It seems that we are still status COVID qou. As I write this on May 6, we are again in a new level of restrictions with no firm end in sight. I can tell you how discouraged, frustrated, angry, and sad I am, but it’s a broken record on repeat and I know people are feeling the same. I can only hope that the end is near and we can finally begin to move forward.
Speaking of moving forward, we have come to our association’s year-end. Of course COVID and the restrictions dominated this past year and hindered any normal operation by all stretches of the imagination. But I must be grateful that we made it through the year.
This past year was one of maintenance. Maintaining the operation of the HCA and board as best we could. Maintaining our pre-school. Maintaining any programs as allowed. Maintaining the access to the community centre for our renters as best we could. The list goes on. As we plan our year end, I can say that without Diane at the community centre, our preschool teachers, parents, and committee, our community centre users, the work of our board, and especially those in the community we would be in a very different place. Our budgeted shortfall this year was minimized because of this hard work and those dedicated people who helped, and used our community centre during this crazy time. The association remains in a good standing to carry over to next year.
A second thing to reflect on is community. There were some bright lights in our community that helped us smile during the times we needed it this past year. By bright lights, I mean the people of Haysboro. We had so many volunteers step up: from the ice rink crew, those that organized various events (the Haysboro scavenger hunt, Halloween, COVID companions, and so many more), and those who donated to our rink fund and tennis courts (by the way the tennis court donation is ongoing. Please visit haysboro.org to learn more). These are people who, by their own initiative, took it upon themselves to donate, organize, and host these successful events and programs. While the HCA Board provides oversight and guidance to general operations, it is our volunteers and community members who truly create the community we know. Thank you!
With the end of this HCA year, we move to next year. Our AGM will be at the end June, so please watch for the date and time. And please engage by attending to get a sense of the HCA operations, or engage with us to see how you can help. We are encouraged by our community and know that next year will be better.
If you are interested in helping move our community forward, we would love to meet you!. Please contact Diane at the office firstname.lastname@example.org and she can put you in touch with us.
The 2021 AGM will be held on June 28, 2021. We'll post details here soon with how to join us.
Haysboro Community Association.
Haysboro Crime Prevention Open House via Zoom - May 5, 6:30 pm
Join Constable Jake Tyerman of the Calgary Police Service as we review crime and safety activity in the Haysboro Community and what steps you can take to protect yourself and your neighbors.
This meeting will have the following agenda:
1. Introduction - Mark MacGillivray
2. Presentation by Cst. Jake Tyerman
3. Q & A
You can get your free tickets to this event HERE!
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My family and I were in Canmore this past weekend to enjoy a change of scenery from our
basement TV room. It was warm and sunny, contrasting with the snow-capped peaks visible
from town. In a way, that scenery speaks to the change of events we are witnessing right now. It
is still winter, but spring is looking at us from around the corner. The snow is melting, the sun is
getting a little warmer, and vaccines are rolling out. Maybe, please and thank-you, perhaps our
pandemic weary souls are seeing some hope?
As I write this, the Government of Alberta just announced a full transition into Phase 2 of the
new reopening plan. That means our community centre is able to open up to more activities
again. This is great news! Something we have been waiting a long time to hear. We certainly
look forward to adding more activities and programs as we can with this re-opening.
Even if there is still some uncertainty to what the next few months will look like, one thing for
certain, is that our community engagement is still strong. We put out a soft call for donations on
our website to help fund our ice rinks for the season, and wow the community sure stepped up!
Our goal was a lofty $1,000 to help with maintenance of the rink and some needed repairs to
our equipment. That goal was achieved and then some with the community generously donating
$1,125 towards our rink maintenance. Our community cannot be thanked enough for their
selflessness in helping us reach our goal. This will certainly pay off next season.
As I look back to the first few months of the year, there was a lot of uncertainty in what the future
would look like. Hopefully with this transition into spring, the vaccines, and hopefully, a more
stable reopening, we will have more stable steps forward.
I sure hope that the next few months bring some continued positive news. And that we can start
to come together as a community and give each other the human support that we have all been
missing, and craving lately.
Thank You SO much #Haysboro for stepping up and contributing to the HCA for the winter ice maintenance. We were able to maintain our equipment and continue to offer the residents of Haysboro a great ice experience throughout the winter months. We hope you all enjoyed the time out on the ice with your family. With your generous contributions we were able to exceed our original goal of $1,000. You guys are truly are AWESOME!
