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Post date: 2017/07/14 - 11:59

Hi Everyone, 

CASS will be hosting a billiards tournament on Friday July 28th from 1-2:30 pm at The Hidden Spot (2323 32 Ave NE), in the building directly north of the CASS office. Sign up with a partner, or let us know that you will be solo and we will match you up with someone. YOU MUST RSVP by Friday July 21 to attend this event. You can RSVP with reception by calling (403)283-0611 or emailing reception@c-a-s-s.org.

FREE:

July 25: Sunnyside Open Stage @ containR (1020 2 Ave NW) 6pm. Meet people and get creative. Music, dance, theatre, be a part of the action and get inspired.

July 28-29: Calgary Night Market @ Southcentre Mall. 5-11pm. All your usual favourites will be there.

July 29: Beltline Garden Party @ Lougheed House. 11am-4pm. Music, costumes, dogs, and even historical performers

July 29: Bike-In Cinema @ Sunalta Community Centre (1627 10 Ave SW) 9:30pm-1am. The movies that will be shown are “Strange Territory” and “A Girl Walks Home at Night”. More info can be found here: http://www.truck.ca/events/1024?cms_page=upcoming-exhibitions-events

July 29-30: Pet-A-Palooza @ Eau Claire Market. A two day festival for pets! Come see all of the adorable pets wandering around and maybe even bring yours! http://www.petapaloozawest.com/calgary/ has all of the info.

July 29-30: Calgary Arab Festival @ Olympic Plaza. Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10 am-8pm. Fashion, dance, arts, crafts, food, music and so much more!

Jul 30: Diagon Alley @ Kensington. 10 am - 5pm. 10th street NW in Kensington gets a Hogwarts makeover for the day! See https://www.facebook.com/events/426263324425517/ for all of the info on this even bigger and better event than last year! The road will be closed off, and there will be live entertainment to add to the ambiance.

PAID:

June 26: Movies at the Meadows @ Spruce Meadows. Gates open at 7:30, movie begins at dusk. Cost is $15 per carload if you buy tickets in advance, or $20 per carload if you pay at the gates. The movie playing the week is Raiders of the lost ark. Tickets can be purchased through https://www.sprucemeadows.com/tickets/movies.jsp?eid=1067

July 27-30: Calgary Folk Fest @ Prince’s Island Park. It’s back! Whether you want to stroll through the island to get a free taste of the music, volunteer with the folk fest to get a more intimate taste of the music, or find tickets, schedules, or any other info about this year’s Calgary Folk Fest, check out http://www.calgaryfolkfest.com/ to find what you are looking for.

July 29-30: Wings over Springbank Airshow @ Springbank Airport (175 MacLaurin Dr. Springbank, AB) Noon- 4:30. Lots of entertainment, food trucks, beer gardens, and a fabulous airshow. Tickets are avaialbe through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wings-over-springbank-airshow-tickets-34123275636 . Tickets are |$25, and parking is $10.50 per vehicle, and is in an undeveloped field. This event requires the ability to walk through undeveloped fields to reach the show.  

Have a great weekend!

 

Post date: 2017/07/11 - 15:05

Hi Everyone, 

As of July 22 there will be changes to Calgary Transit Access which they believe will help reinforce the timeliness of the service. You (or whoever’s phone number Access has on file for you) will receive a call approximately 8 minutes before your vehicle arrives. You can update the number they have on file for you by selecting option “4” when you call them at 403-537-7777. If you have any questions or comments about this change, that same number will lead you to someone you can talk to.

Please see the  program guide from the South Campus Health Centre here: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/hospitals/shc/shc-wellness-centre-program-guide.pdf  There are lots of great groups, from chronic pain to smoking cessation, computer safety and more. for schedules, go to http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/hospitals/shc/shc-wellness-centre-program-calendar-spring.pdf

 

FREE:

July 21-23: Fiestaval Latin Festival@ Olympic Plaza. 11am - 9pm. Arts, entertainment, and food await you at this free festival.

July 21-23:Langdon Days @ Langdon Park, Langdon, AB. Everything you’ve ever wanted in a summer festival event. Fri 6pm-1am, Sat 7am-1am, Sun 7am-4pm.

July 22: Bunanza@ Cedarbrae Community Centre (11024 Oakfield Dr SW) Noon - 4pm.This yearly bunny festival is the cutest thing, featuring a banana-eating contest (for the bunnies), bunny jumping and more.

