Connections  |  July 2016   
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
You are Invited to the
 Women's Centre Stampede Lunch
                                                                    
Come on down to our annual Stampede Lunch for delicious food, great company, and lively entertainment.

Men and children are also welcome to attend this event. 

Wednesday July 13
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Women's Centre of Calgary
39 4 Street NE

RSVP by Friday July 8
403 264 1155
rsvp@womenscentrecalgary.org

We are still looking for volunteers to help us run the lunch!

Volunteer responsibilities include greeting guests, food preparation, general set-up and tear-down, and sharing information about the Women's Centre with members of the public.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Krystal at krystal@womenscentrecalgary.org  

Calgary's Vital Signs 2016 survey due soon 
Marking the tenth anniversary of its launch, Calgary's Vital Signs® 2016 is an annual check-up that measures the vitality of Calgary, identifies significant trends and assigns grades in areas critical to the quality of life in Calgary.

Take the survey to lend your voice, identify needs in the community and provide feedback on how to address issues before July 10, 2016.

An Evening of Basic Income with
Art Eggleton  
Vibrant Communities Calgary, in partnership with Social Workers for Social Justice and Poverty Talks! is hosting community partners and Guest Speaker Art Eggleton for an evening of conversation, connection and learning dedicated to Basic Income.

Tuesday, July 28
5:00 - 7:30 pm
John Dutton Theatre
Central Public Library
 
Click here to RSVP. 
 
Women's Centre Ambassador Volunteers Needed
Are you passionate about the Women's Centre? Do you like to talk about our work with others in the community? We are in need to Women's Centre Ambassador Volunteers for two upcoming events this week:

Thursday, July 7
5 - 9 pm
Art fundraiser for the Women's Centre
Art Point Gallery & Studios
1139 11 Street SE

Wednesday, July 6
7 - 9 pm

Music fundraiser for the Women's Centre
Dicken's Pub
1000 9 Ave SW

If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please contact Karen at karen@womenscentrecalgary.org 







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Meet Krystal,
our new Community Development Coordinator! 

We have more new faces to introduce to our Women's Centre community! Krystal joined our team at the beginning of May and has been an invaluable addition.

She was born and raised in Calgary and has the travel bug - she recently returned from travels in New Zealand, Nepal, and Myanmar.

Read more about her here.


Transit for Low-Income Riders  

Doctors' appointments, going to class, picking up kids from daycare, stopping by the grocery store, getting to work on time.
For many women in Calgary, hopping on the bus is an important part of day-to-day life, and a necessary tool for participating in their community.

Read more about our current work for low-income transit riders here.
Programs for Girls in the Fall 
 
The Women's Centre will offer two programs for girls beginning in the fall!



Girl Power After School
This program will begin again on September 6 on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons for girls 10-13 years old.

Girl Up
This is a new program for girls 15-17, starting September 13. We will focus on leadership and activism every Tuesday from 6-7:30pm.

Both programs are free of charge, led by the girls, and respond to their needs and interests.
 
Call Sarah at 403-264-1155 or by email at sarah@womenscentrecalgary.org for more information.
Football Volunteers Needed  
 
Are you a football fan? Are you looking for an exciting way to support the Women's Centre while cheering on the Stampeders?
We need ushers for upcoming games! If interested, please click here for more information. 
Upcoming Workshops 
 
Our workshops are free and open to all women. Click here to see the complete July calendar. 
 
Come learn how to present your best skills and qualifications in your resume and for an interview. Learn effective resume tips and prepare for different types of interview questions. Find out what employers are looking for and how to stand out.
 
Join us to cook and share an Aboriginal meal while talking about Aboriginal women's issues in Canada.  What can we learn from their histories, stories, and experiences? What are some challenges that many women face today? Let's explore these issues together!
 
Come and join us every Tuesday evening for a Zumba class! Zumba is all about the party! Dance, shake and groove in a fun dance-style aerobics class that is designed to work for everyone at all fitness levels.   

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