Charity App Challenge Encourages Local Developers to Support Calgary Charities

Charity-App ChallengeThe Charity App Challenge is an initiative of the Calgary Herald, Digital Alberta and Place2Give. These three organizations came together over the idea of how can they could leverage technology for social good – hack-a-thon style! Mobile is the fastest growing communications and engagement medium and digital philanthropy is an evolving sector. They asked themselves, what could mobile technology do for the 12 Herald Christmas Fund charities to help solve a problem or help reach their goals and objectives? This year the Calgary Herald‘s Christmas Fund decided to champion mobile for its participating charities to help them in their organizational endeavors. Want to get involved? The Hack-a-thon will take place over 48 hours on Saturday, February 2 through Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the Calgary Herald.

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Safe and Caring Schools & Communities (SACSC) Seeks Communications Officer in Edmonton

SACSC logoThe Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities (SACSC) is currently seeking Communications Officer for a one year maternity leave term. Our organization provides research-based programs, resources and workshops that help adults create safe spaces for youth. We focus on bullying prevention, character education and creating a safe and caring culture for schools & communities across Alberta. Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Director of Education, the Communications Officer is responsible for advancing the mission of the Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities by managing a diverse communications portfolio which includes resource and program writing, editing and graphic design, media relations, social media management and special event planning.

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WordFest presents The ECO TOUR featuring David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin | February 27, 2013 | Calgary

ECOTOUR WordFest presents Canadian icon David Suzuki and award-winning, bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin in Calgary on Wednesday, February 27 as part of the Eco Tour. The event will take place at the John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library, at 7pm and will feature Suzuki and Rubin discussing their shared belief that a sustainable future can only be found at the intersection of ecology and economics. Copies of the authors’ books will be sold at the venue and a book signing will follow the event. Tickets for the event are $15 and can be ordered through the EPCOR Centre Box Office at 403.294.9494 or online at

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Medicine Hat Musical Theatre Invites Auditions for Oliver! | February 12 & 13, 2013

OliverThe Medicine Hat Musical Theatre wants you on board either on stage, or behind it!  They’re always looking for Stage Hands, Tech (Lights/Sound), set-builders, costumers, Directors/Producers, and generally people who want to have a great time with other great people who are having a great time!! To get involved select the CONTACT US link at the top of their website and in the form at the bottom of the page, send them an email about how you want to get involved, and your related skills. If the spotlight interests you, audition for Oliver! their upcoming musical theatre production to open in November 2013. Auditions run February 12, 2013 – 6:30pm – 9:30pm and February 13, 2013 – 6:30pm – 9:30pm. They would LOVE to hear from you!  Tickets now on sale for True West by Sam Shepard, opens February 1, 2013. See more at

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