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Post date: 2018/06/19 - 14:00

Hi Everyone,

Don’t miss Family Fun Day at Rotary Challenger Park, this Saturday June 23! Admission Barbecue and Parking are all free, and so are the entertainment, hay rides, wheelchair sports demonstrations, mini train, line dances, and everything else under the sun! Please see the attached flyer for all of the info.

The Regal Cat Café is celebrating their first anniversary, and all visits will be 25% off from June 9-23, leading up to their “Anni-purr-sary” on June 24.  has all of the info.

Canada day is coming up this week, and there are a lot of activities going on in and around downtown for you to enjoy. You can see the full city of Calgary Event listings here: there is also a comprehensive list of road closures that will be in effect throughout the weekend to help you plan your commute.

There are discounted Calgary Transit day passes available for pre-purchase for July 5-15 to help people get all of their Stampeding in this year. They cost $6.50 and are available at 7-11, Macs, Safeway, City Hall and Calgary Transit Customer Service Centre. If you don’t want to pre-purchase the passes, they will also be available directly from the ticket vending machines a C-Train stations on the days that they are valid.



Jun 25: Pop-Up Bike Shop @ The Women’s Centre (39 4 St NE) 6-8pm. Bring your bikes and learn how to fix them! Events details can be found here:

Jun 26: Jazz Tuesdays @ Stephen Ave (between Centre St & 1 St SE) Noon-1pm. There is a different artist to check out every week throughout the summer.

Jun 26: The Market on Stephen Ave (340 8 Ave SW) 10am-4pm. Take a stroll down Stephen Ave and see what weird and wonderful vendors are around town.

Jun 26-Jul1: Pan American Tournament @ Spruce Meadows. If you need public transportation to attend this event, there will be a Red Arrow Shuttle Bus that picks passengers up at the NE corner of the Somerset-Bridlewood C-train station throughout the event. Please see for a full schedule.

Jun 27: Downtown Summer Stage @ Stephen Ave (between Centre St & 1 St SE) Noon-1pm. There will be a different local musician, spanning a number of genres every Wednesday throughout the summer.

Jun 28: Building Community Through Art @ The Women’s Centre (39 4 St NE) 6-8pm. Learn more about the Women’s centre artists in residence and meet new people. Full event info can be found at

Jun 29: Dilawri Detour Weekly Car Show @ Stephen Ave (300 block, 8 Ave) 11am-3pm. Each week a different car dealership will be bringing out their unique cars to fawn over. The schedule can be found here:

Jun 29: Americana Roots Performance Series @ Stephen Ave (between Centre St & 1 St SE) Noon-1pm. This weekly series of local, live, outdoor performances is curated by Matt Masters, on Stephen Ave throughout the summer.

Jun 30: 60’s Block Party @ Calgary Tower. 11am-4pm. Free ice cream, music, and 50% off admission to the Calgary Tower observation deck.

Jun 30: Sunalta Summer Soko @ Sunalta Community Centre (1627 10 Ave SW) Noon-7pm. This market features crafts, arts, food, all many more Alberta-made goods, all set to music picked by DJ Butta.

Jun 30: Farmers & Makers Market @ cSPACE (1721 29 Ave SW) 10am-3pm. Over 50 vendors, live music, and interactive art activities.

Jun 30: Downtown Through the Decades @ Stephen Ave (between Centre St & 1 St SE) 1pm-4pm. Yet another weekly music series on Stephen Ave. This particular one explores Calgary’s history through music.

July 1: East vs. West Crescent Heights Water Fight @ Rotary Park. The fun/feud starts at 2pm. Bring your own water implements, but please no water balloons. See for all of the details.


Jun 25: Beginner Golf Nights @ McCall Lake (1600 32 Ave NE) 5-7pm. Get all of your game and etiquette tips over 9 holes. You will want to book your tee times 4 days in advance, green fees are $16 for an adult. Regular Fee Assistance cards are not accepted at city golf courses, you will need to call 311 to request a specific Fee Assistance Golf Card if you would like to get a discount.

