Brentwood Cares! invites you to our second “Teach Me” Series Event

The April “Teach me” event is about Wellness, Compassion & Kindness! Everyone is welcome!
This is an opportunity for our community to get together and discuss topics that can make a huge impact on our lives. It’s an opportunity to learn, grow, and inspire!
Click here to register

Supported by Brentwood Cares!

Spring Scavenger Hunt!

Are you ready? 

Use the map above or click here to download. Clues 1-8 can be found in the orange zone, 9-13 in the red zone, and 14-20 in the green zone. Blue lines are suggested walking routes. We challenge you to try all the zones, maybe all at once or in multiple outings. Answers can be found here.

Quick note: All clues can be seen from the sidewalk. Please respect your neighbor and stay off of private property. 

I. a) In 1974 this public establishment burned to the ground. Lucky for us, it was rebuilt albeit on a much smaller scale.

b) Ancient time keeping device.

c) H is for Handsome Harebells. 

2. Where the Barretts meet lies a gigantic Maple Leaf viewed only from the sky. 

3. I spy with my little eye a little red bridge.

4. Despite being driven multiple miles by many I have never left my parking spot.

5. This houses some ODR essentials.

6. A miniature guesthouse?  

7. A unique and pretty green iron fence.

8. Get your local honey here.

9. What’s Brentwood’s only architecturally historic resource?

10. People keep feeding me so others will not go hungry.

11. One of the very first people who lived in this neighbourhood was a lady named Pauline and her husband. They had a farm right here. This tennis court was their garden; the library was their farmstead. And they had a very faithful dog named Penny. If you look at the left side, we’ve got the barn to symbolize Pauline, and we’ve got the collie dog to symbolize Penny. What am I?

12. Many faces greet you when you walk past this building named after a famous explorer of Western Canada. 

13. Where do kites fly? 

14. How many pieces in rock pie?

15. Get fit with these _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  bars. 

16. Although a fire truck is stationed here it can’t respond to emergency calls. 

17. What do a web, a caterpillar, a bridge and slides have in common?

18. Park that’s missing a “U”.  

19. No matter what time of year wild roses can be found here.

20. Where can you stand and get hot pizza three ways within 75 m?

Bonus questions:

  1. How many of Brentwood’s streets are named after pirates?
  2. I am “stumped”. How many can you count on your walk?
  3. Though I may be little, I bring the gift of words to all for free. 

 

Did you enjoy the scavenger hunt as much as we did putting it together? 
Do you have any new clues or neat locations? 

Please send us your ideas! 
brentwoodeventsyyc@gmail.com 

Watch out for the next scavenger hunt coming out this summer.
By Louise, Sue, Cam and Susan

Bottle Drive April 20 – 28 for Canadian Association of Children’s Education in Pakistan

Start saving your empties! Bottle drive April 20 – 28

It’s that time again! Please help this amazing group of kids, Parisa, Hanya, Sebastian, Emilio and Leroy get enough money to support 3 girls in Pakistan to continue their education. Each year, the kids host a bottle drive and kids talent show to raise $1500. If you want to help, contact Liza lakloren@ucalgary.ca Please start to securely (increased reports of theft) put bottles away for our bottle drive April 20-28. Brentwood Bottle drop location 3624 Boulton Road NW, text 403 606 6949 when dropping.  By donating bottles you can help educate girls and help change the world.

Supported by Brentwood Cares!

1 Year Anniversary Food Drive

1 Year Anniversary Food Drive – Our Little Food Library – Week of April 10-17

The Little Food Library has been helping feed Brentwoodians for almost a year, supporting those who have been hit the hardest by the pandemic. We have also met so many Brentwood neighbours who struggled with financial and food security on a daily basis even before COVID-19. The Little Food Library continues to provide quick, easy access to basic staples, while maintaining anonymity and the community spirit of ‘sharing’.

Saturday April 10th will be almost exactly one year since we started. Please drop-off non-perishable goods between 1:00 – 4:00pm Saturday (or when it works) at  3624 Boulton Rd. If you’d like to donate a gift card that works too – please place in envelope and text Liza at 403 606 6949, e-transfer works as well Liza Lorenzetti lakloren@ucalgary.ca Bring your own coffee, mask and perhaps take a 10 person, 3m social break for a few minutes (1:00 -3:00pm). Weather permitted, we will be serving homemade treats and have distanced chairs set up on the lawn.

