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 …

What to Do with Leftover Turkey

Lisa C. Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

Canadian Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Roasted turkey is a traditional holiday dish for Thanksgiving. But turkeys are large. One way or another, you are bound to have leftover turkey the second day. What to do with leftover Turkey? Here are some suggestions to turn day-old turkey into delicious new dishes. Click below to view the recipes! Thanksgiving Turkey …

Outdoor Community Food Bank at Vista Heights Opening Sep 18

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

The Love with Humanity Association, in collaboration with the Crossroads Community Association, will open up a Free Community Outdoor Food Bank tomorrow! This food bank will be open 24/7 and is an addition to their First Multicultural Public Outdoor Library. Would you like to join the opening ceremony and celebrate this great initiative? Everyone is welcome! Location: Vista Heights at …

It’s Fall, the Pumpkin Spice Season!

Lisa C. Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

As much as we hate to admit, the summer of 2020 is drawing to an end. Fall is in the air! Every fall, cafés, bath and beauty shops and grocery stores fill their shelves or menus with pumpkin spice-flavored/ scented products. From traditional pumpkin pies, pumpkin spice-scented lotions, to the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks, you name it! If …

What You Need to Know about Maple Syrup

Lisa C. Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

Today, let’s learn a few things about maple syrup — one of the most well-known Canadian icons! Where does maple syrup come from? Maple syrup is harvested and processed from maple trees; Holes are drilled into the trunks of maple trees so that the sap can be collected in a container; The sap is then heated and filtered multiple times; …

Heritage Park – Harvest Sale

Michelle Mak Daily Life, Newcomer Information

The Calgary Produce Marketing Association is partnering up with Heritage Park Historical Village for the annual charity Fall Harvest Sale! As always, this year’s Harvest Sale will feature truckloads of fruits and veggies at historically low prices. Those who want to participate will be asked to pre-purchase an admission ticket online for a time slot. These tickets give you access …

Local Food Stands

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

The City of Calgary has been partnering with local farms and distributors like YYC Growers, Fresh Routes and Broxburn Farm to operate fresh local food stands farmers markets at select C-train stations since 2017. The pop up markets have provided transit riders with easy access to local, healthy and affordable fresh food options.  This year, they are expanding the program …

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 …

Free Bagged Lunches

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

During these difficult times, Youth Centres of Calgary is providing free healthy and reliable lunches for kids and families in the communities. When 11 to 1 pm, 7 days a week How Contactless curbside pickup Where Ogden Location: 7400 23 St SE Dover Location: 3909 26 Ave SE Forest Lawn Location: 1706 39 St SW Radisson: 40 Radcliffe Cresent SE …