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Post date: 2017/06/27 - 14:15

CASS will be having a Billiards tournament on July 29th from 1-2:30pm at the Hidden Spot, located just across the street from the office, at 2323 32 Ave NE. You can sign up with someone else as a team, or you can sign up as a single player and I will place you with another single player to form a team. Please RSVP asap with CASS reception, so that I can start planning and know how many tables to book!

Free and Cheap Yoga classes inCalgary Please note that “by donation” classes usually expect a $5-$10 donation.) If you know of a yoga studio with accessibly-priced classes that is not included in this list, please let me know so that I can add them.

  • Outdoor Yoga (Stanley Park): http://www.outdooryoga.ca/  Every Sunday at 1pm there is a yoga practice in Stanley Park by donation.
  • Outdoor Yoga (Bridgeland Park): every Saturday at 1pm, next to the baseball diamond, at the bottom of 9a street and McDougall Road.
  • Journey Yoga(811 1st Ave NE): http://journeyyogawellness.com/classes/class-descriptions/ Click on “Karma Yoga” for the upcoming classes that are offered for-donation, with all donations going to the Calgary Women’s Centre. 
  • LIV Yoga & Wellness(#110 840 6 Ave SW): http://www.livyogayyc.com/schedule.html  has $5 6:30am classes for early risers, and plenty of $10 drop-in classes throughout the week that are clearly indicated on their schedule.
  • Yoga In Bowness(6404 Bowness Road): http://www.yogainbowness.com/ has consistently (more) affordable rates than most other studios.
  • Soul Connexion(#28, 12192 Symons Valley Road NW): http://www.soulconnexion.ca/yoga/drop-in-classes-calgary/ has a link to their $5 Community Yoga classes. It’s a good idea to register for the classes online to make sure there will be enough room for you in the class.
  • My Yoga Calgary(9152 MacLeod Trail SE): https://app.schedulehouse.com/SH/Client/000902?#schedule has $7 community classes that you can find times and dates for by selecting “Community Classes” in the “All Categories” drop down menu.
  • Moksha Yoga(#412, 500 Country Hills Blvd. NE): http://calgary-north.mokshayoga.ca/classes/#schedule2 Moksha Yoga has community classes for $10, and Karma classes by donation, please see the linked schedule to see dates and times. 
  • Breathe Hot Yoga(4 locations- Avenida, McKenzie Towne, Airdrie & Nolan Hill): http://www.breathehotyoga.ca/prices.html has regular $10 classes. Scroll down to the bottom of the page in the link provided to see when they are offered.
  • Yoga Passage(1800 4 St SW): http://yogapassage.ca/schedule/ has “Flow for Five” classes which you can search for in the schedule by following the link and selecting “Flow for five/Traditional Yin” from the drop down menu.
  • Yoga Santosha(1800 4 St SW): http://yogasantosha.ca/yoga/schedule/ has a $5 Yoga Groove class on Friday nights, and a Karma program where you can trade 2 hours of cleaning services a week for unlimited yoga. They consistently have a waitlist of people interested in this program, but if you fill out the application at http://yogasantosha.ca/the-studio/karma-program/ you will find out when they have an opening. 
  • Be Love Yoga(#105, 1409 Edmonton Trail NE): Karma Yoga Class every Friday from 7-8pm by donation.
  • Soul Studios(5126 126 Ave SE): There are $10 classes on Friday nights from 6-7pm, and Sunday mornings from 8:30-9:30am. You will need to register for them through http://soulstudios.ca/yoga/ .
  • Yogadotcalm(3217, 380 Canyon Meadows SE): $5 Funky Friday Flow from 6:15-7:15 pm.

Finally, you can always check out the city of Calgary Yoga and Pilates classes (or any other of their registered classes) by going to http://www.cocnmp.com/recreation/myRecGuide/index.php and making your own recreation guide, or ask around at your community centre- there are smaller classes based out of community centres throughout Calgary.

 

FREE:

July 4: Glacier Skywalk Book Launch@ Shelf Life Books (1302 4 St SW). If you are interested in learning how the Glacier Skywalk in the icefields parkway on the way to Jasper was conceived of and built, this book launch shouldn’t be missed.