This has been a challenging year for us, as current health restrictions have limited our traditional revenue sources (Hall Rentals, Programs, etc). We truly appreciate all of you for what you have given us and YOUR community. THANK you a million times over
Well, we are still in uncertain times. COVID restrictions are still heavily in place, and our community centre remains closed at the time of writing. Even with no end in sight, I want to share some of our successes.
Our preschool program this year has been wonderfully successful given what was faced this past year. Some of the program challenges were increased sanitization protocols, reduced class sizes, and the ever present concern of COVID. Even with these challenges, the teachers, students, and parents stepped up to ensure we could have a safe and fun year. A newly added afternoon class for the winter session also ended having more children that we anticipated! Our preschool program continues to be a cornerstone in our community. It could not have happened without the dedication of those involved with it.
If anything has changed for the better this past year, it may be the increased importance that being outside has in our day-to-day lives. Our community is blessed to have prime outdoor space all around it: Heritage Park, North and South Glenmore Parks, the Glenmore reservoir, and access to the pathway system to name a few. Inside the community, the ice rinks have been the unsung hero of the season. Maybe I’m biased, but I think we have best rinks in the city!
I was at the rinks with my daughter recently. She is three and learning to skate. I am older than three, and re-learning to skate. As we both were gliding along, I looked at the families, the children, the seniors all enjoying themselves using the great facility we have. It brought a smile to my face. And then I fell on the ice. But I was still smiling.
I can’t thank enough those individuals who readied and maintained the ice surfaces this year. Your selfless contributions are really helping people escape this crazy year. On behalf of the community, THANK YOU!
Board meetings have now officially moved to the 3rd Monday of the Month. Starting at 7:00PM via Google Meet.
If you are interested in joining us please contact email@example.com for an invite.
Dear Haysboro ,
The City of Calgary is hosting an Open House regarding the Southland Crossing Land Use Amendment application. The Open House will be held on Wednesday, April 12th at the Southwood United Church, 10690 Elbow Drive SW from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.
The application proposes to redevelop the Southland Crossing site to allow for four mixed –use high rise buildings with commercial storefronts and apartment towers above.
You can follow this application, LOC2015-0194, online using the Planning and Development Map Tool: https://developmentmap.calgary.ca/#property/LOC2015-0194.
Councillor, Ward 11
The City of Calgary
City of Calgary Water Services is continuing with a Water Meter Exchange Program that began on September 30, 2013.
The program is exchanging aging water meters that are reaching the end of their expected life of 15 to 20 years. The older meters are physically read by ENMAX Power each month. They will be replaced by a newer technology meter with an Encoded Radio Transmitter (ERT) that will allow the meter readers to remotely read these meters from a distance. The Meter Exchange Program will allow Water Services to reduce meter reading costs, provide you with more accurate bills, and replace an aging asset, ensuring meter accuracy.
The meter exchange program is being undertaken on a community by community basis and is targeting over 100,000 meters for replacement over the next 6-8 years. The program has focused on a number of communities across the City and has replaced over 48,000 meters since 2013.
In the next few weeks, The City will begin to contact customers in the communities of Haysboro, Kingsland, Palliser, Pump Hill, Bayview, Kelvin Grove, Chinook Park, Eagle Ridge, and Lakeview.
For more information or if you have any further questions about the Meter Exchange Program please call 311 or visit calgary.ca/watermeters.
The City of Calgary is moving into the last phase of design for the Southwest Transitway Bus Rapid Transit (SWBRT) project, and is seeking your input. An online tool will collect input from Calgarians beginning Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017.
Use the online tool to provide your input on the design and details of:
Input will be collected from Calgarians living and working near the future route, as well Calgarians who may someday make use of the city’s BRT network. The City will compile and analyze all feedback, along with technical and engineering considerations to inform the final design for the SWBRT. The City will post a “What We Heard” report which will be made available online in April.
The input collected online will also be used at a facilitated session in March with representatives of area Community Associations, institutions and citizen groups, to inform the workshop of the themes and comments provided by fellow Calgarians.
Sign up for the project mailing list to get up to date information on the online engagement that begins on February 22nd, 2017. Or, check back on the project website at calgary.ca/swbrt for the link to the online portal.
The SWBRT is one of four BRT projects that fill important gaps in Calgary’s primary transit network and provide reliable, efficient transit to communities. Along with the SWBRT, The City is implementing the North and South Crosstown BRT and the 17 Avenue SE BRT to provide more transit options for all Calgarians.
Councillor, Ward 11
The City of Calgary
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.ward11calgary.ca
Haysboro Community Association
1204 89th Avenue SW. Calgary, AB. T2V 0W4.