Phone: 403-249-1138
Email: info@scacalgary.ca

Feature Spot

Meet BRET HART and ROUGHNECKS players! Participate in our Art Show and LEGO Competition!

            The SCA is excited to be co-hosting a Canada 150 Celebration on the Hill with the communities of Coach Hill, Patterson, Springbank Hill, Signal Hill and West Springs/Cougar Ridge on Saturday, September 2, 2017, 9am-4pm.  We have lots planned for the day including: Citizenship Ceremony Flag Raising Ceremony Open
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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

Registration for SCA Programs Begins August 21

Register here for the following programs: http://scacalgary.ca/programs/register/ Intermediate Bridge Lessons Adult Chair Yoga Line Dancing Tai Chi We are also offering $5 Drop-In classes for: Painting on the Hill – Mondays at 9:30, Sept 11-Dec 11 (no class Oct 9 or 16) Line Dance – Fridays at 1pm, Sept 8-Dec 15 (no class Nov 10)  

Leadership Certification Program for Grades 7-12 – NEW AT SCA CA

LEAD – Leadership, Empowerment, Achieving a Difference. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15 to 5:45 pm, Sept 26 to December 21. The City of Calgary values youth and the contribution they make to their city. To help develop skills for these future leaders, we are excited to offer a unique leadership opportunity to your students/youth called
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Join the Strathcona Park ‘Gate’ Revitilization and Management Team

    From left to right: Kevin Thorvaldson, Guillaume Remond, Todd Long, Marlene Fritzler, Colleen Flegal, Janet Tease, Thomas Williams (Absent: Roger Tang Kai, John Kelly, Shumaila Khan, Lorna Earl, Sean Yost, Joyce VanZeuren)   We are simply neighbours who share an interest in volunteering to benefit the community in ways that have lasting visual impact. 
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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 initmate parties of 20 to big celebrations of 250, come and check out our fabulous rental spaces.   

Babysitting & Home Alone Course – August 20, Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 26, Dec 17

Home Alone ($40) 9-12 pm, ages 10 years and up Babysitting ($60), 9-2 pm, ages 11 years and up For more information contact: babysitting@shaw.ca or call 403-257-2422. Register at: www.babysittingcalgary.com    

Fred Hertha, In Memoriam, 1927-2017

  An exceptional and dedicated member of the SCA Community Association has passed away.  Fred Hertha was on our volunteer board for 15 years, from 1994 until 2009.  After his first year as a general director-at-large, he jumped right in the next year and served as Vice-President 1995-1996, then President for the next four years 1996-2000,
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Thank you to the Community Cleanup Event Organizer, Community Association President and residents of Strathcona Park

  On behalf of the City of Calgary, the Community Cleanup Program led by Calgary Community Standards (formerly Animal & Bylaw Services) would like to thank the Community Association event organizer, your volunteers and the residents for a job well done at the Community Cleanup this year. Strathcona park clean up

Ascot Drive Parking Update

For some time there has been concern, among residents, for safety along Ascot Drive After consultation with a City of Calgary Engineer, it has been agreed that parking along the ravine side of Ascot Drive should be eliminated.   This will result in more visibility for drivers and pedestrians and hopefully reduce the risk of
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Yoga for Arthritis Workshop – September 30, 1-3pm

Yoga for Arthritis   Do you have arthritis and want to diminish pain, improve mobility and delay invasive treatments? Yoga offers a gentle way for people with arthritis to improve fitness and flexibility.  In this 2-hour workshop, Registered Yoga Teacher Sherry Norman will introduce you to the practice of yoga and help you to discover
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SCA Casino Volunteers Needed!

