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Post date: 2018/01/03 - 10:04

Hi Everyone, 

The City of Calgary composting program has been up and running for a while now, what are your experiences with it? has some simple instructions on how to use the system, and why.

Did you know that Winsport (Canada Olympic Park) offers 2-hour end of day hill passes for $21.99? Learn more about the fun activities on the only ski hill in the city limits here:

If you have made a new year’s resolution to get more active, Avenue Calgary has compiled a list of introductory offers at gyms and studios around the city, you can access that list at



Jan 10: Simple Supper @ University of Calgary Faith & Spirituality Centre (MSC 373 2500, University Drive NW). This event is an open space for people to share a meal and some conversation. Dinner is free, and this even will recur every Wednesday starting at 6pm.

Jan 11-13: IKG Live 2 @ Illingworth Kerr gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design. 1pm-8pm daily. This is the second year of this performative art festival, see for details.

Jan 12: Quiz night @ Renfrew Pub (811 Radford Rd NE) This city-renowned adults-only quiz night in the upper part of the Renfrew Community Association starts up another year.

Jan 14: Community Potluck Supper @ Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association. Register by calling 403-263-5755, bring a dish to share, and meet some of your neighbours in the community.



Jan 11: Adults only night: DIY Biology @ Telus Spark Centre. 6-10pm. Adults take over the science centre once a month. Regular admission rates apply, or you can sign out one of CASS’ Community connections passes to get in for free. See for all of the details.

Jan 12- 14: Calgary Renovation Show @ BMO Centre. Fri Noon-9pm, Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10 am -6pm. Tickets are $9 online, $12 at the door, and we still have a few free passes to the event at CASS reception. For more info about the trade show, or to buy tickets, go to

Have fun!

Post date: 2017/12/21 - 13:44

Hi Everyone,

Transit pass prices will be rising in the New Year— please see for details on how much your transit passes will be rising. If you have not yet applied for Fair Entry Calgary, entitling you to a lower rate for Calgary transit, recreation and other services, this is an excellent time. For more info and a link to the application, please visit .



Nov 25- Jan 6: Life-sized gingerbread house @ The Fairmount Palliser hotel. Brign an item for donation to the Food Bank and check out the magic! There is more info at

Jan 1: Calgary Ice Breaker Polar Dip @ Elbow River Residents Club (100 Misty Morning Drive). Cheer on the dippers, or go to to register to take the plunge yourself.


Jan 3-28: High Performance Rodeo @ various locations. There are a variety of performances and ticket prices, go to for all of the info you need.  

Jan 5-7: The Motorcycle Show @ BMO Centre. Fri Noon-9pm, Sun 10am-8pm, Sun 10 am-5pm. Regular admission is $15.


Have Fun!

Post date: 2017/12/18 - 15:02

Hi Everyone, 

March of Dimes Canada is holding another Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative. They will be giving away 6 to 8 tablet devices to people who think it would help:


·         Increase access to services

·         Explore or control their environment

·         Contribute to their ability to take on new leisure pursuits

·         Contribute to improving their education

·         Assist in their employment objectives

·         Assist in communication, verbal or written


In order to be eligible, you must have an ongoing disability that requires the use of assistive technology, and:

● be in financial need. The maximum after-tax household income cannot exceed $45,000

● have reached the age of majority for the province they reside in

● be a Canadian resident

● be in agreement that his or her photo and story may be used by March of Dimes Canada in the organization’s material including publications, newsletters, website and social media properties.


You will need to fill out an application, and send in a letter of assessment from an Ocupational therapist, Speech Language Pathologist and/or health care professional, and proof of income documentation. For a full list of requirements and benefits, please see the attached forms. The cut off for applications is January 22, 2018, and recipients will be chosen on January 29th.

I hope you all are having a relaxing and enriching holiday season. This week is usually pretty slow for events and activities around town, so it might be the perfect time to check out new podcasts, streaming video, audiobooks, in-library programs, or some of the online courses provided by to everyone with a Calgary Public Library card. has everything you need to get engaged and interested.

You can find a list of free City of Calgary sponsored New Year’s Eve celebrations here:



Nov 21- Dec 31:Annual Small Paintings Show @ Webster Gallery (812 11 Ave SW) 10am-6pm. Admission is free, check out smaller works by Canadian artists.

Dec 7-Jan 27:This + That @ Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50 Ave SE) 10 am-6pm. An unconventional grouping of artworks to enjoy.


Dec 27-Jan 7: Winter CARnival@ Gasoline Alley, Heritage Park. Participate in new year’s celebrations and games from around the world.  See for more info. $10.95 regular admission, if you have Fee Assistance, this rate will be reduced significantly. 

Dec 30: OWNIT Winter Carnival Fundraiser@ Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association. 5-9pm. Admission is $2, and gets you into the marketplace, hot drinks and snacks, skating, and more.

Dec 31: Noon Year’s Eve@ Telus Spark Science Centre. Regular admission rates apply, or sign out one of the CASS community Connections passes. The party is huge, and geared towards those of us who won’t be able to make it up until midnight. The countdown to noon starts at 11:45 and involves explosive balloons, and a bubble wrap dance floor. See you there!


Have fun!

Post date: 2017/12/15 - 16:57

Hi Everyone,

There are lots of stories coming out from International Day of Persons with Disability (IDPD) From December 3rd this year—Calgary’s IDPD celebration can be peeked at here: and here: .  Stay tuned to both of those sources for more info about the upcoming yearly Calgary Disability Pride event in June.

Did you know that there are Massage Therapy Schools that offer reduced rates for therapeutic massage by their students?

·         Mount Royal University: You can book at $30, one-hour massage by calling (403)4410-6868.

·         MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy: $35, new clients can book by calling (403)567-1451.

·         ABM Student Massage Clinic: Initial visit is $20 for 45 mins, or $25 for one hour. New clients can book by calling (403) 717 0647.

·         Alberta College of Massage Therapy: $39 for one hour. Call (1-877) 768-8400 to book.


The Regal Cat Café in Kensington has a buy one visit- get one free offer on until December 21, for visits between 9am-3pm Weekdays. Find out more at: . Enjoy! (

There are tons of Christmas lights up this season—Some of the best places to check them out are:

·         Zoolights@ The Calgary Zoo—This one requires you to pay admission, but it will be 75% off with your Fee Assistance card.  These lights will be up until January 6, and are on from 6-9pm.

·         Lion’s Festival of Lights @ Confederation park (corner of 14th St & 24 Ave NW). They are on until January 8, from 6pm-12pm.

·         Airdrie Festival of Lights @ Nose Creek Park, Airdrie, and run until Dec 31, from 6-9pm.

·         Christmas Lights @ Spruce Meadows. 2 kms of drive-through lights to enjoy! Until January 7, from 5-10pm.

Or, just find your favourite hill and bring everything you need to keep warm while you watch the sun go down and the city light up!



Dec 15: Outdoor Skating starts @ City of Calgary Skating rinks. Hopefully there will be some snow this weekend, and we can dive into the winter fun! Please see for all info, dates, addresses and more info.


Dec 18-24: Holiday Film Series @ The Globe Cinema (617-8 Ave SW). The movies being shown this year are Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, Scrooged,Elf, Home Alone, and It’s a wonderful Life. Tickets are $10.  Check out for more info.

Dec 18: All Ages & genders Makeup Tutorial by Maxwell Alexander @ CommunityWise Resource Centre (223 12 Ave SW) 4-8pm. Pay what you can, with a suggested amount of $10-15. Learn about the basics of skin care, makeup and brush care, with a live makeup tutorial, and a question and answer period at the end of the class.

Dec 20: Dan the One-Man Band @ National Music Centre (850 4 St SE) 11 am. If you haven’t gotten the chance to check out the new National Music Centre, this will be a great time to do it. If you have a City of Calgary Fee Assistance card, admission is 50% off the regular rates of $18/adult, $14/student or seniors. Groups of 10+ get reduced rates as well.

Have fun!

Post date: 2017/12/06 - 10:00

Hi Everyone,

Don’t forget FREE BOWLING at SAIT on Monday December 11 from 1-2pm. Please make sure to RSVP with, or call (403)283-0611.

The winter 2018 Personal Development Classes at Supported Lifestyles are open. There are sexual education, anger management, men’s group, women’s group and BUDS to choose from. The classes are $10 per season. The deadline to apply is January 5, 2018.  Please see attachments to more info on the courses and to register.

We have FREE TICKETS to the Calgary Renovation Show @ BMO Centre January 12-14. Come pick yours up at CASS reception.



Dec 9-Jan 7: Christmas Lights @ Spruce Meadows. 5-10pm every night, excluding Dec 25. Drive through the grounds and enjoy the brilliant lights

Dec 11: Environmental Change in the Rocky Mountains with Alberta’s Chief Scientist @ @ John Dutton Theatre (Calgary Central Library 616 MacLeod Trail SE) 10:30-11:30am. You can register here:

Dec 11: Celebrate the re-introduction of Bison to Banff National Park @ John Dutton Theatre (Calgary Central Library 616 MacLeod Trail SE) Noon-1pm. Karsten Heuer and William Snow will be speaking about the reintroduction that occurred in February. You can register here:

Dec 11: Living with Wildlife film screening @ John Dutton Theatre (Calgary Central Library 616 MacLeod Trail SE) 1-2pm. Q& A with the filmmaker, Leanne Allison after the screening. You can register here:

Dec 12: Park Walk @ Prince’s Island. 9:30am. Meet on the bridge to Eau Claire and walk as a group around the island.

Dec 13: Morning of Giving @ Global Calgary (222 23 St NE) 6-9am. Global Calgary will be collecting donations for local families in the parking lot. There will be live music, a fire pit, and entertainment

Dec 13: City Hall Christmas @800 MacLeod Tr SE. 6pm. Sing-alongs, local music, free hot beverages & snacks to celebrate!


Nov 24-Jan 6: Zoo lights @ The Calgary Zoo. 6-9pm. Tickets are $14.95, Parking is $10 per vehicle unless you have a membership. The old favourite activities will be there, with a few new ones for this year.

Dec 14: Adults Only Night: Greatest Hits @ Telus Spark Science Centre. 6-10pm. The best of Adults only nights! Regular admission rates apply, you can sign out one of our Community Connection passes to attend for free.


Post date: 2017/12/01 - 08:39

Happy December everyone!

It always proves to be a very busy month! CASS Advisory will be held on December 6th as well as the annual Dinner Club at Swiss Chalet.

Enjoy the Holiday Season!


Post date: 2017/11/30 - 11:01

Hi Everyone,

The VSLC Winter Feature Program Flyer is out, and attached to this email. Drumming, Zumba, Dancepl3y, Adapted Fitness, water polo, scrapbooking, and more!

Calaway Park passes are on sale now-- $41.95+gst gets you a season’s worth of amusement park fun. This price is in effect online or at Calgary Co-op Stores until January 1st. There will be a spring sale from March 11 to May 22 when passes will only be 47.95+gst. Regular one-day admission is 39.95+gst, so this is a great deal. See for details.



Dec 4: L’arche Calgary Day Program Crafts for Christmas sale @ Meadowlark Community Centre (623-58 Ave SW) 12:30-2:30pm.

Dec 10: Northwestival @ University of Calgary Filed 9 (4410 University Ave NW).  1-7pm. Admission is free, please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Calgary Food Bank. Live entertainment, craft stations, food trucks, sled dogs, snow shoes & fat bikes. You can find all of the info here:



Dec 7-10: Under $100 Art show @ Art Spot (4030 8 St SE). 11am-7pm. Admission is $5. More info can be found at

Dec 9: Dog photos with Santa @ Shawnessy Pet Valu (#208 70 Shawville Blvd SE) Bring in your dog for a photo of it with Santa. Photos will be $10, funds will be donated to the Pawsitive Match Rescue. Photos will be emailed to you.

