Community Cleanup September 15

Before we know it, fall will be upon us and it will be time to do the end-of-summer cleanup. This is a good opportunity to get rid of unwanted stuff without having to make a trip to the landfill or pay dumping charges. Same as last year, there will be City trucks for garbage, green waste recycling, e-waste and metals recycling, and the Diabetes Clothesline for gently used clothing and small housewares. Send an email to hallmanager@highlandparkcommunity.ca if you are interested in volunteering.

HPCA Casino Aug 5-6

UPDATE:

Do you ever wish that someone else would pay for your babysitter on date night? How about a date with free food? Well, guess what??!! You can have this! If you volunteer for either night of the HPCA Casino, your babysitting costs are completely covered (just submit your receipt) and the Casino provides meals for volunteers. Then you leave with a full belly, a paid babysitter and a boatload of good karma.

If you're still not convinced - and you are a HPCA preschool parent - you can choose a $50 credit towards your tuition. 

HPCA Casino is August 5 & 6 and funds go to Playground Restoration, Hall Renovations and all things Community Association related. We are short many volunteers on both the Sunday and Monday and could really use your help. Please consider taking some time and volunteering for this event. If you need any further details please contact president@highlandparkcommunity.ca


Mark your calendars for our Casino on August 5 & 6. Both the Hall and Playground restoration efforts rely on funds raised from this Casino. I realize it is the August long weekend, but if you can make it out and show your support, our online sign-up system can be found here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084bafad2ca4ff2-hpca.  Please contact Jeanne at secretary@highlandparkcommunity.ca if you need help signing up.

Big Night In!

Put on some sweatpants and join us:

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You don’t need to dress up, hire a sitter, stay up late or brave the elements to take part in our biggest family fundraiser yet! You can simply write a cheque or make an online donation from the comfort of your living room. Our goal is to raise $10,000 from this initiative, which can be achieved by 100 families donating $100! An added incentive is that every donation of $100 or more is tax deductible—but we are more than happy to accept donations of ANY amount you see fit. Every dollar adds up!

a) Online: using a credit card or PayPal account. Visit parksfdn.com, click the DONATE NOW BUTTON from the Community-Led Projects Page. Specify 'Highland Park Community' in the PayPal payment page where it asks the question “Which project are you supporting?”

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b) By mail: mail in a completed donation form and cheque (donation form to be located at www.parksfdn.com)

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c) By phone: Parks Foundation Calgary accounting department 

403-974-0751

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Please note: for donations of $100 or more, make sure you check the "share my address with the Parks Foundation" box in order to receive your tax receipt in the mail.

 

Spolumbo's Playground Fundraiser May 1 - 25

Spolumbo's is back!

Just in time for BBQ season, we have another Playground Fundraiser for you. Spolumbos sausages are in great demand and are awesome!! All of the sausage products come fresh, while the burger patties (chicken or beef) come frozen. It is recommended that you portion your sausages before freezing them.

All of Spolumbos sausages and patties contain NO: Gluten – MSG – Binders – Fillers – Preservatives – Eggs – Dairy – Nuts – Nitrates.

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There are 2 trays in each case, so half orders are available for all sausages. What's changed this year is that you can order a half case without coordinating with someone else. Please note - Burger patties and Chicken burger patties are excluded from ordering a half case.

Please contact Carolyn at hallmanager@highlandparkcommunity.ca to get your order form via email. Bring your completed order form in (only one per family) along with payment (cash or cheque made out to Highland Park Community Association) to Carolyn at the Highland Park Community Association. Carolyn can be reached at hallmanager@highlandparkcommunity.ca or 403.276.6969.

This fundraising campaign will run from May 1 - 25. Orders will be ready for pick up on Saturday, June 9 (between 10:30am - 11:00am at the Community Hall) Please note that you must pick up your sausages or have someone pick them up for you. We cannot store them at the community hall.

Questions may be directed to: 
Emma Taylor at events@highlandparkcommunity.ca 
or Carolyn Bergen at hallmanager@highlandparkcommunity.ca

Happy selling!!!

Coco Brooks Playground Fundraiser!!!

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As you may know, the Highland Park Community is currently fundraising for a much-needed playground overhaul. Our first-ever Coco Brooks Fundraiser is running from March 12 to March 31. Orders will be ready for pick-up at noon on April 14 at the Community Hall.

If you’d like to support this campaign by ordering some delicious products, please visit:

https://www.cocobrooks.com/fundraising/ 

Enter the invitation code: latke-bren

Please enter the website as a “seller” and sign up. Once you get to the campaign page, you can add order, view products, and invite additional customers. This process is all online and you can pay by credit card/debit.

Once you’ve signed up for an account, you will have your own unique customer invitation code (click the Invite Customers button to find it) to give out to your friends/family. 

NOT INTERESTED IN PURCHASING FROM COCO BROOKS BUT WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION? HERE IS HOW YOU CAN DO THAT:

a) Online: using a credit card or PayPal account. Visit parksfdn.com, click the DONATE NOW BUTTON from the Community-Led Projects Page. Specify 'Highland Park Community' in the PayPal payment page where it asks the question “Which project are you supporting?”

b) By mail: mail in a completed donation form and cheque.

c) By phone: Parks Foundation Calgary accounting department (403) 974-0751

Please note: for donations of $100 or more, make sure you check the "share my address with the Parks Foundation" box in order to receive your tax receipt in the mail.

Thanks for your continued support and happy fundraising!

HPCA Free Clothing Give Away - March 3

 Saturday March 3: HPCA Clothing Giveaway event at our hall – come out and get a refresh on your closet, or get new clothes for the kids that keep growing.  Shopping is from 1 to 3:30 pm, and you can drop off your clean (no stains please) used clothes from 9 am to noon at our hall.

We also need lots of volunteers for this great event, so if you can help out either for the morning shift of 9 am to 12:30 pm or the afternoon shift of noon to 12:30 pm please let us know.

Contact Rosalind Kohut at rozkohut@gmail.com.

Lunch will be provided for all Clothing Giveaway volunteers, either morning or afternoon shift workers.

Highland Park Food Conversations

LET'S DISCUSS "FOOD SECURITY"

Join Us for a conversation cafe about food security in Highland Park.
Free Dinner and childcare provided.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

For more information or to register:
Jennifer DiMarzo
The City of Calgary
403-476-7295
jennifer.dimarzo@calgary.ca


FIRST EVENT

WHEN:
Thursday  January 18th from 5:30 - 8:30

WHERE:
Highland Park Community Association.
3716 2 Street NW


SECOND EVENT

WHEN:
Monday  January 22th from 5:30 - 8:30

WHERE:
Centre Street Church
West Campus
4120 Centre Street NE

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