Connections | September 2018   

Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
Women's Leadership Series: Living Library
Join us for the first installment of our new monthly Women's Leadership Night where all women are invited to learn different types of leadership skills, and connect with each other. To kick off this series, join us on Monday September 10, 6:00-8:00 pm for a Leadership Living Library. This event will feature "Living Books" - women leaders from different areas of work in the community. 

For more details or to register for this event please visit our website
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We're Looking for Volunteers for the Calgary Woman's Show 
The Women's Centre is excited to announce that we have been selected as the charity of choice for the Calgary Woman's Show!

The event takes place October 20 and 21 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park.

If you're interested in volunteering for us, click here.

Apply for The City's Boards, Commissions, and Committees

Did you know that women make up only one third of the members of the City of Calgary's Boards, Commissions and Committees?
These groups are currently recruiting for new public members.

More information and applications can be found by visiting .

This Girl Can YYC Expo

Come say hi to the Women's Centre at the first annual This Girl Can Expo, taking place at the BMO Centre Centre on Saturday, September 8

This Girl Can YYC Expo is for girls between the ages of 5 and 17, and focuses on breaking down stereotypes and rules that exist for "how to be a girl." There will be lots of fun ways for girls to engage in activities related to health and wellness, sports, STEM, arts and design, and much more!

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Tea & Bannock Conversations Series: Exploring  Reconciliation  at the Women's Centre
Image: Leah Dorian, Interdisciplinary Metis Artist
Do you want to be part of an important journey and explore your experiences as an Indigenous woman? We invite you to come share your thoughts and ideas as we begin learning and working together in spirit of reconciliation.

In Our Tea and Bannock Conversations, hosted by Women's Centre Reconciliation Coordinator Jacie Alook, we will explore what reconciliation means to each of us in order to build a stronger Women's Centre community. These events are part of a series of Tea and Bannock Conversations, and are for women accessing the Women's Centre who identify as Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit, Metis, status, and non-status Treaty Indians.

The purpose of these conversations is to gather and create a safe space for sharing our perspectives, concerns, and gifts in order to develop a greater understanding of reconciliation.

Our first conversation will take place on September 10 from 1- 3 pm. For more details, or to RSVP please visit our  website
Open Mic Night with Mita

The Women's Centre has partnered with Femme Wave to present our very first Open Mic Night, which will take place Thursday, September 20, 6:00-8:00 PM

The event will begin with a performance from our Summer Artist in Residence, Mita, and will be followed by an open mic. Attendees will be invited to perform one or two songs or spoken word pieces. All forms of participation are welcome - share your voice on the mic, or cheer on performers from the audience.

To register for this event or for more information please visit our website
Gathering of Sage and Women's Circle

On September 19, a group from the Women's Centre will be attending a Gathering of Sage and Women's Circle, organized by the University of Calgary Native Centre. Participants will meet at the U of C Native Centre at 3:15 PM, or  West Nose Hill Park (Shaganappi and Edgemont) at 4:00 p.m.

Participants will work together to gather sage in Nose Hill Park, which will be used by the Native Centre throughout the year for any students or staff who wish to perform a smudge. Those looking to attend this event with the Women's Centre are requested to email before September 14, to RSVP and receive important event details.
Women Should Know Each Other
We are a city of strong and talented women, and we should know each other! With this in mind, the Women's Centre is excited to announce our upcoming "Women Should Know Each Other" event!

Join us on Tuesday October 2 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM for an evening of unstructured socializing, networking and community building. Feel free to attend on your own, but consider bringing a friend, colleague, or someone who you would like to get to know better. Join us for a women's only night of friendship, community and connections, and walk away with new contacts and maybe even a new friend.

There are amazing women in your community, come meet them. For more information or to RSVP please visit our website here
September Workshops
Our workshops are free and open to all women. View and register for September workshops online  here

Want to learn more about gender, social justice, and our health care system? Join us for a Social Issues Discussion, learn from a local physician and advocate, and share your stories and suggestions for improving women's access to health care in Alberta.
Make and Take Night: Painting Social Justice | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (6:00-8:00 PM)
Join us on the second Wednesday of each month for our Make and Take Night. In these workshops, any woman can be an artist and express her creative voice. In September we will be making social justice inspired paintings. If there is an issue you're passionate about, express it in your painting!

Know-How Night: Power Tools 101 | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (6:00-8:00 PM) 
Join us on the fourth Monday of each month for our Know-How Night where you will learn different skills! In September the Calgary Tool Library lead a workshop on how to use different tools and other necessary items. Learn basic tool skills to help yourself around the house, including power tools!
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