Jun 29-Aug 19: Shakespeare by the Bow @ Prince’s Island Park. This year Theatre Calgary will be presenting “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” on a pay-what-you-will basis. The play will run Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7pm, and twice on Sundays, at 2pm and 7pm. For more information and a visual schedule, check out

Jun 30: Brewery Tour & Tasting @ Tool Shed (Unit 9, 801 30 St NE) Noon -2pm. Tickets are $15 and get you a tour through the whole operation and samples of all of the beers made there. Tickets can be purchased at



Post date: 2018/06/11 - 11:01

Hi Everyone,  

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities? Check out  to browse through volunteer opportunities over a wide range of interesting prospects.

The Alberta Securities Commission has created a website to help people learn financial literacy, and avoid scams. There are a lot of quick quizzes, videos, budget calculators, and other tools to learn more to protect yourself. Go to to see if there is anything that you can use.



Jun 18: Green Calgary Volunteer Orientation @ Green Calgary (100,301 14 St NW) 6-7:30pm. Find out what being a volunteer with Green Calgary is all about. Please register if you plan on attending by going to

Jun 21: 9th Annual Walk for Reconciliation @ Harry Hays Building (220 4 Ave Se) at 7:45am, to Fort Calgary (750 9 Ave SE) @ 9:30am. Please see  for more info.

Jun 22: Summer Solstice Party @ Shaganappi Community Hall (2516 14 Ave SW). Bring a lawn chair or blanket and get to know your neighbours over a campfire. The event is free, but they would like you to register at to know how many people to plan for. There will also be ice cream available for sale.

Jun 22: Summer Night Market @ Southcentre Mall (100 Anderson Rd SE). 4-9pm. Food, entertainment, and local shopping.

Jun 22 & 23: The Market YYC @ Eau Claire Market (200 Barclay Parade SW) Fri 4-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Food, fashion, art, health and wellness.

Jun 23: Pay it Forward Community Action Day @ Ernie Starr Arena (4808 14 Ave SE) 10 am-3pm. Free family BBQ and round dance, with drummers from the Siksika Nation. Everything you need to know can be found on the facebook page for the event:

Jun 23 & 24: Cotton Candy & Financial Literacy @ Calaway Park. Events run both days from 10am-7pm. This events aims to help seniors avoid scams and fraud, and improve financial literacy. It is hosted by the Alberta Securities Commission. Please see to register, and get more information.


Jun 25: Beginner Golf Nights @ McCall Lake (1600 32 Ave NE) 5-7pm. Get all of your game and etiquette tips over 9 holes. You will want to book your tee times 4 days in advance, green fees are $16 for an adult. Regular Fee Assistance cards are not accepted at city golf courses, you will need to call 311 to request a specific Fee Assistance Golf Card if you would like to get a discount.


Post date: 2018/06/05 - 14:37

Hi Everyone,

Summer is here, and CASS has received some coupons for The Hidden Spot Kitchen & Billiards, located across the street from the CASS office. These coupons are good for 2 for 1 appetizers, 1 hour of free pool, and 2 for 1 lunch specials, and are valid until August 31, 2018. Please email me if you are interested in getting a coupon.

Let the Stampede Breakfasts begin! The first one I have found for the season is on June 16th in Deer Run—see below for more details. To keep an eye on other upcoming breakfasts, you can follow more events will be upcoming as we get further into into free breakfast season.

 It’s Sled Island time again—locations and ticket prices vary, so check the event out at They are still looking for volunteers, too, if you want a chance to check out some of the acts for free. There are also free shows throughout the event, which you can find out more about through the link above, under "financial acessibility", under the Sled Island Inclusion policy.



Jun 11: Bowness Mural Launch Party @ Bowness Road & 63 Ave NW. The party starts at 8am with a free pancake breakfast, and celebrates a new mural painted by the Bowness High School Art and Construction students.

Jun 13-17: Continental Tournament @ Spruce Meadows (18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW). Free admission, horse jumping, face painting, pony rides. See for more info.

