Thorncliffe Greenview
Community Association
& Recreation Centre

COVID-19 Notice – March 17, 2020

In consideration of recent announcements by the Government of Alberta and the City of Calgary regarding the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and Calgarian’s public safety and health, the TGCA has taken further steps to mitigate any unnecessary risks to our members and Calgarians, and, as of 5:00 pm today, all departments and facilities will be closed to the public until further notice.  

Please note: If you would like to inquire about rentals or booking a space, the TGCA will be taking bookings when the centre has reopened. At this time, it remains unclear when the COVID-19 risks will deescalate. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

If you are unsure of the status of an event that was to take place at the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association, we would ask that you contact the organizers of the event to inquire about current updates.  

Although the centre must close, the TGCA is creating a list of volunteers to pair with those in need of supports within our community. If you or someone you know can help those who need it at this unprecedented point in our community’s history, please contact Kevin Kromm, kkromm@tgcacalgary.com, and together we will do our utmost to get people the resources they need.  

Please keep in mind, the health, safety and wellbeing of our guests, tenants and staff are always a top priority of the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association, as such we have taken the following measures:  

 TGCA Events Status 

The following TGCA events have been cancelled: 

  • Sunday and Tuesday evening Bingo is cancelled until further notice. 
    • The volunteer/bingo chit program is suspended, and registrants are not expected to honour their bingo shift commitments. Postdated cheques for this program will not be deposited and will be returned to registrants at a later date 
  • Easter Caper on April 4th is cancelled. All online sales have been refunded. 

 

TGCA Facilities Status 

At this time, all of the facilities at the centre are closed: 

  • The Forbes Innes Arena 
  • The Thornview Seniors’ Centre 
  • The TGCA bowling alley 
  • The Fun Kids’ Club Before and After School Care Centre 
  • The racquetball courts 
  • The Main Hall/gymnasium for sporting programs 
  • The administrative office 
  • The 56 Restaurant and Lounge 

 

TGCA Programs Status – at this time all programs for youth, adults and seniors have been suspended until further notice. 

Suspended programs are as follows: 

  • The TGCA Playgroup 
  • The Spring Shinny Program 
  • The TGCA Gym Nights 
  • The TGCA Volleyball League 
  • The TGCA Racquetball League 
  • Drop-in Pickleball 
  • Drop-in Quilting 
  • Sit & Be Fit 
  • Hatha Yoga 
  • Cardio Fusion 

 

Program and Event Refunds 

Refunds for facility rentals, events and programs will be processed and registrants will be contacted when refunds are ready. 

 If you have questions about the status of youth programs not run by the TGCA but taking place in our facilities, please contact the organizers or program providers.    

As a source of information on COVID-19, please refer to the Government of Alberta website at https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx   

Let's Build Something Together

The Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association is extremely active, with 1100 members and counting, and thousands of visitors annually. As a community association we serve the areas of Thorncliffe and Greenview, but we are proud to extend our membership to the greater Calgary area as well.

The association was formed in 1956, and has grown from a one room hall to a multiuse fitness and event centre. Our facility contains commercial catering and restaurant service kitchens, a restaurant-The 56, meeting rooms, offices, banquet halls and a seniors’ centre. For community recreation, the centre also houses 4 racquetball courts, 4 lanes of 5-pin bowling, The Forbes Innes arena-indoor skating, a baseball diamond, an inclusive playground, horseshoe pits, and a tobogganing hill.

Numerous community sporting activities take place at the centre, including racquetball, volleyball, slo-pitch, figure skating, hockey, ringette, baseball and bowling. A number of groups make use of the facility as well, including the Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, Before & After School Care, Tai Chi and fitness. Special activities such as dances, craft fairs, parties and wine and cheeses are also held at the TGCA. To raise money for all of these activities, weekly bingos are held on Sundays and Tuesdays. The local Booster Club and Women’s League are also instrumental in raising funds here.

The TGCA is located in north Calgary at the easterly base of Nose Hill Park and south of the community of Huntington Hills. Residents enjoy the continuation of the lower and gentler portion of the Nose Hill bluff system, having a foothills character affording views in a number of locations. The form of development which has occurred since the inception of our community in 1954 is predominantly single-family, interspersed with some duplex dwellings. Residents of Thorncliffe have access to Nose Hill Park and the pathway, which includes a route through the Nose Creek Valley.

People Look Forward to our Events all Year!

The TGCA provides a variety of community amenities combined with an extensive array of programs and year-round events and activities to promote and support our members and others who come to share and use our facilities in order to ultimately increase quality of life and community spirit of our area.

Largely due to the hard work of our events committee, our seasonal events are exceptionally popular and well attended by TGCA members and non-members alike. However, members of the association receive a discounted price on the tickets to these events, and advanced notice of dates and event details.

Typically, our seasonal events revolve around children, and rarely, do we ever have an event at which some form of special entertainment or activity isn’t included. The children and the parents tell us they look forward to our events all year long!

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Membership at the TGCA

A strong community association is built on the foundation of its members, and the TGCA strives to bring ours more reasons to take advantage of what our association has to offer.

Over the years, the membership has worked hard to build one of the largest community centres of its kind in Calgary. Today, the centre is primarily used by the membership for recreational, cultural and social activities, such as weddings, seminars, religious celebrations, children’s programs, seasonal community events and more.

Your membership will include yourself, your partner/spouse, and any dependents/children that you have in your care-children over 18 years of age are required to have their own membership. It is an annual membership that begins the day you join or renew, and you will receive a secure profile and membership number.

Recreation at the TGCA

So much to do and try, it’s hard to decide where to begin!

Our facility contains a commercial catering and restaurant service kitchens, a restaurant-The 56, meeting rooms, offices, banquet halls and a seniors’ centre. For community recreation, the centre also houses 4 racquetball courts, 4 lanes of 5-pin bowling, The Forbes Innes arena-indoor skating, a baseball diamond, an inclusive playground, horseshoe pits, and a tobogganing hill.

Numerous community sporting activities take place at the centre, including racquetball, volleyball, slo-pitch, figure skating, hockey, ringette, baseball and bowling. A number of groups make use of the facility as well, including the Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, Before & After School Care, Tai Chi and fitness. Special activities such as dances, craft fairs, parties and wine and cheeses are also held at the TGCA.

326 of our current members have registered for a program online
32%
Roughly half of members have attended an event at the TGCA
50%

Youth and Adult Programs

As a community association, our mission is to provide community amenities combined with an extensive array of programs and year-round events and activities to promote and support our members and others who come to share and use our facilities.

We are consistently building on our programs to suit the perceived needs of Thorncliffe Greenview, first and foremost, and beyond.

Fitness, quality of life, creativity, optimism, and investment in relationships are some of the outcomes that the TGCA aims to create with our offered and upcoming programs, and we are always open to hearing what you might like to see or lead here at the centre.

The TGCA member profile video on Sport Calgary!
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