Traditionally, our society hasn't allowed men to talk about their feelings and struggles. Thankfully, it's not the 1950s anymore and things are changing.

The Man Event is a free one-day event that provides men with tools and proven practices to better their relationships.

Airdrie's Jeff Lawrence, the event's organizer, explains what the event is about.

Topics discussed during the Man Event include how to improve your relationship and communication with your significant other and how to take control of your life. It's an interactive session that even includes an outdoor component. The instructors are seasoned leaders and coaches from diverse corporate and community backgrounds - they are professional speakers but there are no therapists in the room.

Now in its second year, the Man Event will take place in Calgary at the Slovenia Canadian Club on September 22 from 10 am to 3 pm. Last year, 102 men took part. It's a free event but you do need to pre-register. Go to for more information and to register.