Jun 14: Reconciliation Journey- Walking a Path Together @ Marlborough Community Association (636 Marlborough Way NE) This event kicks off with the Vibrant Communities Calgary Annual General meeting from 3:15-4pm, followed by a banquet and discussions ranging from being an ally, how systems change, and historical knowledge in treaty 7. You can register here:

Jun 15&16: Art O Rama @ Fort Calgary (750 9 Ave SE) Fri 6-9pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Free admission and parking, and a juried selection of fine art by Canadian artists.

Jun 16: Stampede Breakfast @ Deer Run Community Association (2223 146 Ave SE) 8-11am. There will be wagon rides and games at this breakfast, too.

Jun 16: VegFest @ Millennium Park (1220 9 Ave SW) 10am-5pm. Live cooking demos, beer gardens, speakers, kids activities and vegan food everywhere!

Jun 16: Making it Right ~ Relations Art Festival @ Wild Rose United Church (1317 1 St NW) 9am-3pm. Art, performances, foods, discussion panels, and collaborative art to take part in.


Jun 14: Adults Only Night: Cocktail Science @ TELUS Spark Science Centre. 6-10pm. Regular admission rate apply – adults $26, seniors $24, but you can use one of the CASS Community connections passes to get up to 6 people in for free.

Jun 15-16: Vintage with Flair Market @ Bragg Creek Community Centre (23 White Ave, Bragg Creek AB) Fri 4-8pm, Sat 9am-4pm. Admission is $4.

Jun 16: Family Fun Fair Eid Event @ Akram Jumaa (2624 37 Ave NE) Noon-5pm. Admission is $5. Activities, food, crafts and prizes.


Post date: 2018/05/31 - 11:29

Hi Everyone,

The CASS dinner club will be going to Boston Pizza (1116 17 Ave SW) On June 6th. If you want to attend, you will need to RSVP by phoning (403)283-0611, or emailing, and please arrive no earlier than 5:45.

Have you ever wanted to write a blog? The Calgary Public Library is here to help- On June 7th from 6-8pm, at the 11950 Country Village Link location, there will be a presentation on “How to overcome the fear of writing a blog”, including: What is a blog? Steps to creating a blog, and why you would want a blog”



Jun 5: Pokemon trading card game @ Autism Calgary (3639 26 St NE) 6:30-8:30pm. This family friendly gathering happens every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. You can find more info at

Jun 5, 12 & 19: Square Dance Rocks @ Winston Heights Community Hall (520 27 Ave NE) 6:30-7:30pm. Beginners of all ages welcome. No partners necessary. has all the info you need about square dancing, and this event.

Jun 7: Seniors Cultural Festival @ Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd NE) Noon-2pm. There will be a talent showcase, information booths and snacks.

Jun 8: Inglewood Night Market @ 9 Ave & 10 St SE, starts at 5pm.

Jun 8: Night Market North @ VIVO (east parking lot, 11950 Country Village Link NE) 4-8pm.

Jun 9: Parade of Garage Sales @ Hidden Valley (throughout the neighbourhood). Check out the neighbourhood finds! 8am-Noon



Jun 5: Yoga for YOUR body @ Yoga Bunz Studio (7711 MacLeod Trail) Learn how to break down poses to create a practice that fits your body, including seated, standing and strength building. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through

Jun 6-10: ‘National” Horse Competition @ Spruce Meadows. Tickets are $5, seniors get in for free. Red Arrow is providing complimentary shuttle service to the venue from the Somerset/Bridlewood C-train station. Please see for all of the info.

Jun 7: Let’s talk about… Public Art @Victoria Pavillion, Calgary Stampede Grounds (11 Agriculture Trail SE) 6-8:30pm. Tickets are $12 online, or $15 at the door. What is Public Art? What do our public spaces mean to us?  How can we engage in local public art practices and processes? Find out more at  

Jun 8&9: Eid Bazaar @ Falconridge Community Centre (95 Falshire Drive NE) 6pm-Midnight. Admission is $2. Free Iftar, and lots of great vendors.

Jun 9: Folclor Latin Fest @ Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre (197 1 St SW) 6pm-1am. Latin food, cash bar, and Latin Folk Dance Groups around. Admission is $10.

