About us

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The Glenrosa Residents Association mission is to represent improvements to the liveability, safety and security of our neighborhoods, as part of a changing and growing District Municipality.

The Association is a legally incorporated non profit society of Glenrosa residents. The area is bordered on the North by Powers Creek, to the East by Highway 97, on the West Crystal Mountain Ski Area.

The Community of Glenrosa can trace its roots back to Archibald Murchie who moved here in 1905, according to the book Glenrosa 1892-1969 The Early Years, written by Irene Morrison.

Archibald Murchie came from the Isle of Aaron in Scotland and was responsible for the naming of Glenrosa. The reason for naming the area was because the residents wanted a post office and therefore required a registered name. He chose to name it Glenrosa because this was the name of his hometown on the Isle of Aaron. Hence the choice of Scottish street names in the area.

Glenrosa Residents Association goes back some years to April 20, 1976 when it was registered as Glenrosa Home Owners Association. In April 08, 1997 the name changed to Glenrosa Residents Association. The Association has been at different times dormant, then very active, as issues came to the forefront.

We are experiencing renewed interest in the Association as a result of both new and outstanding issues that are in need of attention. As a result, the Association is pleased to welcome a growing number of new and returning members.

Glenrosa Residents Association Board of Directors



Addendum

(One of our Residents sent us of some information pertaining to the history of Glenrosa and has given us their permission to post their comments on the GRA site)

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I give you my best wishes for your web site.

However, please correct an error that occurs in your section "About Us" on your web page.

You state that "the Community of Glenrosa can trace its roots back to Archibald Murchie who moved here in 1905, according to the book Glenrosa 1892-1969 The Early Years, written by Irene Morrison."

However, Irene Morrison made the wrong place-name spelling in her book when referring to where Archibald Murchie came from in Scotland. The correct spelling of the word is "Arran" (not "Aaron" as she wrote it).

The largest town on the Isla of Arran is called Brodick. The main sream flowing through Brodick discharges from a valley north-east of the town, and that valley is called "Glen Rosa". Note that this original valley there is actually spelt in two words.

Thus, the original Glen Rosa is not the name of a town, but is the name of a valley on the Isle of Arran. I have been there, and I know.

John Huby