2021 Calgary Bliss Mind/Art Adventures

Lisa C. Community, Health and wellness, Updates

2021 Calgary Bliss Mind/Art Adventures is 3-day event organized by Perlin Foundation for Wellbeing. When: August 26, 27 and 28. Where: virtual and various in-person venues Admission: partially free Open to Public Schedule on Saturday August 28: 9 am – 4 pm Free East Village Open House Booths & Art Walk on St. Patrick’s Island Limit: 50 people. Check out …

IRCC Reminder: Avoid Becoming a Victim of Fraud

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently posted a reminder for resettling Afghans who assisted Canada: “Avoid becoming a victim of fraud. There is no fee to be considered for the special immigration program for individuals and their families who provided support to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan. Only Global Affairs Canada or the Canadian Armed Forces can identify people. Only …

CBE School Re-entry: Mandatory Indoor Masking for All Staff and K-2 Students

Lisa C. COVID-19, Updates

The Calgary Board of Education will mandate masking indoors for all staff and kindergarten to Grade 12 students for the start of the 2021-22 school year. This decision will be reviewed before the end of September In addition, the following health measures will be in place when classes resume in all schools on Sept. 1: Students and staff will still be …

Calgary’s Downtown Development Incentive Program

Lisa C. Updates

In downtown Calgary, some office buildings are empty. To make Calgary’s downtown look more vibrant, the City of Calgary has recently launched the Downtown Calgary Development Incentive Program. What are the goals of the Downtown Calgary Development Incentive Program? Converting vacant office spaces to an alternate use. Supporting vibrant downtown communities Helping prevent property tax burdens to properties outside the …

Affordable High-Speed Internet for Low-Income Seniors and Families in 2022

Lisa C. Seniors, Updates

The Government of Canada has partnered with Canadian internet companies to provide affordable high-speed internet for low-income seniors and families starting in 2022. This is done through the  Connecting Families initiative. The previous Internet plan offering under Connecting Families 1.0 will also remain available when the new phrase 2.0 rolls out. About the New Phase 2.0: The Connecting Families  2.0 is introducing …

Glenbow Museum Offers Free Weekends Before 3-Year Renovation

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Glenbow Museum is set to close its doors on August 29, 2021 will reopen in 2024. Visit Glenbow Museum for one last time before their building closes for a three-year renovation project. Free admission is available for booking during these two weekends: from Aug. 19 to 22 from Aug. 26 to 29 The third & fourth floors are already closing. …

CBE’s Masking Policy Remains

Lisa C. COVID-19, Updates

The Calgary Board of Education has recently announced that modified calendar schools will start for the first day on Tuesday, August 17. Mandatory masking will remain in place for all staff and students. Students riding yellow buses will also need to wear masks. In addition, the following health measures will be in place on August 17: Use the daily checklist to …

Travel to Canada with Unvaccinated Minors

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Updates

Border measures have changed for unvaccinated travellers under 18 years old who are looking to travel to Canada. Unvaccinated children under 12 travelling with a fully vaccinated parent and/or guardian no longer have to complete a 14-day quarantine. Unvaccinated children (except those under 5 years of age) must take a pre-arrival molecular test, take arrival and post arrival tests, avoid …

Canada to Develop a Proof of Vaccination

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Updates

As the economy opens up, many Canadians are looking to travel again. Using a proof of vaccination will provide foreign border officials with the information needed to assess whether you meet their public health requirements provide a trusted and verifiable credential for when you return to your home in Canada. So how to demonstrate our COVID-19 vaccination history to foreign …