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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Thousands to Join Wishmaker Walk for Wishes in Calgary on September 29th

Childrens Wish CalgaryThe 2013 edition of Wishmaker Walk for Wishes is coming to Calgary on September 29th. Participants from across the country are expected to raise over $1 Million in pledges in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. Wishmaker Walk for Wishes is the largest and single most important fundraising event for The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada and its success ensures the Foundation’s continued tradition of never refusing an eligible child a wish.  Participants or “Wishmakers” make an important contribution by collecting pledges prior to walk day and walking the route in their area.

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Art for an Oil-Free Coast Exhibition Tour and Auction Heads to Calgary April 15 – 17, 2013

Raincoast Art Exhibit Fifty artists — some of Canada’s most celebrated and many who are First Nations — have taken up paintbrushes and carving tools to portray Canada’s fragile raincoast, one they feel is threatened by the Northern Gateway pipeline proposed by Enbridge and their international partners. The artists’ goal is to bring attention to the dramatic beauty and ecological diversity of B.C.’s north and central coasts that will be at risk if tankers are permitted to ship diluted bitumen through their narrow and dangerous channels. Over a two-week period in June of 2012 they traveled to the region on an expedition organized by Raincoast Conservation Foundation to depict the rich biodiversity and integrated, ecological elements of the forest, intertidal, and ocean zones, and the people, flora and fauna that have lived there for thousands of years.  The resulting original artworks, donated by the artists (including Robert Bateman, Robert Davidson, Carol Evans, Roy Henry Vickers, Craig Benson and Alison Watt), have become part of a traveling art show, which has completed its B.C. leg and will commence it’s Alberta leg on April 15th in Calgary at the Atrium of the Calgary Municipal Building. Its purpose is to raise public awareness of what is at stake on Canada’s spectacular west coast.  Daily hours for the art exhibition, which will run from April 15 – 17 at the Atrium, are 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Calgary Pending Demolition of McHugh House

LOGO CentennialFor a numbers of years now the Calgary Catholic Diocese has been running our Elizabeth House program at what used to be known as “McHugh House. Elizabeth House – a haven for young women who are pregnant with nowhere else to go – began as a partnership with the Sisters of Charity of St. Louis in 1996.  The program puts love and justice into action by wrapping these women in the warm environment of family.  The physical, emotional and spiritual needs of these young mothers are met through guidance, counselling, education and referrals to services in the community. They are learning how to raise a healthy family of their own. With the passage of time we have had to confront several facilities issues and have utilized the professional facilities assessment services of Apache Consulting, Wiebe Forest Engineering, Chinook Environment, and International Asbestos Testing Laboratories. Based on the results and our concern for the health and safety of the moms and babies, we have determined that we needed immediate action to relocate Elizabeth House, and that the repairs and general maintenance of “McHugh House” were financially prohibitive, and the decision was taken to demolish the building asap.

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