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Post date: 2018/09/19 - 12:47

Hi Everyone,

The SPARK Disability Arts Festival is accepting artist applications for this year’s event. Find out more, and apply through Applications are open until September 30th, and the festival will occur on December 3rd.

Resourceful CADO staff have gotten some 10% off vouchers for purchases at Metal Galaxy Social Games and Bistro (4624 MacLeod Tr SW) Please see the Resource Facilitator for a voucher.

DEAM Month is coming up in October! Lean more about the ways that you can celebrate and get involved in Disability Employment Awareness Month here:

The Community Mobile Food Market is a “community-driven grocery store on wheels” providing Calgarians with affordable food options. See to find out where the market is scheduled to be next, and for a great volunteer opportunity.

The Renfrew Aquatic and Recreation Centre has re-opened. Go check them out to see what all the renovations were about!



Sep 26: Mario Kart Classic @ The Rec Room (#1180-901, 64 Ave NE) 7pm. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament.

Sep 26-30: Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival @ Various Locations in High River. has all of the info on this colourful competition.

Sep 28: “Elder In The Making” Film Screening @ The Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd NE) 6-8pm. Presented by Aspen

Sep 28: Ethnica @ Rosedale Community Hall (901 11 Ave NW) 7pm. Afrikadey Arts & Culture Society presents this free music, dance, poetry and film event.

Sep 28: AlterNATIVE: Balance @ The Plaza Theatre (1133 Kensington Road NW) 6-8pm. Films will be shown “that deal with the challenges of being able to balance tradition and contemporary practices”

Sep 28-30: Alberta Culture Days @ Various Locations. You can find all of the events that interest you at , with a new, useful feature to filter wheelchair accessible venues.

Sep 28-30: Canmore Festival of Art and Creativity @ artsPlace (950 8 Ave, Canmore Ab) will tell you everything you need to know about this weekend of performances, demonstrations, and cozy campfires.

Sep 29: Free Winter Clothing Event @ Deer Park United Church (77 Deerpoint Road SE) 9am-Noon. Come by and pick up free winter clothing.


Sep 12-Oct 17: Ghost Tours @ Heritage Park, 7/7:30pm. Tickets are $19.95 for an hour-1.5 hour tours around the spookiest parts of Heritage Park. Hot chocolate or coffee is included in your ticket price.

Sep 28: Launch Party @ the Glenbow Museum (130 9 Ave SE) 6:30-9pm. Admission is by donation for this preview of the fall exhibitions exploring “Cosmos”, “The Arctic”, and “One New Work”. Live music and Djs will round out this evening. Find out more at

Sep 29: Teen Titans GO! Sensory Friendly Screening @ Canyon Meadows Cinema (110 13226 MacLeod Tr SE) 10:30am doors open, movie starts at 11am. All movies at this cinema are $5.

Sep 29: East Coast Kitchen Party @ Bowness Legion #238 (138 Bowness Centre NW) $20 for dinner and a wild, friendly night. Donations to the veteran’s food bank will be accepted.



Post date: 2018/09/19 - 05:52

Two training dates have been added for SHP invoicing. . .

Tuesday, October 2nd at 4 pm


Thursday, October 4th at 10:30 am

If you missed the original training dates or would like more hands on practice, please call reception at 403-283-0611 or email to register.

Also, you can find training material on this website once you are logged in. Check out the Forms and Documents section under CASS Employee Center - SHP Invoice Payment Request and CASS Employee Center - Signing In - Enabling PC View - Changing Password.

If you need a password reset or have other questions about the Employee Center, please email This email is monitored by two Employee Center Technical Staff and is the best way to ensure that you get help quickly.


Post date: 2018/09/10 - 13:05

Hi Everyone,

Beakerhead is here! Calgary is getting taken over from September 19-23 by engineering, science and art installations & experiments. Most of the series of events are free, and you can find everything that will be wandering around town here: CASS still has some free tickets, please contact me to get yours.

