Connections  |  March 2016  
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
Oppression to Opportunity
One more week until International Women's Day! For this year's celebration, we are raising awareness about the various challenges women face and
acknowledge successes and leadership. Together, let's explore women's journey from oppression to opportunity.

We'd love to know what this theme represents for you; please free to share one word which symbolizes oppression or opportunity for women on Facebook.

The annual potluck will be on March 8th from 5-8pm at the Women's Centre with music and activities. For a full list of workshops surrounding International Women's Day, see our blog.
Shoppers Optimum Points
The Women's Centre can now accept donations of Optimum Points to use for purchasing personal care items like shampoo, body wash and toothpaste. Log in using your card number, then click transfer/donate to find us!
One Month Working with the Peer Model
Julia is a social work practicum student at the Centre. She wrote about what the Peer Model means to her, and how it has added to her understanding of social justice.   
AGM Save the Date
The Annual General Meeting is taking place on April 20th at 5pm. We are currently accepting nominations for the Board of Directors. If you'd like to learn more, contact Susan at
 or read the job description
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Walking Safely in Calgary 

We're partnering with Neighbour to Neighbour and members of the Bridgeland-Riverside community to host a Women's Safety Walk on
March 9 from 6-8pm! Join other women to discuss safety in your community, and the challenges and opportunities for personal and community action. Children welcome. Light dinner provided after the walk. Call 403-264-1155 or email for more information or to sign up!
Girl Power Updates

The Spring Break camp is full, but there are still a few spots left on the wait list.  Camp runs from March 21st to 24th.
The Girl Power After School Program will run as usual during this time and is always accepting new registrants. There will be fun activities, arts & crafts, and the chance to connect with new friends!
Both programs are entirely free. We will provide supplies, meals/snacks, and transit tickets. Girls will explore important topics such as identity, body image, healthy relationships, and activism.
Call 403-264-1155 or email to sign up!
Run or Walk for Women 

It's time to take off your winter boots and lace up some sneakers! The Scotiabank Marathon is on May 29th and registration is open. Our goal is to raise $20,000 for Basic Needs programming, which provides access to emergency food, tax clinics, legal advice and personal care items like shampoo and toothpaste. Visit our website for regular updates on teams, prizes and registration information. 
Upcoming Workshops 
Our workshops are free and open to all women. Click here to see the complete March calendar. 

Join us for our monthly Social Issues Discussion evening for a panel discussion about 25% A Documentary. This short film raises awareness about the need for more political and civic involvement of women in Canada .

Come to learn about easy recipes and prepare a dish to share at the end of the workshop. We'll also save some dishes for our International Women's Day potluck. All supplies will be provided.

Goal Setting | Monday, March 14 (6-8pm)
Do you have a lot on your to do list? Learn to set and accomplish goals effectively by organizing your thoughts on paper. This workshop will focus on setting priorities, making S.M.A.R.T. goals, and dealing with common setbacks.
Song Circle | Tuesday, March 22, 29 (6-7pm)
Join This is My City Art Society to celebrate the love of singing together and the deep experience of meditation through sound. Songs of joy and revolution will include I Am Woman, Blowing in the Wind, We Shall Overcome and others.

No children in these workshops please.
Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.