Recreation: TGCA Events
Upcoming & Past TGCA Events
The Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association is very excited to announce our upcoming community event, The TGCA 65th Anniversary Fall Fair on September 25, 2021, 11 am – 5 pm.
After all of the time that we’ve all spent separated from our friends and families, this event will be a celebration of not only a milestone for the community association, but a return to community gathering, warmth and friendship.
We’re marking 65 years of community building and comradery with event highlights like:
- a vendor marketplace
- children’s games and activities
- portrait artist
- pie eating contest
- garden bouquet contest
- rock ‘n’ roll bingo at The 56 patio
- BBQ lunch
- local band SwayBack on our stage
- food trucks – Mini Donuts Canada & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
- popcorn and cotton candy
- Cultural performer, Curtis Young
Midway games with the 58th Scouts
Admission is free and the fair is family and pet friendly, so save the date and join us in celebration of all our community has to offer!
This Neighbour Day 2021! 4 meal trucks, 1 drink truck and 1 treat truck at The TGCA!
Come to the community centre’s south parking lot for some delicious food truck delights this June 19th!
The TGCA is excited to partner with YYC Food Trucks to bring you this tasty event on Neighbour Day after the Recycle & Cleanup Day event.
10% of all food truck sales will go toward the TGCA’s Giving Wall pay-it-forward initiative to feed local families in need. What a great way to support your neighbours on Neighbour Day!
TGCA Recycling & Cleanup Day Recap
Thanks Thorncliffe Greenview for making our 2021 cleanup such a success!
Approximately 250 vehicles visited and although there was some light rain, the weather was pleasant. This made for happy participants and the volunteers were outstanding.
Metal bin was filled to overflowing, all six electronics bins were full with loose electronics also picked up, waste packer trucks called for a 3rd packer to arrive later in the day, The Drop-in Centre donation truck left full about ½ hour before close and the compost packer operator stated that this was one of the busiest cleanups he’d seen.
Much thanks to board members who provided the volunteers and operators with a BBQ lunch.
Thanks to all of the volunteers, participants and residents!
The TGCA Easter Activity Contests and Goodie Giveaway 2021!
Thanks so much to everyone who came to get goodie bags and entered the contests! All the entries were so cool and the judges on the Thorncliffe Greenview Women’s League really had their work cut out for them. We hope that everyone had a great Easter weekend and we look forward to the next community event in Thorncliffe Greenview!
Winners of the Easter drawing contest and the Easter basket making contest below! Look at those awesome prize baskets!
Thanks so much to our area social worker, Tannis Eapen, and all of the awesome volunteers who stepped up to make some springtime fun for our neighbourhood kids!
Many thanks to our wonderful donors and contributors as well! Save On Foods-Hunterhorn, Shoppers Drug Mart-Thorncliffe, Sandstone IDA and Sandi Hegland, Thorncliffe Realtor, as well as Thorncliffe Safeway, florist, she wrapped the baskets and Jeanette Eby for the garden seeds!! You all made these smiles a real Easter treat!
Have a look at all the awesome entries we got!
Easter Picture Contest Entries
Easter Basket Making Contest Entries
The TGCA Annual Christmas Lights Contest
Below are the 2020 Winners:
We got an amazing 157 votes from residents and members! Thanks so much for helping us make this contest such a great success this year! Winners got TGCA gift cards in 1st, 2nd and 3rd places!
Whether you submitted your lights, used the map to see them, or voted on your favourite entries, thanks so much for participating in the 2020 Annual Christmas Lights competition.
Check out a collage of the entries below.
The TGCA Pumpkin Walk
Everyone had a great time at the Pumpkin Walk! Thanks so much to all the volunteers, members and residents that made this a memorable and super fun event!
The jack-o-lantern contest winners have been announced! Click on the poster to see the winning entries!
Thanks so much to all the sponsors that contributed to this event!
- Sandi Hegland, Thorncliffe realtor, with Maxwell Realty
- Thorcliffe Family Dental
- Bow Tie Pizza
- Thorncliffe Safeway
- 4th St. Superstore
- Beddington Co-op
The Easter Caper 2020
The 2020 Easter Caper was cancelled due to restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please stay tuned for announcements regarding this year’s TGCA events, as we will be going ahead just as soon as it’s safe.
All online ticket purchases have been refunded to the cards used for the purchase.
March’s Community Relations Report
By Mary LaCoste
What an amazing weekend at Thorncliffe Greenview for Winterfest.
Friday evening The 56 had free family bowling and their usual delicious fare and coolies. If you have not been down, you should make it a point to attend. We have amazing staff to serve you. While over in the arena we had 96 jam can curlers and visitors. We served over 120 smokies, potato salad and all the fixings. This proved to be a night of fun and I am sure everyone had a good time. Thank you to Aaron and Emily, first time volunteers, welcome to our home. Once again on Saturday in The 56 there was free family bowling which was well attended. In the Main hall we hosted the movie Frozen 2 and from all indications we will be having more. This was well attended and our surprise visit by Elsa, was a big hit even with some of the old children, right Sean Barber? We will be hosting another one for sure. How nice to sit back on a Sunday and take it all in again, all the happy faces, this gives our committee a happy feeling with a job well done. Our committee is Diana Christie, Melissa LaCoste and myself. Thank you to the parents who came out and to the curlers on Friday, Winterfest needs more of you.
Did you have fun and enjoy our movie? Let us know. Diana, Missy, and I had a great time too and we think that it went very well. We were happy with the great turn out and were depending on this to offer more movies.
Elsa’s company name is Ice Princess Parties. You can contact her on Facebook.
Easter is up next on April 4, 2020 from 12:30pm-4:30pm. Activities and games are being planned with snacks provided. No lunch will be served.
We are looking into the possibility of hosting another Movie afternoon on May 2. Keep an eye on our bulletin boards, website and social media for information.
Till next time!
Jingle Bell Hop 2019
January’s Community Relations Report
By Mary LaCoste
Friday December 13 turned out to be a very exciting time at Thorncliffe Greenview Community Centre. 501 tickets were sold for our annual Christmas party and dance. This was our biggest party to date and it appeared a good time was had by all. Pretty little faces with endless smiles met and had their pictures taken with Santa. There were treats and goody bags handed out by Santa’s helpers. Our D.J. once again had everyone out dancing and having a good time. Because of the numbers everything was a bit slow and we apologize for this and thank you for your patience. We have come up with some answers for our next parties and hope the waits will not be as long.
A feat this large would not be possible without generous donations from Thorncliffe Safeway, Beddington Co-op, Hunterhorn Save On Foods, and our own TGWL. Thank you very much for your continual support of our programs.
Gift certificates and door prizes were made possible for us by the way of the community association, thank you to Kevin Kromm, these prizes were greatly appreciated.
This was a big setup for our staff to set up and make room for everything that we needed once again thank you.
To our chef and assistant Donna and Abody, thank you for the delicious meal. We had put out a request for a chair for Santa and Grant Symon, one of our new director’s, made arrangements to build us one. It will be used for many years to follow. Stacey McDade, Sandy Nevin, and Lisa helped us get the goody bags ready. The saying many hands create less work is certainly true.
In closing Diana, Melissa and myself want you to know that all your efforts are greatly appreciated, thank you very much. The young ones that we are entertaining are our future so let’s show them they are loved.
It took some perseverance but we managed to obtain the movie Frozen 2 for Winterfest. The next event will be the Easter Caper on April 4, 2020.
See you all there!
Till next time! Take care,