If you or someone you know is missing ID, The Mustard Seed is hosting an ID fair on Tuesday September 18 from 9am-3pm. Birth certificates, health care cards, etc. There will be a Commissioner of Oaths present for this one-stop ID event. The address is 102 11 Ave SE. There will also be City of Calgary representatives taking fair entry (fee assistance) applications for city facilities.



Sep 17: Making Treaty 7: Showcase of Indigenous Art @ cSpace (1721 29 Ave ZSW) 8am-7pm

Sep 18: Pokemon Trading Card Game @ Autism Calgary (3639 26 St NE) 6:30-8:30pm. This is the first game night of the season. Event reoccurs every 1st and 3rd Tuesday night of each month.

Sep 19: Harvest Fair @ Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1320 5 Ave NW) 1-5pm. Show your own produce, or check everyone else’s out-- has all of the details.

Sep 21: PARK(ing) Day @ Centre street SW, Noon-6pm. Parking spots along the street will be temporarily transformed into interactive exhibits.

Sep 21: Calgary Night Market @ Bridgeland Riverside Community Association (917 Centre Ave NE) Local artisans and foods, and great entertainment.

Sep 22: Parkdale Pet Fest @ Parkdale Community Association (3512 5 Ave NW) 10am-4pm. Pet photography, dog races, food & drink by purchase. Find out more at

Sep 22: Fall Craft Market @ Killarney-Glengarry Community Association (2828 28 St SW) 9am-3pm. Autumn themed vendors and entertainment.

Sep 22: Brix N Blox 2018 LEGO Show & Fan Expo @ Chinese Cultural Centre (197 1 St SW) 11am-5pm. See this year’s Lego creations up close and personal.

Sep 22 & 23: Doors Open YYC @Various Locations, various times. Get free, behind the scenes access to a number of private spaces around town. Please see for all participating venues.

Sep 22 & 23: Kiwanis Apple Festival @ Kamp Kiwanis (241001 Range Rd 42) 10am-4pm. Come spend the day at camp, and taste some great local apples. There will also be lots of activities and entertainment to ring in Autumn. You can find out more at

Sep 22 &23: Applefest @ Granary Road (226066 112 St W, Foothills No.31) Apple everything! 11am-7pm. Admission to the public market/Applefest is free, but regular admission rates apply to the active learning park.


Sep 18: Secret Cinema @ CSIF (100, 1725 10 Ave SW) 6-8pm. You won’t know which movie will be playing until you get there, which is most of the fun. Admission by donation, snacks available for sale.

Sep 19-30: Calgary International Film Festival @ Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Times vary, ticket prices vary. Please see for all of the details.

Sep 20-23 Calgary Fall Home Show @ BMO Centre (1410 Olympic Way SE) Thurs 4-9pm, Fri Noon-9pm, Sat 10am-9pm, 10 am-6pm.Tickets are $16, or you can pcik up some free tickets at the CASS office. Find out more at

Sep 21: Local Food Supper @ Unitarian Church of Calgary (1703 1 St NW) 6-9pm. Admission is $25 via There will be no ticket sales at the door.

Sep 21-30: YYC Pizza Week @ various restaurants around Calgary. Each restaurant will have a different specialty pizza for the event, and $3 of each purchase goes to Calgary Meal on Wheels. has the information you’ll need to get the pizza party started.

Sep 22: 80’s Dance Night @ Deerfoot Inn & Casino (11500 35 St SE). Tickets are $20 each. Wristbands @ 6:30, doors @ 8pm.Live DJ, Massive video wall. Purchase tickets through



Post date: 2018/09/05 - 13:19

Hi Everyone, 

Did you know that this email is put together every week by the CASS Resource Facilitator based on activities and affordability ranges that people have asked for? If you have an area of interest that you don’t often see in these events listings, please let me know!I am also available to gather resources for you in any area-- education, recreation, hobbies, navigating bureaucracy, advocacy etc.  

