If you have an announcement, news item, or information that you would like to share with Sunrise Canyon residents through use of this page, please contact Syd Berwager.

Pickleball Introduction/Instruction

Gloria San Angelo has arranged for a Pickleball instructor to introduce the game to us Sunrise Canyon residents.  Maureen Bike, who lives in Fairfield, is a former tennis and women’s handball player. Maureen is now an avid Pickleball player who plays at the Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club. She loves the game and enjoys introducing it to new players.   

Instruction sessions will be held at the Sunrise Canyon tennis and pickleball court, at 10:30 a.m. on successive Saturdays: January 29th and February 5th.  We will have pickleball equipment available.  Just show up, at least once, and learn to play this popular sport.  Please be timely.

Semi-Annual Dues Payment Due by January 1, 2022

Earlier this month, Vince San Angelo, the Sunrise Canyon HOA Treasurer, sent out notices that the semi-annual dues payments are due on January 1, 2022.

To avoid paying an additional amount as a result of being delinquent, please get those payments in before the end of December.

Send the payments to Sunrise Canyon HOA, 5255 N. Strada de Rubino, Tucson, AZ  85750-6043.

If you have any questions, contact Vince at or 520-232-1075.

Reminders – HOA Annual Meeting and Nancy Cox Memorial Event

This year’s Sunrise Canyon HOA Annual Meeting is being held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in the area near the pool. An agenda has been posted on the HOA website’s Sunrise Canyon HOA Matters page. If the agenda is revised, the revised version will be posted there.

The Memorial Event for Nancy Cox will be held at the Tucson Country Club this Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. If you plan to attend, please send an email to Gloria San Angelo, at, so Gloria can inform the family.

SNAP Program to Cease Services by December 31, 2021

The Sunrise Neighborhood Assistance Program (SNAP) has announced that it will end all services and programs by December 31, 2021.

SNAP has been assisting and supporting older adults to remain in their homes as long as possible as they age. The social distancing required during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced SNAP to cease or curtail most services and programs. Even before COVID, however, SNAP saw a dwindling demand for services. This diminished demand has led to SNAP’s decision to close. To see the notice that SNAP has asked be available to all foothills residents, click here.  There is a link to the SNAP website on the Important Local Area Information page of our website.

Very Sad New about Nancy Cox

Vince San Angelo passed along the very sad news that Nancy Cox died around 9:00 a.m. today, September 23rd, 2021. I don’t know the details of the cause of her passing. The family intends to have a memorial event at some time in the future, but no plans have yet been made.

Nancy and her husband were among the original residents of the Sunrise Canyon community. Nancy, who I believe was in her 90’s, was always full of energy, opinions and good humor.

I personally enjoyed many Happy Hours with Nancy, even as her mobility was failing in the last couple of years.  We would share a chuckle when I would occasionally remind her about her comment to me the first time we met, in the pool in 2012.  (Nancy was there with her water-aerobics friends, and I was just floating around trying to cool off.)  Nancy asked if I was going to be a full-time resident. I responded that I was going to keep my permanent residence in Oregon, and that I intended to rent my place out some of the time I wasn’t in Tucson. Her response showed displeasure with my intention to allow renters to use my place. But, she did it in such a direct and not-unfriendly manner that I thought we would get along…and we did. I will miss Nancy.