Holiday Display Theft

Every year the Hamptons Homeowners Association puts up a holiday display that our community can be proud of. Unfortunately over the weekend some of our decorations were stolen. These displays require coordination and planning, resulting in a significant amount of man hours and funds, supplied by the Hamptons Homeowners Association. Don’t be a Grinch, please leave the displays untouched so all can enjoy them. We will be monitoring these areas throughout the season. If you have any information regarding missing items please contact us at admin@hamptonscalgary.ca.

Skating Rink Update

The Hamptons Community Association has worked for the last 18 months to plan for and execute a renovation of the Hamptons community rink.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the construction has been delayed and we are not certain if it will be completed before spring. However, we are continuing to work with the contractor to complete the project in a timely fashion.

We share in your disappointment that there is no ice in the hockey rink at this time but we are working to upgrade the facilities and this is just one step in the process. As developments occur, we will update the community webpage with additional information.

In the meantime, we have public skating on the small rink and on the ice track behind the tennis court. The rink and ice track will be fully serviced by the Olympia ice machine. For those wishing to play hockey, there are hockey rinks in surrounding neighborhoods that can be used as well.

Thank you for your continued understanding as we continue to work at renewing the facilities in the Hamptons. 

Seniors’ Outdoor Club

Have you ever wondered why all those cars are parked in the Montgomery Community Association parking lot at the bottom of Home Road? They belong to members of groups of fun-loving, active seniors who board a chartered coach with their packs and set off for a day in the mountains. The destination is typically Kananaskis country or Banff National Park. The day will be spent hiking in a selection of carefully curated destinations during the spring, summer and fall seasons, and cross-country skiing or snowshoeing during the winter.

Each week, several choices of hikes are offered, designed to accommodate different fitness levels and provide a satisfying day of activity for participants, from hikers who prefer to walk in a more leisurely fashion, through to gung-ho hikers who want to hike long, high and fast. Each hike has a group leader, and individuals experience the beauty and grandeur of nature, great conversations, shared wonders, enhancement of physical, mental and emotional health, and just plain fun – all within the safety of a group environment.

The bonus is the coach, and the luxury of being comfortably chauffeured to and from the destination by a professional driver. The bus ride is a joy unto itself, a social gathering that adds another dimension to the day, and the buzz of conversation fills the air as we travel, able to enjoy the scenery in a way that is possible only when you need not pay attention to the road. Added to this is the joy of NOT dealing with road conditions, snowstorms or parking restrictions!

Calgary’s seniors’ hiking clubs are friendly groups, and many friendships have been forged on the bus and on the trails. If you, like many of your Varsity neighbours, are a like-minded senior who would enjoy breathing mountain air and adventuring in the mountains and foothills, check out http://calgary-seniors-outdoor-club.ca/ .

Article and photo courtesy of Greg McKenzie

YYC Food Truck Event

Thanks to everyone who came out to the event on Saturday, and a big thanks to YYC Food Trucks for partnering in this event. It was cold and the blowing snow made it a miserable day, but despite the weather it was really great to spend some time laughing with you all. The best comment of the day was “It’s so cold, but my heart is warm.” We’re calling the event a success and look forward to doing more events like this in the future; in the mean time, stay warm Hamptons!