Volunteer & WIN FLAMES TICKETS!!! 
Casion Event

The Citadel Community Association has had an amazing year! Full of changes, challenges, fun and growth!

Now we are ready to celebrate our successes with a fundraiser to provide much needed funding for the next 18 exciting months.  We have partnered with the Elk River Casino on December 26 and 27, 2013 and we need your help.  This event enables us to raise approximately $70,000 that we have committed to the construction of a Citadel Community building.  With this structure, we can provide additional services to our residents such as fitness classes, games nights, senior’s nights and indoor activities in addition to housing our equipment for the maintenance of our rink and tennis courts. 

As an incentive to volunteer on one of these dates, we will be holding a draw for two Calgary Flames tickets as the Calgary Flames host the Phoenix Coyotes January 22, 2014.  Many thanks to the Calgary Flames organization for their gracious donation!  Only volunteers who take a position working with us at the casino are eligible for this draw.  Other perks include free meals during your shift and we can cover any childcare expenses you may incur while working.  If you would like to increase your chances of winning these tickets, invite a friend or relative to work a shift or two with you.  Each shift worked earns you one ballot.

If you would like to help us make this vital fundraiser a success, please contact Erica Bratland, Volunteer Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (403) 852-8918 for more information.

Garbage and Recycling Collection Day Changes 


Starting the week of Nov. 11, 2013, collection day for everyone in Citadel will be on THURSDAY.

Citadel’s Annual Fall Fair was a smash!!

On Saturday, October 5, Citadel held its annual Fall Fair at the Citadel Park Elementary School.  It was attended by many residents, and everyone seemed to have a great time!  Upon entering the school, you were immediately met with smiling faces handing out popcorn and others handing out tickets to the various tables for arts & crafts, pumpkin decorating, food & refreshments and the many games that everyone could play.  2 Percent Realty provided the eco-friendly bags for everyone to carry all their goodies in.

In the main foyer, there were 21 vendors with tables displaying their goods, sharing free samples and explaining their many services.  This year, we would like to thank the following companies and individuals for participating as vendors:

Goody Bag

  • City of Calgary Water
  • Jamieson Furnace
  • Wise Mortgage (Ken Kirkpatrick)
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Long and McQuade
  • Beacon Hill Chiropractic & Massage
  • Rest Assured House Sitting
  • Calgary Public Library
  • Cathy Radford (rehydrating foods)
  • Cobbs Bread
  • Usborne Books (Nishah Desai)
  • Mike Plested Books
  • Beacon Hill Dental
  • ATB Beacon Hill
  • Heritage Makers (Cindy Milton)
  • Financial RESP (Joanne Drodge)
  • Purvi Tailor Handicrafts
  • Ranjan Kumar Nandy, Accounting
  • 2 Percent Realty
  • Skincerity (E J Schiller)
  • Gizella's Cleaning Services


Pumpkin Decorating


In the main gym area, there were lots of games and arts and crafts for everyone to have fun participating in.  Many people had their family photos taken at the photo booth.  The pumpkin decorating was extremely popular.  Many thanks to TransCanada Turbines for their generous donation, which allowed the CCA to provide big pumpkins to all current Citadel Association members free of charge.  Once their prize pumpkin was selected, families were able to go inside the gym and pick out their “pumpkin face” supplies.  There were many beautiful designs!

If you needed a break, you could head outside for some coffee, juice, pop or water and a hot dog with chips.  Thank you to David Cox, Mike Thomasson, Graham Farquharson and David Mitchell for staying outside and manning the BBQ the entire time making sure everyone was fed and watered, even the Mayor!


Pie Eating CompetitionFor those that wanted a little more than a hot dog, there were also the pumpkin pie eating contests!!  A HUGE thank you to all the good sports that participated!  This was truly the highlight of the day!!  Many thanks to Sobeys Royal Oak for sponsoring the pie eating contest and donating the pies.  In the first heat, it was residents against Joy Bowen-Eyre, the current pubic school trustee.  She put up a huge fight, but in the end, Jordan McArthur won the close contest over Joy, Ryan Mills, Lydia Nitschke, and Pauline, aka super mom!

 In the second heat, our surprise judge arrived, Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who said a few words and then provided the color commentary while all of the Ward 2 candidates duelled it out with whipped cream and pumpkin pie!  All candidates were extremely good sports and again, it came down to a tie between Richard Poon and Bernie Dowhan.  Richard chose to eat the pumpkin and leave the crust, while Bernie decimated his pie into something unrecognizable.  Two distinctly different tactics, and when put to the audience to break the tie, Bernie squeeked out the win over his fellow candidates Richard, Joe Magliocca, Terry Wong and Shawn Ripley. 

After the pie eating contests, Mayor Nenshi and the Ward 2 candidates visited with all of the residents and posed for photos.  One of these candidates will be our Ward 2 councillor after October 21, and I think Citadel will benefit greatly with any of these gentlemen representing us at City Hall.

At the end of the fair, it was time to draw for the numerous raffle prizes.  Congratulations to the many winners listed below:

  • A night Out donated by ATB Beacon Hill won by Stephanie Christensen
  • Gift Basket and 2 x 30 minute massages donated by Beacon Hill Chiropractic & Massage won by Michael Wald
  • 3 x House Sitting Certificates donated by Rest Assured House Sitting won by Lisa Fox
  • African Themed Gift Basket donated by Ilzett Thomson won by Blair Kerr
  • 3 Math Tutoring Sessions donated by Magee Math won by Mike Fischer
  • Garage Door Opener and installation donated by Quality Garage Doors won by Jordie
  • Keurig Mini donated by the Mills family won by Karen Hagen
  • Stamps vs Sask football tix, autographed Outrider calendar & 2 mini footballs donated by the Thomasson family won by Rita Karmaker
  • Auto Fall Service donated by Knibbe Automotive won by Jessica Choi
  • 4 hours of residential home cleaning donated by Gizella’s Cleaning won by Ayesha Alam
  • Three separate sets of 2 Butterfield Acre passes donated by Butterfield Acres won by Ranjay Nandy, Stephanie Christensen and Linda Smorang

Board with Mayor Nenshi

 This fair was a big success, but it wouldn’t be possible without the help of our many wonderful volunteers and sponsors, including the efforts and time of the CCA Board of Directors, Heather MacKay and her City of Calgary team for their assistance and volunteering, and most importantly our small army of Citadel resident volunteers (far too many too mention).