June 21, 2018
Professional Development
7 KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL & ENTHUSIASTIC VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT AT YOUR NONPROFIT
CharityHowTo
June 27, 1 p.m. (Mountain)
Free

Volunteers are more than simply an extra pair of hands. They bring special skills, are trusted service delivery partners, and can extend your connections with diverse communities far beyond your agency's doors. This webinar will walk you through the seven keys to attracting qualified supporters and where to strategically invest effort throughout the volunteer life cycle.
HOW TO CREATE VIDEO ON A SHOESTRING AND TELL YOUR NONPROFIT STORY
Grantspace
July 19, 12 p.m. (Mountain)
$49 earlybird before July 12

Videos are a powerful-and an increasingly affordable-way to tell your story. What do you need to know to go from concept to broadcasting effective videos, without spending big bucks? In this webinar you will learn all the basics to get started creating your own videos, or working efficiently with a professional:
  • How video is useful and what kinds of stories are well suited to video.
  • Who should tell your stories and some ethical considerations for story-telling.
  • Technical details including DIY storyboarding, lighting and sound equipment needed, and editing tools and techniques.
  • Different ways to publish and promote your videos.
HOW CAN YOUR NONPROFIT STAND OUT TO CORPORATE FUNDERS?
Stanford Social Innovation Review
$29 (includes unlimited access to the video and downloadable slides for six months until December 15, 2018)

Most nonprofits have figured out how to raise money from individual donors, family funds, and even private foundations. But relatively few nonprofits have figured out how to attract funding from corporations. This video learning tool will take you inside the business boardroom and help you unlock the world of corporate philanthropy:
  • Share a vision: How to identify a company's philanthropic goals and understand whether its goals match your own
  • Build a case: How to best position your work, your vision, and your strategy to attract corporate funding
  • Sharpen communications: How to talk about your impact in a way that forges a deep connection with corporate funders
  • Build relationships: How to leverage your board and leadership team to rally for you
More events for staff/volunteers in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Events in the Senior-Serving Sector webpage)
News and Events for Seniors
DO LIVE WELL VIDEO SERIES
Active Aging Canada
 
In one minute you can learn a new healthy living tip from the Active Aging Minute Do Live Well video series. This series of eight videos is based on research evidence about the kinds of activities and activity patterns that contribute to your physical, mental, social emotional and spiritual well-being. Each video will highlight different types of experiences that will prompt you to think about what you do every day, and inspire you to enhance your current routines and activity patterns. Because what you do every day, matters!
FRAMED PEBBLE ART WORKSHOP
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 176 Street)
June 28, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$21

Taking inspiration from the unique forms provided by nature, channel your creativity into a framed masterpiece for your wall. With pebbles as the foundation for your image, enhance its charm using sticks, moss, stencils, flowers and other materials. The options are endless.

Material fees are payable to the instructor. For a 5 x 7 frame it is $10 and for a 8 x 10 frame it is $20. Please bring money with you on the day of class. Call 780-483-1209 for more information.
CANADA DAY COMMUNITY BBQ
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Avenue)
June 29, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hotdogs are $2, and pop, water, chips, and watermelon are $1 each. Outdoor games will be available and the Raging Grannies will perform at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Call 780-433-5807 for more information.
LGBTQ2S55+ SUPPORT AND ACTIVITY GROUP
Edmonton Seniors Centre
July 2 and 16
Free

A safe space for talking, sharing, field trips, and support for the 55+ LGBTQ2S crowd. A place of compassion, understanding and acceptance. No registration is required.
WILLS AND ESTATES PRESENTATION
Edmonton Community Legal Centre
July 3, 7 p.m.
Location: Capilano Library (200 Capilano Mall, 5616 101 Avenue)
Free

The presentation will cover wills, responsibilities of an executor, Powers of Attorney, personal directives and where to get help. Call 780-702-1725 for more information.
SUMMER MUSIC CLASSES
Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 113 Street)

