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One week until @kidscancercare Parents's Quest for the Cure: Gateway to India Gala! A wonderful night of auctions, entertainment and dancing all in support of Kids Cancer Care 👫
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Help give children a fighting chance against cancer by supporting cancer research. This event is made possible by MNP and many other generous sponsors and donors ❤️
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#yyc #yyccares #yycfundraising #yyccharity #kidscancercare #parentsquestforthecure #campkindle #supportcancerresearch #auction #liveauction #elevateauctions
One week until @kidscancercare Parents's Quest for the Cure: Gateway to India Gala! A wonderful night of auctions, entertainment and dancing all in support of Kids Cancer Care 👫 . . . Help give children a fighting chance against cancer by supporting cancer research. This event is made possible by MNP and many other generous sponsors and donors ❤️ . . . #yyc  #yyccares  #yycfundraising  #yyccharity  #kidscancercare  #parentsquestforthecure  #campkindle  #supportcancerresearch  #auction  #liveauction  #elevateauctions 
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Come out and support a great cause and support to our community. See details below.

#Repost @breakingfreefoundation (@get_repost)
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YES it’s true, Canada has the highest rate of PTSD in the world. 
YES it’s true, 1 in 3 people has fallen victim to sexual trauma.
YES it’s true, we have a long waitlist for our services for trauma services in Calgary. 
YES it’s true, we need money. 
@ambercraigyyc has organized an emergency fundraiser for us that is happening tomorrow at @railyardbrewingyyc at 7PM. When she put out a call for local artists to donate pieces inspired by #PTSD and #trauma, something amazing happened. We received countless pieces that are going to really elevate important conversations. 
We are so grateful to all of the people involved in putting this on, it’s going to be an amazing night. Tickets are still available for $24 on Eventbrite {search “breaking free”}. In addition to the auction, there will be live poetry and music performances of pieces inspired by trauma as well. 
Grateful for your help in this time, we want to keep helping people in our city and province!! .
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#yyc #yycnonprofit #yycart #yycarts #yycfundraiser #fundraiser #fundraising #nonprofit #yycevents #yychelps #yyccares #calgary #calgaryarts #yycmusic #yycpoetry #yycliving #datenightyyc #dailyhiveyyc #breakingfreeyyc
T O D A Y Come out and support a great cause and support to our community. See details below. #Repost  @breakingfreefoundation (@get_repost) ・・・ YES it’s true, Canada has the highest rate of PTSD in the world. YES it’s true, 1 in 3 people has fallen victim to sexual trauma. YES it’s true, we have a long waitlist for our services for trauma services in Calgary. YES it’s true, we need money. @ambercraigyyc has organized an emergency fundraiser for us that is happening tomorrow at @railyardbrewingyyc at 7PM. When she put out a call for local artists to donate pieces inspired by #PTSD  and #trauma , something amazing happened. We received countless pieces that are going to really elevate important conversations. We are so grateful to all of the people involved in putting this on, it’s going to be an amazing night. Tickets are still available for $24 on Eventbrite {search “breaking free”}. In addition to the auction, there will be live poetry and music performances of pieces inspired by trauma as well. Grateful for your help in this time, we want to keep helping people in our city and province!! . . . #yyc  #yycnonprofit  #yycart  #yycarts  #yycfundraiser  #fundraiser  #fundraising  #nonprofit  #yycevents  #yychelps  #yyccares  #calgary  #calgaryarts  #yycmusic  #yycpoetry  #yycliving  #datenightyyc  #dailyhiveyyc  #breakingfreeyyc 
YES it’s true, Canada has the highest rate of PTSD in the world. 
YES it’s true, 1 in 3 people has fallen victim to sexual trauma.
YES it’s true, we have a long waitlist for our services for trauma services in Calgary. 
YES it’s true, we need money. 
@ambercraigyyc has organized an emergency fundraiser for us that is happening tomorrow at @railyardbrewingyyc at 7PM. When she put out a call for local artists to donate pieces inspired by #PTSD and #trauma, something amazing happened. We received countless pieces that are going to really elevate important conversations. 
We are so grateful to all of the people involved in putting this on, it’s going to be an amazing night. Tickets are still available for $24 on Eventbrite {search “breaking free”}. In addition to the auction, there will be live poetry and music performances of pieces inspired by trauma as well. 
Grateful for your help in this time, we want to keep helping people in our city and province!! .
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#yyc #yycnonprofit #yycart #yycarts #yycfundraiser #fundraiser #fundraising #nonprofit #yycevents #yychelps #yyccares #calgary #calgaryarts #yycmusic #yycpoetry #yycliving #datenightyyc #dailyhiveyyc #breakingfreeyyc
YES it’s true, Canada has the highest rate of PTSD in the world. YES it’s true, 1 in 3 people has fallen victim to sexual trauma. YES it’s true, we have a long waitlist for our services for trauma services in Calgary. YES it’s true, we need money. @ambercraigyyc has organized an emergency fundraiser for us that is happening tomorrow at @railyardbrewingyyc at 7PM. When she put out a call for local artists to donate pieces inspired by #PTSD  and #trauma , something amazing happened. We received countless pieces that are going to really elevate important conversations. We are so grateful to all of the people involved in putting this on, it’s going to be an amazing night. Tickets are still available for $24 on Eventbrite {search “breaking free”}. In addition to the auction, there will be live poetry and music performances of pieces inspired by trauma as well. Grateful for your help in this time, we want to keep helping people in our city and province!! . . . #yyc  #yycnonprofit  #yycart  #yycarts  #yycfundraiser  #fundraiser  #fundraising  #nonprofit  #yycevents  #yychelps  #yyccares  #calgary  #calgaryarts  #yycmusic  #yycpoetry  #yycliving  #datenightyyc  #dailyhiveyyc  #breakingfreeyyc 
Our 5th and Final Family Goal for 2018 is: Forgive Together! The more clients we help, the more we understand the beauty and gift of forgiveness. Often times, it is easier to forgive our clients for their mistakes and missteps than it is to forgive ourselves. We want our clients to truly understand the power of forgiveness, and we vow to be their example. 
#healthymothers #community #familygoals #yycfamily #calgarycommunity #empoweredmoms #empoweredwomen #forgiveness #yyccares #calgarygives
Our 5th and Final Family Goal for 2018 is: Forgive Together! The more clients we help, the more we understand the beauty and gift of forgiveness. Often times, it is easier to forgive our clients for their mistakes and missteps than it is to forgive ourselves. We want our clients to truly understand the power of forgiveness, and we vow to be their example. #healthymothers  #community  #familygoals  #yycfamily  #calgarycommunity  #empoweredmoms  #empoweredwomen  #forgiveness  #yyccares  #calgarygives 
Had the pleasure of cleaning a very old and uncared for boiler. Works like a charm now! The tenants now have heat 🙌
Had the pleasure of cleaning a very old and uncared for boiler. Works like a charm now! The tenants now have heat 🙌
“About a year and half ago I was doing a project for school, for one of my business operations classes. I needed to find a volunteer organization to work with, and that’s when one of my friends told me about Brown Bagging for Kids. And I never left. I volunteer there one morning a week, and it is a great way start a day. Volunteering there makes me happy because it makes me feel like I helping kids with their day too. 
I think volunteering is important because it helps you to recognize what is going well for you in your life, and how to turn that appreciation into something that drives you to help other people. There are so many volunteering opportunities out there. Brown Bagging for Kids is always looking for new volunteering. My advice for people who want to volunteer would be to always make time for it. Even if it makes you wake up early, or something, it is never a waste of time.” - Jordan

