This weekend August 16, 17 & 18 Slamfest will be in the Olympic Plaza.
More details to come…
This weekend August 16, 17 & 18 Slamfest will be in the Olympic Plaza.
More details to come…
*For all members who reside in the Eau Claire Community.
Join us on Thursday May 23 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Oceana in west Eau Claire. For a low ticket price you can enjoy delicious appetizers, cocktails and the opportunity to mix and mingle with your neighbours. Tickets are $15 each and are available by emailing email@example.com.
YMCA Calgary is committed to helping our city’s kids be healthier and more connected so they can reach their full potential. We are fortunate to have the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA right in our neighbourhood. The ECCA appreciates the YMCA’s contributions to the community, as well as to our association.
Show your support for the YMCA’s annual fundraising campaign by making a donation to the Cycle for Kids. Team ECCA will be spinning and grinning in the lobby of the YMCA at 6:00 PM Monday March 4, 2019. Feel free to join us!
Due to the inclement weather we have had this winter we are unable to host our annual skating party. We are sorry to all who were looking forward to attending.
The lagoon skating surface is at the mercy of Mother Nature and unfortunately it’s no longer usable this season.
Next year the party will be twice as good!
Due to the predicted weather conditions for Sunday, February 10, 2019 we have decided to postpone the Skating Party now until Sunday, March 3, 2019.
The event will still take place on the picturesque lagoon at Prince’s Island Park on Sunday February 10.
As always, we will have free skate rentals from the KidSport skate shack, free hot chocolate and treats, games and more.
Your ECCA board and Eau Claire neighbours would love to see you there!
Everyone is welcome!
You are invited to the ECCA’s 9th annual community skating party. Join us on the picturesque lagoon at Prince’s Island Park on Sunday February 10.
As always, we’ll have free skate rentals from the KidSport skate shack, free hot chocolate and treats, games and more.
Your ECCA board and Eau Claire neighbours would love to see you there. Everyone is welcome!
Get your tickets now to our popular social event this Thursday June 21 from 5-8 PM. Enjoy tasty appetizers and drinks with your neighbours in a favourite local restaurant. This event is supported by your membership fees, so tickets are only $15 each. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to order yours.
The 2018 ECCA Annual General Meeting takes place on Wednesday June 6 at Centennial Place, 250 - 5 Street SW (3rd floor, West Tower - Conference Centre). Updates will be provided on the operation of the ECCA as well as projects and news affecting our neighbourhood.
Registration is at 6:30 and the meeting runs from 7 to 9 PM.
Wine & cheese will be served following the meeting. All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The ECCA is proud to support the 2018 YMCA Strong Kids fundraising campaign. A team of intrepid ECCA board members and friends will be participating in the Cycle for Strong Kids on March 5, the campaign's official kick-off. Come cheer us on at 5:00 PM in the lobby of the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA as we spin our little hearts out on stationery bikes. The more money we raise, the faster we will be motivated to spin!
Please support Strong Kids and donate to the ECCA team. Learn more about how your donation to the Strong Kids campaign helps kids and families. Thank you for supporting a healthy community.
Come one, come all! Please join your neighbours for the Eau Claire Community Association skating party on Sunday February 11 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
It's the 8th year for this popular event on the Prince's Island Park lagoon. As always, free skate rentals and helmets are available for all ages courtesy of the KidSport skate shack. Our neighbours at Shaw are kindly providing free hot chocolate and cookies to keep your energy going. The roaring firepit will keep you warm no matter what the weather. Try your hand at pond curling, learn about local wildlife at the nature interpretation table, guess how many candies are in the KidSport fundraising jar and take it home! Your board members and volunteers look forward to seeing you there.
To help welcome Canadian Blood Services to the neighbourhood, the ECCA is holding a blood drive from November 15 to 30, 2017. The permanent donor clinic relocated to the Eau Claire Market in July, so it's easier than ever to give the gift of life close to home. The Eau Claire clinic is the largest in Canada, with 20 donor beds. The market's underground parking garage even has free designated stalls for donors.