If you want to enjoy music over the summer, CLSA has you covered with music jams, lessons, and sing-a-longs.
  • Anyone Can Sing!: Mondays, July 9-30, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. member $52/non-member $87 #628254
  • Guitar or Ukulele Lessons: 3-week sessions in July or Aug. member $76/non-member $111
  • Guitar Summer Jam (Multi-Level): Mondays, July 9-23 or Aug. 13-27, 12:30 - 2 p.m., member $30/non-member $65 #628258 or 628259
  • Homegrown Harmonies Summer Sing-A-Longs: Fridays, July 6-20 or Aug. 10-24,1:30 - 3 p.m., $13 #628256 or 628257
  • Ukulele Group Lessons (Absolute Beginner): Tuesdays, July 24-31 or Aug. 21-28, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., member $20/non-member $55 #631970 or 631971
  • Ukulele Summer Jam (Multi-Level): Tuesdays, July 10-31 or Aug. 7-28, 1:30-3:30 p.m., members $52/non-members $87 #631966 or 631967
To register online go to edmonton.ca/eReg or call 311. Fore more information view the program guide or call 780-496-7369.
FARMERS' MARKET SUMMER SALADS
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association 
July 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Ave.) 
$25 

Seasonal, sustainable organic food is fundamental to good health and natural vitality. Impress your guests with these glamorous, seasonal meals. Heirloom Tomato Salad with Red Onion, Dill and Feta, Greek-Style Tuna Salad, Thai Grilled Steak Salad, Collard Green Salad with Strawberries & Tahini Dressing, and BLT Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette. Register by June 26. Call 587-987-3200 for more information. 
LOW IMPACT YOGA AND ZUMBA
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)

MWSA is offering two classes this summer for people who want to be active but need a less-intense workout.

Chair Yoga
Wednesdays, 2:45-3:45 p.m., July 11-Aug. 15
$42 members /$54 non-members or drop-in fee of $10/class
Experience all of the benefits of yoga (increase flexibility, build muscle strength, increase energy levels and improve circulation) from a seated position. All exercises are performed from a chair. No mat work is required. No previous yoga experience is required.

Chair Zumba
Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., July 13-Aug. 17
$42 members/ $54 non-members or drop-in fee of $10/class
The Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves create a fun fitness program for all abilities. Chair Zumba improves cardiovascular capacity, overall muscular strength and endurance, range of motion, posture, and cognitive function - just to name a few benefits. If you can sit, you can do Chair Zumba.

Call 780-496-2997 for more information.
DINOSAURS FOR ADULTS
John Janzen Nature Centre
Saturdays, July 14, 21, 28. 1-4 p.m.
Course code: 639117
$35

Paleontologist Gavin Bradley offers insight into the dinosaurs that once roamed the province in this program for adults. A combination of lecture and hands-on exploration in the field will show participants how to look for dinosaur bones and properly handle their finds. The group will examine a fossil collection, make plaster casts of bones, and learn about the dinosaur era in Edmonton. Then, walk to a nearby bone bed to test your skills. Every year construction workers and amateur fossil hunters are surprised when they find remains that date back 60 million years or more. Have fun, learn about prehistoric times and walk away with a tangible skill.
K'DAYS PANCAKE BREAKFAST
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
July 27, 9-10:30 a.m.
$5

Entertainment and prizes for best costume. Tickets on sale until July 20. Call 780-496-6969 for more information.
SUMMER FITNESS CLASSES
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Ave.)

Stay committed to your fitness all summer long. SWESA is offering Essentrics, Yoga, Line Dance and Golden Gloves (boxing) with new sessions starting in July through August. Drop-ins are also welcome. Find more information on the website or call 587-987-3200 for more information.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors webpage)
Volunteer/Work Opportunities for Seniors
TREASURER
Sturgeon Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer Association (SHAVA)

SHAVA is recruiting for a Treasurer position on the Board of Directors (voluntary board).

Qualifications: CPA designation or accounting experience. Ability to work with SAGE 50 Accounting System.

Job Description: Oversee all finance for SHAVA. Duties include: make bank deposits, oversee weekly gift shop counters, prepare and submit GST returns and registry filing, organize year end inventory, attend month board meetings (held 2nd Monday evening of each month).

Approximate monthly time commitment: Some day and evening commitments 15-20 hours per month. Commitment is for a 2-year term.

Review the posting for details on the position and application instructions. If interested contact Betty-Lynn Zukewich, Coordinator, Volunteer Resources at Betty-Lynn.Zukewich@ahs.ca.
(links to the Volunteer and Work Opportunities webpage)
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