Dec 10: Reindeer vs. Elves Hat Tournament (4x4 ultimate Frisbee) @ Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Drive NE) 1-4pm. You can register for $15/person in advance or $20/person at the door. Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the Calgary Firefighters toy association, running shoes, a red & white shirt, and a water bottle. Visit to find out more or to register. All experience levels welcome.



Post date: 2017/11/22 - 13:36

Hi Everyone,

The Spinz-a-round food program every Tuesday at CASS will be on hold over the holidays, as the warehouse that we get the food from is closed. Please note that Tuesday December 5 will be the last day that the program runs in 2017, and it will start back up again on January 9. If you need access to free food in the meantime, AHS has a list of food banks and resource centres to help you. Please see to find out where you can go.

CASS has  free 2-week passes to GoodLife Fitness centres which expire on December 15, 2017, as well as 2-for-1 general admission tickets to Cineplex Odeon theatres which expire on December 10th.  Please contact me soon to get yours, as they will go fast.

Have you signed up for FREE Bowling at SAIT on Monday December 11 yet? CASS has rented the bowling alley from 1-2pm, for a fun, laid-back activity. You will need to sign up in order to attend by calling reception at (403) 283-0611, or emailing Please let reception know if you will need elevator access to attend, there is a large flight of stairs to get down to the bowling alley, and we need to inform them in advance if we need access to the elevators.




Nov 27: Happenings 10: Body Politics @ Arts Commons (205 8 Ave Se) starts at 6pm. All of Arts commons will be transformed into a space filled with installations, live performances, and music. A full over view is available here:

Nov 28: PCCA- Free Community Legal Advice @ Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd NE) 5-7:30pm. If you have questions about Family Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law, Guardianship/Trusteeship, wills or immigration issues, here is your chance to get some free advice. Please expect it to be a very busy event.

Dec 1: International Day of Persons with Disabilities @ Calgary City Hall (716 MacLeod Trail SE). 11am-2pm. Come and celebrate the Calgarians with disabilities, looking “towards a sustainable and resilient society for all”. There will be lots of entertainment and information.  

Dec 2: YYC Holiday Vegan Bake Sale @ Meadowlark Park Community Association (623 58 Ave SW). Noon- 2:30pm. All sorts of vegan treats, funds raised will be donated to Robin’s Refuge Farm Sanctuary.

Dec 2: Holiday Craft & Bake Sale @ The Tuscany Club 9am-1pm. (212 Tuscany Way NW)



Nov 27: Movember Monday Comedy Night @ Broken City (613 11 Ave SW) Starts at 8pm. Costs $15. Celebrate the wind-down of Movember with some comedy and fabulously coiffed faces.

Nov 27: November Poetry Slam @ Dickens Pub (1000 9 Ave Sw). Sign up starts at 7 pm, poetry slam starts at 7:30. Bring 3 poems, or just come by to hear other people. Admission is $10. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Please call ahead (403-233-7550) for elevator assistance.

Nov 30: A Christmas Carol- ASL interpretation @ Theatre Calgary (220 9  Ave SE). Please see for the full listing of ASL interpreted, and otherwise accessible theatre performances in venues around Calgary.

Dec 2: A Christmas Carol- Relaxed Performance @ Theatre Calgary (220 9  Ave SE). See the holiday classic performed in a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for if you need to get up and move around and make noise while you take part in the theatre experience. Please see for the full listing of relaxed and otherwise accessible theatre performances in venues around Calgary.



Post date: 2017/11/17 - 15:28

Training dates are included in each month's newsletter on page 4. The newsletter is added to News Posts on this site each month. To register, please call reception to choose a date and time.

If for any reason you cannot attend on the date you are registered for PLEASE let reception know as soon as possible so the spot can be filled. There are often wait lists for these courses. Reminders are emailed to staff about a week before the course date which gives us time to book someone in when a cancellation comes up.

New dates are being added for the new year. . .


Thursday and Friday, January 11 and 12 and Thursday and Friday, February 1 and 2


Wednesday, January 24 - 6-8 pm

Tuesday, February 20 - 2-4 pm

Wednesday, March 21 - 6-8 pm



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 . 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.



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.

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: 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!



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: