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Get to know Cheryl Bernard, Lend An Ear keynote speaker

2021-09-16T14:30:25+00:00

Cheryl Bernard competed on the Canadian women’s curling team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She felt a huge amount of pressure to win the gold medal while competing at home and as the Skip, she had the last rock to take the gold. She missed the shot. The team won the silver, a [...]

Get to know Cheryl Bernard, Lend An Ear keynote speaker2021-09-16T14:30:25+00:00

Get to know Kaiya Gamble! Local singer-songwriter speaks and performs at Lend An Ear 2021

2021-09-14T12:34:16+00:00

Kaiya Gamble first started singing after her school music teacher approached her parents and told them that she has perfect pitch. Her parents put Kaiya in piano and voice lessons and she loved it. After about a year of lessons, she found her current vocal coach, who has worked with artists such as Sarah McLachlan, [...]

Get to know Kaiya Gamble! Local singer-songwriter speaks and performs at Lend An Ear 20212021-09-14T12:34:16+00:00

We miss you!

2020-09-23T10:26:46+00:00

Today would have been Lend An Ear 2020. A message from Roxanne Cote, Resource Development Manager: "Not having the Lend An Ear event is like missing a close friend’s birthday or anniversary. I will miss seeing you this year. I am very proud that our event has evolved over the years and I will miss [...]

We miss you!2020-09-23T10:26:46+00:00

Roxanne Cote reflects on 10 years of Lend An Ear – Distress Centre’s signature fundraiser

2020-09-07T08:00:23+00:00

Guest post: Roxanne Cote, Resource Development Manager at Distress Centre (DC), started at DC in 2008. She planned and executed the first Lend An Ear in 2011 (then under a different name) and has led the planning and execution every year since. Image: Roxanne Cote (right) with keynote speaker Tom Jackson at Lend An Ear [...]

Roxanne Cote reflects on 10 years of Lend An Ear – Distress Centre’s signature fundraiser2020-09-07T08:00:23+00:00

September is Lend An Ear Month!

2020-09-01T08:15:08+00:00

Since we can’t gather in person for Lend An Ear’s 10th Anniversary, we’re spending the month celebrating 10 years of Lend An Ear by remembering the laughter, tears and inspirational moments we’ve experienced since 2011. We’ll be sharing stories, videos and other content to lendanearyyc.com all month long, but things will really start rolling on [...]

September is Lend An Ear Month!2020-09-01T08:15:08+00:00

50 Stories Part 33: Moving and Money

2020-08-25T17:31:20+00:00

Image: Distress Centre staff if 2004. Read - 50 Stories Part 32 In 1998, Distress Centre was located just off of MacLeod Trail on 11th Avenue SW. A Board committee was formed to investigate moving as the existing lease was set to expire in 1999. A new central site was sought with accessibility to LRT [...]

50 Stories Part 33: Moving and Money2020-08-25T17:31:20+00:00

We are reimagining Lend An Ear this year!

2020-07-29T17:30:12+00:00

As the COVID-19 pandemic first unfolded, we remained hopeful that we would still be able to celebrate our 10th Anniversary of Lend An Ear on September 23rd, as well as our 50th Anniversary on May 13th. Unfortunately, COVID-19 restrictions have forced us to cancel both events. We are hoping to officially celebrate our 50th Anniversary [...]

We are reimagining Lend An Ear this year!2020-07-29T17:30:12+00:00

Keynote speaker shares his struggles and his triumphs

2019-09-13T12:27:36+00:00

Bob Wilkie, a native Calgarian, fell in love with playing hockey as soon as his dad introduced him to the game as a child. He grew up near outdoor rinks and was able to practice frequently. Soon he began to dream of playing for the NHL. In 1987, at age 18, he realized that dream [...]

Keynote speaker shares his struggles and his triumphs2019-09-13T12:27:36+00:00

Volunteers honoured at our semi-annual appreciation night

2019-05-30T11:14:10+00:00

Twice a year, Distress Centre holds an evening to show appreciation for the amazing volunteers that make it possible for us to do the work that we do. The theme of the night was storytelling. Crisis line and online services volunteers answer calls, chats and texts that come through to our contact centre, from distressed [...]

Volunteers honoured at our semi-annual appreciation night2019-05-30T11:14:10+00:00

A call to Distress Centre Calgary saved my life: Lee Horbachewski

2018-10-10T18:12:43+00:00

In October 2004, Lee Horbachewski was without hope. She was suffering from untreated postpartum depression after the birth of her second daughter and was ready to take her life. She had a plan and the means to attempt suicide. In a moment of clarity, she pulled out the phone book and found the number for [...]

A call to Distress Centre Calgary saved my life: Lee Horbachewski2018-10-10T18:12:43+00:00
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