Shawnee Evergreen Community Association

Community News and Events

May is Membership Month

May is the time when we remind residents to purchase SECA membership – $20 per household.

Please welcome our canvassers when they knock at your door. Or purchase your SECA membership anytime online using PayPal, your credit card or via an e-transfer by going to the “Membership” page.

Volunteers are needed to canvass. Can you spare some time? If so, please send an email to volunteer. It’s a fun way to meet your neighbours.

Imagine if 50% of our residents joined SECA, we’d have over $15,000 to invest in community based programs and services. Our casino account is healthy. However these dollars are restricted to specific uses.

Neighbour Nights

Next Neighbour Night is Thursday May 23. We’ve been meeting monthly since January, making connections with our neighbours. Buy your own beverages. We’ll be sharing a platter of appetizers provided by our hosts or, plan to arrive early and treat yourselves to dinner.

Community Led Initiatives

SECA is keen to be responsive to your needs. Bringing an idea to life just takes a community member or two to come forward to assist us. We’ll provide lots of support.

Some of the ideas that emerged at the March Neighbour Night included:

  • Meet Ups for runners, walkers, dog walkers
  • Gardeners meet up, workshop or a speaker series
  • Yoga in the park
  • Biking workshop – Get riding your bike comfortably and confidently!
    • for kids
    • for women
  • SECA Summer Festival or community BBQ
  • Loose parts play program or a play group – because it’s more fun when there are more kids at the park

Please email vp@shawneeevergreen.ca to express your interest in seeing any of these ideas implemented or to suggest your own ideas.

2019 Planned Events

In addition to monthly Pub Nights, this year’s SECA planned events include:

  • Saturday June 22 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Stampede Breakfast at South Gate Alliance Church
  • Sunday July 14 Deerfoot Casino fund raiser Day 1
  • Monday July 15 Deerfoot Casino fund raiser Day 2
  • Saturday September 14 Community Cleanup at South Gate Alliance Church

Mark your calendar for these events now! Details re location etc. will be published in future newsletters. Volunteers to work at the Casino will be sought in June.

SECA Board Meetings

SECA Board meetings are the second Tuesday each month (except in summer months of July and August). Our next Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday May 14, 2019 in Room 211 at South Gate Alliance Church. SECA members are welcome to come to any of our Board Meetings. Your input is valued! Board Meeting cancellations will be posted at the SECA web site so please check web site for notifications. Contact Lynn Jobe, SECA VP at vp@shawneeevergreen.ca or (403) 254-0627 if you need more information.

Shawnee-Evergreen Community Association (SECA) and Residents Associations: What’s the difference?

Shawnee-Evergreen Community Association (SECA) and Residents Associations: What’s the difference?
1. The Shawnee-Evergreen Community Association (SECA) is a volunteer organization originally formed by the residents of the Shawnee Slopes and Evergreen Estates communities. It includes residents in Beacon Hill condominiums, Highbury Place, Shawnee Park, Fish Creek Exchange and The Manor Village at Fish Creek Park. SECA’s focus is “Working Together for Our Community’s Future” to:

  • manage and direct its social and recreational activities
  • act as an intervener in civic matters (planning and development)

NOTE: Membership in SECA is voluntary

2. The Evergreen Residents Association (ERA) is an organization created by the land developer (Genstar) for the “newly” developed area in Evergreen Estates (i.e. south of the old 146th Avenue) as well as for most of the rest of Evergreen. On September 1, 2011, Genstar officially handed over control of the ERA to the residents of Evergreen and Evergreen Estates. The ERA now owns and maintains the 17 community entrance features and feature park sites, originally constructed by Genstar in the development of Evergreen and the new portion Evergreen Estates.

All questions or concerns (i.e. garbage pickup, snow removal, burned out lamps, green space damage, etc.) should be directed to admin@evergreenresidents.ca. Further information can be found on the ERA website at www.evergreenresidents.ca.

3. The Shawnee Park Residents Association (SPRA) will be an organization similar to the ERA when the community has been fully built out and all residences occupied. Until that time Cardel Homes is collecting an encumbrance fee from residents commencing in in 2019.

NOTE: Membership in Resident’s Associations is compulsory and the requirement to pay an annual fee is collected by the Residents Association through an encumbrance on title.

Become a Member!

Live in the area? Learn more about our association!

Community News and Events

May is Membership Month

May is the time when we remind residents to purchase SECA membership – $20 per household.

Please welcome our canvassers when they knock at your door. Or purchase your SECA membership anytime online using PayPal, your credit card or via an e-transfer by going to the “Membership” page.

Volunteers are needed to canvass. Can you spare some time? If so, please send an email to volunteer. It’s a fun way to meet your neighbours.

Imagine if 50% of our residents joined SECA, we’d have over $15,000 to invest in community based programs and services. Our casino account is healthy. However these dollars are restricted to specific uses.

Neighbour Nights

Next Neighbour Night is Thursday May 23. We’ve been meeting monthly since January, making connections with our neighbours. Buy your own beverages. We’ll be sharing a platter of appetizers provided by our hosts or, plan to arrive early and treat yourselves to dinner.

Community Led Initiatives

SECA is keen to be responsive to your needs. Bringing an idea to life just takes a community member or two to come forward to assist us. We’ll provide lots of support.

Some of the ideas that emerged at the March Neighbour Night included:

  • Meet Ups for runners, walkers, dog walkers
  • Gardeners meet up, workshop or a speaker series
  • Yoga in the park
  • Biking workshop – Get riding your bike comfortably and confidently!
    • for kids
    • for women
  • SECA Summer Festival or community BBQ
  • Loose parts play program or a play group – because it’s more fun when there are more kids at the park

Please email vp@shawneeevergreen.ca to express your interest in seeing any of these ideas implemented or to suggest your own ideas.

2019 Planned Events

In addition to monthly Pub Nights, this year’s SECA planned events include:

  • Saturday June 22 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Stampede Breakfast at South Gate Alliance Church
  • Sunday July 14 Deerfoot Casino fund raiser Day 1
  • Monday July 15 Deerfoot Casino fund raiser Day 2
  • Saturday September 14 Community Cleanup at South Gate Alliance Church

Mark your calendar for these events now! Details re location etc. will be published in future newsletters. Volunteers to work at the Casino will be sought in June.

SECA Board Meetings

SECA Board meetings are the second Tuesday each month (except in summer months of July and August). Our next Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday May 14, 2019 in Room 211 at South Gate Alliance Church. SECA members are welcome to come to any of our Board Meetings. Your input is valued! Board Meeting cancellations will be posted at the SECA web site so please check web site for notifications. Contact Lynn Jobe, SECA VP at vp@shawneeevergreen.ca or (403) 254-0627 if you need more information.

Shawnee-Evergreen Community Association (SECA) and Residents Associations: What’s the difference?

Shawnee-Evergreen Community Association (SECA) and Residents Associations: What’s the difference?
1. The Shawnee-Evergreen Community Association (SECA) is a volunteer organization originally formed by the residents of the Shawnee Slopes and Evergreen Estates communities. It includes residents in Beacon Hill condominiums, Highbury Place, Shawnee Park, Fish Creek Exchange and The Manor Village at Fish Creek Park. SECA’s focus is “Working Together for Our Community’s Future” to:

  • manage and direct its social and recreational activities
  • act as an intervener in civic matters (planning and development)

NOTE: Membership in SECA is voluntary

2. The Evergreen Residents Association (ERA) is an organization created by the land developer (Genstar) for the “newly” developed area in Evergreen Estates (i.e. south of the old 146th Avenue) as well as for most of the rest of Evergreen. On September 1, 2011, Genstar officially handed over control of the ERA to the residents of Evergreen and Evergreen Estates. The ERA now owns and maintains the 17 community entrance features and feature park sites, originally constructed by Genstar in the development of Evergreen and the new portion Evergreen Estates.

All questions or concerns (i.e. garbage pickup, snow removal, burned out lamps, green space damage, etc.) should be directed to admin@evergreenresidents.ca. Further information can be found on the ERA website at www.evergreenresidents.ca.

3. The Shawnee Park Residents Association (SPRA) will be an organization similar to the ERA when the community has been fully built out and all residences occupied. Until that time Cardel Homes is collecting an encumbrance fee from residents commencing in in 2019.

NOTE: Membership in Resident’s Associations is compulsory and the requirement to pay an annual fee is collected by the Residents Association through an encumbrance on title.

Become a Member!

Live in the area? Learn more about our association!