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Post date: 2019/09/27 - 09:10

Hi everyone,

Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of September 30 to October 6:


  • Jul 2-Oct 15: Farmers Market @ Triwood Community Association (2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW) 3-7pm. Runs every Tuesday throughout the summer.
  • October 3 (7:00pm): Bluegrass and Bourbon Featuring The Blue Stones – At Booker's BBW & Crab Shack (10, 316 3 Street SE) take in a night jam-packed with Southern eats, Kentucky bourbon and Canadian rock, all courtesy of Ezra Brooks Bourbon. Canadian duo The Blue Stones will deliver on the bluegrass, as they perform their unique sound inspired by the genre. For more information:

  • October 5 (7:00pm): DJ Chill Room Featuring Edmonton's Petroleum Soul Club - At SunnySider (1, 3300 14 Ave NE), there will be a DJ night featuring a mix of Calgary and Edmonton talent. Local act DJ Chill Room and Dirty City selectors Petroleum Soul Club will be playing smooth tunes from 7pm to midnight.

  • October 6 (10:00am-4:00pm): MEOW Charity Thrift Shop Grand Opening - Cat charity MEOW Foundation (336 41 Ave NE),  welcomes everyone to its thrift shop on October 6. You can shop, enjoy refreshments and be eligible for door prizes!


  • Calgary Farmyard (Formerly Calgary Corn Maze) -  a fun place to go for all, about 10 SE southeast of Calgary. For more information on what's going on each week: Admission: online: $14.95, gate: $16.95


  • October 2 (6:00pm-9:00pm): Pyrros Dimmas at Freedom Besieged Calgary Screening – At the Calgary Hellenic Banquet Hall (1 Tamarack Cres SW) - the Hellenic Community of Calgary and four-time Olympic medalist Pyrros Dimmas at this documentary screening and fundraiser. This documentary is about the Greek Financial crisis' impact on the nation's youth. Admission: $25
  • October 2 (7:00pm): Pigs: Canada's Pink Floyd - At Bella Concert Hall (4825 Mount Royal Gate SW), catch Pigs: Canada's Pink Floyd as they bring their latest tribute show to Calgary as part of their "In The Flesh" tour. You can expect to hear songs from Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals on The Wall and much more. Admission: $45-$49.50. For more information:
  • October 5 (7:30pm-10:30pm): Calgary Old-time Experience Sqaure Dance –At the Irish Cultural Society (6452 35 Ave NW) - enoy a live music square dance open to all levels of experience and without partner requirements at the Irish Cultural Society. Tickets in advance are $20 or $25 at the door. For more information:

  • October 6 (3:00pm): Matt Blais - At the Gallery House (119 Nottingham Road NW), Matt Blais is playing. Admission: $25


Have a excellent week!

Post date: 2019/09/19 - 11:57

Hi everyone,

Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of September 23 to 29:


  • Jul 2-Oct 15: Farmers Market @ Triwood Community Association (2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW) 3-7pm. Runs every Tuesday throughout the summer.


  • September 23 - 27 (10:00pm-6:00pm): The Sacred of Art of Tibet: Sand Mandala of Compassion – At the Calgary Central Library, the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society and the Library are welcoming four monks from the Dzongkar Choede Monastery - one of the oldest monasteries of upper Tibet. They will use the main foyer of the Central Library to create a sand mandala. The monks will work for 8 hours each day to create the mandala. On Friday, September 27, there will be a final ceremony.

  • September 26 - 28: Dynamic Environment Opening Weekend – Join Contemporary Calgary (701 11 St SW) for a jam packed weekend of special programs for the new exhibition of Dynamic Environment. For more information for times and what's going on each day:

  • September 27 (5:30pm): Ian Burton – At King Eddy (439 9 Ave. SE), there is a free indie performance as he wraps up his National Music Centre residency.

  • September 27 (6:30pm-8:30pm): Portrait Talk & Demo Featuring Panasonic S-Series Cameras – At the Camera Store Classroom (3060 9 St SE) become a master of portrait photo lighting at this special presentation with Swedish photographer Johan Sorensen will discuss different types of lighting. For more information:

  • September 27 (7:00pm-9:20pm)& 28 (10:00am-8:30pm): Calgary Jazz Orchestra Interactive Experience - At St. Stephen's Anglican Church (1121 14 Ave SW). Calgary Jazz Orchestra is hosting two jam-packed days of free fun as part of Alberta Culture Days.

  • September 27 (7:00pm-9:00pm): AlterNative: Atsiniiksisstsii - At Glenbow Museum, this edition of Emmedia's AlterNative is curated by Curtis Running Rabbit Lefthand of Indigenous Resilience in Music as part of Alberta Culture Days.


  • September 28 - 29 (times and locations vary - see link): Doors Open YYC -  Calgary's annual weekend of behind-the-scenes learning returns. Dozens of free events welcome visitors to check out some events you wouldn't get to see any other time. Lots of fun and interactive experiences available. For more information:
  • September 28 - 29: Red Bull Outliers - Red Bull Outliers merges the challenges of enduro off-road motocross with the urban environment for a competitive bike event unlike you've ever seen. Over 200 experienced riders will be there. Day one is outside of Eau Claire Market and day two heads to the ghost town of Steveville, AB. For more information:
  • September 28 (8:30am-6:00pm): Heartisan's Market - This even is at Balzac Community Hall Association. Heartisan's Market is a charitable market of antiques, art, vintage wares, handmade goods and more. Admission: $5
  • September 28 (6:00pm - 8:30pm): eye for the Wild Gallery Event - At Central Library, you can marvel at entries to Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society's wildlife photography competition being showcased at this family-friendly gallery exhibition. This evening will have a variety of short presentation from photographers, wildlife experts and education ambassadors.


  • September 23 (7:00pm): Cookbook Co. Cooks & Wordfest Present Calgary Eats – At Memorial Park Library, join authors of Calgary Eats Gail Norton and Karen Ralph in an evening of 'seconds' as they celebrate the sequel of their 2014 bestseller Calgary Cooks. There will be seven Calgary chefs dish on tales from the other side of the line, sharing stories behind their creations. Tickets include a themed cocktail courtesy of the Eau Claire Distillery, as well as some small-bite samples of dishes found in the book. Admission: $20-$25
  • September 24 (6:00pm): Let's Talk About... Waste – At Central Library, the latest d.talks event will dive into how design impacts waste and how we can create a waste-free future.  Admission: $12 -$15 (at door price)
  • September 24 (9:00pm): Strange Breed – At The Polomino, catch female garage-rockers Strange Breed as they bring a modern twist on the '90's "riot grrrl" ethos to Calgary. Strange Breed incorporates lyrics that are socially conscious, touching on a variety of topics such as gender discrimination, mental illness, LGBTQ+ visibility, sexual assault and gun laws. Admission: $10-$13
  • September 25 - 28 (times vary - see link): Taj Express – At the Jubilee Auditorium, Alberta Ballet's 2019-2020 season starts off with a visiting production 'Taj Express'. This show exhibits Indian traditions with pop culture with of course, Bollywood flair. Admission: See link - price varies For more information:
  • September 26 (5:30pm-9:30pm): History Happenings - Metis: Exploring the Contemporary Legacies - At the Lougheed House (707 13 Ave SW) there will be an evening of talks, art and music for all to come out and enjoy. Admission: $8-$12.50


