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You are invited to attend the 1st Parent Education Evening
presented by the
Tuscany Community Coalition

Together, the Tuscany Community Association, Tuscany Residents Association, Tuscany School, St. Basil’s School and Twelve Mile Coulee School have sponsored Dr. Wayne Hammond, Co-CEO of MeritCore, to come and speak to our community regarding encouraging resiliency in our children.

Find out more at: http://www.sbparenting.com

February 25th @ 7:00pm at St. Basil’s School

This presentation is open to residents of Tuscany
FREE of charge

For details and to sign up click here:


PJ Movie Party at the Tuscany Club!

Thursday December 4th

8:15-10pm, all youth in grades 7-12 welcome!

You do not need to be a Tuscany Club member to come hang out!

Free event, includes popcorn and pop!

Bring your Pj’s, bring your friends, and let’s get our cozy on!

If you would like to help our community raise funds for the TMC Outdoor Fitness Area project, here is your chance!

The Fundraising Committee has submitted the TMC Outdoor Fitness Area project for Round 3 of the Aviva Community Fund. Projects with the most votes move on to the semi-finals, with a possible grant of $50,000.

For each unique email address that you register with Aviva, you get one vote per day, from November 10 – November 24. Every vote brings us closer to winning this major award. Please register and vote as many times as possible, and feel free to also spread the word on Facebook and Twitter, and tell your friends, neighbors, and anyone else you can think of. To register and vote, just go to: www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf21732.

Projects from Round 2 that made it to the semi-finals last year each had over 1000 votes, and one had more than 4000 votes, so wee need your support!. Voting takes place over 14 days only, so vote now and help the Fundraising Committee make this application a success!

Tuscany is a growing community of almost 20,000 residents. As the community nears completion, it is crucial that amenities be designed to attract & engage residents at every stage of life.  To date, Tuscany offers an abundance of facilities geared to preschoolers and younger children.  Aside from self-guided activities in Twelve Mile Coulee, however, there is nothing available for our youth and young adults.

The Tuscany Community Association’s motto is: Growing a Safe, Healthy and Enjoyable Community. We are also members of Communities ChooseWell, an Alberta Recreation & Parks Association initiative. We believe in & support healthy eating, active living, and social well-being.

We are working with the TMC Parent Association, the CBE, and the City of Calgary to build an Outdoor Fitness Area on public land located adjacent to the school grounds.  This amenity will provide Tuscany youth a safe, free, community-based site for recreation & gathering, as well as competitive & challenging athletic opportunities.

This equipment will offer an extension to the Phys Ed program at TMC, provide play & dining space during breaks, and be a place of physical & social engagement outside of school hours for all residents.  Due to its unique design, the equipment will also appeal to adults, particularly personal trainers & participants in outdoor fitness classes.

Overall, this apparatus will provide all Tuscany residents, particularly our youth, with a much needed venue for active pursuits.

Fundraising Update

We continue to work hard to make the TMC Outdoor Fitness Area a reality and are hoping to complete the fitness area by September of 2015. Our project budget is just under $340,000, and we have raised $121,501.79 in cash and in-kind donations. We have recently reapplied to numerous grants and once again approached community homebuilders for potential donations.

The decision for Tuscany Community Association’s application for the Amateur Sport Grant through the Parks Foundation Calgary has been tabled until December, at which time they will determine if we are successful. The Tuscany Community Association received several letters of support for this project from amateur sport organizations, which Parks Foundation was seeking. This grant has a potential of $125,000 for this project. At the time of this writing we are still waiting to hear.

We endeavor to apply for the Alberta government CFEP Grant for the December 15 deadline, as this grant takes six to nine months to process and provide funding. This application will depend on TCA’s success with the Amateur Sport Grant and may require revisiting the design, doing the project in stages, or delaying the build. Our elected MLA, Hon. Sandra Jansen, is aware of our fundraising progress, and she has asked that we keep her updated. She has also written a letter of support for our next CFEP application to the Minister of Culture, Hon. Heather Klimchuk.

Our special thanks go to the Tuscany School Parent Council and Concert Infrastructure/B2L Partnership for their generous donations of $10,000 each to support the TMC Outdoor Fitness Area!

Sincere thanks also go to Cardel Homes/Cardel Renovations for their recent donation of $5000.

The Crowfoot COBS Bread Doughraiser raised $200 for the 2013 – 2014 school year and will continue to donate 5% of any purchase to this project when you mention the Twelve Mile Coulee School fundraiser at the time of your purchase.

The Tuscany Sobey’s “Add-a-Dollar” campaign has concluded. At our last update, $1627 was raised.

Our Steak and Pint Night and Raffle was a huge success, with over $9000 raised for the TMC Outdoor Fitness Area.

Thank you again for your continued support, and please contact us at TMCOutdoorFitnessCommittee@gmail.com if you would like to make a donation to this project or have any questions.

3rd Annual Tuscany Harvest Festival - 20 September 2014

3rd Annual Tuscany Harvest Festival – 20 September 2014

It’s Almost Here!

The 3rd annual Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, with Lawn Chair Theatre to follow at 2:30.

Check our Harvest Festival Page for a list of sponsors and exciting activities that we are planning for this year’s festival.

Admission is FREE to ALL Tuscany residents. Please bring a donation to the Calgary Food Bank.

For more details, go to: http://HarvestFest.TuscanyCA.org.

Photo: CTV News

The Tuscany Community Association is working with local residents to adjust to the new demands for parking that have arisen with the recent opening of the Tuscany LRT Station. Based on some of the questions we have received so far, we have compiled a list of common questions (and answers) for residents that may be wondering about parking issues near the LRT.


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