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It's High Season For Craft Sales And Crafters!

Posted 2013-09-03

Calgaty Craft Sales

If you love to shop at a craft sale, get ready! October to mid December is high season for craft sales. Most craft sales offer original work, hand crafted by local crafters and artists. Common handicraft sale items may include holiday decorations, baking, ceramics, jewellery, knits, preserves, one of a kind gifts, quilts, toys, wood crafts and more.

Check out our Craft Sales for times and locations. Crafters can also use the boards to contact venue sales vendors, book tables and sell their handicrafts.

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

2019-09-01

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.

Halloween's Just Around The Corner! October 31st.

2019-09-01

Halloween Trick Or Treats

For many people, autumn events like Halloween are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats.

Knowing the negative health effects of sugar, it’s time we all start thinking of more nutritious treats. If you have any healthy trick or treat ideas, please share them with us by emailing online@calgaryarea.com. We’ll add them here for all to see.

Halloween is a time of great excitement for children but the thrills can make them forget some of the safety rules they have learned. It is important to keep your child's safety in mind when planning costumes, decorations, treats and activities on the special day itself. Lit jack-o-lanterns, flimsy or complicated costumes, street traffic and unsafe treats are just some of the risks. With some simple precautions, you can make sure that Halloween is a safe and happy experience for the whole family.

World Cerebral Palsy Day October 6th

2019-08-15

Calgary World Cerebral Palsy Day

World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement for people with cerebral palsy (CP), their families, and the organizations that support them, in more than 50 countries. Canada will also be lit up green in celebration. World CP Day is an opportunity for the world to grow. Together, we are the collective voice for over 8,300 Albertans and over 17 million worldwide with CP. We want to ensure that children and adults with CP have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in our society.

Visit the World Cerebral Palsy Day web site for more information.

CIBC Run For The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation Oct 6th

Posted 2019-09-16

Calgary CIBC Run For The Cure

WE CAN’T STOP NOW. Since 1992, the annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure has been the largest, single-day, volunteer-led national event in support of creating a future without breast cancer. Last year, participants from coast to coast worked together and raised over $27 million to fund innovative breast cancer research and education initiatives – sign up today! Walk, run and donate on Sunday, October 5, 2014 and help create a future without breast cancer. Register today at the Canadian Breast Cancer CIBC Run For The Cure web site.

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) Oct 6th to 12th

Posted 2019-08-28

Mental Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. The week was established in 1992 by the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and is now coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) in cooperation with all its member organizations and many other supporters across Canada. One of MIAW’s major initiatives is the Faces of Mental Illness campaign, a national outreach campaign featuring the stories of Canadians living in recovery from mental illness. Thousands of pieces of MIAW posters, brochures, and bookmarks featuring the Faces are disseminated to hundreds of organizations across Canada in an effort to raise awareness and end the stigma associated with mental illness. Visit the Canadian Alliance On Mental Illness and Mental Health web site for more information.

Thanks Giving Holiday October 14th

Posted 2019-09-17

Thanks Giving Holiday

Alzheimer Society Thanksgiving Memory Walk and Run Oct 14th

Posted 2019-09-17

Memory Walk and Run

Each year families and corporations walk 5 km or run 5 km or 10 km together to raise funds, celebrate and remember the lives of their loved ones living with or who have lived with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

Rally pledges and then walk or run on Thanksgiving to raise money for local programs and services that the Alzheimer Society of Calgary provide. Visit the Thanksgiving Memory Walk and Run web site for more information.

WE Day Alberta October 22nd

Posted 2019-09-15

WE Day Alberta

Youth coming together to make the world a better place is the global movement of our time—We Day is this movement. An annual series of stadium-sized events, We Day brings together world-renowned speakers and performers—from Malala Yousafzai and Martin Sheen to Demi Lovato—with tens of thousands of youth to kick-start a year of action through We Act. You can’t buy a ticket to We Day—you earn it by taking on one local and one global action. More than a one-day event, We Day is connected to the year-long We Act program, which offers educational resources and campaigns to help young people turn the day’s inspiration into sustained action. We Day and We Act are cause inclusive, empowering young people to find their passion and create the change they want to see. By taking action on one local and one global cause, students are equipped with the tools to succeed academically, in the workplace and as active citizens.

