News from The Arusha Centre January 19, 2010

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The Old Y Building for Community Organizations
Arusha ENewsletter HeaderArusha is one of 30 not-for-profit organizations working out of the Old Y historical building.

Del Rath, the building manager will be retiring as of March 1, 2010.  We are grateful for the dedication that Del has given the Old Y for the past 9 years and wish her well in her retirement.

A job posting for a building superintendent deadline of Friday January 25 at noon.  If you know anyone who may be interested in the position, please contact The Arusha Centre via email at

Happening this week!
Calgary’s Transition Town iArusha ENewsletter Headers 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.

AND The 2010 Bow River Flow planning has begun.
The 2009 event drew 4000 people to this human-powered transportation festival on Memorial drive. Come to this meeting to  help make the event even better in 2010.
Meeting time:Tuesday, Jan 26 from 7 – 10 pm. Call 270-3200 for details.

Five Ring Circus – a TAG-sponsored event
Arusha BannerFive Ring Circus: The True Cost of the Olympics
Wednesday January 20th: 6:30-8:30 at
Good Life – in Eau Claire Market at 3rd ave and 2nd street NW

Find out what mayors, activists and residents think of the 2010 Olympic games. Three years  before the games, this documentary examines how the commitments to environmental, social and economic sustainability have not been kept and how the preparations for the games are affecting diverse communities.         The organizers of this event received a TAKE ACTION GRANT (TAG).

Have 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 deadline is January 31, 2010.

 Featured Calgary Dollars Listing
Arusha ENewsletter HeaderBig yoga classes getting you down?  Check out this listing for yoga classes limited to just 8 people with emphasis on what works for you.

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.

Global FilmFest – Spend your C$ for January 29 opening night screening

Arusha ENewsletter HeaderCurrently in its sixth year,  GlobalFest FilmFest features both narrative and documentary films by emerging and experienced filmmakers of all nationalities, with a unique cultural perspective from around the globe.

The Arusha Centre and Calgary Dollars are co-sponsoring the opening night screening of Queer China, Comrade China      rated 14A
Friday, January 29th         9:45 pm at the Plaza Theatre
Click here to watch the trailer

 Upcoming Opportunities to use C$
Arusha ENewsletter HeaderA Workshop in the Ancient Art of Chinese Brush Painting,

Children and Adults welcome – all ages and skill levels
Sunday January 31st from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Shaganappi Community Hall 2516 14th Ave SW
Limited spaces available, call 403-244-1809  Cost is $45  (all supplies included) or $70 for parent and child or for 2.     25% Calgary Dollars accepted

For a complete list of classes and listings for private and home school lessons visit:

Calgary Dollars Potluck-Market
Arusha ENewsletter HeaderThe January 2010 Potluck Market launched a new year and record numbers!

The event featured great musical entertainment, healthy and delicious food and a very successful silent auction,  so successful that we will be including one on a monthly basis in the slate room at HSCA.

So bring any new or like new objects (or vintage Arusha memorabilia) to donate. Then make sure you bid on your favourite items, you could go home with a great deal!

The next Potluck-Market is on WEDNESDAY Feb .10  Please see our website for details.
Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association, 1320 5 Ave NW at 6 pm

This is My City – Art & Activism
mycityThe City of Calgary and The High Performance Rodeo invites you to attend the This is My City Symposium, a seminar to explore the intersection of poverty and creativity as a tool for social change, taking place on Sunday, January 24 at the Glenbow Museum from 10:00am-4:30pm.  Arusha’s Sharon Stevens will be in attendance as part of a speakers panel at noon.

The afternoon will feature an Art Matters forum, joined by their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond, examining the power and purpose of using the arts to address social justice. RSVP by calling 403-294-7411 or this is

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.

Arusha ENewsletter HeaderThank you to Calgary Arts Development for helping us move social justice forward through creativity and technology, including this newsletter and our upcoming new websites.
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1 Comment on "News from The Arusha Centre January 19, 2010"

  • GFL Community Carsharing

    Great Idea!

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