Taste of Calgary – August 13 to 16, 2015

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Come to Eau Claire’s Festival Plaza to discover global cuisines in our city! Taste of Calgary is an outdoor festival where you find unique food, drink, music and fun. Buy some sampling tickets that cost $1 each and use them to sample any of the food or beverage. The festival will start on August 13th through August 16th from 11a.m. …

Happy Heritage Day

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The Heritage Day was established in 1974 by the Government of Alberta to recognize and celebrate the variety and richness of cultural heritage of Albertans. In this year, the Heritage Day will be on August 3. The Heritage Day is an additional general holiday. However, an employer may designate it as general holiday if it wishes. There are some activities …

The Canadian Tax System – A Video Introduction from Canada Revenue Agency

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This is a video introduction provided by Canada Revenue Agency. It provides newcomers to Canada with general information on the of the Canadian tax system. In this video, the expert answered following questions: Why do we pay taxes in Canada? What kinds of taxes there are in Canada? Which taxes do the federal, provincial, and territorial governments collect? Are there …

Snacks for Children

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Alberta Health Services published a new document that help parents choose healthy snacks for children 4 years and older. The key messages of this documents: “Choose snacks such fresh vegetables and fruit, milk and plain yogurt, whole grains, and unprocessed meats and alternatives most often.” “Some packaged foods are healthier options that can be chosen sometimes.” “High sugar and high …

An Essential Checklist for Changing Your Address

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According to Services Canada, this is an essential checklist to ensure you have notified all services of your new address. Checklist: Contact your provincial or territorial ministry responsible for health. Contact the Canada Revenue Agency to change your address. Change your address with the Employment Insurance program, if applicable, so that you will continue to receive your benefits on time. …

Minister Findlay encourages families to apply for the increased Universal child care benefit (UCCB)

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July 17, 2015 Mississauga, ON Canada Revenue Agency The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue and Brad Butt, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville reminded Mississauga parents today that the Universal Child Care Benefit payments will land in almost 4 million mailboxes or bank accounts starting July 20th, totaling over $2.986 billion. A family with two …

Calgary Turkish Festival – 2015

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The Calgary Turkish Festival is an annual festival celebrating Turkish culture, heritage, food and more. The festival is free and family-friendly, and will take place at Eau Claire Plaza in downtown Calgary along the Bow River and across the bridge from Prince’s Island Park. The festival features live music, folk dances, cuisine and more. When:  July 17, 2015 to July …

Fiestaval Calgary – Latin Festival

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Fiestaval is a Latin American multicultural festival in Calgary. This free and family-oriented celebration will take place at Olympic Plaza on July 17, 18 and 19 2015 in Calgary. The 3 day festival features live music, dance, food and more. When:  July 17, 2015 to July 19, 2015 11:00am to 11:00pm Where: Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary Free …

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 …