Upcoming Events

Cannabis Information Session – Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Cannabis Information Session


Tuesday, September 25, 7 pm

Doors open at 6:30 pm


Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Centre

2201 Cliff Street SW


You no doubt have heard that retail sales of recreational cannabis will be legal on October 17.  There have been several applications for retail outlets in our community.  You may have seen signs in our community for proposed locations.  Some have been approved by the City and some have been turned down.  There also have been some appeals to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) for various reasons.  We do not know how many and which of the proposed outlets in our community that will open on October 17.  Some may be later due to various delays e.g. the SDAB appeals. 

As this is something entirely new, we are holding an information session on Tuesday, September 25.  A person from the City will be in attendance who will explain the regulations and the process for considering these applications.  We will also have representatives of a couple of the proposed outlets in attendance.   Drug + Bean Pharmacy will speak to the health aspects of cannabis consumption.

Poster: Cannabis-InfomationSession-Poster180925

Board Game Night – Saturday, September 15, 2018, 7 pm

Board Game Night

 Saturday, September 15, 7 pm

 Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Centre

2201 Cliff Street SW

One Block West of 5th Street at 22nd Avenue SW


No entry charge

Bring a snack to share.

Beverages Available for Purchase


Bring your favourite Board game, if you have one.

Come anyway, even if you do not have a Board game as others will bring theirs.


You can teach us how to play your game

or others can teach us how to play their game.

It’s fun either way.

 Bring your friends.

 So join us for an evening of fun and games!


This is a very affordable evening of entertainment.  There is no entry charge.  Beverages are inexpensive.  You just bring one or more of your favourite board games.  Then the group decides on which one or ones we will try out.  Someone helps the others understand the rules of the games.  Even if you do not have a board game, others do.  So join us for a fun inexpensive evening.  

Poster: BoardGameNightPoster180915

If you have a bulletin board in your building, please print the poster and post it on your bulletin board. 

Join us for an enjoyable evening. 




Trivia Night – Thursday, September 13, 2018, 7 pm

Trivia Night

When: Thursday, September 13

Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Joyce on 4th

506 – 24 Avenue SW

Rear room near the back of the bar

Cost:  No entry fee.  You just pay for whatever you consume.

Do you know random things? Usually have all the answers? Are you a good guesser?  Or do you just want to have a good time and share some laughs?

Come and join us for a fun night of trivia at Joyce on 4th! Everyone is welcome. There are food and drink specials available and it promises to be tons of fun and laughs! We have reserved the snug to the left of the bar, so there is room for everyone. 

The game is played via the Tap TV app.  The game results are shown on TV’s at Joyce on 4th.  We will also be competing with other bars located all over Canada and the US.  So we are not only competing with those who attend, we are competing with many other locations.  Let’s make our location one of the best in North America!  At our Trivia nights we are usually number 1 location in North America several times during the evening. 

Come early if you don’t have the app installed on your smart phone or tablet, and we will help you get started. If you don’t have a smart phone, have no fear – we can form teams!

Poster: TriviaNightPoster180913

If you have a bulletin board in your building, please print the poster and place it on the bulletin board.  Thank you. 



Potluck – Sunday, September 9, 2018, 6 pm


The weather is variable at this time of year, but warm or cold, it will be warm inside the community centre where we hold our potlucks.  We still have soft music to go along with the variety of dishes for sampling.  The smells are wonderful.  There is lots of food so don’t worry about not getting enough to eat.  The potlucks bring people together with the food acting as a catalyst for interesting conversations.  Everyone is welcome. 

Sunday, September 9, 6 pm

Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Centre

2201 Cliff Street SW


Just bring a dish to share

Come with your friends and family.

Kids are welcome and there is room to play.

Meet folks in your community


Poster: PotluckPoster180909


We set up at 5 pm.  If you can help, please come then.   


