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Friday, March 27, 2015

to : 2020 Vision for Humanity Symposium: Toward Human Security Worldwide

Parkdale United Church
Calgary's most influential social advocates are speaking about issues relating human security and anti-conflict alternatives here.
Posted by 2020 Vision for Humanity Network.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

: Discussion on the New Anti-Terrorism Legislation—Bills C-44 and C-51 and their consequences for Canadians

Winston Heights Mountview Community Association, 520 - 27 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 520 - 27 Avenue NE
Opposition is mounting across Canada to Bill C-51, Anti-terrorism Act 2015. The deep concern of Canadians centres on the fact that the Act casts a broad net to criminalize dissent and anyone who opposes the policies of the Harper government, and turn CSIS into a full-scale secret police force with broad powers to commit illegal acts.
Posted by Grant Neufeld.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

: National Day of Action For a New Health Accord, Calgary

Stephen Harper's Office - Glenmour Landing
(Not my event — just spreading the word on behalf of the organizers.)
(See the national event page for more:

Posted by Grant Neufeld.

: WIL Year End Fundraiser

Arts Lounge: University of Calgary
The Women In Leadership Club will be hosting a fundraiser on March 31st from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the University of Calgary Arts Lounge!
Posted by Women In Leadership.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

: Shotgun Wedding for 10,000 Albertans

Alberta Legislature 10800 97 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5K 0B7
If the Alberta Government fails to stop standard 8 we are planning a wedding for 10,000 Albertans with developmental disabilities in order to get exempt from the safety code inspections effective April 1st. Timely given the legislature is sitting & there may be a spring election. Some of us can't wait for the wedding party after!!! Share your wedding ideas on pintrest! #stopstandard8 <a data-pin-do="embedBoard" href="https://www.pinterest.
Posted by Colleen Huston.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

: A Dialogue on Activism

Women's Resource Centre at University of Calgary
What/who is an Activist?
Why Activism?

Join us as we explore what it means to be an activist,
the different ways activism is done and everything else in between

This discussion will be led by Son Edworthy, Sania Said and Dr. Hieu Van Ngo

All welcome!

Posted by Women's Resource Centre at University of Calgary.

: Justice and Vigil for Cindy Gladue Treaty 7/Blackfoot Confederacy

Calgary Court House Park
We recognize the land of the Treaty 7
Blood Tribe (Kainai Nation) (Blackfoot)
Piikani Nation (Blackfoot)

Posted by Michelle Robinson.

Friday, April 3, 2015

to : Sophie Labelle Meet & Greet

CommunityWise Resource Centre
Come and meet Canadian Trans* author Sophie Labelle - author of Assigned Male - A webcomic about a transgender girl and A Girl Like Any Other. We will host a conversation on the importance of Trans* positive media and the influence it has on both the self identified community and it's allies.
Posted by Calgary Trans Hub.

: Trans Solidarity Beyond Bars

CommunityWise Resource Centre
Film screening of "Cruel and Unusual", a documentary film about the experiences of trans women in prison, as a fundraiser for a trans woman of colour who is soon to be released from prison in the South of the US. The fundraiser is to give her enough money to get back on her feet so she doesn't have to go from one unsafe place (men's prison) to another (a men's shelter).
Posted by Brettley Kai.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

: Justice for Anthony Heffernan

Calgary Court House Downtown
March 16 215.

27 year old Anthony Heffernan was shot and killed by a police officer that shot him a total of 4 times (3 shots to the head, 1 in the chest). Anthony was described by family as a loving and caring person and he was deeply loved for his sense of humor and passion for life. Anthony was on his way to starting a career as an electrical engineer and was already an experienced electrician before his death.

Posted by Cop Block Calgary.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

: U of C // Trans Solidarity Beyond Bars

The Loft (MacEwan Student Centre 487, U of C)
Film screening of "Cruel and Unusual", a documentary film about the experiences of trans women in prison, as a fundraiser for Jessica Marie Barbosa, a trans woman of colour, who is soon to be released from prison in Texas in the next few months. The fundraiser is to give her enough money to get back on her feet so she doesn't have to go from one unsafe place (men's prison) to another (a men's shelter).
Posted by El Sidney Cunningham.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

: April Event - Toward Restorative Enterprise Exploring the Evolution of One Company's Sustainability

Calgary, Alberta
n 1994, 'Interface', the world's largest manufacturer of commercial carpet tile was inspired to rethink its purpose and climb "Mount Sustainability." Today, the company's Mission Zero journey to eliminate any negative environmental impact the company might have by the year 2020 has expanded to include restorative business models. The question is asked, how can we create economic value along with social and ecological value?
Posted by Connecting Environmental Professionals.

to : "Our Power: Battling Austerity with a Bold Green Vision" featuring Avi Lewis (Calgary)

John Dutton Theatre
How to build movement power in a one party state that is ruled by the interests of the richest industry on earth? With examples and film clips from his forthcoming global documentary, This Changes Everything, Avi Lewis argues it is time for those defending the public interest to go on the offensive with an inspiring, positive vision of the future we want.
Posted by Public Interest Alberta.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

: 2015 Calgary Peace Prize Celebration: The Honourable Roméo Dallaire

The Magnolia Banquet Hall
2015 Calgary Peace Prize Celebration - You are invited!

