Family Doctors in Calgary

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June 29, 2015 – A new website was launched today to connect Calgarians to family doctors. The website includes an interactive map explaining where the available doctors are located, their gender, phone number and languages spoken. It is recommended that everyone has a family doctor. Please visit https://calgaryareadocs.com/ and try using the map.

Celebrate Canada Day at a Citizenship Ceremony near you

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Every year on July 1, Citizenship and Immigration Canada organizes special citizenship ceremonies in communities across Canada; these ceremonies serve to celebrate Canada’s culture, history and pluralism, and reflect on our collective heritage and status as both a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy. Source: Celebrate Canada Day at a citizenship ceremony near you – Canada News Centre In Calgary this …

July 1, 2015 Canada Day

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On July 1, 1867, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada (Ontario and Quebec) became a single country under the British Empire. Every July 1st, Canadians celebrate the birth of Canada. Canada Day is a statutory holiday, which means that Canadians all across Canada have the day off from work and school. Canadians celebrate Canada Day in many …

East Calgary Health Fair 2015

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On Saturday June 13, The East Calgary Community Health Fair took place in the Forest Lawn and Forest Heights area of Calgary. It was a day all about health, wellness and community for all ages. More than 600 residents came to the fair with their families! In addition to learning about health and wellness resources, fair attendees took part in …

July 3 – 12, 2015 Calgary Stampede

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The Calgary Stampede is an annual 10-day event held in July that includes a parade, First Nations exhibitions, amusement rides, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon races, rodeo, and much more. The event celebrates the romance and culture of the Old West which Calgary grew out of. Around the time of the Stampede, many local businesses and organizations get into …

Solstice & National Aboriginal Day

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The June Solstice or Summer Solstice is the day with the longest period of sunlight in the year in the northern hemisphere. Usually, the Summer Solstice occurs between June 20th and June 22nd. This year in 2015, the Summer Solstice will occur on June 21st. In Canada, National Aboriginal Day coincides with the Summer Solstice. The solstice has special meaning …

Lilac Festival 2015

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The Lilac Festival is an annual free street festival held in Calgary on the last Sunday of May. Thousands of people come to 4th street (between 13th Avenue South and Elbow Drive) with the slogan: “Shake off your winter blues and come to Lilac Fest!” Lilac flowers are often blooming throughout the city at this time. The event lasts for …

Disaster Alley – A Great Event for Families

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The 6th Annual Disaster Alley is Saturday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McMahon Stadium! Don’t miss out on this FREE, FAMILY FUN event! Disaster Alley is a great event for families and individuals alike. It’s an annual preparedness event that occurs in Calgary every May. As Calgary’s largest preparedness event, Disaster Alley showcases over 30 exhibitors, …

Coffee & Conversation

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On November 5, 2014 SNAP launched its most recent initiative, a Coffee & Conversation program in collaboration with Woodcliff United Church & Korean Central Presbyterian Church. The purpose of this initiative is to provide members of the Korean community with an opportunity to practice English conversation in a casual and supportive environment. With the advertising of the new program in …

South Calgary Wellness Fair 2014

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On Saturday October 4, Immigrant Services Calgary co-organized the third annual South Calgary Wellness Fair. Made up of various service providers such as Alberta Health Services, the Calgary Public Library, the City of Calgary, CCIS, Bishop O’Byrne School, the purpose of the collaborative is to promote health and wellness as well as provide resources to families living in Calgary South. …