Connections  |  March 2015
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
Celebrate Women Around the World  

Make it Happen 
If you could make the world a better place for women,
what would be your first step? Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for International Women's Day. We're asking community members to share what they would like to 'make happen' and get inspired by all the active messages collected. Feel free to share your photo via email, or on Facebook & Twitter.


It's back! The annual IWD potluck at the Kerby Centre is just a few days away. Join us for music, activities and a short program featuring courage speaker Brenda Crompton with the Brenda Strafford Society. (We are also looking for a few more volunteers. If you're interested in helping at the event, please contact Rhoda at

Family-friendly International Women's Day celebrations are taking place throughout Calgary this year. Join Women's Centre volunteers at Fish Creek Library.

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Short on Supplies 
We're are low on shampoo, deodorant and lotion. If you would like to donate, please stop by during regular hours or contact Carolina via email.   

AGM Save the Date  
Join us for our Annual General Meeting this April 29 from 5:30-7:30pm. Learn about how our year went and enjoy a selection of refreshments.

Up for Debate on the Radio  
Rhoda, the Women's Centre Social Issues Coordinator, went on the airwaves to talk about Up For Debate, a national campaign asking political leaders to focus on women's issues in the upcoming federal election. Listen to the episode here.

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Girl Power Volunteers 

Girl Power Camp: Spring Break Edition is
in need of volunteers . We need help running the day camp on Monday (9am-4pm), Wednesday (9am-4pm) and/or Friday (9am-12pm) during the week of March 23-27. Duties will include helping with setup/cleanup of activities and crafts, helping with lunchtime, general supervision during camp hours and having fun with our Girl Power girls.
Please contact Stacy or Sarah at 403-264-1155 if you are interested and over 18. Deadline to apply is March 16.

Community Events 


Let's Talk Calgary's Child Care | March 3, 6-8pm
If you are struggling with accessing quality, affordable child care, please join Public Interest Alberta, Women in Need Society and the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative at a panel discussion and resource fair. Stop by our table at the Dover Community Hall ( 3133 30th Ave SE). Free dinner is provided.
Going for a Walk with the Women's Centre 

Every spring, people in Calgary celebrate the first days of warm  weather by pulling on some sneakers and heading outdoors. The Women's Centre is happy to announce that we will have a team of walkers and runners in the Scotiabank Marathon this May 31. Join or sponsor our team online - or keep an eye on the events calendar to find running clinics in April and May. Women and men are welcome to join!
For more information on how to register or fundraise, we have an easy-to-follow guide right here.   

Upcoming Workshops 


Our workshops are free and open to all women. Click here to see the complete March calendar. 


Improvisation | Mondays, 10-12am
Improvisation is a fun and creative way to learn how to follow your impulses, listen to others and gain self-confidence. It is all about humans trying to delight others and find comedy in the ordinary.

Belly Dancing | March 2, 6-8pm
Belly dancing is fun! Learn the movements while using props. Beginners and all levels are welcome. Dress comfortably (no skirts). All equipment will be provided. No children in this workshop please. This workshop is also offered on March 9, March 16 and March 23.

Myth Busting & Aboriginal Identity | March 12, 6-8pm
Myths and stereotypes continue to exist for First Nation, Inuit and Metis people. Join us as we discuss how to address these perceptions and what we can do to create positive change. We will also show the video "Understanding Aboriginal Identity." No children in this workshop please. 

This workshop will give you a taste of Vietnamese fusions foods and beverages. The aim is to cook nutritious, delicious, and cost effective dishes while considering a broad range of health issues and dietary intolerances. No children in this workshop please.

Self Defense | April 2, 6-8pm
Learn basics on how to stay safe in your daily life, and techniques for defending yourself against an attacker. This is a three-part series and priority will be given to women attending all three. No children in this workshop please.  
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