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4th annual YWCA WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala

2014-11-27T12:41:44-07:00November 27th, 2014|Our View|

For the fourth year, the YWCA of Calgary encouraged Calgarians to support the city’s most vulnerable women through its annual YWCA WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala.  The gala was held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. The YWCA WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala raises funds to support emergency shelter, housing, counselling and skills development [...]

Press Release: Erin Brockovich

2014-11-20T12:58:46-07:00November 20th, 2014|Media Advisory, Press Releases|

CALGARY, November 20, 2014 –The 4th annual YWCA WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala will be held this evening with keynote speaker Erin Brockovich. Millions watched her story portrayed on the big screen, but few know the real Erin Brockovich. Her story is not unlike that of the vulnerable women the YWCA supports every day, and her instincts, [...]

Life is not a Disney movie

2014-11-10T12:47:43-07:00November 10th, 2014|Our View|

As a small girl you watch Disney movies and admire the princesses while dreaming of your own Prince Charming coming to sweep you off your feet. You dream of your wedding day, how happy and perfect it will be. What Disney doesn’t teach you, your parents teach. The teach you right from wrong; that hitting [...]

November is Family Violence Prevention Month

2014-11-03T16:14:40-07:00November 3rd, 2014|Our View|

On Saturday, November 1, 2014 the YWCA Marketing & Communications team was at South Centre Mall with other agencies that comprise the communications arm of the Calgary Domestic Violence Collective (CDVC) to kick off Family Violence Prevention Month. Each year since 1986 in the town of Hinton Alberta, individuals, social service agencies and political supporters [...]

Do you know someone that needs help?

2014-10-31T13:47:56-06:00October 31st, 2014|Our View|

YWCA of Calgary would like to share this guest submission in honor of Family Violence Prevention Month: When I knew the screaming and yelling was okay…….. It’s Sunday afternoon and ‘football day’ in our house. The dogs assume their positions on the couch and my husband starts getting excited. His cheers and screams can be [...]

Speak up, speak out – are you listening?

2014-10-28T15:20:50-06:00October 28th, 2014|Our View|

An evening of inspiration; of “speaking up” and “speaking out”, the 4th Annual YWCA WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala, featuring keynote speaker Erin Brockovich, is fast approaching. The mission of the YWCA of Calgary is to empower women in their journey, whether it is to take the steps to walk away from unhealthy relationships; finding appropriate and [...]

Blog: What women want…according to Jeopardy

2014-10-03T11:48:59-06:00October 3rd, 2014|Our View|

Tea. Trendy exercise classes. And time to do the crossword puzzle. These were the questions (or are they the answers?) under a misguided Jeopardy category titled "What women want" this week. Check out the clip here. If only it were so simple. While the real list of "wants" will always be as different as the [...]

The Brotherhood of the Travelling Shoes

2014-09-29T14:44:44-06:00September 29th, 2014|Our View|

Life as a pair of globe-trotting stilettos, can lead you down some adventurous paths. This September, my brothers and I embarked on a whirlwind journey to the fabulous YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® fundraising events in Banff, Calgary, Lethbridge, and Edmonton. This is the tantalizing tale of our travels. Our journey began in [...]


2014-09-24T11:31:05-06:00September 24th, 2014|Our View|

On a warm and sunny September morning, the YWCA was excited to have the Honorable Jonathan Denis, Minster of Justice and Solicitor General, welcome an excited crowd to kick off the ninth annual YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® event. As in years past, WALK A MILE brought a wide array of heel-blistered men; [...]

Blog: Walking with Dr. David Swann

2014-09-04T09:35:02-06:00September 4th, 2014|Our View|

  With our 9th annual YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES ® event quickly approaching, we’ve been looking back on some of our longtime participants and admiring their dedication and grace in taking part in this important event. Once such participant is Dr. David Swann, MLA for Calgary Mountain View Constituency.  Dr. Swann, started [...]