Pumpkin Patch

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Come join us in the Willow Ridge fields for Halloween fun and enjoy lunch from the YYC Food Trucks. Costumes are welcome and encouraged!

Saturday, October 23rd 12:00 - 3:00 PM Register HERE for your free pumpkin (please note you will need a WRCA membership to view the page)

 

Cell Tower Installations

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Greetings Willow Ridge community members,

The purpose of this note is to share information about an update from the city with reference to changes being contemplated regarding cell tower installations.  For those that are interested, there is a meeting being held on September 1 (please refer to the email below for more information and follow the links to access the detailed report with updates).
Community members are welcome to attend this meeting and may also direct any questions to the following email, .
Kind regards,
Civic Affairs Community Engagement
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Willow Ridge 2021 Art Walk and Picnic in the Park

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We heard such great feedback from local artists, young and old, about our neighbourhood art walk last June that we’ve decided to make this an annual event! This year we have added a new element. Join us on Sunday, August 22nd for the Willow Ridge 2021 Art Walk and Picnic in the Park. Show off your artistic talent to your neighbours in this year’s Art Walk! Register to have your art display added to our map by August 20th. 

We are excited to be partnering with the Delta Calgary South for our Picnic in the Park portion of this event! Bring your friends and family down to the Willow Ridge Community Centre for games, art activities and a delicious meal. The deadline to order food is August 16th. 

With the support of the Federation of Calgary Communities #ActivateYYC grant, the WRCA has Free Art Kits available for the first 30 households to order one below. Limited to one per household, the kits are available to those attending the Picnic in the park who would like to participate in a community art project.

Click here to register for the Willow Ridge 2021 Art Walk   

Order your picnic items by clicking below! 
Picnic In the Park - Charcuterie
Click here to register for your FREE Family Art Kit!   

Event FAQs:

How do I register for the Art Walk?
Please fill out this form Can I showcase my art at the community centre instead of my home?
Please email us and we can discuss arrangements!

Do I need to buy a lunch?
The picnic is a bonus to this event! Feel free to bring your own lunch but why not treat yourself? We’ve partnered with the Delta Calgary South for this yummy menu.

Will substitutions be available for the lunches?
Substitutions will be available for dairy allergies. Gluten free crackers and bread available upon request. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee there will not be cross-contamination.

How many people does the charcuterie board feed?
It’s the perfect size for 1 - 2 people. 4 or more would be ideal for a snack.

What time can I pick up my lunch?
Pick up time will start at noon!

Is there a deadline?
Please place your picnic order by August 16th. The deadline to register for the Art Walk is August 20th.

Do I have to be a member to partake?
Membership is not required to partake in the lunch or art walk. We recommend stopping by the Community Centre if you have any questions about memberships and we can show you how your membership helps support the community!

How do I become a member?
Glad you asked! Click here 



Check out some of the amazing art from last year!


Community Appreciation Party

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We’re excited to gather again Saturday, September 11th 2021!!

4 Pm - “Doors” open for kids activities + beer garden

5-8 PM - Food Trucks

6 PM - Get your groove on with the live band

10 PM - Bar closed

11 PM - Everything wrapped up and everyone gets home safe and sound

  This year's activities include: Live entertainment from PH Unbalanced Bouncy house Glitter tattoos Obstacle course Balloon animals Foof Trucks Beer Garden serving wine, beer, and a feature Willow Ridge cocktail. Drink tickets are $5 for members and $7 for non-members. A big THANK YOU to the donors who helped make this event possible!

Guidebook Report Back Presentation – Online

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Guidebook Report Back Presentation – LIVE on April 29 The City’s Guidebook team is hosting a Guidebook Report Back Presentation, live on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. Tune in by clicking here at the scheduled date and time of the presentation. This live update will include a report back on the key themes heard at the Guidebook public hearing of Council, the key themes heard through supplementary engagement and will explain how input was considered or used to inform any Guidebook amendments proposed by Administration. Engagement participants and any interested community associations or community members are invited to attend. This live presentation will be recorded and available to view following the event for those who are not able to watch live. Due to limited time and capacity to respond to all questions, information will be shared, but there will not be an opportunity to ask questions. . The presentation will start on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. A recording of the presentation will also be available through this link following the live presentation. Learn more about the Guidebook for Great Communities at Calgary.ca/Guidebook.

