Welcome back to Fairview!

The community of Fairview, established in the late 1950's, is experiencing something of a renaissance. Once aging and deteriorating, in recent years we have witnessed a remarkable regeneration of our arena, former community association building turned community arts centre and school yards and a revival of our community association. We have welcomed many young families in recent years and continue to welcome back those who left many years ago. We are riding a wave of momentum to continue regeneration of our parks and playgrounds, develop strong ties to business and community groups and serve our greater community.

Our Vision:

To promote and enhance a healthy, safe and productive environment for the residents of Fairview by providing access to programs, services and information, all while establishing a sense of community identity and belonging.

Community News

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Little Free Libraries – building literacy one library at a time!

Fairviewers joined together with our Acadia neighbours in late November for a day of woodworking as we built our first set of Little Free Libraries (LFLs).  We had a great time building each small wooden library under the direction of Kevin Bentley, who has been building LFLs with communities in Calgary for several years and built his 100th with … [Read More...]

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President’s Message – December

  December 2014 The Christmas season is just around corner. With that comes the joy of giving family, friends, celebration, good food and drink. On behalf of the Fairview Community Association, we wish all of you a wonderful holiday season and a very Merry Christmas! Please stay safe out there! I would like to thank Kara … [Read More...]

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Did you know Fairview has a Facebook page?

More and more communities are using social media to connect with residents and communicate about local events and issues. Our Facebook page is a quick way to stay up-to-date on Fairview and area happenings and initiatives, including our playground revitalization project, community special events, board meetings, and more. It's also an information … [Read More...]

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An open letter to Fairview residents from the Community Garden Committee regarding the garden site location

An open letter to Fairview residents from the Community Garden Committee As previously announced, the baseball diamond site behind the community building has been chosen for the community garden site. The committee is still going through the application process with the City of Calgary, but plans to break ground as early as spring … [Read More...]

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Fairview Business Initiative – November 2014: Stenia Health and High Performance

Stenia Health and High Performance It’s obvious when you step inside Stenia Health and High Performance that you aren’t in a traditional fitness centre. Gone is the sterile, cold environment, the impersonal and hushed climate and the intimidating hard bodies that scare off most of us. This isn’t unintentional. Owners Kelsey Andries and … [Read More...]

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Flint Playground Grand Opening Wrap-Up

Flint Playground Grand Opening Celebration Wow, what a turn out!! We would like to thank everyone who came out to our celebration on October 18th and made it a huge success! The fun got underway at 10:30am with a beautiful blue sky and a mascot visit from Boston Pizza's Fairview Lionel. While he was busy handing out cookies to everyone, Terrrrific … [Read More...]

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Looking for a 2014-2015 membership?

2014-2015 Fairview Community Association Memberships are now on sale! If you think membership isn't important, think again! Strong membership empowers the Fairview Community Association to work towards our goals of community improvement, something that we all benefit from. Membership entitles you to vote on items at our General Meetings and … [Read More...]

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Subscribe to our Fairview E-news mailing list

Get up to date information on what's happening in Fairview by subscribing to our email list. Have reminders sent to your Inbox on upcoming events, news, important city announcements, crime activity and volunteer activities! Get our newsletter online BEFORE it hits your mailbox. Could it be any easier? Subscribe to our mailing list   … [Read More...]

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Fairview Business Initiative – September 2014: We Cook You Eat

We Cook You Eat-ing in Fairview! A significant anniversary is about to take place in Fairview for a business wanting to become more engaged with our community. On September 25th, We Cook You Eat, a great local eatery and catering business on Fairmount Drive, will celebrate their first year in our community and things are looking good for many … [Read More...]

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Flint playground build – a community who builds together, plays together

  Flint Playground Build Well, it’s (almost) all done! Fairview’s Flint Playground Build was held on August 14-17th and what a great time it was! Read on for a breakdown of the weekend of playground building! The fun all started on Thursday evening with community volunteers unloading the delivery truck, sorting through the tangled … [Read More...]

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Flint Park utility box art – the story behind the artist and the art

The Utility Box Public Art Program began in 2010 as a pilot project by the Roads department to reduce graffiti vandalism. It’s popularity across the city cemented it’s permanency in 2011 and over 100 boxes have been painted by local artists since its inception. As we mentioned in last month’s newsletter, the utility box in Flint Park (at … [Read More...]