  • September 27 (5:30pm): Rush Hour: Greatest Opera Hits - At Jack Singer Concert Hall, get a crash course in opera history with this no-holds-barred performance of selections of some of the greatest operas of all time. Admission: $30
  • September 27 (6:00pm-9:00pm): Black and White Movie Night: The Manchurian Candidate - in this iteration of Fort Calgary's black and white movie series, you will have the opportunity to watch Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Singh in the thriller the Manchurian Candidate. Admission: $15
  • September 27 (7:00pm): Sam Kirmayer - At Lolitas Lounge (1413 9 Ave SE), Montreal-based jazz guitarist Sam Kirmayer is hitting the road in support of his second album, High and Low. Admission: $15
  • September 27 & 28 (times vary, see link): Dana Gould - At the Laugh Shop, Hotel Blackfoot, Dana Gould is performing. This comedian was a writer and producer on The Simpsons for several seasons and has done writing on Seinfeld, Family Guy, The Ben Stiller Show, just to name a few. Admission: $14.95 - $21.95. For more information:
  • September 28 & 29 (10:00am-5:00pm): Railway Days - Go to Heritage Park for the 33rd Annual Railway Days. Admission: standard Heritage Park admission rates apply.


Have a excellent week!

Post date: 2019/09/16 - 10:42

Hi everyone,

Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of September 16 to 22:


  • Jul 2-Oct 15: Farmers Market @ Triwood Community Association (2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW) 3-7pm. Runs every Tuesday throughout the summer.
  • September 16 (7:00pm-9:30pm): Hello/Goodbye: Sharanpal Ruprai and Liz Howard – At Lunchbox Theatre, you will hear readings from both writers and participate in a reception afterward. This event is free, but you do have to RSVP. For more information:

  • September 18 – 22: Beakerhead – A festival of art, science and engineering returns in a big way. Key events include, The Spectacle in Prince’s Island Park on September 21, For Science! at Telus Spark on September 20, Lunch Without Light at Dark Table on September 18 and 20, Seven Wonderers at Studio Bell on September 19 and more! Check out the link for more information and pricing:

  • September 18 (7:00pm): Ian Burton – At King Eddy (439 9 Ave. SE), there is a free indie performance as he wraps up his National Music Centre residency

  • September 20 (8:00pm-11:00pm): Spectral Illuminations IV – Emmedia and Beakerhead brings the Memorial Park Library to life during this evening. Ten local media artists and collectives have created original project-mapping installation to light up the building.

  • September 21 (9:00am-3:00pm): Kerby Expo 2019 – Calgary’s community for adults 55+ is holding their annual expo right by Kerby C-Train Station to live music, trade show booths and education session.


  • September 18 – 21: Calgary Clown Festival – At the Pumphouse Theatre, they are partnering up with The Calgary Clown Society for the first Calgary Clown Festival. There will be six original shows staged over the four days. For more information and pricing:
  • September 20 (7:00pm): Alberta Spotlight: Beach Season – At Studio Bell (850 4 St SE), catch duo Beach Season as they showcase their blend of R&B and electronic pop. Admission: $10-$15
  • September 19 – 22 (varying times, see link): The Calgary Fall Home Show – get ideas for your home for everything from organization, decor and renovations. If you’re one of the lucky few that got free tickets at reception a couple of weeks ago, don’t forget that this event is coming up! For more information:
  • September 20 (7:00pm): Samson et Dalilah – At First Baptist Church, this 142 year old opera tells the biblical tale of Samson and Delilah. Admission: $25-$40
  • September 21 (8:00pm): Steve Hill – At King Eddy, come see this one-man band, playing blues rock. Admission $20-$30

Have a excellent week! 

Post date: 2019/08/21 - 12:36

Two new dates for CPI training have been scheduled. Please confirm your schedule with your coordinator and call reception to register.

Thursday and Friday, September 19th and 20th

Thursday and Friday, October 24th and 25th


Post date: 2019/08/02 - 08:22

The August CASS Report includes a good-bye message from Steven Law - DON'T MISS IT!

The newsletter also includes information on "Inclusion Matters Calgary Campaign". Don't miss this opportunity to tell your story to inform the public about the value of diversity and inclusion!


Post date: 2019/07/16 - 13:27

It is our great pleasure to share with everyone the CASS 2018-2019 Annual General Report.

The 2018-2019 fiscal year was an eventful one at CASS with lots of exciting developments.

Check out the Annual General Report for the details!

Post date: 2019/07/03 - 12:17

Hi Everyone,

This listing will cover two weeks—  we will be back with more toward the end of the month.

