Acadia Community Association Annual General Meeting
Residents must purchase their annual memberships at least 30 days in advance (Aug 19 was the cut-off) of the AGM in order to vote. 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 the Trico center. The ARC is home to many great programs that help make Acadia a wonderful place to live.
Support your community!
Acadia AGM 2017
Our friends in Fairview need a hand! If you are able to volunteer this Friday and/or Saturday, please email Melody. See below for more details!
Friday, August 11 and Saturday August 12
8:00am-5:30pm both days
Sign up HERE!
Playground update! Our Fawn Playground Build is slated for August 11-12. Many volunteers are required for both days. No building experience is necessary! If you are interested or want more information please email Melody or call 403-454- 8327. Similarly, if you have or know of a business that can donate food, drinks or a small amount of funds to help with either of those, please let us know!
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
332-94 Ave SE
(bring a lawn chair)
This year marks The City of Calgary’s 50th annual Pathway and 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.
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 – sample
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
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)
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:
For more info see www.calgary.ca/christmastree
– From Calgary.ca
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.
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.
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!
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.
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