July 2024 President’s Message

July 4, 2024

President’s Message – July 2024

Yahoo!! It’s July! The Annual General Meeting is behind us, and the new Board of Directors is making plans. Please look at the contacts page in the newsletter or on the website to see who is new and who we’ve recycled. Many thanks to those who have stepped away from the Board (at least for a while!) and welcome to our new Directors. We had a good AGM with constructive discussion between the Board and the membership. Just as it should be! I’d like to acknowledge the contributions of Bruce James, Scott Thompson, Elaine Scobie, Joanne Chornoboy, Vishal Dalal and Aurora Wen in the 2023-24 ECA business year. I’m looking forward to working with Joanne Nowak, Umar Kukkadi and Kieran Fitness as well as those Directors completing the second year of their two-year term: Rick Wierzbicki, Kathleen Stewart, Shaffi Fazal, Barb Elms, Tina Chen, and Jeff Coombes. As you’ve already surmised, I’m staying on the Board and will tackle the President’s role.

On Thursdays from 3:30-7pm over the summer, you will find the Farm Stand at ECC. Fresh produce abounds and the stand often sells out. On the last Thursday of each month, you will also find the Food Trucks parked in the ECC parking lot and offering a variety of treats. Support them and enjoy the picnic area at the centre. The Food Trucks provide a donation to ECA to go toward our programming efforts. We are also excitedly anticipating our Sports Swap which will be happening September 14th. More information can be found at edgemont.ab.ca.

I’ve been advised that the City of Calgary has undertaken a pilot program in support of recycling Styrofoam packaging. Calgarians can bring clean foam with no food residue, tape, glue, or labels to the landfill. Examples include:

  • Shipping foam packaging (ex: foam that protects new electronics).
  • Foam egg cartons.
  • Foam meat trays with absorbent pads removed.
  • Foam take-out containers.
  • White and colored foam. No black polystyrene foam.


Can’t take foam to the landfill? Put it in the black cart as garbage. Do not put in blue cart. Foam breaks into small pieces in collection trucks causing contamination and lowering the market quality of the other recyclables. There is information posted on the City of Calgary’s website.

Finally, we’re recruiting volunteers to help with our casino. We need forty-five willing individuals to work the event. Details are as follows:

  • Casino to be held at Elbow River Casino (218 – 18 Avenue SE)
  • Thursday, October 31 (Halloween) and Friday, November 1 (All Saints Day)
  • This is our biggest fundraiser supporting facility maintenance and repairs, rink operations, community programing, special projects
  • Anticipated earnings – $70,000.
  • Contact [email protected]


Lastly, I’d like to know if Edgemont residents are receiving their issues of the newsletter in a timely fashion. I’ve had some complaints and would like to assess how widespread late delivery concerns are. Send me a note at [email protected].

Enjoy the summer!


Pamela Wilson