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Post date: 2017/11/16 - 10:56

Hi Everyone,

CASS has received a special offer from the Stamps’ Western Final game vs. Edmonton. You can order tickets at https://www1.ticketmaster.ca/calgary-stampeders-western-final-calgary-alberta-11-19-2017/event/1100533D9B098F84 . Sections B, J, O, W, are $25/ticket (regularly 46.75) Sections K, L, N, X, are also $25/ticket (regularly 40.50). Sections C,I,V, P, are $50/ticket (regularly 70.50). Use code ST209 to access this deal.

 

Free:

Nov 21: Tree Lighting at Chinook Centre (6455 MacLeod Trail SW) Choir arrangements start at 6:30pm, and the 38 foot tall Christmas tree will be unveiled afterwards.

Nov 22: Light up the circle @ Wyckham House, MRU (4825 Mount Royal Gate SW) 11am-2pm. Come by to watch and support people showing their music/dance/freestyle/beats.

Nov 22-26: 2167- An indigenous VR project @ Contemporary Calgary (117 8 Ave SW) Noon-6pm each day. An indigenous Virtual Reality Experience presented by imaginative & TIFF.  This free event is a collection of Virtual Reality projects envisioning indigenous life 150 years in the future. http://www.imaginenative.org/2167-on-tour/

Nov 25: Diabetes Awareness Day and Expo @ Libin Theatre & HRIC Atrium, Health Sciences Centre
University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine, (3330 Hospital Drive NW). 8 am -2pm. Come leran more about diabetes research and self-management and this free expo. You can register here: https://www.diabetes.ca/in-your-community/local-programs-events/regional-events-programs/alberta-events/diabetes-awareness-day-and-expo-2017or at the event from 8-9am.

Nov 26: Move-ember: Free Sample dance classes @ Free House Dance (2020 12 Ave NW) 10am-2pm. classes run as 30 minutes samplers, no registration required. Show up and enjoy!

 

Paid:

Nov 23: Calgary Story Slam @ The Pint (1428 17 Ave SW) Come to hear people tell five-minute stories. The theme this month is “scared”. Admission is $5. There is more information available on Calgary Story Slam’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CalgaryStorySlam/

 

 

 

Post date: 2017/11/09 - 12:32

Hi Everyone,

The CASS Winter Carnival will be happening at the Crossroads Community Association (1803 14 Ave NE) from 5-8 pm on Thursday November 16. - November 10th is the last day to RSVP and get your name on the list for the party. All of the old favourites will be there: good food, warm drinks, Musical Twist DJ, photo booth, and gift basket raffles. There will be some fun new carnival-esque additions, too

The raffle tickets are:

1 for $1

5 for $7.50

10 for $10

 

I can’t wait to see you there!

CSCO has new classes starting now- Whether you are interested in sports and fitness, music, or food, they have some great options. Please see the attached schedule and registration form for all of the info you need.

There will be a celebration for International Day of Persons with Disabilities at City Hall on December 1, from 1-2pm this year. This is a free event with information, speeches, entertainment,  artists, vendors and more. Please see the attached poster for details.

Lastly, There is a Modern Western Square Dance class every Monday from 7:30-9:30pm at the Highwood Community Hall (16 Harlow Avenue NW). The cost is $6 per class, and you can start any time

 

FREE:

Nov 14: Manufacturing and Automation Trade Programs Information Session @ SAIT (1301 16 Ave NW, Aldred building, room CA4115)

Nov 14-19: Marda Loop Justice Film Festival @ Various locations. Films are free, full festival schedule can be found here: http://www.justicefilmfestival.ca/festival/

Nov 15: Right 2 Love meeting @ Calgary Sexual Health Centre (700, 1509 Centre St SW). Right 2 love is a group of people with disabilities working towards healthy sexuality, Find out more by going to http://www.actionhall.ca/p/relationships_25.html

Nov 16: Vegan Bake Sale @ University of Calgary Earth Sciences Building (844 Campus Place NW) Free to check out, purchases go towards the Alice Sanctuary.

