Supper Club 2022

Dear Friends and Neighbours

This year we are launching our 3rd Annual Supper Club a joint project of Brentwood Cares, Migrante Alberta and Alberta Assembly of Social Workers We invite you to join!  Supper Club began at the peak of the pandemic, when several Brentwood and other families reached out through our isolated spaces to drop off a meal with neighbours who are temporary migrant workers – living far from their families. Many of the workers are from the Philippines or Mexico, where big family Christmas celebrations are the tradition. Why not join us this year between December 23rd and 25, to build a community of care at a time when many faiths and cultures celebrate or mark important occasions!

You can participate in 1 of 2 ways:

  1. Sign up to cook and drop off a meal with migrant workers (adults or family) on Dec 23 to 25. If you can cook but not drop the food, our volunteers can help.

  2. Those unable to share a meal are welcome to choose options like monetary contributions, gift cards, gifts for families or meal that can be purchased ($15/meal) through etransfer to peaceinharmonycalgary@gmail.com

Please sign up or donate prior to Dec 15th so that we can confirm the support for the workers. Did you know that this fall Canada has more migrant workers than ever? Supper Club is more than a donation – we are building community through kindness and relationships.

Interested, questions? please contact

Liza: 403.606.6949 email: lakloren@ucalgary.ca  or Nellie•. 403-397-7173  email: ntalcaraz@yahoo.com

 

Supported by Brentwood Cares!

Cookies & Cards for Carroll Place

Too many cookies? Share some Holiday joy with the seniors at Carroll Place. We’re waiting for the list to come. Send a Card and some cookies (~12 or so).

We’ll give contact information when we get it. When dropping off – ring the buzzer for your senior. Perhaps call ahead to they know you are coming.

Signup – Add your name to Google Doc – Carroll Place Cookies and Cards 2022 or email cam.howey@gmail.com

 

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all,

Brentwood Cares!

Brentwood Cares! Annual Donation Drive

Bottle and Book Drive – 3624 Boulton Rd Dec 11th 12 to 3pm

Bottles for Support Girls Schooling in Pakistan! Help local teens support girls education in Pakistan. This year there will be home baking samples by the teens as a thank you for helping.

Books and Games for Carroll Place Carroll Place is in need of new books (any topic – romance, mystery, crime, non-fiction, biography, cooking) and games to renew there library and common room. Need to create space on your book shelf or games cupboard?  Drop off on Sunday Dec 11th with your bottles. Miss Sunday? get another copy on the holidays, drop at Carroll Place ring 0510 (Office), no answer – leave in the lobby with a sticky note marked library.

 

Winter Clothing Drive for Migrant Agricultural Workers

Every January, thousands of Migrant Agricultural Workers arrive in Canada where they work hard to put food on our tables. Brentwood is helping those who help put food on our tables stay warm this winter. For people in Mexico and Central America, it’s hard to imagine what -25 C is like. Please donate new or gently used men’s and ladie’s coats, jackets, scarves, mittens, gloves, tuques, socks or winter boots. Sizes: S, M, L & XL. Donations can be dropped with Liza at 3624 Boulton Rd NW from December 2022 to January 2023 (you can leave them at the front door if no one is home).

 

Brentwood Little Food Library

The Brentwood Little Library is seeing increased demand, could you pick up a little extra to share? Check your pantry? We’re also collecting special foods, candy or small gift items to bring some extra joy over the holidays. Text 405.606.6949 to arrange pickup of cash, gift cards or freeze sensitive goods.  Examples of winter stable foods like nuts, peanut butter, fish in oil, rice/pasta, cereal and dried fruit.

Supported by Brentwood Cares!

BuddyUp Art Night

When: Thursday Dec 8, 7:30-9:00pm

Where: Brentwood Community Association Sportsplex
             1520 Northmount Dr NW

Register here: https://buddyupartnight.eventbrite.ca/

Buddy Up is a suicide prevention campaign by men for men, encouraging them to have real conversations with their buddies and to support them if they’re struggling with thoughts of suicide. 

www.buddyup.ca

Did you know that:

  • 3x males die by suicide compared to fem
  • Males are 3x more likely to die by suicide than a car accident
  • The peak number of suicides is ages 50-59.

Introduction to Sketching
Join this workshop to learn sketching basics and enjoy a fun, creative evening. Your sketching instructor, Kui Wang will provide step by step instructions to help you learn and master sketching techniques to draw and complete your projects. All are welcome.

This art workshops is part of “Build Up Week”, the National Men’s Suicide Prevention Program – BuddyUp. Cam Howey, who is working on the program, will give a short presentation about this program at the beginning of the workshop.

About the artist
: Kui is a professional artist and an experienced art teacher based in Calgary Canada, whose works have been widely exhibited on a national level, as well as in his native country China. Relationships between people, and between humans and nature have always fascinated him. Kui is passionate about portraying these themes using lines and colors in various media. Through water-based painting materials, he masters time, moisture, and shades of colors in his expressive pieces. In addition, he also employs traditional Chinese calligraphy techniques through oil.