Thank you to everyone who contributed over the past year, here are some pictures showing Brentwood’s overwhelming generosity!

In keeping with the season, we ask for food items that are resistant to freezing such as dried soups, packaged grains, lentils, quinoa, chickpeas, beans, peas, pasta, packaged oatmeal and other cereals, peanut butter, coffee, pancake mix, biscuits, granola bars.

On warmer days, please consider donating items such as canned chili, chunky soups, canned fish of any type, tetra packs of almond, rice, soya or oat milk, spaghetti sauce, apple sauce and other canned fruit.
Supported by Brentwood Cares!

Brentwood Learns: Women’s History Month

Did you know March is Women’s History Month?

Check out these great resources and learn more!

Eventbrite’s curated list https://www.eventbrite.com/c/international-womens-day-virtual-events-cwyrywd/

Rebel Woman Series: https://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/online/rebel-women-female-pirates-womens-history-month-2021

March 8th is International Women’s Day!

Join the Women’s Centre of Calgary for an online event celebrating women’s leadership on Monday March 8th from 6:00-7:15pm

https://www.womenscentrecalgary.org/event/international-womens-day-online-celebration-2/

Supported by Brentwood Cares!

Brentwood Cares! invites you to our first “Teach Me” Series Event

This webinar is hosted by the Calgary Korean Women’s Association in partnership with ACCT Foundation and Act2EndRacism and funded by the Canadian Red Cross.
Brentwood Cares! is sharing an event on mental health basics that will prepare you to understand the foundation of mental health and mental illness. Participants will also learn how to help themselves and others through advice shared by Tara Adams, who is a Workplace Mental Health Specialist.
Date: Thursday March 11, 2021
Time: 12 – 1pm
To find out more information and to register for this free online event, please click here

Supported by Brentwood Cares!

Brentwood Learns invites you to Black History Month – Let’s Watch: John Ware Reclaimed with Cheryl Foggo

This is event is hosted and sponsored by the Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary
Date and time
February 11, 2021
4:00pm – 6:00pm MST
Cost Free
Please follow this link for more information and to register for this event
https://events.ucalgary.ca/arts/#!view/event/event_id/248016

Session Description:

How do you know if the choices you make are helping? Join filmmaker, author and playwright Cheryl Foggo for an online screening of her film John Ware Reclaimed. Cheryl will introduce the film with a brief exploration of how the commitment of a small group of women on the University of Calgary campus played a role in getting the story to the screen. The streaming will be followed by a Question and Answer Period.

About the Speaker:

Cheryl Foggo is a multiple award-winning playwright, author and filmmaker, whose work over the last 30 years has focused on the lives of Western Canadians of African descent. In 2020 her NFB feature documentary John Ware Reclaimed premiered at the Calgary International Film Festival, where it received the Alberta Feature Audience Choice Award. Additionally, in 2020, the 30th anniversary edition of her book Pourin’ Down Rain: A Black Woman Claims Her Place in the Canadian West was released by Brush Education Press and launched as an audiobook read by acclaimed actor Karen Robinson through ECW Press.

Supported by Brentwood Cares!

Cookies & Cards for Carroll Place

This Christmas will be different, so to spread a little joy and happiness, Brentwood Cares! is trying to match seniors with community members to get a card and some Christmas baking.

We are hoping that each senior gets cards from multiple community members.

Click here to sign up!

 

Drop off instructions:

  • Please wear a mask and practice physical distancing. (mask + 2.0 m)
  • If dropping Monday to Friday 9 – 5pm:
    • Please call ahead to 403-282-6565. It’s an automated system so you need to press #4 for Admin/HO.
    • If you let Carroll place know you are dropping items off, they will make sure that there is someone available to open the door.
  • Alternate Weekends/ Or If you don’t connect:
    • You can ring the apt with “0” + apt #
  • Let the tenant know you are dropping a card & cookies, and ask for access.
  • Low white table to the right of the door can be used to leave the package.
  • Please don’t go to the apt, OK if the tenant comes down.
  • Please make sure to keep 2.0 m.

 

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all,

Brentwood Cares!

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