Mysteries, Riddles, Surprises & Secrets – in YOUR Family? Find out at FamilyRoots2017 in Calgary on September 23

Family-Histories-LogoAlberta Family Histories Society is proud to announce FamilyRoots2017 – Our Canada! Our Stories! September 23rd at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. This conference will be relevant to those who have been tracing their family history for decades or are just new to genealogy. Sessions will help participants learn how to organise information, track down their female relatives, delve into the treasures hiding in census records, harness the power of DNA to solve riddles, and ignite children or grandchildren’s interest in their family’s past.

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Wildcats Lead Change, Partner with ACWS to End Violence Against Women

ACWSAs the Edmonton Wildcats prepare for their first home game of the season on Saturday, August 26, the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS) is pleased to announce our new partnership with them. The partnership will build on ACWS’s Leading Change™ call to action to end gender-based violence. ACWS will work with Wildcats players, coaches and staff as they become community ambassadors in the work to empower communities to stand up to everyday sexism and end violence against women.

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Next Generation of Indigenous Language Instructors in Alberta Get Funding Boost

Billy-Joe-LaboucanUniversity of Alberta-run set of courses designed to breathe new life into Alberta’s nine Indigenous languages was strengthened by the provincial government on July 25, 2017. David Eggen, Alberta’s minister of education, was on hand to announce a $665,000 grant for the Canadian Indigenous Language and Literacy Development Institute (CILLDI) to bolster the training of Indigenous language teachers who will return to their communities to enhance K-12 language education. All five of the courses taught under the CILLDI umbrella are part of a proposed Indigenous Languages Education Certificate being taught by Indigenous instructors over three weeks each summer.

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Support the Streets Alive Mission Summer Wing Ding 2017 Fundraiser on July 18

streets-aliveHave a Wing Ding of a good time while supporting essential life-recovery programs at Streets Alive Mission, and help bring HOPE to those in need.  On Tuesday, July 18th, everyone is invited to join in the fantastic evening of food, friends, and fun, complete with dinner, dessert, auction, and lively entertainment, all in support of Streets Alive Mission.  Get in quick, as the Summer Wing Ding usually sells out, and tickets must be bought in advance.

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