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Fairview Business Initiative – August 2014: Toppler Bowl

  Fairview Business Initiative:   Toppler Bowl scores big in Fairview   For nearly 50 years, Fairview has been home to a distinctive family-run recreational facility at the heart of this community: Toppler Bowl. It’s hard to believe it, but owners and Fairview residents Dave and Lesley Sanderson occasionally hear a local … [Read More...]

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Flint Park upgrades nearing completion!

August 24th, 2014 Update: Last week saw some enormous additions to Flint Park park. On August 14-17th, the new playground was installed at the new location towards the north end of the park. This was a major community project involving nearly 90 volunteers and a massive undertaking utilizing relationships between the community, individuals, … [Read More...]

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Hillsboro Place Update

July 19th, 2014 Update: The Hillsboro Place meeting on June 12th at the Fairview Baptist Church saw about 35 people turnout including the property owner, property manager, traffic study team and Ward 9 Councillor Gian Carlo Carra. Many different concerns were discussed or addressed and the property owner and manager have committed to ensuring … [Read More...]

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Spares & Strikes: Scoring for Fairview!

  Our Spares & Strikes bowling night, sponsored by Servus Credit Union on May 30th was another successful Fairview event! With about 70 people in attendance, teams bowled the night away and enjoyed a very social atmosphere. Door prizes, contests, pizza, giveaways and a silent auction rounded out the evening. We raised just shy of $2000 … [Read More...]

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Flavelle Park upgrades completed!

  After two years of extensive work on Flavelle Park and playground, we are very pleased to announce that all of the upgrades on this beautiful green space are complete as of mid-July, 2014! Please be sure to check out all the upgrades and use this park space to its fullest! If you scroll through the pictures above, you can see just how far … [Read More...]

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In-Definite Arts and Fairview Arena upgrades

  June 18th, 2014 Update: Open for business! The lower level renos are totally complete and this week saw the first usage of the space - In-Definite Arts held their AGM first on Monday, followed by Fairview's AGM on Wednesday and an grand re-opening Soiree on Thursday! We are ecstatic to have this beautiful space usable again and we know … [Read More...]

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Spring Cleanup Events Wrap-Up

  Despite the snow flying(!), the annual Parade of Garage Sales was still extremely busy - the die hard garage salers couldn’t be kept away from one of the earliest parades in Calgary. Our Community Garden Committee had sales above the previous two year’s communal sale. We apologize for the issue with the Sticky Ricky’s food truck - … [Read More...]

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Interested in community gardening in Fairview?

The Fairview Community Association has endorsed a community garden initiative in Fairview! A community garden is a shared piece of land gardened by a group of community residents from all walks of life.  Community gardens enhance the beauty of the area by creating a natural community space to grow food and flowers and connect people through … [Read More...]

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Membership Drive success!

Thank you Fairivew! The annual membership drive was wonderfully successful thanks to our enthusiastic volunteers listed below. We are only into the second month of our membership year and have already topped our entire 2012-13 membership sales (our last full membership year with a drive) due to our diligent volunteers who knocked on every door … [Read More...]

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Fairview’s March Casino Wrap-up!

The 2014 Fairview Casino went off without a hitch on March 20th and 21st. Day one was a little slow after a late March snowfall, but Day two made up for it, especially after the evening Flames game. We should know what our share from the casino funds will be sometime soon. We really appreciate the support of all our volunteers as well as others … [Read More...]

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Fairview Skatepark Initiative

The Fairview Community Association is looking for community members interested in considering a skatepark in our community. The City of Calgary is pursuing interested communities to fulfill their skatepark development strategy to create small, community-based skateparks. The City recently held open houses in late January to provide more information … [Read More...]

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Skate with Santa a jolly time!

Fairview's annual Skate with Santa event on December 15th proved to be a big hit with a great turnout! Over 150 people come through the doors for the various activities! A huge thank you to our core sponsors: Focus Equities, In-Definite Arts Society and the Fairview Women's Hockey Arena Society!  In-Definite Arts and the Fairview Community … [Read More...]

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Pins for Playgrounds hits a strike!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out and bowled for playgrounds! It was a fantastic night with lots of good laughs with our neighbours, a little healthy competion, and at the end of the night we could all just waddle home. A near sellout crowd kept Toppler Bowl buzzing all night! A special mention goes out to Tamara's Topper's for coming up … [Read More...]

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Making meeting memories! AGM 2013 wrap up

  The Fairview Community Association Annual General Meeting was held on Monday, September 30th at In-Definite Arts. The evening was a big success with over 50 people in attendance. Around 30 people enjoyed a light pizza dinner prior to the meeting, a team effort courtesy of both the Community Association and Jonathan Denis' Calgary-Acadia … [Read More...]

