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. Guests are welcome; donation appreciated. No registration.

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  • Monday, October 6th, Rosedale Community Centre,
    901 – 11th Ave. N.W., 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Aging Well in Community: Some West Coast Adventures

What are “virtual villages”? Why is this concept catching on among seniors in the United States? Would a virtual village work in Calgary? And what is involved in a seniors cohousing venture? Could the Wolf Willow Seniors Cohousing development in Saskatoon — the first in Canada — be transplanted to Calgary?

Arlene and Bob Stamp are founding members of CALL. They will share their impressions of two virtual villages they visited in California this past winter, and they will discuss why they have joined theHarbourside Seniors Cohousing development in Sooke, B.C.

  • Monday, November 10th, Rosedale Community Centre,
    901 – 11th Ave. N.W., 1:00-3:00 p.m.

The Grizzly Trophy: A Philosophical Dialogue

Trudy Govier’s dialogue on environmental ethics and trophy hunting will be presented by three readers followed by a discussion, which she will conduct. In philosophical dialogues, back-and-forth arguments for several viewpoints can be illustrated and considered in a lively way, and this one is no exception. Questions raised include those of species extinction and preservation; eco-tourism; post-colonialism; and the moral weight of tradition.

Dr. Trudy Govier is an author and recently retired University of Lethbridge professor of philosophy. Trudy has facilitated several philosophical interest groups for CALL, including one in the winter of 2013 on “Writing Philosophical Dialogues.” Trudy is facilitating a group on this topic again this fall, as well as one on “Philosophy in Everyday Life.”

  • Monday, December 8th, Rosedale Community Centre,
    901 – 11th Ave. N.W., 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Holiday Party!

Enjoy seasonal treats and activities.

  • Mark your calendars – the CALL Café will be held at Rosedale Community Centre from 1:00-3:00 pm. on the following dates in 2015. Specific details about programs will be available soon.

Monday, January 12
Monday, February 9
Monday, March 9
Monday, April 13.
Monday, May 11
Monday, June 8
Monday, July 13