Do you ever do any online shopping? Have you ever regretted it? Money mentors is hosting a free financial class: Online Shopping with Confidence. Learn about seller ratings, minimizing fraud, and using online tools to make decisions you can feel good about. You can register for this free one-evening course here:



Sep 11: Lives Well Lived Film Screening @ John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library (616 MacLeod Trail) 6-8pm. This film is an award-winning celebration of aging.

Sep 13: NUTV Student Film Festival @ Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW) 7-9pm. More info and to reserve tickets, check out

Sep 15: East Side Studio Crawl @ Various locations in Inglewood & Ramsay. 11am-5pm. Check out artist studios throughout the neighbourhoods. has all of the info.

Sep 15: MEOW Foundation Open House @ MEOW Foundation (35 Skyline Cres NE) 1-3pm. Cats, light refreshments, crafts, guest speakers, etc.

Sep 15: Inglewood Night Market @ Various Locations in Inglewood. 5-11pm. Vendors, food trucks and street performances all night long. See for info and a map of the market locations

Sep 15: Garage Sale @ Hillhurst United Church (1227 Kensington Cl NW) 7am-2pm.

Sep 15: Parade of Garage Sales @ Riverbend. Maps of the participating homes will be available at the Riverbend Community Association (19 RIvervalley Dr SE)

Sep 15: Park & Polish Car Show @ Cardel (180 Quarry Park Blvd SE) 10am-2pm. Vendors, prizes, BBQ lunch by donation.

Sep 15: Kent Hehr’s Annual BBQ @ Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Association (2201 Cliff St SW) 11am-1pm. Get to know your neighbours and enjoy a free end of summer BBQ.

Sep 15: Women’s Game Night @ Sentry Box (1835 10 Ave SW) 5-8pm. Casual Drop-In event. Bring your own games or check one out of their demo library.

Sep 15-16: Calgary Artwalk @ various galleries throughout the city. See for participating galleries, maps, etc.



Sep 13: Adults Only Night: Hack It @ Telus SPARK Science Centre. 6-10pm. regular admission rates apply, or you can sign out one of CASS’ Community connections passes to attend for free. Parking is $10.

Sep 14: ET: The Extraterrestrial Family Movie Night @ Calaway Park (245033 RR33) Event starts at 5pm. Tickets are $6 per person, and includes hot dog, chips, ice cream and pop, as well as popcorn for the movie. Tickets must be purchased in advance at and printed to show at the gates.



Post date: 2018/08/29 - 09:39

Hi Everyone,

CASS has free tickets to the Calgary Fall Home Show at BMO Centre, September 20-23. If you are interested in going to this event, the tickets will be at the reception desk at the main office.

There will be demo versions of Southland Leisure Centre’s Fitness classes running September 10-27. Drop-in fees apply, schedule in attached to this events listing.



Sep 3: Free Pancake Breakfast @ Kane’s Harley Diner (1209 9 Ave SE) 7-10am.

Sep 3: Labour Day Parade @ Cochrane, begins at 10am. Please see for more info and the route map.

Sep 5: Roasterie Tour @ Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters (618 Confluence Way SE) 12:15-12:35pm. Learn more about roasting and operations.

Sep 7: Calgary International Film Festival Trailer Party @ Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW) 6:30pm. Watch the trailers for the films being showcased this year on the big screen, for free. There will be other activities and door prizes available.

Sep 7: Movie in the Park @ Scarboro Community Association (1727 14 Ave SW) 7-10pm. Bring a blanket and enjoy a free screening of a secret movie.

Sep 8: Honens Festival: Open Air @ Central Memorial Park (1221 2 St SW) 1-3pm. This free event marks the wrap up of the Honens International Piano Competition.

Sep 8: Free Class Day @ Free Spirit Dance (112 16 Ave NW) Doors open at 8:30am for registration. Last class starts at 4:30pm. Registrations fill up fast, so come early! Get all of the info at

Sep 8: Brazil Fest @ Eau Claire Market (200 Barclay Parade- Indoors) 5-10pm. Live performances including music, dance shows & Capoeira.

Sep 8: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Outdoor Movie Night @ Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre (253220 Bearspaw Road) Seating begins at 7pm, concessions sold via food truck.

