Weekly News & Events August 24, 2020

YYC Community Helpers Volunteer Call out

YYC Community Helpers, one of our CACG initiatives, is in the immediate need of volunteers to deliver Food Bank food hampers weekday mornings (M,T, W, F) to households within Calgary experiencing food insecurity.  If you are interested, you can read more about the requirements of the position on the Propellus volunteer posting here.

From Our Environment Research Action Team:

Defend Alberta Parks Campaign - Letters to MLAs and lawn signs in Calgary

www.defendabparks.ca

The Alberta government is planning to close 20 parks and remove 164 from the Alberta Parks system. A total of 175 parks (37% of Alberta parks) will lose protection and Albertans could lose access. 4,400 campsites may be lost. 7 of 10 Albertans oppose these closures / removals. This decision was made without public consultation and without evidence of cost savings. 

We need your help. The changes are not yet final. Please join the Alberta Environmental Network, CPAWS Northern Alberta and CPAWS Southern Alberta and tens of thousands of Albertans who have already spoken up against these changes. Tell your MLA that Alberta Parks are important to you and should not be closed / removed. We are mobilizing an MLA letter-writing and lawn sign campaign in Calgary - please find us at www.defendabparks.ca

Go to www.defendabparks.ca to send a letter to your MLA, request a lawn sign, donate or volunteer. And please spread the word and tell others. Thank you! For more information contact info@defendabparks.ca.

Building Mental Health Resiliency: Weds. September 16 at 7pm.

We are only beginning to understand the significant connections between our mental and physical health. Join us for a webinar on Building Mental Health Resiliency to learn about the "mix of six," resiliency factors that contribute to health and well-being. These resiliency factors: love and support, stress management, sleep, physical activity, diet and healthy environment, can be supported by mind-body practices that reduce stress, including the practice of mindfulness.

Bess Yang and John Wang will present an overview of Mental Health Resiliency.

Doctors Linda Carlson and Bonnie Caplan will present on resiliency factors, such as mental health & nutrition and the benefits of meditation, yoga, and Tai Chi for stress reduction.

For more information or to register please click here.


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