Over the past three winters, the CHPH Community Association has participated in the City of Calgary’s Adopt-a-Rink volunteer program, giving our community a place to be active and spend time with friends, family, and neighbours. Pre COVID, the CHPH also used the space to host several community skating parties, which were very well attended.
When the Coach Hill Patterson Heights Community Association first launched the adopt-a-rink program their goal was to gauge community interest and determine whether permanent amenities would be utilized and valued. Our little rink’s popularity and success made it clear to the CHPH CA that our community is in much need of a permanent, all-season recreational hub. A place to be active, spend time outdoors, connect with neighbours, and build community spirit.
In the fall of 2020, the Coach Hill Patterson Heights Community Association Board of Directors approved the commencement of an Outdoor Activity Hub project for the community. In January 2021 a committee of board members and community volunteers was formed to oversee this project.
Samantha Domagala, Project Lead, CHPH Adopt A Rink firstname.lastname@example.org
Voula Martin, Co-Project Lead, CHPH Communications Director email@example.com
Adrienne McGarvey, CHPH President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Talena Klypak-Borbely, CHPH Vice-President, email@example.com
Terri Lyn Duque - Grants
Cate Proudfoot - Sponsorship
Marcie Miranda - Communications
Vini Chari - Treasurer
Coach Hill - Patterson Heights Outdoor Activity Hub (subject to change)
6840 Coach Hill Road S.W. (the same location as the Adopt-a-Rink at the Coach Hill Fields)
In January and February of 2021, the committee began the first phase of the Outdoor Activity Hub project - community engagement. The team composed a survey to gather input and determine if CHPH residents supported the project, and if so, what elements were most important to them. The survey was advertised to the residents via hand-delivered marketing materials, Canada Post mail-out, and posters in some condos' communal spaces. It was also promoted through member emails, on the community Facebook page, and on a Bold Sign located on the east side of OBCR between Bow Trail and Coach Hill Road, then again on the west side, between Coach Hill Rd and Bow Trail. We also included information in the CHPH Broadcaster, Westsprings/Cougar Ridge and Aspen community newsletters, and the Aspen Website.
The survey closed on February 15th.
A big thank you to all of the members of our community who took the time to provide their feedback.
The survey results will inspire the design concepts, which is the next step of the process. The concepts will be delivered to the committee by the end of March and the second community engagement will commence on April 1. Please check the website regularly for any updates, or send us an email if you have any questions.
The current board does not have all the expertise needed to make this a reality, so we are asking for help. If you are as excited as we are, please let us know! Building this vision is not easy, so we need the following:
Construction PM - to manage the site once construction begins
Operations Team Lead - to maintain the site and manage the ice volunteers