Connections  |  April 2017    
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
20 Years of Women Supporting Communities and Communities Supporting Women

This year's Annual General Meeting will be quite special as we celebrate 20 years of providing assistance for, connecting with, and advocating for women in our city. This type of event only happens once! Join us as we note the highlights of the past and look forward to our future exciting new partnerships and programs to continue to support our community.

Wednesday April 26
5:30 - 7 pm
Women's Centre of Calgary
39 4 Street NE

This event is open to everyone

Click here to RSVP

Women's Centre Feature in Alberta Views
Alberta Views Magazine is also celebrating their 20th anniversary this year! To celebrate two decades of engaging Albertans in a discussion about everything relevant to public interest, they reached out to the Women's Centre to get our insight into how our community has changed and grown over this time period.

If you are able, you can subscribe by April 30th to receive your own personal copy or stop by the Women's Centre in mid-May to read the issue when it is released.

Women's Safety Circle

The Diversity Team of the 12 Community Safety Initiative - invites all women who identify as female to an all ages safety sharing circle. Join them in creating a safe space.

Thursday April 20
6:30 - 8:30 pm
3810 - 17 Ave SE

Happens the third Thursday of each month.

Tea and coffee provided.

Children welcome and all that identify as female. (Transgender friendly.)

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Right Relations Story Circle

Help NewScoop YYC discover the people, energy, and communities for a news program supporting Calgary's journey into Right Relations. 

Who should come?

- Allies, neighbours and interested citizens who are curious or committed around the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations

- Indigenous leaders noticing movement in the right direction and aware of opportunities

- Organizations who have started doing things differently  - who have new intentions and learnings on the way to greater equity, inclusion and partnership with Indigenous communities.

Urban Feminist Knowledge Production in the 21st Century
Urbanization is process which deeply impacts women, yet very little research has been done about this or how to apply a gender lens. Dr. Linda J. Peake will be in Calgary to discuss topics like women as urban citizens or using feminism to analyze cities.

Wednesday April 12
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Room# ICT 122 - University of Calgary Main Campus-
2500 University Drive NW

RSVP for the event here

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Girl Up Summer Program Launch

Sick of this cold weather?
Let's talk about summer!

We launched Girl Up, our program for high school girls, in January 2017 for the very first time. We are excited announce we will be running another session in the summer for girls this age! We want to hear from high school girls about what they would like to see in a FREE July-August program designed for them.

We know time is valuable so we've kept the survey short - thanks in advance for the input. Please share widely!  
Environmental Issues Discussion: Beyond Consumerism

We will be partnering with the Parkland Institute to present the next topic in our series.

Larissa Stendie will be joining us to discuss consumerism and the impacts of consumption on our culture. As a political ecologist, Larissa will bring both a social and environmental lens to this conversation about the problem of over-consumption, and solutions for moving beyond it.
Wednesday April 19  
6 - 8 pm

Meet Our First Artists in Residence, Femme Wave!
We are excited to introduce to our community our first Artists in Residence, the co-founders of Femme Wave: Hayley Muir, Kaely Cormack, and Kenna Burima! We sat down with Hayley and Kaely to get to know a bit more about them, the music scene in Calgary, and what they are excited for about their residency at the Centre. Click here to listen to the interview. 
Upcoming Workshops 
Our workshops are free and open to all women. Click here to see the complete April calendar. 

This workshop will be of interest to those who wish to learn basic American Sign Language skills. Participants will progress from learning the alphabet and spelling to everyday phrases. Participants will also learn about the Deaf culture in order to have a better understanding on how to communicate with individuals in Deaf community.

Intercultural Cooking and Women's Issues | Monday, April 24 (6 - 8 pm)
Join us to cook and share a meal while talking about women's issues. In this workshop, we will be cooking a Spanish dish and discussing what women's lives are like in Spain. Let's explore Spanish culture together! This workshop is offered in both Spanish and English.

Come and join us every Tuesday evening for a Zumba class! Zumba is all about the party! Dance, shake and groove in a fun dance-style aerobics class that is designed to work for everyone at all fitness levels. 
Healthy Eating with Diabetes| Thursday, April 20 (3:00 - 4:30 pm)
Learn how to control blood sugar through healthy eating! Topics include label reading, glycemic index and carbohydrate counting. 

No children in these workshops, please. However, child minding is available at the Women's Centre on Wednesdays and Thursdays (drop - in) from 6 - 8 pm.

Contact Amanda by phone at 403-264-1155 or at to register your child(ren). 

Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.