Connections | November 2013         
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
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Every December we open the doors of our toy room. In a mock toy store layout, women can browse shelves stocked by holiday elves (aka volunteers!) and pick out gifts for their kids. And when resources are available, women may choose a gift for themselves. Women also have the option of having their gift(s) wrapped.

During last year's toy room, we served more than 2,500 women and children. In order for us to make toy room possible this year, we desperately need your help. Click here to see a list of donations we need. Thanks for your support!

Women Supporting Communities
Congratulations, Deb!
Women's Centre volunteer, Deb Lee, was recently recognized by the Canada Sports Hall of Fame as the 2013 Everyday Sports Hero™ for her volunteer work in the Bridgeland-Riverside community.

The Everyday Sports Hero™ Program recognizes "grassroots community leaders that make participation and leadership in sport possible for others" (Canada Sports Hall of Fame). The award was given out for the first time in 2013, making Deb its very first recipient. Read more. Check out Deb's feature on CTV news  here and on the Canada Sports Hall of Fame's website here

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Our move date has been extended again. We will stay open in our current space until the end of January.
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Featured Upcoming Workshops 

The Power of Women Connecting in a Neighborhood | Nov 7 (6-8pm)
Community is referred to as being as strong as its connections, and women play a vital role in forming these connections. Engage in activities to connect with other women and find out how these connections can help transform community.

Dance & Movement | Nov 18 (6-8pm)
Get your body moving and grooving in this dance and movement workshop. We will explore both improvised and choreographed movement to fun, upbeat music.

Beans: Super Healthy, Super Cheap | Nov 21 (6-8pm)

Learn about the different nutritional benefits of beans, and how to soak and cook different types of beans. Together, we will make a bean dip and a bean salad. You will also have a chance to sample  bean soup and black bean brownies.


Idle No More: Changing Canada with Culture & Conversation | Nov 25 (6-8pm) Aboriginal educators and activists will share information on what Idle No More is all about. Personal stories, messages of hope and empowerment, and songs of healing, hope and strength will be shared. The session will end with a round dance. 


Same-Sex Domestic Violence | Dec 2 (6-8pm)  

Find out what you need to know about same-sex domestic violence and where you, or those you know, can turn to for help. We will also discuss how homophobia and hetero-sexism deny the reality of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender lives, including the existence of their relationships, and in particular abusive relationships.


We have many more exciting workshops happening this month and next. Click here to see the full calendar.
Featured Groups 
Practice English | Tuesdays & Wednesdays (9:45-11:45am)*
This is a conversational group where women have an opportunity to practice their English for daily situations. Drop-in basis; no sign-up required.
*No meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.