HPCA Volunteers Needed for April 7-8

Hi, we hope you can help out with our community's very first casino on Friday April 7 & Saturday April 8, 2017.  We need about 36+ volunteers, including those that can fill a backup role to take a shift at the last minute if someone else signed up has something come up that prevents them from working their shift.

We'd like to fill the "key" positions first:  General Manager, Banker, Cashier & Countroom Supervisor for each of the shifts per day.  We've created an online sign-up form for this. Please have a look at the available shifts & sign yourself up for one of them, or even for the same shift on both days (I know lots of folks who love to work the Count Room on both days).  Below is the link to our online signup form:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044fa5a62cabfb6-casino/

The sooner we can get our shifts filled, the sooner we can get our required paperwork in to AGLC.  So, thanks in advance.  We really appreciate it.

--
HPCA Volunteer Coordinator
highlandparkcommunity.ca

Community Dinner - January 24th at 6 PM

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Join us for our first session to talk about FOOD
When:  Tuesday, January 24th at 6:00pm
Where:  5600 Centre Street N.
Thorncliffe/Greenview Community Association

-Does the cost of food make it hard to meet all your needs?
-What are some tips and tricks to stretch your food budget?
-What are some resources to help when food is a challenge?
-Are there some creative solutions we can work on together to meet our food needs?

To reserve your spot, contact Jennifer DiMarzo Community Social Worker by January 18th.
Phone:  403-476-7295
Email:  jennifer.dimarzo@calgary.ca

*Childcare available if needed – let us know when you call


Topic:
Food

In this session we will talk about food including:
strategies to make your food budget go further
the community


This session is suitable for anyone – whether you are experiencing challenges around basic needs or not.  

40th AVE. Future LRT station Workshop - Please RSVP to attend

You are INVITED to the 40th AVE N LRT STATION WORKSHOP!

Location:
Centre Street Church West Campus
4120 Centre St. N.E. Calgary


YOU ARE ASKED TO RSVP:

To register for any or all of the days of this FREE event
which will be held at the Centre St Church West Campus, go to:
engage.calgary.ca/greenline/north/40-ave-tod-workshop/events

You can also provide your input online, whether you attend in person or not.
To provide feedback online, go to this link:
engage.calgary.ca/greenline/north/40-ave-tod-workshop/online


There will be a 4 day Transit Oriented Development (TOD) workshop taking place between October 17 and 22. This workshop is also known as a Design Charette. A charette is a multi-day, collaborative planning workshop led by a consultant team that brings together citizens, area business owners, developers, and policy makers to create a plan for the area surrounding the future LRT station that will be located at Centre St and 40 Ave N.

The intent is to create a plan for the station and the possibilities for development in the area around it that is feasible and that supports the community. You'll be able to contribute to building the future of your community -- both of the actual station and what type of buildings, businesses, and other infrastructure will surround it in future.

This is where community voices can be heard, and as per City Council's motion on July 5 in regards to the development of the golf course, we can "ensure coordination with the Green Line project."

Day 1 - Issues: Mon Oct 17 - 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Day 2 - Ideas: Tues Oct 18 - 6:30 to 9:00 pm (limited spots)
Day 3 - Concepts: Thur Oct 20 - 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Day 4 - Solutions: Sat Oct 22 - noon to 2:00 pm


 

 

Highland Park fighting planned development on former golf course

Residents in Highland Park are trying to make their voices heard as city council prepares to look at a new development in the northwest next Monday.

Elise Bieche, president of the Highland Park Community Association, said residents have major concerns about density, drainage, and the loss of trees in the former Highland Park Golf Course...

READ FULL NEWS ARTICLE HERE

Letters of Support: Highland Park Golf Course

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Please consider sending this out to your mailing lists and community members, please stand in solidarity with Highland Park so that we can garner the necessary show of support on July 4 and in advance. 

Thank you to everyone who has sent notes, come out to sessions, read our newsletter articles or got caught up to speed on the development of the Highland Park Golf Course.

