Can You Identify This Burglar?
Another person found stealing from properties in our neighbourhood. If you can identify this person, please send a message to us, or report to police.
You can see full video here and here.
While it may be disturbing to hear about so many negative events in our neighbourhood, we feel there is benefit to getting the word out (and possibly catching these guys). As well, the more eyes on our community, the less appealing it becomes for this sort of activity. Please help if you can.
This bike was recently stolen from one of our neighbours in St Andrews Heights. If you see the bike, please let us know (and the location), so it can be collected (and/or reported to police).
Help Secure Your Garage
SHARED BY ONE OF OUR NEIGHBOURS: Last March I had my garage broken into (in the alley west of Hamilton St). A bunch of tools were stolen. Access was gained with some kind of coat hanger/hook forced through the weather seal at the top of the door. They were able to catch the red pull line that releases the door from the chain, then lift the door by hand.
There are a lot of youtube videos on how to prevent this. Easiest is just to shorten the pull string (or remove it altogether) and zip-tie the little lever so it can't be pulled without cutting the zip-tie.
Here is a quick (3 minute) video that explains more:
One of our neighbours had a garage break-in recently. Access was from the alley north of 13th Avenue and in the 2900 block.
The key thing missing is the wife’s folding, electric scooter, and its red and green hockey type bag. If one googles “TravelScoot” they may be able to see an image of this particular model of scooter.
Considering the thieves have neither its battery nor its seat, the police thought it may have been abandoned somewhere in the neighbourhood or nearby.
If you see the scooter (or the bag) - or you have other related information - please report to the police or let a member of the board know. The owner is hoping to get the scooter back soon.
We have a lost dog in St Andrews Heights. Neesha ran off from the west end of the off leash park Saturday morning. She is medium size, white and fluffy. If you see her please call Karen at 403-399-7171. Don't chase! You can also put her in Liz Murray's yard at 1208 Kingston St and she will get her back to her owners. Thank you
Soccer registration is now open!
These past few days have felt like spring (try not to think about the snow in the forecast for the next couple of days), and that means we must be getting close to the start of the SAH soccer season! With the removal of the final COVID related restrictions, the path is now clear to hold our first season since 2019! Sign up your kids and come on down to play at the fields at Chief Crowfoot school.
If you're interested you can find further information about the SAHCA soccer program on our Soccer page.
Pickleball is Coming to SAH!
The SAHCA Board has approved the addition of pickleball lines to one of the tennis courts in the community. The lines will be professionally applied and pickleball nets are being purchased.
The plan is to have 2 pickleball courts on one of the tennis courts with portable nets that can wheeled onto the court when it is being used for pickleball. The nets can be moved to the side when players want to use the court for tennis.
Initially the pickleball nets will be available from Monday to Friday and the court will be available for tennis only on the weekends due to high demand.
Stay tuned for more details!
Skating continues at the community rink! The Rink Crew worked hard to revive the rink after the latest warm period so if you haven't had a chance to check it out this skating season there is still time.
Community Hall Renovations
Exciting times for St. Andrews Heights! We have been granted funding for the hall renovations.
Some of you may have noticed construction began on Monday this week - we are ahead of schedule!
Construction will take approximately 8 weeks.
Stay tuned for updates and (hopefully) grand opening events!
The Calgary Grizzlies Speed Skating Club (the "Grizzlies") invites you to learn to speed skate!
All ages and skill levels are welcome, including those who have never skated before. The Grizzlies will provide nationally certified speed skating and high performance speed skater coaches skilled at providing a fun and exciting program for student skaters and their families delivering a high quality, low cost Learn to Skate program on our community's outdoor rink. See the Skating Lessons page on our website.
Start Dates and Times, January 22 or 23 (To Be Determined) Saturdays between 9 am and 10 am or Sundays between 10 am and 11 am. The program will run for 4 weeks and end on February 12 or 13. Preference for Saturday or Sunday lessons to be noted in the 'Additional information' box of the online registration form.
Please visit the St. Andrews Heights Community skating web page for more information and links.
Skating Rink Ready To Go
The weather is finally warming up and the rink is ready to go!
Thank you to all the rink crew volunteers who are out there in the brutal cold clearing and flooding the rink. A porta-potty has been installed and beautifully painted benches are provided for easier physical distancing. Play safe and be kind.
If you would like to volunteer to help maintain the ice rink, contact Dave Browne, the Ice Rink Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ice Crew Volunteers Needed
As we prepare for another skating season at the SAH community skating rink, it is evident that we require more ice rink maintenance volunteers for snow removal and flooding. A typical rookie crew member’s time commitment is just 3 outings in total (2 hours each).
Please consider joining the ice rink maintenance crew, no experience is required, as the crew offers on the job training to learn the art and science of ice making. We have a snowblower and a power brush to make the job easier.
In a typical year, our most experienced members start building-up the ice surface in late November (weather dependent) and the rink is ready for skating in early December. The bright Calgary sunshine and Chinook winds usually end our season by early March. Here are some of the benefits of being on the rink crew – giving back to the community by providing a healthy outdoor activity for all ages; obtaining fresh air and exercise (no need to go to a gym); end of season volunteer party (held at a secret location).
