INDIVIDUAL VOICES. ONE NATION. VOIX INDIVIDUELLES. UNE NATION.
Our Canada 150 initiative is supported with thanks to generous funding from the Government of Canada.
APRIL / AVRIL
WORLD HEALTH AWARENESS
Ongoing, Genesis Centre
To acknowledge the necessity of good health in everyday life, the Genesis Centre is developing plans centered around the seven dimensions of wellness. Namely, physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, social, and environmental wellbeing will all be areas of discussion taking place during the month of April at our Centre.
HEALTH RESOURCE FAIR
Saturday, April 8th, Commons Area, Genesis Centre
To provide a holistic representation of what a healthy lifestyle includes, the Genesis Centre is hosting a Personal Health and Wellness Resource Fair. This event will include several organizations across Calgary and collectively will provide information and resources in accordance to five health ‘themes’: mental, physical, occupational, environmental, and global causes. This fair will also include a speakers’ rotation.
PUNJABI CULTURAL EVENT
Friday, April 14th, Commons Area, Genesis Centre
In celebration of Sikh Awareness Week, the Genesis Centre will host a Punjabi cultural event showcasing aspects of the Punjabi culture. This event will feature local Bhangra and Giddah performances, as well as singing and cultural food.
SENSIBILISATION À LA SANTÉ MONDIALE
En cours, Genesis Centre
Pour reconnaître la nécessité d’une bonne santé au quotidien, le Genesis Centre élabore des plans centrés autour des sept dimensions du bien-être, à savoir le physique, l’émotionnel, le spirituel, l’intellectuel, le professionnel, le social et l’environnemental. Toutes les dimensions du bien-être feront l’objet de discussions qui se dérouleront tout au long du mois d’avril dans notre Centre.
FOIRE SUR LA SANTÉ ET LES RESSOURCES EN MATIÈRE DE SANTÉ
Samedi 8 avril, zone commune, Genesis Centre
Pour fournir une représentation globale de ce que comprend un mode de vie sain, le Genesis Centre organisera une foire sur la santé personnelle et les ressources en matière de santé et de bien-être. Cet événement regroupera plusieurs organisations de Calgary et donnera l’accès à un large éventail d’informations et de ressources dans tous les domaines liés au bien-être personnel, émotionnel, spirituel, physique, professionnel, environnemental et sociale.
MAY / MAI
ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH
Ongoing, Genesis Centre
Together with Asian Heritage Foundation Calgary, the Genesis Centre will be offering programming positioned around educating members of the public of the role the Asian community played in Canadian History. By acknowledging the contributions made by Asian-Canadians to Canadian society, the Genesis Centre hopes to create a sense of awareness around this subject.
STORIES OF ASIAN HERITAGE
Saturday, May 27th, Genesis Centre
To celebrate Asian Heritage Month, the Genesis Centre has partnered with the Asian Heritage Foundation to provide a platform for community members to learn of the unique stories several Asian-Canadians have as well as host entertainment. The cultural performances will spotlight different regions within Asia, including Japanese Taiko drummers, Indian Bhangra, a Chinese Lion Dance, and another East Asian dance. The main feature of this will be the ‘150 Stories’ exhibit which will include 50 displays and 10 ‘live’ exhibits.
JUNE / JUIN
NATIONAL ABORIGINAL HISTORY MONTH
Ongoing, Feature Gymnasium, Genesis Centre
To recognize the impact that indigenous Canadian groups have made to our country, the Genesis Centre is devoting the month of June to creating awareness around Aboriginal History. Working alongside pre-existing associations such as PATHWAYS and Association Canadienne-Francois, various programming will take place in our Centre including cultural performances, visual art pieces, and informational panels.
SENIORS’ RESOURCE FAIR
Thursday, June 8th, Commons Area, Genesis Centre
The event will feature cultural booths, performances will include singing, dancing, and costume presentation; Korean drumming, and door prizes. The cultural booths will feature poetry, arts and crafts, and others. The event will showcase the unique cultures within the City to be contributed by active senior members of the groups.
INDIGENOUS ROUND DANCE CELEBRATION
Sunday, June 11th, Commons Area, Genesis Centre
To take pride in Indigenous culture and the original settlers of the land, the Genesis Centre will be offering programming to launch Aboriginal Awareness Week. There will be informative displays touching on the history of the culture, Truth and Reconciliation components, and celebratory aspects such as a traditional Round Dance, tipi’s, and cultural food.
TRADITIONAL SPORTS DAY
June 21-22, Genesis Centre
The Genesis Centre is proud to open its gymnasiums for a day of traditional sports so that can students can get active while simultaneously learning about indigenous culture. Facilitators will work at four respective ‘games’ that youth will rotate between ultimately leading to day of fun and learning.
PATHWAYS, TRUTH & RECONCILIATION: ABORIGINAL AWARENESS
Thursday, June 22, Feature Gymnasium, Genesis Centre
In celebration of Canada 150, PATHWAYS’ 10-year Anniversary as an organization, and Aboriginal Awareness Week, the Genesis Centre has partnered with PATHWAYS to put on a conference of engaging speakers, panel discussion, and performance aspects to shed light on the social issue of Truth and Reconciliation.
JUlY / JUILLET
CANADA DAY 150 CELEBRATION
Saturday, July 1st, Outdoor Soccer Fields, Genesis Centre
Join us for our biggest event of the year. To honour Canada’s sesquicentennial birthday, the Genesis Centre is hosting a festival in its outdoor space. The Canada Day 150 Celebration will feature a variety of cultural performances, food and beverages, pavilion style tents for attendees to learn about different cultural groups and associations, as well as several activities and opportunities for fun.
MY CANADIAN DREAM
Saturday, July 8th, Multi-Purpose Rooms, Genesis Centre
Through powerful speeches, new Canadians will share how they became successful and what their “Canadian dream” is. This event is being hosted in the multi-purpose rooms of the Genesis Centre and will feature four speakers. Speeches will be themed around inspiration and how Canada is a country with opportunity.