Upcoming Affordable Produce Market

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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 …

Togetherall – Virtual Mental Health Care

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What is Virtual Mental Health Care? Services that use technology such as video, telephone and messaging to provide mental health care. Support provided virtually can decrease travel time, time away from home wait time for service What is Togetherall? Togetherall is a clinically moderated, online peer-to-peer mental health community that empowers individuals to seek and provide support 24/7 is free …

Free Printing (Curbside Pickup)

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Your Library card gives you $5 of printing every month. You can print up to 50 black and white pages or 25 colour pages free of charge. Even though in-person services are temporarily closed at the Library, curbside printing is available at every Calgary Library location except Rocky Ridge. To use Curbside Printing, you must have access to Wi-Fi and …

Winter Blues

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Do you find yourself feeling down in winter? You are not alone. Many people feel their moods drop with the temperature. It’s called the winter blues! What are the winter blues? The winter blues are a wave of low emotions that come with these cold winter days. Some ways to improve your mood in winter Bathe in sunlight Do more …

Free Dental Hygiene, Kinesiology and Nutrition Services

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The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile provides free health services for youth, including: Dental hygiene assessment & fluoride varnish Activity plan with a kinesiologist Growth & nutrition screening with a dietitian Note that this is a first-come, first-served clinic and you may be asked to wait or return in the order of arrival. Check out the calendar for the month of …

More Outdoor Skating Rinks Now Open

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The City of Calgary has opened up several outdoor skating rinks for those who love ice skating: Barb Scott Park Big Marlborough Park Bowness Park Carburn Park North Glenmore Park Olympic Plaza Prairie Winds Park Thomson Family Park These locations are free to use first-come-first-served may open/close on short notice When skating at these locations, You are allowed to wear …

Library Event: Why Do I Feel Sick with A Virus?

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The Calgary Public Library has partnered up with UCalgary and the Infections, Inflammation & Chronic Diseases Research Strategy and invited Dr. Paul Kubes (PhD), a Professor and founding director of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases for an online event. The World at War with a Virus – the Science Behind the Headlines: Why Do I Feel Sick with a …

Past Participle: Regular & Irregular Verbs

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It’s been a while, but our “English Learning Tips for Newcomers” is back for another 5-minute read on the past participle form of verbs! What is past participle? It’s a word formed from a verb that probably ends with “ed”, “d”, ”en”, “n”, “t”, etc.. For example, the past participle of “look” is “looked”. When is past participle used? Creating …

Rehabilitation Advice Line by AHS

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Are you recovering from COVID-19 and need rehabilitation advice? You can reach out to a clinician and receive help through your recovery by calling 1-833-379-0563 (toll-free). Rehabilitation Advice Line is a free telephone service available for Albertans over 18, who’ve had An injury, An orthopedic (relating to the bones/muscles) surgery, or A neurological (relating to the nervous system) condition. If …

Babylon by TELUS Health – Doctor’s Appointments on Mobile Devices

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With the circumstances of our current pandemic, many services and programs have moved online. Doctor’s appointments, mental health therapy sessions and dieticians are all available under TELUS Health’s Babylon app. This mobile app is available to those who reside in Alberta and are covered under the Alberta Healthcare Insurance Plan. Through this app, you will be able to talk to …