Hello November!

After a few really cold days, it looks like the weather is going to get a little warmer in the next few days.

What’s new this week?

Jennifer Buchanan, an accomplished music therapist, is launching a unique series called “Tune in to Music for Health, Happiness, and Success.” Every Friday at noon, from Oct. 20 to Nov. 24, you can drop in for a session at the National Music Centre, Studio Bell. For just $15 (or $10 for students and seniors). Don’t miss out on this exciting and enriching experience! Read more

Jennifer Buchanan, a registered music therapist, has more than three decades of experience in the music therapy industry. PHOTO BY JODI O PHOTOGRAPHY

Cavalry FC’s Inspiring Journey

Cavalry FC put up a great fight but unfortunately lost 2-1 in overtime last weekend Oct. 28 at Tim Hortons Field. Forge FC claimed their fourth Canadian Premier League championship in the game played at . The game was filled with excitement and unexpected turns, with Ali Musse from Cavalry FC initially scoring the first goal in overtime. However, Forge FC’s resilient spirit resulted in a thrilling comeback, and Tristan Borges’ corner-kick goal clinched the title for them. Despite the defeat, Cavalry FC’s performance demonstrated their competitive nature. Read more (Sportsnet).

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Hot This Week!

Matthew Perry, celebrated for his remarkable talent and humour in the sitcom Friends, has left us at the age of 54. His legacy as a comedic genius will continue to bring laughter and joy to countless lives. (The Guardian)

This winter season is off to an incredible start for snow enthusiasts in southern Alberta. Unprecedented ‘Snowmazing’ conditions have led to early openings for some favourite ski hills. (Calgary Herald)

Alberta’s population experienced an unprecedented surge of 184,400 people from July 2022 to July 2023, boasting the fastest 4% growth rate among Canadian provinces and territories, as per Statistics Canada. (CBC News)

Calgary has lifted its first-ever outdoor watering restrictions, initially imposed due to drought-induced low river flows. (LiveWire)

Get busy!

Check out these events happening in the city, as recommended by our arts editor!

MRU Annual Pow Wow: Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in MRU’s Annual Pow Wow which honours the traditions and culture of Indigenous peoples. Dinner is included in this free event on Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. in Wyckham House. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Dracula – Presented by Workshop Theatre: This adaptation of Bram Stroker’s classic, Dracula, will bring both humour and horror to the stage at the Pumphouse Theatre. As Count Dracula unleashes his dark nature upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues he leaves behind before they meet the same fate as his victims. This play occurs daily until Nov. 4. Tickets are available here.

ETOL Film Night: Mount Royal University Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership students, alumni and faculty will host a film night highlighting student experiences through photography and film. Experiences from field schools, expeditions and other adventures will be shown to highlight the unique experiences of the ETOL program. This year’s ETOL Film Night is on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. and you can get your tickets here!

Harm reduction & naloxone training:On Nov. 1 at 1 p.m., Wellness Services and the School of Nursing and Midwifery will be offering a free two-hour training session on harm reduction practices, the current state of the opioid crisis in Alberta and how to respond to an opioid poisoning. This training will include how to administer naloxone, the medicine used to reverse opioid poisoning. A certificate of completion is available for those who are interested. Register here.

Menstrual Equality through Cloth Pad Making: In partnership with Wellness Services, the Maker Studio will be hosting a two-hour, hands-on, free workshop to teach participants how to make their cloth pads and how period poverty impacts those who menstruate. All supplies are included and attendees are welcome to keep their pads or donate them to SAMRU’s Care Cupboards. This workshop is on Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. You can register here.

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Marco is a fourth-year Journalism & Digital Media student and one of the Newsletter editors for the Calgary Journal. Marco successfully completed an internship as a reporter at Airdrie City View newspaper.