Drop-In and Registered Program Schedule

 

Registration is on-going for all of our programs. Programs are free and prioritized for people living onshaw_youth low incomes.

Please contact the staff member listed in the program descriptions to register.

 


 

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Monday
Drop In Community Action Coffee
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Drop in to meet new people and learn more about taking action to create a connected, healthy community. Who: Community members and supervised children Contact: Joe Espina jespina@aspenfamily.org (403) 472-0351

Volunteer Food Prep
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dedicated volunteers help prepare food for our community meals and market each week. Who: Community members. Volunteer application on our website. Contact: Bethel Tesfay btesfay@thealex.ca (403) 510-3417

FoodFit Alumni
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ongoing support for FoodFit graduates to stay connected and motivated while learning about nutrition, cooking and gentle exercise.

Who: Community members. Registration required.
Contact: Erin Gionet
egionet@thealex.ca (403) 455-5792

Drop In Yoga

Join an experienced yoga and meditation guide for conscious breath work and learn to move mindfully. (No experience necessary.) Contact: Lisarose Berreth-Feragen lunalisarose@gmail.com (403) 829-0379

Tuesday
Food Fit
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A community kitchen to bring people together to develop healthy habits, by learning about nutrition, engaging in exercise, and cooking a healthy meal.

Who: Community members. Registration required.
Contact: Erin Gionet
egionet@thealex.ca (403) 455-5792

Indigenous Moms Group
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

If you are expecting a baby or have young ones, join us to talk, cook, eat and connect with other moms. Who: Expecting women or women with young babies. All women welcome. Registration required. Contact: Miriam Bankey mbankey@thealex.ca (403) 801-6041

Wednesday
Youth Hub: What Feeds Us
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn and mobilize about social justice issues in the community of Greater Forest Lawn and beyond.

Who: Youth aged 13-17. Registration required.
Contact: Syma Habib
shabib@thealex.ca (403) 970-5473

Drop-In Community Lunch

Drop-in for a free, nutritious lunch every Wednesday. Biweekly in partnership with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre. Priority for people living on low-incomes. Who: Community members and supervised children. Contact: goodfood@thealex.ca (403) 455-5792

Peer Advocacy Office
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Receive assistance on a wide variety of issues from trained community members. Who: Adults and supervised children. Drop-in. Contact: goodfood@thealex.ca (403) 455-5792

Thursday
FoodFit
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A community kitchen to bring people together to develop healthy habits, by learning about nutrition, engaging in exercise, and cooking a healthy meal.

Who: Community members. Registration required.
Contact: Erin Gionet
egionet@thealex.ca (403) 455-5792

International Ave Kitchen
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Celebrate cuisines from around the world and share family recipes.

Who: Community members. Registration Required
Contact: Miriam Bankey
mbankey@thealex.ca (403) 801-6041

Friday
Produce Market & Cafe
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Drop-in to shop at the affordable produce market and enjoy a coffee with neighbours. Free pedal-powered smoothies for kids.

Who: Adults and supervised children. Priority for people living on low-incomes.
Contact: goodfood@thealex.ca (403) 455-5792

Peer Advocacy Office
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Receive assistance on a wide variety of issues from trained community members. Who: Adults and supervised children. Drop-in. Contact: goodfood@thealex.ca (403) 455-5792

Drop In Breakfast
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Drop-in for a free, nutritious breakfast every Friday. Who: Community members and supervised children. Contact: goodfood@thealex.ca (403) 455-5792

Saturday
Community Action Training
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to advocate, navigate social systems and take action on issues in the community.

Who: Community members. Registration Required
Contact: Syma Habib
shabib@thealex.ca(403) 970-5473

Kids Cook and Grow
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn more about where good food come from, gain new skills in the kitchen and garden, and have fun! Who: Children aged 8-12. Registration required. Contact: Joanna Tschudy jtschudy@thealex.ca (403) 455-5792

RentSmart
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Adult education course for housing stability. Participants will learn tenant rights and responsibilities, how to manage finances, how to take care of their home and more. Who: New Calgary Housing Tenants Contact: Abosede Ojelere abosede.ojelere@calgary.ca (403) 268-5303

Mondays


Volunteer Food Prep

Dedicated volunteers help prepare food for our community meals and market each week.

Who: Community members. Volunteer application on our website.
When: Mondays, 9am-12pm
Contact: Syma Habib
shabib@thealex.ca (403) 970-5473

Our Relationship with Money

Increase financial resiliency and knowledge while connecting with peers.

Who: 65+. Registration Required.
When: Mondays, 1-4pm
Contact: Sajjad Ahmad sajjada@caryacalgary.ca (403) 305-5260

FoodFit Alumni

Ongoing support for FoodFit graduates to stay connected and motivated while learning about nutrition, cooking and gentle exercise.

