Calgary Public Library Writer-in-Residence 2015 Seeks Applications by June 30, 2014

calgary-public-library-logoThe Calgary Public Library invites applications for the position of Writer in Residence for the fall of 2015, subject to funding approval.  The program is based at Memorial Park Library. The Writer in Residence acts as a mentor to writers in the community, reviewing manuscripts and providing information and advice about all aspects of writing and publishing.  S/he offers encouragement and a critical eye to beginning writers who are seeking to find their own literary voice as well as to those more established writers who desire a professional appraisal of their work.  Planned activities include individual consultations, delivery of writing programs and workshops, public readings and an opportunity to work on his/her own projects during the residency. The program typically runs for three months.  The position requires 17.5 hours per week at the library, leaving the remaining time for writing.

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Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Announces 2014 Celebration of Achievement Award Finalists

AWE Award FinalistsAlberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is honoring female entrepreneurs from across the province. Nominated by their peers these inspirational women are achieving growth and success in business. With 33 nominees for the 2014 award, they collectively represent over $500 million dollars in annual revenues and over 7,700 employees.  There are 13 nominees from Calgary, 10 from Edmonton, 2 from Grande Prairie and 1 each from Fort McKay, Drayton Valley, Nisku, Plamondon, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, St. Albert and Strathmore.

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Tickets Now on Sale for the 2014 Immigrants of Distinction Awards Gala on March 7, 2014 | Calgary

Immigrant Services CalgarySince 1997, ISC has hosted the annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA), which brings together individuals, organizations, three levels of government, and the community. This year’s gala will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014, at The Westin Calgary Hotel.The gala honours the contributions and exceptional achievements of immigrants and refugees in the Calgary community through the presentation of awards and youth scholarships.

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Canada’s Healthiest Showroom Opens in Calgary with Free Educational Seminars

Riva Eco Store CalgaryPure Air Experts will celebrate the opening of the first and only living 4D air quality showroom in Calgary on October 12. The Riva’s Eco Store showroom — in which visitors can experience first hand the benefits of a clean air environment — demonstrates Pure Air Experts’ commitment to keeping Calgary listed as one of the healthiest cities in Canada.  Jeff McArthur, producer and designer of Canada’s Healthiest Homes, has planned a day full of free educational seminars on effective ways to improve indoor air quality. Seminars begin on Saturday, October 12 at 6:00pm at Riva’s Eco Store at 1237 – 9 Ave SE  Calgary.

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Alberta CEOs To Be Stranded in Wilderness for Third Annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies for STARS

Stars AlbertaThe Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is airlifting four prominent Alberta-based CEOs and dropping them into Kananaskis Country for the third annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies for STARS fundraiser. With no escape route, each CEO must “survive” the wilderness and earn their survival by remaining on the mountain and conquering challenges until they raise a goal of $100,000 each, using only their cell phones to collect donations and raise funds. Once each CEO reaches their personal goal, they will be “rescued” from the site via STARS air ambulance.

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