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News From CALL April 2019

Photograph by Paul Fesko , member of the the CALL Digital Photography Interest Group

CALL ADDRESSES CLIMATE CHANGE

If you were not able to attend the March 13th CALL TED talk on Climate Change, below are the links to the introductory TED presentations.

Katharine Hayhoe: The Most Important Thing You Can Do to Fight Climate Change—Talk About It

Per Espen Stoknes: How to Transform Apocalypse Fatigue Into Action on Global Warming

A DIFFERENT CLIMATE CHANGE DISCUSSION: ARE WE DERANGED?

Following CALL’s Climate Change Conference on March 30, members are invited to join a four-week discussion group based on the book The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable by Amitav Ghosh. These discussions will be facilitated by George Melnyk, Prof. Emeritus, Communication, Media and Film, U of C.

This event has been postponed until further notice.

APRIL EVENTS

CALL Café

"Helping African Grandmothers Raise HIV/AIRS Orphans: The Story of Ujamaa Grandmas"

Monday, April 8, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Note: Presentation begins at 1:30
Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church
4612 Varsity Drive NW

Ujamaa Grandmas

ONLINE INVESTING - "WHAT I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW"

This is an interactive forum for Online Investing for CALL members facilitated by Benoit Gauvin. Participants will be asked to submit questions and areas of interest in advance.

Wednesday, April 10, 9:00 - 11:00 am.
Room 310, cSpace
1721 - 29th Avenue SW

Facilitator will be available after the forum from 11:00 to noon for individual help.

SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT

"What happens to the stuff in the blue bin?"

Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church
4612 Varsity Drive NW

Erin Johnston Cannon is an Environmental Professional with a BA in geography and experience in the environmental field. She is excited to share with us the ins and outs of this industry. You sort your waste, recycling, and compost at home, put it on the curb, and then what? Do you know where the recycling you generate ends up? The fate of plastics and mixed paper has been a hot topic in the news lately and Erin is here to help you know what happens in your home town.

BUILDING CALGARY COMMUNITIES

"Italian Immigration to Calgary 1900 - 1970"

Friday, April 5 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room 310, cSpace
1721 - 29th Avenue SW

Presentation by Antonella Fanella, author of With Heart and Soul: Calgary's Italian Community. Italians came to Calgary and Alberta in three main waves, pre-WWI, post-WWI and post-WWII. This presentation will look at where the immigrants came from, why they came, where they settled and how they contributed to the history of Calgary.

LATIN AMERICAN ISSUES

"Perspectives on the Venezuela Crisis"

Tuesday, April 9, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Room 310, cSpace
1721 - 29 Avenue SW
Presenter: Maria Cristina Parra Sandova, Visiting Fellow, Latin America Research Centre, U of C

This is the last presentation until September. Don't miss it.

TREKS AND TRAVELS

South:

"Peru"
Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Haysboro Community Hall
1204 - 89th Avenue SW

Roger Pilkington will talk about his two trips to Peru on dental missions and will show photos of the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, and other travels in Peru.

North:

"Hiking and Biking in Iceland Iceland"
Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church
4612 Varsity Drive NW
Presenter: Ken Myhre

ARTS AND HUMANITIES

"Writing historical fiction: Consulting the Ouiji Board and the Act of Raising the Dead"

Friday, April 12, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room 310, cSpace
1721 - 29 Street SW

"Historical fiction is an exercise that is part leg work, part desk work, part séance." In this presentation Professor Clem Martini will discuss the conjuring required to summon the ancient comedian, Plautus, to the page for his historical novel, The Comedian.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

"Cognition, and how it changes (and doesn't) as we age"

Tuesday, April 23, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church
4612 Varsity Drive NW
Presenter: Dr. Cam Clark, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Cumming School of Medicine, Hotchkiss Brain Institute

NEW INTEREST GROUP 

WANT TO FLY A KITE?

Veteran kite flyer Wayne Marshal is leading a group for anyone interested in kiting. No previous experience necessary! You can learn:

  • How to select and assemble a kite
  • How to fly outdoors and indoors, all year round
  • How to fly single, dual and quad-line kites
  • Kite flying as a team
  • How to design and build a kite
  • The physics of how kites fly
  • Aerial photography from a kite.

Wayne will organize weekly (as weather/wind conditions permit) coaching and flying sessions at public parks and open spaces in the city. The group may also organize kiting events (i.e. grand parent/kids kite building and flying). Open to all interested. Contact facilitator Wayne Marshall

*To participate in most programs, you must be a member.  Exceptions are listed as Open to the Public


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