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.
Calgary International Film Festival Sept 23 to Oct 4
The Calgary International Film Festival is an 11-day showcase of over 200 multi-genre films from Canada and over 40 other countries. Hosting gala events, screenings, award ceremonies and special presentations, CIFF changes the way visual stories are shared and experienced.
The first Calgary International Film Festival was held in 2000 for six days, and was attended by 8,000 people. Within three years, attendance had more than tripled to 25,000 for the expanded ten-day festival. Today it is the largest film festival between the Rockies and the Great Lakes. Visit the Calgary International Film Festival Web Site for more information.
Annual Ambulance Chasers Annual Charity Run Oct 2nd
The Ambulance Chasers Charity Run (ACCR) is a 5km Walk/Run & 10km Run which takes place at Eau Claire Market. The ACCR is the signature fundraising event for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Foundation. Certified by Athletics Canada and Sanctioned by Athletics Alberta. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Foundation is a registered charity, separate from Calgary Emergency Medical Services. Funds raised by EMS Foundation through the generosity of our donors do not replace Calgary Emergency Medical Services’s core funding, but rather enhance safety and illness prevention and advance paramedical research, practice and training. Visit the EMS Foundation web site for more information.
CIBC Run For The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation Oct 4th
WE CAN’T STOP NOW. Since 1992, the annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure has been the largest, single-day, volunteer-led national event in support of creating a future without breast cancer. Last year, participants from coast to coast worked together and raised over $27 million to fund innovative breast cancer research and education initiatives – sign up today! Walk, run and donate on Sunday, October 4 and help create a future without breast cancer. Register today at the Canadian Breast Cancer CIBC Run For The Cure web site.
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) Oct 4th to 10th
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. The week was established in 1992 by the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and is now coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) in cooperation with all its member organizations and many other supporters across Canada. One of MIAW’s major initiatives is the Faces of Mental Illness campaign, a national outreach campaign featuring the stories of Canadians living in recovery from mental illness. Thousands of pieces of MIAW posters, brochures, and bookmarks featuring the Faces are disseminated to hundreds of organizations across Canada in an effort to raise awareness and end the stigma associated with mental illness. Visit the Canadian Alliance On Mental Illness and Mental Health web site for more information.
Alzheimer Society Thanksgiving Memory Walk and Run Oct 11th
Each year families and corporations walk 5 km or run 5 km or 10 km together to raise funds, celebrate and remember the lives of their loved ones living with or who have lived with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
Rally pledges and then walk or run on Thanksgiving to raise money for local programs and services that the Alzheimer Society of Calgary provide. Visit the Thanksgiving Memory Walk and Run web site for more information.
Thanks Giving Holiday October 12th
Thanksgiving Day is an annual Canadian holiday, occurring on the second Monday in October, which celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. On January 31, 1957, a proclamation was issued stating Thanksgiving was to be "A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed. Thanksgiving is a statutory holiday in most jurisdictions of Canada, with the exceptions being the Atlantic provinces of Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, where it is an optional holiday.
YYComedy Festival GALA Oct 12th to Oct 17th
This October 12t through October 17th the third annual YYComedy Festival will be taking place in Calgary and promises to deliver some of the funniest comedic talent in North America. Must see show Funny1060AM YYComedy GALA featuring Harland Williams, Mike MacDonald, Jessica Holmes, Darrin Rose and more. Various venues around the city including Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Festival Hall, Loose Moose, University Theatre and more
Visit the YYComedy Web Site for more information and locations.
Calgary Wordfest October 13th to 18th
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.
Winter Sports Registration Is Starting
With fall and winter fast approaching, it is time to start thinking about registration for the 2015 - 2016 winter hockey season. Check out the local sports clubs for more information on registration. You can also access all the sports categories by selecting the Sports and Clubs link found in the top menu bar by scrolling upward.
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. 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.