June President's Message

May 10, 2019

June President's Message


May 2, 2019

We would like to thank everyone for their patronage this season.

Please note final drop in dates for the following programs:

SUNDAY MAY 12, 2019



FRIDAY MAY 10, 2019

Have a great summer! See you all back in September.

Tumble Time Updated End Date

April 25, 2019

Due to upcoming renovations, Tumble Time will now close for the season on May 10, 2019.
Thank you for your understanding and patronage. We look forward to seeing you in September.

Drop In Gym end of season dates

April 25, 2019

Please note the end of season dates for Drop in Gym.
Friday's: April 26, 2019
Sunday's: May 12, 2019

LBCA Office is closed for Good Friday

April 15, 2019

The LBCA Office, Tumble Time, and Open Gym are closed for Good Friday. Open Gym will also be closed Easter Sunday. Enjoy your long weekend.

Community Garden Update

April 15, 2019

Please contact Dave at vpca@lakebonavistacommunity.com for more information.

Community Garden Update

April 15, 2019

Please contact Dave at vpca@lakebonavistacommunity.com for more information.

May President's Message

April 15, 2019

May President's Message

Seasonal End Dates for Drop In Programs

April 8, 2019

Friday Open Gym ends April 26, 2019. Please continue to join us for Family Open Gym on Sundays from 3 - 5 pm.
Pickle ball ends April 25, 2019. Resumes again September 10, 2019.
Public Skating ends April 30, 2019
Tumble Time ends May 17, 2019.

Have a great summer!

Summer Large Ice Available

April 8, 2019

Contact the office for summer large ice availability.

Community Garden Update

March 13, 2019

Please see the update on the community garden

Lego Contest

February 25, 2019

Register Soon! Last Week To Register!

Facility Update

February 14, 2019

Facility Update

Maintenance will be ongoing this afternoon and evening. We are scheduled to be open for business tomorrow morning at 6am. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding. Your safety is our primary concern.

LBCA Management, MaryAnn and Garry

Bugle Photo Cover Contest

August 18, 2018

Help us find a cover photo!

Get your camera out! Sort through your digital photo collection!
The Lake Bonavista Bugle is looking for images to grace our cover for each season over the next year! If you think your photo is cover worthy, then send it in!

If chosen, you will have bragging rights (Yay!) as your photo will appear and be credited with your name for that season!

We are looking for high resolution photos with the theme being Lake Bonavista and the following seasons:
Winter (January and February)
Spring (March, April and May)
Summer (June, July and August)
Autumn (September and October)
Early Winter / Remembrance Day (November)
Holiday Season (December)

The photos could be of scenery, nature, animals, still life, activities. Any photos featuring people will require their written and signed consent to use their likeness/image on our cover. Photos must be a high resolution to allow for print quality. Please have your entry in by October 15, 2018. First cover chosen will be for the December issue.

Open to residents with valid Lake Bonavista Community Association memberships only. Please refer to the attached PDF for more information on how to submit your entry.

Bleacher Noticce

April 20, 2018

The bleachers in large arena will be closed April 23 - 30 for renovation. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience. LBCA Management

Community Clean Up

April 20, 2018

Help make the community beautiful by cleaning up your yards, back alleys and surrounding areas.

Thank you to the City of Calgary for providing the amenities.

Please note, we will not be accepting:
Tires, chemicals, hazardous waste, propain tanks, liquids (oils, gases), large home appliances, paint.

Lake Bonavista Community Association Survey

December 13, 2017

Lake Bonavista Community Association Survey

Together we can make our community shine! Get involved….as your VOICE matters!

Do you have a Holiday Wish List concerning improvements to our community? Ways to promote community spirit? Ideas to provide more community services? Improve / expand / replace existing facilities?

The Lake Bonavista Community Association Board is asking for your input as we develop priorities for the next year and beyond.

Online survey: Survey is now closed

Stampede Thank-You

August 24, 2017


Stampede Breakfast

June 16, 2017

Please join us for our annual Stampede Breakfast from 9am to 11am.

Bouncy castle and obstacle course, face painters, games, line dancers and of course Breakfast!

Thank You Community Clean Up Volunteers!

May 30, 2017

Thanks to all the amazing community volunteers that came out on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

It was a very busy day and they all worked hard to keep the day running smoothly.


May 24, 2017

The Used Toy & Clothing Clothing Sale for this Sunday, May 28th, has been CANCELLED.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Outdoor Soccer Annual Meeting

February 27, 2017

The Lake Bonavista Outdoor Soccer Program will be holding their Annual Meeting this March.

