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Post date: 2019/05/07 - 12:36

Hi Everyone,

CASS has two sets of two tickets to the Calgary Stampeders game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders for Friday May 31 @ 7pm, Row 5, Section X. There will be a draw on May 22nd for these tickets. If you want to be entered into the draw, please call CASS reception at (403) 283-0611.

MoMo Movement is holding a draw for 2 free tickets to their performance of “The Mind Palace” running from June 14-16. People who want to enter the draw are encouraged to make a drawing of their “Mind Palace (Imagination). You can enter the draw by calling (403) 283-0611 and asking for the Resource Facilitator, by responding to this email, or by handing me your drawing directly.

The Calgary Society of Community Opportunities is starting their Spring session for Social Skills programs on May 13th. Movement, Drumming, baking, and more programs are available. Please see the attached class description sheet and registration form.

Did you know that Calgary has an affordable mobile food market? On Tuesdays and Wednesdays the market is in either Sunalta, Bridgeland, Pineridge Shaganappi or Manchester. You can find more information and the schedule at https://yyc.rescuefood.ca/cmm-project/ Anyone can take part in the market, which aims to have all of the food selling for less than you would have to pay at any grocery store, and to stock fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, bread, and some non-perishables. It is also a great opportunity tovolunteer, and you can find out more about that through the link above.

 

FREE:

May 13: Cleaning Essentials @ location TBA. 7-8:30pm. Learn how to make your own cleaning products. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cleaning-essentials-tickets-60915642326?aff=allevents

May 15: Opportunity for all: Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy @United Way Social Impact Lab (209 8 Ave SW) 1-2:30pm. Learn about the new plan to reduce poverty in Canada. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/opportunity-for-all-canadas-poverty-reduction-strategy-info-session-tickets-60891191192?aff=ebapi

May 15: Outdoor Market Season Opener @ Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmer’s Market (1320 5 Ave NW) 3-7pm. Celebrate Spring with food, games, activities and giveaways.

May 17: Free Yoga Class @ Central Library (800 3 St SE) 3-3:45 pm. Space is milited, so please register through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-yoga-class-in-central-public-library-calgary-may-17-2019-tickets-60540716914?aff=efbeventtix

May 17: Ratatouille- Free Family Movie Night @ Triwood Community Association (2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW) 6pm. Bring pillows, blankets etc. to have a cozy movie night. There will be snacks available for sale, as well.

PAID:

May 7-June 25: Powerchair Soccer and Para Soccer @ Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd NE) Find out more about the programs at http://www.acpsa.ca/calgary

May 13: Drop-In Figure and Still-Life Drawing @ New Motion Gallery (2001 10 Ave SW) 7-9pm. $10 for still life, $20 for figure drawing, bring your own supplies. To pre-register/pay go to  https://squareup.com/store/motion-gallery-society/item/drop-in-drawing

May 17-19: Otafest 2019 @ Calgary Telus Convention Centre (120 9 Ave SE) This event is all things anime. Find out more at https://otafest.com/

May 18: Spring Concert/Art Salon @ New Motion Gallery (2001 10 Ave SW) 2-5pm. Check out local performing artists and musicians. Admission is $10, free for anyone under 18. https://www.facebook.com/events/986267618247775/?active_tab=discussion

 

Post date: 2019/04/29 - 14:12

Hi Everyone,

FREE:

May 2-16: Children’s Art Exhibition @ Calgary Municipal Building (800 MacLeod Tr SE) 6am-6pm. Artwork from North Mount Pleasant Art Center and Wildflower Art Center will be on display.

May 7: Behind the Scenes Tour @ Glenbow Museum (130 9 Ave SE) 1:30-2:30pm. Comb through the Glenbow’s archives with the museum’s President and CEO. You can register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/behind-the-scenes-curators-picks-tour-of-the-glenbow-museum-tickets-60578743653

May 8: YYC Trees: Tree Pests & Disease @ Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd NE) 6:15-7:45 pm. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/yyc-trees-tree-pests-disease-tickets-55779199086?aff=ebdssbdestsearch there will need to be a minimum of 15 attendees for this to go ahead.

