“Becoming A Better Man” Workshops

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Are you interested in a wellbeing workshop series for men from July to August? The topics covered in this 10-part zoom series (English) are wellbeing, healthy relationships, self-reflection, stress management, creating a safe space, self-care, violence, and prevent & skills to handle stress. If you are interested, please contact Abbas at coordinator@albertamen.com to register!   Word of the Day: Wellbeing …

Change in Gathering Restrictions for Outdoor Activities

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There has been a new update on the gathering restrictions for outdoor activities. Unless otherwise identified in public health orders, the following gathering restrictions are in place: 200 people maximum for audience-type community outdoor events, such as festivals, firework displays, rodeos and sporting events, and outdoor performances 100 people maximum for other outdoor events and indoor seated/audience events, including wedding ceremonies, funeral …

Eligible seniors will receive one-time COVID-19 payments this week

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Most eligible seniors in Canada will be receiving their one-time COVID-19 payments this week, a measure that was announced by Justin Trudeau in mid-May. This payment provides support for seniors during COVID-19 through a one-time payment: $300 for seniors eligible for the Old Age Security pension, and an additional $200 for seniors eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement This measure …

Free Activity in Calgary: Unplug n Play 6 Feet Away

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The City of Calgary is hosting free activities all Summer long. Unplug n Play 6 Feet Away is outdoor entertainment for families of all ages. Two entertainers each evening will ensure a fun time for all. This activity is located across all of Calgary at various locations, it is usually 2 hours long from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Please …

Family Fishing Weekend (July 4 & July 5)

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Fishing is a fun way for friends and family to connect with some of Alberta’s greatest natural resources – our lakes, rivers, streams and the fish that live in them. During Family Fishing Weekends, Albertans and visitors are encouraged to give fishing a try on waterbodies with open fishing seasons without having to purchase a sportfishing licence. Alberta hosts two …

How to Use Calgary Transit My Fare App

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On July 1, Calgary Transit has launched a mobile ticketing app called My Fare. Never need to line up again to buy transit tickets and passes! You can now do it anytime from anywhere using your smartphones. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use this app: Download My Fare for free from Google Play Store. Note that as of …

Stay Healthy in the Heat!

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During this Summer, it is important to be aware that extreme heat, and heat related illnesses are especially dangerous for infants and young children. “Heat illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat fainting, heat edema (swelling of the hands, feet and ankles), heat rash (prickly heat) and heat cramps (muscle cramps). They are mainly caused by over-exposure to heat or …

Be Aware of CERB Text Scams

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If you get a text message saying you received a deposit for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), it is a scam! Do not reply or click on the link; Delete the text message; Block the number; Warn others around you! Make sure you have the right link or number before you apply for CERB. There are the two ways …

Virtual Canada Day Activities 2020

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2020 has been a year full of changes and adaptations, this includes having to celebrate Canada Day differently. Although everyone might have to be apart physically, but we can still celebrate together as a city and country. The following are some events/activities planned by the City of Calgary. Before Canada Day, you can start making plans to: Dress in red …