Hillhurst Sunnyside Community

For a number of years this was the official site of Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (HSCA).
Content is from the the site's 2013 archived pages providing just a glimpse of what this site offered its visitors.
The current website for HSCA is found at: https://www.hsca.ca/


Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (HSCA)
1320 5 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB T2N 0S2
(403) 283-0554


Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association

"to preserve and enhance a healthy and vibrant quality of life for the residents of Hillhurst-Sunnyside"

The Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (HSCA) serves the communities of Hillhurst, Upper Hillhurst and Sunnyside in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  The HSCA’s mission statement is

“to preserve and enhance a healthy and vibrant quality of life for the residents of Hillhurst-Sunnyside”.

Our primary services areas are Seniors services (snow removal, housekeeping and lawn care), Outreach Services and Child Care, making us a full-service community centre. We also hold weekly Farmers’ Market and Flea Market, offer multiple recreation programs and our centre is available for event and classes rentals.

Donations made to HSCA are tax deductible.



Facility Highlights

Do you have a special occasion coming up? Do you need a place to hold this function? Our popular Calgary hall rental facility has:

  • two licensed kitchens
  • three halls of various sizes
  • a gymnasium
  • a board room
  • a craft area
  • Wifi access
  • ample parking
  • and more!

The Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Centre is conveniently located in the inner city at 1320 5 Avenue NW. Our unique building has a large greenspace adjacent, an ample parking lot, and is situated directly across from beautiful Riley Park. Check the availability of our spaces, then make your rental bookings by contacting Sara 403-283-0554 Ext. 223, sara@hillhurstsunnyside.org

It is helpful if you can provide the following information about your hall rental request:

1. Type of event (Meeting? Dinner? Dance?)
2. Number of guests. Public or private event?
3. Date you have in mind.

Community members get a 10% off, so join now and get a discount!

Please note

  • Our facilities are unavailable for rental on Sundays (due to the Flea Market) 
  • Cut-off time for rentals is 1 A.M.
  • Set-up time for your event is not free, however, you will receive 1 hour free after your event for clean-up


Our Communities

The Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (HSCA) serves the communities of Hillhurst and Sunnyside in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The neighbourhoods of Hillhurst and Sunnyside are located in Calgary’s inner city, northwest of and across from the Bow River. Established in the early 1900s, Hillhurst and Sunnyside are one of the older communities in Calgary. An important event in the community’s history was the construction of the Mewata Bridge over the Bow River in 1954. This turned 14th Street into a major link to downtown and initiated commercial redevelopment of the housing in the area. These areas, and the nearby business district of Kensington, have since been enhanced through the efforts of the Business Revitalization Zone Association. They, along with the annual Farmer’s Market, offer a number of diverse commercial opportunities for residents. There are also recreational areas nearby, at both Hillhurst Athletic Park and Riley Park. The community is also located on the C-train line. For a historical account of the communities, download Hillhurst-Sunnyside Remembers (PDF, 6 MB).

Geographic Boundaries:

The community boundaries of Hillhurst include 8th Avenue N and 16th Avenue N to the north, 10th Street W to the east, the Bow River to the south and both 14th Street W and 18th Street W to the west.

Sunnyside is bounded by Centre Street on the east and by 10th Street NW on the west. On the north Sunnyside is bounded by McHugh Bluff Park and on the south by the Bow River.

Political Representatives:

  • Municipal – Ward 7 Alderman Druh Farrell
  • Provinical – Calgary Mountainview MLA David Swann, MD
  • Federal – Calgary Centre North MP Michelle Rempel


  • Hillhurst Community School – Public
  • Queen Elizabeth Elementary School – Public
  • Queen Elizabeth Junior and Senior High – Public
  • St. John’s Elementary (Fine Arts) – Separate
  • SAIT – Post Secondary Polytechnique
  • Sunnyside Community School – Public



About Outreach Services

Outreach services are provided to residents who may be experiencing difficulties or barriers in accessing community services.  Issues may include accessing or maintaining housing, financial stresses, accessing food or clothing, single parenting concerns, or family transitions.  Outreach services can provide referrals, short-term support and problem solving to address such life issues.

There are a few steps in the outreach process.  First community residents in need of support are identified.  Residents may call or visit personally, be referred by friends or family, or be recommended by other service professionals.  Needs and issues are then discussed with residents, usually through a home visit.  Together, the resident and the Community Outreach Coordinator will set goals in order to work toward what is most important.  Residents are linked to community resources as needed.  In-home support is provided when necessary.

For news related to our community, check out online copies of The Voice Community Newsletters.




THE WAY IN / Calgary Older Adult Services (Formerly Seniors Outreach Services)

Services for adults 65+

Whether you need to fill out a form or deal with a difficult situation, we can help

 Service Coordinators are available to help you navigate the support system for older adults  and help with the following services:

- Information about services available for older adults

- Help filling out forms and applications for:

- government pensions and benefits

- transportation

- housing needs

- We will help to get the right services and support for you.

- Opportunities to get connected with your community, if you feel isolated and would like information about attending seniors programs or have a volunteer visitor

- Support for people dealing with elder abuse.

- finding out about support from Alberta Seniors Benefit

- If you live in an older home that needs repair

- If you want someone to check your pensions to make sure you are getting all you can

- If you would like help with information about glasses, dental work, house appliances, walkers etc.

- If you have health problems and need help with them

- If it is hard for you to make your meals (or you are just tired of it!) and woul dlike information on meal or grocery delivery programs

- If you would like information about home repairs, yard work, housekeeping, snow removal, personal directives, power of attorney or any subject pertaining to seniors

Please call. We will do our best to assist you.

Contact the  Central Team to be connected to the Service Coordinator Office in your area - 403.705.0593

If you know a senior who can’t or won’t call for help, you can call the help line at 403-+266-HELP (4357) This is a 24 hour help line.

In an emergency call 911




  • Contact:  Jaimie Hagman, Program Director 403 270 9705
  • Emergency/field trip contact #: 587 228 3660
  • Email: hscaoosc@gmail.com

Here in the Hillhurst Sunnyside OOSC we aim to create a program where the individual needs of all our children can be met through a wide variety of creative, educational and recreational activities.

In recognizing each child as an individual we attempt to offer as wide a  range of activities as possible, so their developmental needs can be met on a daily basis.  Through these choices we hope to enhance the physical, social, intellectual, creative and emotional wellbeing of our children in a  safe and secure environment where they feel they have the  room to grow and flourish.

Each day we offer options based around both active and passive activities, with choices being centered on Gym time, outside activities, craft and creative activities, and a general games/play area.  A quiet area for homework and reading is also provided.   In giving our children these choices we aim to encourage them to make decisions for themselves thus helping build self-esteem.

Talk is also an important part of the OOSC program.  In giving the children time to talk and listen we hope they will learn to respect the views of others, while feeling free to express opinions of their own.  Social interaction is an important life skill and we feel it our duty to help each child develop social skills such as patience, cooperation, respect for self and others, acceptance of other’s views and how to build positive human relationships.

Ultimately, however OOSC is about having as much fun as possible in a safe and secure environment with enthusiastic, energetic people who care!!!!

Hours of Operations

Mornings: 7:00 – 8:30 am
Afternoons: 3:15 – 6:00 pm

OOSC PRICES – effective as of September 2013


 A.M Session  

7:00 – 8:30                  $325

P.M. Session                                                 

3:00 – 6:00     $375

A.M/P.M Session                                                     

7:00-8:30 AND 3:15-6:00                     $420

Part-time (am or pm 2 days/wk)         $200


A.M. Session                                                 

7:00 – 8:30                                            $605/month

P.M. Session                                     

3:15 – 6:00                                           $700/month

A.M/P.M Session                                                     

7:00-8:30 AND 3:15-6:00                  $790/month

NON SCHOOL DAYS                         $30/child/day

(This includes all holidays and pd days)


(For children who do not regularly attend the program)

A.M. Session                                                 

7:00 – 8:30                              $25/CHILD/DAY

P.M. Session                                     

3:15 – 6:00                              $35/CHILD/DAY

Non School/Professional Development                       $35/CHILD/DAY  

Discounts available for families with more than one child in the program. Subsidy is also available.

