Spring Summer Letter From the President:
Hello fellow resident members of Panorama Hills,
I hope you have enjoyed the Winter months and are now excited for spring and summer to arrive! Our staff and volunteer committees have been hard at work this past winter, planning for the months ahead.
New community events, member programs, and brand new activity and gathering areas within the community centre outdoor park are just some of the things you will be able to enjoy beginning this Spring. There will also be more to do out in the community this year as we continue to work with our community partners, the Northern Hills Community Association (NHCA) and Vivo as well as our own youth council on new programs and events.
I won't give away too much at this point, but instead, will encourage you to come visit the community centre to check out the new features for yourself, enjoy a BBQ event, or just stop by to enjoy the park area with friends and family. Be sure to get your new membership card as well which can be printed at the centre as we will be phasing out the key fobs later this year.
Another piece of news I am excited to share with you is about the community centre expansion feasibility study we will begin conducting in the coming months. As the largest community in Calgary, by population, we have heard a lot of our members speak about the need for more indoor space for gathering, activities and events. We have also heard a desire for more functional space that appeals to more age groups in our community and facilitates more kinds of activities.
This past January, our Community Engagement and Capital Development committee, comprised of volunteers and staff members, conducted a thorough interview and selection process for an architecture firm to help us determine the best approach for expanding our centre. The board of directors have now approved an architecture firm to begin work on the study, which is the first step to achieving the best value for this expansion. Outcomes of the study, including conceptual drawings, will be available for feedback by you the members at various events throughout this year, so be sure to watch for those announcements.
Fees are due at the end of April each year and you do have the option to pay online or at the community centre via credit or debit card or cheque. A yearly survey is also distributed at this time and I would like to encourage you to fill this out as your feedback and ideas for our residents association is always valued. The AGM this year will be held in September instead of June in an effort to boost member attendance and deliver more information to you about the past year.
As always, be sure to stay in touch with us for news and announcements via the website (www.mypanoramahills.com) and social media links on the website. Please stay safe and have fun this spring and summer, and I am excited to see you again soon at our next event!
President - Northstar Residents Association Ltd.