Recovery College has a new course guide out for Fall/Winter 2019, there are copied at the CASS office, or you can check out These courses focus on personal development and growth, and they are all free. 

Value Days for the upcoming Calgary Stampede:

  • July 4: Sneak a Peak- Entry is only $9 from 5-11pm
  • July 5: Parade Day – Entry is free from 11am-1:30pm
  • July 7: Family Day – Entry is free from 7:30-10:30am.
  • July 9: Community Day- Entry is only $2 from 10am-2pm, Free for seniors all day.
  • July 10: Kids Day- Free entry for kids and accompanying adults from 7-9am, $2 entry all day for kids under 12.



Jul 8: Dementia Conversation Café @ Lukes’ Drug Mart (3407 26 Ave SW) 10am-Noon. This is a casual drop-in social event, open to anyone impacted by dementia.

Jul 11: YYC Ultimate Obstacles @ South Glenmore Park (24 St SW) 6-8pm. Open drop-in outdoor obstacle course, weather permitting.

Jul 12: Inglewood Night Market @ 9 Ave & 10 St SE. 5-11pm. Come out, enjoy the weather and meet new people wandering around Inglewood.

Jul 12-14: Calgary Turkish Festival @ Eau Claire Market (200 Barclay Parade SW) 11am-10pm. Admission is free, but food and activity coupons will cost $2 each.

Jul 14: Tails & Treasures @ University District (4410 University Dr NW) 1-5pm. This dog-friendly and dog-focused event will have live entertainment, a pet market, and pooch competitions running from 1-2pm.

Jul 14: Calgary Wind Symphony @ Riley Park (800 12 St NW) 1-4pm. Bring chairs/blankets/snacks and enjoy a casual symphony in the park

Jul 15: Fire Week @ Central Memorial Park (1221 2 St SW) 11:30am-1:30pm. Learn about fire safety and have fun with local firefighters

Jul 18: Jazz Battle @ Central Memorial Park (1221 2 St SW) 5-7pm. Two jazz bands will compete with each other over six rounds of improvised music, with Tim Tamashiro refereeing.

Jul 18: Disability Tax Credit & RDSP Info Session @ Momentum (#16, 2936 Radcliffe Dr SE) 10am-Noon. please register by calling Jordan at (403) 204-2692.

Jul 19-21: Fiestaval Latin Festival @ Olympic Plaza (228 8 Ave SE) 11am-10pm. Entertainment, vendors, and tons of fun.

Jul 19-21: Alberta Gem Show @ Best Western Village Park Inn (1804 Crowchild Trail NW)

Jul 20: Creekfest @ Bow Valley Ranch, Fish Creek Park (South end of Bow Bottom Tr SE).

Jul 20: Zero Waste Festival @ 656 Confluence Way, 11am-6pm. “an interactive festival focused on reducing waste and leading a low waste lifestyle”.

Jul 20: Festival of Chariots @ Shaw Millennium Park 2-5pm. Free vegetarian Feast, live music, performances, exhibits and vendors.

Jul 20: Food Truck Fiesta @ Evanston (115 Evanston Dr NW) 4-9pm. Family friendly games and activities, music, etc.


Jul 9: Date night @ Studio Bell (850 4 St SE) Admission is only $10 from 5-8pm. You don’t have to have a date to take advantage of this low price admission.

Jul 12-14: Comic Fest @ Calaway Park (245033 Range Road 33) Dress like your favourite (family-friendly) superheroes, and check out the artist market.




Post date: 2019/06/28 - 10:43


Be sure and note the date of July's Dinner Club - it is the second Wednesday - July 10th!

Also, remember to sign up for the draws for Stampeder Game tickets - call reception at 403-283-0611



Post date: 2019/06/25 - 12:11

Hi Everyone, 

CASS has received 3 free passes to the ‘North American’ competition at Spruce Meadows, for July 5-7.  Each of these passes includes 2 free adult tickets, 2 free children’s tickets, 2 kids activity tickets which can be used for the carousel, mini train, etc. If you would like these tickets, please reply to this email to let me know.

