The Kraft Hockeyville

Cochrane has been officially selected as one of the top 4 finalists for The Kraft Hockeyville grand prize of $250,000 plus the opportunity to host an NHL pre-season hockey game!!!

The voting opens 7am, March 29 and closes 3pm, March 30.

Between today and when the voting opens, we need YOUR HELP to let everyone know of these dates! You can vote as many times as you want!!! Spread the word with your families, work colleagues, friends, customers, business partners – anyone over the age of 14 can vote! Use your social accounts, your shop windows – the more support we get, the more chance we have of winning!

Share today, tomorrow and the next day!!
Watch out for us in the community as we head out to rally!
For more details:

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Sports and Recreation Opportunities in Cochrane

Are you interested in sports and recreation opportunities in Cochrane? The ToC has established The Cochrane Sport & Recreation Interagency Group to facilitate collaboration and coordination among various sport and recreation groups within our community. Committee members will share information, generate new ideas, participate in training, explore partnership opportunities, and have a direct pipeline to Council through the Parks and Recreation Committee. Meetings will be held quarterly with the first meeting scheduled for April 26th from noon to 2:00 pm, and lunch will be provided. If interested, please send an email to [email protected].

Envision Cochrane 2050

Your voice matters! Envision Cochrane 2050 provide opportunities for everyone in Cochrane to have a say in how our community lives, works, plays and thrives. This process will lead to a new Municipal Development Plan to guide municipal growth, infrastructure and servicing needs and land use for the next 25 years.

Phase 1 focused on generating a vision for Cochrane’s future, and included questions on Cochrane’s identity, livability, open spaces and natural areas, vibrant economy and connectivity.

Phase 2 of the survey has been launched and is focused on arts, culture, parks & recreation. Please visit to participate in the survey by March 17, 2024.

Upgrade the Wearmouth Park Playground

Do your children or grandchildren use the playground in Wearmouth Park? The ToC plans to upgrade the Wearmouth Park playground in 2025. We are looking for volunteers to work with the ToC to finalize plans and to submit grant applications for costs in excess of $75,000. If interested, please send an email to [email protected].

The Gleneagles Cochrane Block Watch Community (Facebook) Page

Once you decide to move to GlenEagles, take a few minutes to answer the membership questions and join he GlenEagles Block Watch Community Facebook page at:

This is a private Facebook site for GlenEagles’ residents only. Currently there are over 600 members who use the page to share information and photos, as well as to post as daily events unfold.


GlenEagles Community Association (GECA) Newsletter – January 2024

HAPPY NEW YEAR and Best Wishes in 2024 from the GECA Board of Directors!

We are excited to announce the “Go Live” of our new Community Website.

The website has been designed to provide GlenEagles homeowners, prospective buyers, and lawyers with easy access to important information on the device of your choice (phone, iPad, tablet, laptop, computer). It includes:

  • write-ups about Cochrane and our community
  • highlights of the 7 neighbourhoods in GlenEagles where prospective GlenEagles buyers may choose to live (the 5 condominiums and GlenEagles East and West)
  • information about the GlenEagles Community Association and Landscaping Committee; Annual Fees and Easy Payment Options; Architectural Guidelines and GECA Bylaws
  • newsletters and recent Annual General Meeting presentations
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact information.

There is also a community calendar where we can share important dates such as the GECA AGM, community garage sales, the Town of Cochrane emergency services parade, Good Neighbour Week, and any other events that are of interest to the community. Let us know if you have an important event and we will look at adding it to the calendar. Send us an email at [email protected] with information about the event or go to the Contact Tab of the website and complete the online form.

The pictures are courtesy of our community members and our star contributor Gary Kooistra. Special thanks to our local web design partner, Kris Nielson Design.

Going forward, the GECA Board of Directors will use this site to communicate with GlenEagles residents. We would ask that you check for updates on a regular basis by signing onto the website’s home page and scrolling down to the News and Upcoming Events section.

Please take a few minutes to review and provide your feedback to [email protected]. We will consider updating the website based on your recommendations.

We are shutting down the GlenEagles Facebook Page

Our Facebook page was started as a potential alternative to developing a new website. Now that the website is live, we have decided to close the GlenEagles Community Facebook Page.

Fortunately, for those of you who use Facebook, the GlenEagles Cochrane Block Watch Community Page has over 600 members and provides the opportunity for residents to post updates as daily events unfold. This is a private Facebook page for residents only. We encourage anyone who is not yet a member to answer the membership questions and join the GlenEagles Cochrane Block Watch Community Page at:

Going forward the GlenEagles website ( will be the main reference for the GlenEagles Community Association.

GlenEagles Community Association Newsletter – July, 2023

Re-starting the water loss reduction program

The Town of Cochrane (the ToC) is restarting their water loss reduction program in Gleneagles over the next few weeks. This involves using water listening devices to detect and repair underground water leaks. Some of the testing will take place in the evenings when reduced traffic noise should increase the reliability and precision of the testing.

What happens if leaks are found?

