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Jump on Social Media for Calgary Friendship Day

 

Friendship DayEach year in September, Between Friends has dedicated a day to Friendship. This day has been proclaimed by the Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi, “Calgary Friendship Day”. We want to share with fellow Calgarians, who we are and what we do for children, youth, and adults with disabilities.

In the past, we have filled Stephens Avenue with members, volunteers and thousands of carnations to help us share the gift of friendship with our fellow Calgarians.

In 2015, we will be celebrating Calgary Friendship Day with a twist. Instead of hitting the streets, we’re reaching out to our social media followers and the public to share the gift of friendship online using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We will be sharing our stories and hope that our friends will share theirs too!

So on Monday, September 14th log into your social media accounts, be it Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and extend the joy and value of friendship to everyone using #bffriendshipday15.

Calgary Friendship Day is a Between Friends awareness initiative involving the sharing of stories of friendship.

  • We are celebrating 33 years of dynamic programs for people with disabilities.
  • Messages on the importance of friendship and the significance of acceptance.
  • Increase recognition of the value of people with disabilities in our community.
  • Envisioning a community where all people connect and develop relationships.

Between Friends is a charitable organization that creates opportunities for people with disabilities to connect, grow and belong through quality self-development, social and recreational programs.

Between Friends can be found on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

 

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