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The Second Chance Art Sale is a fundraiser for the work of the Rotary Club of Calgary Heritage Park.
The Second Chance Art Sale is a sale of donated art.  Calgarians who are moving, decluttering or renovating are invited to donate the art that no longer suits their walls.  All wall art is accepted.  Paintings, prints, photographs, framed or unframed, this sale will find them a new home…and raise funds for many community projects, primarily focused on youth, women, and seniors.
This huge (1000+ pieces) art sale suits all budgets.  A few pieces will be priced at over $100 but most of the art sells for $60 or under.  There are also bins of free/donate what you can.  It is a great opportunity for crafters.  Many buy a piece purely for the frame and/or matting.

How to Donate: February 2 to March 31, 2023 drop off art at one of 7 participating Co-op stores — Macleod Trail, Auburn Bay, Oakridge, West Springs, Crowfoot, Shawnessy, Richmond Road.  Look for the bins near customer service.
The Second Chance Art Sale: April 21 and April 22, 2023
Acadia Recreation Complex, 240 – 90 Ave SE, Calgary.

For more info email
or check progress on Facebook

Education Committee ~ February Up-date

Powered by Love: A Grandmothers’ Movement to End Aids in Africa

Powered by Love describes how African grandmothers helped to turn the tide of AIDS in Africa. Author Joanna Henry and photographer Alexis MacDonald visited eight African countries, interviewing and photographing grandmothers who are raising and providing hope for their grandchildren. The powerful images and stories of these resourceful women struggling to work for a brighter future makes Powered by Love an inspirational read.

Writes journalist-social activist Michelle Landsberg, “We thought we knew what was happening in Africa when the AIDS pandemic raged across the continent, sweeping away 35 million lives. But we never knew it the way this book reveals it, in the shockingly intimate voices of the grandmothers who had to save the abandoned children when on one else was left alive. These voices will leap straight into your heart. Their unguarded faces, in portraits that glow with character and humour, will captivate you.”
The following link will take you to a short video highlighting some of the stories in the book.

Education and Awareness Committee


Please help us fill our Handcraft Secretary position.
The role includes:
  • Soliciting agenda items for the monthly meeting
  • Forwarding agenda and Zoom link
  • Attending monthly meeting and taking and forwarding minutes
  • Maintaining the activity calendar
  • Soliciting, collating and forwarding items for Enews.
  • Some familiarity with Word or other text application
If you are interested, please message



February Up-date ~ Southern Alberta Liaison to the Stephen Lewis Foundation

I hope you are enjoying winter.

It was lovely to be able to attend the meeting last week at Woodcliff United Church.  As I mentioned to the group that day, there will be no International Gathering this year.  We are still planning an Alberta gathering in the fall.  The place and time to be decided.

The quilt has been sent to Kelowna for the trunk addition, then onto Vancouver for the roots.  It will be in Calgary for the addition of some leaves. I’m still awaiting the date.

Ruth-Anne, our liaison at the campaign, has moved on to another organization.  We wish her well and look forward to hearing about her replacement.

Not a lot of news this month, anyone going to Canmore, please think about attending the fashion show on February 4 at 7:00 pm at the Canmore Seniors Association & Canmore Creekside Garden 600 – 9 Street, Canmore, AB T1W 3L9 as referenced in the UG January Newsletter.
Yours in solidarity,