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Priddis News – Oct 2020

The Priddis Community Hall is open with restrictions for COVID-19. The Hall parking lot has limited space so please respect social distancing. Do not leave your garbage on the ground; please use the containers provided. Check our website for updates and current information –

Part-Time Position: The PCA is looking for a part-time custodian- contractor to start immediately at the Hall. This hourly paid position involves cleaning and light maintenance work. Interested parties can contact Lindsey at 403.606.5849 for more information.

Priddis Library: The library reopened in September. Hours at the library in the old school house are on Tuesday and Friday from 3 to 5pm. There is a great selection of children’s books. Drop by to borrow a book or donate your used books. Thanks to Arlene, Geraldine, and Carol for volunteering their time to keep the library operational for the community.

Fall Community Events: A Fall Supper and Halloween party are in the planning stages. Check the PCA website and Facebook pages for updates and further details.

AGM – Nov 19th: The Annual General Meeting is on Thursday, November 19th at 7:30pm. The meeting will take place in person, with a maximum of 50 people in attendance. This number will include attending Board members. Nominations are welcome as some Board and Directors-At-Large positions will be open. No food or refreshments will be served in accordance with AHS guidelines. Further details can be found on the PCA website or Facebook.

Priddis Early Learning Program – PELP: The preschool opened the 2nd week of September. Due to COVID-19 protocols and a decrease in enrolment, we have combined the 3 year and 4 year classes this year, and are only teaching on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. There are 14 students in the combined class. Due to COVID-19, we have foregone our parent volunteer program for the year and have hired a dedicated classroom assistant. To facilitate this, tuition fees were increased. Our new assistant is Kelly Leece. All changes made to the program for the year have been encouraged and approved by our provincial licensing body. This year’s programming is different in terms of having two age groups present, as well as being limited in ‘extra’ activities such as holiday parties and field trips. Check out the website or email for more information, or

Priddis Panthers Hockey: If you are looking for a winter activity for your child that teaches them the importance of teamwork and having fun, please consider joining the Priddis Panthers. There are available spots for children aged 4-6. No prior hockey experience is required as the coaches will take the kids through the basics of skating with a stick, turning, stopping, and the fun of the game. Under the guidance of Hockey Alberta, we have taken measures to protect the players and coaches by limiting the number of participants and the number of other teams that we interact with. Most games and practices take place in the great outdoors which further reduces the risk of contracting COVID-19. This is a low cost, non-competitive league that does not require a large time commitment or travel. Please email for further information.

Priddis Rink Rebuild – Phase I: The Priddis Rink Phase I rebuild has been going on since spring of 2019 and has shown some amazing results. Here is what has been done to date. The rink has been completely stripped to the steel frame supporting the boards. The players bench has been torn down. Following the tear down the steel frame was prepped and repainted. The new, thicker puck boards were installed, a slab was poured for both the players bench and penalty box areas and a retaining wall was started to protect the new location of the player’s bench. This was followed by the framing for both players benches and penalty boxes. The structures were roofed and the fencing at each end of the rink was replaced with more substantial mesh fencing. The old rink lights have been replaced with LED lighting, following the Dark Sky program. This allows for great night-time fun.

2020 work is under way and is focusing on finishing the inside of the players benches, replacing broken screws holding the puck board, placing siding on the outside of the benches, landscaping and getting power and wiring in place for lights and plug ins.

As we are nearing the completion of phase I, the volunteer effort has climbed north of 2000 hours. Thanks to all for your donations in time, materials, and money. We are getting close!

Local Beekeepers: Anyone interested in hosting beehives next year can contact the Calgary Beekeepers Association at They will need a description of your property and how many hives people want to host and he will post it to the CBA Google Group. FYI … Apparently, the massive amount of uncut clover this year has resulted in some keepers extracting 150 lb. of honey per hive!

Booking the Hall: We are taking bookings for the Hall into this fall and next year. If we are unable to honour your contract due to COVID-19, your deposit will be returned.

To view or book the Hall, contact Mike, the Hall Rental Director at Check the website for availability, pricing, and updates.

Staying Connected: Did you know that along with The Priddis Community Association’s webpage we have a few Local Facebook pages to keep the community connected? These are great resources for seeing what is going on in the community, asking questions, finding out about local businesses and so much more. Be sure to check out the following Facebook groups:

Looking to volunteer in our community and meet new people? Many helping hands are always needed for PCA functions. Anyone interested in volunteering is requested to make their interest known to any Board Member listed on the website

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