Recreation: TGCA Events

Upcoming & Past TGCA Events

Upcoming Events

Notice of The TGCA AGM, Monday Oct. 25, 2021

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the members (the “Members”) of the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association will be held at 5600 Centre Street North on Monday, October 25th, 2021 at 7:00 pm in the Thorncliffe Room and online.

The AGM is a great venue to bring up any concerns members may have about civic matters, neighbourhood infrastructure, suggestions for new programs at the TGCA, join or start an initiative or committee, learn more about the inner workings of the community association, and meet some like-minded neighbours.

The evening’s schedule will be as follows:

  • Receive and consider the Reports of the Directors
  • Receive and consider the monthly Financial Statements
  • Receive and consider the recommendation regarding the rights and privileges of non-voting members
  • Transact any new business
  • Elect or re-elect a Board of Directors, to consist of:
    • President
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary
    • Vice Presidents
    • Directors

TGCA resident members are encouraged to attend the AGM and to nominate fellow members for positions on the Board (a resident member in good standing). To nominate a member for any of the above positions, please attend the AGM and put their name forward during that portion of the meeting.

For more information on how the board of directors operates, and what various roles entail, please visit: https://tgcacalgary.com/our-board-2/

This year’s AGM will be in-person and online in consideration of those who would prefer to attend virtually, so you can expect the structure to be just a little bit different for question and answer. If you’d like to attend the AGM online, please ensure that you have an active resident membership and fill out the form linked below by Oct. 25 at 2pm. The link to the meeting will be sent to your provided email on Oct. 25. 

Masks are required for the in-person meeting and chairs will be arranged physically distanced. There will also be refreshments provided after the meeting has concluded for those attending in-person.

Come and share your perspective or listen and observe, it’s up to you. Let’s build something together in Thorncliffe and Greenview.

To participate in the AGM online, please fill out the form. 

A Magic Halloween at the TGCA

October 30, 2021 | 6 – 10 pm

Come to the TGCA and enjoy a magical spooktastic good time this Halloween!

Tickets: $2.50/person incl. gst, available for online purchase only.

Schedule
Doors open: 6:00 pm
Canteen Open: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (For meal purchase)
Chicken Fingers & Fries $5.00 (incl. gst)
Hotdog & Fries $5.00 (incl. gst)
Other snack items available
Magic Show: 7:30 pm (Presented by Christopher Cool)
Dance: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Masks mandatory (unless seated at your table). Please adhere to physical distancing from those outside your household.

Vaccination proof required upon entry for all 12 years and older.

Members & guests welcome | Prizes & goodie bags | Registration required

When you’ve registered you’ll be on the guest list at the doors. Please buy your tickets/register below

Thanks so much to our sponsors for A Magic Halloween!

The 2021 TGCA Craft Fair

The TGCA and the Thorncliffe Greenview Women’s League are excited to invite you to the 2021 TGCA Craft Fair! Get your Christmas shopping started and get into the spirit!

In the TGCA Main Hall on the south side of the centre

Nov. 19, 5 – 9 pm & Nov. 20, 10 am – 3 pm

Free admission, please have your vaccination QR code or documents ready to gain admission.

Look forward to homemade goods and artisan products of all sorts. Greeting cards, ornaments, crocheted toys and garments, jewelry, kitchenware, décor items and much more! No manufactured or pyramid products.

Over 100 vendor tables

Plenty of parking in the east and south parking lots

Hot chocolate, warm snacks, and treats at our concession or have a lovely meal in The 56 restaurant downstairs.

Disabled parking and ramp by the main hall doors on the southeast side on the centre.

Past Events

The TGCA 65th Anniversary Fall Fair was a great success!

Thanks so much to everyone who came out and participated in the TGCA 65th Anniversary Fall Fair!

Families, friends, and local businesses and entrepreneurs came together on Saturday for the fair and the weather cooperated too! The Fall Fair was a wonderful way to celebrate 65 years of community building at the TGCA and everyone that lives and works here in Thorncliffe and Greenview.

Among the visitors were folks that were just discovering the centre and those who have been members for decades. The TGCA is very pleased to be able to serve the community with an outdoor event like this one, particularly during these times that can feel so divisive.

Curt Young played an acoustic set to start off the day and recounted stories of learning more about his aboriginal heritage for the audience. There was a live band, local rockers SwayBack, and although there were some technical difficulties, the rock n roll covers were enjoyed by all.

A delicious lunch was provided free of charge by the board and they enjoyed serving up the pulled pork on a bun, coleslaw and corn on the cob with gobs of butter. No doubt, it was a great way to get the afternoon started.

The market and food trucks were well attended and many of the vendors said they enjoyed the event and all the visitors. There were lots of folks meandering about with buckets of mini-donuts and ice cream from the Mini-donuts Canada and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream food trucks. The TGCA also had some wonderful volunteers making and handing out popcorn and cotton candy too!

For the local history buffs, there was a detailed Thorncliffe Greenview area history exhibit in the contest tent. Expect to see the continuation of this detailed project in the future. While those who wanted to know more about the advantages of living in Thorncliffe and Greenview had a chance to view the TG Advantage display, which outlined the assets and highlights of our awesome neighbourhood.

The contests were a success and plenty of prizes were awarded! The pie eating contest was a riot and the winners worked hard for their winnings. The kids’ crazy veggie contest had just enough entries that everyone took home a prize and the Autumn Garden Bouquet got some wonderful entries too. Sean Chu and Jeremy Nixon were on hand as judges in the Pie Baking contest and the judges were almost as lucky as the contestants for that one! Yum! There were quite a few entries for the photo contest and the winners were announced at the Rock n Roll Bingo on The 56 patio.

There was a playground recelebration with balloons and sidewalk chalk and then kids’ activities like egg on a spoon races and sack races too. The kids were having a great time from the beginning of the day until the very end.

We’d like to heartily thank the volunteers who pitched in to make this event a success. Without help from our volunteers, events like this are very difficult to run, so thanks so very much!! We hope that you had a good time.

We’d also like to thank the following grocers in the area for donating supplies for all of the contests and activities. Thanks so very much to the following: Hunterhorn Save On Foods, Superstore, Thorncliffe Shoppers Drug Mart, Thorncliffe Safeway and IDA.

And of course, we’d like to thank our event sponsors and participating business members:

Fall Fair Contests

Event highlights

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! 

More info here

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 TGCA Halloween Decorating Contest 2020

Thanks so much to all the entrants that sent in their submissions for the contest!

The decorating contest winners have been announced! Click on the poster to see the winning entries!

The Easter Caper 2020

CANCELLED

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. 

Winterfest 2020

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!
Mary

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,

Mary