Join us (mostly virtually) for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2021

we’re so excited to see you there!

Monday, February 1st

Landmark Lightup

The province of Alberta is going to be purple on February 1st and we want to share it with you!

Follow @EatingDSNA on social for a special ‘Landmark Lightup Contest’. Yes, there will be prizes..

Locations that will be lit:

  • Edmonton: Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Edmonton House, ATB Place, High Level Bridge (109st)
  • Calgary: Calgary Tower, Arts Common, Reconciliation Bridge, Olympic Plaza, Glenbow Museum, and Telus Spark
  • Lethbridge: Lethbridge City Hall
  • Red Deer: The Gary Harris Centre

Tuesday, Feb 2nd

Kindness to Self: Meditation & Self-Care Workshop

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Wednesday, Feb 3rd

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Thursday, Feb 4th


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Friday, Feb 5th

What else is happening?

♥ Check out Silver Linings Foundation for other events in Alberta

♥ Follow National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) for events across Canada

Saturday, Feb 6th

Ecstatic Dance

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Sunday, Feb 7th


Have you watched “Evening of Hope” yet? Or joined one of the other events happening across Canada? It’s not too late to see what else is happening to wind down another great year!

Tuesday, February 2nd

Kindness to Self:

A Meditation and Self-Care Workshop

Virtual: You know when you take a deep breath and then realize you weren’t really breathing before it? This event is that breath of awareness. Show yourself some loving kindness in this meditation and self-care workshop that will explore multiple avenues to self-care (even if you have to schedule it into your calendar!)

Length of workshop: 90 minutes

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Thursday, February 4th


Virtual: Based on the principles of Embodiment, this workshop will help attendees recognize how the weaponization of bodies has encouraged us to disconnect from ourselves. Through a mix of personal stories, case studies, research, and professional experience, body-image expert Dr. Angela Grace will discuss aspects of weight bias, its intersectionality with social justice, and how our bodies interact with the world. Practical tips and strategies to address how we talk about bodies, and our body, will also be shared. Challenge existing body norms, strengthen the connection between your body and mind, and learn to see your body through your own eyes.

Length of workshop: 75 minutes (includes Q&A)

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Saturday, February 6th

Ecstatic Dance

Virtual: Ecstatic dance is a facilitated free-flow movement practice that can support your spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual health. It empowers people of all genders, sizes, and backgrounds to freely express themselves.

This facilitated dance class will support you to connect with your body in a gentle and loving way, and move without inhibitions.

About the facilitator: Michelle is a passionate community organizer who believes in the healing potential of self-expression through movement, breath, music and storytelling. She is committed to creating inclusive spaces for people to deepen their connection to self, as well as one another, through creative arts

Length of workshop: 90 minute workshop, 10 minutes intros, 10 minutes cool down.

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(“Tattoos for Hope”)

Calgary: Hemlock Tattoo, Dr. Angela Grace, and EDSNA are collaborating to offer “Tattoos for Hope”. Inspired by hope, optimism, and the eating disorders recovery symbol, Hemlock Tattoo is offering a limited number of pre-drawn tattoos. A portion of the proceeds from the bookings will be donated to EDSNA!

To view available designs, and to book, follow:

Standard studio fees will apply. Bookings must take place between February 2nd and 6th. Limited spaces and designs available.

Questions? Email:


Mask Design Contest

We are looking for creative designs inspired by hope, optimism, recovery, and eating disorders awareness! In partnership with GiveAMask, the winning design will be manufactured and sold. EDSNA will also be the recipient of one mask for each mask sold, which will be donated to local organizations and other eating disorder-focused groups.

Help us help others and showcase your vision for Awareness!

We are accepting submissions from now until February 7th at 5pm (1700) Mountain Standard Time.

**Submissions must be sent as JPEG or PNG files to by 5pm (1700) Mountain Standard Time on February 7th**
◇Winners will be contacted through email, and announced via social media on Wed, Feb 10th.
◇The mask itself will be black.
◇Mask designs must fit into mask guidelines for size and complexity.
◇Mask designs must include the colour purple
◇You must be a resident of Canada

For full details, check out our Facebook.


Evening of Hope:

Video Event

Virtual: In 2020 we recorded the amazing Evening of Hope as part of EDAW 2020. 

The show featured professional and amateur artists and performers from across Calgary. These talented individuals came together to share original art, music, dance, and spoken word pieces to celebrate and raise awareness of hope & healing.

This year, we would like to invite you to experience the performances from the comfort of your home with the 2021 performer’s cut. 

For the month of February, the Evening of Hope video will be available by donation.

Support Eating Disorders Awareness while celebrating local artists and performers!

Watch the Video

Follow along with #EDAW2021 for contests, giveaways, and more!

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