January 2011 The Official Voice of the Scenic Acres Community Association www.scenicacresca.ca Happy New Year! cenic cres COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION WINTER PROGRAMS START SATURDAY JANUARY 8th: Register Now On-Line or through the SACA Office 5th Annual Lego Building Contest: Entry Deadline January 7th Public Viewing Saturday January 15th Noon to 2pm SCENIC REVIEW JANUARY 2011 3 To have your Community Group listed in the Scenic Review e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or SCENIC ACRES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION call 403-547-9589. 8825 Scurfield Drive. N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T3L 2A8 Telephone: 403-547-9589 Fax: 403-547-9579 Submission deadlines for this E-mail: email@example.com www.scenicacresca.ca monthly publication are the 10th Become a Scenic Acres Fan at Facebook.com of the month prior to the OFFICE HOURS distribution month. Monday & Tuesday: 9am to 3pm Wednesday: 9am to 5pm NEW EXPANDED The Scenic Review is published 12 times a year by Suburban Thursday & Friday: 9am to 3pm OFFICE HOURS Journals Publishing, and delivered to residents of Scenic Acres Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays: Closed by Canada Post. The Scenic Review is also available for pickup from local retail outlets. General Manager Ruth Sorrentino firstname.lastname@example.org Community Events Coordinator Amy Barton email@example.com An electronic version of the Scenic Review can be viewed at Scenic Review Editor Ruth Sorrentino www.suburbanjournals.ca and www.scenicacresca.ca. firstname.lastname@example.org Questions regarding delivery and article/photo contributions SACA EXECUTIVE should be directed to email@example.com or President Terry Martin 403-803-5339 Vice President Ben Morgan 403-242-1760 403-291-0308. Secretary Michelle Parkkari 403-239-9094 Questions regarding advertising should be directed to Treasurer Jim Clampett 403-242-2267 Suburban Journals Publishing at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Past-President Ray Hillman by calling Phil at 403-660-7324. SACA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Please note, the information and opinions in this newsletter Community Development Troy Marsh 403-481-5699 Communications Ben Morgan 403-242-1760 are subject to change, and do not necessarily represent the Energy Conservation Janice Wong 403-241-8831 opinions of the publisher or editor. Facilities - Buildings David Goldie 403-208-2475 Disclaimer: Any advertisements, home businesses, babysitters Facilities - Grounds Mike Blackwell 403-607-2283 & nannies, or other parties listed in the Scenic Review should Fundraising Ken Chudleigh 403-999-2483 Marketing Tanya Wttewaall 403-282-0215 not be interpreted as recommendations or endorsements by the Organizational Development Terry Martin 403-803-5339 editor or the publisher. Parks & Environment Ashley Appleby 403-283-9372 No portion (in part or in its entirety) of this Public Transportation Troy Marsh 403-481-5699 publication may be reproduced without the SACA/CHA Rep Dean Erickson 403-472-1390 Sports Joel Falk 403-241-8623 expressed written permission of Suburban Director at Large Partho Mukherjee Journals Publishing. Director at Large Rose Ranieri REPRESENTATIVES Teens VACANT Seniors VACANT LIAISONS Norwest Soccer President Dino Sorrentino 403-241-9073 Crowchild Twin Arena John Palazeti 403-239-5819 Crowchild Hockey Association Tamara Flegel 403-286-9735 Crowchild Skating Club 403-239-7091 Community Liaison Officer Cst. Roy Moe 403-567-6745 Scout Group (244) Bruce Thornton 403-239-3574 Alderman Dale Hodges 403-268-2430 MLA Alana Delong 403-216-5400 Girl Guides Brenda-Lee Ell 403-288-6815 Adopt-a-Park Kelly Fowler 403-974-4025 Community Recreation Co-ordinator Angela Williams 403-221-3972 Monsignor Doyle School Rose Ranieri Scenic Acres School VACANT Arbour Lake School VACANT SCENIC REVIEW JANUARY 2011 5 Community News and Programs General Manager’s Message Rent the Happy New Year! 547-9589; I would love to help get your Community SACA is looking forward to an idea off the ground! Centre exciting New Year, In addition to our own programming with the start of we have a number of renters who also Looking to rent space for a our many winter bring great programs and services family reunion, birthday party or programs beginning into our community such as Happy business meeting? January 8th. Some Tails Dog Training (Thursdays & The Scenic Acres Community Centre programs are tried and tested (Yoga, Sundays), Goshindo Karate (Mondays is a very popular location to hold Pilates, Pre-school Dance, Art of & Wednesday), monthly Child Safe weddings, parties, family events, Drawing, Drama), some are on a new programs, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and seminars and business meetings. day (Stretch & Tone, Mind & Body once a month starting in March we will Fusion, Fitness with Kids) and some begin hosting the Calgary Weekend If you are interested in renting either are just new to SACA (Yoga Power Market! the Main Hall or the Palmer Boardroom Hour, Mom & Baby Challenge, Young please call or e-mail the office at Rembrandts). You don’t have to be Lastly don’t forget our many events. email@example.com or 403-547-9589. a member to participate, but for $30 This month we have a Bubblegum for a year of reduced fees and many Boogie on Friday March 14th and Discounted rates for all SACA other perks (see the back page) why the 5th Annual SACA & SSCA Lego Members! not become a member and support Competition wrap up on Saturday your community association? Pages January 15th. The deadline for entries 7 though 11 provide an outline of all our registered programs. Registration is Thursday January 7th. Viewing of the entries runs from Noon till 2pm on Parlez vous is on-line at www.scenicacresca.ca or through the SACA Office. If you have Saturday 15th over at the larger Silver Springs Community Centre Main Hall. Francais... any questions do not hesitate to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-547- For all the SACA news check out our ou voulez vous parler 9589. web site www.scenicacresca.ca and to (apprendre le) Francais? receive the latest news as it happens Outside our volunteers have been busy join our new Facebook Page: www. Are you interested in learning French? getting the ice rinks up and running. facebook.com search Scenic Acres. Are you planning a trip to a location The rinks are available for anyone in where French is spoken? Are your the community to use between 9am Best wishes for the New Year! I look children studying French? Would you and 9pm. SACA also offers a number forward to seeing you at the Community like to be able to learn along with your of drop in programs such as the Centre. kids? Are you a University student Community Playgroup, Ladies Social/ who would like expand their French Coffee/Craft Club, SAFFLES (Scenic Ruth Sorrentino conversation? Would you simply like Acres Friendly, Fun-Loving Enthusiastic SACA, General Manager to brush up on your French? Martine, Senior 55+), and Book