Since November, The Edgemont Community Association (the “ECA”) has attempted to negotiate, in good faith, with Calgary Active Habit Association (“CAHA”) to ensure that CAHA can continue to run the recreational soccer program in Edgemont, with minimal changes from the 2018 program, including use of the same playing fields to which the ECA has historical permit rights. CAHA has failed to understand the minor structural change required for the ECA to preserve their historical field rights and now refuses to move forward. Given the pressure of time to settle this so that a high quality, fun and affordable program can be organized, the ECA has no choice but to seek out other soccer providers to ensure there will be no disruption to the recreational soccer season.
The ECA has become aware that CAHA is making public allegations against the ECA in connection with its community soccer program and has threatened the ECA with a legal action. The ECA strongly disputes all such allegations and is fully prepared to conduct a vigorous defence against any such legal action. Further, the ECA believes that the allegations made against it by CAHA are highly defamatory and constitute their own grounds for a legal action.