The Calgary Centre for Global Community is pleased to announce that the 2015 recipient of the Calgary Peace Prize is retired Lieutenant-General the Honourable Roméo Dallaire.

Posted by Calgary Centre for Global Community.

Friday, April 10, 2015

: Peace Vigil - Women in Black Calgary

Famous Five Statues, Olympic Plaza, 8 Avenue between 1 Street & Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Since February 14th, 2003, we have held a silent vigil for peace in the heart of our city. (OK. Sometimes we aren't exactly silent, but we are peaceful.) We stand among the statues of the Famous Five on the 2nd Friday of each month from 12:00 noon to 12:45.
Posted by Grant Neufeld.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

: Wild About Wildlife

Bow Habitat Station
We're getting WILD About Wildlife with a special event Saturday, April 11!

Join us as we celebrate National Wildlife Week with our 5th annual Walk for Wildlife. Stop at the hands-on Investigation Stations throughout the Discovery Centre & Fish Hatchery to meet our animal friends, feed the trout & so much more! No need to worry about the weather either as the entire walk will be indoors.

Posted by Bow Habitat Station.

: Act on Climate: Calgary Events April 11 & April 26

Central Memorial Park
Join the Council of Canadians Calgary Chapter and the Calgary Climate Action Network on Saturday April 11, in solidarity with the Quebec Act on Climate March
Posted by Council of Canadians\.

: To: The North Korean People

Commons Church
To: The North Korean People is a concert focused on bringing awareness to the everyday lives of North Koreans, mainly in North Korea but all the hardships they face on the journey to and even after they read freedom.
Posted by Liberty In North Korea Calgary.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

: "EARTHLINGS" - Documentary Screening

CommunityWise Resource Centre
This event is created with the intention of impacting people's lives through the screening of the incredible documentary Earthlings
Posted by Tahnee-Lee Burke.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

: Labour Appreciation Awards

The Fairmont Palliser
Palliser Hotel - Turner Valley Room

Join us to celebrate the Labour in the Community Spirits of Gold Award and the Yvonne Schmitz Award

Tickets are $125 each or a table of 6 for $700

Posted by Alex Shevalier.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

: Right 2 Love meeting

Calgary Sexual Health Centre
We are talking about love!!!
Posted by Right To Love Group.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

: Ban Live Horse Export @ YYC

Aero Space Museum Association of Calgary
A demo to raise awareness for the horses being exported live to Japan from YYC will be held on the green space at the corner of McCall Way & McNight Blvd. A few of us will be attending the YYC AGM @ the Aero Space Museum @ 11:00 followed by a demo at approximately 12:00pm depending on how long the AGM goes.
Posted by Anita Virginillo.

Friday, April 17, 2015

: Social Innovation Pollination with Michael Shuman

Bow Valley College
Join us for an inspiring evening of learning and networking with Calgary’s social entrepreneurs!

The evening will kick off with a keynote presentation by Michael Shuman – a world renowned expert on local economy and a prolific author.

Posted by REAP Business Association.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

: Re-Localize FAIR

Bridgeland Riverside Community Association
C$, REAP, and the Arusha Centre present
the Down to Earth Week's

Saturday April 18th, 2015

Posted by Calgary Dollars.

: Call-Out for Workshops for Re-Localize Fair!

Calgary, Alberta
Proposal and Application process for this event is now over. We are in the process of going through the amazing plans sent to us, and we will post on the main event group once we have a finalized list!
Posted by Calgary Dollars.


The Room Gallery (411 2nd Ave NE)

The Punk Syndrome is a film about Finland’s most kick-ass punk rock band, Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät. The band members, Pertti, Kari, Toni and Sami, are mentally handicapped and they play their music with a lot of attitude and pride.

Posted by Liam O'Neill Gordon.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

: Earth Day

Planting 15 trees!

2 options!

Posted by Melissa Paquette.

Friday, April 24, 2015

to : The City of Calgary Hackathon

The City of Calgary
This collaborative weekend event fosters creativity and development of innovative app and web solutions for the Calgary community using The City’s Open Data Catalogue.

Tickets are $50 and include meals, snacks, and an unlimited supply of coffee. Prizes include over $1,500 for first place, plus additional cash prizes for first and second runners up.

