March 5: Partners In Crime Prevention Workshop on Cybercrime

Cybercrime Poster picPlease join the Federation of Calgary Communities on Wednesday, March 5, 7-9 p.m., for a workshop with Constable Carter Duchesney, who will introduce a troubling topic that can affect anyone with a computer or smartphone – cybercrime.* This workshop is part of the Partners-in-Crime-Prevention series, geared towards helping community association volunteers and the public learn valuable information about crime prevention and safety issues in their neighbourhoods.  Workshops are FREE to the public and this one will be held at the Glamorgan Community Association 4207 – 41 Avenue SW.  Click here to register and to view other upcoming workshops. And click on the poster to the right for more information on this workshop.

*The Calgary Police Service uses the term “cybercrime” to refer to internet, with reference to social media scams, malware, hacking, identity theft, spam mail, auction fraud, phishing and assorted activity of this nature. Key topics of this workshop include social media safety and cyber bullying.

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Bowmont Photo Contest 2013: And the Winners are . . .

Bowmont 2013 Frost Painting - 1stThe votes have been tallied in the thirteenth annual Bowmont Natural Environment Park Photo Contest. At right is the Best in Show, and winner of the Flora category, title “Frost Painting,” by Mira Janacek.   As the contest judges explained, “This amazing photo in the Flora category shows frost and frozen water surrounding  the aquatic vegetation.  The judges loved everything about this photo and considered it a work of art.  The mystical monotone blue quality creates a very interesting photo.  It is sharp, well exposed and has great composition.”

Click through for the list of winners and sponsors, and for the other two spectacular “best in show” pics.  All 15 winning photos will on display at the community centre starting in mid-February. Of course, it’s never too early to start working on submissions for the 2014 contest!  We’ll be posting the 2014 entry forms soon. Continue reading

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Feb. 22: Zumba Party in Support of Wellspring Calgary Programs

Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 5.48.02 PMHave you heard of “Toupee for a Day?”  It’s a Wellspring Calgary fundraising initiative designed to both show solidarity with those who are living with cancer and to help to support Wellspring programming.  In Montgomery, Wellspring Calgary is putting on a “Zumba Party” on Saturday, February 22,  7-8:30 p.m. as part of that program.  For $30, you get a great zumba class, a toupee to wear on the March 5th day of support, and you’ll be contributing to Wellspring.  For more information about the Zumba Party, click on the poster to the right.  For more information about Toupee for a Day and Wellspring, click here.

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