Nov 16-19: Femme Wave @ Various locations, this arts festival will have music, comedy, workshops, films, visual arts and more. This festival is meant to be an inclusive, inviting arts space. For schedule and more info on the festival, check out http://www.femmewave.com Many of the events that make up this festival are free, while others will require that you buy tickets. All of the info can be found on the website.

PAID:

Nov 13: Modern Western Square Dance class @ Highwood Community Hall (16 Harlow Avenue NW). every Monday until April 2018  from 7:30-9:30pm. The cost is  $6 per class, and you can start any time.

Nov 16-19: Calgary Underground Film Festival Documentaries (CUFF Docs) @ Globe Cinema (617  8 Ave SW). Tickets are $10, or $8 for CUFF members. You can find more info about the films and schedule here: https://www.calgaryundergroundfilm.org/cuff-docs/2017/schedule

 

 

Post date: 2017/11/02 - 10:59

Hi Everyone,

The Field of Crosses on Memorial Drive is all set up, and there will be a Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11, beginning at 10:15 am. You are welcome to visit the Field of Crosses any time from November 1-11, there is a list of times for the daily sunrise and sunset flag events here: https://www.fieldofcrosses.com/eleven-days-of-remembrance/

The CASS winter Carnival is coming up quick, November 16th from 5-8pm at The Crossroads Community Association (1803 14 Ave NE)—don’t forget to RSVP with reception by calling (403) 283-0611, or emailing reception@c-a-s-s.org. It’s going to be a blast!

Also, CASS has rented the SAIT bowling alley again on Monday December 11, from 1-2pm. This means free bowling for you! This is a very laid-back event, to get together and have a bit of fun before holiday season kicks in full force. There is a cap on the number of people who can be in the alley, so please RSVP with reception by calling (403) 283-0611, or emailing reception@c-a-s-s.org.

There is a full listing of Christmas Craft Fairs from now until December 10 (so far) here: http://totallycalgary.ca/calgary-christmas-craft-markets/

 

FREE:

Nov 8: How to Series: Fermented Foods 101 @ Community Natural Foods (1304 10 Ave SW) 7-8:30pm. Learn how to make kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, and kefir, safely and deliciously.

November 10: South Calgary Art Show & Sale @ Marda Loop Community Centre (3130 16 Street SW) 1-9pm. In addition to great local art, there will be a silent auction, and refreshments.

November 12: Boomer Dance Party @ Game Time Sports Bar (6219 Centre St NW). This is the first of a series of weekly dance parties from 3-5:30pm for the 55+ crowd, with a full live band, and free admission and parking. See http://boomer.helpmetrics.ca/ for more info.

 

PAID:

Nov 6-27: Beginner Japanese Classes @ CommunityWise Resource Centre (223 12 Ave SW). 6:30-8:30pm. Four 2-hour classes are $40 altogether, payable at the first class. See https://allevents.in/calgary/beginner-japanese-classes/137021403698693 for more info.

Nov 9: Adults only Night: Food & Chemistry @ Telus Spark Science Centre. 6pm. Regular admission rates apply, but you can always sign out one of our community connections passes for the event.

Nov 10: Calgary Wartime History Talk @ cSpace (1721 29 Ave SW) Starts at 1pm. This event includes a book signing of “Bird’s Eye View”, focuses on women in uniform, and includes an aerial photographic interpretation of World War 2. Tickets are $5.

 

 

 

 

Post date: 2017/10/31 - 14:41

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Post date: 2017/10/27 - 09:04

Hi Everyone, 

Don’t’ forget- CASS is having a Halloween Party on Monday, October 30th from Noon-2pm at CommunityWIse Resource Centre (223 12 Ave SW). See you there!

