In the Community
Join Calgary Seniors Friday, June 2nd, 2017 for our annual One for the Ages gala, featuring an up and personal performance by acclaimed Canadian artists Tom Jackson and Beverley Mahood. The evening is hosted by Calgary legend, Jimmy Hughes, and includes a champagne reception, auction, four-course gourmet meal at the prestigious Ranchmen's Club, and the show! Tickets are $250 and all proceeds go to benefit low-income, vulnerable and isolated seniors in our community. Call Dianne at 403.266.6200 for tickets ($250) per person. www.calgaryseniors.org
Amnesty International Canada and the University of Calgary are hosting a free, one-day conference on human rights on Saturday June 3, 2017, from 9 am to 5 pm.
There will be a variety of speakers and workshops and the conference is open to the public. For more information, go to www.amnesty.ca/events
Location: Science Theatre Building, University of Calgary. Everyone is welcome!
Featured speakers include Tareq Hadhad, the founder of Peace by Chocolate, who moved to Canada in December 2015 as a community-sponsored Syrian refugee.
There will be workshops on transgender rights, refugee rights, being an ally working on Indigenous rights, business and human rights, literature and human rights and activism skills.