Acadia Recreation Complex is OPEN

Updated July 5th, 2021

Hello everyone,

Welcome back! We are thrilled that Alberta has entered Stage 3 of the Open for Summer Plan as of July 1st. Alberta’s 3-stage plan explains how restrictions will ease while protecting the health-care system. This plan was activated to safely lift restrictions as vaccinations increased and hospitalizations declined. We are able to fully open as all public health measures have now been lifted! 

Click here to read more about Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan

Based on Stage 3 of this plan, the following will be in effect at the ARC:

Starting July 1st:

Masks – Mask use is no longer required, however we support those who may wish to continue wearing a mask.

Outdoor gatherings at the ARC – no capacity limits.

Indoor recreation – no capacity limits beyond our occupancy limits.

Sports and performance activities – resume.

Receptions – no capacity limits beyond our occupancy limits.

We encourage our users to assess and manage their personal risk during the final stages of the pandemic. Please stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms, or are in isolation/quarantine. For more information on this, please click here.

Currently open for bookings:

  • Squash and racquetball
  • Pickleball
  • Kid Zone
  • Hall rentals
  • Blood donor clinics

Once again, we want to thank each one of you for doing your part to get us safely to Stage 3! Now that our doors are open, we hope to see many of you again soon. We look forward to neighbours reconnecting, new meet and greets, socializing events, and recreational activities at the ARC! We want to give a huge round of applause to the ARC staff for their continued efforts keeping our facility safe, clean, and organized. Please continue to follow our social channels and website for updates.

Contact moc.a1627505640caida1627505640ca@dr1627505640aob1627505640 with any questions.

Thank you,

Your Acadia Community Association

COVID-19 Update – Open for Summer Stage 2

Updated June 10th, 2021

Status: Acadia Recreation Complex is open with restrictions in accordance with Provincial Guidelines

Hello everyone,

Yay! We are so excited to hear that Alberta has entered Stage 2 of the Open for Summer Plan as of today, June 10th. The Alberta government’s 3-stage roadmap outlines how restrictions will ease while protecting the health-care system. This plan has been activated to safely lift restrictions as vaccinations go up and hospitalizations go down. After several weeks of closures, and coming together to achieve the benchmarks required to advance from Stage 1, we are beyond thrilled to open our doors – in a limited capacity, as restrictions allow. 

Click here to read more about Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan

Based on Stage 2 of this plan, the following will be in effect at the ARC:

Starting June 10th:

Outdoor gatherings at the ARC – 20 people max with social distancing

Indoor recreation – open at ⅓ our fire code occupancy (max 93 people)

Sports and performance activities – resume

Receptions – 20 people max with social distancing – outdoors only

At the ARC:

  • Participants (and parents) must wear masks and social distance in shared spaces (foyer, change rooms, stands, bathrooms, etc.)
  • Spectators are allowed to watch in the stands – up to ⅓ capacity (max 93 people)
  • During practices or games, participants are not required to wear a mask or social distance
  • We are asking participants (and their families) to limit the time spent in the area before and after activities
  • ARC staff will be cleaning and sanitizing common areas between user groups

Currently open for bookings:

  • Lacrosse
  • Squash and racquetball
  • Pickleball
  • Blood donor clinics
  • Hall rentals
  • Kid Zone (coming soon)

We hope that this is a light at the end of a long tunnel, and that by summer we will be able to open our doors fully. Thank you to each one of you who have shown kindness and consideration as we have navigated through these challenging times. We remain immensely grateful to the ARC staff for their continued efforts keeping our facility safe, clean, and organized. Please continue to follow our social channels and website for updates and details as they become available.

Contact moc.a1627505640caida1627505640ca@dr1627505640aob1627505640 with any questions.

Borrow a Computer

From the Calgary Library:

“Borrow a Computer lets you take home a Library Chromebook for up to eight weeks. Whether you want to work on a project, take an online course, meet virtually with friends, or search the web for information, our Chromebooks can help you get it done. All you need is a valid Library membership and an internet connection at home.”

www.calgarylibrary.ca/borrow-a-computer

Acadia Pool Community Project

Description:

With the help of the funding from the City of Calgary, Calgary Foundation and The Acadia Pool we are looking for 100 drawings of underwater creatures by October 12, 2020 which will be permanently varnished into a wall corridor leading towards the change rooms at the Acadia Pool.

Instructions:

Participants are asked to draw images of underwater sea creatures (turtles, fish, frogs, sharks etc.) on a thin piece of paper and drop off or use the paper and crayons supplied with the art kits and then mail them in a provided envelope.

Everyone is also encouraged to contribute their drawings by email. The finished artwork will be used in the public space accessible for everyone attending the pool to enjoy in the years to come.

Children and  parents are welcome to collaborate and sign the artwork

 To recieve the supply kits please email.

2020 AGM Bylaw Notice

In advance of our September 24, 2020 Annual General Meeting, the board is circulating the following proposed bylaw changes and additions:

September 02, 2020

TO: All Acadia Community Association Members 

Be advised that your Acadia Community Association (ACA) Board of Directors has met this past month and during our monthly board meeting, the agenda topics had us addressing these unprecedented and dynamic times we find ourselves in.  As representatives for all Acadia community members, we have voted to propose the following bylaw changes and additions (on the following proposed bylaw changes and additions into our board) to allow us to better represent you, our membership, going forward.  These changes and additions will be presented and voted on at this year’s Annual General Meeting scheduled at the Acadia Recreation Complex (ARC) on Thursday, September 24th @ 7:00 pm.  If you are interested in learning more about the Acadia Community Association, please speak to the ARC front office staff about purchasing your community membership or visit our website – www.acadiaca.com.