Club. The a French woman from France living in office is still collecting names of those interested in learning or brushing up Thank You Scenic Acres would like to help you! on the French language, as well as the If there is enough interest SACA will names of any ladies 50+ who would be look at offering French classes and interested in forming the 40th Red Hat conversation in the New Year. Please Society Chapter in Calgary. If you have contact the SACA office, scenacre@ an idea for a program or you would like Thank you to Jacky Tai for providing telus.net or 403-547-9589, if you to start a club, please don’t hesitate to complementary IT support to SACA would be interested. contact me at email@example.com or 403- www.itrealsimple.com. SCENIC REVIEW JANUARY 2011 7 Community News and Programs Using the Young Rembrandts Unique WINTER 2011 PROGRAMS Step-By-Step drawing method children aged 6 to 12 can learn Mount Royal Drama Program and basic to advanced drawing skills, Register on-line at www.scenicacresca. by breaking down complex objects has appeared in several theatre ca or through the SACA office during into basic foundation shapes. This productions in Calgary. Through active regular office hours. process of directed drawing gives involvement students develop self- Notes: confidence, creative thinking, group young students instruction on how to • To qualify for the member rate, interactive skills, and memorization draw increasingly complex images at you must have a valid SACA abilities. As cast members in plays, a crucial time in their development. membership. students learn a sense of personal and Through the process of weekly • If your membership has expired, social responsibility towards each instruction students are exposed to a please renew before registering other. wide variety of subject matter, artistic for a program. concepts, art history and mastery of a • Online registration will require THURSDAYS AFTER SCHOOL number of dry media (pencil, crayon payment to be made by credit Dates: January 13th – March 22nd and markers). card. (11weeks -last class with • Registration confirmation will be Drama 201 on TUESDAY AFTERNOONS e-mailed to you. Tues. Mar. 22nd) Dates: January 11th – March 22nd Time: 3:45 – 5:45 pm (11 weeks) Fees: $190 Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm FOR CHILDREN Fee: $135 member / $165 non-mem. member/$220 PRESCHOOL DANCE non-member Presentation For more information or to register These special classes visit www.youngrembrants.com for preschool children Afternoon: (ages 3-5 yrs) develop Saturday, March 19th, 2011 Instructors: Joyce Wilson and THE ART OF DRAWING a broad range of SERIES FROM PURPLEWANDA movement skills and Anastasia St. Amand Recommended for boys and girls in CREATIVE enhance coordination, The Art of Drawing classes will flexibility and rhythm. This is a fun Grades 2 through 5. culminate with a final Art Show. and creative experience for both boys To learn more about the instructor, and girls. Instructor: Jacqueline Boon TUESDAYS AFTER SCHOOL Dates: January 11th – March 22nd Sarah Jarvis-Deschamps, visit www. (11 weeks) purplewanda.ca. SATURDAY MORNINGS Dates: January 8th – May 14th (16 Time: 3:45- 5:45 pm Fees: $190 member /$220 non- ARTFUL POWER HOUR classes - no class Feb 19th, First Steps! Designed for enthusiastic April 2nd or April 23rd) member Presentation Evening: and inspired 5-7 year olds. Explore Time: 9:00 – 9:45 am the wide world of artistic mediums Fee: $135 member / $165 non-member Friday, March18th, 2011 Instructors: Joyce Wilson and and techniques with a focus on fun, Anastasia St. Amand and the pure joy the creative process SCENIC ACRES DRAMA GROUP can be. Learn about a diverse selection This great program has been highly Recommended for Boys & Girls in Grades 3 through 6, who have taken of well known artists, and experiment valued by the many participants with different styles of drawing and over the years. Run by a local the Thursday Drama Class at least once. painting. retired teacher and resident in our THURSDAY AFTERNOONS community, Joyce has provided Dates: January 13th – March 24th boys and girls with opportunities to YOUNG REMBRANDTS Does your child struggle to draw (10 weeks – no class Feb 17th) develop acting and public speaking Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm skills in a co-operative, supportive, objects? Would they like to learn a systematic technique for drawing and Fee: $120 member / $150 non-mem. non-competitive, fun-filled setting. Anastasia is a graduate of the making visual representations? continued on next page SCENIC REVIEW JANUARY 2011 9 Community News and Programs mind. This includes easy or basic WINTER 2011 PROGRAMS poses that are a foundation to a meaningful yoga practice. Whether this is your first time in a yoga class ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm or you are returning from a period of Designed for students 7-10 years old Fee: $170 member / $200 non-mem. absence, this can be a very rewarding who love to draw. Students will be experience. Instructor: Jim Dickinson introduced to life drawing, still life, FOR ADULTS & KIDS! landscapes, abstraction, pen and ink, THURSDAY MORNINGS collage, relief and age appropriate FITNESS WITH KIDS Dates: January13th – May 19th (18 studies of human anatomy. Each class Bring your baby, toddler and/or Classes- No class March 31st, will be centered on an artist or artistic pre-schooler to Mommy Bootcamp! due to holidays) principle, as a While you exercise let your children Time: 9:10 – 10:40 am context for their play or join in. Fee: $215 member/$245 non-mem. projects. Students * Less than $12 per 1½ hour class will have the MONDAY & WEDNESDAY opportunity to MORNINGS INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED YOGA learn more about FRIDAY MORNINGS This is an active yoga class where the history of art and its purpose now Time 9:15 to 10am students explore the more advanced and throughout our history. Mediums poses to their own level. Ashtanga, will include: Chalk, charcoal, ink, TUESDAY and THURSDAY Vinyasa and Anusara Yoga have watercolors/gauche, graphite (pencil), AFTERNOONS influenced this vigorous flow series. oil pastels, pencil crayons and felt Time: 1:00 to 2:00pm Previous experience is a prerequisite. pens. Join us for a fun, hands-on class For more information or to register Instructor: Jim Dickinson with lots of opportunities for students visit www.fitnesswithkids.com to share their ideas and their work with MONDAY AFTERNOONS one another every week. MOM & BABY CHALLENGE Dates: January11th – May 16th (16 Bring your baby to your workout! This Classes- No class Feb 21st, MONDAY AFTERNOONS baby-friendly environment allows March 28th, April 25thdue to Dates: January 10th – March 21st Mom to workout with baby close holidays) (10 weeks - no class Feb. 21st) by. This class offers lots of variety, Time: 1:15 – 2:45 pm Time: 3:45 – 5:15 pm providing a total body workout. The Fee: $190 member/$220 non-mem. Fee: $170 member / $200 non-mem. focus is on muscle conditioning, abs * Less than $12 per 