Phone: 403-249-1138

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Christmas Craft Fair – Saturday, December 7, 10 am – 4 pm

  Co-hosted with Central Calgary Real Estate Group Over 55 vendors with Handmade gifts Kids Fun Zone Gift wrapping by Girl Guides Concession by Mountain Rose Catering Meet Santa’s & his Elves FREE ADMISSION

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Membership revenues help the SCA to function. All of the events that the SCA provides or oversees — many free of charge — are funded partially through membership revenue.

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Rent the Strathcona Community Centre for Your Event!

To find out more about renting our beautiful community centrefor your next event, please click here.

SCA News

Holiday Southwest Seniors Dance – Friday, December 13, 6:30 – 10 pm – SOLD OUT

TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. Amica Aspen Woods, a senior lifestyles residence, invites you to join us for the holiday celebration Southwest Seniors Social Dance. In partnership with the SCA Community Association, we are pleased to host an evening of dancing and live music performed by Jana and Danny. Celebrate the season
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Tennis Instructors needed at the SCA

The SCA is looking for experienced tennis instructors to teach summer lessons to children ages 5-12 years. Must be 18+ years to apply. If you are interested please send your resume including qualifications to    

Christmas Day Skate, 12 – 3 pm

Please join us for our Annual Christmas Day Skate (weather and ice conditions permitting). Enjoy the spirit of Christmas in the outdoors with friends and family – come join the fun! Hot chocolate and snacks will be served.  Hope to see you there!

Book your celebration with SCA

Are you planning a party? Family get-together? Cultural celebration? Wedding?  Birthday? We’ve got availability!  Anything from intimate parties of 20 to big celebrations of 250, come and check out our fabulous rental spaces. 

Amica Singers Christmas Celebration – Saturday, December 14, 2 pm & 7 pm

Amica Aspen Woods, a senior lifestyles residence, in partnership with the SCA Community Association, invites you to our Christmas Celebration. Enjoy one of two live performances by the Amica Singers, a 35-member choir made up of Amica residents, and the Amica Belles, our brand new in-residence bell choir, both performing a medley of holiday hits. Plus, enjoy giveaways and
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Watch for the November issue!

Look for The Gazette in your mailbox or follow the link to read the latest issue on line.

Rink Volunteers Needed

  Join our great group of rink volunteers and lend a hand maintaining the ice this winter.  Give as much or as little time as you can.  Many hands make light work!  If you can help please send us an email at or call us at 403-249-1138.      

Christmas Lights Drive – December 18 & 19, 6:30 pm

Want to enjoy the festive lights of the season but don’t have a ride? The SCA CA & Amica Aspen Woods are pleased to offer residents 60+ years a complimentary drive through Calgary’s festively lit Christmas communities.  Sit back and relax while taking in Calgary’s best lit neighbourhoods! We will depart from the SCA at
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Toy Donations Being Accepted for Women’s Shelters

This holiday season, the SCA is supporting Women’s Shelters by collecting new, unwrapped toys for children ages 1-17 years. We ask that toys be limited to a price of $15. Donations will be accepted until December 11 and may be dropped off at our office Monday-Friday, 10 am – 1 pm. Cash donations are welcome.

City News

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival Presents: Seed to Seed – January 14, 2020, 7 pm

justREEL Film Screening River Park Auditorium (3818 14a St SW) Visit our website for more details:

Waste & Recycling Services Update – December

Compost your real Christmas tree Option 1: Put your tree in your green cart Cut your tree into smaller pieces to fit inside your green cart (make sure the lid can close). Put extra branches into paper yard waste bags, roll closed and set one foot to the side of the Trees that are not
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Age Friendly 50+ Christmas Lights Tour – December 7, 5-9 pm – FREE

Presented by Glendale Community Association Includes the CP Holiday train in Airdrie Departing 4:45pm from Glendale Hall Parking Lot (4500 25th Ave SW) Limited Space, first come, first served.  Waiver required. For more information, contact: REGISTER HERE

Calgary Transit 2019 Transit Service Review – Finalized Routes and Information Sessions

We have finalized the routes associated with the 2019 Transit Service review, after extensive public engagement over the past several months.   Over the course of the full engagement period, ten open houses and five targeted sessions were held, while an online engagement portal was open for six weeks. The engagement process reached close to
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Bow Valley Music Club Presents: Alberta Night featuring Martin Kerr – January 18

“You have to make people laugh before you have a licence to make them cry,” Martin Kerr explains. Often compared to James Taylor, Kerr’s storytelling is guaranteed to cover the whole spectrum of emotions. His powerful voice and intricate songwriting has earned him praise from the likes of Bruce Cockburn and Sarah McLachlan, “What a voice! Pristine,
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General Meeting to discuss Proposed Development for 6320 17 Ave SW – December 10, 11 am

Perali Properties will be hosting a general meeting open to all residences of the Christie Park, Strathcona, and Aspen communities. Please join us at the SCA (277 Strathcona Dr SW) on December 10th at 11:00 am in the Founders Room. This meeting is to allow the public to express any concerns they may have with
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Babysitting & Home Alone Courses

  Visit for upcoming dates. Home Alone ($40) 9-12 pm, ages 9/10 years and up Babysitting ($65), 9-2 pm, ages 11 years and up For more information contact: or call 587-617-6226. Register at:

Know your Bin Schedule this Holiday Season

For the upcoming holidays, there is no pick up on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day for residential homes with carts. Make sure you know your schedule and sign up for free reminders by visiting If you normally put your blue, green or black carts out on Wednesday, put your cart(s) out two days
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Shaganappi Nordic Skiing

Shaganappi Point golf course is one of a few local golf courses which are open to the public for free Nordic skiing (and snowshoeing) in the winter.  Both Shaganappi and Confederation golf course Nordic ski trails are track set and groomed by volunteers from different organisations. Maple Ridge Golf Course Nordic skiing is maintained by the
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John Costello School Playground Project

The playground at John Costello Elementary School is due for replacement in the spring of 2021. Our current playground team is working hard to raise over $250,000 for a replacement. The new playground will be inclusive so that kids of all ability are welcome to play. We are confident that the new playground will benefit
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Tips to stay safe around Coyotes

Calgary is home to all kinds of urban wildlife – from deer to rabbits to coyotes. In most cases we only catch occasional glimpses. However, with coyote mating season upon us, there have been a number of sightings around the city, particularly in the northwest. Coyotes play a valuable role in our ecosystem, and we
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Good Food Box and Conversation Cafe at First Lutheran Church

Below is updated information regarding Community Outreach Programs offered at First Lutheran Church (FLC).   Good Food Box: First Lutheran Church is a DEPOT and an access point for this program. good food box notice Winter 2020 Order form/schedule is below. WINTER 2020 Good Food Box Order 2pg   Dementia Friendly Communities The link below
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Southwest Calgary Ring Road Update

The latest SWCRR newsletter is available on the project website at This document provides a summary of planned project developments into the fall of 2019.