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Post date: 2017/08/29 - 13:41

Hi Everyone, 

The VSLC Adapted program guide for Fall 2017 is out, and attached to this listing. Water Polo is back, along with the usual favourites—Dancepl3y, Drumming, Qi Gong, Zumba, etc.

The March of Dimes is organizing a conference for people who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and the people who support them. The conference is on October 28th and is “consumer-centred”. The deadline to register is September 20th. 

The Honens Piano Festival is here from September 7-10. There will be free open aior performances and a number of ticketed events. Check out for all of the info that you will need to enjoy some



Sep 6: Easter Seals Drop Zone @ Sun Life Plaza (144 4 Ave SW) People will be rappelling down the skyscraper dressed as superheroes from 7am-5:30pm. Don’t forget to “drop” by….

Sep 6 & 7: Free Adult Sampler Classes @ Free House Dance (2020 12 Ave NW). 5pm. A variety of free 30 minutes classes will be running for you to explore. Just show up and have fun.

Sep 8: Night Market @ Inglewood (9 Ave & 10 St) 4pm-late.

Sep 9: Free Class Day @ Free Spirit Dance (209, 112 16 Ave NW) 9am-6pm. Check out the schedule and find links to more information at:

Sep 9: My Treasure Sale @ Nothland Village Mall 9am-3pm. A mix of produce, artists, and lots of other vendors to check out.

Sep 9: People’s Poetry Festival @ Loft 112 (535 8 Ave SE) 10am-10pm.Written poetry, spoken poetry, music, artwork, open mics, and more.  


Sep 9 & 10: Fall Harvest Sale @ Heritage Park. 10 am -5pm. Regular Heritage Park admission rates apply. See for more info.


Post date: 2017/08/23 - 10:31

Aug 28- September 3 Events and Activities

Joni Righthand, winner of the 2016 IDPD Calgary Entrepreneurship award, is launching The Punctuation Association’s 5th book! CASS (2335 30 Ave NE) is excited to be hosting Joni’s book launch on Sept 15, 2017 from 11:30 am – 1 pm. There will be light refreshments and a reading by the author at noon, followed by a Q&A where Joni will answer questions about her creative process, starting her own business, and how she came up with the stories and characters.

Joni is currently working on a blog to help keep her fans up to date on the Punctuation Association’s escapades, but until then you can see her featured in an article in the Calgary Metro at .


It’s still pride week! There are TONS of fun activities for everyone, including the parade on Sept. 3 from Noon-1:30pm, and a big party on Prince’s Island from noon-6.

The Wilma Milson Club will be starting to host dances at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association again on September 9th, from 6:30-9:30pm. There is a schedule available at the office, and attached to this posting.

The Flying Squirrel has a 50% off classes offer right now ($7.50 instead of $15) You can access this price by going to



Aug 29: Sunnyside Open Stage @ containR site, Sunnyside. 5-8pm. Come on down to play or enjoy some music and meet new people.

Aug 31: International Overdose Awareness Day @ City Hall 11:30am-1pm. The tag line for this event is “Educate, Communicate, Connect”. Learn more about addiction and overdose from the people who experience it’s effects, and professionals in the field.

Aug 31: Human Centered Design Lunch & Learn @ emergeHUB (3515 17 Ave SE). This is a free event (but you will need to register at ). If you have an idea for a product or service, this might be a good place to take your idea to get a feel for how to help make it accessible.  

Sep 1-3: Fiesta Filipino @ Olympic Plaza. The schedule should be up at soon. Celebrate Filipino Culture for three days!

Sept 1-17: Mobile Skate Park @ Willow Ridge Community Association (680 Acadia Drive SE) M-F 3-7pm, S/S 10am-6pm. If you skateboard, rollerblade, or ride a scooter, come out for some fun this month. Helmets are mandatory and you will need to sign a waiver. More info is available if you call 311 or check out


Aug 30: $5 Weekly French Lesson @ Crowfoot Public Library (8665 Nose Hill Drive). For a drop-in fee of $5, you can join this weekly class that teaches French vocabulary. This week’s vocabulary is based on “Back to School.”

