Paramedics. Say thanks to these first responders who put others safety ahead of their own! This is another volunteer-driven event by the Acadia Community Association held at the ARC!

http://www.acadiaca.com/event/emergency-services-appreciation-day/

Sun Aug 9 – Community Orchard

Our friends at the Acadia Community Garden & Art Society are getting an orchard! They are still in need of volunteers. To learn more about the community initiative and to find out how you can help, visit their event page below.

http://www.growingacadia.ca/?page_id=440

Sat Aug 15 – Acadia CA Parade of Garage Sales

The Acadia CA is organizing a Parade of Garage Sales in Acadia. On Saturday Aug 15 you can visit the ARC to pick up a map of all the participating neighbours, or find it online. If you’d like your garage sale to be listed among those participating, please register at the page below by Thursday Aug 6.

http://www.acadiaca.com/garagesale/

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Blair – Web Director

Emergency Services Appreciation Day

Emergency Services Appreciation Day

Grand Opening of the ARC renovated curling rink

The Acadia Community Association officially opened its newly renovated curling rink at the Acadia Recreation Complex on Saturday, October 18 with a celebration.
We were honored to have Hon. Jonathan Denis MLA, Calgary – Acadia, Christina Steed, Jonathan’s Assistant, Gian-Carlo Carra, Ward 9 Councilor and Kendra Varoney, City of Calgary, Community Recreation Coordinator for Acadia, all present for the occasion.

ARC Seniors curler Dan Scrivens and Hon. Jonathon Denis MLA - photo by Lauren Hone

ARC Seniors curler Dan Scrivens and Hon. Jonathon Denis MLA – photo by Lauren Hone

Also present and honored were representatives of Bry Sand Ice Arena – Bryan, Stephane and Glen for their extraordinary workmanship and commitment to the project.
The Acadia Community Association Board of Directors was represented by Keith, Barry, Phyllis, Frankie, Lil, Blair and Paula as well as the ARC Operations Manager Craig and Curling Coordinator Shelley.
To cumulate this project we had Honorable Jonathan Denis and ARC Seniors curler Dan Scrivens, who turned 90 in April, cut the ribbon that was being held by ARC youth curlers Danica and Cayden who recently turned 8. Thank you for being part of this special ceremony.
After moving to the Social lounge with introductions of speakers for the occasion, the official cake was cut by Jonathan Denis and Gian-Carlo Carra, signifying the renovated Acadia curling rink officially open.

Councilor Gian-Carlo Carra and Hon. Jonathon Denis MLA - photo by Lauren Hone

Ward 9 Councilor Gian-Carlo Carra and Hon. Jonathon Denis MLA – photo by Lauren Hone

Our appreciation and special thank you to our following community partners:

  • Wild Rose Bakery – for the specialty curling cake, even the small curling rocks were edible and the cake was delicious. Thank you, Nikki for your contribution.
  • Focus United – Thank you, Paul, on behalf of Focus for donating the refreshments.
  • Calgary Coop – Our thanks for the variety food trays and contribution.
  • Grower Direct Acadia – Thank you, Frieda, for your kindness and beautiful floral bouquet.

Thanks to the ARC staff for your help throughout the day.

Thank you all for your help. Phyllis, thanks for organizing the celebration and volunteers who assisted with the luncheon; Frankie, Gloria and Marian.

Ed Dean,
Project Coordinator

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The OFFICIAL OPENING of the renovated ARC Curling Rink

Come to the ARC on Saturday October 18th at 12:30pm to Celebrate!

The original curling rink concrete pad has been replaced with a new state of the art curing floor.  Thank you, Bry Sand Ice Arena Ltd., for your excellent job, expertise, and finishing the job in time and under budget.

Thanks again to grants from the Provincial Lottery Fund, Sport Facility Renewal Program supported by the Municipal Sustainability Initiative Capital Fund and the support of the Curling User Group.  You are welcome to come and see what can be accomplished through support of your provincial government, City of Calgary, and the Acadia Community Association.

Ed Dean, Project Coordinator

Curling