Winter Blues

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Do you find yourself feeling down in winter? You are not alone. Many people feel their moods drop with the temperature. It’s called the winter blues! What are the winter blues? The winter blues are a wave of low emotions that come with these cold winter days. Some ways to improve your mood in winter Bathe in sunlight Do more …

Library Event: Why Do I Feel Sick with A Virus?

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The Calgary Public Library has partnered up with UCalgary and the Infections, Inflammation & Chronic Diseases Research Strategy and invited Dr. Paul Kubes (PhD), a Professor and founding director of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases for an online event. The World at War with a Virus – the Science Behind the Headlines: Why Do I Feel Sick with a …

Alberta Holiday Exemption for Indoor Social Gatherings

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On December 22, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced a ‘Holiday Exemption’ for individuals who live alone. Those who live alone may gather with one household for 1 event between December 23 – December 28. This means that a household can host ONE event only include up to 2 people who live alone along with their children who are minors. …

Canada Pacific Holiday Virtual Concert

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Canada Pacific (CP) will be hosting a virtual concert this upcoming Saturday! This is a great event to participate in with your friends and family as Alberta has stronger mandatory measures in place. The event will raise money and awareness and help local food banks collect much-needed donations! Serena Ryder and The Trews will headline the CP “Holiday Train at …

Spruce Meadows Christmas Lights Drive Through

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Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. starting November 27, 2020 until January 3, 2021, the Spruce Meadows Christmas Lights Drive Through will be happening. You can drive through Spruce Meadows to enjoy the thousands of twinkling lights, festive displays and holiday tunes—all from the comfort of your vehicle. If you tune your radio to 87.9 …

International Day of People with Disabilities

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Today, December 3, is International Day of People with Disabilities. This is the annual celebration of people with disabilities. This year’s theme is ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’, it’s focus is to spread awareness and understanding that not all disabilities are apparent (such as mental illnesses, chronic pain, diabetes, etc) On this day, we are reminded that we have responsibility …

Giving Tuesday 2020

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Today is Giving Tuesday, Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. It is a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for charitable causes! To celebrate Giving Tuesday, you may: Volunteer Donate to a charity Fundraise for a charity Spread the message on social media If you would …

Calgary Christmas Market

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Calgary’s Farmers Market at 510 77 Ave SE Calgary, is transforming into a Christmas Market! You can dine in the Food Hall where you try the many food vendors or even go pick up a fresh Christmas Tree! There will be crafted goods from vendors, even seasonal vendors, that will be offering food, jewelry, decor and more. There is no …

Virtual Tree Lighting

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Every year at the beginning of December, East Village Calgary will host a tree lighting as a community event. This is an annual event that has Christmas carolers, horse-drawn wagons, visits from Santa, as well lighting up the Christmas Tree on 5th Street Square. But due to COVID-19 this year, this event has been moved online. This year, the event …

National Child Day

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Today, November 20th, is National Child Day in Canada! What is National Child Day? National Child Day is celebrated on November 20th every year.  This day has been celebrated since 1993 to commemorate the United Nation’s adoption of 2 children’s rights documents: The United Nations Declaration of Rights of the Child The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the …