WSCR News

Open House: West Springs Area Structure Plan – October 19 & October 21

Thursday, October 19 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 21 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE:  Calgary French and International School, Core Cafeteria, 700 77 St. SW There are currently several development applications in the West Springs Area Structure Plan boundary area.   The City is hosting these Open Houses to provide an opportunity for … Continue reading Open House: West Springs Area Structure Plan – October 19 & October 21

New Babysitting and Garage Sale Facebook Groups

The West Springs/Cougar Ridge Community Association (“WSCRCA”) is excited to launch two new FaceBook groups, linked to the WSCRCA Facebook page. Please consider Following us on Facebook and joining these two new groups. It’s a great way to grow our community and keep up to date on what is happening in WSCR. Follow the main … Continue reading New Babysitting and Garage Sale Facebook Groups

Safe4Life Self-Defense & Personal Safety Training

Safe4Life teaches a complete Safety Plan that includes mental, emotional, and physical skill responses. These are skills that all individuals can readily and automatically access in a scary or dangerous situation. It is these skills: personal presence, confidence, and awareness that are required for lifelong personal safety – defining an effective Safety Plan. The program … Continue reading Safe4Life Self-Defense & Personal Safety Training

Canada 150 “Celebration on the Hill” – Saturday, September 2

The Strathcona, Christie & Aspen Community Association (“SCA”) is co-hosting a celebration of Canada’s 150th with the communities of West Springs/Cougar Ridge, Coach Hill, Patterson, Springbank Hill, and Signal Hill. Saturday, September 2 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 277 Strathcona Drive SW (SCA Community Association) Click here to see the full Schedule of Events There will … Continue reading Canada 150 “Celebration on the Hill” – Saturday, September 2

Charity Stampede Breakfast raises over $7,100 for Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

Thanks to the community for supporting the 8th Annual Charity Stampede Breakfast on July 8 at West Springs Village!  The event raised over $7,100 for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. Under sunny skies, over 1,500 people gathered to enjoy a great breakfast, live music, jumpy tents, and special offers from the merchants of West Springs … Continue reading Charity Stampede Breakfast raises over $7,100 for Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

WSCRCA Charity Stampede Breakfast, Saturday July 8

Get into the Stampede spirit! Join us Saturday July 8, 2017 from 9 a.m. to noon at West Springs Village (85 St. & 9 Ave. SW – the parking lot in front of Fergus & Bix) for a delicious Stampede Breakfast cooked by Fergus & Bix while sipping some Starbucks coffee. With a live Western … Continue reading WSCRCA Charity Stampede Breakfast, Saturday July 8

SW Calgary Ring Road North Site Information Session – June 26

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Annual General Meeting on June 21

You are invited to attend the West Springs/Cougar Ridge Community Association Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the West Springs Co-op upstairs meeting room. There will be an opportunity to hear about what the Community Association has accomplished in the past year, review its financial statements, and to elect the … Continue reading Annual General Meeting on June 21

Summer Day Camp Registration Opens June 13 at 8 a.m.

REGISTER HERE CAMP DATES:  August 21 – 25, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily LOCATION:  Fields beside the Waldorf School (555 Cougar Ridge Drive SW) ELIGIBILITY:  Children of members who are  6 to 12 years old are eligible to attend, subject to availability of space. COST:  $25 per child. Note:  Payment is due … Continue reading Summer Day Camp Registration Opens June 13 at 8 a.m.

Sunday, June 4 is WSCR’s 11th Annual Community Recycling Event!

Calgary French & International School, 700 77 St. SW Sunday, June 4,   9 am to 2 pm   This is one of our core community events, as it provides residents with a great way to recycle or dispose of unwanted items. Important event reminders: There is an entry fee of one non-perishable food item … Continue reading Sunday, June 4 is WSCR’s 11th Annual Community Recycling Event!

Gravel Quarry Update #4 – Summary of Requirements

We received this summary of the requirement that the P3 contractor must follow in operating and building the gravel pit. Hours of operation limited to 8AM to 8PM Monday to Saturday and 9AM to 8PM on Sunday and Statutory Holidays. Noise levels will not exceed 65 dBA Leq measured from the residential property line.  If … Continue reading Gravel Quarry Update #4 – Summary of Requirements

May 27 – Community Plant & Seed Exchange

Saturday, May 27 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 25 Weston Park SW (south of soccer field and north of strip plaza) This is the site of the upcoming community hub and garden. Baskets, perennials, fruit shrubs will also be available of sale at great prices! Thank you to Blue Grass Nursery for their support.