Aug 31: Robocop’s 30th Anniversary @ Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW) Movie starts at 7pm. Tickets are $10. You can buy them in advance at: (please note: this venue is not wheelchair accessible)



Post date: 2017/08/15 - 15:13

Hi Everyone, 

CASS has access to a special offer for Stampeder tickets for the August 26th game against the Argonauts, and the Labour Day Classic on September 4. Check out to see the offer and get your tickets.

Do you think there should be more ways of making sure that you aren’t paying too much for too little? There is a new Consumer Protection Survey at . The last survey like this was to get feedback bout people’s experiences with payday loans, and they are hoping to expand on your experiences with things like door to door sales and high pressure warranties so that Alberta can have better rules about how businesses can sell things to people. Have your say!

Calgary Pride Week is here! There are lots of events, most of which you can find here: Happy Pride, everyone!



Aug 25: Night Market @ Southcentre Mall. 5-11 pm. Food, local vendors, and entertainment.

Aug 26: Okotoks Chili Fest @ Elizabeth St & Elk Ave, Okotoks. Admission is free, but chili tasting tickets are $5. The Chili tasting runs from 11am-1pm.

Aug 26: Carifest @ Shaw Millennium Park. Event starts at 9:30am. Local, national, and Caribbean art food & entertainment.

Aug 26: Calgary Vegetarian Food Festival @ Bowness Community Centre ( 7904 43 Ave NW). Sample diverse, amazing vegan and vegetarian foods!


Aug 23: Rogue One @ Spruce Meadows. Gates open at 7:30, movie begins at dusk. Tickets are $15 per vehicle. Please visit   for more info and to purchase tickets.

Aug 26: Killarney Record Fair @ St Matthews United Church (2035 26A St SW) 11am-4pm. Admission is $2. Check out some records and chat with some music lovers.


Happy planning!

Post date: 2017/08/11 - 08:43

Happy Summer!

The August CASS Report has a schedule for the Advisory Forum! Mark your calendars, and don't miss your opportunity to have your say about CASS and your community!


Post date: 2017/08/09 - 15:08

Hi Everyone,

I know some of you have made it down to check out all of the free community events at the containR gallery in Kensington, so you might be interested to know that another has popped up in East Village, at 439 8 Ave SE. Check it out to find a lot more free, creative things to do and be a part of.

The  March of Dimes Canada has partnered with 5 guys burgers and fries. If you eat at  5 guys between 5:30 & 9pm on Thursday August 24, and mention that you are a March of Dimes Supporter, or bring the attached flyer in, they will be giving 20% of the proceeds to March of Dimes Canada.

Supported Lifestyle’s personal development classes are back, featuring Sexual Education, Anger Management, Men's Group, Women's group, and BUDS. You will need to apply before September 1st. Please see the applications and information forms attached to this news posting. 


Aug 15: Market on Stephen Ave @ 1 st SE -2st SW along Stephen Ave. market starts at 11am. Enjoy a walk downtown while checking out local artists and vendors.

Aug 15: Focus Group: Older LGBTQ+ Canadians @ Kerby Centre for the 55+. 10 am-Noon. This is a research event to get stories from the lived experiences of older adults who identify as LGBTQ+. Please RSVP if you plan on participating by emailing

Aug 15: Sunnyside Open Stage @ containR gallery in Kensington. 5-8pm. Whether you want to take part in the open jam or just come by to listen and be a part of the community, this free, welcoming event is a great end to your Tuesday.

Aug 17: The Golden Era: Canadian Reggae Music@ King Eddy Hotel (438 9 Ave SE). This is the free portion of the Calgary Reggae Fest.

