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CKE Community Engagement Survey

April 10, 2022

The results are in. A total of 544 residents completed the online community survey questionnaire developed in consultation with the CKE Community Association Board and the research firm of Stone-Olafson. All CKE residents were invited to participate.

You can view the survey summery here:  CKE Community Engagement Study Final

The highlights are as follows:

  • The biggest concern among respondents is keeping community schools open and viable. However, zoning/land use change and densification are also major areas of concern. Residents do not want to see an increase in multi-unit dwellings.
  • CKE residents highly value the community feel of the neighbourhood, and do not want to see a lot of new high buildings that do not match the character of the community.
  • There is a lack of trust with The City of Calgary in terms of what is good for local community development.
  • Few are in support of new types of developments in their immediate area, however there is more tolerance for larger homes on smaller properties than there is for multi-dwelling homes.
  • Residents want to see densification concentrated in the downtown core and along major transportation corridors and undeveloped commercial sites.
  • There is strong opposition to the Local Area Plan in the community. Few are in support of the plan, but 56% are also unfamiliar with the details.
  • The biggest concern residents have with the LAP is the impact it will have on the style of homes and character of the community. Many moved to the community because of the larger lots with single family homes and are worried their property value will be affected with the plan. An increase in multi-dwelling homes will also increase population, bringing fear that it will make the community busier and more crowded.
  • Residents are already concerned about the speed and congestion of traffic, and the prospect of densification accelerates these concerns. There is also significant concern that more traffic will result in decreased safety, noisier neighbourhoods, limited parking availability, and decreased property value.

A copy of the survey summary has been sent to Mayor Gondek, Councillor Penner, Mr. Dalgleish (GM Planning), Heritage LAP planners, and all Heritage LAP Community Associations. By providing our city officials and all relevant planning committees the results of the survey, we strongly hope that the Heritage LAP will reflect the desires of the majority of CKE residents as expressed in the survey results.  

The winners of the 3 gift certificates are:

Janice S. from Chinook Park

Ryan S. from Kelvin Grove

Karen W. from Chinook Park

Thank you to everyone that completed the survey.

CKE Community Association Board

We Need Your Input!

February 16, 2022

Dear CKE Resident
RE: Important Community Survey / Heritage Local Area Plan
Your Community Association is conducting a survey to gather your opinions about how our communities will continue to grow and evolve in the coming years. Feedback you provide will help leaders of the CKE Community Association better represent community views when working with The City of Calgary on the Heritage Local Area Plan. The goal is to understand the concerns, expectations and needs of our community.
All responses are completely confidential and are being collected by a professional research firm.
The survey will take 5 to 8 minutes to complete.
As a thank you for your time, we will enter your name for a draw to win one of three gift certificates for $100 from
Empire Provisions, Cobbs Bread Bakery and Bitter Sisters.
The Heritage LAP has in progress since 2019 and is now scheduled to be considered for approval by City Council in the Fall of 2022.  Once approved, this Plan will determine what type of housing forms will be permitted in our communities. In addition to completing the survey, it is important for you to get involved and let the City know where you stand.  Watch for future opportunities to be heard.
You can find out more about the project at:
If you have any questions or comments, contact Guy Buchanan the volunteer Planning Director for the CKE Community Association at:
Thank you
CKE Board

2021 Builder’s Award: Dawn Messer & Dan Kennelly

September 1, 2021

Dawn Messer has been a board member for the CKE Community association for nearly 10 years, and in that time she has been the driving force behind so much of what makes our community outstanding. Not only was she instrumental in getting our hall built, but she has also been a trailblazer in clearing the path and showing the way for all of us on projects like our major social events of the year, our playground space, and our most significant fundraisers. Most recently, she has been the VP on our board and the power behind getting all of the last projects in our hall completed – from sound baffling and donor walls to basketball hoops and emergency repairs on the bold sign, we have Dawn to thank for everything. Dawn has served as a leader in our community, a mentor to our board members and a guiding light to all of our CKE neighbours as we strive towards creating a vibrant, connected and active community. Congratulations Dawn!

Dan Kennelly has also served as a board member for many years, in a variety of director roles. After stepping down from the board last year, Dan has continued to work daily on supporting the infrastructure of our community space in ways both large and small. I think it is safe to say, though I know he would never say it himself, that without Dan we would not have the rinks, the hall facility, the upgrades post construction, the rinks, or any of the smooth operating procedures that we’re able to enjoy today. Dan is always available to serve his community with his incredible insight and ability to solve even the most complex problems (from collapsing retaining walls to busted mailboxes), and we’ve been so lucky to have him as a leader supporting the CKE board and the CKE community association through the years.

CKE Crime Prevention Summary

June 18, 2021

Did you miss our Crime Prevention Open House with Constable Jake Tyerman of the Calgary Police Service? Click this link to watch the complete session, reviewing crime and safety activity in the communities of Chinook Park, Kelvin Grove, and Eagle Ridge and what steps YOU can take to protect yourself and your neighbours!