July 4: Market on Stephen Ave(between First St.SE & 2 St  SW, on Stephen Ave.) Market starts at 11am. Enjoy a walk along the avenue and check out the food, fashion, jewellery and more.

July 4: Prairie Sky Equine Assisted Therapy Open House@ Sunrise Farm (250079 Range Road 32, Calgary). Starts at 10am. Learn more about the organization, check out programs and demonstrations.

July 5-Aug 30: Music in the Plaza@ Heritage Park Gasoline Alley. Begins at 6pm. Every Wednesday evening, there will be a free live music event in gasoline alley, featuring an artist from The Stampede Talent Search.

July 7-8: Calgary Night Market@ Southcentre Mall. 5-11pm both nights. Food trucks, and lots of fun browsing at this pet friendly event.

July 7-16: Live Music Series @ The King Eddy (438 9 Ave SE) Free live music from 11:30-7pm every day.

PAID:

July 3: Tigi Cosmetics 101 @ Calgary Modern Academy (415 Manitou Road SE) Noon-3pm. Learn some cosmetics basics. This course costs $35.

July 5-9: ‘North American’ @ Spruce Meadows. Tickets are $5. For more info see: https://www.sprucemeadows.com/tournaments/view_tournament.jsp?id=27

July 6: Mid Summer Night Swing @ Poppy Plaza (1100 Memorial Drive) $5. Enjoy some outdoor dancing. The beginner lesson is from 7-8pm, and the social dance follows from 8-10pm. You do not need a partner, or experience!.

 July 7: The *actual* opening day of The Granary (226034 112 St) 9-5pm. Most of the facilities are free to enter, but if you want to explore the Active Learning Park, admission is $17, and $5 for direct support providers when accompanying. Season’s passes are available, as well. The 3kms of paved pathways, wheelchair and unisex bathrooms make a fairly accessible venue, although some of the playground areas are covered in bark chip, and as such are not particularly mobility-friendly. If you go and check it out, let me know what your favourite part was! More info can be found here: https://www.granaryroad.com/

July 7-16: Live Music Series @ The King Eddy (438 9 Ave SE) $20 tickets, must be purchased in advance. Live music from 7pm-close. For tickets and info, check out : https://studiobell.ca/bell-live-series/

July 8:The Good, The Bad, and The Improv @ Rose Room, Alexandria Centre (922 9 Ave SE). 8-9:30pm. tickets are $10 cash only at the door

 

Post date: 2017/06/21 - 12:32

Our neighbours at the Centre 4 Artistic Soles offers inclusive visual and fibre arts programs for all abilities, and they are accepting registrations for their summer programs. I have hard copies of registration forms at the office or you can register online at http://www.centre4-artistic-soles.com/ . General arts and crafts, basic food safety, card making, and quilting are all offered.

The Youth Culinary Arts Program is starting up an 8-week food training program for people between the ages of 16 & 24. This training focuses onfood safety and developing employable skills for working in the food industry. For more information, head to http://www.woodshomes.ca/site/PageNavigator/programs/street_services/programs_culinary.html .

The Calgary Stampede is coming up! We have not been given free tickets this year, but here is a list of free/cheap entry days:

·         Thursday July 6: Sneak a Peak $9 entry 5pm-1am

·         Friday July 7: Parade Day Free entry 11am-1:30pm.

·         Sunday July 9: Family Day- Free Entry 8am-Noon (w/ free pancake breakfast on the grounds for the first 25,000 guests.

·         Tuesday July 11: Seniors day: Free all day for seniors 65+

·         Wednesday July 12: Kids’ day: Free entry for kids 12 & under from 7-9am, $2 admission for the rest of the day.

Support staff get free entry when they enter with the person they are supporting, and will receive a wrist band for re-entry for the rest of the day.

Also, for the duration of the stampede,Olympic Plaza will be transformed into“Rope Square” Which will have daily breakfasts, activities, and a resounding celebratory spirit.

Other ways to save:

Stampede Bucks from Costco: buy $50 worth of stampede bucks that you can use for anything on the grounds for $39.99

Ride all day passes from Safeway/Sobeys for $37.85

Buy 2 general admission entries and 2 Coke products at Mac’s for $27.

