President’s Message – September 2019

Happy September!

It’s been a busy summer in Parkdale. We’ve had three successful events – Family Day (in June), Stampede Breakfast (in July) and PetFest (in September). All of these events are led and executed by amazing volunteers in our community. To all of them, and on behalf of all our residents, I would like to thank you for your time and contribution in making Parkdale a great place to live.

Director of Communications Needed

The PCA Board of Directors is seeking a new Board member – Director of Communications. EmmaLee is going back to school and we wish her all the best as she begins that journey this month. We need someone who is creative and enjoys writing and designing and can assist us with social media, the website and community newsletter. The time commitment is 10 hours a month plus one monthly Board meeting.

Casino Volunteers Needed

The PCA is also looking for casino volunteers for February 2020! We need your help – this is a major fundraiser for the community. We raise $75-80,000 over two days. This money goes towards programs and operations of the PCA. Check out the feature in the newsletter for more information.

Parkdale Reflections

A couple of months ago, my family received a kind card in our little library. It was from a woman whose family member was at the Foothills hospital. Every day she would walk around Parkdale and would find escape for a few moments in our community. In her note, she spoke about the bench and the library that she would visit and how those few moments of reading brought her peace and tranquility. She thanked us for a space where visitors from the Foothills can stop and take a moment to breathe. I share this story with you, as it reminds me that our community is not only our community, but a community for others to enjoy and to appreciate. We love hearing about all the little things that make Parkdale a great place to live. What hidden gems have you discovered?

Mark Your Calendar

And finally, just a reminder to mark your calendars – the next Community Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Harvest Dinner on October 19. More information can be found on our website at  

Amanda Affonso


Twitter @affonsoamanda

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