Welcome home to Copperfield & Mahogany! Here’s what is happening in our communities.
The Copperfield/Mahogany Community Association is dedicated to bringing community spirit to the SE Communities of Copperfield and Mahogany.
We recently added a blog to our website! Click here to learn more and to keep up to date with current events in the community.
Our September newsletter has been published. Click here to find out more.
The Good Food Box Program
What is the Good Food Box?
The Good Food Box (GFB) is a program under the Community Kitchen Program of Calgary whereby you can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at a very low cost. The Good Food Box is a hands-up program as opposed to hands-out. We offer all Calgarians sustainable access to nutritious food to ensure that no one has to go hungry. The boxes are put together and delivered by dedicated volunteers who, along with The Community Kitchen, desire to see individuals and families accessing affordable nutritious food.
Please see below for box options.
This is a monthly program by the C-MCA. Our first order will be placed October 9th and will be available for pick up on October 19th, between hours provided (exact times to follow). All orders must be paid in advance; cash or online payment only.
Let’s support this community program. Try it soon!
Paint The Pavement – Postponed Until Spring 2019
With the amount of work that went into this initiative, it did take incredible amounts of time, which brought us to September when we were finally ready. We thought this would also correspond nicely with the start of a new school year!
Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate with us on Fridays and Saturdays this month to allow for this event to happen. Our paint needs a comfortable temperature minimum of 10 degrees Celsius, with a dry surface for a minimum of 48 hours to stick effectively.
As we move further into Fall, the risk of frost and moisture (rain/snow) increases. We also need to be considerate of the volunteers who have continued to rearrange their schedules with each event date change, and our sponsors whose money we continue to use to market this event week after week.
With heavy hearts we realized we must postpone our Paint the Pavement event until Spring 2019.
Everything is ready and can be re-started quickly, in 1-week’s time from our Community Association side of things. We will start watching the weather closely in March of 2019.
Apologies for the delay in the project as we know this was very exciting, especially for our winning artists!
We look forward to adding some colour and fun to Copperfield next Spring!
Foothills Soccer Club – Indoor Soccer Registration
The Foothills Soccer Club is opening registration for their indoor soccer program. With experienced coaches and a variety of programs for boys and girls in U4 to U8 leagues, it’s the perfect time to get started. Click here to learn more.
Introducing Maria Pedrosa, our Zumba instructor.
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.
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”
Copperfield needs a few good people, like YOU, to volunteer a few hours a month in one of these roles:
- Outdoor Facilities
- Rink Volunteer Coordinator
- Social Events
- Volunteer Coordinator
- Schools Representative
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to volunteer!
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: