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May 7-13 Events and Activities

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Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone who went to the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo had a great time this year! There has been a lot of discussion since the Expo about the changes to the Expo Accessibility policies. If you noticed that the Expo was more difficult to attend/get the full experience from with these changes, you are welcome to look into a petition going around to ask the new Expo Organizers to consider changing their policies to ensure that the event can be more accessible for everybody. You can find the petition here: http://www.petitions24.com/fanexpoaccessibility  , and more information about the situation at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-expo-accessibility-1.4635825

While we are discussing accessibility, did you know about the Good Host Audience Accessibility and Inclusion Program? Inside Out Theatre has been doing incredible work making Calgary’s Theatre world more accessible, and are bringing a pay-what-you-can approach to their work. You can read the Announcement here: https://www.facebook.com/IOTYYC/posts/1674752559245729

https://www.thestar.com/edmonton/2018/04/29/app-created-by-u-of-a-professor-aims-at-better-accessibility-for-wheelchair-users-around-edmonton.html discusses an app called Click n’ Push, being developed in Edmonton to help wheelchair users navigate “how challenging the route they plan on taking is” in the city.

If any of these stories interest you, you want to make deeper connections, or just celebrate, don’t forget about Disability Pride Alberta on Sunday Jun 3, from 11am-2pm. You can find all of the info here: http://disabilitypridealberta.com/

 

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May 7: Overdose prevention, naloxone training & Safeworks update @ Sheldon Chumir Health Centre (1213 4 St SW) 6-8pm. Personal and professional perspectives on harm reduction and the opioid crisis. Show up to this event, or go to https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/page12491.aspx to find out more about Naloxone kits, etc.

May 8: Father’s Autism Network Monthly meeting @ location to be determined (contact lyndon@autismcalgary.com  for more info) whether you are a father on the spectrum, or you have children on the spectrum, this meeting is a time to connect and relax.  

May 10: Pizza party and STI screening for queer and trans youth (ages 24 and under) @ Sheldon Chumir Centre, 3rd Floor. 5-8pm. Get tested in a casual, accessible, low-stress and private setting.

May 11-13: CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale @ Calgary Curling Club (720 3 St SW) One of Calgary’s best book sales is coming up, Fri & Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am -2pm. Admission is free this year, and all proceeds from book sales goes towards Calgary Reads.

May 12: Wastewater Treatment Tour @ Glenmore Reservoir. 10am-12pm or 1-3pm. Tours are capped at 30 people so register ASAP. For more information and to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/glenmore-water-treatment-plant-tour-may-2018-tickets-26957209740 The next public tour will be on Saturday September 8th.

May 12: DogFest Spring Fling @ Triwood Arena (2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW) 10am-4pm. http://www.dogfest.ca/ has all of the info on this vendor event. You don’t have to buy anything to go and enjoy the pup-filled event, though.

May 12: Calgary Stampeders Fan Fest @ McMahon Stadium (1817 Crowchild Trail NW) The event runs from 9am to 4pm, music and free pancake breakfast at 9am, then a field full of festivities starts at 10am.  

May 12: Science Rendezvouz @ SAIT (Aldred Centre, 1301 16 Ave NW) Come check out what’s going on in robotics, chemistry, film and video.

May 12: Community Street Market @ New Brighton Residents Association (2 New brighton Drive SE) 9am-3pm. Loads of deals, people, and food trucks.

May 12-13: Horde at the Hive @ Chinook Honey Company (386087 16 St W Okotoks, AB) 10 am-5pm both days. Live-action battle re-enactments, artisan market, Viking-style food and, of course, mead. You can find all of the info at chinookhoney.com

May 12-13: Calgary Spring Fibre Festival @ Crossroads Market (1235 26 Ave SE) Wander through and look at all of the wool, yarn, and finished textiles.

May 12: YYC Alternative Market @ Inglewood Community Association (1740 24 Ave SE) 10am-4pm. This local market is presented by X92.9fm.

PAID:

May 10: Adults only Night: Suspended Reality @ TELUS Spark Science Centre (220 St George’s Dr NE). This month’s Adults-only night will have you taking on a new identity, meeting strange people, and trying strange things, in the end sorting out an evening-long mystery. Regular Admission rates apply, but you can always sign out one of CASS’s community passes to get 6 people in for free.