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VIRTUAL MS WALK


May 24, 2020 | Virtual Event

The MS Walk has gone virtual, join in on Sunday, May 24 as #WeChallengeMS.
Walking and being part of the MS Walk is an annual tradition for many, and this MS Awareness Month is no different. On Sunday, May 24, #WeChallengeMS together and turn your ordinary walk into an extraordinary action.
Join the MS Society as they rally together with the MS community and create positive change through the first ever virtual MS Walk. Click here for more details.


BETTY’S RUN FOR ALS – VIRTUAL EVENT


June 21, 2020 | Any location

2020 Update – Betty’s Run is Going Online

For 23 years, Betty’s Run has been inspiring care, hope and community. Dedicated volunteers have already been planning the 24th annual Betty’s Run, which was to take place on June 14th. However, as the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, Betty’s Run has shifted into a virtual event. On June 21st, Join the ALS community online on ALS Global Awareness Day to bring communities together to honour, celebrate and support each other in Calgary and around the world.

Click here for more details and to get registered!


LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Global Calgary understand that this can be a trying time for many, both mentally and emotionally. We have put together a listing of service providers that you can contact for support. If you need immediate help and are in crisis, call 9-1-1. If you are looking for help dealing with stress or anxiety in these unprecedented times, here are some options for support:

CALGARY COUNSELLING CENTRE:
At Calgary Counselling Centre, we help people learn to thrive. Since our inception in 1962, we’ve been driven by that purpose to provide the best counselling treatment possible. Not just the best in our community, or our country, but the best you could get anywhere.

  • Register for counselling call (403) 691-5991
  • Online intake – CLICK HERE
  • Calgary Counselling Centre Website – CLICK HERE

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION:
The Canadian Mental Health Association Calgary can help with counselling and peer support. If you are feeling anxious or stressed in these uncertain times, call 403-297-1402.

  • Counselling and Peer Support call (403) 297-1402
  • Access Peer Support services via email – peer@cmha.calgary.ab.ca
  • CMHA Calgary Website – CLICK HERE

CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICE CALGARY:
Counselling services have been a mainstay at CFS since our inception. The belief that the benefits of counselling should be available to everyone regardless of income still holds true, which is why our counselling fees are based on what people feel they can afford to pay. CFS offers Rapid Access Counselling sessions for individuals, couples and families.

  • Rapid Access Counselling intake call (403) 205-5294
  • Rapid Access Counselling online intake – CLICK HERE

DISTRESS CENTRE CALGARY:
Distress Centre Calgary (DCC) has provided 24 hour crisis support in Calgary and southern Alberta since 1970. We do this through our 24 hour crisis line, email, daily chat, and daily text for our youth. We also have professional counselling for clients with issues that cannot be resolved over the phone.

  • Crisis Line (403) 266-HELP (4357)
  • Online chat for adults and teens – CLICK HERE
  • Distress Centre Calgary Website – CLICK HERE

KIDS HELP PHONE:
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. Whether by phone, text, mobile app or through our website, you can connect with us whenever you want, however you want.

  • Reach a Kids Help Phone counsellor 24/7 call 1-800-668-6868
  • Connect via text – CLICK HERE
  • Connect via live chat – CLICK HERE
  • Kids Help Phone Website – CLICK HERE

VECOVA:
Vecova continues to provide 24/7 safe, accessible and affordable living supports and mental health supports for persons with disabilities and complex needs. Many of these individuals have compromised immune systems and are more vulnerable.

211 ALBERTA:
211 Alberta is focused on building a comprehensive Information and Referral system accessible to all Albertans. The 211 system is an enhancement, not a replacement, of local Information & Referral services currently operating across the province. 211 Alberta can be reached 24/7.

  • Access 211 Alberta – Dial 2-1-1
  • Access via live chat – CLICK HERE
  • Access via text – Text INFO to 211
  • 211 Alberta Website: CLICK HERE

CALGARY FOOD BANK

The Calgary Food Bank is looking for donations in these uncertain times. Hamper staples include canned and dried goods, peanut butter, pasta sauce, baby food, etc. The full list can be found on their Wish List page. You can also make a donation online or by calling 403-253-2059. Thank you for your support!

In an effort to keep the community safe, The Calgary Food Bank is switching to a drive-thru model of hamper distribution. You MUST call the Hamper Request Line first and receive your assigned pick-up time. Please be patient as they are experiencing larger call volumes. CALL 403-253-2055

The Calgary Food Bank NEEDS YOU! Volunteer shifts are available Monday to Friday at 8 – 11 a.m., 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 2 – 5 p.m., and 5 – 8 p.m. Click here for more info on volunteering.


CALGARY POLICE FOUNDATION – PROMISING FUTURES

Become a monthly donor and join Promising Futures – the Calgary Police Foundation’s monthly giving program to provide your support to Calgary’s most vulnerable and at-risk children and youth – children who, for many reasons, are at risk of taking part in crime, or may become a victim of it.

Your monthly giving funds six unique and customized Programs that offer children and youth most at need with education, prevention, early intervention and risk reduction resources in conjunction with the Calgary Police Service. All Programs provide intensive wrap-around support intended to help break the cycle of crime and prevent children and youth from becoming a victim of it.


We at Global Calgary recognize that many Calgarians participate in various religious celebrations and events. With the current restrictions, we would like to offer a listing of online and virtual events that are available to participate in for these holiday observances.

RAMADAN:

Islamic Information Society of Calgary has ways to stay connected with the start of Ramadan on April 23, 2020. Click here for more information.

Muslim Council of Calgary Foundation has ways to stay connected with the Muslim community with the start of Ramadan on April 23, 2020. Click here for more information.

Islamic Centre of South Calgary also has ways to connect with the start of Ramadan on April 23, 2020. Click here for more information.


THE LADY BALL 2020 – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED


May 21, 2020 | The Hudson

PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS ON A NEW DATE.


COUNTRY THUNDER 2020 – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED


Aug 21 – 23, 2020 | Prairie Winds Park

This event has been postponed. Click on the image above for more up-to-date information.

Grab your TICKETS now!


7TH ANNUAL OPPORTUNITEA


Oct 4, 2020 | Westin Calgary

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH. FOR MORE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE.


CHIEF YOUTH COURAGE AWARDS GALA


Nov 13, 2020 | Telus Convention Centre

PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 13, 2020. CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE FOR MORE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.

Join Chief Constable Mark Neufeld of the Calgary Police Service and the Calgary Police Foundation as we celebrate and honour six remarkable young citizens and one exceptional philanthropist, Dick Haskayne, at the 2020 Chief Youth Courage Awards gala.

This elegant gala will feature an exclusive look into the Calgary Police Service, delicious drinks, interactive appetizer stations, dinner, and dessert, along with an exciting silent and live auction featuring amazing prizes. This event is also an excellent opportunity to network with some of Calgary’s most influential individuals while being inspired by our award recipients and guest speakers.

All ticket proceeds from the gala benefit the Calgary Police Foundation – a charity that is dedicated to keeping kids safe from crime and victimization by funding Calgary Police Service programs that focus on education, prevention, and early intervention. Click here for tickets.


YMCA

Through the generous support of the Calgary Flames Foundation, YMCA Calgary provides grade 6 students with a full year membership and special programming for FREE! You’ll practice independence and leadership in a safe and positive place that promotes the values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring.
As a Calgary Flames Grade 6 YMCA Member, you’ll have free access to all YMCA Calgary locations any time throughout your grade 6 year (memberships are valid until August 31 of the same year). Drop by any YMCA location with your completed grade 5 report card and you’re good to go! Be independent and grow with other positive, healthy youth. Become a member today!