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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted 2014-09-21

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is a month to build breast cancer awareness and to pay tribute to those affected by this disease. When most think about the month of October, they think about Halloween and Trick or Treating. Many don’t realize that October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a collaboration of agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide access to services.

Learn more about breast cancer and how to become breast aware by visiting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Rent a Community Hall For Special Occasions or Festive Parties

Posted 2014-09-10

Calgary Community Hall

Calgary has several local community centers that are available for rent to association members and the general public. Several of these halls offer bar tending and catering services for weddings, company parties, socials and special events. Renting a community hall benefits both the customer and the local community alike. The community associations depend a great deal on the revenues generated from their hall rental, for the operation of the entire facility.

If you're looking for a hall or venue for your special occasion, visit the Calgary Community Halls Rental page for more individual hall information and photo's. Please contact the halls directly for inquiries and bookings.

Hey Guy's. It's Time To Grow a Mustache For Movember

Posted 2014-10-14

Movember

Movember encourages men to join the movement by growing a mustache for the 30-days of November. After registering on Movember, these generous Mo Bros start the month clean-shaven, then grow and groom their Mo (slang for moustache), asking friends and family to donate to their efforts. With their new moustaches, these Mo Bros act as walking and talking billboards, bringing awareness to men’s health issues and prompting conversations wherever they go.

Movember’s not just for Mo Bros. Mo Sistas are an important part of Movember’s success. Mo Sistas raise funds and encourage the men in their lives to get involved.

Plant Your Amaryllis Now For Christmas. November Is The Huntington Society's Amaryllis Campaign

Posted 2014-10-15

Calgary Community Hall

The Huntington Society of Canada Amaryllis campaign continues to grow and blossom, thanks to the tremendous work of our volunteer network across Canada. Amaryllis volunteers sell bulb kits to raise vital funds for our programs in research, services and education. Each and every Amaryllis kit we sell takes us one step closer to finding a meaningful treatment for Huntington disease (HD). Each and every Amaryllis kit blooming in someone’s home or business holds the promise of a world free from HD.

Join the Amaryllis volunteers and help grow a brighter future! You can order cases of 12 kits to sell in your community, we'll help you every step of the way. Or, you can order a kit or two for your own enjoyment!

Visit the Huntington Society of Canada for more information on how to order your Amaryllis.

November 11th Is Remembrance Day

Posted 2014-10-15

Rememberance Day Poppy

Remembrance Day is slowly being forgotten by our younger generation. Thankfully, those who recall the war effort pass on what it is we're remembering, and how our Canadian soldiers' sacrifice has made our country a better place for us all. The Military Museum will hold a remembrance day service on Monday November 11th.

The Wikipedia definition of Remembrance Day is...

"Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty."

Samaritan Purse Christmas Shoe Box Gift Collection November 17-23

Posted 2014-10-20

Samaritan Purse Christmas Shoebox

The Samaritans Purse annual Christmas shoe box gift collection is scheduled for November 17 to the 23th. You can get involved by packing your own shoe box with school supplies, toy's, gifts, hygiene items and a personal note. For more detailed information on how to fill your shoe box visit the Samaritan Purse web site.

Operation Christmas Child provides an opportunity for organizations and people of all ages to get involved in a simple, hands-on project that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas.

From the Collection Center, the shoe box is trucked to a Processing Center, where it is inspected and prepared for shipping by trained volunteers. The shoe box is loaded into a sea container, along with thousands of others, and shipped overseas where it is received in the destination country by a team of Operation Christmas Child volunteers called a National Leadership Team. From the port of entry, many methods of transportation, such as airplane, canoe, helicopter, truck, donkey, camel, etc., may be used to get the shoe box to Children in need.

Seniors Secret Service Is Bringing Cheer To Isolated Seniors

2014-10-30

Seniors Secret Service

The Seniors Secret Service is a non profit organization that helps seniors who do not have family or a support network. They're looking to fill Secret Santa spots and in need of donations in the form of gifts and or financial help. The Seniors Secret Service also works year round with their birthday cheer program. In our society the elderly often find themselves forgotten. Their gift donations can make a difference to a senior who has no one in their life.

Since 1985, the Seniors Secret Service has found anonymous donors who selflessly provide personalized gifts for these elders. If you would like to volunteer or make a donation visit the Seniors Secret Service web site.

Give the Gift of Joy this Holiday Season

2014-11-01

Make a Wish Canada

The holiday season is a time for giving and celebrating. At Make-A-Wish, this time of year is the Season of Wishes. It’s a time when individuals, corporations and foundations get in the spirit of giving and support our magical wish granting mission. There are many magical ways you can support our wish granting efforts during the Season of Wishes.

From November 1 until December 31st, various events, corporate promotions and wish granting activities are taking place across the country. By donating to Make-A-Wish® Canada, you transform lives. You give children with life-threatening medical conditions a reason to hope for a brighter future. And most of all, you help make their magical wishes come true.