Aug 18: Exploring Entrepreneurship @ Momentum (16-2936 Radcliffe Dr SE) 1:30-4pm “Join us for an orientation into entrepreneurship. We'll show you how to take your idea and turn it into a reality. We'll help you assess whether your idea is viable, as well as provide you with the tools, resources and guidance to help you along the way.” Please contact Elizabeth at 403 204 2671 or email elizabethl@momentum.orgif you wish to attend.

Aug 19: Calgary Korean Day Festival @ West Hillhurst (1940 6 Ave NW) 10am-6pm. Traditional dances, martial arts and more.

Aug 19 & 20: Alberta Open Farm Days @ Various Locations. See find out more about the farms and the experiences. There may be costs associated with some of the tours, so please use the experience planner on the website to ensure that you know what you are getting into.


Aug 15-26: GlobalFest Fireworks @ Elliston Park Tickets to each of the shows are currently $20. Direct Support Providers can attend for free. This year the fireworks displays will be representing different Canadian regions instead of countries from around the world. Tuesday Aug 15- The west, Thursday Aug 17- Prairies, Saturday Aug 19- Ontario, Tuesday Aug 22, Quebec, Thursday August 24- Atlantic, Saturday Aug 26- Finale. For more info and to purchase tickets, please see

Aug 16: The NEW Guardians of the Galaxy @ Spruce Meadows. Gates open at 7:30, movie begins at dusk. Tickets are $15 per vehicle. Please visit more info and to purchase tickets.

Aug 17: Milky Way Nights @ Rothney Astrophysical Laboratory (Priddis, AB). 10pm – midnight. Late night sky observation. $20 per vehicle. a list of past and upcoming events and all of the information that you will need.

Aug 18-19: Reggaefest @ Shaw Millennium Park.  Fri 4-10pm, Sat Noon-11pm. Groups from Mexico, Jamaica, and all over Canada will bring the party to this yearly family festival. Tickets range from $25-$45. See details. 

Aug 18-20: Expo Latino @ Prince’s Island Park the scoop on all of the events and performances associated with this Hispanic arts festival.  Day passes are $10-$20, weekend passes are $20-$35, and there are still volunteer positions available!

Aug 18-20: YYC Taste the Trucks @ Riverwalk Plaza, East Village. $5 admission gets you in for the whole weekend, if you plan on buying food at the event, regular costs will apply.

Aug 19 & 20: Antiquing @ Acadia Recreational Complex (240 90 Ave SE) 10 am-4pm. $6 admission. Check out some antiques in a friendly atmosphere. See details.

Post date: 2017/08/02 - 09:04

Hi Everyone,

March of Dimes Canada will be offering a Learning Independence for Future Empowerment (L.I.F.E.) program from October 16-27 for people between the ages of 18-30 with a physical disability who are able to direct their own care. The program includes goal setting, financial literacy, health & wellness, as well as recreation and even some music therapy. Please the attached poster for more info and contact information.

Studio C’s August Exhibition is called “Serial Colour”, and will be running form August 3-25. Check back with them every month at see what’s new.

Composting is here(well, almost here…)! Find out all about the composting process from your home to the composting facility and back again at: an overview of the recycling process, check out: you would be interested in a tour of Calgary’s Waste Management Facilities, let me know. We will need at least 10 people to schedule a tour.



Aug 8-11: GlobalFest Human Rights Forum 2017: Exploring Indigenous Rights across Turtle Island. @ John Dutton Theatre, Central Library. 4-6 pm each day.  Admission is free and light snacks are provided. For more info on the forum and all of the other global fest events, check out:

Aug 10: Taste of Calgary@ Eau Claire Market. 11am-9pm. Admission is free, but you will need to purchase food tickets ($1 each, number of tickets varies per dish) to sample the dishes. There will be live music and nearly any sort of food imaginable to sample.

Aug 12-13: Dragon Boat Festival@ North Glenmore Park. 7 am-6pm. Entertainment, food trucks, beer gardens, live music and even a bit of dragon boat racing.  For info, maps, and more, check out

Aug 12-13: Art in the Garden@ 3443 Kerrypark Rd  SW. Gardens, Art, Art Gardens and Garden art. 10am-4pm.  You can find out more about this event through their facebook page at

Aug 13: Marda Gras Street Festival@ Marda Loop 10am-5pm. One of Calgary’s staple street festivals. Check out everything you need to know before you go. 