We are now in official crunch time and we are hearing from the City and our Councillors office that there hasn't been much "public outcry" in regards to this development. We need to get more attention to this development and FAST! We need letters and voices- hundreds of them- every letter counts, even if you sent a letter already- please send another letter. Here is what I hope you will consider doing:

1. Write a letter/email and send it to every email address I have listed below. We have provided you with a list of items you might want to put in your personal letter. Its important that these letters not be a "form letter" but rather come from individuals who are speaking out against the current proposal. We need voices, many of them, to prove to Council that this development plan is NOT in the best interest of our community- if you are from Highland Park or anywhere else in the City. We should expect more from this development. We are taxpayers and deserve better planning. We are engaged and want to be treated as stakeholders. A proposal was shown to the community that demonstrated 2,100 units, before that the developer sought a plan of 1600 units --- now it has the potential to be over 4,000 Units. This is a colossal difference.

2. Come to Council in New City Hall on July 4th at 9:30 am. Speak up and have your voice heard. Council wants to know what the public thinks of the proposal, the process and the engagement. We desperately need people to give of their time on July 4 and be in the room and speak out. We will not win if we don't show that we care. 

Again - if you need more information on the development don't hesitate to drop me a line. If you want help writing a letter/email don't hesitate to drop me a line. 

To make the letters part of the public record for the hearing, they need to be submitted to the public clerk cityclerk@calgary.ca before 10 am this Thursday.

 

Below is the list of emails for all Councillors and relevant parties in City of Calgary Planning:


themayor@calgary.ca

sean.chu@calgary.ca

diane.colley-urquhart@calgary.ca

brian.pincott@calgary.ca

druh.farrell@calgary.ca

ward.sutherland@calgary.ca

richard.pootmans@calgary.ca

gian-carlo.carra@calgary.ca

shane.keating@calgary.ca

joe.magliocca@calgary.ca

peter.demong@calgary.ca

jim.stevenson@calgary.ca

ray.jones@calgary.ca

jamal.ramjohn@calgary.ca

scott.deederly@calgary.ca

chima.nkemdirim@calgary.ca

NEIGHBOUR'S DAY- JUNE 18th!!!

Hosted by the Highland Community Board and Members. FREE pancake breakfast, games and entertainment.

So come join the fun as One GREAT community, 

WE KICK OFF AT 9AM WITH JAZZ & MIMOSAS!

WE ARE EXCITED TO START OUR DAY WITH VANIER JUNIOR HIGH JAZZ BAND 

PLEASE BE ON TIME TO ENJOY THIS VERY TALENTED TEAM SHARP AT 9 AM

JAZZ WILL BE ENJOYED WITH...MIMOSAS,  2 DIFFERENT JUICES, NON-ALCOHOLIC VERSIONS AVAILABLE $5.00

 

FREE PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST

 

COOLS PRIZES TO BE WON, FORGE WESTERN MARITAL ARTS PERFORMING TWICE! 9:45 AM & 11 AM, DON’T MISS IT

 

CAPTURE THE DAY WITH OUR EXCLUSIVE PHOTO BOOTH!!

 

HERE WE GO, ONE COMMUNITY, TONS OF FRIENDS AND ALL US NEIGHBORS!!!

 

DROP YOUR BUSINESS CARD OFF IN OUR DRAW! All local Businesses are invited to bring their Business cards and leave them at our Welcome Table

located just beneath the breakfast tables, for the community to share.

Contact Salma Mitha, Events at hpcavolunteercoord@gmail.com  to volunteer for Neighbors Day. Positions still available, volunteers are required for set up and take down

 SEE EVERYONE THERE! SO MUCH FUN!!!

 

HP Preschool - Registration On Going - Spots Still Available

The new Highland Park Preschool is located in the heart of Calgary.  Our freshly renovated space looks forward to welcoming your child!  We are a non-profit and non-denominational preschool.  We have flexible offerings for morning classes for both 3 and 4 year olds.

 

At Highland Park Preschool the “facilitation and enhancement of the child’s growth” is achieved in a learn through play program.

 

Highland Park Preschool
Email: hpca@shaw.ca

 

Registration for September 2016 is ongoing
Maximum of 16 children per class.

Update on the redevelopment of Highland Park Golf Course

As many of you know, the Calgary Planning Commission was scheduled to hear the application for the redevelopment of the Highland Park Golf Course this past Thursday. Due to a  number of factors, including a late submission of technical documentation by the developer, the application was not reviewed. So- this means that the HPGC will be the first item on the agenda of Calgary Planning Commission on Thursday May 5. So- I ask you (again, I know!) to come out on May 5 to Calgary City Hall, Engineering Traditions Room in Old City Hall 1:00pm. Our community presence at Calgary Planning Commission demonstrates that we are engaged in this development- and that individuals in our neighbourhood are opposed to this development. 

