Month: October 2016

Sewing the Fabric of Calgary’s Somali Community

Imagine arriving in a foreign country, the country that’s about to become your new home. Everything is new, and you’ve left friends, family and the familiar comforts of home behind. You barely speak the language, making the most basic tasks like grocery shopping or going to the doctor seem monumental. How would you establish yourself, create a community and provide for your family? Those are the… Read more »

Black, White, and Blood Gala: A Sirius Fundraiser

The Black, White and Blood Gala is a fun-raising event put on by the women’s group L’EMBA to raise post-secondary scholarship money for Carya’s Sirius program. All proceeds from the event go towards funding scholarships for at-risk grade 10 and 11 girls. The event includes a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, cash bar (beer and wine), a silent auction and then…. the showing of a classic… Read more »

Letting the Child Within Come Out to Play

Carya’s East Village Seniors Drama Group The curtain rises. The audience goes quiet, eagerly anticipating the performance they’re about to take in. The actors appear on stage, and they wow the crowd with their stories. Some are funny, some are more serious, and most are improvised, but all are sincerely heartwarming. That was the scene last May at City Hall, as actors from Carya’s East Village Seniors… Read more »