Bell Fireworks Spectacular July 3 and 12

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Stampede 2020 will be different this year due to COVID-19, but the Stampede spirit will be alive as always. The Calgary Stampede has announced a series of new Stampede experiences for this year. Today we bring you the good news that the Stampede fireworks will be back! The Bell Fireworks Spectacular will light up the city sky at 11 p.m. …

Free Activity in Calgary: Unplug n Play 6 Feet Away

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The City of Calgary is hosting free activities all Summer long. Unplug n Play 6 Feet Away is outdoor entertainment for families of all ages. Two entertainers each evening will ensure a fun time for all. This activity is located across all of Calgary at various locations, it is usually 2 hours long from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Please …

How to Use Calgary Transit My Fare App

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On July 1, Calgary Transit has launched a mobile ticketing app called My Fare. Never need to line up again to buy transit tickets and passes! You can now do it anytime from anywhere using your smartphones. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use this app: Download My Fare for free from Google Play Store. Note that as of …

Happy Birthday, Calgary Tower!

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The Calgary Tower is the iconic symbol of the City of Calgary. Today June 30, it is celebrating its 52nd birthday. To mark the occasion, the Calgary Tower will be showing a special light display tonight. The public helped decide what birthday colours the tower will take on via an online poll on twitter and the winners are pink and …

Free Activity in Calgary: Nice 2 Metre You

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The City of Calgary is hosting free activities for youth and family. But due to COVID-19, this year, all participants must pre-register for free programs, except for Community Nature Adventure Playground. This helps the facilitators limit the number of participants in order to practice proper physical distancing. If a case of COVID-19 is uncovered, your registration information will also help …

Waste & Recycling Pop Quiz

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The City of Calgary Parks and Recreation has created a series of at-home activities for K-12 kids called Citizens of Calgary learning activities. It is an activity plan for kids focusing on different Calgary Council Priorities: a prosperous city a city of inspiring neighbourhoods a city that moves a healthy and green city and a well-run city For example, one …

Calgary Stampede 2020 Celebration Plan

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Calgary Stampede’s roots are traced back to 1886 when the Calgary District and Agricultural Society held the first Exhibition. Stampede had never been canceled since it became an annual event nearly a century ago. This year, due to COVID-19, we won’t be able to celebrate Stampede in traditional ways, but we can still keep the Stampede spirit alive! The Calgary …

Reopening of Three More Community Libraries

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The Calgary Public Library has recently announced that these three libraries below will reopen starting Tuesday, June 30: Central: 800 3 St SE Giuffre Family: 3223 14 St SW Signal Hill: 5994 Signal Hill Centre SW According to the library’s reopening plan, Forest Lawn, Crowfoot and Fish creek libraries were the first three locations to reopen since Tuesday, June 23. …

Calgary Pride Learning Series Workshops

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As a newcomer to Canada, depending on which country you are from, you may or may not be familiar with the acronym LGBTQ2. The following two free online workshops are perfect for you if you want to learn more about this topic: Two-Spirit Teachings Date: Thursday, June 25th, 2020 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Reserve a spot: RSVP for …

CBC Forum on Systemic Racism

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CBC Alberta will run a free, public forum We Need to Talk tomorrow on Thursday, June 25, on systemic racism in Alberta. Some of the topics that will be explored include: How does systemic racism affect people of color in Alberta? What can be done to address that? Individuals who have experienced systemic racism firsthand will share their personal stories. …