AIDS Calgary Awareness Association

AIDS Calgary Awareness Association

November 07, 2012 18:15 ET

Hundreds to mark "National Addictions Awareness Week" at 16th Annual Calgary Wellness Walk, Monday November 19, 2012

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 7, 2012) - Hundreds of Calgarians will join an estimated 600,000 Canadians on Monday, November 19 to mark National Addictions Awareness Week, walking the downtown streets to promote positive action toward the prevention of substance and gambling dependencies.

The Wellness Walk Committee, comprised of 19 community agencies and organizations, expects close to 200 men, women and children to gather at Olympic Plaza, as they prepare to march the streets of downtown Calgary to raise awareness, share hope and promote the importance of striving to maintain community consciousness for healthy living and an addiction free lifestyle. The Walk will finish at the Golden Age Club and be followed by lunch, speakers and entertainment.

Monday November 19, 2012


  • Opening Ceremonies at Olympic Plaza (8th Ave, SE & McLeod Trail N)
  • Lunch and Entertainment at The Golden Age Club (610 8th Ave SE)

Schedule of Events:

  • Opening Ceremonies at 10:30 AM - Olympic Plaza
    Welcome, opening remarks and reading of Proclamation
  • Walk commences at 11:15 AM from Olympic Plaza
  • Lunch and entertainment at 12:00 PM - The Golden Age Club
    Free hot lunch, live music, guest speaker, Drum Group Round Dance

The organizing committee welcomes all Calgarians to this free, all-ages event. Come out and show your support and determination to be part of the solution!

Member Agencies: Alberta Health Services Addiction & Mental Health, Fresh Start Recovery Centre, Sunrise Native Addictions Services, AIDS Calgary, Calgary Police Service, Simon House Recovery Centre, Oxford House Foundation, Street Level Consulting, The Mustard Seed, City of Calgary, Alpha House, Trinity Place Foundation, Calgary Dream Centre, Aventa, Eastside Victory Outreach, Aspen Family & Community Network Society, AHS Adult Aboriginal Mental Health, Calgary Interfaith Food Bank, Calgary Urban Aboriginal Initiative

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