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 …

Public Library Fall Programs Registration Open

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life

Calgary Public Library is organizing new fall programs. Book for a spot for your children and family in one of these online and in-person programs: Programs for babies and toddlers age 0-5 years: 1-2-3: Count with Me, A-B-C: You and Me, Busy Bookworms, Family Storytime, Words and Wiggles, Baby Rhyme Time programs Programs for kids and teens: Coding Buddies, Code …

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 …

City Summer Outdoor Programs for Kids & Adults

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information, Updates

The City of Calgary has two new outdoor summer programs for children and adults. These are great opportunities for newcomer families to make new friends and build network. Wetland Wonders Kid aged 5-12 will learn about all the wonders of wetlands by exploring these natural spaces and the wildlife that call them home. Discover why wetlands are important and get …

Stay Near Water, Stay Cool

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Updates

The heat wave will continue into this Canada Day Long weekend. Check out this map developed by the City of Calgary for various cooling locations across the city: Aquatic Facilities Outdoor Pools Spray Parks Wading Pools And more! When you are on the map, click on this button to see the legend! Other useful information to help you and your …

Activities for Children & Youth with Disabilities

Lisa C. Accessibility, Community

Ability4Good is a community-based nonprofit which develop social networks, offer services and create caring communities for those that are most vulnerable so that they can live with dignity, achieving their goals and aspirations. Below is the latest flyer of their STRIVE Summer 2021 program for children, youth and families living with disabilities. Various sessions are available throughout the summer of …

Free Football & Hockey Programs offered by FHL Society to Culturally Diverse Children

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The FHL: Football Hockey Link is a non-profit organization that is committed to supporting the integration of culturally diverse children and youth into Canadian society by facilitating their involvement in Canadian football and hockey associations. FHL, with its community partners, provides an introductory football and hockey program to up to 50 kids between the ages of 8 and 16 each …

Summer Camps for Newcomers (FANs Foundation)

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information, Updates

FANS Foundation is offering a variety of free summer opportunities for newcomers. Click on the red text below and check out the details of each camp. Spots in these camps are first come, first serve. Interested in joining? Email friends@fansfoundation.com as soon as possible! Bolder Climbing: Free Climbing Day Passes Available All Summer- Ages 3+ Breathe Parkour: Free Parkour Trial …