2021 WSCRCA AGM YEAR IN REVIEW
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our 2021 WSCRCA AGM on June 9th. We once again exceeded our prior attendance numbers, with nearly 50 participants in attendance. It is clear that conducting these AGMs online provides a more accessible forum for our members. With the provincial government’s passing of Bill 53, it allows us to continue to conduct these going forward, and hopefully helps to draw out more and more members to these important meetings.
This past year has continued to be a very challenging year for all of us, impacting many of our community members, businesses, and key, public services. Our association has felt the impact and had to unfortunately cancel many events over the past year, which have historically supported hundreds of our community members, including our soccer league, the stampede breakfast, recycling event, skating events, and the community ski night, to name a few.
Amidst all this, and with the support of our creative and dedicated volunteers, we were still fortunate to be able to provide a couple of legacy programs (Community Garden which donated 176 pounds of produce to the Calgary Food Bank, and the Santa Meet & Greet event which we conducted over Zoom), as well as created a few, new, covid-friendly events (Movie-In-The Park and Halloween at the Pumpkin Patch).
I would like to recognize our board and community volunteers who continue to work hard to find ways to provide back and support our local community. Their contributions are critical to helping the WSCRCA Board accomplish the objectives of the Association.
As an example, the WSCRCA was able to donate financial support to the following four local organizations who serve the community with critical, key services:
- I Can for Kids Foundation
- Sonshine Community Services
- Fresh Start Recovery Centre
- Federation of Calgary Communities
Please take a moment to visit these organizations online and learn more about how they support our community.
The below infographic attempts to highlight the tremendous work that our volunteers have contributed to this past year:
We are now looking forward to continuing to build the programs for this upcoming year, including:
- Community Garden which is already underway and running by our garden committee is a go again this year
- The Soccer League is in flight with lots of credit going to the volunteers who are working hard to provide a program, while adhering to evolving covid guidelines
- Movie-in-the-Park and the Dog Pawty events which are in planning for late fall
- Plus, several other events (check out our website and keep your membership active to stay in the know)
It’s a lot of great work by many talented volunteers who together help make this a strong community which is focused on serving and supporting each other. For a list of our Board volunteers, please visit our website at www.wscr.ca.
When interacting with one of our volunteers, please take a moment to thank them for their efforts. Working together is how we will continue to build a strong and safe community.
Thank you and I encourage everyone to stay healthy and be diligent in practicing social distancing as you take care of yourselves, your families and help to support the vulnerable in our community.
President, West Springs / Cougar Ridge Community Association
Building a strong community