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Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

Bowview Pool Opening Day

Bowview Outdoor Pool is officially open on Saturday, June 15th! 

Swimming Lessons: Registration is now open at https://central.ivrnet.com/hsca

Bowview Outdoor Pool is running week-long Red Cross Swimming Lessons, Private Lessons and Lifesaving Leadership Courses for the 2019 season! 

For the first time ever, we are running after-school swim lessons in June! Lessons will run from 5:00pm – 7:30pm for 1-week sessions (June 17th– 21st & June 24th– 28th). 

Regular lessons will begin on July 1st, 2019, and run Monday - Friday from 8:30am – 12:30pm 

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Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

Community Wide Yard Sales

It’s back! The super-duper, you-won’t-wanna-miss-it: Kensington-Wide Yard-Sale Day!

On Saturday, June 15th, you will NOT be able to walk through Hillhurst without hitting a street full of friendly faces and enthusiastic peddlers of treasures. For 18 years (and counting), neighbors have pillaged their attics & storage spaces to find all kinds of interesting things to offer for sale--AND, as an added perk, there are always some young entrepreneurs offering up tasty treats to eat, too.  

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When: Neighbor Day--Saturday, June 15th, from 9am to 2pm

Where: between Kensington Road & 5th Ave NW, visit the streets of 10A, 11th, 11A, 12th, and 13th (and beyond??)...it’s on one day only, so don’t miss it!

 

Bonus this year: reap the benefits of the Netflix sensation--“Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”!

Which of your neighbors binge-watched this hit series and then completed a serious purge of items that didn’t ‘spark joy’? You’re about to find out!

 

How to take part:

●      HOST A SALE--go ahead and just set out some things that day and encourage your neighbors to do so, too. Household items, artisan wares? Anything goes! Don’t have a whole lot to put out on your own? Invite friends/family to bring items to sell, too.

●      VISIT A SALE--not only is it a great way to find treasures and see interesting things, but you’ll meet some awfully nice people nearby, too.

●      HOST A FOOD-STAND--lemonade, sweets, breakfast burritos or hot-dogs? Yes, please!

●      MAKE A DATE OF IT with friends/family--invite some pals over to wander the neighborhood, peruse sales, nibble on snacks, and hang out in the ‘hood!

●      SPREAD THE WORD--make a poster, recruit kids to make colorful chalk-drawings to lure shoppers onto your street, post on Social Media, or just pick up the PHONE and tell people to come on down!

 

Happy Neighbor Day 2019!

 

-Becky Rock

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May
31
3:00 PM15:00

Sunnyside School Open House & 100th Anniversary

Sunnyside School is 100 years old!

Join us on Friday, May 31 from 3-7pm for a very special open house.

Take a stroll down memory lane as you explore the school. Music, YYC food trucks, antique cars and family activities will make for a wonderful springtime afternoon.

A beautiful commemorative 100th Anniversary book, created by Sunnyside School students, will be available for $35. 

Please spread the word—we’d love to see past, present and future Sunnyside families join us for this momentous occasion! Everyone is welcome.

Sunnyside School (211 7 St NW)

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May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Pathways and River Clean Up

Volunteer for the Pathway and River Cleanup 

The 52nd annual Pathway and River Cleanup will be held Sunday May 5, 2019, from 9 am - 12 pm (ish). Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association will once again participate in this City event by getting a volunteer group together. We are looking for around 30 people to help out. Here are the details:

This one day City of Calgary event engages hundreds of local volunteer groups to participate to remove accumulated litter along designated pathway areas. Garbage bags, snacks and an orientation are included.

What: Volunteer to help clean the river pathway adjacent to Hillhurst Sunnyside of litter.  This year's location - pathway between LRT bridge (9a St) and 14 St NW, north side of Bow River.

When: Sunday, May 5, 2019, 9 am - 12 pm

Where: volunteers meet at Poppy Plaza 9 am (weather permitting

Who:  YOU (and any of your friends, family, neighbours)

  • Age 12 years and older.

  • Youth ages 12 - 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.*

  • Physically fit and willingness to get dirty.

Why: A good deed, fresh air, exercise, fun, meet new people and / or your neighbours

To volunteer, or for more information, please email Maria at ideahamstergirl@gmail.com before April  21.

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Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Seedy Saturday

Calgary Seedy Saturday is keeping the skill of growing from seed to seed alive in Calgary. As large commercial seed companies consolidate and only offer more hybrids and patented varieties, we are increasingly losing the regionally adapted collections that have developed in our unique prairie climate.

Calgary Seedy Saturday helps maintain this irreplaceable genetic diversity by offering non-hybridized, non-GMO varieties of seeds. You and your family can discover the superior taste of heirloom vegetables, learn to save seeds and share them with your neighbours. As you grow them season after season these seeds will adapt and grow that much healthier!

Calgary Seedy Saturday is part of the worldwide Seedy Saturday/Sunday events that celebrate open-pollinated seeds. In Calgary, the event is coordinated with the support of the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association.

This family event will have displays by local seed savers, prairie seed companies, native plant collectors, conservation groups, community gardeners and much more. A full list will be up on our exhibitor page in mid-February. There will also be seed exchange table, a concession with lunch and refreshments, and a kids corner. We also have presentations through out the day, a full list will be up on the presentations page in March. http://www.calgaryseedysaturday.ca/

Cost of admission: $2 (Cash Only, Calgary Dollars accepted)

Many vendors accept cash only. There is a cash machine on site but it often runs out part way through the event, so bring money with you!

Parental supervision is required in the children's area.

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