May 9-June 8: Dianne Hove @ Alberta Craft Gallery (1721 29 Ave SW) Learn more about the inspiration and techniques Dianne uses to make ceramic pottery. 11am-5pm.

May 10-12: May Classic II @ Spruce Meadows (18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW) https://www.sprucemeadows.com/tournaments/view_tournament.jsp?id=19 has all of the info.

May 11: Water Treatment Plant Tour @Glenmore Water Treatment Plant (1668 56 Ave SW) 10am-Noon and 1-3pm. For more info and tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/glenmore-water-treatment-plant-tour-may-2019-tickets-58793939255?aff=allevents Register ASAP, these tours sell out very quickly.

May 11: Calgary Stampeders Fanfest @ McMahon Stadium (1817 Crowchild Trail NW) 9am-2pm. Free pancake breakfast, live music, free samples and more.

May 11: Family Stargazing @ Ralph Klien Park (12350 84 St )6:30-9:30pm. There will be presentations from the Royal Astronomical Society and equipment set up to check out the worlds beyond us. Bring your own mug for free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.

May 11: Grand Re-opening @ Calgary Harley-Davidson (2475 Pegasus Rd NE) Live music, fresh displays and more.

May 11: Spring Market @ Triwood Community Association (2244 Chicoutimi Dr NWw) 9am-3pm.

May 11 & 12: Calgary Spring Fibre Festival @ Crossroads Market (1235 26 Ave SE) Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-3pm.  See demonstrations, and meet vendors and other people interested in fibre arts in Calgary.

May 11 & 12: Riverview Artists Spring Show and Sale @ Killarney-Glengarry Community Hal (2828 28 St SW) Sat 10am-4pm, Sun Noon-4pm. Check out the work of 12 local artists using various styles and techniques.

May 12: Monthly Open House @ AVRO Museum (229 Avro Lane—near the Springbank airport) 11am-2pm. Check out their work on a The Avro Arrow replica, and for a donation you can experience a flight simulator.

 

PAID:

May 10: Black & White Movie Nights- King Kong @ Fort Calgary (750 9 Ave SE) Movie starts at 7pm, doors at 6:15. Admission is $15.

May 10-12: CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale @ Calgary Curling Club (720 3 St NW) Opens at 9am each day, ends 9pm Friday and Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. Entrance fee is $2, and the books are dirt cheap. Parking will be free in both the Curling Club parking lot and the Calgary Parking Authority lot just off memorial drive, east of the curling club for this event.

 

Post date: 2019/04/24 - 08:00

Hi Everyone,

CASS will be hosting an information session from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) about the Disability Tax Credit and the Registered Disability Savings Plan on May 10th, 2019 from 1-2:30pm. Everyone is welcome. You will learn about what these credits and benefits are, and what the process is to apply. Part of the presentation will also cover common scams and how to avoid them.

On Monday May 14th, from 1:-2:30 pm there will be a knitting group meeting at the CASS office to chat, trade patterns, and offer encouragement to new and expert knitters and crocheters. This group is free and open to anyone from CASS. If you have any questions or want to know more, please contact rachel.janzen@c-a-s-s.org

FREE:

Apr 30: Vecova’s 50th Anniversary Party @ Vecova (3304 33 St NW) 3-6pm. Music dancing, food and a raffle.

May 1: Free Yoga Class @ Central Library (800 3 St SE) 9:30-11:45am. Free, gentle yoga class. You will need to register through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-yoga-class-in-central-public-library-calgary-may-01-2019-tickets-60542714890?aff=ebdssbdestsearch as there are only 25 spots available.

