Community Association Boundaries

North: 8 Avenue
East: 52 Street (both sides)*
South: 26 Avenue
West: 36 Street
City Quadrant: SE

*Forest Heights has amended their boundary to exclude Hubalta.  It has been suggested that Forest Lawn expand their east boundary to include this area.

Community Established

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Community Description

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Forest Lawn is located in the southeast quadrant of Calgary.  The community has a rich history dating back to 1910 when homesteaders located in the area.  The district was part of the real estate speculation of 1910-1912, and suffered a depression with the start of World War 1.  Many area homes and lots were reverted to the Municipal district of Shepard in default of taxes.  In 1935 the village of Forest Lawn was formed by amalgamating the villages of Alberta Park and Forest Lawn.  Forest Lawn was incorporated as a town in 1953, and annexed by the City of Calgary in 1961.  This long history has resulted in area homes displaying a diverse range of building styles.  Located 6 km east of downtown, Forest Lawn is close to the Bow River, the Western Irrigation District Canal, a regional park and major roadways.  There are public and separate schools in the area including Forest Lawn High School and Jack James High School.  Forest Lawn also contains the 17th avenue commercial district, known as International avenue due to the proliferation of businesses owned by various ethnic groups, notably Asian markets, shops and eateries.

The Forest Lawn community association is a popular meeting place, and hosting a dart league 4 days a week.  The popular Torch Lounge is open everyday except Thursday and Sunday, and offers pool, a golf game, darts and shuffleboard.  The community association also hosts special events, such as an annual Stampede breakfast that offers free food, entertainment, a jumping tent for children, beer gardens and a softball tournament.


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Forest Lawn Senior High School – Public

Holy Trinity Elementary School – Separate

Patrick Airlie Elementary School – Public


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Information available online at the City of Calgary community profiles site.

Community Association Information

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Provincial Society Registered Name: Forest Lawn  Community Association
Provincial Society Registered Date: March 1, 1952
Federal Charity Status-Registered: No
Facility Located at: 4020 - 26 Avenue SE
Facility Phone Number: (403) 272-3150
Facility Fax Number: (403) 272-6899
Community Association Website:

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Please call the community association directly to obtain information on availability, registration and costs.

Community Association Facilities

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Main Hall Licensed Capacity: 175 Meeting Rooms: Yes (Capacity: 175)
Wheelchair Access: Yes Stage: Yes
Gym: No Sound System: No
Kitchen: Yes – Standard Outdoor BBQ: Yes
Lounge: Yes Indoor Fireplace: Yes
Games Room: No

Recreation Amenities

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Operated by the community association. For other recreation offered by the City of Calgary visit Calgary Parks & Recreation

Tennis Courts: No Skating Rink: No
Swimming Pool: Yes Sports/Playfields: Yes
Hockey Rink: No Other:



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Offered by the community association:

Bingo: No Youth Justice: No
Sports: Yes Seniors Program: No
Fitness: No Child Care: No
Dance: No

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