Contact Us

If you have any questions, requests, concerns or require additional information, please feel free to contact us:

Contact: Chantal Chagnon
Email: [email protected]
Text/Phone: 403-404-7664
Mail To: Cree8 Calgary
220 Hawkwood Blvd NW
Calgary, Alberta
T3G 3E8

If you would like to join our mailing list and get information on our upcoming workshops, you can send us a message letting us know.

We are also looking for volunteers, if you are interested in volunteering, please check the box and tell us what you would be interested in helping with.

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  • Lori Bergh
    commented 2024-02-20 16:50:11 -0700
    Hi

    I see that you are now on the Ao’taki for CBE. This is awesome. I sent you an email from school today and wondered if you would be interested in doing a workshop with our students on May 25/24. I enjoyed the medicine bag teachings and making and thought this would be a lovely share with my students. I would love to continue to discuss this with you. I look forward to hearing from you. Warmly, Lori
  • Karla Wetter
    commented 2024-01-11 10:32:52 -0700
    I am from Gus Wetter School in Castor, AB and we are looking at a date in June to have a speaker and dancers as well as ideas to support activties for the day.
  • Liette Wilson
    commented 2023-12-17 14:59:32 -0700
    Hi Chantal, I attended your drum making workshop in October and LOVE my drum. I am wondering if you can provide me with some information about programs for schools. I teach grade 3 and would love to have you come offer something for our grade 1-3 students before the end of the school year. I would need to provide information to my principal about options, pricing, etc. We have 60 grade 1 kids, 50 grade 2 kids and 60 grade 3 kids. I teach at École du Nouveau Monde in Scenic Acres. Thanks! Liette
  • Abby Finigan
    commented 2023-12-04 21:54:25 -0700
    Hi Chantal, I’m interested in a drum making workshop. Is there one planned in 2024? Thank you!
  • Lila Wilson
    followed this page 2023-11-28 14:11:19 -0700
  • Michelle Spink
    commented 2023-11-17 08:28:38 -0700
    Hi there,

    Do you have any drum making workshops coming up?

    Thanks so much,

    Michelle
  • Ian Curle
    commented 2023-11-08 16:11:43 -0700
    Hi Chantal

    Thoroughly enjoyed the drumming circle today at the AER in Centennial Place. You have a great voice and led the singing and drumming expertly. Also enjoyed the stories behind the drums and the songs especially using your voice to communicate with others when berry picking or in Wal-Mart! Great description of the 4 animals too and how they relate to the landscape (Elk, Buffalo, Moose and Deer).
  • Shawna Harline
    commented 2023-11-07 19:41:50 -0700
    Hello,

    I work for Robertson college and we are hoping to book indigenous drummers and dancers for our upcoming graduation in March in Calgary.

    Additionally we are looking for an elder to provide a blessing for our event. Any assistance with this would be appreciated.
  • Kathy Ritchie
    commented 2023-10-04 11:26:45 -0600
    Hello, I am wondering if it is possible to book a week long workshop session for my Elementary school North Haven? I actually had you in for another school years ago and would love to recreate the wonderful experience! Please send me information about this. Thanks!
  • Telena Shena
    commented 2023-09-28 10:27:15 -0600
    Hi, my daughter in law (Cree) and myself (Zuni) are wanting to learn how to make ribbon skirts. My granddaughter is going to start pow wow dancing next year, so children’s and adults. Please let me know if you can help. Thanks.
  • A K
    followed this page 2023-09-09 21:02:11 -0600
  • Amanda Blaire
    commented 2023-08-20 15:41:30 -0600
    Hi Chantal,

    I was recommended to get in touch with you about your drum making workshops and drum circles. Do you have anything upcoming? I’d love to join you if you do. Any information you have on upcoming events or workshops I’d love to hear more about.
  • Marjorie Aranez
    commented 2023-06-20 11:26:02 -0600
    Hi there,


    I am a recreation therapist at McKenzie Towne Retirement Residence. I would like to invite you to our residence for our Indigenous day celebration in September. My email is [email protected] I was hoping some of you would be open to coming to our home and doing a presentation, drum circle etc. We can discuss further details if you’re interested or know anyone.
  • Shauna Overacker
    commented 2023-06-09 15:35:53 -0600
    Looking to have you into our school, Connaught School. I had you at Prince of Wales a couple of years ago for some drumming/smudging etc.
  • Shauna Overacker
    commented 2023-06-09 15:34:52 -0600
  • Anne Gray
    commented 2023-05-26 14:47:55 -0600
    Hello Chantal

    Myname is anne Gray and I am the music teacher at W.O. Mitchell Elementary school in Calgary. We may be interested in a 2023 or 2024 residency on rap music; I was told you do this. Please confirm this could be a possibility. Another possibility is a residency on one of your indigenous topics, or several combined. We are a Spanish bi-lingual school and I understand you can do your residencies in Spanish. Please confirm.


