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Abundant Community Initiative – Mahogany & Copperfield

JAN 14-20

In 2018 Mahogany & Copperfield are going to be piloting Calgary’s first Abundant Community Initiative, based off of a program that has been transforming neighbourhoods for years. Our local City Neighbourhood Partnership Coordinator, City Councillor, MLA, MHOA General Manager, Copperfield & Mahogany Community Association and the MHOA Volunteer Committee are all supporting this endeavour. It is a simple one and a beautiful one. If any of this has resonated with you we would love to connect with you.

 

“When my family and I moved into our home three Christmases ago it would have been impossible to anticipate the gifts we were about to receive. Those gifts—far better than any gifts under our tree, were our soon-to-be discovered, newfound friends and family…

Our neighbours.

Mahogany was not our first experience with having great neighbours. Our last home was surrounded with neighbours that took an active interest in our lives. These amazing people and others before, taught us the value of being a good neighbour. Yet Mahogany has been different.

How?

One way is how Mahogany has completely transformed the way I see a house, a street and a neighbourhood. In the past my neighbourhood was the playground down the block, the school across the busy street, the place for my house—but my home? No, even with the memories attached to the physical place of my neighbourhood I always knew that my home was where my people were. My mom, dad and sisters, my nuclear family. There my neighbours were not yet my people. They were just incidental features of my place—some to be enjoyed and others to be avoided.

Now… our neighbourhood, our street and houses are increasingly the places of our people. We have connected and found friends and even family here. People whose livelihoods, happiness and futures are intertwining just like a nuclear family! It has been an incredibly rich experience, even as it has been difficult at times as well, just like a real family.

I share this because when neighbours start to see each other as more than incidental pieces of their lives—everything changes. In a world bent on sowing animosity and suspicion we can all do our part to bring people and communities together. Many are already discovering concrete ways of doing this by finding, as I and my family are, that our people are right next door and across the street.”

 

To connect or stay informed about this program as it unfolds you can follow our Facebook page or email Evan (vcchair@mahoganyhoa.com)

I look forward to partnering with you in making our communities better and better for all of us!

Evan Spencer
Abundant Community Catalyst

What’s Up Mahogany #15

Please check out the latest newsletter here! Winter Celebration, 30n3 Hockey, Summer Camps sneak-a-peak and many more exciting news!

3on3 Hockey Tournament!

3 on 3 Pond Hockey Tournament. Register at the Beach Club before Friday, January 19.

For more information / registration forms contact Shaun French at shaun@frenchandassociates.ca.

Tournament will take place Friday February 2nd 6pm to 8:30pm, Saturday February 3rd 9am to 8:30pm and Sunday February 4th 9am to 3pm.

There will be 4 divisions:
-Competitive (17+ years old)
-Social (17+ years old)
-Ages 7-10
-Ages 11-15

Each team will consist of up to 6 skaters and 1 goalie. Full equipment is required.

All games will be played at the boarded rink. Players’ Lounge will be located in flex room next to skate room in the Beach Club.
There will be a silent auction, and refreshments and snacks will be served.

Competitive and Social:
$150 per team from Mahogany Homeowners.
$180 per team from non-Mahogany Homeowners.
$50 per team – Youth

All Youth games will be played on Sunday February 4th from 9am to 3pm.

 

Learn2Skate & Learn2Hockey Info!

To all the parents who registered their child into our Learn2Skate and Learn2Hockey lessons starting this Sunday Jan 14th, here you’ll find information on what to bring on the first day. Please read the message from our organizer’s in the Volunteer Committee who work really hard to make this the best skating program for Mahogany residents!

Good Day Learn2Skate Participants!

Are you excited!?! Learn2Skate is almost here!!!

We are going to be on the ice here this Sunday (ice conditions permitting)! The warm weather has not been favourable to our boarded rink and the ice is down to concrete in a couple spots. The good news is there are some cold days in the forecast this week so we should have ice come Sunday. We will send out an update closer to Sunday to let you know. The forecast for our first day is in the -8 to -2 range. Perfect weather for comfort and ice conditions!

Every week you can expect an email from us with weather and ice conditions and any other pertinent announcements.
For this week please come at least 15 minutes before your class to get signed in, a name tag on your helmet and your skates properly laced.
Being prepared is a big part of having success on the ice. Hopefully all of you have a good pair of skates and CSA approved helmet already that fit well. For instructions on how to tie skates check out this video.

Here is a pdf with information about the helmets. Please make sure to dress appropriately for the weather—few things will ruin your experience on the ice like being cold (the falls hurts more for sure).

Lvl Two: 9:30-10am
Lvl One: 10-10:30am *Reminder: Parents are expected to be on the ice with their child for lvl one
Adult: 11-11:30am
Hockey: 11am-Noon

Lake Skating Pro Tip: Get a thin head covering for your child to put under their helmet when it is cold! Something like this.

 

Discussion Group – Coming Up!

We are a group for anyone interested in good discussion and polite debate. The meetings are informal and laid back with no pressure to speak up if you prefer to just listen. We meet bi-monthly, the last Sunday afternoon of every second month. Due to the increased popularity of the group, we will now be meeting at the Mahogany Beach Club. Give it a try and join the conversation!

January’s Topic: MONEY

Sunday Jan. 28, 2018

2:00PM-3:30PM

Please read below prior to the discussion. Hope to see you there!