Localife Calgary


The next event

Your Localife Calgary leaders are busily planning the next event. Email [email protected] to make sure you’re up to date on the latest info!



Localife Calgary hosts holly, jolly night (December 19, 2018)

On December 15, 2018, Localife Calgary held a holiday party in partnership with Wellspring Calgary, and it was a holly, jolly evening.

Pool party (September 20, 2018)

On August 25, 2018, Localife Calgary held a pool party and BBQ, and it was gallons of fun!

Movie Night (May 3, 2018)

Movie Night turned out to be a real feel-good event!

Shanks for coming out (January 31, 2018)

What are we going to do with the amazing crew here in Calgary? You people never cease to amaze us!

Localife Calgary embraces the “mud nog” (December 17, 2018)

On December 15, 2017, Localife Calgary joined up with Wellspring to host an epic dress-up holiday party!

Localife Calgary breaks the ice with hot coffee (December 10, 2017)

Localife Calgary met up in late November.

Forever young (October 26, 2017)

On October 25, 2017, Localife Calgary headed to Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm to see what sort of fun times we could get up to!

Localife Calgary gets outside (August 25, 2017)

Our most recent Localife Calgary event took us to Fish Creek Provincial Park on July 15.

Localife Calgary loves learning random things together! (May 17, 2017)

Localife Calgary met on May 11, 2017 to “learn something new” as we came together to make a Greek pastries and to play the card game, Cribbage!

Finding “creative” ways to cope with cancer (April 17, 2017)

A splendid time was had on April 6, 2017 when Localife Calgary went to the Glenbow Museum to check out its exhibits.

Pub nights FTW! (March 20, 2017)

Is there a better way to hang out, make friends, have fun than a Localife Calgary pub night? We don’t think so!

Eggnog and ugly sweaters (January 9, 2017)

There was plenty of festivity and good times on December 16, 2016 when Localife Calgary and Wellspring Calgary joined up to host a good ol’ fashioned holiday party!

Captivated by Katz (November 15, 2016)

On November 6, 2016, Localife Calgary met at the Ironwood Stage & Grill to see Peter Katz live in concert.

This is how we roll (November 2, 2016)

Localife Calgary had a great time bowling as we hit the lanes on October 18, 2016 at the Thorncliffe/Greenview Community Centre.

Localife Calgary floats our boat (September 22, 2016)

On August 28, 2016, Localife Calgary ventured to Bowness Park to enjoy a Sunday afternoon outdoors. It was not a particularly nice day, which meant we could rent as many paddle boats and canoes as we wanted and go out on the lagoon.

Localife Calgary meets the Rocky Routes riders (July 14, 2016)

Localife Calgary held their annual Texas 4000 for Cancer meet up on Tuesday and spent a little time with the Rockies Route riders as they passed through town on their way to their final destination in Alaska.

Localife Calgary floats our boat (May 12, 2016)

There was a lot to celebrate at Localife Calgary’s latest event on April 30, 2016!

New members host impressive “powers” (December 14, 2015)

On December 5, 2015 Localife Calgary gathered for an old school holiday games night. The fun-filled event rang with laughter which made it the perfect antidote to a dark and chilly winter evening!

Go Dinos! (November 27, 2015)

Localife Calgary gathered to take in the University of Calgary Dinos volleyball match on Friday, November 20, 2015.

Leveling up with urban gardening (November 10, 2015)

Since cancer, it seems there are so many things to learn when it comes to healthy things we can do ourselves!

Localife Calgary explores urban trails (September 23, 2015)

Localife Calgary hit the trails of Weaselhead Natural Area this last weekend — what a wonderfully secluded natural spot within city limits!

Localife Calgary has a new leader! (July 6, 2015)

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Jenna Tyson, our new Localife Calgary leader!

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Localife leaders

I was diagnosed with stage IV laryngeal cancer in 2006 at age 18. Now 12 years in remission, I am  currently completing my PhD. in Medical Science, specializing in AYA psychosocial oncology, at the University of Calgary. My main area of research interest relates to psychosocial outcomes of the cancer experience including body-image, self-esteem, social engagement, physical activity, and quality of life among AYA cancer patients and survivors, with a particular focus on intervention development and implementation. I am highly motivated and very passionate about my work, and through my research and advocacy I hope to help other AYAs navigate cancer.


My name is Melina Byers, I am a 25-year-old cancer survivor born in Calgary, AB. I have a degree in Psychology which I finished from a hospital bed when I was 22.

I am currently waitressing and volunteering for a crisis line at the Community Response Team in Calgary. My passions are working with people, singing, writing music, and any activity involving water. Additionally, I am interested in mindfulness, meditation, and the power of the human mind.

I look forward to connecting with all the beautiful Localifers in and around Calgary!


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