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:

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

Acadia AGM tonight & more

AGM Thurs Sep 26 @ 7pm

Tonight is the Annual General Meeting of the Acadia Community Association. Thursday, Sep 26 @ 7pm. To vote, you need to have had your 2019/2020 membership valid for 30 days. If you don’t, please come and join us regardless. You can buy your membership at the AGM, and you can learn what the board is doing and planning, and meet some of your neighbours. You may also stand for nomination to join the board! There are board positions available and we’re always looking for neighbours to join!

ATCO Thank you BBQ – Sat Oct 5 – 11am-2pm

ATCO wants to thank you, Acadia, for your patience and understanding while they upgraded natural gas services to the neighbourhood. They will be hosting a barbecue at the Acadia Recreation Complex (the ARC) on October 5, from 11 am to 2 pm. They will be flipping burgers, rolling hot dogs and saying thanks in the best way possible, with food.

SouthYeast BrewFest – Sat Nov 2 – 2pm-6pm

SouthYeast BrewFest is back for it’s second year! $25 gets you 4 flights from a selection of 5 local breweries. ACA Membership holders get $5 cash back at the door. There’ll be music, table games, and lots of good company. Frankie’s Concession is open for food, and your kids are welcome to come as well.


Acadia Community Garden & Art Tour

A message from the Acadia Community Garden and Art Society:

Just one week away!

Join us on July 25th or 27th for a self-guided tour of Acadia’s unique gardens, yards and art installations. This is a fundraising event and proceeds will go towards the Acadia Community Garden and Art Society’s annual operating costs.

Starting at the Acadia Community Garden, participants can meander through the neighbourhood at their own pace. Stopping at the featured yards, gardens and art installations, participants will have the opportunity to chat with the artists-in-residence, share gardening knowledge, and appreciate outdoor art.

Ticket information:

  • Early Bird Tickets $10 per adult
  • After July 10th, Tickets $15 per adult
  • Each ticket holder will receive a map of the tour stops on the day of the event
  • Tickets can be purchased at EventBrite
  • Visit for more information

Contact ac.ai1621176878dacag1621176878niwor1621176878g@ree1621176878tnulo1621176878v1621176878 to participate by showing your garden or artwork

Buy Tickets on Eventbrite

2019 Provincial General Election and Candidate Forums

April 16, 2019 is Election Day.  Advance polls are open April 9-13, 2019.  See here for more information:

In the lead up to the Election, there are some all-candidate Forums for our Riding of Calgary-Acadia:

Friday April 5, 2019
1:30pm – 4pm
Canyon Meadows Community Association
848 Cantabrian DR SW
Click for more info

Tuesday April 9, 2019 (Meet and Greet event)
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Acadia Recreation Complex
240 Acadia DR SE

Thursday April 11, 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Haysboro Community Association
1204 89 AV SW

CPS encourages citizens to complete the 9 p.m. Routine

While Acadia continues to have some of the lowest crime rates in the City, it’s always important to be vigilant.  The Calgary Police service is encouraging Calgarians to establish the 9 p.m. Routine.

The 9 p.m. Routine is a campaign that began in Pasco County, Florida and is now used by police agencies across North America to remind citizens to protect themselves and their property. The CPS is joining in on the routine and encourages Calgarians to do the same.

“The routine is simple,” says Sgt. Matt Baker of the CPS Centralized Break and Enter Teams. “Every night before going to bed we want all citizens to get in the habit of double checking that their vehicles, property and residence are secure. Offenders will often go down a street checking vehicles and houses for doors left open. By simply locking your door you could avoid waking up to an intruder in your home.”

The routine recommends:

  • Removing valuables from vehicles.
  • Ensuring vehicles are locked, windows are closed and if possible, parked in a garage.
  • Closing garage doors and windows.
  • Locking any person-doors in the garage, including those leading into a house.
  • Checking that all house doors – front, back, side and garage – are locked.
  • Ensuring all windows are shut.
  • Turning on an exterior light.

9pm Routine

Membership Deadline is Today!

Hi, just one last minute reminder that today is the deadline to purchase your 2018/19 membership in order to be eligible to vote at the AGM.

The date for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is September 27.  To be eligible to vote, you must have your 2018/19 membership purchased by August 28 (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!