Dave Browne, the Ice Rink Coordinator, can be contacted at
Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Join in on the SAHCA Halloween Scavenger Hunt, Decorating Contest and virtual Costume Contest.
For details, click here. Page 2 has all the details for all the ways to enter the fun. Thanks to Ellen for putting this together.
Deadline for submitting the contest entries/pictures will be Sunday at 3 pm. Prizes will be delivered before trick or treat time.
Membership Drive 2021
In the next week you will be getting a letter left in your mailbox outlining the membership drive. We are not knocking on doors again this year due to COVID. Please follow the instructions on the information sheet and support your community association. It helps us pay for the hall, the community insurance, upkeep on the tennis courts, the ice rink, etc. Soon we should be able to start holding community events again! Our revenues for hall rentals took a big hit this last year which is the major source of funds for the community.
Fees are $25 for families and $15 for seniors. Additional family members (18+) are $5. There are lots of options for purchasing a membership. You can e-transfer the money to email@example.com using the answer Gwen21 or you can drop something off in the locked hall mailbox or my mailbox at 1208 Kingston St NW. You can also send us an email and we can pick it up. Make sure you include your name, address, phone number and email address.
Babysitting/Day Homes and Snow Shovellers
A few years ago Liz Murray (Past President of the Community Association) started putting together lists of babysitters and snow shovellers in the community. If you would like to be added to the list to provide services let her know. If you're looking for services let her know! She also had information on a day home in the community if you're looking for one.
Contact Liz via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note - the community distributes the information but is not in a position to recommend any of the individuals on the lists. You need to do your due diligence.
Ward 7 Candidates Forum
SAHCA is participating in the upcoming virtual Ward 7 Candidates Forum being organized and hosted by Crescent Heights Community Association. You can join the forum on Wednesday September 29 at 7 pm by using this link:
Please vote in the upcoming municipal elections on Monday October 18th.
The 2021 membership drive will be a mailbox drop again and is a bit delayed until the middle of October. Please support us when the details of the membership drive are released next month.
Below are recent news articles about two invasive plants in our neighbourhood sent to us by a community member.
I inherited a ton of creeping bellflower in my yard from the previous owner. It is not fun to deal with so pull it when you see it. I've also had foxtail spears work their way deep into my pet's skin. I have heard of dogs who have had undetected spears travel through out their bodies and into their vital organs so check your pets regularly when they've been out walking.
Foxtail grass alert for dog owners!
Noise From Foothills Medical Centre
Some of you have reached out to say there's been a loud whine/humming noise coming from the FMC Site. The problem has been identified as an issue with a fumehood fan on top of the UofC HSC building. It is in the process of being addressed and the noise should be ending soon.
2021 Annual General Meeting
Just a reminder that the community AGM will be held online Monday June 21st at 7pm.
Please tune into this and help us elect the new board (which is looking a lot like the current board), pass the 2021 financial statements and last year's AGM minutes, and appoint the auditor for 2021. This will be a short meeting and should take less than 30 minutes for the official business.
29th Street Service Road Upgrades
The City of Calgary is widening the existing sidewalk to change it into a pathway on the east side along the 29 Street N.W. service road to improve the experience for people who walk and cycle through this area.
Currently, there is an existing pathway at both ends of the 29 Street N.W. service road. The new pathway upgrade will connect to the existing pathway at both ends of the service road to complete the gap in the pathway network.
To complete this work, the roadway width will be reduced to accommodate the new pathway. The two-way vehicular travel lanes and parking along the street will remain. Also, the intersection at 13 Avenue N.W. and 29 Street N.W. service road will be converted into an all-way stop to allow for safe turning movements from all directions.
For more information, please contact 311.
New Park Benches
Embrace the Outdoors by taking a walk in the park and near the Community Hall and tennis courts. You can check out our new functional art: decoratively painted benches for your use and pleasure. Please let us know what you think about this new feature by sending us an email.
Thanks to the Parks Foundation Calgary Embrace the Outdoors Grant program for providing the funds to build the benches and thank you to all community members and artists who helped build and decorate the benches.
Usage of Fire Pits
Spring has sprung (....until the weekend!). It is the time of year when a lot of backyard clean-up is being done. This is a friendly reminder to use your green bin, which is now picked up weekly. Burning anything other than clean/dry wood in your yard is illegal and come with a hefty fine.
There are a number of St. Andrew's Residents that suffer from respiratory issues, so please be kind and adhere to the City bylaws:
Surge in Property Crimes
There has been a recent surge in the number of property crimes in our neighborhood, including break-ins at construction sites and theft of deliveries left on doorsteps.
Please keep your cars and garage doors locked and report any suspicious behaviour you may see to the police.
Embrace the Outdoors Grant
We (the SAH Community Association) made a successful grant application to the "Embrace the Outdoors" program of the Calgary Parks Foundation. We were awarded $3,225 for an outdoor project that includes local artisans building and painting benches for public use and an upgrade to the night lighting over the ice rink area.
Stay tuned for more details!
For the archive of the old printed community newsletters, click here.