Accessible Widget

June 25, 2015

Speaking Up for Fair Housing Standards for All!

Members of the Disability Action Hall are concerned about the lack of public consultation from the previous progressive conservative government to go ahead and inspect the homes of persons with disabilities. 

We want to be asked if it is ok to come into our home. 
We want our landlords to be asked if it is ok to come into our home. 
We want a say in who can come into our home and have our choices and privacy respected. 

We were told the current public health act and PDD Safety Standards Regulation allows health, fire and safety to come in if there is a complaint. 

But there has been no complaint. 

We are asking for public consultation  to write new regulations with us, to talk to us.

We think the new rules will be far too expensive for our community. The new rules do not respect our right to choose where we want to live. 

We know some of our friends have been evicted and ended up in long term care,  or the hospitals.  Many of us live in poverty and it takes a long time to find a safe place to rent. 

We need a better plan. 
More rules don't necessarily make us safe. 

We also know the rules may be published soon. 
We hope the new government speaks up and supports true talks & fair rules for all Albertans.

Stay tuned.

June 3, 2015

Less than 48 hours away to 'Eat, Cook, Grow!" Friday June 5th

We are less than 48 hours away and we would like to share our "Eat, Cook, Grow!" Program with you! The event will be held in Dover at an old tennis court renamed "Twin Views Communal Garden" located at 2951, 26 Avenue SE. Visit this map link if you need more instructions.

To download the program, please visit this link 

Eat, Cook, Grow! is a a family friendly celebration of food we love to eat, cook and grow! We are celebrating our right to access healthy food! #eatcookgrow

Wear your best garden hat for our contest


Planter Ground Breaking                11 am to 11:15

Scavenger hunt and clean team      11:15 to 11:30

Gardening workshops                    11:15 to 11:45

Pavement painting party                11:15 to 1:30

Ku-Fu demonstration                     11:45 to 12 pm

Snacks and Potluck                        12 to 12:30 pm

More workshops                            12:30 to 1 pm

We are excited to paint the pavement with this mandala design
created by artists, Susan and Jody.

We would like to thank the following community partners who are helping us create an exciting community event! Members of the Disability Action Hall give special thanks to the following foodies, presenters and friends:

Alternate Root, Carla Bitz
The Alex Youth Centre, Reneé MacKillop
Amanda Woods & Kathleen Biersdorff
Calgary Eats
Calgary Regional Partnerships, Jessica Letizia & Quincy Brown
Calgary SCOPE Society and Outreach Team Painters
Calgary Sexual Health Centre
Canadian Wing Chun Kung Fu Association/Academy
CP Association of Alberta & Calgary Ability Network
Crop, Dani Smythe
Darrell Howard & Vibrant Communities Calgary
Ethno Cultural Council of Calgary
Illichmann’s Sausage Shop
Inglewood Community Garden, Julia Hinman
Mary Salvani
Tammy Poirier
Salma Mohiuddin, City of Calgary Community Social Development
Soiled Gardens, Pascia Birch & Adam Weaver
Susan Gwynn and Poverty Talks
Twin Views Communal Gardeners & Greeters
Vantage Enterprises Mandela Artists Jody, Suan & Amber Currell

Thank you to all the volunteers, project planners, food suppliers and growers, gardeners and teachers who made ‘Eat, Cook, Grow!’ possible!

For more information, please contact Colleen at 403.717.7630 or email us at 

June 1, 2015

It’s time for something a little bit dirty...Eat, Cook, Grow! Friday June 5th!

Media Advisory
Calgary, Alberta
It’s time for something a little bit dirty!

Celebrating our connection to
The food we cook, eat, and grow!
Friday June 5th, 2015

It’s time for this year’s 16th annual celebration of disability pride! 
Join us, come and get a little bit dirty and show off your inner foodie at the Twin Views Communal Garden in Dover. It is a family-friendly event with workshops, food producers, food solutions, a pavement painting party and much, much more!  

To help us kick off the celebration, we will have a ground breaking ceremony for our planter Twin Views Communal Garden has provided us at 11 am. We invited local food suppliers, growers and even kung fu fighters to chop our veggies! The event is also catered by local deli ‘Illichmann’s Sausage Shop’.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Bring your love for learning about what grows in the ground beneath us! To make it more fun, we encourage you to wear a funky garden hat and bring a potluck food item to share!

For more information... 

Who:        Disability Action Hall and friends

What:       Speak Out 16: Eat, Cook, Grow! #eatcookgrow

When:      Friday June 5th, 2015 from 11 pm to 1 pm

Where:     Twin Views Communal Garden
                2951, 26 Ave SE - (Tennis Court)

Contact:    Denise Young 403.524.5301 or 

     Colleen Huston 403.473.3510