Citadel Community Association Building Project
The Board of the Citadel Community Association cordially invites you to an …
Come and learn about the vision of a Community Building for Citadel.
Community Engagement Meeting
When: Postponed -TBA
Where: Citadel Park School
Time: 7 p.m.
For more information:
Facebook "Lucky Member Number" Camera Winner
Congratulations to Tricia Preston our Facebook Lucky Number Winner. The Facebook group has increased from 164 members to 230 members during the past 3 months. We were optimistic and selected the number 222 (a somewhat superstitious cricket number).
Facebook has proven to be an effective social media tool to keep the community informed of upcoming events in and around our community and for the purposes of general Community engagement.
We are confident that the Citadel Community will continue to join the Facebook group despite our Lucky winner walking away with the camera incentive.
Tricia - we hope to see the camera put to good use in our Citadel Link front cover photo shoot competition. (See details below)
Successful Casino Event
We would like to thank all the volunteers who came out for 1 or 2 shifts to volunteer at the Elbow River Casino on 26th and 27th December 2013 to raise funds for our community. Each casino event brings in around $70,000 for Citadel, and this money is essential to maintain our facilities and fund capital projects.
Although the shifts were long and late for some members and blizzard conditions outside, great fund was had during the casino event! New dance moves were invented in the wee hours of the morning to the tune of “What did the fox say” and a bidding war was on as to who could beat the community president in raising funds over and above those earned during the event. Congratulations to Wihang Gardè for coming up the winner. It was also a great opportunity to meet fellow Citadel Community residents and to those that sacrificed time away from friends and family during the holidays … a BIG THANK YOU!!!
Host a Block Party!!!
The second annual Citadel Crest Park/Place block party was held on September 28, 2013 in the school park. It was a great time for the kids to play in the bouncy castle, the adults to get to know one another, play cricket, and enjoy some great potluck food. We had a couple of door prizes donated by th
e Crowfoot Co-op and the Canadian Tire at Beacon Hill. The weather was not as cooperative as we would have liked (it was very windy and a bit chilly), and we look forward to our 3rd annual block party next year, which will be in summer 2014!
If you are interested in hosting your own Block Party, the Citadel Community Association will contribute $100 to your event. Come on Citadel … Let’s PARTY!!!
For more information, please contact any of our board members.
The Need for a Citadel Community Multi-Use Building
A community is not just a group of people bounded by a geographical links, such as a village, settlement or district, but also includes those brought together by lifestyle, hobby, interest, etc. A community group often pursues a common goal, concern or interest on an entirely voluntary basis. To expand on this concept, the Citadel Community Association needs the assistance of the entire population of Citadel to realize a community goal – the building of the Citadel Community Multi-Use Building.
Imagine a facility that could be used for the following:
o Organized Community Events
o Stampede Breakfast
o Kids Birthday Parties
o Youth Groups
o 55+ Coffee and Conversation Clubs
o Keeping warm during skating
o Storage of records and supplies
o Meetings for clubs, organizations
o Yoga classes
o Proper storage of ice-making equipment
o Movie nights
There are many events that require a facility like the one mentioned. The Citadel Community Association has been working diligently to ensure that this facility gets built. An established community such as Citadel deserves a community space that residents of all ages can enjoy!
One of the biggest hurdles to getting this facility built is the fund-raising of money towards this centre. Fortunately, many fine residents of Citadel have been working towards this endeavor. As a community association, we have accumulated sufficient funds by volunteering at casinos over the last 5 years. This money has been deemed well in excess of what we have envisioned for our centre.
The facility being proposed is a multi-purpose use facility that will contain a multi-use space, a meeting room, a garage, storage facilities, washrooms, a covered patio and an outdoor fire-pit. It will be a single-story building of approximately 1600-1800 square feet in size. It will be located between the tennis courts and the hockey rink, in front of the current leisure skating area. Check out www.citadel.ab.ca and follow the link for some pictures of the proposed facility.
A community engagement meeting for this facility is being held on Thursday, February 20th at 7:00 pm at Citadel Park School. A more in-depth presentation on the facility and the steps involved will be presented at this time. Your support in this endeavor is greatly appreciated.
Win a Hamper in the "Citadel Link" Photo Competition
We are holding a Photo competition for publication on the FRONT COVER of the NEXT edition of our Citadel Link and will appear on the BANNER on our Website and Facebook page. The winning photographer will receive a gift hamper which is donated by our Vice-President.
- The photograph must be representative of Citadel Community and / or the season (i.e. February / Winter / Citadel).
- Please include the following in your submission: Your Full Name, Photograph Title and Location
- You may submit any number of entries.
- By submitting your entry, you are granting the Citadel Community Association full permission to use and publish your submission. (i.e. Copyright restrictions are absolved).
- All photograph submissions will be published in an Album on our website for all residents to enjoy. The Citadel Community Association will ensure that credit is given to the photographer.
- The competition is open to all active members of the Citadel Community Association ONLY. If you are not yet a member OR if you have not yet renewed your membership, then we encourage you to join (ONLY $25 per year per household). Please follow the link below for more information. Memberships Link.
- Closing date for entries (in order to meet the publication date) - 8th of the Month