Note from Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing

At some point in our lives almost all of us will need to provide support to someone we know.  "Caring for Caregivers" webpage on Sigurdson's ministry's website (under Awareness and Information) has electronic versions of helpful pamphlets as well as a Caregiver Readiness video.



Tom Kerwin has sent the following information to CRTA members as a follow-up to his presentation at Steppn' Out 2017
Laneway Housing - City of Calgary's Planning and Development Dep't. info and video -
Virtual Villages - Boston's Beacon Hill experience - (1) website with lots of resources, including 9 minute video
                (2) PBS report -
Abbeyfield Housing -
Seniors Co-Housing - Sooke, B.C. project -
Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners -

We are hoping former staff will join us Thursday June 15th at 6:30 pm at F.E. Osborne Junior High (5315 Varsity Drive N.W).   The event is an Open House and there is no cost to attend.

There will be lots to do:

• Visiting classrooms that allow you to “Walk through history”
• Catching up with old friends
• Silent auction to raise funds for our Legacy project
• Free celebration cake
• Dance & more

To find out more check out our Facebook page at email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Once again the Calgary Youth Science Fair is looking for volunteers to assist at the annual science fair on Friday, April 21st . The science fair will take place at the Olympic Oval at the University of Calgary. The volunteers are required to provide supervision support to the members of the Science Fair committee who have once again worked hard to prepare and present this wonderful opportunity for Calgary and area students. Volunteers are required to provide support in the following areas, if you can assist in one of these roles, see the contact information below.

(a) Supervision of exhibitors from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, on the floor of the exhibit hall and in the main stairwell.

(b) Review the comments made by judges to ensure that they are appropriate.

(c) Help with the taking of pictures of projects – 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.( Digital Camera is required)

The science fair committee will cover your costs of parking and also provide a lunch for volunteers. 

If you can assist the committee with any of these important roles, please contact Terry Allen by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre Pickle-ball Club, plays on Monday afternoons from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Use the Clubs equipment or bring your own.  A Centre membership is required at $30/year and the Club charges $2/afternoon you attend.  We have one court so Club members rotate game play to give everyone an opportunity to play.  This is a noncompetitive social club. For more information call 403-289-4780.  

Pickle-ball® was created with one thing in mind: fun. It was designed to be easy to learn and play whether you’re five, eighty-five or somewhere in between.

Pickle-ball®is traditionally played on a badminton-sized court with special Pickle-ball®  paddles and a wiffle ball. The lower net and wiffle ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities 


via winner2016 Via Raffle Winner Edith Wolff


Winner of the 2016 VIA Raffle for Calgary Retired Teachers, Edith Wolff Of Calgary (center), with Conference Chair Gordon Cumming (left) and Terry Allen (right).

Rogers Raising the Grade is a national educational program of the
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. At our two locations in Calgary, we assist youth
(Grades 7-12) with homework, discovering interests, shaping career goals,
resumes and planning for their futures. Youth registered in our program have
access to one on one tutors, weekly mentor meetings, guest facilitators etc.

We are currently seeking volunteers for the following roles:


Rogers Raising the Grade mentors are matched up with youth
(Grades 7-12) for one on one weekly meetings. The mentors can help their mentee
with homework, exploring general interests, resume development and assist with
variety of other areas. Generally these weekly meetings are for 1-2


As a RRTG tutor you can assist youth achieve
academic success in a subject that you may specialize in. These tutoring
sessions can aim to assist a small group of youth, on a weekly basis or they can
be designed for a one on one session similar to the mentor roles. Session
usually last 1-2 hours.

Guest Facilitators

A guest facilitator is
an opportunity for our volunteers to host a one off workshop on a specialized
topic the volunteer may have expertize in or feel passionate about. Previous
workshops we have had in the past include, career talks, time management,
coding, cooking lessons etc.

Visit our website:

Our locations:

Bowness Boys and
Girls Clubs
7930 Bowness Rd NW

Beltline Youth Centre
223 12th Ave

Ian Chiasson
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Catholic Family Services is looking for a Math Science teacher and a Social Studies and English teacher.

Look in Employment opportunities.