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A Night to Remember! Fairview Family Festival & Film Night

  Thank you Fairview! A magnificent night for our community - the Fairview Family Festival & Film Night was a huge success with perfect weather, over 400 in attendance, successful partnerships with community members/businesses and a great pre-release movie to boot, all taking place in our beautifully upgraded Flavelle Park! Did you … [Read More...]

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Spring Cleanup Events breaking records!

Fairview's 2013 Spring Cleanup Events were massive! Our Parade of Garage Sales set a new record with 41 households participating! (30 members, 11 non-members). We had nice weather for the day, although the late-morning gale force winds made some of the back alleys rather dusty! Thanks to Ed Belanger of Maxwell Realty who sponsored this event … [Read More...]

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Le Roi Daniels School Naturalization Project

Attention Fairview residents: We are pleased to announce that Le Roi Daniels School is planning a naturalization project! Our goal is to forge community relations while developing an outdoor learning space for students to enjoy. We invite you to join us! If you would like to share your horticultural knowledge, have a say in how the project … [Read More...]

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An Evening of Wine and Cheese Scores Again for Fairview!

Fairview's 2nd An Evening of Wine and Cheese was held on Saturday, March 2nd at In-Definite Arts. The venue was beautifully set up and the natural art decor background made it a perfect setting for such an event. Bryan Bayley, a local Ward 9 musician, provided an excellent array of music just right to set the mood. Focus Equities supplied the food … [Read More...]

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Flint Park Concept Plans

On October 30th, 2012 at the Fairview Community Association's Special General Meeting, the City of Calgary unveiled preliminary concept plans for Flint Park. The plans include significant upgrades and changes to help improve the functionality, use and esthetics of this valuable green space. The plans were developed with input from residents … [Read More...]

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Flavelle playground Grand Re-opening a hit!

  Thank you to everyone who came out to our Grand Re-Opening Celebration at Flavelle Park on October 13th! We had excellent weather and a great turn out.  The morning started off with kids of all ages playing on the playground, joining in with the games that the City of Calgary Youth Leaders were leading or being serenaded by our own Miss … [Read More...]

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Fairview remains one of the best: Avenue Magazine

For the second year in a row, the community of Fairview has placed in the list of the top ten neighbourhoods in Calgary in Avenue Magazine's Best Neighbourhoods survey. Fairview placed 5th overall, up from 6th place in 2011. Further, it was ranked the top community to buy a previously owned detached starter home in their Where to Buy Now … [Read More...]

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Flavelle Playground Build – Another Community Success!

The Flavelle playground build on August 24th and 25th was a great success, although we did not have the weather on our side for the Friday morning! We would like to say an extra special thank you to those Penn West Exploration volunteers who came out and battled through the rain and our mud pit on Friday! Another thank you goes out to the bobcat … [Read More...]

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Fairview Parks Survey Results

The Fairview Parks Survey ended in mid-May and the results have been compiled. We had a participation rate of about 6% (although this sounds small, the City of Calgary had only about 2% for its recent It's Your Budget feedback. Some of the highlights and common themes from the feedback included: the importance of off-leash and on-leash dog … [Read More...]

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Playground Update

An update on the Flavelle Playground status: The Fairview Community Association has approved and is currently applying for an account with the Parks Foundation (known as Project Gift Administration (PGA), for more details, see: http://www.parksfdn.com). This is a financial management system run by the Parks Foundation to manage the playground/park … [Read More...]

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Fairview Community Scores a BIG Hit for An Evening of Wine and Cheese

The Evening of Wine and Cheese on November 18th was everything that a local fundraising event should be: fun, entertaining, satisfying and most of all successful. This event aimed to raise funds for the purchase of playground equipment for Flavelle Park . This function was spearheaded by the dynamic duo of Tracy Sanford and Melody Eisenbart who … [Read More...]

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Season’s Greetings!

The Fairview Community Association wishes you and all of your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We look forward to more wonderful community building times in 2012, a year of more renewal, great new relationships and engagement with all community members! … [Read More...]

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Welcome back to Fairview!

The community of Fairview, established in the late 1950's, is experiencing something of a renaissance. Once aging and deteriorating, in recent years we have witnessed a remarkable regeneration of our arena, former community association building turned community arts centre and school yards and a revival of our community association. We have … [Read More...]

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