To find your perfect volunteer opportunity, head to the Volunteer Connector (link in profile)
“About a year and half ago I was doing a project for school, for one of my business operations classes. I needed to find a volunteer organization to work with, and that’s when one of my friends told me about Brown Bagging for Kids. And I never left. I volunteer there one morning a week, and it is a great way start a day. Volunteering there makes me happy because it makes me feel like I helping kids with their day too. I think volunteering is important because it helps you to recognize what is going well for you in your life, and how to turn that appreciation into something that drives you to help other people. There are so many volunteering opportunities out there. Brown Bagging for Kids is always looking for new volunteering. My advice for people who want to volunteer would be to always make time for it. Even if it makes you wake up early, or something, it is never a waste of time.” - Jordan To find your perfect volunteer opportunity, head to the Volunteer Connector (link in profile)
Every year we offer an unforgettable night to organizations who can benefit from DJ services for events, fundraisers, or galas. We’ll bring our passion for music to you! See the link in bio to apply.
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#yycevents #calgaryevents #calgarygives #calgarycares #yycpride #yyccomunity #yycfamily #yyccares #giving #community #albertamade #madeincalgary #albertaspromise
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Photo by youngthousands, used under CC-by-2.0 license
We had a great time earlier this week preparing snack bags with @ymcacalgary YMAP students! The high school students made trail mix bags for hungry kids and sent along some beautiful valentines cards! Thank you YMAP! 
#KidsHelpingKids #YYCActions #NoHungryKids #YMCA #YMAP #yyccares #yyc #yycnow #calgary #calgarylife #yycliving #yycfoodie #yycfoodies #yycvolunteers #yycfood #calgaryfood #yyclife #yyctoday #nohungrykids #volunteer #trailmix #valentines
“I was looking for something new and challenging, and something healthcare based. I wanted a place where I could have lots of interaction with people. I initially was volunteering with the Alzheimer’s Society, and that led me to the Agape Hospice where I have volunteered ever since. Throughout my years at the hospice I have learned the importance of the staff, they are full of unrelenting kindness, which is important on good days and difficult days. 
I think volunteering is important because you get the opportunity to work with all kinds of people, it breaks down social barriers because it brings people together. The longer you volunteer you begin to see yourself in your experiences. I have learned that through my experience at Agape, and it is why I volunteer in YYC.”
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To find your perfect volunteer opportunity for your Why, peruse our Volunteer Connector (link in profile).
“I was looking for something new and challenging, and something healthcare based. I wanted a place where I could have lots of interaction with people. I initially was volunteering with the Alzheimer’s Society, and that led me to the Agape Hospice where I have volunteered ever since. Throughout my years at the hospice I have learned the importance of the staff, they are full of unrelenting kindness, which is important on good days and difficult days. I think volunteering is important because you get the opportunity to work with all kinds of people, it breaks down social barriers because it brings people together. The longer you volunteer you begin to see yourself in your experiences. I have learned that through my experience at Agape, and it is why I volunteer in YYC.” - Manal To find your perfect volunteer opportunity for your Why, peruse our Volunteer Connector (link in profile).
It’s that time of year again. I will participating in #yycstairclimb for the second year in a row, climbing 1204 steps of the #thebow building in downtown Calgary to raise money for @wellspringyyc Please sponsor my climb and help Calgarians and their families living with #cancer www.calgarystairclimb.com . #yyccares #firefighterfitness #cgyfirefighters #msa #cancersucks #dowork
On Sunday, the girls of the Alpha Omicron Pi teamed up with our Girl Power W.E.S.O.A.R! Programs to facilitate some #olympic themed activities. #THANKYOU for an amazing day that we will not forget! 💖 
#calgarybfc #calgaryvolunteers #yycvolunteers #yyccares #yycgivesback #inspireambition #calgary #yyc
Shovelling your sidewalk with this much snow sucks. What sucks more...firefighters being delayed putting out a fire on your block because we can’t find a buried hydrant. Help your neighbours, help your community, shovel out your hydrants! #yycsnow #abstorm #cgyfirefighters #firehydrant #snowfordays #firesafety #yyccares #yycfire #yycwinter
So proud to be part of a team that cares!
So proud to be part of a team that cares!
⭐ VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH ⭐️
Today, Between Friends thanks our fantastic volunteer - James Brown! 🙌

James has been an active volunteer with Teen Time North and Urbanites North for the past year. He works at Easter Seals Camp Horizon, and decided to join Between Friends to continue seeing the campers they get in the summer, to hang out with them in a fun and recreational setting throughout the year. James is excellent at interacting with all participants and building one-on-one connections with everyone he meets. James is always so excited for the activities, which in-turn gets everyone else excited for the activity. When we asked what his favourite memory about volunteering with Between Friends was, James said, “There are way too many memories to list. All of the programs I've been a part of have been amazing!” He is a definite role model not only to our participants, but to other volunteers. James comes with extensive knowledge in the disability field – we are extremely lucky to have him as part of our volunteer team. #THANKYOU
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⭐ VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH ⭐️ Today, Between Friends thanks our fantastic volunteer - James Brown! 🙌 James has been an active volunteer with Teen Time North and Urbanites North for the past year. He works at Easter Seals Camp Horizon, and decided to join Between Friends to continue seeing the campers they get in the summer, to hang out with them in a fun and recreational setting throughout the year. James is excellent at interacting with all participants and building one-on-one connections with everyone he meets. James is always so excited for the activities, which in-turn gets everyone else excited for the activity. When we asked what his favourite memory about volunteering with Between Friends was, James said, “There are way too many memories to list. All of the programs I've been a part of have been amazing!” He is a definite role model not only to our participants, but to other volunteers. James comes with extensive knowledge in the disability field – we are extremely lucky to have him as part of our volunteer team. #THANKYOU  ••• #calgarybfc  #calgaryvolunteers  #yycvolunteer  #yycgives  #yyccares  #yycgivesback  #yyc  #calgary  #volunteerofthemonth 
“I graduated from SAIT with a certificate in web design, and yet my first job out of school (and my jobs since) haven’t allowed me to flex those skills. I’d been craving an opportunity to get back to my love of web design, so I had a look on the Volunteer Connector and found that Brooks Medieval Society were looking for a web designer. They seemed like such a neat organization and it was the perfect match for my skills. A few months on and we’ve redesigned two sites. I’ve added new tools to my web design repertoire and it’s been a fun process.” David

Find your perfect volunteer opportunity and build your skills using our Volunteer Connector (link in profile).
“I graduated from SAIT with a certificate in web design, and yet my first job out of school (and my jobs since) haven’t allowed me to flex those skills. I’d been craving an opportunity to get back to my love of web design, so I had a look on the Volunteer Connector and found that Brooks Medieval Society were looking for a web designer. They seemed like such a neat organization and it was the perfect match for my skills. A few months on and we’ve redesigned two sites. I’ve added new tools to my web design repertoire and it’s been a fun process.” David Find your perfect volunteer opportunity and build your skills using our Volunteer Connector (link in profile).
Random Acts of Awesome is going on the road, friends. 🏖
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45 hours and counting
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Watch for #randomactsofawesome happening in airports ✈️ and cruise ports 🛳 because #kindnesschangeseverything
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#chooseloveoverfear #calgarycares #yyccares #buildingstrongermoreresilienthumans #yyc #dontbeanasshole
Looks like somebody thinks @theoldcrowtattooparlour is pretty awesome.🤩
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A big thank you to whoever left the card and helped to spread #love #laughter and #light through this Random Act of Awesome.
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Be sure to pay it forward @theoldcrowtattooparlour ! 🙂
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#Repost @theoldcrowtattooparlour with @get_repost
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Not sure who left this at the shop yesterday..... but we thanks you!!! #randomactsofawesome
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#chooseloveoverfear #calgarycares #yyccares #buildingstrongermoreresilienthumans #yyc #kindnesschangeseverything #dontbeanasshole
Looks like somebody thinks @theoldcrowtattooparlour is pretty awesome.🤩 . A big thank you to whoever left the card and helped to spread #love  #laughter  and #light  through this Random Act of Awesome. . Be sure to pay it forward @theoldcrowtattooparlour ! 🙂 . #Repost  @theoldcrowtattooparlour with @get_repost ・・・ Not sure who left this at the shop yesterday..... but we thanks you!!! #randomactsofawesome  . . . . . . #chooseloveoverfear  #calgarycares  #yyccares  #buildingstrongermoreresilienthumans  #yyc  #kindnesschangeseverything  #dontbeanasshole 
When I started this, I had no idea how excited my #friends would be to help me.
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Which is silly of me because my friends are rad. 🤩
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Check out @randomactsofawesomeyyc to follow along with the awesomeness. Because #kindnesschangeseverything .
Want some cards of your own to spread #love #laughter & #light one Random Act of Awesome at a time? DM me. 😍
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#chooseloveoverfear #calgarycares #yyccares #buildingstrongermoreresilienthumans #randomactsofawesome #yyc #dontbeanasshole
When I started this, I had no idea how excited my #friends  would be to help me. . Which is silly of me because my friends are rad. 🤩 . Check out @randomactsofawesomeyyc to follow along with the awesomeness. Because #kindnesschangeseverything  . Want some cards of your own to spread #love  #laughter  & #light  one Random Act of Awesome at a time? DM me. 😍 . . . . . . #chooseloveoverfear  #calgarycares  #yyccares  #buildingstrongermoreresilienthumans  #randomactsofawesome  #yyc  #dontbeanasshole 
A Random Act of Awesome requires no 💲💲.
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Share a #smile , a kind word, or a nice gesture with that stranger on the street. It will likely brighten their day and I promise you it will brighten yours.
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Because #kindnesschangeseverything
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#chooseloveoverfear #calgarycares #yyccares #buildingstrongermoreresilienthumans #randomactsofawesome #yyc #dontbeanasshole
“Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” Ximena’s birthday wish was to celebrate with her beloved family and capture precious memories for the future. @edwardross - thank you for being a part of making her wish come true! -
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#wwwef #yyc #cancersucks #makeadifference #family #payitforward #givingback #giveback #wishingwell #yyccares #makeitcount #love #yycgivesback
A surprisingly #awesome side effect of this initiative is how much #joy I feel seeing the creative ways others are coming up with to spread #love #laughter & #light one Random Act of Awesome at a time around #yyc !!
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Taya takes the 🎂 today because #kindnesschangeseverything
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What Denny’s is she at?🤷🏼‍♀️
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Who will be the lucky recipient of THIS Random Act of Awesome? 🤷🏼‍♀️❤️😍
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#Repost @tayadick with @get_repost
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Awesome strikes again 👍
Denny's menu + Denny's gift card= 😆

