As per http://protospace.ca:
Protospace is a hackerspace – sometimes (somewhat incorrectly) called a maker or make space. We’re a Calgary non-profit organization geared towards providing a workspace suitable for research, lecture, computer exploration, physical and virtual prototyping, and development. If you would like to help in the development of this hackerspace, associate your group with the hackerspace, or donate tools, hardware or money please contact us.
In almost every major city you go to, you will find a hackerspace and inviting inventors, geek and artists hard at work making and breaking everything under the sun. We are not evil, we wish to promote creativity and community both here in Calgary and around the globe. Read more about hackerspaces on Wikipedia