Space is limited. Register by April 23 by visiting

Posted by The City of Calgary.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

: Storytelling for Social Good YYC unconference - Spring 2015

Mount Royal University
I'm pleased to open registration for the next Storytelling for Social Good unconference. And I'm excited to be hosted by Mount Royal University Innovation & Entrepreneurship and the Institute for Community Prosperity (non-profit studies).
Posted by Alex S Kelly.

: March Against Monsanto - Global Against Chemicals and GE

City Hall C-Train StatIon
More details to come - as of now see who is all participating! This will be a big move for humanity to be heard!
Posted by March Against Monsanto Calgary.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

: Climate Action Now - March and Assembly

Calgary, Alberta
The most important international climate negotiations ever will be held in Paris this December, and Canada can either be a leader or a major road block on the path to a real deal. The need to act has never been greater and a clean future has never looked brighter.
Posted by Calgary Climate Action Network.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

: Day of Mourning

Calgary City Hall
Wreath Laying Ceremony and Memorial Service at the Workers Memorial at Edward Place Park -- 9th Ave and Macleod Trail S.E.
Posted by Alex Shevalier.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

: MAM Monthly Meeting

Midtown Co-Op
This needs to end on time as there's a rally at 3PM i'm sure we will all join in :)
Posted by Melissa Paquette.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

: Food and the City

John Dutton Theatre
Join food policy expert, Wayne Roberts, as he examines the critical role healthy food and sustainable food policy plays in building resilient communities and a vibrant Calgary.
Posted by Calgary EATS.

Friday, May 8, 2015


in the old white church with graffitti on it address: 240 15 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0P7
Sat May 9 2015 10-4pm teaching
4-430 showing of film BEYOND SURVIVAL produced by Cat Leavett and Susan Brandt

Posted by Susan Brandt.

Saturday, May 9, 2015


Riley Park
Alright this event will definitely be just getting together and talking about what's happening next!
What events do we have, what can we do to help and just chill in the sun with some good people :)

We will talk about Calgary Activists Unite for a 2016 event. I really wanted to get tables and the whole deal, however I'm spread-out pretty thin with all these other events and demonstrations happening at the moment :D

Posted by Melissa Paquette.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

: "A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenics Years" by Claudia Malacrida, Ph.D.

Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE
"A Special Hell" is important reading for families affected by developmental disability and those in the sector. Claudia Malacrida, Ph.D. has chronicled a provocative, timely and important history of Alberta by looking at the Michener Centre in Red Deer. The Calgary book launch is a free event where Dr. Malacrida will discuss her book and we'll continue a discussion about the current issues in de-institutionalization and community living.

Saturday, May 23, 2015


Afro Top Lounge & Bar
The Fire Within poetry book will be available in English and Thok Naath a South Sudanese indigenous language. I choose to have the book in both languages to celebrate the legacies and impact both languages have on me. Both languages have deeply influenced my life and my perspective in the world. The poems cover various topics such as feminism, poverty, war, education, sexual violence, respect, hair and even education. Each poem has it’s own flare. Taking the reader into a different world at the moment.
Posted by Nyabuoy Gatbel.

: March Against Monsanto Global Event - Calgary Chapter

Calgary City Hall

How? By liaising like-minded established local organisations and promoting their mission. That is our platform this year, this is what creates change. By choosing local and taking away money from these corporations!

Posted by March Against Monsanto Calgary.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

: Empty the tanks Calgary 2015

Hey everyone its that time of year world wide where we can raise our voice for those have dont have one. Please join me to raise awareness on captivity and seaworld along with other aquariums.
Posted by Ashton Baxdime Lorieau.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

: TBP Spring FUNdraiser JUNE 2015

Montgomery Community Hall
Saturday Jun 13th, 2015. We hope you can be a part of another wonderful evening, supporting our efforts to build an elementary school in the remote coastal mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. We are sooooo close, and we have sooooo much to share with you all. Please do join us!
Posted by Michael Richards.

Friday, September 25, 2015

to : 269life - Respect Life Event

☆Time and place still being determined.
Join the 269Life Animal Liberation Movement for this global event, taking place on the 26th of September 2015. The event will be hosted across the globe in more than 20 countries. The purpose of this event is to promote the ethos of the 269 movement – which is to bring animal liberation to the forefront of human consciousness and commit to do our part in bringing an end to the animal holocaust. We also wish to raise awareness about veganism, and all its benefits.

Posted by Tahnee-Lee Burke.

Friday, October 2, 2015

to : Social Spaces Summit 2015

Various locations around Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Important Notice: The Social Spaces Summit 2014 has been postponed to 2015 - dates TBD

In order to create space for building partnerships and allow for more people to sign up to teach workshops, skill shares, and facilitate community discussions, we are postponing the Social Spaces Summit.

Posted by Social Spaces Summit Calgary.