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 …

Alberta Family Fishing Weekends – July 11 and 12, 2015

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Alberta Family Fishing Weekends occurs twice a year. On July 11 and 12, 2015, Albertans and visitors are invited to go fishing on water bodies (not in national parks), no license required. Please keep in mind that Alberta fishing regulations still apply. For more information about the Alberta Family Fishing Weekends please visit: My Wild Alberta

Fee Assistance for Recreation

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City of Calgary Recreation Fee Assistance Program offers low income Calgarians subsidized access to City of Calgary registered recreation programs and admissions to Aquatics & Fitness Centres , Leisure Centres, Arts Centres and Golf Courses. Following facilities are fee assistance partners: Bow Habitat Station Calgary Rotary Challenger Park Calgary Zoo Vivo (formerly Cardel Place) Fort Calgary Heritage Park In-Definite Arts …

Stampede on a Budget

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This year’s Calgary Stampede is fast approaching. The event will run for 10 days from July 3 – July 12, 2015. Here are a few ways to get the Stampede experience on a budget: Value Days 1. Sneak-A-Peek Thursday, July 2, 2015 (select areas) | 5:00pm – 12:00am $9 admission from 5:00pm to 12:00am 2. Suncor Family Day Sunday, July …

Canada Day in Calgary

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This year’s Canada Day celebrates Canada’s 148th birthday. Calgary has a number of events planned throughout the city. To help people get around to the different events, the City of Calgary is providing free shuttle bus services between various sites in the downtown core, including Eau Claire, Olympic Plaza and Fort Calgary. The shuttle service will run from 11:00am – …

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.