Welcoming 48 new Canadians on eve of Pan American Games opening

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Pan Am-themed citizenship ceremony leads the torch’s arrival at Nathan Phillips Square July 9, 2015 — Toronto, Ontario — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander personally welcomed forty-eight new citizens from 14 countries as new Canadians today at a special sport-themed citizenship ceremony. The ceremony took place on the stage where the games medals are to be presented in Nathan …

GlobalFest

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GlobalFest is an annual cultural celebration in Calgary that held in every August since 2003. The festival consists of International Fireworks Festival, Oneworld Festival, Human Rights Forum, Youth Forum and Night Market. Thousands of people come to Elliston Park in Southeast Calgary to visit cultural pavilions, enjoy ethnic food, entertainments and the most important part – fireworks. This year, five …

Franco Festival Calgary – July 18 and 19, 2015

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The Franco Festival Calgary is a Francophone multicultural festival in Calgary. The festival aims at celebrating Francophone culture from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America through music, dance, food, crafts and other exhibitions. This free event is in both English and French. When:  July 18, 2015, 12:00pm to 9:00pm July 19, 2015, 12:00pm to 8:00pm Where: Shaw Millennium …

Canadian Income Survey, released 2015-07-18

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The median after-tax income of Canadian economic families and persons not in an economic family was $53,500 in 2013, virtually unchanged from 2012. The median after-tax income of economic families of two or more people was $72,200, while for persons not in an economic family, the median was $28,200 in 2013.Median after-tax income by family type Families whose highest income …

Alberta Family Fishing Weekends – July 11 and 12, 2015

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Alberta Family Fishing Weekends occurs twice a year. On July 11 and 12, 2015, Albertans and visitors are invited to go fishing on water bodies (not in national parks), no license required. Please keep in mind that Alberta fishing regulations still apply. For more information about the Alberta Family Fishing Weekends please visit: My Wild Alberta

Did you know? – Cultural Fact

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Children in Vietnam may be named as in order of birth. The first born may be named Ca (which means big/biggest), the second child Hai (means two), the third child Ba (means three) and so on. Caged birds (for example, sparrows) are often seen on sale in the cities of Vietnam. They are not to be kept as pets (except …

Fee Assistance for Recreation

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City of Calgary Recreation Fee Assistance Program offers low income Calgarians subsidized access to City of Calgary registered recreation programs and admissions to Aquatics & Fitness Centres , Leisure Centres, Arts Centres and Golf Courses. Following facilities are fee assistance partners: Bow Habitat Station Calgary Rotary Challenger Park Calgary Zoo Vivo (formerly Cardel Place) Fort Calgary Heritage Park In-Definite Arts …

Crossing the “Believability Gap”

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HOW ARE HIRING DECISIONS MADE? After the resumes are submitted, and the interviews are completed, how does the hiring manager decide who to hire? Let’s take a step back for a moment. Hiring managers are usually the leaders of a team, a project, a business unit, or a specific location. They have a budget, a set of accountabilities, objectives or …

Stampede on a Budget

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This year’s Calgary Stampede is fast approaching. The event will run for 10 days from July 3 – July 12, 2015. Here are a few ways to get the Stampede experience on a budget: Value Days 1. Sneak-A-Peek Thursday, July 2, 2015 (select areas) | 5:00pm – 12:00am $9 admission from 5:00pm to 12:00am 2. Suncor Family Day Sunday, July …

Canada Day in Calgary

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This year’s Canada Day celebrates Canada’s 148th birthday. Calgary has a number of events planned throughout the city. To help people get around to the different events, the City of Calgary is providing free shuttle bus services between various sites in the downtown core, including Eau Claire, Olympic Plaza and Fort Calgary. The shuttle service will run from 11:00am – …