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#thisbringsmesomuchjoy #yyccommunity #yyccares #calgarycares #kindnessmatters
A surprisingly #awesome  side effect of this initiative is how much #joy  I feel seeing the creative ways others are coming up with to spread #love  #laughter  & #light  one Random Act of Awesome at a time around #yyc  !! . Taya takes the 🎂 today because #kindnesschangeseverything  . What Denny’s is she at?🤷🏼‍♀️ . Who will be the lucky recipient of THIS Random Act of Awesome? 🤷🏼‍♀️❤️😍 . . #Repost  @tayadick with @get_repost ・・・ Awesome strikes again 👍 Denny's menu + Denny's gift card= 😆 #randomactsofawesomeyyc  #breakfastisawesome  #sosneaky  #whosnext  #thisbringsmesomuchjoy  #yyccommunity  #yyccares  #calgarycares  #kindnessmatters 
Meet Marie. 
Marie came to Calgary for six weeks to visit her daughter, Janet, who just so happens to work with Propellus. You might say that in this case volunteering is contagious, but how many people spend their vacation time volunteering at least once a week? 
Marie does.

Here she is at Propellus' United Way Fundraiser where we sold delicious ice-cream covered waffles, which Marie spent an entire morning making. She took time to decorate for a Volunteer Managers' Appreciation event (she can cut a mean snowflake) and she spent hours preparing for the event, serving food and drinks to Volunteer Managers' in need of a break, and cleaning up. 
And this was all on her vacation. 
Basically, we think Marie is a rockstar volunteer, and we thank her. #whyyyc
Meet Marie. Marie came to Calgary for six weeks to visit her daughter, Janet, who just so happens to work with Propellus. You might say that in this case volunteering is contagious, but how many people spend their vacation time volunteering at least once a week? Marie does. Here she is at Propellus' United Way Fundraiser where we sold delicious ice-cream covered waffles, which Marie spent an entire morning making. She took time to decorate for a Volunteer Managers' Appreciation event (she can cut a mean snowflake) and she spent hours preparing for the event, serving food and drinks to Volunteer Managers' in need of a break, and cleaning up. And this was all on her vacation. Basically, we think Marie is a rockstar volunteer, and we thank her. #whyyyc 
Christina Stenhouse has some unique concerns in her life - she struggles with #CerebralPalsy. Hearts & Hammers was honoured to assist this young lady with some accesible renovations for her basement apartment of her parents home. She wanted more independence and happiness, just as we all do. Christina needed some help and we couldn’t be more pleased to be in a position to offer it. Thank you to everyone who supports us in keeping families living together.
Christina Stenhouse has some unique concerns in her life - she struggles with #CerebralPalsy . Hearts & Hammers was honoured to assist this young lady with some accesible renovations for her basement apartment of her parents home. She wanted more independence and happiness, just as we all do. Christina needed some help and we couldn’t be more pleased to be in a position to offer it. Thank you to everyone who supports us in keeping families living together.
Fred Stenhouse previously had similar worries and stresses that many of us face daily; money, work, relationships. When he was 45 years old his life changed suddenly. He now finds challenges in many of the simple tasks that he use to take for granted. His message to all of us is to just breathe. “Be grateful for breath, see and feel the beauty that is everywhere.” Thank you for inspiring us Fred, we hope that the home renovations continue to help you in your life 🙏 
Big thanks to our sponsors and volunteers: The Stampede City Kinsmen, CREB Charitable Foundation, Skyline Concrete Services, Hunter & Tristan Design @huntertristandesign , @josesorianophoto @timkwan88 and everyone else who was involved. Thank you
Fred Stenhouse previously had similar worries and stresses that many of us face daily; money, work, relationships. When he was 45 years old his life changed suddenly. He now finds challenges in many of the simple tasks that he use to take for granted. His message to all of us is to just breathe. “Be grateful for breath, see and feel the beauty that is everywhere.” Thank you for inspiring us Fred, we hope that the home renovations continue to help you in your life 🙏 Big thanks to our sponsors and volunteers: The Stampede City Kinsmen, CREB Charitable Foundation, Skyline Concrete Services, Hunter & Tristan Design @huntertristandesign , @josesorianophoto @timkwan88 and everyone else who was involved. Thank you
The Stenhouse family of SE Calgary received the Hearts & Hammers 2017 renovation - improving accesibility throughout their home. Daughter, Christina struggles with Cerebral Palsy while the father, Fred had a sudden life changing brain aneurysm. This family is now able to live together safely at home. Thanks to all the volunteers, trades, and funders who make it possible for us to continue changing lives of people in our community who need some help. 
Photo Cred: @josesorianophoto
The Stenhouse family of SE Calgary received the Hearts & Hammers 2017 renovation - improving accesibility throughout their home. Daughter, Christina struggles with Cerebral Palsy while the father, Fred had a sudden life changing brain aneurysm. This family is now able to live together safely at home. Thanks to all the volunteers, trades, and funders who make it possible for us to continue changing lives of people in our community who need some help. Photo Cred: @josesorianophoto
Wishing our centenarian who has touched many lives over the last century and the lives of the Mina Care Homes staff, we wish you the Happiest of Birthdays🎂🎂🎂🎉🎈we wish you good health with many more years to come!❤️. #2018 #personalcarehome #privatecare #beststaffever #lovewhatwedo #seniorscarematters #seniors #privatehomecare #albertahealthcare #yyccares #homeproviders
Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. Our newest baby is 2 weeks old, and getting sweeter by the day! 
We are so happy to see her and mom bonding and look forward to seeing them thrive together. 
#healthymothers #community #yycmoms #yycbabies #thankfulthursday #calgarycommunity #yycmotherhood #yycnewborn #yyccares #calgarycharity
“My first real interaction with volunteering was Timeraiser. My friend connected me and I took on tasks that were a fit, in terms of my skill set, doing their social media. I also got to be an the art selection committee, and I did this for about five years. I specifically loved being able to pay artists fairly, the fact that the artists’ work hung in sponsors’ board rooms for a year, and that the nonprofits involved had volunteers involved for at least a year. I loved the overall concept, and it felt like a place where younger Calgarians were getting together to give back. 
As someone who works for themselves, it was great to meet new people and was an opportunity to see what else was happening in the city.