Coke 12-packs have a 2-for-1 voucher that will be valid July 10-13 from 5-7pm.

A calendar of stampede breakfasts can be found here: http://stampedebreakfast.ca/events/2017-07/ . Yeehaw!

 

FREE:

June 26: Music Aerobics Dance Party @ Village Square Leisure Centre. 10-11:30am. It’s a hoedown at VSLC! Please see the attached flyer for more info.

June 26: Art Matters: Sounding @ Theatre Junction Grand (608 1 St SW). Come out to connect with Calgary artists and be a part of the conversation around how artists can support each other to a build a strong community. There will be snacks and refreshments available at this free event.

June 28: Community Hubs Launch @ Village Square Leisure Centre. 3pm. The United Way, City of Calgary and Rotary Club of Calgary have been working on building a number of community hubs. These hubs are meant to act as accessible community living rooms, to “connect, socialize, plan, and host community activities”. There will be six hubs opening over the next five years, in Bowness, Greater Forest Lawn, North of McKnight, Sunalta, Village Square & Vista Heights. You can find more info about this project here: http://www.calgaryunitedway.org/impact/communities/community-hubs and about the “Enough for All” campaign that these hubs were developed from here: http://www.calgaryunitedway.org/impact/poverty/enough-for-all

June 29: Granary Road, Calgary’s newest public market, is opening @ 226034 112 St West, MD of Foothills. See https://www.granaryroad.com/ for more info.

June 29: Lighthouse Labs Demo Days @ Assembly Coworking Space (#400- 119 14 St NW) Check out some tech and eat some pizza. There is a capacity limit, so you will need to register through https://www.picatic.com/CalJune2017DD

PAID:

June 26: June Poetry Slam @ Dickens Pub (1000 9 Ave SW) Show starts at 8pm. Admission is $5 at the door.

June 29-July 2: Otafest @ Telus Convention Centre (120 9 Ave SE) Tickets for “Calgary’s premier Anime Festival”  start at $25 and can be found with all of the other information about this event at https://otafest.com/

July 1: Outdoor Skateboarding competition and live music @ Distortion (3828 MacLeod Trail S) Noon-8pm. Admission is $10.

 

 

Post date: 2017/06/14 - 14:08

June 24 is the wrap-up Family Day for Aboriginal Awareness Week, starting off with a free caravan pancake breakfast at 9:30am. This event runs until 9pm, and will be held at the south end of Stampede Park.

Also, Rotary Challenger Park is having their 11th annual Family Fun Day on June 24.  There will be lots of excitement at the Park from 10 am-3pm. Free Hamburgers and drinks, and lots of games and fun are to be had! Please see www.challengerpark.com* for more details. If you would like to volunteer to help out with this exciting event, you can talk to CASS’ own Cal S., by emailing cal@spectraalt.org.

Let me know if you make it to both of these exciting events! There are posters with all of the information about them attached to this post.

 

The Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta has begun registration for their Adult Summer programs. Of you are interested in gardening (horticulture), music therapy, drum circle, cooking, computers, art, yoga, and casual socialization/meet ups, check out http://www.cpalberta.com/programs-services/programs/ to find out how to sign up.

The Regal Cat Café is also opening on June 24, although reservations are already full for the first day! To make a reservation, learn more about this cuddly café and its adoptable cats, go to www.regalcatcafe.com . Reservations are $10 per person, per 45 minute visit.

 

FREE:

June 19: Divers(city): Who is Calgary made for? @ John Dutton Theatre, downtown library. 6:30-8:30pm. Tickets are Free for Students, seniors and people with low incomes, or $5 general admission. Come talk about Calgary’s accessibility, transportation and built form needs.

June 20: Speaking OUT: Understanding Sexuality and Diversity in LGBTQ+ Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Free Webinar from noon-1pm. The free webinar is designed to help “create a welcoming atmosphere and support the diverse needs of a diverse population”. You can sign up through: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2490233691429208321

June 20-Aug 27: Shakespeare at the park@ Prince’s Island Park. This year’s performance is “As You Like It”. For information about the times fo each performance, go to https://www.theatrecalgary.com/2017-18/as-you-like-it

June 21: Campfire Chats: National Aboriginal Day @ St. Patrick’s Island. This campfire will have people talking about space and the mythology of “Blackfoot Skies”.

