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Welcome home to Copperfield & Mahogany! Here’s what is happening in our communities!

The Copperfield & Mahogany Community Association (formerly known as the Copperfield/Mahogany Community Association) is dedicated to bringing community spirit to the SE Communities of Copperfield and Mahogany. We have recently updated our name and logo, and with this re-branding comes a new website, designed and implemented by our web master Jordan Usselman. We believe that these changes will help us better serve our communities, and help keep you informed about current events within them.

Our December newsletter has been published. Click here to find out more.

Outdoor Winter Festival with Santa

POSTPONED

The Winter Festival is currently postponed until next year due to the warm weather, and will likely be held in January or February. See our facebook post for more details.

LOOKING FOR Volunteers to please help organize and run an outdoor Children’s Winter Festival party for the Community Association. It would be an opportunity for families to enjoy doing crafts and a visit with Santa. Perhaps hot chocolate and cookies to much on, and if weather permits, we may even have ice skating.

Every single one of Copperfield’s events are put on by volunteers, so yes, our events need people active in their community to help add some fun! Please email Volunteers@CMcommunity.ca if you can HELP!

What is the Loose Parts Play-Bin?

A Pilot Project for the City of Calgary to encourage more unstructured, outdoor play, Loose Parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. They are materials with no specific set of directions that can used alone or combined with other materials. The purpose of loose parts is to allow children to direct their own play experiences.

Our Community was awarded grant money for this initiative thanks to the vision and hard work of one resident volunteer of the Community Association who is also the local business owner of Jenny’s Copperfield Day Home.

Together with the City, Jenny helped place our Play-Bin in a Copperfield park. Working with the Deep South Coalition, they helped manage the bin on a day-to-day basis throughout the summer and recent fall.

During the Pilot Project this past season, the bin was located at the “Blue Music” Park along the pathway system closest to the east end of Copperfield Close SE, or enter pathway system via the northwest corner of Copperfield Manor.

We hope to have it back again next season! BUT we will see what feedback the Pilot Project received. Any questions, please contact jennyscopperfielddayhome@gmail.com.

Christmas House Decorating Contest!

Enter to win a $100 Gift certificate to Canadian Tire. Submissions due by noon, Monday, December 18. Please send contest entries with name & address to Newsletter@CMcommunity.ca or call the office at 403-532-8864.

Zenshin Dojo Karate

Adults & Teens 14 years+
Wednesdays, 7pm-8:30pm
6 Copperstone Way SE

Come out and learn Karate for Mind, Body & Soul Fitness with ZENSHINDOJO!

Come join the new Shotokai karate club on Wednesdays at the Copperfield Community Centre. Have you wanted to try karate but been too intimated to walk through the dojo door? This is a non-judgemental, safe learning environment, no tournaments but plenty of challenges, no brick breaking and no shouting unless you really want too. Coach is a well-travelled 3rd Dan black belt in Shotokai karate. Who has practiced with many great people around the world and would love to share that knowledge with you. Zoe practices and teaches karate not only for fitness and defence but for its holistic health benefits as well. You do not need to be a super athlete to enjoy this martial art.

First lesson is FREE! Call Zoe at 403-860-1253, or email zoejreeves@gmail.com.

Copperfield Photo Moment

Congratulations to local resident Mireille Hatfield who submitted this pic to our Photo Moment Contest for September! She and her husband like to tire out their baby and toddler with walks around the pond and together watching the ducks swim. They’ve won a gift certificate to local Copperfield retailer, Starbucks.

October’s winner will be announced next issue. Submissions for November due by end of month.

SEND US your favourite moment in Copperfield for a chance to win a gift card or venue admission ticket! Please forward pics at any time to Newsletter@CMcommunity.ca. To view submitted photos and prize winners, please visit our facebook page and the following month’s newsletter.

Photo Moment

Clothing and Textiles Bin

The clothing & textiles recyling bin has a new home at the Copperfield Hall Community parking lot under the flagpole (6 Copperstone Way S.E.). We encourage you to divert textiles from the landfill and bring them here. Thanks to those who have already made donations to the bin!

Items please need to be clean, dry & bagged for protection, including old or stained clothes, slightly worn clothing, socks (holes or no), footwear (1 or a pair), hats, backpacks, curtains, towels, linens, pillows, comforters, and even stuffed animals! Please note, No hard plastic toys as these are not a recyclable textile!

All usable items will be donated locally first, used internationally, and any unusable items will be shredded and recycled into new products! A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the Community Association and Copperfield School.

  • Did you know that over 10,000 tons of textiles was dumped into the City of Calgary landfill in 2014? That pile of clothes would be as tall as the Calgary Tower.
  • 2019 marks the estimated timeline to bylaw textile waste being permitted into the city landfill.
  • Who would have thought, blue jeans make far superior insulation for homes than any insulation currently being sold!
  • Textiles can take of to 1000 years to decompose and through the process release chemicals and carbon dioxide into our environment.
  • “My Grandma’s the original recycler! She thought of new uses for everyday items”

Volunteer Opportunities

The Mahogany HOA is always looking for interested residents to join the Social and the Operations committees, or to help volunteer at the various events around the community. To join and engaged and vibrant volunteer team, please contact:

Social Committee Chair: chairpersonsocialvc@mahoganyhoa.com
Operations Committee Chair: chairpersonoperationsvc@mahoganyhoa.com
Volunteer Co-Chairs: volunteers@mahoganyhoa.com

Sponsor Thank Yous!

As always, our sponsors are a big reason the events put on by the HOA are as successful as they are.
Our current sponsors, who provide significant support and resources, are:

  • Tim Horton’s (Mahogany & Auburn Bay locations)
  • Save On Foods Seton
  • Mike Burton Home Team / Tim Lacroix Mortgage Specialist
  • Prestige Dance Academy
  • South Pointe Toyota
  • Mi-Box Moving and Mobile Storage
  • Redemption Handiworks

Mahogany HOA Operations and Social Committees

The goal of the Operations and Social Committees is to ensure the voice of Mahogany residents is heard. We are always looking for members of the community to join us, bringing experience, insight, commitment and passion in aligning to make this great community even better. Want to get involved? Just email the operations, social or volunteer chairs for information on how you can help:

Operations: chairmanoperationsvc@mahoganyhoa.com
Social: chairpersonoperationsvc@mahoganyhoa.com
Volunteers: volunteers@mahoganyhoa.com

2017 Calendar of Events

Our Copperfield & Mahogany Community Association (CMCA) of Board Member volunteers have been busy planning an exciting year of events for our communities. This is a“wishlist” of ideas we’d like to see happen, but we need help from Copperfield and Mahogany residents like you!

If you are able to volunteer time, provide a service, a product, or sponsorship, please let us know which event catches your eye and how you can contribute! Contact socialcmca@gmail.com.

Wednesday, November 22 – Community Association’s Annual General Meeting
Saturday, November 28 – Multi-Vendor Christmas Markets in both Copperfield & in Mahogany
Saturday, December 9 – Winter Festival and Photos with Santa
Wednesday, November 18 – Mahogany Winter Programs Open for Registration!
Saturday, November 18 – Loose Parts Play-Bin Event – Celebrating National Child Day in Copperfield!
Saturday, November 25 – Winter Markets in Copperfield AND Mahogany
Saturday, December 9 – Outdoor Winter Festival with Santa
Monday, December 18 – CMCA Christmas House Decorating Contest submissions close

Events are organized thanks to your Copperfield-Mahogany Community Association of Volunteers! A New C-MCA Board of Volunteers together with local resident Volunteers & Committees will look at what events we’d like to do in 2018!

If you are able to please help volunteer time, provide a service, a product or sponsorship; please let us know. We could really use your help, thank you! CONTACT Volunteers@CMcommunity.ca
December 2017 – Copperfield & Mahogany’s Christmas House Decorating Contest Winners presented with prizes!
MONTHLY in 2017 – Community photo contests & prizes

We NEED YOU to please help make these events possible! Contact: social@cmcommunity.ca and watch our posts on www.Facebook.com/CMCA.ca

PLEASE consider becoming a member of your Copperfield-Mahogany Community Association and purchase your membership online, purchase it on-site at any event listed above, or by using the form found in the monthly Newsletter. Families are $30 with renewal each June. Discounts and early registration to events and programming are only one of many Community Membership benefits, as well as being able to put on these events listed above! See “Memberships” article in this Newsletter for more details.

NOTE: All events would take place in and around the Copperfield Community Hall at 6 Copperstone Way S.E., unless specified.