Residents of the two United communities have a wide range of choices for getting out and about to enjoy the sunshine. The Summer Program Guides showcase the opportunities that United’s unique partnerships give residents. Music, drawing, painting, dance, pottery, sculpture and more are offered throughout the year. When you combine these with programs inspired by United’s community partners, the variety is even more impressive.
“This summer, we have a diverse selection of programs that really speaks to the variety of creative, musical and educational experiences that residents can enjoy,” said Kim Coulter, Fish Creek program development and creative expressions manager. “Some of these are made possible through our extensive partnerships with some of the best cultural and educational organizations in Calgary. As well, our in-house professional artists and music director work with the residents to determine what we should be offering. For instance, at our Fish Creek community alone this summer we are holding eight different clay workshops this summer and more than 16 musical performances!”
Our focus is on building a community where personal choice is paramount, our residents can live active and engaged lives and where learning new things and participating in community events are fun and fulfilling everyday occurrences. There are a large number of programs that take residents out to enjoy concerts, lectures, the mountains and the many beautiful Calgary parks.
“While the partnerships provide us with a number of one-of-a-kind opportunities, it’s often the residents who suggest programs or activities they would like us to put together,” said Monica Schmidt, program development coordinator at United’s Garrison Green community. “That’s why the list of programs is so varied. It’s as varied as the people who live here. And that’s a definite benefit of living in a United community. There’s always something new and the programs are changing and evolving all the time based on what the residents want.”
United’s guides to summer programming (almost 40 pages of programming for each community) are now available for downloading or viewing online.
To take a look at these guides, please check out the links to printable PDFs below:
Our roster of performers, speakers and workshop offerings are constantly evolving, so please check in with the monthly calendars for any additions and changes.
Photos and video by Sherana Productions.
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To learn more about life at United’s Fish Creek community, watch this short video.