Sep 9: FASD Day pancake breakfast @ North Glenmore Park Community Association (2231 Longridge Drive SW) 8:30am-Noon. For more info see their Facebook page:

Sep 9: Free Pancake Breakfast @ Rotary Challenger Park (3688 48 Ave NE) 10 am-Noon. Free breakfast for the first 200 people, there will be a ‘capture the flag’ game, stretching/meditation and drop-in soccer.

Sep 9: Ski Swap @ Montgomery Community Association (5003 16 Ave NW) 8 -11am. Buy used ski gear for the upcoming season at this garage sale & ski swap.



Sep 5-9: Masters Tournament @ Spruce Meadows. Tickets are $5 for rush seating. You can find more info at

Sep 8: Circle Festival @ Shaw Millennium Park, 11am-11pm. Live music, giant ball pit, circus performances and teaching, food truck and artisan market. Admission is $35. You can also look for volunteer opportunities here:

Sep 8 & 9: Fall Harvest Sale @ Heritage Park, 10am-4:30pm. Regular admission rates apply, very low prices on produce, supporting local charities. has all of the info.

Sep 9: Jam Skate practice session @ Vecova (3304 33 St NW) 11am-1pm. Admission is $10, or $15 if you need to rent skates.





Post date: 2018/08/27 - 10:02

September is just around the corner - time to get back in to routines! CASS in house training is scheduled until the end of the year, so don't miss out! Call reception at 403-283-0611 or email to register.

Employee Center Training for SHP's

Wednesday, August 29 - 4:00 pm, Thursday, September 6 - 5:30 pm, Sunday, September 9 - 11 am, and Monday, September 10 - 10:30 am

Abuse Awareness Training

Wednesday, September 19 - 6-8 pm, Tuesday, October 23 - 2-4 pm, Wednesday, November 21 - 6-8 pm and Thursday, December 13 - 2-4 pm

CPI Training - 1.5 days - Thursdays from 9 - 3:30 and Fridays from 9 - 12:30 - $20 fee for this course

September 20/21, October 11/12, November 8/9 and December 6/7

Challenging Behaviours II - you must complete two on line modules in Open Futures Learning BEFORE registering for this workshop - Introduction to Your Role and Challenging Behaviour

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3 pm

October 16, November 13 and December 18

Health and Safety - available on line - go to the wesbsite, LOG IN, go to Staff Quick Links - Training - Health & Safety

Medication Assistance - check with your coordinator before registering for this course, then email



Post date: 2018/08/22 - 13:52

Hi Everyone,


Happy Pride week! There are events happening all over the city for the next week, including parties, discussions, and free gelato! You can find out more about Calgary’s celebrations of gender and sexual diversity here:

Are you looking for the perfect volunteer opportunity? There will be a volunteer pop up shop at the Genesis Centre on August 37 from 10am-Noon. You will learn how to use the Propellus volunteer connector, and can ask any questions you have about volunteering in Calgary. To see the Propellus volunteer connector, visits

If you are looking for a way get some exercise while enjoying the sun, there is a full list of parks with outdoor fitness equipment, sorted by quadrant of the city, here:



Aug 26: Fluid Art Demo @ East Village Junction (439 8 Ave SE) 1-3pm. Learn more about Acrylic paint and fluid art techniques.  This is an outdoor event. You can register through

Aug 28: The Market on Stephen Ave (340 8 Ave SW) 10am-4pm. Come check out the sights and sounds of this biweekly downtown outdoor market.

Aug 29: Salsa Fest @ Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1320 5 Ave NW) 3-7pm. Bring your own chips, or get a bag for a donation, and sample salsas from all of the usual HSCA Farmer’s market vendors. There will be live Latin music and salsa dancing demonstrations.

