Mayfair Bel-Aire is one of Calgary’s best-kept secrets in terms of being a quiet, family-friendly urban oasis situated near the inner core of our fast-paced city.
The Mayfair Bel-Aire Community Association was registered under the Alberta Societies Act on November 13, 1958 which coincided with much of the original residential construction that spawned across a small piece of farmland that was once considered to be on the outskirts of town.
This legacy formed the foundation of a well-established and evolving community that is especially noted for its robust mixture of handsome mature trees and rich variation of tasteful home architectural designs that range from Mid-18th Century Colonial to Classic 1950s-60s to 21st Century Modern.
To preserve the character and value of our community, the original developer applied legally binding Restrictive Covenants that are registered on title to the majority of lots in Mayfair and Bel-Aire, which “run with the land” and are binding on any future owner of the property.
Since 1958, our quaint neighbourhood, measuring less than one square kilometre and located east of the Glenmore Reservoir and west of Elbow Drive, has matured into 314 dwellings that are “home sweet home” for just over 900 residents, including numerous original homesteaders enjoying their senior years, mature families with high energy teenagers and college-age kids and a growing number of young families.
As residents of Mayfair Bel-Aire, we enjoy stunning beautiful views of the the Elbow Valley and Rocky Mountains and direct access to numerous recreational and outdoor amenities, including the City of Calgary’s Elbow River Pathway, two modern playgrounds, two private tennis courts, an outdoor ice skating rink, outdoor fitness equipment and our unique Participatory Art Wall located at the newly renovated Mayfair Bel Aire Recreation Lane which features two giant chalkboards where we express and share our hopes and dreams with our neighbours.
Mayfair Bel-AIre also boasts immediate proximity to a number of major southwest Calgary destinations, including the CF Chinook Mall, Britannia Shopping Centre, Heritage Park, The Calgary Golf and Country Club, Earl Grey Golf Course, Rocky View Hospital, Glenmore Reservoir and numerous private and public schools.
While the physical size of our community’s footprint is very small relative to the majority of Calgary’s modern pre-planned communities, we view this as an asset in that allows us to pretty much know every corner of our neighbourhood and most of its inhabitants (including numerous wild rabbits, coyotes, deer and the occasional bobcat). As a result, by today’s standards, we are a relatively close-knit community that looks forward to coming together at various MBCA-sponsored events a few times each year, including our Annual Stampede Breakfast, Evening with Neighbours Event and the highly popular Kid’s Halloween Parade (which also attracts its fair share of costumed adults).
Overall, Mayfair Bel-Aire is noted as a place where trees and people grow together.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of our community! There are over 20,000 volunteers in the Calgary community association network, making it the largest volunteer movement in the city. Without volunteers, we would be unable to offer the activities and host the events that we do!
Volunteers are needed for a variety of programs, fundraising casinos, community association tasks, family events, community events, sports and much more.
Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering and helping us provide the best community experience possible!
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, have fun and give back to your community all at the same time. At MBCA, we commit to engage volunteers in fun and meaningful ways, and we hope you will offer your commitment to serving your community.
Volunteerism is also about commitment and relationship development. The Mayfair Bel-Aire communities have a dedicated group of volunteers who take part in a range of activities and events during the year. Our volunteer team represents the diversity of our community, with youth to older adults and everyone in between. Volunteers share their passion for the community, experiences and skill set with one another, making the experience of being a volunteer a rich and fulfilling opportunity.
Our volunteers help grow our community, making Mayfair Bel-Aire one of the best communities to live in Calgary.
Board of Directors
The Mayfair Bel-Aire Community Association is maintained by a board of dedicated and passionate community residents. Together, these volunteers act as the neighbourhood’s collective voice, help resolve concerns, and continually improve the community as a whole.
Shannyn de Kruyff
Vice President/City Planning
Restrictive Covenant Committee