Connections  |  April 2015
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.

A Year of Growth and Celebration 

It's been almost one full year since the
Women's Centre moved into a beautiful new space on 4th Street, and we'd like to share our success stories with you!
Want a sneak peek of how we did? Despite being closed for over a month, our contacts grew by seven percent in 2014! Women accessed services, built connections and worked for change at the Centre 184 times every day. Women
emailed or called over 80 times a day. Please join us for our Annual General Meeting and hear more about what women are up to in your community.

April 29th, 5:30-7pm 
Donations of personal care items for women will be gratefully accepted. Everyone is welcome. Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by April 22 by contacting Marie at or 403-264-1155.

Around the Web
IWD Potluck Photos!
International Women's Day 2015 was a blast!
We would like to thank everyone who volunteered their time and their kitchens to make the potluck a success.
People filled the Kerby Centre to recognize inpirational women in our community and around the world.

To see photos from the event, click here

Award-Winning Carolina 
Carolina is the type of person who can transform a room with her laughter, abundant joy, and caring personality. On March 11, she was presented with the Hadassah Ksienski Distinguished Service Award from Immigrant Services Calgary!
Read more about Carolina on our blog.

Please Support Our Important Work


Ways to Connect 

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Visit our blog View our photos on flickr
Girl Power in Spring! 


Last week, we successfully ran our first Spring Break Girl Power Camp! Eleven girls between the ages of 10-12 participated in workshops on gender and identity, body image, healthy relationships and activism. Several awesome volunteers also led freestyle hip hop, zumba and zine-making sessions. Finally, for the first time we ran a living library with three engaging "books" - women from the community with cool stories to share. It was a hit! Thanks to the girls for attending, and thank you to all who helped out!

Off to a Running Start 

We've got some amazing prizes to announce for our top Run or Walk for Women fundraisers! 

There are prizes available from the Calgary Farmers' Market, the Calgary Folk Music Festival, the Calgary International Film Festival, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, La Brezza, One Great Cleaning Company, Original Joe's, Spa Lady, Swizzlesticks Salon and Spa, and Yoga Santosha.
For more information on prizes and contest rules, visit our blog.

Sign up today and you could win one of these prizes for supporting the Women's Centre in the Calgary Marathon.  

Upcoming Workshops 


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

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 four-part series, offered on April 9, April 16 and April 23. No children in this workshop please.

Running Clinic | Mon. and Wed. in April and May, 6-7pm
Want to step your running up a notch? We are tying up our shoe laces for a two-month training series. Nicole, from Spa Lady, will lead each week as we work through a series of walk and run progressions. All women and men are welcome to attend. This class will meet at the Women's Centre and take place along the river.

Art Across Ages | April 13, 20, & 27, 4-6pm 

Women and girls are all invited to participate in a three-part art activity that's fun for all ages! Learn to work with clay and make your own personalized zen garden. This session is designed for women from across generations to meet and create! Invite a young woman or teen in your life. Individual women are also welcome. Participants must be at least eight years old and available for all three sessions.  


Guided Meditation | April 30, 6:30-8pm

Looking for some peace and serenity? Please join us for an evening of guided meditation. Enter a state of relaxation and walk away feeling peacefully grounded. No children in this workshop please.  

Community Events  

Community Conversations: Volunteering | April 28, 7-9pm
Ever wanted to volunteer in Bridgeland Riverside? Come learn about all the wonderful ways you can be involved in the neighbourhood! Join us at the Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association for a conversation organized by community members, for community members. No RSVP needed.

Feminist Walking Tour | May 2, 10am
Join us on a stroll throughout downtown Calgary to discover some of the unknown stories about Calgary's women. We will mark the achievements of women who came before us and highlight the work being done by women today.

Girls' Walk! | May 3, 2pm
Come prepared to learn about girls' history, issues girls are facing today, and girl successes. All the information will come straight from the girls themselves! Children and adults are all welcome to attend!
Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.