September Is Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
Since 1994, World Alzheimer’s DayTM – on 21 September each year – has been the only day on the calendar to unite people with dementia, caregivers and Alzheimer associations around the world.
World Alzheimer’s Month was introduced in 2012 and offers Alzheimer associations the opportunity to reach more individuals and groups and increase their efforts to call for improved support services for people with dementia and their caregivers.
To learn more about what is happening in your area, visit the Alberta Alzheimer's Disease Web Site for more information.
Calgary International Film Festival Sept 18 to 28th
The Calgary International Film Festival is an 11-day showcase of over 200 multi-genre films from Canada and over 40 other countries. Hosting gala events, screenings, award ceremonies and special presentations, CIFF changes the way visual stories are shared and experienced.
The first Calgary International Film Festival was held in 2000 for six days, and was attended by 8,000 people. Within three years, attendance had more than tripled to 25,000 for the expanded ten-day festival. Today it is the largest film festival between the Rockies and the Great Lakes. Visit the Calgary International Film Festival Web Site for more information.
REAPs Annual Food For Thought September 28th
Join REAP at its annual Food For Thought to celebrate local, sustainable food and farmers! Mingle with chefs and farmers at 20 food and beverage sampling stations, and enjoy community displays, live music, kids activities, and an inspiring keynote presentation by award winning author and activist Judy Wicks. Come experience the ways in which Calgary's local food scene is contributing to a global movement toward sustainable local economies!
Visit the REAP web site for more information.
YYComedy Festival GALA Sept 29th to Oct 4th
This September 29th through October 4th the third annual YYComedy Festival will be taking place in Calgary and promises to deliver some of the funniest comedic talent in North America. Must see show Funny1060AM YYComedy GALA featuring Harland Williams, Mike MacDonald, Jessica Holmes, Darrin Rose and more on October 4th. Various venues around the city including Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Festival Hall, Loose Moose, University Theatre and more
Visit the YYComedy Web Site for more information and locations.
October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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.
National Seniors Day October 1st
To help celebrate seniors day, all Seniors (65+) get in FREE all day at the Talisman Centre
On October 1, the Government of Canada will proudly celebrate National Seniors Day and formally recognize the tremendous contributions of Canadian seniors. Canada’s seniors are important to both the country’s history–and its future. They have given so much to our families, our communities and our workplaces. We have all benefited from the contributions of seniors and we will further benefit as today’s seniors continue to be influential mentors and leaders in our communities. The establishment of National Seniors Day builds on the many concrete measures introduced by the Government to improve the well-being and quality of life of Canada’s seniors. On November 18, 2010, Bill C-40, An Act to establish National Seniors Day, received Royal Assent. Through this legislation, October 1 will now be recognized annually as National Seniors Day. On this day, Canada also joins the global community to celebrate the International Day of Older Persons, as declared by the United Nations. We are proud of Canada’s seniors. We value what they have done for our country, and they deserve our thanks. National Seniors Day is an occasion to join together as a nation to honour Canadian seniors.
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) Oct 5th to 11th
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.
Annual Ambulance Chasers Annual Charity Run Oct 3rd
The Ambulance Chasers Charity Run (ACCR) is a 5km Walk/Run & 10km Run which takes place on October 3, 2014 at 7PM at Eau Claire Market. The ACCR is the signature fundraising event for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Foundation.
Visit the EMS Foundation web site for more information.
CIBC Run For The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation Oct 5th
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.
Alzheimer Society Thanksgiving Memory Walk and Run Oct 12th
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.
Rent a Community Hall For Special Occasions or Festive Parties
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.
Calgary Annual New and Used Ski Sale October 24 -26
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.