    Many thanks,

    Anne Gray
  • Bernadette Thibault
    commented 2023-05-17 11:05:22 -0600
    Hello Chantel – Seniors on the Bow in Cochrane have built a Labyrinth/Gazebo as our gesture to give back to the community we live in. On June 3, 11:30, we are having a celebration to acknowledge workers and volunteers that have worked last summer to make this happen. We are having the Mayor acknowledge Treaty 7 and we would like an Indigenous representative say a blessing of our efforts. Tony Snow has declined due to another engagement and to my knowledge Gloria Snow has not responded. Would you have an interest in saying the blessing for us? Please let me know if you are able or interested.
  • Elan LaMontagne
    commented 2023-05-04 10:10:16 -0600
    I work at Briar Hill and we have a population of 230 students – 10 classes. We are wondering if you have any availability to work with us before the end of the year. :) I know – long shot!!
  • Lindsey Bingley
    commented 2023-04-25 09:00:04 -0600
  • Marissa Javier
    commented 2023-04-08 11:07:08 -0600
    Hello! We met during a beautiful sage gathering with Madelaine a few years ago. Still one of the most special days to me, thank you.


    I am writing to see when your next rattle workshop is! I am not in town to attend this weekend’s and would love to make a rattle for my younger sister’s baby boy coming to Earth May 3!


    Looking forward to connecting again 🌈


    Thank you,


    Marissa Javier
  • Christie Scarlett
    commented 2023-03-17 13:51:12 -0600
    Hello, it is my understanding you have visited our preschool to do share your drumming experiences and learning with our children at Vivo? We are currently budgeting for the coming year and would like to consider having you. Would you be able to share the process and cost to look further into this please? Thank you ,
  • Tina Buchan
    commented 2023-02-06 09:06:38 -0700
    Hi Chantal – I am a Community Social Worker in Huntington Hills. I spoke with a resident who shared your website with me. I am looking forward to learning about upcoming workshops.


    Thanks!
  • Michelle Wong
    commented 2023-01-24 11:15:18 -0700
    Hi Chantal, I’m writing to ask for information & any workshop ideas that you might recommend/offer to parents as part of our school council in southwest Calgary. Thank you!
  • Max Williams
    commented 2023-01-09 03:20:22 -0700
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  • Doug Goodwin
    commented 2022-12-19 11:16:00 -0700
  • hoovers and horns
    commented 2022-09-16 15:55:10 -0600
    Chantel! An old friend from the rave days needs all the support Cree8 can muster for twenty minutes ( for verification that I am not just picking random facts off the internet, I can say your Hard House- CD collection was worth more than your car :P).


    I cannot say who I am for the simple reason that if you said no, it would make our friendship awkward. Soooo, being the coward I am I will tip-toe in such a way you are free to say no. Nevertheless, I would not have contacted you if this not a big deal where we can both benefit; as this is no charity event.


    You are of course free to ask anything you like about the court case, but because this is before the courts I am both saving time by not talking bout technical legal points and I also saving us from possible liability of losing by mentioning as little as possible outside the Courtroom. In the spirit of James Bond, here is the mission if you choose to accept it. Good luck 007:


    1- I am Legal Representation for a very special Plaintiff. He (not me) is arguing a monumental Case in the Superior Court of Alberta- Special Chambers in the afternoon with the courtroom and courthouse open to the Public. His legal team have already done the necessary work for Winning his Case and it will set a precedent that protects the homeless population in Calgary and sets a high Standard for punishment if a Corporate Landlord Defrauds an indigenous person of their home, in the shocking way our friend endured. His story is that which defines White Privilege and you are in charge of operation overwhelming support. Speaking as a both First Nation and one Nation, I need at least ten-to fifteen of the most dignified members of your Circle of power. The more the better, here is why


    There is a huge problem and it is the Plaintiff. His pride is going to destroy this case. Against all advice, he became self-represented because the fees were, in his words, exploitation. He wants to Fight as an Indigenous Person and it is a matter of Pride and (we suspect) money that he represent himself. This separation happened in Feb 2022 and he consults Lawyers when he needs to polish the case… we prepared for him.