Deerfoot City has a new rec room! There is an arcade, virtual reality room, augmented climbing wall, and lots of places to eat, spread out over 2 stories of fun. Admission is free, but you will need to buy credits for games. Prices for game credits range from $10 for 40 to $30 for 200. Learn all about it here: http://www.therecroom.com/?location=calgary-deerfoot

 

FREE:

Nov 1: Free Skate @ SAIT Campus Centre Rink.  10 am-1pm.

Nov 4: CanZine: Festival of Zines & Underground Culture @ 1221 2 St SW. Noon- 7pm. Learn more about self-publishing and self-published artists in Calgary. http://www.brokenpencil.com/canzine-calgary

Nov 4: Christmas Market @ Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association. 10am-3pm. https://www.facebook.com/HSChristmasMarket/

Nov 4: Peace by Piece Christmas Market @ St Peter’s Anglican Church (903 75 Ave SW) 10 am-4pm. Non-perishable food donations accepted for veteran’s food drive.

Nov 5: Mount Pleasant Potter’s Guild Fall Sale @ Triwood Community Hall (2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW) 10am-4pm. For more info on the artists and the event, visit http://www.calgarypottery.com/

PAID:

Nov 2: Make it! Holiday Market @ Big 4 building. Thurs & Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm.  Admission is $8. Find more information and buy discounted tickets here: http://makeitshow.ca/calgary/

Nov 4: Bowness Christmas Craft Sale @ Bowness Community Centre (7904 43 Ave NW) 10am-3pm.

Nov 4-5: Fibre Arts Fair @ Big 4 Building. 9am-5pm. Admission is $5 for the whole weekend. You can find out more at http://www.calgaryfibrearts.com/

Nov 5: Calgary European Film Festival @ Eau Claire Cineplex Odeon. For information of films and times, see http://calgaryeuropeanfilmfestival.ca/program/

 

 

Post date: 2017/10/17 - 14:19

Hi Everyone,

Did you know that EMMEDIA runs free videography workshops throughout the year? You can look through the list and sign up for the workshops here: https://script.google.com/macros/s/AKfycbxjDkRnkx-7l3oxCrk9P8Jix1NhG3kuKAWYbzgNSptC_fMJqpgH/exec

Bow Valley College is having an open house on Saturday October 21st from 10 am-3pm. Learn more about their programs and courses, and see if they have anything that fits you.

CASS’ Halloween party is right around the corner! Come join us for food, karaoke and fun fromNoon-2pm on Monday October 30th, at CommunityWise Resource Centre (223 12 Ave SW)

 

FREE:

Oct 23: Car Maintenance Workshop for Women @ Women’s Centre of Calgary (39 4 St NE) 6-8pm. come learn some hands-on Basic car maintenance skills and winterization

Oct 25: Art of Our Times @ Contemporary Calgary (117 8 Ave SW) Noon-1pm. This is a noon hour talk by one of the gallery staff. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/art-of-our-times-tickets-38559117358

Oct 25: Drop-In Chess Night @ Tuscany Club (212 Tuscany Way NW) 7-9:30pm. All ages & Skill levels welcome.

Oct 26: Pamuya Inuit Soul Music @ Festival Hall (1215 10 Ave SE) 6:30-8:30pm. Find more information and register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-concert-featuring-pamyua-inuit-soul-music-and-dance-performance-tickets-38638489763?aff=es2

Oct 27: Open House @ SAIT (Stan Grad Centre). This is your chance to learn more about SAIT, try out some of the trades through state of the art simulations, and you can even apply to become a student at SAIT for free at the open house (application fee is regularly $75) Find out more at: http://www.sait.ca/future-students/visit-campus/open-house-2017

Oct 28: Open House @ Mount Royal University (Roderick Mah Centre of Continuous Learning, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW) Begins at 9:30am. This is your chance to see what MRU has to offer. There are sessions on admissions, and student financial aid, as well as a tour and a chance to chat with current and past students.