I also volunteer with PechaKucha which is a cool event that brings together all types of people for all kinds of diverse topics. It's a chance to learn from a unique set of Calgarians and brining people together to hear about something outside of our own echo chamber.” Mike Morrison, Mike’s Bloggity Blog
“My first real interaction with volunteering was Timeraiser. My friend connected me and I took on tasks that were a fit, in terms of my skill set, doing their social media. I also got to be an the art selection committee, and I did this for about five years. I specifically loved being able to pay artists fairly, the fact that the artists’ work hung in sponsors’ board rooms for a year, and that the nonprofits involved had volunteers involved for at least a year. I loved the overall concept, and it felt like a place where younger Calgarians were getting together to give back. As someone who works for themselves, it was great to meet new people and was an opportunity to see what else was happening in the city. I also volunteer with PechaKucha which is a cool event that brings together all types of people for all kinds of diverse topics. It's a chance to learn from a unique set of Calgarians and brining people together to hear about something outside of our own echo chamber.” Mike Morrison, Mike’s Bloggity Blog
Strength is found in healthy relationships! We’re dedicated to seeing our clients thrive through motherhood with confidence, self-worth, and motivation, but it can’t be done alone. 
Visit our website for details on how you can become part of our community. 
#healthymothers #community #yyccommunity #healthyrelationships #yycmoms #yycbabies #besomeoneyyc #bethechange #socialchange #yycchange #yyccares
Food Link supports over 200 community non-profits and organizations.  This is a blessing for agencies like Alcove Recovery, who come to the food bank once a week to pick up food. Watch the full video: http://ow.ly/mn4E30hoJUR *
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#FeedYYC #CalgaryFoodBank #YYCCares #YYCPartners #WorkingTogether #Charity #Addictions #Partnerships #Community #HelpingYYC
We had a wonderful time on @BTCalgary this morning with @jillbelland and Chef @b_lemis from @ModelMilk, talking about the S. Pellegrino 6th Annual Plate Swap being held tomorrow evening! 
Thank you for helping to raise awareness about childhood hunger in Calgary and this great event!

#yyccares #yyc #yycnow #calgary #calgarylife #yycliving #yycfoodie #yycfoodies #yychealth #yycfood #calgaryfood #yyclife #yyctoday #yyckids #nohungrykids #yycactions #lunchislove #yycevents #calgaryevents #modelmilk #plateswap2018 #plateswap @sanpellegrino_official
We had a wonderful time on @BTCalgary this morning with @jillbelland and Chef @b_lemis from @ModelMilk, talking about the S. Pellegrino 6th Annual Plate Swap being held tomorrow evening! Thank you for helping to raise awareness about childhood hunger in Calgary and this great event! #yyccares  #yyc  #yycnow  #calgary  #calgarylife  #yycliving  #yycfoodie  #yycfoodies  #yychealth  #yycfood  #calgaryfood  #yyclife  #yyctoday  #yyckids  #nohungrykids  #yycactions  #lunchislove  #yycevents  #calgaryevents  #modelmilk  #plateswap2018  #plateswap  @sanpellegrino_official
Last year, 90,864 hampers were distributed that affected 184,548 lives. 
#FeedYYC #CalgaryFoodBank #YYCCommunity #HelpingYYC #YYCCares #Impact #Charity #FastFactFriday
#ThankYouThursday to all the fantastic groups who donated #LunchIsLove snack bags and snack/supply items throughout December! 
We have delivered hundreds of #LunchIsLove snack bags to schools and #BB4CK community groups feeding hungry kids across our city! We so appreciate all your support to help ensure there are #nohungrykids in Calgary! Learn more about #LunchIsLove snack bag projects at bb4ck.org. 
#yycactions #grateful #snackbags #donations #foodraiser #snackdrive #giftalunch #yyccares #yyc #yycnow #calgary #calgarylife #yycliving #yycfoodie #yycfoodies #yycfood #calgaryfood #yyclife #yyctoday #ThankfulThursday #ThankfulEveryday #ThankYou #ShareYourThanks
#ThankYouThursday  to all the fantastic groups who donated #LunchIsLove  snack bags and snack/supply items throughout December! We have delivered hundreds of #LunchIsLove  snack bags to schools and #BB4CK  community groups feeding hungry kids across our city! We so appreciate all your support to help ensure there are #nohungrykids  in Calgary! Learn more about #LunchIsLove  snack bag projects at bb4ck.org. #yycactions  #grateful  #snackbags  #donations  #foodraiser  #snackdrive  #giftalunch  #yyccares  #yyc  #yycnow  #calgary  #calgarylife  #yycliving  #yycfoodie  #yycfoodies  #yycfood  #calgaryfood  #yyclife  #yyctoday  #ThankfulThursday  #ThankfulEveryday  #ThankYou  #ShareYourThanks 
Don't forget to FETCH your Highlander Wine and Spirits TODAY starting at 11AM! Put a reminder in your calendars -- you don't want to miss this opportunity! 💚
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#AARCS #BoozeHounds #YYCWinos #YYC #calgary #yyccares #sharecalgary #yycevents #calgarydogs #yycpets #yycwine
Farewell to 2017, hello 2018! Thank you the the YYC community for supporting us all year long. ❤️
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We are hopeful that in 2018 we can continue to grow our Emma House community. In order to see the physical, emotional, and mental needs of our mothers met, we require the support of our city! Calgary, help us end the cycle of poverty among pregnant women and give every child born a chance to start life safe and loved. 
#healthymothers #community #calgary #yycmoms #yycbabies #spreadgoodyyc #weareallcalgary #yycnye #calgarycommunity #yyccares #yycnonprofit
#Repost  @emma_house_yyc ・・・ We are hopeful that in 2018 we can continue to grow our Emma House community. In order to see the physical, emotional, and mental needs of our mothers met, we require the support of our city! Calgary, help us end the cycle of poverty among pregnant women and give every child born a chance to start life safe and loved. #healthymothers  #community  #calgary  #yycmoms  #yycbabies  #spreadgoodyyc  #weareallcalgary  #yycnye  #calgarycommunity  #yyccares  #yycnonprofit 
We are hopeful that in 2018 we can continue to grow our Emma House community. In order to see the physical, emotional, and mental needs of our mothers met, we require the support of our city! Calgary, help us end the cycle of poverty among pregnant women and give every child born a chance to start life safe and loved. 
#healthymothers #community #calgary #yycmoms #yycbabies #spreadgoodyyc #weareallcalgary #yycnye #calgarycommunity #yyccares #yycnonprofit
You've made our hearts grow 3 times bigger too! We have collected 3 large boxes of donation for the Magic Of Christmas. ⠀
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You've made our hearts grow 3 times bigger too! We have collected 3 large boxes of donation for the Magic Of Christmas. ⠀ ⠀ THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY! 🤗🤗🤗⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #yyccares  #yyc  #calgary  #love  #mckenzietowne 
Our "Pay it Forward - One Paw at a Time" campaign touched our hearts. 
With numerous nominees, the feeling was bitter sweet as we read through each nomination and their story.  It was clear that selecting one winner was just not possible. 
In keeping with the spirit of Paying it Forward, we have decided to select  Not 1 Winner... Instead, we have selected 6 WINNERS! 
6 FAMILIES / Pet owners this year have WON our Bone & Biscuit Holiday Packages - spreading a little extra holiday cheer to 8 Dogs / Cats!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate someone - it was very tough to chose but we think these 6 families could really use a little Christmas Cheer this year!

We will be contacting the winners Friday Dec 22nd & with the owners permission may post a couple of pictures of the pets who got a little something special this year from Bone & Biscuit Mahogany / Southtrail. 
Merry Christmas to you and your family - may you and your pets have a safe & Happy Holiday!

From all of us at Bone & Biscuit Mahogany & Southtrail

Kindly

Tammy, Kurt & Maddy too!

