BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association - ECPv4.9.14//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Edmonton BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0700 TZOFFSETTO:-0600 TZNAME:MDT DTSTART:20200308T090000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0600 TZOFFSETTO:-0700 TZNAME:MST DTSTART:20201101T080000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Edmonton:20200205T130000 DTEND;TZID=America/Edmonton:20200205T150000 DTSTAMP:20200218T014011 CREATED:20200129T183016Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200129T183051Z SUMMARY:Eckville Death Cafe DESCRIPTION:This will be the first in a series of four Death Cafes in the Eckville community\, running every Wednesday in February of 2020. If these sessions are well received\, they may be offered again in the future. \nIf you’ve never attended a Death Café\, you may be wondering about what to expect. According to\,\n“At a Death Cafe people\, often strangers\, gather to eat cake\, drink tea and discuss death.” \nEach session will involve discussions arising from the participants themselves with no intention of leading people to any specific conclusions\, products\, or courses of actions. This means that values and belief systems of anyone in attendance will be honored and respected. Although Death Cafes do not provide counselling or bereavement support\, they do provide a safe and confidential space to share experiences and increase death awareness with the hope of helping people to live their finite lives to their fullest. A Death Café will not be useful to people who are not able to discuss death quite freely. \nDeath Cafes are always operated on a not-for-profit basis. This series is being offered for no charge but donations to the Eckville Municipal Library will gladly be accepted given their generous donation of providing the space for the event. \nIf you have any questions or would like to RSVP\, please contact Jacquie at 403-350-4549. Although you can attend without registering\, letting her know that you are attending will help in the planning of the events. \nFor more information as to what to expect\, please check out the website at\nLooking forward to sharing this time and space with you\, \n URL: LOCATION:Eckville Municipal Library\, 4855 51 Ave\, Eckville\, Alberta CATEGORIES:Death Cafe ORGANIZER;CN="Jacqueline%20Palm-Fraser" END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Edmonton:20200208T170000 DTEND;TZID=America/Edmonton:20200208T235500 DTSTAMP:20200218T014011 CREATED:20191204T163148Z LAST-MODIFIED:20191205T180711Z SUMMARY:Stettler - Hearts for Hospice Dine and Dance DESCRIPTION:Join us for a Dine and Dance featuring The Chevelles at the Stettler Community Hall on February 8\, 2020 \nThere will be a catered meal\, silent auction\, live entertainment\, a cash bar and a midnight lunch. \n URL: LOCATION:Stettler Community Hall\, 5101 46 Ave\, Stettler\, Alberta CATEGORIES:Fundraiser,Local Hospice Event ORGANIZER;CN="Stettler%20Hospice%20Society" END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Edmonton:20200214T080000 DTEND;TZID=America/Edmonton:20200214T170000 DTSTAMP:20200218T014011 CREATED:20200115T192903Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200115T193042Z SUMMARY:Call for Abstracts Deadline - Palliative Manitoba 29th Annual Provincial Palliative Care Conference DESCRIPTION:We are now accepting abstracts for the 29th Annual Provincial Palliative Care Conference to be held September 17 and 18\, 2020 at Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park in Winnipeg\, Manitoba. The theme for the 2020 Provincial Palliative Care Conference is ‘Weathering the Seasons of Growth and Change’. \nPresented by Palliative Manitoba\, this Conference is one of the largest palliative care conferences in Canada with upwards of 400 healthcare professionals\, volunteers\, administrators and students attending. \nWe encourage abstracts from all healthcare providers including physicians\, nurses\, social workers\, chaplains\, therapists (physical\, occupation\, music\, massage\, art.)\, and students of all these professions. Please feel free to circulate this call for abstracts to your network. \nPlease visit for more information or to submit your abstract online. Deadline for abstracts: February 14\, 2020. \nConference-2020-Abstract-Poster- \n URL: LOCATION:Alberta CATEGORIES:Conference END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Edmonton:20200218T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/Edmonton:20200218T200000 DTSTAMP:20200218T014011 CREATED:20200107T191645Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200107T194959Z SUMMARY:Calgary - Dying to Know 2020: Family Dynamics During Serious Illness DESCRIPTION:Dying to Know\, is open to anyone interested in the variety of topics related to death and dying. \nThese interactive sessions provide information on preparing for end of life\, offer strategies for staying resilient through challenging times\, and help care partners become more confident in their roles. Participants will have the opportunity to share and network with others while learning about the many available resources. \nThe sessions are on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6 – 8 pm and always feature expert speakers and professionals. They are free of charge with donations at the door welcomed. \nAll Dying to Know sessions are at Sage Centre (1245 70 Avenue SE) with free parking available in front of the building and across the street at Trail Appliances. Register for upcoming sessions at Hospice Calgary’s website. \nUpcoming Sessions: \nJanuary 21 – Being with Uncertainty & Finding Wholeness in the Life We Have \nFebruary 18 – Family Dynamics During Serious Illness \nThe diagnosis of life-threatening illness can have an impact on family dynamics and functioning. Kathy Bach-Paterson and Rebca Zawde\, Family Counsellors for Hospice Calgary\, will discuss some of the changes that may occur\, while sharing strategies and resources that can help keep you and our family afloat during this time. \nMarch 17 – Cross Cultural Beliefs\, Traditions and Funeral Customs \nApril 21 – Embracing Illness and Death Through Ritual \nMay 19 – Reflections on Caregiving \n URL: LOCATION:Sage Centre\, 1245 70 Avenue SE\, Calgary\, Alberta\, Canada CATEGORIES:Education,Local Hospice Event ORGANIZER;CN="Hospice%20Calgary" END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Edmonton:20200224T183000 DTEND;TZID=America/Edmonton:20200224T200000 DTSTAMP:20200218T014011 CREATED:20200114T235335Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200114T235335Z SUMMARY:Calgary - Youth Grief Workshop Series Winter 2020 DESCRIPTION:Join us for our Winter 2020 youth grief support series\, starting weekly Monday February 24 to Monday March 16. This series is for youth ages 11 to 14. \nEach of our peer workshops includes:\n– a visit with our therapy dog\n– yoga movement with mindfulness\, and\n– creative grief conversation. \nBernie’s Buddies is a registered charity that provides integrated bereavement support in a peer group setting. We help create community for kids and youth coping with grief when a significant person in their lives dies. \n URL: LOCATION:Knox Presbyterian Church\, 3704 37 Street SW\, Calgary\, Alberta\, T3E 3C3 CATEGORIES:Grief Support ORGANIZER;CN="Bernie%27s%20Buddies" END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR