Citadel's Fall Fair 2014
We couldn’t have asked for better weather for our Fall Fair this year. We had over 20 booth registrations this year. Cobs Bread (Crowfoot) were on site handing out their sweet buns to the children who could decorate and eat them, as well as a free loaf of bread coupon to those who stopped by their table. The City’s PUPPY Program provided an information booth, which included pelts and a little scat game. Heather McKay arranged for the City of Calgary to man our three games tables (pencil pull, lolly-pop tree and prize spin the wheel)
Pumpkins were flying out of the truck for decorating. We ran out just shortly before the event ended. Over 200 pretty imaginative children in Citadel decorated pumpkins. Shari Pitka supervised the craft area, pumpkin decorating, book mark craft, and the coloring contest table. Francois Beauregard and David Cox who were our “chief cooks” outside, braving the winds.
Congratulations to Hannah Jacobson - Her name was drawn from the coloring entries.
Thank you to the men that braved our pie eating contest. Our Pie Eating Contest winner is Denis Chalifour. He ate the COMPLETE pie in the 2 minute contest. I bet there was no room for supper after that pie hit his stomach J Dennis won a movie certificate for two including drinks and popcorn, along with a Winner’s Trophy.
A HUGE thank you to:
COBS Bread Crowfoot (Dana Peck), Hampton’s Coop for the Pies (Betty Garon) and McDonalds for the food certificates (Stephanie Mandryk). Our sponsors, ATB Financial, Beacon Hill, Allstate Insurance, Run Digital, for their sponsorships and donations to this year’s Fall Fair.
Citadel Community’s Movie in the Park
Postponed until Spring 2015
Looking for something unique and different to do on the evening of August 14, 2014? If so, come on down to the Citadel Community’s Movie in the Park! This event is brought to you by the City of Calgary and the Citadel Community Association. We will be showing Disney’s The LEGO Movie on a giant inflatable movie screen with theatre sound to set up an “open air cinema”. The fun begins at 8:30pm on August 14, 2014 at the Citadel site (807 Citadel Drive, behind the skating rink in the open green space) There will be food for purchase; hot dogs, Spolumbos sausage on a bun, and drinks (all proceeds to the community’s Christmas Hamper Fund). Please bring your own snacks and chairs . There will be a portable bathroom on site. See you there!
Due to popular demand, the Citadel Community Association hosted a Stampede BBQ instead of the traditional Stampede breakfast. What perfect weather we had which helped us achieve a record turnout for the event. We catered for 800 hamburgers and 500 hot dogs with coleslaw and beans - and we were left with very little food at the end of the day!
This year we had a variety of jumping castles, a petting zoo, balloon makers a of course the “live band” to entertain you. We are interested to hear your feedback for events and entertainment for next year!
A big thank you goes out to our volunteers: Those who were there from early morning to setup, those that manned their stations during the event, and those that stayed long afterwards to tear down and clean up. Without your dedicated help, this event would not have been possible.
A big shout out goes out to the Scouts and Guides that took on a number of duties.
We also hosted a number of guests at our BBQ event, and we would like to thank the following for their dedicated support of Citadel.
- Jason Luan (MLA)
- Cllr. Joe Magliocca (Ward 2 Councilor)
- Heather Mackay (Community Recreation Coordinator Representative - City of Calgary)
We would like your feedback – so watch out for the survey on the website and on Facebook (BBQ or Breakfast) for next year’s event.
Looking forward to next year’s already.
Parade of Garage Sales
What perfect weather we had for the day, and what great bargains shoppers were reporting they received. Our tent was set up in front of the gazebo. Jenny, Doug and Zeena greeted shoppers and handed out maps, coffee and cookies.
We had 42 Citadel residents register and pay their fees for this event. There was also a great number of garage sales in the community that were not registered and piggybacked off our sponsored event. Our Sponsor, Zeena Taghvai, covers the cost of advertising in the newspaper, bold signs within the community, and large signs in the five neighboring communities. This advertising brings in shoppers from all over the city, as well as outlying communities, and makes for your sale to be successful and lucrative. THANK YOU REGISTRANTS for supporting your Citadel Community Association in the efforts we put forth on your behalf. THANK YOU Zeena for your continuous support in Citadel.
Looking forward to next year’s already!
Another successful clean-up day!
On site were Women in Need, Techno Trash, and the City of Calgary packer trucks. We had a steady flow of vehicles from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., discarding everything from yard waste to old washing machines, and everything else in-between.
Free hotdogs, chips and water were served up to those who had the time to stop by when making their donations to Women in Need, who filled 1 ½ truck loads of donations. Techo Trash reported they left with 1420 KG of Electronics, and 1540 Kg of metal recycling.
We raised $490.00 towards Citadel’s Christmas Hamper Fund for this upcoming Christmas J Thank you Citadel for your contributions.
We will be booking again for next year’s clean-up for Saturday, June 13th, 2015. The week after the Parade of Garage Sales.
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 Fricket (a game played with a frisbee), and enjoy some great potluck food. We had a couple of door prizes donated by the 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 Gift Basket 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.
- Closing date for entries (in order to meet the publication date) - 8th of the Month
West Citadel Beautification Program
The Citadel Community Association is thrilled to announce the approval of the West Citadel beautification program. Coming in the Spring of 2015, West Citadel will be part of the Lot Levy program that is currently in place in Citadel and Morningside.
What you can expect?
Spring 2015 our contractor will start cleaning up the park areas in West Citadel, they will provide regular mowing and trimming of turf areas, cultivation and edging shrub beds and tree wells, minor pruning of trees and shrubs, pick up litter, spring and fall clean-up, annual flower plantings on main medians, green space maintenance and weed control.
How will this be paid for?
All of this for a little more than $5.00 per month! The Lot Levy is an annual fee of $66.95 that will be added to each home owner’s annual tax bill.
Would you like to find out more?
We are holding a ‘joint’ Open House On April 22 at 7:00 pm at Citadel Park School to showcase the West Citadel Beautification Program as well as the proposed new Multi-purpose Building for Citadel We will answer your questions and solicit your feedback and gather ideas regarding the Lot Levy as well as our proposed community building. We hope to see you there!
You need more information?