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It's High Season For Craft Sales And Crafters!

Posted 2017-08-14

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.

Calgary AfterSchool Provides Great Options for Parents

Posted 2017-09-16

City Of Calgary

This school year, the fun starts after the bell. The City of Calgary is in its eighth year of providing positive, fun and supervised after school programs in recreation, schools and community facilities across Calgary. Children and youth grades 1 - 12 can drop into a weekday program in their community and take part in a variety of activities from 3 - 6 p.m. Many of the programs are free or low-cost, lowering the stress for working parents. Visit calgary.ca/afterschool to find a program that’s right for you. The City of Calgary and its partners make it easy to find a free drop-in program during the after school hours with dozens of locations across the city. The program and activity offerings include homework help, swimming, skating, a variety of sports, creative arts, cooking, clubs and much more. These programs have something for everyone at every level. At Calgary AfterSchool, it’s more than just getting children and youth active. These programs are designed to help students do better in school, stay productive, increase self-esteem and teach them life skills that will follow them throughout their life. Kevin Kwasny, a Calgary AfterSchool program specialist has noticed the positive impact the program has had on its participants. “Many of the kids that participate in Calgary AfterSchool develop friendships which last for years. It’s a great opportunity for them to try new experiences and activities which helps build up their knowledge, confidence.”

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

Posted 2017-10-01

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 2017-09-25

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.

City of calgary Kid’s Stocking Stuffers

Posted 2017-11-01

City of calgary Kid’s Stocking Stuffers

The Kid’s $5 Stocking Stuffer booklet is an affordable gift idea which includes 10 coupons with a value of over $60. The booklet offers swim admissions, skate admissions, leisure centre admissions, green fees, partnered facility admissions and more. Coupons can be redeemed Dec 21st, 2017 until June 30, 2018. Visit the City of Calgary Web Site for more information and locations.

Samaritan Purse Christmas Shoe Box Gift Collection November 13-19

Posted 2017-10-01

Samaritan Purse Christmas Shoebox

The Samaritans Purse annual Christmas shoe box gift collection is scheduled for November 14th to the 20th. 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

2017-10-07

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.

13th Annual Nexen Holiday Fair Nov 16th

Posted 2017-10-21

Calgary Nexen Holiday Fair

The 13th Annual Holiday Fair is held in the Main lobby of the Nexen Building Down Town Nove 16th, 10am to 2pm. Posted throughout the downtown core. 65 Tables of unique vendors are chosen. We are looking for new exiting crafters. We do not allow any book orders or vendors such as Mary Kay, Stella and Dot etc. we are looking for local artist with unique items. Most years have more than 2000 people walk through the lobby. All proceeds from table registration, bake table, raffles and other areas are donated to charities and matched by the company.

Email theNexan Holiday Fair for more information.

Give the Gift of Joy this Holiday Season

2017-10-22

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.

Once Upon A Christmas At Heritage Park

2017-10-23

Calgary Heritage Park Once Upon a Christmas

Weekends from November 25 through to December 23, 2017. 9:30 am - 4:00 pm at Heritage Park. Take a step back into true holiday enchantment by going for a wagon ride, singing carols or visiting jolly old Saint Nick himself. Experience the magic of Christmas past as three of our historical family homes open their doors to share their Yuletide traditions.

Take part in one of the special holiday activities such as ginger bread making, children's winter games, snow painting, Santa's petting zoo, Train display, live theater, children's crafts and more. Visit the Heritage Parks Web Site for more information and admission costs.

The Huron Carole, Defeating Hunger December 12th and 14th

Posted 2017-10-24

Calgary Huron Carole

Join us for this annual concert with a fresh new twist: the enchanting musical re-enactment of the first concert in 1987. All proceeds benefit the Calgary Food Bank.

Honoring 27 years of fundraising history, Jackson’s varied philanthropic national projects have generated over $200 million in combined cash in-kind donations for food banks and disaster relief. The 2014 concert tour will begin in Victoria on November 30 and end in Calgary on December 18. Presenting Sponsor of the tour is Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life.

Visit the Huron Carole Web Site for more information and locations.

December Is The Lung Association's Christmas Seal Campaign

2013-12-01

Calgary Community Hall

A tradition for 100 years, Christmas Seals are the Lung Association's largest fundraiser. Since 1908, Canadians have made a difference in the lives of people with lung disease by supporting the Christmas Seal program.

When the Christmas Seal tradition first began in Canada, its main goal was to raise money to build hospitals for tuberculosis patients. Countless parcels, packages, and letters have since been adorned with this traditional symbol. Visit the Lung Association for more information and this years Christmas Seal.

Today funds raised from Christmas Seals are used to support world-class research, programs, and services that help Canadians breathe easier every day.