Oct 28: Halloween in Kensington! The adventure begins at 2 pm and continues on throughout the evening. Follow a map around Kensington’s hotspots, including a complimentary wine tasting, and an 80’s themed costume party.

Oct 28: Boo! Spooktaular Family Fun @ Calgary Farmer’s Market (510 77 Ave SE) 10 am start. Vote for your favourite pumpkin, or check out the Haunted Fun Photo Booth!

 

PAID:

Oct 26 – 29: Ghouls’ Night Out @ Heritage Park. Thurs & Fri 6-9pm, Sat 5:30-9pm, Sun 4-7:30pm. Tickets are 10.95 for this night out on the haunted old town. Parking is $3/vehicle.

Oct 27: Otafest Japanese Horror Movie Marathon @ The Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW) Movies start at 6pm. $5 minimum donation for entry. Costumes are encouraged, but not mandatory.

Oct 28: Halloween Horror Movie Marathon @ Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW) Movies start at 7pm and run until 7am on the 29th. Includes a midnight costume contest & breakfast in the AM. Tickets are $20. Check out https://www.calgaryundergroundfilm.org/ for more info.

Oct 28-29: Maker Faire @ Spruce Meadows 10am-5pm both days. Check out what’s happening in the worlds of robotics, cosplay, 3D printers, backyard blacksmithing, high tech fashion, and more. There are free passes for volunteers, regular admission is $18. https://calgary.makerfaire.com/ is the place to get all of the details.

Oct 29: Hallow-AAFS Spooktacular @ Hose & Hound Pub (1030 9 Ave SE). Starts at 7pm. Ghost stories, raffles, silent auction and more at this fundraiser for the Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary. Tickets are $30.

 

Post date: 2017/10/11 - 10:53

Hi everyone,

For a bit of Levity in this election season, Grant Neufeld has made a “Political Buzzword Bingo” card generator. You can check it out at http://grantneufeld.ca/buzzword-bingo.html#5Iig1sqm0nlDt2bvKBG8_JrE . See if your favourite candidates can get you a bingo with their platforms!

The Calgary Ability Network has also released the YYC votes- disability lens document, that you can use to determine who in your ward prioritizes accessibility, poverty reduction, and housing in their platforms. You can download the whole thing, or just your ward from here: http://www.calgaryabilitynetwork.ca/publications.html

We have free tickets to the Calgary Woman’s Show, Oct 21 & 22 at the BMO centre! If you are interested, please contact me to put your name in the draw for these. The Draw will be held Monday October 16 at 11am.  

Yau can also access free admission to the Calgary Gem and Mineral Show (see below for details)-- all you have to do is tell the ticketing staff that you are with Calgary Alternative Support Services when you are attending as, or with, support staff. 

Yearly holiday markets are already starting! See below for the first wave of cozy markets to check out this season, and don’t forget CASS’ Halloween Party on October 30th from Noon-2pm at CommunityWise Resource Centre (223 12 Ave SW)

 

FREE:

October 16: Voting day! If you need some help figuring out your ward or where you vote, feel free to contact me for support.

Oct 20: Monthly Sale @ MCC Thrift Shop (2946 32 St NE) Adults clothing is $1 each, Childrens clothing is $0.50 each. Red tag/boutique items are not included in the sale.

Oct 20 & 21:  Ujamaa Grandma’s Market @ Marda Loop Community Association (3130 16 St SW) Fri 2-8pm, Sat 10am-3pm.

Oct 21: Free Pumpkin Giveaway @ Evanston Community Park (115 Evanston Drive NW). 11am-2pm.  Come early and get a free pumpkin before they run out!