Community Clean Up – Saturday, September 8, 2018

Community Clean Up 2018


Saturday, September 8, 2018

9 am to 2 pm (don’t be late)


Parking Lot behind Holy Angels

2105 Cliff Street SW

Entry off Royal Avenue SW


  • Opportunity to dispose of large garbage items
  • Opportunity to exchange still useful items that you no longer need or want
  • Opportunity to recycle electronics and metals (includes Xmas lights)
  • Opportunity to drop off yard waste
  • Opportunity to donate bicycles to Syrian refuges


Items not claimed by 2 pm will be donated to Women in Need Society


Prohibited items:

  • Tires
  • Chemicals
  • Appliances (microwaves are okay)
  • Propane tanks
  • Paint
  • Liquids


Volunteers are needed for this event.  Contact cbmca.environment@gmail.com




Jazz – Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Cliff Bungalow – Mission Jazz Series presents:

Jazz under the Cliff


Aimee-Jo Benoit and Trio Velocity


Kick off of a new season – Wednesday September 5, 8 pm

Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Centre

Cover: $15 cash (Seniors, Students & CBMCA Members $10) 

 Doors open @ 7:30 pm ; Music starts at 8 pm

No reservations taken; rush seating only


We recommend you come early, enjoy a beverage and get a good seat.


Aimee-Jo Benoit         vocals

Sheldon Zandboer      piano

Simon Fisk                  bass

Robin Tufts                 drums


Poster: JazzNightPoster180905


“Vocalist Aimee-Jo Benoit’s experience has taken her across many genres, and her performances guide the audience along the path of her emotional roots with the music of Sarah McLachlan, Daniel Lanois, Joni Mitchell as well as Lesley Feist, Michael Feuerstack and John K. Sampson. She takes a jazz approach to classic standards as well as interpreting well-known contemporary songs into a new sound. She recently performed an evening of improvised standards and covers with Trio Velocity at the Parlour Room at the Commons in Ramsay. On this occasion, she will be joined again by Trio Velocity performing improvised arrangements of standards as well as songs wiritten by Bjork, Peter Gabriel, Suzanne Vega and more.” 


Performance Schedule: 2018/ 2019

September 5                Aimee-Jo Benoit with Trio Velocity

October 3                    Rick Climans quartet

November 7                Johnny Summers

December 5                 Calgary Creative Arts Ensemble

January 9 (2019)         TBA

February 6                   Esteban Herrera

March 6                       Deb Rasmussen and Glennis Houston

April 3                         Lorna MacLachlan

May 1                          Wendy Lomnes

June 5                          Rubim De Toledo with Montuno West

Join us walking in the 2018 Pride Parade – Sunday, September 2, 2018

Pride Parade 2018

It’s the most colourful event of the year!

2018 brings forth the 28th iteration of the annual Calgary Pride Parade – the signature event that colours all of downtown Calgary with rainbows and smiles! Originally a small march of LGBT Calgarians, some of whom wore masks and bags over their faces to protect from persecution, the event has grown in leaps and bounds to become the second biggest parade in Calgary.

Today, Calgary Pride welcomes non profit organizations, businesses big and small, politicians, political parties, churches, unions, and more, all to come together and celebrate Calgary’s diversity. This incredible gathering of inclusive and diverse organizations draws tens of thousands of spectators each year, and showcases the diversity of Calgary’s community.

Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Association will be walking in the parade for the third year.  We have a new Pride banner with our name on it for the parade.  Please mark this event in your calendar and join us to demonstrate we are a welcoming community to all.  Bring your friends and relatives, even those who do not live in the community.  This is a fun event fro all.

Date: Sunday, September 2

Parade Staging Time: No later that 10:30 am

Our Parade Staging Location: Block G, near Riverfront Avenue and 5th Street SE

Parade Starts:  11 am (one hour earlier than last year)

Parade Ends: 6th Street near 3rd Avenue SW

Join us for a pre-parade get together at 7 pm on Tuesday, August 28 at Joyce on 4th where we can talk about the details of our entry and what to expect on the day of the parade.

