Herstory & Poverty

October hosts an array of awareness themes, weeks and days but two that are most relevant to the Women Centre’s current “Work for Change” work are Women’s History Month and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17. During Women’s History Month we will take time to reflect upon women in our …

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Give a child a gift

Give a child a gift

Meet Ty! He is only three years old and he came into the Women’s Centre today with his mom to donate the first toy of the season to our upcoming holiday Toy Room. Every December the Women’s Centre of Calgary hosts a Toy Room for mothers and children in need. In 2010, our volunteers gave …

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Food for thought

Food for thought

Food and cooking have always been a natural way for women to build community and bond. The Women’s Centre has recently launched a new series of Inter-cul­tural Cooking and Women’s Issues workshops. These unique work­shops offer women the opportunity to cook (and eat) a dish from a dif­ferent country while learning about women in that …

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Launching Our New Website

The Women’s Centre of Calgary is launching a new website in order to engage supporters, build community and provide a better overview of the Centre’s efforts to support women in Calgary. “We are so excited to have our supporter use our revamped website this fall. We hope the new website will become an important information …

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Volunteer

Volunteer Appreciation Night

Calling all volunteers! The Women’s Centre of Calgary will be hosting our annual Volunteer Appreciation night to honour all of our amazing volunteers. This year the event will be held on Wednesday, November 9, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Women’s Centre 646-1st Ave. N.E.

A Summer of Girl Power

By Sarah Winstanley In the poem I am an Emotional Creature, a tribute to girls around the world, playwright and activist Eve Ensler finishes with this powerful phrase: “I love – hear me, love love love being a girl.” In a world where girls carry the weight of so much gender stereotyping and responsibility, this …

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Stampede lunch

Stampede Lunch 2011 – Yahoo!

By Linda Akoakem The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary. Tuesday, July 12, 2011 marked my second chance to attend the annual Stampede Lunch at the Women’s Centre of Calgary. There was a good turn out and great weather. So many wonderful women showed up. There was …

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