Sign up for Calgary Swimming Courses

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City of Calgary is organizing summer swim lessons and certification courses. Program registration dates are: May 31: Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre and Foothills Aquatic Centre June 2: Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre and Inglewood Aquatic Centre June 7: Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre and Glenmore Aquatic Centre June 9: Thornhill …

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

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May 21st is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development! Cultural diversity refers to the different birthplaces, ethnicities, languages, values, beliefs, and world views particular groups of people identify with. We can deepen our understanding of cultural diversity and its value in our lives by simply having a dialogue with those who are different from us. It all …

Draft K-6 Subjects to be Piloted Fall 2022

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Alberta’s government is continuing to take a balanced, phased approach to kindergarten to Grade 6 (K-6) curriculum renewal based on advice from the Curriculum Implementation Advisory Group. In September, classroom piloting for updated draft K-6 curriculum will begin with Science, French First Language and Literature, and French Immersion Language Arts and Literature Alberta’s government is providing maximum flexibility in how …

Volunteer for Calgary’s Canada Day Festivities 2022

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Are you interested in volunteering with the City of Calgary’s Canada Day celebration on July 1, 2022? The City of Calgary’s Arts and Culture Volunteer Portal is now accepting volunteer applications! You can volunteer at one of the following three locations: Fort Calgary Olympic Plaza St. Patrick’s Island You can apply for these volunteer positions: Hospitality host Information booth attendant …

Banff Newcomer Town Walking Tour

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The Banff Newcomer Walking Tour provides young adults between the ages of 18 and 30, whether permanent residents or temporary, with everything you need to know to live in Banff. You will learn about essential programs and services including, how to register for a post office box, a free recreation pass, parking passes and more. You will also learn about …

Mask Mandate in Alberta Still in Effect for High-Risk Settings

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Updates

As part of the 3-step easing measures, the provincial mask mandate has been lifted since March 1, 2022. Masks are still required in high-risk settings, including: on municipal and intra-provincial public transit for Albertans 13+ at all AHS operated and contracted facilities at all continuing care settings Vaccinated individuals must mask for up to five days following mandatory isolation due …

Free Activities for Families Over Spring Break

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Children are off on Spring Break this week, and activities to keep them busy don’t have to cost a lot. We have put together a list of some free activities below to bring your family hours of fun! Make and Take at Mastermind Toys – March 21-25, 2022. Free toy making workshop for your kids to learn to build a …

Welcome Spring!

Nicole H. Community, Daily Life, Fun Facts

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.” – Anne Bradstreet In 2022, the March equinox happens on Sunday, March 20, at 11:33 A.M. EDT. In Canada, this date marks the first day of spring! The word equinox comes from the Latin words for “equal night”. On the March equinox, day and night are approximately the …

Removal of Pre-Arrival Testing Requirements

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Beginning April 1, 2022, the Canadian government will no longer require fully vaccinated travelers entering the country to show a negative Covid-19 test result. This new policy will apply at both airport and land border crossings. Random testing of travelers arriving in Canada will continue, in order to track potential new COVID-19 variants. Word of the Day: Random – Done …