Located in northwest Calgary, the community of Hawkwood is bordered by Sarcee Trail in the east, John Laurie Boulevard in the south, Nose Hill Drive in the west and Country Hills Boulevard in the north. The area was named after its original landowners, John and Joseph Hawkwood. It was established in 1981, and offers good views of the Rocky Mountains and the city. There is also ample green space in the area, and it is connected to the city’s pathway system. There are both public and separate schools in the area.
The Hawkwood community association offers a variety of programs for residents, including sports. Although they do not currently have a community centre, there are plans to establish one. Funds for this purpose are being raised through community casinos. The community association facilitates socce3r, baseball, and badminton as well as Boy Scouts and Girl Guides. The association also puts on a number of special events, notably an annual Stampede Breakfast.