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.


Near Here - Bridgeland

Created with the intention of making Calgary more walkable, Near Here combines
exploration and human interaction, resulting in organic wayfinding to help pedestrians
discover what's ‘near here’ in the neighbourhood. The board's aim is to encourage
active transportation, leverage community knowledge, and activate a space within the

The Near Here board is a physical, analog chalkboard (around 6.5ft high and 4ft wide)
that will be mounted into the sidewalk. People will be invited to engage and interact
with the board in order to create a living wayfinding system for a neighbourhood.

The Near Here project began at the City of Calgary’s 2018 Pedestrian Hackathon. The
project won the “Play” category at the Hackathon and went on to receive a grant from
the Alberta Traffic Safety Fund to bring the concept to life. With the support of the City
of Calgary and four of Calgary’s communities, the Near Here pilot project is taking place
between May and August 2019. The team is comprised of three current and former
MRU Information Design students and a transportation engineer, working to bring the
pilot project to the streets (or more accurately, the sidewalks) of Calgary!

Share the Bridgeland Love online! 💚

Follow the conversation on social media with the hashtags
#nearhereyyc #nearherebgl #wayfindingdesign #yyccommunity #calgarylife
#wayfindingsignage #interactiveinstallation #publicspaces

To learn more, please visit
NearHere_Map_Bridgeland.pngNear Here Visual Identity - Bridgeland

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Farmers' Market - Summer 2019

Lettuce turnip the beet!

We're back for the summer of 2019, veggier and better than ever.

The outdoor market experience launches Thursday, June 20th from 3:30 to 7:30 pm. 

Watch for announcements on special events, guests and amazing vendor lists on our social media (Facebook and Twitter) and our web page.



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Friends of General Plaza Meeting

Love the General Plaza Improvements?  Do you want to help continue growing this space?  Are you interested in events?Llive music? Art? 

This all happens through the power of amazing volunteers like YOU! 
Please join in - we need you!

Friends of General Plaza Meeting

Sunday, May 26th - 10 am 

Grab a coffee, hang out in the plaza and let's brainstorm!
Contact for more info or just show up!
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Friends of the General Plaza - May 26, 2019
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May 2019 - Bridges Newsletter

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Bridgeland Walks - May



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Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association

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