Local News for April

A new library is about to open in Westbrook, School of Rock is coming soon, get ready for Neighbour Day by organizing a fun local event, book your Garage Sale table for May's Event, find out about our Clean-up day, and save the date for a local Stampede Breakfast!

Westbrook Library Grand Opening Saturday April 23
You're invited to the Grand Opening of the new community library at Westbrook Station on Saturday, April 23, 2016. There will be a Community Walk of Celebration from Shaganappi Library to the new Library in Westbrook Station.
  • 10:30 am - Meet at Shaganappi Library (parking is on the street or at Westbrook Mall.)
  • 11:10 am - Community Walk with Councillor Woolley
  • Noon - Ribbon cutting with Mayor Nenshi
  • 1:00–5:00 pm - Kids activities, entertainment, refreshments

The new library will feature:

  • Convenient location near Westbrook Mall (in the Westbrook Transit Station)
  • Extended hours
  • Parking for Library patrons
  • Chromebook lending
  • Books, magazines, DVDs and more
  • Adult lectures and programming
  • Free meeting spaces


We are getting ready to Rock

The Calgary School of Rock is opening on May 14th, and we’re excited to welcome them to our neighbourhood!

Owner and President – Bryan Schaefer – is excited to be part of the community and to work with kids in this performance-based program. The school will be based at 2707 17th Ave SW and construction is currently underway.

See more here.


Have Your Kids Learn From the Best: Dark Horse Athletic
Would your 8 - 14 year old benefit from having Olympians teach them how to run and skate faster? Dark Horse Athletic program begins April 4. Find out more here.
KGCA Clean-up Day: Sunday May 1 
A Community Clean-up is a FREE day scheduled at your community centre where you can bring your household items that may not fit in your black, brown or blue carts like furniture or old fencing or items that fill up your carts too quickly or just an accumulation of items that are ready for the landfill. If you live in a multi-unit housing complex, we welcome you to bring your waste and recycling items to this event especially if it is closer than the designated community recycling depots.

Last year, 110 communities were served between April and October.

The Killarney-Glengarry Clean-up day will be held on Sunday May 1 from 9am – 2 pm. We need 15-20 volunteers to put on the event so your assistance is greatly appreciated. Calgary Community Standards provides funds for food and refreshments for the volunteers, advertising and promotion, gloves, garbage bags and any other items used to help Clean-up.

For more information about what we will and will not accept on the day, see our event listing here.


Local Jane's Walk: May 7, 1pm

Local resident Joey Stewart will lead a free walk down 26th St, starting at the Newcastle Pub. All welcome - no registration necessary. You can see this and all the other Calgary Jane's Walk events here.


Book a Table For Our Annual Garage Sale: May 14

Our Garage Sale is all set for Saturday May 14, from 10am - 4pm. Come to the Hall – 2828 28th St SW – to find a bargain and enjoy a BBQ lunch from 11am-1pm

Book your table now for only $20 – just call Lola on 403-474-3845. Plus, you can donate any leftover items to the Canadian Cancer Society at the end of the day.


Neighbour Day is coming - how will you celebrate?
Neighbour Day is on Saturday June 18 and it's a great reason to organize a meet and greet with the people that you share your street and your community with. Events can vary in size from organizing a block party to hosting a local 1 hr walk.  Ideas and possibilities are endless in an attempt to bring our neighbours together.

If you want some ideas, check out the City of Calgary's webpage. Key information includes:


What Happens at a Community Association AGM?

If you want to know more about the community - programs, forums, events - and how you can have a say, come along to our AGM on Wednesday June 22 from 7-9pm at the KGCA Hall.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend and meet the board, plus see a summary of the year's activities. Find out more here.


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.