Martindale is a northeast Calgary community located east of the Calgary International Airport. The community is located on land annexed in 1961 and was developed in 1983. The community recently acquired a new public school.
Although Martindale does not have a community centre at this time, its community association is very active. It sponsored 3 students to attend YMCA summer program last year and it hosts a number of special event each year, including Stampede dinners, a silent auction and dance, kids’ movie nights and skate parties on the community skating rink. This rink doubles as a skateboard park in the summer, and local teen entrepreneurs have set up a snack shop nearby. To raise money for these projects the community holds fundraising casinos once every 18 months. Martindale enjoys a good relationship with the neighbouring communities of Falconridge and Castleridge. Thus, while the community does not offer any programming at this time, residents are welcome to take part in the extensive programs offered at these nearby communities.