The Mid-Sun Community Association offers a variety of recreational and creative activities designed to enhance the quality of life for residents of Midnapore and Sundance, as well as others living in and around the south Calgary area. We offer active and creative programs for all members of the family.
The Community Association Board acts as a liaison between residents, community stakeholders, and various levels of government, as well as being directly involved with infrastructure concerns in the two communities it represents.
What is the difference between Community Association and Residents Association?
The purpose of community associations is to have a representative role in meeting the needs of the community. The community association works to protect the interests of the neighborhood, including surrounding developments, transportation, zoning, and a wide assortment of community issues. The board members have direct contact with the City Councillor, Member of the Legislative Assembly, City of Calgary Police Liaison Officer, federal Member of Parliament and other government officials on a monthly basis. The Board is run solely by volunteers.
There is a voluntary membership for residents that helps with program costs, building operations, instructors, etc. MSCA memberships also provide discounts on programming and discounts with some local businesses!
The Mid-Sun Community Association aims to build a sense of community by:
- Giving residents a voice
- Creating a feeling of shared community
- Acting as a resource for information
- Offering programs and services based on residents needs and interests
- See Programs or MSCA Committees section under the About tab
- Finding ways to create an inclusive environment
- Making communication priority one!
- Looking to community resources, the City and others for collaborations and partnerships
- Engaging people in community planning and municipal decisions
- Creating partnerships with local businesses
- Promoting safe communities through sharing of information and resident engagement
- Responding to issues that affect community life
- Building and supporting amenities and facilities that create places for citizen activity and socialization
Residential developers plan and create new communities with additional amenities such as green spaces, parks, tree lined boulevards, and much more. These communities are turned over to the City of Calgary from the developers once residents start to move in. There are some improvements in these communities that the City of Calgary does not recognize and maintain, including optional amenities like water fountains, gazebos, and park features.
Residents Associations were put in place to operate, maintain and manage these amenities by utilizing the revenue from residents fees. Membership in the residents association is compulsory and the annual fee is collected by the residents association through a caveat on title. Follow the links below to view your Residents Associations website!