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!
Haysboro Community Association
1204 89th Avenue SW. Calgary, AB. T2V 0W4.