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A love letter to Wellspring Calgary

The year Wellspring Calgary opened its doors, I opened my heart to all things Wellspring. The year was 2007 and I knew that my destiny was tied to this community forevermore. It’s impossible to explain what Wellspring means to me. How do you articulate a love and gratefulness beyond words?

Speaker Series – May 2022

Our Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Each month we feature different speakers and topics.

Wellspring Calgary welcomes you back to in-person programming

We’re excited to welcome everyone back to both Wellspring Calgary centres on Monday, May 2!

Rosa Escobar: finding cancer support at Wellspring

Rosa was a busy 44-year-old raising three kids of her own and caring for many other kids at her much loved day home, when she began experiencing strange physical symptoms.

Andrew Del Frari: “Wellspring helped me turn my life around”

Andrew Del Frari has worked incredibly hard to reinvent his life, after a cancer diagnosis at age 52 ended his 26-year career in the education field, and left him with limited mobility and a diminished sense of purpose.

Speaker Series – April 2022

Our Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Each month we feature different speakers and topics.

Shelley Harley: cancer survivor finds support at Wellspring

Shelley Harley’s number one guardian angel has a soft coat, floppy ears, and impeccable loyalty. She is a Bernedoodle; and like Shelley, she is a cancer survivor.

Speaker Series – March 2022

Our Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Each month we feature different speakers and topics.

Wellspring Calgary re-entry update

In response to recent provincial announcements, Wellspring Calgary wanted to provide you with an update around our centre’s re-opening, and the process we are undertaking.

Becky Trussell: impassioned Wellspring member, program leader & donor

Becky Trussell was Dr. Rebecca Trussell, a respected Calgary physician specializing in pediatric endocrinology for 25 years. She was also a wife, busy mother of two, avid researcher, budding photographer, and an extraordinary role model to many in the medical world. Then one day, cancer rocked her world.

Karla Medkova: unexpected awakening

Karla Medkova never imagined that in the midst of a pandemic that shook the world, she would face a more ominous threat – breast cancer at age 34. But this young woman, who is not yet a year past diagnosis and has come through many months of gruelling treatment, isn’t shattered at all - she is impossibly whole.

Bobbi Fridfinnson: in memory of my friend Anita Wright

Wellspring’s own Bobbi Fridfinnson shares a poignant memory of her cherished friend Anita, who inspired her to participate in the 2006 Cancervive tour to raise funds for Wellspring. Sadly, Bobbi lost her friend to cancer, but she holds special memories in her heart.