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Creating Coventry

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11950 Country Village Link Northeast

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#CreatingCoventry : Re-imagining Your Community Parks

What is your backyard dream? What does your dream-space look like? Do you see a park with wide greenspaces, flowers growing, a community garden, play structures for kids or reading nooks? Who uses those spaces and how? These are community spaces and right now there are fourteen parks and greenspaces in Coventry Hills that are waiting to be transformed over the next twenty years.

Your Backyard Dream

Journey with your community – your neighbours – while we walk through the process together. #CreatingCoventry is your backyard dream. It is our community stepping forward to create change in our neighbourhood. It is like-minded organizations coming together to support us in realizing our dream. And it has already begun...

Northern Hills Community Association and Vivo reached out to the Calgary Foundation for grant funding to support this dream – funding that we have graciously received. Right now there are community members working together, seniors watching how the spaces are being used, gathering data and advocating for change.

The Calgary Public Library’s 3 Things for Canada Action Squads have been dreaming and building models of their dream-spaces, they are down at City Council learning how to have their voices heard.

On October 28th we will come together as a community to dream up our play spaces. It’s an open invite, all of our voices matter and many hands make for lighter work. We need your help. There’s more to be done, and more voices to be heard.

Join Us on Saturday, October 28th!

Tickets to #CreatingCoventry: Your Backyard Dream community visioning worskshops are FREE!

The event will be set up on the mezzanine at Vivo - the open space dubbed "Main Street" outside the Country Hills Library and Jugo Juice. A snack-style lunch, sponsored by Famoso Country Hills and Starbucks Coventry Hills, will be served for participants, between the first and second workshop sessions. Note: both workshop times will be covering the same information, so you only need to register for one. We're holding two to allow more residents to participate in this exciting and important community project.

We want to hear about everyone's vision for the community park spaces - so bring your whole family! All ages are welcome. For the little ones, we will have a safe space for them to play in beside the workshop tables.

We have limited room at each workshop, so please book your tickets ASAP to guarantee a change to help your fellow residents re-imagine your community park spaces.


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What will this community visioning event consist of?

Think of it more as an exciting brainstorming session than a dry, planning workshop! We will be presenting you with inspirational images of creative outdoor spaces, playgrounds and green spaces from around the world and asking you to come up with some ideas to re-imagine Coventry's 14 park spaces.

  1. Registration will take place for half an hour before the first session (from 9:30-10:00 AM), or from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (during lunch) for the second session.

  2. Introduction & Overview - the workshops will start promptly at 10:00 AM (Session 1) or 12:30 PM (Session 2) with an introduction to the project and an overview of what all participants will be covering during the 1.5 hour event.

  3. Inspiration - choose your favourite imagery and ideas

  4. What would you like to see in Coventry's green spaces?

  5. Where in Coventry should each activity type be planned for?

  6. Priorities, priorities... What do you want most?

  7. Wrap up and further information


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No. We want residents of all ages to attend!


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Travel by transit to North Pointe transit hub, between Harvest Hills Blvd N and Country Village Link NE. Vivo is directly opposite. From Coventry Hills, if you're not close enough to walk, ride your bike or hop on the #86 bus.

Parking is available at Vivo. The east (back/arena) parking lot is your best bet for hassle-free parking.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact us at: creatingspace@northernhills.ab.ca Please allow up to 48 hours for responses. This project is being organized and run by community volunteers.


What's the refund policy?

As the event is free, there is no refund policy. However, if you have booked and find you can no longer attend the event, please do either cancel it through Eventbrite, or let us know, so that we can release your ticket to someone else on our wait list.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You are welcome to do so, but it is not necessary, as we will have an attendance list.

Can I update my registration information?

Absolutely. Please log in to Eventbrite and make changes.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes. However, if possible, please add at least the correct first names and ages of the attendees. We need this to arrange appropriate catering and to help us to encourage as broad a range of ages as possible to each workshop. If any of the participants you register have any dietary restrictions/allergies, we need to know in advance. We can only accommodate dietary changes up to noon on Monday, October 23rd.

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