July 3 – 12, 2015 Calgary Stampede

Settlement ISC Community, Fun Facts

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

Settlement ISC Community, Fun Facts

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

Settlement ISC Community, Fun Facts

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. …

Easier than You Think!

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On Tuesday September 22, Twenty three professionals from various immigrant serving agencies took part in a training titled, “Easier than You Think”. The training was facilitated by Diana Wark from Calgary Sexual Health Centre. The purpose was to help service providers support parents as they discuss healthy bodies and healthy relationships with their children. Immigrant Services Calgary is a member …