PlayCity — Free App for Meeting New People

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New in Calgary and looking to make new friends? PlayCity is for you! PlayCity is a free app that connects you with others who are interested in the same activities – from a hiking buddy to a tennis partner! Use PlayCity if you wish to: Meet others from all backgrounds that share a similar healthy interest with you; Start conversations, …

Alberta Open Farm Days Aug 15-16

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What is the Alberta Open Farm Days? Alberta Open Farm Days will be on August 15 and 16. Farmers and ranchers will invite you to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow your food. What activities and events are there? Farm tours, food sampling & sales, poultry & egg …

International Friendship Day 2020

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The International Day of Friendship was launched in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. On July 30, 2020, it is International Friendship Day, celebrate this year by appreciating your friends and reaching out during this difficult time. You can connect …

Historic Calgary Week 2020

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“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. No matter how long you have been living in Calgary, the history of Calgary is part of you, and you are part of it! This week is the Historic Calgary Week. From Friday, July 24, to Monday, August 3, 2020, the Calgary Public Library, …

Explore Parks Together 55+

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The City of Calgary is hosting several free outdoor programs in our parks. One of them is called Explore Parks Together 55+. This is a FREE unique program providing opportunities for older adults (55+) to be active and creative in the outdoors. The program is happening on Thursday mornings in July and August. Older adults as well as their unpaid/informal …

Virtual Citizenship Ceremony Procedure

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In case you haven’t heard, virtual citizenship ceremonies are happening in Calgary! Read more about what to prepare beforehand here: Today, we will walk you through the virtual citizenship ceremony procedure step by step! Spoiler alert! If you don’t wish to ruin the surprise for your own ceremony, stop reading now. A few quick facts: Your virtual oath-taking ceremony …

Free Online Workshop Trans & Nonbinary 101

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Calgary Pride is organizing an online workshop called “Trans & Nonbinary 101” to help create bridges of understanding about the LGBTQ community. James Demers from the OUTReels Diversity Education Program will be delivering this fun and informational session on trans and nonbinary gender identities. You will learn tips for developing your understanding of trans-identified people. How to register? Go to …

Kerby Centre’s Online Stampede Celebration

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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

Celebrating Calgary Stampede 2020: Activities

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This year, we are celebrating the Calgary Stampede in new ways. Although COVID-19 is preventing everyone from gathering and celebrating the Calgary Stampede, we are celebrating in new ways such as Foodtruck Drive-thrus or Spotify playlists and Instagram stickers. You can stay updated on all of the official Calgary Stampede activities, how to Stampede Safely, and everything you need to Celebrate the …

“Becoming A Better Man” Workshops

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Are you interested in a wellbeing workshop series for men from July to August? The topics covered in this 10-part zoom series (English) are wellbeing, healthy relationships, self-reflection, stress management, creating a safe space, self-care, violence, and prevent & skills to handle stress. If you are interested, please contact Abbas at to register!   Word of the Day: Wellbeing …