Our next Casino is October 30 & 31, 2017. If you can help, please contact Roy at casino@scacalgary.ca      

City News

Check out the CTV Community Calendar

  http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1185355    


FREE Breakout Youth Cooking Program offered by the City of Calgary

Dates: Aug. 21 – 24 Time: 1 – 4:00 p.m. Age: 12 – 17 For more information, visit: http://www.calgary.ca/communitysummerprograms See poster here: Strathcona Breakout Youth  


Click on the following link for some good reminders and tips re: break-in prevention

  http://newsroom.calgary.ca/garage-and-home-security-reminder  


The Latest News from Dementia Friendly Communities Calgary Westhills Project

Overview: The Dementia Friendly Communities project was officially launched in the S.W Calgary Westhills communities of Signal Hill, Strathcona, Christie Park and Aspen in February 2017; and in the town of Okotoks in June 2017.  The two-and-a-half year project is being led by The Brenda Strafford Foundation, with funding support from the Government of Alberta,
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Waste & Recycling Services update: Leaf & Pumpkin program update, garbage day reminders and more

Never miss a collection day – Get a reminder every week We know life is busy, so when it’s time to put your carts out for collection we’ll remind you. Enjoy the convenience of getting a reminder along with useful tips for using your green, blue and black carts. Sign up for free collection day
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August 2017 Newsletter Submission from Councillor Richard Pootmans

Grass Maintenance I have heard your feedback regarding the maintenance of the City’s grass in parks, boulevards, and medians. The Parks and Roads Departments have been working together to find a balance between appearance and expenditure. The City now uses contractors and has reduced grass cutting for boulevards to every six weeks, resulting in a
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Upcoming Cooking Classes with Poppy Innovations

Cooking With Colours A colourful plate is a healthy plate! In this class, children and their parent will develop cooking skills to prepare a recipe highlighting produce of a different colour each class. This cooking class is geared for ages 4-9 with an adult. Sept.21, 6-7pm: The Colour Red – Red Berry Compote with Crumble and Pink Cream.
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ATCO to upgrade natural gas line in your neighbourhood

ATCO will be in or near your neighbourhood in the coming weeks to upgrade the natural gas distribution system. The project will include the installation of approximately 600m of low-pressure natural gas main of which 350m will be installed by Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) underneath the Sarcee Trail SW and Bow Trail SW intersection. The
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Military Museum Special Exhibit: War Stories 1917

As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, come out and celebrate some of our nations rich history. The Military Museums and its partners are proud to present “War Stories 1917”, a special exhibit in our Founders Gallery. This exhibit looks at stories from our young nations most important battles – Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele and Hill 70.
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Bricks 4 Kids – $10 off your next Summer Camp

Follow the link for your $10 discount: http://my.bricks4kidz.com/index.php?action=locations&promo_code=5942F1DD45D84   Families can view information on camps and register at: http://www.bricks4kidz.com/canada-alberta-calgary/summercamps/


Healthy Aging Lab

Are you 50 years of age or older? If yes, we would like to know how you are planning for growing older. The study involves answering some questions online or in person. To complete the study online, go to: http://psych.ucalgary.ca/healthyaging If you would prefer to be interviewed in person, please contact: Calandra Speirs P: 403-826-8433
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FREE Family Friendly Sports/Outdoor Programs Being Offered by the City of Calgary

Are you looking for some fun free sport activities for the whole family?  The City of Calgary, in partnership with local Community Associations and Sports Organizations, are offering families the chance to try a number of drop-in sport activities this Summer.  Please see attached poster for more details. Ward 6 Sports Programming Poster


Update on Bow Trail Widening and Intersection Upgrades Project

As part of the Bow Trail widening project, interim improvements will be made to the intersection of Bow Trail and 85 Street S.W. These improvements include extending the southbound left turning lane on 85 Street north of Bow Trail and adding a second westbound left turning lane on Bow Trail. Construction is scheduled to begin in
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Village Brewery Supports SCA

Planning neighbourhood/community events? Purchase any Village beer between April 1 and August 31 & Village Brewery will donate 15% of all purchases back to the CA.  For more information on this program, visit the website HERE