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September 18-24 Events and Activities

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Hi Everyone, 

Have you ever heard of a Henson Trust? It is a type of trust that enables people with disabilities to protect their assets in a trust, that will not effect their eligibility for government benefits. Alberta is the only province that doesn’t allow for Henson trusts, and Brian Malkinson, NDP MLA for Calgary-Currie is hoping to change that. Please see http://inclusionalberta.org/news/2017/08/29/feature-story/public-consultation-on-proposed-henson-trust-legislation-in-alberta/ for more information. There is a petition at the office you can sign if you wish to show your support for Henson Trusts in Alberta.

Prosper Canada is hosting a “Future planning tips for people with disabilities and those who support them” on Thursday September 28th from 11am-12:30pm.  You can access registration for this webinar or find more about it by navigating to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7302403562414971139 .

Indefinite Arts is having an Exhibition/Reception on September 28 from 5:30-9pm at 8038 Fairmount Drive SE. There will be light refreshments along with music and artists’ stories. Please RSVP for this event on their facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/events/1364516776980198/

Whether you are looking for volunteer experience, a good meal, or some community connections, check out The Alex Community Food Centre at http://thealexcfc.ca/programs/ to see what interests you. They even have a free Community Lunch every second Wednesday from Noon-1pm!

Pre-Career Program at Columbia College. If you have access to PDD funding, Columbia College may be able to support you in pursuing education and employment in a variety of industries ranging from childcare to automotive work, manufacturing and even office support! https://www.columbia.ab.ca/programs-courses/pre-career-programs/community-support-services-department-2/ can help you navigate Columbia College’s services.

 

FREE:

Sep 23: Veg Fest @ Shaw Millennium Park. 11am-6pm. Find local vegan products, listen to some live music, and enjoy the waning summer weekend. More info can be found at www.vegfestcalgary.com

Sep 23: Doors Open YYC @ Various Locations. Calgary has some interesting corners that we don’t always get to see. Doors Open YYC is looking to shine a light on aspects of Calgary as far-reaching as manufacturing, architecture, history, religion, science, technology and more. Get the scoop at http://www.doorsopenyyc.org/

Sep 23: Equinox Vigil @ Union Cemetery (27 Spiller Road SE). 6:30-9:30pm. “Each year on Autumn Equinox, people of all ages and beliefs gather in historic Union Cemetery. There, surrounded by fresh flowers, fluttering prayer flags and glowing lanterns, they join members of Calgary’s vibrant arts community in creating bittersweet rituals of remembrance and reflection.” -- http://www.equinoxvigil.ca/

Sep 23 & 24: Kiwanis Apple Festival @ Kamp Kiwanis (241001 Range Road 42). 10 am-4pm. If it has to do with apples, you will find it at this festival! Baking, archery, crafts, games, live entertainment and a farmer’s market --How about them apples? https://www.kiwanisapplefestival.org/

PAID:

Sep 20- Oct 1: Calgary International Film Festival @ Eau Claire Cinema & Globe Cinema. Check out http://www.calgaryfilm.com/ for schedule and more info. Tickets are $15 to each film, or you can buy packs of tickets that you can share @ 10 tickets for $12.50 each ($125 total) , or 20 tickets for $12 each ($240 total).

Sep 20: Ghost Tour @ Heritage Park (1900 Heritage Drive SW) 7-8:30pm. $19.95 Admission, unfortunately there is no fee assistance rate for these tours. The tour is 90 minutes of eerie stories of paranormal activity.

Sep 21-24: Calgary Fall Home Show @ BMO Centre. This event has a $16 admission price, but we have plenty of free tickets at the office.

Sep 22 & 23: Oktoberfest @ Big 4 Building. 4pm-Midnight. Tickets start at $15. More info on this fun festival can be found at: http://albertabeerfestivals.com/