If you’d like to share this event, here is a link to the poster:  https://tinyurl.com/mp22y3f6 

A look ahead at the Buddy Up schedule of events:
Dec 5-11  is  Build Up Week Work on a Project:  Build a birdhouse, Go to an Art class, Make a toy

 

 

 

Supported by Brentwood Cares!

Little Free Food Library Fundraiser

Stampin’ Up! Card Marking Evening

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2022

To register email:  bonnie@bonniecreates.com 

A message from Bonnie

Hello, Neighbors!

I want to invite you to take part in the Nourish & Flourish Craft for a Cause Kit Event. This event is for everyone… the kit comes with everything that you need so everybody can participate – from newbie card maker to avid card master! This all-inclusive kit has everything for making the nine cards AND comes in a gorgeous canvas lunch bag!!

Stampin’ Up! is donating $4 from every Nourish & Flourish kit sold in Canada to Food Banks Canada – an organization fighting to end food scarcity.

The Nourish & Flourish Kit retails for $54 plus shipping and taxes for a total of $63. For every Nourish & Flourish kit that is purchased through me for this event, in addition to you saving $3 per kit, a minimum of $10 will go to our neighborhood’s Little Free Food Library.

To register for the event and your Craft for a Cause kit, email Bonnie@BonnieCreates.com. Registration and fee payment deadline is October 14th.

We will get together on Thursday, October 27th in the Brentwood Community Association boardroom to visit and create our cards together.

Supported by Brentwood Cares!

Brentwood Community Needs and Strengths Survey 2022

Survey by Brentwood Cares: “A group of neighbours started up during COVID to support neighbours during this time of uncertainty and contribute to a sense of belonging.” Now in our 3rd year, we want to better align our activities to Brentwood’s needs.

If possible, please complete online Survey link: http://bit.ly/BrentwoodCares2022 or by following the QR code above. Need help with the QR Code? Ask a neighbour or get in touch with brentwoodcares@brentwoodcommunity.com

If you completed a paper survey at the Art Walk, please complete the new electronic survey to help gather demographic information.

A paper version of the survey can be downloaded here or picked up at the BCA office. If you complete a paper survey, please return to the BCA Office at 1520B Northmount Drive 9-4pm or drop in BCA locked mailbox at the Old Hall at 5107-33rd Street NW.

Volunteers Needed: Interested in helping get the survey out to more neighbours? We need your help – doing door drops to Brentwood residents. Thirty four tiny bites, we’ll help you get your 10,000 steps. Sign up here. Perhaps ask neighbours if they have completed theirs?

Thank you for taking the time to help make Brentwood a great community.

Still have survey questions: email BrentwoodCares@brentwoodcommunity.com

Brentwood Cares!

My Art Walk Passport

Join in the fun, download and print a passport (2 pages!), bring a pencil, using the clues find the 10 murals in walkways around Brentwood, follow the prompts, practice your art skills, and make sure to bring your passport to the art walk on May 15 at the Sportsplex to win a prize and enter a draw to win a door prize!

 

DOWNLOAD MY ART WALK PASSPORT (canva preview)

DOWNLOAD MY ART WALK PASSPORT (JPG)

 

If you get lost, here is a map to help you.

Spring Art Walk

We are thrilled to announce the art walk has been rescheduled to 

Sunday May 15, 12 – 4 pm! 


Join us in celebrating the completion of this 2021 summer project! Thank you Activate YYC for the grant to make this possible.

Goals for the project:

  • Make unique, beautiful places that people would want to seek out in our neighborhood regardless of the season
  • Build stronger connections among our Brentwood residents by engaging them in the walkway mural project and,
  • Encourage more walking in Brentwood by having a map.

We installed murals along several walkways in Brentwood and the project inspired Brentwood’s first garage door mural!

Check out this map that shows all the murals and walkways!

Meet the artists behind the paintings (they will have a table at the Community Association to showcase or sell their artwork) and grab a bite to eat.

Artists in attendance:

A big thank you to Swinton’s Art Supplies, Calgary North Decorating and Rona for supporting us with amazing deals on all the materials. Thank you to COOP for providing treats for the event. Thank you to the residents who are hosting these amazing murals on their fences.

YYC Food Trucks will be on site! Check back for a list of offerings.

Can’t wait to see the murals? Ready to go for a walk? Download the map and print this fun activity (coming May 1).

Complete a passport and enter to win door prizes donated by Destination Art, Kensington Art Supply, Sunnyside Art Supplies, Swinton’s Art Supplies and Alberta University of the Arts Bookstore!

Thank you to the Brentwood Cares team for making this project happen! If you would like to be involved in future Brentwood Beautification projects, or any other Brentwood Cares initiatives, please email brentwoodcares@brentwoodcommunity.com

Would you like to volunteer and make this art walk a success? Click here to find out how you can help. If you have any questions about volunteering, please email brentwoodcares@brentwoodcommunity.com

Are you an artist? 
Would you like to be a vendor?

To register email Susan at susan.templeton@brentwoodcommunity.com No fee, but you will be required to bring your own table and chair (and tent if you have one, this will be an outdoor event!).

We will be accepting donations for our food drive for the Brentwood Little Food Library. Thank you in advance for your donation!

Brentwood Community Association