In discussions with ToC representatives, ToC will pay to fix leaks found in any of the town owned infrastructure. In Gleneagles East and West, residents will be required to pay to fix leaks that run from the curb stop valve at their property line to the water meter entering their house. For condominium owners, responsibility for repairs may vary. Please reach out to your condo Board for detailed information/questions.

Will my house insurance cover repair costs if leaks are found?
Insurance coverage varies depending on the provider. You may want to check your policy or contact your insurance company to see if you are covered. If not, you may be able to add this coverage to your existing policy. Alternatively, there are a few companies that offer stand alone water service line plans.

Murphy Brother’s Park

The ToC will remove dead or overgrown trees and shrubs throughout the park starting the week of July 10th. In some cases, the existing shrub and tree beds will be reshaped to make mowing easier and to reduce the need for whipper snipping. After the removal is complete, the GlenEagles Landscaping Committee will meet with the ToC to determine if/where trees and shrubs will need to be replaced.

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

For those of you who missed the AGM, Glenbow Ranch’s Director, Michelle Delorme, shared information on a number of projects that are of interest to residents in GlenEagles. These include the opening of Haskayne Park in 2023 and exploring the possibility of building a pedestrian bridge to connect Glenbow Ranch to Cochrane. While it is anticipated that these projects will significantly increase the number of park visitors, we were assured that the increased traffic will not impact GlenEagles. Also, our residents will continue to have access to the park via the little-known entrance in GlenEagles East.

Of concern, Glenbow Ranch is one of three possible locations for the Bow River Reservoir. If selected, a significant part of the Ranch would be flooded. Check out the following website for updates: Over the next few months, there may be opportunities to sign a petition or attend public engagement meetings if you are interested.

Over the past year, Glenbow Ranch has introduced a number of new programs. There are also opportunities to volunteer and of course donations are welcomed. You can check these out on the Glenbow Ranch website:

Landscaping upgrades coming soon

Now that the flowers have been planted at the entrances from Highway 1A and the boulevard entrances at The Landing and GlenEagles East and West, we can now focus on some upgrades starting with our boulevards.

Next week, after years of looking at mulch covered ground where trees and shrubs used to be on our boulevard entrances, the GECA Landscaping Committee has arranged to have environmentally friendly trees and shrubs planted in these areas.

We are also working jointly with the ToC to re-shape, re-edge and mulch the shrub and tree beds in Wearmouth Park.

Contact us with any questions, concerns, or comments at: [email protected]


GlenEagles Community Association Newsletter – April 2023

at the Links of Gleneagles starting at 7:00 P.M.

It’s your chance to hear about our exciting new landscaping projects, get Town of Cochrane updates that affect our community, and most importantly, ask questions and provide feedback to the Board. Appetizers and cash bar to follow.

Join us for a community planting day – snacks, cold drinks, and pizza available

This summer Gleneagles will convert some of our green spaces to more environmentally friendly plants, shrubs, and trees. Check the attached landscaping map to see locations.

Gleneagles View Park (Area #4) June 3, 2023
Gleneagles Landing Green Space (Area #11) June 10, 2023
(between the trail to the East and The Landing Boulevard)
Rain day June 17, 2023

In addition, TJK will re-shape and mulch tree beds in Wearmouth Park

Town of Cochrane (ToC) grass-cutting

We have been working closely with the new Parks Manager, Trish Klune to address the numerous complaints we have received in the past few years and are hopeful that we will see some improvements this summer.

If, however, you still have concerns, please DO NOT vent your anger on the parks staff. Rather contact us first at [email protected] and we will follow-up with the Town.

ToC’s water loss reduction program

ToC’s goal is to reduce water loss from approximately 18% to the best practice of 10%. They started by doing some preliminary work last year in GlenEagles. This year the ToC teams will focus on detecting and repairing water leaks found on ToC owned infrastructure both here and in other communities throughout Cochrane, prior to actively checking for leaks on residential properties.

The Board is in contact with the ToC and will receive regular updates. As well, Shane Hubl, Director of Operation Services, will be presenting at our AGM. Please forward any questions and/or concerns to [email protected]

Donate some plants

Is your garden over-crowded? We are looking for perennials, shrubs, and small trees that we can plant as we convert to more sustainable landscaping. See the attached list for shrubs and trees that are environmentally friendly. While plants on this list are preferred, we will gladly take all donations. You may also want to refer to this list when making choices for your own gardens.

We encourage you to bring your plants with you when you come to one of our community’s planting days. If you are unable to attend, please email [email protected] with your name, address, and phone number. A member of our Landscaping Committee will arrange for pick-up.

Fence repairs are happening

This spring the Town will repair the split rail fencing in Gleneagles.

Thanks to Paul Smolarchuk for documenting the problem areas.

Jones Estate Update

Meetings with the Concerned Citizens of Gleneagles, the ToC, and Builders Capital (the property owners) to find a permanent solution for the Jones Estate have been unsuccessful to date.

No new applications have been filed with the ToC and talks are on hold.

If planting is not your thing, there are other ways that you can help the community

  • There is one open Board position for residents of Gleneagles East or West.
  • The communications team is looking for new members to help build engagement through Facebook and the GECA website.
  • We are looking for volunteers to undertake a special project to review and update our Architectural Standards.

Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.