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Post date: 2018/07/20 - 11:25

The second floor of the CASS Main Office has been de-energized in order to address a major electrical problem that posed a serious risk to the building.

The second floor of the CASS Main Office is where all of out IT infrastructure is housed which means that at present we have no internet, phones, or servers.

Our landlord is aware of the issue and working to resolve the matter.

In order to complete the required maintenance, the entire building will be de-energized at noon.

We anticipate that this issue will be resolved somewhere between 12:30 and 13:00 today.

Thanks for your patience and sorry for any inconvenience.

Post date: 2018/07/19 - 09:34

The issue that postponed SHP invoicing in the new Employee Center has now been resolved and will take effect September 1st.

Training is available on the following dates and times. . .

Saturday, August 25, 10:30 am

Wednesday, August 29, 4 pm

Thursday, September 6 - 5:30 pm

Sunday, September 9, 11 am

Monday, September 10, 10:30 am

Call reception at 403-283-0611 or email to RSVP.

In the meantime, you can review the reference material on the CASS website once you are logged in, under the Forms and Documents section. The reference material is titled "CASS Employee Center - SHP Invoice Payment Request".

Please continue to submit your invoices to your immediate supervisor through the current process until September.



Post date: 2018/07/18 - 11:01

Hi Everyone,

Please note that Telus SPARK science centre has increased their parking prices. It will now cost $10 to park in their lot when you go to visit the science centre. If are visiting with one of the CASS community connections passes, and you show proof of parking at the front desk you will receive a $5 voucher for the eatery or the gift shop.

Albertans Advocating for Change Together has their newsletter, The Alberta Hoot, available now. I have attached it to this post so that you can get the latest Self-Advocacy News from around Alberta.

The Calgary Centre for Sexuality is hosting an interactive workshop on Thursday September 13th from 9am-Noon on supporting sexuality in people with developmental disabilities. The workshop is open to anyone in the human services field, and is free. For more information or to register, please go to



Jul 28: Beltline Garden Party @ Lougheed House (707 13 Ave SW) 1-4pm. Spend the day in the park. There will be lots of activities, including a dog parade and beer gardens, and free admission to Lougheed house

Jul 28: Public Art Paint Event @ Bridgeland Riverside Community Association (917 Centre Ave NE) 9am-Noon or 2-5pm. Take part in painting community murals. Instructions will be given for the piece that you are working on. Please email for info.

Jul 28: Movie in the Park @ Bowness (7904 43 Ave NW) 8pm, movie begins at 9. The movie is a secret, but it is not inconceivable that you will figure it out before the screening. While the screening is free, you may want to bring money for snacks and popcorn.

Jul 28-29: Pet-A-Palooza @ Eau Claire (200 Barclay Parade SW) 10am-4pm. Go where the pups are! Bulldog races, a puppy stampede, and lots of exhibitors to check out.

Jul 28-29: Calgary Arab Festival @ Olympic Plaza (228 8 Ave SE) 10 am. There will be music, folk dance performances, food, and community building.

Jul 29: Fantasy Faire @ Kensginton. 11am-5pm. This event is building on the Diagon Alley events that have been held in the Kensington district the past few summers, but is opening the theme up to fantastical things of all kinds. There will be human chess, costume contests, Quidditch, and even performances by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Find out more at

Jul 29: Hello Summer Market @ Marlborough Park Community Centre (6021 Madigan Dr NE) 9am-4pm. This local market comes with free wagon rides!


July 25: $1.99 Grand slam day @ Denny’s (4515 25 St SE location only). Get a grand slam breakfast for only $1.99. This offer is on from 7am-2pm.

Jul 26-29: Calgary Folk Music Festival @ Prince’s Island Park. Thurs 4-10:30pm, Fri 2pm-Midnight, Sat 9:30am-midnight, Sun 9:30am-10:30pm. Whether or not you were able to get tickets to this event, head on down to princes Island park, to catch some live music from either side of the gates. You can find out who will be playing when, and all of the other details of the festival here:

Jul 28: Who Framed Roger Rabbit 30th Anniversary Screening @ Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW) 7 pm. Tickets are $10 for a screening of this classic movie. 

Jul 28: Cruise for Cancer Show & Shine @ 12345 40 St SE 8am-2pm. Admission is $20. Come check out the classic cars before they drive off toward the mountains together, or enter your own vehicle! You can register at the gate. Go to for details.