    He is very intelligent, does not smoke or do drugs, and works as a security Guard. He got singled out and defrauded from his home, we proved he was the only native in this nice building and as they renovated it they filed legal paper work proven Fraudulent, like really really fraudulent, only to remove him.


    The legal Side is taken care of but because this is not a Criminal Case; and is a clear winner , Lawyers fees are themselves exploitation and legal aide or duty counsel is impossible. His feet are getting colder and colder and we see he is being re-victimized by having to relive this trauma. He has chosen to stand up for an Indigenous person by not feeding the White System. He paid just enough to have the paper wok and legal arguments done. It sounded great at first, but the official date will be set in about two month.


    I need your team to assemble in the courthouse AFTER our plaintiff has arrived twenty minutes earlier for the case. He will be fighting a monumental case to fight for others and to stand up for himself and his nation. He will also be alone and terrified, HE does not know how scary it is even if you are the one suing.


    All I need is one person enter the courtroom from the court house , bow to the Judge’s seat, walk close enough to the plaintiff and whisper “you are going to do great! Thanks for ding this. I am here for you”

    another person enters. Bows in in front of the empty judge’s seat immediately up entry walk to the plaintiff so he can hear a similar encouraging word and they take a seat on his side.


    One. by. One. The Plaintiff s side gets packed, standing room only. The corporate Landlord with their Lawyers has their side empty as nobody from our team shows support by sitting on that side of the viewing bench.


    We pack all people in so there is five minutes to start the case. I believe if he has the the those five minutes right before the case starts his nerves will not betray him and choice of litigation will have a better chance of success. I could not leave our friend even though he cannot pay us so I have contacted you without his permission. I will be there is support on his side. If he wins the entire case an large sum will be paid to him. If he loses it will probably be because of his nerves or starts crying because of the amount of Trauma he experienced already.


    The case being argued worth 1.9 million dollars. Would you be able to make this vision become a sight for one percent of what ever the plaintiff wins? Our firm will pay because we contacted you as a courtesy to the Plaintiff and the amount of money received would be based on this number. You would also have the media rights if you like.


    In terms of PR, you can see if it is within your interest to take credit for the win by communicating with all Press / social media. We know that it would mean very much to our friend if all indigenous people benefited from this decision and how Cree8 feels about the ruling is how the Plaintiff feels about the ruling so far as the public is concerned. Cree8 was originally going to be asked to be the public relations authority in this case and you still are. The Plaintiff wants his name out of the paper to avoid the embarrassment of facing homelessness. Your Voice was the agreed voice.


    This voice will remain powerful and a potent Public relations asset to Cree8 if we lose and appeal and the public needs to know how wrong the decision was. The public is drawn to the little guy beating a corporation and our friend is doing just that. IN terms of public relations, losing and being a voice for the appeal will give Cree8 a bigger PR opportunity than if he wins. A large Law firm like McCarthy Tetra would kill for this publicity but this must be an all-indigenous win.


    Sincerely yours,


    006
  • Corinne Paul
    commented 2022-07-27 08:19:33 -0600
    Hi! I have a credit from a missed workshop. Do you have anything coming up in the Fall? Thank you!!
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    commented 2022-06-29 02:52:12 -0600
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  • Max Williams
    commented 2022-06-28 06:30:23 -0600
    Hello And Good Day

    I am Max (Jitesh Chauhan) Marketing Manager with a reputable online marketing company based in India.

    We can fairly quickly promote your website to the top of the search rankings with no long term contracts!

    We can place your website on top of the Natural Listings on Google, Yahoo, and MSN. Our Search Engine Optimization team delivers more top rankings than anyone else, and we can prove it. We do not use “link farms” or “black hat” methods that Google and the other search engines frown upon and can use to de-list or ban your site. The techniques are proprietary, involving some valuable closely held trade secrets. Our prices are less than half of what other companies charge.

    We would be happy to send you a proposal using the top search phrases for your area of expertise. Please contact me at your convenience so we can start saving you some money.

    In order for us to respond to your request for information, please include your company’s website address (mandatory) and or phone number.

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    I look forward to your mail.

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  • Jennifer Connolly
    commented 2022-06-27 13:47:54 -0600
    Hi Chantal!

    My name is Jennifer Connolly. I booked you for a talk at my school on September 30th from 1:30- 2:30. I was wondering if that will be an in-person presentation or a virtual presentation? We would love for it to be in-person but understand if you need to make it a virtual one.

    Also, could you please add the following person on your communication with us: Annemie Treier ([email protected]). She will also be in charge of organizing that event, at our school.

    Thank you,

    Jennifer Connolly