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October 2019

National Geographic Live: Akashinga – The Brave Ones

October 21 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm

$37 – $80

Damien Mander retired after achieving an elite rank in the Royal Australian Navy and moved to Africa to employ military strategy in the fight against poachers. After making the voyage, Mander found himself helping to organize the first all-female ranger unit in Zimbabwe —Akashinga, a.k.a. The Brave Ones. He, and prominent unit member Vimbai Kumire, will share their stories on stage as part of National Geographic Live. Photograph courtesy of Arts Commons Presents.

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Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series: Xakiji (Chief) Lee Crowchild

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Design Lab, 616 Macleod Tr. S.
Calgary, Canada
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Free

The University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy (ii’ taa’poh’to’p) second entry in its 2019-20 Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series will host an address from Xakiji Lee Crowchild, a third generation Xakiji who has instructed at universities, worked in many capacities and positions within Tsuut’ina and served on boards of directors. He will speak on "the changing landscape on and around the Tsuu'tina Nation west of Calgary, and his approach to municipal partnerships on large-scale land development projects." This event is free…

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On the Boards: Failed Architecture

October 25 @ 5:30 pm
Urban Systems, 134 11 Ave. S.E.
Calgary, Canada
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Sure, design is influenced by success, but it is also importantly shaped by failure. At this talk, three different design scenarios will explore the issues that influence design's impact. Blanka Bracic (City of Calgary), María Galdón (Planta Landscape) and Philip Vandermey (Spectacle Bureau of Architecture and Urbanism) will each present design ideas to initiate an open conversation among speakers and attendees. Entry is free for d.talks members or $20 for the general public. Image courtesy of d.talks.

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Parenting 2.0 Plus+

October 26 - October 27
Sandman Hotel City Centre Calgary, 888 7 Ave. S.W.
Calgary, Canada
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Prices vary

Author, speaker and parenting educator Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych., and her partner David Loyst, M.Sc, are hosting a two-day parenting conference at the Sandman Hotel City Centre Calgary on Oct. 26 and 27. Day one will feature Lapointe's Parenting 2.0 curriculum while day two is your option between a lecture from Lapointe on discipline and anxiety or Loyst's Reference and Regulate Autism Intervention training. Photograph courtesy of Dr. Vanessa Lapointe.

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Wild Woman Rising

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blackstone Mountain Lodge, 170 Kananaskis Way
Calgary, Canada
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$175

In Her Circle is hosting its first-ever retreat in Canmore at the Blackstone Mountain Lodge. The day includes mingling, discussions of self love and self worth, yoga led by Meghan Way of Yoga & Beyond Studio, lunch, snacks, a talk by Ashley Brodeur from Army of Sass and more. In Her Circle is a local media and events organization helping women fight loneliness by creating authentic friendships through building a community. Photograph courtesy of In Her Circle.

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Coffee Talk: The Wild Coasts of Canada with Scott Forsyth

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
The Camera Store, 802 11 Ave. S.W.
Calgary, Canada
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Free

Remarking on his new book The Wild Coasts of Canada, Scott Forsyth will take you on a visual journey through Canada's three coastlines. From the rainforests of the Pacific's Haida Gwaii to the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic, Forsyth will captivate audience members with stories about Canada's natural history and coastal communities. Besides publishing a book, Forsyth recently became Canadian Geographic's newest photographer-in-residence. There will be refreshments provided and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Photograph by Scott Forsyth.

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Wordfest Presents Alexander McCall Smith (To The Land Of Long Lost Friends)

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$25

Alexander McCall Smith's newest book To The Land Of Long Lost Friends marks his 20th edition to the "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series. As Mma Precious Ramotswe takes on a new case for a childhood acquaintance, she's reminded of the value of tried and true wisdom and to never judge a book by its cover as the story unfolds. This event will feature an on-stage interview, followed by an audience Q&A as well as a book signing. Photograph courtesy of Wordfest.

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November 2019

Wolves and Wolverines with Peter Mather

November 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Banff Centre, 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr.
Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5 Canada
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Free

As part of the Banff Mountain Centre Film & Book Festival, photojournalist Peter Mather will share his antics and escapades while attempting to capture the intersection of wildlife, wilderness and the Indigenous people of the North throughout his photographic travels. Photograph by Peter Mather.

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Chasing the Light with Erik McRitchie

November 2 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Banff Centre, 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr.
Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5 Canada
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Free

As part of the Banff Mountain Centre Film & Book Festival, landscape and wedding photographer Erik McRitchie will be discussing how to capture show-stopping images in any lighting condition. Whether it's a beautiful sunset or abysmal midday lighting, McRitchie has some tips and tricks for the best timing, locations and gear to help overcome any lighting challenge. Photograph by Erik McRitchie.