Aug 9: Back to the Future @ Spruce MeadowsGates open @ 7:30, movie starts at dusk (appx. 9:20pm) Tickets at $15 per vehicle. Please visit  to buy tickets and get more information.

Aug 10: Adults Only Night: Ka-Ching@ Telus Spark Science Centre. 6pm. Learn all about… money? While enjoying an adult-oriented science night. You can use CASS’ Community access passes to get your tickets for free, or you can pay the regular $19.95 admission.

Aug 12: Calgary Japanese Festival Omatsuri@ Max Bell Centre. 11am-6pm. Arts & crafts, food, sake tastings, kimono dressing, and anime presentations. more info.

Aug 13: Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Board Race@ Shouldice Park to Prince's Island Park. Starts at 10:30am. If you want to compete you will need to register and pay $20 at Red Nik Surf & Swim (22 Richard Way SW) or, you can watch for free from the riverside.



Post date: 2017/07/24 - 14:40

Hi Everyone, 

Historic Calgary Week is here! This yearly glimpse into history will be running from July 28-August 7. There are a ton of interesting things going on. You can find out more by heading to .

Beakerheadis back--that week every autumn when Calgary is taken over by science, art and engineering installations. This year there will be a virtual reality space station at the Calgary Tower, a science storytelling panel, giant see-saws, and dozens of other cool and inspiring street projects that are free to check out. (There are ticketed events too, but you can get a pretty good taste of Beakerhead just by wandering through Calgary’s East Village). Find out what interests you by heading to  If you are looking for a volunteer experience, you can apply your interests and talents to Beakerhead by filling out their volunteer form here:  And remember—nearly any arts/culture festival in Calgary has volunteer opportunities. Don’t forget to check out how to get free admission while meeting new people and having a great time volunteering whenever you are looking up info on a festival.

The City of Calgary is also looking for elections workers. To find out more, and apply to be an election worker, check out .

Last but not least, we have “entertainment” coupon books again! Swing by the office to take a look at the deals at local restaurants, attractions and more.



Aug 3: Do you live on an Airport? @ Central United Church (131 7 Ave SW). Begins at noon. Did you know that Calgary has had 6 airports, most of which are now built over? The Canadian Aviation Historical Society will be giving an overview of Calgary’s flying history, from hot air balloons to piracy, with a few bankruptcies thrown in.

Aug 4-6 Franco Festival Calgary @ Murdoch Park (9th St & Centre Ave NE). This Francophone Multicultural Festival features spoken arts as well the regular festival fun. Check out for info.

Aug 5: Sunfest @ Inglewood. Watch Inglewood transform into a fantastic street market, beginning at 11am.

Aug 5-7: Tour de Bowness @ Various locations. Come and watch the 60th Tour de Bowness Bike race. You can see the schedule here:

Aug 7: Heritage Day Festival @ Olympic Plaza. Noon-6pm. This multicultural festival will celebrate with music, performances, food and crafts from around the world.


July 31-Aug 6: Calgary International Blues Fest @ Shaw Millennium Park. Tickets start at $30, but there are a few free performances throughout the week. Check for the schedule to find deals.

Aug 2:Movies @ Spruce Meadows- Beauty and the Beast. Gates open @ 7:30, movie starts at dusk (appx. 9:20pm) Tickets at $15 per vehicle. Please visit to buy tickets and get more information.

Aug 4-12:Calgary Fringe Festival @ Various Locations. Ticket prices vary, check out for how to purchase tickets. 

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


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:

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! 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 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.


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

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 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 . 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:  There are lots of great groups, from chronic pain to smoking cessation, computer safety and more. for schedules, go to



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.


 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

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 ( ) 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 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 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. 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 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 if you would like to sign one out.


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 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.


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.