1½ hour class and core. A great way to meet other THE ART OF DRAWING FOR Moms in the area! (Recommended for HOUR POWER YOGA YOUNG WOMEN infants up to 12 months.) Instructor: This one hour yoga class is for (11-14 year olds) Laurie McCaughan. beginners through to those with years This class will explore the role of yoga experience. All poses and of women and girls in art history THURSDAY MORNINGS flows can be modified to suit the and in our present culture. Age Dates: January 13th – May 19th (17 individual, their level of flexibility and appropriate projects will be built Classes - No class Feb. 17th, yoga experience. Inspired by Hatha around themes that ignite discussion March 31st, due to holidays) Yoga and set to music, each week the around women and girls in art and Time: 11:00 – 11:45 am instructor will lead the class through a media, with emphasis on the students’ Fee: $135 member/$165 non-mem. different variety of flow series, leaving own personal context. Mediums * Less than $8 per class you relaxed and energised to get on will include: Collage, pen and ink, with your day. watercolour, oil pastel, chalk, charcoal FOR ADULTS ONLY. . . Instructor: Jacki McLenaghan and pencil. ENTRY-LEVEL YOGA TUESDAY MORNINGS THURSDAY EVENINGS Introduction or review of Hatha Dates: January11th – May 17th (18 Dates: January 13th – March 24th yoga; the art of ancient movements Classes- No class March 29th, (10 weeks – no class Feb 17th) that lead to a healthier body and continued on next page SCENIC REVIEW JANUARY 2011 11 Community News and Programs WINTER 2011 PROGRAMS Community due to holidays) Time: 9:10 – 10:10 am Resistance Training and Critical Alignment training, Toni’s classes Playgroup Fee: $150 member/$180 non-mem. are guaranteed to inform, challenge, * Less than $8.45 per 1 hour class revive and relax. Drop in to our Community Instructor: Toni Smorodin Playgroup - Mondays and Fridays, VARIETY STRETCH AND TONE 10am to 11:30am. Over the next few Strengthen, tone and elongate SUNDAY EVENINGS months we will be experimenting with your muscles in this invigorating Dates: January 9th – May 15th (16 some new ideas for the playgroup. For more information contact the combination of muscle conditioning, Classes - No class Feb 20th, SACA office at firstname.lastname@example.org or pilates, yoga and dance exercises. The March 27th, April 24th due to 403-547-9589. instructors will alternate from week to holidays) week providing a variety of exercises Time: 7:15 – 8:45 pm *Note: Coffee and tea for the adults will to stretch and tone your entire body. Fee: $190 member/$220 non-mem. be provided, but drinks and snacks for the Instructors: Erika Ringseis and Laurie * Less than $12 per 1½ hour class kids will no longer be provided so please bring something for your own children. McCaughan. TUESDAY MORNINGS MONDAY EVENINGS Dates: January 11th – May 17th (18 Dates: January 10th – May 16th (16 Classes - No class March 29th Gently Used Items to Sell? Want to Classes - No class Feb 21st, due to holidays) advertise your Home Business? Place March 28th, April 25th due to Time: 10:30am – Noon a classified! $10 for 30 words. No holidays) Fee: $215 member / $245 non-mem. consecutive ads. Time: 9:00 –10:00 pm * Less than $12 per 1½ hour class Contact the SACA office at 403-547-9589 or Fee: $135 member/$155 non-mem. e-mail the editor at email@example.com * Less than $8.45 per 1 hour class *Exact wording, text size and layout will be at the PILATES AND PROPS Join the NYV! discretion of the Editor Doggone Vacations! Mature caring adult This one hour class blends traditional Hey Everyone! will take care of your pet dog in home and contemporary Pilates exercises A new youth group is looking for environment while you’re away. 11 years on the mat. The instructor will use outgoing members ready to volunteer experience. Call 403-286-8807 for info/ and have fun! Northwest Youth reservation. “props” such as the small ball, bands and resistance balls. This programs Volunteers is a group of young people Laser Let You Down? For Permanent works on strengthening your core, ages 12-20 who are looking to make a Hair Removal, call Silver Springs difference in their northwest community. Electrolysis @ 403-286-0330. Face improving balance, flexibility and Specialist, 20 years experience. CPE/ posture. All levels welcome! As a group, we are a highly motivated FCEA AES. Licensed Clinic at 8439 Instructor: Laurie McCaughan and energetic bunch ready to increase Silver Springs RD (off Nosehill.) the volunteerisms of youth in the Scenic Acres Day Home - Minutes to WEDNESDAY MORNINGS community. Some of the events that Monsignor Doyle. Before and after care. Dates: January12th – May 18th (18 the NYV have been involved with Healthy snacks, hot lunches. Happy Classes - No class March are: Community Clean Up, Stampede atmosphere, fun outings, arts/crafts. Non- 30th, due to holidays) Breakfast, SHRED IT, Go Girl and smoking, 17 years experience. Colette Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am Movie in the Park. 403-239-8603. Fee: $150 member/$180 non-mem. Ladies with Brooms! We will make a * Less than $8.45 per 1 hour class If you or someone you know is clean sweep of your house. Please call interested in becoming a member of this Marie 403-547-5108 or Barb 403-203-0041. MIND & BODY FUSION up and coming group please contact In-Home Guitar Lessons - Qualified Strengthen your core and balance your Alina Wolski at 403-880-4777, alina. professional instruction for all ages. All body and mind with Toni’s unique firstname.lastname@example.org or come and join styles, electric or acoustic. Daytime and blend of Pilates, Yoga and Tai Chi. us on FaceBook: Northwest Youth evening time slots available. For more With certifications in Pilates, Yoga, Volunteers. information please phone 403-239-2127. SCENIC REVIEW JANUARY 2011 13 Community News and Programs both the Scenic Acres School and Upcoming Events Arbour Lake School. If your children attend one or both of these schools Residential To Mark On Your Calendar! and you would be willing to facilitate communication between the school Parking Permits January and SACA please consider becoming • Bubble Gum Boogie a liaison. IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR Friday, January 14th 6:30pm to 9pm RESIDENTIAL PARKING • Lego Competition If either of the Rep or Liaison PERMITS Saturday, January 15th positions interests you please contact This is a reminder that Residential Viewing Noon to 2pm tact SACA Secretary Michelle Parking Zone SCA permits expire Parkkari at 403-239-9094. January 31, 2011. You may obtain February your year 2011/2012 permits • Family Day Skate Monday, February 21st 2pm to 4pm at the Community Lost & Found beginning December 1st from the Calgary Parking Authority. Your Centre permits may be renewed in one of the The Scenic Acres Community Centre following ways: March has quite a collection of “Lost and • Bubble Gum Boogie 1. The permit may be picked up at Found” items such as car keys, yoga our office at the address listed Friday, March 11th mats, single mittens, shoes