Date: Tuesday, March 14th
Time: 7pm-8pm
Location: Bonavista Room (upstairs)

Spring 3 vs 3 Hockey Registration!

January 12, 2017

Spring 3 vs 3 Hockey registration opens January 16th for BREAKERS only.

General Public registration opens February 1, 2017

**Please note: if you are not a Breaker player and you register before February 1st, you will be removed from the registration, and subject to a $45. admin fee.**


December 14, 2016

**The Board Meeting scheduled for December 14th, 2016 has been CANCELLED**

The Board Meetings will resume in the new year - January 18th at 7pm

Board of Directors meeting.

November 16, 2016

Please note: The Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Nov 16th will be held upstairs in Bonavista Room at 7:30pm.

Annual General Meeting

September 29, 2016

Annual General Meeting
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time: 7pm
Where: Multipurpose Room - 1401 Acadia Dr. SE

September Board of Directors Meeting Date Change

September 19, 2016


The Board of Directors meeting scheduled for September 21st is now moved to SEPTEMBER 28TH at 7:30pm in the Multipurpose Room.

Anderson Noise Barrier Construction

July 20, 2016

Transportation Infrastructure will be building a noise barrier on the south side of Anderson Road S.E., extending from east of Lake Linnet Green S.E. to west of the Lake Emerald Crescent and Lake Emerald Road S.E. intersection. This project was initiated by residents who put in a noise complaint and as this project is supported by more than the required 67% of adjacent property owners, The City is moving ahead with building the noise barriers.

Once we identify that the existing noise levels are exceeding our threshold, 65 dBA, we use traffic noise model to predict noise levels using 20 year forecasted traffic volume. The height, varies between 2.7 and 3.4 m, and length of the noise barrier is based on projected noise levels. The City did noise measurements on both the north and south sides of the city block, from Bonaventure Drive S.E. to Acadia Drive S.E., and this section is the only place that warranted a noise barrier.

Noise barrier construction is set to begin in August and be completed in fall 2016. During construction, it can be expected there will be some partial lane closures on the south side of Anderson Road S.E. daily from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Once construction begins please keep children and pets a safe distance from the site. The temporary fencing will be put up around the construction site, but will not protect residents from sound disruptions or mitigate the impacts of construction.

2016/2017 Hockey Season Opens tomorrow!

May 31, 2016

Please see attached documents on registration for the 2016/2017 hockey season

Frank McCool Arena Renovation

April 13, 2016

Frank McCool Arena Renovation
Project Scope
Built mostly in the 1960s and 1970s, The City's arenas have long been an important part of the amateur ice sport scene in Calgary. Some arenas are in need of upgrades to ensure continued use of the facilities and improve customer experience.
Frank McCool Arena will be closed for approximately one year beginning this spring. Upgrades enhance customer experience and help to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities. Work includes:
- Upgrades to existing change rooms
- Addition of two new flex rooms
- Relocation of official change room
- Bleacher replacement
- Addition of a wheelchair accessible viewing platform
Communication Planning
Key Messages
- Upgrades at Frank McCool Arena will enhance customer experiences and help to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities.
- City arenas are an important part of the amateur ice sport scene in Calgary. Upgrades respond to user demand while improving the functionality, efficiency and accessibility of our arenas.
- Users are encouraged to attend neighbouring City of Calgary arenas during the closure (i.e. Ed Whalen/Joseph Kruczka and Rose Kohn/Jimmy Condon Arenas)
- Calgary Recreation staff are working with sport groups to accommodate historical bookings at alternate locations, where possible.
- The City of Calgary promotes strong neighbourhoods by investing in community hubs where people can meet, connect and be active.
- The contractor adheres to The City's Community Standards Bylaw, 5M2004 for hours of operation, material storage and construction best practices, including dust mitigation. If you have questions, please contact 311.
Stakeholder Communication
- Once the contractor is in place (mid-April), a letter will be delivered to residents directly adjacent to the access road that runs parallel to the alley of Lake Tahoe Gr. S.E. The letter will advise residents of construction duration and who to contact if there are concerns (contact 311).
- On March 24, 2016, a notice was sent to anyone who booked the arena over the course of the previous year advising them of the closure.

Spring Yard Waste Drop off at City Landfills

April 11, 2016

With the mild winter and above-average temperatures this spring, many Calgarians are ready to tidy up their yards and get their gardens ready for the new season. Spring cleaning means plenty of yard waste that can be given a second life as compost.
Calgarians are encouraged to drop off their yard waste for free at City landfills so it can be composted instead of thrown away.
From April 1 to May 29, all three City of Calgary landfills will waive fees for residential loads of leaves, branches, plants and other garden material. The yard waste will be composted at the sites, turning it back into a useful resource. For more info phone 311.

