Affordable Housing in Calgary

Lisa C. Accessibility, Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information Leave a Comment

Everyone deserves a safe and stable place to call home, but not everyone can afford one. Making sure people of all income levels has access to safe and stable housing will help create inclusive communities make Calgary a great place to live and work Calgary has more than 60 affordable housing partners working to provide safe and stable homes to …

Labour Day 2020

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With workers all over Canada looking forward to a day to recharge on Labour Day, let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the origin and history of this public holiday. The Toronto Printers Union had been asking their employers for a shorter work week for over 3 years. After being repeatedly ignored, they took bold action and went on strike …

What to Do If Someone Tested Positive in Your Child’s Class

Lisa C. Community, Updates

It is the 2020 back-to-school season! Going back to the classroom in the middle of a pandemic makes us all feel nervous and unsure. These days one of the most frequently asked questions is: What should we do if someone in the class tested positive for coronavirus? Alberta’s top doctor Dr. Hinshaw answered this question at her latest media briefing …

Pay What You Can Clothing Giveaway

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Updates

This coming Saturday, F.O.C.U.S on Seniors Calgary will organize a clothing giveaway event to help those in need. Pay what can! You will find items suitable for the whole family! Time & date: August 29, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: Genesis Parking Lot (7555 Falconridge Blvd N.E.) Please bring your own masks and bags, and follow physical distancing rules. …

Online Hub Registration for CBE Open Aug. 12 – 24

Lisa Cai Settlement & Community News, Updates

Online hub registration for the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is open from Noon, August 12 until 4:00 pm on August 24. Calgary parents will have two weeks to decide whether to send their children back to classrooms or continue online learning. Registration is NOT first come, first served. This means you don’t have to rush and register on the …

Alberta Open Farm Days Aug 15-16

Lisa Cai Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

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 …

Enjoy the Summer with Wading Pools and Spray Parks

Lisa Cai Community, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

How to stay cool in the hot summer weather? Visit one of the spray parks and wading pools managed by the City of Calgary! These wading pools and spray parks are un-guarded facilities open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m: Bowness Park – 8900 48 Ave. N.W. Prairie Winds Park – 223 Castleridge Blvd. N.E. Rotary Park – 617 1 …

Studio Bell to Reopen

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Here’s some good news for music fans! Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, is re-opening on August 15th. The first four weekends of Studio Bell’s reopening, from August 15 to September 6, are FREE courtesy of Bell, but you still need to reserve timed tickets online. Beginning September 12, admission will be offered at a reduced rate. Timed …

CBE Releases School Re-entry Plan for September

Lisa Cai Community, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

On July 21, the Government of Alberta has announced today that K-12 students will return to learning in classrooms across Alberta at the beginning of the new school year. On July 30, the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) posted its Scenario 1 re-entry plan for schools. This plan is subject to change as more information becomes available from the province. …