and water 6:30pm to 9pm below. The bylaw requires that bottles. you present a valid ALBERTA • AGM Monday, March 21st vehicle registration for each vehicle 7:00pm We will be donating all items left in requiring a permit, showing the the lost and found as of January 10th, correct address within the restricted so if you are missing something please zone. Needed come in and have a look! PLEASE DON’T FORGET YOUR VEHICLE REGISTRATION! Reps and Liaisons are needed to keep the SACA Board Informed SACA Book Club 2. If you wish, you may mail or fax a photocopy of your entire valid The SACA Board is the healthiest it Tuesday January 11th vehicle registration(s) along with has been in years, and we have lots (2nd Tuesday of the month) a copy of some other proof of of ideas and energy for improving the at 1pm in the Palmer Boardroom address, such as a cable or utility community of Scenic Acres, BUT, bill (Drivers’ license does not fax what we really need to truly be able to SACA or Triple A Membership well). We will mail your permit to serve the interests of our members are required. For the January meeting you. See address and fax number some reps and liaisons to keep us in please bring one of your favourite below. Be sure to allow enough touch. SACA is looking for a Youth books which you have read. For time for mailing. Rep and a Seniors Rep. Meeting the information please contact Katharine needs of community Youth and our at 403-282-6513 or the SACA office. CALGARY PARKING AUTHORITY Adults 55+ is a big focus for SACA 620 - 9 Avenue SW but it is hard to know what programs Calgary, AB T2P 1L5 and events we should offer with out feedback from people within those Thank You! Phone: 403-537-7000 Fax: 403-537-7001 demographics. Reps who can report Business hours - 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. to the board are vital to keep us Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Monday - Friday informed. Jeff Stewart, Murray Traptow, Dave Rogess, Damian Flegel, Tony Nagle, It is your responsibility to renew your We also like to work with our local Sean McCully and the 12 year old sons permits in a timely manner in order schools and support their initiatives. who also helped out, for helping to to avoid receiving a parking violation We are currently seeking liaisons for build the two community ice rinks. tag. SCENIC REVIEW JANUARY 2011 13 Community News and Programs SACA Community Christmas Party Happy New Year! The beginning of 2011 is upon us, and this is usually the time of year that resolutions are declared (some perhaps already broken!) But it is also a good time to reflect on the past year and remember some good times shared, like the SACA Community Christmas Party! What a great night to put us all the Christmas Spirit. The St. John’s School Children’s Choir caroled while over 150 children made crafts, decorated cookies, and filled up on hot chocolate and treats. The adults were close by, enjoying a Cappuccino or Latte. Mother Nature was kind to us that night and only allowed Jack Frost to nip a bit while the sleigh ride took friends and families around the neighborhood, the old fashioned way! But the highlight of the evening was when Santa came! There were rumors that he would show, and no one knew for sure, but when he heard us all and the loud and clear singing ‘here comes Santa Claus…’ he burst through the door in his jolly fashion and made the Christmas Party complete. Santa sat and listened to each and every child, right into the wee hours of the night. Morgan (he always helps!), Maya • Crowfoot Marble Slab Creamery Alkaheib, Ron and Mary Crowther, • Crowfoot Martinizing cleaners Of course, like always there were and the St. John’s School Choir led by • Crowfoot Safeway many hands helping to make the night Mrs. Knight. • Crowfoot Shanks a success. • Crowfoot Twin Arenas Cookies, coffee, hot chocolate, crafts, • Michelle Thomson I would like to thank the North West food, sleigh rides, and 58 door prizes! • Tuscany Sobey’s Youth Volunteers (These young adults It wouldn’t be possible without help show up ready to work, and they work from our sponsors. Good luck with quitting smoking, hard!) Thank you Shruthi, Jessica, loosing those last 5 pounds, spending Cindy, Derek, Alex, Madison, Carmel Thank you: more time with Grandma, finally and Coleton, and Alina for liasing. • Alderman Dale Hodge’s office cleaning out the garage and the most Thank you to the Pavan family, Trudy, • City of Calgary Community & important one- volunteering! (E-mail Bob, Nikki, and Jamie from the start to Neighbourhood Services North me if you need help with this one.) the end of the night. Thanks to Maya, Area Amy Barton Nina, and Gabriel Barton; Benjamin • Crowfoot Co-op Community Events Coordinator, SACA SCENIC REVIEW JANUARY 2011 17 Community News and Programs Lego Building Competition Silver Springs and Scenic Acres ENTRY FORMS & FEES DUE BY Community Associations FRIDAY JAN. 7TH present our 5th annual Lego Please note: Due to set up requirements, Building Competition. we cannot accept entries after this date. Saturday, January 15th $5/entry (to help offset costs of prizes.) Please advise if you are entering an The following age groups and oversize entry (anything over 15”X15”) RULES: categories have been set up to Maximum of 3 entries per person • Make sure you enter into the encourage children and adults of correct age group! all ages to CREATE, BUILD, & SET UP: • No kits please! All entries must INVENT! Fri, Jan 14th 6:00–9:00 pm be original creations. No Bionicles • 2- 4 years (DUPLO may be used (entry forms must have been please. instead of Lego) submitted by Friday Jan 7th) • Please use Lego products (not • 5 - 8 years JUDGING: megablocks). • 9 - 11 years Sat. Jan. 15 10:00 – noon • Maximum of 3 entries per person • 12 - 14 years PUBLIC VIEWING: at a fee of $5.00 per entry (to cover • 15 - 18 years 12:00 – 2:00 pm cost of ribbons and prizes) • 19+ AWARDS: Prize winner names will • Entry forms are available in the be posted for public viewing. Prizes office, in the newsletter, and on our Categories for Entries: and entries may be picked up between website (www.calgaryarea.com) – • BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES 2pm – 3pm feel free to photocopy or pick up as • ANIMALS & FIGURES many as you need. • VEHICLES & This event is jointly sponsored by • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize ribbons will TRANSPORTATION the Scenic Acres and Silver Springs be awarded for each category. • CREATIVE INVENTIONS Community Associations. • Judging will take place by our local Volunteers and begin promptly at 10:00 am – late entries will not be LEGO BUILDING ENTRY FORM 2011 judged! (one form per entry) Max. 3 entries/person ENTRY FORMS AND FEES DUE BY FRIDAY JAN. 7TH Age: (Please Circle) Please bring your Lego creation to the 2-4 5-8 9-11 12-14 15-18 19+ Silver Springs Community Center for Category: display on Fri, Jan. 14 between 6:00 Buildings/Structures Animals/Figures and 9:00 pm (only bring those items Creative Invention Vehicles/Transportation that