Yearly Archives: 2011

Feedback wanted for Calgary northwest recreation centre 1

The City of Calgary is planning for four new recreation facilities in Calgary’s most underserved areas – one in the far northwest and three in the southeast.  Each site will have amenities designed to meet the specific needs of their area. Citizen engagement is a critical part of this process and your input, into what should be included in these facilities, is being sought. If you would like to provide your thoughts to the City, we encourage you to visit the URL below and complete the online survey. A public open house will also be held on September 15th for those interested in attending (details are in the link below).    

What Would You Like To Do At COP?

The Tuscany Community Association is developing a relationship with WinSport Canada at Calgary Olympic Park to better serve our members.  Future opportunities include discounted rates for TCA members for various sports programs. To help gauge interest, we invite you to take our online survey and tell us which activities might be of interest to you or your family. We really appreciate your feedback.

Tuscany Arts Day a Great Success! 1

On June 12, over 400 talented community members came to paint a canvas, eat some hot dogs and meet their neighbours. The Tuscany Community Association would like to thank Sobeys for sponsoring the barbecue and all the kids, parents and grandparents who attended the event. Look for your art to be displayed in the next couple of weeks on the fence of the middle school. In order for us to best serve our community, we want to hear from you. Post your comments to these two questions:

Tuscany Community Arts Day, June 12th

Calling all Artists, Amateurs, and Finger Painters!   Join us for the First Ever Tuscany Community Arts Day! Sunday June 12, 2011  11:00 am- 2:00 pm Sobey’s parking lot The Tuscany Community Association  is working with the Tuscany Elementary and St. Basil’s Catholic School to showcase their students art on the fence, and then on June 12, we invite all members of the community to “paint a canvas” for display on the fence for the remainder of the construction project. The TCA will provide cloroplast boards that will serve as the canvas, and Benjamin Moore has provided us with a great deal on paint that we will be using. Sobey’s has generously allowed us to use their parking lot and will be on hand with their famous barbecue! Click here for full details.

Is Calgary a Neighbourly City? Have a Say!

It is time for you to have your say.  Sponsored by the Federation of Calgary Communities, the 2011 Calgary Neighbourhood Survey is now available at  It is a short survey that you can fill out online that will help all of the not-for-profit organizations that support communities in Calgary. This year there are ten $200 gift certificates that you will be entered into a draw for, just for taking five minutes to fill out the survey.  Plus you will help to make Calgary a place that everyone is proud to call home. If you think that Calgary is a neighbourly place, or if you feel your community can be improved, check out the survey here.  Everyone’s opinion is important!

Annual General Meeting – May 19 2

The Tuscany Community Association is holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 7:30pm at the Tuscany Club. You are invited to attend and learn about our past year and what’s upcoming, as well as participate in the election of the Board of Directors. We represent the community in civic matters (infrastructure, schools, LRT), as well as coordinate TCA Soccer, Adult Softball, Tuscany Race, Tuscany Book Swap, Tuscany Community Garden and Tuscany Community Art Gallery. We welcome new ideas and look forward to your input. We also extend a special invitation to any community members that wish to join the board as a director, as we have a number of vacancies in the upcoming year. If you are interested in learning more about the TCA and its activities, expressing your thoughts for making Tuscany an even better community or would like to volunteer, we look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

What Do You Think? March 2011

Old Photos and Best Friends We’d like to send out congratulations to our local photographer and Sun contributor, Erin Baer, on the birth of a health baby boy named Henry. You can read all about Henry on page 37, as well as see a few beautiful pictures of this little boy. In Erin’s article, she mentions that she’s been loving receiving old family photos from her uncle who has been digitizing their original family photos.

The TCA is reading these books. What are you reading?

o       Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card o       The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin o       The Quirks and Quarks Guide to Space by Jim Lebans o       The Accusers by Lindsey Davis o        Learning in Relationship: Foundation for Personal and Professional Success by Ronald R. Short o       The Guernsey Island Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows o       The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger