Community Affairs


Don’t Get Taken for a Ride This Holiday Season

  The holiday season — and its usual round of office parties, New Year celebrations, and family get-togethers – is now upon us. Late nights, unpredictable weather, and perhaps a celebratory drink or two, mean that many of us will be leaving our car at home and seeking alternative modes of transport. Taxis, rideshare and limo services are a safe choice for traveling around our city. These services are regulated by The City of Calgary and must meet City safety standards before drivers can take passengers. “At The City, our number one priority is keeping passengers and drivers safe”, said Abdul Rafih, Chief Livery Inspector at The City of Calgary. “All rideshare apps provide passengers with a photo of the driver, the licence plate number and the make and model of the vehicle. They also offer real time GPS tracking so you can track the vehicle on route to your […]


In Search of Off Leash Ambassadors!

Hello Tuscany! We are in search of volunteers who love our community and who love our canine friends! We need Off Leash Ambassadors to help us with a new partnership the city of Calgary is developing! Interested? See below for more info! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ We are currently recruiting volunteers to participate in the Off-Leash Ambassador program. The Off-Leash Ambassador program is an innovative approach with a volunteer-based, citizen-led initiative to promote responsible pet ownership in Calgary’s 150 off-leash parks. Volunteers in the program will: Promote responsible pet ownership, positive pet interactions and safety in off-leash areas through the provision of information and demonstrations Answer questions regarding Calgary’s bylaws in off-leash areas Act as positive role models in off-leash parks in terms of adhering with Calgary’s bylaws Provide an avenue for citizens to express concerns and pass along concerns to City staff Promote the work of Calgary Community Standards and the services […]


Tuscany Garden Gnomes Found at Robert Thirsk High School

A number of garden gnomes and lawn ornaments from lawns across Tuscany went missing last week, but have appeared safe and sound at Robert Thirsk High School. It appears the unfortunate gnomes were part of a high school prank. The Tuscany Community Association received this heartfelt apology from Kyra Bogensberger, A. Principal at the school: Please accept my apologies on behalf of the staff and students at RTHS. I have included pictures from different angles. Gnomes can be picked up at our school or you can call us at 403-817-3400 and we can arrange their return. We are saddened that the actions of a few of our students have affected your community. Thank you. If you have a wayward gnome that you would like to reclaim, please contact Robert Thirsk High School directly at 403-817-3400 to arrange their return.


CALGARY ROCKY RIDGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION FORUM

The Calgary Rocky Ridge Forum was held Thursday evening where residents were given opportunity to see and hear the four candidates respond to key issues and provide relevant information on their party positions. Candidates were available before and after the formal agenda to meet constituents and answer individual specific questions. A forum is an event where pre-selected questions are carefully selected that provides opportunity for all candidates to respond; it is not a debate, nor does it target any one candidate. It is now able for your viewing on Vimeo here.   The Calgary Rocky Ridge Forum was conducted without incident. Towards the end of the event, an individual with intent to disrupt it, attempted to enter the meeting room and was detained by Tuscany Club staff and Forum volunteers. Those attending the Forum were not aware of this incident until after it had ended. We want to express our […]


All Candidates Forum Oct 8th 7:30pm 1

The TCA is pleased to co-host an ALL-CANDIDATES FORUM for our new federal riding of CALGARY ROCKY RIDGE. The FORUM will be held Thursday, October 8th, 7:30 PM at the Tuscany Club: 212 Tuscany Way NW. Any residents in the riding are welcome to attend. For those who are unable to make it, the forum will be recorded and posted to YouTube, via a link from our website. A series of prepared questions will be posed to the candidates by the moderator. Questions for the candidates may be submitted via email to president@tuscanyca.org for consideration. There will be no questions from the floor, but campaign teams will be available afterward to provide information and engage on an individual basis. All of the candidates have confirmed their attendance. The Tuscany Community Association (TCA) is working together with the Tuscany Residents Association (TRA), and our neighbours Rocky Ridge Royal Oak Community Association (RRROCA) […]


All-Candidate Forum Video 1

The TCA co-hosted two all-candidate forums with the Scenic Acres Community Association and the Rocky Ridge Royal Oak Community Association. Questions were different for each, so you may wish to run through both if you are interested in a specific issue. Both were recorded, and the video links are here: Monday, April 20th — not attended by Sandra Jansen (PC) or Karen Mills (NDP): https://t.co/2krdREtuaF Friday, April 24th — not attended by Karen Mills (NDP): https://vimeo.com/126012491


Vote Now to Support the TMC Outdoor Fitness Area Fundraising Campaign

If you would like to help our community raise funds for the TMC Outdoor Fitness Area project, here is your chance! The Fundraising Committee has submitted the TMC Outdoor Fitness Area project for Round 3 of the Aviva Community Fund. Projects with the most votes move on to the semi-finals, with a possible grant of $50,000. For each unique email address that you register with Aviva, you get one vote per day, from November 10 – November 24. Every vote brings us closer to winning this major award. Please register and vote as many times as possible, and feel free to also spread the word on Facebook and Twitter, and tell your friends, neighbors, and anyone else you can think of. To register and vote, just go to: www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf21732. Projects from Round 2 that made it to the semi-finals last year each had over 1000 votes, and one had more than 4000 votes, so […]


Outdoor Fitness Area Update

Tuscany is a growing community of almost 20,000 residents. As the community nears completion, it is crucial that amenities be designed to attract & engage residents at every stage of life.  To date, Tuscany offers an abundance of facilities geared to preschoolers and younger children.  Aside from self-guided activities in Twelve Mile Coulee, however, there is nothing available for our youth and young adults. The Tuscany Community Association’s motto is: Growing a Safe, Healthy and Enjoyable Community. We are also members of Communities ChooseWell, an Alberta Recreation & Parks Association initiative. We believe in & support healthy eating, active living, and social well-being. We are working with the TMC Parent Association, the CBE, and the City of Calgary to build an Outdoor Fitness Area on public land located adjacent to the school grounds.  This amenity will provide Tuscany youth a safe, free, community-based site for recreation & gathering, as well […]