Connections  |  September 2016   
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
New Opportunities Available to
Get Involved and Connect at the Women's Centre
September is already here - we can't believe it! We hope you enjoyed the sun and found time to relax and recharge during the summer. As you head into the fall season with new energy, why not find a new way to get involved at the Women's Centre? Many opportunities are available for you to connect in a significant way. Give your input at our Social Issues Discussion Series, pick up baking from our community partners so our women can enjoy a snack while they visit, or usher at a Stampeders football game.

Read on to learn more about the great opportunities available this month to build community!

Enough: Spoken Word Project Launch 
Please join Poverty Talks! and its partners, the Alex Food Centre and Knox Presbyterian Church, for the launch of "enough"- a spoken word project to mark International Day to Eradicate Poverty. 
This exciting project will support participants as they play with poetry, explore the impact of poverty and uncover what "enough" means.

Register for this free event..

The Women's Suffrage Campaign in Alberta 
Dr. Sarah Carter will be at the Calgary Public Library to give a talk on the history of women's suffrage in our province. She will talk about women who played a key role in the movement and provide a critical perspective on parts of this history that aren't often discussed. No registration needed, click here for more information.

New Volunteer Opportunities at the Women's Centre
Our volunteers are an incredibly important part of the work we do at the Women's Centre. Our programs are delivered by hundreds of volunteers every week who provide support, create connections, and build community.
Click here to find out more about our volunteer positions
and apply.

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Social Issues Discussion Series: Women with Disabilities 

After taking a break over the summer, our Social Issues Discussion Series will be starting up again next week!

Join us on September 7th for a community conversation with women with disabilities talking about their experiences with accessibility. Mary, from Disability Action Hall, and Taylor and Gurbinder, volunteers from the Women's Centre, will be there to answer questions and hear your thoughts.

Click here to register.

Girl Power Programs at the Centre 
Over the course of three weeks this summer, more than 40 girls occupied the Women's Centre's basement to explore relevant issues around gender, identity, body image, healthy relationships, leadership and activism.

Click here to read more about what they learned during
the camps.

We are also still accepting registration for Girl Up, our program for girls aged 15 - 17! Contact Sarah at 403-264-1155 or to register or for more information.
Upcoming Workshops 
Our workshops are free and open to all women. Click here to see the complete September calendar. 
Join us to cook and share a meal while talking about women's issues. In this workshop, we will be baking pie and discussing the issue of women's domestic work. Cooking, cleaning, and child care are common duties of domestic work for women around the world, and might look different across cultures. Let's explore these differences together!
During this one hour class, we will work on strengthening the body and relaxing the mind. This gentle yoga class is for all body types, age groups and experience levels. No previous yoga experience is necessary. All yoga supplies provided.
Adult colouring has gained quite a bit of popularity as way to de-stress, and there's no better time to try than right now! We'll have different designs and all the materials you need to get started, not to mention some great company and conversation!

No children in these workshops, please.
Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.