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Empowering Women

Brunch with a purpose

Aspen is proud to be an agency that is empowered by many strong women, from our Board of Directors, to Senior Leadership to front line staff doing the tough work in the community. Aspen serves a high population of women who work hard to make positive change in their lives and achieve big dreams for themselves and their families.

Aspen's Empowering Women brunch will showcase the work our agency does and the incredible women we support in the Calgary community. Join us at Pigeonhole on September 27th and enjoy three powerful keynotes from successful women in business who will inspire, motivate and empower you in both your personal and professional lives. Hear stories from women who have been through Aspen's programs and see how your support can make a difference in the lives of women in your community.

This brunch will serve as an opportunity to introduce women like you to Aspen and the powerful work that we do each and every day. While you enjoy your delicious brunch and mimosa on September 27th, we invite you participate in our balloon raffle fundraiser and other meaningful donation opportunities to help raise dollars for programming across our agency.

Event Details

Friday, September 27th
8:30 am - 11:00 am

306 17th Ave SW, Calgary AB

$89 per person (SOLD OUT)
Includes a hot plated breakfast, a delicious mimosa, inspiring speakers sure to spark both personal and professional development and a $50 charitable tax receipt.

Event Schedule

8:30am - doors open, coffee and networking, live music, balloon raffle sales begin
8:50am - opening remarks, introductions, overview of morning
9:00am - breakfast served
9:15am - a conversation with Diana Stephenson, J'Val Shuster and Charmaine Ironside
10:00am - personal stories of Aspen program participants
10:10am - mimosa break and balloon raffle popping
10:25am - a conversation with Aspen's Leadership team
10:45am - formal program ends

Learn about our 2019 keynote speakers

Joanna's Story

Joanna was homeless, living in a tent and battling with addiction. She was in an abusive relationship and wasn’t living the life she knew she was capable of. After months of living on the streets, struggling with addiction and trying to leave the relationship, Joanna decided to start treatment for her addictions and find a safe place to live. READ MORE...

Viva's Story

Viva has overcome a variety of obstacles which for her started at the age of eight, when one day she and her younger sister were picked up from school by Children’s Services and moved into foster care. Her biological mother was battling with mental illness and was no longer able to take care of Viva and her sister. READ MORE...

Jaspreet's Story

Jaspreet had come to Canada with her family a few short months ago and was struggling in an unhealthy relationship with her husband. Her husband had evicted her from the house and she was now renting a basement on her own. Jaspreet didn’t have a job and she had no means to support her children. READ MORE...

For more information, contact:

Shannon Edwards
Manager, Communications & Engagement