Upcoming Events

CBMCA Casino 2018

Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Association has a casino on March 18 and 19, 2018, a Sunday and Monday.  This is a major fund raising activity about every year and a half.  The net proceeds we receive should be around $65,000.  These funds can be used for specific types of expenses approved by AGLC such as the operating expenses of our community centre. 

We hope you can volunteer for a shift on one or both days or evenings.  There are three shifts per day: one around 11 am to a little after 7 pm, one a little before 7 pm to a little after closing and the countroom from around 11 pm to a little after closing (3 am). 

The casino will be held at Cash Casino located at 4040 Blackfoot Trail SE.  You can put food and non-alcoholic beverages on our tab.  We can arrange to pick you up and take you home.  You are no allowed to gamble during our two-day event.  You are not allowed to consume alcoholic beverages during your shift.

If you can help, please fill in the attached volunteer form as soon as possible as we need to finalize the schedules two month in advance and get it back to Bob Lang via e-mail, fax or mail.  His e-mail is cbmca.president@gmail.com.  His fax is 403-228-6908 but you will need to phone him at 403-229-2762 so he can connect it.  The mailing address is 1811 – 4 Street SW, Suite 462, Calgary T2S 1W2. 

If you are able to attend the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, November 22, please bring this form there.  There also will be blank forms there for you to fill in.

Do not fill in the position box.  Indicate via e-mail, fax cover sheet or on back of the form your position preferences and time availability if known.  Bob will contact you to confirm these details.  Also provide your e-mail address if you are faxing or mailing. 

If you have a friend or two that might help, please contact them to see if they will and get them to fill in the volunteer form.    

You can e-mail Bob at cbmca.president@gmail.com or phone him at 403-229-2762.

Thanks so much.

Volunteer Form: Casino2018-VolunteerWorkerApplication


Potluck – Sunday, December 10, 2017, 6 pm

Community Potluck

It may be cold outside but it is warm inside the community centre where we hold our potlucks.  The atmosphere at this time of year is one of candles and 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, December 10, 6 pm

Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Centre

2201 Cliff Street SW

Just bring a dish to share

Come with your friends and family

Meet folks in your community

Poster: PotluckPoster171210


Festive Floral Arrangement workshop

with Janet Melrose. Sunday, December 10, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at the FCJ hall. Registration required.

Jazz – Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 8 pm

The Cliff Bungalow – Mission Jazz Series presents:

Jazz under the Cliff


Percussionist Robin Tufts and guests

Wednesday December 6, 8 pm

Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Centre

Cover: $15 ($10 Seniors, Students and CBMCA members)

 Doors open at 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

Jeremy Brown – saxophone and flute

André Wickenheiser – trumpet and flugelhorn

Simon Fisk – bass

Robin Tufts – percussion

Robin Tufts – Music from the Yellow House

An evening of spontaneous improvisation lead by drummer Robin Tufts. This project has its origins in Robin’s “Music for Soup” house concert series now expanded to a four-piece ensemble and brought to the public in the wonderfully intimate Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Centre. The program will feature solos, duets, trios and quartets as we search and explore, working to create music out of thin air. It promises to be a wonderful and adventurous evening. Please join us.

Movie Night on Sunday, November 26 at 7:00 pm

Join us to see two great films! Free entry and free popcorn! The first film was made by Jennifer Dysart — a former Mission resident — who will join us for a Q&A by skype.



CBMCA Annual General Meeting – Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Association

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

 Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Centre

2201 Cliff Street SW

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

 Doors Open at 6 pm

Meeting Starts at 7 pm

Please arrive well before 7 pm to renew/purchase your membership as there probably will be a line up between 6:30 and 7 pm


Before and After Meeting:

Food and Refreshments

History Books can be purchased (great for gifts)

Talk to Board members about getting involved


We celebrate our accomplishments and the people who help make it happen.

So come and help us Celebrate Our Community!

Bring your neighbours!

Meet other community residents!


Important information on renewing/purchasing your CBMCA membership:

Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Association memberships go from AGM to AGM.  There is sticker on your card that indicates the AGM your membership expires.  If that sticker says “To AGM 2017” or earlier, then it is time to renew your membership.  We do not issue a new membership card for renewals.  We do for new memberships. Your plastic membership card is permanent.  The date on it indicates the expiry date.  When you renew your membership, you get a new expiry date sticker.  So please bring your membership card with you to the AGM on November 22.

Membership cost is $10 for singles and $20 for families.  You define what family means to you.

Before you come to the AGM, please fill in the attached membership information sheet and bring it with you.  It will speed up the process at the door.  Thank you.

Membership Form (Word and Pdf formats): 



CBMCA Board Volunteer Opportunities

Some people are stepping down from the Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Association Board or from their current position at the Annual General Meeting on November 22.  The following are the positions we need volunteers to fill:


Rick Williams is stepping down from the position of Secretary but will stay on the Board as a Director at Large.  The Secretary is part of the Executive and is a signing authority of the organization.  This person attends all Board and General meetings and takes the minutes of such meetings.  This person can take also on additional activities and duties based on interest and time availability. 

Environment Director

April Vande Beek is stepping down from the position of Environment Director.  This position deals with environment related matters within the community.  This does not mean they do everything that is environment related as others can and do take on specific activities and projects.  For example, this position liaisons with our two community gardens but is not necessarily directly involved with the day to day operation of those gardens.  This position also works with adjacent communities in the organization of the Pathway and River Clean Up in May.  This person is the lead in organizing our Community Clean Up day in September.  There is documentation form past events to help with the organizing of the next event.  This person can also take on other activities and duties based on interest and time availability. 

Social Director

Amanda Weightman and Kaeleigh Doherty are stepping down as Social Co-Directors.  This is the fun side of our Board activities.  This person or these persons do not have to be the lead on all activities.  Social activities are shared with others.  For example there are others who lead the monthly potlucks.  There are two large projects that this position takes the lead but with the help from a committee of people.  One is the Spring Fling in April which is a fundraiser for a community project each year.  For example, the 2017 Spring Fling raised seed funds for Prospect Trail.  The second major activity is Mission Possible, our version of Neighbour Day that takes place in June.  For each of these two major activities, there is documentation from the last few years that serve as a starting point for the next year.  Film nights have become periodic events due to the cost and regulatory complexities that have become apparent.  The November 26 event is an example of what these will become.  There might be three of four per year.  This position can be shared by two people as it has during the last year.  Want to be the director of fun? 

If you are interested in these opportunities, please contact Bob at cbmca.president@gmail.com.  We will set up a meeting so you can explore these opportunities further.  If we do not have someone identified by the AGM, we will ask for expressions of interest and talk to them after the AGM.  Then the Board will appoint the best person to fill the position. 

Workshop on Heritage Home Designation, Saturday, November 18, 10 am – noon

This workshop, co-hosted by the Community Association’s heritage committee, takes place at the Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Hall at 2201 Cliff St. SW. Registration required. This is one in a series of heritage workshops, and more details about all activities can be found by clicking the link at the bottom.

WORKSHOP: Demystifying Designation with Lorna Cordeiro, Leslie Robertson, Laura Pasecreta and Halyna Tataryn

WHEN: 10 AM- noon, Saturday November 18, 2017  (Doors open at 9:30)

WHERE: Cliff Bungalow Mission  Community Association  – The old School at 2201 Cliff Street SW

SIGN UP: Click to sign up via EventBrite 

COST:  Suggested donation $10, payable at the door by cash or cheque. 2018 Memberships will also be available for sale for $10. 

PARTNER: City of Calgary

Join us for our second heritage designation workshop, featuring homeowners who have had their properties designated and heritage experts familiar with the designation procedure.  Four speakers will share their designation stories and cover topics such as selling unused residential density, generating transferable residential density and taking advantage of City of Calgary and Provincial grant programs.  The presentations and discussions will tell you everything you need to know about historical designation from people who have experienced it. Have you heard that designating a building is overly restrictive and reduces market value? Our panel of heritage experts will dispel some of these myths surrounding designation and present information on the resources available to preserve and protect your heritage home or building.   

This workshop will be of interest if you own a “century home” (or a mid-century modern gem), or deal with historic buildings in your work.  Or perhaps you have simply wondered about how buildings get evaluated and placed on the City’s heritage inventory or get protected through “designation”.

Our first event was a full house, so sign up soon!


Board Game Night, Saturday, November 18 at 7 pm

Please join us at the hall – 2201 Cliff St. SW for board game night. Bring your games, your friends and some snacks!

Community potluck this Sunday, November 5 at 6 pm

2201 Cliff St. SW. Bring friends if you like, and something to share. See you there!