May 1: Mad Max Ride YYC “Make your own costume” workshop @ Fuse 33 Makerspace (1720 Radisson Dr SE) 6-9pm. Get together to make costumes for the upcoming Mad Max themed  Critical Mass Bike Ride on June 22. https://www.shopreworks.ca/events/

May 3-Jun 16: CHROMA—Public Art Installation at SouthCentre Mall (100 Anderson Rd SE) Original public art by local artists in the Mall’s Centre Court. This installation will be open during regular mall hours.

May 3: Calgary Night Market @ Eau Claire Mall (200 Barclay Parade SW) 5-11pm. Vendors, games, and a DJ.

May 4: Workshop Studio’s Spring Fling @ Workshop Studios (2501 ALyth Road SE) Noon-6pm. There is a ton going on at this Open Studio, including a fundraiser for the Calgary Humane Society). https://www.facebook.com/events/395222067699331/

May 4: Parkdale Art Club Spring Art Sale @ Parkdale Centre (3512 5 Ave NW) 10am-4pm. Refreshments and original local art for sale.

May 5: Mount Pleasant Potters Guild Spring Pottery Market @ Triwood Community Hall (2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW) 10am-4pm. Hand-made functional and decorative pottery.

May 5: Building Sacred Bridges @ Beth Tzedec Congregation (1325 SW Glenmore Train) 7-8:30pm. works by Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Christian participants. Donations welcome, and will go towards Habitat for Humanity.

PAID:

May 3-5: Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show @ Vivo (11950 Country Village Link NE) Fri 1-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Admission is $7 per day, $10 for the weekend.

May 3: “Most Imaginary Worlds” with Inside Out Theatre (cSpace King Edward (1721 29 Ave SW) 7pm. Tcikets are $20 each. http://www.insideouttheatre.com/in-performance

May 4: Calgary Horticultural Society Garden Show @ Max Bell (1001 Barlow Tr SE) Admission is $15. And there will be speakers, workshops, and activities. https://www.calhort.org/whats-happening/garden-show-2019-calgary-horticultural-society/?

May 5: Calgary Music Collector’s show @ Acadia Recreation Complex (240 90 Ave SE) 11am-4pm.  Regular Admission is $5, if you want to get in early (9:30am), admission is $10. There will be more than 100 vendors selling records, tapes, cds and memorabilia.

 

 

Post date: 2019/04/16 - 12:12

Hi Everyone,

The Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta has opened registration for their summer programs, including art, music, gardening and more. Please see https://www.cpalberta.com/calgary-programs/ for more info and to register.

The International Jazz Days Festival is running from April 24-30 this year, with free live music each day throughout the city. There are some paid shows, as well. Find out more at https://www.jazzyyc.com/international-jazz-days/ or check out the attached schedule.

The Calgary Comic Expo is also happening from April 25-28, featuring the cast of Back to the Future! You can find the Expo’s accessibility policy at https://www.calgaryexpo.com/en/plan-your-visit/accessibility.html and all other info about the event through that site as well.

 

FREE:

Apr 22: Seed Saving 101 @ Community Natural Foods (1304 10 Ave SW) 7-8:30pm. Learn how to save seeds from your garden to use next year.

Apr 24: Demystifying Basic Income @ CommunityWise Resource Centre (223 12 Ave SW) 6:30pm. If you want to know more about what basic income means, and could mean for you, this is a great workshop. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Apr 26: Parade of Wonders @ 8 St & Stephen Ave, to Olympic Plaza. Starts at 10:30am, as part of the Calgary Comic Expo. All parade participants must be in full costume, spectators are very welcome though! For more info and to register as a participant, go to https://www.calgaryexpo.com/en/attractions/pow-parade-of-wonders.html

Apr 26-29: Calgary City Nature Challenge @ everywhere within city limits. Take photos and upload them to www.iNaturalist.ca , then from Apr 30-May 5, explore www.iNaturalist.ca  to identify the photos taken from around the city. All info can be found at http://citynatureyyc.ca/participate/

Apr 27: Community Breakfast @ Inside Out Theatre community space, Eau Claire Mall (200 Barclay Parade SW) 10 am-1pm. This free waffle breakfast is open to anyone, and geared towards finding out what programs people want to see from Inside Out Theatre. Go to http://www.insideouttheatre.com/community-events to find out more or to reserve your breakfast spot.

