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Saturday, April 18

33rd Annual Law Day

Location: Calgary Courts Centre
Address: 601 - 5 Street S.W.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Law Day is a family-friendly, interactive event that promotes access to justice and introduces the public to key participants in the judicial system including members of the police service, lawyers and judges. Activities include Court Centre Tours, Canada Border Services with Rusty the sniffer dog, "Ask a Lawyer", mock trials including "Batman vs. Robin", and "Custody Battle on the Gridiron!" starring Calgary Stampeders Ralph the Dog.

Cost: FREE!


For further information call 263-3707. Twitter: @LawDayAlberta

Saturday, April 18

Saturday Morning at the Law School – Environmental Law 101: Environmental Law as Decision-Making Process – Public Lecture

Location: Murray Fraser Hall, Room 3360, Faculty of Law
Address: University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

This lecture will consider the basic features of Canadian environmental law, using examples from both the federal and provincial levels. Martin Olszynski, Assistant Professor of Law, will be the lecturer.

Cost: Free

For further information contact: Sue Parsons, 403 220 3200,


Tuesday, April 21

17th Annual Youth Hiring Fair

Location: Big Four, Stampede Park
Address: 1801 Big Four Trail S.E.
Time: 1:30 – 6 p.m.

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre will be hosting its 17th annual Youth Hiring Fair. The event will take place at the Stampede Grounds, Big Four, Hall B.

5,000 youth and 80 employers are expected to be in attendance.

Bring your resume, dress to impress, and get an interview!

Cost: Free


For further information contact: Susan Yuen, 403-268-4767,

Tuesday, April 21

Thriving in a Downcycle with Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Location: The Metropolitan Centre
Address: 333 4 Avenue SW
Time: 11:45 a - Reception / 12:15 p - Lunch & Program / 1:30 p Wrap up

Black Swan author Nassim Taleb has devoted his life to immersing himself in problems of luck, randomness, human error, probability and the philosophy of knowledge. He will be talking about how we can not only survive in challenging times, but thrive by utilizing his ideas around the humans misunderstanding of uncertainty.

Cost: $89 - Patron Tickets / $199 Sponsor Tickets (includes photo opportunity with Taleb)


For further information contact: Anna Kobuladze 587-355-9959 x102 or



Tuesday, April 21

Calgary Women In Construction Mix & Mingle

Location: Floorscapes Inc.
Address: 525 - 58th Ave SE
Time: 4:30 am - 7 pm

Join Calgary Women in Construction to discover the wonderful products that Floorscapes has to offer while you Network Your Business products and services; mix and mingle among women from all facets of the residential new home construction and renovation industry.

COST: Members $15, Non-members $25


For further information contact:  Elaine Coates, 587-581-5533  Email:

Wednesday, April 22

Administrative Professionals Day Workshop

Location: Calgary Training Centre
Address: 215 – 12 Avenue SE, Lower Level, East Entrance
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

For those people who make your success possible, we're offering a one-day workshop complete with lunch, flowers and a piece of hand-made jewelry.

The workshop comprises three modules:

Listening Skills for Boosting Communication Process Improvement Keep Stress and Worry in Perspective

Guest Speaker Michelle Kelly, Canadian Olympian, Reality TV Star

Cost: $399.00

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For further information contact:
Dale Carnegie Training – Southern Alberta & Saskatchewan, Alaska


Wednesday, April 22

ClubNetwork: A New Business Network & Referrals Group

Location: Phil's Restaurant
Address: 1520 - 14th St SW
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Lisa Holden Rovers, Founder of Workplace Matters, will walk through the framework of the DiSC® model. This leading model is designed to help you understand and appreciate differing styles of the people you work with. The result is more effective and productive working relationships.

Cost: $5


For further information contact:  Al Gibson, 403-473-2350,


Wednesday, April 22

Designing YOUR Ideal Life Workshop

Location: Ideal Life Experience
Address: Casel Building, #205 - 2505 17th Ave SW. (complimentary parking on level 2 (P2) stall number 45. There is also plenty of street parking.)
Time: 11:00 AM & 5:30 PM

An invitation to slow down for 20 minutes and think deeply about what you want from your life and to prioritize those wants in a way that will dramatically increase the likelihood of actually living your Ideal Life. The purpose is to provide value to the community by facilitating you through an exercise that helps give you more clarity about your IDEAL LIFE and the importance of making good choices in alignment with that.

Cost: Free

To regsiter for 11:00 Am (FREE) –
To regsiter for 5:30 PM (FREE) -

For further information contact: (Name, Phone, Email) Laura Donnelly, Administrative Manager, 403 543 7226,



Thursday, April 23

Workplace Diversity Strategies: Utilizing Universal Design to Build an Inclusive Organization

Location: Calgary Chamber of Commerce
Address: 237 8 Avenue Southeast
Time: 09:00 am – 11:00 am

CAES is excited to offer the first of a two-part series on Workplace Diversity Strategies. These seminars will provide Calgary Employers with insights, information and tools to build their capacity to engage in inclusive recruitment and create inclusive workplaces. Discover how to increase your organizational diversity and develop an inclusive and engaged workplace culture.

Cost: $30.00

For further information contact: Hayley Richards 403-283-0611



Thursday, April 23 – Sunday, April 26

Spur Festival

Location: Various venues
Time: various session times

Spur is a national festival of politics, art and ideas and is a catalyst for change in Canada. Through nationally relevant and locally nuanced discussions, presentations and performances, the festival seeks to spur its participants to action on issues affecting Canadians. Feisty, multi-partisan, forward-looking, and solution-driven, this national railway of ideas will provide Canada with vital new cultural infrastructure for the 21st century.

Cost: Adults: $17

For further information contact:


Friday, April 24

Get Connected - Make the most out of your networking

Location: Willow Park Golf Course
Address: 639 Willow Park Dr SE
Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Do you want to increase your results? Networking can do that. If you do it right! Join us for a fun educational breakfast and learn:

What not to do! How to add value to others. How to help people help you

Cost: early bird $149 Bring 3 friends and your ticket is free.


For Further Information Contact: Lynnell Ible 403 805 6043,