June 21: Go Skateboarding Day @ Millennium Skate Park. 4-6pm. There will be prizes, contest, and lots of skateboarding.

June 21-23: Fiestaval @ Olympic Plaza. 11am-11pm. This festical celebrates the multitude of latin communities in Calgary. Fodd, live music, dancing and a great time await!

June 23: The People’s Gathering @ Olympic Plaza. 11:30am. This event is a part of Aboriginal Awareness week and will feature the  drumming and dancing of a diversity of indigenous cultures.

June 24: Shiner’s Vintage Car Club “Show and Shine” @ Century Downs Racetrack & Casino (260 Century Downs Dr.)

June 24 & 25: We Are Not an Island Queer Zine Fair @ #1 Legion (basement, 116 7 Ave SE) The event is free, but donation for HIV Community Link will be accepted at the door. Although it is in the basement, the event is wheelchair accessible.

PAID:

June 21-25: Sled Island @ Various Locations. https://www.sledisland.com/ . Has all of the ticket and schedule information you could hope for! There are some free events, so it’s always worth checking the website out to see what you can find.

 

Post date: 2017/06/08 - 14:39

Happy Father’s Day!

Aboriginal Awareness week is coming up from June 19-24, but there are related events starting right away that are included below, and you can find the official calendar of events attached to this posting.

Have you checked out the Alex Community Food Centre yet? They have a number of programs relating to food, gardening, and money that you can check out at http://thealexcfc.ca/programs/ , or just head down to visit them at 4920 17 Ave SE every second Wednesday for a free drop-in community lunch.  

The stampede is coming up, and I will have tons of information coming to you about it in these emails in the coming weeks. For this week though, I just wanted to mention that this year they are selling a “Stampede Superpass” that gets you unlimited entry to the stampede for $39. You will need a smartphone to use it—they scan the pass from your phone at the entry, or you can pay and extra $5 to get a physical pass if you do not have a smartphone. It is only available until June 12 though, so if you plan on going down to the grounds regularly, please plan to get it soon at http://www.calgarystampede.com/superpass

 

FREE:

June 12:Chapters & Chat Indigenous Book Club: The inconvenient Indian by Thomas King @ Forest Lawn Library. Please see the book club’s facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1355131697904160/ for details.

June 12: National Harm Reduction Day@ Olympic Plaza. 11am-1:30pm. Speakers and peer discussions about harm reduction in Calgary.

June 13: DemocracyKit Calgary Launch@ Rose & Crown Pub (1503 4 Street SW). 6:30pm. Find out more about how elections work and how you can be a part of the upcoming Calgary election.

June 15: Bridgeland Riverside Farmer’s Market Season Launch@ BRCA (917 Centre Ave NE) 3:30-7:30 pm. Your favourites are back!

June 17:Super Dad Lounge @ Calgary Farmer’s Market. Dads get massages, and free craft beer and meat samples.

June 18:Music in the Park @ Promenade Park (90 Promenade Way, SE) Noon -3pm. Big Band music, games, treats, caricature artists and more.

PAID:

June 12: Monday Mingle @ Hexagon Board Game Café (1140 Kensington Rd NW) 5pm. Play board games and meet new people. $5 flat rate, with a 1 drink minimum.

June 17: Rocking With Our Sisters @ Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1 (116 7 Ave SE) 7-10pm. This concert is a fundraiser in support of a Walking With Our Sisters commemorative art installation at MRU next spring, in honour of missing & murdered indigenous women.

June 17-18:Wings & Wheels Father’s Day Events @ the hangar museum (4629 McCall Way NE) Admission is free for dads, regular admission is $12. Vintage vehicles, Build your own gliders, and more. http://www.thehangarmuseum.ca/ has more info.

June 18:Rad Dad Day @ Calaway Park. 10am-3pm Dads receive free admission (when accompanied by a child.)

June 18:Drum, Dance & Discover @ Heritage Park. 10am-5pm. Regular admission rates apply.

Jun 18: Calgary Roller Derby Father’s Day@ Triwood Arena (2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW) 10 am. Pay what you Can-- $10 will get you all the coffee you want, and some breakfast treats.

