Free Compost!

Green Cart compost giveaway

The City of Calgary is offering free compost for residents to use in their yards and gardens this spring. The compost is made from the food and yard waste collected in the Green Cart program.
  • When: Saturday May 5, 12, 19 and 26
  • Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Calgary Composting Facility – 12111 68 Street SE – See driving directions.
  • Cost: FREE for Calgary residents.

The compost area does not accept garbage or other materials. For available disposal options, please see our Landfill Locations and Hours and Landfill Throw ‘N’ Go facilities.

For more info visit calgary.ca

Community Planning Workshop this Sunday

From the Anderson to Heritage Coalition:

Do you live in

Acadia, Fairview, Haysboro, Kingsland, Southwood, or Willowridge?

The Planning and Development Directors of 6 communities have come together to form the Anderson to Heritage Coalition.  Our goal is to advocate for community improvements as developers re-invest in Macleod Trail.

How do you move through the communities?

By Car, Bike, or Foot, we want to know your favourite routes.

RSVP to Kim

Acadia Recreation Complex
1-5pm

Read the Anderson to Heritage Coalition Community Proposal

Anderson to Heritage Coalition

Crokicurl Grand Opening

Acadia Crokicurl Grand Opening

Saturday Jan. 13 – 1pm

What is Crokicurl?

Crokicurl is a spin off of the beloved Canadian past times of Crokinole and Curling.

Acadia Crokicurl is brought to you by:

Acadia Community Association, PTI Graphic Design, Rona, and ActivateYYC.

With Grand Opening support from David’s Tea and the Bridgeland Community Association.

What are the Rules?

You don’t need to memorize these, they are posted by the Crokicurl rink.

•Game is played with two teams comprising 1 or 2 players.  Each player is limited to 1 quadrant.  Each team has 8 rocks.
•A crokicurl shot is made by sliding the rock onto the playing surface, releasing from the outside of the 5 point ring.  The shot can be made from any point along their assigned quadrant.
•The first player must try to score in the 20 point button.  If the shot is successful, remove the rock from play and count 20 points.
•Subsequent shot must attempt to remove an opponent rock (unless there are no rocks on the playing surface).  If a shot fails to contact an opponent’s rock, the shot rock is removed from play.
•Players may not enter the coloured rings (except to remove a 20 point button shot) or until all rocks are shot.
•Play proceeds in a clockwise fashion, alternating team and player.
•A rock that lands more than halfway over the starting line (outside of the 5 point ring) is removed from play.
•Scoring occurs after all rocks have been played.  The team the higher score wins the round.  The winner of the match is determined by the team who wins the most rounds, best of 1, 3, 5, 6, etc…
•Crokicurl is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please be respectful of other players and limit your time to one hour.

ATCO – Construction Notice

Construction Notice
From October 6 to October 11 there will be lane closures on Macleod Trail between 86th Avenue and 90thAvenue. The closures will be happening in phases starting at 8 pm and ending at 5 am the following day. There will always be a minimum of one northbound lane and one southbound lane open. All lanes will be open from 5 am to 8 pm, with steel plates on the road. Please follow all signage on site and drive safely. View the map for more information.

Acadia Community Association AGM 2017!

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

Fairview Playground Build

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!

Fawn Playground Build

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!

What’s that buzz? Tell me what’s happening!

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

Tomorrow!
June 24
1:00 pm
332-94 Ave SE
(bring a lawn chair)

50th Annual Pathway and River Cleanup

This year marks The City of Calgary’s 50th annual Pathway and River Cleanup:

River Cleanup

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.

 

Acadia Walking Maps

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

Acadia Walking Map – sample

One More Sleep!

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

Acadia Community Winter Carnival