Apr 27: Spring arts & crafts sale @ Scenic Acres Community Centre (8825 Scurfield Dr NW) 9am-2pm. Local artisan and crafter booths, with a raffle in support of the Calgary Humane Society. http://scenicacresca.ca/events/spring-arts-and-crafts-sale/ has all of the info.

Apr 27: Ramadan & Eid Bazaar @ Forest Heights Community Association (4909 Forego Ave SE) 10am-4pm. Food, festive decorations, and lots more.

Apr 27: Experience the Reservoir @ South Glenmore Park (9035 24 St SW) 1-4pm. this is an all-ages scavenger hunt to help you get to know the reservoir area better.

PAID:

Apr 22: Community Yoga with Tawfiq @ Sunalta Community Hall (1627 10 Ave SW) 5:45-6:45 pm. Admission by donation.

Apr 23: Engaging with Elders @ CommunityWise Resource Centre (223 12 Ave SW) 6pm. This event is the first in a monthly series of Elder Circles. This month is a gathering with Helmer Twoyoungmen of the Stoney Nakota Nation, who will be sharing Indigenous stories and wisdom. Suggested donation of $15 goes toward the Elder who is sharing each month.

Apr 23: Survival Plant Walk @ Pearce Estate Park (1440 17A St SE) 10am-Noon. Learn about the edible, medicinal and practical plants that grow all around us. Suggested donation of $10-20 per person, but no one is turned away. Learn more at https://www.wisewoodapothecary.com/survival-plant-walks

Apr 27: MOSAIC Family Eid Mela @ Falconridge Castleridge Community Association (95 Falshire Dr NE) Admission is $2, tons of stalls with food, activities, games and shopping heading up to Ramadan.

Apr 26& 27: Ujamaa Grandma’s Fabric and Yarn Sale @Woodcliff United Church (5010 Spruce Drive SW) 10am-7pm both days. Admission is $2. This annual sale is HUGE and you can find amazing deals on all sorts of fibre craft supplies.

Apr 27 & 28: Calgary Pet Expo @ Spruce Meadows, $10 at the door, $8 in advance from http://calgarypetexpo.com/ pets, products, and entertainment for all types of animal friends.

Apr 27 & 28: Spring Food Truck Frenzy @ C-Square, East village (7 Ave & 4 St SE) 11am-7pm. $5 admission for the weekend, plus the cost of food you want to try, free entry for seniors. There will be live music and DJs for entertainment.

 

 

 

 

Post date: 2019/04/10 - 10:15

Hi everyone,

The Calgary Reads Big Book Sale is coming up next month, and they are looking for volunteers. If you would like to support this giant community book sale, please check out the volunteer orientation from 1:30-2:45 at the Calgary Curling Club, 720 3 St NW.

 

FREE:

Apr 17: National Canadian Film Day @ Various theatres, various times. Free Canadian movies throughout the city. For the schedule, see https://canadianfilmday.ca/see-a-film/events-listing/?province=AB&city=Calgary

Apr 18: Nose Hill Nature Walk @ Brisebois Drive entrance to Nose Hill Park, 8:30-10:30am. Join a morning group nature walk

Apr 19: Easter Petting Zoo @ Westbrook Mall (1200 37 St SW) Noon-5pm.

Apr 20: Easter Petting Zoo @ Marlborough Mall (3800 Memorial Dr NE) 10am-6pm.

Apr 20: Palette Fine Art Show @ Triwood Community Hall (2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW) 10am-4pm.

