Presentation: Water & Sanitiation in Malawai
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: APEGGA Conference Centre, 2200 – 700 2 Street SW, Calgary
Cost: Free (lunch is not included, but please feel free to bring your own)
RSVP: EWB Calgary
During this session, Jolly Ann Maulit, a senior member of EWB’s Water & Sanitation team will give an overview and answer questions regarding the work the EWB Malawi team is doing in the Water and Sanitation sector as well as discussing the team’s strategy and challenges going forward in this area.
Systems Mapping Workshop
Date: Thursday, Feb. 9th, 2012
Time: 6:30 – 8 pm
Location: MEC Community Room, Upstairs, 830 10th Avenue SW
EWB’s approach to development is all about changing systems: understanding what affects the various stakeholders and goals of a system, how they are interconnected, what challenges within the system are preventing goals from being achieved, and addressing them in such a way that enhances the functionality of the system to have lasting impact. This systems mapping exercise can be applied to any system to help in determining how to have long term positive impact. We will explore the systems that EWB works within in both Africa and Canada through this intriguing facilitated exercise.
Byuela Byuela Wine & Cheese
Date: February 15th, 2012
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Art Gallery of Calgary (117 8 Avenue SW)
Tickets: $35 ($20 Student). Purchase online
The keynote speaker will be Donna Kennedy-Glans. Donna is an internationally respected lawyer, businesswoman, author and speaker with over 25 years of experience working with organizations in over 30 countries to reach their potential. As the first female vice-president of Nexen Inc., her responsibilities included managing the country’s relationships with host governments and communities around the world. Among the social and youth development organizations she has worked with, Donna founded Integrity Bridges Inc., which works with organizations seeking to imbed their values in practice, moving beyond just public relations platforms. Donna was awarded a Global Woman of Vision aware in 2007, and was named a Compelling Calgarian in 2010. We are pleased to have Donna at our event, and look forward to hearing her perspectives.
Proceeds from this event will go towards sending volunteers from Calgary overseas in 2012.
Now Accepting Applications for 2012 Professional Fellowship Program – Due February 17
Engineers Without Borders Calgary is currently taking applications for the 2012 Professional Fellowship Program, consisting of a four-month placement in one of the following African countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Zambia and Malawi.
To learn more, and download the application form, please visit our website.
Non-engineers are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Applications are due by midnight, February 17.
If you have any questions that are not answered in the resource materials, please feel free to email us.
Additionally, applications for long-term overseas program staff, departing Summer 2012, as well as for permanent staff positions in Canada, are now open. Visit myewb.ca to learn more.
Picking the Right Pump – and develop your presentation skills.
Improve your presentation skills, meet great people, learn all about various aspects of poverty and international development, and how engineers can have a positive global impact.
There will be a training session on February 8th, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on facilitating a presentation/workshop entitled ‘Access to Water in Malawi’ at your workplace or offices throughout Calgary. The workshop challenges participants to choose the most appropriate pump for a rural Village in Malawi, Africa. What factors make the installation of a pump successful in rural Africa? Come to this session and challenge others to make the right decision.
Please contact Andrew Kettle for more information email@example.com
Fair Trade in Calgary
My Fair Valentine – Show Your Love This Valentine’s Day!
Looking for a way to show your love in a Fair Trade way? The Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN) has sourced out some great ideas to incorporate Fair Trade into your Valentine’s Day celebration! You can show your support of Fair Trade by including a “Be My Fair Valentine” card with your Valentine’s Day gift, or purchasing Fair Trade chocolate and gifts from Ten Thousand Villages or Ethical Ocean. Please visit the CFTN My Fair Valentine website for more ideas.
Fair Trade Lecture, by Stacey Toews
Stacey Toews, co-founder of Level Ground Trading, will be back in Calgary for a speaking event on Friday, February 24. Stacey is one of Fair Trade’s leading advocates and travels across North America educating audiences about Fair Trade, sustainability and ethical consumer choices. This event will take place at 7:30pm at Parkdale United Church, 2919 8 Ave NW. RSVP by calling the Ten Thousand Villages (event sponsor) at 403-270-0631.
Save the Date – Celebrate!Africa 2012
Date: Saturday April 14, 2012
Location: Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Center, 1320 5 Avenue NW
Time: In the evening. Stay tuned for more information
Celebrate!Africa is an annual event hosted by Engineers Without Borders to celebrate African heritage and culture in support of their international development work in water and agriculture. Raffles and a silent auction photography contest will also be held, with all proceeds going directly to EWB’s African programs. A Fair Trade Village will be set-up to provide you with opportunities for and information on ethical purchasing.
Fire & Ice Gala – Edmonton
On Saturday, March 10th 2012, Engineers Without Borders Edmonton (EWB) & the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper are holding the inaugural Fire & Ice Gala at the Edmonton Expo Centre. Water is life. Providing leadership and supporting initiatives that ensure people can access clean water at home and abroad are key mandates of EWB and the NSRK. For sponsorship and ticket inquiries, please feel free to contact Sally Munro (780-441-5457) or Glenn Isaac (780 438 5148)
The 2012 Run to End Poverty
The Run to End Poverty (R2EP) is an event in partnership with Calgary’s Scotiabank Marathon / Half / 10k & 5k run on May 27, 2012. The organizing team is off to a good start with a solid group of leaders and many great ideas to build on last year’s successful event. There are a couple of ways you can help to make this year’s run that much better. They are:
1. Visit our Facebook Page and LIKE us! Then TELL your friends.
If we reach 200 likes by the end of February, we will draw a name for a FREE run registration in the Calgary Scotiabank Marathon / Half-Marathon / 10k / 5k run on May 27, 2012.
2. Create an R2EP Team at your organization / school / business OR suggest it to a friend!
Last year the Run to End Poverty raised $100,000 for EWB’s Africa Programs. That’s HUGE! And, corporate teams were a big reason for this achievement.
Start a team, and as a reward you will be entered into a draw to receive your own FREE run registration. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to get a team started.
3. Volunteer your time (from a JUST a few hours to a lead role)
Non-EWB Events Around Town
Water & Imagination: Our Human Expresion
Tuesday, February 28 – 6 – 8:30pm, The City of Calgary’s Water Centre.
Free admission with registration. Register online.
Book Club – “The Challenge for Africa” by Wangari Maathai
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 5:30pm
EWB Members are invited to join TVG at their book club for a book discussion & local-ingredient potluck
Please RSVP to Evelyn Tanaka to receive the address (held at a private residence).