Connections | July 2019

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

Join us to Celebrate Stampede!

Stampede season is almost here, which means it's time to celebrate with our annual Stampede Lunch! This year's event will take place on Wednesday, July 10, 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Join us for sausages from Rocky's Sausage Haus, a performance by our Artist in Residence, Mini Thni Dancers, and an opportunity to connect with your community. This event is open to everyone, please RSVP here so we can know to expect you.

Interested in even more Stampede fun? Consider volunteering to help us run this event! We have volunteer shifts from two to five hours in length. Volunteers help with things like: event set up, event tear down, food serving and food preparation. If you want to volunteer for our Stampede Lunch, email with questions, or to add your name to the list. 
Volunteers Wanted: Football

Each year the Women's Centre of Calgary ushers Stampeders football (American football) games as part of our fundraising efforts. For each game, we need 36-40 volunteers. Adult women and men are welcome and you can sign-up individually or as a group.

For more details, or to sign up please contact our Basic Needs Coordinator, Crystal at, or visit our website

Stories of Resilience: Lessons from the Masters

On Wednesday, July 3, 7:00 P.M - 9:00 P.M the Alex Community Health Centre hosts  an evening of inspiring digital stories of resilience.

These deeply personal and uplifting short films are the result of months of workshopping with Alex community members and facilitator Mike Lang. Every story was written, narrated and produced by incredible folks who truly are the masters of their own stories and paths to healing.

The event is free, and open to all.

For more details, or to register please visit their  Eventbrite page here

Stampede Breakfast Calendar

Check out the list of Stampede breakfasts hosted throughout Calgary from July 4 - 14. Times and locations vary. 

To find a breakfast (or two) near you please visit: 

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Registration for our Girls Summer Programs is now open!
Registration for our Girls Summer Programs is now open! 
We offer three age-specific summer programs for girls ages 10 - 17.

Girls explore issues they care about, try new activities like dance, yoga, art class, and magazine making, and enjoy a lunch out at a local restaurant, all while making strong connections and having fun! All programs are free, and all food, bus tickets and supplies are provided.

Girl Power Camps (for girls going into Grades 5 & 6) run July 15-19 &  July 22-26

Girl Force Camps (for girls going into Grades 7-9) run July 29-August 2 & August 12-16

Girls Lead YYC (for girls going into Grades 10 -12) takes place every Thursday between July 4 and August 8 from 6-8 pm.

Do you know a girl in Grades 5-12 who might want to participate? For more information email our Girls' Leadership Coordinator, Alexe Bernier at, or call 403-264-1155 and ask to be connected to Alexe. 
Women Should Know Each Other
Talking to someone you don't know, or connecting with a complete stranger, can be nerve-wracking or even downright scary. But getting to know other women in your community can lead to amazing things. We are a city of strong and talented women, and we should know each other. With this in mind, the Women's Centre is excited to announce our upcoming "Women Should Know Each Other" event! 

Join us on Tuesday, July 16 from 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. for an evening of unstructured socializing, networking and community building. Feel free to attend on your own, but consider bringing a friend, colleague, or someone who you would like to get to know better. Join us for a women-only night of friendship, community and connections, and walk away with new contacts and maybe even a new friend. This event is open to anyone who identifies as a woman. RSVP today!
Feminism in Blackfoot Society
On Monday, July 15, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. c ome and learn about the Blackfoot First Nation Women and their status within the Blackfoot community. The Blackfoot Community is made up of three First Nation bands, the Kainai, Siksika, and Peigan in the Treaty 7 area.

"Women are the knowledge keepers and carry a high status role within the Blackfoot traditional roles." Blackfoot Elder Jenny Bruisedhead.

Jenny Bruisedhead from the Kainai First Nation, member of the Horn Society, Buffalo Women Society and Leader of the Bravedog Society, will be facilitating this workshop on feminism within the Blackfoot Society.

All women-identified people are welcome to join us. Free child minding is available for this event. Please register your children with their names and ages by calling 403-264-1155 or email
New on the Blog: Meet Sola and Monique, and Welcome Back Jessica
We're welcoming two new faces and one familiar one to the Women's Centre this month! 

This month on the Blog, meet our summer practicum students Monique and Shola , and our Communications Coordinator, Jessica . We sat down with our team members to hear about what inspires them, and what they are most excited to work on in their new roles. 

To read Monique's welcome blog,  click here. 

To read Sola's welcome blog,  click here.

July Workshops

Join us on this first Wednesday of the month for a glitz & glam time with other women. Together, we will eat some food, connect with one another, share our skills, and learn from each other. We will be painting canvases with glitter. This workshop is open to anyone who identifies as a woman! 

The Women's Centre is holding an Indigenous cultural workshop! This workshop will be on Indigenous cultural beading. This workshop is open to anyone who identifies as a woman. We are holding space to have conversations and learn more about Indigenous cultures with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary.
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