August 4th, 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 - July 2020


Nothing is happening these days inside our beautiful facility at 244168 Range Road 33 but outside a lot has been going on. An appreciative thank you to SHC members Flo, Bev and Joyce who are maintaining our spectacular perennial flower borders and to Gerry and Peter who have rebuilt the raised border on the east side and who managed to do so without unduly disturbing the plants growing in it which will soon be in bloom.


We are all missing our weekly get togethers for singing, cards, pool, music making and socializing but there is an upside to this isolation mode we find ourselves in. We’ve all been given the time to step back, slow down, appreciate our beautiful neighborhood and enjoy interesting things happening around us that we might not have noticed in our busy 'before covid 19’ lives. For me: there’s the robin, which despite all our efforts to discourage it, has been in a constant state of warfare for the past month  with its own reflection in our living room window, the pair of northern shovelers on our local pond  and the unique piece of covid inspired street art. It’s an online school project. The family of six all participated in it’s creation and now have it on display at the end of their driveway for passersby to enjoy.


We are all in this together and hopefully we’ll all get out of it together, with good times coming. Stay safe.


Contributed by Shirley Tajcnar

 

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!