were entered by Fri. Jan 7th.) NAME: _______________________________________________________ All creations must be taken home Saturday afternoon (we’d love to keep Email address: __________________________________________________ them on display for longer, but don’t PHONE: ______________________________________________________ have room!) Community of Residence: ________________________________________ Silver Springs Community Centre 403-288-2616 Amount Paid: __________________________________________________ Scenic Acres Community Centre *Please advise if your entry is oversize. (over 15”x15” grey baseplate) 403-547-9589 SCENIC REVIEW JANUARY 2011 19 Community News Calling all teen and adult Babysitters! Transportation Update Would you like to share information about your availability and training in babysitting for interested families It’s been a few months since my last As many of you may know the in our community? We provide a Review article, but with the New Province is gearing up to build list of local teens/adults who are Year beginning it seemed timely to the interchange with Stoney Trail offering babysitting services during capture some of the concerns raised and Nose Hill Drive. A number of the evenings / weekends. If you are residents have expressed concerns to interested, we will be publishing only by community members over recent the Board over the minimal amount first names, ages and phone numbers. months, and what we at SACA are doing to facilitate change. of community consultation between BABYSITTERS LIST the province and affected residents. Name Age Phone # The fencing at the Crowfoot Station The SACA board has written a letter Jasmine 15 403-241-3760 parking lot has been monitored to Minister Ouellette encouraging the Lily Adult 403-608-0809 diligently by the City’s transportation Province to conduct more community Kathleen Adult 403-241-7567 department, who have promptly consultation to better inform residents Betsie Adult 403-453-3809 repaired any vandalism, to deter any and provide the opportunity for - Available evenings, weekdays, and weekends future vandalism or graffiti. I think it’s members of our community to voice Janeen 15 403-547-2041 fair to report their efforts have resulted their concerns. Rachel 13 403-547-0915 in the overall state of the fence and Rebeca 13 403-282-2552 grounds looking great. Some residents A big thank you to everyone who has Ashley 15 403-282-8366 have suggested permanent video been maintaining their side walks and - AED & First Aid Certified, available anytime surveillance be installed, but the ensuring they are clear of snow and Carmel 14 403-241-3374 transportation folks noted that rotating ice. You probably don’t hear too many Janelle 15 403-239-8192 video surveillance proves to be more people thank you, so, I’m saying thank Raegen 13 403-771-8014 of a deterrent than permanent cameras, you on everyone’s behalf for making McKenna 13 403-285-4049 which people become used to. As the it easier to enjoy a walks around the - Will babysit children age 2 and up cost to repair the fence on what ahs community and our commutes over to Brittany 14 403-239-7393 become a weekly basis, is very costly, the train station. Kassidy 13 403-239-6884 you will read in Alderman Hodges Trya Adult 403-466-7861 article, how he has been working with I’m excited about the skating rinks Josh 13 403-239-4962 the city to recycle the existing vinyl opening up at the Community Centre Hailey Adult 403-479-9393 fence and have it replaced with a and look forward to capturing some Mitchell 12 403-239-0359 hardier yet still aesthetically pleasing good days of fun on the ice. The hills Farhana Adult 403-208-3892 fence. The City plans to hold an open are already marked with toboggan Megan 13 403-241-1016 house regarding new fencing in early tracks indicating some of our kids (and Alexandra Adult 403-607-7434 February. possibly adults) have been having fun Daisy 16 403-617-9334 with the snow; let’s hope it doesn’t get Helena 15 403-241-8623 - Also willing to do dog walking Some residents have raised concerns too cold! Daniel 12 403-239-8192 over speeders in our community. A number of specific locations have been Wishing you a Happy New Year, identified which we have reported to All published names are required to have a both the City and the Calgary Police Troy Marsh Red Cross / St. John’s Ambulance babysitter Service. Once the snow clears in the Director Community Development & training certificate. Note: The Scenic Acres Community Association will not be spring some temporary electronic Public Transportation, SACA sanctioning / checking any credentials of speed boards posting the speed of those using this service. It is the responsibility passing vehicles will be placed in the all those involved to check and meet potential community as a motivator to drivers to clients before enlisting/being enlisted for their adhere to the posted limit. services. Please send in your information by calling our office at 403-547-9589. SCENIC REVIEW JANUARY 2011 21 Triple A: Community Programs for Adults 55+ Happy New Year Everyone! a month at 6:30pm • Gardening, Home Repairs for Our winter programs feature some • Cards and Games: (Drop-In) Once Dummies, Beginner French, true and tried and are listed below. For or twice/month from 7 - 9pm Beginner Spanish and Tai Chi will those who are not familiar with Triple A all begin in February. programs, a quick summary follows. By Dalhousie Community Association purchasing a membership at any of the (403-286-2555 or email dcaprograms@ Triple A Presents: Laugh and Learn six member CAs – DCA, ECA, MCA, gmail.com) • Zumba Gold: Tuesdays from 9:15am – A Monthly Presentation Series SACA, SSCA, VCA, you are able to - 10:15am January Presentation: enjoy Triple A programs at all of these • Laugh & Learn: TBD Who: Calgary Seniors Resource member associations without buying an • Cribbage: (Drop-In) Wednesday Society - What can they offer additional membership. from 1pm - 3pm you? For example you can buy a DCA • ESL: Saturdays 1 - 2pm, Jan. 8th When: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 membership and enjoy Triple A programming options at VCA, SACA, - June 18th. $120 for 20 classes, Where: Silver Springs Community etc for no additional membership fee. excluding textbooks. St. Dominic’s Centre You also have the benefit of paying a Elementary School NW. 5720 Silver Ridge Drive NW member rate for these programs. You 403-288-2616 can invite a friend from outside these Edgemont Community Association Time: 1 - 2pm communities and they are also welcome (403-239-1211) Each month a different presentation to join by purchasing a membership • Line Dancing: Please call. will be hosted by one of the Triple from any of these 6 communities. A member community Associations: Montgomery Community Association Dalhousie (DCA), Edgemont (ECA), If you have an ideas for a Triple A (403-247-3116) Montgomery (MCA), Scenic Acres program please contact Ruth at the • Laugh & Learn: TBD (SACA), Silver Springs (SSCA) or SACA Office at 403-547-9589 or e-mail Varsity (VCA). her at email@example.com Silver Springs Community Association (403-288-2616) Always wanted to learn the art of For winter programming, January to • Learn to Play Mah Jong: Curling? Now is your chance! In March, we have the following programs Wednesday from 1:00 - 3:00pm. February join us at the North Hill lined up: Begins January 12. Curling Club Tues. Feb. 8th between • Senior Aerobics: Tuesday and 1:15pm-3.15pm for a beginner lesson Scenic Acres Community Association Thursday from 9:15 - 10:15am. and playtime! (403-547-9589 or email scenacre@telus. Begins January 11. Drop-in fee $4. Address: 1201 2 Street NW. net) • Zumba Gold: Mondays from 1:15 - Instructor: Susan • Valentines Social! Join us at SACA 2:15pm. Begins January 10. Drop-in Cost: $5 for a fun filled afternoon, Saturday, fee $4. February 12th 2011 from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Door prizes, games, old time Varsity Community Association (403- music, party favours, coffee, tea and 288-9001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) treats. RSVP by February 5th 2011 • Scrabble: Thursdays from 1:00pm - to Odette at 403-241-4855 or Jeri at 3:00pm. Drop-In fee $2. (Scenic Acres Friendly, Fun- email@example.com. • Euchre: Tuesdays at 1:15pm. Loving, Enthusiastic Senior 55+) • Yoga: (registered classes) Monday, Drop-in fee: $2 members, $3 non- Wednesdays at 1:00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays members. In the Palmer Boardroom • Pilates: (registered classes) Mondays, • Seniors Fitness Class: Mon. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Sundays Wed. from 9:15am to 10:15am. $130 First meeting for 2011 - Jan 5th • Book Club: (Drop-In) 2nd Tues each for 10 months. Bridge/Games/Coffee/ month 1 - 3:30pm • Seniors Canasta and Bridge: Conversation • SAFFLES: Coffee & Games 55+ Mondays from 12:30 - 3pm. January New members are warmly (Drop-In) Wed 1 - 3:30pm 10 start. $18 year. welcomed • Ladies’ Social/Coffee/Craft Club: • Ladies Bridge Club: Wed. from Call Ron Crowther (Drop-In) Mon. 9 - 12 noon 12:30pm - 3pm. $40 per year coffee at 403-241-2479 • Movie Time: (Drop-In) One Tuesday included. for more information SCENIC REVIEW JANUARY 2011 25 Our Schools Scenic Acres W.O.Mitchell Varsity Acres Happy New Year! Scenic Acres Although we think of December Greetings from the staff and school Staff and Students wish you all the as being a busy month with all the council of Varsity Acres School. best in 2011. preparations for the holidays it was (‘Stretching for Success’ – ‘Toujours also a month of celebration and plus haut’). Wow have we had a busy January 10th, 2010 marks the reflection. The concerts put on by the December month! beginning of Kindergarten registration Division I students, the Division II for the 2011-2012 School Year. If Choir and the Handbell groups were We received an excellent collection your child is four on or before March 1st, 2011 they are eligible for wonderful. Students, parents and staff of end of November for our Jacket Kindergarten. We are a small school embraced the “season of giving” with Racket. December was filled with with a student population of 150 a very successful food drive for the lots of great activities; skiing for students. We believe that: Calgary Interfaith Food Bank. GR 4-6. GR 1-3 performing in a • Children are the heart of the Christmas musical along with some As we move forward into January Grade 6 playing strings. GR 3 making learning community. one of the projects students, parents hundreds of sandwiches for Mustard • Learning should be joyous, active and staff will continue to focus on Seed and visiting the Mustard Seed and meaningful. is the Naturalization Project for our location. GR 2 visiting Glenbow • Learning is life-long. • Everyone can learn. schoolyard. Grant writing has begun Museum. • Individuals are unique and learn at to try and secure funds to help us different rates and in a variety of with the costs associated with this Our school is accepting kindergarten ways. wonderful outdoor space. We are registrations for 2011/2012 - open • Learning is a shared experience and still looking for community members house January 6th, 2011 @ 7pm. responsibility among students, staff, who would be interested in being Kindergarten will be going to Petland parents and community. part of the naturalization committee in January. • The provision of diverse learning and help us with the planning, opportunities that enhance, preparation and implementation We have a great group of parent reinforce and extend individual of this project. If interested please volunteers that help run our School knowledge is critical. contact Terri Franks at 403 777-6100. Council and always looking for more • Self-confidence enables students to parents to attend our meetings and develop leadership competencies Upcoming Events: find out how our school is consistently and risk-taking abilities. • Monday January 3rd – School looking for ways to help enrich our • Communication between home and resumes children’s learning. We also have school is essential. • Monday January 10th - a fundraising group, and presently • Children assume ownership of their Kindergarten registration begins. looking for a Director and Vice learning when given voice, choice Children must be 4 years of age on Director and Secretary – so if you are and support. or before March 1, 2010. Please interested in giving up about 2 hours • Students need to learn to balance bring the child’s birth certificate and their individual rights with their a month to help raise money for our proof of address. responsibilities as citizens in their many school activities and other areas, • Friday January 14th - Professional school, community, city, and world. please contact someone in our school Day - No classes for students council. Please call the school at 403-777-6193 • Monday January 24th School if you require more information. Council Meeting 7:00 pm – all Please contact our School Council Registration begins at 8am on January parents are welcome. Chair for information on our council. 