This month’s report from The President (as published in the Hawk Eye)…
As I write this, Calgary has enjoyed back-to-back 20°C days and it’s hard to believe its November. But as sure as the sun rises in the east, winter will come sooner or later, and when it does, we plan on having our rink up at running. Located on Hawkhill Road, our rink is open usually from mid-December until late-February (weather depending!) and it is open every day until 10:30 PM at night (9:00 PM on maintenance nights). The rink is created and maintained by a hardy group of souls who volunteer a couple hours a month to sweep and flood the rink. If you want to help out with the rink, and willing to come out for 1-2 hours a few times during the season, check out our website for details on how to sign-up for a shift when it’s convenient for you. The Rink Rats will even train you – it’s not that hard!
This edition of the Hawk Eye may hit your mailbox before Tuesday, November 29th and if it does, consider coming out to our Annual General Meeting that night at the Uplands Recreation Centre (20 Hawkside Road) starting shortly after 7:30. We will have wine & cheese for after the meeting and most of the Board members will hang around and answer any questions you may have. Pending any unforeseen changes, we should have Councillor Joe Magliocca and perhaps MLA Michael Connolly (or well-informed representatives from their offices) to answer any questions you may have.
Hard to believe, but we had better weather on November 6th than September 11th when we tried to have our Sundaes on Sunday outdoor event. In its place we held a Fall Festival at St. Thomas United Church that had a best Halloween costume contest, some colouring contests and lots of raffle prizes. Many families came out and I want to thank Mary – our Social Director – and our gracious sponsors and donors for helping us put on a great event.
I want to thank the volunteers who signed up and came out and volunteered at the Cowboys Casino on November 8th and 9th. We have a casino every 18 months or so, and the funds we receive from them go back into the community. We use these proceeds to help us build and maintain things such as our tot lots, the community garden and our ice skating rink. So thanks again to those community volunteers who put in a few easy shifts on those days and nights and thanks to Amy, our Casino Director, for organizing everyone and everything!
This will be the last Hawk Eye before the Christmas season starts, so I want to take this opportunity, on behalf of the HCA, to wish everyone in Hawkwood a Merry Christmas and I hope that the festive season is a joyous one for you and your loved ones! Enjoy the holidays and take time to come out skating, skiing, sledding or even going for walks in our lovely community.