Alberta Liberals host expert panel forum on Drug Decriminalization – Help Not Handcuffs

Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan and Liberal MLA Dr David Swann will host an expert panel to discuss Drug Decriminalization – Help Not Handcuffs..

Two Albertans are dying every day from drug overdoses. Alberta Liberals have constructive suggestions to better manage the Opioid Crisis. We urge the NDP Government to work with the Federal Government to Decriminalize Drugs. ,

Khan stated, “It is time we treat addicts as people with a horrible disease. They are sick. They are not criminals. Decriminalization of drugs is an essential part of reducing stigma and improving their chances of healing.”

Dr Swann stated, “We must remove the stigma of drug use and provide hope. We must also address the financial impact of this crisis. Canada spent $550M in 2017 on recurrent hospital visits, policing, court proceedings, and incarceration. Decriminalization will lead those with addictions and devastating mental illness to help and recovery – not thrown into jail.”

The issue will be fully discussed by panelists on all sides of this issue  including medical clinicians, harm reduction advocates, a former drug user turned health advocate and those who lost loved ones to opioids.
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WHERE: O’Brien Institute for Public Health
HSC Room G500 – 3330 Hospital Dr NW.

WHEN: 7:00 pm Wednesday Nov 14
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: 6:30 pm


Beakerhead 2018!

Beakerhead will official be on in Calgary between September 19 – 23, 2018! The official Beakerhead program lineup is available online for all ticketed events. This year’s extravaganza will include remarkable spectacles of art and science, unique activities, and more than 50 distinct events – many of which are free, but still require registration to get tickets.

Four of these fantastic events will be taking place right here in Calgary Mountain View! Follow the links below for more details!

DungBeetle

LEDdance

Cryptocurrency clinic

Chocolatsaurus


Alberta Liberal MLA David Swann releases statement on Calgary Pride

Alberta Liberal MLA David Swann has issued the following statement in recognition of Calgary Pride:

“I am excited to once again join with Calgarians in celebrating LGBTQ2S+ communities.

“Alberta Liberals have led all political parties in support for LGBTQ2S+ Albertans.

“In 1994 we were the first party to call for sexual orientation to be added as a prohibited ground of discrimination to the Alberta Human Rights Act.

“In 2014 we introduced Private Member’s Bill 202 to make gay-straight alliances (GSAs) mandatory in schools where students ask for them. I was immensely proud of the changes that legislation led to.

“David Khan has continued the proud Liberal tradition on LGBTQ2S+ issues by raising issues such as improving access to hormone replacement therapy, putting an end to conversion therapy and fighting back against homophobic dog whistle politics.

“Calgarians can be proud of the progress we have made and optimistic about the progress we will continue to make. We are all helping to establish Alberta as a safer and more welcoming place for LGBTQ2S+ individuals.”


Terminator Run for Youth Addiction Awarness

Terminator Run for Youth Addiction Awareness

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Sunday, 16 September 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (MDT)

Confederation Park
905 30 Avenue Northwest
Calgary, AB T2K 0A2
Canada

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The Terminator Run for Youth Addiction Awareness is a 5km walk/run to raise awareness and offer hope for youth and families impacted by addiction. We will have several exhibitors on site offering resources surrounding addiction and mental health and what is available for supports in our community. The run/walk symbolizes hope and to let those affected know they are not alone! The TRUTH is you can recover!

*Food Trucks on Site

*DJ/Music

*Exhibitors (Youth Addiction, Mental Health Resources)

Share this event on Facebook and Twitter. We hope you can make it! Cheers, Terminator Foundation


Extendicare Hillcrest’s 50th Anniversary Party!

Congratulations on Extendicare Hillcrest’s 50th Anniversary coming up on August 21st! Check out their poster below for their Back to 60’s Celebration!

When: August 21st, 2018

Where: 1512 8th Ave NW

Time: 11 AM to 1 PM


Renfrew CA’s Edmonton Trail Days

The RCA is holding an event on August 18th where they will be closing one northbound lane of Edmonton Trail between 7th ave and 8th ave, to convert it into a people-focused area (rather than car-focused); think of it like a big street party for the day! The event is running from 10AM – 4PM on August 18th and will have many different activities happening. Join the community for this fun street party event!

 

When: August 18th, 2018

Time: 10 AM – 4 PM

Where: northbound lane of Edmonton Trail between 7th ave and 8th ave

Host: Renfrew Community Association