Box Socials are the consensus-based inclusive decision-making parties that everyone’s invited to and that form the future of the Good Life Community. This is a big deal! You’re invited whether you’ve been to every meeting ever or haven’t even been into the shop.
Next one will be on Thursday March 27 starting at 7PM. Click on the following link for the agenda:
For Immediate Release – february 25, 2014 Good Life Community Bike Shop gets Huge Mission support!
Following The Good Life Community Bike Shop’s eagerly anticipated September reopening centrally in Mission, it is now set up and better than ever. Amidst Calgary’s thriving and growing cycling community as well as conversation around the emerging system of cycle paths, The Good Life is thrilled to announce that they have been warmly welcomed into the area commonly known as 4th Street. This area is quite popular not only for its many bars, restaurants and of course the Lilac Festival in May, but also for its proximity to downtown, the 2nd Street bikeway, and the Elbow River pathway. The new address for the Good Life Community Bike Shop is #2, 2100 – 4th Street SW (next to Casablanca Video).
Not only is the nonprofit flourishing during regular business hours, but there are great workshops and events already happening as well. Of special note is G.E.M. Night – Gender Equality Magic Night. “We’ve decided to call it GEM Night instead of Womens’ Wednesday to make sure it’s equally welcoming to anyone that identifies with women, trans*, neutrois, non-binary, and gender questioning” say hosts Aoife Baldwin-Maher and Mars Mission candidate Kayla Bonham. These open shop hours 4PM-7PM every Wednesday offer participants support with all their “D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) and D.I.T. (Do It Together)” mechanical and community-building needs. The goals, state Kayla and Aoife, “are to provide a safe, welcoming, and empowering space for people who may feel less comfortable in what’s often assumed to be a male dominated atmosphere, while also making friends, having fun, and building community!” They also mention that the shop is of course open and empowering for everyone throughout the week.
If you are interested in joining the adventure, building community, or just having some fun while getting your bike back on the road, please contact Aoife at email@example.com or Jonny at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out http://joinscip.ca/ to make $1000 doing an awesome short-term job for the Good Life Community! We have several SCiP internships available to post-secondary students! You have to be enrolled in at least one class at a qualifying post-secondary institution between August 1 2013 and July 31st 2014 to qualify. Just fill out their application and message email@example.com to give a heads-up.
An example of what we need is a G.E.M. Night Host ASAP. Come hang out, learn, and be creative on the most fun evening of the week and make a few bucks doing it!
Currently, we have several job postings and, if you have a great idea for a paid student internship, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work on developing one together.
More information about eligibility here: http://joinscip.ca/eligibility/