March 2014

March 2014
CommunityWise Resource Centre    

Announcement of CommunityWise Annual General Meeting 2014


CommunityWise Resource Centre's AGM is coming up Thursday, May 8th in the main Common Room. 


The meeting will take place from 6-8pm, with socializing and music until 9pm. We will be filling four board positions! Watch for more details soon. 

Welcome New Members!


-Natalie Lauchland and Amy Lucko

Artists working to connect communities through events and exhibitions.


-Calgary Allied Arts Foundation –

A not-for-profit organization which has maintained a strong voice for the promotion of Arts and Culture in Alberta for many decades. 


-The Chic Geek (through Ladies Learning Code) –

Creates opportunities for women to explore their geeky sides, inspire one another, and build meaningful personal and professional relationships.


-This Is My City –

A volunteer-run, not-for-profit society that brings opportunities for positive creative expression into the lives of some of Calgary's most marginalized citizens.

Member Announcements


Viva Equinox!

March 20th: 7-9pm

CommunityWise Common Room 

Equinox Vigil in Union Cemetery is a creative, respectful event to celebrate our deceased loved ones and the natural cycle of Life and Death itself.  So come raise a glass, enjoy some tasty treats and fine entertainment and help make Equinox 2014 a reality. 

Tickets by donation at the door.  

Featuring: Poet Laureate Kris Demeanor; Harry the Historian; Music by Kenna Burima.

More info available at


Sharing Stories of Calgary – 'Stories of Disability' 

March 21st: 6-8pm

CommunityWise Common Room 

Sharing stories is a project that aims to celebrate local people and their stories while introducing them to new communities around Calgary. Join us as we explore the lives of individuals living with diverse abilities.

Facebook Event. 


Community Connection II
March 22nd: 9am-4pm
CommunityWise Resource Centre
Do you have an idea you would like to share? Are you looking for ways to get involved in the community? Are you interested in educating people about your work? 

Next Up and CommunityWise are co-hosting the second annual Community Connection. This is a public, popular education event to bring together community groups, activists, educators, and those interested in creating progressive change. Let's build networks, share stories, generate new ideas and opportunities for collaboration, and support for new ideas. *Please register at:

'What's Next?' 
Non-Profit Industrial Complex Series 

PART 3 (of 3)

March 24th: 6-8pm 

CommunityWise Board Room

The 'What's Next?' skill share and popular education series is hosting a three-part discussion inspired by the book The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex. Each session will look at one chapter of the book (readings are provided). Discussion #3 will take place on March 24th. Includes a potluck meal. Please contact for more info.


Open Streets Calgary Joining Forces 2014!

March 27th: 5:30-7pm

CommunityWise Transportation Hub

What could the community achieve if there was more cooperation between organizations? Through collaboration and facilitation we aim to raise awareness about all the various pedestrian, cycling, and other alternative transportation programs that are currently in action within this city. 

Facebook Event. 


Member Art Show

March 28th: 8pm-midnight

CommunityWise Common Room  

"Reoccurring" by Amy Lucko and Natalie Lauchlan. A cycle of forgetting and remembering again.  All ages.











Upcoming CommunityWise Programming


Burnout Prevention League

March 12th: 12:30-1:30pm

CommunityWise Common Room 

Join in the next meeting of the Burnout Prevention League! Feel free to bring your lunch, breakfast, coffee, snack etc. This is a low maintenance, come-as-you-are kind of thing. 

Facebook Event.  


Bullfrog Power Presents: Energy 101

March 13th: 12-1pm

CommunityWise Common Room

Join in this lunchtime session that will focus on the consumer and Bullfrog's role in effecting change.  


Collective Kitchen: A Conversation 

March 31st: 6:30-8:30pm

CommunityWise Kitchen

Contact to RSVP or for more info. 

Board Leadership 2014: Board Governance Basics 

April 5th: 8:00am-3:15pm

University of Calgary Downtown Campus

CommunityWise is excited to be involved in this new event for Calgary that will feature a day-long program of engaging and informative workshops focused on board members of voluntary and not-for-profit organizations. Tickets are going quickly! Get in touch with Erin at or click here for more info. 

Facebook Event. 

Other Announcements


Repair Café at CommunityWise!

March 29th: 2:30-6:30pm

CommunityWise Common Room 

Wondering what to do with that wobbly kitchen chair, or that lamp that keeps flickering, or that pile of clothes that need mending, don't throw them away! Bring them to Repair Café Calgary! We will have skilled volunteers available to fix your household items. More information:

Volunteer Opportunity


CommunityWise Volunteer Bee

March 30th: 2-5pm 

Meet outside of Admin Office #101

Year-round, CommunityWise depends on the generous contributions of volunteers. On this day we are organizing a full afternoon of volunteer activities to help organize and maintain the centre and we could sure use the help. Come by and have some fun. Meet other awesome members of the community and help this "little centre that could" with a little TLC. Variety of opportunities available for the afternoon. Reach us at contact@communitywise for more details or just show up!

Facebook Event. 

Thank you for reading!


c/o CommunityWise Staff Collective


Son Edworthy


Philip McCutcheon                            


Jani Meyers


Erin McFarlane


Thank you to our Elder Service Corps participants, Safura and Tove, for the wonderful lunchtime gathering they recently hosted for 
CommunityWise members!
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