Challenge 3: Aug 1-15 This weeks’ photo challenge, we want to see your best garden themed shot. If you don’t have a garden, you can visit Acadia’s own! The Acadia Garden and Art Society is located at 332 94 Ave SE. Flowers and bugs make great subjects but remember to minimize distractions in the frame so your subject stands out.
Challenge 2: July 16-31 We want to get to know our neighbours, even the shy ones. The faceless portrait is our next photo challenge, go beyond the standard selfie and tell us about yourself or someone else in a single image without showing a face. Shadows or objects are a great way to hide a face, and props can help tell a story.
The Acadia Networking Group consists of the Acadia Community Garden & Art Society, Strong Neighbourhood Initiative, Lutheran Church of our Saviour and McDougall United Church. The Group is sponsoring an Acadia Area Day Camp from Monday, August 8 to Friday, August 12. It’s for children aged 6 – 12. The Day Camp runs from 9am until 4pm.
Here is a message from the Group:
Planning is coming together really well. We have 29 campers registered with over half of them coming from disadvantaged homes. The camp theme is about Peace – What is it; Peace in Me; Peace in Families, Schools & Communities; Peace with Nature and Peace in Our World. We will be going to the swimming pool one afternoon, going to the Community Garden, having special musician and cultural guests and doing crafts and outdoor activities and games. Both snacks and lunches will be included for campers and volunteers.
We are needing two more Youth Leaders (ages 16+) and at least one more Adult Leader. If someone is not able to commit for the week, we could hopefully match them up with someone else who can only help part-time as well.
We also need some help with snack and lunch preparation from 11:00 until 1:30 each day – especially on Thursday, August 11.
Challenge 1: July 1-15 Challenge yourself to see creatively without leaving your neighbourhood. Take 10 steps in any direction from your front door and take a photo from where you stand. If you’re stuck for ideas, try crouching down low to the ground or zooming in to change your perspective.
It will be held on Thursday, July 14 from 4:30pm to 7pm.
Come enjoy some food and drink, live music, and family entertainment & activities!
Admission is FREE for ACA members and kids under 12! $4 for non-member adults!
We Need Volunteers!
If you are able to help out, please email Alecia. We’ll provide brief training, supervision & a meal! Whether it’s clearing tables, crowd control, BBQ duty, or a general helper, we’ll put you to work! Choose your shift 4-6pm or 5:30-7:30pm, or help for the whole event!
It’s almost time to meet up with your Acadia Neighbours and celebrate the annual Neighbour Day! Your Acadia Community Association will once again support Neighbour Day with a number of activities, giveaways and even the first Colours of Acadia Parks Walk!
Neighbour Day will be held June 18 and, this year, the ACA is thrilled to help welcome a new neighbour to our community. The Acadia Tennis Centre will have its official ribbon cutting ceremony as part of Neighbour Day. Local vendors will also be on site at the ACA with some giveaways and prizes!
Meet your new Activity Director, Josh, as he hosts the Colours of Acadia walk.
There will be local trivia, gift baskets, and many other surprises along the way.
Come for the whole walk or stop in, or hop out along the way.
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Join your neighbours at the ARC and tour seven of our amazing playgrounds.
Ending back at the ARC for the Osten & Victor Alberta Tennis Centre ribbon cutting.