Unusable Christmas Trees

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Today, let’s learn how to properly recycle or dispose of unusable Christmas trees! Unusable artificial Christmas trees Artificial trees are usually made from PVC plastic and wires. Break down unusable artificial trees and put them in your black cart as garbage.​ Real Christmas trees A freshly cut real Christmas tree …

Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

Lisa C. COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

As the year 2020 draws to an end, the COVID-19 pandemic is still going on. The lockdowns and stay-at-home orders have led to dramatic changes in our behaviors, habits and daily routines. Whether we have contracted the virus or not, this global pandemic is affecting everyone’s mental and physical health to some extent, largely (and unfortunately) for the worse. No …

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 …

City of Calgary Face Coverings Bylaw remains in effect until December 2021

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

The Calgary City Council has extended the Temporary COVID-19 Face Coverings Bylaw (26M2020) until December 2021 and also increased the penalties/fines for those who don’t comply. The City of Calgary has announced the Temporary COVID-19 Face Coverings Bylaw (26M2020) that requires face coverings in all public indoor spaces and public vehicles. This bylaw has now been extended until next year …

Money Smart Program

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life, Finance, Newcomer Information

Need some tips on how to save money? Or are you struggling on understanding the Canadian financial system? The Immigrant Education Society has programs and services that are available for you! Money Smart offers help in 4 different ways: 1. Financial CoachingFinancial Coaching offers one-on-one support for anything related to your finances. Meet with an expert who can answer your …

Telus Mobility Plan for Seniors

Michelle Mak Accessibility, COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

Telus has a “Mobility for Good” phone plan that is meant for low-income seniors. Those who are eligible may be able to receive a cheaper plan as well as a free refurbished device. Eligibility:– Those who are receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement benefit (GIS)– Those who can provide their Old Age Security statement – T4A(OAS) indicating the amount paid to …

Women’s Centre of Calgary: Online Games Night

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

The Women’s Centre provides a safe and supportive space accessed by thousands of women in Calgary. They offer women opportunities to both receive and provide support, connect with others and build community through a variety of programs. On December 17, from 6 PM – 7 PM MST, Women’s Centre of Calgary will be offering an Online Games Night for free! …

Winter WIN & NOW Program

Michelle Mak Community, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth is relaunching their Mentorship Welcome & Information for Newcomers (WIN) Program for grades 7-9 and the Newcomer Orientation & Welcome (NOW) Program for grades 10-12 this January. This is a free, day-long virtual program for newcomer or recently arrived permanent resident youth entering grades 7-12 in 2021. Throughout the day, youth will be able to …

Canada Pacific Holiday Virtual Concert

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

Canada Pacific (CP) will be hosting a virtual concert this upcoming Saturday! This is a great event to participate in with your friends and family as Alberta has stronger mandatory measures in place. The event will raise money and awareness and help local food banks collect much-needed donations! Serena Ryder and The Trews will headline the CP “Holiday Train at …

Pen Pal Program

Michelle Mak Accessibility, Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Seniors, Volunteers

Link-ages has a Pen Pal program that invites people of all ages to join. This program helps connect individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic where social distancing is encouraged. This program allows people of all ages, ethnicities, identities and abilities to connect through handwritten mail. The Pen Pal Program is unique because Link-ages will be using organization hubs to receive and …