Connections | July 2018   

Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
You're Invited to our Annual Stampede Lunch
The Women's Centre is hosting our annual Stampede Lunch on  Wednesday July 11, from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. 

Everyone is invited! Come enjoy some delicious hot dogs from  Rocky's Sausage Haus, hear music from our Summer Artist in Residence,  mita, and connect with our amazing community. 

The event is free, and all ages and genders are welcome. To RSVP, please visit our website  here
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Call for Volunteers
Do you have access to a vehicle, and want to help women in your community access food? We're looking for volunteers to help with Tuesday morning food pick up from Red Lobster and Nandos, and  Monday evening pastry pick up from Cobs.
Love organizing? We're also looking for casual volunteer support to help us organize our basement space. 

For more information, or to apply to volunteer please contact Carole: 

Snow Removal Update  

This change would not have been possible without the engaged individuals who shared their stories. Thank you for working for positive change!

YYC Free Market
Tuesday July 17, 6-9 pm at the containR site in Sunnyside (1010 2 Ave NW) 

Presented by Springboard Performance. This is an experimental market that focuses on sharing what we know and offering what we have; a market where the current monetary economic, capitalist and consumer based structures are temporarily turned off. No money is required. 

More details on event Facebook Page here

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July Social Issues Discussion: Consent and the Service Industry

Have you ever worked in the service industry and experienced unwanted attention or harassment? Or maybe you've witnessed this happening to someone else? 

Join us on Wednesday July 4, 6-8 pm to talk about consent within the context of the service industry. We'll cover what individuals and groups can do to end harassment and abuse in the workplace. 

This event will be facilitated by Diana Wark with the Centre for Sexuality (formerly Calgary Sexual Health.) and  Maddy  MacDonald  and Makina Labrecque  with Bar Talks.

Click here to RSVP or for more information.This event is open to anyone who identifies as a woman. 
Meet Grace, Our New Girls Leadership Coordinator
We are excited to welcome Grace to the Women's Centre Community! 

Grace is joining our team as one of our two Girls Leadership Coordinators, and will be coordinating our Girl Power program for girls in Grades 5 and 6. Learn more about Grace by reading her welcome blog here.
Girl Up Summer Series - Reserve Your Spot Today!
We still have a few spots left on the registration list for the Girl Up Summer Series, for girls going into grades 10-12. Girls who completed Grade 12 this school year are also eligible to participate. 

This program runs every  Monday from 6-8 pm between July 9 - August 20 Programming will include girl-selected topics such as self-image, sexual health, theatre, motivation and lots of time for just hanging out , connecting with one another and eating great snacks! This program is free - all bus tickets, supplies and food is provided. 

To register a participant, or for more information email
Volunteers Wanted - Help us tell HERstories at our Feminist Walk this August

Do you love to discover the hidden HERstories of Calgary? Are you passionate about women's issues? We have the perfect opportunity for you! 

We are looking for 8 women to help lead our upcoming Feminist Walk on Thursday August 16. Partially inspired by Jane's Walks, volunteer walk leaders will pick out HERstorical spots around our neighbourhood to share with members of our community.

This role includes researching information about amazing people and places from Calgary's past, and sharing these stories on a walking tour through Bridgeland.

Email for more information or to apply. 
Help us Make Birthdays Special for Children and Teens in Calgary

We need your help! Our Birthday Program is running low on gifts for older children and teens. This program allows women in our community to select a gift for their child's birthday, and helps women and families create a special day for their children, no matter what their economic situation is. 

But our stock of gift cards for this program is running low. Older children and teens who receive gifts from this program LOVE gift cards from Cineplex, Wal-Mart and Cadillac Fairview, because it allows them to choose a gift that matches their unique interests. We need your help to keep this program going, consider donating a $25 gift card today! Donations can be dropped off at the Women's Centre, or made online here.
July Workshops
Our workshops are free and open to all women. View and register for July workshops online  here

Community Group meets every second Friday for women with disabilities and their workers but is open to anyone. This group does different activities such as cooking, arts, games, gardening, and movement. 

You will also have an opportunity to help other women by sorting and packaging personal care items, or food items for the Basic Needs Program. Have fun, make new friends, and give back.

Active Citizenship | Monday July 16, 1-3 pm
Want to learn about creating change in your community? Join us for a workshop on active citizenship and learn how to navigate systems with change in mind. We'll also talk about the Women's Centre's Work for Change area, and how volunteers can get involved.
Facilitation 101 | Wednesday July 18, 6-8 pm
This training is open to anyone interested in improving their facilitation skills. Learn how to plan your own workshop and gain effective facilitation tools and techniques for creating an engaging workshop for participants.
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