Wednesday, December 6

Science and Environment
Rosedale Community Hall, 901 - 11 Avenue NW


Presenter: Kevin Van Tighem

Several previous speakers at CALL (including Kevin) have stressed the importance of our foothills in providing a clean and reliable water supply for Calgary and other cities in Alberta. Kevin will discuss how too many roads and off-highway vehicle trails are eroding Alberta's water future — and what we can do about it.

Kevin Van Tighem was born and raised in Calgary.  His family roots in what is now Alberta go back to 1875. He graduated with a degree in plant ecology from the University of Calgary in 1977 and went on to work as a biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service.  In 1985 Kevin joined Parks Canada and subsequently worked in Jasper, Yoho and Waterton Lakes National Parks. He went on to be superintendent of Prince Albert, Elk Island and then Banff before retiring in 2011.

Kevin is the author of fourteen books on wildlife and conservation and writes a regular column (“This Land”) in Alberta Views magazine.  

His most recent book is Our Place/Changing the Nature of Alberta

Friday, December 8 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Arts and Humanities Speaker Series
Room 310, cSpace, 1721 – 29 Ave. SW

Social Justice and Artists: The Side Door of Perception

Presenter: Barbara Amos

Artists are creative problem solvers. Many artists use their creativity to make the world a better place. Their work is amusing, beautiful and eloquent. Some artists engage large communities while others create solitary endeavors in surprising locations. This talk with images will introduce a few of these artists whose work is gaining recognition.

Barbara Amos is an artist whose work has addressed multicultural issues and environmental concerns. She created an anonymous work that went viral, and has had her work covered in many publications including the Wildlands Advocate and AlbertaViews.

In 2014 she was honoured with an Arts Advocacy Award from CARFAC Alberta.  She has advocated for professional development for the visual artists, has volunteered on many boards for non-profits and since 2013 has been on the Board of Directors for the Leighton Art Centre.    She has been on the selection juries for public art in Calgary and served as a juror for many other arts organizations.  She has completed 5 public art commissions. The most recent project on Migration, was completed in June 2017.

She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and has been awarded scholarships and international residencies.  Her paintings are in many collections and she is represented by galleries in Toronto and Calgary.  She has always viewed her painting studio as a place of balance, meditation and sanctuary.

Tuesday, December 12 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Health and Wellness
Rosedale Community Hall, 901 - 11 Avenue NW

The Psychology of Driving and Traffic Safety for Seniors

Presenter: Bob Dewar

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Accident statistics as related to driver age will be presented briefly and the implications of these will be discussed. Limitations encountered by many older drivers (vision, cognition, reaction time, range of movement restrictions, driver workload, medical conditions, etc.) will be presented. Design of roads and traffic signs to meet the needs of older drivers will be outlined. Other topics will include the effects of alcohol, drugs and medications, fatigue, driver aggression, gender differences, nighttime driving, and driver distraction. Medical fitness to drive and driving cessation are discussed. Issues related to older pedestrians, especially in winter, are described briefly. 

Bob Dewar is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Calgary, where he taught from 1965 to 1990. He was the recipient of the 1990 Human Factors Society's A. R. Lauer Award for outstanding contributions to the understanding of human factors aspects of highway safety and driver education. He has presented several workshops and has co-authored three books related to driving and traffic safety. His publications include book chapters on older drivers, as well as a discussion of older pedestrians. His research and consulting include investigation of traffic accidents, and evaluation of traffic signs, especially for older drivers.

Health and Wellness
Rosedale Community Hall, 901 - 11 Avenue NW

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Venue:  To be determined and will be posted at this site.   

Solar Energy 101

David Kelly is a leader in the solar industry for over a decade and a regular speaker at solar events across Canada.  David will present a ‘Solar 101’ with details on how solar works, what the Alberta Microgen regulation means and details on any available solar grants for home and business owners.  He will also present photos of a variety of solar installations completed by SkyFire.

David Kelly, P.Eng, CEO, Skyfire energy Inc marked his entry into the solar industry in 2001 when he installed a 600 watt solar photovoltaic (PV) system on his own home. The solar PV system on his roof was the third grid tied solar PV system in Alberta. David then progressed to designing and installing many solar thermal and photovoltaic systems all over Canada.  He saw a future in solar PV systems and was convinced it would be a growth industry that would not only be environmentally beneficial but also cost competitive with grid power. He turned that solar dream into a reality when he formed SkyFire Energy Inc with Tim Schulhauser and David Vonesch. SkyFire Energy is now the leading solar provider in Western Canada, having designed and installed hundreds of residential systems and many of the largest and most complex commercial photovoltaic systems throughout Western Canada.

David Kelly has served four terms on the board of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) and is currently the Chair of CanSIA. He is also on the board of Solar Energy Society of Alberta (SESA). He received his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo in 1989 and has also received professional accreditation through APEGA,NAPEG, APEGM and APEGBC.

Friday, January 12, 2018 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Arts and Humanities Speaker Series
Room 310, cSpace, 1721 – 29 Ave. SW

Art Jewellery: The Art and The Practice

Presenter: Sarabeth Carnat

CDP-20171118Sarabeth02.jpgJewellery artist Sarabeth Carnat will talk about her work which addresses the elements of beauty, color, comfort, ritual, and relationships.  She will talk about her growth and development as an artist and about her role as an educator during her thirty year career at the Alberta College of Art and Design.  