#payingitforward
#yyccares
#supportlocal
@boneandbiscuit
@yyc_dogs
#spiritofgiving
Our "Pay it Forward - One Paw at a Time" campaign touched our hearts. With numerous nominees, the feeling was bitter sweet as we read through each nomination and their story. It was clear that selecting one winner was just not possible. In keeping with the spirit of Paying it Forward, we have decided to select Not 1 Winner... Instead, we have selected 6 WINNERS! 6 FAMILIES / Pet owners this year have WON our Bone & Biscuit Holiday Packages - spreading a little extra holiday cheer to 8 Dogs / Cats! Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate someone - it was very tough to chose but we think these 6 families could really use a little Christmas Cheer this year! We will be contacting the winners Friday Dec 22nd & with the owners permission may post a couple of pictures of the pets who got a little something special this year from Bone & Biscuit Mahogany / Southtrail. Merry Christmas to you and your family - may you and your pets have a safe & Happy Holiday! From all of us at Bone & Biscuit Mahogany & Southtrail Kindly Tammy, Kurt & Maddy too! #payingitforward  #yyccares  #supportlocal  @boneandbiscuit @yyc_dogs #spiritofgiving 
We have been so blessed this Holiday Season! Thanks to the warm-hearted generosity of donors, our mothers will have gifts under the tree and hope and happiness in their hearts this Christmas. 
#healthymothers #community #calgarychristmas #seasonofgiving #generosity #yyccares #yycgives #spreadgoodyyc #blessed #thankfulthursday
Happy to #givelife this holiday season with my 25th plasma donation at #canadianbloodservices - call 888-2-donate to sign up for an appointment! -Amie
Happy to #givelife  this holiday season with my 25th plasma donation at #canadianbloodservices  - call 888-2-donate to sign up for an appointment! -Amie
Our last reason to give before Christmas: 
Give yourself a health boost! According to studies, generosity releases endorphins that promote feelings of calmness, peace, satisfaction, and gratitude that help ease tension and stress. With the craziness of the holidays in full force, wouldn’t it be nice to feel calm and at peace? Head into the Christmas weekend feeling grateful and satisfied for all that you’ve given this season. Happy Holidays! 
#healthymothers #community #givebacktuesday #yycgives #yyccares #seasonofgiving #spreadgoodyyc #yyccharity #calgarynonprofit #calgarychristmas
Our last reason to give before Christmas: Give yourself a health boost! According to studies, generosity releases endorphins that promote feelings of calmness, peace, satisfaction, and gratitude that help ease tension and stress. With the craziness of the holidays in full force, wouldn’t it be nice to feel calm and at peace? Head into the Christmas weekend feeling grateful and satisfied for all that you’ve given this season. Happy Holidays! #healthymothers  #community  #givebacktuesday  #yycgives  #yyccares  #seasonofgiving  #spreadgoodyyc  #yyccharity  #calgarynonprofit  #calgarychristmas 
“Six years ago, my neighbour popped her head over the fence and said, ‘do you want to help with our community association board?’ I said, ‘I’m pregnant!’ She said, ‘You want to help with the board?’ Well, I ended up saying yes!” This is how Liz began her journey into volunteering and she hasn’t looked back. Be it on the board of her community association, at the YMCA, at her children’s school, or currently in her skills-based volunteer role with Propellus, Liz is passionate about getting involved. “I believe in community and I believe in people. I believe that if people don’t have community, they don’t have that sense of belonging. I feel passionately that whether it’s my neighbourhood, my cul-de-sac, or the community at my kids’ school, that people need to feel connected to thrive.” Elizabeth Tizzard, we couldn’t have said it better.
“Six years ago, my neighbour popped her head over the fence and said, ‘do you want to help with our community association board?’ I said, ‘I’m pregnant!’ She said, ‘You want to help with the board?’ Well, I ended up saying yes!” This is how Liz began her journey into volunteering and she hasn’t looked back. Be it on the board of her community association, at the YMCA, at her children’s school, or currently in her skills-based volunteer role with Propellus, Liz is passionate about getting involved. “I believe in community and I believe in people. I believe that if people don’t have community, they don’t have that sense of belonging. I feel passionately that whether it’s my neighbourhood, my cul-de-sac, or the community at my kids’ school, that people need to feel connected to thrive.” Elizabeth Tizzard, we couldn’t have said it better.
Paying it forward...one Paw at a time 🐾!! Do you know someone who could use a little help providing the little extras for their dog or cat?

We want to help!! We will donate a Special Gift Package for a Cat or Dog in need this Christmas!

And its all up to you... Nominate someone - (via private message to us) who may not have the little extras this year for their pet and we will do our best to make thier Christmas a little brighter! 
Nominee's Must be local & able to pick up at Bone & Biscuit Mahogany or Southtrail. 
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Nominee Name:
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Why you have nominated them:

Pets Photo (if you can - helps us personalize the gift): Gift Sets have No Cash Value.

Nominations close Dec 20th- Winners will be contacted Dec 22nd.

Thank you for helping make some pet's Christmas a little brighter 💕

Tammy & Kurt and Maddy too! 🐾

#payingitforward 
#supportlocal 
#auburnbay 
#mahoganyliving 
#cranston 
#caringforourpets
#mckenzielake 
#mckenzietowne 
#newbrighton 
#loveourpets 
#secretsanta 
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Paying it forward...one Paw at a time 🐾!! Do you know someone who could use a little help providing the little extras for their dog or cat? We want to help!! We will donate a Special Gift Package for a Cat or Dog in need this Christmas! And its all up to you... Nominate someone - (via private message to us) who may not have the little extras this year for their pet and we will do our best to make thier Christmas a little brighter! Nominee's Must be local & able to pick up at Bone & Biscuit Mahogany or Southtrail. Please include: Nominee Name: Contact info: Pet Name: Indicate Cat or Dog: Breed: Any Dietary restrictions: Why you have nominated them: Pets Photo (if you can - helps us personalize the gift): Gift Sets have No Cash Value. Nominations close Dec 20th- Winners will be contacted Dec 22nd. Thank you for helping make some pet's Christmas a little brighter 💕 Tammy & Kurt and Maddy too! 🐾 #payingitforward  #supportlocal  #auburnbay  #mahoganyliving  #cranston  #caringforourpets  #mckenzielake  #mckenzietowne  #newbrighton  #loveourpets  #secretsanta  #yyc  #yyccares  #douglasdale  #quarrypark  #givingback 
On the 11th Day of Christmas...
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Did you know that because of the generosity of our community, we were able to see 11 babies born at Emma House this year?Our hearts absolutely melt when we look at these happy and healthy babies!
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We are so grateful for the opportunity to nourish the next generation with our residents and see all of the Emma House babies grow and flourish! 
#healthymothers #community #12daysofchristmas #11thday #yycbabies #happybabies #healthybabies #yyccares #spreadgoodyyc #calgarychristmas
On the 11th Day of Christmas... . Did you know that because of the generosity of our community, we were able to see 11 babies born at Emma House this year?Our hearts absolutely melt when we look at these happy and healthy babies! . We are so grateful for the opportunity to nourish the next generation with our residents and see all of the Emma House babies grow and flourish! #healthymothers  #community  #12daysofchristmas  #11thday  #yycbabies  #happybabies  #healthybabies  #yyccares  #spreadgoodyyc  #calgarychristmas 
“In Canada, 25% of homeless women cite domestic abuse as a factor leading to their housing loss.”
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Our newest blog post The Good, The Hard, The Hopeful is now up and shares stories from our mothers’ experiences at Emma House. While we’ve been able to house 20 women and 11 babies in 2017, the challenges remain immense. Through your support, we are hopeful that in 2018 we can see more mothers overcome these challenges!
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To read more, and to sign up for our monthly newsletter, visit:www.emmahouse.ca/blog
#healthymothers #community #hopeful #yycblog #yyccares #calgarycommunity #empoweringwomen #yycwomen #weareallcalgary #spreadgoodyyc
“In Canada, 25% of homeless women cite domestic abuse as a factor leading to their housing loss.” . Our newest blog post The Good, The Hard, The Hopeful is now up and shares stories from our mothers’ experiences at Emma House. While we’ve been able to house 20 women and 11 babies in 2017, the challenges remain immense. Through your support, we are hopeful that in 2018 we can see more mothers overcome these challenges! . To read more, and to sign up for our monthly newsletter, visit:www.emmahouse.ca/blog #healthymothers  #community  #hopeful  #yycblog  #yyccares  #calgarycommunity  #empoweringwomen  #yycwomen  #weareallcalgary  #spreadgoodyyc 
Pop over to the @bubblegumsassy blog and read about observing Advent with your kiddos.
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Some great suggestions for how to give back to the community during this season.
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Every Christmas Eve, The Magic Of Christmas loads up Calgary Transit buses with hundreds of gifts for those who need it the most. Then Santa and his elves deliver the Christmas gifts right to their homes ushering the spirit of the holidays! This year, MTC has partnered with The Magic of Christmas to collect toys and items for Calgarians of all ages! ⠀
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Every Christmas Eve, The Magic Of Christmas loads up Calgary Transit buses with hundreds of gifts for those who need it the most. Then Santa and his elves deliver the Christmas gifts right to their homes ushering the spirit of the holidays! This year, MTC has partnered with The Magic of Christmas to collect toys and items for Calgarians of all ages! ⠀ ⠀ MTC is a drop-off location until Dec. 22nd! Swipe to see the most needed items. ⠀ Learn more about the Magic of Christmas by visiting our website. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #yycgives  #yyccares  #yyc  #toydrive  #themagicofchristmas  #mckenzietowne 
MTC has partnered with The Magic of Christmas to collect toys and items for Calgarians in need! Help us fill their buses from Dec. 6th to 22nd!⠀
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“I found a community with Chic Geek. I approached them to see if they needed a designer on staff, and the timing was good, so I came on board. I was able to go to more events as a volunteer and build out my skills. I really like how people access information, so with Chic Geek evolving and the need to develop our own content, I was able to come on board [as a volunteer] and influence that. [In the past three years] we’ve grown from ten volunteers to thirty. Growing the org chart, there became a volunteer role for a manager of communications role, and I found my fit. 
I get so much out of Chic Geek: the social, the learning, opportunities to try things, and a supportive tribe. That’s why giving 50 hours a month doesn’t feel like I’m just supporting them, but I’m growing my own skills in the process.” - Kimberly
“I found a community with Chic Geek. I approached them to see if they needed a designer on staff, and the timing was good, so I came on board. I was able to go to more events as a volunteer and build out my skills. I really like how people access information, so with Chic Geek evolving and the need to develop our own content, I was able to come on board [as a volunteer] and influence that. [In the past three years] we’ve grown from ten volunteers to thirty. Growing the org chart, there became a volunteer role for a manager of communications role, and I found my fit. I get so much out of Chic Geek: the social, the learning, opportunities to try things, and a supportive tribe. That’s why giving 50 hours a month doesn’t feel like I’m just supporting them, but I’m growing my own skills in the process.” - Kimberly
#GivingTuesday may have come and gone, but we still believe there’s lots of giving left to do! With only 3 tuesdays left until Christmas, we’re counting down three reasons to continue to GIVE. .

