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!

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!

CANCELLED – Carroll Place Christmas Gift Wrapping

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Thank you to everyone who offered to volunteer. Please check back regularly for other opportunities.

Brentwood Cares!

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Get into the holiday spirit safely with your cohort (max 4 people); we’re wrapping Christmas gifts for seniors in Forward Housing’s apartments (including Carroll Place) – mug + hot chocolate + chocolate*.  In the Carroll Place lounge (1540 Northmount Drive NW); there is space for 3 cohort based wrapping stations.

Book your time in with Rayan Alfuhaid  rtalfuhaid@gmail.com

Schedule: 
Wednesday December 9
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Clean
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Clean
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Check current schedule here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1408vgDMBLYwysFYiK7d8u3EdTF1_VlLJ/view?usp=sharing

*Budget is zero – Forward Housing asked if Brentwood could support, here’s how:
i)  Online https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/50796   Use the dropdown to select ‘tenant holiday gifts’.  Tax receipts for donations over $3.00.
ii)  Drop loose coins/cash:  Coming Soon we hope at Starbucks 🙂  Look for “Brentwood Cares Holiday Fund”, it will be split Carroll Place / Food Library / and a winter hat and mitt fund.

 

Supported by Brentwood Cares!

BCA Christmas Potluck and Talent Show

This event is a relaxed, no pressure evening where kids can have fun entertaining a crowd of friendly faces from their neighbourhood.

Play a song on the piano, sing a Christmas carol, share a dance routine, or a few Christmas riddles.

Whatever the kids decide to share, the accepting Brentwood audience will be eager to offer applause and support.

We welcome group or solo performances either a few seconds or minutes long.

We welcome whatever your child feels comfortable with including coming to participate as an audience member.

To help our MCs, please email brentwoodeventsyyc@gmail.com ahead of time to offer an idea of what your child would like to share and how many will be attending the event.

This will be a festive night to celebrate the holiday season.

Brentwood Community Association