Sarabeth will share images of her work which will provide insight into her one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces, metal painting, Judaica, and anodized aluminum objects.  She will discuss the vitality of the program at ACAD, relate her current focus: the “Ranch Project” at the Calgary Stampede and share information about the Alberta Craft Council.

After the talk, Sarabeth will tour interested participants around the Alberta Craft Council gallery located on the main floor of cSpace.

Sarabeth was born in Calgary and her family has a long history of community activity and participation in this city.  Sarabeth studied in Canada, Israel & the U.S.  Her forty-nine year span in the field of Jewellery and Metals includes thirty plus years of teaching and committed contribution to the Alberta College of Art and Design.

She has a private practice in one of a kind, production and conceptual jewellery, metal painting, Judaica, and anodized aluminum objects. Sarabeth’s work addresses beauty, color, comfort, ritual, and relationships.

She has received both national and international recognition for her work.

Her work is in numerous private and public collections including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. 

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Science and Environment
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall, 901-11 Ave. NW
Draining the Headwaters

Arts and Humanities
Friday, Dec. 8, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Room 310, cSpace, 1721 – 29 Ave. SW
Social Justice and Artists: The Side Door of Perception

Call Cafe
Monday, Dec. 11, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall

Health and Wellness
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1:00-3:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall
The Psychology of Driving and Traffic Safety For Seniors

**January Events**

Science and Environment
Wednesday, Jan 3, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall, 901-11 Ave. NW
STEM for our (Grand) Children

Call Cafe
Monday, Jan. 8, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Venue to be determined 
Solar Energy 101

Arts and Humanities
Friday, Jan. 12, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Room 310, cSpace, 1721 – 29 Ave. SW
Art Jewellery: The Art and the Practice

Treks and Travels
Wed Jan. 17, 7:30-9:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall
NW Passage

Health and Wellness
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 1:00-3:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall
Results of a U of C Concussion Research Program

"February Events"

Arts and Humanities
Friday Feb. 9, 1:00 -3:00 PM
Room 310, cSpace, 1721 - 29 Ave. S.W.
Meet me at the corner

Treks and Travels
Wed Feb. 21, 7:30-9:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall

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Wednesday January 17 2018 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Treks and Travels
Rosedale Community Hall, 901 - 11 Avenue NW

NW Passage 

with Lynda Cherry


Ocean Endeavour NW Passage Sep 2016 Voyage

Out of the Northwest Passage - the trip Franklin never made. A 17 day voyage with Adventure Canada on the 137 metre Ocean Endeavour in mid September 2016 is a breathtaking experience.

From gale force winds that kept us ship bound through the Bay of Terror (aptly named) to zodiac trips around majestic ice floes and icebergs with whale sightings this was a trip of a life time. 

Lynda will highlight some of the onboard, on sea and on shore experiences of this incredible and awesome journey.

Free for members, $5 charge at the door for non-members. Guests are welcome. No registration required.

Images courtesy of Lynda Cherry

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Health and Wellness
Rosedale Community Hall, 901 - 11 Avenue NW

Part 1: Results of a  U of C Concussion Research Program

Presenter: Dr. Keith Owen Yeates

What is the ICRP?

The integrated concussion research program (ICRP) is a University of Calgary-wide initiative to study concussion, which has brought together experts from the Cumming School of MedicineFaculty of Kinesiology, and Faculty of Arts, with support from the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI).

What is the problem the ICRP is addressing?

Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), including concussion, is a common occurrence. In Canada, approximately 250,000 concussions occur per year. Unfortunately, concussions can be difficult to detect and diagnose and can result in long-term problems. The ICRP was developed to address the growing concern about concussions, better the lives of those who have experienced these injuries, and prevent concussions for upcoming generations.

How are we going to address this problem?

The ICRP will answer critical questions in five domains: prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, mechanism and rehabilitation.

Keith Owen Yeates, PhD, RPsych, ABPP-CN, is the Ronald and Irene Ward Chair in Pediatric Brain Injury and Professor in the Departments of Psychology, Pediatrics, and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary, in Alberta, Canada. He serves as lead for the University of Calgary Integrated Concussion Research Program, the HBI Traumatic Brain Injury NeuroTeam, and the ACHRI Behaviour and Developing Brain Theme.Dr. Yeates has served as President of the Society of Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association and the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology, and is currently President-Elect of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Wednesday February 21, 2018 7:30 - 9:00 PM  

Treks and Travels
Rosedale Community Hall, 901 - 11 Avenue NW


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In December 2012/January 2013 six of us went to Myanmar (Burma), a trip that I will remember for many good reasons, but most of all, people.  At the time, Myanmar was still under the military dictatorship, under international sanctions and not a major travel destination.  We spent 3 weeks traveling around and had a great time.  I will always remember Burma as one of my favorite destinations.

CDP-20171124mandalay.jpgZorica lived in Vancouver prior to moving to Calgary thinking that she will stay in Calgary for no more than 2 years, go hiking in the Rockies, and then return to the west coast.  That was in 1997 and 20 years later she is still hiking and snowshoeing in the Rockies.  Her other passion is traveling, visiting over 30 countries so far and still counting.  She has recently returned from 4 weeks in Japan. 

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