The Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association facilitates involvement and opportunities that attract, connect and sustain a diverse network of people and businesses to improve our collective quality of life.
The BRCA’s mission is to foster the vision for Bridgeland-Riverside by serving and engaging residents and other stakeholders of our community through:
- Facilitating the development and delivery of recreational and social programs
- Connecting the community with information and opportunities
- Engaging with the community to support healthy commerce
- Stewarding the land and facilities under the society’s care and making them optimally accessible to the community
- Coordinating and communicating urban planning issues for the future development of Bridgeland-Riverside, preserving its values, while supporting its evolution.
Become a Member
- New to the neighbourhood? Welcome! Check out our Welcome to Bridgeland-Riverside slideshow.
- Do you have a child between the ages of 3 and 11? Check out our Soccer Program.
- Love gardening? Get your hands dirty with the Garden Club.
- Need a tool? Check out the Calgary Tool Library.
This article also appears in the January 2020 edition of Bridges, the official BRCA newsletter, on pages 6 - 8. You can read the newsletter here.
For the past two years, the City of Calgary has been working on a new plan to guide development in Bridgeland. Many of you have provided the City with input on the characteristics that make this community great and on the current and future needs of Bridgeland. The City produced a number of “What We Heard” reports which were to inform the development of a new local area plan (called an Area Redevelopment Plan or ARP) for Bridgeland.
What you likely do not know is that the City recently decided to do something entirely different. Based on the City’s most recent presentations, this unexpected change of direction will, in our view, almost universally disregard the community input provided over the last two years and cause increased localized issues that the City does not yet have a plan to deal with.
We want to bring you up to speed on the very important and complex issues that will fundamentally impact you and our community for decades to come. We have broken this information into six sections:
Editor's note: This is a lengthy article because the issue is complex.
Basically, the entire planning system in Calgary is changing dramatically and it will impact you!Read more
Check out the January 2020 edition of the BRCA Bridges newsletter.
Bridges is the official Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association newsletter. It is designed, published, and delivered monthly to 5,600 homes in our neighbourhood by Calgary's awesome Great News Media.
Do you have fantastic photos, articles, or story ideas you'd like to share with our community? Please submit for consideration to BRCA's volunteer newsletter editor: [email protected]
Looking to advertise your business with the amazing residents of Bridgeland-Riverside? Great idea!
The BRCA Rink is OPEN - thanks Carmon & Max Blacklock!
Join us on New Year's Day for a family-friendly skating party, from 1 to 4 pm.
Wintry fun for all: skating, hot chocolate, and board games indoors.
Deck the 'hood with Bridgeland Love for all to hear!
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Graffiti vandalism is a crime
and carries serious consequences.
Reporting graffiti is important!
If you observe graffiti in our community, please report it:
- If the graffiti is in progress, call 911.
- If the graffiti is not in progress, call 311 (from within Calgary) or 403-268-CITY (2489) (from outside Calgary).
- You can also report it online.
To learn more, please visit calgary.ca/graffiti
Be part of building a safer community
A more connected community is a safer community. We encourage you to get involved in spreading kindness to build a safer community. It's part of what we call Bridgeland Love (and it's a fantastic way to build stronger community, if we do say so ourselves).