In accordance with our existing bylaws, the following are the proposed changes and additions that have been approved by the (the) ACA board:

Proposed Bylaw Changes:  

1. That Section 4.2 Membership Year be changed to read:  The membership year is January 1 to December 31.

2. That Section “6.2.1  E-mail meetings” be renumbered to read “6.2.2  E-mail Meetings.”  

Proposed Bylaw Additions:

1. (New) 5.1.2     Virtual General Meetings

In the event a General Meeting cannot be held in person, it may be held online using a platform that allows video, voice, content sharing, and chat.  The notification requirements in Section 5.1.1 Annual General Meetings shall apply to any virtual meetings with “the place” understood to be the online platform.

2. (New) 5.2.5  Virtual Special Meetings

In the event a Special Meeting cannot be held in person, it may be held online using a platform that allows video, voice, content sharing, and chat.  The notification requirements in Section 5.2.2 Notice of a Special Meeting shall apply to any virtual meetings with “the place” understood to be the online platform.

3. (New – Addition to 5.3.5 Voting, to be inserted after “Email voting will not be allowed….”)

In the event an Annual General Meeting or Special Meeting is held virtually, all voting will be conducted by a Returning Officer appointed in advance of the meeting by the Board of Directors. 

4. (New) 6.2.1  Virtual Board Meetings

At the discretion of the Board, meetings may be held online using a platform that allows video, voice, content sharing, and/or chat.  Such virtual meetings must meet the requirements set forth in Section 6.2 Meetings of the Board.

Please email us at moc.a1627505640caida1627505640ca@dr1627505640aob1627505640 if you have any questions. 

Thank you,YOUR ACADIA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Membership Deadline is Tomorrow!

Hi, just a reminder that tomorrow is the deadline to purchase your 2019/20 membership in order to be eligible to vote at the AGM.

The date for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is September 24, 2020.  To be eligible to vote, you must have your 2019/20 membership purchased by August 25 (30 days before the AGM).

You can buy them online here or visit the ARC (240 90 AV SE) during business hours.

Looking forward to seeing you in September!

Annual General Meeting (AGM) Thurs Sep 24 – 7pm

Our AGM is Thursday Sept 24 @ 7pm!

Acadia Community Association Annual General Meeting

Members must have purchases their annual memberships at least 30 days in advance of the AGM in order to vote. That deadline is Aug. 24, 2020.

Memberships can be purchased online. They can also be purchased directly at the ARC when the facility re-opens to the public Aug 4. (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 several local businesses.  The ARC is home to many great programs that help make Acadia a wonderful place to live.

Support your community!

See here for details!

Parade of Garage Sales / Sharing Economy

Sadly, this year’s Parade of Garage Sales will not be taking place. But we want to share an opportunity with you that you may be interested in. We’ve spoken to Ruckify about their online platform that allows you to rent things from others, and rent things out yourself. They have made a generous offer of $35 that can be used towards your first rentals.

The Parade of Garage Sale season may be canceled, but Ruckify has a solution for you to earn the same money and more, with the same opportunity to find used things at a great price.

Through Ruckify’s peer-to-peer rent anything marketplace you have the opportunity to post all of your garage sale items into your very own online rental store. That way, instead of hosting a sale, and only experiencing a return on your items once, you have the opportunity to continuously rent them out and have a repetitive cycle of income.

Making your own RuckifyStore has never been easier and the entire sign-up process is completely free with no hidden subscriptions or fees. You choose the store name, its look, and all the items that go into it with corresponding insurance policies to ensure your items are always safe. Renting out your item only three times can generate enough cash flow for the item to pay for itself, and after that, it’s all profit.

Ruckify even has a referral program going right now that gives you $35 in credit called RuckBucks. You can use this towards your first rentals. You will then have your own referral code where you can gift people $35 in credit. You will even earn 10% cash back on anyone who uses your code’s first rental. Here is the a code to get started: http://ssqt.co/mQgmQWu

Check out Ruckify.com today and chat in with our team if you need help setting up your RuckifyStore!

TOMORROW: Acadia Christmas Vendor Fair!

Come visit the community of Acadia this weekend for our annual

Christmas Vendor Fair!

It’s happening at the Acadia Recreation Complex.

Shop early for your special hand-crafted gifts for the holidays.

The christmas craft sale runs from 10am – 4pm on Saturday, Nov. 16

And the best part: Admission is FREE!

Christmas Craft Sale

Image courtesy of posterize at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Here’s some pictures from past Acadia Christmas Craft Sales!

Acadia Christmas Craft Sale 2014

Acadia Christmas Craft Sale 2014

Acadia Christmas Craft Sale 2014

Acadia Christmas Craft Sale 2014

Acadia Christmas Craft Sale 2014

Acadia Christmas Craft Sale 2014

SouthYeast BrewFest is just 10 days away!

SouthYeast Brew Fest is just 10 days away! This is an Acadia Community Association fundraiser!

BUY TICKETS HERE!

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
2pm – 6pm
Acadia Recreation Complex

$25 ticket includes 4 flights. Each flight has THREE 4 oz samples. That’s 12 samples total.
Additional flights are $5.
ACA Members get $5 cash back at the door!
This is a family friendly event!

Breweries:
Cabin Brewing | Establishment Brewing | Annex Ales | New Level Brewing | Brauerei Fahr

Rachel from Brewing Realty is back to feed you all popcorn with your brews!

If you’ve already bought tickets, THANK YOU! Please share this with your friends and family. If you haven’t bought tickets yet, we’ve introduced a new ticket level, an 8-table ticket with a charcuterie or cheese board for $250.

Frankie’s Concession will be open serving authentic arena food!

BUY TICKETS HERE!

Please follow us, like, and share on Social Media!

Twitter: @SouthYeastBeer
Insta: @SouthYeastBeer
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AcadiaToday

Any questions, just email Blair.