Mount Pleasant is located in the city’s northwest since 1910 making it one of Calgary’s older communities. Beautiful Confederation Park runs through the northwest portion of the community, offering access to many recreational opportunities. The area also offers convenient access to downtown, which is only 4 km away, even less to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).
Not only are there are both public and private schools in the area but this community is also unique with its two French Immersion schools – King George Elementary School and École de la Rose Sauvage French Junior and Senior High School.
The community hall, the Sportsplex and the community swimming pool are all located in the same area, forming a triangle around a popular playground. The Sportsplex offers figure skating, minor and adult hockey, pleasure skating, and floor hockey. The pool offers lessons, as well as open swim time and private rentals in the summer. The community hall is used by a parent and tot playgroup, a before and after school program, the Girl Guides, fitness and yoga classes, and a dance group, among other activities. In addition, the community hall also houses a kitchen for catered events, and offers a projector and other facilities.
Mount Pleasant also hosts numerous special events, such as a Stampede breakfast at the pool, and Day in the Park – our community summer festival in which we celebrate sunshine, good food, music, and neighbours of all ages unite. Other popular community events include: movie nights, weekly Friday night campfires, wine tastings, Easter and Christmas events, a community garage sale, and more. Also, the community is currently in the process of establishing a vibrant community garden, on the grounds of the North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre.
Did you know…Calgary’s first McDonald’s opened in 1968, at the corner of 4th St and 23rd Ave NW where a modern McDonald’s now sits?
Calgary’s inner-city communities are undergoing an amazing transformation as they convert from sleepy, early to mid-20th century single-family communities, into fun and funky 21st century ones, each with their own Main Street. It is full of recently completed or under construction infill developments that are attracting many new residents.
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