Connections | December 2019

Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.

Donate toys, gifts, and wrapping paper to our Holiday Toy Room

Our Annual Holiday Toy Room is almost here! In 9 days, women and their children can come to the Centre and pick out gifts for themselves and their families for the holidays. Toy Room runs from Monday, December 9 to Thursday, December 18. Appointments are required and run between 9:30am and 7:30pm Monday-Thursday, or 9:30am to 12pm on Friday. 
Call us to book at 403-264-1155.

You can still donate! We accept new and unopened toys for all ages of children, as well as gifts for women. Click here for lists of gift ideas for different age groups and women. We are especially in need of gifts for kids ages 8-18. Some ideas include gift cards valued between $25-$75 to Cineplex, Calgary malls, museums, art galleries, the Rec Room, and the Zoo. We need lots of wrapping paper too, and will accept new or used as long as items are in good condition. 

For more information and a behind-the-scenes look at how Toy Room works, read our blog here.

Noel Festival

From November 28 to December 31 at the Nutrien Centre on the Stampede Grounds, Calgary's new Christmas market is taking place. There is a cost for tickets, however 25% of the ticket proceeds goes towards the Centre when the promo code: WOMENS2019 is used. 

Click here to purchase tickets.

Dinner of Hope

On Friday, December 6 from 7-10pm, the Supernatural Life Centre Calgary Church is hosting their Dinner of Hope. This free event gives individuals and families the chance to connect with others in their community, enjoy live music and entertainment, enter door prizes, and have a hot meal. 

To register for this event click  here.

Enrich Your Kids: Free Financial Fitness Class

Are you a parent wishing to enhance your child's financial literacy? If so, this free Financial Fitness Class is for you! On  December 11, from 6:30-7:30pm  kids can come to this workshop and learn about their finances. 

For more details and registration click here.

Kids Christmas Party

Join New Horizon Mall & Occasional Notes Candy Cane Kids Performance Group for an afternoon of free, family holiday fun and entertainment! The  Kids Christmas Party takes place December 14, from 1:30-2:30pm. 

For more details click here.

Open house at the Indigenous Languages Resource Centre in the Calgary Central Library

Join the Calgary Central Library on Saturday, December 14 at the Indigenous Languages Resource Centre on Level 4, to recognize and celebrate 2019 as the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages. You can check out the new Indigenous Languages Resource Centre, and meet and greet with authors, illustrators and translators during a book launch.

To learn more, click here.

Free Family Skate Night

Come in out of the cold to join us for Free Family Skate Night on  December 18, from 7-8:30pm  at the Village Square Arena (2623 56 St NE). Bring your skates and hockey helmet or rentals are available free of charge on a first-come first-served basis. 

For more details click here.

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Giving Tuesday is an Opportunity to Support the Women's Centre
#GivingTuesdayCA takes place on Tuesday, December 3. This online campaign marks the official start of the Giving Season.

New on the Women's Centre blog: Read what the impact of your support and donations to the Women's Centre's programs provides women in your communities. Read more here

We hope you will consider donating to the Women's Centre. Whether you support women through monetary donations, toys and gifts, personal care items, or volunteer your time to our community we thank you for your ongoing generosity. 
Women Lead YYC Application Deadline Extended
Women Lead YYC application deadline has been extended to December 6! 

Are you a woman wanting to lead, inspire or promote change in your community? Then this free program is for you. Join other women and learn from other female change makers, and build your own capacity to become a YYC leader.

For more information and to register, click here.  
Happy Holidays from the Women's Centre
The Women's Centre staff would like to wish everyone a happy, warm, and safe holiday season from everyone at the Women's Centre. Click here to see personalized messages from each of the staff in multiple languages. 
December Workshops & Holiday Hours

There are no workshops in December. Stay tuned to the Women's Centre website for upcoming workshops in the new year. 

Solstice  Lunch is a potluck-style meal hosted by the Women's Centre to celebrate the beginning of lighter days! It's a non-denominational holiday celebration that everyone in our community can participate in. It is open to all genders. No registration required. 

The Women's Centre will close at 5pm on Thursday, December 19. We will re-open for services and regular hours on Thursday January 2, 2020 at 9:30am. We wish you all a safe holiday season and thank you for a great year. 
Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.