Events: Upcoming

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

to : The Shiverettes and Dream Whip: a Benefit for the Women's Centre of Calgary

Calgary, Alberta
Punchy PR and Local 510 present a Benefit for the Women's Centre of Calgary, featuring:

The Shiverettes -

Presented by Punchy.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

: The Calgary Resilience Project

Calgary, Alberta
The Western Muslim Initiative (WMI) and Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) are collaborating to bring Project Communitas to Calgary. Project Communitas is a Canada wide interfaith community initiative to create a localized collective for the purpose of enhancing resilience within and between communities.
Presented by The Western Muslim Initiative.

to : Cabin Fever 2015

Sunalta Community Centre


Presented by Noah Purves-Smith.

Monday, February 2, 2015

: Taking ourselves seriously: Developing Strategy for Social Transformation

CommunityWise Resource Centre
Welcome to the Another Politics book tour and workshop with author and organizer, Chris Dixon

at CommunityWise Resource Centre on Nitsitaapi, Nakoda and Tsuu T'ina territory, Treaty 7 land

Presented by Sonny Doughnut.

: Living Creatively: A Journey of Activism and Art

Hillhurst United Church, 1227 Kensington Close NW
Presentation and reading by Theresa Wolfwood, poet, fabric artist, storyteller, activist, writer.

: Panel on Addressing Poverty in Calgary

Grace Presbyterian Church
The Iwaasa Lecture on Urban Theology

Panel on Addressing Poverty in Calgary:
Issues, Challenges, Strategies

Presented by Poverty Talks!.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

: Selma screening and discussion

Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
Ok, so I'm not 100% sure that it will still be screening, but if it's not we can use American Sniper as Plan B. I'm sure in a few days we will know for sure if we can see Selma.
Presented by Trev Nich.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

: Eyewitness in Gaza Featuring Dr. Ghada Ageel

That Empty Space, Mac Hall @ University of Calgary
For 50 days in the summer of 2014, Israeli forces pounded the besieged Gaza Strip from air, land and sea, killing more than 2200 Palestinians and wounding more than 11,000, most of them civilians. At the height of the bombardment, roughly a third of Gaza’s population was displaced, and by the time the August 26 cease-fire was declared over 17,000 homes had been completely destroyed and another 37,000 homes damaged.
Presented by Alex Labbé.

: One Woman’s Life: A Talk by Evelyn Lau

Women's Centre of Calgary
2014-15 Distinguished Visiting Writer Evelyn Lau shares her life story, from running away at 14 and spending years on the streets of Vancouver to publishing eleven books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Evelyn's CDWP residency runs February 2-9, 2015, and includes a number of public events: Admission to this event is free and open to all, but registration is required. RSVP to Marie Gascon at or 403-264-1155.
Presented by Calgary Distinguished Writers Program.

: Don’t Fence Me In: The Inaugural PEN Calgary Event

Shelf Life Books, 1302 - 4 Street SW
In this first-ever PEN Canada event in Calgary, award-winning sustainability author Chris Turner and provocative performance theorist Patrick Finn open up questions of sacred cows and taboo topics in the prairie metropolis.
Presented by PEN Calgary.

: Cockroach’s Feminist Open Mic

Hear's My Soul Cafe
Join us for an evening of coffee, entertainment, Valentine’s Day card making and (hopefully) excellent company!
Presented by Cockroach Zine.

Friday, February 6, 2015

: Cross Cultural Hug Day

Stephen Avenue, 8 Avenue at 1 Street SW
Be a part of breaking down racism. This event is open to everyone to gather and give out free hugs to all who pass by.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

to : Campus Community Garden Redesign Meeting

Students' Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU)
Campus Community Garden Redesign Meeting
Monday, February 9
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
2nd floor lounge, Wyckham House

Presented by Students' Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU).

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

: Discovering and Exploring Indigenous Rights Lunch and Learn

Central Library, John Dutton Theatre, 616 Macleod Trail SE
Come and join us for lunch while we enjoy a informative presentation and engage in learning about Indigenous Rights!
Presented by Calgary Urban Aboriginal Initiative (CUAI).

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

: Activism & Self-Care

Women's Resource Centre at University of Calgary
Join us for a panel event and discussion on how to build resilience and cope with backlash, harassment and trolling in social justice communities.
Presented by Women's Resource Centre at University of Calgary.

