June 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017,  7:30 - 9:00 PM
Treks and Travels
Rosedale Community Hall, 901 - 11 Ave NW


Ecuador has it all; jungles, mountains, deserts and the World Heritage Galápagos Islands. Neil and Pati will share adventures from their 2016 trip to Ecuador.  They will take you from the shores of the Galápagos Islands to hiking the Condor Trail in the Andes with a stop in the rainforest near Mindo.. Join us on June 21 to explore this fascinating country.  

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Employment Think Tank
cSpace, Suite 301 - 1721-29 Ave. SW (Historic King Edward School)

In partnership with CALL, the City of Calgary’s AGE FRIENDLY CALGARY is hosting an EMPLOYMENT ‘THINK TANK’ and YOU are invited to participate. This event will be facilitated by Age Friendly Calgary’s Bruce Furlong, and will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss:

  • What Benefits are there to hiring and retaining older workers?           
  • What challenges do older adults face when seeking employment in Calgary?        
  • What are some possible solutions to problems faced by older adults seeking employment?

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Health and Wellness

Exploring Yoga:  The Science of Joy

7:30 – 9:00 PM; cSpace Room 310 1721 - 29 Ave. SW 
NOTE: Change of location for this event

httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phptitle=SpecialSearch&limit=500&offset=0&profile=default&search=laughing+baby&searchToken=bu2b4werp60mok2s1ol8yl3y9There is far more to Yoga than just stretching and poses.  For thousands of years, Yoga has taught that joy is our birthright.  We have an inner source of peace and joy but for many of us the connection to it is weak or non-existent. 

Yoga means union or connection, and its purpose it to re-establish your connection to your inner source of uncaused and unconditional peace and joy.  

If you want to reduce the internal struggle and experience more happiness, then join us for this presentation.  Attendees will have the opportunity to see and experience that inner source for themselves and learn how to begin to cultivate a stronger connection to it.  You will also discover how and why these practices simultaneously contribute to your physical health and mental/emotional wellness.

This is about experience, not ideas or concepts, and there are no preconditions or beliefs required.

This is a presentation only – no mats or special clothing required.

Coordinator for Health & Wellness:  Donna Michael 

Barry RonellenfitchBarry Ronellenfitch is a Professional Engineer with over 40 years’ experience with Yogic practices.  During that time he raised a family, owned and ran a manufacturing business, and worked to maintain a sense of peace, balance and joy while surfing the wave of chaos that we all experience in our daily lives.

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September 12, 2017
Latin American Issues Lecture Series
cSpace, Room 310, 1721-29 Ave. SW

NOTE: Change of location for this event

Victoria Simmons

The Politics of Mobility in Southern Mexico

Victoria Simmons is a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at Carleton University in Ottawa. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation, which offers an historical account of migration on the railways of southern Mexico. Victoria has authored and co-authored publications on gender and migration in Latin America. She holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (U.N.A.M.) and a B.A. in Development Studies from the University of Calgary.

Monday, September 18, 2017, 1:00-3:30 PM
Special “Kickoff” Café

Dalhousie Community Centre, 5432 Dalhart Road NW

Celebrate the beginning of the FALL Season at CALL.  Learn about new and continuing programs! Share your ideas for new Interest Groups! Socialize and enjoy light refreshments! Listen to an exciting speaker!   

Speaker: Will Ferguson
Topic: Travels to Rwanda. This prize-winning Canadian author will discuss his travel experiences and his latest book, Road Trip Rwanda.

Will FergusonWill Ferguson spent five years in Asia, based in Japan, and travelled to Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, and China. He is the author of Beyond Belfast, which charts a 560-mile walk across Northern Ireland in the rain, and Hitching Rides with Buddha, about an end-to-end journey across Japan by thumb. His work has been published in twenty-three languages and has twice been nominated for an IMPAC Dublin Award. A three-time winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour, his novel, 419, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize for Literature. His most recent book is Road Trip Rwanda. He lives in Calgary with his wife Terumi, and their two sons.

Photo courtesy of Alex Ferguson, 2016.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:30 - 9:00 PM

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


MadagascarThe majority of Madagascar’s wildlife is found nowhere else in the world but poverty and habitat destruction are severely threatening its continued existence. Come to see some of this country and its unusual creatures.

Presenter: Val Scholefield

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World Events Discussion Group 1, Mon
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Mystery Book Club
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Uke Jam

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Health and Wellness
Wednesday, July 5, 
7:30 – 9:00 PM
cSpace, #310, 1721 - 29 Ave. SW
Exploring Yoga:
The Science of Joy

Speaker: Barry Ronellenfitch

Lawn Bowling at Stanley Park

New for Fall

"So Many Books, So Little Time" Book Club Falling in Love with Who You Really Are: Advaita Vedanta 
Poetry Workshop
Not So Common Law
Retirement Still Rocks
Philosophy in Everyday Life
Women in the History of Philosophy
Calgary Film Festival Intensive 2017
Ideas, Lives, and Milieus
Canadian Authors Plus Book Club
Shakespeare Studies 2017
Alberta Views Magazine Discussion Group

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Canada 150: What CALL's you

Music Theory for the Classical Guitar


Literary Classics
June 12 & 26, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
cSpace #310, 1721-29 Ave. SW
Short stories of Katherine Mansfield

Treks and Travels
Wednesday, June 21, 7:30-9:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall
Ecuador and the World Heritage Galápagos Islands

Employment Think Tank
Tuesday, June 27 1:00 - 3:00 PM
cSpace, #310, 1721 - 29 Ave. SW
Facilitated by Bruce Furlong


Health and Wellness
Wednesday, July 5, 
7:30 – 9:00 PM
cSpace, #310, 1721 - 29 Ave. SW
Exploring Yoga:  The Science of Joy
Speaker: Barry Ronellenfitch


Latin American Issues
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1:30-3:00 PM
New location:
cSpace, #310, 1721 - 29 Ave. SW

The Politics of Mobility in Southern Mexico

SPECIAL "Kickoff" CALL Café
Monday, Sept. 18, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Dalhousie Community Centre,
5432 Dalhart Road NW
Speaker: Will Ferguson
Topic: Travels to Rwanda

Treks and Travels
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7:30-9:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall

Health and Wellness
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1:00-3:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall
Hearing Loss 101 - What Everyone
Should Know

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