Visit the WE Day web site for more information.

Calgary Annual New and Used Ski Sale October 23 -27

Posted 2019-08-20

Calgaty New and Used Ski Sale

If you want to sell or you’re looking for ski equipment, don’t miss this annual event sale. The new and used ski sale is not a commercial venture. It was started in 1963 and is now the largest sale of it’s type in Canada. Volunteers from the Calgary Ski Club, the Canadian Ski Patrol (Calgary Zone), the Lake Louise Ski Club, as well as industry partners, make this event possible every year.

Check out the New and Used Ski Sale Web Site for more information.

Flu Shot Season Is Here, And It's Free Of Charge!

2019-08-16

Calgary Flu Shots

It's a good idea to make flu immunization an annual event. You protect yourself, your family, your work place and our local communities from infection and illness.

Influenza immunization is available October 21, and free of charge to all Albertans six months or older. Contact your family doctor or the doctors listed on this site for more information.

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) Oct 6th to 12th

Posted 2019-09-15

Mental Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. The week was established in 1992 by the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and is now coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) in cooperation with all its member organizations and many other supporters across Canada. One of MIAW’s major initiatives is the Faces of Mental Illness campaign, a national outreach campaign featuring the stories of Canadians living in recovery from mental illness. Thousands of pieces of MIAW posters, brochures, and bookmarks featuring the Faces are disseminated to hundreds of organizations across Canada in an effort to raise awareness and end the stigma associated with mental illness. Visit the Canadian Alliance On Mental Illness and Mental Health web site for more information.

Calgary Wordfest October 14 - 23

Posted 2019-09-17

Calgary Wordfest

Wordfest is a not-for-profit organization that brings readers and writers together to experience the power of story through accessible and engaging programming in Calgary, Banff and the Bow Valley. Wordfest hosts year-round literary events in Calgary, Banff and Bow Valley featuring the world’s best writers. Over 850 writers have presented at these events over the past 19 years.

Our programming is accessible, engaging and promotes a love of reading and a curiosity about the writing life. Events include poetry and spoken word performances, current event panels, publishing industry workshops, art installations, youth and multilingual programming, in-school performances and featured events with the biggest and brightest stars of the book scene.

Visit the Wordfest web site for more information.

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

Posted 2019-09-19

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 2019-09-11

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."

Calgary Sight Night Fun Run November 16th

Posted 2019-09-18

Calgary Sight Night Fun Run

When the sun goes down on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 the light from hundreds of headlamps will bob and weave along the Bow River Pathway as enthusiasts and supporters of visually impaired Albertans join in sight night Calgary - a fun run after dark.

Raising funds and awareness for the Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind (ASRAB), sight night, presented by Flaman Fitness, is more than just another run. It is a vision-optional event. Runners who are visually impaired will share the path with sighted runners. The after-dark timing makes it a more even playing field!

Sight night was initiated by Kevin Kaminski, a blind athlete and retired Goalball-Paralympian. Kaminski's motivation is to make sure other visually impaired Albertans have similar opportunities.

National Child Day November 20th. City of Calgary

Posted 2015-10-16

Calgary National Childs day

November 20th is National Child Day and has once again been proclaimed by Mayor Nenshi and City Council. This day is celebrated in Canada and in countries around the world to recognize the United Nation’s Declaration on the Rights of the Child and the United Nation Convention on the rights of the child. The theme for National Child Day this year is PLAY!

Play and recreation are central to children’s health and well being. It helps kids develop creativity, imagination, self confidence and physical, social, cognitive and emotional skills. As such, Recreation is leading the charge in a coordinating various National Child Day events with Parks and Community and Neighbourhood Services to celebrate this important day. We are also a member on the United Way National Child Day city-wide planning group. Community Services will be hosting Calgary Play Days on Nov. 22 at various recreation facilities throughout Calgary, including Devonian Gardens and various community associations.

How will you play on November 20th? Wear a BLUE, donate to a children's charity, play with an important child in your life or have a family game night... there are hundreds of ways to get involved. We encourage everyone to participate in National Child Day. Don't forget to share your activities with us on Twitter: @NatlChildDay and use the hashtag: #NCDAlberta