Jun 9-10: Summer Skirmish @ the Military Museums 9am-6:30pm. $5 per adult, or $10 per car gets you in to see re-enactments and demonstrations ranging from Viking raids, medieval duels, and modern combat. There will be an old west photo booth as well this year.

Jun 10: ReggaeFest Afternoon Jam @ Village Brewery (5000 12 A St SE) 1-5pm. For $20 you get a free drink, a burger, and some local Reggae music. Kids under 12 get in for free.



Post date: 2018/05/25 - 14:11

Happy Disability Pride Parade, everyone!

I can’t wait to see y’all out on Sunday June 3rd! Parade attendees will be meeting at 11 am at the Bankers Hall Galleria (315 8 Ave SW).  If you want to join the CASS group for the parade, you can find us near the white tree sculptures, with purple and yellow balloons.  If you want to be a part of the party but can’t take part in the parade, everyone will be partying at Olympic Plaza until 2pm. Please let the organizers know that you will be coming by going to and clicking on the “Register” button.

Did you know that there is a Community Response Team and Mobile Response Team for crisis support in Calgary? If you or someone you know needs crisis supports for mental health struggles, please access them by calling 1-800-563-6106, texting 587-315-5000, or using their live chat option VIA . This resource is meant for both imminent crises- to access timely assessments instead of waiting for hours at an ER, and for support before a crisis occurs. The lines are open to everyone, and provide:

  • 24/7 crisis phone support
  • Family visits (in-home or community)
  • Brief crisis supports (1-3 visits)
  • Timely, accessible, and flexible services
  • Suicide risk assessments
  • Ongoing phone supports for adults with mental health struggles or developmental delays


The Calgary Stampeders are hosting a training camp BBQ and mock game on Sunday May 27th @ McMahon Stadium. Everything kicks off at 3:30pm, and admission is free. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for $5, cash only.

MoMo Performance +Disability is having a community Day on June 9th. There will be free creative movement classes from 10am-2pm. at Inglewood Community Association (1740 24 Ave SE). From 10-11am, there will be a youth (12-17) class, then at 11am an adult class, followed by an ensemble presentation at Noon, and a free dance party with a light lunch buffet from 12:30-2pm. TO find out more about MoMo’s regular classes, please visit



May 25-Jun 9: The Suncor Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work @ Lunchbox Theatre (115 9 Ave SW) Fridays at Noon & 6pm, Saturdays at Noon. For more information about the works and the the schedule, go to

Jun 2: Pop-Up Comic Show @ Kerby Centre (1133 7 Ave SW) Starts at 10 am. Comic book vendors from around the city get together for you to check out all at once. 

Jun 2: Farmers and Makers Market @ cSPACE (1721 29 Ave SW). 10am-3pm. This is the first market, but it will be running every Saturday for the season. You ce get more info via

Jun 2: Community Cleanup @ Marlborough Park (6021 Madigan Dr NE) 9am-1pm. Recycle and dispose of Appliances, scrap metal, electronics, car batteries, tires, toys and household goods. No hazardous materials or large furniture, please.

Jun 3: Recycling and Clean up Event @ Calgary French and International School (700 77 St SW). There is no charge for admission, but you will need to bring a non-perishable food items for the food bank to get in. Car seats can be recycled for $5.

Jun 3: Lilac Festival @ 4st SW from Elbow Drive to 13 Ave.  10am-6pm. This yearly festival marks the start of spring, and a lot of allergies! There will be vendor booths, live music, activities, and a LOT of people.


Jun 2 & 3: Calgary Ukranian Festival @ Acadia Recreation Complex (240 90 Ave SE) Starts at 11am. Tickets are $12 at the door (or $8 for seniors), and includes the after-hours event.

Jun 2 &3: Calgary Horror Con @ Clarion Hotel (2120 16 Ave NE) Admission runs from $20 to $30 All of the info about this festival of frightful fun can be found at


Post date: 2018/05/15 - 13:47

Hi Everyone, 


It’s time for CASS’ 3rd Annual Airways Park Cleanup! We will be meeting in the parking lot on the corner of 27 Ave & 16th St NE at 12:30pm, and cleaning until 2/2:30pm. Gloves, bags, and refreshments will be provided.

