Lougheed House 2020 Christmas Free Admission

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Lougheed House is a national and provincial historic site located in the Beltline district of Calgary. It was originally built in 1891 and served many different roles over its long history. Nowadays, it is a museum. Winter is here, and as we are approaching the end-of-year holiday season, expert designers have decorated the Lougheed House in festive style! To celebrate …

Winter Activities in Banff & Lake Louise

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Banff and Lake Louise Tourism are planning a series of activities this winter, so that the year 2020 may end in a positive and fun way for you and your family! In Search of Christmas Spirit Time: every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday evenings from November 26, and every evening from Christmas Eve to January 2 Location: from Banff Avenue Square …

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: …

Edmonton Mustard Seed Family Gift Centre

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Mustard Seed is helping families in need with their Family Gift Centre. Through this program, they will be able to help families experience the gift of giving this upcoming Christmas. Donations of new toys will be provided by community members to ensure that there is something special for all children ages 0-18. This program will feature a pop-up shop for …

Influenza and COVID-19

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Here are some quick facts about Influenza and COVID-19: COVID-19 does not yet have a vaccine. Yes, people can have COVID-19 and influenza at the same time. Influenza compromises the body’s ability to fight other infections, including COVID-19. Influenza immunization (flu shots) can protect you against co-infection. One single case of variant Influenza A (H1N2)v has been detected in Alberta. …

Marlborough Spooky Halloween Parade A Huge Success

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On October 30 last Friday, many Marlborough residents participated in the Marlborough Spooky Halloween Parade. COVID-19 restrictions were in place throughout the parade. Families dressed up in costumes passed through the parking lot of the community centre and were handed candy and pre-packed goodie bags. About 150 people walked or drove through the event in 2 hours. Most participants were …

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 …

Tobogganing and Sledding in Calgary

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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 …

Online Workshop for Parents and Caregivers about Picky Eaters

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Calling all parents and caregivers who are struggling with a picky eater! Do you have questions about what, when, where and how to feed your baby? The YW has an online workshop to give information about this topic! You can also meet other parents and learn about different ways to help your picky eater enjoy mealtime and get the right …