October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is a month to build breast cancer awareness and to pay tribute to those affected by this disease. When most think about the month of October, they think about Halloween and Trick or Treating. Many don’t realize that October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a collaboration of agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide access to services.
Learn more about breast cancer and how to become breast aware by visiting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Rent a Community Hall For Special Occasions or Festive Parties
Calgary has several local community centers that are available for rent to association members and the general public. Several of these halls offer bar tending and catering services for weddings, company parties, socials and special events. Renting a community hall benefits both the customer and the local community alike. The community associations depend a great deal on the revenues generated from their hall rental, for the operation of the entire facility.
If you're looking for a hall or venue for your special occasion, visit the Calgary Community Halls Rental page for more individual hall information and photo's. Please contact the halls directly for inquiries and bookings.
Calgary Wordfest October 14 - 19
Wordfest is a not-for-profit organization that brings readers and writers together to experience the power of story through accessible and engaging programming in Calgary, Banff and the Bow Valley. Wordfest hosts year-round literary events in Calgary, Banff and Bow Valley featuring the world’s best writers. Over 850 writers have presented at these events over the past 19 years.
Our programming is accessible, engaging and promotes a love of reading and a curiosity about the writing life. Events include poetry and spoken word performances, current event panels, publishing industry workshops, art installations, youth and multilingual programming, in-school performances and featured events with the biggest and brightest stars of the book scene.
Visit the Wordfest web site for more information.
Cantare Children's Choir Reflections of Canada Oct 18th
Cantaré Children's Choir presents its first concert of the season "Reflections of Canada" as a celebration of the music and people of Canada. The concert will feature folk songs which celebrate life in our great land and music written by Canadian composers...the envy of the world for their superb craft. We will also honour those who bravely fought in World War I.
Visit the Cantare Children's Choir web site for more information.
Calgary Annual New and Used Ski Sale October 24 -26
If you want to sell or you’re looking for ski equipment, don’t miss this annual event sale. The new and used ski sale is not a commercial venture. It was started in 1963 and is now the largest sale of it’s type in Canada. Volunteers from the Calgary Ski Club, the Canadian Ski Patrol (Calgary Zone), the Lake Louise Ski Club, as well as industry partners, make this event possible every year.
Check out the New and Used Ski Sale Web Site for more information.
Halloween's Just Around The Corner! October 31st.
For many people, autumn events like Halloween are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats.
Knowing the negative health effects of sugar, it’s time we all start thinking of more nutritious treats. If you have any healthy trick or treat ideas, please share them with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll add them here for all to see.
Halloween is a time of great excitement for children but the thrills can make them forget some of the safety rules they have learned. It is important to keep your child's safety in mind when planning costumes, decorations, treats and activities on the special day itself. Lit jack-o-lanterns, flimsy or complicated costumes, street traffic and unsafe treats are just some of the risks. With some simple precautions, you can make sure that Halloween is a safe and happy experience for the whole family.
Hey Guy's. It's Time To Grow a Mustache For Movember
Movember encourages men to join the movement by growing a mustache for the 30-days of November. After registering on Movember, these generous Mo Bros start the month clean-shaven, then grow and groom their Mo (slang for moustache), asking friends and family to donate to their efforts. With their new moustaches, these Mo Bros act as walking and talking billboards, bringing awareness to men’s health issues and prompting conversations wherever they go.
Movember’s not just for Mo Bros. Mo Sistas are an important part of Movember’s success. Mo Sistas raise funds and encourage the men in their lives to get involved.
Plant Your Amaryllis Now For Christmas. November Is The Huntington Society's Amaryllis Campaign
The Huntington Society of Canada Amaryllis campaign continues to grow and blossom, thanks to the tremendous work of our volunteer network across Canada. Amaryllis volunteers sell bulb kits to raise vital funds for our programs in research, services and education. Each and every Amaryllis kit we sell takes us one step closer to finding a meaningful treatment for Huntington disease (HD). Each and every Amaryllis kit blooming in someone’s home or business holds the promise of a world free from HD.
Join the Amaryllis volunteers and help grow a brighter future! You can order cases of 12 kits to sell in your community, we'll help you every step of the way. Or, you can order a kit or two for your own enjoyment!
Visit the Huntington Society of Canada for more information on how to order your Amaryllis.
November 11th Is Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day is slowly being forgotten by our younger generation. Thankfully, those who recall the war effort pass on what it is we're remembering, and how our Canadian soldiers' sacrifice has made our country a better place for us all. The Military Museum will hold a remembrance day service on Monday November 11th.
The Wikipedia definition of Remembrance Day is...
"Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty."