Easter – Symbols and Traditions

Lisa C. Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

Easter is one of the most important holidays for Christians in the world. For others, it is regarded as the beginning of spring. Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as written in The New Testament. Later, the holiday has merged with spring celebrations. Easter is always associated with the Easter Bunny and painted eggs. There are many theories as …

Babylon by TELUS Health – Doctor’s Appointments on Mobile Devices

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

With the circumstances of our current pandemic, many services and programs have moved online. Doctor’s appointments, mental health therapy sessions and dieticians are all available under TELUS Health’s Babylon app. This mobile app is available to those who reside in Alberta and are covered under the Alberta Healthcare Insurance Plan. Through this app, you will be able to talk to …

What to do with your tree after Christmas?

Michelle Mak Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

Did you buy a real Christmas tree for Christmas this year? Those who still have it up for some extra festive cheer should know that dry trees is actually a common cause for holiday fires. If you want to keep your tree up still, please keep the tree well-watered, avoid overloading outlets and turn lights off when you’re not home. …

Information about Pfizer Vaccine

Michelle Mak Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

The Government of Canada is starting to administer the Pfizer Vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine (Tozinameran or BNT162b2) is used to prevent COVID-19. The vaccine is approved for people who are 16 years of age and older. The vaccine is given by an injection (0.3 mL) into the muscle of the arm. For the vaccine to work best, you …

Project Projekt: Artwork Project

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

Project Projekt is hosting an art project that invites artists to submit uplifting or impactful art related to one of 3 themes for exhibition in a projected outdoor art show which will be featured over 3 weekends in February as a part of Glow Festival and Chinook Blast. Spread Compassion and Kindness Equality Calgary’s Future Art entries that are selected by the jury …

COVIDLoves.ca

Lisa C. COVID-19, Fun Facts, Updates

The Alberta Government has recently launched a website https://covidloves.ca/ to educate people how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 using humour. Visit this website to watch funny videos, read guidelines, learn whether you are at risk, and access other resources! Here are the two videos published so far: COVID loves Parties COVID loves the Holidays Explore the website: Covid Loves …

Government of Canada warns of Counterfeit Vaccines

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

Government of Canada is warning Canadians to not to buy COVID-19 vaccines sold on the internet or from unauthorized sources because they are counterfeit. Counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines can cause serious health risks, and are ineffective at protecting an individual from the COVID-19 virus. Legitimate COVID-19 vaccines will only be provided through clinics organized or endorsed by your local public health …

Free Story Time with Santa

Michelle Mak Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

This coming Sunday (December 20, 2020), Santa Claus will be live on Facebook to read his favourite holiday books and interact with the audience from the comfort of everyone’s home! Storytime Live will take place on the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/CFChinookCentre/ This event is hosted by CF Chinook Mall, and is a great opportunity for children to listen to some …