Parade Staging Map: 

Parade Route Map: 

Poster: PrideParade2018-Poster

For more information, please contact Amanda at cbmca.treasurer@gmail.com



Embrace Gardening Event – Wednesday, July 18

You are invited !


‘Embrace Gardening’ 

with Janet Melrose, Calgary’s Cottage Gardener


Hosted by Cliff Bungalow Community Garden


Topic:  Our Gardens in Summer  — time to enjoy and keep growing!

* Ongoing care: thinning veggies, staking tomatoes & others, deadheading, weeding

* Fertilizing: feeding some plants now

* Harvesting: early and ongoing 

* Planting Strategies: Succession planting & interplanting — continuing productivity  

* Water conservation: when and how — above & underground diffusion and mulching

* Protection: against the heat, drought, hail and storms

* Summer pests:  voles, cabbage moths and loopers, whiteflies, cutworms, and other insects and critters

 * While you are away ……

* Your questions, ideas & more


Where:  Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Hall, 2201 Cliff St. SW (1 block west of 5 St. at 22 Ave. SW)

When:   Wednesday, July 18 — 6:30 munch & mingle, 7 to 9 let’s talk!

For tickets and to register :  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/embrace-gardening-our-gardens-in-summer-tickets-46946809170

Let’s grow !

‘Embrace Gardening’is a community gardens’ inspired and supported initiative intended to expand the understanding and appreciation of gardening in general through engagement with all Calgarians with inner city community gardens providing a hub for sharing and educational opportunities. 


Participating Community Gardens are: Bankview; Cliff Bungalow; Faithful Companions Of Jesus (FCJ); Inglewood; Mission; St. Stephen’s Anglican Church/Connaught; Sunalta. 


Picnic Potluck – Sunday, July 15

Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Association

Invites you to our annual


Sunday, July 15, 5 pm (note difference in time)

in the Park on Cliff St. at 22 Ave. SW

(adjacent to the Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Centre)


 Please bring a dish to share with your friends and neighbours. There will be tables and chairs under the trees where we will gather. It would be fun to bring your musical instruments for a jam and some games to play in the park. Children will enjoy themselves in the playground.


Let’s celebrate summer in our community!


All are welcome!


If it rains, the party will move inside to our Community Hall, 

2201 Cliff St. SW (at 22 Ave. SW)




We need help setting up.  If we are setting up outside, we will start at 4 pm by setting up pop-up tents outside.  Then either way, we will be setting up tables and chairs at 4:30 pm.  Your help would be appreciated. 

Mission Possible 2018 – Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1 pm to 5 pm

Mission Possible 2018


Saturday, June 16

1 to 5 pm


In the Community Centre

2201 Cliff Street SW

 One block west of 5th Street at 22nd Avenue SW


Because of cool wet weather On Saturday, June 16, we will be holding Mission Possible inside the Community Centre where it will be warm and dry.  Still lots of great things including free burgers and great music.  Please join us for a fun event.


Free Entertainment:

I Am The Mountain


Jory Kinjo


Free Burgers cooked onsite by the people of Original Joe’s


Free Treats provided by Yann Haute Patisserie 


We will be accepting cash donations for Women In Need Society


Mission Possible has been an annual event in our community starting in 2013 as a response to the flood.  It is now our version of Neighbour Day in Calgary.  Every event has featured free burgers and entertainment


Original Joe’s will be part of this event for the fourth year.  A second year contributor is Yann Haut Patisserie.  We thank them for their wonderful contributions to this fun event.  There will be lots going on.  This year we will be accepting cash donations for Women In Need. 


Poster: MissionPossible2018-Poster180524


We need help with the following:

  • Set up at 10 am
  • Take down at 5 pm

Contact cbmca.socialevents@gmail.com if you can help