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Fast and Female Calgary Summit

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Markin MacPahil Centre, 151 Canada Olympic Rd. S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T3B 5R5 Canada
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$65

The annual Fast and Female Summit is back in town for another year and will be featuring sessions and activities that focus on inclusion in sports. Girls (8 to 14 years old), leaders-in-training (15 to 18 years old) and parents and coaches will be able to attend: seminars on peer connections, empowerment and leadership; physical literacy circuit training; sports psychology presentations; and, talks with Paralympic athletes like Tammy Cunnington and Alana Ramsay. Photograph provided by Fast and Female Calgary.

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Damien Mander retired after achieving an elite rank in the Royal Australian Navy and moved to Africa to employ military strategy in the fight against poachers. After making the voyage, Mander found himself helping to organize the first all-female ranger unit in Zimbabwe —Akashinga, a.k.a. The Brave Ones. He, and prominent unit member Vimbai Kumire, will share their stories on stage as part of National Geographic Live.

Photograph courtesy of Arts Commons Presents.

The University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy (ii’ taa’poh’to’p) second entry in its 2019-20 Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series will host an address from Xakiji Lee Crowchild, a third generation Xakiji who has instructed at universities, worked in many capacities and positions within Tsuut’ina and served on boards of directors. He will speak on “the changing landscape on and around the Tsuu’tina Nation west of Calgary, and his approach to municipal partnerships on large-scale land development projects.” This event is free and open to the public.

Photography courtesy of University of Calgary.

Sure, design is influenced by success, but it is also importantly shaped by failure. At this talk, three different design scenarios will explore the issues that influence design’s impact. Blanka Bracic (City of Calgary), María Galdón (Planta Landscape) and Philip Vandermey (Spectacle Bureau of Architecture and Urbanism) will each present design ideas to initiate an open conversation among speakers and attendees. Entry is free for d.talks members or $20 for the general public.

Image courtesy of d.talks.

Author, speaker and parenting educator Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych., and her partner David Loyst, M.Sc, are hosting a two-day parenting conference at the Sandman Hotel City Centre Calgary on Oct. 26 and 27. Day one will feature Lapointe’s Parenting 2.0 curriculum while day two is your option between a lecture from Lapointe on discipline and anxiety or Loyst’s Reference and Regulate Autism Intervention training.

Photograph courtesy of Dr. Vanessa Lapointe.

In Her Circle is hosting its first-ever retreat in Canmore at the Blackstone Mountain Lodge. The day includes mingling, discussions of self love and self worth, yoga led by Meghan Way of Yoga & Beyond Studio, lunch, snacks, a talk by Ashley Brodeur from Army of Sass and more. In Her Circle is a local media and events organization helping women fight loneliness by creating authentic friendships through building a community.

Photograph courtesy of In Her Circle.

Remarking on his new book The Wild Coasts of CanadaScott Forsyth will take you on a visual journey through Canada’s three coastlines. From the rainforests of the Pacific’s Haida Gwaii to the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic, Forsyth will captivate audience members with stories about Canada’s natural history and coastal communities. Besides publishing a book, Forsyth recently became Canadian Geographic’s newest photographer-in-residence.

There will be refreshments provided and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Photograph by Scott Forsyth.

Alexander McCall Smith’s newest book To The Land Of Long Lost Friends marks his 20th edition to the “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” series. As Mma Precious Ramotswe takes on a new case for a childhood acquaintance, she’s reminded of the value of tried and true wisdom and to never judge a book by its cover as the story unfolds. This event will feature an on-stage interview, followed by an audience Q&A as well as a book signing.

Photograph courtesy of Wordfest.

As part of the Banff Mountain Centre Film & Book Festival, photojournalist Peter Mather will share his antics and escapades while attempting to capture the intersection of wildlife, wilderness and the Indigenous people of the North throughout his photographic travels.

Photograph by Peter Mather.

As part of the Banff Mountain Centre Film & Book Festival, landscape and wedding photographer Erik McRitchie will be discussing how to capture show-stopping images in any lighting condition. Whether it’s a beautiful sunset or abysmal midday lighting, McRitchie has some tips and tricks for the best timing, locations and gear to help overcome any lighting challenge.

Photograph by Erik McRitchie.

The annual Fast and Female Summit is back in town for another year and will be featuring sessions and activities that focus on inclusion in sports. Girls (8 to 14 years old), leaders-in-training (15 to 18 years old) and parents and coaches will be able to attend: seminars on peer connections, empowerment and leadership; physical literacy circuit training; sports psychology presentations; and, talks with Paralympic athletes like Tammy Cunnington and Alana Ramsay.

Photograph provided by Fast and Female Calgary.

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