Change in the Interpretation of “Parent”

Lisa Cai Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

There has been a recent change in the interpretation of “parent” under the Citizenship Act. Before the change, genetic links were greatly emphasized — a child born abroad was automatically recognized as a Canadian citizen at birth only if one of these two conditions was met: If the child shared a genetic link to the Canadian parent. If the child …

TELUS Spark Reopens on July 11

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TELUS Spark will reopen on July 11 to general public! Visit your local science museum safely: Buy a timed admission ticket Wear a mask Practice social distancing Use the hand sanitizer provided to all You can enter the museum within 30 minutes of the selected ticket time. For example, if you select 1:30 p.m., you can enter the museum any …

Waste & Recycling Pop Quiz

Lisa Cai Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

The City of Calgary Parks and Recreation has created a series of at-home activities for K-12 kids called Citizens of Calgary learning activities. It is an activity plan for kids focusing on different Calgary Council Priorities: a prosperous city a city of inspiring neighbourhoods a city that moves a healthy and green city and a well-run city For example, one …

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 …

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. …

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; …

Supporting Calgary Youth in tackling tough issues and making positive choices

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Anti-crime programs that focus on gangs, bullying, drugs, and internet safety will help young people in Alberta sort fact from fiction.The most recent Civil Forfeiture Fund (CFF) grants support 15 projects throughout Alberta, including the YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre which received a two-year $500,000 grant.The YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre is an interactive facility that supports youth by helping them strengthen their knowledge of the tough issues of their time, make positive life choices, and become responsible citizens in their communities.CFF grants support community initiatives aimed at children, youth, and families at risk of becoming involved in criminal activity, including gang involvement and those at-risk of being a victim of crime. A total of $2.8 million in grants support community crime prevention and victims’ services projects.