eNewsletter of Calgary's Generative Journalism News Co-Op | March 19, 2015

Here are some of the stories we've been telling this week:

Blog: Sheena Trotter-Dennis

The movie Wild is one of those archetypal stories of quest - of seeking, being lost, wandering, finding, transformation. It is the story of who we are and how we navigate the twists and turns of our own lives - the baggage we carry, the need to confront and let go, the discomfort, the joy, the pain, the triumph and the hope of new life. It is all of these things. For me, it's Lent, all rolled up into a two-hour movie.

Cheryl Strayed, author of the memoir that inspired the movie, gives us lots to ponder and to consider. Here are my top four takeaways: Read more...

In Other News

Reconvening the Co-op Curious and Co-op Champions : Panel Presentation and Popcorn Update Regarding Co-op Development

March 25, 2015
7:00 - 9:00
223 - 12 Ave SW

Panel includes:
Peter Driftmeyer - Co-op Zone training program in co-op development
Chris Picek, Greg O Neill - The Grain Exchange Worker co-operative
Sarah Arthurs - New Scoop YYC, Generative journalism news co-op  

Popcorn update includes:
Brief mentions of co-op projects at any stage in development  - from seed ideas to invitations to join an existing project.

You should come to this event if you want to:  
* learn more about co-ops and training in co-op development
* be inspired by learning about projects in development  
* be inspiring by sharing your ideas or what you are working on

Popcorn will be served!  

Click here to register.
Enough For All Strategy
Sarah Arthurs
Co-op Outreach Consultant
c. 403 860 3980

Invitation to a New Scoop YYC Event  

Communities, Conversations and Stories of Social Innovation

Please join us for an update on New Scoop and help shape our story lines going forward.  

The lunch meeting on March 30 from noon-1:30 p.m. is for individual and organizational members as well as those considering membership.

Here are some of the conversations that have surfaced for the New Scoop team since October:
  • What/where are the community hubs and how do they/might they function  . . . how do they support vibrant neighborhoods?
  • What are innovators doing around aging well as citizens in Calgary?
  • How can the co-operative model move the dial on poverty in Calgary?
  • How do we become even more permeable and transformative as place-based faith communities?
  • How do we all leverage the opportunity of Canada' s 150th Anniversary in 2017 for eruptions of gratitude and joy, reveling in the goodness of our life in Canada, as well as supporting innovative thinking and conversations around our awesome choices as we shape the Canada of the next 150 years?
  • How are we continuing the journey of community healing, accelerated by Narcisse Blood, Michael Green and the Making of Treaty 7?  
Where are the communities, what are stories and who are change makers transforming our city?

Please join us.

The event is being held at 100 402 30 Ave NE in Calgary.

Click here to register.
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