 

 

Post date: 2017/06/01 - 14:37

June 5-11 Events and Activities

 

Speak out! June 2. From the website www.actionhall.ca : “Join us for a day of celebration, reflection and joy. You are invited to the 19th annual ‘Speak Out Festival’ hosted by the Disability Action Hall. ‘Humanity and Me’ is a celebration of disability rights, pride and culture movement in Alberta at the beautiful Lougheed House.” The event will run from 10 am-3pm. See you there!

Is your doctor part of the Mosaic Primary Care Network? If so, you have access to a number of free programs and services, ranging from dieticians, social workers, pain management services, support for getting active, free dental screenings for children between 1-5 years of age, and much more. Please talk to your doctor for more info, and check out some of the programs that would benefit you here: http://mosaicpcn.ca/services/Pages/default.aspx . You can also find a new doctor if you need one through this link.

Alberta is looking for input into the K-12 provincial curriculum. There is a survey up here: https://education.alberta.ca/curriculum-development/take-the-spring-2017-survey/?searchMode=3 . Whether you think that the current curriculum is robust enough or not, everyone’s input is welcome and important in building a stronger future.

The Village Square Leisure Centre’s Summer Adaptive Fitness Guide is out, and attached to this posting.

And, Finally, SE Basketball courts! As always, please let me know if you know of a spot that I missed:

  • Applewood Recreation Park (31 Appleridge Green SE)
  • Douglasdale Park (Douglasdale Blvd & Douglaspark Blvd. SE)
  • Mt. Aberdeen Park (Mt. Aberdeen Close SE)

 

FREE:

June 7: Access to the Danger Zone @ John Dutton Theatre (616 MacLeod Trail SE) 7-9pm. In 2012 Doctors without Borders made a documentary about strategies they had developed to save lives in war zones. This is a screening of that movie. Discussion will follow. Please see http://www.msf.ca/en/event/free-film-screening-in-calgary-access-to-the-danger-zone for more info.

June 8:Living with Wildlife @ Alberta Wildlife Association Cottage School (455 12 St NW). 7-8:30 pm. You are welcome to park in the nearby Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association parking lot. Get the answers to questions about wildlife and, and some of the conflicts that come up when we share space, as we do with Calgary’s great natural spaces. If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP on their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1892186071060653/

Jun 9-24:Suncor Stage One Festival of New Work @ Lunchbox Theatre (115 9 Ave SE) This festival of one-act plays is in its 30th year. Please see http://www.lunchboxtheatre.com/suncor-stage-one-festival for a schedule and more info.

June 10:Bridgeland Cultura Festival @ Bridgland Riverside Community Association (917 Centre Ave NE) 11am-5pm. Vendors, entertainment, and more.

PAID:

June 10-11: Summer Skirmish@ The Military Museums (4520 Crowchild Trail SW) 9 am-6:30pm. Check out Viking raids, medieval duels, and enjoy the atmosphere. Admission is $5, or $10 per vehicle if you have 2 or more people in your vehicle.  A full schedule of events can be found here: https://themilitarymuseums.ca/visit/events-and-exhibits/summer-skirmish

Jun 11:Balzac Vintage and Upcycled Artisan Market @ Balzac Community Hall (10075 TWP 262) 10am-3pm admission is $2.

 

 

Post date: 2017/06/01 - 08:48

Summer is here!!

June brings many events here at CASS and in the community! Check them all out in the June CASS Report.

 

Post date: 2017/05/31 - 14:20

It's that time of year again.... CASS has rented out the Bowling alley at SAIT for an hour of fun, free bowling. Even shoes are included! 

We will be bowling from 1-2 pm. The bowling alley is located in the basement of the SAIT Campus Centre, adjacent to the c-train station. You can get to the basement either by using the stairs beside the Jugo Juice on the main floor, or via the elevator. If you will need the elevator, please let me know so that I can set up access with SAIT. 

You can RSVP by emailing rachel.janzen@c-a-s-s.org, or calling (403) 283-0611, and asking for Rachel. 

Post date: 2017/05/26 - 11:18

Happy Ramadan!

