Of Interest:

On Friday October 20th at NOON, Karen Gummo, Storyteller & Visual Artist, will launch a picture book.

You are invited to the Long Lunch/Quick Reads at:
Loft 112, #112, 535 - 8 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta

It is a story that began with a family adventure on Nose Hill. she developed the tale orally through workshops with Lisa Hurst Archer and other storytelling mentors. Then she created the images partly from a residency that I did at the Kid's Creative Museum and from many trips up to my favourite Hill.

Bring your lunch or not. Tea and coffee will be offered. Many of her original drawings from the book are framed and displayed on the walls at Loft 112 from now until October 22.

Annual General Meeting
of the Friends of Nose Hill Society

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the Pub/Lounge
at the Triwood Community Centre, 2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW.


  1. Approval of the Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
  2. Annual Report by the President
  3. Approval of the audited Financial Statements
  4. Appointment of the auditors for the coming year
  5. Election of Officers
    Elections will be held for the following positions, for two-year terms: Vice President, Secretary, and three directors.
    Nominations for these positions should be received by the Secretary of the Society before the start of the Annual General Meeting. The President, Treasurer, and three Directors will continue serving the second year of their terms in the coming year.
  6. Other Business: The Future of Friends.
  7. Adjournment

Following the formal meeting, we will have a special guest speaker:
Jenna McFarland
Animal Care Operations Manager
The Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society

Join us for a fun and informative presentation about the wildlife in Nose Hill Park.

Did you know that over 400 species of wildlife live within the City of Calgary? Do you have questions about the wildlife we share our city with?

The Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (CWRS) is a registered not-for-profit organization that was established in 1993 to provide professional care and facilities for wildlife rehabilitation. CWRS rescues and rehabilitates injured and orphaned wild animals in the City of Calgary and surrounding areas. They are an accredited (ABVMA) veterinary hospital, open 365 days a year, and are the only wildlife rehabilitation center in Calgary. The professional staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing medical and rehabilitative care for all injured and orphaned wildlife with the goal of returning them to their natural habitat. CWRS also provides valuable outreach and educational services to the community. For more information, visit

Four New Book Reviews

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Nose Hill Trail and Pathway Plan

Over the past few years, a number of projects were done in Nose Hill Park as part of the implementation of the Nose Hill Trail and Pathway Plan. The controversial plan was approved by Council in July 2005 and construction began in 2006, with asphalt paving. Project plans are on the city website and there is a map with an update on our website.

Construction activities continue and focus on the following work:

  • Building primary (gravel) trails, timber landscape stairs for problem grades, and stabilized tread (dirt - single track) trails.
  • Other options are to re-vegetate trails naturally, ploughing a trail to a shallow depth, and reseeding. The length will be decided in the field, depending on the sightlines, and to the satisfaction of the City Project Manager.

One of our members said: "I hope all is in order but I was alarmed to see a backhoe parked above Charleswood & John Laurie, south of the gulley from Brisebois Drive. I hope there is no plan to pave or gravel that path along the ridge crest. We have so many paved and manicured paths already on the Hill."

Here is an answer from the Zone 3 Parks Superintendent to the Ward 4 Councillor:
"The backhoe is being used to construct the formal gravel trail that is on the attached construction drawings in a little square. It will be a designated trail replacing a worn desire line trail. The construction of the stairway and designated trails have gone as planned this year and look great."

Spring Newsletter

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Friends of Nose Hill Society Membership Fee

Our 2017 membership fee is $20.00.

The North Calgary Water Servicing Project

As part of a long-term plan for the water supply system, The North Calgary Water Servicing project is now underway. A new water supply line (main) is required to service future development and to ensure the sustainability of the water supply system in north Calgary.

The Nose Hill Park portion of the project will be completed in two phases:

Phase 1: Soil Sampling (Mid-February - Early April 2017)
Phase 2: Construction (Summer 2017- Summer 2018)

The Society

This site is intended to serve the members of the Society. We also welcome visitors and encourage them to contact us and contribute information about the Park. Nose Hill Park is the largest natural area urban park in Canada, covering approximately 2700 acres in north central Calgary, Alberta. It offers a unique prairie grassland environment and a ready escape from the pressures of the modern city.

The Friends of Nose Hill Society is an incorporated society dedicated to the protection of the Park for the benefit of all Calgarians. The objectives of the Society are:

  • to advocate the preservation of Nose Hill Natural Environment Park in its natural state;
  • to provide information, awareness and education for the preservation of the Park;
  • organize and encourage volunteer participation in the Park;
  • to liaise with special interest groups concerned with the Park.

The Friends of Nose Hill Society Annual General Meeting was held last November. Board meetings are held once a month. All members are welcome to attend. Email for information on the time and location of the meeting.