Welcome to Varsity Community Association!


Varsity Community Association was incorporated in October, 1965 and for over 50 years has had the Mission of “Enhancing and Enriching the Quality of Community for Varsity Residents.”

Led by a volunteer Board of Directors and a professional staff of approximately 30, the association offers programs, activities and civic engagement for its residents and members.

Varsity Community Association (VCA) is a non-profit organization registered under the Societies Act of Alberta and a charity registered with Canada Revenue Agency.

Its centre of operations is the Varsity Community Centre where over 25 weekly programs and events are held every week in addition to banquets, town hall meetings, church gatherings and one of Calgary’s largest childcare centres. On the grounds one can find a ¾ NHL size ice rink, a pleasure rink, basketball nets, 4 tennis courts and a large community garden. For a complete listing or programs and activities, please click on the Newsletter Link to the right.

VCA also has an active Civic Affairs Committee of residents whose mandate is to liaise with the City of Calgary and developers on traffic and development issues to ensure Varsity residents can enjoy a safe and welcoming neighbourhood.

Affiliated organizations are the Better Business Bureau of Southern Alberta, the Federation of Calgary Communities, Sport Calgary, SOCAN and the City of Calgary.



The community of Varsity is bordered by Crowchild Trail on the east and north, Sarcee Trail on the west and 32nd Avenue NW on the south.

It is home to four shopping centres including Market Mall, is 15 minutes to downtown, 18 minutes to the Calgary International Airport, five schools and borders on the University of Calgary, McMahon Stadium and the Bow River.

Our Board of Directors

President: Bob Benson
Phone: 403-286-9502

Past President: Jay Pritchard
Phone: 403-286-4607

Vice President: Bill Levesque
Phone: 403-288-3696

Secretary: Persica Jear
Email Presica Jear

Treasurer: Colin Newman
Phone: 403-276-9687

Civic Affairs: Darlene Feil
Phone: 403-247-1151

Sports: Chris Steudler
Email Chris Steudler

Director at Large: Silvia Pikal

Director at Large: Matt Deacon
Email Matt Deacon

Director at Large: Lorina Rigaux
Email Lorina Rigaux

Our Elected Officials

Councillor: Ward Sutherland……………………403-268-2430

MLA: Stephanie McLean…………………………403-216-5436

Public School Board: Trina Hurdman…………403-817-4000

Catholic School Board: Myra D’Souza……….403-500-2000