Reopening of Three More Community Libraries

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The Calgary Public Library has recently announced that these three libraries below will reopen starting Tuesday, June 30: Central: 800 3 St SE Giuffre Family: 3223 14 St SW Signal Hill: 5994 Signal Hill Centre SW According to the library’s reopening plan, Forest Lawn, Crowfoot and Fish creek libraries were the first three locations to reopen since Tuesday, June 23. …

Calgary Pride Learning Series Workshops

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As a newcomer to Canada, depending on which country you are from, you may or may not be familiar with the acronym LGBTQ2. The following two free online workshops are perfect for you if you want to learn more about this topic: Two-Spirit Teachings Date: Thursday, June 25th, 2020 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Reserve a spot: RSVP for …

CBC Forum on Systemic Racism

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CBC Alberta will run a free, public forum We Need to Talk tomorrow on Thursday, June 25, on systemic racism in Alberta. Some of the topics that will be explored include: How does systemic racism affect people of color in Alberta? What can be done to address that? Individuals who have experienced systemic racism firsthand will share their personal stories. …

Free Canada Day Activity Kit

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We will be at three different locations (see the attached poster) distributing Canada Day activity kits for families with children. Come pick up an activity kit tomorrow, June 25th from 4-6 pm. We will be at three different distributing Canada Day activity kits for families with children, while supplies last. We want you to: Play, have fun with your kids; …

Virtual Care Guide for Patients

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With physical distancing rules in place, we cannot visit our family physicians when we don’t feel well. Instead, we’ve had to switch to virtual care. What is virtual care? The term “virtual care” refers to all the ways doctors and nurses remotely interact with their patients. This is done by video calls, phone calls, instant messages, etc. The Canadian Medical …

Banff/Canmore Bus Service To Resume June 26

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If you live in Calgary, you must know about Banff National Park or at least have heard of it. It’s one of Calgarians’ favorite destinations for day trips and weekend getaways. Whether it’s summer or winter, fun outdoor adventures await you in Banff! Driving from Calgary to Banff only takes one and a half hours. If you are a newcomer …

Using Public Washrooms During COVID-19

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As Alberta enters Stage 2 of economy reopening, more and more Albertans spend time in public spaces. Using public washrooms cannot be avoided. Here are some tips on how to safely use public washrooms in the new COVID-19 era: How to stay healthy and safe when using a public washroom? When lining up outside a washroom, stand two metres apart …

Fair Entry Counter Reopens

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The Fair Entry program is a subsidy program for low-income Calgarians. Watch this short video to learn more: https://settlementcalgary.com/2020/06/03/video-what-is-the-fair-entry-program/ The Fair Entry counter on the 3rd floor of the Calgary Municipal Building has now reopened to the public. The Municipal Building is located at 800 Macleod Trail S.E. If you take the CTrain, to reach the Municipal Building, you just …

National Indigenous People’s Day and Land Acknowledgement

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This Sunday, June 21 will be the National Indigenous People’s Day and the week of June 15 is the Aboriginal Awareness Week in Calgary. On June 21, the Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary (AAWC) Committee will host a series of virtual events, to raise awareness and celebrate the cultural diversity of Canada’s Indigenous people. Please check out the event schedule.! Today let’s learn about Land Acknowledgement!  “In the …