Tea and Bannock

You are invited to our Tea and Bannock event!

This Tea and Bannock session will be open to any women who would like to come and learn about the Reconciliation Committee and the Reconciliation work we have been doing at The Women’s Centre. We want to hear your input for the committee on Reconciliation. We will open the event with a smudge, and an introduction by Pam Beebe, who is a member of our board and the Truth and Reconciliation Committee. This informal event will be a living library style, where you’ll have a chance to meet women working on Reconciliation, hear about their experiencesask questions and share your own thoughts.  

This event will open with a smudging ceremony, and tea will be provided by Sarjesa Inc.

There will be a door prize.

Facilitators include:  

Pamela Beebe is from the Kainai Nation of Treaty 7 and a proud supporter of the Women’s Centre. She is passionate about Social Justice through addressing human rights and social inclusion. She currently works full time as the Indigenous Cultural Education & Protocol Specialist for the Indigenous Strategy at the University of Calgary.  

Tapisa Kilabuk is from the territory of Nunavut and a proud supporter of the Indigenous communities of Treaty 7 Territory. Tapisa has dedicated her legacy to the vulnerable population to ensure there is reconciliation and equity for Indigenous People of Canada. She is passionate to contributing to change for her children here today and the children who have yet to come. Tapisa is currently the Manager, Indigenous Relations at Inn from the Cold.  

Moremi Omotoso is a volunteer and Board Member at the Women’s Centre.  She grew up in Trinidad and has lived in Canada for 28 years, the last 8 in Calgary.

Bobbi-Jo Amos is the Reconciliation Coordinator for the Women’s Centre. As an intergenerational residential school survivor, she has lived experience with the traumas and effects that Indigenous People have and are still facing today. Creating a more inclusive world for all Indigenous people through reconciliation with Canada.  

Sarelle Azuelos is the Social Issues Coordinator at the Women’s Centre of Calgary. She works to support women’s voices and representation in conversations about poverty reduction, public transit, child care and other issues. She believes women’s participation in community and policy level change is essential to their individual well-being, and to maintaining a good society. She’s a settler to Calgary and has lived here for 14 years. 

Cathy Lynn is from a small Métis village located on Lake Winnipegosis and is a proud supporter of the Women’s Centre. She is passionate about social justice issues and community wellness. She volunteers as a member of the Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee, which strives to improve the opportunities and the quality of life of Aboriginal people living in The City of Calgary through policy recommendations and investigating concerns. She currently in an Administrative Role with the City of Calgary.

Susan Gillies is Executive Director of the Women’s Centre of Calgary. Over the last 20 years, the Centre has developed a unique Community Capacity Building Peer Model which includes thousands of women each year working together to meet basic needs, connect with others and work for change. Her background is in journalism and community development. She’s a settler to Calgary and has lived here for 32 years.  

Free child minding is available for this event. Please register your children with their names and ages by calling 403-264-1155 or email RSVP@womenscentrecalgary.org

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Tea and Bannock