Post date: 2018/07/10 - 13:16

Hi Everyone,

I hope you're all having a great time with all of the Stampede fun around town. Don't forget to check out previous event posting for all the details on finding free food and activities while they last.


Jul 18: Sundown Social @ Bridgeland (under the 4th Ave Flyover, parallel to Memorial Drive) 4-9pm. The street will come alive with performances, flowers, and food & beer vendors. has all of the info.

Jul 19-22: Calgary Turkish Festival @ Eau Claire Festival Plaza, 11am-10pm. Celebrate and learn about Turkish culture through art, dance music and food.

Jul 20: Calgary Night Market @ Bridgeland Riverside Community Association (917 Centre St NE) 5-11pm. Local vendors, food trucks and entertainment.

Jul 20-22: Fiestaval Latino Festival @ Olympic Plaza (228 8 Ave SE) There will be food vendors, and dozens of performances throughout this Latin culture festival. You can check out the lineup here:

Jul 21: Festival of Chariots @ Shaw Millennium Park (1220 9 Ave SW) 11am-5pm. Live entertainment, free vegan feast all day.

Jul 21: European Classic Car Meet @ Stanley Park 9am-3pm. Stop by and see all of the lovingly restored and maintained cars that the Vintage Sports Car Club of Calgary members will be showing.

Jul 21: Parks Day & Creekfest @ Fish Creek Park (15975 Bow Bottom Trail SE) 10am-3pm.  Song writing workshop, interactive performances, and a number of games and activities throughout the day. Donations to the Friends of Fish Creek society are appreciated. You can get all of the information about this, and other events hosted by the Friends of Fish Creek  event here:


Jul 18: Secret Cinema @ Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (#100 1725 10 Ave SW) Entry is through the alley behind the building. 5:30-8pm. Secret Cinema screens 16mm films they inherited from the Calgary Public Library in the 90’s. The titles of the films show will not be disclosed until they are shown. Admission is by donation. Enjoy!               

Jul 21: Taste of the Caribbean @ Winston Heights Mountview Community Association (520 27 Ave NE) Noon-6pm. Admission is $10. Caribbean Food, music and art.




Post date: 2018/07/05 - 12:04

The CASS Employee Center will be down for scheduled maintenance this weekend from Friday July 6th at 16:00 MST to July 9th 08:00 MST 2018.

During this time frame our service provider Sparkrock will be moving our solution to a new environment, and also updating us from release 9.06 to 9.08. As a result of this move and the subsequent update we should see noticeable improvements in performance and we will also get to take advantage of the new features and bug fixes provided by the most recent release.

If you have any time sensitive expense claims or payment requests please ensure that they are submitted by 16:00 Friday July 6th.

Update: This process is now complete. Thanks for your patience.

Post date: 2018/07/04 - 11:09

Hi Everyone,


Indefinite arts is moving back to their old building at 8038 Fairmount Drive SE. To celebrate this, they will be hosting a block party on July 16th from 11:30am-1:30pm. There will be music, art, and a great time.

Cyclepalooza is back—There are a number of bicycle adventures throughout the city from July 13 to 22. A few of the rides cost money, if they involve icecream, concerts, or camping trips. Otherwise, they are free and easy to join up with. You can even plan and facilitate your own ride! You can find the full calendar and information at

For all of the Yu-gi-oh!, Pokemon, and Magic: The Gathering players out there: Metal Galaxy has weekly tournaments for these games, and more. Check out their schedule of events at

And don’t forget to find all of the free stampede breakfasts and BBQs! You can find some near you by going to  or



July 10: Outdoor Market @ Stephen Ave (340 8 Ave SW) 10 am-4pm. The regular market on Stephen Ave, now surrounded by stampede revelry!

July 11: Sunnyside Salsa Wednesdays @ containR (1020 2 Ave NW). 7-9pm. This Outdoor community space has a number of weekly events- Salsa Wedensdays gives you a chance to listen to great music, and learn a few steps, or make up your own.

July 13: International Car Collector Appreciation Day @ A&W (Glendeer Circle) 5:30-9pm. Check out the classic, historic and specialty cars.