PAID:

Apr 15: The New Millennium- Foothills Concert Band @ Leacock Theatre, MRU (4825 Mount Roayl Gate SW). Tickets are $15 to this 50th anniversary performance. https://www.facebook.com/events/2272140746438812/

Apr 17-21: Calgary International Auto & Truck Show @ BMO Centre. Wed Noon-9:30pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-9:30pm, Sun 10am-6pm. Tickets are $12.50. http://www.autoshowcalgary.com/

Apr 18: Call of the Wetland @ Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre (13931 Woodpath Rd SW) Learn more about citizen science, and how we can all help support local wetlands. Free for members, $10 for general admission.

Apr 18-20: Easter @ the Calgary Farmers Market (510 77 Ave SE) 10am-2pm. Recommended cash donation of $5 to the Calgary Food Bank

Apr 19& 20: Easter Eggstravaganza @ The Calgary Zoo (1300 Zoo Rd NE) Regular hours and admission rates apply. Get your Spring on at this annual events filled with activities, animals and free stuff.

Apr 22-28: Calgary Underground Film Festival @ Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW) Various times, tickets range from $8-$10 per film. You can see the schedule and get more information at https://www.calgaryundergroundfilm.org/schedule

 

Post date: 2019/04/05 - 06:57

HAPPY SPRING!

The CASS Senior Leadership Team identified five strategic objectives to focus on over the course of this year. Take a look at what the team will be working towards. . .

CASS 2019-2020 Strategic Plan

CASS SLT Terms of Reference - V1.4

CASS Job Description - director - Senior Leadership Team Member - V1.0


The documents can be found on the news page of this website and the team would welcome any thoughts or comments that you might have.

Don't miss this opportunity to share your input by sending an email to cass@c-a-s-s.org

The Advisory Forum will be meeting on Wednesdays, April 10th and 24th - learn more about self-advocacy and the upcoming provincial election!
 

Post date: 2019/04/03 - 12:46

Hi Everyone, 

Voice of Albertans with Disabilities has some great videos about some of the issues in the upcoming Alberta election, including housing, caregivers, accessibility, etc. If you would like to learn more about issues that are important to our daily lives, check out https://vadsociety.ca/social-action

FREE:

Apr 8: Alberta election: community discussion about the issues facing people with disabilities @ Central Library (800 3 St SE) Noon-2pm. You can register for this event though https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/alberta-elections-community-discussion-with-party-representatives-tickets-59355386559 or just show up. There will be party representatives at the discussion, and lots of good conversation about things the things that matter to our daily lives in the upcoming election.

Apr 10: Free Energy Saving Workshop @ Crowfoot library (8665 Nose Hill Dr NW) 6:30-8pm. If you missed the workshop held at Cass on April 1st, there are still lots of chances to get some tips on how to save energy in your home, and a free kits full of things that will help you save money on your utility bills.

Apr 12: Calgary Night Market @ Eau Claire Market (200 Barclay Parade SW) 4-10pm. Local DJ, Games, arts and crafts, and a great local market https://www.facebook.com/events/327909231136329/

Apr 13: Calgary Law Day @ Calgary Courts Centre (601 5 St SW) 9am-3pm. Mock Trials, Panels, stories and workshops. See https://lawdayalberta.weebly.com/schedule--activities6.html for the schedule.

Apr 13: Staying Safe Online @ Central Library (800 3 St SE) 1pm. Learn about internet safety.

Apr 13: Spring Art Show @ Bow Cliff Centre (3375 Spruce Drive SW) 10am-3pm. Meet instructors, learn about classes, and see the artist’s work coming out of this program.

Apr 13: Calgary Artists Society Spring Show and Sale @ Parkdale United Church (2919 8 Ave NW) 9am-4pm. original paintings by 45 local artists.

Apr 14: Hop & Shop @ Crescent Heights Community Association (1101 2 St NW) 10am-3pm. Clothing swap, mini market and Easter egg hunt.

PAID:

Mar 27-June 9: ROAR: Exploring queer history and gender identity @ Lougheed House (707 13 Ave SW) There are a number of events exploring queer history in Calgary. See www.roar.lougheedhouse.com for info, prices and tickets.

Apr 10-13: Picture This… Film Festival @ Calgary Scope Society (219 18 st SE) This annual international disability film festival is in its 18th year. One-day passes are $10, $7.50 for students, seniors, and low-income support programs. Please see https://www.ptff.org/ for more info.

Apr 11: Adults Only Night : Science and Science Fiction @ Telus SPARK Science Centre (220 St George’s Dr NE) 5-9pm. Regular admission rates apply, or you can sign one of CASS’ s community partner cards to get in for free. http://sparkscience.ca/experience-telus-spark/events/science-and-science-fiction

Apr 13: We Are All Treaty People @ cSPACE King Edward Studio Theatre (1721 29 Ave SW) performances start at 2pm and 7pm. “The play’s intent is to promote healing and to inspire positive relationships across cultures and generations”. Tickets are $18.90 and can be purchased through https://tickets.questtheatre.org/TheatreManager/1/login?event=391

Apr 13: The Fibre Shindig @ Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Associaiton (1320 5 Ave NW) 10am-4pm. Admission is $5 for adults. Spinning, weaving, crochet, knitting, etc.

Apr 13-14: Kitties n’ Blooms cat show @ Southland Leisure Centre (2000 Southland Drive SW) 9am-4:30pm. Adult admission is $6, $4 for seniors.

Apr 13-14: Supertrain @ Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd NE) 9am-15. Admission is $15 to Canada’s largest model train show! https://www.supertrain.ca/

 

 

Post date: 2019/03/29 - 12:11

The Alberta Provincial election is here, so here is a list of things that you can check out on the internet to get more information about how to vote, the parties that are running, what they stand for, and how that might affect you. I am always available to meet with you and help you prepare to vote, whether that is what to do on election day to vote, finding where you will be voting, who the people you have the choice to vote for are, or looking through the promises the parties are making to see which fit best with your views in an unbiased way. Please contact Rachel Janzen if you would like to spend some time looking at your options.

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Elections Alberta information about the Election process (not plain language). In the next week there should be information about accessibility at polling stations. https://www.elections.ab.ca/

Are you registered to vote? (see if you are already registered to vote, and register to vote if you are not) https://www.voterlink.ab.ca/

Interactive map to find out what riding you live in, and what candidates are running where you live: https://www.thestar.com/calgary/2019/03/19/whos-running-in-your-riding-check-out-our-interactive-alberta-election-2019-map.html includes links to candidate websites.

Which party represents you the most?  https://votecompass.cbc.ca/alberta/?fbclid=IwAR38LohkL0PdwIM0mL16pSlZK8tZJ800X43nK8JQsiJpBDAvZtQ1Q7yfg58

Alberta Disability Workers Association has some good election resources (includes links to party platforms, the promises they are making):   https://www.adwa.ca/news-and-events/e-ection_2019.html?fbclid=IwAR2vKHWTBNBsFeCCOr6QmgHJiibiDH0vWGUiXRtVMPYVDLqdIvCcd_M970U

An event where party representatives will be talking about their views on issues that affect people with disabilities (April 8th): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/alberta-elections-community-discussion-with-party-representatives-tickets-59355386559

“Your vote matters” workshops: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/your-vote-matters-workshops-tickets-58827127522?aff=mcivte There are three workshops to choose from, Thursday March 28 at 4:30 pm, Tuesday April 2 at 4:15 pm and Tuesday April 9 at Noon.

 

Election Day is Tuesday April 16, 2019

The Advance Poll Days are:

Tuesday, April 9
Wednesday, April 10
Thursday, April 11
Friday, April 12
Saturday, April 13

 

 

Post date: 2019/03/29 - 10:33

Hi Everyone,

Throughout tax season we talk a lot about the Disability Tax Credit (DTC), and how it can help you to access tax savings, Registered Disability Savings Plans, and more.

