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 …

How to Correctly Recycle Electronic Items

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! It’s always nice to have the latest technology in your hand. How often do you change your smartphone? With the holiday season approaching fast, many people choose to buy new cellphones during the Black Friday and Boxing Day sales. What to do with old cellphone and other discarded electronics? You …

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 …

Support Calgary Local Businesses This Holiday Shopping Season

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Local businesses make up the fabric of our communities; the heartbeat of our neighbourhoods and the spine of our local economy. A lot of local small businesses are experiencing the impact since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help local businesses survive the hard times by spending your money here in the City. As we enter the holiday …

Black Cart, Blue Cart & Green Cart

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Welcome to Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! These are a series of articles to help you learn the right way to recycle, dispose or donate your unwanted items. Blue Cart Use your Blue Cart or access a community recycling depot to help keep valuable recyclable materials out of City landfills. Items that should go to your Blue Cart …

University of Calgary Seeking Research Participants

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How does your gender identity affect your involvement in sport and physical activities? Researchers at the University of Calgary are trying to find out and they need your help! To volunteer and participate in this research, you will be asked to share your experiences in sport or physical activities during a 60-90 minute interview. The interview will be recorded and …

Flashback: Online Diwali Celebration on Nov 13

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Last Friday (November 13), three programs at Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) worked in collaboration and hosted a beautiful free event for the celebration of this year’s Diwali. ISC clients and staff joined online for a series of diverse programs. Participants learnt about Diwali festival, why it’s celebrated and fun trivia about Diwali. In addition, they enjoyed the following wonderful performances: …

Toilet Paper Rolls and Paper Towel Rolls

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Welcome to Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! We are starting an exciting new article series to help you learn the right way to recycle, dispose or donate your unwanted items. After you finish using a roll of toilet paper or paper towel: You end up with rolls in the centre, which look like this: Did you know that …