Visit a Virtual Museum!

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Running out of ideas and things to do this weekend? Why not visit a virtual museum? http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/ hosts the largest digital source of stories and experiences shared by Canada’s museums and heritage organizations! You may take a look at free virtual exhibitions ranging from topics such as arts, history to science and technology. Certain exhibitions are available in both English …

Secret Santa for Newcomer Children

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Christmas is around the corner and Santa is getting ready to visit us! Santa helpers are helping Santa prepare presents for kids. You can receive a present, if you are 6 to 13 years old have lived in Canada for less than 16 months currently resides in Calgary How to receive a present? All you need to do is sending …

Changes for CBE Students

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Following the changes announced by the Alberta Government, the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) posted new health measures for students: For Grade 7-12 Students Home learning will start on November 30, 2020 and last until Friday, January 8, 2021 (except during winter break) In-person classes will resume on January 11, 2021 Diploma exams are optional for rest of the school …

Calgary Public Library – Learn about your child’s reading levels

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The Calgary Public Library in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library is hosting a webinar today from 7:30 – 8:30 PM to talk about books that are appropriate for your child’s reading level. This session will be hosted by Calgary Board of Education’s Literacy Specialist – Sasha Gardiner-Hadford as well as Edmonton Public Library Youth Services Manager, Elaine Jones. They …

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 …

Edmonton Mustard Seed Family Gift Centre

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Mustard Seed is helping families in need with their Family Gift Centre. Through this program, they will be able to help families experience the gift of giving this upcoming Christmas. Donations of new toys will be provided by community members to ensure that there is something special for all children ages 0-18. This program will feature a pop-up shop for …

Marlborough Spooky Halloween Parade A Huge Success

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

On October 30 last Friday, many Marlborough residents participated in the Marlborough Spooky Halloween Parade. COVID-19 restrictions were in place throughout the parade. Families dressed up in costumes passed through the parking lot of the community centre and were handed candy and pre-packed goodie bags. About 150 people walked or drove through the event in 2 hours. Most participants were …

New Symptoms List for Albertans Under 18

Lisa C. COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

In Dr. Deena Hinshaw (Chief Medical Officer of Health)’s update yesterday October 30, she mentioned that there will be a new symptoms list for Albertans under 18 on Monday November 2: Runny nose and sore throat will be removed from children’s list of mandatory isolation symptoms. *This change is only for those with no known exposure. If a child has …