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National Volunteer Week

For National Volunteer Week we want to give a huge heartfelt thank you to all our wonderful volunteers! Your dedication is essential to Wellspring Calgary – you make everything we do possible, and we are grateful to each of you.

Siok L

When Siok was diagnosed with cancer she struggled in silence at first – concerned with the stigma around her illness – feeling ashamed to seek support. But today Siok is a proud and cherished member of Wellspring, and she hopes sharing her story will help others to overcome barriers that keep them from getting the help and support they need.

HOPE and Virtual Hugs

Well, Healing Journey 2 is done and I can hardly wait for 3 to start. This is juicy stuff ... and transformative.

The Power of Kindness – The Power of One!

10 years ago life changed. I heard the words from my family doctor – you have cancer. It was endometrial cancer.

Lethbridge ‘Go-Getters’ Take Steps for Cancer Support

We participated in the Wellspring Calgary’s Southern Alberta Zoom Focus Group meeting on February 25, 2021. The three of us had never met before that day, and we were all so excited to discover there were other people in Lethbridge who were interested in spreading the word about non-medical cancer support.

My cancer journey so far

2020 was one of the worst years of my life! I turned 40 (haha!) in January and then we headed into Covid lockdown in March. My wedding was cancelled in May (due to Covid) and then I started not feeling great.

Speaker Series – April 2021

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

Heather Charbonneau

Heather Charbonneau does not fit the profile of a typical Wellspring volunteer. Heather joined Wellspring to change herself.

Conquer the Divide 2021

What do you get when you cross two travel adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts with a charity they are passionate about? You get a wildly ambitious fundraiser to bikepack The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route!

What men CAN do!

In my experience, men suck at dealing with emotions. Especially their own. We like to think we’re strong. Invincible. Need to keep emotions in check. Can’t cry. Don’t need to talk to other men about feelings. That we don’t have emotional needs. Wrong. Nope. What? Yes you can. Incorrect. Of course we have feelings.

2020: a year of change and resiliency

Thank you for seeing us through this challenging year. And in particular, thank you for supporting those living with cancer – those diagnosed, caregivers and kids.

Christine Brown: Never Prepared

My story may be a bit different than most – not that there is a "normal" cancer story. I was actually prepping for a preventative bilateral mastectomy (to prevent breast cancer for the nubes out there).