The disability tax credit or DTC is a non-refundable tax credit intended to financially help people with disabilities. It is also designed to help supporters, such as parents, reduce the amount of income tax that they pay.

This year we have received reports about an increased number of advertisements, mostly on Facebook, for businesses indicating that they will help you apply for the Disability Tax Credit.

Please be aware that using one of these businesses could cost you up to 25% of the money that you will get from your Disability Tax Credit, costing you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

There are other, free options (please note: your doctor may need to charge you a fee to complete some paperwork required for application). Please contact rachel.janzen@c-a-s-s.org if you want more information about free ways to apply for the Disability Tax Credit (excluding the cost of the paperwork required from your doctor), or if you have already used one of these services to apply for the DTC and want to stop them from being able to charge you in future tax years.

In our efforts to provide education around the DTC, we will be hosting an information session delivered by the Canada Revenue Agency Outreach on Wednesday May 8th from 1-2:30 pm. We invite all CASS clients, staff, and other supports to attend to learn more about this valuable tax credit, and how to combat misinformation around the application process.

For more information about the Disability Tax Credit please see this page from the Canada Revenue Agency: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/segments/tax-credits-deductions-persons-disabilities/disability-tax-credit.html

 

Has it been getting hard to pay your utility bills?  CASS will be hosting an Energy Savings Workshop presented by EmpowerMe (https://www.empowermeprogram.com/ab/) , on Monday April 1st, 2019 from 10-11:30am to help you reduce your energy bills. Whether you rent or own, if you bring a recent utility bill with your name on it, you will get a free energy savings kit valued around $90. You may also qualify for further benefits. The workshop has limited room in it, so please sign up ASAP by emailing rachel.janzen@c-a-s-s.org, or calling (403) 283-0611.

 

Fun Drum Fridays (and Tuesdays) start their Spring sessions next week, and runs until June 28, from 10:30-Noon. For more information about this music therapy program, check out https://www.jbmusictherapy.com/fundrum/

 

 

FREE:

Apr 2 & 9: Your vote matters workshop @ Momentum (#16 2936 Radcliffe Dr SE) Non-partisan voter information. Apr 2 @ 4:15 pm, Apr 9 @ Noon. Please register through https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/your-vote-matters-workshops-tickets-58827127522?aff=mcivte

Apr 3: Easy Backyard Beekeeping @ Community Natural Foods (202 61 Ave SW) 7-8:30pm. Learn about how to be a good host to the mason bees in your yard.

April 4: FIRST Robotics Competition @ Nelson Mandela High School (45 Saddletowne Circle NE) 8:30am-6pm. Watch high school robotics team compete. The topic for the competition is DEEP SPACE.

Apr 5 & 6: Second Chance Art Sale @ St Peter’s Anglican Church (903 75 Ave SW) Fri 4-8pm, Sat 9am-4pm. This is a second-hand art sale in support of the Rotary Club of Calgary. The event is free to attend, but bring cash if you would like to buy some art. You can also donate art to this event by bringing it to any Michael’s craft store in Calgary until March 31.

Apr 6: Seniors housing information session @ Confederation park 55+ Activity Centre (2212 13 St NW) 9:30am – noon. Learn about the types of housing available for Calgary Seniors, and about healthy living options from information booths and speakers.

Apr 6: YYC Alternative Market @ Inglewood Community Association (1740 24 Ave SE) 10am-4pm.

Apr 6: Calgary Sketch Club Art Exhibition and Sale @ Dalhousie Community Centre (5432 Dalhart Rd NW) 10am-4pm.

 

 

PAID:

Apr 5-7: Make It Calgary @ Deerfoot City (901-64 Ave NE) Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 10 am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Admission is $5, to check out the work ot over 100 local makers.

Apr 6: Tibetan Spring Bazaar @ Westgate Community Association ((4943 8 Ave SW) 10 am -6pm. Admission is $2, to look through or buy Tibetan food, art, jewellery and more.

