Calgary Adapted Hub — Accessible Sport and Recreation Programming for Children & Youth Living with Disability

Lisa C. Accessibility, Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Updates

Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart (CAH) connects children, youth, and families living with disabilities with inclusive and accessible sport and recreation programming in the City of Calgary. Programs are offered either as an adapted sport and recreation program for children and youth with a disability or an inclusive program for children and youth of all abilities. Visit this link …

Tobogganing and Sledding in Calgary

Lisa C. Newcomer Information, Updates

Tobogganing, or sometimes called sledding is one of the most popular winter activities in Canada. Tobogganing is sliding downhill over snow on a toboggan. The word “toboggan” is a noun as well as a verb. When it is a noun, “toboggan” is a long narrow board or sled shown in the picture above. It’s not quite winter yet in Calgary …

Thanksgiving Day 2020

Nicole Haddad Community, Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

Turkey. Smiling Faces. A family gathering. Yellow leaves. These are the images that often come up when one thinks of Thanksgiving Day. It was declared as a national holiday in 1879. On January 31st, 1957, the Canadian Parliament announced that this would be “a day of general thanksgiving to almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been …

Labour Day 2020

Nicole Haddad Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News

With workers all over Canada looking forward to a day to recharge on Labour Day, let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the origin and history of this public holiday. The Toronto Printers Union had been asking their employers for a shorter work week for over 3 years. After being repeatedly ignored, they took bold action and went on strike …

City of Calgary announces Winter Festival 2021

Michelle Mak Community, Newcomer Information

The City of Calgary has announced that there will be a festival this upcoming winter – Chinook Blast: Calgary’s Widwinter Roundup to life. This festival is done with more than 55 partners across Calgary’s arts, non-profit, neighbourhood, tourism, and sport communities. The festival will take place over a six-week period from mid-January to the end of February, in what is …

Upgrading Theatre Complex at Banff Centre

Michelle Mak Community, Newcomer Information

The Government of Alberta will be upgrading the building infrastructure systems in the theatre complex at the Banff Centre. The project includes replacing heating, ventilation and cooling systems in the Eric Harvey Theatre and support systems in the attached Margaret Greenham Theatre and Laszlo Funtek Teaching Wing. The labour involved in this project will generate about 14 jobs in the …

Canoo / Cultural Access Pass Program for New Canadians

Lisa Cai Citizenship & Immigration, Newcomer Information

What is the Cultural Access Pass program? It is a program that provides new Canadian citizens with free admission to over 1,400 museums, science centres, art galleries, parks, and historic sites across Canada. Am I eligible? If you became a Canadian citizen less than 12 months ago and are over the age of 18, you are eligible for the Cultural …

Kerby Centre’s Online Stampede Celebration

Lisa Cai Community, Newcomer Information, Updates

Kerby Centre will host a free online Stampede Celebration on July 10 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Put on your cowboy hat, prepare a stack of pancakes and get ready for this special Zoom Stampede presentation featuring stories delivered by guest speakers, poetry and music and much more! You can register for this event at

Happy Birthday, Calgary Tower!

Lisa Cai Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Updates

The Calgary Tower is the iconic symbol of the City of Calgary. Today June 30, it is celebrating its 52nd birthday. To mark the occasion, the Calgary Tower will be showing a special light display tonight. The public helped decide what birthday colours the tower will take on via an online poll on twitter and the winners are pink and …