Here are four tips for Calgarians to know about the spring yard waste drop-off program before they come to the landfill:
- Make sure your load only contains yard waste like leaves, branches and plants (no sod - it can't be composted at City sites). Charges will apply if the load contains other items.
- Residents are encouraged to leave their yard waste loose or put it in paper yard waste bags, which can be composted as well. If yard waste is loose, residents should make sure to secure and cover loads before transporting them.

City landfills are open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:
- Spyhill Landfill - 69th St. and 112th Ave. N.W.
- East Calgary Landfill - 17th Ave. And 68th St. S.E.
- Shepard Landfill - 114th Ave. and 86th St. S.E.

For faster service, visit the landfill on a weekday or before 9 a.m. on Saturday or Sunday when wait times are shorter.

This program is for residential customers only.

Hockey Calgary Boundary Review Announcement

December 4, 2015

Hockey Calgary regularly partakes in boundary reviews to ensure that the program remains sustainable. The Hockey Council of the Lake Bonavista Community Association will be involved with the upcoming boundary review through representation on the Hockey Calgary Presidents' Council. They have a seat at the table, and will work in the best interests of Association members.

There are no plans for any changes at the moment, but following this review process some changes are expected to programs city-wide.

Link to Hockey Calgary Boundary Review Announcement

Link to Current Hockey Calgary Maps

Beginning in January Tumble Time will run on Mondays!

December 1, 2015

Starting JANUARY 4th, 2016 Tumble Time will also run on Mondays!!

Update on the Wind Mobile Tower Proposal

November 19, 2015

Update on the Wind Mobile Cell Tower Proposal

On November 18th, the Board of Directors met and reviewed feedback regarding a cell tower proposal from Wind Mobile. Approximately two dozen members of the community attended the meeting and took part in the discussion. Overall, the majority of the feedback in Lake Bonavista was against a new cell tower being constructed on LBCA leased land. There was also concern expressed about the potential for new cell towers to be built in other parts of the community, even though this is outside the control of the community association.

The Board voted unanimously to oppose construction of any cell tower in the community of Lake Bonavista. This means there will be no cell tower built at the recreation centre. At the meeting, it was also decided that letters would be written to key stakeholders in the community, such as local stores and churches, to let them know the LBCA is against new cell tower construction throughout the neighbourhood.

Cell Tower Summary Report

November 13, 2015

Summary Report for the Cell Tower proposal

Cell Tower Information

October 5, 2015

Proposed WIND MOBILE 30m Telecommunication Tower

Wednesday October 14th, 2015 5-7pm
Lake Bonavista Recreation Centre

Please join representatives from WIND Mobile and the City of Calgary to discuss a proposal to build a Telecommunication Tower at the Lake Bonavista Recreation Centre.

Additional information relating to this proposal will be on hand and available for review, along with representatives present to discuss this proposal and provide answers to community member questions, at the Public Open House.

Proposal: 30m Telecommunication Tower
Tower style: Shrouded monopole (antenna hidden)
Location: West side of Recreation Centre

This proposed tower will provided enhanced cellular service to the community of Lake Bonavista and surrounding area

With respect to this matter, residents are invited to provide written comments by October 30th to the contact information shown below. Please include a return address.

Lake Bonavista Community Association
1401 Acadia Dr SE
Calgary, Ab T2J 4C6

5pm-7pm Open House Cell Tower Information Session
7pm Lake Bonavista Community Association AGM including Crime in the Community Discussion

Mike Budd Bantam Conditioning Camp

August 10, 2015

Mike Budd Bantam Conditioning Camp

Price $155 Bonafund
$165 Non Bonafund

Six Ice Times

Thursday September 3rd - 8:45pm- 9:45pm
Tuesday September 8th - 7:30pm- 8:30pm
Thursday September 10th - 7:30pm- 8:30pm
Saturday September 12th - 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Thursday September 17th - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday September 19th - 6:15pm - 7:15pm

Register online at www.lakebonavistacommunity.com

Board of Directors Meeting Cancellation

June 16, 2015

The Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, 2015 has been cancelled.
The next Board meeting will take place on September 16th, 2015.

Fall Power Skating and Hockey Skills Program Registration BEGINS June 8th, 2015

June 2, 2015

Power Skating and Hockey Skills Sept 28-Nov 23 8 classes No class Oct 12

Come and work on your skating and hockey skills! This program is a great compliment to your hockey program and will take you to the next level. This is not a learn to skate program. Participants must have prior skating experience.


