Media Literacy Week October 26 – 30

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Media Literacy Week is an annual national campaign hosted by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers Federation to promote digital and media literacy. During the week, activities and events are hosted by libraries, museums, schools, and community groups nationwide.  What is digital literacy? The ability to find, evaluate, and compose clear information on various digital platforms For example, are you able to type efficiently, upload …

The 2nd United Voices Immigrant Youth Wellness Summit

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Are you between the ages 12 and 20? You are invited to register for the 2nd United Voices Immigrant Youth Wellness Summit. During this event, you will have a fun day listening to stories from inspirational immigrant speakers, taking part in interactive break-out sessions, learning how to battle the stigma surrounding mental health, and gaining skills & confidence to become …

Waste Reduction Week 2020

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Did you know it’s Waste Reduction Week from October 19 – 25? Waste Reduction Week is a campaign that aims to raise awareness while encouraging new innovative ideas and solutions. It is the week to recognize everyone’s environmental efforts and achievements this week. Throughout this week, you can look for tips and tricks on how to reduce your waste in …

The 6th Calgary Korean Health Fair (Online Event)

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Join us in the 6th Calgary Korean Health Fair! This will be a three-day free online event: Date: October 22, 23 and 24, 2020 Location: http://www.ckhas.ca/ and YouTube CKHF Channel Host: Calgary Korean Health Advocacy Society (CKHAS) The following programs will be delivered in the Korean language: 9 health webinars by health services professionals (live) 3 wellness activity webinars by …

Thanksgiving Day 2020

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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 …

Calgary Farmyard

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Did you know Calgary Farmyard has it’s own pumpkin patch? From September 18 – October 31, join Calgary Farmyard for their Pumpkin Days or Harvest Lights Events. Admission to both Pumpkin Days and Harvest Lights includes access to 30+ attractions, including: Corn Maze Pumpkin Patch Farm Animals Pedal Carts Tasty Treats & MORE! Hours:Thursday: 10:00am-5:00pmFriday-Sunday: 10:00am-9:00pm(**Harvest Lights open Fri-Sun, 5:30pm-9:00pm) …

World Heart Day 2020

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September 29 is World Heart Day! World Heart Day informs people around the world about Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke. These diseases are the world’s leading cause of death claiming, 17.9 million lives each year. World Health Day helps highlight the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD.  World Heart Day is a global campaign where …

2020 Women’s Self-Defense Summit

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The 2020 Women’s Self-Defense Summit is happening next week, September 28 to 30! This is the ultimate free event for well-being and wellness conscious women! Learn how to become more confident, inspired, and empowered through self-defense secrets from 26 top self-defense experts in the world. Check out the detailed agenda and how to register here: https://womensselfdefensesummit.com * Although this is …

Wordfest Calgary Sep – Dec 2020

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Last Thursday, we explored the importance of reading in one of our “English Learning Tips” articles. In this article, let’s take a look at this event happening in Calgary right now, which is perfect for kindling (or rekindling) your passion for reading. Wordfest is a not-for-profit charitable arts organization that produces one of Canada’s largest international literary festivals, taking place …