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Hey Guy's. It's Time To Grow a Mustache For Movember

Posted 2015-10-06


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

Posted 2015-10-15

Calgary Community Hall

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.

Seniors Secret Service Is Bringing Cheer To Isolated Seniors


Seniors Secret Service

The Seniors Secret Service is a non profit organization that helps seniors who do not have family or a support network. They're looking to fill Secret Santa spots and in need of donations in the form of gifts and or financial help. The Seniors Secret Service also works year round with their birthday cheer program. In our society the elderly often find themselves forgotten. Their gift donations can make a difference to a senior who has no one in their life.

Since 1985, the Seniors Secret Service has found anonymous donors who selflessly provide personalized gifts for these elders. If you would like to volunteer or make a donation visit the Seniors Secret Service web site.

Give the Gift of Joy this Holiday Season


Make a Wish Canada

The holiday season is a time for giving and celebrating. At Make-A-Wish, this time of year is the Season of Wishes. It’s a time when individuals, corporations and foundations get in the spirit of giving and support our magical wish granting mission. There are many magical ways you can support our wish granting efforts during the Season of Wishes.

From November 1 until December 31st, various events, corporate promotions and wish granting activities are taking place across the country. By donating to Make-A-Wish® Canada, you transform lives. You give children with life-threatening medical conditions a reason to hope for a brighter future. And most of all, you help make their magical wishes come true.

December Is The Lung Association's Christmas Seal Campaign


Calgary Community Hall

A tradition for 100 years, Christmas Seals are the Lung Association's largest fundraiser. Since 1908, Canadians have made a difference in the lives of people with lung disease by supporting the Christmas Seal program.

When the Christmas Seal tradition first began in Canada, its main goal was to raise money to build hospitals for tuberculosis patients. Countless parcels, packages, and letters have since been adorned with this traditional symbol. Visit the Lung Association for more information and this years Christmas Seal.

Today funds raised from Christmas Seals are used to support world-class research, programs, and services that help Canadians breathe easier every day.

Once Upon A Christmas At Heritage Park


Calgary Heritage Park Once Upon a Christmas

Weekends from November 21st through to December 20th. 9:30 am - 4:00 pm at Heritage Park. Take a step back into true holiday enchantment by going for a wagon ride, singing carols or visiting jolly old Saint Nick himself. Experience the magic of Christmas past as three of our historical family homes open their doors to share their Yuletide traditions.

Take part in one of the special holiday activities such as ginger bread making, children's winter games, snow painting, Santa's petting zoo, Train display, live theater, children's crafts and more. Visit the Heritage Parks Web Site for more information and admission costs.

Lion's Club Festival Of Lights


Calgary Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights can be viewed from November 28, to January 8. It is the largest FREE drive-by Christmas Lights showcase in Calgary. It's comprised of over 105,000 lights along 14 th St NW. Designed by Dean McKenzie, Creative Intelligence Agency. It is a collaborative effort that draws upon many volunteers, organizations and sponsors. Through it all, the Calgary and area Lions Clubs members and volunteers keeps things organized and on track.

The Festival of lights has gone GREEN by using over 105,000 LED light bulbs and almost 3 km of power chords. It's put together by volunteers putting in thousands of man hours each and every year and draws over 55,000 visitors per day. Visit the Lion's Club Web Site for more information and a location map.

Calgary ZooLights Annual Christmas Lights Display


Calgary Zoolights

Calgary Zoolights runs from November 27th to January 2nd. Head down to the Calgary Zoo with your kids, family and friends to see over 1.5 million lights twisting around trees, tracing animal and dinosaur shapes and flashing to music. Along the way, stop to warm up by the fire pits and have some fun in the Kids Zone.

We will be collecting non-perishable food and cash donations for the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank. Families that make a donation will receive one 2 for 1 coupon to use for a future visit at the zoo. Visit the Calgary Zoolights Web Site for more information.

Snow And Ice Removal Reminder.


Snow Removal

The City of Calgary snow and ice removal bylaw is in effect. Property owners and occupants are responsible for the complete removal of snow and ice from all City pathways and sidewalks, adjacent to the front or side of their property within 24 hours after snow stops falling.

If you, or someone you know can’t manage to shovel your walk, feel free to post your snow removal needs on the bulletin board.

The Huron Carole, Defeating Hunger December 3rd

Posted 2015-11-01

Calgary Huron Carole

Join us for this annual concert with a fresh new twist: the enchanting musical re-enactment of the first concert in 1987. All proceeds benefit the Calgary Food Bank.

Honoring 27 years of fundraising history, Jackson’s varied philanthropic national projects have generated over $200 million in combined cash in-kind donations for food banks and disaster relief. The 2014 concert tour will begin in Victoria on November 30 and end in Calgary on December 18. Presenting Sponsor of the tour is Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life.

Visit the Huron Carole Web Site for more information and locations.

Don’t Let Thieves Steal Your Christmas


Christmas Crime Calgary

Calgary Police Service Crime Prevention Unit Community Bulletin The Christmas season is prime time for car prowlers, house break-ins and thieves. Gifts and valuables left in your vehicles make their jobs easy. You can protect your home and car with these Calgary Police Service prevention tips for more information. Police are warning shops to be vigilant about shoplifters during the busy run up to Christmas. Shoplifting crime figures show an increase throughout November and December.