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

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

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.      

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 *ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT*

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 December 11 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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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. 

City News

Crestmont Christmas Market – Nov 16 & 17, 10 am – 4 pm

Visit our Christmas Market at 12400 Crestmont Blvd SW!  

Babysitting & Home Alone Courses – SPACE STILL AVAILABLE FOR NOVEMBER 17 CLASS

  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:

Recycle Right: Safety Edition

Many things just don’t belong in the blue bin. Not only are they not blue bin recyclable, but they can cause serious safety risks for your collector, staff and equipment at the recycling facility. There have been several major fires at the recycling sorting facility this year because of people putting dangerous items in their
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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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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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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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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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Bow Valley Music Club Presents: Russell deCarle and T. Buckley – November 16

The Russell deCarle Trio plays an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, country & western, Latin music, R&B and western swing, which may surprise those who remember deCarle as the lead vocalist and bassist of the iconic Canadian country roots band Prairie Oyster. The truth is, though, that Prairie Oyster was always more than a “country” band, and
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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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