Things to do during Labour Day Long Weekend

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During this long weekend, there are many things you and your family can do. Here is a list of things you may enjoy for the weekend: JazzWalk ‘Pop-up’ event – free, family-friendly event at various outdoor venues throughout Inglewood and the Music Mile! Catch some of Calgary’s top Jazz & Blues musicians. Inglewood Night Market – modern market with locally …

Studio Bell to Reopen

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Here’s some good news for music fans! Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, is re-opening on August 15th. The first four weekends of Studio Bell’s reopening, from August 15 to September 6, are FREE courtesy of Bell, but you still need to reserve timed tickets online. Beginning September 12, admission will be offered at a reduced rate. Timed …

The Emergency Food Hamper Program at the Calgary Food Bank

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The Hamper Request Line (403-253-2055) is re-opened on Wednesday, March 18 and emergency hamper distribution will officially start on Thursday, March 19. The Calgary Food Bank has been helping people in crisis since 1982. One of the core programs at the Calgary Food Bank is the Emergency Food Hamper Program. The food hampers provide 7-10 days worth of food for …

Your Rights in Times of Chaos – Legal Impact of COVID-19 Responses in Workplaces

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Many Albertans are directly or indirectly impacted by the global pandemic known officially as COVID-19; it’s all over the news, social media, and people’s minds. In response to the escalating situation, Alberta has recently announced a state of public health emergency. Below is a brief overview of what that means, and how your rights could be affected by measures in …

Virtual Career Fair March 2020

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Immigrant Services Calgary will host its fifth Virtual Career Fair (VCF) on March 11 & 12, 2020 from 9 AM to 4 PM MDT. The event is free for professional newcomer job seekers and will be accessible online across Canada. There will be 20+ organizations participating, offering 1000+ jobs for various industries and positions targeting all newcomers. Companies will also …

Flu Shot Programs Begin on October 21, 2019 for Albertans

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The Influenza Immunization Clinics will start on the week of October 21, 2019. Vaccines will be available at local clinics across Alberta and are offered free of charge to all Albertans six months of age and older. To see what where immunization clinics are in Alberta, visit

United Voices: Immigrant Youth Wellness Summit

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United Voices: Immigrant Youth Wellness Summit presented by HEADSTRONG is the first summit of its kind in Canada. Youth from all backgrounds between the ages 12 and 20 are invited to register to take part in a fun day including stories from inspirational immigrant speakers, interactive break-out sessions, great food and more, while learning how to battle the stigma surrounding mental health. Youth who wants to take action on the stigma surrounding mental health, learn skills and confidence to become an advocate for mental health are encouraged to come.

City of Calgary Bylaw Update: New rules for safer roads

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The City of Calgary has passed a new safe passing bylaw coming into effect on September 1, 2019. This bylaw requires motorists who are driving slower than 60km/hr to have at least one metre of space when passing a cyclist. Cyclists who are driving faster than 60 km/hr will need to have at least 1.5 meters of space when passing. Additionally, drivers can now legally cross a solid yellow line (when safe to do so) to pass a cyclist. Those who fail to leave the minimum safe passing distance may result in a $203 fine.

Creating Language-rich Environments

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The Talk Box from the Government of Alberta was created to help guide parents in creating language rich environments and encourages learning a second language. It has everyday tips, information on what to expect in speech and language development and information and when and where to get help.

Asian Heritage Month 2019

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The month of May is Asian Heritage Month. Canadians are invited to learn more about and celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Canadians who are of Asian origin. The theme of the Government of Canada’s Asian Heritage Month campaign is “Asian Canadian Youth: Shaping Canada’s Future.” This year’s theme highlights the contributions that Asian Canadian youth have made and continue to make, in shaping Canada’s heritage and identity.