Support Local, Support Farmers’ Market

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life

One important component of supporting Alberta’s economic recovery is helping farmers sell and market their products. On July 10, Alberta’s Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen introduced the new Made in Alberta, by Albertans label at the Millarville Farmers’ Market: This label is designed so that Alberta farmers and processors can use it on their products. It helps consumers like …

Pop-up Farm Stands at C-Train Stations & Community Hubs

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The fresh local food stands (est. 2017) are back for the 2021 summer season. The City of Calgary partners with following five local urban farms & vendors from the Calgary region to operate pop-up farm stands at select C-Train stations and community hubs across the City: Broxburn Farm Fresh Routes Shirley’s Greenhouse Walkers Own Produce YYC Growers The pop-up farm …

Free Grocery Drive Thru Event

Lisa C. Accessibility, Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Experience Church will be hosting a free, curbside grocery event for families and individuals experiencing food insecurity. Drive through and they will place a pre-packed grocery tote into the trunk of your vehicle. Where: 6555 30 Street SE When: 2 – 4pm on April 2, 2021 No pre-registration required. First come first served, while supplies last. Delivery is NOT available …

Upcoming Affordable Produce Market

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News

The Alex Community Food Centre will be hosting Fresh Routes markets with a cultural component! Each month a different culture will showcase a traditional recipe and hand out a free meal to those who attend the market. The first will be this coming Saturday, Jan 23 from 11am-1pm and a Latin American traditional dish will be showcased. More information: Word …

Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

Lisa C. COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

As the year 2020 draws to an end, the COVID-19 pandemic is still going on. The lockdowns and stay-at-home orders have led to dramatic changes in our behaviors, habits and daily routines. Whether we have contracted the virus or not, this global pandemic is affecting everyone’s mental and physical health to some extent, largely (and unfortunately) for the worse. No …

Reduce, Recycle and Compost – Cooking Tips for Holidays

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News

Food waste is a big problem worldwide, especially in developed countries like Canada. We all have the responsibility to take action to address food loss and waste. Here are some tips to reduce food loss in your kitchen during holiday season and all year round. Reducing food waste Check your pantry regularly for nearing-expiry items Know what you already have …

Online Workshop for Parents and Caregivers about Picky Eaters

Michelle Mak Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

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 …

Waste Reduction Week 2020

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life

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 …