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March President’s Message

March in Calgary always makes me think of these wise words from Charles Dickens in Great Expectations.  He wrote “it was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”  Our little...

Cargo Bikes, the new Minivan

by Sean Carter Many individuals and families have begun to question the convention of driving their car for every single trip in the city due to tightening budgets, growing ecological awareness, worsening traffic, and a desire to lead a more healthy lifestyle. Getting...

2017 Timbits Soccer Registration Open

2017 Timbits Soccer season is nearly upon us, which means it's  time to renew your membership! Timbits soccer is a parent-assisted program for children aged 4 to 8 years. U4 – U6 play at the Glengarry dry pond, U6 - U8 play at the Richmond School pitches. We play in...

Winter Biking Tips from Bike Bike

by Sean Carter, Bike Bike Inc. owner and Bankview resident First off, let me confess that I ride my bike all year ‘round, including winter, and have come to love the frigid season.  Cycling in winter is fun and you generally keep really warm due to the extra effort...

The Story of Bankview’s Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP)

By Bob Merchant Frederick B. Hunter has ably provided the research and the story of Bankview from the late eighteen hundreds to the current date.   My wife and I moved to Calgary in 1972, and after a year in a 13th Avenue SW apartment, purchased our little home on...

February President’s Message

One month into a New Year and your Bankview Community Association is busy preparing for April’s AGM (save the date for April 19, 2017). Because our board structure is such that the positions can change annually, my goal is to have a few things in place so that next...

Thank you Jarett Henderson – 2016 Pumpkin Carving and HallowAfter IV

By the time, you read this, Jarett will be lounging on the beaches of California while we are here in the middle of winter! When Jarett started volunteering as a board director, he realized the community had only one annual event, our Stampede Breakfast. He had a...

Community Garden Updates

by Mike Sander As the Bankview Community Gardeners work through the dark months to plan for 2017, we’re proud to look back and share everything we accomplished together in 2016. If you spent time in Upper Buckmaster Park last season, you probably saw these additions...

January President’s Message

I am a person that makes New Year’s resolutions, but only recently did I start keeping them! I discovered that I need to trick myself into making the resolution achievable.  Two years ago, I decided to become a morning person.  I found a gym within walking distance,...

President’s Message: December

The Bankview CA had a great fourth quarter with a combination of fun events and hard work (well, truth be told, the events are hard work too!) The garden was harvested and the bulbs are planted, deep in the soil for a long winter. The community gardeners and our...

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