Summer Camps in Calgary 2020

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Summer camps are a great way to keep your children busy during the summer break. Many institutions are holding summer camps throughout the months of July to August, with some even providing free childcare before and after the programming. There are also some subsidies or bursaries available for summer camps such as: SAIT: Any sports related summer programs: …

Women’s Wellness Fair 2020

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On Saturday, March 7, 2020, Immigrant Services Calgary is hosting the 3rd annual Women’s Wellness Fair, in celebration of the International Women’s Day, at the Central Library. Starting at 11:00 AM with a free Zumba session, the event will continue until 3:00 PM with resource booths from various community service providers, wellness workshops, multicultural performances and interactive activities. Free childminding …

A Day In My Backyard #NewSkiAB

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Guest Article Written By Alexandra Camelo R. Pictures by Dan Hudson As a Colombian the first thing you think when someone says Canada is SNOW. Winter means subzero temperatures, powerful winds, endless snow, crazy jackets, and all sorts of accessories to protect your extremities from freezing. The though of extreme weather conditions sounds like an epic adventure to me, it drew …

Kick Back Calgary Community Soccer Tournament

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On February 29, 2020, Immigrant Services Calgary in collaboration with the Genesis Centre and Calgary Minor Soccer Association will be hosting a soccer tournament. This event is a friendly tournament-style soccer day, open to any youth ages 11-18. Register as an individual to be assigned to a team and have the chance to meet new people, play some soccer and …

Homework Clubs and After-School Support

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There are free tutoring and homework support available through the Homework Clubs at Immigrant Services Calgary. Mondays 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM at 1330 Berkley Drive NW Thursdays 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at 872 4 Avenue SW Contact Alexandra at 403-538-8377 or if you would like to register for the ones listed above.   Mondays 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM …

Coronavirus Protection

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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause respiratory illness in people, ranging from mild common colds to severe illnesses. There are ways to protect yourself from the coronavirus such as: use good hygiene practices, such as frequent handwashing stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill consult the Travel Health Notice for China before …

You don’t need to be brave – just smart! 6 ways to enjoy Calgary’s winter

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Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) and SnowSeekers are proud sponsors of an exciting new initiative that seeks to welcome newcomers to Alberta and promote diversity in winter adventures. 6 inexpensive ways to have winter fun in Calgary Written by Joanne Elves You really didn’t think the earth could get so dang cold – did you? Yes, Calgary is a great place …

24th Annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards 2020

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The Immigrants of Distinction Awards celebrates inspirational immigrants who have come to call Calgary home. Through the event we recognize people who have broken through barriers in some categories such as arts & culture, entrepreneurship, and community service. The IDA is the largest event in the city recognizing the value and innovation that newcomers bring to Calgary. Representatives from all levels of government will be attending, as well as partner agencies, and we’d love to see you there during our networking reception and awards.

Workers’ Rights in Alberta

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Settling in a new place often means getting a new job. Depending on what country you worked in previously, you may find that the rules are quite different from what you are used to. Regardless of whether you are at the beginning of your search, already employed, or have been recently terminated, it is important to understand your rights under …

How to Prepare for Winter in Alberta

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With the temperatures dropping this upcoming week, it is important to be smart and keep yourself warm throughout this season. Immigrant Services Calgary has a How-to & Smart Tips Video Series that helps newcomers learn practical information and resources that are helpful to start a new life in Alberta. In the How to Prepare for Winter in Alberta video, you …