Board of Director's Meeting Date Change

May 4, 2015

Please Note:

The Lake Bonavista Community Association Board of Directors meeting scheduled for May 20th, has been rescheduled to

TUESDAY, MAY 19th at 8pm in the Fitness Room.

To Lake Bonavista Hockey Participants

April 27, 2015

To Lake Bonavista Hockey Participants and Families,

We are writing to update you about the overall financial situation of the Community Association and specific impacts on the hockey program.
The Lake Bonavista Community Association (LBCA) is a non-profit organization that faces many fiscal challenges, including upkeep of an aging facility.
Recently, we were disappointed when the Province shorted our association over $75,000 on a key grant needed to fix the recreation centre roof. A funding shortfall of this size means a portion of our reserves will be depleted and need to be replaced over time.
We are also planning ahead for ongoing lifecycle maintenance of the facility which will cumulatively cost more than $2 million.
The LBCA Board of Directors is in the process of reviewing all aspects of revenue and expense in order to ensure long term financial sustainability of our organization. For example, last month nominal rate increases were approved for all facility use, including ice and room rentals.
In the past, the hockey program benefited from the use of full-time office administrative help without these costs being specifically covered by the program. Administrative support is provided by the LBCA in areas such as registration, scheduling, and accounting.
The LBCA is no longer in a financial position to operate without recovering a portion of these costs and will be implementing an administrative fee for programs. Hockey program revenues are approximately $400,000 per year. The administrative fee of $20,000 is approximately 5% of revenue, or $50 per player.
If the hockey program can find cost savings in its budget to offset this administrative expense (e.g. meals, ice time, misc. expenses), the fee increase for players could be much less than 5%.

Our fees are very low compared to other hockey programs. Even with a maximum 5% increase, or $50 per player, our fees remain among the lowest in Calgary.

As fellow parents, we understand and empathize with concerns about rate increases. If fee payment poses a hardship for your family, there are financial assistance programs available in Calgary through the Flames Even Strength Program (FESP) and KidSport Calgary.
The LBCA Board of Directors is responsible for approving the comprehensive budget of the Community Association, including the budgets of each individual program. 2015-2016 hockey rates will be finalized shortly by the LBCA Board, and will be communicated both on our website and in the Bugle.
We welcome your input at any time about Community Association matters.
The Board of Directors of the Lake Bonavista Community Association

Message from the LBCA Board of Directors

April 10, 2015

Dear neighbour,

A message from the LBCA Board of Directors

Rainy season is here and we are worried about the roof;
It needs fixing and the community association is short funds.

Why do we need to replace the roof?

Our roof has been a big issue over the years and replacing it is critical. Many of you will recall two years ago when a section of the roof blew off, leaving behind a temporary hole over the arena. Or perhaps you've seen buckets in the lobby collecting dripping rain water. Last spring, staff worked overtime to save soaked carpets when the preschool upstairs was repeatedly inundated with water.
This year, we plan to complete the fourth and final phase of the roof project, and requested $300,000 from the City of Calgary (CCG grant) and $125,000 from the Province of Alberta (CFEP grant).

While the City provided their grant for the roof, the Province awarded only $48,500, shorting the community by one third, or $76,500.

What can we do about it?

It's election time and soon we will have a new MLA for Lake Bonavista. If you feel reliable provincial funding for our community is important, please be sure to let candidates know your opinion. Your voice matters and can make a difference, not just for our neighbourhood, but for the communities we serve.

Given the state of the roof, we have no choice but to proceed with the last phase of repairs. To deal with the grant shortfall, we will be forced to temporarily dip into our reserve fund, and take a hard look at finances, specifically increased program fees for members, community fundraising or service reductions.

Who pays for recreation centre upkeep?

Like your home, our recreation centre is over forty years old and in need of regular, often costly, maintenance.
Because fees from programs like soccer and hockey don't bring in enough money to cover building upkeep, the community association relies on grants from the province and city.

Why was our community shorted grant funds?

According to the government we lost out, "due to the high volume of applications received and the limited funds available".
- CFEP grants have not been cut overall in the provincial budget, and according to their website, total funds approved this year are currently well below budget
-Several community associations received the full $125,000 they requested this year (e.g. Applewood Park, McKenzie Lake, Oakridge)
-One community association, Glenbrook, received $195,000; that's $70,000 more than the official grant maximum

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1401 Acadia Drive SE
Calgary, AB T2J 4C6
Phone: 403.271.7107


Mon-Fri 9:00am - 4:00pm
Closed on Statutory Holidays
Arena Operations Cell Phone: 587.229.7880

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Phone: 403.428.6645


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