Please remember Community Association Membership is required for all programs, including OOSC




About Us
The Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association’s mission statement is “to preserve and enhance a healthy and vibrant quality of life for the residents of Hillhurst-Sunnyside”. We believe that people can be more successful in their relationships and as productive members of society if they are engaged in citizenship-building, and have a strong sense of community where they live, work and play. As a community-centered organization we also take responsibility for supporting individuals in meeting basic needs wherever possible. The services we provide to achieve this mission include (but not limited to), Outreach and Senior’s Supports Services, Hall rentals, Arts & Recreation programming and facilities, Farmer’s Market, Flea Market, Community Gardens, Childcare and Advocacy for Community Planning, Vitalization and Heritage preservation.

HSCA strives to offer a fun, flexible work environment with an above-average benefits package, as well as great discounts on our programs and services. Our monetary compensation is competitive within our sector.
Now Hiring!

We’re looking for a temporary Flood Task Force Community Needs and Engagement Coordinator! This is a part time (30/hr weekly) position from September 3 – December 1.

Interested in Volunteering?

Please check our volunteer page for ongoing volunteer opportunities.


General HSCA News


Flash flooding in Sunnyside

Jul 6, 2013

Effected by the flash flooding on July 5? The city asks anyone receiving further flooding in their hems to contact 3-1-1 for assistance.

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Need Flood Relief and Resources information?

Jul 2, 2013

Looking for Flood Relief information? We are continuing to update our Flood Information section daily – visit http://hillhurstsunnyside.org/flood-relief-information-and-contact/flooding-information/ for resources and information.

Thank you!

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Public Legal Information Session

Free Public Legal Information Sessions for Those Affected by the Flood:

Wednesday, July 3 – two sessions
12:30 – 2:30 pm
6:00 – 8:00 pm
University of Calgary Downtown Campus
906 – 8 Ave SW (corner of 8 St and 8 Ave)

More information may be found on their website:

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Amendment to July 2013 Hillhurst Sunnyside VOICE

Jul 2, 2013

Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association would like to extend our apologies to anyone who has been upset by the content of the July 2013 Hillhurst Sunnyside VOICE. We are aware that, in a time when our community is recovering from the devastating floods of June 20-22, some of the content or context of some articles (primarily those wishing residents a happy, sunny summer) may strike community members as insensitive and inappropriate. This was not intentional.

Due to our publishing contract, the VOICE’s content is written and submitted to our publisher 3 weeks prior to distribution for formatting and printing. Attempts were made to replace certain content once HSCA resumed operations on June 24, but unfortunately the VOICE had already been printed and prepared for distribution by this date, and changes were no longer possible.

HSCA’s thoughts and activities have been with community members impacted by the flood throughout the last 10 days. We continue to work with the community to recover, reclaim and restore Sunnyside.



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Flood Information Centre Update

Jul 2, 2013

Please note that Hillhurst Sunnyside is no longer open as a Flood Information Centre. We thank you for your generosity and support. Please check with the Calgary City News Blog for still open centres and updates. Thank you again.

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Flea Market Happening this Sunday!

Jun 28, 2013
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Looking to help out Sunnyside Flood Victims?

Jun 25, 2013

If you would like to help in Sunnyside, the area has been cleared enough that HSCA recommends heading directly into the community to offer to help people. We do ask that if you do this, that you please park outside of and walk in to the most affected areas, as Sunnyside is becoming congested with [...]

