“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 Online Workshop LGBTQ 101

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Calgary Pride is organizing an online workshop called “LGBTQ 101” to help create bridges of understanding about the LGBTQ community. The sessions are open to anyone who is looking better understand how they can support co-workers, family members and neighbours as we create a more empathetic and connected world. How to register? Go to this link and click on RSVP …

Bell Fireworks Spectacular July 3 and 12

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Stampede 2020 will be different this year due to COVID-19, but the Stampede spirit will be alive as always. The Calgary Stampede has announced a series of new Stampede experiences for this year. Today we bring you the good news that the Stampede fireworks will be back! The Bell Fireworks Spectacular will light up the city sky at 11 p.m. …

Kerby Centre To Reopen on July 6

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Beginning July 6, Kerby Centre will reopen some of those in-person programs and services by appointment, including: Information Resources Free tax-filing service Foot care A limited number of education and recreation courses Kerby Centre also distributes masks for seniors who cannot use the drive-through system used for public mask distribution. Two options are available: Seniors can pick up masks at …

Driver Medical Exams Now More Accessible For Seniors

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Nurse practitioners are now officially allowed to complete driver medical examination forms making these exams more accessible for drivers age 75 or older, commercial drivers, and medically-at-risk drivers. Before this regulation amendment, only physicians could complete such forms in Alberta. Driver’s medical examinations are required for: Class 3, 5, 6 and 7 licences at age 75, age 80 and every …

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 …