PAID:

Oct 13-28: ScreamFest @ Grandstand Building, Stampede park. Fridays and Saturdays 7pm-Midnight. 6 Haunted houses await you and the bigger and scarier 2017 ScreamFest. General admission is $30, but you can buy advance tickets online for $25 through http://screamfest.ca/event-info/prices.html

Oct 18-28: Fluid Fest @ various locations. Tickets for this dance and movement art festival can be found for $20/performance here: https://springboardperformance.thundertix.com/

Oct 20-22: Calgary Gem & Mineral Show @ Big 4 Building, Stampede Park. Fri 1-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. See http://www.calgarygemshow.com/ for details. Let them know that you are attending from Calgary Alternative Support Services for free entry when attending as, or with, support staff. 

Oct 20 & 21: New Craft Coalition Market @ Inglewood Festival Hall (1215 10 Ave SE) Fri 4-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm. For an idea of what the market will carry, check out http://newcraftcoalition.com/ Admission is $2.

Oct 20-22: 35th Annual Bearspaw Fall & Christmas Market @ Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre (253220 Bearspaw Rd.) Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-5 pm, Sun Noon-5pm. Admission is $3.

Oct 21: The Fibre Shindig @ Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1320 5 Ave NW) 10am-5pm. Admision is $5, and you can find everything you want, or want to make to stay cozy and warm this winter. http://www.fibreshindig.com/

Oct 21-22: Calgary Woman’s Show @ BMO Centre. Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Admission is $14 for the day or $20 for the whole weekend. (or enter our draw for free tickets!)

Post date: 2017/10/03 - 12:49

Hi Everyone, 

If you are looking for some lighthearted election coverage that is clear, concise, and issue-based rather than candidate based, check out https://sprawlcalgary.com/ . Whether you like to watch videos or read, there is a good selection of media types to engage with.

Here are some more ways to get info about the people who are running for election in your ward. Metro Calgary has put a series of videos up on youtube of candidates for councillor. They have only made it to ward 6 so far, but stay tuned! Check them out here:

Ward 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKRxV7w3XLI

Ward 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ03PuOfbZk

Ward 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0kuinhKD4g

Ward 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4UW6ScsoT0

Ward 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9RQvmRqKsg

Ward 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JywmngLDD2k

Mayoral Candidates are here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTfdjSWxdpU&t=1s

And don’t forget to learn more about the trustee candidates running for the public and separate school boards while you are learning about the people who want to be the mayor or acouncillor!

You can find info about all of them here: http://www.calgary.ca/election/Pages/meet-the-candidates/school-trustee/default.aspx

Find their websites and social media accounts through the links found here: http://calgarydemocracy.ca/levels/calgary/elections/2017/ballots

If surfing the internet to figure out who you want to vote for isn’t your thing, I will have simple, concise candidate overviews available next week, and a list of questions you can discuss to figure out "WHAT ON EARTH ARE THEY SAYING?!?!"  To explore what you think about the issues and who you want to vote for.

Also: Please support people to come by the CASS advisory forum meeting on October 11: Calgary Municipal Election Edition! This is open to everyone, and will be an unbiased exploration of what the candidates are saying, and what you agree with, along with how to find your polling station and how to vote

If you’ve made it this far through this listing, let me know if you want to be entered into a draw for a FREE Ticket Voucher from Lunchbox Theatre (http://www.lunchboxtheatre.com/), and/ or a 2 for 1 admission for the Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival (http://www.albertatattooshows.com/Tattoo-Calgary)! The tattoo festival is normally $25 admission for a day, but you can get two people in for $25 with this ticket (support staff receive complimentary admission). There are 4 up for grabs, so let me know if you want it!

I will be drawing for both of these on Wednesday October 11, at 1pm.  

 

FREE:

Oct 11: Downtown Harvest Market @ Gulf Canada Square (401-9 Ave SW) 10am-2pm. Local food, art, fashion & wellness products.

Oct 11: Why Diversity & Inclusion matters @ The National Beerhall (240 8 Ave SW). 3:30-5:30pm. Discuss diversity and inclusion with business leaders & advocates. This event is part of Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Oct 12: Mental Health Awareness Expo @ SAIT Atrium. 11am-1pm. You can find more info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1169599883139434/?active_tab=about

Oct 14: A Golden Acre Autumn @ Golden Acre Home & Garden (620 Goddard Ave NE) 9am-3pm. Pancake breakfast, live music & local vendors.

Oct 14 & 15: Beacon Original Art Annual Fall Show & Sale @ Bridgeland Riverside Community Association (917 Centre Ave NE) 10am-4pm. different artists each day, including painters, photographers, and many other mediums. Visit http://www.beaconoriginalart.com/ for more info.

PAID:

October 12: Adults only night: Crime & Punishment @ Spark Science Centre. 6 pm. Explore the psychology of criminal behaviour, and take a historical delve into controlling crime. You can use the CASS community connection passes for this event.

October 14 & 15: Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival @ BMO Centre (Stampede Park). Fri 4pm-Midnight (over 18 only), Sat Noon-10pm, Sun noon-6pm. http://www.albertatattooshows.com/Tattoo-Calgary for all info.

 

Post date: 2017/10/02 - 10:45

 Workshops - Parties - Advisory Forum

Don't miss the upcoming dates - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

 

Post date: 2017/09/29 - 10:09

Hi Everyone,

October is DEAM month! I will be putting all of the Disability Employment Awareness Month  events in the Events listing, but make sure to check out http://www.calgaryemploymentfirst.ca/disability-employment-awareness-month/ so that you can get the full picture of the events going on to support DEAM.

If you want to vote early in the municipal election, but you don’t know where to go, check out https://thecityofcalgary.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0b1588b5b9d4478d8d86388df452ad26 . You just need to put your home address in, and it will give you a number of locations where you can vote at your convenience, and beat the Election Day rush.

 

FREE:

Oct 2- December: Strong and Free @ +15 North Bridge of Bankers Hall. Find the superhero mural and strike a pose with your friends for a chance to win a prize pack every month by sharing the picture on social media with the hashtag #myCanada, or just for a fun time.

Oct 2: DEAM Proclamation @ City Hall (800 MacLeod Trail SE) Noon – 1pm. Come join the excitement as ministers from the provincial government will be in town to proclaim October Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Oct 6: Glow Green for Cerebral Palsy @ Eau Claire Market. 6-9pm. Celebrate world CP day. Wear your best glow in the dark apparel or buy it at the event, and celebrate the leaps that have been made in the disability world.

Oct 6: Launch Party @ Glenbow Museum (130 9 Ave SE) 7:30pm-11pm. Get the first look at the Museums new exhibitions. Admission is by donation.

Oct 8: Gamer Sundays @ Dickens Pub (1000 9 Ave SW) Opens at noon. Tabletops games, Starcraft on TV, figurine painting. A laid back day of fun and new people. See https://www.facebook.com/gamersundays for events details.

Oct 8: Alzheimer Run & Walk @ Eau Claire Market. 10 am-Noon. Register as a participant or just come down to cheer people on!

PAID:

 Oct 3: Free Cover Day @ Boxcar Café (1215 1 St SW). You can play games for free all day if you buy at least 10$ worth of food and drinks. If you have the means to buy a lunch, you can add some value to your meal and check out some of their fantastic games! Repeats every Tuesday until November 28th.

Oct 7: Wannabe- A Spice Girls Tribute @ SAIT Gateway (V203 1301 16 Ave NW). 8pm-1am. Tickets are $15 in advance through Sloth records or at the SAIT campus, or $19.50 + fees at the door. A Spice Girls tribute group will be performing the group’s hits, along with some other 90’s faves.

Oct 8: Pumpkin Festival @ Blue Grass Nursery (260130B Whiting Creek Cres.) 11 am-3pm. Pumpkin coach rides, a maze, and even a pumpkin smash. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person which will go towards The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.