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October 16-22 Events and Activities

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Hi everyone,

For a bit of Levity in this election season, Grant Neufeld has made a “Political Buzzword Bingo” card generator. You can check it out at . See if your favourite candidates can get you a bingo with their platforms!

The Calgary Ability Network has also released the YYC votes- disability lens document, that you can use to determine who in your ward prioritizes accessibility, poverty reduction, and housing in their platforms. You can download the whole thing, or just your ward from here:

We have free tickets to the Calgary Woman’s Show, Oct 21 & 22 at the BMO centre! If you are interested, please contact me to put your name in the draw for these. The Draw will be held Monday October 16 at 11am.  

Yau can also access free admission to the Calgary Gem and Mineral Show (see below for details)-- all you have to do is tell the ticketing staff that you are with Calgary Alternative Support Services when you are attending as, or with, support staff. 

Yearly holiday markets are already starting! See below for the first wave of cozy markets to check out this season, and don’t forget CASS’ Halloween Party on October 30th from Noon-2pm at CommunityWise Resource Centre (223 12 Ave SW)



October 16: Voting day! If you need some help figuring out your ward or where you vote, feel free to contact me for support.

Oct 20: Monthly Sale @ MCC Thrift Shop (2946 32 St NE) Adults clothing is $1 each, Childrens clothing is $0.50 each. Red tag/boutique items are not included in the sale.

Oct 20 & 21:  Ujamaa Grandma’s Market @ Marda Loop Community Association (3130 16 St SW) Fri 2-8pm, Sat 10am-3pm.

Oct 21: Free Pumpkin Giveaway @ Evanston Community Park (115 Evanston Drive NW). 11am-2pm.  Come early and get a free pumpkin before they run out!


Oct 13-28: ScreamFest @ Grandstand Building, Stampede park. Fridays and Saturdays 7pm-Midnight. 6 Haunted houses await you and the bigger and scarier 2017 ScreamFest. General admission is $30, but you can buy advance tickets online for $25 through

Oct 18-28: Fluid Fest @ various locations. Tickets for this dance and movement art festival can be found for $20/performance here:

Oct 20-22: Calgary Gem & Mineral Show @ Big 4 Building, Stampede Park. Fri 1-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. See for details. Let them know that you are attending from Calgary Alternative Support Services for free entry when attending as, or with, support staff. 

Oct 20 & 21: New Craft Coalition Market @ Inglewood Festival Hall (1215 10 Ave SE) Fri 4-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm. For an idea of what the market will carry, check out Admission is $2.

Oct 20-22: 35th Annual Bearspaw Fall & Christmas Market @ Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre (253220 Bearspaw Rd.) Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-5 pm, Sun Noon-5pm. Admission is $3.

Oct 21: The Fibre Shindig @ Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1320 5 Ave NW) 10am-5pm. Admision is $5, and you can find everything you want, or want to make to stay cozy and warm this winter.

Oct 21-22: Calgary Woman’s Show @ BMO Centre. Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Admission is $14 for the day or $20 for the whole weekend. (or enter our draw for free tickets!)