June 3rd, 2020
 | Calgary, Alberta

Heritage & History

Springbank Heritage Club - All rentals and activities are suspended due to COVID19 impacts and Health regulations

Springbank Heritage Club News


Though we didn’t know it at the time our Feb.26 potluck lunch was the last we’ll be having for the time being, thanks to Covid19, but you could say, we went out with
a bang!.The event was very well attended and extra overflow place settings had to be laid out quickly to accommodate the larger than anticipated crowd. There
was an abundant variety of delectable dishes to choose from for the lunch and this was followed by Reba J and her Chinook Country Mardi Gras Dancers who
entertained us royally with their upbeat routines. What a joyous and energetic group of ladies, who were obviously getting as much pleasure dancing for us ,as
we were from watching them. As a finale Reba encouraged some of us to get up and join the dancers for an albeit simple dance which she walked us through
before putting it to music. It was a ‘fun day’ and a happy memory to look back on.


The chairperson of the ‘Building Committee reports that work is progressing, via phone and email, on finalizing the draft plans for the interior aspects of the
renovation and addition to the Heritage Club Facility. The next step will be to have our architect create the working drawings for contractor perusal and quotes. To
date The County has approved matching grants of almost $279,000.


Early 2020 saw a dramatic increase in our membership and it is hoped we’ll be able to to get together again before too long to enjoy our various activities. In the
meantime, the bridge group, spearheaded by Jim Wilson is looking into playing video bridge online. All the other card games are also available on the computer.
Sadly, there are no plans for for the annual Strawberry Tea in May, so good reason for an extra big celebration next year.


Best wishes for a happy, healthy and safe summer and know for sure,”We’ll Meet Again”


Contributed by Shirley Tajcnar


 
Every Tuesday at 1:00 PM  is games day;  including pool  on 2 newly refurbished tables.
A variety of other games is offered as well.  
The Senior Singers meet every Tuesday at 10:00 AM

 

The Club is located at 244168, RR33 , just south of the Calaway overpass on the east side of the road, just past the Middle School.

ph. 403-242- 9350,  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Our beautiful and functional facility is also available for rent.

Please call Mr. Val Finch @ 403-288-1288 or email as above.

 

The End of an Era - our old 1905 Community Hall is demolished

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Photos courtesy of Jim Willson and Peter Heerschop

 

Calaway Park History

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Calaway Park is Western Canada’s Largest Outdoor Family Amusement Park. It is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains surrounded by the community of Springbank. The park opened its doors in 1982 and has grown from a small amusement park to one of Calgary and Western Canada’s top tourism destinations. A quick fun fact: the name Calaway Park comes from Calgary away. Calaway Park is your family’s Playcation Destination where “Your Smile is Our Mission”. Calaway’s entertainment program offers a wide variety of live entertainment, street performances, and original stage shows. Original stage productions produced in-house each year, with a dance troop known as Calaway Live, where 30 young entertainers can practice their craft and get paid to boot! In 2013 Calaway Park added a new 3D theatre to our Entertainment line-up. Playing short animated films it is a new adventure for the whole family.


In 2014 Calaway Park opened our new log ride, Timber Falls. Take a journey through three interactive themed buildings that will transport you to the Timber Falls Sawmill. Feel the rush of three high velocity drops and a zig-zag river section! Non-riders can even join in the action from the Timber Falls viewing area with two explosive water cannons. Timber Fall is sponsored by local family business Spray Lake Sawmill located in Cochrane.


In 2017, Calaway Park, a proud Canadian company, celebrated Canada 150 all season long including producing the live stage show One Five Oh Canada. Two new family fun
experiences were add as well that year, Dizzy Dragons and Dragon Drop. Joining the Calaway Park experience in 2018 is Sky Wynder! It is a new ride you don’t want to miss! Experience two thrills in one. You will spiral as you drop down a 40 foot column again and again. Take in the breath-taking view of the beautiful Rocky Mountains from this brand new ride. With 32 rides, Calaway Park has a ride experience for every kid and the kids at heart.


Calaway Park is home to the Calaway RV Park and Campground. Guests can sleep under the stars after their day of excitement.


At Calaway Park, it’s all about family fun!