December 2013

December 2013
                                                                                      CommunityWise Resource Centre



HAPPY DECEMBER! In addition to all of the programming and member announcements below, we're proud to announce that CommunityWise became a member of Vibrant Communities Calgary's Living Wage Leader Program this past month. If you're not yet familiar with this important program or with the idea of a Living Wage, please visit VCC's website for all the details!


Welcome New Members!



Welcome to the newest members of CommunityWise!

Individuals: Amy Badry; Jennie Alves; Jan Bacon
Organizations: Good Life Bikes; Alberta Magazine Publishers Association; Brazilian Dance Team


Upcoming Programming



December 9th – CDLI at CommunityWise – 6:30-8:30pm 

The Community Development Learning Initiative (CDLI) Meet-Up #5 will be at CommunityWise in December! Connect, share, and learn about community development. Details and RSVP here. 


December 11th – Burnout Prevention League – 12:30-1:30pm

Every second Wednesday of the month, CommunityWise hosts a meeting of the Burnout Prevention League in the Common Room. Feel free to bring your lunch/breakfast, coffee, snack etc… this is a low maintenance, come as you are kind of thing.


December 19th – CommunityWise Winter Party!


A community party in celebration of the winter season! Talent show, music, potluck, tea & talk in the Common Room. Please contact to participate in the talent show or potluck. We look forward to celebrating with you! Facebook Event. 



Amazing Member Announcements!
Calgary Dollars -Bridge's Holiday Market – Dec 7th: 12-4pm


Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association
The Bridge's Holiday Market will be a seasonal market of local businesses, artisan goods, and Calgary Dollars market items.
Calgary Outlink's Holigay's Community Potluck – Dec 13th: 6-10pm
CommunityWise Common Room
Join Outlink and Possibilities in celebrating the Holigay Season with a Community Potluck. Feel free to bring a nut-free food item to share at the potluck, or just bring yourself and enjoy some hot apple cider while you celebrate with the community in an alcohol-free and safe environment.
Facebook Event.
Food Not Bombs Folky Food-Raiser – Dec 15th: 6pm
CommunityWise Common Room 
5 folk/acoustic artists playing. Entry by vegan friendly- food donation or pay-what-you-can.


The CSIF, Emmedia, Quickdraw, Fairy Tales, M:ST Quality Christmas Event – Dec 14th: 6pm
CommunityWise Common Room 
6-8pm: Prairie Tales short film screening

8pm onwards: drinks, food, DJ (Sean Stewart), projections, and all your media arts pals.




Night of Awesome – Dec 20th: 6pm


CommunityWise Common Room
Calling all awesome people for a Night of AWESOME! Let us join together to celebrate awesomeness in an opportunity to bring communities together with fun, entertainment and a potentially wonderfully diverse potluck!


*Everyone's invited to this family friendly event, so be sure to pass this on to others!*








Join a CommunityWise Committee


Programming Committee – second Tuesday of the month

Next meeting: Tuesday, Dec 10th – 4pm

Help organize CommunityWise events, workshops, and projects in the spirit of outreach, inclusion, capacity building and popular education. Contact for more info.



Facilities Committee – meets as needed

Next meeting: Monday, Dec 16th – 12pm

Hands-on problem solving, making things better one paint job at a time! Contact for more info.

Fund Development Committee – meets as needed CommunityWise is working on more diverse streams of funding to support staff collective hours and ensure this building remains an accessible community resource for all to enjoy.  We need your ideas, input and energy for fundraising! Contact for more info.
Membership Committee – meets as needed

We meet to review new member applications and member-related issues or decisions. Contact for more info.







CommunityWise Member Memos
1. Make cheques payable to CommunityWise Resource Centre

We have now fully transitioned to the new name of the organization on all bank accounts.  Post-dated cheques we already have in our file will be deposited as they are.


2. Annual office inspections

In December CommunityWise Staff will continue to enter each office in the building to check for any structural problems, windows, radiators, ceiling, carpets, lights, doors, and locks.  If you have anything to bring to our attention about your office please call the office or email


3. Do not leave windows open – $500 fine if they are left open and adjacent pipes burst

With snow on the ground, we are thinking about freezing temperatures.  In the past pipes have frozen and burst when people leave windows in the bathrooms or offices open.  Radiators, pipes and water damage cost much more than $500 to replace or repair, and depending on the situation members whose open windows result in costly damages will be charged additional amounts.


4. CommunityWise admin office holiday closure

The CommunityWise admin office will be closed from December 23rd t0 December 27th, as well as January 1st. Please contact us ahead of time if you have any questions about room bookings falling within the closure period.



Have a fantastic holiday season! 




c/o CommunityWise Staff Collective


Son Edworthy

Philip McCutcheon


Jani Meyers


Erin McFarlane


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