Community News

President’s Message – November

After two years of community-led work, the playground on 99th avenue should now be renewed for another generation of children to enjoy.  The project would not be possible without the support of our community volunteers, the City of Calgary, Parks Foundation Calgary, and our local businesses who supported the playground build – ARC Resources, Tops Pizza, Italian Market, and Starbucks.  I would also like to thank Mark Burley for taking point as our community playground project manager as the project unfolded.   

To realize community-led projects like the playground upgrade, we need to hear voices from the many different perspectives in our community.  Our board of directors is very strong, with 15 community members of different ages and backgrounds; however, I feel like females are under-represented as we only have one female board director left!  A diverse board is a healthy board – so, if you are interested in helping improve our board diversity, please reach out to me at to talk! 

Jason Carling 

President, Willow Ridge Community Association