July 13: Inglewood Night Market @ various locations in Inglewood. 5-11pm. This fantastic pedestrian market takes over Inglewood the second Thursday night of every month in the summer. See for all of the details.

July 14: Writing Winning Proposals: How to Get That Grant @ CommunityWIse Resource Centre (223 12 Ave SW) 11am-4pm. 2 hours of solid information about how to succeed in grant writing. If you have a grant that you are working on, you can register for a 20-minute session with one of the presenters for $10. Go to to register or get more information.

July 14: Rod-O-Rama @ North Haven Community Centre (5003 North Haven Drive NW) 9am-3pm. All vehicles are pre-1972, in this classic car show. has all of the info.

Big Slam Skate Clinic & Contests @Brewery Flats (1210 11 Ave SE) 10 am-6pm. Local bands, skateboarding contests, bike polo demonstrations, and tons more to check out.

July 15: Blacksmith/Knife Forging Demonstration @ High Line Brewing Parking Lot (#113 1318 9 Ave SE) Noon-3pm.

July 15: Tails & Treasures Dog Park Opening @ 4410 University Avenue. 1-5pm. With a Dog Show contest at 2:30pm. Details can be found at



July 10: Date Night @ Studio Bell (850 4 Street SE). Admission is reduced to $10 per person from 4-7pm. Learn about the history of music in Canada, and play with the interactive activities throughout the space.

July 10-14: Western Series @ Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW) Retro and modern western movies, $10 admission for each screening. Please see for full movie listing & schedule.

July 13 & 14: Chili Cook-Off @ Calgary Farmer’s Market (510 77 Ave SE) 11am-3pm. Make a cash donation to the Calgary Interfaith food bank for a chance to sample 7 great chilis and vote for your favourites.

July 14: Roller Skate Disco @ Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1320 5 Ave NW) 8-11pm. Admission is $10, rollerskate rentals are $4.


Post date: 2018/07/03 - 14:37

Just a reminder that this month's Dinner Club is the second Wednesday this month. July 11th - diners will meet at Ricky's All-Day Grill at North Hill Mall.

Be sure and check out the Summer Safety Tips in this month's CASS Report!




Post date: 2018/06/29 - 09:27

Hi Everyone,

It’s Stampede time! If you want to find more affordable ways to get in the gates, check out  . For the info about all of the free stampede breakfasts, check out, or

We have also received stacks of coupons for free coffee, and free small fries or apple slices at McDonalds. They are in the resource area at the CASS office if you want to pick some up.



Jul 5: Downtown Walking Tours, meet @ Downtown Central Library Noon-12:45 pm. Wander through The Beltline and East Village. Please register through|1

Jul 5: Free First Thursdays @ Glenbow Museum (130 9 Ave SE) From 5-9 pm you can explore the Glenbow museum for free. This event recurs every month.

Jul 7: emergeMarket @ Fuse33 Makerspace (1720 Radisson Drive SE) 2-7pm. Come by to shop, or just to check out the space.

Jul 7: ACAD Show Off! @ Main Hall & 371 gallery, ACAD (1407 14 Ave NW) 11 am-3pm. Come see high school student art from all over Alberta, NWT & Nunavut, and see the next potential batch of ACAD students show off their work.

July 7: Night Market @ Falconridge/Castleridge Community Association ( 95 Falshire Drive NE) 7-10pm. Meet your neighbours, check out food and other vendors, get free coffee, and entertainment.


Jul 4-8: North American Tournament @ Spruce Meadows. Rush seating is $5 for this spectacular show jumping event. You can find all of the info here:

Jul 6&7: MexiFest @ Eau Claire Market (200 Barclay Parade SW) 11am-9pm. Music and dancers on the mainstage, along with Luchadores, and fully licensed venue, and lots of great food! Tickets are $10 in advance, or $20 at the door. You can purchase advance tickets via

Jul 7: ReWilding through restoration @ Cookhouse, Bow Valley Ranch, Fish Creek Provincial park (15975 Bow Bottom Trail SE) 10am-Noon. This events costs $5 per person, and consists of a tour around the Friends of Fishcreek restoration sites, where they are attempting to mitigate the damage done by park visitors walking off designated pathways, and by flooding events. This tour will not run in poor weather. You can find a registration link, and information about this, and other events here:

Post date: 2018/06/22 - 11:38



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