We are building a Community Hub to fund and deliver programming for Calgarians. It will be a purpose-built facility that includes a commercial kitchen, coffee shop, and programming spaces. The Hub is a social enterprise, with the income it generates going back into the community – allowing us to continue offering events, programs, and services. 

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Would you like to learn more about the project?

Our imagine SUNALTA Project is part of the Community Hubs Initiative. 

 

The Initiative has committed $1.25 million over the course of 5 years (2017-2021) in seed funding. This funding was used to carry out the community engagement and create the Existing Physical Resources Report, Gap Analysis and Feasibility Report, Business Plan, Master Plan and Design Scope Report, and Strategic Report. This funding also covers staff vital to program and service delivery, capital campaign planning, and business operations. 

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Ways to Support

We appreciate any size donation! You can donate any denomination through the Calgary Parks Foundation.

You can also support by purchasing a plaque that will be a part of the bridge build.

WHAT WE HEARD

In 2014 the Sunalta Community Association partnered with the Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative Inc. (MBAC) to create a vision.

 

The residents of Sunalta identified a need for a year-round space for community. A place of economic vitality, creating opportunities for employment and training. An inclusive place for recreation and leisure, sports and events.

 

A place for residents and visitors to cultivate arts and culture, gather, share ideas and work. A place that values environmental sustainability.

WHAT WE’VE ACHIEVED

 

We prioritized steps, focusing on improving the site’s functionality.

We understood some of the top priorities to be: integrating garden opportunities, creating safe play areas and activating programming spaces.

We have buried the power lines; completed some landscaping and field remediation; completed a soccer pitch; built a community garden; hosted live music and outdoor movies and established a drop in program for kids and parents.

WHERE WE'RE GOING

 

The next phase includes space to host both public gatherings and small functions. At present this is envisioned as a café, kiosk or gathering space, where people might come together to enjoy a coffee, read the paper, or catch up with friends.

 

Somewhere for music, programming, food preparation or crafting. A field house for sports. Each developed with careful consideration for the environment, site circulation, traffic flow, sight lines and accessibility.

The Community Hubs Initiative is a three-way partnership between the United Way of Calgary, The City of Calgary, and the Rotary Clubs of Calgary, where 5 Community Hubs are being activated in priority locations across Calgary. Although each Hub is unique to the community it serves, they all share four key features

Learn more about the Community Hubs Initiative here.

Welcoming and Inclusive Gathering Spaces

Engaging Residents in the Design and Activation

Provide Access to Support and Services

Provide Platforms to Spark Community Economic Development

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SUNALTA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

1627, 10 Avenue SW

Calgary, AB, Canada
T3C 0J7

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TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We are located on traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Iyethka Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nation. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. Respectfully, we acknowledge that we share the land as people of Treaty 7.