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Unfortunately, the Crescent Heights Indigenous Walking Tours are cancelled. The Crescent Heights Community Association left Many Chief Tours out of a key planning decision for the Crescent Heights Indigenous Walking Tours and did not have a written agreement in place. We apologize for our mistake. We apologize to Many Chief Tours and those who were signed up for the tours for the missed opportunities that our mistake has caused. Our volunteers are learning from this mistake and will be introducing agreements with service providers going forward. Please note, Many Chief Tours provides other Indigenous Walking Tours in Calgary and we encourage you to visit  

North Hill Communities Local Area Plan (NHCLAP) and Guidebook for Great Communities go to public hearing and Council on March 22, 2021

The CHCA has been negotiating with administration for a series of amendments to the NHCLAP. Several amendments are being considered and we appreciate the efforts of the City. Even with these potential amendments, we believe that the NHCLAP does not meet the needs of our residents in its current draft. After considerable deliberation, the CHCA Board has passed the following motion: 

The Crescent Heights Community Association does not support the North Hill Communities Local Area Plan and on behalf of our residents we request that our community be removed from the plan until further changes and improvements can be made.

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Spring Drawing Contest

Draw (paint, collage) a picture of your favourite thing about spring or spring in Crescent Heights.  Send a digital photo of your art to by April 30th, 2021.  This is open to kids and adults of all ages (if child submission please include first name and age).  Participants will be invited to display their work at Bambu YYC in May.  Prizes: we will have a draw of gift certificates to BAMBU YYC!

Lantern Building Workshop

Sunday, March 14, 2:00pm – 3:30pm on Zoom

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Presented by the Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry and the Crescent Heights Community Association in partnership with the Festival of Animated Objects

Crescent Heights community members will work alongside amazing local puppet artists to build their own globe-shaped lantern! Join us to learn some basic lantern puppet building techniques and create your very own completed, beautiful work of art. Participants are also invited to come and show off their lanterns in celebration of the Spring Equinox on Saturday, March 20 at 7:45pm on McHugh Bluff in Crescent Heights*. This workshop will be delivered via Zoom and all materials required for the construction of the lanterns will be dropped off via contactless delivery to your door in advance. Suitable for all ages including younger children with parental support. 

Please note that this is workshop is for people who live or work in Crescent Heights and have a Crescent Heights membership (free/by donation) – if you don’t have a membership, please apply at

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*Workshop participants are invited to share their lanterns in a lantern puppet processional lead by Blackfoot drummers and Indigenous knowledge sharing around renewal and regrowth to welcome the return on Spring on the eve of the Equinox from the beautiful McHugh Bluff in Crescent Heights overlooking Mohkinstsis.

Expressive Arts Workshop with Leslie!

Wednesdays in March, 6:30 pm – 8 pm, on Zoom!

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Join your neighbours in an interactive four-part art expression workshop – come for one night or all four!  This workshop is a fun, whimsical expressive art workshop focused on neighbourliness, belonging, and imagining what kind of neighbourhood you wish to live in. Expressive Art Facilitator, Leslie Ortlieb, will be supporting participants through this four-week activity focused on the theme of belonging. All you will need are common supplies found around your house (It’s time to use your imagination). We’ll be creating and using masks as the medium to express yourself. No experience needed, just a longing for creativity.

Leslie Ortlieb is from Blackbird Arts Healing Collective and she is a current Masters of Counselling Psychology student. Her skill of facilitation and passion for art needs to be experienced. 

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