Connections | June 2019

Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.

Girls Lead YYC Returns!
If more girls saw themselves as leaders, what kind of difference could they make?

At the Women's Centre we know girls are already leaders, and Girls Lead YYC is a program for girls to discover the leadership skills they already have, while learning new ones.

Girls Lead YYC is a free, weekly program for girls in Grades 10 - 12 to build confidence, connect with peers, and learn how to create meaningful social change based on their individual skills and abilities. We're excited to announce the second installment of Girls Lead YYC will run at the Women's Centre on Thursday evenings this summer, taking place every Thursday between July 4 and August 8 from 6-8 pm.

We are inviting high-school aged girls of all backgrounds to join us in this program. We recognize leadership takes on many different forms, so whether you are a girl who has years of experience working to lead in your community, or are interested in connecting with a group of inspiring girls, Girls Lead YYC is for you! We're looking for girls who want to build community, connect with others, and learn how to work on things they care about.

If you're a girl passionate about leadership, or you're simply interested in connecting with a group of inspiring girls, Girls Lead YYC is for you. Share with a girl in your life today! Click here to learn more or apply. Girls or parents with questions about the program can also contact Grace Millar, Girls Leadership Coordinator, at or 403-264-1155.
Volunteers Wanted: Thursday Food Pick Up and Drop Off

We are recruiting volunteers to assist with the pick-up and drop off of food for our Thursday Food Program! This role is open to individuals of all genders, access to a vehicle is required. 

Food Pick Up Volunteers support the Centre by picking up food at the Food Bank ( 5000 - 11 street SE) and dropping the truck or van load of food off at the Women's Centre (39 - 4 Street NE.) 

This role takes place between 8:30 am and 10:00 am on Thursday mornings. Click here for details or to apply!

In a society where voters turn towards the angriest candidates or tune out completely, there is growing cynicism about democracy. 

Hear from one of Canada's most persuasive "rabble rousers," on how to rebuild democracy in a free event on Saturday, June 8 - 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the New Central Library.

Dave Meslin believes we can transform a culture of disengagement into a culture of participation where everyone feels they can make a difference. Click here for more information or to RSVP.


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Women on Wheels is back!
Back by popular demand, we are excited to invite women in Calgary to our second annual Women on Wheels workshop - a discussion on biking, gender and urban environment!

Women on Wheels YYC is an event for women in Calgary to gather over anything and everything related to biking! As a part of our Women and Environment Program we've assembled a diverse and knowledgeable panel of women to lead a discussion on various biking-related topics.

In this packed two-hour event, we'll explore everything from barriers to women biking in Calgary, to the connection between bike pathways and climate resilience.

Event presenters include: 
Alix Donnelly -  Cyclepalooza
Molli Bennett -  Two Wheel View
Natalie Robertson - Urban Resilience Strategist
Jessica Shumlich -  Bike Calgary

This is a free event open to anyone who identifies as a woman. Childminding is available. Click here for event details and reserve your spot today!

Meet Bobbi-Jo, our new Reconciliation Coordinator!
New on the blog, meet Bobbi-Jo! Bobbi-Jo recently joined the Women's Centre as our Reconciliation Coordinator.

We sat down with Bobbi-Jo to get to know more about her, including what inspires her, and what reconciliation means to her. 

Read the full blog here to learn about the newest member of our staff team!

You're invited to our Tea and Bannock Gathering!
Join us at our Tea and Bannock Gathering to learn about the Women's Centre's reconciliation work, connect with your community, and share your thoughts and ideas about reconciliation at the Women's Centre

This Tea and Bannock session is open to any women who would like to come and learn about the Reconciliation Committee and the r econciliation  work we have been doing at the Women's Centre. 

Th is is an informal  event w here you'll have  a chance to meet  women working on reconciliation , learn  about  their experiences ask questions,  and share your own thoughts.  For details or to register, click here. 

June Workshops
Indigenous Hand Games  Tuesday June 11 (12:45-2:45 PM)

The Women's Centre is holding an Indigenous cultural workshop! This workshop will be on Indigenous traditional teachings of hand games. All women are welcome to join us. We are holding space to have conversations and learn more about indigenous cultures with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre.

Filmmaking in Calgary: A Screening & Talk with Prairie Kitten Production    THURSDAY - JUNE 27 (6:00-8:00 PM) 
Please join the Women's Centre of Calgary for an inspiring evening with one of our Artists in Residences,  Prairie Kitten Productions  If you are interested in theatre, film making, screen writing, or producing, this is an opportunity to ask questions and learn how to get started yourself!

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