Working Parents Benefit (Apply by March 31)

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The Alberta government is providing the Working Parents Benefit, a one-time payment of $561 per child. The application for the Working Parents Benefit opens by region from March 1 to 5. Some Southern Alberta cities and towns will open for application starting March 1. Eligible families residing in Calgary, Edmonton and Airdrie can apply: Airdrie: March 3 Edmonton metro area: …

2021 Camping Reservations Open March 4

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Summer is still three to four months down the road but it’s important to plan ahead and get prepared! If you haven’t tried camping, this summer, include it as one of the fun outdoor activities to engage your whole family! There are different types of camping: Bring your tent & equipment, if you are a pro. Equipped camping in national …

❄️ Catch the Last Weekend of Chinook Blast ❄️

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Have you checked out Chinook Blast? This upcoming weekend is the last weekend to experience the open, outdoor winter fun at Calgary’s midwinter round up. What is Chinook Blast? A free outdoor winter event where local artists illuminate our winter weekend in the Chinook Blast Hub as well as partner art sites around downtown Calgary. Enjoy outdoor art and light …

Stay Active & Positive – Winter Indoor Activities

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There are many ways to love winter indoors. Try one of the following suggestions to enjoy the time spent with your family and relieve stress. Agility Ladder Mindfulness Activities Artistic Trading Cards Winter Scavenger Hunt Family Story Time Virtual Reading with Royalty Amazing Arboreals (Ages 6 to 8) More information: https://www.calgary.ca/csps/winter-city-calgary/indoor-winter-activities.html https://calgarylibrary.ca/events-and-programs

Simple Winter Activities

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It’s February and winter is far from over in Calgary! Here are some fun and free winter outdoor activities to help you and your family stay active! Chinook Blast Winter Lights Outdoor art and light installations When: winter weekend nights from February 11 – 28 Where:  the Chinook Blast Hub, an outdoor art park Winter Fire Pits Where: regional community …

After School Program for Kids Ages 8 -12

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Through our After School Program, children will get help with their homework and also participate in fun and educational activities. This program is normally offered in two Calgary schools, but due to the ongoing pandemic, it’s now online. Anyone from anywhere in Calgary is welcome to join via Zoom. For more information or to register, please contact Roselyn: Phone: 403-560-3358 …

Secret Santa for Newcomer Children

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Christmas is around the corner and Santa is getting ready to visit us! Santa helpers are helping Santa prepare presents for kids. You can receive a present, if you are 6 to 13 years old have lived in Canada for less than 16 months currently resides in Calgary How to receive a present? All you need to do is sending …

Changes for CBE Students

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Following the changes announced by the Alberta Government, the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) posted new health measures for students: For Grade 7-12 Students Home learning will start on November 30, 2020 and last until Friday, January 8, 2021 (except during winter break) In-person classes will resume on January 11, 2021 Diploma exams are optional for rest of the school …