Volunteers Needed to Bring Holidays to Seniors

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The Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society has recently launched the new Holiday Helpers program! This program aims to bring happiness, connection and holiday spirit to seniors to prevent further isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers will help with one time or short-term tasks for holidays all year long (not just Christmas and new year) in these ways: helping seniors decorate …

Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov 20

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Today November 20, 2020 is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). TDOR is an annual observance where we honour lives of transgender and nonbinary people who were murdered over the last year as a result of transphobia and transphobic violence. In the past 12 months, 350 trans and gender-diverse people were reported killed globally. From January 2008 to September 2020, …

Canada-U.S. Border Closure Extended until Dec 21

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The Canada-U.S. border has been closed for all non-essential travel since March 21, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then the restriction was extended for multiple times. It was recently announced that the Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to all non-essential travel until December 21,2020. Examples of non-essential (optional) travel include tourism, recreation and entertainment. Get in touch with …

Lougheed House 2020 Christmas Free Admission

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Lougheed House is a national and provincial historic site located in the Beltline district of Calgary. It was originally built in 1891 and served many different roles over its long history. Nowadays, it is a museum. Winter is here, and as we are approaching the end-of-year holiday season, expert designers have decorated the Lougheed House in festive style! To celebrate …

Semaine de la sensibilization à l’intimidation du 16 au 20 novembre

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Click here to read this article in English. La Semaine de la sensibilisation à l’intimidation est la troisième semaine de novembre. L’intimidation, qu’est-ce que c’est ? L’intimidation est un comportement répétitif hostile ou humiliant destiné à nuire, à faire peur ou à infliger de la détresse à autrui et pouvant lui porter préjudice psychologique ou constituer une atteinte à sa …

Bullying Awareness Week Nov 16 to 20

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Cliquez ici pour lire ceci en français. Bullying Awareness Week is the third week of November. What is bullying? Bullying is repetitive hostile or humiliating behavior intended to harm, frighten or inflict distress on others. Bullying may cause psychological harm or damage one’s reputation. Bullying behaviors Bullying behaviors can be physical, e.g. pushing or hitting someone verbal, e.g. insulting or …

Winter Activities in Banff & Lake Louise

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Banff and Lake Louise Tourism are planning a series of activities this winter, so that the year 2020 may end in a positive and fun way for you and your family! In Search of Christmas Spirit Time: every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday evenings from November 26, and every evening from Christmas Eve to January 2 Location: from Banff Avenue Square …

University of Calgary Seeking Research Participants

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How does your gender identity affect your involvement in sport and physical activities? Researchers at the University of Calgary are trying to find out and they need your help! To volunteer and participate in this research, you will be asked to share your experiences in sport or physical activities during a 60-90 minute interview. The interview will be recorded and …

Flashback: Online Diwali Celebration on Nov 13

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Last Friday (November 13), three programs at Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) worked in collaboration and hosted a beautiful free event for the celebration of this year’s Diwali. ISC clients and staff joined online for a series of diverse programs. Participants learnt about Diwali festival, why it’s celebrated and fun trivia about Diwali. In addition, they enjoyed the following wonderful performances: …

Alberta Health Services Restricts Visitor Access

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Effective November 16, 2020, Alberta Health Services announced that patients in all Alberta hospitals are now only limited to one or two designated family or support people for their entire visit.  Visitor access is only allowed for patients at end-of-life and for those receiving critical care for a life-threatening illness. Currently: One designated support is allowed for ambulatory, emergency or urgent …