June 10 Babysitting Course – Registration is Open

  We are pleased to offer a babysitting course in conjunction with Child Safe Canada. Saturday, June 10, 2017 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at West Springs Free Methodist Church 742 – 85 St. SW The course is open to youth from 10 to 16 years old. Members may register for $40 per participant.  The cost … Continue reading June 10 Babysitting Course – Registration is Open

Electrical Engineering – Electrified

Engineering For Kids and Sports Steps Academy have partnered to offer a four-week program for WSCRCA members’ children aged 7 to 14. Each Sunday for four weeks, participants will be introduced to the concepts of circuit design and building through various hands-on activities.  This program is offered to WSCRCA members at a special price. Dates:            … Continue reading Electrical Engineering – Electrified

Spring yard waste drop-off at City landfills

Until May 28, bring your leaves, grass, branches, and plants to any City of Calgary landfill for free composting! Composting your yard waste keeps it out of the landfill and gives it a second life as compost that can be used in gardens, yard and farms. You can also pick up some free mulch while … Continue reading Spring yard waste drop-off at City landfills

Sarcee Interchange

Construction on the Sarcee Trail – TransCanada Highway (TCH) Interchange is ongoing with no permanent full road closures anticipated over the spring season. Construction activity will increase over the next month depending on the weather warming trends. The new east and west bridges require only the finishing surface treatment and are expected to open with … Continue reading Sarcee Interchange

Coulee Way Development

The City is hosting an information session to gather feedback on a proposal for the future subdivision and development of land at 35 Coulee Way SW. Monday, April 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. West Springs Free Methodist Church 742 85 St. SW For further information please click on the link below: https://developmentmap.calgary.ca/#property/LOC2017-0079

Home Alone Safety Course – May 9

A Child Safe Canada interactive safety course for youth ages 10+ to help prepare youth for all of the important steps of being ‘home alone’. Tuesday, May 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free Methodist Church, 742 85 St. SW Register Here Now for Home Alone Safety. Registration for Non-Members will open April 16.

Soccer Teams & Schedules

For those registered in the Youth Soccer Program, the team rosters and the schedule for the season will be announced on Wednesday, April 12.

Open House – West Springs Area Structure Plan Amendment – April 4 & April 6

Tuesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 6 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. West Springs Free Methodist Church 742 85 St. SW Don’t forget about the 2 OPEN HOUSES this Tuesday and Thursday (5-8pm) regarding proposed changes to the WEST SPRINGS Area Structure Plan (ASP). These amendments are a result of applications to develop portions of … Continue reading Open House – West Springs Area Structure Plan Amendment – April 4 & April 6

Open House: West Springs Area Structure Plan Amendment

Tuesday, April 4 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – West Springs Free Methodist Church, 742 85 St. SW Thursday, April 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – West Springs Free Methodist Church, 742 85 St. SW The City is working on amending the West Springs Area Structure Plan (ASP) as a result of … Continue reading Open House: West Springs Area Structure Plan Amendment

Gravel Quarry Update #3 – Treed Shelter Belt Is Confirmed

North Calgary Gravel Quarry Update #3  from MLA Drever’s Office- March 15, 2017 We Can Confirm a Treed Shelter Belt We are very pleased to announce that Alberta Transportation has agreed to create a shelter belt of trees within the 10 metres between the berm and the property line. This is in no small part … Continue reading Gravel Quarry Update #3 – Treed Shelter Belt Is Confirmed

Bow Trail Widening and Intersection Improvements

Click on the link below for information from the City on the widening of Bow Trail between 85 Street S.W. and Old Banff Coach Road, and improvements to the intersection at Bow Trail and 85 Street S.W. Bow Trail widening and intersection improvements

U12 Soccer West House League in Signal Hill

The West Springs/Cougar Ridge Community Association does not offer its own U12 age group soccer program. However, Signal Hill Soccer does offer a U12 House League (http://signalhillsoccer.com/outdoor-program/). The U12 West House League was created to fill a need for a grassroots program where youth want to play at a recreational level, in their community (games played in … Continue reading U12 Soccer West House League in Signal Hill

