Red Bull Hard Enduro - September 28

This is an Urban Enduro Style Motocross Event that is intended to showcase motocross skills . This dynamic family friendly event is open to all Calgarians and features just under 200 participants in a 5 riders at a time format to adhere to City of Calgary noise restrictions.  To accommodate this event and for public safety, partial road closures of 4 street SW and Eau Claire Ave SW. and Barclay Parade. Please note, mobilization of this event will take at least 3 days lead time and will require the full closure of the aforementioned roadways on event day.

Help support the YMCA's annual fundraising campaign

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!

ECCA Skating Party - Rescheduled to Sunday, March 3!

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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!

ECCA Skating Party Sunday Feb. 10, 2019

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!

ECCA Annual General Meeting - Wed. June 6, 2018

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. 

Meeting agenda:

  • Presentation from Ward 7 City Councillor Druh Farrell
  • Reports from ECCA President and ECCA Treasurer
  • Updates on Eau Claire Planning & Development projects
  • Report on Community Initiatives
  • Election of new ECCA Directors

Wine & cheese will be served following the meeting. All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids - March 5, 2018

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.

 

 

Skating Party - Sunday Feb. 11, 2018

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.  

Eau Claire Community Blood Drive

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 (info@eauclaireca.com). Let's see how many donations we can make as a community. Remember, it's in you to give!

Calgary Municipal Elections Oct. 16

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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.

ECCA AGM June 15, 2017

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:

  • Presentation from Ward 7 City Councillor Druh Farrell
  • Reports from ECCA President and ECCA Treasurer
  • Updates on Eau Claire Planning & Development projects
  • Report on Community Initiatives
  • Election of new ECCA Directors

Wine & cheese will follow the meeting. See you there!

 

 

ECCA is hosting a Jane's Walk

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.

Canada 150 Celebrations in Eau Claire

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

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