NBRA vs NBCA
New Brighton Residents Association
The New Brighton Residents Association (NBRA) is a not-for-profit organization established under Part 9 of the Companies Act by the builder in 2003, to professionally manage and operate several of New Brighton’s community features. Operated by the NBRA, the New Brighton Club is a year round recreational facility, consisting of a 6500 square foot building. Also on site are; 2 tennis courts, a beach volleyball court, basketball courts, a splash park, playground, and a hockey rink. Members can gain access to these facilities using their issued membership card, and can also sign in guests. The Bell Tower amenity, pond fountains and community entrances are among a few of the other community features maintained by the NBRA. In addition to maintaining community features, the NBRA also employees a full time Recreation Leader and Resident Activities Coordinator at the New Brighton Clubhouse, who are responsible for implementing recreational programs and events, using various facilities and amenities within the park. To meet the needs of all of its members, the NBRA offers a variety of fitness, educational, and creative programs for all ages.
Membership to the New Brighton Residents Association is automatic and mandatory with the purchase of a home in New Brighton. The payment of "Membership Fees", which is reviewed and established annually by the NBRA Board of Directors, is secured by an Encumbrance (subject to upward adjustment for inflation) registered on the title of each member’s property.
Communities with established Residents Associations have proven to benefit from their establishment, by having certain amenities and assets in their communities that would otherwise be difficult to implement. Research has also proven that these communities have greater community spirit and neighbor interaction through the program and special event offerings provided by their Resident Associations.
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New Brighton Community Association
Community Associations are volunteer organizations, established with support by the City, and are dependent upon sponsorship and fundraising in order to operate. Community Associations are known to be involved in organized minor sports such as soccer, baseball and hockey, as well as being the political voice of the community. Community Associations work with City Officials in establishing social policies, they are the voice of residents if playground zone areas are required, speed zone reductions are requested, issues arise regarding signage control and other potential community safety issues.
The New Brighton Community Association (NBCA) has voluntary membership and consists of volunteers who live in the community. The New Brighton Community Association (NBCA) lobbies for schools, acts as a political advocate and is responsible for working with the City of Calgary on a wide variety of community issues such as traffic calming, playground zones, city park issues, etc. The Community Association has monthly meetings, please check their website for dates and times or contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.