The heart of our community

Welcome to the BRCA!

Our Vision

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.

Our Mission

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

As a BRCA member you have access to unique programs, events and networks. Check out our upcoming events. Please take some time to explore our site and discover all the benefits of BRCA membership.


Summer Camps at the Hall

Summer Camps are coming to BRCA!

FrancoZone Camp - Several weeks available throughout July and August

Contact: Eric Shalom  587-331-6235  

FrancoZone is a French Immersion day camp in the heart of Calgary. Children ages 6 to 14 explore interesting activities that are both fun and interactive. All levels of French are welcome! Camp activities have been developed by an Alberta certified teacher and follow the Alberta curriculum. The emphasis is on fun and active exploration in French rather than sitting down! How it works Each day focuses on a different “theme” (engineering, fine arts, robotics, cooking, etc.). Mornings are devoted to vocabulary and concepts that will then be used for hands-on activities in the afternoons. By allowing students to work in groups to solve problems that are fun and interesting, they begin to speak — and even think — in French.


Calgary Photography Camp - August 17th - 21st

Contact: Kelly Knight  403-630-0140

We are excited about offering one youth photography camp August 17th to the 21st.  Our photography camp attracts youth between the ages of 10 and 16 years of age who love photography and want to develop their compositional and technological skills. Our camp is located at the Bridgeland-Riverside Community center which is a bright and airy hall with incredible views and is located in an area rich with creative opportunities including a community garden and downtown architecture. Our goal is to challenge budding photographers to construct, identify and assess the dimensions of personal values and interests as they photograph throughout the community, beyond and in our portrait studio. Please check out our website for more exciting details.


Soccer Camp - August 10th - 14th and August 17th - 21st. U4-U6 and U8-U18 

Contact: Matt Thomas

Soccer Camps will be coached and lead by professional coach Matt Thomas, a UEFA A Licensed coach (highest world designation). All afternoon sessions will be 'World Cup'. Our program is developed to be player centred - we believe it's all about the players first and foremost. For more info or to register, visit our Goal In One Academy website


Calgary Chinese Community Service Association Summer Camps - July 6th - August 12th

Contact: Keith Ong  403-265-8446

Week long camps designed to build self-confidence, self awareness, being active, and bridging community. Fun field trips include Mini Golf, Trampoline Park, Pisces Pet Emporium and more! For more information and to register visit our website.


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Tool Library Welcomes You!

Welcoming new members!
Welcoming volunteers of all ages, experience, and knowledge!
Welcoming tool donations!

The Calgary Tool Library has about 300 members and approximately 500 tools, and we continue to grow.

Let us know what tools you're looking for and we might be able to get it for you. Let us know if you have some expertise to share. Perhaps you would be willing to facilitate a workshop? Let us know if you can hang a poster in your condo building.

Contact us!
917 Centre Ave NE (in the courtyard)


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BRCA Board Position Descriptions

Are you interested in joining the board of the BRCA. You can find the position descriptions here and the Board Framework here.

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Bridgeland-Riverside Casino Needs Volunteers!

The Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association needs volunteers for its 2015 casino on Saturday, June 20th and Sunday, June 21st. This year, we're at Cowboys Casino.


GENERAL MANAGER / ALTERNATE GENERAL MANAGER – CASH CAGE (11:00 am to 7:30 pm OR 6:30 pm to 3:30 am)

Ensures a sufficient number of volunteers arrive each day

Ensures signed cheques are available to pay expenses on the evening of the second day

Verifies transactions

Witnesses cashier/player transactions of more than $200.00

May relieve the banker and chip runners during meals/breaks


BANKER (11:00 am to 7:30 pm OR 6:30 pm to 3:30 am)

Controls the cash cage float of chips and cash

Witnesses cashier/player transactions of more than $200.00

Generates fills/credits for cash/chip transfers through the ‘CasinoTrack’ computer system


CASHIER (11:00 am to 7:30 pm OR 6:30 pm to 3:30 am)

Cashes in chips for players

This position requires concentration and accuracy


CHIP RUNNER (11:00 am to 7:30 pm OR 6:30 pm to 3:30 am)

Couriers chip orders

Operates a touch screen portable computer



Ensures a sufficient number of volunteers are present for the count

Opens drop boxes and/or helps sort cash


COUNT ROOM SUPERVISOR (11:00 pm to 3:30 am)

Records cash counts through the ‘CasinoTrack’ computer system


COUNT ROOM STAFF (11:00 pm to 3:30 am)

Sorts, counts, records, verifies and amalgamates cash from the drop boxes from the games

Assists count room supervisor


Please get in touch is you can volunteer for any of the roles above.


Matt Grant

2015 BRCA Casino Chair

Tele:      403-618-7833

Email:    [email protected]

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March 2015 Edition of the Bridges Newsletter

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Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association

917 Centre Ave. N.E.
Calgary, AB T2E 0C6
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