Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

HERITAGE DAY FEST – MONDAY AUGUST 5TH JOHN PEAKE PARK, CHESTERMERE
Please join us from 11am-6pm for a fun filled day celebrating multiculturalism with plenty of activities, a cultural pavilion, food and entertainment. We will be on hand to educate and advocate about family abuse issues related across communities and cultures. Make sure to stop by our booth for great information, to sign up for our mailing list, candy and a FREE raffle.

PAST EVENTS

PRIDE IN THE PARKJUNE 30th
It was another inspirational and fun Pride in the Park in Chesteremere on June 30th. It was the second annual pride event for the City of Chestermere and we are proud to be a part of it. Many family friendly activities took place all day long and a great time as had by everyone young and old!

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UNDER THE BIG TOP FUNDRAISER – JUNE 15 STRATHMORE CIVIC CENTRE
Thank you to everyone who came out to our fundraiser on June 15th! A great time was had by everyone who attended!

A special thank you to our sponsors who made this event a reality.
CHINOOK FINANCIAL
COR-LAN DEVELOPMENTS
DELPHAN DEVELOPMENTS LTD.
DCM VENTURES
GATES AGENCIES
GREGORY, HARRIMAN & ASSOCIATES LLP
RICHARDSON PIONEER
STRATHMORE ELKS LODGE #491

GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR FESTIVAL- JUNE 22 STRATHMORE
We had another great time during the Get to Know Your Neighbour Festival on June 22nd in Strathmore. This year we planted the seed of awareness and compassion with seed planting and a sucker pull for the little ones along with complementary water and freezies for all. Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

SIKSIKA HEALTH FAIR – MAY 1 DEERFOOT SPORTSPLEX
WCS was delighted to attend the annual Siksika Health Fair on May 1st. The event showcased a wide variety of health and wellness services available in Siksika and surrounding communities. WCS team members hosted a booth highlighting shelter programming and supporting individuals with information surrounding family abuse and safety planning. A delicious lunch was served and former NHL star Jordan Tootoo gave an inspirational speech and offered a meet and greet afterwards for all in attendance.

PINK SHIRT DAY – February 27th
On Wednesday February 27th we wear PINK. WCS aims to provide preventative education programs on bullying, peaceful conflict resolution, empathy, healthy relationships and more to children and adults of all ages. We encourage YOU to get involved in anti-bully initiatives this month. Some ways you can make an impact are:

  • Contact our Public Educator to book a FREE workshop for your classroom, school or organization
  • Don’t be a bystander. Interrupt bullying and abusive behavior when you see it (if it is safe to do so).
  • Choose kindness. Our staff has challenged each other to a February dedicated to kindness. We will be participating in acts of kindness for each other, our community, ourselves and the environment all month long. We challenge YOU to create a kindness challenge of your own!
  • Support organizations and programs in your community that advocate for change. Click here to donate.
  • Educate yourself, your children and others about what bullying behavior is and how to take a stand. Resources can be found here.
  • WEAR PINK WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27TH and show your school and community that you wish to raise awareness about the lasting effects of bullying and promote self esteem in youth.

WCS STAFF KINDNESS CHALLENGE 2019 IN ACTION

RED ROSE CAMPAIGN – December 6
WCS staff and the RE/MAX Real Estate Reps Group delivered over 130 roses on December 6th to honour those who have lost their lives as a result of Domestic Violence. The Rose Campaign is a national advocacy campaign to end violence against women and girls. Each year YWCA Canada’s Rose Campaign to end violence against women and girls highlights what we can all do to make their lives safer. The Rose Campaign is named for the rose button that commemorated the murder of 14 young women at Montréal’s l’École Polytechnique on December 6, 1989, and called on Canadians to first mourn, and then work for change.

Actions you can take every day:
• Be kind and respectful in your daily life.
• Speak up about violence in your community and in your school.
• Don’t bully and don’t ignore bullying – abuse comes in many forms.
• Support Gay Straight Alliances to make your school safer for your LGBTQ schoolmates.
• Watch your language – what’s funny to you might be hurtful to someone else.
• Don’t let it ride, when you know something wrong is going on, name it.

“Finding Our Voices” peer based group – Tuesdays starting November 6th, 2018
In partnership with Chestermere Addiction & Mental Health Services and Sagesse The Wheatland Crisis Society invites you to register for this six-week peer-based group program that focuses on issues related to self-esteem and the importance of effective communication. Topics include self-image, shame, compassion and the significance of healthy relationships – both with ourselves and others. Childcare is provided and registration is as simple as a phone call or email. Contact Joanna at 403-934-6634 ex. 111 or wcs.out3@wcsab.ca or Yvonne at 403-365-5401 or yvonne.harris@ahs.ca anytime for more information or to register today. Space is limited.

Spartan Alliance Diversity Summit & Resource Fair – Oct. 11, 2018
Thank you to the Spartan Alliance Diversity Summit & Resource Fair for inviting WCS to attend this inspirational event. Staff hosted a table at the resource fair and spoke to students and staff of the school about shelter services and healthy relationships. The event proved to be a massive success and WCS was proud to be a part of it.

CREAM CAN ROAD TRIP – NEW ROAD TRIP STARTS NOVEMBER 1ST 2018!
Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community? Consider hosting our Cream Can for a month of its 2018/2019 road trip.

HOW IT WORKS
Twelve businesses can sign up to host the cream can for one month (or more) and collect as many donations as possible during the hosting period. “Travelling” starts for the year in November and the cream can relocates on the 1st of each month. A tax deductible donation of $250.00 is collected as a host fee and each business or team is encouraged to get creative to raise funds. Recognition and advertisement of your business will be placed on our Facebook page and website.  The business who raises the most funds during their month will receive special recognition, seating at our annual fundraiser gala event and best of all BRAGGING RIGHTS! Be sure to follow our Facebook page to get the latest details on the cream cans location and how you can help out!

If your business is interested in hosting the cream can we want to hear from you! Please contact wcs.general@wcsab.ca or call 403 934 6634 for more details on how to participate.

 

WALK A MILE – MAY 30TH, 2018
The Wheatland Crisis Society was excited to volunteer at the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event hosted by the Big Country Anti Violence Association. Over $9000.00 was raised in pledges by the men who walked the walk on May 30th. These donations will be used by the Big Country Anti Violence Association to provide help to victims of violence and sexual assault and raise awareness.

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