: Baconfest: My Brooklyn

Central Library, John Dutton Theatre, 616 Macleod Trail SE
You are invited to join us for Baconfest 2 this January, for some engaging dialogue about urban planning.
Presented by City of Calgary.

Friday, February 13, 2015

: #ShutDownCanada Calgary

Siksika Calgary Office
WHERE: Nationwide
WHEN: Friday, February 13th 2015
Grassroots collectives are organizing nationwide for a day of action to #ShutDownCanada. Through the use of a diversity of tactics the goal is to significantly impact the Canadian economy for one whole day.

Presented by Léa Maro Langelier.

to : Have A Heart, Don't Wear Fur

We can all be together or split up into groups of 2 or 3. I will have Have A Heart, Don't Wear Fur buttons for all who are interested (I wear mine 24/7). $2 each. I have some leaflets, caveman costumes, 1 Cruella costume, a couple of heart headbands, cat, dog and rabbit hats and a bunch of signs. I also have some heart trinkets some people can give out. Please let me know where your interest lies, what kind of participation you are interested in.
Presented by Lisa Shaw Osh.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

to : Integrated Wheelchair Dance Workshop Series - Calgary

Rosemont Community Hall, Calgary AB
Join us for three exciting workshops on wheelchair dance skills for people of all abilities, offered by Danielle Peers, Lindsay Eales and Kelsie Acton of Edmonton’s Solidance Inclusive Recreation Society (in collaboration with MoMo Dance Theatre). You do not have to be a wheelchair user to attend these workshops, as we will be exploring skills for moving while using a wheelchair, and for moving with wheelchair users.
Presented by Lindsay M Eales.

: Calgary's 7th Annual Valentines' Day Women's Memorial March

Scarboro United Church
7th Annual Valentine’s Day Women’s Memorial March
Saturday, February 14, 2014, will mark Calgary’s 7th Annual Valentine’s Day Women’s Memorial March. The event will take place at Scarboro United Church and will begin at 6:30pm with speeches. The march will begin at 7pm and light meal will follow.

Presented by Chantal Stormsong Chagnon.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

: Black History Celebration

Forest Heights Community Association
The South Sudanese Community is working in conjunction with other organizations and communities to bring forth this enlightening event. The people of colour history should be celebrated and taught on a daily basis. Due to the systemic racism and colonization our true history and self-expression is still being suppressed. This event will empower and motivate our people to reclaim themselves and create new paths for themselves.
Presented by Nyabuoy Gatbel.

: Harmony Cafe

11 Coleridge Cres NW
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21, 6:00 - 9:00

We are moving the February Cafe from FEBRUARY 7 to FEBRUARY 21. Please note that the location has also changed; Dr. Arthur Clark has generously offered to host the February Harmony Cafe at his home.

Presented by Karen Huggins.

Saturday, March 7, 2015


Bowness Community Center , 7904 - 43rd Avenue, NW, Calgary.
Join us for a fun filled family evening of live entertainment, children's activities, food and plenty more. All in support of Keeping Paskapoo WILD!

Buy Your Tickets Online here. $10/adult $5/child - 5 and over

More information available at

Presented by Cindy Winther.

Friday, March 13, 2015

to : 8th Fire Gathering

MacEwan Conference and Event Centre
The Prophecy of the 8th Fire:
“They will come to a fork in the road. One road will lead to Materialism and Destruction.....for almost all living creatures....The other road will lead to a Spiritual Way upon which the Native People will be standing...This path will lead to the lighting of the 8th fire, a period of eternal peace, harmony and a "New Earth" where the destruction of the past will be healed.”

Presented by Chantal Stormsong Chagnon.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

: 8th Fire Gala Dinner

The MacEwan Hall Ballroom
Tantoo Cardinal & Aaron Paquette share their insights, experiences and inspiration.
A four course meal makes this an experience for all the senses.

Presented by 8th Fire Gathering.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

: 2015 Calgary Seedy Saturday

Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association
Please invite your friends and family down to this fun event!

The event will have displays by:
• Local seed savers,

Presented by Calgary Seedy Saturday.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

: 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!
Presented by March Against Monsanto Calgary.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

: March Against Monsanto Global Event - Calgary Chapter

City Hall C-Train StatIon
1- A friend
2- Noise makers
3- Wear a red shirt
4- Bring a sign
5- YOU!

Presented by March Against Monsanto Calgary.

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.

Presented by Social Spaces Summit Calgary.