Who: Community members. Registration required.
When: Mondays, monthly, 6-9pm
Contact: Erin Gionet
egionet@thealex.ca (403) 801-6755

Tuesdays


Indigenous Moms Group

If you are expecting a baby or have young ones, join us to talk, cook, eat and connect with other moms.

Who: Expecting women or women with young babies. All women welcome. Registration required.
When: Tuesdays, 10-12:30pm
Contact: Miriam Bankey
mbankey@thealex.ca (403) 801-6041

International Ave Kitchen

Celebrate cuisines from around the world and share your family recipes.

Who: Community Members. Registration Required.
When: Tuesdays, 2-4:30pm
Contact: Miriam Bankey
mbankey@thealex.ca (403) 801-6041

FoodFit

A 12-week program to help you improve your well-being through healthy cooking and gentle exercise in a positive, supportive environment.

Who: Community members. Registration required.
When: Tuesdays, 6-9pm
Contact: Erin Gionet
egionet@thealex.ca (403) 801-6755

Wednesdays


Level Ground Gardening

Get your hands in the dirt and help accomplish weekly garden goals.

Who: Adults and supervised children. Drop-in.
When: Wednesdays, 9am-12pm
Contact: Joanna Tschudy
jtschudy@thealex.ca (403) 455-5792

Peer Advocacy Office

Receive assistance on a wide variety of issues from trained community members.

Who: Adults and supervised children. Drop-in.
When: Wednesdays, 11:30-1pm
Contact: goodfood@thealex.ca (403) 455-5792

Community Lunch

Drop-in for free, nutritious lunch every Wednesday. Bi-weekly in partnership with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre.

Who: Community members and supervised children.
When: Wednesdays, 12-1pm
Contact: goodfood@thealex.ca (403) 455-5792

Youth Hub: What Feeds Us

Learn to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food while discussing social justice issues, making art, and hanging out in a safe and welcoming space.

Who: Youth aged 14-18. Registered drop-in.
When: Wednesdays, 4:30-7pm
Contact: Syma Habib
shabib@thealex.ca (403) 970-5473

Thursdays


Root Troop Kids Gardening

From forest to lawn, adventure out and bring the natural world in for a closer look. We will use the garden, our neighbourhood and each other to explore and connect with nature and our community.

Who: Children aged 8-12. Registration required.
When: Thursday, 9-11:30am
Contact: Joanna Tschudy
jtschudy@thealex.ca (403) 455-5792

FoodFit

A 12-week program to help you improve your well-being through healthy cooking and gentle exercise in a positive, supportive environment.

Who: Community members. Registration required.
When: Thursdays, 9:30-12:30pm
Contact: Erin Gionet
egionet@thealex.ca (403) 801-6755

Healthy on a Budget

Come learn how to cook delicious and nutritious dishes on budget.

Who: Community members. Registration required.
When: Saturdays, 12-2:30pm
Contact: Miriam Bankey
mbankey@thealex.ca (403) 801-6041

Fridays


Peer Advocacy Office

Receive assistance on a wide variety of issues from trained community members.

Who: Adults and supervised children. Drop-in.
When: Fridays, 10:30am-12pm
Contact: goodfood@thealex.ca (403) 455-5792

Affordable Produce Market and Cafe

Drop-in and shop the affordable produce market and enjoy a coffee. Free smoothies using pedal-power on our bike blenders!

Who: Community members and supervised children.
When: Fridays, 10am-12pm
Contact: goodfood@thealex.ca (403) 455-5792

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids come together to learn about healthy food, cooking skills and teamwork – and of course have fun!

Who: Children aged 7-12. Registration required.
When: Fridays, 2-4pm
Contact: Miriam Bankey
mbankey@thealex.ca (403) 801-6041

Saturdays


RentSmart

Adult education course for housing stability. Participants will learn tenant rights and responsibilities, how to manage finances, how to take care of their home and more.

Who: New Calgary Housing Tenants
When: Saturdays, 10-1pm
Contact: Abosede Ojelere
abosede.ojelere@thealex.ca (403) 268-5303

Community Action Training

Learn how to advocate, navigate social systems and take action on issues in the community.

Who: Community members. Registration Required
When: Saturdays, 1-4pm
Contact: Syma Habib
shabib@thealex.ca (403) 970-5473

Garden Skills Share Workshop

From seed to harvest and everything in between, join us for our skill sharing workshop series. Local specialists will be highlighted to share tips and trucks and make the most of your gardening experience.

Who: Adults and supervised children. Registration required.
When: Saturdays, 4-7pm
Contact: Joanna Tschudy
jtschudy@thealex.ca (403) 455-5792

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