Movie Theatres Re-opening in Alberta

Michelle Mak Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

Certain movie theatres are set to reopen their doors this coming Friday, June 26, 2020. With the reopening of these theatres, it is important to still stay aware of each theatre’s policies and the health precautions to take when attending these theatres. Theatres will be operating at 50% capacity and will follow social distancing requirements by only having certain seats …

Stay Cyber-Healthy during COVID-19

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It is important to stay cyber-healthy, especially during COVID-19. The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security offers the following tips to help Canadians stay cyber-healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. 1. Beware of Unsolicited emails and texts COVID-19-related phishing attempts are on the rise. Cyber attackers try to trick you into clicking on links or attachments so they can infect your device or steal your data. …

Canada Ranked One of the Safest Countries during COVID-19

Lisa Cai Fun Facts, Newcomer Information, Updates

In a newly published study, researchers have ranked Canada as one of the safest countries in the world during COVID-19. Data were grouped into 6 top-level categories describing the health and economic status of each region: COVID-19 Quarantine Efficiency COVID-19 Government Efficiency of Risk Management COVID-19 Monitoring and Detection COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness COVID-19 Health Readiness COVID-19 Regional Resiliency 20 countries …

COVID-19 & Mental Health Study

Michelle Mak Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital, and Delvinia, a leading global research technology company, are have collaborated to do a study into the changing nature of Canadians’ mental health and substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following findings were based on two online surveys conducted three weeks apart. The first survey …

Filipino Heritage Month

Michelle Mak Fun Facts, Updates

The month of June is Filipino Heritage Month, it is the month to recognize the significant contributions and the rich culture and traditions that past and present generations of Canadians of Filipino origin have brought to Canada. Today specifically is the 122nd anniversary of Philippine Independence! Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan! Word of the day: Origin (noun): the point or place …

World Environment Day 2020

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June 5, 2020 is  World Environment Day, a day to appreciate nature and to reflect on the positive actions we can take to leave a cleaner, healthier planet for generations to come. “This year’s theme is Biodiversity, “it demonstrates the importance of our natural world, from the insects in our backyards and the birds in our neighbourhood parks, to the …

Discounted Food Baskets Available Next Week

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

On June 11, 2020 (Thursday) from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the Calgary Marlborough Community Association, there will be a Fresh Routes market where families and individuals can get fresh fruits and vegetables at a discounted price. This market is in collaboration with The City of Calgary, CIWA, CFN, Action Dignity, Fresh Routes, The Alex Food Centre and the Calgary …

Pride Month 2020 in Alberta

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Did you know June is when Alberta celebrates Pride? During this month, we recognize the triumphs and contributions of the LGBTQ2S+ community. In previous years, Pride Month would be full of gatherings and events such as Pride Parades. But with the current restrictions for physical distancing and mass gatherings, we will demonstrate our support and celebrate pride in different ways. …

Paramedic Services Week 2020

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

Paramedic Services Week is May 24 to 30. This week celebrates and appreciates the front line workers of Canada’s healthcare system. More than 40,000 paramedics and communications officers stand ready to help Canadians in need. “Day in and day out, they answer our calls for help and put themselves in harm’s way to save lives. And this year, we’re particularly grateful …