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Halloween Spaghetti Dinner & Movie Night – October 25, 6 pm

Doors open at 5:45 pm and dinner will be served at 6 pm followed by the movie at 7 pm.  Catering provided by Mountain Rose Catering. This event will be limited to the first 250 people and is free to SCA members.  Memberships will be available at the event. All minors must be accompanied by
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Renew your Community Membership Online!

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.

Click here to renew or purchase a membership now.!

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

Casino Volunteers Needed! November 15 & 16, 2019

If you are available to help, please sign up using the links below. November 15  – November 16 –

2 Gals in a Garden – Celebrate the Season with an Outdoor Arrangement – Thursday November 28, 7-9pm

Creating a seasonal arrangement from cedar, fir, pine, spruce and other materials is a great way to bring in the greens for the season. Bring your creativity and take home an arrangement to grace your front doorstep. All supplies and equipment provided. You supply the enthusiasm! In this workshop, we will cover: principles of design
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Holiday Southwest Seniors Dance – Friday, December 13, 6:30 – 10 pm

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 and dance to a blend of classical musical
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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 November 30 and may be dropped off at our office Monday-Friday, 10 am – 1 pm. Cash donations are welcome.

Are you the gentleman who helped me on February 14, 2018?

On Feb. 14 , 2018 I fell on an unshoveled sidewalk on Strathlea Manor SW at approximately 8:00 – 9:00 am.  A gentleman driving a black pick up truck came to my assistance and helped me off the ice.  He had dark hair, average build and is believed to live in the neighbourhood. There was a group
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Watch for the October issue of The Gazette!

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

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. 

Calling all Gardeners or those just wanting to help!

  Committed volunteers are needed for the care and maintenance of the Strathcona Community entranceway. We meet once a month for an hour or two (or as weather and the project requires). Please contact Marlene:        

City News

Elbow Valley Pop-Up Boutique looking for Vendors

The Elbow Valley Residents Club is hosting a pop-up boutique on November 16th and they are looking for a few more vendors. If you are interested in participating please contact The deadline to register is Thursday, October 10.

14th Annual Marda Loop Justice Film Festival – November 12 – 17, 2019

The festival will be held at 3 different Calgary locations!  Featuring a wide variety of films.  Admission to all films is FREE! For more information, visit:  

2019 Calgary Transit Service Review

The What We Heard report from phase one and two of public engagement is now posted on the engagement website: The report summarizes the engagement/public consultation process, as well as the major themes we found during the engagement.  Over the course of the full engagement period, ten open houses and five targeted sessions were
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This Halloween visit the Haunted Wastelands in Lake Chaparral

  Admission into the haunt is a non-perishable food item for the Veterans Food Bank.  PLEASE NOTE: HOURS CAN CHANGE AT ANYTIME DUE TO WEATHER. PLEASE CHECK SOCIAL MEDIA SITES FOR UPDATES. For more info, visit: Facebook: Instagram: @TheHauntedWastelands Snapchat: @hauntedwastelnd  

Bow Valley Music Club Presents: Tom Russell and Shaye Zadravec Trio – October 26

Tom Russell (TX) America singer songwriter, Tom Russell has recorded 35 highly acclaimed records, and published 5 books, including a book on his art and a book of his songs. Russell’s songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, kd Lang, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Ian Tyson, Iris Dement, Joe Ely, and a
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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 Fall 2019 Order form/schedule is below. FALL 2019Good Food Box Order 2pg   Conversation Café  supports the Dementia Friendly Communities
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Residential Parking Permit Review – Update

Submitted by David C. Hill During phase two, we had about 1200 participants provide input through the in-person and/or online engagement opportunities. We received a lot of insightful feedback that will help us make recommendations moving forward. You can read a summary of the What We Heard Report, or alternatively, you can read the full
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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 ($60), 9-2 pm, ages 11 years and up For more information contact: or call 587-617-6226. Register at:

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.

Calgary Traffic Counts System (CalTRACS)

Are you interested in pedestrian, bicyclist and vehicle counts at intersections and on streets within Calgary? Perhaps interested in data on the number of pedestrians using crosswalks or the types of vehicles and speeds of vehicles travelling on selected streets?   This information is available via The Calgary Traffic Count System (CalTRACS). Through CalTRACS you
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SWCRR Construction Advisory – Extended Hours for Loading and Hauling Gravel Resources

KGL Constructors is expanding the operating times for loading processed gravel from the south end of the North Gravel Site and hauling it along the SWCRR corridor. The typical hours for these operations are expected to run from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. through the remainder of 2019. Construction Advisory