Blow Out of the Water

Nicole H. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: blow out of the water. What does “blow out of the water” mean? • To destroy or defeat something or someone completely• To thoroughly impress, overwhelm, or excite someone Examples: • He won every tennis game we played. His performance blew mine out of the water.• That …

Be Put or Go through the Wringer

Lisa C. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Be Put or Go through the Wringer. What does “be put/go through the wringer” mean? to go through difficulty, punishment, or unpleasant experience. Examples: The internal investigation has really put the officer through the wringer. Between losing her job, and divorce hearings, the foreclosure of her house, …

Healthy and No-Fuss Breakfast Options

Lisa C. Daily Life, Health and wellness

Breakfast if the most important meal of the day. Here are three healthy and no-fuss breakfast recipes to help you and your family stay energized throughout your busy daily routines! Overnight oats You will need any of the following ingredients: low-fat, low-sugar yoghurt, oat meals, unsweetened plant-based milk or low-fat milk, flaxseeds, chia seeds, etc. Add-ons for more flavors include …

Free Activities in December

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Updates

Join “In Search of Christmas Spirit” in Banff When & where: Nov. 24, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022; check in at the Banff Park Museum (91 Banff Avenue, Banff) Reservation is required: https://www.banfflakelouise.com/christmas/christmas-spirit Skating at the outdoor rink of Olympic Plaza in downtown When & where: 10 am to 9 pm daily, 228 8th Avenue SE, Calgary (between C-Train “City …

The Tide Has Turned

Lisa C. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: The Tide Has Turned. What does “the tide has turned” mean? one’s luck has changed, especially for the better things has began to change in favor of someone or something How to use it? This idiom is quite flexible. Use this idiom as a sentence, which can be in different tenses depending on the context. …

Drive Safely during the Holiday Season!

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Updates

There have been some serious collisions that happened in Calgary in the past week or two. The Calgary Police Service is pleading with motorists to drive with care at all times. With the holiday season of 2021 fast approaching, it is critical that we stay safe on the road at all times. By working together, we can improve traffic safety. …

Hanukkah: Festival of Lights

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Updates

At sunset of November 28, Jewish communities in Canada and around the world will welcome the beginning of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days. Hanukkah customs include but are not limited to: Listening to music and songs written on Hanukkah themes. Eating foods fried or baked in oil (preferably olive …

Double Take

Lisa C. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Double Take. What does “Double Take” mean? a delayed surprised reaction at seeing something or someone a surprised second look at a something whose significance wasn’t completed grasped at first How to use “Double Take”? Use it in this phrase Do a double take Examples: I did …