Beltline Urban Murals Project

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The Beltline Urban Murals Project (BUMP) is a community driven initiative in  Calgary. It is known to be an expansive open-air art gallery since 2017. The project celebrates the diversity, talent and vibrant character of the city through works of art that are thought-provoking, whimsical, awe-inspiring, creative and powerful. Each year, BUMP aims to bring together a diverse portfolio of engaging …

Mandatory Mask Bylaw in Canmore Effective August 7

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As of this Friday, August 7 at noon, you are required to wear a mask or face covering that fully covers your nose, mouth and chin in indoor public spaces in Canmore (some exceptions apply), as required by Town of Canmore Bylaw 2020-20. These places include: Grocery stores Public transit and taxis Businesses Places of worship Public lobbies Wearing a …

Trans ID Alberta Guide Launched

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Do you want to change your name and/or gender mark on your ID documents? Now you have low barrier access to information about the ID change process in Alberta. Skipping Stone has recently launched TRANS ID ALBERTA (JULY 2020)! Download the PDF version today. This a comprehensive guide to name & gender marker amendments on identification in Alberta for trans …

Public Art in Calgary – Open Spaces: Windows to a View

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Open Spaces: Windows to a view is part of the Public Art Program from the City of Calgary. They are committed to acquiring great public art that impacts Calgary’s urban landscape and transforms the way Calgarians see, think, and experience the city around them. Open Spaces: Windows to a view is a program that offers local and regional artists an …

City of Calgary – Watering 101

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Did you know the City of Calgary has Homeowner Water Guides for new, developing, landscaping in 6 different languages? These guides will provide different watering tips for your landscape. Here are some tips for watering your landscape: Plants prefer rain water over water from the hose. You can set up a rain barrel to collect rain water to use on …

Enjoy the Summer with Wading Pools and Spray Parks

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How to stay cool in the hot summer weather? Visit one of the spray parks and wading pools managed by the City of Calgary! These wading pools and spray parks are un-guarded facilities open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m: Bowness Park – 8900 48 Ave. N.W. Prairie Winds Park – 223 Castleridge Blvd. N.E. Rotary Park – 617 1 …

CBE Releases School Re-entry Plan for September

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On July 21, the Government of Alberta has announced today that K-12 students will return to learning in classrooms across Alberta at the beginning of the new school year. On July 30, the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) posted its Scenario 1 re-entry plan for schools. This plan is subject to change as more information becomes available from the province. …

Wear a Mask & Enjoy August Long Weekend Safely

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The first Monday in August is Heritage Day! It’s an optional holiday in Alberta, but if you are getting an extra day off on August 3, 2020, please make sure you enjoy your long weekend safely and responsibly! In the most recent update delivered by Dr. Hinshaw (our chief medical officer) on July 30, 113 additional cases have been identified. …

City of Calgary announces Winter Festival 2021

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The City of Calgary has announced that there will be a festival this upcoming winter – Chinook Blast: Calgary’s Widwinter Roundup to life. This festival is done with more than 55 partners across Calgary’s arts, non-profit, neighbourhood, tourism, and sport communities. The festival will take place over a six-week period from mid-January to the end of February, in what is …