Aug 30: The Yoga Social @ cSPACE King Edward (1721 29 Ave SW) 7pm. Free yoga. Bring your own mat and water bottle. You will need to pre-register through

Aug 30-Sept 2: BUMP Festival @ Various locations. Check out all of the new street art/ murals up in the beltline area, and enjoy live music at an alley party to wrap up the week. Find out more at

Aug 31-Sept 2: Fiesta Filipino @ Olympic Plaza (228 8 Ave SE) Fri 11am-Noon, opening ceremony; Sat 9am-10pm; Sun 11am-4pm. You can find out more about this festival here:



Aug 27: Tacos and board games @ Greater Forest Lawn 55+ society (3425 26 Ave SE), taco bar opens at noon, followed by games and an open pub. Admission is $5.

Aug 30: Field Trip of Terror: Brainscan @ The Rec Room (1180 901 64 Ave NE). Screening at 8pm. If you need transportation, there will be a 7pm pickup by the bassbus at Kensington C-Train station. $20 if you need transportation, or meet up with everyone at the Rec Room and pay by donation. Find out more at

Aug 30-Sept 8: Honens Piano Competition & Festival @ Arts Commons(205 8 Ave SE) Dates and times vary. Ticket prices range from $10 to $97. has all of the details.

Aug 31-Sept 2: Cross Border Bonspiel @ North Hill Curling Club (1201 2 St NW). Team registration is $280, or you can watch for free. has all of the info.

Post date: 2018/08/13 - 13:14

Hi Everyone,

It’s CASS’ 30th Anniversary this year, and you can find out all of the ways that you can join the celebrations by checking out the CASS News post here:

MoMo dance class registration is open for the Fall. You can get more information or register here: Please note that there will be a chance in location for this upcoming session, and classes will now be held at DJD Dance Centre (111 12 Ave SE)

Did you know that the City of Calgary has gotten goats involved in the city’s weed control plan again this year? They are living just off of Memorial Drive, near Centre Street this year, and will be grazing McHugh Bluff until August 15th. If you can’t make it out to see them this year, don’t worry, they have a 4 year contract. There is a great article with lots of great videos of the goats here:



Aug 23: Lethal Weapon 2 @ ContainR, Sunnyside (1020 2 Ave NW) 9pm. Free outdoor movie screening. Bring your own chair.

Aug 24: Overboard @ Kensington Summertime Outdoor Movies (1210 Kensington Rd NW) Movie starts at 9 pm, bring your own chair. More info here:

Aug 24 & 25: Carifest @ Olympic Plaza (24th ; 4-10pm) & Shaw millennium Park (25th ; 4pm-8pm). A vibrant festival celebrating Caribbean cultures through music, performances, food, and more.

Aug 25: Muslim Heritage Day @ Olympic Plaza (228 8 Ave SE) 11am-6pm. Free snacks, raffles, performances, along with exhibits depicting early scientific inventions, art and architecture, and more. There will be more info on their Facebook page, here:

Aug 25: 70th Anniversary Community Party @ Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1320 5 Ave NW) 1-7pm. The Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association turns 70 this year, come join the celebration, there will be lots of games and live music. GO to for details.

Aug 26: Ride The River Cleanup Day @ Bow River- Shouldice Park to St George’s Island. 10am-2:30pm. Bring your own water craft and garbage bags to the launch at Shouldice Park and float down the river, and clean as you go. Has all of the details.


Aug 22: Jumanji @ Spruce Meadows, gates open at 7:30pm, movie starts at sundown. $20 per carload of people, or $15 in advance. Advance tickets can be purchased through

Aug 23: Breakfast for Dinner Night @ Highland Park Community Association (3716 2 St NW) 4:30-6:30pm. Pancakes, Sausages, and live music. $1 for members, $2 for non-members.

Aug 25: Killarney Record Fair @ St Matthews United Church (2035 26A St SE) 11am-4pm. $2 admission. Find new records, and chat with other music lovers.



Post date: 2018/08/10 - 07:52

Hi Everyone,

Southland Leisure Centre has released their Fall Adapted Programs Schedule. There are fitness classes, drum aerobics, dancing, meditating, rock climbing, cycling, and balance classes available. Please see the attachment for more information.

The Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta has new programs coming for the fall as well, including Art Fundamentals, Music Therapy, Horticulture, a meet up group, and computer classes. Please see the attachment for all info.



Aug 13: Banff Train Conversation Club @ Banff Trail Community Association (2115 20 Ave NW) Noon-3pm. If you are a Banff Trail resident and would like to meet with other residents to snack and talk about anything and everything, you’re welcome to join this conversation café.

Aug 14: Pakistan Festival 2018 @ Olympic Plaza (228 8 Ave SE) 11am. Performance, clothes, face painting and songs.

Aug 14: YYC Free Market @ Sunnyside ContainR Site (1010 2 Ave NW) 5-8pm. Give what you can, take what you need. There will also be live experimental music.

Aug 15: Board Game Night @ Titan’s Vault Games (130 10 Brentwood Cm NW) 4:30pm-close. Bring your own games, or use store copies.

Aug 15: Elk Calling Seminar @ Jim-Bows Archery (102 620 46 Ave NE) 6:30pm. To attend you will need to register by calling the store number that you can find at

Aug 16: Tour of Inclusio @ Inclusio (1129 23 Ave NW) 2-3pm. Come and visit Accessible Housing’s innovative housing solution for people with limited mobility.

Aug 16: Wheels & Wheelies @ Bridgeland Riverside Community Association (917 Centre Ave NE) 2:30-6:30pm. Use whatever wheels you have to come over to this week’s farmers market, featuring bike, wheelchair, walker, scooter, skateboard, etc. decorating, tricks, and tips.

Aug 17: The Parent Trap @ Kensington Summertime Outdoor Movie Series (1210 Kensington Rd NW) 9pm. Bring your own chair and enjoy this free movie.

Aug 18: Korean Day Festival @ West Hillhurst Community Association (1940 6 Ave NW) 10am-6pm. Korean food, K-pop contest, performances and martial arts demonstrations.

Aug 18: Sandstock @ Sandstone Park (99 Sandstone Dr NW) 1-5pm. Free live music and an artisan market, in a family festival atmosphere.

Aug 18: Love Your Library Day @ All Calgary Public Library Locations, 10am-2pm. Tours, special guests, music, collaborative art, and more to celebrate everything your library brings to your community. There will also be a refer-a-friend prize draw, the winner of which receives a number of prizes, including late fine forgiveness!

Aug 18: Pre-Eid Bazaar @ Akram Jomaa Islamic Centre (2612 37 Ave NE) 11am-7pm. Henna, clothing, jewelry, food and more.

Aug 18: Chinatown Street Festival @ 328 Centre St SE, 9am-6pm. Cultural Performances, merchants, and family fun.

Aug 18: Franco Festival Calgary @ Olympic Plaza (917 Centre Ave NE) 11am-9pm.  A celebration of the numerous francophone cultures and communities in Calgary. Workshops, performances, and more.

Aug 18: Calgary Thunderbird Club Show ‘n’ Shine @ Richmond Knob Hill Community Association (2433 26 Ave SW) 10am-2pm. A full range of Classic Fords to ogle.

Aug 18-19: Alberta Open Farm Days @ Various farms. Meet our rural neighbours, tours farms and watch demonstrations. has all of the info.



Aug 15: Avengers Infinity War @ Spruce Meadows. Gates open at 7:30 pm, movie starts around 9pm (sunset). $20 admission per carload, or you can buy tickets in advance through for only $15.

Aug 16: The Food Realm @ Blank Page Studio (1221 Kensington Rd NW) 5-9pm. This is a weekly food truck gathering. Admission is free, food will be sold at regular prices from the trucks.

Aug 16-25 Global Fest @ Elliston Park Admission is $10 for most shows. For schedules, tickets, and more info, check out




Post date: 2018/08/02 - 13:36

CASS is proud to be celebrating 30 years this year!

Events are being planned as we go to print for the August CASS Report - watch your @c-a-s-s emails, social media and this web site for ways to share in this milestone.