Willow Ridge Community Engagement Survey

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Hi Willow Ridge Community! PRIZES to be won, please read! 
We at the Willow Ridge Community Association (WRCA) were wondering if you could take 5 minutes to fill out the survey linked below for us to better understand your needs, desires, and concerns. We want to improve the community experience of our 7,500+ residents, and we can only do it with your help and input.  With our newly renovated Community Centre now complete, we’re ready to look aheadduring COVID-19 and beyond!  

You can win 1 of 6 prizes! We know your time is valuable, so we have gathered some prizes that you can win if you complete the online surveyThis is what is available to be won: 


  • $50 Southcentre Mall gift cards (x4) 
  • $25 Italian Centre Shop gift cards (x4) 

Please tell us what you think.  Make your voice heard!  Click the link below to find the survey.

WRCA ENGAGEMENT SURVEY

Thank you, 
The Willow Ridge Community Association 

WRCA Neighbour Day Art Walk

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UPDATE Please see the map of the streets with participants below! Hello WRCA neighbours! Neighbour Day is going to look a little different for all of us this year. We won't be hosting any group gatherings this year but we still want to inspire our community members to engage with one another and show some community spirit. This year we have organized a Neighbour Day Art walk. With the help of a Stepping Stones grant, we have prizes from local businesses! Show your artistic or crafting skills (big or small) and decorate your sidewalk or front door, display colouring sheets from the City of Calgary in your windows, paint rocks to display near the sidewalk...the possibilities are endless and ALL artistic and skill levels are welcome, just have fun! Register here to add your street to the map. ( We also need your email address in case you win) Once you are registered you are eligible for the prizes and on Neighbour Day the residents of Willow Ridge will now what streets to visit to lift their spirits. Here are the prizes up for grabs!
  • One night stay and breakfast at the Delta Calgary South
  • $100 Gift Certificate to the Delta and Restaurants
  • $50 Gift Certificate to the Delta Calgary South and Restaurants
  • 2 x $25 Gift Certificate to the Delta Calgary South and Restaurants
  • $50 Gift Certificate to the Italian Centre
  • $50 Gift Certificate to Willow Park Wine and spirts
  • Armadio by Delia Gift Certificate $50
  • Cobbs Bread Gift Certificate $25
  • Springbank Cheese company $50 Gift Certificate & 2 bottles of wine
If you have any questions or need help getting supplies (we have lots we can drop off) please email us at info@mywillowridge and we can help you out. Happy creating!!!

WRCA COVID Update

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Heritage Communities Local Growth Planning Project

The City of Calgary wants to work together to plan for future growth and redevelopment in our area.

The Willow Ridge Community Association is currently engaged in a planning project to upgrade existing City future development plans pertaining to the seven Heritage Communities.  Willow Park and Maple Ridge are part of this . The Willowridge appointed representative to this project is expected to put in at least 30 to 40 manhours of volunteer time. It is our representative’s function, along with those assigned by the other six Community boards,   to study existing plans and to make the necessary recommendations for future acceptable and positive changes. The project will be completed by next spring and the plan will then be presented to the City of Calgary planning department.   ___ Residents of the Willow Ridge community are encouraged to assist your Board Member in getting ideas across. As such, we strongly encourage you to become involved as members of the general public. Ideas, comments and plan suggestions can be shared electronically at the website address listed below.   ___ Thus far only one person from the WRCA region has responded as a member of the public. It is necessary that hundreds participate, so that all ideas are reviewed and assessed.  The result of the project plan should not be one person’s opinion, as good as it may be.  BECOME ENGAGED, please! This our opportunity to make suggestions and recommendations, to prevent complaints in the future that the public was not asked for opinions.  Contact:    https://engage.calgary.ca/heritage 

2019 Weeklong Summer Soccer Camps at WRCA – July 8, 15, 22

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE - Register soon! Sign up for U6 and U8 WEEKLONG Summer Soccer Camps at the WRCA fields (680 Acadia Drive SE), starting Mondays - July 8, 15, and 22. Cost is $90.00 per participant. Times: 09:00 am - Noon (each day) Monday - Friday For more information and registration: https://www.southfoursoccer.com/ http://wrcsoccer.com