July 22: Festival of Chariots@ Millennium Skate Park. 11:30-5pm. Free vegetarian feast, live entertainment, meditation, and a great time. Parade begins at noon at 1st Stephen Ave, winding to the skate park.

Jul 23: Le Cirque de la Nuit@ Riley Park. Starts at noon. There will be drum circle, prop jams, yoga, fire spinning, aerial demonstrations, and a general carnival atmosphere throughout the day.

PAID:

 July 18:Grand Reopening of Denny’s @ Deerfoot Meadows (8001 11 St SE). 7 am-2pm. Grand Slams are $0.99. Proceeds are donated to the Calgary Downs Syndrome Society.

July 19: Right 2 Loveis having a Pizza Potluck Picnic @ Edworthy Park starts at 1:30pm. Meet at the South side of the Edworthy Bridge, bring pizza to share.

July 19: Movies at the Meadows@ Spruce Meadows. Gates open at 7:30, movie begins at dusk. Cost is $15 per carload if you buy tickets in advance, or $20 per carload if you pay at the gates. The movie playing the week is the Princess Bride. Tickets can be purchased through https://www.sprucemeadows.com/container.jsp?id=137

July 20-22: Milky Way Nights @ Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, Priddis, AB. 10pm-2am. It should be an ideal time for stargazing through the observatory’s telescopes. $20 per car.

July 22: After Dark Beach Party@ Greater Forest Lawn 55+ society (3425 26 Ave SE) Although there won’t be any swimming at this party, it will still be a blast. Anyone over 18 is welcome. Admission is $5, and t1`1here will be prizes for the best costumes.

 

Post date: 2017/07/05 - 13:55

Hi all,

More Stampede Deals: On Tuesday July 11, the stampede grounds will open early, at 10am, and the fee for entrance will only be $1.50 from10 am until 1:50 pm. Have fun!

As we fully descend into stampede season, don’t forget to use the flapjack finder app (http://flapjackfinder.com/MobileApps#.WV1CoYjyuUk ) if you use an apple smartphone to find all of the stampede breakfasts through a map view, by postal code, gps location, date, etc. and, of course, don’t forget to check past emails for more stampede fun and events.

Calling all golfers! We are looking for people who are interested in golfing together. Please contact me at rachel.janzen@c-a-s-s.org if you want a golfing buddy. Also, did you know that if you have a City of Calgary Fee Assistance card, you can go golfing for only 35% of the posted rates at city-run golf courses? Check out http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Golf-courses/Home.aspx for a list of golf courses that this reduced rate applies to. Direct support staff can play for the senior’s rate, or accompany someone without playing for free.

http://engage.calgary.ca/?redirect=/engage/pages/engageportal.aspx is a list of projects that the City of Calgary is looking for your input in. Community projects, the LRT Green line, Electric vehicle strategies, development plans, policy reviews—have your say!

Shoebox Games & Café (509 McKnight Blvd NE) has regular game days that you can enjoy with some waffles or coffee on the side. Check out http://www.shoeboxgc.ca/ for more info. They open at 11am.

Telus Spark Science Centre has a new exhibit on, called Quantum. With lots of interactive activities and stories, quantum computing is explained in a more easily understandable way. CASS has passes that you can sign out to visit the science centre for free. Please email rachel.janzen@c-a-s-s.org if you would like to sign one out.

FREE:

July 13: Adults Only Night: I <3 fried food @ Telus Spark Science Centre. 6-10pm. Have you ever wondered what makes fried food so appealing? Come and find out! Free tickets are available through CASS’ community connections passes.

July 14: Calgary Night Market @ Eau Claire Market. 5-11pm. All of your favourite parts of the Calgary night market are here!

July 14-27: Cyclepalooza! @ Various Locations. Calgary’s yearly cycling festival is back. Check out http://cyclepalooza.ca/ for all of the dates and times and adventures.

July 15: Creekfest 2017 @ Bow Valley Ranch, Fish Creek Park. 11am-4pm. Celebrate Alberta’s natural areas through performances, displays, nature walks a lot of outdoor fun.

PAID:                                                 

July 14-15: Chili Cook-Off @ Calgary Farmer’s Market (510 77 Ave SE) 11am-3pm. make a cash donation to the Calgary Food bank and try out some delicious chilis. 

Post date: 2017/06/30 - 11:25

Hopefully everyone will have a great time celebrating Canada's 150th!

Check out the Canadian inventions listed in this month's CASS Report. The Health and Safety section gives tips on how to stay safe during Stampede.

 

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.