Connections | May 2020

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

Artist in Residence Workshops and Performances Available Online

We are excited to have our Artists in Residence host different online events in May and June.
Every two weeks we will feature one of our four talented Artists in Residence

Join us for virtual concerts and workshops to celebrate the arts in our community and explore your creativity. We started with a live concert by local musician Mariya Stokes in April via Facebook Live and it was a great online event. We will continue with workshops to put art into practice with Penny Gunderson on May 7, Julia Rose Sutherland on May 21 and Claudia Chagoya on June 4 from 4:00-5:30 P.M.

Please email for registration and more information or register on our website.

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Fiyah with Mariya

Our Artist in Residence Mariya Stokes is offering free, weekly, live concerts on her Facebook page.

Every Monday at noon she will host Fiyah with Mariya. And Fridays at noon she hosts a kid-friendly version. You can enjoy 'family friendly tunes, stories, and glittery fun from the comfort of your home'.

Jane's Walk (From Home)

Jane's Walk is a global event of free neighbourhood walking tours held in Calgary and around the world each May inspired by urbanist and activist, Jane Jacobs. Since physical distancing measures are in place this year, Jane's Walk Calgary is hosting a virtual event. 

This weekend on May 1,2 & 3, 2020, join Jane's Walk Calgary and other cities around the world for a virtual Jane's Walk weekend that you can enjoy from the safety of your home! 

Visit their website on  Friday morning (May 1) to see the schedule for the weekend ahead.

Ways to Connect 

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We Are Still Providing Some Services  Remotely
Staff and volunteers are still available to offer some supports to women by phone. We can currently assist women with food bank referrals and peer support, as well as legal advice and taxes over the phone. For a full list of available services please visit our website here

Please call us at 403-264-1155 Monday - Thursday 9:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. We are also available by email:, or Facebook messenger.
Thank You Donors and Volunteers
Thanks to our community of supporters, we have been able to continue to offer assistance and connection for women and their families by phone and email.
We are also so fortunate to have a group of wonderful volunteers who come to the Centre each week to phone women and make connection calls. We continue to provide peer support, information on how to access government assistance programs, referrals and legal advice as well as assistance with taxes over the phone during this time.

While we are unable to recruit and train new volunteers at this time if you are interested and able to support the Centre as a donor please visit our website here
Virtual Girls Programs
We're still doing it! 

If your girl (grades 5-9) is interested and able to join us online on Thursdays at 4:00 P.M., please email for the meeting link. 

We are working hard to maintain our girls' community online. In April we did yoga online, and girls led sessions on drawing and at-home workouts!  

May Workshops

Some of our workshops are now available online!

For a full list of upcoming May workshops and to register view our  calendar here
This is a conversation group for women to practice English for daily life. This program is a free virtual drop-in program for any English level and no testing involved. Please visit our website for links to the weekly class.

We invite you to join this weekly yoga class hosted by the Women's Centre virtually. Perfect for all abilities. Participate in self-care. Focus on slowly moving into basic yoga postures while using your breath, which enables you to be present and mindful. You will leave the class with increased vitality and a fostered connection to yourself.

Zumba | Thursdays - May 7, 14, 21 & 28 (6:30PM - 7:30PM)
Connect for a Zumba class; it's all about the party! Dance, shake and groove in a fun dance-style aerobics class that is designed for everyone regardless of fitness levels. Please wear comfortable clothing. Please visit our website for the link to each class.
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