Monthly Archives: November 2012

Evaluate and Celebrate Thrive

Written by Thrive

Date: Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
Time: 9:45am – 1:00 pm
Location: Headspace  (1817 10th Avenue S.W)

How are we doing?
How might we do better?
In what ways have we built a more inclusive, thriving, local economy?

It is time to look back on our recent work and to plan for the year ahead.  We hope you, our partners and collaborators (past, present and future), will join us.

Thrive’s work takes place on four pathways. We will reflect and celebrate on our work on these pathways.  We will examine our relationships and networks in the community. We will explore how we might better support each other and be more successful in 2013.

Whether you are new to Thrive (maybe this will be your first event) or a long-time partner and colleague we hope you will join us in celebration, evaluation and enhancing our work in 2013.

The program starts at 10am. A fabulous lunch will begin at noon. Full agenda and details to come.

Please RSVP here by Nov 28th.

The Thrive Steering Committee


A food hub for Calgary

Written by Thrive

Date: Monday, December 3, 2012
Time: 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Parkdale Community Association 3512 5 Ave NW

Join this strategic conversation on the creation of a food hub for Calgary. What kind of food hub? Where should it be located? How would it be financed? These are the kinds of questions and others that we will explore together.

This will be a cross-sector conversation with representatives from government, non-profit, and business communities, as well as individuals. This workshop is for you if you are working in, or passionate about, our local food system and the creation of a food hub. Note: There are two required assignments in advance of this event. Please see the instructions below.

Schedule Details
Assignment 1
Pre-workshop survey on your ideal Food Hub Please complete this
very brief pre-workshop survey by November 26.  Survey link
Assignment 2
Potluck homework For lunch, we will be having a potluck.  You are asked to bring a small dish made from ingredients as close to Calgary as possible.Please have a list of each ingredient and the distance it has to travel to get to Calgary, along with the total distance (kms travelled) for your dish.  We will place this next to your dish.
The Workshop
Potluck lunch
  • Welcome and introductions


  • Examining the survey results
  • Working groups on creating the vision


Action Planning
  • Identifying the next-steps for bringing the vision to life



RSVP here  to ensure you are linked in and prepared for the conversation. For more background information on growing our local food system and food hubs in general, visit the Calgary Food System Assessment and Action Plan and Alberta Agriculture – Spotlight on Food Hubs in North America.

This conversation is hosted by Thrive Calgary in collaboration with Intelligent Futures. For more information: Courtney Hare, Thrive, 403-204-266


Written by Thrive

Register here for dinner, a movie, and conversation on growing food, supporting the emergence of local food producers, and how local food movements can create a more inclusive local economy.

Date: Friday, November 23, 2012

Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm

Location: Unitarian Church of Calgary (1703 1 Street NW)

Potluck Bring a dish (labeled with all ingredients) to share. 
Movie Watch Grow! A documentary that captures the energy, passion and independence of a fresh crop of young farmers in the United States. 
Conversation Join the conversation on enhancing local food production, and growing growers!

Hosted by the Calgary Permaculture GuildVerge PermacultureThe Meaningful Work Project, and Thrive Calgary. Special thanks to the Unitarian Church of Calgary.