Acadia Pop Rocks

You’re invited!

Acadia Pop Rocks

The parking lot at 430 Acadia Dr SW is being turned into an outdoor living room on August 19, 2017, from 10AM-4PM – coinciding with the Parade of Garage Sales!

Featuring new, designed-for-Acadia furniture, espresso, a pop-up bookstore, bocce ball, ping pong, board games, arts & crafts, complimentary snacks, and simple traffic calming along Acadia Drive.

This project is made possible by the Alberta Traffic Safety Fund, co-ordinated by Sustainable Calgary and the Acadia Community Association, and developed by local volunteers, the Art and Garden Society, O2 Planning + Design, the bench project, Kilometre Design, the City of Calgary, Arusha, and n+1 design.

Learn more on site about how and why we’re there! Check out this blog on how the site was selected.

Contact Celia Lee if you would like to volunteer. We could use a few more hands for set-up and back-up during the event, and can accommodate your schedules. Thank you in advance!

We hope to see you soon!

Acadia Pop Rocks

Acadia Pop Rocks

Fairview Playground Build

Our friends in Fairview need a hand!  If you are able to volunteer this Friday and/or Saturday, please email Melody. See below for more details!

Fawn Playground Build

Friday, August 11 and Saturday August 12
8:00am-5:30pm both days

Sign up HERE!

Playground update! Our Fawn Playground Build is slated for August 11-12. Many volunteers are required for both days. No building experience is necessary! If you are interested or want more information please email Melody or call 403-454- 8327. Similarly, if you have or know of a business that can donate food, drinks or a small amount of funds to help with either of those, please let us know!

What’s that buzz? Tell me what’s happening!

That buzz is the sound of:

Flight of the Bumblebee!

Tomorrow, our friends at the Acadia Community Garden & Art Society is presenting this extravaganza!

It’s a circus themed fundraiser held in partnership with The Calgary Circus Studio.  Here’s some of what you’ll find tomorrow:

• Aerial Silk Circus Event
• Fab Dessert Concession
Audience Workshop
MC & Music by Troo Knot
Photos by Digital Paint
Special guest singer Will Mehew
Silent Auction

Tomorrow!
June 24
1:00 pm
332-94 Ave SE
(bring a lawn chair)

50th Annual Pathway and River Cleanup

This year marks The City of Calgary’s 50th annual Pathway and River Cleanup:

River Cleanup

River Cleanup

Help keep Calgary clean. The City of Calgary is looking for volunteers for the 50th annual Pathway and River Cleanup on Sunday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Get your friends together and register your group by April 10. Volunteers must be 12 years or older.

For more information or to register, visit calgary.ca/parks.

 

Acadia Walking Maps

Did you know that Calgary Recreation has walking maps available at all of their recreation sites, and online?

Acadia Walking Maps

The Acadia Aquatic & Fitness Centre has a number of walking routes.  There are four distances already mapped out for you; 1, 2.5, 5 and 10km routes.  The walking maps are available on site.  It is also available as a downloadable PDF.

Here’s a list of other sites that also have Walking Maps available:

  • Acadia Aquatic & Fitness Centre
  • Beltline Aquatic & Fitness Centre
  • Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre
  • Foothills Aquatic Centre
  • Frank McCool Arena
  • Glenmore Aquatic Centre
  • Inglewood Aquatic Centre
  • Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre
  • Max Bell Arena
  • North Mount Pleasant Art Centre
  • Optimist and George Blundun Arenas
  • Rose Kohn and Jimmy Condon Arenas
  • Shouldice Aquatic Centre
  • Shouldice Athletic Park
  • Southland Leisure Centre
  • Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre
  • Stew Hendry and Henry Viney Arenas
  • Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre
  • Village Square Leisure Centre
  • Wildflower Art Centre
Acadia Walking Map

Acadia Walking Map – sample

Avenue’s Best Neighbourhoods

Everyone had a great time at the Acadia Community Winter Carnival yesterday!  It’s one of the community events that’s led Acadia being named 4th best neighbourhood by Avenue Magazine Survey in 2016.  The year before, Avenue’s Best Neighbourhoods Survey put us in the third spot!

Avenue’s Best Neighbourhoods

I encourage you to take 5 minutes to take their survey.  Do it now, there’s only a few more days to share your thoughts on your awesome community!

Remember all the great things your community has to offer when filling out the survey.  Acadia is well situated in the city with easy access to downtown and onto many arterial road choices if you’re exploring outside the community.  We boast green space, many school choices, diverse places of worship.  With the Acadia Recreation Complex, Acadia Aquatic & Fitness Centre & Osten & Victor Alberta Tennis Centre, we’re a hub for active living! Our active Community Association is often recognized for it’s engagement.  Our community offers a number of housing choices, which attracts all the benefits of having people from all ages, wages and stages of life sharing a space.

Avenue's Best Neighbourhoods

Avenue’s Best Neighbourhoods

One More Sleep!

The Annual Acadia Community Winter Carnival is once again upon us!

The Carnival is held in the Rose Hall at the Acadia Recreation Complex at 240 90th Ave SE.  It will be a beautiful day to walk there, but there is also ample free parking if you are driving.

Activities run from 11am – 3pm, with a free skate in the arena from 12:15-1:15 (bring your skates, no pucks or sticks).

ACA Members are Free.  Kids under 12 are Free.  Non-members are $2.

Entry gets you a hotdog, drink and a snack.

There will be a bouncy house, face painting, games, and much more!

Acadia Community Winter Carnival

Acadia Community Winter Carnival