Donating a little bit of money or time may not seem like much, but if your donation is joined with others, it becomes much bigger! Even a small donation will make a big impact on empowering the lives of mothers in need. A donation as little as $1 from each of our followers would sponsor 4 of our mothers for an entire month! 
#healthymothers #community #givebacktuesday #yyccares #yycgives #donate #yyccharity #yycnonprofit #contribute #besomebody #helpothers #weareallcalgary #yycwomen #yycmoms #yycbaby
#GivingTuesday  may have come and gone, but we still believe there’s lots of giving left to do! With only 3 tuesdays left until Christmas, we’re counting down three reasons to continue to GIVE. . Donating a little bit of money or time may not seem like much, but if your donation is joined with others, it becomes much bigger! Even a small donation will make a big impact on empowering the lives of mothers in need. A donation as little as $1 from each of our followers would sponsor 4 of our mothers for an entire month! #healthymothers  #community  #givebacktuesday  #yyccares  #yycgives  #donate  #yyccharity  #yycnonprofit  #contribute  #besomebody  #helpothers  #weareallcalgary  #yycwomen  #yycmoms  #yycbaby 
Only three weeks until Christmas day. Do you need a stocking stuffer or two? Come down to our shop and grab a Dale Adams Automotive/Powering the Cure toque, your purchase will help us raise money for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. @braintumourfdn .
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We had a BLAST volunteering at @theatrecalgary yesterday. If you get a chance to see #aChristmasCarol, we highly recommend it! Looking forward to working with Theatre Calgary again in the future! 💙 #aktionclubyyc #aktionclub #kiwanis #kiwanisfamily #theatrecalgary #yycarts #yycevents #yycvolunteers #yyclove #yyccares #volunteercalgary #calgarygives #calgary #yyc #tcCarol
Today Aktion Club YYC is volunteering at @theatrecalgary handing out pamphlets for #achristmascarol. We are VERY excited for this new opportunity! 💙 #aktionclubyyc #kiwanis #aktionclub #volunteersyyc #yyccares #yyc #calgarycares #calgary #calgaryevents #tcCarol
We've just said goodbye to one of the Peas. He's off to a new loving home and family! 💚👨‍👩‍👧‍👦#newfamily #newhome #peas #beans #calgary #family #peasandbeans #yyc #yyccares
#THANKYOU ... to everyone who supported Between Friends for #GivingTuesdayYYC, and throughout the last 35 years. Your donation truly makes a difference. 🙏♥️ #calgarybfc #givingtuesdayca #GivingTuesday #volunteeryyc #supportlocal #yyc #calgary #yyccares #yyclocal #calgarycares
This Friday, join the sweetest soul @Lanweiler as she leads you through her Warrior Goddess Flow. As we fill the room with black lights and glowing intentions, all money raised will go to @TribeOfLambs, supporting HIV positive children in India
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This Friday, join the sweetest soul @Lanweiler as she leads you through her Warrior Goddess Flow. As we fill the room with black lights and glowing intentions, all money raised will go to @TribeOfLambs, supporting HIV positive children in India • Reserve your spot online or the MindBody App $20 Treats from @TrueBuch and door prizes all night long! • #YYC  #YYCliving  #YYCevents  #YYCyoga  #YYCcares  #YYCgives  #TribeOfLambs 
Together we can change lives, one child at a time! Got the Black Friday urge... but thinking of waiting for “Giving Tuesday??!” Visit our link in profile how you can be apart of a community that cares on November 28th 🔆
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Together we can change lives, one child at a time! Got the Black Friday urge... but thinking of waiting for “Giving Tuesday??!” Visit our link in profile how you can be apart of a community that cares on November 28th 🔆 • • • • • • • • #childadvocacy  #endchildabuse  #childrenfirst  #childrenfirstalways  #mentalhealthawareness  #childadvocate  #yyccares  #yychelps  #canadagives  #givingtuesday  #blackfriday  #helpinghearts  #inspiration  #givinghope  #changinglives  #differencemakers 
Nonprofits working hard to keep up with demand
From lost jobs and empty office space to depleted savings and shuttered businesses, theeconomic recession we experienced in 2015 and 2016 has left a lot pain in its wake. One sector we sometimes overlook when thinking about the economic effects of the downturn is the nonprofit sector and its thousands of organizations that work tirelessly to make Alberta a better place.
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Part of this oversight is due to a lack of information on the nonprofit sector and part is due to the sector’s ability to rise above the challenges it faces to be there when we need it.
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The recently released results* of the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organization’s annual Alberta Nonprofit Survey are a welcome reminder of the sector’s economic importance and the role it plays in making Alberta a caring, interesting, just and fun place to live. 💚
Not surprisingly, given the downturn and Alberta’s growing population, the survey provides evidence of rising demand for the services provided by the nonprofit sector, with 70 per cent of respondents reporting increased demand in the previous year. The proportion of social service organizations that experienced a rise in demand was 83 per cent. Only 53 per cent of respondents said their organization was able to meet the increase in demand for the services it provides.
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As we pull out of the economic downturn, it is a particularly good time to think about the important work done by our nonprofit sector and how we can support it.
*Due to methodological challenges, the survey results are not generalizable to Alberta’s nonprofit sector as a whole. Nonetheless, they provide a valuable indication of the current state of the sector.
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#yyc #yycgives #yyccharity #yyckids #toyangelsyyc #yycgiving #kids #kidshelp #yyctoyangels #yyclove #yyccares #yycrehia #yycre #hia #realestate #realestateagent #realtor #realtorlife #yychomes #yyccondos #yyclifestyle #cirrealty
Nonprofits working hard to keep up with demand From lost jobs and empty office space to depleted savings and shuttered businesses, theeconomic recession we experienced in 2015 and 2016 has left a lot pain in its wake. One sector we sometimes overlook when thinking about the economic effects of the downturn is the nonprofit sector and its thousands of organizations that work tirelessly to make Alberta a better place. 💛 Part of this oversight is due to a lack of information on the nonprofit sector and part is due to the sector’s ability to rise above the challenges it faces to be there when we need it. 🧡 The recently released results* of the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organization’s annual Alberta Nonprofit Survey are a welcome reminder of the sector’s economic importance and the role it plays in making Alberta a caring, interesting, just and fun place to live. 💚 Not surprisingly, given the downturn and Alberta’s growing population, the survey provides evidence of rising demand for the services provided by the nonprofit sector, with 70 per cent of respondents reporting increased demand in the previous year. The proportion of social service organizations that experienced a rise in demand was 83 per cent. Only 53 per cent of respondents said their organization was able to meet the increase in demand for the services it provides. 💙 As we pull out of the economic downturn, it is a particularly good time to think about the important work done by our nonprofit sector and how we can support it. *Due to methodological challenges, the survey results are not generalizable to Alberta’s nonprofit sector as a whole. Nonetheless, they provide a valuable indication of the current state of the sector. 💜 #yyc  #yycgives  #yyccharity  #yyckids  #toyangelsyyc  #yycgiving  #kids  #kidshelp  #yyctoyangels  #yyclove  #yyccares  #yycrehia  #yycre  #hia  #realestate  #realestateagent  #realtor  #realtorlife  #yychomes  #yyccondos  #yyclifestyle  #cirrealty 
This year our brokerage, @cir_realty is the official partner of #toyangels! We're proud to support such a worthy root cause. 🚂
Our founder Graham Kennelly has unwavering support for charities that devote their time to creating positive experiences for kids. Graham has said that a small positive nudge in a child's life can drastically change their life tragetory. 🤖
We encourage you to donate a unwrapped toy this holiday season and help make sure a kid goes without a gift! If this is something that resonates with you: REACH OUT and/or drop your gift off at any of the four CIR Realty locations in town!
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*in demand items this year include: board games, books for ages 6-8, popular teen fiction novels, anything super hero related, Lego, minions, frozen, trains and racing cars!* We typically see a surplus of stuffed animals and make up. 🎁 #cirrealty #yycliving #yyccondos #justlisted #blueocean #yychelp #calgarycondos #yycwest #yycdesign #calgaryliving #calgary360 #yycnow #captureyyc
This year our brokerage, @cir_realty is the official partner of #toyangels ! We're proud to support such a worthy root cause. 🚂 Our founder Graham Kennelly has unwavering support for charities that devote their time to creating positive experiences for kids. Graham has said that a small positive nudge in a child's life can drastically change their life tragetory. 🤖 We encourage you to donate a unwrapped toy this holiday season and help make sure a kid goes without a gift! If this is something that resonates with you: REACH OUT and/or drop your gift off at any of the four CIR Realty locations in town! 💛 *in demand items this year include: board games, books for ages 6-8, popular teen fiction novels, anything super hero related, Lego, minions, frozen, trains and racing cars!* We typically see a surplus of stuffed animals and make up. 🎁 #cirrealty  #yycliving  #yyccondos  #justlisted  #blueocean  #yychelp  #calgarycondos  #yycwest  #yycdesign  #calgaryliving  #calgary360  #yycnow  #captureyyc 
Rhonda from the Boots for Kids Foundation came to our meeting to discuss how high the need is for warm winter boots for kids in our city. #KinCalgary #PeopleHelpingPeople #YYCcares
Lucky to be in a room full of GIVERS at the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon with Dave Kelly and Angela Knight #npdyyc #charitablefoundation #creb #yyccares #realtorscare #realtorlife #realtorfuel #volunteering
***HELP WANTED*** Our equine residents are scheduled to make the journey to our new property this Saturday, November 18th! 🌟 While we are beyond eager to watch them gallop across their new fields for the first time, there is still so much work to be done before they arrive! 
As there is a need for several shelters at the new place, we would like to transport our pony shelter with us, as we fundraised for it just last winter. The shelter is 16 ft long x 9 1/2 ft wide. 
We do not have any equipment to move it, and are therefore looking for help with transport!! It will require a tractor or bobcat to lift it onto a flatbed, with a heavy duty truck to tow. 
The shelter will be traveling from our property in Dewinton, to our new property north east of the city. A one hour commute from point A to B. 
If you or anyone you know may be able to help, please contact us or share share share this post! We can pay for gas, or a reasonable transport fee if necessary.
***HELP WANTED*** Our equine residents are scheduled to make the journey to our new property this Saturday, November 18th! 🌟 While we are beyond eager to watch them gallop across their new fields for the first time, there is still so much work to be done before they arrive! As there is a need for several shelters at the new place, we would like to transport our pony shelter with us, as we fundraised for it just last winter. The shelter is 16 ft long x 9 1/2 ft wide. We do not have any equipment to move it, and are therefore looking for help with transport!! It will require a tractor or bobcat to lift it onto a flatbed, with a heavy duty truck to tow. The shelter will be traveling from our property in Dewinton, to our new property north east of the city. A one hour commute from point A to B. If you or anyone you know may be able to help, please contact us or share share share this post! We can pay for gas, or a reasonable transport fee if necessary.
What a great turn out last night & a wonderful way to spend remembrance day. We surpassed enough food...had so much that we ran out of bags and many of the homeless came back for 3rds. We reached about 150 people. So many smiles and thank yous. The whole weekend has been filled with so much blessing. Amazing sermon at Church this morning and totally related to Saturday nights experience. Was about sharing your light in dark places and to not forget those who maybe lost, forgotten, hurt and down & out. About seeing those in dark places are worthy too & to give even when you dont have much. .
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#remembranceday #remembrance2017 #graditude #blessings  #iamdowntowncalgary  #yycbusiness  #yyccommunity  #calgaryliving 
#yyclifestyle #yyccares #capturecalgary
 #yyc #calgary #yycbuzz  #yycnow  #yycliving  #dailyhiveyyc #localyyc  #calgarybuzz #calgarylife  #yycexperience #shareyyc  #calgaryculture #captureyyc #sceneyyc #payitforward  #feedthehomeless
What a great turn out last night & a wonderful way to spend remembrance day. We surpassed enough food...had so much that we ran out of bags and many of the homeless came back for 3rds. We reached about 150 people. So many smiles and thank yous. The whole weekend has been filled with so much blessing. Amazing sermon at Church this morning and totally related to Saturday nights experience. Was about sharing your light in dark places and to not forget those who maybe lost, forgotten, hurt and down & out. About seeing those in dark places are worthy too & to give even when you dont have much. . . . #remembranceday  #remembrance2017  #graditude  #blessings   #iamdowntowncalgary   #yycbusiness  #yyccommunity   #calgaryliving  #yyclifestyle  #yyccares  #capturecalgary   #yyc  #calgary  #yycbuzz   #yycnow   #yycliving   #dailyhiveyyc  #localyyc  #calgarybuzz  #calgarylife   #yycexperience  #shareyyc   #calgaryculture  #captureyyc  #sceneyyc  #payitforward  #feedthehomeless 
Wooohooo just in time....all done making sandwhiches. Basic balony/cheese/mayo/mustard & grill cheese for Calgarys homeless. Made a sandwhich 4 myself... avacado, spinach, sundried tomatoe, garlic, olive oil, balasmic, pecans....cashews on the other. How do I get these handed out? With my old lady shopping cart......doctor approved....I got wheels! 🤣 .
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If anyone feels like helping out we will be downtown 6pm-8pm  520 7ave se. .
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 #iamdowntowncalgary  #yyccommunity  #calgaryliving 
#yyclifestyle #yyccares #capturecalgary
 #yyc #calgary #yycbuzz  #yycbusiness #yycnow  #yycliving  #dailyhiveyyc #localyyc  #calgarybuzz #calgarylife  #yycexperience #shareyyc  #calgaryculture #captureyyc #sceneyyc #payitforward #calgaryhomeless #needanap
Wooohooo just in time....all done making sandwhiches. Basic balony/cheese/mayo/mustard & grill cheese for Calgarys homeless. Made a sandwhich 4 myself... avacado, spinach, sundried tomatoe, garlic, olive oil, balasmic, pecans....cashews on the other. How do I get these handed out? With my old lady shopping cart......doctor approved....I got wheels! 🤣 . . If anyone feels like helping out we will be downtown 6pm-8pm 520 7ave se. . . .  #iamdowntowncalgary   #yyccommunity   #calgaryliving  #yyclifestyle  #yyccares  #capturecalgary   #yyc  #calgary  #yycbuzz   #yycbusiness  #yycnow   #yycliving   #dailyhiveyyc  #localyyc  #calgarybuzz  #calgarylife   #yycexperience  #shareyyc   #calgaryculture  #captureyyc  #sceneyyc  #payitforward  #calgaryhomeless  #needanap 
"We are the Dead.  Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow.
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields." -Lt.Col. John McCrae
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#rememberanceday2017 #lestweforget🌹 #lestweforget🌺 #yyclifestyle #calgarynow #november11th #yyccares #westhillhurst #canadianveterans #neverforgets #flandersfield #johnmccrae #royalcanadianlegion
What word do you first see?
For me, it is Strength. It reminds me every day that you never know what battles people are fighting. It reminds me that they get up every day and put on a smiling face showing their strength by powering through. It reminds me to show compassion to everyone who crosses my path. The second word I see is caring, to remind me that everyone deserves to be cared for especially when we dont know their battle. 
Be kind always to one another. The world needs it.
What word do you first see? For me, it is Strength. It reminds me every day that you never know what battles people are fighting. It reminds me that they get up every day and put on a smiling face showing their strength by powering through. It reminds me to show compassion to everyone who crosses my path. The second word I see is caring, to remind me that everyone deserves to be cared for especially when we dont know their battle. Be kind always to one another. The world needs it.
The incredible @dallasarcand1 sharing about Indigenous community at #circlesofhope @innfromthecold 👍👍 #calgary #calgarylife #calgaryevents #yyc #yycevents #yyccares #homeless #homelessness #poverty
The horses are keeping cozy in their winter coats on this beautiful sun filled day ☀️☃️ Meanwhile, we are keeping cozy from the news that our Go Fund Me campaign has risen to $625! This is half the cost of one horse shelter, which we must critically purchase as soon as possible for our new property, so our equine residents will have a warm and comfortable space to escape the harsh conditions of an Alberta winter. 
Every donation, no matter the amount, helps us get one step closer to building a functional and secure sanctuary where all animals will be welcome. If you have $5, $10, $20 to spare, please consider donating to Help Us Help Them reach our forever farm ❤

