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?
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: 22 April 2014
Where: Citadel Park School
Time: 7 p.m.
For more information:
Citadel Stampede BBQ
Sat. July 5th, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Citadel Outdoor skating rink.
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, WE ARE CHANGING OUR TRADITIONAL STAMPEDE BREAKFAST INTO A STAMPEDE BBQ EVENT!
The BBQ is FREE for Community Association Members.
Non-members will be charged a nominal $5 per person.
What do we offer …
Games for the kids
And of course – BBQ LUNCH!
We will be serving up Burgers, hotdogs, chips and drinks.
Youth and adult volunteers are needed for 1½ to 2 hour shifts:
• Set-up (starting at 10:00 a.m.)
• BBQ Grillers
• Food / Condiment Table Monitors
• Bouncy House Supervisors
• Line Controllers
• Others (TBD)
• Tear Down (from 3:00 p.m.)
Citadel Community Clean-up
Sat. June 14, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Parking Lot – Citadel Park Elementary School/Ice Rink
CLEANING UP THE BASEMENT, THE GARAGE, OR THE YARD? WE’RE HERE TO HELP!
Two City of Calgary Packer Trucks will be on site for household garbage and other waste.
“Women in Need Society” will be on site and accept clothing, toys, bedding, books, shoes, etc., and small electrical household appliances that are use-able. Bicycles must be in working order.
The Clean-up is FREE to all Citadel Community Association members. A small donation is asked from all non-members, and the proceeds will be used to supplement other events organized by the Community Association.
Further details on the City of Calgary’s disposal and recycling program can be found on the City’s website. Click Here!
TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE COMMUNITY’S CLEAN UP DAY, PLEASE CONTACT THE VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR AT
Women in Need Society: clothing, toys, bedding, books, shoes, etc., and small electrical household appliances that are use-able. Bicycles must be in working order. Small household items, clothing, bicycles in working order.
Techno Trash: Electronics Recycling, TV’s, phones, computers, Metal Recycling, microwaves, small no- working appliances, bed frames, etc.
Furniture dropped off will be treated as “Swap Meet”. If you can use a furniture item dropped off, it is yours if you make a donation towards Christmas Hampers for our community.
The following CANNOT be accepted and may NOT be placed in the packer trucks: tires, home appliances, paint, household chemicals, propane tanks, microwaves, car batteries, home electronics, liquids, metals, glass, hazardous waste.
WE CANNOT ACCEPT : TIRES, CHEMICALS, CAR BATTERIES, LARGE HOME APPLIANCES, PAINT, GLASS, LIQUIDS, PROPANE TANKS.
Citadel’s Parade of Garage Sales
Saturday. June 7 2014: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Citadel (Tent at Citadel Gazebo)
Citadel’s Parade of Garage Sales have been one of our more popular annual events, with many people visiting from other communities. This year, we will be serving cookies, juice and maps with participants sales marked.
Download the registration form Here or register online below.
How Does It Work?
• You will receive an email confirming your registration and tips about preparing for and holding your garage sale.
• Register by May 24th by filling in the registration form. This is a hard cut-off date.
• Your registration fee goes towards other events and programs organized by Citadel Community Association, such as the Stampede BBQ, Fall Fair and sup¬plies for Badminton and Youth Drop-in program.
• Zeena Taghvai, our sponsor, pays for all of the advertising through the Calgary Herald, in neighboring communities with large “neon” signs, and smaller curb signs. She will also give you an 11” by 17” sign for your yard or street corner.
• Your address will be listed on the Citadel Community Association website by May 31, and on the maps available at the Citadel Gazebo and online.
• Host your garage sale (advertised time is 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., but you can start earlier if you want to).
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 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