Eligible seniors will receive one-time COVID-19 payments this week

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Most eligible seniors in Canada will be receiving their one-time COVID-19 payments this week, a measure that was announced by Justin Trudeau in mid-May. This payment provides support for seniors during COVID-19 through a one-time payment: $300 for seniors eligible for the Old Age Security pension, and an additional $200 for seniors eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement This measure …

Free Online Workshop LGBTQ 101

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Calgary Pride is organizing an online workshop called “LGBTQ 101” to help create bridges of understanding about the LGBTQ community. The sessions are open to anyone who is looking better understand how they can support co-workers, family members and neighbours as we create a more empathetic and connected world. How to register? Go to this link and click on RSVP …

Bell Fireworks Spectacular July 3 and 12

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Stampede 2020 will be different this year due to COVID-19, but the Stampede spirit will be alive as always. The Calgary Stampede has announced a series of new Stampede experiences for this year. Today we bring you the good news that the Stampede fireworks will be back! The Bell Fireworks Spectacular will light up the city sky at 11 p.m. …

Kerby Centre To Reopen on July 6

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Beginning July 6, Kerby Centre will reopen some of those in-person programs and services by appointment, including: Information Resources Free tax-filing service Foot care A limited number of education and recreation courses Kerby Centre also distributes masks for seniors who cannot use the drive-through system used for public mask distribution. Two options are available: Seniors can pick up masks at …

Free Activity in Calgary: Unplug n Play 6 Feet Away

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The City of Calgary is hosting free activities all Summer long. Unplug n Play 6 Feet Away is outdoor entertainment for families of all ages. Two entertainers each evening will ensure a fun time for all. This activity is located across all of Calgary at various locations, it is usually 2 hours long from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Please …

Driver Medical Exams Now More Accessible For Seniors

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Nurse practitioners are now officially allowed to complete driver medical examination forms making these exams more accessible for drivers age 75 or older, commercial drivers, and medically-at-risk drivers. Before this regulation amendment, only physicians could complete such forms in Alberta. Driver’s medical examinations are required for: Class 3, 5, 6 and 7 licences at age 75, age 80 and every …

Family Fishing Weekend (July 4 & July 5)

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Fishing is a fun way for friends and family to connect with some of Alberta’s greatest natural resources – our lakes, rivers, streams and the fish that live in them. During Family Fishing Weekends, Albertans and visitors are encouraged to give fishing a try on waterbodies with open fishing seasons without having to purchase a sportfishing licence. Alberta hosts two …

How to Use Calgary Transit My Fare App

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On July 1, Calgary Transit has launched a mobile ticketing app called My Fare. Never need to line up again to buy transit tickets and passes! You can now do it anytime from anywhere using your smartphones. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use this app: Download My Fare for free from Google Play Store. Note that as of …