10th and onward. To register your • Monday January 31st – We encourage all parents to come child for Kindergarten please stop by Professional Day - No classes for to our council meetings. Our next the office and complete the necessary students meeting is Tuesday January 18th, 2011 registration forms. (7-8.30pm). Please let everyone know. The Staff and Students at W. O. Warren Johnson Mitchell School wish everyone a safe Principal and happy holiday season. continued on next page SCENIC REVIEW JANUARY 2011 27 hosted by Mr. Zook’s grade six class non-Catholics will be accepted (403- Our Schools and Mrs. Houston’s am Kindergarten class. It was an absolutely wonderful 500-2063). Please visit our school web site at: www.cssd.ab.ca/schools/ Varsity Acres School continued way to prepare everyone for the stsylvester to learn more about our Christmas season. Thank you to all school. École St. Sylvester School We look forward to seeing you at students, staff and family members is a place where caring, respect, Varsity Acres School. Our school for your attendance at these Advent responsibility, trust, and family are website is: http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/ events! taught and lived! b238/ and please also read our school and council monthly newsletter on January will prove to be a very Wishing everyone a most Blessed http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b238/news. busy month as well as we return our Holiday season filled with love and htm . focus to academics after a wonderful laughter, and all the best to everyone Christmas season. Have a blessed in 2011! month! Monsignor Monsignor E. L. Doyle Staff E. L. Doyle Arbour Lake December was a very busy month St. Sylvester Happy New Year from the staff and students of Arbour Lake School! at Monsignor Doyle School. Advent We hope everyone had a wonderful Greetings from the staff and students is traditionally a time where we as holiday season. of École St. Sylvester School. Catholics prepare our hearts for the December came and went, bringing In December we celebrated the season coming of Jesus and at Monsignor with it the all the festivities of the with a winter concert featuring our Doyle School our focus on serving season. It was a short month marked bands, choirs, and dancers. Students others was very evident. by Advent celebrations and caroling. saw a similar performance on the The children did many Christmas last day of school and were treated During Advent the school community related projects that delighted them to cookies and hot chocolate by our was involved in two service activities. and only raised the excitement. wonderful parent volunteers. During the week of December 6 – 10 As students focus on the virtues the students were invited to bring of tolerance and patience, we are In the coming month we look forward in non-perishable food donations seeing amazing collaboration and to Junior Achievement working with for the St. Vincent de Paul Society inclusiveness! Keep up the great work, our grade seven students. Students of St. Peter’s Parish. On December boys and girls! We are so proud of will learn how to properly manage 13 the students of Monsignor Doyle you! their money through the “Dollars School were invited to bring in a with Sense” program. Our basketball loonie donation for Mission Mexico, As well, a tally of the Holy Childhood teams will begin their seasons and a charitable organization that assists Association Halloween collection our jazz band will be travelling to children in an impoverished area of was done and all the kids’ and their William Aberhart for a jazz workshop. Mexico. Thank you to all students families should be extremely proud of Our division three students will see and families who assisted those less the $1316.87 raised! Over 100 jackets, a multimedia presentation entitled fortunate during the Advent season. snow pants, hoodies and mitts were “Shattered.” This is presented by also collected for the Jacket Racket MADD whose goal is “to reduce Also during the Advent season service project. The Grade 6 classes the number of deaths and injuries of students, staff and family members got into full swing with a Legacy young Canadians due to alcohol or were involved in two liturgical Project Poinsettia fundraiser which drug impaired driving.” celebrations to help prepare our hearts netted over $1700! for the coming of baby Jesus. The Later in the month two of our grade first Advent celebration which was École St. Sylvester School will accept five classes will spend a week at held on December 2nd was hosted by kindergarten registrations for both COP school. On Valentine’s Day we Mrs. Werbicki’s grade two class and English and French kindergarten for look forward to our second annual Mrs. Koop’s grade one class; it was 2011/2012. A Baptismal certificate “Wellness Day” where students will a wonderful way to begin the Advent is expected; however, if you are not participate in workshops on nutrition, season. The final Advent celebration Catholic, please call the school and active living, and positive social was on December 22nd and was talk to the office staff. If there is space, behaviours. SCENIC REVIEW JANUARY 2011 29 package of fluorescent lights (CFLs) Our Schools – paid for by the Calgary Footprint Program (www.calgary.ca/footprint) In Our City and Conoco Phillips Canada – and Energy measure the change in electricity consumption in kWh between January Crowfoot Library Conservation and March 2011 compared to the same period last year. • Stitch and Chat: Tue. Jan. 4 – Apr. 26, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Project Monsignor E.L. Doyle school students No registration required. invite you to join them in a New • Drop-In Career Coaching: Sat. Year’s resolution to make at least one Jan. 8 – Apr. 30, 10:15 a.m. – Did You Remember To Turn Off small change to reduce your electrical 12:15 p.m. No registration required. the Lights When You Left This consumption this year. Remember • Toastmasters International: Tue. Morning? it is the small everyday changes that Jan. 4 – Apr. 26, 12:00 p.m. – How many times have you asked your add up, like changing all your light 1:00 p.m. No registration required. son or daughter to “please turn off bulbs to CFLs or using a power bar • Law at Your Library; Wills and the lights”? This is a daily request for your computer and printer with an Estates: Jan. 3, 7:00 p.m. – in many homes in Scenic Acres, and automatic shut down. Or, more simply 8:30 p.m. it may have you wondering: do they yet, change some habits: did you • Teach Yourself Knitting Using the actually reinforce the idea of energy Internet: Jan. 10, 7:00 p.m. – remember to turn off the lights when conservation at school for everyday 8:30 p.m. you left the house this morning? life? Does the school building itself • Fractured Faces; The World of model practical energy efficiency for Picasso: Jan. 17, 7:00 p.m. – all of its young students to see? 8:30 p.m. • Homework Help: Mon. Jan. 31 – Awareness is always a good place to Mar. 21 (no program Feb. 21) start. As the largest school in Scenic 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Acres, Monsignor E.L. Doyle is embarking on a project of awareness and action through a program known Mondays 9:00am Bowness Library as Destination Conservation (www. In the Palmer Boardroom dcplanet.ca). The grade 4 students (entrance on the East side) • Freedom to Read Week: Feb. 2011 will lead the school in the first year • January 2011 Programs: of this multiyear project by looking We welcome any women who • Budget Talk would like to join our group. No • Aboriginal Ways of Knowing: at electricity use in their school and craft experience necessary as we Sharing our Environment in their homes. They will discover are also a social group. Please whether small, practical items like • EEK! A Mouse! feel free to join us at any time. power bars, motion sensors, and • Understanding Angels There is no obligation. compact fluorescent lights make a • Healing with Home Remedies noticeable difference in the school’s If you wish to try your hand at a • Pension Planning for Seniors craft such as knitting, crocheting, • Law at Your Library: Landlord monthly electric bill. cross stitch, quilting, etc. please and Tenant The school district will monitor school call as we have members willing • Did You Know: There are volunteer energy consumption, compare it with to help. opportunities this winter for teens the last school year, and provide a Community membership at the library. Come on in and fill rebate to the school of the savings required. out a volunteer application form made due to the students’ initiative, today! Become a mentor for Reading January 3rd, 10th, 24th and which will be reinvested into further 31st: 9 am to Noon Buddies or Computer Buddies. conservation efforts during the 2011 – 2012 school year. January 17th: 9 am to 3 pm Visit www.calgarypubliclibrary.com for more information on these At home, grade four students’ Call Jeri at 403-241-6773 programs. Registration is required for families will receive one power bar or for further information. all programs unless otherwise noted. SCENIC REVIEW JANUARY 2011 31 In Our City will be an important consideration up in the landfill, trees are mulched Alderman's Report when evaluating proposals. and returned to city green spaces to conserve water and prevent In an effort to reduce costs and weed growth. Should you have any In my previous article for the Scenic minimize waste, The City will make questions or concerns regarding the Review Newsletter, I provided every effort to re-use the existing Christmas Tree Recycling Program, information on the 2010 Civic Election piles and foundations if feasible, and please contact Lindsay Lofthouse at and Calgary’s No Cost Spay Neuter will salvage the vinyl fence for use 403-268-8468. Pet Program. In this article I will on another project. In the long-term, share information regarding the new costs to construct the new fence will Crowfoot Park and Ride Lot Screening fence. be partially offset by eliminating the recurrent cost of repairs to the vinyl Spring Sports I have secured approval to replace fence. Registration the 10-foot vinyl screening fence A public information session will be that surrounds the Crowfoot Station held when more details are available, Park and Ride with a concrete fence. sometime in February. The date, time Starting February 1st 2011 SACA The vinyl fence has been frequently and location will be advertised on signs Members will be able to register for a vandalized and requires ongoing in the community. number of Spring Sports. maintenance which was proving to be both costly and an eyesore. Fabrication of the new fence will begin See our web site www.scenicacresca. in 2011, once a suitable design has ca for details of each program. Full In November 2010, representatives been approved. The fence is expected details will also be printed in the from The City of Calgary and myself to be complete in summer 2011. In the February Scenic Review along met with members of the Scenic Acres interim, the vinyl fence will continue to with the Spring Sports registration Community Association to discuss the be maintained. information for adults. project. The Community Association indicated that they would support Dale Hodges SACA Outdoor Volleyball construction of the new fence. (Beach & Grass) In addition to replacing the 10-foot vinyl fence, the four-foot fence Christmas Tree Programs will be twice a week for 8 weeks May through June for Grades 3 adjacent to Scurfield Drive will be replaced with an ornamental fence Pickup and up. similar to that in the bus loop in the Norwest Soccer The City will pick up Christmas (www.norwestsoccer.org) north side Park and Ride. The four- trees from Calgary households that Programs will be twice a week, foot fence was not intended to provide screening, but rather was installed for currently receive City residential starting end of April through to June, aesthetic purposes to keep the fence garbage collection. Residents who for U4’s through to U18’s (kids born continuous. The pedestrian entrances receive City residential garbage in 2007 through to youth born in that were installed last summer will be collection can put their tree out where 1993). maintained. they normally leave their garbage by 7 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8. It will be West Valley Softball A Request for Proposals (RFP) has picked up within two weeks. The City Programs will run twice a week, from been issued and will close this month. will also have eight temporary drop- April through to June, for children and The contract will be awarded in 2011. off depots for trees open from Dec. 27, youth born between 2006 and 1992. The City is aware that aesthetics of the 2010 to Jan. 18, 2011, please call 311 fence will likely be the community’s for specific locations. For any inquiries regarding any of the biggest concern, and understands that it above programs please contact the is important for the fence to fit in with Last year, Calgarians recycled about SACA Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or the rest of the community. Aesthetics 33,000 trees. Rather than ending 403-547-9589. SCENIC REVIEW JANUARY 2011 37 Scenic Acres Community Association Membership Here is what membership gives you: 1. Special events - Stampede Breakfast, Movie in the Park, Bubble Gum Boogie, Community Christmas Party to name a few... 2. Scenic Review monthly newsletter and electronic distribution of time sensitive information. 3. Police And Community Telephone message distribution via e-mail. 4. Upkeep and improvements to the community centre and facilities. 5. Tree maintenance and Community clean ups. 6. Wide variety of programming with reduced rates for members. 7. Discount on community facility rentals. 8. Fence painting and other neighbourhood beautification projects. 9. Stay & Play and Park & Play programs over the summer. 10. Administration and field bookings for sports programs. 11. Clubs: Seniors, Craft, Quilting etc. Your community association needs your support even if you don’t make use of the programs they offer, because you benefit from the work of your community association. • Your membership fee supports affordable, local programs that help keep you community healthy and attractive to old and new residents alike. • Children learn social and leadership skills through community programs, which help them to become responsible, productive adults. • If your neighbourhood is faced with a planning issue, from transportation to zoning, your community association can help protect the interests of the community. • Finally, the cost of building and maintaining community facilities is considerable. Your membership fees are an important part of your community association. The annual membership fee has only increased by $5 since 1987. At $30 per year that’s $2.50 per month, not much more than a cup of coffee! That’s a deal! Support your community association today. Memberships can be purchased in person at the SACA office, by mail or online. Please go to www.scenicacresca.ca and select Registration for more information.