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Community Meeting for Residents

Jun 24, 2013

A community meeting is scheduled this evening in the HSCA building at 7pm. We will have hot food available for affected residents.



Apply as a Holiday Craft Market Vendor!

Oct 3, 2013

Our Holiday Craft Market is happening Friday Dec 6th from 7-10pm!

If you’re interested in being a vendor, please check out the market details and vendor application form on our Holiday Craft Market Page!

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Fall Artsploration Annual Show & Sale

Oct 24, 2013


Friday November 8 6:00 – 9:00
Saturday November 9 11:00 – 4:00

View the PDF for details: Art Show
Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Centre
1 3 2 0 5 A v e n u e N W
Door Prizes and Refreshments
Food Bank Donations Gratefully Accepted

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Indoor Farmers’ Market Returns November 6, 2013

Oct 22, 2013
The Indoor Farmers’ Market will be at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1320 5 Ave NW) the first Wednesday of every month from November to May, excluding January, from 3-7PM.

Local 301: Urban Agriculture Workshop Series also kicks off on November 6 @ 7pm. Learn how to grow food in the off-season in your own home!


Indoor FM + Local 301 Poster

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Flood Recovery Triple P – helping families after natural disasters

Oct 17, 2013

Is this you?

Your family was affected by the 2013 Alberta floods. You’re not sure how to handle your child’s reactions to the disaster – their emotions and their behaviour. Perhaps you want to make sure you can deal with any questions or reactions your child may have. Or, you’re a child care worker or teacher who works with these children, and you want to make sure you can give them the support they need.

If this sounds like you, then the Flood Recovery Triple P seminar may be of interest.

What is Flood Recovery Triple P?

It’s a 2 hour seminar for groups of parents and professionals. The session will cover:

  • · What to expect from your child
  • · Common triggers that may cause distress
  • · Why some children are more affected than others
  • · Parent traps
  • · How to manage your children’s emotions after the flood
  • · Answering children’s questions
  • · Other things that can help

Where do I go for Flood Recovery Triple P?

Session is free – child care may be available if you pre-register.

October 21 6:30-8:30PM at 219-18 Street SE October 29 1:00-3:00 at the Talisman Centre

Please contact us to register or for more information

403-717-5607 or 403-717-4106 laurae@calgaryscope.org or amys@calgaryscope.org

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Comics and DVD sale

Oct 16, 2013

Oct 19 Comics

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Request for comments

Oct 11, 2013

Request for comment on application

File Number: LOC2013-0055

Due Friday October 18th

Land use ammendment at 211 10 St NW

September 26, 2013

DP2013-3914 Change of Use Fitness Centre at

Plans are available for viewing at Front Office, HSCA


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Request for comments on development permits week of October 1

Oct 11, 2013

Application for development permit at 1117 Kensington Rd NW
October 2, 2013
DP2013-3914 Change of Use Fitness Centre at
Address: 1117 Kensington Rd NW
Plans are available for viewing at Front Office, HSCA
City of Calgary Contact
Kathleen Millholland
Senior Planning Technician

Application for development permit at 1109B Kensington Rd NW
October 1, 2013
DP2013-3773 [...]

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Photo Recovery Session at HSCA October 10!

Oct 7, 2013

Join Alberta Family Histories Society at HSCA on Thursday, October 10 for an information session on how to salvage and restore photos and important family documents damaged in the 2013 floods. All Calgarians are welcome. This is a FREE session offered in partnership by the Alberta Family Histories Society and HSCA.

Check out the Photo Recovery poster for [...]

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10A Street CLOSED for construction October 8 & 9, 2013

Oct 3, 2013


As sent to HSCA from Streetside Homes:


On October 8th 2013, Streetside will be taking down the construction crane and removing it from the St John’s Tenth St project in sections.

In order to do this safely and efficiently, we will need to [...]