Coming Soon: Drop-in COVID-19 Immunization Clinics in NE Calgary

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Still haven’t received your first and second shot? You no longer need to make appointments for first and second dose COVID-19 immunization! Alberta Health Services (AHS) is offering no-appointment, first and second dose COVID-19 immunization clinics with Moderna and Pfizer vaccine for people aged 12+ in north east Calgary in August. People born in 2009 or earlier who have not …

COVID-19 Immunization at Telus Convention Centre to Close July 30

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Alberta Health Services (AHS) has recently announced that the Calgary Telus Convention Centre rapid-flow COVID-19 immunization clinic will be closing on Friday, July 30, at 7 p.m. AHS staff who are currently supporting the Calgary Telus Convention Centre will be transferring to other AHS immunization sites. Serving as the largest immunization clinic in the city, more than 400,000 immunizations have …

What’s New at Library: Changes to CPL’s Health & Safety Measures and Available Services

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On June 14, the Calgary Public Library opened all but two locations. Then on June 28, the last two libraries opened doors to public. As of today, all locations are open at regular service hours. Starting August 3, some new changes will happen to the Library’s safety measures. Masks are no longer required inside Library locations, as Calgary repealed the …

Historic Calgary Week July 23 – August 1

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Historic Calgary Week is from July 23 to August 1, 2021. During this week, the Calgary Public Library and Chinook Country Historical Society present three free events for those interested in learning more about the history of our city. Click on the ones you are interested in and register today: Historic Calgary Week: Behind the Scenes with the Mapmakers – …

Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) open until Monday, July 26, 2021

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A few days left before the Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) nominations close. You can nominate an outstanding immigrant or refugee, an organization, or yourself by Monday, July 26th, 2021. The IDA is a key annual event that honours and celebrates the talent, excellence, and positive impact of immigrants and refugees. To nominate, visit: https://www.cognitoforms.com/MosaicEventTravelManagement/IDA2021Nominations For more on this update …

AHS launches new virtual wellness courses

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Alberta Health Services has launched a new online wellness series free for Albertans in summer and fall. Courses are ranging in topics from managing reactions, healthy thinking and increasing confidence through effective problem solving. Albertans who are interested in learning skills to cope with change, deal with stress, and pursue goals are welcomed to register for any or all courses. …

Fire Ban Advisory in Place for Calgary

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A fire ban  is issued to restrict or temporarily ban types of fire use because of a high fire danger and poor air quality;  includes a list of prohibited fire uses.  A Fire ban advisory has recently been issued for the City of Calgary. Under the fire ban, the following are prohibited:  Open fires  Fire pits  Outdoor chimeneas  Recreational solid …

Support Local, Support Farmers’ Market

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One important component of supporting Alberta’s economic recovery is helping farmers sell and market their products. On July 10, Alberta’s Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen introduced the new Made in Alberta, by Albertans label at the Millarville Farmers’ Market: This label is designed so that Alberta farmers and processors can use it on their products. It helps consumers like …

You are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19. Now what?

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Canada’s vaccine strategy has prevented many COVID-19 cases and helped to save many lives, by protecting us as individuals and as a community. This summer in Canada, cases are low and vaccine coverage is high for one dose and increasing for the second. Alberta entered Stage 3 of the Open for Summer Plan on July, Canada Day, and the City …

City Summer Outdoor Programs for Kids & Adults

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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 …