What Is the Hawkwood Community Association and How Does It Affect You?
A community association is an organization formed by the residents of an area:
to manage and direct its social and recreational activities
to act as an intervener in civic matters (planning and development)
to plan, develop and maintain community facilities and amenities
All Community Associations are autonomous bodies and individually registered as a society under the Alberta Government Societies Act. As a registered society their membership elects a Board of Directors to govern the organization. The only governing body that regulates community associations is the membership of the association. Societies Division of Corporate Registry has authority to approve incorporation, organizational Bylaws and requires a list of the Board of Directors and Financial Statements annually.
The Hawkwood Community Association has brought many social and sporting events to Hawkwood such as:
Movies In the Park
Picnic In the Park
Sundeas On Sunday
Various Teen oriented events
Park/Stay and Play programs
U-4 to U-8 soccer
Summer drop in soccer
Maintains the skating rink
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The Hawkwood Community Association serves as the community voice at City Hall and with the province. Some matters that the association has been instrumental in are:
Community speeding and traffic concerns
Vandalism and graffiti concerns
Dog off-leash concerns
The new Northwest Calgary Recreation Center
The new Northwest High School,
Liaisons with the two community schools,
Local pathway and park improvements.
Playground major improvements
Community facility planning / creation
Community Perimeter Fence Staining program
The association has also created and manages the Landscape Enhancement Fund (LEAF), a model program other community associations are pursuing. This program not only beautifies our community, but has an extremely positive impact on home values. See the LEAF page for details.
The association could also some day be called into action as a voice for or against an infrastructure change, like developments on the pipeline corridor or changes with the high voltage power lines, sound attenuating walls, roadway changes, cell phone towers, and commercial developments to name a few.
The Hawkwood Community Association is funded with membership fees and is 100% volunteer run.
Please purchase your annual membership today to maintain and improve your home community.
See the membership page for details.