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Join us for National Seniors Day - October 1, 2019

Our seniors have given so much for our families, communities, and society, and on Tuesday, October 1 we take part in the national movement to recognize them.

Join us on October 1, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Central Library for multicultural performances, inspiring stories, and light refreshments that recognize the tremendous contributions of older adults from all cultures. This event is free of charge and is offered in partnership with The City of Calgary, Calgary Public Library, Family & Community Support Services, and Calgary Chinese Citizens’ Association.

Whether they’re a parent, co-worker, neighbour, or friend, it’s easy to show your respect and gratitude for our seniors and what they have done for our country.

We’ll look forward to seeing you there!

Location

Calgary Central Library - 800 3 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0E7

Event Schedule

Start

End

Program item

Speaker/ Participants

1:30pm

1:35pm

Land Acknowledgment

CPL Elder: Francis Melting Tallow

1:36pm

1:38pm

National Anthem (1’07”)

Insook An

1:39pm

1:41pm

Welcome address

Ms. Sarah Meilleur, Director of Services Delivery Calgary Public Library (CPL)

1:42pm

1:45pm

Welcome address

Mr. Hyder Hassan, CEO Immigrant Services Calgary

1:46pm

1:49pm

Greetings from Government

Mr. Richard Gotfried, MLA Calgary- Fish Creek (represent the honorable Josephine Pon, Minister of Senior and Housing)

1:50pm

1:55pm

Age Friendly Strategy Update

Angela Catenacci, Age Friendly Coordinator Assistant, Calgary Neighborhoods, City of Calgary

1:56pm

2:06pm

Lion Dance

Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association (CCECA)

2:07pm

2:17pm

Cake Cutting Ceremony

Mr. Richard Gotfried, MLA Calgary- Fish Creek

Liza Chan – CCECA Executive Director

Ho-Man Chan – ISC’s SLBC Director

Sarah Meilleur - CPL Director of Services Delivery

2:18pm

2:24pm

Seniors’ Success Stories

Carolyn Arrell - Calgary Public Library senior volunteer

TBA - CCECA volunteer

Xiaoqi (Linda) Cao - Immigrant Services Calgary senior

2:25pm

2:31pm

Erhu music

TBA - CCECA

2:32pm

2:37pm

Peruvian Dance

Raices del Peru (Roots of Peru)

2:38pm

2:42pm

Persian Dance

ISC CISP multicultural dance group

2:43pm

2:48pm

Martial Arts demonstration

TBA - CCECA

2:49pm

2:59pm

Indian dance

Veronica Dass

3:00pm

3:02pm

Closing and Thank you

Ms. Liza Chan, CCECA Executive Director

3:03pm

3:18pm

Door prize draw

Mr. Richard Gotfried, Ms. Liza Chan, Mr. Ho-Man Chan, event MC’s.