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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.

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

Maria Pedrosa

Introducing MAria Pedrosa, our Zumba instructor.

Maria

Maria grew up Recife, a city located in northeast of Brazil, performing at cultural street festivals and shows. Strongly influenced by the folkloric musical atmosphere of her city, Maria passion for dance flourished at a very early age, still in her childhood, when she began dancing classic ballet and jazz. After immigrating to Canada in 1997, Maria continued her involvement with artistic dance. She taught Brazilian dance styles at Afro-Bahia Dance Studio, in Vancouver, BC, and performed in several shows and festivals, as well as participated in numerous workshops.

In 2001, Maria moved to Calgary and, in partnership with the Brazilian Community Association, created the Samba Brasil Heritage Dance Group. The Samba Brasil Heritage Dance Group has performed at many Calgary festivals, including Globalfest, The International Dance Day, The Lilac Festival, Heritage Day and Expolatino. Maria worked as Choreographer, Producer and Art Director for the group for five years. In 2006, Maria founded the Tropicart Brazilian Dance Group, a group that has also performed in the major Calgary festivals, even gaining a place in the cover page of the free newspaper 24 Hours in 2008 during the Sun & Salsa Festival. Apart from directing, choreographing and producing dance groups in festivals, Maria also has taught Samba classes at Latin Corner Dance Studio and at the South Fish Creek Recreation Association. In 2009, Maria decided to expand her portfolio and take a certification as Zumba instructor. Zumba is a fitness program that associates aerobic movements with the use of Latin rhythms. The Zumba approach introduces exercising through dance. It is a fun way to get in shape because each class is like a party.

Stampede BBQ in Copperfield Park

The Copperfield-Mahogany Community Association is looking to host their annual outdoor Stampede BBQ & Family Picnic in the Park event, open to the public, on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 4pm-10pm, in Copperfield.

As you know, these events are expensive, and we are looking to trade marketing opportunities for monetary contributions. There is no formal sponsorship plan in place, so we have a lot of flexibility in terms of how we can ensure an exciting event for our guests while helping develop brand recognition and generate leads for our generous sponsors. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any ideas
you might have in how we can work together!

The following sponsors have either donated raffle prizes, meeting space, tables, tents/chairs and/or volunteers and we THANK YOU!

  • Save On Foods
  • Sobeys – Mahogany
  • Mahogany HOA
  • Cobs
  • Prestige Dance
  • Bone and Biscuit
  • Calaway Park
  • Canadian Brewhouse
  • Craft Beer Market (Southcentre)
  • Flying Squirrel
  • Butterfield Acres
  • Stella & Dot
  • London Drugs
  • St John’s Ambulance

AND we would like to say THANK YOU to a hard-working Committee and group of contacts who have been working together to help find sponsors to date.

BUT we are still looking for businesses and individuals to sponsor the entertainment for this event please! You can sponsor a specific station such as face painting, a live band, bouncy castle, street buskers and more. We’d love to hear your ideas on how you can contribute in this area. We look forward to hearing from you! Please contact social@CMcommunity.ca or call the Copperfield Hall at (403) 532-8864

Stampede BBQ Vendor Booths

  • At a cost of $30 for Community Association (CA) Members or $50 for Non-Members
  • individual vendor booths would be provided with one 6′ table and chair(s)
  • An outdoor tent is highly recommended and if you do not have access to one to bring, we can put you on the list of ones to potentially borrow from the CA (limited tents available)
  • Setup is between 2pm-4pm on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, with event starting at 4pm and finishing at 8pm
  • Event runs, RAIN or SHINE!

Contact Brenda at 587-437-1371 or Social@CMcommunity.ca for more info or to make a Vendor Table booking request.

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