Go Fund Me Link (in bio):
gofundme.com/robins-refuge-seeks-forever-home
The horses are keeping cozy in their winter coats on this beautiful sun filled day ☀️☃️ Meanwhile, we are keeping cozy from the news that our Go Fund Me campaign has risen to $625! This is half the cost of one horse shelter, which we must critically purchase as soon as possible for our new property, so our equine residents will have a warm and comfortable space to escape the harsh conditions of an Alberta winter. Every donation, no matter the amount, helps us get one step closer to building a functional and secure sanctuary where all animals will be welcome. If you have $5, $10, $20 to spare, please consider donating to Help Us Help Them reach our forever farm ❤ Go Fund Me Link (in bio): gofundme.com/robins-refuge-seeks-forever-home
It's too cold to go outside, which makes this year's #LoveYYC Day yyc af. Here's some nice indoor content from a day of very cool Calgarians at Next Big Thing 🍻🚀
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#nbt2017 #instayyc #yyc #yycnow  #yycliving #captureyyc #yyclife #yyclocal #yycstyle #calgaryism #shareyyc #yyctoday #tourismcalgary #dailyhiveyyc #yycart #meetmeon17th #iamdowntown #yycartist #yyccares  #downtowncalgary #narcitycalgary #calgarybuzz #eastvillageyyc #lifeincalgary #calgarylife #travelalberta
It's too cold to go outside, which makes this year's #LoveYYC  Day yyc af. Here's some nice indoor content from a day of very cool Calgarians at Next Big Thing 🍻🚀 • • • • • #nbt2017  #instayyc  #yyc  #yycnow  #yycliving  #captureyyc  #yyclife  #yyclocal  #yycstyle  #calgaryism  #shareyyc  #yyctoday  #tourismcalgary  #dailyhiveyyc  #yycart  #meetmeon17th  #iamdowntown  #yycartist  #yyccares  #downtowncalgary  #narcitycalgary  #calgarybuzz  #eastvillageyyc  #lifeincalgary  #calgarylife  #travelalberta 
What's the secret of a successful pedicure? 
Skill, knowledge, love and homework. Yes, keep moisturizing, it is that time of the year, dryness is more evident. Come see me and talk about what's the best Footlogix foam for your needs as these foams cater to different skin types and conditions. 🤓

Pedicures available tomorrow and Saturday, call, message me, leave a comment below! 
#butterismyjam #hedkandi #hedkandiloveslocal #canadian #yycpedicure #bankershall #yycnow #yycbeauty #yyclocal #yyclocals #yychealth #yycesthetics #yycbuzz #yycenergy #yycdeals #yyclove #yycartists #yyccares #yyc #iamdowntownyyc
What's the secret of a successful pedicure? Skill, knowledge, love and homework. Yes, keep moisturizing, it is that time of the year, dryness is more evident. Come see me and talk about what's the best Footlogix foam for your needs as these foams cater to different skin types and conditions. 🤓 Pedicures available tomorrow and Saturday, call, message me, leave a comment below! #butterismyjam  #hedkandi  #hedkandiloveslocal  #canadian  #yycpedicure  #bankershall  #yycnow  #yycbeauty  #yyclocal  #yyclocals  #yychealth  #yycesthetics  #yycbuzz  #yycenergy  #yycdeals  #yyclove  #yycartists  #yyccares  #yyc  #iamdowntownyyc 
Things are spooky in the Plus 15 stores in #YYC 🙀 Also, the diaper drive is going strong until mid November! Please donate at any Calgary store for a great cause 🙏🏼❤️. @childrnscottage .
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#yyccares #diaperandanythingdrive #yycgives
 #Calgary #403 #yycliving  #YYCre #yycrealtor #yycrealestate  #vancity #yvr #vancitybuzz #burnaby #vancouverisawesome #vancouverrealtor  #vancouver #tdot #toronto #torontorealestate #ontario #yyz #torontolife #the6 #thesix
Things are spooky in the Plus 15 stores in #YYC  🙀 Also, the diaper drive is going strong until mid November! Please donate at any Calgary store for a great cause 🙏🏼❤️. @childrnscottage . . . . . #yyccares  #diaperandanythingdrive  #yycgives  #Calgary  #403  #yycliving  #YYCre  #yycrealtor  #yycrealestate  #vancity  #yvr  #vancitybuzz  #burnaby  #vancouverisawesome  #vancouverrealtor  #vancouver  #tdot  #toronto  #torontorealestate  #ontario  #yyz  #torontolife  #the6  #thesix 
Even the @cityofcalgary needs a hand when something goes awry. Kudos to the person who stepped up, and went the extra mile to help out. .
#community #helpingout #goodexample #inthistogether #calgarycares #yyccares #calgaryism #lovecalgary