Monday, December 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m.,
Mark Your Calendars!
CALL’s annual Holiday Party is coming Monday, December 9th, from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Rosedale Community Hall. Join fellow CALL members and get into the holiday spirit!
We’re planning delicious refreshments, music supplied Jim and Jan Heck, sneak peeks at upcoming CALL offerings by the facilitators of brand new Interest Groups – and you’ll get a chance to sign up while spaces remain. The painting group is displaying their works of art and we’ll hear from participants of several interest groups about the fun they had this Fall. And as usual, Parking Authorities have been alerted, so it’s fine to park on the street in the one and two hour zones.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
TREKS & TRAVELS
December –** no Treks & Travels show **
Monday, January 13, 2014, 1:00-3:00 p.m.,
In this presentation, Dr. Yvonne Poitras Pratt will provide an overview of the history and culture of Canada’s Métis people and discuss key issues affecting contemporary Métis communities. Of Métis ancestry, Dr. Pratt is an Assistant Professor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, where she teaches courses in Indigenous and adult education. She has a PhD in Communications Studies, and her research focuses on the relationship between technology and traditional stortelling. In particular, she examines the use of new media, especially digital storytelling as a means to revitalize cultural traditions and enable intergenerational learning in Métis communities.
TREKS & TRAVELS
Wednesday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m.
A Pakistani woman would not have the ability to take her severely ill infant to the hospital without her husband’s consent. If the husband were in jail or fighting in Afghanistan, the woman would not be able to act independently to save her infant’s life. This cultural dilemma is common in highly collectivist cultures. An understanding of collectivist versus individualist cultures can offer guidance for medical care both internationally and at home here in Canada. Join Dr. Lanice Jones as she shares experiences as a medical volunteer in multiple countries, with a special focus on intercultural communication.
Monday, February 10, 2014, 1:00-3:00 p.m.,
City of Calgary Biodiversity Action Plan
TREKS & TRAVELS
Wednesday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Travels through Ladakh and Darjeeling
In the fall of 2013, Clarence Kort, Gabrielle Savard and 2 friends traveled through the vast, arid landscapes of Ladakh in NW India bordering on Pakistan and Tibet. The trip included trekking through steep and colourful mountains, climbing a near 6000 m peak, exploring local villages, and learning about the Ladakhi culture. While still in India, they flew to the Darjeeling area of NE India to meet the young girl they had sponsored through Nursing School and live in her “home”, an orphanage called Morningstar. It was an intense, beautiful experience of sharing, learning and trying to make a small difference in the lives of a few children. Join medical professionals Clarence and Gabrielle for an inspiring look at their Asian adventure.
2014 CALL Cafés – SAVE THE DATES! (Details to follow!)
Monday, March 10, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Monday, April 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Monday, May 12, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Monday, June 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m.