Resident Physician Wellness Month

Resident Physician Wellness Month (RWM) encourages resident physician wellness and recognizes resident physicians for the work they do. PARA celebrates RWM in May, with resident physician-related events and initiatives.


Snacks in Lounges

Keep an eye on this page and PARA’s social media accounts to find out when and where you can grab yourself a healthy snack!

Board Game Cafe

Calgary Edmonton
Date Thursday, May 3 Date Thursday, May 3
Time 6:30 p.m. Time 6:30 p.m.
Location The Hexagon Board Game Cafe
#200 1140 Kensington Rd NW
Location Table Top Café
10235 124 Street
 RSVP to

Adults-Only Science Night

Calgary Edmonton
Date Thursday, May 10 Date  Thursday, May 17
Time 6-10 p.m. Time 7-10 p.m.
Location Telus Spark Centre
220 St. George’s Drive NE
Location Telus World of Science
11211 142 Street NW
Event Details A themed suspended reality experience where you take on a new identity. As your new self, you’ll meet strange people and try strange things while slowly putting together the pieces of a mystery of oceanic proportions. More details. Events Details Science is served on the rocks & the adults come out to play. The theme for May is Shake It! More details.
RSVP to 15 pairs of tickets available per city. Recipients will be drawn via random draw.

Teddy Bear Fun Run & Mother's Day Run

Calgary (Mother’s Day Run) Edmonton (Teddy Bear Fun Run)
Date Sunday, May 13 Date Saturday, May 12
Time 8:40 a.m. Time 10 a.m.
Location Chinook Centre
61 Avenue and Macleod Trail
Location Rundle Park
2909 113 Avenue NW
PARA will sponsor the race registration fee for resident physicians, their partners and their children (under 18). RSVP to

Cooking Class - Co-sponsored with the CMA

Calgary Edmonton
Date Thursday, May 17 Date Thursday, May 10
Time 6:30 p.m. Time 6:30 p.m.
Location Sunterra Market – Keynote
200 12th Ave. S.E
Location Sunterra Market – Commerce Place
201 – 10150 Jasper Ave
Release your culinary creativity! Limited spots available. RSVP to

Puppy Park Playdate

Calgary Edmonton
Date Sunday, May 20
Time 1-3 p.m.
Location Tom Campbell’s Hill Location Buena Vista Park
Event Details Calling all dog lovers! Bring your pooch to the park and meet other resident physician dog owners. Those without dogs are encouraged to join as well. Ice cream and dog treats will be available

Spin Class

Calgary Edmonton
Date Thursday, May 24
Time 6:10 p.m. Time 6:20 p.m.
Location One Cycle
2115 4th Street
Location YEG Cycle
Whyte Ave & 124 Street

Family Rec Day

Calgary Edmonton
Date Sunday, May 27
Time 1-3 p.m.
Location The Rec Room
901 64 Avenue NE
Location The Rec Room, South Common
1725 99 St NW
Event Details Bring your family to The Rec Room for an afternoon of fun!

Mindfulness Session

Calgary Edmonton
Date May 31
Time 5:15-7:15 p.m. Time 6 p.m.
Location Gym – Foothills Hospital Location Senses Mindfulness
Event Details Check back soon!


Finding Wellness Photo Contest

In support of resident physician well-being and work/life balance, PARA is running a Finding Wellness Photo Contest during the month of May. To enter, submit your favourite photo showing you engaged in a wellness activity – such as playing sports, taking time for yourself or spending time with your family – for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.

All photos submitted will be shared publicly via PARA’s social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) during May.

Winners will be determined via a random draw. There will be six winners in total.

Please note: only one photo submission per resident physician. Photo must be taken within the last year.

Deadline for photo submission to by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Event Attendee Contest

For every RWM event that you attend, your name will be entered into a random draw for a $50 gift card. There are two gift cards up for grabs!

Finding Wellness Photo Contest

Check back soon to see the 2018 submissions!


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