Apr 6: Pitch Night: Neighbour Grants @ New Central Library (800 3 St SE) 4-7pm. Admission is $10-15, and includes a pizza dinner. The Calgary foundation is looking to give out up to $50,000 in grants for community projects, and you get to be the judge. For tickets and information, check out https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pitch-night-neighbour-grants-live-tickets-58653904407?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Apr 6: Calgary Swap Meet @ Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1320 5 Ave NW) 9 am-1pm. Admission is $5.

 

Post date: 2019/03/22 - 12:31

 Hi Everyone, 
Cineplex Odeon Theatres are screening movies for $2.99 every day at 11am throughout the week for Spring Break. You can get more infoon the four movies being shown and participating theatres here: https://www.cineplex.com/promos/marchbreakmovies 
Momentum is running free workshops to help people navigate the upcoming provincial election. The workshops will be held March 28 (4:30pm), April 4 (4:15pm), and April 9 (noon) at the Momentum office (16-2936 Radcliffe Dr SE. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/your-vote-matters-workshops-tickets-58827127522?aff=mcivte 
The Ability Hub has free information events and workshops related to Autism. Check out https://sinneavefoundation.org/events/ for a list of what they have coming up in 2019.
There will be a mindfulness group at Supported Lifestyles running on Thursdays from 1-2:30 pm from April 25-June 27, 2019.  This group will be free, but you will need to apply. Please see the attached forms for more info. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2019.  FREE: 
Mar 28: Rock-a-palooza gem & mineral show @ Spruce Meadows Congress Hall (18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW) Thurs-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm. https://www.facebook.com/silvercovecalgary   
Mar 28: Motorcycle maintenance workshop @ 2475 Pegasus Rd NE. 6-8pm. Learn how to do oil changes and perform other motorcycle maintenance. Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tech-night-workshop-tickets-57553159048?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 
Mar 28: Pruning basics @ Vivo (11950 Country Village Link NE) 6:15-7:45pm. Learn about pruning trees—why, when, how, and which tools to use. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/yyc-trees-pruning-basics-tickets-55981464066?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 
Mar 30: Lights out for Earth Hour @ St Patrick’s Island (Confluence Plaza, southeast end of the island) 6-8pm. Learn about Solar Power, compost, waste and recycling, and activities. This entire event is powered by bicycles and solar energy. 
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Mar 28: Never skate alone charity hockey game @Saddledome, Doors @ 6:30 This hockey game is organized in support of the Canadian Mental Health Associaion. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/never-skate-alone-in-support-of-the-canadian-mental-health-association-tickets-55356532880  
Mar 28-30: Art show and sale @ Alberta University of the Arts, Formerly ACAD, (1407 14 Ave NW) Admission for the opening on Thursday night (5-9pm) is $25 , while Fri and Sat (Noon-4pm)admission is by donation.  Check out student work from each department. http://www.acadsa.ca/show-sale/ has all of the details. 
Mar 28-Apr 10: Alchemy Festival of Student work @ Various Theatres, U of C (2500 University Dr NW) Times and ticket prices vary (Free-$13). Drama, staged readings, dance, music and more. Please see www.bit.ly@ALCHEMY19 for more info 
Mar 30: The Iron Giant @ Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW) 7pm. This film is a classic animated movie about giant metal friends from space. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/saturday-mass-the-iron-giant-tickets-56662274388?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 
Mar 30: Pysanky Ukrainian Egg Workshop @ Ruberto Ostberg Gallery (2108 18 St NW) 2-5pm. Materials will cost $20, and you will get to make your own traditional Pysanky. 
Mar 30: Mary Poppins Sing a Long @ McDougall United Church (8516 Athabasca St SE) 6-10:30pm. Admission is $10, movie starts at 7. For more info and tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mary-poppins-movie-sing-along-tickets-57413190398?aff=ebdssbdestsearch