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The Connections Team has planned to kick off our Fall season with a Tour of Reader Rock Garden followed by lunch afterwards. This lovely garden and cafe are nestled in the heart of the city near the Stampede Grounds.

The Friends of Reader Rock Garden will conduct a tour. The terrain is hilly and on a stone path so there will be two levels of tours available with an option for those who might find the pathway challenging. Please wear sturdy walking shoes.

Advance registration is required so we can inform the tour guides how many to expect.

Some things to consider for the Ujamaa Grandmas for the Reader Rock Garden tour:

  1. There are two parking lots at the base of the hill and Erlton Stampede C-Train station is directly across from the Garden.
  2. If there are folks that need Handicap Parking, there are 2 spots available with Permits, behind the Café (accessible via Spiller Road thru Union Cemetery). Additional Handicap Parking is at the lower parking lots.
  3. We will meet your group at the base parking lot, commencing tours promptly at 10:30 AM.
  4. Reader’s Garden Café website 
  5. All tours are weather-dependent.

WHAT: Reader Rock Garden Tour and Lunch
WHEN: Wednesday, September 4 at 10:30 AM
WHERE: Reader Rock Garden, 325 25 Avenue SE, Calgary

Registration must be completed by August 15.








The Connections Team has been busy dreaming up some ideas for our members to come together, relax, have fun and get to know each other better. We thought getting together for lunch after the South Gatherings and before the North Gatherings might be a chance to do just that. Below is information about where we plan to get together. Please join us!

WHAT: South Lunch
WHEN: Monday, August 12, 11:30 AM, after South Gathering.
WHERE: Cravings, 7207 Fairmount Dr. SE.  If you would like more information, here is the website

WHAT: North Lunch
WHEN: Thursday, August 22, 11:30 AM, before North Gathering.
WHERE: Nick’s Steak House and Pizza, 2430 Crowchild Trail NW


August and September Sew Days will be an opportunity to finish up projects and to create new items for the October BB&B Sale.

We will continue work on the Activity Mats to finish them.  There will be “TRAVEL CHANGE PADS” kits to sew for the sale.  Some participants will be bringing and finishing earlier Sew Day projects and we will have kits for making other items for BB&B.

Come along and join in for a day of sewing, socializing and creating for the BB&B sale.

If you have any questions, please email

WHAT: SEW ALONG with Elaine, Rose and Dawn
WHEN: Wednesday, August 28 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
WHERE: Along Came Quilting, 6432 1A St SW. (right behind the Home Depot on McLeod Trail South at Glenmore Trail)