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!

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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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Volunteer – Web

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

Annual General Meeting

The Acadia Community Association Annual General Meeting is Thursday, September 29, 2016 in the ARC Social Lounge (upstairs) @ 7pm.

To be eligible to vote, you must have your 2016/2017 membership purchased by August 30th, 2016.  That’s this Tuesday!

Please visit the front desk at the ARC by then to purchase your 2016/2017 membership.

Looking forward to seeing you at the AGM and socializing afterwards.

 

 

Acadia Photo Contest – Challenge 3

Challenge 3: Aug 1-15
This weeks’ photo challenge, we want to see your best garden themed shot. If you don’t have a garden, you can visit Acadia’s own! The Acadia Garden and Art Society is located at 332 94 Ave SE. Flowers and bugs make great subjects but remember to minimize distractions in the frame so your subject stands out.

Email your submission today!

File format: .jpg
File size: 10mb max.
Each participant can submit one general image, plus an additional image per 2-week challenge! (That’s a total of 5!)

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Acadia Photo Contest: Challenge 2

Challenge 2: July 16-31
We want to get to know our neighbours, even the shy ones. The faceless portrait is our next photo challenge, go beyond the standard selfie and tell us about yourself or someone else in a single image without showing a face. Shadows or objects are a great way to hide a face, and props can help tell a story.

Email your submission today!

File format: .jpg
File size: 10mb max.
Each participant can submit one general image, plus an additional image per 2-week challenge! (That’s a total of 5!)

Photographer: Llisa Bastard

Photographer: Llisa Bastard

Peace Out – Acadia Area Day Camp

The Acadia Networking Group consists of the Acadia Community Garden & Art Society, Strong Neighbourhood Initiative, Lutheran Church of our Saviour and McDougall United Church. The Group is sponsoring an Acadia Area Day Camp from Monday, August 8 to Friday, August 12. It’s for children aged 6 – 12. The Day Camp runs from 9am until 4pm.

Here is a message from the Group:

Planning is coming together really well. We have 29 campers registered with over half of them coming from disadvantaged homes. The camp theme is about Peace – What is it; Peace in Me; Peace in Families, Schools & Communities; Peace with Nature and Peace in Our World. We will be going to the swimming pool one afternoon, going to the Community Garden, having special musician and cultural guests and doing crafts and outdoor activities and games. Both snacks and lunches will be included for campers and volunteers.

We are needing two more Youth Leaders (ages 16+) and at least one more Adult Leader. If someone is not able to commit for the week, we could hopefully match them up with someone else who can only help part-time as well.

We also need some help with snack and lunch preparation from 11:00 until 1:30 each day – especially on Thursday, August 11.

If you or someone you know is able to help, please contact McDougall United Church or phone 403.252.1620

Thanks so much!

Laurie Vanderwal
V.P.
Acadia Community Garden & Art Society

Acadia Photo Contest: Challenge 1

Challenge 1: July 1-15
Challenge yourself to see creatively without leaving your neighbourhood.  Take 10 steps in any direction from your front door and take a photo from where you stand.  If you’re stuck for ideas, try crouching down low to the ground or zooming in to change your perspective.

Email your submission today!

File format: .jpg
File size: 10mb max.
Each participant can submit one general image, plus an additional image per 2-week challenge! (That’s a total of 5!)

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Today! Acadia Stampede BBQ

The Acadia Stampede BBQ is Tomorrow!

Thursday, July 14 from 4:30pm to 7pm.

Come enjoy some food and drink, live music, and family entertainment & activities!

Admission is FREE for ACA members and kids under 12! $4 for non-member adults!

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Hello Acadia – May is out!

Hello Acadia – May edition is now available for download!

Highlights:

  • Annual Spring Clean-up – May 14th
  • Volunteers needed! Many options; Gaming/Financial Director, Stampede BBQ, Development committee.
  • Senior’s Lunch and Resource Fair – May 26
  • Ward 9 Cllr. Gian-Carlo Carra message
  • Calgary-Acadia MLA Brandy Payne message
  • Acadia Community Garden & Art Society update

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