Community Events & News


Welcome to the Community Events & News bulletin board. The community events and news listed on this page are not affiliated with Cooperative ESL Ministries. To have your event listed on this page, please send an email to

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Calling All Adults! Ages 20+

Have you ever thought it might be fun to try a sport or activity you’ve never tried before? Or maybe a sport you used to play, but haven’t in years? Do you want to be happier and healthier (and recognize that regular exercise is a great way to get there)? Maybe you feel anxious about going to a fitness facility, gym or arena? What if you could try out an activity or visit fitness facilities with other people who feel the same way you do? Not experts – just regular people who want to try out a new sport, or rediscover an old one. And what if all this fun was 100% FREE?

All Sport One City is an initiative of Sport Calgary in partnership with The City of Calgary to provide an opportunity for adults to come and discover one or two activities at various facilities throughout the city, absolutely free of charge. These activities will be taking place during the day or evenings of November 16 to 20, and all day Saturday, November 21, (RBC Sports Day in Canada).

Multi-sport facilities in Calgary are offering a wide variety of free introductory activities on Saturday, and numerous single sport facilities offering opportunities to try an activity Monday through Friday.

There are tons of activities, and you are certain to find something that appeals to you! Remember, all ages 20 and above are welcome, and there are many activities that will appeal as well to the 55+ crowd. (Some facilities even offer child care while you go play!) Go to for a full list of activities and locations, and register to attend sessions in one easy step.

The possibilities are endless and we invite you to register for a few activities of your choice to be active during the week of November 16 to 21. Who knows? Maybe you will have so much fun you will want to keep coming back!


Making Changes – Free Clothes for 12-18 year old girls

My Best Friend’s Closet provides teenaged girls from low-income households with clothing for school. They have a wonderful selection of gently used clothing, including jeans, skirts, tops, hoodies, sweaters, boots, accessories and more. All at no cost! 

If you know a young woman who is interested in attending this program, please email a referral with the girl’s first and last name to Then the referring agency, the participant or her mother can call 403.262.5776 to book a time on a Saturday for an appt. Appointment times are 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm. Each appointment lasts 90 minutes. Address: 6502 – 1A ST. SW, one block south of the Chinook C-Train station.


CIWA New Friends and Neighbourhood Groups

The New Friends and Neighbourhood Groups program offers immigrant women a place to build friendships and develop community support! This is a weekly, 2-hour women’s only drop-in program. • Practice English conversation • Make new friends • Learn about resources in your neighbourhood • Share your experiences and stories. Free childcare is provided. Sessions run from September to December and January to June. The program runs in several locations across Calgary (Thornhill, Shawnessey, Manchester, Varsity, Beddington, Fish Creek, Westbrook, Bowness, Edgemont, Marda Loop, Saddletowne, Chinatown, Ranchlands, Village Square and Forest Lawn). Open to any woman born outside of Canada. For more information, please contact Debra Colley:



CCIS Toy Lending Library

The CCIS Toy Lending Library has moved and is open Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.! Toys, DVDs and books in different languages are available for lending. Drop-in playtime. Registration is required. Located at: CCIS Parent Link Family Resource Centre #200, 1509 Centre Street S.
For more information contact Natacha Martinez: or phone 403-266-6686 ext.370