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!)


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
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!)


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!


Hello Acadia – May is out!

Hello Acadia – May edition is now available for download!


  • 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


Acadia Bike Route Showcase

BikeCalgary wants to hear from Acadians.  Every 3 months, the non-profit showcases bicycle commute routes from different communities.  This spring, BikeCalgary is giving priority to routes passing through and originating from Acadia.  This is a great opportunity to not only highlight your bicycle commute route, but to also highlight your great community.

Deadline for application is this Saturday, February 20th.

Apply to showcase your commute here.



Action Plan Check-in


Action Plan is The City’s business plan and budget document. It was developed in 2014 for the years 2015-2018. In recognition that the Plan needs to adapt with Calgary’s changing needs, we are Checking In with citizens about their priorities for 2017 and 2018.

In 2014, Calgarians ranked the following priorities as the most important to focus on during 2015-2018:

  1. Getting Around Calgary
  2. Calgary’s Communities
  3. Growing Calgary
  4. Calgary’s Economy
  5. Calgary’s Environment
  6. How The City of Calgary works

Now using the same tool, tell us if these priorities have changed.

Action Plan Check-ins

Starting in February, there will be many opportunities to learn more about Calgary’s Action Plan and for you to provide input on what you believe The City’s priorities should be for 2017-2018.

A ‘check-in’ will be held at the ARC during our Winter Carnival on Feb 20, from 11am – 1pm.

For a list of other times & places, visit the City’s Action Plan Check-in page.

City of Calgary Action Plan

City of Calgary Action Plan