Historic Calgary Week July 23 – August 1

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Historic Calgary Week is from July 23 to August 1, 2021. During this week, the Calgary Public Library and Chinook Country Historical Society present three free events for those interested in learning more about the history of our city. Click on the ones you are interested in and register today: Historic Calgary Week: Behind the Scenes with the Mapmakers – …

AHS launches new virtual wellness courses

Ellie K Community, Daily Life, Health and wellness

Alberta Health Services has launched a new online wellness series free for Albertans in summer and fall. Courses are ranging in topics from managing reactions, healthy thinking and increasing confidence through effective problem solving. Albertans who are interested in learning skills to cope with change, deal with stress, and pursue goals are welcomed to register for any or all courses. …

Free Admission to Studio Bell

Lisa C. Community, Updates

National Music Centre (NMC) will be partnering with ATB to offer free admission to Studio Bell on weekends for the remainder of 2021.  Calgarians, Albertans, and visitors to our city will now have more opportunities to explore the home for music in Canada.  Free tickets can be booked in person or online at studiobell.ca/visitor-information.  To ensure the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, …

Cool as A Cucumber

Lisa C. Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Cool as A Cucumber. What does “cool as a cucumber” mean? Very calm, collected or unemotional when faced with something surprising Composed or self-possessed in times of stress The origin of “cool as a cucumber”: The inside of cucumbers remains cooler than the air even in extremely …

City Summer Outdoor Programs for Kids & Adults

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information, Updates

The City of Calgary has two new outdoor summer programs for children and adults. These are great opportunities for newcomer families to make new friends and build network. Wetland Wonders Kid aged 5-12 will learn about all the wonders of wetlands by exploring these natural spaces and the wildlife that call them home. Discover why wetlands are important and get …

Download the Waze App. Plan Your Drive Ahead of Time!

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

The City of Calgary has partnered with Waze, a free, two-way data-sharing mobile app that allows citizens to instantly share traffic and road condition information with the City’s Traffic Management Centre (TMC). Use Wave to find out about the following along your route: traffic jams accidents hazards Waze works on smartphones and tablets that support GPS. When Calgary Waze users …

Stay Near Water, Stay Cool

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Updates

The heat wave will continue into this Canada Day Long weekend. Check out this map developed by the City of Calgary for various cooling locations across the city: Aquatic Facilities Outdoor Pools Spray Parks Wading Pools And more! When you are on the map, click on this button to see the legend! Other useful information to help you and your …

Last Two Libraries to Open Doors at Regular Hours

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Settlement News, Updates

On June 14, the Calgary Public Library opened all but two locations. Today the library has updated that the rest two libraries will open doors to public. They are: Rocky Ridge Library (as of June 28) Signal Hill Library (as of July 2) The following services are unavailable at the moment, and after July 2: Curbside Printing In-person events and …

Sweep…under the Rug

Lisa C. Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression Sweep (something) under the Rug. What does it mean to “sweep something under the rug”? To hide or ignore something embarrassing, unpleasant, illegal, damaging or wrong. What’s the origin of “sweeping something under the rug”? The origin is quite self-explanatory. You sweep dust under the rug, so …