National Child Day

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Today, November 20th, is National Child Day in Canada! What is National Child Day? National Child Day is celebrated on November 20th every year.  This day has been celebrated since 1993 to commemorate the United Nation’s adoption of 2 children’s rights documents: The United Nations Declaration of Rights of the Child The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the …

Learn how to manage stress with Alberta Health Services

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Learn how to manage stress in challenging times with Alberta Health Services! Stress can affect people physically, mentally and emotionally. Many Albertans have identified feeling stressed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This introductory course includes a basic discussion of stress plus looks at different ways to manage stress, including 2 HeartMath® breathing techniques. The sessions are led by AHS Certified professionals. …

Food Recall: Miss Vickie’s Canada brand chips

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On November 3, 2020, the Government of Canada announced that there has been a recall of certain Miss Vickie’s brand Kettle Cooked Potato Chips because of possible presence of pieces of glass. Those who have bought Miss Vickie’s brand Kettle Cooked Potato Chips are asked to not consume it, and retailers are asked to stop selling it. You can check …

Elbow Island Park Public Art Project

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In Calgary, Elbow Island Park is located near the community of Mission in Southwest Calgary. Currently, some permanent, functional artworks done by local/national artists are being built into the existing park infrastructure. This new area of artwork is called ‘The Wandering Island’. It will feature 6 pieces of art including: The Staircase – Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett Ephemeral …

Calgary Zoolights is back!

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Calgary Zoolights is back! Starting November 20th, 2020 – January 3, 2021, check out the Calgary Zoo for their magical light displays. There are over 200 light figurines along with interactive and choreographed light displays. The lights are turned on from 5 PM – 9 PM. This year, Zoolights will be expanding their Sensory Sunday experience where they alter the …

What is Movember?

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Movember is an annual event that runs from November 1 – November 30, where many men across the world will grow out their moustaches during the month of November. This is in order to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. Since inception, Movember has raised 911M USD, and empowered millions of …

Put your candy wrappers in the black bin!

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Now that Halloween is over, please remember to put any candy or chip bag wrappers into the black bin! This includes wrappers for granola bars, chocolate bars, candy bars, energy bars, protein bars, fruit packs, and other snack bars. If you have leftover candy that you haven’t eaten, but don’t want anymore, you can compost the candy and put the …

End of Calgary’s e-Scooter and e-Bike Pilot Project

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City of Calgary’s Two-Year shared e-Scooter and e-Bike pilot that started in October 2018, concluded on Oct. 31, 2020. All the remaining shared e-scooters will be removed from Calgary on Nov. 1, 2020. Since the launch of the pilot, there has been three permitted private sector operators (Lime, Bird, and Roll) and 1.87 million shared mobility trips. On Dec. 16, …