President’s Update

Summer is certainly upon us and we hope you and your loved ones have managed the heat we have seen lately.  Whether you are a sun worshipper, or prefer a more shaded outing, we encourage you to get out and enjoy the pathways, parks and green spaces throughout our community.  While you are out, make sure you acknowledge and show kindness to your neighbours.

Moving Forward: The SACA is working on safely transitioning our facilities into fuller use in keeping with the provincial Stage 3 Open for Summer Plan. Look to the SACA website (http://scenicacresca.ca/) for updates regarding events and activities, including hall rentals, summer programs, the reopening of the beach volleyball courts and the Community Picnic & Outdoor Movie on Saturday August 28 in Scenic Acres Park. Look for updates, reminders and other useful information through our social media outlets (Facebook: https://business.facebook.com/scenic.acres/ ; Twitter: @scenicacresca ; Instagram: scenicsaca)

Community Initiatives: Our initial application for a grant through the federal Canada Healthy Communities Initiative for the purpose of establishing an outdoor fitness circuit in Scenic Acres was unsuccessful. We gathered additional information, updated our application and reapplied in late June. Thank you to all who contributed to the application.

Work continues on planning for a Community Garden in our community.  The SACA Board has expressed its support for the initiative to the City so they can best assist our Community Garden Committee with their planning work.  Thank you to those who have stepped up to serve on the Committee.

The Gazebo Remediation Committee continues its work, leading to Parks Foundation Calgary recognizing the project as eligible for their support.  Thank you to the Committee members for their commitment and to all who have contributed to the bottle drives in support of the project.

In response to community outreach and numerous onsite observations, a request has been made for the City to address safety concerns regarding basketballs running from the Scenic Acres Park basketballs courts down to the road.  We are awaiting an opportunity to effectively present thoughts for an effective solution.

With the assistance of our Indigenous partners, we are planning a learning opportunity around September 30th in Scenic Acres.  This will be as a means of assisting with reconciliation and personal endeavours to elevate awareness of Indigenous perspectives. Please register your interest at https://www.jotform.com/scenicgm/eoi-indigenous-perspectives

It goes without saying that none of these initiatives are possible without the efforts of our wonderful volunteers.  If you see an opportunity to join in, please express your interest by phone to 403-574-9589 or email to scenicvolunteers@shaw.ca.

Respectfully,

Ike Zacharopoulos
President, Scenic Acres Community Association
saca.pres@gmail.com

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