Local News for June & July

Neighbour Day potluck lunch Over 40 people came along to the Good Companions 50 Plus Club on Saturday June 18 for a Neighbour Day potluck lunch. This was our first joint event with the Good Companions, and we look forward to organizing more get togethers in the future. Thanks to all those who came and volunteered their time to make this happen.

Thanks for attending our AGM

A big thanks to all those who came to the KGCA AGM in June - it was great to see some new faces there.

We heard from our outgoing President - Mike Cundall - who shared our 2015/2016 highlights, and from Keren Houlgate - as Development Director and as Treasurer. Joey Stewart spoke about the importance of strategic planning for the association (you can see our latest business plan here and some of the night's presentations here).

Thanks also to our guest speakers: MLA Brian Malkinson, Cr. Evan Woolley and Communities ChooseWell.

Finally, a huge thanks to outgoing President Mike Cundall for all your hard work, congratulations to our new President Gina Thornton-Hastie (moving up from VP) and a warm welcome to our new VP Carolyn Johnson - new to the board and one of the key volunteers who helped build the new playground on 29th St SW. You can see the full list of board members and their contact details here.

Another successful season of TimBits Soccer

June 25 marked the end of the season for this year's young soccer players, and a great party at the Killarney-Glengarry Hall, organized by our good neighbours at the Richmond Knob Hill CA.

There were medals for all participants, face painting, bounce houses and ice blocks - that were popular despite the chilly day! Playing TimBits soccer is just one of the perks of being a community association member and it's great to see so many kids enjoying the drypond on a Saturday morning.

Huge thanks to all the volunteers who helped organize and coach this year - we couldn't do it without you!

A great turnout at Brian Malkinson's Stampede Breakfast

It was nice to see so many people enjoying MLA Brian Malkinson's hospitality on Sunday July 10 at the Killarney-Glengarry Hall. With face painting, live music and - of course! - free pancakes, sausage and coffee, we counted well over a hundred people chatting and enjoying a rain-free morning.

Lawnchair Theatre at Shaganappi

You and your family are invited to check out this fun, free event on Thursday July 28th at the Shaganappi Community Hall. Bring a lawnchair and enjoy performances by a hula hoop artist plus a kids' singalong and free refreshments. Find out more here.

Calling all young golfers...

The Shaganappi Golf Course is hosting a free family golf event on Sunday July 24th. Spaces are limited, so find out more about the event and how to register here.

Walk Killarney with David Peyto

Join David Peyto on Monday July 25th to learn more about the history of Killarney on a short walk through the area. This event is part of Historic Calgary week and should be a fun and educational jaunt. Find out more here.

It pays to be a member

We are planning a big membership drive this Fall and are currently working with local businesses to secure a range of discounts for KGCA members. We will also be issuing new plastic membership cards over the next year so remember to renew your membership when the time comes - we will remind you by email. If you are not already a member, you can join here for just $25 per family per year.

Local business directory

It's important to support local businesses and services, especially in economic downturns. We have posted a simple directory on our website to help you find what you need.

If you have a business or service you would like us to list, please email us your details (name, address, website, opening hours etc).

PS: It's FREE!

Finally, if you're looking for a great, central space for your next event, you should consider our hall. Members get a discount, with rates starting from just $35/hr. Get more details here, or email Lola if you'd like to talk further or take a quick tour.