It’s coming closer…. The Disability Pride Parade! On Sunday June 3rd. The colours to wear this year are orange and teal (but you are welcome to wear whatever colours you like!) and we will be meeting at 11 am under the white trees at 315 8 Ave SW, then heading down Stephen Avenue towards Olympic Plaza, where we party until 2pm. The event is free, but you will want to register through to make sure that the organizers know to get enough food for everyone for the end of the parade!

There are a number of opportunities for artists in Calgary right now, through our Public Art Program. To see what’s happening right now, check out   

If you live in the greater forest lawn area, Enmax and Aspen are hosting a community conversation about challenges related to energy and utilities payments, and energy savings practices on Friday May 25, from 6-8pm. Transportation and childcare are available upon request, please let me know if you plan on going and I will send you the contact information. You will need to register by May 21.



May 23: Criminal Record Impacts on Employment @ Kahanoff Centre (Jim Hume room, 105 12 Ave SE) 11:30 am – 1pm. Learn more about record suspension (pardon process), Bonding, how to speak about your record with employers, Privacy legislation, the different types of information checks, human rights legislation, and how to deal with applications containing intrusive questions.

May 23-26: Calgary International Children’s Festival @ Olympic Plaza. The outdoor event are always free and fun, but check out to see some of the paid programming, as well.

May 25 - September 2: Summer Exhibitions Open @ Esker Foundation (4th floor 1011 9 Ave SE) Art by Vanessa Brown, Anna Torma, and Jolie Bird.

May 25: Folk Fest Teaser @ East Village Junction 4:30 – 6pm. Bring a blanket and enjoy the free concert by Altameda

May 26: Weaselhead Bio Blitz @ Weaselhead Park (37 St & 66 Ave SW) 9:30 am -1 pm “Learn about different species of flora and fauna in the park while collecting data on biodiversity for monitoring purposes” This months’ blitz is a flower count. June 23 will be about terrestrial beetles, and July 22 will be a bumblebee watch. These events occur throughout a 4-5km walk, over uneven terrain.

May 26: Community Garage Sale @ Deer Run (throughout the community, and at the community centre- 2223 146 Ave SE) 8am-2pm.

May 26: Parade of Garage Sales @ Throughout Inglewood, 8am-2pm.

May 26: Spruce up the Neighbourhood @ West Hillhurst Community Association (1940 6 Ave NW) 10am-2pm. If you have electronics to recycle, kids sports equipment to donate, clothing, household goods, old tires, old paint or hazardous waste, you can get rid of it here. Yard and organic waste will incur a $5 charge, while car seat recycling will be $10.

May 26: Super Saturday @ Calgary Firefighters Museum (4144 11 St SE) Learn more about fire safety and take part in a craft, and check out our AMAZING firefighters museum.

May 26: Green Season @ MRU (4825 Royal Gate SW) Learn more about pollinators, renewable energy, gardening, conserving water, and more. Starts at 8:30am.

May 27: Perennial Plant Exchange @ North Mount Pleasant Art Centre (523 27 Ave NW) 10am-Noon. Bring a plant, leave a plant, and you can take a tour of the art facility while you’re there. has all of the info.


May 24: 3-Day Kung Fu Movie Marathon @ Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW) Times Vary. Tickets are $10 for a single admission, $15 for the Thursday double feature, or $20 for the Sunday triple feature.  Films and info can be found here:

May 26: Panel One Comic Creator Festival @ Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1320  5 Ave NW) 11am-7pm. Artist tables, Q&A Panels, and more, featuring local, internationally renowned, comic creators. Admission is $5.

May 26: East Town Get Down @ International Ave (26-61 streets, along 17th Ave SE) 6pm. $30 gets you a wristband, which gets you into 8 venues filled with live music from local icons, including Forbidden Dimension, Rae Spoon, Yolanda Sargeant, BLKFT, and so many more. Info and wristband purchases are here:

May 26& 27: Spring Calgary Reptile Expo @ Midsun Community Centre (50 Midpark Rise SE) Sat 10 am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm. Admission is $7, members get in for free.