Gravel Pit – Update from MLA Drever’s Office

On Tuesday, February 14th the MLA’s office met with the West Springs Cougar Ridge Community Association to provide an update following the community discussion on February 4th. Following the community discussion, MLA Drever had a meeting with Minister Brian Mason, of Alberta Transportation and Infrastructure. MLA Drever was able to convey the concerns that came … Continue reading Gravel Pit – Update from MLA Drever’s Office

Community Hub & Garden is coming

The WSCRCA has received approval to apply some of its Charity Casino proceeds to develop a Community Hub and Garden on the west side of 73 St. SW just north of Weston Drive between the strip plaza and the soccer field. With spring and gardening season are just around the corner, a team is assembling … Continue reading Community Hub & Garden is coming

Follow-up to Gravel Pit Information Session – Qs & As

On Saturday February 4, MLA Deborah Drever of Calgary Bow, Garry Lamb representing Alberta Transportation, and Councillor Richard Pootmans of Ward 6 presented an information session to the community about the Southwest Calgary Ring Road project, and specifically the gravel quarry in the transportation utility corridor along 101 St. SW. Ms. Drever’s office has provided … Continue reading Follow-up to Gravel Pit Information Session – Qs & As

Gravel Pit

In early July 2016, the government of Alberta officially broke ground on the Southwest leg of Calgary’s Ring Road. The project is projected to cost $2.2 billion and conclude by 2021. The contractor for this massive project will soon be digging a new gravel pit directly adjacent to the Wentworth area. The new pit will operate 12hrs … Continue reading Gravel Pit

Crazy Concoctions: Junior Chemical Engineering

Engineering For Kids and First Steps Academy have partnered to offer a four-week program for WSCRCA members’ children aged 4 to 6. Each Sunday for four weeks, children will have FUN while participating in hands-on STEM activities and investigating the properties of several crazy concoctions. This program is offered to WSCRCA members at a special … Continue reading Crazy Concoctions: Junior Chemical Engineering

Soccer Registration Opens at Noon, January 15

The West Springs/Cougar Ridge Community Association (WSCRCA) announces that registration for its 10th Annual Soccer League will open January 15, 2017 at noon to members of the WSCRCA.  There will be leagues for U4, U6,U8, and U10 children. The leagues will run from April 29 to June 17 2017.  UPDATE:  We now have confirmation that there … Continue reading Soccer Registration Opens at Noon, January 15

Community Ski Night at COP February 19

Interested in coming out and enjoying a night on the hill with your neighbours? Come join us for the WSCRCA Ski/Snowboard/Tube Night at WinSport COP. To register for lift tickets click on this link:   Register Here When:  February 19, 2017 6 – 9 p.m. Where:  WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park Member’s Cost:  Free Not currently a … Continue reading Community Ski Night at COP February 19

Planning on hosting a birthday party in 2017?

Colour On Fire Art Studio is presenting WSCRCA members with a Birthday Party Promotion in 2017.  Register Here The first 50 WSCRCA members who register will receive $50 towards their 2017 birthday event.  The parties are open to ages 4+ with a minimum of 8 people and a maximum of 16 per booking.  Register through … Continue reading Planning on hosting a birthday party in 2017?

Red Cross Babysitting Course Change of Location

WSCR has had a Change in Location for Saturday, December 3, 2016 Red Cross Babysitter course put on by Child Safe Canada. Location change: West Springs Free Methodist Church, Discovery Room, 742 – 85 St SW Date (unchanged): Saturday, December 3, 2016 Time (unchanged): 10 am-5 pm What you should bring Saturday, December 3, 2016: … Continue reading Red Cross Babysitting Course Change of Location

Special Member Pricing on Massage Package at Center for Healthy Living

Center for Healthy Living is offering a special on their massages.  Purchase 5 massages at the regular price of $450 plus GST and WSCRCA members will receive 2 additional massages for free.  This is a limited time offer. This offer is open from November 1 to December 31, 2016; the massages must be completed between … Continue reading Special Member Pricing on Massage Package at Center for Healthy Living

Skating Registration Opens November 4 at 6:00 p.m.

We are pleased to announce our 4th Annual Learn to Skate Program at WinSport (Markin MacPhail Centre).   Members may register online starting November 4, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. MT. You have the option of registering for one or both of our programs which start in January 2017: Learn to Skate Lessons on Mondays from January 16 … Continue reading Skating Registration Opens November 4 at 6:00 p.m.