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.
Monthly CALL Cafés are held at Rosedale Community Hall, 901 11 Ave, N.W.
- Monday, February 13th, 2017, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre,
Jeni Piepgrass, CFRE, is the Director of Development for the National Music Centre
Watch this Youtube Video: East Village – National Music Centre
On Canada Day 2016, Calgary became home to an exciting new national cultural institution, the National Music Centre, housed in its new, 160,000 square foot facility, Studio Bell. How did this vision grow into a reality, and how will Calgary benefit from having this exciting new attraction here in our own East Village? Jeni Piepgrass, Director of Development for the National Music Centre will tell the story of Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre from its beginnings as a keyboard museum to its present operation at Studio Bell to its vision for a vibrant musical future.
Jeni Piepgrass, CFRE, is the Director of Development for the National Music Centre. She leads the team dedicated to raising the charitable and sponsorship revenues required to fund the construction and operation of Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. Jeni joined the NMC team in 2009, and prior to that she had served as the Director of the Fund Development Office at CKUA Radio and as the Director of Development and New Media for Alberta Filmworks.
Jeni has been a passionate Calgary-booster since she made the city her home in 2001. She has volunteered for several civic causes including the arts, music, literacy, education and animal welfare as well as with the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Canadian Association of Gift Planners.
- Monday, March 13th, 2017, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Black and White to High Definition: Fifty Four Years in Television Journalism
Darrel Janz, Senior Reporter and Host of CTV’s Inspired Albertans
Television journalist, Darrel Janz, grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and began his career as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse. From these beginnings, he went on to become a broadcast journalist, working in various parts of Canada before settling in Calgary, where he became well known for anchoring and co-producing CTV News at 6:00 from 1973-2010, and CTV Weekend News from 2010-2013. Darrel also taught journalism for many years at SAIT and at Mount Royal College.
Darrel will talk about the changes he has seen and the major stories he has covered over his long and fascinating career. He will also discuss the fun he is having late in his career profiling Inspired Albertans.
Mark Your Calendars: 2017
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