Post date: 2018/05/08 - 13:56

Hi Everyone,

The 2018 Disability Pride Parade is coming closer! This year is going to be amazing, and in the lead up to the Parade we will have lots of opportunities for anyone who wants to participate to decorate signs, make art, and get ready to celebrate Disability Pride! The Parade itself will be on Sunday, June 3rd, so save that date on your calendars, and check this events listing next week for when we can make art together! Please make sure that you register to attend the event by going to so that the organizers can be prepared for the number of people coming!

Did you know that all Calgary Stampeders games have non-ticketed spots for people who use wheelchairs? If you call the Ticket office at (403) 289-0248 on the Monday Prior to any regular game, you can reserve a spot for yourself and an attendant for only $5. These spots go VERY fast, so call right when they open at 9! And don’t forget about Fanfest on May 12th! Free breakfast, live entertainment, and sports, sports, sports.

On May 8 & 10, ‘Good Grief: Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss’ will be starting up, meeting at Bow Valley Ranch, Fish Creek Provincial Park (15975 Bow Bottom Tr SE). These are the first of an 8-week series of walks, Tuesdays from 6:30-8 pm, or Thursdays 10-11:30 am. These gentle walks are meant to bring people together to move through shared experiences of loss. The cost for all 8 weeks is $25 and you will get a copy of “Calgary’s best walks” by local author Lori Beattie. has all of the details and how to register.



May 14: Search for life in space @ Cardel Theatre (180 Quarry Park Blvd) 7-8 pm. This presentation “takes us on a journey around the cosmos” via telescopes and rover data.

May 16: Enjoying the Night Sky from Your Backyard @ Cardel Theatre (180 Quarry Park Blvd SE) 7:30pm. The star man himself, Don Hladiuk, will give you the low down on the up above.


May 15: Embrace Gardening: Edible Gardening Fundamentals @ Sunalta Community Hall (1627 10 Avenue SW) 6:30-9pm. Admission is $10. Get solid, localized info for edible gardening in Calgary. Please register at

May 16: ASL interpreted- The Secret Garden @ Arts Commons, Max Bell Theatre  (205 8 Ave SE) 7:30-9:30 pm. Tickets for all performances can be found via

May 18-20: Otafest 2018 @ Telus Convention Centre (120 9 Ave SE) Calgary’s Premier Anime Festival is back! Tickets range from $25-45, or you can volunteer to help support the event in other ways if you can’t afford the tickets. has all of the schedules and information.

May 18-19: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 14 Ave NW). The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is bringing the movie of “the boy who lived”, to life for three performances. Tickets start at $25. For more info, visit

May 19-21: Opening Weekend @ Heritage Park (1900 Heritage Drive SW). Regular hours and rates apply. has all of the info.


Post date: 2018/05/08 - 09:50


Pre-Season Game against the BC Lions – Friday, June 1 – 7 pm

Home Opener against the Tiger Cats – Saturday, June 16 – 5 pm

Celebrate Canadian Football – Red Blacks – Thursday, June 28 – 7 pm

Fan Appreciation – Alouettes – Saturday, July 21 – 7 pm

Legacy Night – BC Lions – Saturday, August 4 – 7 pm

Family Day – Blue Bombers – Saturday, August 25 – 1:30 pm

Staff Draw – Labour Day Classic – Monday, September 3 – 1 pm

Light Up the Night! Fireworks included – Argonauts, Friday, September 28 – 7 pm

Pink Power – BC Lions – Saturday, October 13 – 6 pm

Rock & Red Night – Roughriders – Saturday, October 20 – 5 pm

Western Semi-Final or Final, Sunday, November 11th or 18th – time tba


Call reception at 403-283-0611 or drop by reception to enter any or all the draws for home games. The Labour Day Classic game on Monday, September 3 is reserved for staff to enter. There will be two draws for two tickets each. Draws will be held a week before the game and should be picked up at least two days prior to game day. If you win tickets to a game that you cannot attend, PLEASE let reception know as soon as possible, and we will draw again.


