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.

Tuscany LRT Public Art Celebration!

The City of Calgary is pleased to host a community celebration of roger that – a new large-scale public artwork at the Tuscany LRT station, created by Canadian artist Bill Pechet. Bring the family. Bring a friend. Bring a neighbour you’ve yet to meet. Calgarians will delight in live local music, light refreshments and interactive art activities lead by mentee artists who were inspired by Bill Pechet’s creation. GO collaborative, the Community and Cultural Development artists for the Tuscany LRT project will also be present conducting community engagement for their upcoming project. roger that is a permanent public artwork comprised of two, 12 metre-high sculptures, situated on either side of Crowchild Trail. Like neighbours talking over a fence, the piece connects the communities of Tuscany on one side and Rocky Ridge and Royal Oak on the other. Friday, Sept. 18 7 to 9 p.m. Tuscany LRT Station on the Rocky […]

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 […]

Third Annual Tuscany Harvest Festival

It’s Almost Here! The 3rd annual Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, with Lawn Chair Theatre to follow at 2:30. Check our Harvest Festival Page for a list of sponsors and exciting activities that we are planning for this year’s festival. Admission is FREE to ALL Tuscany residents. Please bring a donation to the Calgary Food Bank. For more details, go to: http://HarvestFest.TuscanyCA.org.

Tuscany LRT Station Q & A

The Tuscany Community Association is working with local residents to adjust to the new demands for parking that have arisen with the recent opening of the Tuscany LRT Station. Based on some of the questions we have received so far, we have compiled a list of common questions (and answers) for residents that may be wondering about parking issues near the LRT.  

Tuscany Community, Come Grow With Us!

It’s that time of year to start daydreaming of springtime and getting outdoors! The Tuscany Community Garden is entering its fourth season and will be opening registration for its 38 garden plots from April 1 to 22nd. It’s pretty straightforward—all that is required is that you purchase/renew your Tuscany Community Association Membership, register online for a garden plot, and submit a rental fee of $35.00. Everything can be completed online at TuscanyCA.org/membership.  We also appreciate it if gardeners can spend a few hours of volunteering over the course of the season to help with weeding and watering of the flower beds and trees.  It’s a great opportunity to grow local in a pesticide-free environment, meet your neighbours, and teach your kids where food really comes from! For more information go to tuscanygarden.wordpress.com.

Tuscany Book Swap

The Annual Tuscany Community Association Book Swap is back again this spring! Donate your used books at Tuscany Sobeys or the Tuscany Club from May 1 to 9. Drop by the Tuscany Club on Saturday, May 10 to pick-up a book, visit with some neighbours, and meet representatives from the community association. The event is open to all members of the community and there is no charge for donating, trading, or picking-up used books. All left-over books will be donated to the Calgary Reads Book Sale. If you would like to volunteer to help make this event a success, we would love to have you! Please let us know at TuscanyCA.org/ContactUs.

Twelve Mile Coulee School Fitness Area

TWELVE MILE COULEE SCHOOL OUTDOOR FITNESS AREA Twelve Mile Coulee School opened in September, 2012, and this new middle school currently has a population of 850 students Grades 4 – 9, with a capacity of 900.  Although there are parks and playgrounds in the neighborhood, they are neither accessible during the school hours for students, nor were they designed with middle school aged children in mind.  We are collaborating with the Calgary Board of Education, and the City of Calgary, to build this outdoor fitness area on joint use land on the school grounds. We have received tremendous support from Tuscany School Council and Tuscany Community Association for this project.  Aside from offering an extension to the Physical Education program at TMC School, the outdoor fitness area will provide a reprieve from the children’s studies, a place to play and expend some energy during their breaks, as well as an […]

Spring Soccer Registration This Month

The 2014 Season is just around the corner … Registration for our 2014 Season takes place online in February. Coaching families online registration February 1-8 Open online registration February 15-28 (until programs are full) Our open registration will be capped based on the number of coaches who volunteer/register their children during the 1st week of February. The 2014 Season runs from April 21 through June 28 Click here to go to our online registration page.

Update on Proposed Rogers Cell Tower in Tuscany 1

In the spring of 2012, the Tuscany Community Association received notice that Rogers Wireless was planning to erect a cellular tower on the east side of 12 Mile Coulee Park, near Villa d’Este (click here for details). The plan created a bit of a stir with some residents, and on April 26, 2012, Rogers Wireless arranged an open house at the Tuscany Club to engage with our residents. The TCA also solicited feedback from the community and sent responses to the proposal to Rogers and the City of Calgary (click here to see the responses). The TCA recently received notice from Rogers Wireless with a revised plan to construct a cellular tower in the community. The location and type/height of the tower have changed, to address some of the community’s concerns. The details of this plan that were provided to us by Rogers are provided below. The new location is further […]