How Do I Join the Riverbend Community Association? 


You have several options!
  • Please click here to purchase/renew your membership online.
  • Don't have your membership info available? Please click here to retrieve your membership information.

Or go directly to the Community Centre during office hours - Our Facility Manager will take your payment and provide you with membership information.

Or complete the form you will find in the 'Riverbend Review'. Mail the form and payment to the Community Centre or drop it in the blue box at the front door after hours. 

Memberships are also available at Trico Centre.

Memberships Are Valid from September 1st to August 31st and expire yearly.


We need to have your mail address registered ! 
In order for the system to verify you (security protocol)


Please contact us at info@riverbendcommunity.ca or memberships@riverbendcommunity.ca to ensure that your records are updated!

It is through membership, newsletter ad revenues, fundraising and Community Centre 
rentals that we can provide services to the community. Active members are the key!



How Membership Benefits You, and What Your Community Association does for the Community?



There are so many benefits that are both tangible and intangible to being a Community Association Member in addition to the Membership Benefits Program.  Here are some additional items worth noting:
  • Brings the members up-to-date information and becomes a voice for the community on important planning and development issues with the City of Calgary.
  • Meet with City Councilors, Staff and MLA to bring community issues to light.
  • Helps create a more active involved community presence in the community!
  • Entitles you to a vote at any Community meting..
  • Qualifies you to join the Board of Directors and make a difference in how the community association is managed.


What are the Various Types of Community Association Memberships?


Annual

Any individual or family who resides within the established community boundaries, who purchases a membership for an annual period. The price of such membership to be determined by the Board from time to time as it sees fit.

Life

Any individual or family shall remain a member of the Association for the duration  of their residency within the community boundaries. This includes intermittent residence within the community boundaries. The price and conditions of such membership to be determined by the Board from time to time as it sees fit.

Honorary

Any person not residing within the boundaries of the Association may become an honorary member of the Association, but that person shall not be entitled to vote at meetings nor to serve on the Board. The price of such membership to be
determined by the Board from time to time as it sees fit.

Associate

Any person may become an associate member of the Association, but that persons hall not be entitled to vote at meetings nor to serve on the Board. The price of such membership to be determined by the Board from time to time as it sees fit.

Corporate

Any business may purchase a non-voting membership of the Association for a price to be determined by the Board from time to time. This membership shall not be entitled to serve on the Board. The price of such membership to be determined by the Board from time to time as it sees fit.

Seniors

Any individual(s) who resides within the established community boundaries, who purchases a membership for an annual period. The age qualification of an individual who holds such a membership to be determined by the Board from time to time, as it sees fit.




Difference Between A Community Association and a Resident's/Homeowner's Association



A community association is an organization formed by the residents of an area:
  • To manage and direct its social and recreational activities
  • To act as an intervenor in civic matters (planning and development)
  • To plan, develop and maintain community facilities and amenities
  • Membership is voluntary.  Just because you live in the community does not automatically make you a member.  You have to purchase a membership to be a member.
A resident's/homeowner's association is a compulsory organization created by a land developer:
  • To manage and maintain the "marketing" amenities (entrance signage, ornamental parks and ponds, boulevard landscaping and building) of a development that the City will not accept responsibility to maintain
  • To manage and maintain amenities such as lakes and golf courses
  • Membership is compulsory and the requirement to pay an annual fee is collected by the association through a caveat on title.