Calgary’s next municipal election is coming up on October 16th, 2017. While that seems like a long way away, people are already registering as candidates. If you or someone you know would like to register to be a candidate, you can find more information by going here: http://www.calgary.ca/CA/city-clerks/Pages/Election-and-information-services/2017-General-election/Information-for-Candidates/candidate-registry.aspx . There is a link to the registration form on the website. Stay tuned for more voter information, resources, and events.

Calaway Park update:  Rates for people with disabilities has gone up to $15 /day this year, and you will need to have an access 2 entertainment card for staff to get in for free.

The rainy season is upon us, and although there is no indication that there will be large scale flooding hazards this year, it’s always good to brush up on your hazard and emergency plans. www.getprepared.ca has lots of great information on knowing the risks, making a plan, and getting kits to make sure that you are prepared for whatever weather gets hurled at us this season.  There is a specialized guide for people with disabilities at https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/pplwthdsblts/pplwthdsblts-eng.pdf . We also have plenty of information for you at CASS if you have trouble accessing the website.

The basketball hoop list is back!  This week we are looking at SW Calgary:

  • Lakeview@ Lancaster Way & 63 Ave
  • Bankview Community Association @ 2418 17 St SW
  • Bow Cliff Senior’s Centre @ 3375 Spruce Dr SW
  • Elbow park tennis club @ 800 34 Ave SW
  • Killarney Aquatic centre @ 1919 29 St SW

 

FREE:

Jun 2: Dance Festival@ Eau Claire. Performances, free classes, and more. 4-6pm.

Jun 2: Calgary Night Market @ Parking lot of Southcentre mall 5pm-11am. Food, live entertainment, karaoke, and a great time.

Jun 3: “From the Easel” Art show and sale@ Willowridge Community Centre (680 Acadia Drive SE)  10:30-5pm. Plenty of different styles and mediums are yours to explore at this event. http://www.fromtheeasel.net/ Has all of the info.

Jun 4: Lilac Festival@ 4 St. SW. 10am-6pm. If you like big crowds and lots of action, Lilac festival is for you. There will be thousands of people at this pedestrian event filled with local talent.  See https://www.lilacfestival.net/ for details.

PAID:

May 26 - Jun 4: Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC!@ Spruce meadows (May 26-28, Crossiron Mills June 1-4). Although they still have some animal acts, the Royal Canadian Family Circus no longer features exotic or endangered animals. Tickets start at $25, and can be found here: http://www.royalcanadiancircus.ca/tickets/

Fri Jun 2: A Chinatown walk into the past@ Various Locations. Events begins at 4pm at The Chinese cultural centre museum ($5), then at 5pm there will be a walking tour with Dale Lee Kwong and Weyman Chan ($5). To wrap up the day there will be a 10-course meal at Silver Dragon Restaurant ($25 tax & tip included) Tickets for the dinner and more information can be found at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dinner-a-chinatown-walk-into-the-past-25-tickets-34616245121

Jun 2-4: Okotoks’ Film Festival@ Rotary Performing Arts Centre (3 Elma St. E, Okotoks, AB).  Tickets are $15 per film, or $50 for a full festival pass. Everything from film industry inside info, to family friendly daytime screenings to horror movies, Okotoks’ first film festival should be interesting. Check out http://okotoksfilmfestival.ca/festival.php for all info. 

Post date: 2017/05/17 - 11:34

Hi Everyone,

I’m taking the week off from listing great outdoor basketball spots in town, but will be back the following two weeks with excellent places to play in South Calgary.

BOWLING AT SAIT is back! We have rented out the SAIT 5-pin bowling alley onFriday June 16 from 1-2 pm! This means that up to 40 people can bowl for FREE-- even the cost of shoes will be covered. We will need you to RSVP ASAP to reserve your spot. The bowling alley is located in the SAIT Campus Centre, conveniently adjacent to the SAIT/ACAD/Jubilee LRT station, down the stairs by the Jugo Juice. If you need to use the elevator, please let us know when you RSVP so that we can have it set up for our use. You will need to RSVP for this event. Please contact the resource facilitator at rachel.janzen@c-a-s-s.org, or (403) 283-0611.

Heritage Park opens for the season on May 20th. Don’t forget to bring your Fee Assistance card for a massively discounted admission fee.

