TGCA Youth Programs

New art classes at the TGCA for kids and youth are available this spring! Check it out below and register your child today! Instructor for these classes is Paul Alvarez, a local CBE teacher and professional artist. 

Spring Shinny will not be offered in 2022. Please check back in 2023 for shinny programs.

See our partnered organizations and clubs, like McKnight Hockey, Scouts & Guides, and The Thorncliffe Greenview Ice Skating Club, on the Partnered Organisations and Clubs page here.

As a community association, our mission is to provide community amenities combined with an extensive array of programs and year-round events and activities to promote and support our members and others who come to share and use our facilities.

We are consistently building on our programs to suit the perceived needs of Thorncliffe Greenview, first and foremost, and beyond.

If you have a suggestion for a program or you’d like to lead a committee or group, please contact Vanessa,

TGCA Youth Programming | Associated programs

Cool Cartooning for Kids – registration for session 2 now closed

Instructor for these classes is Paul Alvarez, a local CBE teacher and professional artist

Come learn to draw and make your own spectacular comic book! Draw along with educator and professional artist, Mr. Paul. Paul has been drawing since he was 5! He has worked on animated TV shows, designed hockey mascots and taught kids for many years. During our classes, participants will learn step by step how to draw cartoon characters, basic backgrounds and create their own awesome comic books. Let’s ignite imaginations and creativity! 

Topics covered in this class include:  

Designing character’s faces ● designing character bodies ● colouring characters ● creating comic book stories ● creating rough draft of comic book, penciling ● inking comic books and speech bubbles ● coloring final draft of comic book 

Ages 8 – 11 

Saturdays, 1 – 2 pm in The Horizon Room, 5 classes per session 

Session 1: April 9 – May 7 

Session 2: May 14 – June 11 

Maximum 8 registrants per session, students will need to bring supplies to class. 

Supplies needed are a pencil, eraser, sketchbook, a thin sharpie and pencil crayons or markers. 

Class fees per session: TGCA members $50 | non-members $65 

Due to the small class size and materials required there is no drop-in offered for this class. Priority in registering for session two will be given to those registered in session one. 

Memberships are $15 annually for residents of Thorncliffe & Greenview, and now $15 annually for residents of the greater Calgary area, as well. This is a TGCA program, so you’ll get a 1/3 discount as a member. Please purchase or renew your membership here. 

To pay online, if you are a member, please sign into your account and then return to this page. More info on signing into your account here. Click on the button that you’d like-either for members or non-members-and choose the classes you’d like. When you are happy with what’s in your cart, click checkout. This will bring you to the payment page. 

Register for Calgary North West Ringette

If you are a resident of Thorncliffe or Greenview and you would like to register your child with Calgary North West Ringette, registrants must register with both NW Ringette and the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association.

The TGCA is able to charge far lower fees for registration based on the parent or someone in your family working at our community bingo nights. Please see the Fee Assistance Initiative information page here for more information. These bingo shifts allow parents to offset some of the burden of registration fees, while giving the community association help with one of the most imperative fundraising to keep our facilities maintained.

Please see the below table to determine which age level your child is.

Please note that working the shifts is not a requirement, but strongly encouraged by the TGCA. If you’re not interested, please request the full amount for registration via the below TGCA contact when registering.

If you would like to register your child for Ringette, please contact Diana,, and ensure that you know which age level you would like to register for.

We take Mastercard and Visa over the phone, but if you’d like to pay with cash or cheque, please specify this in your email.

Fun Kids’ Club Before and After School Care

“Connecting Reliable Care for Our Future Generations In Our Community.”

This program is held in the Greenview Room, Monday through Friday, 6 am – 6:30 pm, and is lots of fun, naturally, because it’s run by the Fun Kids’ Club, Calgary!

Here are the types of activities that your child can look forward to: Sensory/art including drama, music, dance and visual arts; science and cognitive/manipulative; construction and block design; opportunities for school-age children to work on their homework; rest time for children who require it, based on their developmental needs and much more!

Primarily accepting children ages 6 – 12, these are the schools that the program serves:

  • Thorncliffe Elementary School
  • Corpus Christi School
  • Colonel Sanders Elementary School
  • Catherine Nichols Gunn School
  • King George School
  • Collingwood School
  • Foundations for Future Charter Academy
  • Cambrian Heights Elementary School
  • St. Margaret School
  • Alex Munro Elementary School
  • Pacekids Programs

The Fun Kids’ Club are currently accepting registrations for:

  • Summer Camp 2022
  • Before & After School Care for September 2022/23

Subsidies are Available!

For more information, please visit, 587-393-7635.