Our friends at City Repair Calgary and Gaiacraft are welcoming Mark Lakeman for three incredible events next month!

Re-Villaging the City with Mark Lakeman: Creating New Models for Modern Life
Mark returns to Calgary for three action-packed events of teaching and collaboration with local leaders.

We have teamed up with City Repair Calgary and Gaiacraft to give away TWO FREE TICKETS to ‘The Inclusive City: Reimagining Urban Life’ taking place in Calgary, AB on Thursday, March 2nd at 6pm to one lucky reader!!

Read through to find out more about these awesome events and how you can enter our giveaway!

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1 – Gathering & Lecture:
The Inclusive City: Reimagining Urban Life with Mark Lakeman

Thursday, March 2nd, Doors at 6:00pm, Lecture at 6:30pm
Orpheus Theatre, SAIT Campus Centre, 1301 16 Ave NW

Tickets: $20 in Advance | $25 at the Door (Cash Only)

How do we build bridges in the face of adversity and take positive and peaceful action toward creating a just society? Join renowned architect and placemaker Mark Lakeman as well as local guests for a thought-provoking evening focused on reimagining our urban environment as an inclusive, accessible, and unified village.

Mark’s work incorporates broad participation, local ownership, empowering local populations, creative expression in planned and unplanned processes, and social capital as the primary economic engine of change. Many of his projects involve restoring dignity to low income and homeless people in the development of sustainable community solutions, most recently with the work of the Village Coalition.

This dynamic gathering will include a number of local organizations showcasing their solutions-oriented approaches to celebrating culture and valuing diversity.

For details and to register, click HERE or visit their Facebook event page

** Read through to the end to find out how you can win a pair of tickets to this event! **


2 – Half-Day Workshop
Building Resilient Communities: Thriving in the Face of Uncertainty

With Mark Lakeman and Friends
Saturday March 4th, 11:00am-3:30pm
CommunityWise Resource Centre, 223 12 Avenue SW

Tickets: Regular – $60 | Permaculture Calgary Guild Members- $40

Join Gaiacraft and City Repair Calgary in welcoming Mark Lakeman back to Calgary for a half-day workshop presenting powerful ideas for building resilient communities. Mark will be accompanied by a powerhouse of women who play an active role in building Calgary’s community in diverse ways.

This learning adventure will provide a dazzling spectrum of tools for building participatory culture and establishing lasting change. Add action based techniques to your toolkit that will help you to learn more about where you live, create meaningful relationships, strengthen networks and build resiliency locally, for yourself and your neighbourhood.

How do we move from a culture of fear to the “more beautiful world our hearts know is possible”?

Topics covered will include self-sustaining communities, food security, design for disaster preparedness, planet repair, placemaking, and redesigning civilization through community building.

For more details and to register, click HERE or visit their Facebook Event Page
Light refreshments will be provided, please bring your own lunch.


3 – Keynote Presentation
Cabin Fever: Permaculture in Action – Inspirational Projects & Keys to Success

Saturday, March 4, 2017, Doors: 5 pm; Potluck 6 pm
Presentation to be followed by live music and DJ

Tickets: Regular – $30 | Permaculture Calgary Guild Members – $20

This year for Cabin Fever we are keeping costs down at $20.00 for PCG members, and the excitement high! Our aim is to inspire our community to pursue their permaculture goals and this year we are providing some tools to help you. Mark Lakeman of The City Repair Project in Portland, Oregon, will be providing us with motivation and practical insight to help us further develop a beneficial vision for human and ecological communities. “Living Tools” will be on hand to help you with your projects, answer questions and help connect you with other members of the community to collaborate with! We will have some awesome permie tools as door prizes and there will be DJ’s to help you dance the night away.

For more details and to purchase tickets, click HERE or visit the Facebook Event Page


If you would like to be entered to win a pair of tickets to ‘The Inclusive City: Reimagining Urban Life’ happening in Calgary on Thursday, March 2nd, send us an email and tell us what an Inclusive City means to you. No need to stress, just a couple words on what incivility in our cities looks and feels like to you.

The deadline to enter is Thursday, February 23rd at 11:59pm MST.
We will draw one name at random and contact the winner via email as well as announce the winner on social media!


Best of Luck!!





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