Make the Cut

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Make the Cut. What does “make the cut” mean? Originally, “make the cut” is when a player in a tournamentor match reaches or exceeds a certain score, thus avoiding elimination from the game. A player who’s made the cut is allowed to continue playing in the game. …

Y Mind – Free Mental Health Program for Youth

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Are you living in Calgary and between the ages of 18 and 30? Y Mind can help you cope with stress and anxiety! What is Y Mind? Y Mind is a mental wellness program for youth experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and stress. Formal diagnosis of anxiety is NOT required. Y Mind is a FREE 7-week program provided …

Virtual Career Fair March 25 & 26, 2021

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Virtual Career Fair (VCF) is happening tomorrow! Are you ready? What: Virtual Career Fair is hosted by Immigrant Services Calgary twice a year, in November and March. When: The upcoming VCF will be on March 25 and 26, 2021 from 9 AM – 4 PM MDT. Where: https://vcf.settlementcalgary.com/ You haven’t registered? No worries! We accept registrations throughout this 2-day online …

Free Webinars: Alberta Employment Standards

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Are you working in Alberta? Beginning March 31, 2021, you can sign up for free webinars and learn about: the Employment Standards Code and Regulation changes from Bill 32: the Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act changes made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic Topics include New rules for break times, deductions from earnings, general holiday pay, temporary layoffs, Alberta’s …

Free Grocery Drive Thru Event

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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 …

Free Online Spring Break Camps for Youth

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The following free online 4-day spring camps are now open for registration for youth. Tik Tok Dance Online Spring Camp Daily 12 – 3 pm on Zoom, March 29 – April 1 or April 6 – 9.        For teens ages 12 – 19. Learn to dance and discuss dance through the lens of social media. Registration required. Drawn Together Online …

Red Herring

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Red Herring. What does “red herring” mean? Herring (pronounced as “hair” + “-ing”) is a type of fish. Dried smoked herring is turned dark red and brown by the smoke. “Red herring” is something that distracts attention from a relevant matter or the real issue. How to …

Calgary Public Library Reopens

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All Calgary Public Library locations will reopen on March 10 at reduced hours, and then, on March 15 at regular service hours. Starting March 10, you will be able to enter a library location and browse the collection in person; Use study spaces; Use printing, Wi-Fi, and photocopying services; Use desktop computers and chromebooks. You will still be asked to: …