Post date: 2018/05/04 - 11:21

May 7 - 13th is Mental Health Week - check out this month's Health and Safety News!

Post date: 2018/05/02 - 14:02

Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone who went to the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo had a great time this year! There has been a lot of discussion since the Expo about the changes to the Expo Accessibility policies. If you noticed that the Expo was more difficult to attend/get the full experience from with these changes, you are welcome to look into a petition going around to ask the new Expo Organizers to consider changing their policies to ensure that the event can be more accessible for everybody. You can find the petition here:  , and more information about the situation at

While we are discussing accessibility, did you know about the Good Host Audience Accessibility and Inclusion Program? Inside Out Theatre has been doing incredible work making Calgary’s Theatre world more accessible, and are bringing a pay-what-you-can approach to their work. You can read the Announcement here: discusses an app called Click n’ Push, being developed in Edmonton to help wheelchair users navigate “how challenging the route they plan on taking is” in the city.

If any of these stories interest you, you want to make deeper connections, or just celebrate, don’t forget about Disability Pride Alberta on Sunday Jun 3, from 11am-2pm. You can find all of the info here:



May 7: Overdose prevention, naloxone training & Safeworks update @ Sheldon Chumir Health Centre (1213 4 St SW) 6-8pm. Personal and professional perspectives on harm reduction and the opioid crisis. Show up to this event, or go to to find out more about Naloxone kits, etc.

May 8: Father’s Autism Network Monthly meeting @ location to be determined (contact  for more info) whether you are a father on the spectrum, or you have children on the spectrum, this meeting is a time to connect and relax.  

May 10: Pizza party and STI screening for queer and trans youth (ages 24 and under) @ Sheldon Chumir Centre, 3rd Floor. 5-8pm. Get tested in a casual, accessible, low-stress and private setting.

May 11-13: CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale @ Calgary Curling Club (720 3 St SW) One of Calgary’s best book sales is coming up, Fri & Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am -2pm. Admission is free this year, and all proceeds from book sales goes towards Calgary Reads.

May 12: Wastewater Treatment Tour @ Glenmore Reservoir. 10am-12pm or 1-3pm. Tours are capped at 30 people so register ASAP. For more information and to register, visit The next public tour will be on Saturday September 8th.

May 12: DogFest Spring Fling @ Triwood Arena (2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW) 10am-4pm. has all of the info on this vendor event. You don’t have to buy anything to go and enjoy the pup-filled event, though.

May 12: Calgary Stampeders Fan Fest @ McMahon Stadium (1817 Crowchild Trail NW) The event runs from 9am to 4pm, music and free pancake breakfast at 9am, then a field full of festivities starts at 10am.  

May 12: Science Rendezvouz @ SAIT (Aldred Centre, 1301 16 Ave NW) Come check out what’s going on in robotics, chemistry, film and video.

May 12: Community Street Market @ New Brighton Residents Association (2 New brighton Drive SE) 9am-3pm. Loads of deals, people, and food trucks.

May 12-13: Horde at the Hive @ Chinook Honey Company (386087 16 St W Okotoks, AB) 10 am-5pm both days. Live-action battle re-enactments, artisan market, Viking-style food and, of course, mead. You can find all of the info at

May 12-13: Calgary Spring Fibre Festival @ Crossroads Market (1235 26 Ave SE) Wander through and look at all of the wool, yarn, and finished textiles.

May 12: YYC Alternative Market @ Inglewood Community Association (1740 24 Ave SE) 10am-4pm. This local market is presented by X92.9fm.


May 10: Adults only Night: Suspended Reality @ TELUS Spark Science Centre (220 St George’s Dr NE). This month’s Adults-only night will have you taking on a new identity, meeting strange people, and trying strange things, in the end sorting out an evening-long mystery. Regular Admission rates apply, but you can always sign out one of CASS’s community passes to get 6 people in for free.