The ECCA kicked off the blood drive by holding our November meeting at the new clinic and several board members rolled up their sleeves to donate. Did you know that every 60 seconds someone in Canada needs blood? You can read stories of real people helped by blood donations. Donors from 17 to any age are welcome - there is no longer an upper age limit. Take a quick quiz to find out if you are eligible to donate.
To make an appointment, call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283), book at www.blood.ca or use the GiveBlood app. Let the ECCA know about your donation through Twitter (@eauclaireca and ), Facebook (www.facebook.com/eauclaireca) or email (email@example.com). Let's see how many donations we can make as a community. Remember, it's in you to give!
Monday October 16 is the date of the 2017 Municipal Election to elect our mayor, city councillors and school board trustees. Elections Calgary has key information to prepare you to cast your vote, including who is eligible to vote, how to vote (e.g. make sure you have proper ID), and where to vote.
In order to address an imbalance in the distribution of population across wards, the City has changed some of the ward boundaries for the 2017 Election. As a result of the changes, most of Eau Claire remains in Ward 7; however a small portion of the community is now officially in Ward 8. For example, residences on the north side of 3 Avenue are in Ward 7; residences on the south side of 3 Avenue are in Ward 8. Use the 'Find my ward' look-up on the Elections Calgary website to confirm the ward for your street address.
The voting station for Eau Claire Ward 7 residents is the City Hall atrium (800 Macleod Trail SE). The voting station for Eau Claire Ward 8 residents is Kerby Centre (1133 7 Ave SW). Voting stations are open on October 16 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
In celebration and recognition of Calgary’s gender and sexually diverse community, the Calgary Pride Parade will take place on Sunday, September 3rd from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. This year's festival anticipates over 60,000 attendees and everyone is welcome to join.
Parade Begins at Noon
Departing from 6 Ave and 3 St SE, the parade will run west along 6 Ave, turn North onto 6 St and end at 3 Ave. From there, participants will continue walking onto Prince’s Island Park where the Pride in the Park event will immediately get underway.
There are many ways that you can get involved, from volunteering, to decorating the front of your business (Calgary Pride encourages you to post photos on their social media), or even just setting up a chair and taking in the event. The Parade and Pride in the Park are free, all-inclusive events.
Road Closures and Parking Restrictions
To accommodate this event and ensure public safety, the following road closures and parking restrictions can be expected:
CLOSED from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, NO PARKING from 12:00 AM to 3:00 PM:
CLOSED from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, NO PARKING from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM:
Come to the ECCA Annual General Meeting for an update on projects and news affecting our neighbourhood:
Thursday June 15th - Centennial Place
Registration at 6:30; Meeting 7 - 9 PM
250 - 5 Street SW
3rd floor, West Tower (Conference Centre)
Agenda items include:
Wine & cheese will follow the meeting. See you there!
Join your neighbours for a glass of wine and some tasty appetizers on June 8 at Oceana's restaurant. Get in touch with your condo building's ECCA board member for tickets or contact us by email.
Join us Sunday May 7 @10:30 - 1:00 PM as we explore the history of Calgary through the Eau Claire buildings and streets, the up and downs of its economy and a vision of its future as seen through the eyes of a hopeful newcomer and Eau Claire resident. Meet at the historic smokestack (and 'cow bench') at 2 Avenue and 3 Street SW. Read more about the walk and our route on the official website.
Jane’s Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighbourhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane’s Walk is more of a walking conversation. Leaders share their knowledge, but also encourage discussion and participation among the walkers.
Come celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with some outdoor fun!
The City of Calgary will be hosting a free Winter Fun Day this Saturday, January 28 from 11 AM to 3 PM at Prince’s Island Park. Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities, including outdoor skating (weather permitting) and nature games, and warm up with complimentary hot refreshments (while quantities last) and a toasty fire. The event will also feature free horse-drawn wagon rides from noon to 2 PM. For more information, visit calgary.ca/canada150
It's time to join your neighbours for a day of skating and fun at the 7th annual Eau Claire Community Association Skating Party. We'll have the KidSport Skate Shack once again, so free skate rentals are available for all ages. As always we'll have games for non-skaters too and hot chocolate for everyone. And our popular pond curling is back - give it a try! See you on Sunday February 12 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Prince's Island Park lagoon.