Calgary has a new free arts event going on all through the city this summer-- Lawn Chair Theatre. It’s family-friendly and free and you can find out where it will be near you by going to

If you are looking for something to do on Canada Day this year, there is a giant list of events that you can choose from here: You can also find info about road closures, Calgary Transit, and The Fireworks show through the link.



Jul 2-Oct 15: Farmers Market @ Triwood Community Association (2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW) 3-7pm. Runs every Tuesday throughout the summer.

Jul 3: Graffiti Mural Summer Camp @ The Alex Community Food Centre  (4202 17 Ave SE) Youth ages 14-24 are welcome to take part in a free summer mural camp. For times and registration, check out

Jul 3- Aug 28: Music in the Plaza @ Heritage Park Town Square, right before the gates. 6-8pm. Each Wednesday evening there will be live music. See artist listings here:

Jul 5: Salsa on the Street @ 100 Stephen Ave SE 6-9pm. Salsa DJ’s take over the block. There will be instructors from Dance studios there if you want help to learn to dance Salsa. 

Jul 6: Experience the Reservoir @ South Glenmore Park (24 St SW) 1-4pm.  Cycle, walk or roll through a scavenger hunt along the pathway system. This event is weather dependent. Call 311 for updates or cancellations.

Jul 6: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Movie Screening @ Tomkins Park (8 st & 17 Ave SW). This event is part of Saturday’s on 17th; which starts at noon each Saturday from Jun 8-July 27 and features live music, games, and a market before the movie screenings at 6pm. For more details see


Jul 3-7: North American @ Spruce Meadows (18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW) Tickets are $5. Check out the Schedule at

Jul 5-7: Mexifest @ Eau Claire Plaza (255 Barclay Parade SW) Tickets are $15, free for seniors and kids under 12. Find out more at

Jul 6: The Great Queer Bannock Face Off @ CommunityWise Resource Centre (223 12 Ave SW) 3-5pm. Tickets to try the sweet or savoury, baked or fried bannock will be priced on a sliding scale, and there will be free tea and coffee.




Post date: 2019/06/19 - 08:14

Hi Everyone, 

Did you know that Max Bell Arena, along with the Genesis Centre and Marlborough Mall host the Active Adults Program? You can find out more about this free, casual, active living program here:

Summer is here, and Calgary parks are calling. Spend the day wandering around the river, through St Patrick’s island and Prince’s Island, head south to Fish Creek park, check out the labyrinth at 37 Silver Springs Dr NW, or find a green space near you.

Value Days for the upcoming Calgary Stampede:

July 4: Sneak a Peak- Entry is only $9 from 5-11pm

July 5: Parade Day – Entry is free from 11am-1:30pm

July 7: Family Day – Entry is free from 7:30-10:30am.

July 9: Community Day- Entry is only $2 from 10am-2pm, Free for seniors all day.

July 10: Kids Day- Free entry for kids and accompanying adults from 7-9am, $2 entry all day for kids under 12.



Jun 13-30 Canimex Canadian Music Competition National Final @ Eckhardt-Grammate Hall (206 University Dr NW) Check out the schedule for this free event here:

Jun 25-30: Pan-American @ Spruce Meadows (18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW) Check out the schedule at

Jun 26: Family Social BBQ @ North East Family Connections (95 Falshire Drive NE) 4:30-7:30pm

Jun 27: Multiculturalism Day @ genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd NE) 3-9pm. Games, food, performances and more.

Jun 28: Sissy Fit: A Queer Cabaret @ Engineered Air Theatre () Doors at 6:30, Performance at 7:30. TO find out more, or register, go to


Jun 27-August 18: A Midsummer’s Night Dream – Shakespeare by the Bow @ Prince’s Island Park. Tues-Sun @ 7:30pm, Sunday @ 2pm. Admission is by donation to this can’t-miss outdoor theatre.

Jun 29-Jul 1: The Mac + Cheese Festival @ Olympic Plaza (8 Ave SE). Admission is free but you will been to buy food tickets.