City Outdoor Day Camps Open for Registration

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The City of Calgary has recently announced registration information for outdoor day camps this summer. Activities include games, sports, crafts art, and other outdoor adventures for children ages 6 -12. Two types of day camps are available: Outdoor adventures and active games Drawing, painting and active games More information: https://www.calgary.ca/csps/recreation/day-camps.html?fbclid=IwAR0Fyo3ELhxsCU6AylA_Bfgzv4mGbqoHsqtcHS-HRptGdoBO1iWGRw7xWeE Search for a day camp here: https://liveandplay.calgary.ca/REGPROG/public/category/browse/RP_SPC_DAYCAMPS You can register …

Calgary Stampede 2020 Celebration Plan

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Calgary Stampede’s roots are traced back to 1886 when the Calgary District and Agricultural Society held the first Exhibition. Stampede had never been canceled since it became an annual event nearly a century ago. This year, due to COVID-19, we won’t be able to celebrate Stampede in traditional ways, but we can still keep the Stampede spirit alive! The Calgary …

Reopening of Three More Community Libraries

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The Calgary Public Library has recently announced that these three libraries below will reopen starting Tuesday, June 30: Central: 800 3 St SE Giuffre Family: 3223 14 St SW Signal Hill: 5994 Signal Hill Centre SW According to the library’s reopening plan, Forest Lawn, Crowfoot and Fish creek libraries were the first three locations to reopen since Tuesday, June 23. …

Calgary Pride Learning Series Workshops

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As a newcomer to Canada, depending on which country you are from, you may or may not be familiar with the acronym LGBTQ2. The following two free online workshops are perfect for you if you want to learn more about this topic: Two-Spirit Teachings Date: Thursday, June 25th, 2020 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Reserve a spot: RSVP for …

Prime Minister Announces Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG)

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on June 25, 2020, the launch of the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG), which will support post-secondary students and recent graduates who volunteers to serve in their communities’ and gain valuable experience at the same time. The CSSG will provide these volunteers with a one-time payment of between $1,000 and $5,000 based on the number …

CBC Forum on Systemic Racism

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CBC Alberta will run a free, public forum We Need to Talk tomorrow on Thursday, June 25, on systemic racism in Alberta. Some of the topics that will be explored include: How does systemic racism affect people of color in Alberta? What can be done to address that? Individuals who have experienced systemic racism firsthand will share their personal stories. …

Free Canada Day Activity Kit

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We will be at three different locations (see the attached poster) distributing Canada Day activity kits for families with children. Come pick up an activity kit tomorrow, June 25th from 4-6 pm. We will be at three different distributing Canada Day activity kits for families with children, while supplies last. We want you to: Play, have fun with your kids; …

Virtual Care Guide for Patients

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With physical distancing rules in place, we cannot visit our family physicians when we don’t feel well. Instead, we’ve had to switch to virtual care. What is virtual care? The term “virtual care” refers to all the ways doctors and nurses remotely interact with their patients. This is done by video calls, phone calls, instant messages, etc. The Canadian Medical …

Banff/Canmore Bus Service To Resume June 26

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If you live in Calgary, you must know about Banff National Park or at least have heard of it. It’s one of Calgarians’ favorite destinations for day trips and weekend getaways. Whether it’s summer or winter, fun outdoor adventures await you in Banff! Driving from Calgary to Banff only takes one and a half hours. If you are a newcomer …

Canada Ranked One of the Safest Countries during COVID-19

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In a newly published study, researchers have ranked Canada as one of the safest countries in the world during COVID-19. Data were grouped into 6 top-level categories describing the health and economic status of each region: COVID-19 Quarantine Efficiency COVID-19 Government Efficiency of Risk Management COVID-19 Monitoring and Detection COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness COVID-19 Health Readiness COVID-19 Regional Resiliency 20 countries …