“To promote & foster good relations among the residents of the Triwood Community and to serve the general community interest in any way possible.”
“The Triwood Community Association will contribute to an environment that enhances the quality of life of our community.”
“First stirrings of the Triwood Community surfaced in the fall of 1959 with the development of the first of the Triwood communities. A group of concerned parents approached the City to help defray the costs of flooding a small area of community reserve for pleasure skating and hockey. A space was found on the Community Reserve where the community hall is presently located. By the fall of 1960 the first boarded rink was erected with financial assistance from the City and in the same year the first organizational meeting of the present Triwood Community Association took place.”
From that first meeting, the Triwood Community was created with the first elected President in April 1961. This association was named after the inclusion of the three communities: Brentwood, Collingwood and Charleswood. Buildings were erected due to the hard work and financial support of community members – a total of $35.00 was asked of each family and down payments as low as $3.00 and post dated cheques for $1.00 per month were accepted. When that still wasn’t sufficient to complete paying for the construction, the Royal Bank provided a loan for $15,000 backed by $9500.00 in promissory notes from co-signers in the community willing to commit $100.00.
By 1966, this loan was completely paid back and a mortgage burning ceremony was held at the Winter Carnival that year.
These humble efforts made by a strong and committed group of community members have continued over 51 years. Triwood Community Association offers to the community, one full sized arena with artificial ice, two large banquet halls adjacent to a commercial kitchen and bar serving area. On the lower floor, JT’s is a focal meeting point for many of the Senior TriLighters and Triwoodsmen in the area. The Adventurers before and after school care program resides in much of the lower floor sharing space with local painters, wee kids, and other recreational groups. Triwood is also home to the Calgary Mountainview Lions Club, the Scouts, Cubs and Beavers groups, karate, and a book club.
The Triwood Board developed a strategic plan that envisions Triwood being the Heart of the Community. In implementing this strategy, we are continually updating our facilities, programs, and services offered to the community with the overall goal of attracting more of the Triwood community to join us often at Triwood. Over the past five years, we have undergone extensive renovations in the hall and arena. This year, alone, Triwood is investing over 1.5 million to replace the entire slab/boards and glass at the arena as well as several significant safety upgrades to our mechanical room.