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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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Winter Drawing Contest

Winter Drawing Contest Exhibition

February 12 – 28, 2021
Bambu YYC, 1115 Centre St NW

We are pleased to announce that our new neighbour, Bambu YYC, is displaying some of the artwork from the winter drawings contest in the store. Thai and Shalyn at Bambu YYC drew names for prizes for participants – 5 x $20 Gift Certificates from the Crescent Heights Community Association and 1 x $20 from the Crescent Heights BIA.

Crime Prevention Open House

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8 PM, FREE

Join Constable Torrie Ursu of the Calgary Police Service as we review crime and safety activity in the Crescent Heights Community and what steps you can take to protect yourself and your neighbours.

This meeting will have the following agenda:
1. Sandra Neill – CHCA Engagement Director
2. Introduction – Mark MacGillivray
3. The Neighborhood Connector Initiative – Tyson Bankert
4. Elisa Cigales – Calgary Public Art
5. Presentation by Cst. Torrie Ursu
6. Q & A


North Hill Communities Local Area Plan (NHCLAP) and Guidebook for Great Communities UPDATE Jan 29, 2021

Guidebook and NHCLAP revised documents were released on on January 4th, 2021. Please check: AND to see the revised plans.

After considerable deliberation, the CHCA has taken the position to NOT support the NHCLAP unless the following issues are addressed: community character; density; heritage; urban forest/public space, and a mobility plan. For more detail, please refer to the letter submitted (PDF Download below) to the Standing Policy Committee on Planning and Urban Development (PUD). Our objections to the Guidebook are associated with our concerns around the NHCLAP.

IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK! The CHCA encourages all residents to get involved and review these important planning changes intended to be implemented in our community.

February 3, 2021: Guidebook and North Hill LAP to PUD for recommendation to the Combined Meeting of Council. The public can participate, link below. Deadline for written submissions is past, but you can still sign up here to speak on February 3rd OR Write Councillor Farrell at: OR

March 22, 2021: IF PUD makes a recommendation to Council, Guidebook and North Hill LAP to Combined Meeting of Council. This meeting of Council will include a Council decision. Click here for Public Hearing information.

Other reading: Please also find a link to the letter submitted by Calgary Heritage Initiative and Calgarians for Heritage Districts:

Questions? Please contact