Calaway Park is open on weekends starting May 20th  as well, and season passes are only $45.95 until May 23, when they jump up to $115.95. Regular admission is $39.95. I am waiting on more information about Calaway Park’s reduced rates, and will update you all when I get more info on that.

I’m sure everyone is done thinking about taxes for the year, but it’s a great time to get started on planning for the future, and Momentum is hosting an information session on the Disability Tax Credit and RDSP’s on Wednesday May 31 from 6-8pm. Val Hazle from Plan Calgary will be presenting, and is a wealth of information about how to apply for the Disability Tax Credit, and what doors it can open for you and your family. If you would like to register for this session, please contact Brenda at brendap@momentum.org, or call 403-204-2695.

Calgary will be holding a municipal election on October 16, 2017. If you want to find out who is running and learn more about the issues that affect you, head to http://www.calgary.ca/CA/city-clerks/Pages/Election-and-information-services/2017-General-election/default.aspx .

 

 

FREE:

May 24-27: Calgary International Children’s Festival @ Olympic Plaza. Please note that there are ticketed performances during this event, but all outdoor activities and performances are free.  If you go to http://calgarykidsfest.ca/public/ you can see a full list of activities that are free, as well as shows that you can buy tickets for. This event is engaging for people of all ages.

May 26: Prairie Winds Park Reopens! (223 Castleridge Blvd NE). 3-6pm. This park boasts a zipline, running bowl, picnic shelters and cooking equipment, public art and more. The reopening event will have food trucks, music, speeches, and ribbon cutting and guided public art walks.

May 26-27: Absolutely Art Exhibition and Sale @ Earl Grey Golf Club (6540 20 St SW) Fri 4-9pm, Sat 10am-5pm.

May 27: Inglewood Parade of garage sales @ various locations in Inglewood. Come for a walk through the neighbourhood to see what’s out of store.

May 28: The Calgary Marathon is back! Whether you are running in it or not, it’s a fun day of making noise and cheering people on. (it’s also helpful to be aware of the road closures associated with this event—all info can be found at http://www.calgarymarathon.com/

May 28: Bowness Spring Cleanup @ Bowness Community Association (7904 43 Ave NW) Join the cleanup and connect with your community from 9am-1:30pm.

PAID:

May 25-27: Mind Games @ INKubator Theatre (200 Barclay Parade). 7-10:30pm. Mentalist Jeff Newman will be performing “Science, suggestion and good, old fashioned trickery” Tickets are $18 and can be purchased through https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mind-games-at-the-inkubator-theatre-tickets-32866071304

May 26-28: Flat Track Fever Roller Derby Tournament @ Acadia Recreation Complex (240 90 Ave SE) Tickets to this rager are $15 /day or $30 for the whole event and can be purchased through http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2889461

May 27: Open House @ Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (Priddis, Ab). 8-11pm. cost is $20 per vehicle. This is your chance to use the RAO’s telescopes to see beyond our world. Sean Stotyn will also be speaking about black holes. For more info on this and other events at the observatory, go to https://www.ucalgary.ca/rao/2017_open

May 27&28: Calgary Reptile Expo @ Cedarbrae Community Centre (11024 Oakfield Drive SW) Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm) Regular admission is $7. Come see what the Alberta Reptile and Amphibian Society has to show.

 

Post date: 2017/05/12 - 10:18

We will be drawing for Stampeder's Home games again this year!

CASS Clients can call Reception at 403-283-0611 to enter any, or all the draws! The Labour Day Classic is a draw for CASS Staff.

2017 Home Games

BC Lions - Tuesday, June 6 - 7 pm

Ottawa Red Blacks - Thursday, June 29 - 7 pm

Saskatchewan Roughriders - Saturday, July 22 - 7 pm

Hamilton Tiger Cats - Saturday, July 29 - 7:30 pm

Toronto Argos - Saturday, August 26 - 7 pm

Edmonton Eskimos - Monday, September 4 - 1 pm - this draw is for staff only

BC Lions - Saturday, September 16 - 5 pm

Montreal Allouettes - Friday, September 29 - 7:30 pm

Saskatchewan Roughriders - Friday, October 20 - 7 pm

Winnipeg Blue Bombers - Friday, November 3 - 7:30 pm

Western Semi-final or Final - Sunday, November 12th or 19th - 2:30 pm