CALL Cafés are monthly get-togethers where members can socialize, learn about and sign up for interest groups, propose new interest groups, and have a short, stimulating program ( a speaker, or some other sort of participatory event). Free for members and guests, public welcome.. Donation appreciated. No registration.
CALL Cafés are held at Rosedale Community Hall, 901 11 Ave, N.W., from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
- Monday, October 26th,
cSPACE King Edward – The Creative Reimagining of a Historic Sandstone School
Deeter Schurig, Project Manager with cSPACE Projects will speak on the endeavour to revitalize historic King Edward School in South Calgary into a dynamic arts hub. Bridging diverse topics from historical accounts, heritage conservation, environmental sustainability and social enterprise, you will learn about cSPACE and their unique placemaking approach to transforming a decade-vacant sandstone school into an innovative showcase for creative community building.
Deeter Schurig’s experience has merged at the intersection between the arts and the built environment – in designing, developing and managing multi-disciplinary workspaces for our city’s creative communities. With a Masters in architecture and nearly 20 years experience as a theatrical stage designer, Deeter’s current passions include working across multiple disciplines and supporting efforts to build vibrant and resilient communities with a considered approach towards a more sustainable future.
NOTE: CALL’s AGM will follow the October Café.
- Monday, November 9th,
What a Compassionate Community Offers When Life Falls Apart
Elaine Munce, BN, MSSc Couns, and Marj McNeil, RN will speak on the services offered by Hospice Calgary to children, teens and adults as they face a life-threatening illness and death of a loved one. You will learn how their team of professionals provide individual, family and group support as well as 24 hour end-of-life care.
Elaine Munce worked in Canada and Australia as a Registered Nurse for 23 years and specialized in a variety of practice fields. While in Australia, she completed her Master of Social Science in Counselling and returned to Calgary in 2003 after 25 years away. Elaine started her employ at Hospice Calgary as a Manager and a counsellor 12 years ago. As a counsellor, she supported individuals and their families during life threatening illness, through death and bereavement. For the past 4 ½ years, her role has been exclusively the Manager of Counselling Services. She proudly supervises the amazing team at Sage Centre who support clients of all ages and their families, as they live with life threatening illness or grieve the death of a loved one.
Marj McNeil, RN has had a varied career following her nursing education in 1969. She found her passion when she started to volunteer at Hospice Calgary in 1999 and then became an employee at Rosedale, Hospice Calgary’s residential care centre. In 2002, Marj was invited to “fill in” as facilitator of the then “Day Program”, a respite care program for adults with a palliative diagnosis of cancer. Shortly after, she was hired as the Coordinator. Under her leadership, the program has evolved into a dynamic, eclectic support program for adults with advanced cancer and their caregivers and renamed the “Living with Cancer Program”. The program was recently recognized by and received a National Community Impact Award from the Canadian Cancer Society.
Claudette Whiting, has volunteered with Hospice Calgary for over 17years and more recently with the Living with Cancer Program. She will describe how volunteers have an opportunity to be part of this compassionate community.
Mark Your Calendars: CALL Cafés from October 2015 – June 2016
Monday, December 14, Holiday Party
Monday, January 11,
Monday, February 8,
Monday, March 14,
Monday, April 11,
Monday, May 9,
Monday, June 13