 

If you have any questions about this process, or the application, or anything else happening in the community don't hesitate to drop me a line.

 

elise.bieche@shaw.ca

 

Regards,

Elise Bieche

Resource Tour of Thorncliffe, Greenview and Highland Park!

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Explore what your community offers in this Resource Tour of Thorncliffe, Greenview & Highland Park.  We will stop at different spots to hear what programs & services are available.

The tour will be the first week of April (date and time to be confirmed).  If you want to sign up, contact Tasneem Zaman with the Calgary Neighbourhoods at 403-861-8642 or Tasneem.zaman@calgary.ca

Children must be accompanied by a parent.

Brought to you by the Strong Neighbourhood Collaborative.

Volunteer Opportunities available for April's HPCA FREE CLOTHING GIVEAWAY!

To assist families and individuals in need during this economic downturn Highland Park Community Association has decided to add a second free Clothing Giveaway event for this year, instead of holding this just once per year.  For our event last fall we were able to provide clothes for 155 individuals and families who were shopping for a total of 443 people. We know we are making a difference for people. 

So mark it on your calendars, the next Clothing Giveaway event will be on Saturday April 16.  As always, this event is held in partnership with several churches in our area.  The event will be open to the public from 1 pm to 3:00 pm at our hall, at 37162 St. NW.  Come and get some gently used clothing for your children, or yourself.

We also couldn’t put on this event without the help of many volunteers.  Last fall we had 46 volunteers to help pull it all together, many of whom worked more than 1 shift. Volunteers are needed both beforehand and on the day to make this event a success. So, if you can volunteer for this event, we can really use your help!

Volunteer shifts and duties on the day are:
9:00 am to 12:30 pm:  tasks include:

  • setting up tables, racks, and sorting boxes for clothing
  • putting up signage  
  • sorting clothes into categories & sizes
  • greeting customers before doors open and asking them to do a short survey

12:30 pm to 4:00 pm:  tasks include:

  • greeting customers on arrival and asking them to do a short survey
  • handing out shopping bags to customers, and helping customers find items
  • re-stocking / re-folding clothes on tables
  • after doors close to customers, putting away tables, racks, and boxes
  • packing up leftover clothes to be donated
  • cleaning up leftover food & beverages

Please note, all volunteers will be provided with lunch, snacks, and beverages during their shift, as well as getting a first look at the clothing that has been donated.  To volunteer for this event, or to do some of the preparatory tasks in advance (shopping for supplies, creating messaging, contacting service providers such as Thornhill Library or North Central Resource Centre regarding providing information to customers at the event), please contact HPCAVolunteerCoord@gmail.com, or call Anne at 403-276-5048.

To donate clothing for this event, you can make arrangements to drop off items with one of the participating churches up to 1 week in advance:  Northminster United Church, Jubilee Christian Centre, Highland Mennonite Brethren Church, or Centre St. Church.  You can also drop off items at Highland Park Hall the night before the event (Friday April 15 ONLY, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm) and also on Saturday April 16 from 9 am to 2 pm. 

For more information:
Please contact Anne at HPCAVolunteerCoord@gmail.com or call 403-276-5048
or email Rosalind Kohut at rozkohut@gmail.com

 

HPCA Free Clothing Give Away!

...in need of a wardrobe boost? ...kids outgrowing everything?

The Highland Park Community Association
along with church partners
and community agencies are hosting a

Free Clothing Give Away

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 1 - 3 p.m.

 

...find some much needed items! ...meet your neighbours!

Contact HPCAVolunteerCoord@gmail.com to volunteer

Contact HPCA@shaw.ca to donate clean, gently used clothing

Highland Park Preschool 2016/2017 Registration now open!

We are pleased to announce that things are on track to open the school in our newly renovated space in September. In addition, in 2016 we have decided to merge the organization with that of the Highland Park Community Association. Both organizations will benefit from our new relationship. We are excited to leverage the expertise of the HPCA Board of Directors, while ensuring that the parents will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the preschool.