Climate Change Lunch Webinars

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The City of Calgary has been hosting webinars about climate change over the lunch hour (12 – 1 PM) for a couple weeks. During these webinars, staff along with expert guest speakers help you learn more about climate change as well as some of the most effective actions you can take today to help limit global climate change and prepare …

Mount Norquay opens early for 2020-2021 season

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Banff’s Mount Norquay is welcoming skiers already starting October 24! The Oct. 24 kickoff to the season is the earliest in the ski hill’s 95-year history. Mount Norquay will be open seven-days-a-week and all visitors will be required to pre-purchase lift tickets. But, reducing the spread of COVID-19 is still a priority. Once you arrive to the ski area, there …

Media Literacy Week October 26 – 30

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Media Literacy Week is an annual national campaign hosted by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers Federation to promote digital and media literacy. During the week, activities and events are hosted by libraries, museums, schools, and community groups nationwide.  What is digital literacy? The ability to find, evaluate, and compose clear information on various digital platforms For example, are you able to type efficiently, upload …

City of Calgary launch of “Open For Business”

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The City of Calgary has announced they have been working with Ritual, a food ordering system on smartphones, for the launch of “Open For Business”. This is a collaboration with Ritual and DoorDash to help local businesses across Calgary increase their commission-free online sales. Within this collaboration, Ritual will provide its commission-free digital ordering platform Ritual ONE to Calgary businesses …

Healthy Minds Workshop

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The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) is offering a comprehensive selection of FREE, ONLINE workshops for Albertans. All the workshops are focused on helping Albertans who have faced the difficulties of COVID-19 (such as layoffs, forced isolation, financial, physical, and mental health stress). There are 3 sets of workshops: Wednesday: Chronic Stress & Painful Emotions: Self-Help Toolbox  1:00 – 2:00 PM …

COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub

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During COVID-19, taking care of our mental health is just as important as wearing a mask. That’s why jack.org, YourAlberta (Government of Alberta) and Kids Help Phone has partnered up to build Alberta’s COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource hub, a digital toolkit to help Alberta’s young people look out for themselves and each other right now. On this webpage, you …

Waste Reduction Week 2020

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Did you know it’s Waste Reduction Week from October 19 – 25? Waste Reduction Week is a campaign that aims to raise awareness while encouraging new innovative ideas and solutions. It is the week to recognize everyone’s environmental efforts and achievements this week. Throughout this week, you can look for tips and tricks on how to reduce your waste in …