Connections | February 2015
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Make It Happen on International Women's Day

International Women's Day is a global event that celebrates women's achievements and calls for greater equality. There will be several events honoring and recognizing women in our community this March. Here are a few that the Women's Centre will be involved in:

International Women's Day Potluck | March 5 (5:30-8pm)
Join us in celebrating strong women and sharing inspiration for change at the Kerby Centre. There will be music, activities and a short program featuring guest speaker, Brenda Crompton with the Brenda Strafford Society.

Equality for women is progress for all. Together, we can make it happen. Family-friendly International Women's Day celebrations are taking place throughout Calgary this year. Join Women's Centre volunteers at Fish Creek Library. 

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Welcoming our New Students  

Every semester, the Women's Centre takes on two practicum students so we can share our approach to feminist practices and the peer model.  

Join us in welcoming our
newest students

 

Girl Power Camp 
Spots are still open for the Spring Break Edition of Girl Power Camp! We are looking for girls ages
10-12. The camp runs
March 23-27. Contact Sarah at 403-264-1155 or sarah@womenscentrecalgary.org.   
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Safety Walk  

Are you looking for a way to get outside this winter and give feedback about your community? The Women's Centre is teaming up with Sustainable Calgary to host a Women's Safety Walk on Wednesday, February 4 at 5:30pm!
Join us while we visit different areas around Bridgeland-Riverside to identify exactly where women feel unsafe, and how they want to see those safety concerns addressed. This walk is open to all community members and visitors.
Running and Walking for Women 

There are plenty of ways to stay active and make a social impact at the Women's Centre.
Registration is open for the 2015 Scotiabank Marathon - sign up today and receive a discount on your registration fee. Leading up to the big race day on May 31, you can help us reach our goal of raising $20,000 for our Get Assistance programs. Everyone is welcome to participate.
Community Events  
One Woman's Life: A Talk by Evelyn Lau  |  Feb 5 (7-8pm) Distinguished writer Evelyn Lau shares her life story, from running away at 14 and spending years on the streets of Vancouver to publishing 11 books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. All adults and teens welcome.
 
Valentine's Day Women's Memorial March  |  Feb 14 (6:30-8:30pm)
Head over to Scarboro United Church this Valentine's Day to commemorate missing and murdered Aboriginal women with speeches, a march, and a light meal.


Child Care Kitchen Table Conversations  |  Feb 19, 26 
Many families are struggling to find child care. Others worry about the quality of care they have. The Kitchen Table Conversations are an opportunity to share stories about how Calgary's child care situation is impacting you and your family. 
Featured Workshops
Our workshops & groups are free and open to all women. Click here to see the complete February calendar.

Song Circle | Every Monday (6-7pm)
Join us in song circle - a one hour celebration of the restorative and joyful nature of singing together. This workshop will be a lot of fun and will encourage deep breathing and laughter! No children in this workshop please.

Zumba | Every Tuesday (6-7pm) 
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 all fitness levels. No children in this workshop please.

Painting a Korean Bookmark | Feb 12 (6-8pm)
Make your own bookmark and learn about Korean Minhwa painting. Minhwa painting mocks the common hardships of life and contains symbolic imagery for love, longevity, luck, or prosperity. All supplies provided. No children in this workshop please.

Money Management Series | Feb 17, 24 and March 3, 10 (1-3pm)
Learn more about financial tips that could help you to keep more money in your pocket! Participate in all four workshops and get an official "Money Management" certificate from Momentum.

Human Trafficking | Thursday February 26, 6-8pm
This workshop will focus on identifying and assisting victims of human trafficking here in our local communities. Human trafficking is a gross violation of a person's human rights. Women, men and children are being forced into horribly exploitative situations for sex and labour. No children in this workshop please.
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