Welcome to your new Kerby Community Page!
This is the fun section of our Kerby website! This area will be a hub for courses, classes, events and general information, keeping you connected with the Kerby community. We value your input so if you notice something that needs improvement or correction, please let us know: email us at email@example.com
Moving forward our "STAYING CONNECTED" posts are being moved to this home page. We will continue to send out social media post reminders to check in weekly, but this will be the regularly updated spot for up-to-date information!
What are the sections on your community home page?
Most Recent Bulletin Board Posts
What's Coming Up
Fall Courses and Class Registration Starts!
Visit "Events & Education" to see everything that is NEW and coming back this fall!
Kerby Seniors' Expo | October 15th (FREE)
Whether you're planning your path to retirement or ensuring you are currently getting the most out of the your retirement, our Expo has all the information you'll need. Book October 15th in your calendar today!
Programs and Course Updates:
Nothing at this time.
What's Happening at Kerby
Have you visited our information services? They are full of… well… information!
Next time you are at the Kerby Centre drop in and see all the services they can support you with. They are located right behind reception on your way down to the Next 2 New Shop.
As of August 12th they have completed over 3,736 tax returns. If you still haven’t gotten around to doing your taxes, make an appointment!
Community Clean Up
Kerby Centre volunteers are always ready to support the community when they can. On the weekend of August 13th, Kerby Centre volunteers helped with the Downtown West Community Clean-up. Great job team!
We love our Café space!
The staff don’t always get to spend time in our café other than lunch, so we sometimes schedule our meetings there. We want to feel like part of the community too. On Wednesday during a planning session, we were treated to the wonderful musical talents of 4 Ukulele class members practicing (Beverly, Ginger, Carolyn, and Heather), and then Mr. Floyd Muller was tickling the ivories at the other end of the room. It was so wonderful to see the space being used to its fullest potential!
The Kerby Centre building isn’t just for classes, information resource appointments and lunch. It’s a place to gather with friends and chosen family. We have scheduled classes and groups, but the centre is a place where you can bring your own board games, crafts to work on, or just have a good catch up. #KerbyCommunity
What's Happening Around Calgary
Chinatown Street Festival | Saturday, Aug 20th
11 AM – 7PM | Look for our Kerby Centre booth and say hello!
A one-day FREE ENTRY event for everyone! They have activities for big and small humans; vendor tents, cultural tents, kids fun zone and food truck to let everyone enjoy!
Calgary Zoo – Gorilla Breakfast | Saturdays July 2 – August 27th
Bring your family and friends down for an early morning pancake breakfast and gorilla interpretive talk followed by an exclusive visit to see our troop - all before the zoo opens for the day! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about gorillas, what makes them so wonderful to watch, why they are endangered and of course, the 'who’s who' in our troop. Beat the crowds and hear all the up-to-date gorilla news in this limited capacity event. This event is for all ages.
Global Fest | August 18 – 27
GlobalFest @ Elliston is an annual celebration of Calgary’s multi-cultural communities, featuring pavilions, performances, international food, children’s programming and fireworks. Illuminating the sky with a colliding orchestra of light and sound, this year’s 20th Anniversary celebration event will showcase presentations produced by world-class pyro musical artists hailing from India, Austria, France, and Germany, plus a Canadian-produced finale.
Clicquot Trio: A Tribute to Bill Evans and Chick Corea | September 9th
A Tribute to Bill Evans and Chick Corea. Clicquot Trio pays tribute to two renowned jazz greats, Bill Evans and Chick Corea. It's a tip of the hat from one artist to another.
Beakerhead | September 23 - 25
September 23rd at TELUS Spark and September 24th and 25th at Century Gardens in downtown Calgary.
The time has come to get together again and Beakerhead is going to throw a party for FREE! Get ready for a September 23-25th experience with the best mash-up, smash-up of science, technology, engineering, art and math your senses can witness. Experience human-powered mech, creativity and ingenuity with Hack the House, science mixed with rap, makers, food, fun, Reading with Royalty, creating, wonder and much more. Mark your calendars and get your Beakerhead on!
(please note Kerby Centre is not affiliated with these events and can not be held responsible. If you would like to leave a review on facebook for all members, we will gladly pass along the informtion. Tag us in your post by including @kerbycentreCalgary)
Services Offered by Kerby
Information Services - click here
It doesn't matter who you are or your income level, we can help you find answers. We can help you with the following and more!
Kerby Centre Work Out Room - FitRoom
Did you know we have a work-out centre located at Kerby Centre?
Catering - click here
It doesn't matter where your event is — whether it's here at Kerby Centre or somewhere else in the city — our Red Seal Chef, Stephen Mawson, will cater events of all sizes, with menus and cuisine to tantalize and
Event Room Rentals - click here
Does your book club need a new home? Do you have a gymnasium-sized event to host? Or maybe your church group needs a comfortable and spacious place to worship? Kerby Centre has a ton of spaces in varying sizes to suit your needs. We'll get you booked.
Emergency Food and Seniors Abuse Shelter
The unexpected can happen to anyone. Your well-being and safety is vital, and Kerby Centre can assist when the unforeseen and unfortunate knocks at your door. Visit our Support Services section on our main home page for more information.
Meet Rita Larose
Rita Larose is a very dedicated and hard-working volunteer who began with Kerby Centre in October of 2021. She decided to volunteer because her husband was already volunteering here. She explained, “I volunteer in the Kerby Cafe. I enjoy all the functions involved: cashier, dishwasher, prepping, and occasionally a bit of cooking. It keeps me busy.” Rita said she keeps coming back to volunteer because she enjoys the interaction with Kerby clients. She most enjoys special functions and added, “When I was working, I used to organize employee functions and have always enjoyed this.” Rita’s hobbies ensure she leads an active lifestyle. “I enjoy hiking, cooking, and working out. We have so many wonderful hiking trails in Calgary, with breathtaking views. I never get tired of our beautiful mountains.” Rita chose to tell us about her favourite family vacation: “Every Sunday we would wake up early, pack up the car and head to the lake. We would spend the whole day together. Every time I think about that time it brings back many happy memories which I cherish. I feel blessed to have such a wonderful family.” So far, Rita has contributed over 194 hours. Thank-you, Rita, for all you do for the Kerby Centre!
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Upcoming Weekly Activities and Events
(View the full Events Calendar Here.)