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									                    Culture Corner
                               News Bulletin                                             January 2010


      Diversity Calendar                  Call for Volunteers              CMC Language Classes
              January                                                           Winter Session begins
6 Christmas – Armenia Christian         CMC will be holding a             Feb. 1 - English Conversational
7 Christian - Coptic & Eastern          fundraising casino                Mon. 5:30-6:30 pm
   Orthodox                                   March 2 – 3, 2010.          Feb. 2 – Spanish Beginners
11 Seijin No Hi, Japan (celebrates      We need volunteers for            Tues. 5:30-6:30 pm
   Coming-of-Age of the youth of        bankers, cashiers, chip runners   Feb. 4 – Spanish Intermediate
   Japan who are twenty years old)      and count room staff for two      Thurs. 5:30 - 6:30 pm
13 St. Knut’s Day, Finland, Sweden      shifts:
14 Pongol, India (A three-day rice            10:30 am-7:00 pm            All the tutors are native speakers,
   harvest festival in South India)           6:00 pm-3:00 am.            and they also educate the
26 Australia Day, Australia             Please join us to support our     students about the cultures of the
     Republic Day, India                fundraising campaign.             countries where these languages
30 Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day) Jewish       To sign up please contact         are spoken. The classes are held
    Greek Education Day (Greece)        Leela Iyer at 403.237.5850 or     on week-day evenings at the CMC
                                        cmc@calgarymulti.com              office, and small class sizes
                                                                          ensure a good learning
                                                                          Call 403-237-5850 to register.
                                      Workshops and Programs
The Calgary and Region Social and Economic Outlook 2009-2014 – Jan.14, 9:00-11:00 am
Join CCVO for a presentation by Derek Cook, research Social Planner, The City of Calgary
Kahanoff Centre, 2nd Floor, Room 201, 1202, Centre St.
English for Different Levels – Jan. 11- March 1
Daytime and evening classes. This is an opportunity to learn English, understand Canadian culture, prepare
for employment and make friends. Childcare is providing.
Calgary International learning centre, 1311-4th St. SW
Contact: 403.693.5548
 Arts and Crafts Group - Jan. 14
 Join every Wednesday 1:00pm - 4:00pm and every Thursday 10:00am to 12:30pm for wonderful craft
 making and great socializing and English conversation practice. Ladies 50+ Arts and Craft Group is every
 Thursday from 1:30pm-4:00pm. Come share your talents, meet other ladies.
 Contact: Janeth Alonso 403 517 8830 or CIWA reception at 403 263 4414.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Career Presentations – Jan.19, 6:30 pm, Feb.2
Duncan Building, 7575-8th St. NE.
RCMP Exam (RPAT) – Jan.16, 6:30 pm and Jan. 30, 10:30 am, Duncan Building
Contact: www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Columbia Learning Society is offering free Language and Computer workshops – Jan. 16
      Workplace Productivity Workshop
      Computer and General workshops
      Pronunciation and Accent reduction workshops
Register online: www. cls.columbia.ab.ca or contact Margarita: 403.235.9323
Basic Income Tax Preparation – No Cost Training – Jan. 16 and 23, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
This training provided by representatives from revenue Canada is for anybody who is willing to volunteer
and assist newcomers in the preparation of income tax returns and able to commit five working days in
March/April. For those who have had experience training is on Feb. 20. Limited seats available
Centre for Newcomers, 125, 920-36th St. NE
Contact: Issa Mosa, 403.537.8806, i.mosa@centrefornewcomers.ca
Youth Possibilities Program – Jan. 18
The program is open for immigrants or minority youth (15-30) out of school and non on EI. Hourly wage for
attending the full-time program is available. Learn skills to succeed in school or at workplace.
Centre for Newcomers, 125, 920-36th St. NE
Contact: Sara at 403.569.3333, s.clark@centrefornewcomers
Focus Group about Affordable Homeownership – Jan. 18
The City of Calgary is looking for Focus Group participants to take part in a discussion about affordable
homeownership. We’re interested in speaking to you if:
Your total household income is between $60,000 and $80,000 (gross) a year, you are currently renting and
would be interested in potentially joining a City of Calgary program that helps you buy your own home.
A $75 honorarium and refreshments will be provided for a 60 to 90-minute focus group.
Contact Lynne (403) 472-7235 or lkoziey@go-to-group.com by January 11 to express your interest and to
Engaging New Ideas in Education – Jan. 19, 7:00 pm
A conversation with Dr. Hetty Roessingh. How many words do you know, language learning and literacy for
K-12 and beyond.
University of Calgary, Room 179, Education Classroom Block, Department of Germanic, Slavic and east
Asian Studies.
Contact: 403-220-3990
The Role of Adolescents and Children “ Misbehavior” in the family System – Jan. 20, 12:00 pm
The session will explore current research that focuses on the relationship between parents and their child.
Presenter: Amanda Holowachuk, M.A. registered Psychologist.
Alliance to End Violence Boardroom, Hillhurst Building, 306, 301-14 St. SW
Contact: Barb Hill, 403.283.3013, ext.229, bhill@endviolence.ca
CD Conference: Planning for the Future Making Changes Today – Jan. 21-22
This engaging two-day conference will focus on the future of CD work in the local community.
The deadline for registration is Jan.11
Contact: cdcoordinator@cdsca.ca
Opening Minds and Nurturing Dreams – Jan. 23, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Topics include: how belief systems are formed and how the human brain functions; research related to
developing positive self-esteem; tools to strengthen participants’ self esteem
Calgary Family Services, 200, 1000-8th Ave SW.
 Contact: Laurie Elliott, 403.537.3381
Freedom of Religion in Canada Today – Jan. 28, 5:00 pm
Kahanoff Centre, 2nd Floor, Room 201, 1202, Centre St. Free event, registration required.
Contact: Chumir Ethics Foundation, 403.244.6666 or info@chumirethicsfoundation.ca
Federation of Calgary Communities upcoming workshops in January:
      Orientation to the Planning process- Jan. 14
      Financial Internal Controls – Jan.28
      Heritage Roundtable – Jan. 28
Services for New Immigrants and Refugees
Learn about the resources available to address your needs and you settle in Calgary
Contact: Issa Mosa (403.537.8806) or Irene Yi (403.539.5850)
Spanish for Travellers – Feb. 1 – March 24
A course for adult beginners is being offered at Mont Royal University. Tuition is $225 for 30-hour course,
Mon. & Wed., 6:30-8:30 pm
Contact: 403.440.3833 or 403.440.5102
Bundled and Ready – Feb. 2 & 10, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Empowerment Seminars for Pregnant Women and New parents
Contact: Erika Fernandez at 403.537.3386 or erikaf@calgaryfamily.org
Volunteers Wanted for CIWA Casino Fundraiser in February
Lots of fun lunch, dinner and snacks provided. Come out and have a great time for a great cause. For more
Contact: Janeth Alonso, 403 517 8830.
                                            Art and Concerts
The Young Songwriter’s Intensive – Jan. 22 deadline to apply
This is a weekend-long workshop for Alberta students (Grades 10-12) dedicated to inspiring and assisting
the next generation of songwriters. Part of EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts’ TransCanada Alberta
Music Series, this amazing opportunity offers intense, boot-camp style instruction in songwriting,
performance skills and technical production. Learn with professional teachers and established Albertan
Location: EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts

Story Book Theatre: Seymour The Stegosaurus – Jan. 22- Feb. 14
A Canadian Christmas Classic. The glitz and commercialism of Christmas is explored in this story of
forgiveness and joy. Come groove along with the elves in Santa’s workshop as they prepare for the holiday.
Location: Community Art Centre, old Currie Barracks, Building A3, 2633 Hochwald Ave SW
Contact: 403.216.0808

Evening Arts Studios –Jan. 12 – March 16, Tues. & Thurs.
These workshops offer holistic approaches to learning and bringing the arts integration to the next level.
These 2.5 hour programs include skill-building workshops and opportunities to share experiences
integrating arts in the classroom and learning about specific arts disciplines. Classes are taught by
professional artists in various disciplines; instructor biographies and detailed class information are available
online at epcorcentre.org. These courses can also be delivered to your school for In-School PD.
Contact: Ashley Humphreys at registar@epcorcentre.org or 403.294.7455.ext.1075
Star Trek: The Music – Jan. 13, 14, 15, 8 pm
The CPO boldly goes where it has never gone before! In this concert of the century, Star Trek legends John
de Lancie, (“Q”) and Robert Picardo, (“The Doctor”) host an incredible evening, bringing to life the epic
story of the Star Trek Phenomenon with musical highlights from the TV series and films. Lobby decorations
from the actual sets will make this the ultimate Star Trek experience. Costumes welcome!
Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall
Contact: CPO Box Office at 403.571.0849.
Fiddler on the Roof (Broadway Across Canada) – Jan. 13-17, 8 :00 pm
Location: Jubilee Auditorium, 1415-14th Ave NW
Contact: 1 866 532 7469 or ticketmaster
Dvořák’s Heroic Cello – Jan.22-23, 8 pm
International superstar cellist Alban Gerhardt will thrill you as he brings to life this heroic showcase of sheer
virtuosity and penetrating melodies
Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall
Contact: CPO Box Office at 403.571.0849
One Day Arts School
ODAS is a custom designed field trip to the EPCOR CENTRE for students and teachers. We will engage you
in hands-on, artistic activities that align with K-12 curriculums. ODAS provides a day of arts immersion at
Calgary’s Performing Arts Centre.
Contact: Bonnie Blasetti, bblasetti@epcorcentre.org or 403.294.7455 ext.1458
Latin American Film Series – Jan. 28, 7:00 pm
Presented Bolivia, directed by Adrian Caetano
Location: Professional Faculties 128 at the U of C

The Beautiful Blue Danube – Jan. 29, 8 pm
Vienna at its best! Piano prodigy Jan Lisiecki highlights this evening rich with tradition and the familiar
favourites of Mozart, Schubert and the waltz king himself, Johann Strauss Jr.
Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall
Contact: CPO Box Office at 403.571.0849
Exhibition Canada’s National Portrait Competition – Jan. 30
The exhibition of thirty finalists of the National competition for contemporary portraits of Canadians by
Canadian artists.
Location: The Art Gallery of Calgary, 117-8th Ave SW

Little Women (Calgary Opera) Jan. 30 – Feb. 6
Location: Jubilee Auditorium, 1415-14th Ave NW
Contact: 403-262-7286
                                     Festivals and Celebrations
Sons of Norway Cultural Day – Jan. 23
Beginning in the afternoon, there will be a lot of opportunities to try different activities and taste Norwegian
food. Everybody is welcome.
Location: Scandinavian Centre, 739-20 Ave NW

Calgary Japanese Community Association New Year’s party - Jan. 23, 5:30 pm
Location: Austrian Club, 3112-11 St NE
Contact: Mari, 403.242.4143

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