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Post date: 2018/10/03 - 13:22

Hi Everyone,

Come Celebrate CASS’ 30th anniversary with the Advisory Forum with October 10th from 2-4pm at the CASS office Everyone is welcome to come by to eat cake, visit, and chat about the last 30 years of people supporting people, and celebrating the years yet to come!

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) and there are a lot of great events happening to bring employers, job seekers, and professionals together. To get involved in Calgary events, check out

CASS has 2-for-1 admission to the upcoming Calgary Tattoo and Arts Festival! If you are interested, please contact the Resource Facilitator. Please ensure that you can pick up the tickets before you request them, so that they are all being used.  Support workers will not need to pay admission to attend this event while they are supporting someone.

If you are looking for a great volunteer opportunity, Senior’s Secret Service has a ton of positions open throughout the autumn to help provide, assemble, and distribute some holiday cheer to seniors in Calgary. See for details. 



Oct 8: A Celebration of Calvin & Hobbes @ Memorial Park (1221 2 St SW) 9am-1:30pm. There will be indoor and outdoor activities for all ages- Calvinball, snow goons, and even transmogrifiers, as well as drawing workshops, discussions and performances.

Oct 10: Oktoberfest 1 Tournament @ Spruce Meadows. You ca n find out all of the info on this yearly tournament through

Oct 13: Free Skipping Event @ Calgary Tennis Club (295 90 Ave SE) Free jump rope demos of all kinds, and introductory sessions. You can see the schedule here:


Oct 8-15: WordFest @ Various Locations. This yearly festival celebrates authorship and the art of writing. Please see for all associated events

Oct 10: Tall Tales/Long Lenses @ Alberta Wilderness Association Cottage School (455 12 St NW) 7pm. Admission is $5. See John E. Marriott’s wildlife photography and hear him share stories about his work.  For more info and to see some of the photos, go to

Oct 12-14: Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival @ BMO Centre. Fri 4-Midnight, Sat Noon-10pm, Sun Noon-6pm. Tickets are $25 for the day or $50 for the whole weekend. has everything you’ll need to know.

Oct 13: Folclor Fest @ Chinese Cultural Centre (197 1 St SW) 5-11pm. Admission is $10 to this day of Latin Folklore dances and great food. There is more information on Facebook, at

Oct 13: Sci-Fi Night @ Rothney Observatory (210 Avenue W Hwy 22 S) 8-11pm. Watch the skies and hear stories about living in space, and the oceans and moons of Saturn and Jupiter. Admission is $30 per vehicle. has all of the info.

Oct 13: Darling Details Market @ Triwood Community Association (2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW) 10am-3:30pm. Admission is $3. There will be more than 50 vendors, and lots of giveaways.

Post date: 2018/10/01 - 09:18


Don't miss the upcoming parties scheduled over the next couple of months. . .

30th Anniversary Cake Party - Hallowe'en Party - Christmas Party - all are in the planning stages.

Check out this month's CASS Report for all the details!


Post date: 2018/09/27 - 08:22

Hi Everyone,

Mark your calendars for October 10th! The Advisory Forum will be celebrating CASS’ 30th anniversary at the office. Everyone is welcome to join us for delicious cake and good company from 2-4pm.

Every year on December 3, there is a big celebration for International Day of people with disabilities. This year’s event is starting to come together—if you are interested in having a vendor table or an artist table at the event please see the application forms attached.

There is a new, wheelchair accessible day spa in Calgary! Check out for more information and to book appointments.

2019 Entertainment coupon books are available to purchase through they have changed a bit for this year, and the book itself has gone up in price, but you can get a digital membership for $19.99 for the year.



Oct 2: Cyber Safety Summit @ Mount Royal University (Lincoln Park Room J301) 9am-3:30pm. Learn how to stay safe online by protecting your privacy, securing connected devices, and protecting yourself from social engineering.

Oct 3: Fall Pop-up Food Market @ Harley Hotchkiss Garden (515 6 Ave SW) 11am-1pm. Free food, cooking demonstrations and entertainment. has all of the details.

Oct 3: Work Bee @ CommunityWise (223 12 Ave SW) 4-6pm. If you are looking for a one-time volunteer opportunity with snacks provided, come and help our community partners with general cleaning and maintenance. Email to sign up.

Oct 5: Art Show & Sale @ Chrysalis (917 Centre Ave NE) 6-8pm. See Chyrysalis’ “artists’ personal journeys in finding and expressing their voices”

Oct 6: Healthy Steps for CHANGE @ Scotsman’s Hill. 6:30am-6:30pm. Add your steps to the million-step challenge to support sending kids to a summer camp. Please email to register, or for more information.


Sep 21- Oct 6: Spamalot @ Beddington Theatre Arts Centre (375 Bermuda Dr NW) Shows are at 7:30pm, with 2pm matinees on weekends. This is an adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Find out more at

Oct 5-28: Pumpkin Palooza & Field of Screams @ Cobbs Adventure Park (1500 84 St NE) Get all of the details at

Oct 5-31: Screamfest @ Grandstand building, Stampede Park. 7pm-Midnight. Tickets are $30. This is be the last year that Screamfest runs. Go to for tickets and information.


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

Hi Everyone,

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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



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

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

Tuesday, October 2nd at 4 pm


Thursday, October 4th at 10:30 am

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

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

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


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

Hi Everyone,

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Hi Everyone, 

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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



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

Hi Everyone,

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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





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

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

Employee Center Training for SHP's

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

Abuse Awareness Training

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3 pm

October 16, November 13 and December 18

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

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



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

Hi Everyone,


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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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