March is Community Association Awareness Month
We get to spend a whole month showcasing these volunteer-run organizations that offer so much to our city.
This year, as way to celebrate the hard work and dedication of community associations, we have connected with our community partners and supporters to bring awareness to the great work community associations do and how YOU can be part of it to help make Calgary’s communities that much better.
If you don't know what your community association is up to, click here to find your community.
This page will be constantly updated throughout the month, so come make sure to check back!
What's going on this month?
The Faces of Community
What we often hear is that Calgarians don't know that community associations are run by their neighbours and other volunteers in their community.
As a way to highlight and showcase the many different faces of community volunteers, we connected with local photographer Kelly Hofer, and captured the Faces of Community.
Get to know the Faces of Community through our portrait series here!
Tell us what you're doing for March Community Association Awareness Month and follow along with the action all month long using the hashtag #howwillYOUbepartofit on Twitter and Facebook
Ward 9 Councillor Gian-Carlo Carra
Centre for Newcomers
Red FM 106.7 radio interview
Throughout the month we will be posting vlogs (video blogs) from our staff and community partners sharing what they love about their communities.
Carrie Yap, our Urban Planner
Paul Meunier, our Member Services Coordinator
Ariam Wolde-Giorgis, our Community Engagement Coordinator
Tyson Bankert, our Building Safe Communities Coordinator
Nancy Murdoch, one of our Auditors
Wendy with Chinook Park/Kelvin Grove/Eagle Ridge (CKE) Community Association
— Acadia Today (@AcadiaToday) March 21, 2017
Keith with the Acadia Community Association
— Acadia Today (@AcadiaToday) March 20, 2017
Erika with the Acadia Community Association
— Acadia Today (@AcadiaToday) March 17, 2017
Lauren with the Acadia Community Association
Community Development Learning Initiative (CDLI) members
How Will YOU Be Part of It?
We want to hear from you! Take time this month to explore your community, find out what your community association has to offer you, take part in a program, purchase a membership, do something for a neighbour, or volunteer for a community event!
Also, tell us why you love your community and post on Twitter and Facebook (don’t forget to tag us!). You can create a vlog like the ones above or share photos and stories about why you think your community is so awesome.
Be creative, share your message, and don’t forget to include the hashtag #howwillYOUbepartofit