The community of Hillhurst Sunnyside has a history that spans over 100 years. The first home in Hillhurst was built by Ezra H. Riley in 1882. In 1904, Riley sold Hillhurst to the City of Calgary. Land was being surveyed and sold in two neighbourhood sub divisions in 1906. Those were Sunnyside (originally named New Edinborough) and Hillhurst. The community was incorporated into Calgary in 1907. More information on the history of Hillhurst Sunnyside is available online in the document Hillhurst Sunnyside Remembers (which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year!)
In 1912, changing cabins were built on Hillhurst Athletic Park at the corner of 14th Street and 5th Avenue. The cabins doubled as meetings space until a small community hall (HSCA) was built in 1953-54.
In 1948, HSCA was incorporated as a non-profit society by the Government of Alberta.
1978, a new community centre was built in the Hillhurst Athletic Park incorporating the 1953 Community Hall and for the last 40 years staff, volunteers and residents have strived to maintain a healthy and vibrant quality of life for the residents of Hillhurst Sunnyside.
We would like to recognize the milestones throughout this community's incredible history. We wish to celebrate our 70th anniversary of incorporation as a non-profit society with all the residents and neighbours of Hillhurst Sunnyside, past and present. We hope you can join us for a day of community.
On Saturday August 25th, 2:00pm-8:00pm in the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association fields and parking lot, we hope you and your friends, family and neighbours will join us for a community party.
Please review the event schedule below so that you do not miss out on the fun!
2:00-8:00pm Event Time
2:00-5:00pm Family games, facepainting, ballon animals, giveaways, Hillhurst VS Sunnyside competition (ongoing)
2:00-6:00pm HSCA member partner businesses on site with giveaways and demos. Confirmed so far: Sunnyside Natural Market, MYo Lab, Flippn Burgers, Oranj Fitness, Framed on Fifth, Dignity Memorial
4:00-5:00pm Bike Show and Shine Parade and category judging
4:00-8:00pm Food Trucks, Beer Gardens, Live music (with headliners Sadlier-Brown Band)
4:45-5:00pm The Great Tug of War between Hillhurst & Sunnyside
5:00pm Announcements and Award presentations for Show and Shine and the H vs S competition
8:00pm Wrap up
If you are interested in entering your bike in the Show and Shine you can do so day of, or contact Heather for details. All ages welcome. Free to enter! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 587*700-9387
If you are interested in performing on our stage please contact Kate. Email: email@example.com 403-283-0554 ext 248
If you are a business, group or organization in the community interested in sponsorship or presence at the event please contact Jessica. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 403-283-0554 ext 226
We hope to see you there!