News from The Arusha Centre January 8, 2010

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Welcome to a new decade, a new opportunity for Calgarians to create a better city. There’s lots in the works so please read on…..

ReGift, ReUse, ReNew at the Calgary Dollars Potluck-Market
auctionJoin us for the next potluck-market next Wednesday, January 13th from 6pm-9pm

Bring your excess holiday gifts to sell AND/OR bring a silent auction item to donate to an Arusha fundraiser at this event.  Bring a silent auction item, and you can also bid other people’s great stuff.

Please call (403) 270 8002 to set up a sales table at the event.

Please bring a meal item to share (enough for 6 people) for the potluck.

WEDNESDAY January 13
Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association,
1320 5 Ave NW
6 pm (Table Setup at 5:45)
Items sold at the market must accept a minimum of 25% C$.

Transition Town Calgary is Underway
Calgary’s Transition Town iArusha Banners underway!
See the kickoff video on Youtube

Get recognition and funding for your environmental, art or social justice project. Come join the planning for the next Transition Town celebration.

Thurs, Jan 21 2-5pm.  Call 270-3200 for details.

Go with the Bow Flow 2010
The 2010 BowArusha Banner River Flow planning has begun. The 2009 event drew 4000 people to this human-powered transportation festival on Memorial drive. 

Meeting time:
Tuesday, Jan 26 from 7 – 10 pm.
Call 270-3200 for details.

Take Action Grants
Arusha BannerHave a great idea for a grassroots community project?  Apply for a Take Action Grant to get the cash and Calgary Dollars to support your idea! 

The next TAG deadline is January 31, 2010.

Are you a business owner earning Calgary Dollars? Consider donating Calgary Dollars to projects in your community through TAG.  Call (403) 270 3200 for details.

Carsharing in Greater Forest Lawn
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Greater Forest Lawn Community Carsharing is a project of the Arusha Centre, in partnership with Calgary Learning Village Collaborative. GFL Community Carsharing provides access to reliable vehicles at low hourly rates for families, individuals and organizations in the communities of Greater Forest Lawn.

The goals of the project are to help overcome transportation barriers, improve access to services and activities, and raise awareness of the benefits of environmentally sustainable transportation alternatives.


Imagine the freedom… use a vehicle just when you need one and pay only $2.50/hour & .25 cents/km – including gas, insurance and maintenance! Carsharing membership can help you get your groceries home, see your doctor regularly, or take the kids to hockey practice. Joining is easy, call us at 403-305-3947 for more information.

 Featured Calgary Dollars Listing
Arusha BannerWinter tune up? Get your oil changed in your car and pay in 50% Calgary Dollars!

Click here for details about this listing and more.

Calgary Dollars is the Arusha Centre’s grassroots currency system that brings together local talents and resources to strengthen our local economy and build community. 

 Other Upcoming Events
Arusha BannerJoin us at “Comedy Action!”, an interactive family fundraiser benefiting We Did It! and Kids Help Phone. Get your tickets at 

Calgary Dollars accepted.

Phone 403-663-0742 for more details

New Arusha Office Hours
Arusha BannerArusha NEW office hours are from 10:00am to 2:00pm Monday to Friday.

For Calgary Dollars listings assistance during office hours please call 270-8002. After hours you can dial 403-648-0520 for assistance.

To drop off films or books after hours, please use the drop box located on the right side of the “Old Y” Building Entrance. Our address is #106 223 12 Ave SW

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